University News

CEDET Business Incubator Helps Local Entrepreneurs Grow Businesses

photo of Ken Jensen

Tucked quietly away in a corner of Eastern Kentucky University’s Business and Technology Center are several rather non-descript small offices.

But it’s home to four area entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of a smorgasbord of services available through the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology at EKU to grow their fledgling businesses.

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.