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In Memoriam: Dr. James Robert Miller (1931-2014)

Dr. James Robert Miller

Dr. James Robert Miller, Jr., died on June 4, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center, Richmond, Kentucky, surrounded by his family. He was 83.

Teena Blackburn Honored as an EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year, Velez & Pianalto Also Nominated

Teena Blackburn

Teena Blackburn has been chosen as a recipient of the annual EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award. The award is given by University Programs in order to "recognize outstanding faculty members who have had substantial positive  effects on developing their students’ critical/creative thinking skills."

EKU Student One of 50 Worldwide Selected to Attend Buddhist Retreat in Taiwan

Reagan Coburn & Abraham Velez

An Eastern Kentucky University student is among only approximately 50 worldwide selected to participate in the 2014 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat in Taiwan this summer.

EKU Philosophy Students to Work with Model Lab First-Graders

Picture of children in school

Students in a Beginning Ethics class at Eastern Kentucky University will work with first-graders at Model Laboratory School next semester, helping them to see and resolve moral issues.

Catchart & Klein Philosophize Through Jokes in Recent Chautauqua Lecture

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
Photos courtesy of Minh Nguyen. Story below from the Eastern Progress:

Chautauqua brings audience to laughter
October 10, 2013 |

By HEATHER STEPHENS

Chautauqua Lecture Explores "The Beauty of Philosophy Through Jokes"

RICHMOND, Ky. – “Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar.”

It’s the playfully provocative title of a New York Times bestselling book by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, who will speak at Eastern Kentucky University Thursday, Oct. 3, as a part of the institution’s year-long Chautauqua series.

Dr. Austin's Book Receives Prize from The Character Project

Mike Austin

Michael Austin, Professor of Philosophy in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, has won a prize from The Character Project for a book he co-edited with Doug Geivett, Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life (Eerdmans, 2012):

Dr. Pianalto Receives CAS Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award

Matthew Pianalto

Dr. Matthew Pianalto, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, is the 2012-13 recipient of the EKU College of Arts and Sciences' Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award, in the area of Arts & Humanities. Annual awards are also given to faculty in the areas of social & behavioral sciences and natural & mathematical sciences.

EKU Ties for 4th Place at the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl

EKU Ethics Bowl Team

Eastern Kentucky University tied for 4th place among the thirteen schools that competed at the 14th Annual Central States Regional Ethics Bowl at Marian University on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Included among the schools that EKU outscored were Indiana University, Xavier University, The College of Mount St. Joseph, and Wright State University.

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