September 2010

EKU Student Assists NASA, Combines Love for Nature with Idealism

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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.

Creative Writing MFA Program Moving Summer Residency to Scotland

Photo of Creative Writing Students

Eastern Kentucky University is moving its Master’s of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program summer residency to Edinburgh, Scotland for 2011.

The summer program had been held in the Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, each of the past three years.

Fall Enrollment Up 2% to 16,515

students sit on ground among trees with changing colored leaves

Eastern Kentucky University’s fall enrollment is at 16,515, up 2 percent from this date last year, one of the larger increases among Kentucky’s public universities.

Additional Funds Will Advance Biofuels Research at CRAFT

Photo of James Street on biodiesel motorcycle

Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT) received another boost today when Sixth District Congressman Ben Chandler announced the award of a $2.4 million federal grant from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Chandler delivered the good news at the 2010 Regional BioEnergy Field Day, held at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm.

Prichard Committee Honors Moberly for Commitment to Kentucky Education

Photo of Harry Moberly and Award

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has recognized an Eastern Kentucky University official for his commitment to Kentucky education.

State Rep. Harry Moberly, who also serves as Executive Vice President for Administration at EKU, recently received the Committee’s Award of Excellence.

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