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University Overview

Founded in 1906, Eastern Kentucky University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Richmond (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kentucky. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 112 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Eastern Kentucky University
Acronym EKU
Founded1906
MottoWhere Students and Learning Come First
ColoursMaroon and white
ScreenshotEastern Kentucky University Screenshot

University Location

Address521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond (population range: 10,000-49,999)
40475-3102 Kentucky
United States
T +1 (859) 622 1000
F +1 (859) 622 1020

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Pre-Bachelor degrees

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Bachelor degrees

It includes undergraduate bachelor degrees that usually take between 3 to 5 years to complete

Master degrees

It includes postgraduate master degrees that usually take between 1 to 3 years to complete

Doctoral degree

It includes postgraduate doctorate degrees that usually take over 4 years to complete

Arts & Humanities

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Applied Arts
  • Classics
  • Design
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Literature
  • Museum Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and Theology
  • Visual Arts
  • Other Arts & Humanities Studies

Business & Social Sciences

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Accounting / Finance
  • Anthropology / Archaeology
  • Business / Commerce / Management
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Physical Education / Sport Science
  • Political and International Studies
  • Social Policy / Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology / Psychology
  • Tourism / Hospitality
  • Other Business & Social Science Studies

Language & Cultural

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Aboriginal / Indigenous People Studies
  • African Studies
  • American & Caribbean Studies
  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • English Studies
  • European Studies
  • French Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • Indian / South Asian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Portugese Studies
  • Russian / Eastern European Studies
  • Spanish Studies
  • Other Language & Cultural Studies

Medicine & Health

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Anatomy
  • Biomedical Science
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine / Surgery
  • Natural / Alternative Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics / Gynaecology
  • Optometry / Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech / Rehabilitation / Physiotherapy
  • Other Medical & Health Studies

Engineering

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer and IT Engineering
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mining and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Other Engineering Studies

Science & Technology

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Agriculture / Forestry / Botany
  • Aquaculture / Marine Science
  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Biology / Biochemistry / Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer / Information Technology
  • Energy / Environmental Studies
  • Food Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics / Statistics
  • Multimedia
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacy / Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Textiles and Fibre Science
  • Zoology / Veterinary Science
  • Other Science & Technology Studies

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Yearly Tuition Range

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UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local students Local student7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International students Int’l student15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender AdmissionMen and Women (coed)
International StudentsYes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission SelectionYes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades
Admission RateAdmission Rate 70-80%
Admission OfficeSSB CPO 54, 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond 40475-3102
+1 (859) 622 2106
800 465 9191

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Eastern Kentucky University‘s Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

Size and Profile

Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic StaffNot reported
Control TypeControl Type Public
Entity TypeEntity Type Non-Profit
Academic CalendarAcademic Calendar Semesters
Campus SettingCampus Setting Rural
Religious AffiliationNone

Facilities and Services

LibraryUniversity Library Yes
HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities Yes
Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids Yes
Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance LearningDistance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Eastern Kentucky University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation

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Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky uni logo.png
MottoWhere Students and Learning Come First
Type Public
Established1906 [1]
Endowment $60,725,631
President Michael T. Benson
Provost Deborah Whitehouse (interim)
Academic staff
687 full-time [2]
Administrative staff
1,554 full-time [2]
Students16,881 [3]
Undergraduates 14,293 [3]
Postgraduates 2,588 [3]
Location Richmond , Kentucky , United States
Colors Maroon and White [4]
         
Mascot Colonels
Website www.eku.edu

Eastern Kentucky University (Eastern or EKU) is a regional comprehensive university in Richmond , Kentucky .

EKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools . [5] It maintains branch campuses in Corbin , Hazard , Lancaster , and Manchester and offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate options. [6] [7]

Contents

  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Campus revitalization
  • 2 Academics
    • 2.1 Rankings
    • 2.2 Colleges
    • 2.3 Honors program
    • 2.4 Libraries
  • 3 Student life
    • 3.1 Student Government Association
    • 3.2 Greek life
    • 3.3 Athletics
    • 3.4 Traditions
  • 4 Media
    • 4.1 The Eastern Progress
    • 4.2 WEKU
  • 5 Enrollment statistics
    • 5.1 Student body profile
  • 6 University presidents
  • 7 Notable alumni
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

History[ edit ]

Central University was founded in 1874 on the present site of Eastern Kentucky University. In 1901, beset with financial difficulties and small enrollment, Central University agreed to consolidation with Centre College . The Kentucky General Assembly of 1906 enacted legislation establishing the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School No. 1. The legislation was signed into law by the governor on March 21, 1906. On May 7, 1906, the Normal School Commission selected the site of the former Central University campus to be the location of the new school. In 1922 it became a four-year institution and changed its name to the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College, awarding its first degrees under that name in 1925. The school received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1928; then, two years later, in 1930, it changed its name again to the Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. Eastern added graduate studies in 1935, and thirteen years later, in 1948, the General Assembly removed the word ” Teachers ” from the school’s name, and granted it the right to award nonprofessional degrees. It was not until 1966 that the school was officially renamed Eastern Kentucky University. In 2010, the university awarded its first doctoral degree—in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. [1] [8] EKU continues to serve its service region by offering adult degree completion options and online degree programs in addition to its traditional on-campus offerings. [7] [9]

Campus revitalization[ edit ]

The years since 2012 have been marked by a significant building campaign that has altered the campus layout and improved aesthetics. Funding for the multimillion dollar project has relied heavily on public-private partnerships (P3) under the leadership of current President Michael T. Benson . The recent construction efforts at the university mark the most significant period of campus facility development since President Robert R. Martin’s tenure in the 1960s. Among the renovations and additions are:

  • Powell Student Center (2019) [10]
  • New Rec Center (2019) [11]
  • Case Dining Hall (2018) [11]
  • New Science Building (Phase II) (2017)
  • New Earle Combs Stadium (Baseball Field) (2017)
  • New Gertrude Hood Stadium (Softball Field) (2017) [12]
  • Carloftis Garden (2017)
  • New Martin Hall (2017)
  • North Hall (previously known as New Hall B) (2017)
  • Scholar House (2017) [13]
  • Parking Garage (2017)
  • Turner Gate (2016) [14]
  • John Grant Crabbe Main Library’s Noel Reading Porch (2015) [15]
  • Lancaster Avenue Pedway (2015/2017) [16]
  • Hummel Planetarium upgrades (2015)
  • 1971 Verdin Carillon bells (Keen Johnson Building) (2014) [17]
  • New Hall 2013
  • New Science Building (Phase I) (2012) [17]

Academics[ edit ]

Rankings[ edit ]

Eastern Kentucky University has achieved national recognition, including mostly recently by the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Rankings:

  • #27 (tie) in Regional Universities South – Top Public Schools (29th in 2017) [18]
  • #73 (tie) in Regional Universities South (79th in 2017)
  • #37 Best Graduate School – Occupational Therapy [19]
  • #158 Best Graduate School – Public Affairs
  • #163 Best Graduate School – Speech-Language Pathology
  • #39 (tie) Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs (18th in 2017)
  • #99 (tie) Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (63rd in 2017)
  • #92 (tie) Best Online Graduate Education Programs (78th in 2017)

Forbes Magazine 2017 rankings of America’s Top Colleges also has recognized EKU: [20]

  • #637 Top Colleges
  • #249 in Public Colleges
  • #172 in the South

Additional recognitions include:

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s 2015 Community Engagement Classification [21]
  • 3 Star Premier University by Campus Pride for LGBTQ+ student resources and services [22]
  • Chronicle of Higher Education ‘s 2016 Great Colleges to Work For [23]
  • #37 Graduate School Occupational Therapy Programs by the 2016 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings [24]
  • 2016 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine [25]
  • #17 Best for Vets Colleges 2017 by the MilitaryTimes [26]

Colleges[ edit ]

  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Justice and Safety
  • College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • College of Science

Honors program[ edit ]

On Wednesday, November 4, 1987, the Faculty Senate voted to approve an honors program to attract high-achieving students in Kentucky. [27] The board of regents subsequently approved the proposal on Saturday, January 16, 1988. [28] The first 34 students entered the program beginning in the fall semester of 1988 under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Gray , a professor of philosophy who was appointed by then- President Funderburk in April of that year. [29] Dr. Gray retired in 2008, having served as a well-known and beloved director of the program for 20 years. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and capped by a senior thesis project. Students who successfully complete all program requirements receive the “Honors Scholar” designation on their diplomas.

Today, the honors program is nationally recognized. Each year the program sends the largest delegation to the annual National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, where students present their research. Additionally, students in the program have received prestigious awards, including the Fulbright , the Truman , the Mitchell , and the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. Currently, Dr. David Coleman directs the program, which consists of five full-time staff and approximately 496 students.

Libraries[ edit ]

  • John Grant Crabbe Library
  • Business Library and Academic Commons
  • Music Library Branch

Student life[ edit ]

More than 230 registered student organizations are active on campus, including Greek chapters, political organizations, the Student Government Association, the EKU BassMasters, EKU Kendo Club and the EKU Anime Club. Many of these organizations routinely hold events, programs, and fundraisers.

Student Government Association[ edit ]

The Student Government Association is the formal student governing body consisting of executive, judicial, and legislative branches. The association is a registered student organization, and every student enrolled in classes at the university is considered a member.

Greek life[ edit ]

Eastern Kentucky University has a vital and active Greek community with a rich history of philanthropy and campus/community service.

North-American Interfraternity Conference National Pan-Hellenic Council National Panhellenic Conference National Pan-Hellenic Council
Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Kappa Alpha
Beta Theta Pi Iota Phi Theta Alpha Gamma Delta Delta Sigma Theta
Kappa Alpha Order Phi Beta Sigma Alpha Omicron Pi Zeta Phi Beta
Kappa Sigma Omega Psi Phi Chi Omega
Lambda Chi Alpha Kappa Alpha Theta
Phi Delta Theta Kappa Delta
Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Delta Zeta
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
Sigma Pi
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Theta Chi

Athletics[ edit ]

Main article: Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Referred to as the “Maroons” until the mid-1960s, the Eastern Colonels compete in the NCAA ‘s Division I (Football Championship Subdivision in football) in the Ohio Valley Conference .

The school is best known for its Football Championship Subdivision football team, which has captured 22 OVC conference titles and two Division I-AA National Championships in 1979 and 1982. Much of the success came during the long tenure of head coach Roy Kidd from 1964 to 2002. Kidd, with a career coaching record of 314-124-8, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Now led by first-year coach Mark Elder, the Colonels returned to the national FCS playoffs in 2011.

The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team won the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and its automatic bid to the NCAA basketball tournament in 2005, 2007, and 2014.

The men’s and women’s cross country team has also been a staple of success over the recent decade. The men’s team has won all ten of the last ten OVC Championships, and the women have won nine of the last ten. In 2011 the men’s cross country team qualified for NCAA National Cross Country Meet for the first time in school history. Since 2011, the team has qualified for the NCAA National Cross Country Meet five consecutive times.

Traditions[ edit ]

Eastern Kentucky University has few notable traditions, the most prominent is the rubbing of Daniel Boone ‘s left foot for good luck.

The statue features prominently in front of the Keen Johnson Building. More recently, Eastern President Benson has initiated the Welcome Walk at the beginning of the fall semester. First year students gather in front of Keen Johnson Building with the president before walking along University Drive and passing through the new Turner Gate. [30]

Media[ edit ]

The Eastern Progress[ edit ]

The Eastern Progress began in February 1922 and serves as the official student newspaper. [31]

WEKU[ edit ]

Main article: WEKU

Founded on October 7, 1968, WEKU (88.9 FM) is a National Public Radio -affiliated station owned by Eastern Kentucky University. It primarily features NPR news and talk programming, along with classical music from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. at night. WEKU also operates satellite stations WEKP (90.1 FM) in Pineville , WEKH (90.9 FM) in Hazard , WEKF (88.5 FM) in Corbin and three translators in Middlesboro (102.5 FM, W273AY), Barbourville (96.9 FM, W245AS) and Pikeville (95.1 FM, W251AI). [32]

WEKU competes with the University of Kentucky ‘s WUKY , making Lexington one of the smallest markets with two competing full NPR member stations. EKU also programs former smooth jazz station WKYL 102.1 FM as a primarily classical music service and sister to WEKU.

Enrollment statistics[ edit ]

Student body profile[ edit ]

In the fall 2015 semester, the student population represented multiple and diverse backgrounds including:

  • Women: 57.5%
  • Men: 42.5%
  • White non-Hispanic: 83.1%
  • Black non-Hispanic: 5.9%
  • Other or multi races: 5%
  • Two or more races: 2.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2%
  • Non-resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Asian non-Hispanic: 0.9%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.3%
  • Nat. Hawaiian or Pac. Islander: 0.1%
  • Unknown: 3.7%

University presidents[ edit ]

  • Ruric Nevel Roark , 1906–1909
  • Mary C. Roark 1909–1910
  • John Grant Crabbe , 1910–1916
  • Thomas Jackson Coates , 1916–1928
  • Dr. Herman Lee Donovan , 1928–1941
  • Dr. William Francis O’Donnell , 1941–1960
  • Dr. Robert R. Martin , 1960–1976
  • Dr. J.C. Powell , 1976–1984
  • Dr. Hanley Funderburk , 1984–1998
  • Dr. Robert W. Kustra , 1998–2001
  • Dr. Joanne K. Glasser , 2001–2007
  • Dr. Charles Douglas Whitlock , 2007–2013
  • Dr. Michael T. Benson , 2013–present

Notable alumni[ edit ]

  • Anthony Miller – radio personality on the Kane Show ( iheartradio )
  • Josh Anderson – (baseball) center fielder , Cincinnati Reds
  • Yeremiah Bell – (football) retired, Miami Dolphins , New York Jets , Arizona Cardinals
  • Eula Bingham – noted occupational health scientist
  • Elmo Boyd – (football) wide receiver , San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers
  • Chad Bratzke – (football) defensive end, New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts
  • Dwight Butler – member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 18th District
  • John “Bam” Carney – educator/coach; member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 51st District
  • Wally Chambers – (football) defensive tackle, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers . Winner of the 1973 Defensive NFL Rookie of the Year Award
  • Sam Champion – weather editor/anchor for ” Good Morning America ” and ABC News ; former weather forecaster for WABC-TV
  • Tom Colbert – first African-American Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice (M.Ed.)
  • Earle Combs – (baseball) former New York Yankee teammate of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig , member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Danny Copeland – (football) defensive back, Washington Redskins . Starter on the Redskins Super Bowl XXVI champions. Currently a motivational speaker [33] in Meigs, Georgia. [34]
  • Dale Dawson – (football) placekicker ; Minnesota Vikings , Philadelphia Eagles , and Green Bay Packers [35]
  • Jessamyn Duke – professional Mixed Martial Artist formally for the UFC [36]
  • Jason Dunn – (football) veteran tight end, Kansas City Chiefs
  • George Floyd – (football) defensive back, New York Jets Member of the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Danny Ford – House Republican Whip, member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 80th District
  • Christian Friedrich – (baseball) starting pitcher, Colorado Rockies
  • Myron Guyton – (football) defensive back, New York Giants and New England Patriots . Starter on Giants Super Bowl XXV champions. Currently a successful businessman in suburban Atlanta. [37]
  • Chandler Hale – finalist on the FXX reality show TwerkTeam
  • Ole Hesselbjerg – 2016 Rio Summer Olympian
  • Carl Hurley – noted humorist and motivational speaker; former EKU professor.
  • Chris Isaac – (football) CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 1982
  • John Jackson – (football) former NFL tackle (171st person in NFL history to play in at least 200 games)
  • Aaron Jones – (football) former NFL defensive end
  • Roy Kidd – (football/baseball) eighth winningest coach in college football history, two-time NCAA National Champion (1979 and 1982). Member of the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Kim King – member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 55th House District
  • Laura Kirkpatrick – runner up of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13
  • Robert Leahy – Clermont County, Ohio Sheriff
  • Homer Ledford – bluegrass musician and member of the Cabin Creek Band
  • Lee Majors – (attended as Harvey Yeary) Six Million Dollar Man (1962, History/Physical Education)
  • Jeffrey McKendree – professionally licensed fire protection engineer.
  • Antwaun Molden – (football) 3rd-round (79th overall) pick of the Houston Texans in 2008 NFL Draft
  • Dan Patrick – gained fame as co-host of ESPN ‘s SportsCenter , attended EKU for two years on a basketball scholarship.
  • Steve Pence – former Lieutenant Governor and Justice Secretary of Kentucky
  • Rex Ryan – Former NFL Coach.
  • Thaksin Shinawatra – former Prime Minister of Thailand (1975, M.S. in criminal justice)
  • Garfield Smith – (basketball) former NBA and ABA player
  • Ken Upchurch – member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from District 52 in Wayne County
  • Alecia Webb-Edgington – former executive director, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security; member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 63rd District
  • Crystal Wilkinson – writer, poet, educator, and winner of 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

References[ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Great Journeys Begin Here. “About EKU | Eastern Kentucky University | Eastern Kentucky University” . Eku.edu. Retrieved 2015-10-26.

  2. ^ a b “EKU Fact Book” . Eastern Kentucky University Institutional Research. 2015.
  3. ^ a b c As of fall 2016. “Student headcount by level: All public institutions (2006-16)” (PDF). Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Commonwealth of Kentucky. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. ^ EKU Visual Identity (PDF). EKU. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  5. ^ “EKU 2016–2017 Undergraduate Catalogue” (PDF). catalogs.eku.edu.
  6. ^ “EKU Regional Campuses” . eku.edu.
  7. ^ a b “Accredited Online Degree Programs from EKU – Earn Your Degree Online – Online Degree Programs – – Eastern Kentucky University” . eku.edu.
  8. ^ Eastern Kentucky University, EKU Undergraduate Catalog. 2007–2008. pg 6
  9. ^ “Finish Your Degree – Eastern Kentucky University” . eku.edu.
  10. ^ Barker, Ricki (August 18, 2017). “Eastern continues to expand its ‘campus beautiful” . Richmond Register. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  11. ^ a b “New Residence Halls, Science Bldg. Phase 2 Open” . EKU Builds. July 25, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  12. ^ “Renovations Begin For EKU Baseball & Softball Stadiums” .
  13. ^ “Construction Begins on Scholar House” .
  14. ^ “Gate Dream Come True For Turners | EKU Stories | Eastern Kentucky University” . stories.eku.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-30.
  15. ^ “Noel Reading Porch | EKU Libraries | Eastern Kentucky University” . library.eku.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
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