Eastern Kentucky University http://wkms.org en Talking Bees with New State Apiarist http://wkms.org/post/talking-bees-new-state-apiarist <p>Tammy Horn will join the State Department of Agriculture in just over a week as Kentucky's new state apiarist.</p><p>Horn is a senior researcher at Eastern Kentucky University and nationally known beekeeping authority.&nbsp; Significant bee loss problems have caused great concern for honey makers for several years.&nbsp; While there has been a slight improvement in bee numbers in pocketed areas, Horn says it's still a tough situation.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />"My role as a state apiarist is very simple,&nbsp;I have to increase bees and I have to increase beekeepers because I am trying to make sure that if there are food&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:44:12 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40834 at http://wkms.org Talking Bees with New State Apiarist EKU Plans Response To White Supremacist Flyer Posted In Classroom Buildings http://wkms.org/post/eku-plans-response-white-supremacist-flyer-posted-classroom-buildings <p></p><p>White supremacist flyers have circulated around the campus of Eastern Kentucky University that claim a “non-violent genocide” has been launched against so-called “white countries.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>University spokesman Marc Whitt confirmed several flyers were posted in classroom buildings that serve police and firefighter trainees.&nbsp; Whitt said an official investigation is underway. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:26:56 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 36733 at http://wkms.org EKU Plans Response To White Supremacist Flyer Posted In Classroom Buildings EKU Gets Privately-Run Housing Complex http://wkms.org/post/eku-gets-privately-run-housing-complex <p>Student housing at Eastern Kentucky University is entering a new era.&nbsp; Instead of state-funded dormitories, some EKU students will move into a privately-developed housing complex adjacent to campus.&nbsp; The multi-floored ‘Grand Campus at Yorick Place’ sleeps 256 students.&nbsp; Property Manager Taylor Armstead said the rooms are fully furnished.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:27:41 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 33544 at http://wkms.org EKU Gets Privately-Run Housing Complex Eastern Kentucky University Unveils Voluntary Buyouts as Part of Restructuring http://wkms.org/post/eastern-kentucky-university-unveils-voluntary-buyouts-part-restructuring <p></p><p>Come July first, the Eastern Kentucky University workforce picture takes on a new look.&nbsp; The Richmond school has been undergoing restructuring as part of work by the Strategic Budget Reallocation Task Force.&nbsp; 127 employees at Eastern are taking a voluntary buy out package.&nbsp; Their last day at E-K-U will be June 28<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; Human Resources Director Gary Barksdale says it’s unclear now how many ‘forced layoffs’ might occur. Thu, 23 May 2013 18:45:22 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 31743 at http://wkms.org Eastern Kentucky University Unveils Voluntary Buyouts as Part of Restructuring Eastern Kentucky University's New President Approves Cuts http://wkms.org/post/eastern-kentucky-universitys-new-president-approves-cuts <p>Cost cutting plans at Eastern Kentucky University were endorsed Friday by the school’s next president.&nbsp; Doctor Michael Benson, who takes over as president this August, agreed to disassemble Continuing Education and Outreach at E-K-U…eliminating its top two officials.</p><p>The school will also review its regional campus program, close its center at Fort Knox and re-purpose its campus in Lancaster.&nbsp;&nbsp; Benson also agreed to higher tuition at the Model Lab school, and at the Burrier Child Development Center.&nbsp; Fri, 10 May 2013 17:49:26 +0000 Charles Compton, WEKU 31606 at http://wkms.org Eastern Kentucky University's New President Approves Cuts First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at EKU Commencement http://wkms.org/post/first-lady-michelle-obama-speak-eku-commencement <p>First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in&nbsp; Eastern Kentucky University's May commencement ceremony.&nbsp;</p><p>EKU President Doug Whitlock says his office got a call from a member of the First Lady’s staff almost a week ago.&nbsp; Eastern is receiving national attention for the help it gives Veterans working to further their education.&nbsp; Whitlock says it caught the eye of Mrs. Obama.&nbsp; A White House staff member asked if she could attend the University’s graduation ceremony.&nbsp; Saying it was more than okay, Whitlock says the school was seeking a speaker for the third exercise. In fact, he says it was the only one her schedule would permit.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:45:43 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 30464 at http://wkms.org First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at EKU Commencement EKU Selects Michael Benson as Next President http://wkms.org/post/eku-selects-michael-benson-next-president <p style="margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:11.25pt;margin-left:0in;line-height:13.5pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">After a two-hour, closed-door meeting, regents at Eastern Kentucky University today named a new president.&nbsp; Dr. Michael Benson will leave the top job at Southern Utah University and take over at EKU.&nbsp; Board of Regents Chairman Craig Turner is “delighted” with Benson’s selection.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:16:12 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 30219 at http://wkms.org EKU Selects Michael Benson as Next President EKU Names Finalists for New President http://wkms.org/post/eku-names-finalists-new-president <p>Three finalists in the search for a new president at Eastern Kentucky University were unveiled Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp; They are political scientist Michael Benson of Southern Utah University, Marketing professor Alan Shao, who's dean of the business school from the College of Charleston and Lamar University administrator Greg Lasson.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:04:23 +0000 Charles Compton, WEKU & Charles Compton, WEKU 29426 at http://wkms.org General Assembly Moves to Approve University Upgrades http://wkms.org/post/general-assembly-moves-approve-university-upgrades <p></p><p style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Renovations to the University of Kentucky's football stadium and the University of Louisville are among the projects that will benefit from a bipartisan General Assembly agreement is allowing state universities to use their own ability to issue bonds for capital projects.</p><p style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:11:02 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26636 at http://wkms.org General Assembly Moves to Approve University Upgrades