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Turner brings entrepreneurial spirit to regents’ leadership
His family roots run deep at Eastern Kentucky University.
When he crossed the EKU commencement stage in 1975, Craig Turner was following the footsteps of both his educator parents, Floyd County natives who later moved to Michigan. His wife, Madonna, who grew up in Pikeville, also earned a degree from Eastern.
From dream to ‘DreamWalker’ - EKU student CEO of own company
Running a corporation at any age is no small feat. Through determination, innovative thinking and some help along the way, one Eastern Kentucky University student will step into a job of his own creation upon graduation.
‘Military Experience’ coming to Eastern
Madison County veterans will have the chance to engage in creative, therapeutic expressions for free during a three-day symposium this week at Eastern Kentucky University.The “Military Experience and Arts Symposium” is scheduled for July 5-7.
Hoskins worked without contract at Arts Center
Debra Hoskins, the former director of the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, was an at-will employee who worked without a contract.
Only the university president and a few employees of its athletic department have contracts, the EKU counsel’s office stated in a reply to a Freedom of Information request from the Richmond Register.
Hoskins no longer listed as EKU Arts Center director
Debra Hoskins, the director who guided Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for the Arts through its inaugural season, appears to have left the position.On Saturday, the staff listing on www.ekucenter.com did not include her name or title, only the support staff.Asked Friday morning whether reports of Hoskins’ resignation were true, EKU spokesperson Marc Whitt would neither confirm nor deny her departure but said he expected a statement on status would be released by early evening.
EKU professor authors ‘Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky’
A century and a half after the first shots of the Civil War were fired, Dr. Marshall Myers, professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, reminds readers of the harsh realities of war, and how it affected soldiers and civilians alike in his new book, “Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky.”
Presidential debate delegation visits EKU
A three-member delegation of the Commission on Presidential Debates visited Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday.
EKU, which submitted a bid earlier this year to host a debate, is one of 12 colleges and universities nationwide competing to host four debates in 2012 — three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate. It is expected that the site selections will be announced this fall.
EKU co-op program first in state to earn accreditation
Eastern Kentucky University’s Cooperative Education Program has become the first co-op program in the Commonwealth and only the 12th nationally to receive accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education.
A chance for grads and bands to reunite
Eastern Kentucky University alumni and friends are invited to visit the campus April 29 through May 1 when EKU hosts its annual Alumni Weekend, highlighted this year by performances from former members of bands that played at Speck’s, the legendary nightspot previously in downtown Richmond.
Friday, April 29 will offer an evening of live music from the Speck’s bands, including former members of “The Maroons” and “The Exiles,” from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Perkins Building.The cost of $22 includes beverages, appetizers, the live music and dancing.
EKU tuition, meals on the rise, again
Eastern Kentucky Univer-sity expects the state’s Council on Post-secondary Education to allow regional universities to raise in-state tuition by 5 percent for the coming academic year, according to EKU President Doug Whitlock.
On Monday, the EKU regents voted to take the maximum the council will allow and delegated its academic affairs committee to impose the increase after the council’s Thursday meeting.
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