Katie Wiedmar, Louisville, a senior PGA golf management major at Eastern Kentucky University, received the 2011-12 S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards banquet in April.
Singer/songwriter Chad Warrix, who gained fame in the country music duo Halfway to Hazard, urged Rockcastle County High School students to never give up on their dreams.
An Eastern Kentucky University student earned second place in the eighth annual Appalachian Ideas Network Showcase.
Betina Gardner has been named dean of libraries at Eastern Kentucky University.
Gardner, who joined EKU Libraries in 1995, has served in a variety of capacities, including interim dean since July 2011.
Dr. Deborah Whitehouse has been named dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Health Sciences.
A long-time chair of EKU’s Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing, she had served as interim dean of the college since October, 2011.
Avery Scherer, the daughter of Doug and Anne Scherer, of Jeffersonville, Ind., received the President’s Outstanding Senior Award at Eastern Kentucky University’s commencement ceremonies on May 5.
Dr. Mike Austin, associate professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a one-year $50,666 grant to support work on a manuscript entitled “Humility: A Study in Analytic Moral Theology” from The Character Project at Wake Forest University.
A series of technology-related racing stories produced at WEKU-FM is getting widespread airplay nationwide.
WEKU News Director Charles Compton worked with the Innovation Trail network of stations in upstate New York to put the series together and to help edit and produce the freelance reporters’ features.
An Eastern Kentucky University senior is now well on her way to turning her business concept into a true business venture after winning $1,000 in cash and an offer of donated office space.
The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team concluded its highly successful 2011-12 season with a 15th-place finish at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament in Minneapolis April 13-15.