Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has announced the launch of the President’s Leadership in Action Academy (PLAA), effective this fall.
The PLAA is open to all faculty and staff who exhibit potential for effective leadership and career advancement. Up to 10 participants will be accepted into the inaugural class; the Academy is based on a one-year cycle.
Eastern Kentucky University choral conducting graduate assistant Hannah Draper Burnett, formerly of Stamping Ground, will perform as a member of VAE: Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble when the group presents Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “All Night Vespers” on Feb. 15 and 16.
Approximately 700 of the best and brightest K-12 students from throughout Kentucky, along with their teachers, coaches and parents, will converge on the Eastern Kentucky University campus on Saturday, March 29 for the statewide Odyssey of the Mind competition.
The Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team was one of seven teams at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament, held Feb. 1-2 in Tallahassee, Fla., to qualify for the opening round of the National Championship Tournament.
Eastern Kentucky University rates significantly higher than its similar benchmark institutions and other comparison groups on several measures related to student engagement.
Eastern Kentucky University is among three higher education partners for the Southeastern Kentucky Promise Zone initiative announced recently by the White House.
According to the White House, key strategies involving EKU, the University of Kentucky, Berea College and the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation and other local governmental units and agencies include:
Four water tanks scattered across the Eastern Kentucky University and the City of Richmond will soon promote the University and proclaim town-gown pride.
Eastern Kentucky University will host a Kettering Foundation National Issues Forum on Thursday, Jan. 30, on the “Future of Higher Education.”
One of two such events in the Commonwealth in 2014, the event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the EKU Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.
Connie Moreland, a junior economics major from Wingo, is the first recipient of the Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.
Moreland, a graduate of Graves County High School, boasts a 4.0 GPA and is on track to graduate in May 2015. She will study in South Korea in the coming spring semester, followed by a summer internship in Australia.
The arrival of spring at Eastern Kentucky University is marked annually by an explosion of floral color and fragrance.
If all goes as planned, Spring 2014 on The Campus Beautiful will also tickle the ears.
Silent and in need of repair for several years, the 37-bell carillon atop the Keen Johnson Building will join the returning songbirds in welcoming the new season.