Michael Benson

Beer to Be Sold At Select EKU Football Games

Aug 21, 2015
marshall.edu

Beer will be sold for the first time this season at select home Eastern Kentucky University football games. School officials say the decision to do so came after lengthy consideration. 

EKU President Outlines Priorities During Convocation

Aug 18, 2015
John Hingsbergen / WEKU News

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson Tuesday spelled out academic, facility, and campus lifestyle priorities for the Richmond school.  Benson’s thoughts came during the annual convocation at the EKU Center for the Arts.

Stu Johnson / WEKU News

    

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson Tuesday night updated city leaders and community members on plans to transform the Richmond campus.  Benson presented at the Town and Gown Vision 2020 Forum.

Former University of Kentucky Athlete Named to Head EKU Athletics

Mar 28, 2015
kentucky.com

Eastern Kentucky University's new athletics director says raising money for all sports at the Richmond school is a priority.  EKU has named Steve Lochmueller to head Colonel athletics.

A change of plans from the originally-scheduled topic, which we will be re-scheduling at a later date. Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson joins us to discuss how the university handles "snow days," terroristic threats and other matters.

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On our next Eastern Standard, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson. We’ll discuss Dr. Benson’s goals and achievements since coming to Eastern in 2013 and look forward to your questions and comments.

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A group of Eastern Kentucky University students is offering several ideas to spur activity in downtown Richmond.  A forum was staged Tuesday night in Eastern’s student center.

  It was promoted as an EKU student conversation with Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes.  Organizers say it was the first time a sitting mayor participated in a program to solicit thoughts from Eastern students. 

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EKU President Dr. Michael Benson will be with us to give us an update on some of the projects and initiatives he has launched since his arrival last summer and to answer your questions.

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This special edition of our program will feature highlights of previously-aired shows, including: EKU President Michael Benson; The Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington; Fairness Ordinances in Kentucky; The Bluegrass Pipeline; Domestic Violence; and Effects of the Federal Government Shutdown on Kentucky.  We'll also hear from the man who was for many years, "The Most Heard Voice on Public Radio," Frank Tavares.

Tom Martin, of the Lexington Herald Leader, speaks with Dr. Michael Benson, new President of Eastern Kentucky University about his first few months on the job.

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