University News

Faculty Member Named to Lexington-Fayette Human Rights Commission

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Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission by Mayor Jim Gray.

The 14-member Commission is the local agency responsible for enforcing the local anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Energy Savings Performance Contract with Siemens Paying Big Dividends

Despite the addition of the New Science Building and the Center for the Performing Arts and the inevitable rate increases, overall utility costs have changed little at Eastern Kentucky University over the last two years.

Credit the University’s Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Siemens Building Technologies.

Preliminary Plans Unveiled for College of Education/Model Lab Complex

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It was established more than a century ago to prepare teachers for Kentucky’s schools.

Now, early in its second century of service, Eastern Kentucky University is ready to take another bold step officials believe will result in a state-of-the-art teacher preparation program as well as develop 21st century skills in students attending Model Laboratory School.

Senior from Brazil Places First in Statewide Piano Competition

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An Eastern Kentucky University student from Brazil recently earned first place in a statewide piano competition.

Gabriel Fernandes, a senior Honors Program student with a perfect 4.0 GPA, placed first in the Blue Grass Young Artist Division in the Music Teachers National Association event in Murray.

Students, Faculty Helping Elkhorn City Become Certified "Trail Town"

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Elkhorn City is not a college town, but you might not know it these days.

Dozens of Eastern Kentucky University students, assisted by a few faculty members, are making frequent visits, helping the Pike County community (pop. 982) maximize its economic development and tourism potential and obtain “Trail Town” designation.