Annual Vagina Monologues benefit charity

Eastern’s adaptation of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 20 and Feb. 22 in the O’Donnell Auditorium in the Student Success Building. The monologues are based on interviews Ensler conducted with women covering various topics involving the vagina and other female issues. Buttons and T-Shirts are available and all proceeds will go to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Shelter. Student tickets are $5 and general admission tickets are $10.


Accounting Students help do taxes

Students in Accounting 322 are offering face-to-face basic income tax preparation for people making $50,000 or less per year. The services are available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m. Thursday Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 and 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 25, in room 269 of the Business and Technology Center. The program is open to students, faculty and staff as well as anyone in Richmond and Madison County who meet the income qualifications, but people should bring a picture ID, Social Security card, tax forms (W-2, 1099, etc.), a copy of last year’s federal and state returns, direct deposit information for a personal account, total paid for daycare and the daycare’s tax identification number. The free tax preparation is available through the IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) service and a partnership with the Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project and Kentucky River Foothills Community Action Agency. For more information, contact Trish Isaacs at 622-1590 or at

Safety, Security and Emergency Management Program ranks highly

Safe Sound Family ranked Eastern’s Safety, Security and Emergency Management (SSEM) Program in the top 25 of public safety college degree programs. Eastern’s ranked on the list along with Midway College representing Kentucky’s best schools for public safety degrees. The publication compiled the list from schools that are highly regarded by outside institutions and affiliated with leading industry organizations. Eastern offers multiple degrees both on campus and online in SSEM disciplines for undergraduates.

Compiled by The Eastern Progress staff