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.
When Emma Watts passed away in 1970 at the age of 83, she left behind hundreds of books at her Elmwood estate in Richmond.
Her private collection, which spans the great classics of literature as well as the popular fiction of her time, is now under the expert care of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, which intends to evaluate the books in a climate-controlled environment.
It’s a long way from his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., to the nation’s capital. But, for Wesley Robinson, it was a much shorter journey from the unemployment line to Eastern Kentucky University that has propelled the senior journalism major to a Summer 2014 internship with The Washington Post.
For fourth- and fifth-graders, especially those from rural communities, a college campus can be a distant and daunting place.
Dr. Russell Carpenter, director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to head national and regional organizations related to campus communication, creativity and writing centers.
The national search for a Vice President for Marketing and Communications will continue at Eastern Kentucky University into 2014.