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EKU Aviation Students Attend SEC-AAAE Conference

EKU Aviation students attend the SEC-AAAE Conference

EKU Aviation students recently attended the 2017 Annual Southeast Chapter Conference of the American Association of Airport Executives held in Knoxville, Tenn., from April 23-25, 2017. Attendees include: Dustin Wittman, Nate Schattner, Maggie Smith, Tyler Meredith, Jennifer Chilton, Jacob Pierce, Adam Ackerman, Cameron Sidor, Rebecca Schmid, Justin Graham, Samuel Cleary, and Mike Smith.

New Meadowbrook Facility "Best of All"

Meadowbrook beef handling facility photo

Standing in the middle of the new beef handling facility at Eastern Kentucky University’s Meadowbrook Farm, Mark Deesing said he has seen “about a dozen” university-based beef cattle handling facilities designed by his renowned colleague, Temple Grandin.

2017 Annual Construction Management Awards Banquet

EKU Construction Management graphic

EKU Construction Management faculty and staff hosted the 11th Annual Recognition Banquet on April 20, 2017, to honor outstanding students, as well as those individuals and companies who have demonstrated exemplary service. This year’s reception and dinner was held in Arlington's Mule Barn.

Beef Handling Facility Ribbon Cutting & Open House, April 21st

Drawing of beef cattle

EKU's new state-of-the-art beef handling facility designed by Temple Grandin and her colleague, Mark Deesing, will be officially dedicated this week. The ceremony is set for Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Meadowbrook Farm, followed by an open house and guided tours.

EKU Aviation Students Earn Prestigious Corporate Internship

Horace Hunter and Sam Elliott in front of the Ward Kraft corporate jet

The sky is the limit for two Eastern Kentucky University Aviation students, Sam Elliott and Horace Hunter. Both were granted internships with Ward/Kraft Inc. Ward/Kraft, Inc.

'Across Kentucky' Features New EKU Beef Handling Facility

Across Kentucky logo

The ag department at Eastern Kentucky University is hosting an April 21 ribbon cutting and demonstration of its new cattle handling facility at its Meadowbrook Farm. 

Zhang Receives ASC Regional Teaching Award

Dr. Zhang (right) accepts the ASC Regional Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Chengyi (Charlie) Zhang, Assistant Professor of Construction Management for winning the 2017 Associated Schools of Construction ASC Regional Teaching Award. The award is made annually to untenured or tenure track faculty, with two to six years of teaching experience at an ASC member school.

Agriculture Students Participate in Alltech Competition

EKU Agriculture team (l-r): Settimi, Lanham, Mahon, Black, Spencer, Armour, Liu

EKU Agriculture students competed in the Alltech Innovation Competition last Saturday in Lexington, Ky. Team members were sophomore Mackenzie Mahon (Agriculture); juniors Kelly Armour (Agriculture Education) and Maria Lanham (Pre-Veterinary Medicine); and seniors Abigail Black (Horticulture), and Curtis Spencer (Agriculture). Faculty advisors for the team were Dr. Mike McDermott and Ms.

Farm to Dedicate Grandin-Designed Facility

A group of EKU agriculture students in the new beef handling facility

When noted animal behaviorist Temple Grandin visited the Eastern Kentucky University campus in September 2011 to deliver a Chautauqua lecture, it set in motion a dramatic improvement at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm.

Meadowbrook Hosts Annual 'Day at the Farm'

AG students demonstrate seedlings

EKU Meadowbrook Farms hosted its annual “Day at the Farm” on March 30, 2017. Approximately 100 students from Wolfe County elementary schools attended; the children were in the third and fourth grades.

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