University News

Richmond Man, 91, Receives Associate Degree

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When Glenmore Jones first met Michael Benson on the golf course, he regaled the Eastern Kentucky University president with a fight song from his own college days almost seven decades earlier on the Richmond campus.

When the two met again on Tuesday, July 1, it was to celebrate a milestone that not even a hole-in-one could match.

EKU Tartan Now Listed on Scottish Register of Tartans

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Eastern Kentucky University’s new tartan design is now officially listed on the Scottish Register of Tartans, providing the University worldwide recognition and another means for branding.

The tartan will begin to show up as early this fall on a variety of products, including tumblers, phone cases, ties and wool scarves.

History Professor Elected Secretary of Igbo Studies Association

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Participants at the recent annual conference of the Igbo Studies Association elected Dr. Ogechi Anyanwu, associate professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, as the Association’s new secretary.

One of his first duties will be to assist in the planning of the Association’s 2015 conference, which is likely to attract more than 200 participants.

Smith Named by Kentucky Arts Council to Advisory Board

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Kristel Smith, executive director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Center at Eastern Kentucky University, is one of 12 community leaders and business executives named by the Kentucky Arts Council to an advisory board for the Kentucky Creative Industry research study that it commissioned in January.

EKU's Lewis Wins National Slam Dunk Championship

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Eastern Kentucky University senior Marcus Lewis won the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship on ESPN Thursday night, April 3, at Southern Methodist University’s Moody Coliseum in Dallas, site of the 2014 Final Four.

Lewis defeated Cory Jefferson of Baylor in the finals.