October 2017

Business Prof Teams with Mitchell Scholar

Dr. Marcel Robles and Tyler Swafford

More than 3,600 miles separate Kentucky and Ireland, but an Eastern Kentucky University business professor and one of her recent star pupils bridged the gap and raised EKU’s profile on the Emerald Isle recently.

Senior Finds Hope, Home in Agriculture

Shawn Dore

Actor Kevin Conroy once said: “Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes them unique.” If that’s the case, Eastern Kentucky University senior Shawn Dore is unlike any other.

Senior to Present at National Conference

Tessa Aminetzah

International Business senior Tessa Aminetzah has been chosen to represent SAM’s manuscript titled, “TeamUp, Connecting Innovation across Industry Borders” in a presentation at the Academy of Business Research Conference on November 1-3, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas.

Biz-Tec Blast Returns to CBT Homecoming Tailgate

Colonel's Battalion Cadets enjoy Biz-Tec Blast

Biz-Tec Blast ice cream has become a Homecoming tradition for CBT. As soon Mad Scoops puts up their giant inflatable balloon, it does not take long for a steady stream of excited Homecoming fans find their way to a "Little Taste of Eastern" with CBT's special blend of Biz-Tec Blast.

Prof Tells Life Story in Autobiography

Faridah Awang (photo by Carsen Bryant)

She came from a poor family in rural Malaysia that often struggled to put food on the table.

Her parents divorced when she was 2, and she was raised by a grandmother who had no formal education.

Colonel Contracting Competes at 2017 ASC Conference

EKU Colonel Contracting team with advisor Dr. Charlie Zhang (far right)

Colonel Contracting, EKU's construction management team, competed at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 3 Conference in Downers Grove, Ill., October 18-21, 2017.

Focus on Construction Management

Mural in EKU's Construction Management suite

Students interested in receiving a construction management degree at the highest quality institution should look no further than Eastern Kentucky University’s Construction Management (CM) program.  In addition to a state-of-the art facility, jobs galore, and a range of opportunities post-graduation, the CM program boasts four highly qualified, involved, passionate faculty members - D

CBT Honors HODA Recipients

CBT Hall of Distinguished Alumni honorees

"Exemplary, distinguished, meritorious, models" - all descriptive of the College of Business and Technology most notable alumni.

Gift Supports Women in RMI Program

l-r: Morgan Wyman, Sandra Blain, Dr. Burke Christensen and Cissy Musselman

“The insurance industry,” said Dr. Burke Christensen, “is a place where women are free to rise as high as their talents will take them.”

Different Pathways, Common Interest

From left: Megan Petersen and Tori Cassidy

EKU has a mix of many different students with many different pasts, but a common interest and similar goals bring our students together. Two of EKU’s Agriculture students, Megan Petersen and Victoria Cassidy are proof of that.

Golfing for a Special Cause

L-r: Jason Eberle, Phillip Webb, Scott Web, and Tom Pendergrass

On October 20, the alumni of the PGA Golf Management program, staff, and students at EKU hosted a tournament for a very important cause in the John Hines Classic. Seventy-six people played on 19 teams in a four person scramble to raise money for The ALS Association. John Hines is the head golf professional at the University Club at Arlington where the tournament was held.

Students get hands-on farm experience

Children and teachers enjoy a hayride during 4-H Farm Days (Critley King/The Reg

University Farms rolled out the red carpet for nearly 1,000 third graders from the Central Kentucky region last week with a 'Day at the Farm'. Given the number of visitors and high level of interest, the event took place at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Read more...

Maroon SHRM Announces Fall 2017 Officers

SHRM 2017 fall officers with advisor Dr. Allen Engle (far left)

EKU’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a student run organization open to all majors interested in the human resource management profession.

Fall CBT Convocation Student Speaker and Banner Bearers Selected

Horace Hunter prepares for takeoff

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce its student speaker and banner bearers for the Fall 2017 Convocation ceremony.

Study Abroad: Shangxuan Zeng

Shangxuan Zeng

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. 

Chamber Colonels at CityFest

Four CBT Chamber Colonels helped with the production of Richmond’s Annual City Fest. The Chamber showcased local business on Thursday night, September 21, at the steps of EKU's Keen Johnson Building.

Engle Conquers Virtual Borders

Engle

Allen D. Engle, Sr., Foundation Professor of Management and the Harold Glenn Campbell Endowed Chair of International Business was two places at one time on Friday morning, September 29th – thanks to Skype technology. Read more...

RMI Students Attend National Gamma Iota Sigma Conference

EKU students at the 2017 GIS conference in Dallas

This year nine of EKU’s Risk Management and Insurance students took a four day trip to Dallas, Texas to learn the ins and outs of the insurance business.