University News

Professor's New Book Examines Dichotomy of American South

David Zurick photo

In 1996, Eastern Kentucky University geography professor Dr. David Zurick began a decade-long series of journeys throughout the American South, hoping to learn why the region is seen by outsiders as a land “apart from the rest of America” but by insiders as a place “losing its identity.”

EKU Junior One of Only 60 Nationally to Earn Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Photo of Miles Owen

When he graduated from high school in 2005, Miles Owen had “no idea” what direction to take in life.

Instead of immediately enrolling in a college or university Owen chose instead to spend 10 months with AmeriCorps, helping clear houses of debris in hurricane-ravaged St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans. The decision proved fortuitous.

Staff Member Helps Haitians Improve English Skills

Russell Helms in Haiti photo

During his Spring Break this year, Eastern Kentucky University Creative Writing staff member Russell Helms discovered that students in Haiti are very eager to learn English and would welcome anyone willing to make the trip and contribute his or her teaching skills.

Grand Opening Ceremonies Held for New EKU Campus in Somerset

Photo of Ribbon-Cutting at Somerset Center

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.”