University News

Chronicle Places EKU on Honor Roll of "Great Colleges to Work for"

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Eastern Kentucky University is among 10 “large universities” nationwide, and the only large university in the Commonwealth, to make the Honor Roll in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2010 Great Colleges to Work For® program, according to the results of the third annual survey announced in a special supplement of The Chronicle.

Hansen Re-Elected Region 5 SPJ Director

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Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, professor of communication at Eastern Kentucky University, has been re-elected to a second two-year term as Region 5 director of the Society of Professional Journalists.

As a director, Hansen will continue to serve on SPJ’s national board of directors and will be responsible for serving the organization’s chapters in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

College of Education Adds 6 to Wall of Honor

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education has named six more individuals to its Wall of Honor.

The Wall, which is located on the fourth floor of the Combs Building on EKU’s campus, recognizes those men and women who have made significant contributions to the College or to education or the helping professions in Kentucky.

EKU, City Partner to Enhance Appeal of Downtown

A new initiative entitled the Downtown Richmond/EKU Engagement Project is bringing University and community representatives together in an effort to discuss possible town-gown partnerships that would benefit the downtown business district as well as Eastern students, faculty and staff.

Two-Day Visit by Presidential Search Firm Consultants Includes Several Forums

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All members of the Eastern Kentucky University community-- faculty, students, staff and alumni -- and area residents will have an opportunity to share their insights into the current status and future needs of EKU as well as the desired profile of the University’s next president when representatives of Academic Search conduct an open community forum at the Stratton Building on Monday, Nov