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Volume 8 • Number 15
March 19, 2007
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Freshman guard Adam Leonard drives on a North Carolina defender during the Colonels? opening round game against the Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament. The Colonels were down by only four points early in the second half before top-seeded Carolina pulled away for an 86-65 win. Leonard scored 14 points and added three steals as the Colonels finished 21-12 for the season.
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EKU?s eighth annual Earth Days in the Cumberlands celebration throughout April includes a wide variety of educational programs and hands-on activities designed to heighten awareness about environmental issues in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Students wishing to enroll in summer classes at EKU can choose courses from two summer sessions: May 21-June 22 and June 25-July 27.

The next lecture in EKU?s Chautauqua Lecture Series, ?Compassion,? will feature the former CEO of the American Red Cross.

Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty, a 1978 EKU graduate, spoke during the College of Justice & Safety's Night of Distinguished Professionals program. Beatty, a member of EKU's Hall of Distinguished Alumni, was presented the college's 2007 Distinguished Professional Award.

More than 50 vendors participated in the Feb. 28 Health Fair, which was visited by more than 200 faculty/staff members. More than 100 faculty/staff members received free cholesterol screenings, among other preventive screenings. Participation in the health fair increased over last year?s event and this year, $1,200 worth of prizes were given to faculty/staff participants.

Children?s book illustrator Wendell Minor will give a presentation at Crabbe Library in Room 108 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.

The fifth annual Harriette Arnow Conference on Appalachian Literature and Culture will be held at Somerset Community College April 13-14. The conference will feature scholarly presentations; workshops for writers of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction; readings by authors; and entertainment.

Award-winning classical guitarist Carlos Perez will perform in Gifford Theatre on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. His appearance is part of the Department of Music?s Guitar Festival. Perez has presented recitals in more than 30 countries and has played for orchestras in England, Belgium, United States, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Poland and Chile.

Twenty-two EKU Honors Program students and four faculty mentors participated in the Kentucky Honors Roundtable Spring 2007 Conference held at Western Kentucky University March 2-3.

EKU?s Career Services will host its Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, April 4, in the Keen Johnson Ballroom.

The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public.

Members of the Delta Zeta sorority at Eastern Kentucky University were recognized by Dr. Bill Phillips, dean of EKU?s College of Education, for their service as guest readers for the EKU AmeriCorps celebration of Dr. Seuss? birthday, which was held in conjunction with Operation UNITE drug education programs. Delta Zeta members pictured are Lacey Collins, Kelli Jordan, Sarah Peters, Lorean Stapleton, Jessica Burba, Cassie Murilla and Michelle Treadway. The Delta Zeta members were guest readers at Model Elementary School.

EKU?s NOVA program is helping students take the first steps to achieving collegiate success.

Sue Cain, Director of Transition and University Services
Sue Cain, Director of Transition and University Services
Sue Cain, director of Transition and University Services, a unit within Enrollment Management that includes Developmental Education, Academic Testing, Academic Skills, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders to discuss their roles as well as campus issues. Cain, who began teaching in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at EKU in August 1985, holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Berea College, a master's degree in education with emphasis in mathematics from EKU, and ABD in developmental education with specialization in curriculum and instruction, reading, from Grambling State University.