University News

New Doctoral Degree Program in Occupational Therapy Is University's Third

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­Eastern Kentucky University will launch a doctoral degree program in occupational therapy in Spring 2013.

The University’s third doctoral degree program was formally approved on June 21 by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Eastern already offers doctoral degrees in educational leadership and policy studies and in nursing practice.

Photo Voice Project by OT Graduate Student Helps Pregnant, Parenting Teens

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­A graduate student in Eastern Kentucky University’s Occupational Therapy program is helping pregnant and parenting teens through the use of photography and journaling.

Patricia Truesdell, who will graduate this year from EKU’s nationally ranked master’s degree program in OT, worked with Emily Helton, a 2008 EKU OT graduate.

Holmes Named Director of Office of International Education

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Eastern Kentucky University has selected educator and former Peace Corps volunteer Bill Holmes as director of the Office of International Education.

Holmes, former director of Institutional Relations at CAPA International Education in Boston, joined the EKU staff on May 21.