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Volume 11 • Number 13
Feb. 22, 2010
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Dr. Kevin Hub, left, assistant superintendent with the Madison County Schools, enjoys dialogue with students at the Feb. 19 Southern Growth Policies Board community forum in the Perkins Building. Sponsored by EKU, Madison County Schools and the Richmond and Berea Chambers of Commerce, more than 100 community and high school student leaders discussed "Mapping the Road to Recovery." Input collected from this and other community forums across the South will be presented to Southern governors, legislators, business people and educators at the 2010 Southern Growth Policies Board annual meeting this June in Lexington.

The 2010 Richmond Unity Breakfast will be held at the Perkins Building on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Tim Cahill, long-time coach of the Model Laboratory School, Arlington and the Colonel Aquatic swimming teams, has been selected by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association as a 2010 National Coach of the Year finalist.

Kenna Middleton, director of University Housing, was one 10 chief housing officers from the United States and South Africa selected make a presentation at an international conference in Haines City, Fla., in January.

Music Professor Joyce Hall Wolf will perform a recital of 20th century vocal works on Monday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Student Services Building.

EKU graduate student Amanda Wilson, a former Colonel volleyball standout, is one of 26 recipients nationally of the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics.

Eastern was named “School of the Year” at the Kentucky Association of Residence Halls’ recent annual conference, where Meghann Fitzpatrick, area coordinator in EKU’s University Housing, was honored as “Advisor of the Year” and Emily Newsom, SGA Vice President for Residence Life, was selected “President of the Year.”

The Department of Art and Design, along with the Kentucky Art Education Association, will host the Bluegrass Regional High School Exhibition in the Giles Gallery from Feb. 28 to March 26.


The latest in a line of winter storms closed classes on all EKU campuses on Monday, Feb. 15, and caused a two-hour delay the following two mornings. This past weekend, however, temperatures that reached 60 made the snow seem like a distant memory. (Public Relations Photo/George Terrizzi)

“Our Secret Season,” a film that served as the Summer 2009 project for EKU’s film program, had its world premiere on Feb. 18 in Lexington.


Six members of EKU’s student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association were chosen to participate in the central division ACDA Collegiate Repertoire Chorale, Feb. 24-27 in Cincinnati. The students participating are Aimee McClure, Amanda Thacher, Berea; Landon Westerfield, Manchester; Mark Field, Hazard; Katie Horton, Ashland; and John Kelly, Union. Dr. Sue Ellen Ballard, director of Choral Activities, is the faculty advisor for the student organization.

The art of Model Laboratory School student Charles Clines will be showcased in “A Matter of Perspective: A Study of Jackson Pollock,” the creation of Model Laboratory School student Charles Clines.

Dr. Susan Fister, executive director of EKU's Bluegrass Community Health Center, teaches in the Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Department. Hear Fister talk about her scholarship and service in the latest taping of Focus on Scholarship, an interview series sponsored by EKU Libraries and The Office of Graduate Education and Research, here. The purpose of the series is to bring focus and awareness to the scholarly and creative achievements of the EKU faculty and staff.

Katherine Eckstrand, Executive Director of the Center for the Performing Arts at Eastern
Katherine Eckstrand, Executive Director of the Center for the Performing Arts at Eastern
Katherine Eckstrand, executive director of the Center for the Performing Arts at Eastern, 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. Eckstrand, who assumed her new position in November, received her bachelor’s degree in theatre and English from Wilmington College (Ohio), her master’s in English from DePaul University and is currently working on her dissertation for a doctoral degree in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.