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October 2013

Bunge tapped for Beta Gamma Sigma

Chris Bunge

Eastern Kentucky University is pleased to announce that Chris Bunge, a junior from Lexington, Ky., has been formally tapped for induction into the Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Bunge is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the PGA Golf Management program at Eastern Kentucky University.

CIS Club Students Tour the Alltech Facilities

CIS Club students at Alltech

On Fri., Oct. 25, 2013, eight students from EKU's Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club accompanied by Dr. Robert Mahaney, Professor of Information Systems, toured the Alltech, Inc., facilities in Central Kentucky.  Students experienced firsthand the typical day of an Information Technology (IT) professional.

Scholar Athlete: Jaylen Babb-Harrison

Jaylen Babb-Harrison reads to students at Silver Creek Elementary

Finance major Jaylen Babb-Harrison a member of the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team took part in the Colonel Basketball Reading Program. Babb-Harrison and teammate Tommy Matthews read to students at Silver Creek Elementary. Babb-Harrison is a sophomore at EKU and a native of Ajax, Ontario.

Business Advisory Council Celebrates 20th Anniversary Year

Business Advisory Council

The EKU Business Advisory Council met on Friday, October 18th, in celebration of the 20-year anniversary since its formation in September of 1994.

Business Communication major youngest to win National Muzzle Loading contest

Joe Fortkamp (photo submitted)


Joe Fortkamp is the best in the country.

Scholar Athlete: Stuart Witt

Stuart Witt

Accounting major Stuart Witt is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team that tied for second place at the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate. Witt is a senior at EKU and a native of Richmond, Ky.

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Scholar Athlete: Emilie Simmons

Emilie Simmons

International Business major Emilie Simmons is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team that placed third at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. This is the third time this year that the women’s golf team has taken third place. Simmons is a freshman at EKU and a native of Marseille, France.

Scholar Athletes: Alvaro, de la Llera, and Graskamp

Junior Juanjo de la Llera

Alex Alvaro, Juanjo de la Llera, and Florian Graskamp were three of the five Eastern Kentucky University men's tennis team members who competed at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional tournament.

CIS Club Students Tour Ashland Facilities

CIS Club students at Ashland

On Mon., Oct. 14, 2013, students of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club accompanied by Dr. Robert Mahaney, Professor of Information Systems, toured the Ashland, Inc., facilities to experience firsthand a typical day as an Information Technology (IT) professional. The CIS Club is a student run organization open to any students who are interested in IT, and is advised by Dr. Mahaney.

Richardson and Wanstead form Saddle Club

Hanna Richardson and Shelly Wanstead (photo: James Hoskins, Progress)


The Saddle Club is a new club on campus that is focused on bringing horse riders and those who are interested in riding together.

Gamma Iota Sigma Conference offers Insurance Students a unique experience

EKU RMI students at the Charlotte conference

While the weeks preceding fall break are typically characterized as a time of much needed rest and relaxation, some students at Eastern Kentucky University instead chose to undertake a unique experience which would further expand upon their field of study.

EKU Risk Management & Insurance and IIK co-sponsor professional seminars

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Property & Casualty Insurance: Issues in Claims Settlement

Insurance Institute of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University Risk Management & Insurance Program are pleased to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a seminar for attorneys, paralegals, in-house counsel, adjusters and other insurance claims professionals, and other interested parties.

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