In this issue:
Dr. Marcel Robles, center, displays the two Outstanding Educator awards she received during the recent FBD Conference.
Dr. Marcel Robles, professor of corporate communication in the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business, received two 2012 Outstanding Educator awards at the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) Conference, held in New Orleans Feb. 29-March 3.
(Public Relations Photo by Stephanie Cole)
Only a sophomore at Eastern, Jessica Jacobs is already looking ahead to graduate school and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Now this first-generation college student from Leitchfield and a 2010 graduate of Grayson County High School has a head start on the competition.
Jacobs recently learned she has been accepted into the Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience (APPLE) program. As one of only two APPLE scholars nationally – the other an Ivy Leaguer at Brown University – she will receive up to $3,000 to support her development in the field of law-psychology through research with Dr. Dustin Wygant of EKU’s psychology faculty.
Members of the campus and Richmond community enjoyed refreshments, games, music, special speakers and giveaways during The Power of Maroon Day on March 21. The event, offering an opportunity to show pride in the University and celebrate the ties that bind campus and community, began as a student project by Audrey Smith, Emily Whitt, Megan Malear and Jannell Sargent in a communication studies class taught by John Strada last fall. (Public Relations Photo by Stephanie Cole.)
EKU recently received two grants from the Bluegrass PRIDE community grant program: one to establish an outdoor classroom and wetlands area to be shared by two local schools, among other provisions, and another to install five water bottle-filling stations on the Richmond campus.
What is life like for Bible Belt homosexuals, especially when they try to live out their faith?
Dr. Bernadette Barton, author of the upcoming book, “Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays,” will address the subject on Thursday, March 29. The event, part of both the yearlong Chautauqua lecture series and the Women’s History Month observance at the university, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Student Success Building. Sponsored by the Department of Government, Kentucky Institute of Public Governance and Civic Engagement and the Women and Gender Studies program, the event is free and open to the public.
A senior from Lancaster, competing against students from four-year colleges and universities in nine states, has received the Regional Student Leadership Award from the National Orientation Directors Association.
Spencer Barrett, a public relations major, has served EKU as an orientation leader, Colonel Camp leader and New Student Days leader since December 2009, assisting with the transition of incoming freshmen, transfer students and even family members to EKU. He received the Region VI award at a conference in Charlotte, N.C. March 9-11.
While most Eastern students enjoyed a restful break from classes during Spring Break March 5-9, some students spent their time volunteering through EKU’s Alternative Spring Break Program in various locales from New York City to New Orleans, from Myrtle Beach, S.C. to Kansas City, Kan.
Terry Wilson, EKU Educational Extension Agent Coordinator
Terry Wilson, coordinator of EKU’s Educational Extension Agent 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. Wilson, who joined the EKU staff in August 2009, holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Cumberland College and a master’s degree in education from Union College. He also holds a Rank I degree in educational leadership.
Carpenter, Russell (Noel Studio). Professional Development Support for Madison County Schools. Madison County Schools. $4,000.
Gore, David (Office of Sustainability). Waste Reduction Through the Installation of Hydration Stations and Promotion of Reusable Water Bottles. Bluegrass PRIDE. $5,000.
Ritchison, Gary (Biological Sciences). Breeding biology of Chuck-will's-widows: nest success, nest-site selection, and habitat use. Kentucky Academy of Science. $764.
Rodriguez, Michael (Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Technology). Small Business Development Center. Kentucky Small Business Development Center. $14,000.
Sweet, Charlie, and Blythe, Hal (University Programs). Curriculum and Alignment for Retention and Transition at Eastern (CARTE II). Council on Post-Secondary Education. $50,000.