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Fall Commencement Ceremonies Recognize 1,323 Degree Candidates

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Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,323 degree candidates at its annual Fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15.

A morning ceremony recognized degree candidates from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Business & Technology. The afternoon ceremony honored candidates from the Colleges of Education, Health Sciences and Justice & Safety.

Capstone Center Gives Students Essential Elements of Success

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The comments Dr. Allen Ault heard from employment recruiters formed a familiar refrain, all centering on their need for creative and critical thinkers who are strong communicators with leadership skills.

So the dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety determined that his students would possess those “essential elements of success.”

EKU Scores Higher Than State, National Benchmarks on Many Areas of NSSE

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Eastern Kentucky University’s emphasis on guiding its students to think critically and creatively and communicate effectively is taking root.

According to the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), EKU students scored well above their state counterparts and national benchmarks in several related areas.

For example, among EKU freshmen: