February 2018

AET Hosts 2018 TSA Regionals

Dr. Field (far left) helps TSA students with the dragster competition

On Friday, February 23, 2018 the Department of Applied Engineering & Technology (AE&T), within the College of Business & Technology (CB&T), hosted the annual Technology Student Association (TSA) Regional competitions for middle- and high-school students in the Central Kentucky region.

Claude K. Smith Endowed Lecture Series on Accounting | Cynthia Cooper

Cynthia Cooper

EKU Accounting is pleased to welcome Ms. Cynthia Cooper as the inaugural speaker for the Claude K. Smith Endowed Lecture Series on Accounting on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The Series will host a Community Event at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitlock Building O'Donnell Auditorium and a Student Address the following morning at 9:00 a.m.

KyForward Article Features EKU Program

KyForward graphic image

Keven Moore: The insurance industry is a career option — check it out and consider the possibilities

NABA Representative Speaks to EKU Accounting Society, Feb. 22

Kelli Wright speaks with EKU students

On Thursday, February 22, EKU’s Accounting Society hosted an information session for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) annual student conference. 

Study Abroad: Mackenzie Mahon

Mackenzie Mahon

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. 

EKU Banking & Finance Meetup Welcomes KDFI Commissioner Charles Vice

Mr. Charles A. Vice, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions

The 2nd Annual Banking and Finance Meetup is set for Thursday, April 5th, and Kentucky's bankers are taking notice.

Global Supply Chain Management Students Earn Real-World Experience

SCM students l-r: Sedlatschek, Smith, Stanley, Perri, Ward, Yates

EKU’s Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) students are getting major real-world work experience interning at prestigious companies throughout the region. 

SAA President Leads by Listening

Andrea Tyra

“If your actions inspire others to be more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are a leader.”

Center for Professional Sales Poised for Growth

Kevin Cumiskey

Early in the Fall 2017 semester, approximately 20 students were pursuing the recently created sales certificate. With more than 50 students now pursuing a sales certificate, the Center for Professional Sales is aiming even higher.  In November, four students and two professors represented EKU in its first-ever national sales competition.

Study Abroad: Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips

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. 

CBT Welcomes Honors Scholars

EKU Honors graphic

The new semester brings two new EKU Honors Scholars to the College of Business and Technology. CBT is pleased to welcome these outstanding students for spring 2018:

Awang Featured in Alma Mater Alumni Magazine

Faridah Awang

The word is out. Professor Faridah Awang's fame has reached all the way back to her alma mater at Southern Illinois University.

According to Dr. Awang, "It all started with EKU Stories, Kentucky Forward Newspaper, Madison Living Winter Magazine, and now I’m being featured by my alma mater, Southern Illinois University Alumni Magazine."

RMI Program Nationally Ranked

EKU RMI students at Lloyd's of London in March 2016

The Risk Management and Insurance Program at Eastern Kentucky University ranks in the top 20 nationally, according to the February 2018 issue of Best’s Review magazine.

Eastern, which offers the only undergraduate insurance degrees in Kentucky, fared especially well in the “Popular Performers” category, which tracks online survey responses, many of whom are alumni.

MMIB Faculty Continue Strong Publication Record

Staying current in one's discipline, especially in the ever-evolving world of business can be a challenge.

Teaching Young Farmers the Tricks of the Trade

From left: Grant Hagerman, Bethany Crus, Kasi Schneid, Kendal Bowman

January 19-20, four students from EKU's Collegiate Farm Bureau attended the Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Louisville.

Speaker's Career Taking Flight

Horace Hunter

Since Horace Hunter was 5 years old, he has dreamed of taking off one day as a pilot. On Dec. 15, 2017, he landed at his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in aviation, professional flight with a minor in aerospace management.

Four Compete at Academic Quadrathlon

EKU Academic Quadrathlon Team l-r: Bowling, Hulett, Hansford, and Bowman

EKU Agriculture students are making their mark.

Senior's Research Accepted for Undergraduate Research Competition

The Effects of Group Housing on Sow Production and Behavior

Mika Martino, Agriculture Pre-vet Senior from Richmond, Ky., presented findings from a swine behavior study conducted at EKU's Meadowbrook Farm. 

EKU Agriculture Heads to Atlanta

Shawn Dore, Bethany McKinney, Niki Fox and Logan Holland with Dr. Pratt

Four EKU Agriculture students participated in the International Poultry Convention and Expo Atlanta, Ga., in January.

EKU School of Business Launches Data Analytics Symposium

EKU Business and Technology Center

SAVE THE DATE!!

EKU's School of Business is launching its first ever Analytics Symposium. The 2018 EKU Business Analytics Symposium will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the EKU Business and Technology Center on the Richmond Campus.

Business Junior Wins Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarship winners with President Benson (r) and Provost Whitehouse (l)

To say that Cameron Peyton was ecstatic Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 31, is no spin.