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Volume 6 • Number 9
Dec. 13, 2004
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Bradley Patrick, center, is the first participant in a new internship program announced by U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and President Glasser.Bradley Patrick, center, is the first participant in a new internship program announced by U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and President Glasser.
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler was on campus in November to announce a new internship program that will allow EKU students to spend a semester working with the 6th District congressman in Washington, D.C.

The first participant in the program is Bradley Patrick, a junior political science major from Salyersville.

?Washington, D.C., is an exciting city and I am thrilled to share this opportunity with students from central Kentucky who care about the issues facing our nation,? Chandler said. ?EKU is a top academic institution with nearly 100 years of success in preparing students for the future. This internship program will further that tradition by teaching students the value of public service.?

Patrick and other selected students will work in the Congressman?s office on a number of constituent service projects. These responsibilities will include handling constituent requests, conducting Capitol tours, research assistance and attending relevant committee hearings. Students will receive 12 credit hours for their work.

?We are most grateful to Congressman Chandler for providing these outstanding learning opportunities for our students,? said President Glasser. ?Our students will get to see first-hand how important decisions are made in our nation?s capital and develop a greater appreciation of the political process. Even more importantly, we hope such experiences will foster in them a love for public service that will spur them to be active, lifelong participants in our democracy.?

Patrick was a Rogers Scholar graduate, student body president at Magoffin County High School, and is active in a number of organizations, including the National Beta Club and the Kentucky Young Democrats. He has served as a volunteer on state and local political campaigns.

More News
Paul Chellgren, of Villa Hills, and Tim Brown, of Louisville, have joined the EKU Foundation Board of Directors.

EKU will recognize 994 degree candidates at its annual Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Rusty Rechenbach, left, and Robert Parks-Johnson provided entertainment during the annual Madrigal Feastes, a traditional holiday favorite jointly sponsored by the Department of Music and Aramark Food Service.

EKU?s Communication Disorders graduate program has been reaccredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association?s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation.

All 10 Eastern students who recently completed the national certification exam for medical assistants passed. The 100-percent pass rate far exceeds the national average of about 68 percent.

James Chapman, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, helped serve students during the Dec. 8 "Midnight Breakfast" sponsored by Student Affairs.

The fourth-annual Diversity Conference, Feb. 9-10 in the Perkins Building, will feature speakers Crystal Kuykendall, Sue Thomas and Nora Stanger.

Three Eastern art professors have received awards from the Kentucky Arts Council, a fellowship program supporting Kentucky artists.

Fred Kolloff, director of Media Resources
Fred Kolloff, director of Media Resources
Fred Kolloff, director of Media Resources is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders to discuss their roles as well as campus issues. Kolloff, who has been at EKU for 34 years, has a bachelor's degree in speech and theatre arts from Kalamazoo College; a master's degree in communication from Michigan State University; and a Ph.D. in education, instructional systems technology from Indiana University.