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.
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.
Two of the “dots” in Eastern Kentucky University’s “Connecting the Dots” student/alumni mentoring program are approximately 7,000 miles apart.
Eastern Kentucky University will pay homage on Monday, Feb. 20 to African-Americans who years ago broke barriers on the Richmond campus and inspired many who followed.
Ten Eastern Kentucky University students have been selected to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
The EKU students selected to make either poster or oral presentations at the event, March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, are:
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.
An episode of the Discovery Channel program “Man, Woman, Wild” produced by an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member and filmed in the nearby Red River Gorge will air on the cable network Thursday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m.
With its unique bioinformatics degree option for undergraduates, Eastern Kentucky University is poised at the leading edge of a revolution in health care – one that will embrace DNA analysis to personalize medicine, improve the quality of care and bring down costs.
Eastern Kentucky University’s efforts to develop mathematics and English transition programs in area high schools is already resulting in a reduced need for remediation at the college level, thereby saving students and families valuable time and dollars.
Now the initiatives are earning national attention.
Twenty-one programs in Eastern Kentucky University’s 12th annual Chautauqua Lecture series, all free and open to the public, will explore “Living with Others: Challenges and Promises” from a variety of perspectives and feature several nationally known lecturers. The series will also include film screenings and an art exhibit.