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Join us for an informative session led by IDC’s Megan Jones and Barry Burkett who will discuss and demonstrate the tools and strategies that will help you minimize time spent editing and updating your syllabi, course schedules, assignment instructions, and other types of documents in your online Blackboard courses. Presenters will share how to use Blackboard with Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, give handouts with step-by-step instruction, and give hands-on assistance. Bring your computer and walk away with new tools in your toolbox

Session will be streamed live via Zoom at: (Enter your first and last name and login as guest).

Refreshments will be served.

Event Date: April 04; Noon
Location: Commonwealth 1801
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Nedim Slijepcevic, 8596224839

The comment period for Policy 8.3.4, Response to Bullying and Harmful Conduct, is now open and ends March 24.

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Contact Information: Sherry Robinson, 622-6208
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Enjoy an evening with Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon. Her current project is titled "The Poetry of Witness," which includes poems and a song written in response to our collective moment — some inspired by the media and others by children Lyon has met on school visits.

Lyon is author of works for children, teens and adults, including "Where I'm From," "A Kentucky Christmas," "The Pirate of Kindergarten," "Borrowed Children," and more.

Refreshments to be provided. Books will be available for purchase. Brought to you by EKU Appalachian Studies and EKU Libraries.

Event Date: March 28; 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Reading Room, John Grant Crabbe Main Library
Cost: Free

In addition to the health fair in the Powell Building lobby, screenings will be held in the Kennamer Room and kidney screenings in Herrington Lounge.

Participation at the fair will meet the workshop requirement to earn the quarterly wellness dredit. Check in at the Healthy YOU! table for more information.

Stop by and take advantage of the many free health screenings and product samples that will be available, along with health and wellness information from more than 50 vendors, interactive health activities and the chance to win lots of great door prizes.

Employees receive up to 1 paid hour to attend this event.

Event Date: March 22; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Powell Building Lobby
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Tammy Cornett, 622-8874
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The College of Justice & Safety is hosting Dr. Raymond Michalowski, Arizona Regents Professor at Northern Arizona University, as part of its newly reinstated Dean's Speaker Series. Michalowski will address both the ethical and legal ramifications of the current administration's immigration policies and offer alternative insights.

Event Date: March 28; 12:30 p.m.
Location: Posey Auditorium, Stratton Building
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Pauline Lively, 622-8244
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In March 2017, Matthew Winslow attended the annual SXSWedu conference in Austin, TX. The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. Come hear the main takeaways from the conference and how they might impact EKU. Wine and light snacks provided.

To register, click on "More on This Announcement."

Event Date: March 21; 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty Center, Keen Johnson Building

Contact Information: Russell Carpenter, 622-7403
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Bunraku Bay Puppet Theater, the only troupe in the U.S. that performs the traditional Japanese puppetry, will present an evening of puppet theater on stage and a screening of the short film “Kaiju Bunraku” (14 minutes), one of the films selected for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which features the artistry of Bunraku Bay.

Free and open to the public, the performance will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building. It will feature five pieces of traditional Japanese puppetry suitable for all ages, kindergarten and up, followed by a screening of “Kaiju Bunraku” and a Q&A, including an opportunity for audience members to see the puppets close up.

Sponsored by EKU Asian Studies, which offers a minor (18 credits) and a certificate (12 credits). For more information, contact Dr. Minh Nguyen, director of Asian studies, at

Event Date: March 28; 7 p.m.
Location: O’Donnell Hall, Whitlock Building
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Minh Nguyen, 622-8667
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EKU Women and Gender Studies and the Department of History will host the 12th annual Herstory Conference on March 21 with special guest Dr. Pearl James from the University of Kentucky.

The theme is "Women Writing/Studying/Documenting Women," and the schedule is as follows:

11 a.m., Dr. Pearl James' keynote address: "Women in the World War I Iconosphere"

12:30 p.m., Charlotte Schmidlapp Scholarship Essay Contest Winners: Yasmin White, Amanda Bowman and Chaise Robinson

2 p.m., Faculty Panel: Dr. Carolyn Dupont, Dr. Susan Kroeg, Dr. Charlotte Rich and Dr. Ilona Szekely

Light refreshments and proof of attendance will be provided.

Event Date: March 21; 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
Location: John Grant Crabbe Main Library, First Floor Study Area
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Dr. Lisa Day, 622-2913
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Accounting students will offer free income tax help for people who make up to $54,000 and need assistance in preparing their tax returns. Students are IRS-certified to provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals on campus and beyond. Schedule an appointment at, or call 211 (United Way Call Center). Remaining VITA session dates are:
Thursday, March 23, 5-8 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

You will need to bring Social Security cards, picture IDs, W-2s and other income documents, as well as last year’s return if available, and other information listed at

Event Date: March 23; 5-8 p.m.
Location: BTC 269
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Tyler Nguyen, 622-1590
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Ready for some fun and exercise? Bring your friends, wear green, and enjoy supporting EKU Phi Beta Lambda/Future Business Leaders of America (PBL/FBLA) students at our 1st Shamrock 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk.

Prizes will be awarded, and a light breakfast and T-shirt will be included. All proceeds go toward funding scholarships to send EKU students to represent our university at the PBL/FBLA National Leadership Competition. Help us bring back a national academic championship to EKU. Click "More on This Announcement" below, and we will be "off to the races."

Hosted by: EKU’s Phi Beta Lambda/Future Business Leaders of America Chapter. E-mail or call 606-767-1475 for more information.

Event Date: March 25; 10 a.m.
Location: Ashland Parking Lot
Cost: $25 pre-registration; $30 at event

Contact Information: Marcel Robles, 622-1117
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Come join graduate students Davy Black and Logan Phelps at EKU’s Taylor Fork Ecological Area to learn about streams and observe the methods of electrofishing and macroinvertebrate sampling. Wading in rubber boots or sandals is an option to be more involved. The hike will be on March 24, at 2 p.m. and will last about one hour.


Dress for the weather. The paths are mowed. You will need sturdy walking shoes.

Directions: Taylor Fork Ecological Area is adjacent to south campus. Take Kit Carson Drive to McKinney Skills Drive, then follow the dirt road on the right through the gate. Meet at the astronomy telescope deck parking area to shuttle down to the entrance of Taylor Fork Ecological Area.

Event Date: March 24; 2 p.m.
Location: Taylor Fork Natural Area
Cost: None

Contact Information: Kaitlyn Kelly

This is a great time of year to hear woodcock calling and to see their amazing display flights at Taylor Fork Ecological Area. There will be a field trip on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. to observe displaying woodcock. There are numerous birds at the site. They begin calling and displaying after sunset. Binoculars are not necessary.

The trip will take approximately one hour.

Dress for the weather. The paths are mowed. You will need sturdy walking shoes.

Directions: Taylor Fork Ecological Area is adjacent to south campus. Take Kit Carson Drive to McKinney Skills Drive, then follow the dirt road on the right through the gate. Meet at the astronomy telescope deck parking area to shuttle down to the entrance of Taylor Fork Ecological Area.

Event Date: March 21; 7 p.m.
Location: Taylor Fork Natural Area
Cost: None

Contact Information: Kaitlyn Kelly

Possessing a distinctively resonant sound quality, lyrical phrasing and technical finesse, classical guitarist Luther Enloe has received acclaim from concert presenters and audience members alike for the expressive command of his live performances. John Sutherland, his former teacher at the University of Georgia, said: "Luther's performances are wonderful. His sound is one of the best I have ever heard."

Event Date: March 26; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gifford Theater
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Dennis Davis, 622-5007
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Join us for a combined effort of voice students.

Event Date: March 27; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gifford Theatre
Cost: Free

Event Date: March 20; 

Due to a performance, parking restrictions will be enforced at the EKU Center for the Arts tomorrow, March 21. Alternate parking is available throughout campus.

Event Date: March 21; Midnight-11:59 p.m.
Location: EKU Center for the Arts

Contact Information: EKU Center for the Arts, 622-7469