November 2014

Happy Holidays from the Chamber Colonels!

CBT Chamber Colonels: "GO COLONELS!"

As the calendar year comes to a close, it's not too late to think about deserving students in need of scholarship opportunities.

Throughout the history of the CB&T, nearly 30,000 alumni have shared its rich history of educating business and industry leaders. As we look forward to the new year, reach back to help the next generation of leaders with your generosity.

Gamma Iota Sigma Students Adopt Angels

Gamma's Angel Tree

Join Gamma Iota Sigma this holiday season in an effort to make residents of Madison Health and Rehab nursing home a lot happier!

Gamma Iota Sigma has agreed to collect presents for ten Angels; the requests are very simple, but will definitely mean very much to their recipients: clothes, CDs, candy, body wash, pop, lotion, and slippers.

Several Activities Mark Global Entrepreneurship Week

Laura Barthel's Entrepreneurship class

Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky Innovation Office at Richmond will mark Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 17-23 with several activities on and off campus.

EKU Agriculture Hosts Fall Career Day

AG Career Day

EKU's Department of Agriculture hosted a career day and celebration for graduating seniors on Wed., Nov. 19, 2014.

An impressive array of potential employers, many of whom are alumni, were on hand to speak with students.

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IIAK Sponsors EKU Students at State Convention

l-r: Jonny Blount, Chalmer Lowe, Brody Layton, Lindsey Baldwin and Colin Reddix

Insurance and Risk Management students travelled to the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky (IIAK) Convention and Trade show in Louisville at the Brown Hotel in November.

IIAK sponsored five EKU students' attendance: Brody Layton, Jonny Blount, Lindsey Baldwin, Colin Reddix, and Chalmer Lowe.

Frederickson featured in High Country News

Ed Fredrickson

The desert-friendly cow

A rancher and a researcher search for a better bovine — and think they’ve found one.

Cally Carswell Nov 10, 2014 From the print edition of High Country News

Study Abroad: Dustin Wittman

Dustin in front of the Bundestag in Berlin.

Students in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) are taking advantage of Eastern Kentucky University’s study abroad programs. CBT students are studying abroad through a variety of affiliates and exchange programs.

Following is the next in the Study Abroad Series aimed at sharing students’ life-changing experiences studying abroad through EKU. 

Meet the new CB&T Dean - On the Road!

Dean Erekson

Dr. Tom Erekson, new dean of the College of Business and Technology, is looking forward to connecting with alumni and friends. As with many college deans, his travel schedule takes him to conferences and meetings in towns with EKU alumni.

Coming up are San Diego, followed by Milwaukee, then on to Tampa.

EKU's Jones Cup Team Finishes Seventh in National Championship

l-r: Tyler Collett, Joey Faulconer, Josh Griffin, Mikal Harpster, Chase Garris

Five PGA Golf Management students competed in the 2014 Jones Cup National Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on November 4-5.

EKU's team brought home a seventh place finish competing against 90 other students from 18 universities across the nation.

EKU Agriculture Ambassadors at National FFA

EKU AG Ambassadors with Dr. McDermott (center)

Six students from Eastern Kentucky University represented the Colonels well at the National FFA Career Show and Collegiate Expo on October 29-November 1 held in Louisville, Ky.

The AG Ambassadors were: