Combine an insatiable wonder about how things work, a work ethic born of hard work on the family farm, and supportive professors who make learning both fun and meaningful, and what do you get?
In 1996, Eastern Kentucky University geography professor Dr. David Zurick began a decade-long series of journeys throughout the American South, hoping to learn why the region is seen by outsiders as a land “apart from the rest of America” but by insiders as a place “losing its identity.”
An Eastern Kentucky University professor is one of 24 Fellows chosen for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute.
When he graduated from high school in 2005, Miles Owen had “no idea” what direction to take in life.
Instead of immediately enrolling in a college or university Owen chose instead to spend 10 months with AmeriCorps, helping clear houses of debris in hurricane-ravaged St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans. The decision proved fortuitous.
For the fifth consecutive year, many Eastern Kentucky University students took Alternative Spring Break trips this year – marking the largest number of teams from EKU to do so.
During his Spring Break this year, Eastern Kentucky University Creative Writing staff member Russell Helms discovered that students in Haiti are very eager to learn English and would welcome anyone willing to make the trip and contribute his or her teaching skills.
An Eastern Kentucky University Libraries coordinator has been named among 50 “Movers and Shakers” nationally who are shaping the future of libraries and communities across the nation.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is forming a team of EKU students to compete in the 16th annual Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in 2011-2012.
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries has launched Encompass, an online institutional repository designed to preserve, spotlight and disseminate the research and creative works of EKU faculty, staff and students and the history of the University.
Addressing a large crowd that had gathered at grand opening ceremonies for Eastern Kentucky University’s new Somerset campus, Terri Reynolds could hardly contain her excitement.
“Finally, Somerset has its first four-year, state-sponsored university,” beamed Reynolds, coordinator for the campus. “The Lake Cumberland area has long awaited this morning.”