University News

EKU Receives LEED Gold Plaque for Residence Hall

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Today’s prospective student certainly considers academics, faculty quality, student life and cost in making a college choice.

But, increasingly, he or she also looks carefully at an institution’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Giles Gallery Features Exhibition of Paintings by Zakic

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In an ambitious move to embrace the sacred and the profane, artist Boris Zakic, professor of art at Georgetown College, has an exhibition of paintings at Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery in Richmond and simultaneously at PUBLIC, the gallery of the Louisville Visual Art Association.

Professor Named KACADA Faculty Advisor of the Year

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Dr. Dionne Smith, assistant professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, is Kentucky’s 2014 Faculty Advisor of the Year, as determined by the Kentucky Academic Advising Association (KACADA).

Freshman Academy for Diverse Students Launched

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Eastern Kentucky University’s African/African American Studies program has partnered with several campus offices to launch a new program aimed at promoting the retention of all students, with particular focus on minority students.

Colonel Fans Encouraged to Support EKU in College Colors Day Competition

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Eastern Kentucky University is participating again in the annual College Colors Day spirit competition and is asking for fan support to help win the national Spirit Cup award, which includes $10,000 toward its general scholarship fund and a chance for some lucky individual to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.