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.
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.
Laurie Carter and Dana Walton-Macaulay, the finalists to become Executive Vice President for Student Success and University Counsel at Eastern Kentucky University, will visit the campus for a series of meetings on Friday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 17, respectively.
Like the moonbow that occasionally graces nearby Cumberland Falls, officials believe a state-of-the-art railroad museum in downtown Corbin will illuminate the region’s ties to the railroad industry, draw additional tourists and boost the local economy.
Because Eastern Kentucky University CARES:
· The history behind a largely forgotten African American cemetery near Junction City is being uncovered.
· Plans for a railroad museum for Corbin are taking shape.
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.
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.
As more and more employers require registered nurses to continue their education, Eastern Kentucky University is preparing to meet the needs of working nurses by offering its widely known, fully accredited RN-BSN program 100 percent online in Fall 2014.
Eastern Kentucky University will offer Kentucky’s first fully online master’s degree in Gifted Education in Fall 2014.
Deserving Eastern Kentucky University students soon will have another financial resource to fuel their dreams.
The EKU Board of Regents Fund for Excellence has been established by the University’s governing body to “support exceptional EKU students who are pursuing exceptional academic endeavors,” according to Board Chair Craig Turner, of Lexington.