University News

Professor, Students Sampling Well Water to Assess Environmental Risks

Collecting water samples in front of a Manchester store, an Eastern Kentucky University student is proud of the work he is doing in Southeast Kentucky.

“Knowing we are helping people increase their knowledge about something that impacts them daily is the most amazing and rewarding feeling I’ve ever had,” said senior environmental health science major Josh Ruehl.

Professor Part of Study to Determine What Motivates Burglars

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The best way to find out what motivates a burglar is to simply ask.

That theory sparked a study by a team of researchers, including Eastern Kentucky University professor Dr. Kristie Blevins, who conducted surveys with hundreds of convicted offenders in three states to glean insight into intruders’ motivations and methods.

Senior from Richmond One of 59 Tillman Military Scholars Nationwide

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­An Eastern Kentucky University senior from Richmond is one of 59 Tillman Military Scholars nationwide.

Andrew Napier, a biology/pre-medical science major who served six years in the Army National Guard after graduating from Madison Central High School in 2006, will use the $9,000 scholarship to finish his studies at EKU this fall and prepare for medical school.

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.