September 2017

Family Weekend is All Fun and Games

The #CampusBeautiful was buzzing with activity on the first weekend of fall as hundreds of guests traveled to campus for Family Weekend, as well as EKU’s first home football game against Tennessee Tech and the unveiling of a new locker room and statue. 

Kids painted pumpkins at Family Weekend.
Blow-up obstacle courses were a big draw for families.
Cornhole tournaments were held at Family Weekend.
Students and parents painted pumpkins at Family Weekend.
Kids got their faces painted during the Family Weekend picnic.
Parents made snow cones at EKU's Family Weekend picnic.
The bingo tournament is a fan-favorite activity.
A student contemplates their next move on a giant chess board.
Guests eat well at the EKU Family Weekend picnic.
Guests have fun at the EKU Family Weekend Picnic
A crowd gathers to watch the game during Family Weekend.
The Colonel's enter the field at EKU's home opener.
EKU took on Texas Tech at the home opener.
A crowd gathers for the unveiling of the new locker room.
Coach Roy Kidd cheers during his statue unveiling.
Roy and Sue Kidd stand proudly with their family.

Published on September 29, 2017

Here's How EKU Celebrates Science Week

Eastern Kentucky University capped off its Celebration of Science and Mathematics Week with a grand opening for its newly completed Science Building. The event, held Sept. 15, heralded the emergence of EKU as a leader in preparing students for STEM careers.

The new EKU Science Building, the largest of its kind in the state.

The new EKU Science Building, the largest of its kind in the state.

Friends and partners gather for the EKU Science Building dedication.

Friends and partners gather for the EKU Science Building dedication.

Friends and partners listen to speakers at the EKU Science Building dedication.

Friends and partners listen to speakers at the EKU Science Building dedication.

President Michael T. Benson addresses the crowd.

President Michael T. Benson addresses the crowd.

Senior geology major Laura Kelley

Senior geology major Laura Kelley

Dr. Tom Otieno, dean of the College of Science.

Dr. Tom Otieno, dean of the College of Science.

Craig Turner, Chairman of the EKU Board of Regents.

Craig Turner, Chairman of the EKU Board of Regents.

Kentucky Rep. Jonathan Shell.

Kentucky Rep. Jonathan Shell.

Kentucky Sen. Jared Carpenter.

Kentucky Sen. Jared Carpenter.

Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes.

Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes.

Dr. Richard Boyd composed a brass quintet piece for the event.

Dr. Richard Boyd composed a brass quintet piece for the event.

Visitors tour every area of the Science Building.

Visitors tour every area of the Science Building.

Visitors go to the roof for a bird's eye view.

Visitors go to the roof for a bird's eye view.

EKU hosts a tour and gathering for retired faculty.

EKU hosts a tour and gathering for retired faculty.

Dr. Tracie Prater is a NASA engineer and an EKU alumni member.

Dr. Tracie Prater is a NASA engineer and an EKU alumni member.

Physicist Sylvester James Gates gives a keynote speech on diversity in science.

Physicist Sylvester James Gates gives a keynote speech on diversity in science.

High school students perform science experiments.

High school students perform science experiments.

Published on September 19, 2017

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