University News

Jazz Crawl April 22 Features Grammy Nominee Stefon Harris

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Eastern Kentucky University’s 2014 Jazz Crawl, presented by the EKU Music Industry Organization, will feature Grammy nominee Stefon Harris, local jazz band RKY, and Nashville’s premiere reggae-roots-dub band, Roots of a Rebellion, featuring EKU graduate Dan Twiford.

EKU Honors Management Grad Who Is Now Executive with Brown-Forman

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She grew up one of nine children in a blue-collar family.

Higher education was hardly discussed in her Bullitt County home, though certainly the values of hard work and making one’s own breaks in life were instilled. The father retired as a machinist from Reynolds Metal Company, while Mom stayed home to raise eight girls and one boy, born only 15 years apart.

EKU's Lewis Wins National Slam Dunk Championship

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Eastern Kentucky University senior Marcus Lewis won the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship on ESPN Thursday night, April 3, at Southern Methodist University’s Moody Coliseum in Dallas, site of the 2014 Final Four.

Lewis defeated Cory Jefferson of Baylor in the finals.

Annual Alumni Weekend Scheduled for April 25-27

Eastern Kentucky University alumni and friends are invited to visit the campus April 25-27 when the University hosts its annual Alumni Weekend.

This year’s event features special reunions for the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979 and 1984; the Class of 1964 will be inducted as Pioneers. Alumni of all years are welcome.

EKU's Reach, Reputation Extend into Siberia

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Not many Americans have any great desire to travel to Siberia.

But Dr. Michael Schumann’s interest in the region has helped extend the reach and reputation of Eastern Kentucky University into that scenic but often forgotten part of the world.