In this issue:
President Whitlock enters an EKU classroom to give student Miles Owen the good news: Owen was selected as one of 60 Truman Scholarship recipients nationwide. Whitlock was joined by other faculty members who know Owen well.
When he graduated from high school in 2005, Miles Owen had “no idea” what direction to take in life.
Instead of immediately enrolling in a college or university Owen chose instead to spend 10 months with AmeriCorps, helping clear houses of debris in hurricane-ravaged St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans. The decision proved fortuitous.
George Terrizzi, a senior environmental studies major from Richmond, and Kira Krick, a junior dietetics major from West Chester, Ohio, get bonsai tree cuttings to take home during the Earth Days Kick-Off Celebration April 4.
The bonsai trees were provided by the Eastern Committee for Responsible Environmental Stewardship. To see other events planned during the month-long celebration, visit www.green.eku.edu/earthdays2011Events.php
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.”
This issue includes a Dean’s Report from the Division of Continuing Education and Outreach about what is being done to help meet that goal.
A University-wide memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 19, to honor and celebrate the lives and contributions of members of the Eastern family – current and retired faculty and staff and students – who have died since April 2010.
Tucked quietly away in a corner of the Business and Technology Center are several rather non-descript small offices.
But it’s home to four area entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of a smorgasbord of services available through the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology at EKU to grow their fledgling businesses.
Marc C. Whitt, associate vice president for public relations and chief communications officer, has been re-elected chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs, a 13-member group for AASCU’s division of communications.
The Dance Theatre's Spring Concert offered a wide variety of performances April 6-9, including an upbeat piece fusing modern dance with hip-hop.
Combine an insatiable wonder about how things work, a work ethic born of hard work on the family farm, and supportive professors who make learning both fun and meaningful, and what do you get?
At EKU, you get Ethan Kilgore, one of only 275 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipients nationwide. (Another EKU student, Avery Elizabeth Scherer, a junior aquatic biology major and Honors Program member from Jeffersonville, Ind., earned Honorable Mention recognition.)
The research of Dr. Bruce Pratt, director of the Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (also known as CRAFT) and a professor in the Department of Agriculture, is focused on biofuel and the work that is going on at CRAFT. Hear what Dr. Pratt has to say about his scholarship in his interview for the Focus on Scholarship webcast series here.
Jackie Collier, Director of Alumni Relations
Jackie Collier, director of Alumni Relations, 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. Collier, who joined the EKU staff in 2003, has lived in Madison County since 1976 and followed EKU sports and happenings during most of that time. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Berea College, but a class in philanthropy while at Berea sparked her interest in that field of work. A charter member of the Student Alumni Ambassadors at Berea, she has had the opportunity for continuing education through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including state, district and international conferences and workshops as well as CASE Summer Institutes in Alumni Relations and Editorial/Magazine work.