Eastern Kentucky University’s emphasis on guiding its students to think critically and creatively and communicate effectively is taking root.
According to the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), EKU students scored well above their state counterparts and national benchmarks in several related areas.
For example, among EKU freshmen:
By the time they begin student teaching in their senior year, pre-service teacher education majors at Eastern Kentucky University are already veterans of the classroom.
The traveling trophy won’t be traveling, after all.
For the second consecutive year, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Eastern Kentucky University claimed the state hardware for its performance and productivity.
Eastern Kentucky University lecturer Stephen Kappeler recently received the 2012 Outstanding Advisor Award from the Kentucky Academic Advising Association (KACADA).
Corresponding with its move to the New Science Building, the Department of Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University has embraced several technology-related initiatives to enhance the educational experience for students.
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.