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Message from the President 11/2/18

Image of the Ravine in Fall

Dear Campus Community,

Fall is my favorite season at Eastern, when the leaves become a blanket of beautiful colors with hues of green, red, yellow and orange all playing their individual parts on a collective canvas. United, they paint a picture that truly defines “The Campus Beautiful.”

A message to students concerning the October 13 rally at EKU

Keen Johnson and Daniel Boone Statue

Dear EKU Students:

As an outcome from a Tuesday evening conversation with many of our underrepresented and minority students, I wanted to share a few thoughts relative to the visit this weekend by President Donald J. Trump for a planned rally at Alumni Coliseum, which his campaign is renting.

President Benson Joins Bill Goodman on "Think Humanities" Podcast

Dr. Tom Appleton, President Michael Benson and Bill Goodman

image of bookPresident Benson provides a thoughtful analysis of the current state of higher education in America, which you can read more about this fall in his new book,&quot

Benson Honored by Local Boy Scouts Council

Dr. Benson with boy scouts

For embodying all the tenets of the Scout Law, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award recently from the Blue Grass Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

EKU Budget Update - March 22, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

Today, I bring you information about a serious budget scenario for our University.  As you may know, the total budget impact for Eastern Kentucky University is expected to land at approximately $25 million over Fiscal Years 2019-20.

Benson Reflects on 2017

Groundbreaking Ceremony

In his office on campus at the Coates administration building, President Michael Benson’s passion for the people, places and programs in his charge as university president is apparent. “Today is one of the best days of the year,” the university president said somewhat breathlessly, after fielding yet another phone call and sending off a quick email.

Proposed 2018-19 Tuition

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

An ominous first sentence in a New York Times op-ed piece in May 2017 says it all.

“The country’s most powerful engine of upward mobility is under assault,” penned Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Leonhardt.

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