Provost to receive award for contributions Michael Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs and research, will receive the American Culture Association’s 2002 Governing Board Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Culture Studies.

The award will be given at an ACA meeting with the Popular Culture Association in Ontario, Canada. The meeting will be held from March 13 through March 16 2002.

Eastern alumni awarded entrepreneurship honor

Eastern alumni Guy Hatfield has been awarded Eastern’s first Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award.

The award is sponsored by the College of Business and Technology and will be given annually to an Eastern alumnus who has achieved success in Entrepreneurship.

Hatfield is being recognized for starting The Citizen Voice and Times, a weekly newspaper in Irving.

Since the paper started in 1973 with $700, The Citizen Voice and Times has gone on to win Kentucky’s Best Weekly Newspaper 16 times.

Certification now offered at master level

Eastern is now offering a Master Level Microsoft Office User Specialist certification in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Because of the new certification available, Eastern will offer two new courses that are Expert Level Word and Expert Level Excel.

Gump receives service award for dedication

John Gump, formerly of Eastern’s College of Business and Technology, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Kentucky Association of Cooperative Education and Career Employment.

Gump was with the university for 27 years and has been recognized for his dedication to his students and his excellent leadership with the co-op program on campus.

Student awarded scholarship

Eastern student Aaron Ball has been awarded an international scholarship worth $1,750 for the 2001-2002 semester.

The scholarship is sponsored by The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation.

Bill aimed at adopted and foster children

House Bill 62, which was effective June 21, reads that eligible foster and adopted children will not be charged tuition at any of the state’s public, post-secondary institutions.

For more information, contact your local Cabinet for Families and Children) at 1-800-232-5437.

KHEAA offers help for students with children

Relief is on the way for college students with children. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is offering financial aid to those students who qualify.

Deadline for application is Sept. 17. For more information and qualifications, call the KHEAA at 1-800-928-8926, extension 7273.

Site available for adults returning to school

Adults interested in returning to school now have a Web site to help them with their process.

The 2001-2002 “Adults Returning To School” is available at and includes information like tuition costs, scholarships, work grants and such.

Scholarship searches conducted at fair

Free scholarship searches can be conducted at the Kentucky State Fair until August 26.

The searches will be done at the HELP (Higher Education Learning and Planning) Center located in the East wing of the fairgrounds.

Executive certification offered in Danville

Eastern will offer an Executive Certification program in Danville.

The class will begin Sept. 6 and last through Jan. 31, excluding Nov. 22, Dec. 20, 27 and Jan. 3.

For more information, call Richard Tussey at 859-622-2961 or Cheryl Juhasz at 859-622-1164.

University offers new Spanish course

Eastern will be offering a new Spanish course that is designed to help health care professionals in the workplace.

SPA 100, Hispanic Ventures: Spanish for Health Care Professions, is an introductory course.

For more information, contact Manuel Cortes at

SBDC sponsors class Aug. 28 at Chamber

The Small Business Development Center will co-sponsor a class entitled “Selling to the Federal Government.”

The class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 201 East Main St.

Reservations can be made by calling 877-358-7232. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 24.