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Volume 8 • Number 4
Oct. 2, 2006
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Tina McLane, of Winchester, was one of 10 participants in the first group of participants in the College of Education?s nationally innovative ?Try Teaching? program. The program was established this year to attract qualified mid- and second-career professionals into the teaching profession. For the past two weeks, McLane observed and helped teach in French in the classroom of Scottie Eakin at Lexington?s Henry Clay High School. If they choose to pursue teaching, participants will enter EKU?s Master?s in Teaching program, which prepares and certifies individuals who hold non-teaching baccalaureate degrees. Model Lab hosted two of the ?Try Teaching? participants.
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Graduates, their families and other friends of the University are invited to the Richmond campus Oct. 13-15 to celebrate Homecoming 2006.

English professor Richard Freed was recently reappointed to KET's governing board, the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television. Freed, who was originally named to the board in 2002, was reappointed by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Humorist and former educator Carl Hurley will be featured in the next lecture in EKU?s Chautauqua Lecture Series, ?Compassion.?

Ever wonder how to tell a planet from a star, or what that faint, fuzzy glow in the night sky really is?

Visit the Hummel Planetarium?s newest show, ?More Than Meets the Eye,? beginning Oct. 2, and gain a better insight. Audiences will learn how to find nebulae, galaxies, binary stars, star clusters, and planets in the night sky, as well as see what they look like through telescopes, binoculars, space probes and the naked eye.

Internationally renowned artist, art educator and curator Bing Davis talked to a class during his recent two-day residency at EKU. An exhibition of his work remains on display at Giles Gallery through Oct. 20.

Bill White, president and CEO of 1st Independence Financial Group and 1st Independence Bank in Louisville, will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 4, as part of the College of Business & Technology?s Distinguished Speaker series.

Naval War College professor Jeffrey Norwitz spoke last week as part of the Justice & Safety Distinguished Lecture Series.

Two men?s basketball games will be televised nationally by ESPNU this season ? Tuesday, Jan. 9, versus Morehead State and Saturday, Feb. 10, at Southeast Missouri.

Cindy Moore, Assistant Professor of English
Cindy Moore, Assistant Professor of English
Six program initiatives have been developed by EKU faculty and staff to advance the University?s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and reviewed and approved for content by the University?s QEP Committee. Throughout the fall semester, this regular feature in EKUpdate will take a look at these proposals through those who developed them. The third profile in this series takes a look at the Thinking and Communicating Across the Curriculum project. The respondent is Cindy Moore, assistant professor of English. Others on the committee that developed the project are Tom Watkins, Dorie Combs, David Elias, Rosanne Lorden, Jean Kalscheur, Jim Kenkel, Paula Kristofik, Robert Milde, Rose Perrine, Amy Thieme and Gordon St. Michel.