In this issue:
As part of Ethics Awareness Week at EKU, students participated in an “Ethics or No Ethics” event, styled after the popular television show, “Deal or No Deal.” Safety, Security and Emergency Management Professor Norman Spain, left, and graduate assistant Patty Holly dressed in special attire appropriate to the theme.
Dr. Barbara Hussey, professor of English at EKU, has received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award.
Hussey, who also teaches in the University’s Honors Program, will teach 20th Century American Fiction and American Autobiography at the University of Montenegro in Podgorica, Montenegro, from February through July 2009.
“New Paintings and Drawings,” an exhibit by Karen Spears, professor of art at EKU, and “Holiday Exhibition of Fine Art and Folk Art by Gallery Artists,” including works by several members of the EKU faculty, will be featured at the Ann Tower Gallery in Lexington Nov. 21 through Feb. 8.
There will be a Gallery Hop reception on Friday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tammy Horn, Researcher/Apiculturalist, Environmental Research Institute
The buzz about EKU’s beekeeping initiative has reached the shores of Ireland.
Irish filmmakers Ross McDonnell and Carter Gunn shot footage on the EKU campus and at the Thunder Ridge surface mining site in Leslie County for possible inclusion in their documentary, “Colony.”
Two faculty members in EKU’s forensic science program have written a textbook on forensic microscopy – the first such book written specifically for forensic educational programs.
Workers ready the Granny Richardson Springs One-Room Schoolhouse at Eastern for its re-dedication on Tuesday, Nov. 18. From left are Vickie Adams, Francine Bonny, Bruce Bonar, Tom Bonny and Estine Tipton. Adams, Ms. Bonny and Tipton are from the Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Club. Mr. Bonny and Bonar are with EKU’s College of Education.
A shining symbol of Kentucky’s educational heritage will be celebrated when Eastern re-dedicates the newly renovated Granny Richardson Springs One-Room School on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
New inductees of the Eastern Kentucky College of Education’s Wall of Honor were recognized during a special dinner on Oct. 29. Pictured are, from left, College of Education Dean Bill Phillips; Davis and Patricia Aldridge-White, son and daughter of honoree Ernest White Jr.; honoree Jan Tunnell; Judith Dees, daughter of honoree Billie Pineur; honoree Jackie Vance, Elizabeth De Hoop St. John, daughter of honoree Wietse De Hoop; honoree Joe Washington; Cornelius De Hoop, son of honoree Wietse De Hoop; honoree Richard Deane; and Dr. Billy Thames, chair of the Wall of Honor Committee.
New inductees of the College of Education’s Wall of Honor were recognized during a special dinner on Oct. 29.
This year’s honorees were Richard Deane, retired professor of art education who taught at EKU from 1962 to 1995; the late Wietse de Hoop, retired chair, Special Education, 1969-1982; the late Billie Pineur, senior clerk in the Office of Teacher Admission and Certification from 1981 to 1998; teacher and educational leader Jan Tunnell; Jackie Vance, teacher and former director of EKU’s Model Laboratory School, 1976-2007; Joe Iva Washington Jr. of Radcliff, a teacher and motivational speaker who graduated from EKU in 1973; and the late Ernest R. White Jr., former chair, Administration, Counseling and Educational Studies, 1979-1996.
Karen McDaniel, a visiting professor in Eastern’s African/African-American Studies and Women and Gender Studies programs, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Kentucky Humanities Council. Her term will remain in effect through 2011.
For many years, Eastern has routinely fielded more student panelists at the National Collegiate Honors Conference than any other institution.
That was true again Oct. 22-26 in San Antonio, Texas, where 30 students participated on panels and 22 more attended the conference.
QEP Stars, a new regular feature in EKUpdate, will take a look at those faculty members who are incorporating critical/creative thinking and communication strategies with their students. The feature hopes to show how those strategies have impacted the classroom experience, both from a learning and teaching standpoint. This issue's "QEP Star" is Jayne Violette, assistant professor of communications.
Dr. Fred Ruppel, interim chair of the Department of Economics
Dr. Fred Ruppel, interim chair of the Department of Economics, which houses the Globalization and International Affairs Program, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders and others in prominent positions to discuss their roles as well as campus issues. Ruppel, who came to EKU in July 1997, holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois. Ruppel said that, prior to earning his doctorate, his highest honor came with his 1976-1970 military service, including a one-year tour in Vietnam.
Tamala Cox, Enrollment Management, was awarded $489,556 over two years from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to continue the operation of the EKU Education Pays Center, providing mentoring, tutoring, assessment, academic assistance, training, work experience, job shadowing, and career counseling for EKU students who are K-TAP recipients.
Carol Gabbard, College of Education, was awarded $180,000 from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for a mentoring project in GEAR UP Kentucky II regions supporting at-risk middle and high school students.
Donna Schmidt, Corbin Extended Campus, was awarded $126,800 over two years from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to continue the operation of the Tri-County Education Pays Center, providing mentoring, tutoring, assessment, academic assistance, training, work experience, job shadowing, and career counseling for EKU students who are K-TAP recipients.