August 2012

Workshop Links Economics, Civil War History

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education, with support from EKU’s Office of Regional Stewardship, commemorated the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War in Kentucky recently by providing a workshop for teachers in grades 4-8 that highlighted how economics can help students better understand this period of history. 

Whitt Named to ITGA Board of Directors

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Marc C. Whitt, associate vice president for public relations and chief communications officer at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named to the Board of Directors of the International Town and Gown Association.

Whitlock Announces Retirement as President, Effective July 2013

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­Dr. Doug Whitlock announced today that he will step down as Eastern Kentucky University president, effective July 31, 2013.

Whitlock, who has served since 2007 as EKU’s 11th president, announced his retirement at the university’s annual Fall Convocation.

Pencil Breakers After-School Program Expands to Second Middle School

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An after-school arts program for girls at Clark Moores Middle School, called the Pencil Breakers, is being continued — and expanded to Michael Caudill Middle School for 2012-2014. That’s thanks to a nearly $30,000 grant awarded by the Steele-Reese Foundation which funded the original program.

Professor Named to State Educational Council

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Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council by Gov. Steve Beshear.

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