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Volume 12 • Number 1
Aug. 16, 2010
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"I believe in you," President Whitlock told faculty and staff at the University’s opening convocation Monday, Aug. 16. The annual event signals the impending fall semester. Approximately 16,500 students (a 1.4 percent increase over last year) are expected when classes begin Monday, Aug. 23. To see a slideshow of photos from the convocation, visit prm.eku.edu/Update/photos/2010-aug-16/2010-Fall-Convocation-Slideshow/index.html.

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As Lexington marks the coming of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with “Horse Mania,” a display of brightly colored fiberglass horses around the city, a contribution from EKU will celebrate “Kentucky’s Energy.”

For the third consecutive year, EKU ranks among “America’s Best Colleges,” according to Forbes, the popular business magazine.


Eastern is among 10 “large universities” nationwide, and the only large university in the Commonwealth, to make the Honor Roll in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2010 Great Colleges to Work For® program, according to the results of the third annual survey announced in a special supplement of The Chronicle.


For the second consecutive year, Eastern ranks in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.


The College of Education has named six more individuals to its Wall of Honor.

An initiative at Eastern to raise awareness of many forms of violence that can affect the campus community and assist survivors now has a tangible presence with the opening of EKU-SAFE.

Dr. George Landon, assistant professor of computer science, has received a grant to explore digitization and virtual restoration of deteriorating photographic negatives.


Professor of English Sherry Robinson and Foundation Professor Emeritus of English Dorothy Sutton have been invited to The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, a three-day literary festival presented by Humanities Tennessee.

Dr. John Bowes, assistant professor in the Department of History, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award to conduct research and write chapters for his upcoming book, “Northern Indian Removal: An Unfamiliar History.”


Eastern’s College of Education and Berea Tourism have joined forces to help teachers statewide utilize local artisans in their efforts to integrate arts across the curriculum.

<i>Pictured are: (front row from left) Ian Mooers, Executive Director, CEDET; Tom Fern, State Director for Rural Development; and Nathan Mick, Garrard County Economic Development Director; (back row, from left) Ernest Scruggs, Rural Development Loan Specialist; Alexander Clark, Garrard County Economic Development Office summer intern; Gene Floyd, Rural Development Area Director; and Kristel Smith, Director, Entrepreneur Services--Eastern Region Innovation & Commercialization Center at EKU.</i><br><br>
Pictured are: (front row from left) Ian Mooers, Executive Director, CEDET; Tom Fern, State Director for Rural Development; and Nathan Mick, Garrard County Economic Development Director; (back row, from left) Ernest Scruggs, Rural Development Loan Specialist; Alexander Clark, Garrard County Economic Development Office summer intern; Gene Floyd, Rural Development Area Director; and Kristel Smith, Director, Entrepreneur Services--Eastern Region Innovation & Commercialization Center at EKU.

The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology at EKU and Garrard County Economic Development Director Nathan Mick recently announced a $21,165 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant to provide technical assistance training specifically in Garrard County.

The 2010-11 Chautauqua Lecture series will focus on “Nature’s Humans.”

Dozens of cultural events are scheduled during the fall semester at Eastern. They include concerts, plays, dance programs and art exhibits.

<i>Jonal Ertel and Tyler Moberly won the ESPN-sponsored College Bass National Championship.</i><br><br>
Jonal Ertel and Tyler Moberly won the ESPN-sponsored College Bass National Championship.

An EKU Bassmasters team won the College Bass National Championship during competition last month.

Jonas Ertel of London and Tyler Moberly, Berea, placed second in the East Super Regional to qualify for the National Championship Final, sponsored by ESPN.


WEKU has announced some programming changes designed to “better reflect the needs and interests of our community.”

EKU’s full Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN) program as well as all courses in the University’s paralegal program are now available at EKU’s Somerset center.

<i>Erin Barnett, Coordinator for Academic Orientation Courses</i><br><br>
Erin Barnett, Coordinator for Academic Orientation Courses

Erin Barnett, Coordinator for Academic Orientation Courses, 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. Barnett, who came to EKU in Summer 2008, holds a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Akers, Jon (Criminal Justice and Police Studies). Kentucky Center for Safe Schools – Title IV. Kentucky Department of Education. $18,360.

Akers, Jon (Criminal Justice and Police Studies). Kentucky Center for School Safety. Kentucky Department of Education. $830,930.

Borowski, Walter (Geography and Geology). Identification of heavy metal sources in Wilgreen Lake, Madison County, Kentucky. Kentucky Water Research Institute. $3,250.

Brown, David (Biological Sciences), and Jones, Alice (Environmental Research Institute). EKU Ecological Restoration Area. Bluegrass PRIDE. $9,960.

Brown, David (Biological Sciences). Running Buffalo Clover Monitoring. Bluegrass Army Depot. $15,000.

Brown, David, and Richter, Stephen (Biological Sciences). Development of a Rapid Wetland Assessment Method for Kentucky. Kentucky Division of Water. $382,943.

Bundy, Myra Beth (Psychology), and Wittman, Peggy (Occupational Therapy). Eastern Kentucky University Developmental Disabilities Clinic Autism Social Groups. WHAS Crusade for Children. $2,713.

Cain, Sue (Enrollment Management). Coordinator of Developmental Education Initiative for Council on Postsecondary Education. Council on Postsecondary Education. $139,839.

Calie, Patrick (Biological Sciences). Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network Lead Faculty Award. University of Louisville. $14,613.

Ciocca, Marco, and Lair, Jessica (Physics and Astronomy). Automation of Observatory to Perform Photometry and Defect Transient Events. American Astronomical Society. $6,990.

Collins, Pam (Justice and Safety Center). United States Air Force Crime Prevention Courses (2 contracts). U.S. Department of the Air Force. $167,292.

Collins, Pam, and Baggett, Ryan (Justice and Safety Center). Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. $2,880,000.

Cornelius, Susan (Continuing Education and Outreach). 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Kentucky Department of Education. $386,776.

Costello, Patrick (Mathematics and Statistics Kentucky Center for Mathematics. Northern Kentucky University. $36,580.

Cox, Tamala (Enrollment Management). Education Pays Center. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $403,702.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Applied Engineering Technology Education Career Pathway. Office of Career and Technical Education. $60,000.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Field-Based Teacher Education. Kentucky Office of Career and Technical Education. $40,845.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Perkins Grant. Kentucky Department for Workforce Investment. $138,010.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Professional Development for Teacher Educators in Career and Technical Education. Kentucky Office of Career and Technical Education. $20,600.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Technical Upgrade Training. Kentucky Department for Technical Education. $11,368

Dent, Delinda (Curriculum and Instruction). Kentucky Reading Project - Cadre 12. Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. $62,500.

Dilka, Karen, and Pruitt, Beth Anne (Special Education). Graduate Preparation of Special Education Personnel. WHAS Crusade for Children. $18,000.

Fink, Hal (Training Resource Center). Correctional Education Program. Kentucky Department of Corrections. $1,565,582.

Fink, Hal (Training Resource Center). Kentucky Department of Corrections Training and Technical Assistance Project. Kentucky Department of Corrections. $233,452.

Fister, Susan (Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing). Family Planning Contract. Lexington Fayette County Health Department. $57,800.

Frederick, Robert (Biological Sciences). Population Models for Kentucky Bobcats Based on Home-Range Size and Habitat Use. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. $30,000.

Gershtenson, Joseph (Government). KCCMA Administrative Services Agreement. Kentucky City/County Managers Association. $1,500.

Gershtenson, Joseph (Government). KPHRA Administrative Services Agreement. Kentucky Public Human Resources Association. $7,150.

Godbey, Susan (Chemistry). Caffeine as a Marker for Sewage Contamination of Wilgreen Lake. Kentucky Water Research Institute. $5,000.

Haffner, Jerry (Continuing Education and Outreach). Madison County Adult Education. Kentucky Adult Education. $414,680.

Hale, Nickole, and Campbell, Emily (University Housing). University Housing Recycling and Sustainability Expansion. Bluegrass PRIDE. $3,000.

Harmon, Donna (Training Resource Center). University Training Consortium. Training Resource Center. $22,650,818.

Hay, Michael (Migrant Education). Southeastern Kentucky Regional Migrant Education Program Administrative Center. Kentucky Department of Education. $375,000.

Hayes, Laurence (American Sign Language and Interpreter Education). Interpreter Training Program P-12 Educational Interpreter In-Service 2010-2011. Kentucky Department of Education. $433,894.

Hayes, Laurence (American Sign Language and Interpreter Education). Vocational Rehabilitation Interpreting Services, EKU Interpreting Activities, and Center on Deafness. Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. $1,671,376.

Herlihy, Jack (Center for Educational Research in Appalachia). Center for Learning Excellence. Kentucky Department of Education. $250,000.

Johnson, Gladys (Cooperative Education). Kentucky Work Study Program. Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. $110,000.

Kline, Terry (Safety, Security, and Emergency Management). Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. $1,025,326.

Kline, Terry (Safety, Security, and Emergency Management). Kentucky Graduated Licensing Program. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. $775,245.

Kline, Terry (Safety, Security, and Emergency Management). Kentucky State Traffic School Program. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. $588,672.

Landon, George (Computer Science). Digitization and Virtual Restoration of Deteriorating Photographic Negatives. National Science Foundation. $100,330.

Llewellyn, Donald (Agriculture) and Pratt, Bruce (Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies ). Transition to Biofuel Feedstock Production in Kentucky. Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. $220,000.

Marshall, Gary, and Smith, Kristel (Eastern Kentucky Region Innovation and Commercialization Center). Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation. $133,500.

Martin, Sally (English and Theatre). Eastern Kentucky University Writing Project. National Writing Project. $46,000.

May, David (Safety, Security, and Emergency Management). Title II: Disproportionate Minority Confinement II. Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. $7,381.

McCracken, Amanda (Scholarship Office). Erma Byrd Scholarship Program. U.S. Department of Education. $85,000.

Miller, Cynthia (Training Resource Center). Juvenile Justice Training Center. Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. $1,082,324.

Mooers, Ian (Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship & Technology). 2010 Idea State U Competition. Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. $500.

Nolan, Ronnie (College of Education). Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC). Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. $633,142.

Porter, Diana (Curriculum and Instruction). Literacy in Mathematics. Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. $10,000.

Reed, Tanea (Chemistry). Proteomic Analysis of Oxidatively Modified Glycolytic proteins in a Novel Down Syndrome Model. Morehead State University. $24,953.

Richter, Stephen (Biological Sciences). Influence of Within- and Among-Stream Dispersal on Population Structure of Two-Lined Salamanders. Kentucky NSF EPSCoR. $5,000.

Richter, Stephen (Biological Sciences). Phylogeography and Conservation of Genetics of Gopher Frogs with Implications for Management. U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service. $5,000.

Ritchison, Gary (Biological Sciences). Sharp-Shinned Hawk Study. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. $5,000.

Schmidt, Donna (Continuing Education and Outreach). Tri-County Education Pays Center. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $95,381.

Short, Judy (Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing). Rural Health MSN Traineeship Program. Health Resources and Services Administration. $36,877.

Smith, Kristel (Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship & Technology). Rural Business Enterprise Grant. U.S. Department of Agriculture. $21,165.

Smith, Tyler (Biological Sciences). Assessing the Development of Late-Successional Structural Heterogeneity in Older Second-Growth Forests of the Cumberland Plateau of Eastern Kentucky. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. $921.

Stevens, Sandra (Continuing Education and Outreach). Corbin City-EKU Corbin Campus Recycling Partnership. Kentucky Division of Waste Management. $39,100.

Thames, Nancy (College of Education). AmeriCorps Student Service Corps. Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service. $63,982.

Thames, William (Field Services and Professional Development). Kentucky Content Leadership Network. Kentucky Department of Education. $217,080.

Thames, William (Field Services and Professional Development). Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. Education Professional Standards Board. $74,429.

Thompson, Aaron (Educational Leadership). Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs for the Council on Post-Secondary Education. Council on Post-Secondary Education. $227,120.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). Administrative Office the Courts Support Services. Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. $40,000.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). Commission on Children with Special Health Care Needs Support Services. Commission on Children with Special Health Care Needs. $91,027.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). Department for Medicaid Services. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $153,000.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). Early Childhood Mental Health. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $84,025.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). Mental Health and Substance Abuse Initiative. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $3,289,059.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). University Training Consortium-Child Support. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $236,784.

Waikel, Rebekah (Biological Sciences). Sex Dependent Regulation of miRNA in Cardiac Remodeling. University of Louisville. $97,425.

Waterstrat, Amanda (Biological Sciences). Regulation and Cellular Consequences of Slit2 Expression. Morehead State University. $25,000.

Wilder, Melinda, and Bennett, Billy (Natural Areas). No Child Left Inside. Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. $26,836.

Wilson, Fe’Lisa (Teacher Education Services). Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Scholarship Program. Kentucky Department of Education. $160,000.