New interim ITDS director to begin job next monthMona Isaacs will take over as interim director of Information Technology and Delivery Services in October.

She said her first priority as ITDS manager will be to listen and maintain stability.

“It’s not my goal to come in and make changes,” Isaacs said. “You know, we’re not broken.”

Isaacs, who received a bachelor’s in math and computer-science teaching from Eastern in 1996, is the manager of information services. She joined ITDS in 1997, working in software consulting and desktop support. She became the head of the Banner project in 1999 and did training for the system early on.

The position will take Isaacs through the end of June, but she said she would apply for the position when it becomes available.

Golden Age Fair to feature free food, wellness booths

The department of recreation & park administration, along with the city of Richmond, have begun a program designed to help area senior citizens.

The Senior Citizen Recreation Program’s will host The Golden Age Fair, which will feature free food, arts and crafts, and wellness booths, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Irvine McDowell Park.

Assistant dean selected for statewide team on education

The assistant dean of continuing education and outreach has been named chair of Kentucky’s Distance Learning Steering Team for 2004-2005.

Rich Boyle joins three other Eastern representatives on the steering team, which was designed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to assess and help form policies for distance learning at postsecondary institutions.

Student group collecting used cell phones for recycling

Students Speaking Out Against Hate is holding a fund-raiser to collect used cell phones to be refurbished and resold.

According to the group, cell phones may be hazardous to the environment if disposed in landfills. For more information, log on to