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Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been appointed to represent Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions on the nine-member NCAA Honors Committee. Benson is the first Ohio Valley Conference president to serve on the committee. “This is an important committee for the NCAA that celebrates history and important contributions individuals have made to intercollegiate athletics,” said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. “Dr...
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Most college students are worried about their next big test. For some, unfortunately, an even bigger worry is the source of their next meal. Studies suggest that one in six Eastern Kentucky University students have likely experienced “food insecurities” at some point in their lives. Now, with the launch of Colonel’s Cupboard, the University is taking steps to ensure that none of its students or their dependents ever go hungry and to increase the ...
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For the fourth time in five years, Eastern Kentucky University ranks second or higher nationally among four-year schools in the Military Times “Best for Vets” rankings. The rankings measure schools on their commitment to helping military veterans further their education. EKU, which finished second in the 2015 rankings to only the University of Nebraska at Omaha, ranked No. 1 in 2011 and 2013 and No. 2 in 2012. The detailed survey requires schools...
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The Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond, Ky., and Sao Paulo, Brazil are almost 5,000 miles apart, but two students and a faculty member are using their musical talents to bridge the gap. Cibele Moura, a sophomore piano performance major, and Edgar Gonsales, a graduate student in piano performance, both students of fellow Brazilian and EKU music faculty member Bernardo Scarambone, each won recent state piano competitions. Moura took fir...
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Competing mostly against doctoral students from better-known schools, a master’s degree-seeking student at Eastern Kentucky University recently earned a prestigious psychology research award. Second-year Clinical Psychology student Chelsea Sleep, of Louisville, was awarded the 2014 Student Research Fellowship Award from Section IX (Assessment Psychology) of the Society of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 12) for he...
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The Eastern Kentucky University football team learned Sunday morning it earned one of 13 at-large bids to the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs. The Colonels will host Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Indiana State in the first round this Saturday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m.   Saturday’s playoff game will be televised on ESPN3.   The Colonels (9-3, 6-2 OVC) will be making their 21st FCS playoff appearance, the second-most all-time behind on...
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A team of five PGA Golf Management students from Eastern Kentucky University finished seventh in the recent 2014 Jones Cup National Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. EKU's team competed against 90 other students from 18 universities across the nation. Members of the team and their scores were: Mikal Harpster, senior from Warrenton, Mo., 78-74—152 Chase Garris, junior from Brandenburg, 82-76—158 Josh Griffin, seni...
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Expected to be the biggest theater festival ever in Richmond, the 43rd annual Kentucky Theatre Association Conference will begin Friday morning and continue through Saturday.
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Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson will make two presentations at Yale University on Friday, Nov. 14. Benson was invited to speak at the Yale Law School by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He will address the role of the G.I. Bill and the Morrill Land Grant Act in shaping public universities and discuss how those acts inform today’s debates regarding higher education. He was also asked to discuss his 1997 book, “Harry S. Truman ...
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A film crew was on the EKU campus on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to shoot footage that will be used on an upcoming episode of HGTV’s “Sale of Two Cities” program. The episode, expected to air in April, will profile Donnie and Kim Kidd, of Richmond, along with a couple from Boston as they shop for homes in the two cities at the same price point. Each episode compares the cost of living, climate, culture and other factors in each city. The film crew spent t...
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The Division of Public Relations at Eastern Kentucky University serves as the news, information, communication, community and university relations, and institutional branding office for the University. Go, Colonels!