In this issue:
Eastern seniors Lindsay Hart of Whitesburg and Caleb Armbrust of Galena, Ohio, center, were crowned Homecoming Queen and King on Oct. 31. They are pictured with, from left, President Whitlock; first runner-up Mackenzie Whalen, Cynthiana; first runner-up Aaron Warren, Hardy; second runner-up Beth Ward, Morehead; second runner-up Jonathan Vorbeck, Richmond; and EKU International Alumni Association President Melissa Combs-Wright. The coronation came at halftime of the Colonels’ 28-21 win over Murray State University.
A new research facility on campus “will help Kentucky lead the way in the development of new, alternative forms of energy,” Sixth District Congressman Ben Chandler said at dedication ceremonies for the Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT).
With the Oct. 29 formal dedication of its nationally innovative Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky University ushered in “a new era” in the life of John Grant Crabbe Library.
Dr. Doris Pierce, endowed chair in Occupational Therapy at EKU, was recently chosen by the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA to present the 10th annual Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science.
Ever wondered what it would be like to capture the excitement of a premier sporting event through the lens of a camera?
As the featured speaker at the annual Friends of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries dinner on Friday, Nov. 19, Richmond photographer Tim Webb will share his work and observations from the Kentucky Derby and World Equestrian Games. The event will also feature live music performed on unique and exquisite instruments crafted by the late Homer Ledford.
EKU’s Chautauqua Lecture Series, “Nature’s Humans,” will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with two upcoming programs – the showing of a documentary that looks at the Native American perspective on sacred places and a lecture by one of the film’s directors, an author who has spent more than 20 years living and learning among the Dakota.
The College of Education recognized the latest individuals named to its Wall of Honor at a recent banquet. The Wall, located on the fourth floor of the Combs Building, recognizes men and women who have made significant contributions to the College or to education or the helping professions in Kentucky. From left are EKU Provost Janna Vice; EKU College of Education Dean Bill Phillips; honoree David Rush, director of student teaching for EKU, 1970-2000; honoree Joe David Martin, who established an endowed scholarship for the College of Education in honor of the late Alice Martin, also an honoree; honoree Robert Tarvin, graduate and executive director, Kentucky School Facilities Commission; honoree Johanna Strange, science teacher, Model Laboratory School, 1976-94; honoree Nancy Peel, professor of mathematics education at EKU, 1967-2000; and Billy Thames, EKU College of Education. Not pictured: honoree Esther Leung, special education professor at EKU.
Representatives of EKU and the National Fire Academy meet to formalize an agreement by which graduates of the U.S. Fire Service’s Executive Fire Officer Program can enter EKU’s graduate program in Safety, Security and Emergency Management. Under the agreement, EFO graduates are now eligible for six hours of academic credit from the SSEM master’s degree program. The EFO program and certification are designed to be a benchmark educational program for individuals at the executive level of the fire service. Representing the National Fire Academy is Superintendent Denis Onieal, fourth from left. The others, from left, are all representatives of EKU: Jim Pharr, SSEM faculty; Larry Collins, chair, Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management; Tom Schneid, Director, SSEM graduate program; Janna Vice, Provost; Allen Ault, Dean, College of Justice & Safety; Jerry Pogatshnik, Dean of Graduate Studies; and Norm Spain, Associate Dean, College of Justice & Safety.
The EKU mock trial team, ranked 23rd nationally out of 600-plus teams, captured first place in its own Robert E. Sanders Mock Trial Invitational Tournament, held Oct. 30-31 at courthouses in Lexington.
EKU students attending the recent SSO: USA conference were, from left, Deana Ward, Clearfield; Elizabeth Miller, Richmond; Shannon McCarthy, Louisville; Emily Lemaster, Paintsville; Morgan “Bri” Wyatt, Lexington; Amanda Evans, Fairfield, Ohio; Kayla Flannery, Paris; Amanda Holbrook, Richmond; Trisha Thacker, Shelbiana; and Amanda Schneider, Elizabeth.
Ten Eastern Kentucky University occupational science and occupational therapy students and three faculty members recently attended the first joint conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA and the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists in London, Ontario.
Rose Perrine, Professor of Psychology
Rose Perrine, professor of psychology, 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. Perrine, who joined the EKU faculty in 1991, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge, and master's and doctoral degrees in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has served as EKU's Assessment Coordinator of General Education since 2006, and was Coordinator of General Education from 2007 to 2010.
Nolan, Ronnie (College of Education). Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children Professional Development Events. Kentucky Department of Education. $10,800.