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February 2015

EKU to Host International “Living with Animals” Conference March 19-21

Presenters and attendees from at least 11 countries will converge on our campus March 19-21 for the second biennial “Living with Animals Conference.”

Aviation Partnerships with Community Colleges Speed Transition to Skies

Do you want to fly airplanes? Studies suggest almost 500,000 pilots are going to be needed over the next 20 years.

Bertee and Retta Faye Adkins Scholarship Established

Some of you, no doubt, remember Dr. Bertee Adkins, who taught business courses here from 1973 until he retired in 1998.

Student-Athlete Wins National Honor in Risk Management and Insurance

Many of our student-athletes are outstanding performers in the classroom. Taylor Speaks, Somerset, a member of our football team and a junior risk management and insurance major, is one of only 30 students nationwide selected for the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program.

Public Health Major One of 108 Gilman Scholars Nationwide

"Excited," said Tori Caldwell, is an inadequate word to convey her reaction to winning one of only 108 Gilman International Scholarships awarded nationally to study abroad.

Diversity Initiative Aims to Help Us All See We’re Part of Same Fabric

A new diversity and inclusion initiative at EKU is aimed at helping each and every one of us understand that we are all part of the same fabric.

The initiative, headed by Interim Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Sherwood Thompson and a 30-member team from a cross-section of campus, will develop a plan that positively impacts the entire University.

Eastern, Western Partner to Enhance Worker Safety

The bitter sports rivalry between Eastern and Western pre-dates my arrival here, though I still hear many alumni talk about it and pine for the days when the Colonels will take on the Hilltoppers again.

But it’s a new day, a time when institutions, even historic rivals, must pool their resources to better serve the Commonwealth.

EKU Online Programs Ranked Most Affordable in U.S.

EKU’s online degree programs are ranked among the most affordable in the nation. Best Masters Programs published a list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs, and EKU Online programs ranked No. 36 overall. 

Programs were evaluated based on accreditation, courses offered and cost.

Admissions Staff Accepts Challenge, Turns South Laurel Senior into Candy Man”

What makes EKU special?

Ask Chris Butcher when he arrives on campus this fall from South Laurel High School. It all started as what he considered a good-natured joke.

Regents Designate Mary Roark as Eastern’s Second President

It was a proud day for the University when our Board of Regents officially designated Mary Roark as our second president.

Bullhorn Creative Assisting in Development of Brand Strategy

Our mantra for some time now has been “Make No Little Plans. And, now, we have a valuable partner to help us realize our grand vision.

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