In this issue:
• Business & Technology Alumni Honored
• EKU’s Alumni Weekend Scheduled for April 23-25
• EKU Adds Silas House, Frank X Walker to Creative Writing Faculty
• OSHA Training Classes Now Offered at EKU
• Earth Days in the Cumberlands
• Memorial Service to Honor EKU Family Members
• Clarinet Choir to Perform at National, International Conferences
• WEKU Assistant Manager Shares Peabody Award with Wife
• Taking the Heat (feature photo)
• University Hosts Scholars Weekend April 15-18
• Phi Beta Lambda Named Best in the State
• EKU Program Recognizes Three Kentucky Schools
• Dance Team Captures National Championship
• EKU Pershing Rifles Company Places First in National Drill Conference
• Moving Forward Together: EKU Family Portrait
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.
This year’s event features special reunions for the graduation classes of 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984 and 1989. Graduates of all years are welcome.
One of the highlights is the annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Banquet, where Lt. Gov. Steve Pence will be recognized as the 2004 Outstanding Alumnus. The event will be held Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Keen Johnson Ballroom. Tickets for the banquet are $20 each.
Also at the banquet, six Eastern graduates will be inducted into the University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni: Rodney Alsup, Atlanta, Ga., senior associate dean, College of Business, Kennesaw State University; William Barrett, Woodside, Calif., president, Ocean Links Corp.; Billie Jean Osborne, Prestonsburg, founder and longtime executive director, Mountain Arts Center; Ted Green, Atlanta, Ga., president and chief executive officer, Sterling Independent Services Inc.; Gen. Donald Storm, Frankfort, adjutant general, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and commander, Kentucky National Guard; and Thomas Mills, Danville, co-founder and chief operating officer, Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing Inc.
“There’s no better time to visit the ‘Campus Beautiful’ and see what has been happening here than springtime,” said Dick Perry, president of the EKU National Alumni Association, “and Alumni Weekend provides an excellent opportunity for our graduates to see their classmates and introduce their families to their alma mater.”
The April 23 schedule at the Stratton Building Cafeteria includes a faculty/alumni reception at 6 p.m., an alumni dinner at 7 (cost $20), and after-dinner entertainment by EKU students.
The fun continues Saturday, April 24, at the Keen Johnson Building, with a Fun Run, leaving at 7:30 a.m. from the Richards Alumni House. Registration along with a continental breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. in the Keen Johnson Building. In addition to the 7 p.m. banquet, the day also includes class buffet luncheons (cost $11) at 11:30 a.m., class meetings and photographs and recognition of EKU Pioneers (those who graduated from the University in 1954 or earlier).
The afternoon also includes campus tours, a Colonel baseball game and other optional activities.
Activities conclude Sunday, April 25, with a Veterans Memorial dedication and service in the Powell Building courtyard at 9:30 a.m. Anyone who would like a name to be read should contact Lt. Col. Brett Morris, 622-1207.
Also, the weekend includes several events specifically for ROTC alumni: a breakfast meeting (cost $7.25) from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the Keen Johnson Building, a chapter business meeting at 1 p.m. and a hospitality room (cost $5) in the Hampton Inn at 9 p.m.
Any graduates from 1954 and earlier who would like to be recognized this year as an EKU Pioneer should contact the Alumni Relations office, 859-622-1260. For more information about Alumni Weekend, or to make reservations for any of the events, call the Alumni Relations office, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eku.edu/alumni/weekend2004.
All reservations should be made by Friday, April 16.
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.
“I think Silas and Frank are two of the most important voices of their generation, certainly of this area,” said Dr. Charlie Sweet, acting chair of EKU’s Department of English and Theatre. “Their addition to our faculty enhances our excellent reputation, makes Eastern the cream of the Commonwealth in creative writing, and helps us to achieve our University mission of earning national distinction. They also give us two minority perspectives (Walker is African-American and House part-Cherokee) at a time when America is becoming more diverse.”
House, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern, is the author of “Clay’s Quilt,” which was called “perfect” by USA Today; “A Parchment of Leaves,” a national bestseller; and “The Coal Tattoo,” to be published this year.
Last year, House was chosen as Kentucky’s Favorite Writer in a statewide poll. He is the winner of the Kentucky Literary Award for Best Novel, the Chaffin Award for Literature, two ForeWord Magazine Bronze Awards for best literary novel, and he has been nominated for the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize, the William Saroyan International Prize for Literature and two Pushcart Prizes.
Now, he wants to “give something back” to his alma mater.
“I’ve always had a desire to teach,” he said, “and I feel I have something to give to the students at Eastern. I’ve basically been on book tour for the last three years, so this will give me the opportunity to be at home more. But most of all … I really want to give something back, and I think teaching is the best and ultimate way to do that.”
House, a rural mail carrier until his writing career flourished, said he wants to “dispel some myths about writing and let (students) know that being a good writer is more about learning the art of observation than about constructing sentences. I hope to give them good advice that I’ve picked up along my way as a beginning writer and supply them with a sense of community of creative spirit.”
Like Sweet, he’s excited about the future of EKU’s creative writing program.
“I think that EKU really wants to make its creative writing program the best of the kind in the state, and hiring someone specifically for creative writing really shows that they’re committed to moving forward and hopefully making the program have a broader appeal.”
“Clay’s Quilt” has been selected as the book that every incoming freshman at EKU this fall will read. House will discuss the book at a freshman convocation this fall.
“Silas’ writing,” Sweet said, “is highly insightful of the Kentucky culture, and his ability to select precise details convinces readers of the reality of his fiction.”
Walker coined the term “Affrilachian” to help convey a “unique perspective on Southern and especially Kentucky history” and culture, according to Sweet, and is founder of the Affrilachian School of Writers, which recognizes African-American literary and cultural heritage in the Appalachian region.
He titled his first collection of poetry and fiction “Affrilachia.” The book “immediately struck a nerve in Kentucky,” as one colleague put it.
Just as he has helped to bring greater visibility to “Affrilachian” arts, so has Walker given a voice to an often overlooked but fascinating historical figure with Kentucky roots – York, the slave of famous explorer William Clark of Lewis and Clark. His collection of fictionalized poems, “Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York,” breathes fresh life into a forgotten past. The book is being used in Danville/Boyle County as part of a community-wide family literacy project.
For the past five years, Walker has served as director of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. He also has served as vice president of the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
“Administration has always paid the rent,” Walker said, “but opportunities as a teaching-artist have always fueled my soul. I don’t feel like I’ve made a radical life-changing career move, but that my teaching artist life finally matured enough for me to be able to take advantage of the many opportunities that are available in higher education. I look forward not only to utilizing my skills and experience in the classroom, but also to finding a good match for the administrative skills I’ve developed over the years.”
Walker said the opportunity to join a department with “significant individual accomplishments of its writers and teachers will certainly impact my own continued development.”
Others who teach creative writing courses at EKU include Sweet and Dr. Hal Blythe, who team on mystery stories; and several nationally known poets, including Dr. Harry Brown, Dr. Dorothy Sutton, Dr. Christine Delea and Dr. Young Smith, a Poet of the Month selection of Poetry Magazine last year.
For more information about House and Walker, visit their respective Web sites, www.silashouse.com and www.frankxwalker.com.
For more information about EKU’s Creative Writing Program, call 622-5861.
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.
OSHA’s education centers offer training courses on OSHA standards and occupational and safety health issues. The centers are primarily responsible for training private sector personnel and state and federal personnel from agencies outside OSHA.
Upcoming courses will cover ergonomics, hazardous materials, standards for the construction industry, standards for the general industry, industrial hygiene and record keeping.
EKU, designated an OSHA Training Institute Education Center by the U.S. Department of Labor last March, is one of three centers serving Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. It is among 20 education centers at 35 locations nationwide.
“The OSHA training courses offer practical knowledge being put into place in the workplace,” said Corrie Rice, Workforce Education manager. “We have courses that train the trainers to go back and teach the OSHA requirements.”
While the main purpose of the center is to help companies meet their OSHA requirements and many courses are geared to supervisors, Rice said some classes also would be beneficial to workers. “If a company needs safety training of any kind, we either offer the course or can create one. In addition to the courses we offer at EKU, we are also able to offer on-site training for companies and organizations,” she said.
For more information about the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at EKU, call 622-8410 or visit the website at www.ceo.eku.edu/osha.
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.
Tuesday, April 13 – Reception for “Shaped by Water” artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gallery on Main, 128 W. Main St., Richmond. The exhibit promotes environmental awareness through paintings, sculpture, dance and other art forms.
Thursday, April 15 – “The Gaia Theory: A Multimedia Presentation,” Martin Ogle, chief naturalist, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, 3:30 and 7 p.m., Room 128, Crabbe Library. Ogle has made presentations on the subject for the USDA and Smithsonian Institution, among other groups and organizations.
Saturday, April 17 – Reforest the Bluegrass, annual event to plant thousands of trees in and around Lexington. Free T-shirts and food for all volunteers. Co-sponsored by EKU Office of Volunteerism. To participate, contact Amber Jones at email@example.com or 622-2052. Van will leave Student Services Building lot at 9 a.m. and return at 1:30 p.m.
Monday, April 19 – “The Mountain Top Removal Road Show,” David Cooper, mountain residents and EKU graduate student Sara Hall, 11 a.m., Room 100, Moore Building, and 3 p.m., Center for Appalachian Studies, 300 Summit St., Richmond.
Wednesday, April 21 – “Thoughts in the Presence of Fear,” film and discussion with Kentucky author/environmentalist Wendell Berry and Appalshop filmmaker Herb Smith, 7 p.m., Posey Auditorium, Stratton Building. Reception and book signing will follow. The event is a fundraiser for Kentucky Riverkeeper and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth; any donations welcome.
Thursday, April 22 – Environmental Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., outside Powell Building. Booths, entertainment, music, food and fun. Music provided by The Betweeners. Groups and organizations interested in setting up booths should call 622-3065.
Friday, April 23 – Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Regents Dining Room, Powell Building. The James Still Award for Service to Appalachia will be presented posthumously to Gov. Edward Breathitt, who fought successfully for stronger strip-mine legislation. Members of Gov. Breathitt’s family will be present to accept award. Seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call 622-3065.
Saturday, April 24 – County Clean-Up Challenge, all day throughout Madison County. Groups and individuals should sign up in advance through EKU Office of Volunteerism. Contact Amber Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 622-2052 or the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 623-1720.
Saturday, April 24 – 5K Run for the Planet, 9:30 a.m., starting in Stratton Building Parking Lot, registration 8:30-9:15 a.m., co-sponsored by EKU Intramurals, Bluegrass Rotary Club and Center for Appalachian Studies. For more information, contact the Center for Appalachian Studies, 622-3065.
Tuesday, April 27 – “Eating Ecologically,” a dining seminar with Josh Bills and Robert Wiese, featuring locally grown organic foods, 6:30-8 p.m., Center for Appalachian Studies, 300 Summit St. Meal is free, but seating is limited. Call 622-3065 for reservations.
Thursday, April 29 – Public presentation of Muddy Creek Watershed Implementation Plan developed by Environmental Land Use Planning class at EKU, 4 p.m., Center for Appalachian Studies, 300 Summit St., Richmond.
Thursday, April 29 – Educator Resource Fair, sponsored by EKU Center for Environmental Education, details to be announced. For more information, call Dr. Melinda Wilder, 622-2167.
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.
The service, at 4 p.m. in the Meditation Chapel, will include music and remarks from EKU President Joanne Glasser and other University officials.
The event will honor students Carroll (C.D.) Malone, Cecilia, Ky.; Andy Adkins, Harlan; Alycen Marie Jobe, Flatwoods; Mark Douglas Hendricks, Kelli Smoot, Richmond; Lewis McCay Ballard, Bardstown; Dawn Elizabeth Pritchard, Ocala, Fla; Don Hoskins, Manchester; and faculty/staff members Dr. Dean Cannon, Dr. Ian Crump, Dr. Henry G. Martin, Dr. Wietse de Hoop, Dr. Bond Harris, Dr. Walt Nelson and Dr. John D. Rowlett.
Family, friends and members of the campus community are invited to attend. Anyone unable to attend may obtain a videotape of the ceremony from EKU TV Production Services at 622-1681.
For more information about the event, call 622-1723.
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.
The group has also been selected to perform at the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, a national conference in Norman, Okla., June 3-5.
The 10-member group was invited to perform at the conferences after Dr. Connie Rhoades, director, submitted recordings from their spring concert.
“I’m excited because this will be an outstanding learning opportunity for our students,” Rhoades said. “Not only will they get to perform, but they’ll get to hear other outstanding clarinetists. It’s quite an honor to be invited to perform at these conferences.”
At ClarinetFest, other performers include groups from the University of Florida, Japan and Great Britain.
At the Oklahoma event, the Tulsa Clarinet Quartet also will perform.
The EKU Clarinet Choir is primarily an undergraduate ensemble consisting of music education and music performance majors. The ensemble recently performed at the 2004 Kentucky Music Educators Association Convention in Louisville. Its next public concert is Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in Brock Auditorium. The event is free.
Members of the EKU Clarinet Choir are: Tara Mann, Taylorsville; Sarah Kurk, Mount Washington; Lisa Dahlhauser, Radcliff; Kristal Merz, Maysville; Kristen Bailey, Carlisle; Brittany Stewart, Henderson; Jeffrey Klein, Springboro, Ohio; Diana Wrobel, Eastpointe, Mich; Heather Coombs, Smithfield; and Ryan Bertke, Union.
The ClarinetFest is held annually in the United States and every third year overseas. The International Clarinet Association, through its international conventions, research library, quarterly publications and clarinet competitions, provides scholarly and creative experiences in music education, music performance and clarinet research.
The University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium is an internationally acclaimed event in its 24th year.
Gregory and Lawrence were honored for their production of a radio documentary, “Sisters in Pain,” which tells the story of incarcerated women who find support for their struggles among prison staff, public defenders and a governor who granted them a rare clemency. The program aired on WEKU, the public radio service of EKU, and other Kentucky public radio stations in October 2003.
The documentary profiles three women who were who convicted and imprisoned in Kentucky for assaulting, killing or being involved in some way in the murder of men who abused them. In a controversial move, then-Gov. Brereton Jones granted clemency to the women in 1995, saying the women had acted in self-defense.
“This was a story that (my wife) discovered and felt was important to convey to a wider audience,” Gregory said. “There are so many questions that we wanted to explore ... How domestic violence trap its victims? How does the judicial system treat women who try to protect themselves? Does the social services network do enough to protect victims? What is justifiable self-defense? Does our state’s clemency system work as it should?”
Through interviews with the three “sisters in pain” and with others involved in the story and with the issue of domestic violence, Gregory and Lawrence explored the lives of battered women and what constitutes a justifiable self-defense in the face of severe abuse.
“It’s sobering to learn about the brutality that people in our neighborhoods and communities live with every day,” Gregory said. “Many of them truly are silent victims because they feel they have nowhere to turn, no one to talk to, and on some level they realize that they are at their greatest risk if they try to leave their abuser.”
The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications selected 29 honorees for excellence in electronic media from among more than 1,100 entries. Other winners included the CBS news program “60 Minutes,” PBS programs “American Experience,” “Frontline,” and “The NewsHour,” as well as HBO and the BBC. The only other radio program honored was the music series “American Mavericks” produced by Minnesota Public Radio.
“I’m still waiting for someone to say, ‘April Fools,’” Gregory said. “And I’m thrilled to share such an honor with my wonderful and talented wife and co-producer.”
Established in 1940, the Peabody recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by stations, networks, producing organizations and individuals. The Peabody
Board is a 15-member group, comprised of television critics, broadcast and cable industry executives and experts in culture and the arts. Selection is made by the Board after review by special screening committees of UGA faculty, students and staff.
Listener-supported WEKU broadcasts 24 hours a day from Richmond (88.9 FM), Hazard (90.9 FM) and Corbin (88.5 FM).
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.
Highlights of the event will include the third annual Undergraduate Presentation, featuring service-learning, discovery research and creative arts presentations that demonstrate collaboration between student and professor; the Honor Program's senior thesis presentations and banquet; the University Scholars Assembly, where students who have excelled academically are presented awards from departments, colleges and organizations; and the initiation and banquet programs for the national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.
The unifying event will be a scholars reception on Sunday afternoon. Friends and family are welcome to attend all events.
The complete schedule follows:
- Thursday-Saturday, April 15-17, the Honors Program Senior Thesis Presentations, Kennamer and Jaggers rooms, Powell Building;
- Friday, April 16, the Honors Program Banquet, Keen Johnson Ballroom, 7:15 p.m.;
- Sunday, April 18, the University Scholars Assembly, SSB Auditorium, 1 p.m.; Scholars Reception, SSB Lobby, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Phi Kappa Phi Initiation, West Room, Keen Johnson Building, 5 p.m.; Phi Kappa Phi Banquet, South Room, Keen Johnson Building, 6:15 p.m.
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.”
Individual members also excelled during the conference:
- T.J. Phillips, EKU chapter president – first place, Finance; first place, Largest Recruitment of PBL Members; fourth place, Local Chapter Annual Business Report; Kentucky FBLA-PBL Professional Division Scholarship; National FBLA-PBL Executive Award; and the “Who’s Who in Kentucky PBL” nominee for EKU;
- Craig Eten – first place, Accounting for Professionals;
- Lauren Brown – first place, Java Programming; with Talletha Young, third place, Website Development;
- Talletha Young – fourth place, Business Math;
- Crystal Nichols – first place, Management;
- Meranda Knight – second place, Ms. Future Business Executive;
- Kristy Frolo – third place, Marketing;
- Dr. Marcel Robles – third place, Outstanding Chapter Adviser;
- Emily Kassem – fifth place, Economics.
Jacqueline Terrell was elected Kentucky PBL state secretary.
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate level of FBLA-PBL, a national organization of more than 250,000 students, dedicated to the education and professional development of future professional business leaders. EKU PBL, established in 1970, is dedicated to this mission and helps EKU students of all majors interested in the business profession. For more information, contact Phillips at 622-4661 or email@example.com or Robles at 622-1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Kentucky Schools to Watch program is modeled after and affiliated with the National Schools to Watch program, sponsored by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Grades Reform, which has identified criteria to describe high-performing schools that serve students in the middle grades.
Reflective of the Forum’s vision statement, such schools are academically excellent, responsive to the developmental challenges of young adolescents and socially equitable, with high expectations for all students.
“We have good research data which shows that schools that are consistent with the National Forum’s vision are schools where children are successful,” said Sara Delano Moore, co-director of the Center. “We’re eager to share with other schools around Kentucky – and around the nation – the work of these three schools that any middle school, regardless of size or status, can adopt if they make that commitment, such as Mahaffey’s priority on giving their counselor time to counsel, Adairville’s looping of students at the middle grades level, and Auburn’s infusion of the arts and use of rubrics,” she said.
Other participating organizations in the Kentucky Schools to Watch program are the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Middle School Association, the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, and the Kentucky Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.
Moore; John Harrison, National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform; and Gene Wilhoit, Kentucky Commissioner of Education, will speak during the April 14 recognition ceremonies, scheduled at Auburn Elementary, 8:30-9 a.m.; Adairville Elementary, 10:30-11 a.m.; and Mahaffey Middle School, 1:45-2:15 p.m.
Launched in 1999, Schools to Watch began as a national program that identified four schools across the country that were meeting or exceeding a set of strict criteria for excellence, including Barren County Middle School in Kentucky.
In 2003, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois and Colorado were selected by the National Forum to participate in statewide programs, joining existing programs in California, North Carolina and Georgia.
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.
EKU’s team won the open dance division of the contest, which pitted it against the other college dance teams in the meet, and was later awarded the Grand Championship of the open division, giving it a national title.
“We’re all very excited right now,” said team coach Lisa Laird. “We have worked very hard to get here and the girls raised all the money to get here themselves, which makes it even more special. We competed against 22 other squads in our division, including Cal State Fullerton, who had won this competition before. We competed against some outstanding teams and we were fortunate enough to come out on top.”
The team departed campus around 5:30 Friday morning and practiced in the championship venue. The squad competed in the first round on Saturday prior to the championship round on Sunday afternoon.
The event took place at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is located near Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure.
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.
The competition is an annual event hosted by a Pershing Rifles company and the national alumni association. EKU teams competed against cadets from 20 other colleges and universities around the nation.
Members of EKU Company R-1 who competed at the competition were:
First-Place Color Guard – Jacob Wood, rifle bearer; Brian Riggs, state flag; Lee Canafax; U.S. flag; and David Stanley, rifle bearer.
First-Place Basic Squad Inspection and First-Place Basic Squad Drill – Ryan Raker, Chris Howard, Joe Amschler, David Stanley, Andrea Hahn, Jacob Wood and Christina Amschler (commander). Joe Amschler also received first place in the category of exhibition individual.
“What impressed me most was the fact that they brought home the first-place trophy in every event they entered,” said Lt. Col. Brett Morris, professor of military science and leadership. “This demonstrates the high level of dedication and attention to details these students possess, and for which EKU’s Pershing Rifles is known.”
Instructional Media Photographer
How long have you been in this position?
What’s a typical workday for you?
I make visual aids for faculty use in the classroom. It's a free service. On any given day I will be developing slide film, making duplicate slides, shooting instructional projects with both film and digital cameras, and editing images with Adobe Photoshop. The projects can involve anything from shots of current events articles or illustrations from textbooks to photos of archaeological specimens or historical artifacts; anything that a professor might need to show in the classroom. I work closely with our graphic designer, Teresa Snow.
I'm always willing to answer questions about photography. These days many of the questions are about digital cameras, and while it's not really possible to know everything about the many different models on the market, I can usually help. I currently have two digital cameras available for check-out to faculty. They stay fairly busy so you might want to check in advance. Also, I have slide film available at cost to faculty or staff.
What did you do before coming to EKU?
I was lab manager for Stone Photography (store #1) in Lexington.
If you were not doing this job, what would you like to be doing?
I really enjoy my job. I don't think that there is anything that I would rather do, realistically. I think I will always stay in the field of photography and graphic design.
Tell us about your family.
My wife, Carla, is a respiratory therapist at the VA Hospital in Lexington. I have two sons. Nathan is 7 and Jonah will be 5 in July. They are a lot of fun and they keep me really busy!
What is your favorite restaurant?
Red Lobster, I guess. It's a very special treat that we don't do often.
What is your favorite website?
The Internet Movie Database, imdb.com. There's a lot of cross-referenced information at your fingertips and I really enjoy rating the movies that I see and occasionally reviewing one.
What is the last movie you saw?
"Gunfight at the OK Corral," with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. I love the old movies. We also watched "Yankee Doodle Dandy," with James Cagney, recently. A wonderful show that the kids really liked.
If you could travel back in time to any place or occasion, what would it be?
I'd go back to the early 1940s in St Helens, Ore., to spend some time with my dad when he was a teenager. I'd like to see a little bit of his life as a kid and experience the wartime homefront in person.
How has your department helped move the University forward?
I think that we have done a good job of keeping up with changing technology and have provided a good service that can be tailored to individual needs. The personal attention to special requirements is something that cannot be provided by a generic outside source. In today's media intensive world, I expect our services to be even more important.
The Association for Business Communication-Southwest United States has awarded Marcel Robles, associate professor of Corporate Communication and Technology, its Outstanding Teacher Award for 2004. Robles was presented the award in March at the Federation of Business Disciplines conference in Orlando.
English Professor Helen Bennett will attend an NEH summer institute in Cambridge, England, focusing on
interdisciplinary study of medieval Anglo-Saxon culture. Anne Gossage, assistant professor, English, will also be attending an NEH summer institute in Staunton, Va., and London, England. She will be working with scholars as well as the actors and directors of the Shenandoah Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe. Both NEH summer institutes are designed to help professors enrich their classroom instruction.
The Colonel’s Compass, a new publication containing information traditionally found in the front of the EKU schedule book, was mailed recently to current students who are not graduating in May, all full-time faculty and all department offices.
When the format of the schedule book was changed two years ago, it made the listing of courses more readable, but required additional space. Due to those space limitations, much of the information traditionally found in the front of the book was omitted. While this information has always been available online, many students and advisors found having a paper copy of the information to be convenient. Therefore, as printing of a paper schedule book is phased out – a plan that has been ongoing for the past two years – the Colonel’s Compass, named on the recommendation of the SGA, was created.
For additional information, contact Tina Davis in the Registrar’s Office at 622-2320.
The 27th annual Employee Recognition Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 14, in the Keen Johnson Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. More than 300 employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service will be recognized and all employees are welcome to attend.
The Richmond Rotary Club will host its first ever International Dinner on Saturday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 608 W. Main St. The event will feature international cuisine and entertainment.
The cost is $25 per person or $10 per student. However, the cost will be waived for students who bring a dish native to their homeland or who provide culturally authentic entertainment.
Proceeds will go to Rotary International Foundation’s Polio Plus Program to help eradicate polio worldwide. Reservations are requested. To make reservations, or for more information, contact Dwight McMullin at 626-0060 or email@example.com.
Sunday, March 21, 2004 - Saturday, April 17, 2004
Bluegrass Regional High School Art Exhibition, Giles Gallery, Campbell Building, call 622-8135 for Gallery hours.
Sunday-Wednesday, April 11-21, 2004
Art Students Association Juried Exhibition, Giles Gallery, Campbell Building, opening reception 2-4 p.m., April 18, call 622-8135 for Gallery hours.
Monday, April 12, 2004
"Alcohol and Violence," Dr. Helene White, Center for Alcohol Studies Program, Rutgers University, noon, 434 Stratton, sponsored by the Departments of Criminal Justice and Police Studies and Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies, and the College of Justice & Safety.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
8 p.m., Brock Auditorium.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
EKU vs. Xavier, 3 p.m., Turkey Hughes Field.
Wednesday-Saturday, April 14-17, 2004
8 p.m. nightly, Gifford Theatre, Campbell Building, presented by EKU Theatre, $5 for students and senior citizens, $6 for other adults, call 622-1323 weekdays between noon and 4 p.m. for tickets.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Baseball, 3 p.m., Turkey Hughes Field.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
EKU vs. Morehead State, 3 p.m., Gertrude Hood Field.
Thursday, April 15, 2004
"M.C. Escher: Math and Art," presented by Dr. Gay Sweely, Art & Design, 4 p.m., Wallace 149, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statisics as part of Mathematics Awareness Month.
Thursday, April 15, 2004
8 p.m., Brock Auditorium.
Saturday, April 17, 2004
A fundraising dinner with proceeds
supporting the Bluegrass Farmworker Health Center, 7 p.m.-midnight at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington. Cost is $50 per person.
Saturday-Sunday, April 17-18, 2004
Softball doubleheader, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Gertrude Hood Field.
Monday, April 19, 2004
8 p.m., Alumni Coliseum, sponsored by the Student Activities Council, opening act is the new country up-and-comer Brian McComas. Tickets are on sale at the Powell Student Center Information desk for full-time students at $12 each (limit four), cash only. All 700 floor seats are reserved for EKU student tickets. EKU students must present their valid student IDs with their tickets at the door to enter the concert. Tickets for all others are on sale through Ticketmaster,(859)281-6644 or www.ticketmaster.com
, for $20. For additional information please call 622-1724 or 622-3855.
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
"Singing the Recitative," students of the workshop will present, under
the direction of Dr. Patrick Newell, three comic scenes and one dramatic
scene from operas of the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries. 8 p.m., Gifford Auditorium. Tickets, $2 for students (with valid student ID) and $4 for adults, are available at the door.
Tuesday-Friday, April 20-23, 2004
8 p.m., SSB auditorium, $5 for students and $8 for others.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
"Continuity and Change in Kentucky Politics Over Four Decades," Dr. Paul Blanchard, 7:30 p.m., Kennamer Room, Powell Building, sponsored by EKU Center for Kentucky History and Politics.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Hunter Hensley, 6:30 p.m., Grand Reading Room, Crabbe Library.
Thursday, April 22, 2004
8 p.m., Brock Auditorium, under the direction of Dr. Mark Chambers the orchestra will perform several of the most popular works from the String Orchestra repertoire. The program will include works by Vivaldi, Grieg, William Walton and Mozart.
Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25, 2004
EKU vs. Samford, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Turkey Hughes Field.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 - Friday, May 07, 2004
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Giles Gallery, Campbell Building, opening reception 2-4 p.m., April 25, call 622-8135 for Gallery hours.
Thursday, April 29, 2004
8 p.m., Brock Auditorium, under the direction of Dr. Connie Rhoades, associate professor of clarinet, the first half of the recital will consist of solos performed by members of the EKU Clarinet Studio while the second half will feature the EKU Clarinet Choir performing music by Peter Schickele, Jeff Smallman, J.S. Bach, Vaclav Nelhybel and Harry Stalpers. The EKU Clarinet Choir has been invited to perform at the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium in June and the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in July.
Barak, Gregg. “A Reciprocal Approach to Terrorism and Terrorist-Like Behavior,” “Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Criminological Perspectives,” Ed. by Mathieu Deflem. Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance. Vol. 5, Elsevier Science, 2004 [forthcoming].
Barker, Tom. “Exporting American Organized Crime: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs,” Journal of Gang Research, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Winter 2004), pgs. 37-50.
Blythe, Hal, and Sweet, Charlie. “Total Team Teaching: Sharing Teaching Duties Equally,” The Teaching Professor, Vol. 18, No. 3 (March 2004), pgs. 1, 5.
Brosi, George, chair. “Kentucky Author Don West.” [Special Arranged Panel]. Kentucky Philological Association Conference. March 5, 2004.
Coleman, David. “Creating Christian Granada: Society and Religious Culture in an Old-World Frontier City, 1492-1600,” Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
Cordner, Gary, and Sampson, Rana. “Domestic Violence and Community Policing: A Police Guide,” Technical report submitted to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Washington, DC, 2003.
Cordner, Gary, and Layne, Karen. “Research, Planning, and Implementation,” Local Government Police Management, Eds. William A. Geller and Darrel W. Stephens. 4th ed.,Washington, DC: International City Management Association, 2003. pgs. 421-446.
Cordner, Gary, and Williams, Brian. “Vehicle Stops vs. Traffic Stops: An Important Distinction in the Racial Profiling Debate,” presented to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, March 2004.
Cordner, Gary; Scarborough, Kathryn; and Sheehan, Robert. “Police Administration,” 5th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Publishing Company, 2004.
Gershtenson, Joseph, and Plane, Dennis L. “Candidates’ Ideological Locations, Abstention, and Turnout in U.S. Midterm Senate Election,” Political Behavior. Vol. 26, No. 1 (March 2004), pgs. 69-93.
Kappeler, Victor E.; Blumberg, Mark; and Potter, Gary W. “Cons and Country Clubs: The Mythical Utility of Punishment,” Criminal Justice in America: Theory, Practice, and Policy, 3rd ed., edited. by Barry W. Hancock and Paul M. Sharp. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004.
Kappeler, Victor E.; Blumberg, Mark; and Potter, Gary W. “The Myth of a Lenient Criminal Justice System,” [from The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice], Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice, 3rd ed., edited by Barry W. Hancock and Paul M. Sharp. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004.
Kappeler, Victor E.; Blumberg, Mark; and Potter, Gary W. “The Social Construction of Crime Myths,” Criminal Justice in America: Theory, Practice, and Policy, 3rd ed., edited by Barry W. Hancock and Paul M. Sharp. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004.
Myers, Marshall. “[Book Review of] The Battle of Wildcat Mountain by Kenneth H. Hafendorfer,” Appalachian Heritage, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Winter 2004), pgs. 70-71.
Myers, Marshall. “[Book Reviews of] Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White, Jr., Lincoln’s Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address by James Tackach, and Lincoln’s Quest for Equality: The Road to Gettysburg by Carl F. Wieck,” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 101, No. 1-2 (Winter/Spring 2003), pgs. 147-152.
Potter, Gary W., and Lyman, Michael D. “Organized Crime,” 3rd ed., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
Procedure for Submissions
Two copies of publications and presentations by faculty and staff, including appropriate creative activities, should be sent to University Archives, Library 126. A citation for each item will be prepared by Archives staff for inclusion in EKUpdate. Papers also can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 622-1792.