October 2011

Hickox Assumes Presidency of Association for Continuing Higher Education

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Dr. Charles Hickox, dean of Continuing Education and Outreach at Eastern Kentucky University, is the new president of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE).

He had previously served one-year terms as vice president and president-elect of the association after serving three years on its board of directors.

STEM-H Institute Established to Focus on Critical Fields of Study

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Eastern Kentucky University has established a STEM-H Institute to enhance teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health at all educational levels by focusing on outreach, teaching, professional development and research.

Justice & Safety Dean Featured in Newsweek

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“I can’t always remember their names, but in my nightmares I can see their faces.”

That’s how Dr. Allen Ault, now dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety, describes in Newsweek magazine his oversight of five executions when he served as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections from 1992 to 1995.

WEKU Reporter Receives National Honor

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Ron Smith, long-time reporter/producer with WEKU-FM at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a national award for excellence in religion reporting from the Religion Newswriters Association.

Smith received a second-place award for radio and podcast reporting for a segment on young Muslims’ efforts to improve Americans’ perception of Islam.

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