In this issue:
Kacie McAfee, left, a senior finance major from Springfield, Ohio, and Ben Stephens, a junior Spanish and psychology major from Richmond, were crowned Homecoming Queen and King on Saturday, Oct. 18. President Glasser made the official presentations during halftime of the EKU-SEMO homecoming game.
The University has filled several key positions in the Division of Student Affairs and continues the search for associate directors in Housing and Residential Services.
In pre-game ceremonies at the Oct. 18 homecoming football game against Southeast Missouri, former head football Coach Roy Kidd, right, received a plaque denoting his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Kidd, who finished his coaching career as the sixth all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I or I-AA history with 315 wins, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in early August. Jack Lengyel, former EKU interim athletics director and board member of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, was on hand to make the presentation.
Doug Whitlock, left, listened to accolades from co-workers during his retirement reception on Oct. 20. While Whitlock officially retired from his position of vice president for administrative affairs on Oct. 1, he continues to serve as assistant secretary to the Board of Regents and assist with special assignments for the President's Office. In January, he will return to teaching part-time in the Department of Computer Science.
Democrat Charlie Owen, left, and Republican Steve Pence participated in a Lieutenant Governor candidate forum on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The forum was co-sponsored by the Center for Kentucky History and Politics and the Student Government Association.
Forty-five EKU students helped “Make A Difference” on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The students particpated in the University’s observance of Make A Difference Day, a national celebration sponsored by USA Weekend and its nearly 600 carrier newspapers in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation.
ADA Awareness Day was one of several events planned on on campus in observance of Disabilities Awareness Month. The annual campus event, held at the Powell Building on Aug. 16, included informational displays and simulations of disabilities so others can see the challenges those with disabilities face.
“Sisters in Pain” explores the lives of women who suffered extreme domestic abuse, and how the judicial and social services systems may have failed them. The program will air on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. on WEKU 88.9FM in Richmond, WEKH 90.9FM in Hazard and WEKF 88.5FM in Corbin.
Jim Ward, second from left, who coached the Eastern baseball team from 1980 to 2001, was back on campus on Saturday, Oct. 18, to see his coaching number retired. Ward compiled a record of 628-526-5 during his 22 years at Eastern and led the Colonels to five regular season OVC titles, four OVC Tournament championships and four NCAA Regional appearances. He was inducted into the OVC
Hall of Fame in 2002. Former players attending the ceremony included, left to right, Rusty Clark, Brad Brian and Gene Walter.