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Welcome Back to EKU for 2014-2015

Department of Government at Eastern Kentucky University

The Department of Government is happy to welcome back our students for the 2014-2015 academic year.  We're excited to welcome our over twenty new freshmen and our many more returning students, and we look forward to seeing you in class.  It has been a busy summer.  The faculty have been teaching classes, attending conferences around the country, preparing for classes, and –of course –trying to enjoy some vacation time.  Perhaps the busiest faculty were the three new additions to the Department of Government who moved to Richmond over the past three months: Daniel Bennett, Ozan Kalkan, and Leland Coxe.  Check in to learn more about them in the coming weeks.

Over the past week, EKU hosted Dee Fink, a nationally known teaching consultant for workshops on improving college teaching and developing courses that will engage students and improve learning and knowledge retention.  On Wednesday, President Michael Benson –now in his second year –announced both the University’s major accomplishments for the past year and plans for the coming year.  EKU was recognized by the 14th National Role Models Conference held by Minority Access, Inc. for its commitment to advancing underrepresented students in higher education.  This is EKU’s fourth consecutive year of recognition.  EKU was also ranked 55th of the best regional schools in the South (out of 92 ranked, and 122 evaluated), and 22nd of the best public schools in the South (out of 50).  EKU continues to be recognized as one of the best universities for Veterans, community engagement, and as a great place to work and study.

In the coming year we will see the Campus Beautiful made over with new signs, new logos, a new entrance to the university, and even a new license plate.  You can keep up with these changes by following the new twitter @EKUBuilds.

The University is committed to maintaining and improving on excellence at EKU, and the creation of significant and lifelong learning for students, from the high schoolers who attended EKU camps over the summer to graduating seniors and students.

We continue that commitment in the Department of Government and are preparing events for Constitution Day celebrations in September, guests and panels throughout the semester, election and campaign events this fall, and many other initiatives.  Keep an eye on our webpage and facebook feeds for more information.

Also, thanks to Daniel Bennett, at the Department of Government annual retreat we took a major step forward in social media.  The Department of Government is now on Twitter.  Follow us at @eku_government.

Welcome back, everyone!

EKU Department of Government Twitter

Published on August 18, 2014

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