Inside Look

Phase II of the Science Building Open for Business

Aerial View of the Science Building

It has been a long journey getting to this point. “It took many years of deliberating, planning, working hard, thinking creatively, and lobbying on the part of many people including faculty, staff, administrators, the design team, and elected officials to get to this point,” said Dr. Tom Otieno, Interim Dean of the College of Science.

Student Speaker Learns New Meaning of "No"

Kelsi Peters

Three years ago, Eastern Kentucky University student Kelsi Peters was questioning if the major she had chosen was right for her. Her studies were not coming as easily as she had anticipated. She was worried she had failed, that she had seen the end of one of her lifelong dreams. She felt the universe telling her “No” to everything she wanted to do.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tobias Howard

Tobias Howard

July 2017


Tobias Howard, July 2017 Student of the Month, is pursuing a degree in wildlife management, a certificate in GIS and Remote sensing, and a minor in geography. “Upon graduation I would like to incorporate my skills in GIS and remote sensing in a wildlife management or conservation related field and eventually work at the federal level.”

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Claire Crouch

Claire Crouch

June 2017


What is the best thing about being a math major? According to Claire Crouch, “For me, it’s a puzzle…it’s getting to look at a puzzle every single day. It’s a different mystery to figure out and then I get to teach others how to figure it out too.”

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Melanie Helvie

Melanie Helvie

May 2017


Melanie Helvie is pursuing a Geography Major with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She previously earned an Associate’s Degree from Lexington Community College and had a career as a certified Dental Technician, but always wanted to return to school for a bachelor’s degree. 

$20,000 Gift from Battelle to Support Student Research in the College of Science

Students receiving Battelle Research Scholarships and their faculty mentors.

As part of its charitable contribution plan, Battelle, a global nonprofit research and development organization, recently donated $20,000 to support student research in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tristan Elmore

Tristan Elmore

April 2017


Tristan Elmore was raised in Butler County, KY, a rural county that is not quite half-way-between the cities of Bowling Green and Owensboro. He is pursuing a degree in Wildlife Management.

Tristan chose to attend EKU because EKU has the most elite wildlife management program in the state. He said “If a person looks at Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources staff's educational background, they will realize that many of the staff are EKU wildlife management alumnus.”

EKU Game Design Program Ranks 47th Internationally

EKU Game Design

RICHMOND, Ky. –A survey in the Princeton Review ranked Eastern Kentucky University’s game design program 47th of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some other countries.

The company’s 40-question survey asked schools to report on everything from their academic offerings and lab facilities to their graduates’ starting salaries and career achievements. Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: each school’s academics, facilities, career services, and technology.

Campus to Host Annual Kentucky Science Fair

Annual KY Science Fair

Eastern Kentucky University will host the 15th annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair for middle school and high school students on Saturday, April 1.

The fair, sponsored by Lexmark and open to the public, is expected to feature the work of nearly 300 students who have advanced through local and regional events in 20 categories to compete for trophies, ribbons, university and private scholarships and special awards from the U.S. military, corporations and organizations.