Category: News Briefs

Mummies take over Center for the Arts

A funk/R&B band based out of Nashville will be performing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at the EKU Center for the Arts. Here Come the Mummies feature their musical talents while dressed as mummies.
Johnny Conqueroo, a rock band from Lexington, is the opening act. Their music is consider to be a mix of old blues and psychedelic rock.
Tickets are still available, and there are discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more.

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Department of English & Theatre’s scholarships and awards

EKU undergraduate English majors are highly encouraged to apply for the Department of English & Theatre’s scholarships and awards. Information regarding scholarships, eligibility requirements, and award amounts is provided below. For additional information and applications, students may contact Brent Shannon at brent.shannon@eku.edu, or visit the departmental scholarships and awards webpage www.english.eku.edu/scholarships-english-majors.

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Blind guitarist to perform Thursday night at EKU Center

Blind musician to perform intimate concert Raul Midón, a blind musician with a soaring voice and flamenco-inspired guitar playing, will be having a MainStage Lounge concert event at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at the EKU Center for the Arts. Attendees of the concert will sit on stage in a casual setting, where they can enjoy drinks, desserts and coffee. General admission  is $25. Speaker to discuss living in space Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at University of Arizona, Author of New York Times Editor’s Choice Beyond: Our Future in Space and Humble before the Void plus Dreams of Other Worlds, How it Ends, How It Began, and The Living Cosmos: “What If We Live Off-Earth? Exploring Our Future in Space,” will be speaking in the Chautauqua Lecture Series at 7:30  p.m.,Thursday, Feb. 4, in O’Donnell Hall  of the Whitlock Building. Impey will be discussing living off Earth and exploring the future of humans in space. Relaxation and meditation group meets twice a week Natalie Deering will be hosting a relaxation and meditation event that is open to all students, faculty and staff. Deering will be teaching various techniques to help Eastern community members calm and relax their minds. Yoga mats, pillows and blankets are provided, and comfortable clothing is recommended. The class will start at 3 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, in...

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Stargazing opportunity at Taylor Fork

By MATTHEW PEEL progressa@eku.edu Eastern students will have the chance to “reach for the stars” on Friday, March 27 at the Taylor Fork Ecological Area. Led by Marcus Ciocca, professor of physics and astronomy at Eastern, students will use telescopes and binoculars to view the moon, Jupiter, and various constellations. Students should meet at the astronomy deck located on south campus near the Ashland building at 9 p.m. on Friday to carpool to Taylor Fork. Extra binoculars will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their...

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Students offered opportunity to ‘Crawl’ through Richmond

By TAYLOR RIGGS progress@eku.edu Student Activities Council will host the second annual Colonel Crawl starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 9. The arts and entertainment festival takes place in downtown Richmond and gives students a chance to get off campus and enjoy a night on the town. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the SGA office located in the main floor of the Powell Building. Tickets will also be available at the door of each participating venue on the day of the event. Admission to the event is $5 and covers all participating venues. The first 200 students to purchase tickets either at the SGA offices or at the event will receive a free Colonel Crawl...

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Fashion show brings awareness to recycling

By TAYLOR SIX progress@eku.edu Students can sign up now for a recycled clothing fashion show, TrashFash, for the chance to win a lot of prizes and support from the free crew. To be a part of TrashFash, contestants will make clothing based on only recycled materials such as bottle caps, paper, or even aluminum cans. Prizes will be given out for different categories based on the design of the recycled clothing and its media. TrashFash will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the Keen Johnson ballroom. To sign up for TrashFash, go to...

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Campus Briefs

Fifteen students from the Honors Program traveled to Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, S.C., as part of the Honors Program’s annual “Sidewalk U” course. This year’s focus was the “Inequality of the American Society.”

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Campus briefs April 17, 2014

Students have the chance to debate whether or not Neville Longbottom is the real hero of the Harry Potter books at the next installment of the Discussing Pop Culture series sponsored by Eastern’s Libraries from 6 to 7 p.m., April 23, in the Noel Studio Discovery Classroom.

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Campus briefs

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will present a yard show and cookout by the Downstairs Powell fountain at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3. NPHC is the governing body for the nine traditionally African-American fraternities and sororities.

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Campus briefs

Student Life will be taking students to volunteer to help Habitat ReStore, an affiliate for Habitat for Humanity in Madison and Clark Counties. Students will leave at 8:45 a.m. March 29 from the Whitlock Building. The Habitat ReStore is a retail store in the Richmond Mall that sells home improvement materials, items sold at the Restore have all been donated.

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