December 01, 2014
In This Issue:
Upcoming Networking Events

Holiday: Christmas Break
(University will be closed)
12/22/14 - 01/02/2015
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
EKU: Perkins Building
Kit Carson Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
Local Holiday Events
Santa Programs
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EKU Choirs
Deck the Halls! 
Holiday Dinner & Concert
December 5 & 6
Reservations must be made in advance; tickets are not available at the door. 
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Christmas Parade
December 5 Main St. 7 - 9 pm
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A Holiday Happening 
Craft Show & 
Photos with Santa
December 6 Richmond City Hall
Craft Show 9 am - 2 pm
Photos with Santa 11 am - 1 pm
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White Hall State Historic Site: A Victorian Christmas
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
December 5 at 7 p.m.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas
December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
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' Tis the Season of Giving: Holiday Issue
We hope you enjoy this special issue of our newsletter. In spirit of the holiday season, we are focusing on giving back to the community we call home. 

There are so many ways to make a difference by giving your time, talents, and treasuresPlease take a moment to look through the opportunities below and help us continue to share the message of giving.
From left: Associate Vice President for Campus Life Dr. Mike Reagle, EKU student Bailey Cox, President Michael Benson and Executive Vice President for Student Success and University Counsel Dr. Laurie Carter.

Colonel's Cupboard Addresses Hunger Issues among Students


Most college students are worried about their next big test.


For some, unfortunately, an even bigger worry is the source of their next meal.

Studies suggest that one in six Eastern Kentucky University students have likely experienced "food insecurities" at some point in their lives. Now, with the launch of Colonel's Cupboard, the University is taking steps to ensure that none of its students or their dependents ever go hungry and to increase the likelihood of their academic success.


"We want our students to be able to focus on their studies and their future rather than where they're going to get their next meal," said Will Keaton, assistant director of Student Life-Community Service.


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GIFT TREE: I/O Psychology Club Collection for Madison Towers Gift Tree


Madison Towers is a low-income apartment complex housing elderly, disabled, and handicapped individuals, one-third of whom are home-bound.

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology Club is collecting gifts for each of the residents who live in the apartments. A "Gift Tree" has been set up in the lobby of the Cammack Building. The tree is covered with tags representing each person living at the facility and lists what they wish for this Holiday season. 

Monetary donations are also welcomed and will be used toward purchasing gifts. 

All gifts and donations should be delivered to 
EKU Cammack 127 by Dec. 5. 

Help make a difference for a resident 
this holiday season! 
Contact Information: Jaime Henning, 622-8178


Each year, individuals and families turn to The Salvation Army for help during the holidays, whether it's needing food for a Thanksgiving dinner or wanting to see their children's eyes light up when they see presents under the tree Christmas morning. The Salvation Army is here and ready to help.

Come to Powell Lobby and pick a Missing Angel off the Holiday Tree Friday, Dec. 5. A Missing Angel describes the commonly needed/wanted items for either a boy or girl in our community that the Salvation Army does not get enough of during the Angel Tree Drive. 

All gifts need to be brought back to Student Life (Powell 128) unwrapped by noon Dec. 8. 


For more information, contact the 
Richmond, KY Salvation Army at (859) 624-5826 or 
EKU, Will Keaton at / 622-3855. 

Start Your Own Salvation Army 



Have you ever wanted to host your own Online Red Kettle? Maybe you are a business looking to give back to the community or maybe you are an individual who doesn't know how to get involved this Christmas Season. 


Check out this video to see how you can host an online Red Kettle and earn money that benefits your local community. 

The Salvation Army Online Red Kettle Program
The Salvation Army Online Red Kettle Program
God's Outreach Madison County Food Bank




This Christmas Season Give the Gift of Food to Families in Madison County. We currently provide food to 1500 Families in Madison County and your gift of $25 or more will provide food to families in need this Christmas.


Our Goal is to have all 1500 Families sponsored this year. The family will receive a beautiful Christmas card with the name of the person, business, church or organization that sponsored them. This card lets the family know that someone in their community cares about them. We also welcome volunteers! 

If you are interested in sponsoring one or more families make your check payable to 

God's Outreach "Give The Gift Of Food" and mail to: 

(Accepting through the month of December)

God's Outreach,
PO Box 1226
Richmond, KY. 40476
For more information call 859-623-2220



Get Fit and Give Back Camps at 

Edge Body Boot Camp  


9:30 AM Camps on Saturday are OPEN to the public in exchange for a canned good or monetary donation to God's Outreach. It's a win-win - you get to invest in your health and in your community. So get off the couch and come see us!


Of course, you don't have to wait until Saturday to bring your canned goods. Today would be a great day to clean out your pantry of nearly expired goods, or food that may not be a good healthy choice for you. But there is somebody out there who could use it - eating something is better than eating nothing. So bring it to us so that we can feed a family! 

EKU Danville: 
Danville Regional Campus Gives Back to Veterans over the Holidays


EKU students who are members of the newly formed Veterans Club at EKU Danville are giving back in a big way this Christmas!


As part of their mission of service and honoring members of the U.S. armed forces, these students are encouraging students, faculty, and staff to write messages of thanks and support on the Christmas cards they have provided in the lobby of the EKU Danville Campus. The "Christmas Cards for Soldiers" project has been underway since early November.


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EKU Manchester:

SOAR Meets at EKU Manchester Regional Campus


Committee members, working group chairs, and federal, state and local authorities met on Monday, Nov. 24. for an executive board meeting and retreat at the Eastern Kentucky University Manchester Regional Campus in efforts to keep moving the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative forward.


Manchester Regional Campus Director, Terry Gray, says that SOAR's mission to improve the economy and quality of life for the future of the region aligns perfectly with EKU's vision for 2020 and he is delighted that Manchester can be an active participant in both.


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EKU Danville: 
EKU CARES Community Grant to Restore One Cemetery Leads to Establishment of an Organization to Restore Others 


When a community-university partnership teamed up to research and restore the Shelby City African American Cemetery in Lincoln County in October 2013, its members never expected to complete most of the cleanup within a year. The 2.5-acre cemetery had been vandalized, trashed, and abandoned for 60 years, so the cleanup phase alone has involved over 1,500 volunteer hours to date.


The volunteers continue to research the families, develop signage, and plan the restoration of headstones in this cemetery. But they have recently widened their attempts to give back to even more communities in EKU's service region by establishing the Central Kentucky African American Cemetery Association LLC. 


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Eastern Kentucky University
Government Relations & Regional Stewardship
521 Lancaster Ave.
Coates 103, CPO 41A
Richmond, KY 40475
P 859.622.1509 F 859.622.2290 |