Category: News Briefs

ASLA hosts event to help students and community

The American Sign Language Association at Eastern hosts Silent Coffee every month on the second and fourth Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The next meeting is Nov. 10, at Purdy’s Coffee Shop on Main Street. Signers of all levels in ASL are encouraged to attend and develop their skills. Silent Coffee is a free event and is open to both students taking ASL classes or anyone with any skill level in sign. This event may count toward outside class activity for students in beginning ASL classes or homework specifications, depending on the professor. Bryan Bowen, an ASL Specialist III instructor, organizes this event to support the mission of the American Sign Language and Interpreter Education (ASLIE) department by increasing the understanding, respect and equality of deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing people. Silent Coffee is not always guaranteed to happen, but for more information on the event or cancelations, contact Bryan Bowen at bryan.bowen@eku.edu. Austin...

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Movie themed musical to be at EKU

Audience members can enjoy Elf: The Musical at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at the EKU Center for the Arts. Based on the Will Ferrell movie of the same name, the story centers around Buddy, an orphan that accidentally stowed away in Santa’s bag one night and came with him to the North Pole. Having lived his whole life as an elf, Buddy goes to New York City to discover who his biological father is, help people understand the true meaning of Christmas, and find out that if he’s not an elf, what is he? Tickets are on sale now at the Center for the Arts, ranging from $49 to $79. EKU students can purchase tickets for $15. Adam...

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Veterans to be honored at EKU event

The office of Military and Veterans Affairs will host a National Roll Call Reading of Names as part of the 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 in Powell Plaza. The roll call will be from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where volunteers will read out the names of fallen service men and women. Each reader is assigned a 15-minute period with 240 names to read. The Veterans Day ceremony will follow immediately after. To volunteer for a time slot to read names, visit http://va.eku.edu/roll-call-volunteers-eku. Dan...

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Student organized event showcases student talents

SGA will sponsor Mic Check at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, in Underground Powell. Hosted by rapper Yung Racks, Mic Check is a student organized event that allows EKU students the opportunity to express themselves on campus. Yung Racks, 22, a music marketing major from Louisville, said the main goal of the event series has been to create a platform for students to show off any of their talents in a relaxed environment. Mic Check is a free and open event. Students interested in performing are encouraged to come early, as no sign up is required until the beginning of the event. Roman...

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Kentucky poet to speak at Eastern

EKU Appalachian Studies and EKU Libraries will host Live at Your Library with Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Main Library Grand Reading room. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Lyon is an author of children’s, teen and adult books with an emphasis on poetry. She is the winner of the 2010 Schneider Family Book Award, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2012 award and the Appalachian Book of the Year Award. Poetry of Witness includes poems and a song written in response to the current collective moment. For more information, contact Krista Rhodus, director of library advancement, at krista.rhodus@eku.edu. Kayla...

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Photographs representing life in former Soviet Republic to be presented

An opening reception sponsored by the EKU Department of History, Asian Studies, Women and Gender Studies and Libraries will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the main floor of the library. The event will present photographs taken from the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University by Zilola Saidova. The photographs represent everyday life in the former Soviet Republic. Noena...

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Rec Center to  host ziplines with zombies

Campus Recreation is hosting a Zips and Zombies event from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Challenge Course located behind the Stratton building. Students will be able to ride a zip line and hike a haunted trail. Booths for EKU’s Health Promotions will be set up and will have information on how students can have a safe and fun Halloween weekend. Free kettle corn and hot chocolate will be provided. The event is free and students are encouraged to dress up as long as they wear closed-toed shoes and do not have items hanging from them. Students can park in the Perkins lot and walk to the Challenge Course. No prior registration is required. For more information, contact Hannah Driver at hannah.driver@eku.edu. Kristin...

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Campus Rec to host Laurel Lake trip

The Adventure Programs and Campus Rec are hosting a camping and canoeing trip to Laurel Lake in the Daniel Boone National Forest Nov. 5 and 6. The trip costs $40 and includes all gear, travel expenses and food. The maximum capacity of this trip is 10 participants. Students can register and pay the $40 fee at the front desk of the Fitness and Wellness Center. An email will be sent out to all participants with a day and time for a pre-trip meeting. Registration ends Nov. 2. For more information, contact Maria Lanham at maria_lanham8@mymail.eku.edu. Hannah...

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Noel Studio brings awareness to mental health stigma

Noel Studio will host an Interactive Art Creation and Display Event with the EKU Counseling Center, today from 5 to 7 p.m. The EKU Counseling Center plans to use this event to raise mental health awareness and to help students break the stigma of mental health and illness. Students will create a piece of artwork showcasing what mental health means to them. Attendees will get Mad Mushroom pizza. Caitlyn...

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Library hosts Halloween costume contest

Crabbe Library will be hosting a Halloween costume showdown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 31. Students are encouraged to come to the front desk of the library in costume, where they will have their picture taken and posted on the library’s Facebook page. The followers of the Facebook page will determine the winner. Prizes will be given to the winners of best faculty/staff individual costume, best student individual costume and group costume. Adam...

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Famous comedian comes to EKU with new tour

World famous stand-up comedian Lewis Black is coming to the EKU Center for the Arts October 6 to perform The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour. Black is famous for his ranting style of skewering anything and everything that bugs him, ranging from social media and politics to pop culture. There will also be a chance to have dinner before the show for those who register before September 30. The cost for registration is $25 per person, and the menu includes dishes such as tossed mixed greens salad, chicken Henry Clay and French silk pie. Coffee, iced tea and water will be provided, as well as a cash bar. Tickets are now available for purchase, ranging from $35 to $69. Adam...

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Library uses event to help students with classes

The library is hosting a Long Night Against Procrastination 9 p.m. to 1 a.m Tuesday, October 4 in the Crabbe Library. Long Night Against Procrastination is an event during which all library services will be available until 1 a.m. These services include research help from the librarians and written help from the consultants at the Noel Studio. The library will also provide snacks and coffee throughout the night. Students are welcome to drop in any time they can. Darby...

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