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Murray State Department of Music will host 13th Fall Fanfare concert Sept. 21 in Lovett Auditorium

The Murray State University Department of Music will host the 13th annual Fall Fanfare concert on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. The annual event raises money to fund scholarships for music students and features the Murray State orchestra, choirs, percussion ensemble, flute quartet, concert band, jazz combos, marching band and more. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10, while children...

Campbellsville ranked in top 100 best regional universities in ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ ratings

For the seventh year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the best regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released recently. U.S. News and World Report states, “To make valid comparisons, schools are grouped by academic mission into 10 distinct rankings. Regional Universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees...

Governors Bevin, Haslam to be featured presenters at CPE’s Sept. 17 symposium in Louisville

Gov. Matt Bevin and former Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee will be featured presenters at the 2019 Postsecondary Education Symposium Sept. 17 in Louisville. Other highlights include a panel of Kentucky’s recently appointed college presidents moderated by Brigitte Blom Ramsey of the Prichard Committee, and a panel of legislative leaders moderated by KET’s Renee Shaw. The symposium will be held at...

Centre College welcomes 370 students, the most diverse freshman class in the history of the campus

By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College Centre College has welcomed its most diverse class in history to campus. The Class of 2023 is comprised of 370 first-year students from across the globe. Besides 30 states, including Hawaii, 10 countries are represented, including Armenia, China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam. While international students make up seven...

UK has record number of first-year students; greater diversity, higher quality, more preparedness

The University of Kentucky has a record number of first-year students, greater diversity and more quality and preparedness of students, the Board of Trustees was told on Friday. UK says the record first-year class of 5,396, represents 319 more students than last year and underscores their commitment to educate more Kentuckians and other young people. President Eli Capilouto told the board they are...

Brent and Jan Yonts scholarship to assist Muhlenberg County students attend Murray State

Greenville Mayor Jan Yonts has endowed the Brent and Jan Yonts scholarship for students from Muhlenberg County to attend Murray State University beginning this fall. The Yonts family includes five Murray State graduates in various disciplines spanning more than 40 years. Mayor Yonts graduated from Murray State in 1971. Brent graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science in 1971 and...

Bluegrass Community & Technical College Workforce Solutions offers retirement planning class this fall

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions is once again partnering with Financial Educators Network to offer retirement planning workshops this fall. This popular course is designed to teach adults ages 50-70, who are recently retired or starting to think about retirement, how to build wealth and develop a personalized and integrated plan to achieve retirement goals. The comprehensive...

BCTC breaks ground on new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Center at Danville Campus

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Danville broke ground Thursday on the Advanced Manufacturing Center, located in the John Hill Bailey Industrial Park on the Danville Campus. “Today we celebrate state and local officials coming together with the community to serve students,” said Dr. Koffi Akakpo, president of BCTC. “This state-of-the-art facility will provide real-world training...

UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab director receives inaugural Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director, Dr. Craig Carter, recently received the inaugural Allen W. Hahn Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Informatics. The award honors individuals who have dedicated their careers to being a leader, educator and innovator in veterinary informatics. The Association for Veterinary Informatics...

MCC, WKCTC, Murray State sign partnership agreement for respiratory care program

Madisonville Community College, West Kentucky Community & Technical College and Murray State University have announced a formal partnership to expand MCC’s associate in applied science degree in respiratory care program into the Jackson Purchase area. The partnership, which is funded through a Delta Health Care Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will extend the reach of MCC’s...

Role of resilience highlighted by artists, speakers featured in Transylvania’s Creative Intelligence Series

As Transylvania University’s 2019-20 campus focuses on resilience this academic year, creative and thought leaders from across the nation will bring their ideas and work to the Lexington college in this year’s Creative Intelligence Series. “We need to cultivate resilience and inventiveness so we can energetically respond to climate change, challenges to our core democratic ideals, populations...

Sebastian Torres to give lecture, ‘Free Speech in the Age of Donald Trump,’ at Campbellsville University

By Scarlett Birge Campbellsville University Sebastian Torres, president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, will speak at the first Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) event of the fall semester at Campbellsville University on Sept. 17. Torres will elaborate on “Free Speech in the Age of Donald Trump” at 5:30 p.m. in the Badgett Academic Support Center...

Regional university partnership offers new options for students in Southeastern Kentucky

EKU President Michael Benson and Somerset Community College President Carey Castle sign a memorandum of agreement. (EKU photo) By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Three of Kentucky’s regional public universities have now joined forces to offer classes at the new University Center of Southern Kentucky, located on the campus of Somerset Community College. The University Center of Southern Kentucky, or UCSK,...

EKU opens 20th year of Chautauqua Lecture Series with Yale professor, author Oswald Schmitz Sept. 12

Eastern Kentucky University is presenting the 20th year of its Chautauqua Lecture Series beginning Sept. 12, with Yale University professor and author Oswald Schmitz on the topic of his recent book, “The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene.” This opening lecture serves as the series’ annual Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture, in honor of the series’ founder, as...

Wayne Lewis: Explaining how state’s new 5-star accountability system will close achievement gaps

Kentucky’s 5-star school accountability system is scheduled to go live at the end of September, and it will offer parents across the Commonwealth a new and more transparent way to understand how their children’s schools are performing. Using school and student data from the 2018-2019 school year, the new system will provide an overall rating for each Kentucky public school ranging from 1 (the lowest)...

Noted child psychologist Dr. Sylvia Rimm to present at annual Berta Seminar event Oct. 24-25 at WKU

Registration is now open for the 2019 Berta Seminar, an annual event exploring the social and emotional needs of gifted children. Noted child psychologist Dr. Sylvia Rimm will present at both a session for parents of gifted children and at a day-long workshop for educators. EILA credit is available. Thanks to a generous gift from Kathleen and Vince Berta, this event is free to attend and open to the...

Campbellsville University to host Italian artist Nadia Molugova for presentations, workshops

By Matthew Billiot Campbellsville University Nadia Molugova, founder and director of the Florence Classical Arts Academy and the New Renaissance Foundation in Florence, Italy, will visit Campbellsville University this week and will give two public presentations Tuesday and Wednesday. Before speaking at Campbellsville on Sept. 4, Molugova will lead a painting workshop on campus free of charge Tuesday,...

Murray State celebrates opening of Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Murray State University recently celebrated the opening of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception in Alexander Hall. Led by Murray State University school psychology program director Dr. Sean Simons and College of Education and Human Services Assessment Clinic director Dr. Marty Dunham, this facility was designed to alleviate two simple, yet profound problems:...

Murray State fall 2020 application for admission open; offers many degrees, classes entirely online

Registration for the fall 2020 semester at Murray State University is open as future Racers can apply today for admission. Murray State offers on-campus courses at its main Murray location as well as five regional campuses and educational presences in Paducah, Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell. The university also offers many degrees and classes entirely online, providing a flexible...

EKU grad Thomas Logsdon officially named as one of the inventors of GPS by the Air Force

A global system that powers modern life was produced by decades of experimentation and hundreds of brilliant minds. One of those minds is an Eastern Kentucky University Colonel. Tom Logsdon, a 1959 graduate of EKU, was recently named one of 28 official inventors of the GPS by the U.S. Air Force. Logsdon’s fingerprints are all over the project that became GPS. As an engineer for Rockwell International,...