University News

Virtual Economics Resource Available for Free to Area K-12 Teachers

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education, with support from the Council on Economic Education and State Farm, is collaborating with similar centers at Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University to provide training and free copies of the Virtual Economics 4.0 Flash Drive (a $109.95 value) to K-12 teachers in schools throughout the region.

Benson among Leaders Heading Effort to Help Appalachian Kentucky Move Forward

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Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson is among 41 leaders from education, government and business heading a comprehensive and bipartisan effort aimed at “Shaping Our Appalachian Region.”

That’s the title for a recently announced initiative to help Kentucky’s Appalachian region move forward in the face of continued declines in the coal industry.

Matt Roan Named Special Assistant to the President

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Matt Roan, currently the President’s Council Fellow and Deputy Director of Athletics at Southern Utah University, has been named Special Assistant to the President at Eastern Kentucky University. He will assume his new responsibilities Oct. 1.

Campus Organization Assists Youth Support Center

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Stephen Kappeler and Carlene Mallory, on behalf of Eastern Kentucky University's Corbin chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma and the National Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, recently presented a $250 check to Mary Schild, director of Sunrise Children's Services Youth Support Center.