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News Briefs – Affrilachian poet to speak at EKU

Anonymous gift from EKU alum lets 4,000 area children see Jackie Robinson play With the help from an anonymous $20,000 donation, Mad River Theater Works will present “Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, for more than 25 schools from a dozen counties across the region at no cost. The anonymous donation was given by a 1977 graduate who said he worked under EKU Center for the Arts Interim Program Director Skip Daugherty as an undergrad where he cultivated his lifelong passion for the arts. Baptist Health and Friends of the Center are also donating to help alleviate transportation costs for some schools. Affrilachian poet to speak at EKU Affrilachian poet Bianca Lynne Spriggs will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Feb. 9, presenting The Only Way Out Is Within: A Poet’s Path to Surrender as part of the Order and Chaos Chautauqua lecture series. Spriggs’ lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall, and will serve as the keynote address for Black History Month. For more information on Spriggs’ poetry, visit Provost Vice honored by OVC The Ohio Valley Conference honored Provost Janna Vice as one of two recipients of the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service. The award was selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), and recognizes individuals  with at least five years of...

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Town Hall on Civility

Eastern’s Multicultural Student Affairs office hosted a town hall meeting on civility Tuesday, Feb. 8 in O’Donnell auditorium. The panel of speakers included EKU administrators and students, and they fielded questions from a moderator and the...

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Aviation fees soar high above those of average student

Hayley Haning was flying a plane every day by the time she was 14, long before she learned to drive a car. By the time she was 18, she was in flight classes in her native West Virginia, and the now-21-year-old aviation major has earned her instrument-rate private pilot certificate. Haning said Eastern’s aviation program is the best she had seen, and she wanted to be a part of it. However, her degree leading to a commercial pilot license will cost her $51,690, which is more than the standard EKU tuition.

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