By Stephanie Cole
Student Writer, EKU Public Relations
Across a scenic stretch of the winding Kentucky River, the Kentucky River Water Trail is being saved and improved ... by an artist.
No, Eastern Kentucky University has not established its own air force, but the university’s rapidly expanding Aviation Program has taken a leap in visibility with the first of many airplanes bearing an EKU design and color scheme.
It probably came as no surprise to local educator/entrepreneur Gus LaFontaine or local dentist Dr. Susan Vanstone when the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Eastern Kentucky University was recently named the best of 15 such centers statewide.
Eastern Kentucky University’s ROTC team, “the Colonels’ Battalion,” brought home a second place title at the recent ROTC 7th Brigade Bold Warrior Challenge at Fort Knox.
Competing in the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl in Indianapolis for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 12, a newly formed student team from Eastern Kentucky University finished 10th among 22 teams from 19 schools.
Lt. Gen. Robert Yerks received more than two dozen awards for valor during his long and distinguished military career.
But it was an injured soldier in a hospital who paid the ultimate tribute to Yerks when he struggled “violently” just to raise his arm enough to salute the retired lieutenant general.
Seven interlocked Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are at the heart of an effort at Eastern Kentucky University to align key general education and teacher preparation courses to Kentucky Core Academic Standards.
Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock has been named as a board member of the Japan/America Society of Kentucky (JASK).
Eastern Kentucky University students Phillip Migyanko and Matt Foley spent several days examining ethical challenges in educational and work environments at the 2011 National Conference on Ethics in America at West Point, held Oct. 16-19.
Chunfen Jin, an Eastern Kentucky University graduate student, placed first in her category at the 97th annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences at Murray State University, Nov. 4-6.