She grew up one of nine children in a blue-collar family.
Higher education was hardly discussed in her Bullitt County home, though certainly the values of hard work and making one’s own breaks in life were instilled. The father retired as a machinist from Reynolds Metal Company, while Mom stayed home to raise eight girls and one boy, born only 15 years apart.
Tari Hartman Squire will address “Strategic Marketing: Transcending Hollywood and Beyond” in a Chautauqua lecture at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Oct. 9.
Students from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will soon enjoy the opportunity to take flight and soar, thanks to a new agreement with the Eastern Kentucky University Aviation Program.
The Malaysian cartoonist known as Zunar, who received the 2011 Courage in Cartooning Award from Cartoonist Rights Network International, will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Tickets for the Eastern Kentucky University Theatre production of “The Love of the Nightingale” will go on sale Monday, Sept. 15.
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24, the show will run 8 p.m. nightly through Saturday, Sept. 27, with a matinee showing Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m., in Gifford Theatre in the Jane F. Campbell Building.
The Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame 2014 induction class features seven distinguished individuals as well as the 1940 undefeated football team. The class will be enshrined in the Keen Johnson Building on Saturday, Oct. 11.
Shirley Baechtold, retired Eastern Kentucky University English professor, author and musician, will discuss her life and work in a Live @ Your Library event at EKU on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
The Golden Key International Honor Society chapter at Eastern Kentucky University has won the Gold Level of Chapter Standards for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been named co-chair of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium.
Benson, who assumed the EKU presidency in August 2013, will serve alongside John Roush, president of Centre College.
One hundred twenty-one high school students in seven counties near Eastern Kentucky University are Upward Bound, thanks to a federally funded program celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.