March 2015

Network Helps Local Entrepreneurs Grow Businesses, Serve Community Needs

Kentucky Innovation Network office at Richmond/EKU

Local entrepreneurs gathered at Eastern Kentucky University on March 27 to network and discuss ways to expand their businesses.

Kristel Smith, director of the Kentucky Innovation Network office at Richmond/EKU, initiated a new network for professionals looking to grow their business.

Honors Scholar: Julia Niemann

Julia Niemann

Above & Beyond: Getting to Know CBT Honors Scholars | Vol. 2: Julia Niemann

Student Entrepreneurs bring home Top Prizes

Emily Watson and Nathan Hall holding their awards 'checks'

EKU's IDEA State U team, under the direction of faculty advisor Laura Barthel, brought home first and third place from the Hazard Regional IDEA State University Competition March 26.

Nathan Hall won 1st Place, and $1,000, in the Plan Track division for his Longevity Tea presentation.

CB&T Recognizes Honors Scholars

The College of Business and Technology is pleased to recognize their students who are Honors Scholars in the EKU Honors Program. 

Dr. Parry to speak at Eisenhower Presidential Library

Dr. Pam Parry

Dr. Pam Parry, author of "Eisenhower:The Public Relations President," will speak at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home on March 31. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center auditorium, the free program is open to the public. 

Kentucky Aviation Legend to Visit EKU April 17

Col. Arnold "Arnie" Franklin (Ret.)

A former squadron commander of the 493rd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force who helped lead an historic air strike will address Eastern Kentucky University aviation students and others on Friday, April 17.

Unique Management Accounting Program Shows Strong Demand

The Management Accounting option at EKU was developed and made a reality largely through the efforts of Dr. Trish Isaacs. After talking with the members of the Bluegrass IMA (Institute of Management Accountants ), she and other members of the accounting faculty realized that there is a large demand for management accounting jobs.

Honors Scholar: Hannah Clayton

Hannah Clayton

Above & Beyond: Getting to Know CBT Honors Scholars | Vol. 1: Hannah Clayton

EKU alum Bill Bryant named host of Comment on Kentucky

Bill Bryant

Eastern Kentucky University alumnus Bill Bryant, the news anchor and managing editor of WKYT-TV, the Lexington CBS affiliate, Thursday was named permanent host of Comment on Kentucky, the long-running, the Kentucky Education Television weekly public affairs program.

Risk Management and Insurance Major Featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

2014 EKU Homecoming King Jonny Blount and Queen Krissie Hogan

With approximately half of its workforce nearing retirement age in the next decade, the insurance industry is anticipating at least 500,000 job openings by 2022.

Now, the challenge is to attract millennials into a career field that has been portrayed, unfairly perhaps, as a little dull.

Gao Appointed Coffey Professor of Insurance Studies

l-r: Erekson, Benson, Gao, Coffey, Feltus, Christensen

Dr. Siwei Gao has been appointed to the Thomas and Rebecca Coffey Endowed Professorship in Insurance Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

EKU Ranks 3rd Nationally among "Best for Vets: Business Schools"

Military Times Logo

Military veterans in pursuit of a college degree now have another reason to consider Eastern Kentucky University.

Power of Maroon: Leadership Spotlight, Kirby Easterling

Kirby Easterling, Executive-in-Residence (Sarah Bucknam/C&M)

Kirby Easterling, Executive-in-Residence in Management for the School of Business, 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.

Study abroad experience creates successful international business career

INDELAC Controls poster

At Eastern Kentucky University, we not only have the best graduates, but also the best mentors!

Faculty Focus: Dr. Trish Isaacs

Dr. Trish Isaacs

This semester’s faculty focus is Dr. Trish Isaacs, EKU Associate Professor of Accounting. She teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting, Tax I, and the Advanced Management Accounting Seminar at the graduate and undergraduate level.

EKU Dairy Cow Earns All-America Honors; Only 6 in U.S. Nominated

Sun-Made Valentina ET

Eastern Kentucky University’s Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farm has a long history of excellence and awards.

Now, one of its residents has been named honorable mention All-American Cow in the Milking Yearling class. Only six cows nationally were nominated for All-American honors.

EKU's Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farm

Eastern Kentucky University Meadowbrook Farm sign

Eastern Kentucky University’s Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farm has a long history of excellence and awards.

Nestled just 9 short miles southeast from campus, it is an award-winning farm that incorporates top-quality genetics and sound management practices into an atmosphere where students easily garner a love for the dairy cow.