August 2014

Scholar Athlete: Abigail Cvelbar

Abbey Cvelbar

Applied Engineering Management major Abbey Cvelbar was selected as the OVC Setter of the Week. The senior from Euclid, Oh., excels both on and off the court.  Read the full story below.

Harpster wins Elbert Player of the Year Award for Second Consecutive Year

l-r: Ross Lingenfelder and Mikal Harpster

For the second consecutive year, PGA Golf Management student Mikal Harpster was awarded the Dr. Norb Elbert Player of the Year Award.

Harpster, a senior from Warrenton, Mo., received the 2013-14 trophy at a recent awards gathering from Ross Lingenfelder, PGA/GM Player Development Coordinator.

Ceirra Thompson awarded national scholarship

l-r: Burke Christensen, Ceirra Thompson, Siwei Gao

Ceirra Thompson, of Lexington, a senior risk management and insurance major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a $5,000 national scholarship from the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation.

The scholarship was established to further the study of insurance and encourage, support and reward exceptional students who have an interest in an insurance career.

EIEA Finalists to be Honored Sept. 8

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Twelve entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky will share their business success stories as finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program at a regional awards recognition luncheon on Monday, Sept. 8, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

SSI Named to INC 5000 List

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SSI Earns Inc. 5000 Honors as Fast Growth Government Contractor  

CBT Welcomes new Communication Chair


Dr. Fran Dickson joins EKU as Professor and the new Chair of the Department of Communication.  

CBT Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

EKU Business & Technology Center

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to welcome new faculty and staff for the 2014-15 academic year:

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  • Tom Erekson, Dean and Professor of Career and Technical Education

Accounting, Finance & Information Systems

Easterling joins EKU School of Business faculty

Kirby Easterling

EKU's School of Business is pleased to announce that James Kirby Easterling has joined the Management, Marketing, and International Business (MMIB) Department as a fulltime faculty member (Lecturer) effective August 1, 2014. 

Accounting Senior Named 2014 Portz Scholar

Sam Shearer

A member of Eastern Kentucky University’s nationally prominent Honors Program is one of only four Honors students nationally to be named a 2014 Portz Scholar, a distinction awarded each year to the best Honors student research projects in the nation.

EKU to Host "Women Leading Kentucky" Conference

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Eastern Kentucky University will host a Women Leading Kentucky conference on the Richmond campus on Thursday, Sept. 4.

"Richmond 5" Competition Assists Local Entrepreneurs

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Have a great business idea but don’t know what to do next?

The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) at Eastern Kentucky University is looking to help five ambitious entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.