April 2016

CBT Retired Faculty Luncheon Celebration

Flower arrangement at the CBT retired faculty luncheon

On April 29th, retired faculty and staff from the College of Business and Technology were welcomed back to the EKU campus for a special luncheon to renew old friendships and catch up on college happenings.

This year's luncheon was hosted in the newly renovated Construction Management suite located in the Ault Building.

Marine Corps Veteran Finds Challenge, Wins Honors

A younger Stofleth, right, during his days with the U.S. Marines

Andrew Stofleth, all 5-foot-2 of him, surveyed the room, filled mostly with Eastern Kentucky University faculty and administrators.

“You guys,” he said, “sure know how to make someone feel 6 feet tall.”

Students Assist Wayland Main St. Program

Wayland Main Street Director Tyann Hansford speaks to the EKU students

Eastern Kentucky University students from the Corbin regional campus are assisting the Main Street program in Wayland, Kentucky. Public relations students in Melissa Newman’s Design for Mass Media class are designing a website, brochure and logo for the Floyd County community.

Teams Win Cash Prizes at Idea State U

From left, the Simple Circle Team: Craig Hicks, Konnor Kimmel and Austin Molen

Their product is called Simple Circle, but it took hours of painstaking work to propel a trio of Eastern Kentucky University PGA Professional Golf Management students to a third-place finish, and a $10,000 prize, in the business plan division of the recent Idea State U competition.

Entrepreneurial Students Collaborate with Madison County Schools on Guardian Safety Project

Students collaborate with county officials

School of Business students are engaging in an interdisciplinary high-impact learning project,resulting in a fascinating outcome. 

Ms. Maggie Abney is an experienced banker, and Ms. Laura Barthel is a seasoned entrepreneur. Throughout the semester, Abney’s Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN 310) collaborates with Barthel’s Entrepreneurship (CCT 270).

CBT Faculty and Staff Recognized for Years of Service

2016 EKU Employee Picnic

Eastern Kentucky University held its 2016 Employee Recognition Luncheon on April 25th with an outdoor picnic on the lawn of Elmwood Estate. Small group tours of the first floor of the home were provided immediately before and after the luncheon. 

CBT Distinguished Alumni Announced for 2016

2016 CBT Distinguished Alumni

The College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Distinguished Alumni for 2015-2016.

Aviation Students Tour UPS Facilities

EKU Aviation students at the UPS facility

EKU Aviation students visited the world's largest package delivery company - Louisville hub - on Friday, April 22.  Seventeen students toured the facility and received a briefing about the UPS Worldport operation before being separated into two groups. The first group received a tour of the Worldport operation and the second group participated in a session in an A300 simulat

MMIB Announces 2016-17 Patterson Scholars

The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce Patterson Scholars for the 2016-17 academic year.

Research on Apologies Garners National Attention

Dr. Beth Polin

Whether at home or in the workplace or public square, the fate of relationships often hangs on two simple words.

But what do we really understand about “I’m sorry,” and what constitutes a “good” apology or “bad” apology?

MMIB Students Receive Top Awards from the Center for Career and Co-op

Kim Smith and Tanner Hayes

EKU's Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to congratulations two students who received honors awarded at EKU’s Student Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20.

The EKU Center for Career & Co-op's top awards both went to MMIB students making it a maroon-letter day for the Department.

Scholar Athlete: Laura Argente Escamilla

Laura Argente Escamilla

EKU School of Business tennis sophomore Laura Argente Escamilla has been named All-Ohio Valley Conference. Argente, is a business major from Castellon, Spain. Her First Team All-OVC honor was announced at the league awards banquet.

Fore and Robles Receive 2016 Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Awards

Left: Robles with Vice and Benson. Right: Fore with Benson and Vice

Two MMIB faculty received EKU's 2016 Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award.

COMM Students Contribute to EKU Voices Website

EKU Voices article displayed on the web

New Website Depicts Diverse "Voices of EKU"

At its core, Eastern Kentucky University is about people, and a partnership nearly one year in the making highlights that value.

EKU Voices (www.alumni.eku.edu/voices) is a new feature of the Alumni and Donor Engagement website that highlights stories about people at EKU.

Hoskins selected as 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Martin Award Recipient

Tony Hoskins with family

The Henry Martin Scholarship, a $500 cash award, was presented to Mr. Tony L. Hoskins at the Eastern Kentucky University Scholars Day Assembly on Friday, April 15, 2016. Hoskins, a senior non-traditional student from Richmond, Ky., majoring in Aerospace Technology and Aviation Professional Flight, was also inducted into the Society at a formal ceremony later that afternoon.

EKU public relations intern enjoys working for the region she calls home

Annie Zomaya

Annie Zomaya sees her internship as more than just a resume builder or educational requirement. Zomaya has a connection and passion for the region she calls home.

 EKU public relations intern and Appalachian native, Zomaya knows first-hand the conditions of the region and the challenges that the people face and have faced for many years.

School of Business Inducts Students into Beta Gamma Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma spring inductees

EKU's School of Business and the College of Business and Technology are pleased to announce the induction of business students into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. The new members were honored at a formal induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the Executive Conference Room of the Business and Technology Center on the EKU campus.

First Book in Prof's Series Earns National Honor

Dr. Pam Parry

The first book in Dr. Pam Parry’s series on women in American politics was a finalist for a prestigious national book award named for former journalist Frank Luther Mott.

Meiners named among EKU's first University Fellows

Eric Meiners

Dr. Eric Meiners, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, has been named among 29 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the initial group of University Fellows.

Scholar Athlete: Amanda Lindahl

Amanda Lindahl

EKU School of Business golfer Amanda Lindahl was chosen as the OVC Freshman of the Year. Lindahl, a business major from Ulricehamn, Sweden, also earned a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer team. She is the first EKU women's golfer to earn OVC Freshman of the Year honors.

She was among three colonels who were named to the All-OVC team.

2016 CBT Distinguished Seniors Announced

Each year, the College of Business and Technology honors the very best students from each of our departments with awards and scholarships. Distinguished Senior honors are awarded to students possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU.

Phi Beta Lambda students help with Mt. Pleasant restoration

PBL students at Mt. Pleasant

EKU Phi Beta Lambda students spend much of Friday, April 15, helping improve the appearance of one of the most historic homes in Richmond.

The Day at the Farm, local school children visit Meadowbrook

School children pose in tractor wheel

"My daddy said that pigs make bacon, but I asked that pig for some and it just grunted,” Andrew said to his hay-ride neighbor, shrugging. His group had just left the ice-cream station, where they had made their own ice cream using milk from Meadowbrook Farm’s cows.

Banking Students Visit Lexington Financial Headquarters

L-r: Matt McNeil, Kelsey Snyder, Tia Owen, Audra Hall, Abney, Jonathan Davis

Last week, EKU banking students, under the guidance of the instructor Maggie Abney, visited the Central Bank headquarters in downtown Lexington. After a brief luncheon, students met with Executive Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing, Steve Kelly.  Mr.

EKU PBL brings home 19 State awards and sets sights on Nationals

EKU PBL students pose with their trophies

Eighteen Eastern Kentucky University students and their advisor participated in the Phi Beta Lambda (Future of Business Leaders of America) Academic Competitions this last weekend at Elizabethtown Technical and Community College. As usual, EKU students excelled, bringing home 19 awards.

EKU Public Relations Students Attend Cincinnati Conference

EKU Public Relations students at PRSSA conference

“Be passionate. Be relentless. Be different.” –Just one of many lessons learned at PRGrandSlam.

The Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at EKU attended a conference entitled PRGrandSlam, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, this past weekend.

EKU Professional Flight Students Interview with ExpressJet

2016 EKU Aviation Career Day students

On Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, fourteen EKU aviation students were interviewed by ExpressJet Airline recruiters for First Officer pilot jobs. Ralph Gibbs, Director of Aviation, said that this is the first event of its kind for EKU and highlights EKU Aviation achievements and successes.

Progress Editor Places 1st in SPJ Contest

Daniel Klapheke

A series on heroin addiction in a rural community written by an Eastern Kentucky University journalism student won first place for In-Depth Reporting in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards.

EKU agriculture provide produce and meat to local eateries

Sonny's BBQ Local Pitmasters Since '68 graphic

Shopping local is encouraged around campus, especially when it comes to food. The EKU Department of Agriculture started a program in 2015 that allowed them to provide local produce to Café Burrier, their local farmer’s market, faculty regents meetings and Sonny’s BBQ.

Construction Management Hosts its 10th Annual Recognition Banquet

EKU Construction Management awards banquet

EKU Construction Management faculty and staff hosted the 10th Annual Recognition Banquet on April 2, 2016, to honor outstanding students, as well as those individuals and companies who have demonstrated exemplary service. This year’s reception and dinner was held in Arlington's Mule Barn. EKU President Michael Benson was on hand to greet guests and make opening remarks.

EKU Voices: Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks with NASCAR star Jeff Gordon

Golf and NASCAR don’t usually find each other in the same thought, but don’t tell me that.

Since I was 3 years old, I have been cheering on Jeff Gordon and the iconic number 24 team on and off the track. There are not many races I have missed, fewer than my two hands can count. NASCAR is my passion, but it does not stand alone.