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Piano Professor Receives Steinway Teaching Honor

Bernardo Scarambone

Bernardo Scarambone, award-winning piano professor in the Eastern Kentucky University School of Music, knows the challenges and triumphs of leaving your home country to study in another.

These days, Scarambone shares the benefit of that experience with his students. His passionate, above-and-beyond approach to teaching has attracted several talented students from his home country of Brazil.

2018 Welch Appalachian Social and Economic Justice Lecture

The 2018 Welch Appalachian Social and Economic Justice Lecture Series will prese

The 2018 Welch Appalachian Social and Economic Justice Lecture Series will present “She Sure is a Bird: Black Women and Mental Health in Appalachia ” by Crystal Wilkinson on March 23rd at 12.30 pm in the EKU Business and Technology Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

EKU Theatre, Music to Present "The Secret Garden"

The Secret Garden / February 28-March 4, 2018
Eastern Kentucky University Theatre and the EKU School of Music will present the popular musical, “The Secret Garden” at Gifford Theatre Feb. 28-March 4. Tickets are now on sale.
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, with book and lyrics by Kentucky native Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, this reimagining of the classic tale won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding Lyrics.

17 Win Scholarships to Study Abroad

17 Win Scholarships to Study Abroad

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

When his name was announced as a winner of an education-abroad scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University’s fifth annual Spin the Wheel Scholarship event, the junior international business/global supply chain management major from Lawrenceburg jumped from his seat, raced down the O’Donnell Hall aisle, eschewed the steps and took a flying leap to the stage.

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild wins Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, Department of Communication

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, a faculty member in the Department of Communication, is the recipient of the 3rd Annual ECaps Award for Excellence in Online Teaching--Undergraduate Category. The award was presented Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the ECaps banquet in the Perkins Building on EKU’s campus. The award was presented by Steve Dwinnels, director of the EKU Instructional Design Center. The award honors Dr. Fairchild’s dedication and commitment to the EKU online program and to its students.

Junior Chosen for Education Abroad Gala in D.C.

Junior Chosen for Education Abroad Gala in D.C

He spent this past summer studying abroad in Argentina, and recently returned from the Forum for Education Abroad Gala in Washington, D.C.

EKU junior Ivan Olivas is going places – figuratively and literally.

Olivas, a native of Lexington whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from Chihuahua, Mexoco, was one of only 13 scholars nationwide chosen to attend the Gala. His visit also included a visit to the U.S. Capitol and a tour of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Knoebel Takes on Washington, D.C.

Rachel Knoebel stands outside the gate to the White House

Rachel Knoebel is a junior public relations major from Florence, Kentucky, and spent her spring semester in Senator Rand Paul’s Office in Washington, D.C., as well as the summer at the White House in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. She plans to move to Washington, D.C., after graduation and pursue a career in political communication. Rachel shared her first-person view of interning in our nation’s capital.

EKU Mock Trial 1st in Wolverine Classic

From left: Alexa Turner, Brianna Palmer, Ryan Wiggins, Laura Jackson, Hayley Abb

Make more room in the trophy case. A mock trial team from Eastern Kentucky University, which last spring placed 15th in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament, finished first at the Wolverine Classic Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan Nov. 18-19. EKU’s first-place squad finished with a record of 6-1-1, winning both ballots against the University of Illinois and the University of St. Thomas (Texas), splitting against Loyola University-Chicago, and earning a win and a tie against Michigan State University.

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History Professor Tom Appleton Honored on U.S. Senate Floor

Dr. Tom Appleton

Dr. Tom Appleton, who will retire from the EKU history faculty at the close of this academic year, was honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4.

In congratulating the professor on his retirement, McConnell called Appleton “one of Kentucky’s premier historians” and said he had “made a lasting impact on the next generation with his teaching.”