December 2013

First Recipient Selected for Thacker Scholarship in Economics

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Connie Moreland, a junior economics major from Wingo, is the first recipient of the Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.

Moreland, a graduate of Graves County High School, boasts a 4.0 GPA and is on track to graduate in May 2015. She will study in South Korea in the coming spring semester, followed by a summer internship in Australia.

University Restoring Keen Johnson Carillon

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The arrival of spring at Eastern Kentucky University is marked annually by an explosion of floral color and fragrance.

If all goes as planned, Spring 2014 on The Campus Beautiful will also tickle the ears.

Silent and in need of repair for several years, the 37-bell carillon atop the Keen Johnson Building will join the returning songbirds in welcoming the new season.

Book Collection at Elmwood Offers Insights into Life, Interests of Emma Watts

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When Emma Watts passed away in 1970 at the age of 83, she left behind hundreds of books at her Elmwood estate in Richmond.

Her private collection, which spans the great classics of literature as well as the popular fiction of her time, is now under the expert care of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, which intends to evaluate the books in a climate-controlled environment.

Fall Commencement Honors 1,444 Degree Candidates

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Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,444 degree candidates at its annual Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14.

A morning ceremony recognized degree candidates from the Colleges of Education, Health Sciences and Justice & Safety. The afternoon ceremony honored candidates from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Business & Technology.

Progress Editor Chosen for Washington Post Internship

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It’s a long way from his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., to the nation’s capital. But, for Wesley Robinson, it was a much shorter journey from the unemployment line to Eastern Kentucky University that has propelled the senior journalism major to a Summer 2014 internship with The Washington Post.

Carpenter Selected to Head National, Regional Organizations

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Dr. Russell Carpenter, director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to head national and regional organizations related to campus communication, creativity and writing centers.

Faculty Member Named to Lexington-Fayette Human Rights Commission

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Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission by Mayor Jim Gray.

The 14-member Commission is the local agency responsible for enforcing the local anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodations.

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