U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Hall of Fame football coach Roy Kidd addressed 1,202 degree candidates at Eastern Kentucky University’s annual fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 18.
Dr. Doris Pierce, endowed chair in Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University, was recently chosen by the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA to present the 10th annual Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science.
An Eastern Kentucky University construction management instructor has been recognized for teaching excellence.
The Associated Schools of Construction selected Scott Arias, in his third year at EKU, for the Regional Excellence Teaching Award for Region 3.
Nan Campbell could never have imagined a few years ago that she would spend a summer tending the Smithsonian gardens and become a beekeeper even before she turned 21.
Neither could she have predicted that she would wind up at Eastern Kentucky University, from which her father and two siblings graduated. Not that they would dissuade her, but she wanted to forge her own path.
Allen D. Engle Sr., professor of management at Eastern Kentucky University, spent the summer teaching, giving invited lectures and presenting papers at academic conferences in Germany, France, England and Canada.
Dr. Ray Ochs, formerly director of Eastern Kentucky University’s Traffic Safety Institute and now director of training systems for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), was honored recently at the annual National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators conference.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Bluegrass Community Health Center has expanded its presence in Lexington with a recently completed building project, and named Lexington physician Dr. Steve Wrightson as its new medical director.
Three environmental projects at Eastern Kentucky University, valued at approximately $15,000, have received funding from Bluegrass PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment).
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.
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.