University News

Mock Trial Teams Qualify for National Tournament

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Two mock trial teams from Eastern Kentucky University qualified for national competition with their performance at a regional event at Kennesaw State University Feb. 24-25.

The EKU teams finished sixth and seventh, earning bids to the Opening Round Championship, to be held at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., March 23-25.

Day Named Director of Women and Gender Studies Program

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Dr. Lisa Day is the new director of Women and Gender Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Day, an associate professor of English, has been serving as interim director since July 2011. She joined the EKU faculty in 2001 and specializes in 19th and 20th century American literature, African-Caribbean literature and gender theory.

Junior Physics Major Accepted into Prestigious Research Program in Rome

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She failed her first physics test as a freshman and even considered changing her academic major.

Now, just two years later, Eastern Kentucky University junior Molly Williams, of Berea, has been accepted into a prestigious summer program at a university in Rome, Italy, where she will pursue gravitational wave physics research.

Course Earns National Award from Humane Society of the U.S.

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An academic course at Eastern Kentucky University has earned national recognition from an unusual source.

The Humane Society of the United States and the Animals and Society Institute have honored the university’s Introduction to Animal Studies course, taught by Dr. Robert Mitchell, with its 2011 Distinguished Established Course Award.