February 2015

Aviation Partnerships with Community Colleges Speed Transition to Skies

EKU Aviation Seneca III

Do you want to fly airplanes? Studies suggest almost 500,000 pilots are going to be needed over the next 20 years.

PGM March Madness to support EKU Relay for Life

Relay for Life logo

March Madness comes to EKU's PGA Golf Management!  On Friday, March 13, PGA/GM students will host a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament with all proceeds going to EKU Relay for Life.

The event will be held in the Begley Gym on the EKU Campus with the first game starting at 3:00 p.m. and guaranteed play of three games.

Bertee and Retta Faye Adkins Scholarship Established

Dr. Bertee and Retta Faye Adkins

After he graduated from Betsy Layne High School and enrolled at Pikeville College in 1949, he didn't have enough money even to ride a bus from his home in the Floyd County community of Harold to Pikeville, just 12 miles away, let alone enough for lunch every day.

Student-Athlete Wins National Honor in Risk Management and Insurance

James Speaks

James Taylor Speaks, Somerset, a member of Eastern Kentucky University's football team and a junior risk management and insurance major, is one of only 30 students nationwide selected for the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP).

CBT Student Receives the Opportunity of a Lifetime

Colin Compton

Students in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) are taking advantage of the many opportunities that Eastern Kentucky University provides students to study abroad. Colin Compton won a study abroad scholarship to Japan for the Summer 2015 semester.

Student Focus: Kyle Nicholas

Kyle Nicholas

Aerospace Management at Eastern Kentucky University has found a true Colonel in Kyle Nicholas!

Nicholas, an upcoming Spring ’15 graduate, not only takes part in this demanding program, but has the privileged honor of being Student President and Student Regent. Naturally, the role comes with its hardships, but Nicholas sees only the positives of the position.

EKU Pershing Rifles to host Junior ROTC Competition

The annual Eastern Kentucky University Army Pershing Rifles ROTC Drill Meet will attract Junior ROTC units from throughout eastern Kentucky and eastern Tennessee to the Richmond campus on Saturday, Feb. 21.

After an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m., competition begins at 9 a.m. in the Weaver Gymnasium.

Communication Faculty, Students Advance SOAR Initiative

Dr. Ginny Whitehouse with her EKU students

Students and faculty in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Communication are continuing to provide media content for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative.

2015 Erie Insurance Paper Competition Scholarship

Erie Insurance logo

Erie Insurance announces its 1st annual Paper Competition Scholarship to be awarded this spring during the Risk Management & Insurance Program’s Annual Insurance Day.

The competition is open to all College of Business and Technology Center students that have: