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Scottish Rite Foundation awards more than $50,000 to Eastern Kentucky University graduate students

The Scottish Rite Foundation recently awarded scholarships to twelve graduate students in the College of Education’s Communication Disorders Graduate Program. The scholarships provide financial support to students who possess career aspirations of working with children or adults with speech, language, and swallowing disorders. (Photo from EKU) “Our faculty is incredibly proud of each of the students...

Sports Diplomacy: New UK program using athletics to connect people from all walks of life

By Whitney Harder Special to KyForward Sports are an intrinsic part of the American life — bringing folks together on the field, in the backyard and around the TV. But sports are also bringing people together in an even bigger way — people from different continents, cultures and walks of life — thanks to a concept called sports diplomacy. “Sport is a powerful vehicle,” said Carol...

Teachers Who Made a Difference program accepts nominations now through Mar. 16

  By Whitney Harder and Jenny Wells     In its 17th year, the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference program is now accepting submissions for the 2015 program.   UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is once again teaming up with the College of Education to offer this program that gives people an opportunity to thank a teacher,...