Eastern Kentucky University

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Update Monday Evening:

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend 10 academic programs.  Three other  academic offerings are undergoing redesign.

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Educators at Kentucky’s Community and Technical Colleges plus universities are establishing a new strategy for incoming freshmen with below benchmark academic achievement scores.

Participants at the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education conference focused on co-requisite course work.  Eastern Kentucky University Director of Academic Readiness Kathy Williams says the traditional course of action would be to first place these students in non-credit bearing courses.

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Eastern Kentucky University officials are seeing improving graduation rates at the Richmond school.

Eastern’s four year graduation rate has almost doubled in the past seven years.  Of freshmen who entered EKU in the fall of 2012, 29.5 percent graduated this year.  Associate Vice President for Student Success Gene Palka says part of the gain can be attributed to additional financial resources.  Still, household income limitations can be significant in Kentucky.

“When I look at why students don’t graduate, most of the time, financial resources play a big factor,” Palka said.

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Various positions regarding ‘concealed weapons’ have been discussed at Eastern Kentucky University today.  The debate came during the first Campus Safety Summit.

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Richmond police continue their investigation into an overnight downtown disturbance which resulted in alerts to Eastern Kentucky University students and staff. Authorities believe "fired shots" came after an altercation at a downtown bar.

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This year's tight financial situation is causing Eastern Kentucky University officials to consider suspending a total of 21 academic programs.  Senior Vice President for Academics and Provost Janna Vice brought the matter before the Board of Regents during a special meeting Thursday.

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A new statewide survey shows that many school principals in Kentucky have received no training on how to carry out policies to prevent student bullying. 

EKU Cancels Classes, Closes Campus Due to Threat

Oct 7, 2015
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  Eastern Kentucky University canceled classes through Friday, citing the escalation of a graffiti threat discovered in a campus building early this week.  An update from campus public safety Wednesday says while there is no evidence of imminent danger, there has been an escalation in the threat, originating from social media.

EKU Investigating Graffiti Threat, Reward Offered

Oct 6, 2015
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  The Eastern Kentucky University Police Department is investigating a report of graffiti with threatening language found in a campus building on Sunday and reported early Monday morning. The message states "KILL ALL BY 10/8/15 THIS BU OOP."

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Boeing has forecast a rising demand for commercial airline pilots, and a program in Kentucky will help fill the need.  

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