Eastern Kentucky University Department of Music Chair Rob James was elected recently to serve a two-year term as president of the Kentucky Association of College Music Departments.
Dr. Qaisar Sultana, professor emeritus in the Department of Special Education at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named a Senior Fulbright Specialist.
Joel Aalberts has been selected as executive director of the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.
The appointment was announced after a meeting of the Center’s Community Operations Board on Wednesday, July 17.
Dr. E. Michael Eastman has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Eastern Kentucky University.
Eastman, vice president for university advancement at Indiana’s Manchester University since 2005, will bring nearly 30 years of fundraising experience to the position. He will join the Eastern staff on Aug. 1.
An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Environmental Health Committee of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
Dr. Sheila Pressley, associate professor in EKU’s Department of Environmental Health Science and chair of the University’s Faculty Senate, will serve a two-year term, concluding in June 2015.
Eastern Kentucky University has earned another national honor for its commitment to military veterans and their dependents.
U.S. Veterans Magazine has listed EKU among its Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools. Of the 110 colleges and universities listed, Eastern is one of only three Kentucky institutions recognized.
Performances by Chicago, Dwight Yoakam and LeAnn Rimes, as well as stage productions of “Rock of Ages,” “Mamma Mia” and “The Addams Family” are among the highlights of the 2013-14 season at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.
Eastern Kentucky University ranks among the top public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky for financial return on investment.
The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on Friday, June 14, approved a 2013-14 operating budget of approximately $332 million (including auxiliary and restricted funds), up .4 percent from the previous year.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Hummel Planetarium, with several recent equipment upgrades already in place and more to come, welcomes groups to see the improvements and its new programs this summer.