September 2011

Professor's New Book Looks at Change in Rural Kentucky Communities

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While some people listen to books while driving a car, an Eastern Kentucky University professor’s commute inspired him to create one.

Dr. Kenneth Tunnell, professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies,  is the author of “Once Upon a Place: The Fading of Community in Rural Kentucky,” which looks at the changes rural communities are undergoing.

SBDC Consultant Wins Top Honor for Kentucky

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John Preston, consultant in the Somerset office of Eastern Kentucky University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has received the 2011 Kentucky State Star from the Association of Small Business Development Centers.

Official Reappointed to NCORE National Advisory Committee

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Sandra Moore, Associate Provost for Diversity Planning at Eastern Kentucky University, has been reappointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee for the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in American Higher Education.  She will also continue as chair of the Marketing and Outreach Subcommittee of NAC.  This is her second year of office for both positions. &nb

Criminal Justice Professor Visits Nepal to Discuss Human Trafficking

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Dr. Robin N. Haarr, professor of criminal justice and director of the Institute for Global Justice & Security at Eastern Kentucky University, recently visited Nepal to discuss human trafficking issues and the challenges associated with effectively building awareness, prevention, and prosecution programs in Kathmandu, Hetauda and Birgunj. 

Madison Middle School Partners with Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

Madison Middle School in Richmond has partnered with Eastern Kentucky University’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity to help a group of seventh- and eighth-graders turn research completed in the University’s John Grant Crabbe Main Library into a “convincing” presentation.

Noel Studio Receives National Recognition for Effective Design

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Eastern Kentucky University students are flocking in increasing numbers to the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity for assistance in designing effective communication pieces.

Conversely, the Noel Studio’s design itself is an inspiration as they seek to become better communicators and researchers.

Faculty Member Selected to Attend Genocide and Human Rights Institute

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Eastern Kentucky University faculty member Dr. Mixon Ware, associate professor in Family and Consumer Sciences, was one of 23 international participants selected to attend the 9th annual Genocide and Human Rights Summer Institute, held at the University of Toronto Aug. 1-13.

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