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Four Biology graduate students featured in EKU Graduate School's inaugural "3 Minute Theses"


As part of the long-standing tradition of Scholars Week at Eastern Kentucky University, this year, the Graduate School is debuting "3MT@EKU", or "The 3 Minute Thesis". 

EKU Science alum will be Scholars Week 2021's Alumni Spotlight speaker


EKU College of Science alum Dr. Derrick Morton is returning to EKU on April 6, 2021, as part of a week-long of events, speakers, and interviews that compile EKU's Scholars Week. Dr. Morton will be interviewing as part of the "Alumni Spotlight" for the Scholars Week events. 

Full-time Lecturer position available


The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for an annually renewable full-time Lecturer. Teaching would primarily be in person in classroom and lab settings for courses in biological sciences for majors and non-majors. Areas of need for teaching include courses in anatomy & physiology, clinical microbiology, and introductory biology.

2020-2021 Department awards application now open!


Applications are now being accepted for 2020-2021 Biological Sciences department awards. All Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, and Wildlife Management majors are encouraged to apply!

The deadline for submitting all application materials is March 19, 2021, by 4:00pm. 

Koenig honored as 2020-2021 "Student of the Year"


Adding to an already impressive list of national honors, awards, and recognitions, rising senior Nick Koenig adds another feather in his hat, this time from the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). The NCHC has recently named Koenig as the 2020-2021 "Student of the Year"!

Taylor Fork Ecological Area featured in The Wildlife Society


At EKU, especially in the sciences, there is pride in providing a comprehensive educational experience for its students. This includes field work whenever possible. But since COVID19, extensive modifications have had to be made.

Marcia Watkins Evans Loses Battle with Cancer

Marcia Watkins Evans and her son.

The Department of Biological Sciences lost a favorite teacher on Saturday, 28 November 2020. Marcia Watkins Evans, 42, lost a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. Watkins began her teaching career as a Lecturer at Eastern in 2008. She frequently taught Clinical Microbiology, Human Anatomy, and Human Anatomy & Physiology for students majoring in the health sciences. Ms.

Koenig is EKU's first Rhodes Scholar Finalist


Biological Sciences rising senior and all-around familiar face of the department Nick Koenig recently competed as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

Biological Sciences students take home awards at 2020 Kentucky Academy of Science meeting


Four Biological Sciences students were award-winners at the 2020 Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science, held virtually this year due to Covid-19. 

Stephen Richter's lab is "the best of both worlds at EKU"


Dr. Stephen Richter, professor in the Biological Sciences department at EKU since 2005 and director of EKU's Natural areas since 2019, says his career is the best of both worlds. He "set out to do preservation at an agency or research in the academic world, and now he does both and gets to teach the next generation." 

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