News editor named Kentucky Colonel

Adam Baker, The Eastern Progress news editor, received a Kentucky Colonel commission for his coverage of credit card legislation as it regards college students. Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington, nominated Baker for his efforts. Baker is a sophomore broadcast major from Lewisport.
Eastern honors Lt. Gov. Steve Pence

Eastern named Lt. Gov. Steve Pence 2004 Outstanding Alumnus because of his personal and professional achievements. Pence will speak to graduates in the Colleges of Education, Health Sciences and Justice & Safety at commencement May 8. Pence will receive an honorary doctorate degree. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1976 and his master’s in business administration in 1978. Pence was also recognized as the distinguished alumnus on April 2.

Foothills open house will be May 6

The Foothills Community Action Partnership will host its annual open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at 1623 Foxhaven Drive in Richmond. The event will include booths for various segments of services offered by the organization, free food and drawings throughout the evening. The event will celebrate the partnership’s achievements in the last year.

Workshop explains how to teach statistics

The department of math and statistics will hold a workshop May 26-28 for faculty and staff who would like more strategies for teaching statistical concepts. Registration is required, and the fee may be covered by the faculty/staff scholarship. For more information, call 622-1621 or e-mail Lisa Kay at

Professor receives Fulbright award

An economics professor at Eastern received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award at the Slovak Republic. Fred Ruppel will spend eight months at Slovak Agricultural University, beginning in October. Ruppel is one of 900 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel to some 140 countries in 2004-05 as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Recipients of the awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.