April 2017

Paraplegic Senior Eyes Brighter Future

Jeff Guest photo

Thousands of students will say farewell to Eastern Kentucky University in May. They will cross the commencement stage, receive their diplomas and throw their caps into the air as they celebrate another milestone.

EKU Hosts International Hitachi Supply Chain Conference

EKU Supply Chain Management students turn out for the Hitachi Automotive Conf

Hundreds of global supply chain professionals gathered EKU's Center for the Arts for the Hitachi Automotive Supply Chain Conference on Tuesday, April 25. Supported by EKU's Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) program, the event brought together industry experts and suppliers from multiple countries. EKU SCM students helped with event coordination and attended various sessions.

EKU Aviation Students Attend SEC-AAAE Conference

EKU Aviation students attend the SEC-AAAE Conference

EKU Aviation students recently attended the 2017 Annual Southeast Chapter Conference of the American Association of Airport Executives held in Knoxville, Tenn., from April 23-25, 2017. Attendees include: Dustin Wittman, Nate Schattner, Maggie Smith, Tyler Meredith, Jennifer Chilton, Jacob Pierce, Adam Ackerman, Cameron Sidor, Rebecca Schmid, Justin Graham, Samuel Cleary, and Mike Smith.

New Meadowbrook Facility "Best of All"

Meadowbrook beef handling facility photo

Standing in the middle of the new beef handling facility at Eastern Kentucky University’s Meadowbrook Farm, Mark Deesing said he has seen “about a dozen” university-based beef cattle handling facilities designed by his renowned colleague, Temple Grandin.

Junior Receives Washington Center Internship

Lucy Burkhart photo

When Eastern Kentucky University junior Lucy Burkhart entered the Patterson Scholar program, a scholarship offered by the Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business (MMIB) that gives $2,000 annually to high-achieving business students, she expected to grow into a focused student and capable businesswoman.

EKU Named Top University Sales Program by Sales Education Foundation

SEF Top Sales Universities logo

Sales Education Foundation names Eastern Kentucky University's Center for Professional Sales in 2017 ANNUAL magazine “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” Listing

EKU Risk Management and Insurance Degree Available Online Fall 2017

EKU Online graphic

Eastern Kentucky University will offer an online degree in risk management and insurance beginning fall 2017. The bachelors of business administration will be the only online undergraduate insurance degree offered in Kentucky and one of the few available in the United States.

2017 Annual Construction Management Awards Banquet

EKU Construction Management graphic

EKU Construction Management faculty and staff hosted the 11th Annual Recognition Banquet on April 20, 2017, 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.

PGM Hosts EKU Relay for Life Fundraiser

EKU PGM is Hosting a Closest to the Hole Competition

EKU's PGA Golf Management is once again supporting EKU's Relay for Life. On Thursday, April 20, PGM students will host a Closest to the Hole Competition with all proceeds going to EKU Relay for Life.

The event will be held on the Par 3 Hole behind the Business and Technology Center on the EKU Campus from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Beef Handling Facility Ribbon Cutting & Open House, April 21st

Drawing of beef cattle

EKU's new state-of-the-art beef handling facility designed by Temple Grandin and her colleague, Mark Deesing, will be officially dedicated this week. The ceremony is set for Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Meadowbrook Farm, followed by an open house and guided tours.

RMI Students Participate in 2017 NAPSLO Symposium in Chicago

EKU RMI students participate in national NAPSLO symposium

Students from the Risk Management and Insurance program attended the National Symposium of Professional Surplus Lines “Extreme Risk Takers” Symposium, March 31-April 1, 2017.

Accounting Students Visit Alltech

Dr. Isaacs' Advanced Management Accounting Seminar class visits Alltech

On Monday, April 17, Dr. Trish Isaacs’ ACC 527/727, Advanced Managerial Accounting Seminar, learned about several aspects of internal auditing and information technology for Alltech, an international company with headquarters in Nicholasville, Ky. 

EKU Aviation Students Earn Prestigious Corporate Internship

Horace Hunter and Sam Elliott in front of the Ward Kraft corporate jet

The sky is the limit for two Eastern Kentucky University Aviation students, Sam Elliott and Horace Hunter. Both were granted internships with Ward/Kraft Inc. Ward/Kraft, Inc.

'Across Kentucky' Features New EKU Beef Handling Facility

Across Kentucky logo

The ag department at Eastern Kentucky University is hosting an April 21 ribbon cutting and demonstration of its new cattle handling facility at its Meadowbrook Farm. 

Zhang Receives ASC Regional Teaching Award

Dr. Zhang (right) accepts the ASC Regional Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Chengyi (Charlie) Zhang, Assistant Professor of Construction Management for winning the 2017 Associated Schools of Construction ASC Regional Teaching Award. The award is made annually to untenured or tenure track faculty, with two to six years of teaching experience at an ASC member school.

EKU PBL Brings Home Top State Awards

EKU PBL award winners at the 2017 Academic Competitions

Twenty-three Eastern Kentucky University business students won 28 awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (Future of Business Leaders of America) Academic Competitions this past weekend. The Spring Leadership State Competition was held in Madisonville, Ky. Among the many awards was Third Largest Chapter Membership from 2016 to 2017.

CBT Celebrates Retired Colonels at Annual Luncheon

Tables are dressed in the BTC Vice Atrium for the CBT Retired Colonel Luncheon

The College of Business and Technology welcomed back retired Colonels with a special luncheon on Friday, April 7, 2017. The event was held in the recently named Dr. Janna P. Vice Atrium of the Business and Technology Center. Faculty and staff renewed old friendships and caught up on college happenings.

Agriculture Students Participate in Alltech Competition

EKU Agriculture team (l-r): Settimi, Lanham, Mahon, Black, Spencer, Armour, Liu

EKU Agriculture students competed in the Alltech Innovation Competition last Saturday in Lexington, Ky. Team members were sophomore Mackenzie Mahon (Agriculture); juniors Kelly Armour (Agriculture Education) and Maria Lanham (Pre-Veterinary Medicine); and seniors Abigail Black (Horticulture), and Curtis Spencer (Agriculture). Faculty advisors for the team were Dr. Mike McDermott and Ms.