September 2014

Scholar Athlete: Patric Sundlof

Patric Sundlof

General Business major Patric Sundlof was named Adidas Ohio Valley Conference Male Golfer of the Week on Wednesday.  The senior finished tied for first at the Cardinal Intercollegiate.

CBT Partners with Richmond to Create Unique Student Opportunity

Colonel Chamber Ambassadors

This marks the first year for a new program that the Richmond Chamber of Commerce is offering students at Eastern Kentucky University. The Chamber has partnered with the College of Business and Technology to give 19 students the unique opportunity of becoming a Colonel Chamber Ambassador.

Power of Maroon: Leadership Spotlight, Pam Parry

Pam Parry, Assoc. Prof. of Communication (Terrence Humphrey/Public Relations)

Dr. Pam Parry, associate professor of communication and author of “Eisenhower: The Public Relations President,” is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders and others in prominent positions to discuss their roles, as well as campus issues. Parry, who joined the EKU faculty Aug.

EKU Colonel's Battalion hosts 2014 Cadet Stakes

Colonels Cadets prepare to grade the events

On September 27, 2014, EKU Army ROTC Colonels Battalion hosted the Annual JROTC Cadet Stakes.

Thirty-nine teams from 25 different high schools competed for top honors.


Four Point 0: Nicki Henry

Nicki Henry

Nicki Henry is a senior Golf Management major at EKU. She hails from Chagrin Falls, Ohio and is a member of the Women’s Golf team. Nicki is a shining example of a student athlete at EKU. She maintains a 4.0 grade point average while managing a demanding academic and athletic schedule. She carved out some time for us to ask a few questions about her experience at Eastern.

Discover MMIB - Oct. 7

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All undeclared and AGS students. Looking for an academic major?

Discover MMIB!

Talk with MMIB Faculty about majors, minors, and scholarships in the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
  • 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Business & Technology Center Atrium

FREE pizza and prizes!

AG Announces Stateland Dairy Grand and Reserve Grand Champions

Billy Cameron and Celia Thomas with their champion heifers

The 3rd annual Stateland Dairy Show was held Friday, September 26, 2014, at EKU's Meadowbrook Farm. Well attended by students' friends and family, the event would not have been possible without the help of Chad Powers, Matt Collins, and Robby Estes who worked long hours to get the barn ready.

Agriculture Students Inducted Into DTA Honor Society

DTA inductees for fall 2014

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the fall 2014 new initiates into Delta Tau Alpha, an honorary society for agriculture students. The initiation ceremony was held Wednesday, September 24, in the EKU Chapel.


Controversial Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar to Speak at EKU Sept. 25

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque (Zunar)

The Malaysian cartoonist known as Zunar, who received the 2011 Courage in Cartooning Award from Cartoonist Rights Network International, will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Sept. 25.

RMI to host Executive in Residence Oct 21-23

Mari-Jo Hill

EKU's Risk Management & Insurance program has obtained a grant from the Spencer Educational Foundation to fund a guest speaker for the 2014 fall semester. Ms. Mari-Jo Hill, Director of Risk Management for SAS Institute, Inc., will visit the EKU campus October 21-23.


Givens elected to SPJ national board


Dr. Deborah T. Givens, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected to a two-year term on the national board of directors of the Society of Professional Journalists. The election took place at the Society’s annual conference Sept. 4 through 7 in Nashville.

EKU Junior Wins 2014 Collegiate Business Concept Challenge

l-r: Erekson, Moncrief, Elrod, Traver, Lawson, and Benson

College students and cheap, easy-to-prepare food. They just go together.

So it’s only fitting that an Eastern Kentucky University student won the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge competition for his business venture idea centered on – you might have guessed it – ramen noodles.

2014-15 Patterson Scholars Announced

2014-15 Patterson Scholars

The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce Patterson Scholars for the 2014-15 academic year.

Entrepreneurs Recognized at EIEA Luncheon

EIEA winner Shane Hamilton (center)

Entrepreneurs are innovators, creative thinkers, and risk takers often defying the odds to turn their dreams into reality. Small business owners and entrepreneurs working to grow the region’s economy were recognized at the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) luncheon.

160 hear Collins at Women Leading Kentucky conference

Former Governor Martha Layne Collins speaks. Machaela Ballard/The Register

by Machaela Ballard / The Richmond Register

When Kristel Smith and her team began planning for the Women Leading Kentucky conference at Eastern Kentucky University, they expected no more than 60 people to show up.

“I said, ‘No, let’s shoot for 100,’” Smith said Thursday as the conference culminated.

EKU Accounting hosts 'Meet the Firms' night

2013 Meet the Firms night

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, EKU Accounting will host 'Meet the Firms' night.

Held each fall, the event provides a venue for students and firms to interact in a professional setting.


Power of Maroon: Leadership Spotlight - Dr. Thomas Erekson

Dean Erekson

Dr. Thomas Erekson, who became dean of the College of Business and Technology on Aug. 1, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders and others in prominent positions to discuss their roles, as well as campus issues.