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University library rearranges video collectionEastern’s library underwent a number of changes during the summer. The Instructional Media Office in Room 109 closed Aug. 20. This means:

* The library’s videotape collection has moved to the library’s general collection and can be searched through the online eQuest catalog.

* Videotapes marked as “at risk” are now stored behind the main circulation desk.

* All other videotapes are stored in the periodicals area and retain their numbering system.

* KET class videotapes will still be available, and they are stored at the main circulation desk during the semester in which they aired.

For more information about locating, booking or checking out videotapes, call the periodicals desk at 622-1796 or the circulation desk at 622-1790. Additionally, rooms 108 and 128 can now be scheduled through either the periodicals desk or the circulation desk.

Eastern dean becomes official of national organization

Robert Rogow, dean of the College of Business & Technology, has been named new president-elect of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Rogow, who has served as the college’s dean since 1998, will serve three years as president-elect, three years as president and three years as past president, according to a university news release.

Phi Kappa Phi is an all-disciplines academic organization and has almost 300 chapters.

Nearly $1 million received for new nursing degree

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has given the university almost $1 million to add a psychiatric-mental health option to its baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. The project’s director, Gayle Denham, said mentally ill people in rural Kentucky areas frequently receive inadequate care, and this has become a serious problem for Eastern Kentucky, according to a university news release. The project’s goal is to provide these areas with more properly trained nurses. The department of baccalaureate and graduate nursing is admitting part-time students into the program and will admit full-time students in the 2005 summer semester. For more information, call Gayle Denham at 622-6312 or Marlene McFarland at 622-1838.

Madison County library hosts big-screen movies

The Madison County Public Library-Richmond hosts free, big-screen movies open to the public at 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month. For more information, call 624-6704.

Chautauqua series on diversity to begin Sept. 9

Award-winning journalist, author and motivational speaker will kick off this year’s Chautauqua lecture series.

Her talk, “The Magnificant Power of Change” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Student Services Building Auditorium.

For a complete listing of this year’s speakers visits www.eku.edu.