February 2014

Gifted and Talented Can "Soar to New Heights" in Summer Camp

Eastern Kentucky University will host its seventh annual “Soar to New Heights” summer camp for gifted and talented students June 16- 20.

The camp, open to gifted and talented students entering grades 6-8, will emphasize the STEM-H disciplines:science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health.

Board of Regents Meets with Legislators during Retreat in Frankfort

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The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents’ annual retreat on Tuesday, Feb. 25, took a new, but timely, twist.

For the first time, the Board held the event in Frankfort to allow its members, along with President Michael Benson and other campus leaders, to visit with members of the Kentucky General Assembly, which is in the midst of its 2014 regular session.

New Signage Coming Soon to Richmond Campus

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Coming soon to a building near you on the Eastern Kentucky University campus: attractive new signage.

The University is undertaking a campus-wide signage program designed to better guide visitors and others as well as promote a unified look that blends both modern and traditional.

Rogow Appointed President-Elect of Phi Kappa Phi

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Dr. Bob Rogow, dean of the College of Business and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed as interim president-elect of Phi Kappa Phi.

Rogow will serve in the position through August, filling the vacancy left by the death of Ray Sylvester, who passed away on Feb. 5 after a brief illness.

Risk Management and Insurance Major Earns National Honor

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Earlier this year, the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS) began a national search for the 2014 Anita Benedetti Scholars: 30 students whose academic performance, involvement in risk management and insurance activities and overall skill stands out from the rest.

Management Student to Intern in Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with nearly 12 million inhabitants. Louisville, conversely, is the largest city in Kentucky with nearly 606,000 inhabitants, and, though the two cities greatly differ on population, they do have one thing in common: Tyler Dahmen.

Five New Members Join EKU Foundation Board

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Eastern Kentucky University has named five new members to its Foundation Board of Directors: Maribeth McBride Berman of Louisville; Donald T. Bornhorst, CPA and Senior Vice President of Delta Air Lines, Minneapolis; Matthew A.

Students Can Submit Business Plans, Concepts to Compete for Prizes

The Eastern Kentucky University Business Accelerator and the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) are seeking innovative ideas from EKU students for a product, service, or charitable activity to enter in the 2014 IDEA STATE U competition.

Chemistry Major Wins Award for Presentation

Eastern Kentucky University senior chemistry major Casey Howdieshell of Kevil was awarded the Oak Ridge Association of Universities (ORAU) Best Presentation in Analytical Chemistry after presenting at the 46th Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) held at the University of Tennessee.

Senior Receives Tau Sigma Scholarship

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Keri Brown, Ludlow, a senior biology major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the national chapter of Tau Sigma, an academic honor society designed specifically to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.”

President Outlines Upcoming Changes for Campus

It was once suggested during the administration of former Eastern Kentucky University President Robert R. Martin (1960-76) that a large “Under Construction” sign might be the most appropriate way to welcome all who set foot on campus.

President Announces Leadership in Action Academy

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has announced the launch of the President’s Leadership in Action Academy (PLAA), effective this fall.

The PLAA is open to all faculty and staff who exhibit potential for effective leadership and career advancement. Up to 10 participants will be accepted into the inaugural class; the Academy is based on a one-year cycle.

Graduate Student Performing with Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble

Eastern Kentucky University choral conducting graduate assistant Hannah Draper Burnett, formerly of Stamping Ground, will perform as a member of VAE: Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble when the group presents Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “All Night Vespers” on Feb. 15 and 16.

EKU to Host Statewide Odyssey of the Mind Competition March 29

Approximately 700 of the best and brightest K-12 students from throughout Kentucky, along with their teachers, coaches and parents, will converge on the Eastern Kentucky University campus on Saturday, March 29 for the statewide Odyssey of the Mind competition.

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