Author: Eastern Progress

Departments organize EKU Unite Rally to celebrate and promote campus diversity

EKU Unite Rally will happen Wednesday, September 6, beginning at 12 p.m. in the Ravine. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join the event. The event is hosted by the AFA Club alongside the departments of African and African American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Asian Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Latino Student Association, Languages, Cultures and Humanities, Honors Society, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Social Work Program and Students for Social Justice. The rally focuses on promoting campus unity while celebrating the diverse community EKU has. For more information, contact Ogechi Anyanwu,, Minh Nguyen,, and Kelly Smith, Noena...

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Campus Rec to host open archery tag event along with their back to school bash

Campus Rec will host a Back To School Bash Thursday, August 31, beginning at 5 p.m. The event will be on the Intramural Turf Field. The first 100 students to attend will be given free T-shirts as well as food and other prizes. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be an open archery tag followed by an archery tag tournament. To be able to participate in the tournament, sign up through For more information, visit or call 859-622-6751. Noena...

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Planetarium to feature public show about life and creation of earth

The Hummel Planetarium will host a show titled Life: A Cosmic Story on Thursday, August 31, at 4 p.m. The planetarium is located at the Perkins Building. Life: A Cosmic Story is about the journey of how earth became the way it is. The story begins from the microscopic view inside a plant cell to the wide space of the universe. The show answers the questions many of the questions most people have about the planet. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join as well as others in the Richmond community. The youngest recommended age group is those in middle school. For more information and to subscribe the planetarium news, visit their website at Noena...

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Department of art and design to host open exhibit

An open reception for the 2017 Faculty Biennial, Department of Art and Design on Thursday, will be on Thursday, August 31, beginning at 5 p.m. Artists such as Julie Buckram, David Bogus, Carroll Hale and more will have their works presented. The exhibit will be open from August 28 to September 14. For more information visit the art department’s webpage. Noena...

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Meditation group open to EKU community teaches relaxation methods

The first relaxation and meditation group will meet Thursday, August 31, at 3 p.m. in Whitlock 568. Yoga mats, pillows and blankets will be provided for those who attend. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Various techniques will be taught to help calm and relax the mind. Experience is not necessary to join. Participants must show up at least 5 minutes before the event and wear comfortable clothing. Noena...

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Library provides workshop to help faculty with class designs and lesson plans

Faculty are welcome to enroll in a professional learning community occurring Thursday, August 31, at the cul-de-sac located at the Crabbe Library. The event focuses on working with librarians to help develop students’ research and information literacy skills. Those who attend will learn to redesign or create new assignments and lesson plans among other things. Only 15 participants are eligible to participate. The events will be hosted throughout the semester until November; future meeting dates will be determined based on participant schedules. To register, visit: acrlframework. Noena...

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