eastern kentucky university http://wfpl.org en EKU's Doug Whitlock Retires http://wfpl.org/post/ekus-doug-whitlock-retires <p>A man with more than four decades of service to Eastern Kentucky University steps retires today.</p><p>President Doug Whitlock&nbsp;concludes almost six years at the helm of the public university. Whitlock’s long history with EKU began as a student worker, helping with the university’s public relations. His first full-time position came in 1968, when he took over as director of publications. Whitlock remembers studying the management styles of other EKU presidents—educators like Bob Martin, J.C. Powell, and Hanly Funderburk.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 6306 at http://wfpl.org EKU's Doug Whitlock Retires Michelle Obama to Speak at Eastern Kentucky University Commencement http://wfpl.org/post/michelle-obama-speak-eastern-kentucky-university-commencement <p>First Lady Michelle Obama will come to Eastern Kentucky University in May to participate in the spring commencement ceremony.</p><p>EKU President Doug Whitlock says his office got a call from a member of the First Lady’s staff almost a week ago. Eastern is receiving national attention for the help it gives veterans working to further their education.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:50:39 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 4936 at http://wfpl.org Michelle Obama to Speak at Eastern Kentucky University Commencement Eastern Kentucky University Chooses New President http://wfpl.org/post/eastern-kentucky-university-chooses-new-president <p>Michael Benson will be the next president of Eastern Kentucky University.</p><p>Benson, currently head of Southern Utah University, was chosen Friday after a closed-door session of the EKU Board of Regents.</p><p>Benson takes over an institution with shrinking enrollment, that’s undergone dramatic budget cuts and staff reductions.</p><p>Board of Regents Chairman Craig Turner says the new president can now be the good cop and help heal staff morale.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:09:44 +0000 Charles Compton | Kentucky Public Radio 4856 at http://wfpl.org Eastern Kentucky University Chooses New President Eastern Kentucky University President Warns of Layoffs http://wfpl.org/post/eastern-kentucky-university-president-warns-layoffs <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Eastern</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Kentucky</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">University's</font>&nbsp;president is warning of campus layoffs as the school prepares to reallocate 10 percent of its budget.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:26:03 +0000 BRUCE SCHREINER | Associated Press 3890 at http://wfpl.org Eastern Kentucky University President Warns of Layoffs EKU's Rugby Team Suspended During Hazing Investigation http://wfpl.org/post/ekus-rugby-team-suspended-during-hazing-investigation <P>Eastern Kentucky University officials have suspended the school’s club rugby team following hazing allegations.<p> <P>Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Mike Reagle says the suspension means more than not playing games. The student-run team cannot meet, practice, have parties or do anything together as a group. Reagle said the prohibition is for the safety of team members.<p> <P>The suspension came on Tuesday after officials received reports of hazing, the details of which have not been publicly disclosed. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:14:23 +0000 The Associated Press and Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson 2148 at http://wfpl.org EKU's Rugby Team Suspended During Hazing Investigation Richmond Wonders: Are We a University Community or a Community With a University? http://wfpl.org/post/richmond-wonders-are-we-university-community-or-community-university The presidential search committee for Eastern Kentucky University has been established. <p> Current President Doug Whitlock will retire next summer. Former State Senator and Richmond City Manager Ed Worley will serve on the eleven-member committee. He says it's important to find a president who is comfortable with business and academia. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:29:00 +0000 Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio 1975 at http://wfpl.org Richmond Wonders: Are We a University Community or a Community With a University? Whitlock to Retire As EKU President http://wfpl.org/post/whitlock-retire-eku-president <p>During a meeting this morning of faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University, President Doug Whitlock announced his retirement. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:38:40 +0000 Charles Compton, KPR 1322 at http://wfpl.org Whitlock to Retire As EKU President