In this issue:
The College of Business & Technology recognized its Distinguished Alumni on April 2, with the help of President Glasser, front row, left, and Dean Rogow, front row, right. Among those honored were, front row, center, Lt. Gov. Stephen Pence, Department of Management, Marketing and Administrative Communication alumnus, and Dr. Carolyn Henry, associate professor of veterinary associate medicine and surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia, Department of Agriculture graduate; back row, left to right, George E. Ridings,CLU, ChFC, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems alumnus, and David B. Jackson, owner and president, Hacker Brothers, Inc., Department of Technology graduate. Honorees not pictured were Chryssa Zizos, founder and president, Live Wire Media Relations, LLC, Department of Communication, and Col. (Ret) Gerald A. Byrd, Department of Military Science.
Two of Kentucky’s better known literary figures have joined the University creative writing faculty.
Nationally acclaimed author Silas House, an EKU graduate and native of Laurel County, and leading “Affrilachian” poet Frank X Walker, a Danville native, have accepted full-time, tenure-track positions with EKU’s Department of English and Theatre. They will begin teaching in the fall semester.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Institute Education Center at EKU, coordinated by the Division of Continuing Education & Outreach, recently began offering its first training courses, taught by Justice & Safety faculty and other qualified instructors.
Clockwise from left, senior Charlana McQuinn, sophomore Heather Blanton, sophomore Jeanette Peters, freshman Megan Caudill and senior Jay Corbett helped plant a tree on Meadowbrook Farm April 3 as part of the Earth Days celebration. Blanton, Peters and Caudill are members of the new co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.
A Universitywide memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 14, to honor and celebrate the lives and contributions of members of the EKU family – current and retired faculty and staff and students – who have died since April 25, 2003.
Standing from left, Heather Coombs, Smithfield; Jeffrey Klein, Smithboro, Ohio; Kristal Merz, Maysville; Tara Mann, Taylorsville; Kristen Bailey, Carlisle; Diana Wroble, Eastpointe, Mich; Ryan Bertke, Union; and Director Dr. Connie Rhoades. Seated, from left, are Sarah Kurk, Mount Washington; Brittany Stewart, Henderson; and Lisa Dahlhauser, Radcliff.
EKU’s Clarinet Choir is one of four university clarinet choirs worldwide selected to perform at ClarinetFest 2004, a prestigious international conference in Washington, D.C., July 21-25.
Bobby Maass, FSE graduate, LPS graduate student and graduate assistant, took part in a demonstration April 1 involving a live burn and an explosion investigation scene as part of the College of Justice & Safety annual career day activities.
The EKU chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (Professional Business Leaders) received first place as the “Most Outstanding Chapter in Kentucky Phi Beta Lambda” during the Kentucky PBL State Leadership Conference April 2-3 in Louisville. The campus chapter also was recognized as “Outstanding Local Chapter,” for “Largest Percentage Increase in Chapter Membership” and, for the second year in a row, was named “Gold Seal Chapter.”
The Kentucky Schools to Watch program, directed by the Center for Middle School Academic Achievement at EKU, recently named Fort Campell’s Mahaffey Middle School and Logan County’s Adairville Elementary and Auburn Elementary as “Schools to Watch” in the Commonwealth. Each school will be recognized on Wednesday, April 14.
EKU Dance Team
The EKU Dance Team took home the top prize in the American Championships Showcase – the national championships for collegiate dance squads – on Sunday, April 4.
The EKU Army ROTC Pershing Rifles Company R-1 captured four first-place trophies at the annual National Drill Conference in Fort Monroe, Va., last month. The company finished first in each of the four events they entered: Color Guard, Basic Squad Drill, Basic Squad Inspection and Individual Exhibition.