September 2014

Eight Students Inducted into Delta Tau Alpha

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Eight students were inducted recently into the Eastern Kentucky University chapter of Delta Tau Alpha, an honorary society for agriculture students.

The inductees, selected on the basis of GPA, character, leadership ability and class standing, were:

EKU Aviation Program Signs Agreement with SKCTC

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Students from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will soon enjoy the opportunity to take flight and soar, thanks to a new agreement with the Eastern Kentucky University Aviation Program.

Restoration of Historic African American Cemetery Takes "Giant Leap Forward"

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Clean-up and restoration of a historic African American cemetery near Junction City took a “giant leap forward” recently, thanks to ground-penetrating radar, a long stretch of ideal late summer weather and an ample supply of eager volunteers from the Danville and Richmond campuses of Eastern Kentucky University and the community.

Lecture Contrasts Domestic Violence Laws in Saudi Arabia, U.S.

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety has invited Abdulrahman Alothman, law professor at the Higher Judicial Institute, Imam University in Saudi Arabia, to present a comparison of newly enacted domestic violence laws in Saudi Arabia with laws in the United States.

New Campus Book Club Provides "A New Read on Diversity"

Faculty, staff and students at Eastern Kentucky University are getting “A New Read on Diversity.”

That’s the subtitle for the EKU Diversity Book Club, a new initiative aimed at addressing societal issues and concerns related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Powell among Keynote Speakers for International Conference

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Dr. Norman Powell, director for diversity initiatives and programs in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, will be among the keynote speakers at the 32nd annual world conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education.

Givens Elected to Two-Year Term on SPJ National Board of Directors

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Dr. Deborah T. Givens, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected to a two-year term on the national board of directors of the Society of Professional Journalists. The election took place at the Society’s annual conference Sept. 4-7 in Nashville.

EKU Junior Wins 2014 Collegiate Business Concept Challenge

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College students and cheap, easy-to-prepare food. They just go together.

So it’s only fitting that an Eastern Kentucky University student won the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge competition for his business venture idea centered on – you might have guessed it – ramen noodles.

Campus Pauses to Remember Events, Sacrifices of 9/11

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The campus community paused for a few moments Thursday morning, Sept. 11, to remember the tragic events on the same date 13 years ago and to honor the heroic sacrifices made on that fateful day and the days that followed, both at the sites of terrorism and on foreign battlefields.

Agreement Helps Professionals Further Occupational Safety and Health Education

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A newly signed agreement between the Eastern Kentucky University OSHA Training Institute Education Center and EKU’s Occupational Safety and Health academic program will give working professionals across the country as well as students the opportunity to enhance their skills and earn undergraduate credit at EKU.

Chautauqua Lecture Topic: Strategy in the Gay Rights Debate

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In recent years, public opinion has shifted dramatically in favor of same-sex marriage, especially among college students. But the shift has led to new conflicts, as well as questions about how to coexist in a society where diverse sides have strong convictions.

Campus Events on Sept. 11 Remember Heroes

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Eastern Kentucky University will host a series of programs and service projects on Thursday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of heroes who have served their communities and nation since the tragic events on that date in 2001. All programs are open to the campus and local community. 

Kraska to Testify at U.S. Senate Hearing on Police Militarization

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Dr. Peter Kraska has been invited to share with the U.S. Senate his extensive and long-running research conducted at Eastern Kentucky University on the militarization of civilian police in the United States. Kraska will testify at a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 9. 

Chautauqua Lecture Focuses on Transforming Social Policy and Practice

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Many students begin their college years with lofty aspirations of making a difference in the world and improving the lives of others.

“But,” said Dr. Luis H. Zayas, “there are so many important social issues that we may be overwhelmed. We may ask ourselves, ‘Which one should I take up? Which one can I do something about with what I have?’”

Mitchell's Latest Book Set in Guatemala

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“Prince of Peace: Zulma’s Story,” Marie Mitchell’s latest novel for middle and high school readers, marks several firsts for the Richmond author.

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