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With PumpkinMania, Transylvania contends ‘there’s no better place’ to observe Halloween

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  As many as 500 jack-o’-lanterns will make for a spooky big PumpkinMania display on the steps of Transylvania University’s historic Old Morrison. The free public lighting ceremony and trick-or-treating will be the evening of Monday, Oct. 27. (See additional …

Student’s first book – A Fluttering of Wings – takes flight, now being turned into screenplay

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  Destinee Hardwick has been writing as long as she can remember. At the age of 18, this Somerset Community College student saw her dream realized when her first book was published, entitled A Fluttering of Wings.   The book …

Morehead’s Star Theater announces weekend shows on black holes, fright lights, lasers

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The Star Theater planetarium on the campus of Morehead State University in Morehead will feature several of its most popular shows this coming weekend from Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25.   On Friday, three shows are on the …

Frontier Nursing holds commencement in its 75th year with nearly 300 students attending

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Frontier Nursing University will hold its annual commencement in Hyden on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Center at 150 Wendover Rd. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing, will deliver the address.   FNU, …

EKU partners with Paintsville to help it earn Trail Town status, cash in on outdoor fun

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  Just as it did with Elkhorn City a year ago, Eastern Kentucky University is partnering with the city of Paintsville to help the Johnson County seat earn designation as a Kentucky Trail Town.   Dozens of EKU Recreation and …

UK’s Lifelong Learning Jubilee celebrates 50 years of ensuring ‘curiousity never retires’

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  University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifetime Learning Institute celebrates its 50th year with a Lifelong Learning Jubilee on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10:45 a.m. in the Keene Barn and Entertainment Center at Keeneland.   UK President Eli Capilouto will speak …

Four presidential candidates for Maysville Community head to campus in November

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Four candidates for president of Maysville Community and Technical College, part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, will tour the campus and come for interviews on Nov. 6-7.   The finalists are:   • Jennifer S. Gentry, vice …

NKU Center for Applied Informatics awarded by the AASCU for excellence and innovation

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The Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Informatics was awarded an inaugural Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The CAI Virtual Co-op Program was seen as a “model …

Campbellsville institute hosts elections forum with three Kentucky political commentators

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Kentucky Heartland Institute for Public Policy at Campbellsville University presents a forum on Elections 2014 and 2015 on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Badgett Academic Support Center’s Banquet Hall at 110 University Dr. in Campbellsville.   Trey …

University of Cumberlands’ board selects Larry Cockrum as president-elect and CEO

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Larry Cockrum has been unanimously elected chief executive officer and president-elect of the University of the Cumberlands by its Board of Trustees. His responsibilities have begun for all operational aspects of the institution.   The one-year interim period will end …