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EKU Board of Regents approve components of enrollment plan, return to campus for fall semester

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents have approved several components of an enrollment plan titled “The EKU Advantage.” “The EKU Advantage” includes freezing tuition, dining and housing rates at the same rates that students paid last fall, increasing available scholarship monies for need-based students, waiving application fees and several other requirements to ensure the university...

EKU discounting summer tuition for teachers in grad education programs; applications due May 5

The learning environment may be changing during the COVID-19 outbreak, but the commitment shown by Kentucky educators has not wavered. To show appreciation for the dedication shown by Kentucky teachers, Eastern Kentucky University is offering a Kentucky teacher tuition discount for graduate teacher education programs taken in summer 2020. The reduced tuition rate of $395 per credit hour will be available...

EKU donates personal protective equipment to first responders in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Kentucky University has stepped up to support the local community and region with personal protective equipment (PPE) to be distributed by the Madison County Emergency Management Agency. These essential tools will help ensure first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines are working safely while they meet the demands for health services in the...

EKU aviation program awarded Appalachian Regional Commission grant to purchase flight simulators

A nearly half-million-dollar investment in Eastern Kentucky will bring hands-on experience with Eastern Kentucky University’s highly touted aviation program directly to students in the service region. The purchase of two dozen virtual reality flight simulators, to be placed throughout the Appalachian region, is being made possible with a nearly $360,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission....

EKU Board of Regents names Dr. David McFaddin interim president; will assume duties on Jan. 6

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents named Dr. David McFaddin the school’s interim president after meeting in executive session at its regular board meeting on Dec. 12. McFaddin will assume the duties Jan. 6, when Dr. Michael Benson’s resignation takes effect. Before being named interim president, McFaddin was the senior vice president for operations and strategic initiatives at...

EKU’s top-ranked Criminal Justice program now available at Mountain Empire Community College

Eastern Kentucky University’s top-ranked Criminal Justice program made history as the first EKU program to be offered completely on-site and out of state. The program, already a popular choice among students at EKU’s regional campus sites in Manchester and Corbin, as well as numerous Kentucky Community and Technical College campuses throughout Eastern Kentucky, is now available to students attending...

WEKU’s Mike Savage elected to NPR Board of Directors; three-year term begins in November

WEKU director and general manager Mike Savage has been elected to the Board of Directors for National Public Radio (NPR). This is Savage’s second term as a member director. His three-year term begins in November. NPR’s 23-member Board of Directors is comprised of 12 member directors who are managers of NPR member stations and are elected to the board by their fellow member stations. Mike Savage The...