University News

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.

photo of Robert Mitchell

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.

2011-12 Chautauqua Series Features 21 Programs

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.