When riots and peaceful protests were a common sight on the nation’s campuses during the latter years of the Vietnam War, Eastern Kentucky University was dedicating buildings and streets to its fallen heroes.
In sports, it might be called a dynasty in the making.
Eastern Kentucky University tied for fourth place at the 14th annual Central States Regional Ethics Bowl, held at Marian University on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Thirteen schools participated in the competition. Among the schools EKU outscored were Indiana University, Xavier University, the College of Mount St. Joseph and Wright State University. The champion was Taylor University.
Eastern Kentucky University placed seventh in the 24-team Great American Mock Trial Invitational Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C.
“Invitations to this tournament are highly coveted,” said Dr. Sara Zeigler, one of four coaches for the team, “and the conventional wisdom says that a top-ten finish (there) is similar to a top-ten finish at the National Championship.”
Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky have launched a joint initiative to help prepare students for success in doctoral degree programs and for careers in biomedical research.
Eastern Kentucky University’s online bachelor’s degree program in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies has been ranked 10th on the list of “The 20 Best Online Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree Programs in the United States” compiled by TheBestSchools.org.
Health care professionals interested in advancing their careers can now choose from a variety of fully-online degree programs from Eastern Kentucky University, which has been educating leaders in the field for more than 40 years.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Mock Trial Team, which last season placed 15th in the nation and was nationally ranked, took first place in the Robert E. Sanders Kentucky Classic Tournament Oct. 26-28.
EKU and Bellarmine University co-hosted the event in Louisville; it was sponsored by EKU distinguished alumnus Robert E. Sanders.
He ranks among the nation’s leaders in number of textbooks authored, but it’s not the quantity of his written words that distinguish Dr. Victor Kappeler.
Since Eastern Kentucky University’s New Science Building opened in January of this year:
· Student achievement is up.
· Absenteeism is down.