BY: ERIC HOWARD
Eastern’s community extends farther than Richmond, and those fellow Colonels have been just as involved as the main campus. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), students and professors alike at Eastern’s Danville campus have a busy semester planned.
The Danville Cultural Club is the Danville campus’ most active student organization and has already scheduled plenty of events and activities for students. The club will be selling sonnets for Valentines Day, and someone will be wearing wings and carrying a bow and an arrow as Cupid to deliver the poetry to unsuspecting students throughout the evening.
In addition to teaching courses at the University of Kentucky and Eastern, H. Jean Wiese will be a guest speaker discussing Haiti at the Cultural Club meeting on Friday, Feb. 15. Members of the same club will also be attending a trip on March 9 to the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls and many other historical exhibits.
On April 22, Donna Fetcher will be at the Danville campus holding a competition for Earth Day. Students will be challenged to build something out of recycled or repurposed material. Prizes as well as the satisfaction of helping to contribute to Earth’s sustainability will be all for the contestants to enjoy.
The Corbin campus has also begun a new initiative this semester. This initiative, titled the Academic Resource Center, is to help bring together the regional campuses to the Richmond main campus. Students will not have to commute to Richmond to utilize numerous services anymore.
The Common Knowledge Gurus will provide academic and informational assistance through electronic methods such as Skype and the mobile ITV unit.
“This initiative [Academic Resource Center] helps our regional Campus students connect to resources at the Richmond Campus,” said Corbin campus director Sandra Stevens. “Staff will help students connect via video conferencing to the Common Knowledge Gurus, math labs and writing labs, the Noel Studio, career counseling, financial aid and other services as they become available.”
Miles may separate Eastern’s campuses and students, but the distance doesn’t affect the active campus life. Danville’s campus will continue to plan and host events throughout the semester.