Inside Look

EKU Plays Key Role in NSF-Funded Initiative to Digitize Biodiversity Hotspot

Eastern Kentucky University is playing a key role in a National Science Foundation-funded effort to digitize collections that chronicle a “global hotspot of plant diversity in the southeastern United States.”

The Making of EKU's Web Page Banner Photo: A Day at the Cincinnati Zoo with Biology Student Ashley Sullivan

Ashley Sullivan and friend at photo session at the Cincinnati Zoo

You may have noticed that over the last year or so the EKU main web page has featured a student or two and their undergraduate major on the "banner" photo.

Dr. Ron Jones has a new book, "Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee, the Complete Winter Guide to their Identification and Use."

Cover Image for "Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee"

Our own Dr. Ron Jones has a new book! Published in October, 2013 by the University Press of Kentucky, the book treats 457 species, and provides color photographs of 90% of the species.  The color photographs were taken by the book's coauthor, Dr. B.

Are you looking for a FRESH START in BIO 171?

Fresh Start

Do you need a "Fresh Start" in BIO 171: Human Anatomy?  Then our Fresh Start Program may be for you. 

EKU BIOS Students Mentor Middle and High School Students at Girls in STEM Conference

On June 7, Dr. Rebekah Waikel and her lab of BIOS undergraduate and graduate students took part in the Girls in STEM Conference held at EKU's New Science Building.

Madeline Ruhl, EKU Wildlife Management Senior, wins Best Student Poster Award

Photo of Madeline Ruhl at her poster on February 22, 2013, Kentucky Chapter TWS

Madeline Ruhl presented a progress report on a portion of her undergraduate research at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society on February 21 and 22, and took home the Outstanding Student Poster Award. Madeline has been working with Dr.

EKU Herbarium Expansion

Four students who work in the EKU herbarium

The EKU Herbarium recently has expanded to include new facilities in Memorial Science 161 and 162.  These facilities include two offices, a room for initial preparation of herbarium specimens (including drying and freezing stages), and a 750 sq foot room for specimen identification and mounting.  The main herbarium collection is still located in Memorial Science 170, and includes a 90

Taylor Fork Ecological Area, Our Outdoor Classroom On the Richmond Campus, Welcomes an Important Visitor

Photo of Emily Gilbreath and David Brown

During the first week of classes, our Taylor Fork Ecological Area had an important visitor. For the first time since she graduated from our Wildlife Management program 2 years ago, Emily Gilbreath made her way back to Kentucky, and got to see the progress that has been made at Taylor Fork since she spearheaded a proposal to establish this 40-acre outdoor classroom on our main campus.

Aquatic Biology Student Wins EKU's Outstanding Senior Award

Avery Scherer won EKU's top senior prize, as announced by EKU's President, Doug Whitlock, at graduation in May. Avery's Academic Advisor, Dr. Sherry Harrel, laughs when she says Avery would call herself Dr. Harrel's "problem child" or "high maintenance student" when she needed things...

Two department grads are birds of a feather in Massachusetts

Birds of a feather? Yes, but from different generations.