In this issue:
Alumna Heasun Kim, '64, right, of Seoul, South Korea; her brother Sukhan Kim, left, a counselor to the Korean government in Washington, D.C. who attended EKU in the '70s, and his fiancee met with President Glasser in the Blanton House on Sept. 2. The siblings were on a trip to Cincinnati and drove to Richmond to visit their alma mater.
Patrice Gaines, who overcame a life of heroin use, abusive relationships and low self-esteem to become an award-winning journalist, author and motivational speaker, will speak at EKU on Thursday, Sept. 9.
EKU’s RESNET web site has been selected as a Member Site to See by the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education.
Susan Fister, second from the right, displays her certificate from the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program. Also pictured, left to right, are Dr. Victor Tabbush, faculty director for the program, Dr. Elizabeth Duke, HRSA administrator, and Joanne Fillweber, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Contributions manager.
Families and individuals who receive medical services from the Bluegrass Farmworker Health Center will be the ultimate beneficiaries of specialized management training completed by the organization’s executive director, EKU Associate Professor of Nursing Susan Fister.
Environmental education is not just for science teachers. On Sept. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Eastern Kentucky University Center for Environmental Education, Bluegrass PRIDE, and the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education will co-host a resource fair for all individuals interested in environmental education.
EKU history professors Dr. David Coleman, Dr. Brad Wood and Dr. Peter Alegi, authors of recently published scholarly books, will discuss their works Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Crabbe Library’s Main Reading Room. Each author will make brief remarks and answer questions from the audience. Copies of the books will be available for purchase at the event, sponsored by the EKU Department of History.
Students Ronee Wilson, left, and Chris Burlile talked with artist Arturo Sandoval during the Aug. 30 opening reception for his exhibit at Giles Gallery. The exhibit continues through Sept. 21. Call 622-8135 for gallery hours. (Public Relations Photo by Charlie Vance.)
Dr. Robert M. Ireland, professor of history at the University of Kentucky, will speak at EKU on problems associated with the legislation of 19th century Kentucky.
The lecture, “The Problem of Local, Private and Special Legislation in 19th Century Kentucky,” will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Building. It kicks off the 2004-05 lecture series sponsored by EKU’s Center for Kentucky History & Politics. The public is welcome.
Good books and good food will highlight the new WEKU Book Club at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm in the Gallery of the bookstore in Lexington Green. The book to be discussed is "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Reservations for the dinner and discussion can be made by calling the bookstore at 859-273-2911.
Lisa Laird, scholarships coordinator for Student Financial Assistance and chair of the Staff Council, is featured in this series designed to allow EKU leaders to discuss their roles as well as campus issues.