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Joining President Glasser at the dedication of the new Corbin campus Aug. 12 were, left to right, Kentucky Senate President David Williams, 5th District U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers and State Rep. Charles Siler.
While one dream became reality with the dedication Thursday, Aug. 12, of Eastern’s new Corbin Campus, other dreams have only begun to take shape.
“My dream,” said President Glasser, “is that this campus on a hill will be a shining beacon, a lighthouse of hope and opportunity for generations to come, a place where the welcome sign is always out for students of all ages and backgrounds, for business and industry, for this community, for the Tri-County area, and for all of southeastern Kentucky.”
Faculty and staff enjoyed breakfast in the Ravine Aug. 16 following the annual convocation.
EKU continues to move forward toward its goal of national distinction, President Glasser told faculty and staff at the University’s annual convocation Monday, Aug. 16.
The annual event signals the impending fall semester. Approximately 16,350 students (a 2.5 percent increase over last year) are expected when classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Dr. Kathryn Polmanteer has been named associate dean in the College of Education.
Polmanteer, acting chair of the Department of Special Education since January 2003, joined the EKU Communication Disorders faculty in 1998 after five years at the University of Kansas.
EKU recognized 333 bachelor’s degree candidates, 271 master’s degree candidates and 57 associate degree candidates during commencement exercises Aug. 6.
Recently retired history professor Mick Lewis returned to campus Friday, Aug. 6, to urge 661 degree candidates to “adopt an attitude of cultural modesty.”
Dr. Bob Rogow, dean of the College of Business & Technology, is the new president-elect of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Rogow will serve three years as national president-elect, three years as president and three years as past president.
The season-opening exhibit at Giles Gallery will showcase the work of one of Kentucky’s most prominent and respected artists, Arturo Sandoval.
The exhibit will open with a reception at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, and continue through Tuesday, Sept. 21. All Giles Gallery events are free and open to the public, and group tours are welcome. For Gallery hours, call 859-622-8135 or visit www.art.eku.edu.
Dr. Terry L. Kline, associate professor in Loss Prevention & Safety, was honored for his professional service and contributions to the field of traffic safety education with the Dr. Richard Kaywood Award in early August. The award, which includes a medal of honor and certification, was presented by the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association in Portland, Ore.
The Community Education Office will offer more than 100 community education courses this fall.
The classes meet a wide variety of needs and interests among all ages and skill levels. Courses are scheduled in computer training, personal and professional development, arts and crafts and recreation. Many of the classes meet only once, while others meet over a period of several weeks. Most are held in the Perkins Building, located on Kit Carson Drive, where parking is plentiful.
Dr. Carolyn Siegel, professor of marketing and chair of the EKU Faculty Senate, joined the faculty in 1989. She holds a bachelor of science degree in secondary science education from the University of Maryland and master's and doctoral degrees in public administration from the University of Kentucky. This is the first of a series planned to allow EKU leaders to discuss their roles as well as campus issues.