In this issue:
Dr. Delinda Dent of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction reads "The Cat in the Hat" to elementary students from Model Laboratory School in the Grand Reading Room in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. The event was one of several planned at EKU as part of the Kentucky Literacy Celebration.
All employees are invited to attend a free luncheon on Thursday, March 17, to help honor employees who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of employment. The luncheon, in the Keen Johnson Ballroom, begins at 11:30 a.m. Those individuals being recognized are asked to remain after the program for group photos.
EKU’s Quality Enhancement Plan, approved in February 2007 as part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation process, calls for the University to develop students who are “informed, critical and creative thinkers who communicate effectively.”
Following are Dean’s Reports from three areas about what is being done in those areas to help meet that goal.
The man whose tireless efforts led to the establishment of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was on the EKU campus recently to discuss his plans to further honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Southeast Asia.
Jackie Collier, director of Alumni Relations, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III Board of Directors as membership chair.
Thirty-four students and six faculty members spent several days late last month on a cultural and service-learning excursion to Memphis. The trip, sponsored by the African/African American Studies Program, was the culmination of the EKU celebration of Black History Month.
Dr. Stephen Richter, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, joined Eastern’s faculty in 2005 after earning a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Oklahoma. His research interests are ecology, conservation, and evolution of amphibians and reptiles; conservation biology; and wetland ecology. He had a 2010 publication in Herpetological Review about the midland mud salamander, and was awarded $383,000 with Biology colleague Dr. David Brown for their work with Kentucky wetlands. Hear what Dr. Richter has to say about his scholarship in his interview for the Focus on Scholarship webcast series here
Laurence Hayes, ASL and Interpreter Education Department Chair
Laurence Hayes, ASL and Interpreter Education Department chair, 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. Hayes, who came to EKU in 1989, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling for the deaf from Oregon College of Education and a doctoral degree in communication from the University of Arizona.