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Katherine Nicholas, 2017-2018 Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Teaching Recipient

K. Nicholas Critical Reading & Critical Thinking Award

The 1st Annual Faculty Awards Night Celebrating academic excellence at EKU was held Monday, April 9th, 2018. Among several awards was the Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Teaching Award. This award, which is student nominated, recognizes faculty who challenge students in critical reading and critical thinking.

OTS 831 The Place to Be, Creative Expressions section goes “POP”

Expression of Feelings pop art

Following a presentation on Andy Warhol and the birth of pop art, the Place to Be participants were somewhat reticent to accept his work as art.

Interdisciplinary Autism Certificate Present at Annual Ocalicon Conference

Autism Certificate students at OCALICON 2017

Congratulations to our Interdisciplinary Autism certificate students on their presentations at the annual Ocalicon, the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disability Conference (OCALI).  OCALI’s mission is to inform public policy, consult and collaborate with both state and national partners, and research, develop, and deploy best practices. Each year Dr.

President Benson Visits OTS 301 class

President Benson Speaking to OTS 301 Students

President Benson was invited to OTS 301 to discuss how he uses social media to connect with students as well as to share news and other important information with the EKU community.

A New Sensory Gym on Campus

SGA funding SOTA for Sensory Gym

EKU's Student Government Association has awarded the Student Occupational Therapy Association $2,124 to establish a sensory gym on campus. With the guidance of OT Faculty Member Dr. Leslie Hardman, a list of sensory equipment promoting skills such as self-calming and fine motor development was approved for funding.

Pop-Up Librarian

Karen Gilbert Library Liaison

Do you know our Library Liaison Karen Gilbert? Do you have questions about library searches or are you in need of research assistance. Here is your chance to get one-on-one assistance. Karen will be at the HSLRC, Rowlett 310, on Mondays from 11:30-1:30 to assist with all your research needs.

College of Health Sciences 4th Annual Scholars Day

2018 Scholars Day Submission Announcement

The College of Health Sciences will be hosting its 4th Annual Scholars Day on April 24th, 2018 at the EKU Center for the Arts.

For more information please visit the Scholars Day page.

12th Annual Research Day

Research Day 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS

Lunch Provided

Registration Fee $35**

Earn up to 6 Contact Hours


**Please note: There is no fee for current EKU Graduate Students. Students will be pre-registered by the Department.

Origami and OT


Origami is an exciting, motivating intervention that can be adapted to be used with many client groups to improve physical, cognitive and emotional skills. Parham & Fazio (1997) consider play to be an activity that is intrinsically motivating and voluntary. Origami is the art of folding objects from paper for pleasure that can be inspiring (Sakoda, 1997).

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