Professor discusses abolitionist speakers

Ben Fitzpatrick, an assistant history professor at Morehead State University, will present his lecture “Slavery on the Border: the Lives and Labors of Lewis and Milton Clarke” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Grand Reading Room of the Crabbe Library. The Clarke brothers were abolitionist speakers who spent 20 years as slaves in Madison County before being freed. Fitzpatrick is an Eastern alumnus and is speaking as a part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.


State higher education institutions hold transfer information day on web

Eastern joins 27 other state colleges and universities in holding the first Transfer Madness 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. The online event is designed to help students who attend a community, plan on attending community college or would like to transfer to another college or university. Information about different schools, what it takes to transfer, if credits will count and the many other questions students would have about transferring will all be answered. Eastern took in 1,243 transfer students last year, and organizers said the event gives more prospective students to chat with advisers, search for scholarships and get any other information necessary for transferring schools in a different way without leaving home. Students who register for the event will be eligible for giveaways including $1000 scholarships, iPads and gas cards. For more information about Transfer Madness or to register for the event, visit


Pulitzer Prize winning historian
gives Chautauqua lecture

Eric Foner of Columbia University will discuss his book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the O’Donnell Auditorium of the Student Success Building. The book was published in 2010 and received numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for History. The Chautauqua lecture is a part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Compiled by the Eastern Progress staff