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Volume 6 • Number 17
April 25, 2005
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Betsy Matthews, left, was welcomed to the QEP Survey Celebration by committee member Jayne Violette. Behind them, Lisa Wallace was greeted by Carrie Cooper, also a member of the QEP Committee. Matthews and Wallace teach in the Department of Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies.Betsy Matthews, left, was welcomed to the QEP Survey Celebration by committee member Jayne Violette. Behind them, Lisa Wallace was greeted by Carrie Cooper, also a member of the QEP Committee. Matthews and Wallace teach in the Department of Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies.
Faculty members from the departments of Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and Philosophy and Religion were chosen by the QEP Committee in a drawing to be treated to a "fun and fabulous prize" for having 100 percent faculty participation in the recent QEP survey.

A local business donated a limousine ride to the April 20 QEP Survey Celebration and a maroon carpet was rolled out in front of the Powell Building. Festivities included lunch in the Fresh Food Cafeteria, a QEP cake and door prizes donated by Barnes & Noble and Aramark.

Eight additional academic departments had 100 percent faculty participation, qualifying for the award drawing. They were: Agriculture, Computer Science, Counseling and Educational Leadership, Criminal Justice and Police Studies, Geography and Planning, Foreign Languages and Humanities, Health Promotion and Administration, Loss Prevention and Safety, and Physics and Astronomy.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the QEP Celebration luncheon as it was my first time ever to have a chance to walk on a 'red' carpet," Bonnie Gray, a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and director of the Honors Program, said. "Wow. That was special. But the most important thing was that all faculty who responded to the survey made a very important contribution to the pool of data that will be used to formulate the QEP for EKU, which will affect student learning and classroom teaching for years to come."

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Grammy Award-winning entertainer Ricky Skaggs and educator/former newspaper editor Mark Grayson will speak at Eastern’s spring commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 8.


Recognized at the annual retirement dinner on April 19 were, seated, left to right, Carol Brown, Pam Moore, Mona Keaton, Judy VanWinkle, Judy Adkins, and Teresa Grant; standing, left to right, William Sutton, Thomas Knight, Jim McCord, Dan Duncan, Doris Hammitt, Jenny Giles, James Keith, Linda Sallee and Jim Tanara.

Retirees not pictured are Anisa Al-Khatab, Odis Alexander, Margaret Allen, James Batts, Carolyn Britt, Donnie Bullock, Martha Bullock, Vicki Daugherty, William Davig, Judith Foster, David Keene, Thomas Lindquist, Teresa Long, Marvin Lunsford, Sun Chul Richards, Janice Robbins, John Roberts, Charles Robinson, Deborah Rollins, Eugenia Scott, Sandy Tapley, Charles Townsend, Charles Turpin, Wynn Walker, Jo Ann Weaver, Everett Woolery and David Woolverton.


EKU will host the 2005 JazzFest on Saturday, April 30.

The all-day event will feature internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew performing with the EKU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Jonathan Martin, and EKU graduate Tim Brumfield from New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine on jazz organ.


(Photo by Kyle Sheldon/Public Relations)
(Photo by Kyle Sheldon/Public Relations)
EKU first baseman Will Whisenant stretched for the catch during the April 17 game against Jacksonville State. The Colonels lost to the Gamecocks, 6-1.

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program at Eastern has received a grant of $341,022 for the 2005-06 year.

Former U.S. Representative Ken Lucas will relate his firsthand observations of politics in the nation’s capitol during a talk at EKU Tuesday, April 26.

Lt. Col. Christopher Holly, Professor and Chair of Military Science and Leadership
Lt. Col. Christopher Holly, Professor and Chair of Military Science and Leadership
Lt. Col. Christopher Holly, professor and chair of military science and leadership, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders to discuss their roles as well as campus issues. Holly, who joined EKU 10 months ago, holds a bachelor's degree in history from Old Dominion University and a master's degree in human resource from Webster University. During his 18 years in the military, he has completed courses in Airborne, Ranger, JumpMaster and Combined Arms Service Staff Schools and Command and General Staff Colleges, as well as basic and advanced infantry officers training.