Author: Eastern Progress


A resident reported he had items stolen from his vehicle in the parking lot in front of Telford Hall. A metal water bottle left in the car was taken and logged as evidence.

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Rally for Higher Education

A group of Eastern students went to Frankfort Monday, Feb. 13 for a rally for higher education at the capitol. Colleges and universities from across the state participated, and students spoke with state senators and representatives about the issues higher education is faced with. Speakers included Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Attorney General Andy Beshear and EKU SGA Student Senator Ryan...

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Police Beats – A student in Dupree Hall was reported as being aggressive and annoying to others.

Jan. 30 A staff member reported someone stole multiple rolls of toilet paper from the second floor custodial closet in the Dizney Building. Police responded to a report that five shower curtains were ripped down from the showers on the 11th floor of Dupree Hall. Staff stated this has been a continous problem, and that the ripped curtains had only been put up four days before. Feb. 1 Three students reported that their property was stolen in the Begley Buidling after leaving it unattended for a short period of time. Feb. 2 A student in Dupree Hall was reported as being aggressive and annoying to others. Police said there have been references to similar disturbances by the student, and that each time he showed signs of being intoxicated. The student was taken into...

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News Briefs – Students win a chance to study abroad

Library hosting Valentine’s Day events Calling all book lovers: celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Crabbe Library this year. The Main Library will have a plethora of events during Valentine’s Day including a photo booth filled with selfie stick and props, and a blind date program where students pick up a random book and see if it impresses them. Students can pick up their dates in Powell, and tag the library on Twitter (@ekulibraries) and Instagram (@eku_libraries) using the hastags #EKULibraries and #LibraryLove. Students can win cash with the 2017 Library Research Award Enter a research project in the 2017 Library Research Award for Undergraduates competition before March 20 for a chance to win a cash prize. Made possible by the Friends of EKU Libraries, this award recognizes undergraduate students whose research makes expert use of the services, resources, and collections of EKU Libraries to produce a scholarly or creative work. Visit Encompass Digital Archive for details and to view past submissions: Students win a chance to study abroad Hundreds of students signed up for a chance to spin the wheel and study abroad this semester, but only 13 students won. Originally capped at seven, President Benson, Provost Janna Vice and the Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Science donated more trips. Trips ranged from South America to China as students’ futures were determined by President...

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Police Beats – Keene Hall resident stalked by ex-girlfriend

Jan. 19 A student reported his bike was stolen from outside Sullivan Hall over winter break. Jan. 26 A Keene Hall resident reported he was being harassed and stalked by his ex-girlfriend. He claimed she would also enter his dorm room and refuse to leave, but had not threatened or assaulted him. A student reported she had been stalked and harassed by a male student she met last semester. After communicating she was uninterested, the student continued to message her. EKU police confronted him at his dorm in New Hall and he agreed to delete her contact and not message her again. Jan. 29 A student reported mirrors knocked off of several vehicles going down Summit...

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News Briefs – Affrilachian poet to speak at EKU

Anonymous gift from EKU alum lets 4,000 area children see Jackie Robinson play With the help from an anonymous $20,000 donation, Mad River Theater Works will present “Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, for more than 25 schools from a dozen counties across the region at no cost. The anonymous donation was given by a 1977 graduate who said he worked under EKU Center for the Arts Interim Program Director Skip Daugherty as an undergrad where he cultivated his lifelong passion for the arts. Baptist Health and Friends of the Center are also donating to help alleviate transportation costs for some schools. Affrilachian poet to speak at EKU Affrilachian poet Bianca Lynne Spriggs will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Feb. 9, presenting The Only Way Out Is Within: A Poet’s Path to Surrender as part of the Order and Chaos Chautauqua lecture series. Spriggs’ lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall, and will serve as the keynote address for Black History Month. For more information on Spriggs’ poetry, visit Provost Vice honored by OVC The Ohio Valley Conference honored Provost Janna Vice as one of two recipients of the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service. The award was selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), and recognizes individuals  with at least five years of...

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Town Hall on Civility

Eastern’s Multicultural Student Affairs office hosted a town hall meeting on civility Tuesday, Feb. 8 in O’Donnell auditorium. The panel of speakers included EKU administrators and students, and they fielded questions from a moderator and the...

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Campus Cooking Challenge

Colonel’s Cupboard hosted a cooking competition where students had 45 minutes to make a dish out of common food pantry donation items such as rice, noodles, pasta and tuna Wednesday, Feb. 1. The winners received embroidered...

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Trump’s Immigration Order

President Trump signed an executive order Friday, January 27 temporarily banning citizens of 7 muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days, suspending all refugee entry for 120 days and indefinitely banning syrian refugees. Listen to what campus had to...

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