Author: Eastern Progress

Chi Beta Tau to host chili cook-off

By Collin Overton Chi Beta Tau will host their first annual  chili cook-off on Saturday, November 11 at the Richmond Fire Department training center. For $5, students can taste an unlimited amount of chili from contestants. The fee to compete is $20. All proceeds will go to The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Pre-register for competition by contacting Joshua Hottle at...

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Amazon hosting recruiting event in Kennamer

By Collin Overton Amazon is looking for students who reside in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area and are looking for seasonal positions during their winter break. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 9 in Kennamer, recruiters will be making contingent job offers on campus for anyone interested. Pay rate for the jobs are up to $14 an hour for part-time and up to $18 an hour for full-time. Students should bring 2 forms of identification (Picture ID and Federal Government issued ID) and contact Kennedy Jewell (859-622-9958) for any additional questions. Free pizza and drinks will be...

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Let’s Talk!

By Collin Overton Let’s Talk is a program for EKU students that provides easy access to informal consultations with clinicians from the EKU Counseling Center. Students can stop by room 104 in Powell from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to...

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Thank you from Chi Omega

By Annabelle Beam, Chi Omega The Gamma Theta chapter of Chi Omega would like to take a moment to say thank you for all the support received during our third annual Dance for Wishes dance marathon. The event was held on Friday, Oct. 27 at Weaver Gym. All proceeds from the dance marathon go directly to the Make-A-Wish foundation, which is Chi Omega’s national philanthropy. Teams participating in the marathon were taught short dance pieces, which they performed for judges. During breaks, performances by EKU’s dance team, dance theater, and Waco Elementary’s line dance team were enjoyed by all. The ladies of Chi Omega are proud to announce that we raised over $36,400, which will enable the Make-A-Wish foundation to grant approximately three wishes. A special thanks goes out to those who supported us during Wish Week activities on the Powell corner, and those who participated in our event. We’d like to recognize the following organizations, which were recognized with special awards at the conclusion of our event: Sigma Nu with the Team Spirit Award, Kappa Delta as the Dance Marathon Champs and Kappa Alpha with the award for Best Overall Team...

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Campus group talks mental health

The EKU chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hosted guest speakers Russell Hollis and Cheryl Anness in the Dick Mayo Allen Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 to speak to students about reducing the stigma of mental illness.

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SPJ to host fake news forum

By Collin Overton The EKU Society of Professional Journalists will host a forum on the subject of fake news Monday, November 6 at 5 P.M. in Powell Undergound. The forum will feature EKU president Michael Benson,  professor of government Anne Cizmar, professor of journalism Ginny Whitehouse and WDRB reporter Lawrence Smith. Proof of attendane will be...

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Martin ceiling undergoes emergency maintenance

By Chris Owens, EKU Housing & Residence Life On Sunday afternoon, Housing & Residence Life staff reported a bowed ceiling in the 3rd floor Martin Hall lobby.  Housing & Residence Life responded and called emergency maintenance and placed signage so students would not walk under the affected area. Facilities responded and discovered an anchor holding the ceiling grid had detached.  The simple repair was made Monday afternoon.  Although wet floor signs were placed in the affected area for student’s safety, there was no water leak pertaining to this...

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EKU represented at global business conference

By Collin Overton EKU business professor Marcel Robles and spring 2017 graduate Tyler Swafford teamed up from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21 as co-presenters and co-authors at the International Association for Business Communications Conference in Laoghaire, Ireland. The association gave Swafford a scholarship to attend the conference, as well as an additional $400. “As an EKU alum, Tyler has continued to make EKU proud,” Robles said in an EKU news release.  “Definitely on the road to success with the ‘world as his oyster,’ Tyler is the epitome of an EKU graduate.” Swafford graduated from EKU in May 2017 with a degree in globalization and international affairs and a minor in business. He is currently studying at University College Dublin as a Mitchell Scholar – the first from a public college in Kentucky in the program’s...

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Rec Center offers zombie infested challenge course

By Destinee Ott Zips and Zombies is perfect for students looking for more action. The event will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Campus Rec’s Challenge Course. The challenge course is set up as it usually is but with an added Halloween flair — zombies! Students can try their luck at making it through the course while also avoiding the...

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