EKU Update HomeA Newsletter for Eastern Kentucky University Faculty & Staff
Volume 8 • Number 14
Feb. 26, 2007
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The O?Reilly Ohio Valley Conference Men?s Basketball Tournament returns to McBrayer Arena on Tuesday night when the Colonels host a first-round game at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now by calling the EKU Ticket Office at 622-2122.

Lower level seats are $12 and upper level seats are $10 for the Feb. 27 tilt. Admission is free for EKU students with a valid ID. Tickets are not being sold online.

The Colonels, who finished second in the league standings, will play Morehead State.

Tickets to the O?Reilly Ohio Valley Conference Men?s Basketball Tournament semifinals and championship game, held in Nashville on March 2-3, will be on sale Tuesday evening if the Colonels win their first-round game.

More News
A "Healthy U, Healthy EKU" health fair on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Powell Building lobby, is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Staff are to coordinate with their manager or supervisor their time away from their assigned duties to attend the health fair.

EKU?s Women?s Studies Program will host a series of events throughout March in honor of Women?s History Month.

Art Professor Esther Randall has received an artist enrichment grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She is one of 46 women to receive a 2006 grant from KFW.

The next lecture in EKU?s Chautauqua Lecture Series, ?Compassion,? will feature Mike Austin, professor of philosophy and religion at EKU.

EKU?s internationally renowned College of Justice & Safety has responded to the nation?s growing homeland security needs and issues.

EKU?s Department of Music will present its annual Pops Spectacular on Saturday, March 3, to raise money for music scholarships.

Senior Mark Cristiani, who received the Roy Kidd Award during Saturday's annual football banquet, is congratulated by Coach Danny Hope, right, and Skip Daugherty, University events coordinator.

Peter Kraska, professor of criminal justice and police studies, has been invited as a distinguished guest by the University of Ottawa.

EKU?s Center for Appalachian Studies is sponsoring a series of lectures this spring on ?Citizen Activism in Appalachia.?

Four students in EKU?s Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Program participated in a panel discussion at the Kentucky City/County Management Association?s Winter Conference.

A ceramic exhibit in Giles Gallery Feb. 26 through March 17 will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University?s anagama kiln.

Kay Scarborough, Professor of Loss Prevention and Safety, Homeland Security Program Coordinator
Kay Scarborough, Professor of Loss Prevention and Safety, Homeland Security Program Coordinator
Kay Scarborough, professor of loss prevention and safety and coordinator of EKU?s new Homeland Security degree program, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders to discuss their roles as well as campus issues. Scarborough, who joined the EKU faculty in 1995, earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. She also has a master?s degree in applied sociology with a certificate in Women?s Studies from Old Dominion and Norfolk State Universities, and a bachelor?s degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to teaching at EKU, she was a police officer in Portsmouth, Va., a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman/Emergency Medical Technician, and a chemical dependency technician.