EKU http://wkms.org en Neal Bradley on End of the Racer Basketball Season http://wkms.org/post/neal-bradley-end-racer-basketball-season <p>The Murray State Racers saw their season end last Friday, March 7, in the semi-finals of the OVC&nbsp;Tournament in a close 86-83 defeat to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley visits with Tracy Ross on <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk about the end of the Murray State Racers Men's Basketball season and what's next for the Racers.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:37:18 +0000 Tracy Ross 39258 at http://wkms.org Neal Bradley on End of the Racer Basketball Season 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 EKU Presidential Price Tag Climbs 62% http://wkms.org/post/eku-presidential-price-tag-climbs-62 <p></p><p>The price for a president is going up at Eastern Kentucky University.&nbsp; EKU’s new President will earn two-thirds more than its outgoing&nbsp;CEO.</p><p>The new president at Eastern Kentucky University will earn 400-thousand dollars a year…a big increase over what Dr. Michael Benson earned at Southern Utah University.&nbsp; His job there as president&nbsp; grossed over 281-thousand dollars a year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:05:56 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 31530 at http://wkms.org EKU Presidential Price Tag Climbs 62% 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 Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements http://wkms.org/post/eku-cuts-spending-regents-promote-early-retirements <p></p><p>While Eastern Kentucky University is working to cut spending by $23 million, its Board of Regents will promote early retirements to before instituting layoffs.&nbsp;Chairman Craig Turner says a plan the regents approved Tuesday morning offers incentives to professors willing to work part-time and staff members who qualify for early retirement.</p><p><em>“The objective here again is to treat everybody as fairly as possible, providing incentives for them to potentially retire, and based upon those numbers, then that will determine how deep cuts go on the reduction plan itself,” Turner said.</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:22:11 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) & Whitney Jones 29474 at http://wkms.org EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements 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