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Volume 13 • Number 2
Sept. 6, 2011
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EKU has acquired Elmwood, a historic residence located across Lancaster Avenue from the Richmond campus.

For the second consecutive year, Eastern has earned national recognition for its contribution to the public good.

EKU was honored along with 552 other Master’s Universities nationwide in the 2011 Washington (DC) Monthly College Guide and Rankings. (In addition, Eastern now offers two doctoral degrees – in nursing practice and in educational leadership and policy studies.)

The International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA) has honored Eastern Professor Dr. David W. Dailey for his accomplishments and service to the Association.

Associate Professor Dr. Mixon Ware, a faculty member in Family and Consumer Sciences, Women and Gender Studies and the EKU Honors program, was one of 23 international participants selected to attend the 9th annual Genocide and Human Rights Summer Institute, held at the University of Toronto Aug. 1-13.

Some of the cases received national attention, while others remain buried in obscurity.

Faculty member Keven McQueen chronicles several murders that occurred throughout the South from the 1880s through the early 1930s in his 11th and newest book, “The Axman Came from Hell and Other Southern True Crime Stories,” published by Pelican Publishing.

Donna Freitas, author of “Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America’s College Campuses” will speak on campus Wednesday, Sept. 7.

A shuttle service will be available in Lexington, Danville and Lancaster for those wishing to attend any events during the 2011-12 season of the EKU Center for the Arts.


Café Burrier, a four-course white tablecloth restaurant operated by Eastern dietetic students, will open Sept. 13.

The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity is continuing its collaboration with Williamsburg Independent Schools to develop and implement writing and communications plans through professional development programs.

The EKU Center for Economic Education, with support from the Council for Economic Education and State Farm, will work with the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and centers at Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University to provide training and free copies of the Virtual Economics 4.0 CD-ROM (a $99.95 value) to K-12 teachers in schools throughout the region.

<i>Jayne Violette, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and  Basic Course Director for the Communication Studies Program</i>
Jayne Violette, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Basic Course Director for the Communication Studies Program
Jayne Violette, associate professor of communication studies and basic course director for the communications studies program, 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. Violette, who began teaching in the Department of Communication in 2002, holds a bachelor's degree in communication arts from Georgetown College and a master's degree in theatre arts and a doctoral degree in communication from the University of Kentucky. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and recognitions, including several "Golden Apple Awards" and the "Distinguished Educational Leadership Award for Outstanding Classroom Performance" at EKU.

Akers, Jon (Criminal Justice & Police Studies). Kentucky Center for Safe Schools - Title IV. Kentucky Department of Education. $10,800.

Akers, Jon (Criminal Justice & Police Studies). Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline. Kentucky Department of Education. $833,199.

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

Althauser, Krista (Curriculum and Instruction). Regional Coordinator Services for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics. Northern Kentucky University. $72,555.

Belluscio, Teresa (Disabilities Office). Appalachian Tutoring Grant. Kentucky Department of Education. $76,200.

Bliss, James (Educational Leadership). Assessing Promising Practices. Morehead State University. $61,177.

Brown, David (Biological Sciences) and Koslow, Jennifer (Biological Sciences). Taylor Fork Ecological Area-Phase II. Bluegrass PRIDE. $9,600.

Brown, David (Biological Sciences). Deer Survey & Running Buffalo Clover Monitoring Services. Blue Grass Army Depot. $15,000.

Bundy, Myra Beth (Psychology) and Wittman, Peggy (Occupational Therapy). Eastern Kentucky University Developmental Disabilities Clinic Autism Social Groups. WHAS Crusade for Children. $4,068.75.

Calie, Patrick (Biological Sciences). KBRIN Lead Faculty Award. University of Louisville. $13,112.

Cleveland, Mark (Field Services and Professional Development) and Evans, Sarah (Field Services and Professional Development). Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. Education Professional Standards Board. $5,413.

Cleveland, Mark (Field Services and Professional Development) and Evans, Sarah (Field Services and Professional Development). Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. Education Professional Standards Board. $74,166.

Cleveland, Mark (Field Services and Professional Development) and Evans, Sarah (Field Services and Professional Development). Kentucky Content Leadership Network. Kentucky Department of Education. $246,780.

Collins, Larry (Safety, Security and Emergency Management) and Gorbett, Greg (Safety, Security and Emergency Management). Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. National Institute of Standards and Technology. $15,795.

Combs, Dorie (Curriculum and Instruction) and Deters, Faye (Curriculum and Instruction). Developing Professional Learning Communities to Promote Content Literacy in Middle Schools. Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. $10,000.

Corley, Donna (Baccalaureate & Graduate Nursing). Nurse Researcher Project with Central Baptist Hospital. Central Baptist Hospital. $91,784.

Cornelius, Susan (Continuing Education and Outreach). 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Kentucky Department of Education. $381,965.

Creech, Kim (English) and Combs, Dorie (Curriculum and Instruction). Regional Stewardship: English Transition Course Partnership to Promote College Readiness. Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. $10,000.

Davis, William (Business and Technology) and Gagel, Charles (Applied Engineering and Technology). Career Pathway Development and Implementation. Office of Career and Technical Education. $100,000.

Davis, William (Business and Technology) and Ross, Rim (Technology). Technical Update Training. Office of Career and Technical Education. $ 8,792.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Field-Based Teacher Education. Office of Career and Technical Education. $65,000.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Perkins Grant. Office of Career and Technical Education. $103,856.

Davis, William (Business and Technology). Professional Development for Teacher Educators in Career and Technical Education. Office of Career and Technical Education. Applied Engineering and Technology. $13,500.

Dent, Delinda (Curriculum and Instruction). Kentucky Reading Project - Cadre 13. Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. $60,625.

Discepoli, Denise (Model Laboratory School) and Lippman, Sheila (Model Laboratory School). Native American Arts and Culture. Kentucky Arts Council. $1,080.

Fister, Susan (Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing). Family Planning Contract. Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. $52,138.

Gershtenson, Joseph (Government). KPHRA Administrative Services Agreement. Kentucky Public Human Resources Association. $6,700.

Gorbett, Greg (Safety, Security, and Emergency Management). 2011 Xtralis Testing. Xtralis, Inc. $3,995.80.

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

Harmon, Donna (Training Resource Center). University Training Consortium Professional Development and Training. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $ $21,842,864.

Hay, Michael (Migrant Education). Southeastern Migrant Administrative Center (SEMAC). Kentucky Department of Education. $429,138.

Hayes, Laurence (American Sign Language and Interpreter Education). Interpreter Training Program. Kentucky Department of Education. $491,693.

Herlihy, Jack (College of Education Regional Stewardship). Center for Learning Excellence. Kentucky Department of Education. $250,000.

Horn, Tammy (Eastern Kentucky Environmental Research Institute). Queen Production and Nutrition on Eastern KY Surface Mine Sites. Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. $45,130.

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

Jones, Alice (Geography and Geology) and Brown, David (Biological Sciences). Develop and Administer Environmental Research Training Program. University of Cincinnati. $21,010.

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

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

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

Lin, Sophie (Physics and Astronomy). Thermoeletric Materials Synthesis and Characterization. University of Kentucky Research Foundation. $4,573.

Martin, Sally (English). Eastern Kentucky University Writing Project, FY 2012. National Writing Project. $35,000.

Miller, Cynthia (Training Resource Center). Juvenile Justice Training Center. Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. $432,000.

Mooers, Ian (Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship & Technology). 2011 Idea State U Competition. Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. $1,500.

Nichols, Jami (University Programs). Upward Bound. U. S. Department of Education. $467,691.

Nolan, Ronnie (College of Education). Kentucky Educational Cooperative for State Agency Children (KECSAC). Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. $605,238.

Porter, Diana (Curriculum and Instruction). High School Literacy: Decoding the Content. Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. $10,000.

Reed, Tanea (Chemistry). Treatment of traumatically brain injured rats with gamma glutamyl cysteine ethyl. Morehead State University. $25,645.

Short, Judy (Baccalaureate & Graduate Nursing). Rural Health MSN Traineeship. Health Resources and Services Administration. $30,697.

Smith, Charlotte (Model Laboratory School) and Viohl, Teresa (Model Laboratory School). Bluegrass Pride Educator Training Workshop. Bluegrass PRIDE. $720.

Smith, Darrin (Chemistry). Analysis of Lignin Degradation Products in Ionic Liquids by Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Development of Biofuels and Related Co-Products. Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh. $10,000.

Smith, Kristel (Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship & Technology). CEDET Technical Training Program. United States Department of Agriculture. $42,418.

Thomas, Deneia (Counseling and Educational Psychology). Career Counseling and Transition Services. Kentucky Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. $170,862.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). DBHDID EKU Acting Director. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $142,327.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). Early Childhood Mental Health. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $220,000.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). Mental Health/Substance Abuse Initiative. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $3,220,439.

Wachtel, Elizabeth (Training Resource Center). University Training Consortium - Child Support. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. $57,344.

Waikel, Rebekah (Biological Sciences). Estrogen Mediated Regulation of miRNA in Cardiac Remodeling. National Institutes of Health. $389,445.

Waikel, Rebekah (Biological Sciences). Investigating G-Protein Coupled Estrogen Receptor's Potential Role in Estrogen-Mediated Inhibition of Cardiomyocyte Hypertrophy. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. $1,000.

Waikel, Rebekah (Biological Sciences). Research Assistant Funds: Estrogen Mediated Regulation of miRNA in Cardiac Remodeling. University of Louisville. $22,291.

Wilder, Melinda (Natural Areas). Lilley Cornett Woods Expansion. Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. $106,750.

Williams, Kathy (Academic Readiness and Testing). Enhancement of Assessment and Placement Efforts: EKU and High School Partners. Council on Postsecondary Education. $30,000.