March 2017

Farm to Dedicate Grandin-Designed Facility

A group of EKU agriculture students in the new beef handling facility

When noted animal behaviorist Temple Grandin visited the Eastern Kentucky University campus in September 2011 to deliver a Chautauqua lecture, it set in motion a dramatic improvement at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm.

Meadowbrook Hosts Annual 'Day at the Farm'

AG students demonstrate seedlings

EKU Meadowbrook Farms hosted its annual “Day at the Farm” on March 30, 2017. Approximately 100 students from Wolfe County elementary schools attended; the children were in the third and fourth grades.

Study Abroad: Sarah Franklin

Akita International University

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. 

CBT Announces Ritchey as Spring Convocation Speaker

Sharon Ritchey

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Ms. Sharon A. Ritchey will be the featured speaker at Spring 2017 Convocation. Ritchey will bring remarks to the evening ceremony on Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m., in EKU's Alumni Coliseum.

Engle Collaborates with International Human Resource Faculty

Engle

International business is familiar ground for Dr. Allen D. Engle, Sr.

The Harold Glenn Campbell Endowed Chair of International Business and EKU Foundation Professor traveled to Prague last September to continue a major collaboration with international coauthors

Smith Receives Highly Competitive NAPSLO Internship

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, Risk Management and Insurance senior from Berea, is quickly becoming a success within the program.

In 2016, it was announced that Sarah had been chosen for a fantastic internship with Auto Owners in Lexington, Kentucky.

Barney Selected 2017 CBT Distinguished Senior

Julia Barney at December 2016 CBT Convocation Ceremonies

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Ms. Julia Niemann Barney as the 2017 Distinguished Senior. Each year, the College of Business and Technology selects a Distinguished Senior. This $1,000 award is given annually at the EKU Scholar's Assembly to the student judged by the Colleges’ department chairs to be the overall distinguished senior.

2017 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.

Successful Junior Tackles Fears Head-On

Dalton Stanley

When he came to Eastern Kentucky University from Pikeville three years ago, Dalton Stanley “would have balked” at the mere thought of speaking before hundreds of people or even privately to CEOs of large corporations.

But he was never too frightened to “see my weaknesses at face value and really tackle them.”

New Center for Professional Selling to Host Guest Speaker

Randy Schwantz, President & CEO of The Wedge Group

EKU's School of Business is gearing up for the opening of its new Center for Professional Selling. They will be hosting the Center's first Distinguished Speaker, Mr. Randy Schwantz, President & CEO of The Wedge Group.

CBT Announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni

L-R: (top) Sells, Tobin, Bourne; (bottom) Boone, Mullins

The College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Distinguished Alumni for 2016-2017.

Bohn to Speak to School of Business Students

Dr. Cynthia Bohn

EKU Risk Management and Insurance is pleased to announce that Dr. Cynthia Bohn will visit EKU's School of Business to speak with students, faculty and staff on Thursday March 23, 2017. Bohn will be on campus at 12:30 pm in the Business and Technology Center, Room 179. She will be speaking on "How Women (and Men) Can Achieve Success in the Business World".

Horticulture Students Thrive in National Event

Will Rogers in the backhoe operation competition

Will Rogers the humorist was quite the celebrated funnyman in his era.

But Will Rogers the Eastern Kentucky University student is all business when it comes to his turfgrass management major and landscape competitions.

EKU Alum Andrew Page Featured in Profile Magazine

Andrew Page (photo by Kristin Deitrich)

The Coaching Keys to Leading Under Armour

Vice president and corporate controller Andrew Page details the ties between his company's work and his time coaching track and field, and how they drive towards success.

March 16, 2017 | By Adam Kivel | Photo by Kristin Deitrich

EKU Grads Receive Kentucky Section Awards

l-r: Robert Costello and Corey Stith display their Kentucky Section PGA awards

On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Kentucky Section of the PGA of America held their Spring Meeting where two EKU PGA Golf Management graduates were recognized at the 2017 Special Awards luncheon. 

Day at the Farm event set for March 30

School children pose in tractor wheel

EKU's Meadowbrook Farm along with Wolfe County Extension will host its annual “Day at the Farm” on March 30, 2017. Approximatelly 140 third and fourth graders will visit the farm for tours and activities led by EKU agriculture students. 

EKU Global Supply Chain Management Program featured in Military Advanced Education and Transition

l-r: CBT Dean Tom Erekson, Rob Perry, Kaytlin Siegmundt, Kirby Easterling

EKU's Global Supply Chain Management program is growing to meet industry demand - and the industry is beginning to take notice. The February/March 2017 issue of Military Advanced Education and Transition highlights three SCM programs across the US, one of which is EKU's program coordinated by Executive-in-Residence Mr. James Kirby Easterling.

Scholar Athlete: Elsa Moberly

Elsa Moberly

Somerset, Kentucky native and Eastern Kentucky University sophomore Elsa Moberly was chosen as the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Women's Golf of the Week on Wednesday.  This marks the fourth time Moberly has earned the award this season. Moberly is a management major in EKU's School of Business.

1st Annual Colonel Roundup Beef Show set for March 25th

Colonel Beef Roundup graphic

EKU's Agricultural Honor Society, Delta Tau Alpha, is hosting its 1st Annual Colonel Roundup Beef Show on Saturday, March 25th. The event, to be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds, will award prizes for top beef in their category.

Tyler Eades to Present at International SAM Conference

Business and Technology Center dome

Tyler Eades, senior Management Accounting major from Shelbyville, is preparing for the national stage. His abstract, "Putting Business Analysis in Perspective: Application of a Strategic Analysis Framework on Tesla's Strategic Options", has been selected for this year's SAM International Business Conference.

Study Abroad: Brianna Saylor

Brianna Saylor study abroad

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.