Eastern Professor Wins Award for Excellent Advising 

Communications lecturer John Strada received the Phyllis C. Tenney National Excellence Award from Alpha Phi Omega. The coed service fraternity gives the award biannually to recognize outstanding chapter advisers. Strada serves on the fraternity’s National Board of Directors and is the regional director of Ohio, West Virginia, Eastern and Central Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania.


Weight Watchers Group Holds Informational Meeting

The campus Weight Watchers group will hold an informational at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room 301 of the Rowlett Building. The meeting will give tips on healthy living as well as ways to lose weight. The program is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. For more information contact Raglena Salmans at ragalena.salmans@eku.edu or 622-2091 or Leanna Bowles leanna.bowles@eku.edu or 622-7218.


Author Recounts Aiding North Koreans Flee Communist Regime

Mike Kim, author of Escaping North Korea, will speak about his memoir at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in O’Donnell Hall. Kim left his financial planning business in Chicago to go to China and help North Koreans escape the communist regime of their home country. The lecture begins the second sequence of the Chautauqua lecture series “Crossroads,” which continues Feb. 7.


Student Government Kicks off Program To Increase Involvement

Eastern’s Student Government Association (SGA) is introducing the ERanks program at the basketball games versus Belmont at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The initiative aims to increase student involvement by entering students into drawings to win prizes for attending ERanks sponsored events. Students will swipe their Eastern student ID and will receive points for attending different events and at the end of the year students with the most points will receive large prizes for the events the attended. For more information about the program visit the SGA office or contact Brooke Daugherty at 502-681-7984.


Compiled by The Eastern Progress staff