Human rights advocate Naomi Tutu to speak at Berea College
Naomi Tutu, daughter of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a 1983 alumna of Berea College, will facilitate a workshop titled “Truth and Reconciliation” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Carter G. Woodson Center Gallery of the college’s Alumni Building. Dinner will be provided.
EKU online programs fare well in U.S. News rankings
Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report’s recently announced 2014 Best Online Education Program Rankings.
EKU is the highest-ranking Kentucky school among Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and one of only two Kentucky schools to rank in the top 100 for Online Graduate Education Programs and Online Graduate Nursing Programs.
Kindergarten readiness, reading improves over last year
Even before the prospect of all-day kindergarten became a reality, Madison County early childhood educators had a plan to improve student achievement after assessments revealed some disheartening numbers last year, said Mendy Mills, Madison County Schools instruction supervisor.
Renovation cost more than double 2007 estimate
The Madison County School Board on Thursday hired Lexington architect firm Clotfelter-Samokar to oversee major renovations to White Hall, Daniel Boone and Kit Carson elementary schools.
With board member Mary Renfro the only dissenter, the board voted 4-1 to hire the firm, which has been managing construction projects for the district since 2000.
The Daniel Boone Orff Ensemble
The Daniel Boone Elementary Orff Ensemble entertained Thursday during the student showcase of the monthly Madison County School Board meeting.
Students selected for the audition-only group learn to play small percussion instruments, such as marimbas, xylophones and many other non-pitched instruments. These instruments were designed specifically for elementary students by composer Carl Orff, from which their name is derived.
EKU restoring Keen Johnson 37-bell carillon
The arrival of spring at Eastern Kentucky University is marked annually by an explosion of floral color and fragrance.
If all goes as planned, spring 2014 on “The Campus Beautiful” will also delight the ears.
EKU to host forum on higher ed future Jan. 30
Eastern Kentucky University will host a Kettering Foundation National Issues Forum on Thursday, Jan. 30, on the “Future of Higher Education.”
One of two such events in the Kentucky for 2014, the event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the EKU Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.
Stivers open to boosting state education funding
Rising property values in Kentucky could ease demand for a massive infusion of state funding for education, state Senate President Robert Stivers says.
Mayfield, Model kindergarteners parade school halls with custom ‘floats’
Kindergarten students at both Mayfield Elementary and Model Laboratory School showed off their custom-made floats for all to see Thursday during each school’s annual parade.
Fariello is EKU’s first female cadet command sergeant major
Elizabeth A. Fariello, daughter of Mark and Tina Fariello, became Eastern Kentucky University’s Army ROTC program first female cadet command sergeant major earlier this year.
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