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Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

Volume 2 of KJUS was just published, 7 out of 9 publications were from the EKU OS/OT department! KJUS is peer-reviewed, so this was a great accomplishment for our students. Drs. Jennifer Hight, Amy Marshall, and Renee Causey-Uption mentored all 7 of these student publications.

EKU Stories:QEP Profile-Dr. Leslie Hardman

Hardman QEP

Thank you EKU Stories for the article!

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.

OTS 479S Equine Assisted Activity

OTS 479S Spring 2017

Students in Professor Kathy Splinter-Watkins OTS 479S Equine Assisted Activity service learning course decorated a picnic table/bench, made by the brother of a student in the class, for their final class project and donated it to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH).  All students volunteered 20 – 49 hours this spring at CKRH for the class with either therapeutic horseback riding

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.

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