University News

Co-Op Program First in Kentucky to Earn Accreditation

Eastern Kentucky University’s Cooperative Education Program has become the first co-op program in the Commonwealth and only the 12th nationally to receive accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education.

The first-time accreditation, which followed a site visit, is for six years.

Ruppel Receives Second Fulbright, Headed to Slovakia

photo of Dr. Fred Ruppel

Dr. Fred Ruppel is returning to Slovakia.

Recently awarded a six-week grant under the Fulbright Specialists Program – his second Fulbright to work in that central European country – the Eastern Kentucky University economics professor will spend May 27-July 19 collaborating with one or two Slovakian co-authors on an economics textbook.

New Book by EKU Student Veterans Chronicles Their Military Experiences

Veteran Flag Salute photo

“When we arrived, the smell of rotting flesh filled the air. I was told to pull the first guard shift around the mass-grave site. During one of my patrols, I made the huge mistake of looking down. The body of a little girl was still there, holding onto a stuffed rabbit. The little girl was wearing a purple dress; she still had a blindfold on her eyes.