Smoking cessation classes will be offered at no charge to students, faculty and staff beginning Sept. 8. The Cooper Clayton Program classes will provide nutritional guidance and physical activity support for participants. The classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays at noon in Conference Room D of the Powell Building through Dec. 15. For more information, call Amanda Woods at 622-6221.
Jim Fisher is Eastern's United Way representative this year. EKU contributions will stay in Madison County and benefit nearly 30 programs run by more than 20 service agencies that assist a variety of local citizens.
Fran Hindsman, associate professor of health promotion and administration, has been awarded the designation of Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association.
The fellowship program, established in October 1999, honors AHIMA members who make significant and sustained contributions to the profession.
The fellowship status is a lifetime recognition subject to continuing AHIMA membership and compliance with the association’s code of ethics.
“Images in Textiles,” opening Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Gallery on Main, features quilts by Karen Young, rugs and wool mosaics by Lanette Freitag and quilts by Donna Nesemeier. The exhibit is sponsored by Jim Harris & Associates and continues through October. The gallery, a non-profit organization that began as a collaborative effort between the Art Department at EKU and the community, is located at 128 West Main Street. An opening reception will be held Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. with catering by Nancy’s and music by The Singing Samaritans.
Music Professor Richard Crosby has received a 2004-05 ASCAPlus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
“These awards reflect our continuing commitment to assist and encourage ASCAP composers,” said Marilyn Bergman, ASCAP president and chairman of the board.
Crosby, who joined the EKU faculty in 1986, has received numerous honors during his career, including the Cincinnati Clef Music Club Award. An active performer, he appears throughout the south and midwest as a soloist and chamber musician, serving as pianist in the EKU Arlington Trio. Last October he presented the world premiere of his Sonata for Trombone and Piano at the University of Kentucky.
Crosby also serves as director of the acclaimed Stephen Collins Foster Piano Camp, held every summer at EKU. Initiated in 1975 into Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the fraternity for men in music, Dr. Crosby currently serves as the fraternity’s national president.
Chosen by an independent panel of classical music professionals, recipients of ASCAP’s awards are selected “based upon the unique prestige value of each writer’s catalog of original compositions as well as recent performances of those works in areas not surveyed by the society.”