Author: Taylor Cusick

Three EKU professors pour themselves into craft beer house

Three EKU professors, who share a love of craft beers, have teamed up to open a new bar in Richmond called the  Richmond Beer House, which is located just off the Bypass near Liquor Mart on South Porter Drive. The bar is the brainchild of five people in total, three of whom teach at EKU. Darrin Wilson and Joe Gershtenson, assistant professors with the Department of Government and Economics and Michael Bradley, an assistant professor with Department of Parks and Recreation. “All of us love craft beer,” Wilson said. “We wanted to bring our passion for craft beer to Richmond. But we also wanted to create a relaxing place where people can come in and enjoy conversation with other folks while they enjoy their craft beer.” While Kentucky may be best known for its bourbon, Wilson said he hopes the Richmond Beer House will introduce folks to some of the craft beers that are made across the state. Wilson said the Beer House currently has 10 taps dedicated entirely to Kentucky breweries with beers crafted in Louisville, Lexington, western and northern Kentucky. “We want people to get a better appreciation of what the state of Kentucky does beer-wise,” Wilson said. “We also want people to understand that while people might have palate for bourbon or for wine, people can also develop palates for craft beer.” Wilson said he hopes...

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Upperclass Academy aims to guide graduates

After trying a few different things, Nnoromele designed the Freshman Academy. A year long program that caters to the needs of minority students, and helps guide them along their path throughout the year. The program includes assigning students with mentors who can help them with their specific needs from an academic and environmental stand point, as well as providing them with a sense of community, workshops, and trustworthy help across the board.

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Student produces WEKU show

Noah Day goes to classes at Eastern just like everyone else. But on Thursday mornings, Day steps out of the classroom and into the studio where the 25-year-old broadcast major has complete creative control over a public affairs interview show broadcast on radio station WEKU.

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