Category: News

Board approves meal plan, housing increase

While most students were back home enjoying their summers, Eastern’s Board of Regents was making decisions pertinent to all those involved with campus life.

On June 7, the Board of Regents met in regular session, and among other things, approved the proposed operating budget for 2011-12.

The $233,408,820 budget includes a 2-percent raise f

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Chronicle honors Eastern

For the third year in a row, Eastern has made the list as one of the Chronicle for Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”

Other universities that made the list include Baylor University and University of Southern California.

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Additions bring new options to Fountain Food Court

Downstairs Powell’s Fountain Food Court has cooked up some new changes this semester, bringing in a new convenience store, P.O.D. Market, along with a new restaurant, Jump Asian Express, which replaced Energy Zone, the smoothie shop.

The changes have prompted both positive and negative remarks from students.

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Veterans Affairs unveils new minor

Eastern’s Department of Veterans Affairs is making history by introducing a new minor in veterans studies.

“Nobody else is doing this. This is one of those first-of-its-kind type things,” said Lt. Col. Brett Morris, associate director of Veterans Affairs. “There is a graduate program at the University of Southern California within the social work master’s program where they do something similar. You’ll find a class here or there being taught, but you don’t see a full minor like this at the undergraduate level.”

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Center for the Arts expected to attract volume of visitors

Over the next year, nearly 30 big-name acts will make an appearance on Eastern’s campus.

 With the opening of the new EKU Center for the Arts Sept. 9, the likes of Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin and Jerry Seinfeld will grace Colonel Country with their presence. The brand new EKU Center for the Arts will play host to these performers.

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Blue-light phones improved

Blue-light phones, a staple on almost every college campus, are phones available to students that make a direct call to the police in case of an emergency.  Several of the older phones have been replaced, six new phones have been installed and several units have been moved around campus.

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G.I. Bill changes affect vets

Some of Eastern’s 858 student veterans and dependents using G.I. Bill assistance may have to prepare for some changes to the ways they pay for school. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has made several changes to the Post 9-11 G.I. Bill recently that could prove challenging for some students, but beneficial for others.

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