EKU Police offers self-defense class
A free self-defense class will be offered 6-10 p.m. Feb 4-6 at the Perkins Building in Quad A. The 12-hour rape aggression defense training course is broken into three, four-hour sessions and the class is open to women students, faculty, staff and alumna. To sign up, contact Cecilee Tangel at 622-1111 or email cecilee.tangel@eku.edu.

Debate tackles reparations issue
Eastern faculty members Mike Austin, Gregg Gunderson and Laura Newhart will debate whether there should be reparations for American slavery at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in O’Donnell Hall in the Student Success Building. The debate will be Oxford-style, which means the sides attempt to sway the audience to vote according their own opinions. The event is a part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and sponsored by the African/African American Studies program and the Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information, contact Laura Newhart at 622-2574 or email laura.newhart@eku.edu.

Student teaching application available
The online application for student teaching beginning fall 2013 is available Feb. 1-15. Students should contact their adviser and apply for student teaching through EKU Direct to ensure they are available to participate in the fall.

Chautauqua lecture canceled
The scheduled Feb. 7 Chautauqua lecture by Michael C. Dawson has been canceled. Dawson’s lecture “At a Crossroad to Disaster? The Vast Racial Divide in American Public Opinion,” was to be the keynote address for Black History Month in the ongoing lecture series.

Food fair promotes healthy living
The EKU Office of Sustainability is partnering with Healthy You! for a Local Food Fair 11 a.m. Feb. 5. on the 5th floor in the Keen Johnson Building. Farmers will talk about how their Community Supported Agriculture programs work and ways for consumers to purchase seasonal produce.

Compiled by The Eastern Progress staff