Education http://weku.fm en UK Enters into $210 Million Multimedia Rights Contract http://weku.fm/post/uk-enters-210-million-multimedia-rights-contract <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Kentucky athletics is entering into a $210 million dollar multimedia marketing rights agreement with </span>JMI<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sports. &nbsp;The 15-year agreement is being called "one of the most valuable partnerships of it's kind."</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:55:58 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61453 at http://weku.fm UK Enters into $210 Million Multimedia Rights Contract School Cafeterias Across Ky Serving 17,000 Fewer Meals http://weku.fm/post/school-cafeterias-across-ky-serving-17000-fewer-meals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School nutritionists from across the Commonwealth are trying to get more students to eat healthier meals during the instructional day.&nbsp; About 700 school cooks, managers, and administrators are meeting for a statewide conference this week in Lexington.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:49:39 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61452 at http://weku.fm School Cafeterias Across Ky Serving 17,000 Fewer Meals UK Budget Exceeds $3 Billion for First Time http://weku.fm/post/uk-budget-exceeds-3-billion-first-time <p><br></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:21:04 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60812 at http://weku.fm International Book Project to Send E-Readers to South Africa http://weku.fm/post/international-book-project-send-e-readers-south-africa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Lexington-based International Book Project is initiating an electronic reader program in South Africa.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:33:47 +0000 Stu Johnson 60732 at http://weku.fm International Book Project to Send E-Readers to South Africa UK Grants to Help Freshmen Adjust to College http://weku.fm/post/uk-grants-help-freshmen-adjust-college <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kentucky is one of 37 research schools receiving grant dollars to help retain science and math students.&nbsp; UK is getting almost two million dollars from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:36:05 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60523 at http://weku.fm UK Grants to Help Freshmen Adjust to College Eastern Kentucky University Goes Tobacco-Free http://weku.fm/post/eastern-kentucky-university-goes-tobacco-free <p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60311 at http://weku.fm Eastern Kentucky University Goes Tobacco-Free Fayette School Board Discusses Fraud Allegations, Passes Budget http://weku.fm/post/fayette-school-board-discusses-fraud-allegations-passes-budget <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allegations of mismanagement, fraud, and waste in the Fayette County School System were a "front and center" issue at Wednesday night's board meeting.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:34:43 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60292 at http://weku.fm Fayette School Board Discusses Fraud Allegations, Passes Budget State Auditor to Review Fayette Schools Books http://weku.fm/post/state-auditor-review-fayette-schools-books <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's auditor will review mismanagement allegations made regarding the state's second largest school district. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Auditor Adam </span>Edelen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says his office will conduct a special examination of financial mismanagement allegations within Fayette County Public Schools. &nbsp;A timeline for completion of the audit has not been set. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:51:52 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60248 at http://weku.fm State Auditor to Review Fayette Schools Books Fayette Schools Superintendent Denies Charges of Fiscal Mismanagement http://weku.fm/post/fayette-schools-superintendent-denies-charges-fiscal-mismanagement <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The superintendent of Fayette County&nbsp;Schools is rejecting an allegation of a&nbsp;$20 million irregularity within the system.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>In an email to board members, also provided to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Budget Director Julane Mullins alleges, "suspected violations of law and numerous acts of mismanagement, fraud, waste, and abuse of authority that have resulted in the current state of affairs."&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 00:41:47 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60218 at http://weku.fm Fayette Schools Superintendent Denies Charges of Fiscal Mismanagement UK Finance Officer says Stanford Coal Divestment Not Likely to Cause Kentucky Ripples http://weku.fm/post/uk-finance-officer-says-stanford-coal-divestment-not-likely-cause-kentucky-ripples <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A West Coast school's plan to stop investing in coal could cause a ripple effect among institutions of higher-education. &nbsp;An official at one Kentucky university says such an approach would be unlikely in the Commonwealth, for more than one reason.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Stanford University announced last week that it will divest its almost 19 billion dollar endowment of all coal mining interests. &nbsp;The University of Kentucky's Treasurer says it's not the</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 01:19:30 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 59455 at http://weku.fm UK Finance Officer says Stanford Coal Divestment Not Likely to Cause Kentucky Ripples UK Moves Forward with Public-Private Food Service Partnership http://weku.fm/post/uk-moves-forward-public-private-food-service-partnership <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kentucky is preparing to enter into a public-private partnership for its student dining services.&nbsp; It's been an issue debated for more than a year on campus.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 10 May 2014 02:35:43 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 59394 at http://weku.fm UK Moves Forward with Public-Private Food Service Partnership Ky. Community College Leader Earns Six-Figures, Even After Retirement http://weku.fm/post/ky-community-college-leader-earns-six-figures-even-after-retirement <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Michael McCall is the president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System—and he's among the highest-paid community college administrators in the U.S.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">And he'll still earn six-figures after he retires in January.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">In its latest story, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting found that KCTCS has agreed to pay McCall $324,321 for a year after he leaves his job. &nbsp;As president emeritus, he'll be expected to perform duties at the request of the next KCTCS president.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ky Center for Investigative Reporting 59335 at http://weku.fm Ky. Community College Leader Earns Six-Figures, Even After Retirement Landscaping Initiative Planned for UK http://weku.fm/post/landscaping-initiative-planned-uk <p>The University of Kentucky's tree canopy will grow by more than 400 plantings soon. &nbsp;Additional elm, oak, locust, and tulip trees will be planted over the next year.&nbsp; UK Vice President for Facilities Management Bob Wiseman says recent construction on the Lexington campus has resulted in the need to replace them. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:40:32 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 58968 at http://weku.fm A Move to Bring Alcohol Back to UK's Campus http://weku.fm/post/move-bring-alcohol-back-uks-campus <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Kentucky plans to relax it’s on- campus alcohol policy for students of legal drinking age.&nbsp; The specifics of how the alcohol consumption policy will change are still to be worked out.&nbsp; The announcement came from UK President Eli Capilouto.&nbsp; He took recommendations from a student health and safety workgroup.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:15:25 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 58711 at http://weku.fm A Move to Bring Alcohol Back to UK's Campus Former NKU Athletic Director Pleads Guilty to Theft http://weku.fm/post/former-nku-athletic-director-pleads-guilty-theft <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 311-thousand dollars from the school.&nbsp; State attorney general Jack Conway says Eaton entered his plea Thursday in Campbell County Circuit Court.&nbsp; He will serve the maximum term of ten years in prison.&nbsp; </span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:43:21 +0000 Mark Heyne WVXU Radio 58376 at http://weku.fm Former NKU Athletic Director Pleads Guilty to Theft Student Safety Issues a Priority of UK Student Government President Elect http://weku.fm/post/student-safety-issues-priority-uk-student-government-president-elect-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kentucky's incoming student government president expects security issues to get top priority during his term.&nbsp; Mechanical Engineering student Jacob Ingram, who takes over the top student body post in mid April, says student safety off campus needs to improve. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 57858 at http://weku.fm Student Safety Issues a Priority of UK Student Government President Elect Students Bring Concerns About Public-Private Dining Partnership http://weku.fm/post/students-bring-concerns-about-public-private-dining-partnership <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kentucky's consideration of a public-private partnership for dining services got attention from two fronts during Monday's meeting.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:02:30 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 57646 at http://weku.fm Students Bring Concerns About Public-Private Dining Partnership Despite Cuts in University Operating Funds, EKU Gets Help with Science Building, Sports Facilities http://weku.fm/post/despite-cuts-university-operating-funds-eku-gets-help-science-building-sports-facilities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The just-approved state budget calls for a one and a half percent cut in operating funds for universities, but does include a number of capital projects. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:57:08 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 57645 at http://weku.fm Despite Cuts in University Operating Funds, EKU Gets Help with Science Building, Sports Facilities Universities of Kentucky, Louisville Take Funding Case to Lawmakers http://weku.fm/post/universities-kentucky-louisville-take-funding-case-lawmakers <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Presidents of Kentucky’s two largest public universities took their case before a House budget review committee in Frankfort Thursday.&nbsp; The Universities of Kentucky and Louisville both face a two-and-a-half percent cut during the next year as suggested in Governor Beshear’s budget.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:59:15 +0000 Stu Johnsons WEKU News 55897 at http://weku.fm Universities of Kentucky, Louisville Take Funding Case to Lawmakers Transylvania Names New President http://weku.fm/post/transylvania-names-new-president <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Transylvania University's new&nbsp;president comes to Kentucky from New England.&nbsp; The new head of the Lexington school is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Dr. Seamus Carey succeeds Owen Williams who came to the liberal arts college in 2010.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:47:06 +0000 Stu Johnsons WEKU News 55745 at http://weku.fm Transylvania Names New President Higher Ed Budget Discussion Includes Call for Merging Agencies, Vocal Universities http://weku.fm/post/higher-ed-budget-discussion-includes-call-merging-agencies-vocal-universities <div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif;">A review of higher education budget issues has included a call for merging education administration and urging university presidents to become more politically vocal.&nbsp; The discussion occurred during a meeting of the state budget review committee.</span></div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55001 at http://weku.fm Higher Ed Budget Discussion Includes Call for Merging Agencies, Vocal Universities Salary Bump for More Than a Hundred E-K-U Workers http://weku.fm/post/salary-bump-more-hundred-e-k-u-workers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eastern Kentucky University is setting aside a half million dollars to boost pay for well over a hundred employees.&nbsp;&nbsp; E-K-U President Michael Benson says the Step-in-Grade Program is being supported by monies freed up by budget reallocations.&nbsp; Those affected by the move include custodians, laborers, relocation specialists, groundskeepers, and repair technicians.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:08:28 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 54476 at http://weku.fm Salary Bump for More Than a Hundred E-K-U Workers Student Teacher Trials Underway At EKU http://weku.fm/post/student-teacher-trials-underway-eku <div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font face="Arial Black,sans-serif">Before you can ‘hit the ground running’, you’ve got to get the boots on properly.&nbsp; Some 184 students at Eastern Kentucky University are going through ‘boot camp’ this week.&nbsp; They all begin their student teaching assignments Thursday.&nbsp; Doctor Peggy Petrilli heads up the Professional Lab Experience Office at Eastern.</font></div><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:45:07 +0000 Stu Johnson & WEKU News 54304 at http://weku.fm Student Teacher Trials Underway At EKU Four Year Colleges Hope To Again Live Up To The Name http://weku.fm/post/four-year-colleges-hope-again-live-name <div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font face="Arial Black,sans-serif">Education Advocates are asking Kentucky college students to work harder and graduate within four years. &nbsp;It's a tradition few students now follow.</font></div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:33:48 +0000 Stu Johnson & WEKU News 54119 at http://weku.fm Four Year Colleges Hope To Again Live Up To The Name Bluegrass Consortium Stresses College Readiness http://weku.fm/post/bluegrass-consortium-stresses-college-readiness <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Kentucky educators from kindergarten through college will continue to push for career readiness initiatives in the New Year.&nbsp;There are 12 college and university presidents as well as school superintendents from 18 counties who are a part of the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium.</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:33:25 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 53820 at http://weku.fm Bluegrass Consortium Stresses College Readiness Great Differences in Local Support for Schools http://weku.fm/post/great-differences-local-support-schools <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">A non-partisan economic policy group has released a report showing large gaps in per-student funding among school districts that approved tax increases this year.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">A majority of Kentucky school boards approved the maximum 4 percent property tax increase to help fund public schools.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:01:14 +0000 Devin Katayama Kentucky Public Radio 53090 at http://weku.fm Great Differences in Local Support for Schools Taking Up A Trade Helps Some Ex-Cons Go Straight http://weku.fm/post/taking-trade-helps-some-ex-cons-go-straight <p>Making the move from incarceration into a productive&nbsp;life&nbsp;can be&nbsp;helped with&nbsp;career training.&nbsp;&nbsp;During a visit today to the Lexington Academy of Barbering,&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor Jim Gray&nbsp;met with ex-cons who are trying to learn a trade.&nbsp; The academy is&nbsp;directed by Anthony Hayden.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:47:25 +0000 Stu Johnson & WEKU News 52408 at http://weku.fm Taking Up A Trade Helps Some Ex-Cons Go Straight Water Towers Get New Paint, While EKU Gets New Image http://weku.fm/post/water-towers-get-new-paint-while-eku-gets-new-image <p>Four water towers in Richmond should deliver a new and consistent message about Eastern Kentucky University.&nbsp;&nbsp; Over the next several months, the city-owned towers will be repainted with new logos.&nbsp; Some will underscore the partnership between EKU and the city.&nbsp; University President Michael Benson and Mayor Jim Barnes made the announcement this morning.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:02:06 +0000 Charles Compton & WEKU News 52347 at http://weku.fm Water Towers Get New Paint, While EKU Gets New Image Kentucky Educators Renew Push for Pre-Recession State Funding http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-educators-renew-push-pre-recession-state-funding <p>Advocates for public education raised&nbsp;their collective voices&nbsp;today in Lexington.&nbsp; They’ve been ask to lobby their state legislators for more&nbsp;money. &nbsp;P<span style="line-height: 1.5;">articipants at the Education Summit&nbsp;heard from Lexington Paul Lawrence Dunbar senior Andrew </span>Brennen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who says overcrowded classrooms and worn out textbooks are a concern.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:50:14 +0000 Stu Johnson & WEKU News 52207 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Educators Renew Push for Pre-Recession State Funding EKU Plans Response To White Supremacist Flyers Posted In Classroom Buildings http://weku.fm/post/eku-plans-response-white-supremacist-flyers-posted-classroom-buildings <p>White supremacist flyers have circulated around the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.&nbsp; They claim a “non-violent genocide” has been launched against so-called “white countries.”&nbsp;&nbsp; University spokesman Marc&nbsp;Whitt confirms several flyers were posted in classroom buildings that serve police and firefighter trainees.&nbsp;&nbsp; Whitt says an official investigation is underway.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:57:42 +0000 Charles Compton & WEKU News 52153 at http://weku.fm EKU Plans Response To White Supremacist Flyers Posted In Classroom Buildings