UK Textiles Testing Lab celebrating 30 years of service to health care, hospitality industries

Textiles play a major role in customer satisfaction in the health care and hospitality industries. The University of Kentucky Textiles Testing Laboratory helps these industries ensure customer demands are met. It recently celebrated its 30th year of doing so through continuous funding from the Association for Linen Management. “The appearance of the textiles affects the overall quality of the experience,...

Students in grades 8-12 encouraged to apply for spots on Commissioner’s Advisory Council

Public school students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply for membership on the Commissioner’s Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt. The council also is designed to engage student leaders in learning by doing. The Commissioner’s Student Council is a year-long program. The group will meet with the commissioner...

EKU psychology professor Matt Winslow wins 2017 Acorn Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Matt Winslow pulled a smartphone out of his pocket and held it high. All the information his students need, he explained, is as close as their fingertips. “What is not so cheap and easy to access,” Winslow added, “is the critical thinking skills that allow them to process, evaluate, apply and even create information. You can’t ask Google to do that for you. “My job,” he insisted, “is...

Maritime explorer Delgado shares history’s top shipwrecks from around the world at U of L lecture

Deep-sea explorer and author Jim Delgado will discuss history’s most significant shipwrecks around the world from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age during a Sept. 21 talk at the University of Louisville. The archaeologist has spent four decades studying more than 100 shipwrecks from the Titanic to the Monitor. His free, public lecture on “The Great Museum of the Sea” will begin at 4 p.m. in Chao...

Not for the Faint of Heart: Henry Clay Marching Band providing a solid training ground for life

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Marching band is not for the faint of heart. Determined. Talented. Dedicated. Resilient. Those are but a few terms to describe the 112 band members at Henry Clay High School, where they know they are not only valued as individuals but also integral to the group’s overall success. “We use the word ‘family’ since we’re always looking out for each other,”...

Council on Postsecondary Education welcomes new member Halbauer, approves KSU tuition increase

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) welcomed new member Kimberly Halbauer of Fort Thomas at its meeting Monday in Louisville. Halbauer is a senior vice president and investment advisors executive at Fifth Third Bank. Appointed to the Council by Gov. Matt Bevin in July, Halbauer was administered the oath of office by Jefferson District Court Judge Eric Haner. Kimberly Halbauer In action items,...

EKU, UK announce partnership to cooperate on technology commercialization programs

Although Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky were opponents on the football field Saturday, two days later the two institutions announced a partnership aimed at growing the state’s economy, with research and intellectual property being the driving forces. EKU’s Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET), headed by Tom Martin, and UK’s Office...

University of Kentucky Police Department to help students play it safe at Campus Safety Fair

The severity of destruction and loss of life from the 9/11 attacks 16 years ago prompted the U.S. government to strengthen the nation’s ability to withstand terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Emergency preparedness was essential in clean up and recovery efforts and is highlighted each September during National Preparedness Month. In recognition of National Preparedness Month and Campus Safety...

Latest ACT results show state ‘still has some serious work ahead of us,’ Pruitt says

The percentage of Kentucky public high school graduates meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in reading and mathematics increased marginally, but slightly fewer students met the state English benchmark, according to data released Thursday by ACT. Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt said the report indicates that Kentucky still has “some serious work...

UK College of Nursing’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist training program receives accreditation

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training program received accreditation from the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) recently. The program is one of 18 accredited training programs for tobacco treatment internationally. The BREATHE TTS training was developed as a collaborative effort by UK and community partners interested...

Indiana University’s Lamb set to present Noon Organ Recital Oct. 3 at Campbellsville University

Dr. David Kevin Lamb is to present the Noon Organ Recital on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 12:20 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky. He will be playing works by Grayston Ives, J. S. Bach, Dan Miller, Hans Matthison-Hansen, Louis Lefebure-Weley, Robert Elmore and Louis Vierne. Lamb is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he was an associate...

EKU faculty member Harter receives national award for work in economic education

Typically, research in economic education doesn’t measure the effectiveness of financial literacy programs in the elementary and middle grades. But Dr. Cynthia Harter at Eastern Kentucky University is not your typical economic educator. And that explains why she has been selected by the National Association of Economic Educators and the Council for Economic Education to receive the Henry H. Villard...

Fayette County Public Schools staffers, students earn accolades at KMEA fall meeting

Several staffers and music ensembles from Fayette County Public Schools recently received accolades at the regional KMEA fall meeting. The District 7 award winners were: Elementary Teacher of the Year – Chris McDowell of Clays Mill Elementary; Middle School Teacher of the Year – Nathan Wilson of Leestown Middle; High School Teacher of the Year – Kelly Mayes of Bryan Station High School; and Citation...

Raising the Bar: New $56 million building project significantly expands UK College of Law

The University of Kentucky College of Law began a new chapter with a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday on Mandrell Hall’s front lawn, across the street from the Law Building, now undergoing construction. UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Law Dean David A. Brennen were joined by students, faculty, staff, donors and alumni in unveiling details of the $56 million building renovation and expansion...

National publication recognizes Eastern Kentucky University with award for higher education diversity

Eastern Kentucky University is the only regional university in Kentucky to receive the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. EKU will be featured along with 79 other recipients in the November 2017 issue of Insight...

New UK Cooperative Service program teaches about the risks of overuse of phosphorus on lawns

When University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists show up at the front door, easels and flyers in hand, it’s obvious they’re serious about their subject matter and they’re happy to share their knowledge with the neighborhood. A new UK Cooperative Extension Service program, No P On My Lawn, takes information directly to neighborhoods in Fayette County and surrounding...

UK College of Agriculture’s Weaning 101 workshop set for Sept. 13 at Eden Shale Farm

It’s almost time for beef producers to begin weaning spring-born calves. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting a timely workshop Sept. 13 at Eden Shale Farm in Owenton, Weaning 101, a hands-on weaning program. “If the market’s got you down, you can come to this workshop and learn how to capture more money for your farm,” said Ben Crites, UK Beef...

UK E-Discovery Challenge program captures national award for community innovation

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s E-Discovery Challenge program recently won the National Association for Community Development Extension Professionals Innovative Program Award and the Community Development Society Innovative Program Award. Ron Hustedde, UK extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development, and colleagues Melony...

EKU grad to discuss work as NASA engineer during celebration of Science and Mathematics Week

Encouragement doesn’t always come with a pat on the back. As a student at Eastern Kentucky University, Tracie Prater’s career plans were constantly changing. She filled out a change-of-major form several times, but ultimately stuck with physics because of her undergraduate adviser, retired Foundation Professor Dr. Jerry Cook. “In one of his courses, I was suffering from a bit of burnout toward...

UK extension program uses Farmers Market to get youth excited about new foods, fresh produce

In Hardin County, a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service program filled the farmers market with children excited to try new foods and buy fresh produce. The Power of Produce Club is a program Dayna Parrett, the county’s extension agent for family and consumer sciences, started this year after a conversation with Brenda Thomas, president of the Hardin County Farmers Market board. In...