Eastern Kentucky University’s student-produced weekly newspaper, The Eastern Progress, won 11 awards, including four first-place awards, at the 2011 Kentucky Press Association awards banquet on Friday, Jan. 20.
A professional learning community, composed of eight faculty members in Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education, has produced a book aimed at helping teacher education faculty and students to better understand and implement the Paul and Elder model of critical thinking.
The third annual issue of Jelly Bucket, the international literary journal designed and produced by students of Eastern Kentucky University’s Bluegrass Writers Studio, is now available in Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and Bookstar outlets from coast to coast.
Eastern Kentucky University is one of 14 colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the Tillman Military Scholars Program for the 2012-13 academic year.
Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock told EKU’s Board of Regents on Tuesday, Jan. 17, that he has “the will, energy and ability” to lead the institution in the “challenging days ahead.”
Whitlock, who assumed the presidency in 2007, was the subject of an evaluation recently conducted by the Board.
Dr. Sherwood Thompson, assistant dean and associate professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to participate in 2012 class of The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) at the University of California, Berkeley.
Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock is viewed as “an effective leader” who has been able to “guide the institution with a steady hand,” EKU Board of Regents Chair Gary Abney said in summing up the results of a regularly scheduled evaluation of the university’s 11th president. Abney spoke at the special meeting of the Board on Friday, Dec.
Alltech founder and President Dr. Pearse Lyons and former Eastern Kentucky University Interim President Dr. Eugene Hughes addressed 1,218 degree candidates at EKU’s annual Fall Commencement in Alumni Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 17. A morning ceremony, featuring Lyons as keynote speaker, recognized degree candidates from the Colleges of Education, Health Sciences and Justice & Safety.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Veterans Education and Transition Support (VETS) organization was honored as national Program of the Year by the Student Veterans of America (SVA) for “The Journal of Military Experience.”
Four future VETS leaders received the honor at the closing banquet of the SVA’s fourth annual national conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
Dr. David Gale, dean of the College of Health Sciences (formerly College of Allied Health and Nursing) at Eastern Kentucky University since 1973, has retired from the university.
Dr. Deborah Whitehouse, who had been serving as associate dean of the College, will serve as interim dean.