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Author to speak at EasternEmily Bingham the author of “Mordecai: An Early American History” will be speaking at Eastern. Bingham is the keynote speaker for the Ohio Valley History Conference. Bingham will speak at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Perkins Building. For more information call 622-1365.

Research grants available

The University Research Committee has internal research grants available for faculty. Applications for the grants are open to all faculty and are limited to a $5,000 maximum. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 24. For more information visit www.research.eku.edu/URC/forms/Forms.htm or call 622-3636.

Teachers invited to recruitment fair

Teachers and student teachers are invited to attend the OVEC Educational Cooperative Fall Teacher Recruitment Fair. The fair will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17. For directions and more information call (502) 647-3533.

Speech by Forensic anthropologist given

Forensic anthropologist and crime novelist Kathy Reichs will speak at Eastern. Reichs’ speech is sponsored by the College of Justice and Safety Women’s Studies Program. The speech will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Student Service Building Auditorium.

Eastern to hold prospective student reception

Admissions will be holding an informal reception for prospective students and families in the Lexington area. The reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Campbell House Hotel. For more information call 800-465-9191 or by e-mail at admissions@eku.edu.

Annual Masquerade Ball to be held

The Boys & Girls Club of Madison County will hold its 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball. Tickets are $30 per person. The ball will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant in Berea. For tickets call 985-8803

Clothing drive for third-world countries

The American Criminal Justice Association and Lambda Alpha Epsilon will sponsor a clothing drive for third-world countries. The drive will be held Nov. 2. For additional information call 623-4498 or 625-1687 or visit www.acjalae.org.

Planetarium celebrates flight

Eastern’s Hummel Planetarium will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers first flight. The celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. For more information 622-1547.

Search for Director extended

The search committee for the Director of Institutional Research has extended the search until Nov. 20.

State meeting held for directors

First Year Programs will hold a state meeting for directors. Approximately 40 directors will be attending the Nov. 21 workshop. For more information call 622-1682.