University News

Walls Coming Down in Department of History

The walls are coming down in the Department of History at Eastern Kentucky University.

No, it’s not another construction project on the Richmond campus, but the Department is seeking to break down disciplinary silos and build on the marketable skills of its graduates.

Former "Facts of Life" Star to Give Chautauqua Lecture

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You might remember her from the NBC sitcom “The Facts of Life.”

As the first person with a disability to have a regular role on a prime-time series, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri.

Campus Events Remember, Reflect on World War I

A series of events at Eastern Kentucky University March 13-19 comprise “World War One: Remembrance and Reflection.”

The complete schedule:

·         Friday, March 13 – Screening of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” 4:30 p.m., John Grant Crabbe Main Library, Room 108.

Anyanwu Article Focuses on Islamic Revivalism in Africa

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The second edition of “(re)Tracing Africa: A Multidisciplinary Study of African History, Societies and Culture,” co-edited by EKU faculty members Dr. Ogechi Anyanwu and Dr. Salome Nnoromele, contains an article by Anyanwu on “Islam and Islamic Revivalism in Africa.”

Faculty-Student Duo Receives KAS Research Grant

The EKU faculty-student team of Dr. Gary Ritchison, professor of biological sciences, and Joshua Suich, Morristown, Tenn., received one of eight research grants recently awarded by the Kentucky Academy of Science.

The grant for Ritchison and Suich was for a project entitled “Possible functions of tail-pumping by male and female American Kestrels.”