Addressing a large crowd that had gathered at grand opening ceremonies for Eastern Kentucky University’s new Somerset campus, Terri Reynolds could hardly contain her excitement.
“Finally, Somerset has its first four-year, state-sponsored university,” beamed Reynolds, coordinator for the campus. “The Lake Cumberland area has long awaited this morning.”
Led by a 24th-place national ranking among graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, four graduate programs at Eastern Kentucky University have earned placement in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools, published by U.S. News Media Group.
Thirty-four students and six faculty members from Eastern Kentucky University spent several days recently on a cultural and service-learning excursion to Memphis. The trip, sponsored by the African/African American Studies Program, was the culmination of the EKU celebration of Black History Month.
Jackie Collier, director of Eastern Kentucky University Alumni Relations, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III Board of Directors as membership chair.
The Eastern Kentucky University chapter of the Student Alumni Ambassadors was recognized recently as the best in the southeastern United States.
After five successful years, Eastern Kentucky University’s “Try Teaching” program is again accepting applications from mid- and second-career professionals who are intrigued about their potential in front of a classroom.
Five professional learning communities have been established at Eastern Kentucky University to better prepare future teachers in content knowledge and to enhance the success of EKU students.
Eastern Kentucky University’s new campus sustainability coordinator says his first priority this year is to establish a composting program and raise awareness about the many environmental efforts underway at EKU.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity will be showcased nationally next year when two organizations bring conferences to campus.
In spring 2012, the Noel Studio will be the hub for conferences of the National Association of Communication Centers and the Southeastern Writing Center Association.
Beverly Hart, professor of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing and RN-BSN Coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed to an Emergency Nurses Association committee that will examine national issues related to emergency nursing practices, emergency care and matters of the Association.