Inside Look

Message from President Michael Benson

As we close the curtain on another academic semester, we can look back on Fall 2016 with tremendous pride and a great sense of accomplishment. To our December graduates, congratulations and good luck wherever your careers and future studies take you. You are forever part of the Colonel family.

EKU's first Mitchell Scholar

Dear Colonel family,
 

Academic Program Review Update

Academic Program Review Update
From President Michael Benson and Provost Janna Vice

Dear EKU Faculty:

2015 Convocation Address

“We can control our own destiny,” Eastern Kentucky University President Michel Benson reminded faculty and staff at the University’s annual fall convocation today.

“There’s a lot of extraneous noise around us that we can’t control, but the things we can control are the excellent things,” he said.

President's Office, Turners Contribute to Research and Scholarship Fund

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson and Board of Regents Chair Craig Turner have underscored their commitment to twin core missions of the University – teaching and scholarship – with investments in the newly established President’s Research and Scholarship Fund.

Benson Presides at Makeshift Commencement Ceremony for One Student

Last winter, he shoveled nearly a foot of snow off a student’s driveway in Berea after that student challenged him on Twitter to make it possible for him to attend class the next morning.

On Sunday, May 17, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson took time to preside at a one-person commencement ceremony, again due to a Twitter request from a student.

Former Gridiron Great Returns to Campus to Mentor Business Students

As a three-time all-Ohio Valley Conference quarterback on some outstanding teams at Eastern Kentucky University, Jim Guice set individual passing records that stood for many years. His numbers were eventually eclipsed, but stories of his swagger and toughness resonate to this day.

EKU Now Boasts Second Gilman International Scholarship Recipient

A second Eastern Kentucky University student has received the prestigious Gilman International Scholarship.

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