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Volume 8 • Number 17
April 16, 2007
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More than 40 recruiters representing the justice and safety fields were on hand April 5 to talk with interested job seekers about career options during the College of Justice & Safety's annual Career Day.
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Dr. Victor Kappeler and Dr. David Zurick have earned Eastern Kentucky University?s highest honor for teaching excellence.

A University-wide memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 17, to honor and celebrate the lives and contributions of members of the EKU family ? current and retired faculty and staff and students ? who have died since April 10, 2006.

Alumni and friends of EKU will visit the campus April 27-29 when the University hosts its annual Alumni Weekend.

Kate McGarry
Kate McGarry
In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, EKU is hosting Jazzfest, April 27-28, a weekend celebration of jazz music.

The event will kick off Friday night, April 27, with ?Jazz Crawl,? a series of jazz concerts throughout downtown Richmond from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission to each venue is free with the purchase of a $3 lanyard, which may be purchased beforehand at any ?Jazz Crawl? venue, at HYPE, 322 Water St., or by calling (859) 358-HYPE. The lanyard may also be purchased that night at the first location.

Dr. Steven Konkel, professor in EKU?s nationally renowned Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award.

Konkel will travel in August to Dublin, Ireland, where he will teach and research at the Dublin Institute of Technology for nine months. He will be teaching Environmental Policy Risk and Environmental Decision Making.

The University Diversity Committee will sponsor a program celebrating the anniversary of the 1972 landmark legislation that bans sex discrimination in schools, whether in academics or athletics.

Richard Boyle, Associate Dean of Continuing Education and Outreach at EKU, has been selected to participate in Leadership Kentucky.

The final lecture in EKU?s Chautauqua Lecture Series, ?Compassion,? will feature a local minister.

Felicia Hall
Felicia Hall
Felicia Hall, a junior math major, has been granted a 2007 summer internship as a student researcher at the Kennedy Space Center as part of the NASA Undergraduate Research Program. She will perform mathematical analysis of particle size distributions from 2-D images.

EKU?s Division of Facilities Services has received a grant to renovate the three Model Laboratory School playgrounds. The grant, valued at more than $20,000, will be used to replace wooden mulch chips with crumb rubber chips.

EKU will present an informational meeting on Thursday, April 26, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the Student Services Building Room 372 for adults wishing to return or begin college classes in the Summer or Fall 2007 semesters.

Amanda Hope, assistant director for Community Service and Student Engagement, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders to discuss their roles as well as campus issues. Hope, who joined the EKU staff in August 2006, holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in public administration from Northern Kentucky University.