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On this week’s e-Cast, we sit down with Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic, a faculty member in the new Masters of Science in Instructional Design Program. Our topics of discussion include the mission, work and future of this program as well as Dr. Slijepcevic’s own teaching experiences in this particular discipline. Interesting components of this discussion include the internship facet of the program as well as the overall future of instructional design. Please join us for an interesting and engaging interview! You can listen to this eCast here: https://idc.eku.edu/eku-online-e-casts

Event Date: October 14; 
Contact Information: Ashley McQueen


Today, IT is making an upgrade available to all Faculty and Staff Windows devices that are not running the new minimum version; Windows 10 1909. This update will become available in the Software Center today on machines that have not yet been upgraded.

Users are strongly encouraged to install this update at their earliest convenience. In the coming weeks IT will be targeting departmental areas for the mandatory installation of this upgrade.
Please be aware that this update will require a reboot and after the reboot your machine will start an extended update process that will take longer than a normal update.

For additional information on how to install this upgrade, please refer to https://it.eku.edu/support/using-software-center-install-programs

For all the latest IT news, alerts and updates follow us on Twitter @EKUITColonels

Event Date: October 14; 


Multiple choice items on comprehensive exams are a favored evaluation technique. However, some evidence suggests that this methodology may still fall short in evaluation of critical thinking. The nursing profession is starting to implement what they are calling "New Generation" Exam questions. Examples of question structure includes Matrix, Hot Spot, Extended Drag and Drop, CLOZE and Extended Multiple Response. Other professions may find utility in this approach as it is rooted in case analysis. The purpose of this presentation is to review examples of these item structures and discuss application across discipline.

Click "More on this announcement" to register for this session.

Event Date: October 20; 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Location: FCT&L (Crabbe 318) and Online via Zoom



Campus Rec is offering free fitness assessments to faculty and staff throughout the day on October 13, 14 and 15. Assessments take approximately one hour. Faculty and staff can participate regardless of whether or not they are members of the rec center. Employees participating the wellness program can receive wellness points. Click "more on this announcement" below to select from the available assessment times.

Event Date: October 14; 
Location: Campus Rec


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Join us for this FREE professional development opportunity, sponsored by the Kentucky ACE Women's Network leadership development program. This workshop will provide leadership and conflict management strategies. Our courage to reflect on how we communicate and execute decisions can positively impact our work-life balance and overall wellness.
No registration required. Join via Zoom:

https://eku.zoom.us/j/95887281575?pwd=dlNUaGVody8vWFhIa0VmS04yWnBQdz09
Meeting ID: 958 8728 1575
Passcode, if prompted: 766604

Event Date: October 22; 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Jennifer Fairchild, 859-622-2876
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The Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies (KCVS) regularly invites individuals with unique perspectives on veterans’ issues to speak to classes and the larger campus community. Join us for a talk with Moe Armstrong, a decorated Vietnam War veteran of the US Marine Corps. Mr. Armstrong uses his inspirational story of recovery to help others struggling with mental illness. He has set up peer support networks across the country, including the “Vet to Vet,” a program that uses education, peer mentoring, and writing to help those on the path to recovery. Come hear Moe’s story. He's also a musician and might just break out his guitar. All are welcome!

Register where it says “More” below. The Zoom Link and Passcode will be on the confirmation page once you click submit.

Event Date: October 18; 6 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Contact Information: Dr. Travis Martin, 859.622.3459
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Enjoy the music of Sydney Adams, free as part of the Eastern Experience.

Event Date: October 14; 8 p.m.
Location: Powell Plaza
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Cheyenne Mitchell, 859-622-5678
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There are many settings in Zoom that affect how your meetings operate. Find out what the options mean and how to schedule Zoom meetings efficiently.

Click "More on This Announcement" to register and access the link for today's session.

Event Date: October 14; 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Online via Zoom



Learn about the most recent changes in APA formatting, as well as how to correctly do the most common citation types.

Register and access the link for this session by clicking "More on This Announcement" below.

Event Date: October 21; 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom



EKU's Special Collections and Archives presents Spilling the Tea, a fun and educational five-part series on exciting stories from our archives.

Join us for the second event in the series, Scandal Between the Book Covers: Pope Pius II's Tale of Two Lovers.


Each event will take place in the John Grant Crabbe Main Library in Room 128. These events are free and open to the public.

Event Date: October 14; 12:30 p.m.
Location: John Grant Crabbe Main Library Room 128
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Caitlyn Rahschulte


In her essay, Fister (Professor Emerita and library instruction coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus College), addresses the growing problems with conspiracy theories and the "research it yourself" mentality. Fister argues that, in a world where weaponized digital media systems pose a serious threat to democracy, educators have been too focused on training students for information consumerism when we should be inviting students to engage in inquiry as a civic practice. During the TLI, facilitators will lead a discussion of the essay by asking a series of questions explicitly prepared by the PIL Provocation Series Team to provoke a dialogue by “deliberately bring[ing] information literacy conversations into spaces outside of the library world.”

Click "More on This Announcement" to register and access the Zoom link for today's session.

Event Date: October 14; 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: FCT&L (Crabbe 318) and online via Zoom



EKU Latino Heritage Month 2021 - 10th Anniversary

EKU's annual Latino Heritage Month festivities celebrate the Latino/Latina/Latinx cultures and communities on EKU Campus and beyond. Grab some popcorn and settle down to watch a celebrated sample of Latino Heritage film-making. The film will provide a fascinating look at the Latino experience first-hand.

Sponsored by: Dept. Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology; The Center for Inclusive Excellence & Global Engagement; The Bobby Verdugo and Yoli Rios Bilingual Peer Mentor and Tutoring Center; The Latino Student Association; The Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion; Student Life & First-Year Experience; The Chautauqua Lecture Series; EKU Libraries

Event Date: October 14; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Center for Inclusive Excellence & Global Engagement (CIEGE) in Powell Student Center.



Join the EKU Counseling Center staff today for a workshop on Distress Tolerance. When life feels like you’re currently in the middle of an unfinished Jumanji game, your emotions can activate with a high degree of intensity. Changes in your daily routine and the people you’re around can lead to a mixture of emotions. These new experiences can be stressful. The tools provided in this workshop are aimed to provide you with skills to navigate these intense emotions and increase the positive experiences throughout your day.

Event Date: October 14; 3:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free



This session will examine how to change the way your Qualtrics survey looks and functions.

For further information, or to register, click "More on this Announcement" below.

Event Date: October 15; 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Jamie Shaffer, 859-622-1517
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Join the staff of the EKU Counseling Center today for a Workshop on organization and planning. The organization and planning module of the Feel Better Fast series will be aimed to help establish a routine to help with managing your day. We will work to establish a daily schedule to help you plan and prioritize your day. Additionally, we will brainstorm ways to increase your motivation and make it easier to initiate tasks, while hopefully making your day more enjoyable.

Event Date: October 14; 1 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free



Good Morning EKU:

Come out and try Case Kitchen today. We are featuring:

-Fried Chicken
-Rotisserie Chicken
-Spicy Kale and Bacon
-Fried Okra
-Mashed Potatoes
-Spicy Southern Chicken Biscuit
-EKU Kentucky Proud Grilled Hamburger or Cheeseburger
-Crispy French Fries

Event Date: October 14; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Case Kitchen