University News

Campus Making "No Little Plans" for Inauguration, Homecoming

Benson photo

Eastern Kentucky University is making “no little plans” for Oct. 21-26.

Several events are scheduled leading up to the inauguration on Friday, Oct. 24, of the University’s 12th president, Michael Benson. Then, the University will celebrate Homecoming with a parade and football game with visiting rival Southeast Missouri.

Game Day Challenge at EKU: Recycle More Aluminum Cans

Game Day logo

Eastern Kentucky University is competing for more than a football championship this fall.

Students, faculty, staff and others will participate in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, a friendly competition among colleges and universities to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Lecture Contrasts Domestic Violence Laws in Saudi Arabia, U.S.

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety has invited Abdulrahman Alothman, law professor at the Higher Judicial Institute, Imam University in Saudi Arabia, to present a comparison of newly enacted domestic violence laws in Saudi Arabia with laws in the United States.

Campus Events on Sept. 11 Remember Heroes

File photo from 2013 9/11 Ceremonies

Eastern Kentucky University will host a series of programs and service projects on Thursday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of heroes who have served their communities and nation since the tragic events on that date in 2001. All programs are open to the campus and local community. 

EKU, City Partner to Enhance Appeal of Downtown

A new initiative entitled the Downtown Richmond/EKU Engagement Project is bringing University and community representatives together in an effort to discuss possible town-gown partnerships that would benefit the downtown business district as well as Eastern students, faculty and staff.