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CARES Partners with Ky. Office of Adventure Tourism to Create Trail Town Ambassador Program

The Center for Appalachian Regional Engagement and Stewardship (CARES) at Eastern Kentucky University is partnering with the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism to launch the Trail Town Ambassador Program.

PRISM Proposals due Feb. 15th

PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement is an exciting new journal devoted to promoting a culture of engagement between the university and region through the creation, application, and integration of knowledge.  PRISM is multi-disciplinary, publishing quality, peer-reviewed research articles, case studies and applied research articles, and refl

2014 CARES Community Grants - Request for Proposals

EKU’s Center for Appalachian Regional Engagement and Stewardship (CARES) invites communities throughout the University’s 22-county service region to submit proposals for one of five $10,000 CARES community grants.  Proposals are due on March 1, 2014.  Grant recipients will be announced in May 2014.

Welch Lecture: "Why Poverty Persists in Rural America"

The Welch Appalachian Social and Economic Justice Lecture Series will present "Why Poverty Persists in Rural America," a lecture by Dr. Cynthia Duncan, on March 28th at 3:30 p.m. in the EKU Business and Technology Center Auditorium.

EKU to Host Eastern Apicultural Society Conference

Eastern Kentucky University is proud to host the 2014 Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Conference from July 28 - August 1, 2014, on the EKU Richmond campus.

Conference Seeks to Empower Women for Positive Social Change

Eastern Kentucky University funded and hosted a day-long conference on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 aimed at helping women transition back to society from prison or a drug-treatment center.

EKU Program Studies Well Water Quality in Eastern Kentucky

Dr. Jason Marion, an assistant professor in the EKU Environmental Health Science program, is leading an effort to investigate the quality of well water in five eastern Kentucky counties. 

Adventures in the Mind at EKU Corbin

The Adventures in the Mind (AIM) Camp returned to EKU Corbin campus on July 8–12, 2013. The camp hosted 26 gifted and talented elementary and middle-school students from Bell, Knox, Laurel, and Whitley Counties.  The weeklong camp focused on the studies of art and science. 

"The Next Generation" Comes to EKU Manchester

EKU’s first annual "The Next Generation Summer Camp" was held at the EKU Manchester campus on June 10-12, 2013. The camp hosted 75 gifted, talented, and high-achieving middle-school students from five counties (Perry, Leslie, Clay, Jackson, and Lee) in EKU's service region.

OSHA Training Sessions at Manchester, Corbin Campuses

EKU's OSHA Training Institute Education Center has announced new professional-development opportunities for those located in EKU's 22-county service region.