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November 2012

EKU Scores Higher Than State, National Benchmarks on Many Areas of NSSE

Eastern Kentucky University’s emphasis on guiding its students to think critically and creatively and communicate effectively is taking root.

According to the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), EKU students scored well above their state counterparts and national benchmarks in several related areas.

For example, among EKU freshmen:

Applied Learning in Teaching Program Prepares Teacher Education Candidates

By the time they begin student teaching in their senior year, pre-service teacher education majors at Eastern Kentucky University are already veterans of the classroom.

Chemistry Dept. Wins Statewide Award for Use of Technology

Pictured are, front row, from left, Jean Marlow, director of instructional techn

Corresponding with its move to the New Science Building, the Department of Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University has embraced several technology-related initiatives to enhance the educational experience for students.

Three Graduate Nursing Degree Options Now 100% Online

Health care professionals interested in advancing their careers can now choose from a variety of fully-online degree programs from Eastern Kentucky University, which has been educating leaders in the field for more than 40 years.

Mock Trial Team Captures Robert E. Sanders Kentucky Classic Tournament Title

Very back row: Keifer Kentrup. Middle row, from left: Coach Tom Parker, Matthew

Eastern Kentucky University’s Mock Trial Team, which last season placed 15th in the nation and was nationally ranked, took first place in the Robert E. Sanders Kentucky Classic Tournament Oct. 26-28.

EKU and Bellarmine University co-hosted the event in Louisville; it was sponsored by EKU distinguished alumnus Robert E. Sanders.

EKU “JV” Mock Trial Team Fifth in 18-Team Event

Eastern Kentucky University’s “JV” mock trial team placed fifth in an 18-team tournament at the University of Cincinnati Nov. 10-11.

The young squad finished ahead of teams from the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Dayton, Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, and Case Western Reserve University, among others.

EKU No. 1 Nationally in Military Times "Best for Vets" Survey

In sports, it might be called a dynasty in the making.

EKU 7th in 24-Team Great American Mock Trial Invitational, Ahead of Two Ivy League Schools

Eastern Kentucky University placed seventh in the 24-team Great American Mock Trial Invitational Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

“Invitations to this tournament are highly coveted,” said Dr. Sara Zeigler, one of four coaches for the team, “and the conventional wisdom says that a top-ten finish (there) is similar to a top-ten finish at the National Championship.”

Program Helps Appalachian Students, Others Pursue Doctoral Degrees in Biomedical Research

Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky have launched a joint initiative to help prepare students for success in doctoral degree programs and for careers in biomedical research.

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