September 2013

Scholar Athlete: Eric Stutz

Eric Stutz

Accounting major Eric Stutz is one of three Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball players selected fourth team All-OVC by CollegeSportsMadness.com. Stutz also achieved a place on the 2012-13 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Stutz is a junior at EKU and a native of Newburgh, In.

AET Student Computer Assn Helps with New Habitat ReStore

EKU students help install wiring and communication systems

Students from EKU's Applied Engineering and Technology program were among groups that volunteered to help move the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to its new location in Richmond.

Eastern's Student Computer Association students helped with installing the wiring and communication systems at the Habitat ReStore's new location in the Richmond Mall.

Nelson wins Smith award for public service

John Nelson

The Advocate Messenger, September 28, 2013

LEXINGTON — A leader for openness in government and quality in journalism during his career at weekly and daily newspapers will receive the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism during a dinner in Frankfort Nov. 16.

Senior’s broadcasting work has him in high demand

David Miller

The Eastern Progress, September 26, 2013
By ASHLEY OWENS

Most students at Eastern are studying in the classroom in hopes of putting those skills to the test in the workforce after they graduate. But for one student, he’s already getting a taste of his dream to work as a sports announcer.

Recent Graduate, Now ICC Client, Launches Body-Warming Product

Podz Gear photo

Sometimes sports offer more than a recreational diversion for college students.

In the case of Dwaine Evans Jr., his participation on the Eastern Kentucky University paintball team in 2009 led to the invention of a soon-to-launch, patent-pending product.

RMI at the 2013 Major Expo

EKU RMI Major Expo display

EKU Risk Management and Insurance acquainted students with their program at the 2013 Major Expo held in the Powell Student Center on September 24.

The Major Expo gives students an opportunity to speak with faculty about the many programs available at Eastern Kentucky University and to have their questions answered about careers related to their major of interest. 

EKU alum launches KickStarter campaign Sept. 18

Podz Gear logo

While a student at EKU, Dwaine Evans started his own company. Now an alum from Ashland, Evans is  initiating a KickStarter.com campaign to raise funds and awareness of his new venture, Podz Gear.

CBT Distinguished Speaker Series

Don Bornhorst

The College of Business and Technology has joined in partnership with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Rotary Club to provide a Distinguished Speaker for Eastern Kentucky University this fall. The mission of the College’s Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring leaders of business, industry, and government to the EK

Smith receives NBIA Certification

Kristel Smith

Kristel S. Smith, Executive Director of the Innovation & Commercialization Center at Eastern Kentucky University (ICC@EKU), a program funded by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development in partnership with EKU and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation has completed her requirements for certification by National Business Incubation Association. Ms.

Students Turn Out before Daybreak as National Spotlight Shines on EKU, Alumnus Sam Champion

photo from crowd

Friday the 13th was certainly not an unlucky day for EKU.

More than 300 Eastern students converged on Memorial Plaza well before daybreak on Friday, Sept. 13, awaiting their turn in the national spotlight.

Remembering Those Lost on 9/11

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

President Michael Benson speaks at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on the west lawn of Keene Hall. The event, staged by the EKU VETS Club and Army ROTC Program, included the placement of 2,977 small American flags at the site representing the lives lost that day.

Mooers selected for CPE panel

Ian Mooers

CPE conference to focus on higher ed’s role in building stronger workforce

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2013) — The Council on Postsecondary Education on Thursday will kick-off the Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship at 2 p.m. at the Marriott Downtown, Louisville.

Scholar Athlete: Shelly Harper

Lady Colonels helped out a good cause at the Richmond Centre

Human Resource Management major Shelly Harper is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team who volunteered at Tracks for Packs 5k Run/Walk. Harper’s biggest accomplishment was scoring a season high eight points in the OVC tournament quarterfinals during her freshman season at EKU. Harper is a sophomore at Eastern and a native of Cincinnati, Oh.

Top entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky recognized at 2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program

EIEA Not-for-Profit Entity recipient photo

Some of the region’s top entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky were recognized at the 2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program hosted at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

"Good Morning America" Segment to Spotlight EKU, Alum Sam Champion

The "Good Morning America" crew interviews students in the Fountain Food Court.

Eastern Kentucky University will be in the national spotlight when “Good Morning America” profiles its weather anchor, Sam Champion, in a segment tentatively scheduled to air Friday, Sept. 13.

Mikal Harpster winner of 2012-13 Elbert Award

Mikal Harpster

Eastern Kentucky University’s PGA Golf Management program is pleased to announce the 2012–13 recipient of the Dr. Norb Elbert Player of the Year Award is Mikal Harpster, a junior from Warrenton, Mo. Harpster was recognized at the annual PGA/GM spring awards event on April 18.