Eastern Kentucky University, commonly referred to as Eastern or by the acronym EKU, is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution located in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S.A.. EKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools . It maintains three regional campuses in Corbin, Danville, and Manchester; centers in Fort Knox, Lancaster, and Somerset; and offers more than 25 online degree programs. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has announced its list of the best online colleges for veterans and military personnel for 2017. The ranking names the top 59 two- and four-year schools and the top 50 four-year schools in the nation based on service member-friendly benefits, affordability and program quality. The four-year schools with the best scores were University of Southern Mississippi, Webster University, Saint Leo University, University of Idaho and Murray State University. The top five two-year schools include Central Texas College, St. Philip’s College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Wake Technical Community College and Del Mar College. "Veterans and current members of the military face some unique challenges when it comes to earning a certificate or degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “These schools have demonstrated a commitment to providing outstanding benefits and resources to service members who choose to pursue an online education, while also maintaining affordability and quality standards.” To qualify for a spot on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s rankings, schools must meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. Each is also scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen metrics including the availability and amount of financial aid, military tuition discounts, ROTC programs, veteran support services and graduation rates by school. AffordableCollegesOnline.org enforces strict affordability standards, requiring schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year for four-year schools, and below $5,000 per year for two-year schools. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final “Best” list. For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit: Top Four-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Azusa Pacific University Ball State University Columbia College Dallas Baptist University Duquesne University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Hampton University Hawaii Pacific University Iowa State University Kansas State University Lawrence Technological University Lewis University Mercy College Mississippi State University Missouri State University-Springfield Montana State University-Billings Murray State University New England College Niagara University Northern Arizona University Northern Kentucky University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oral Roberts University Point Park University Regis University Saint Leo University Texas A & M University-College Station The College of Saint Scholastica The University of Alabama The University of Montana Tiffin University Troy University University of Arizona University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Idaho University of Mississippi University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of South Florida-Main Campus University of Southern Mississippi University of the Incarnate Word University of Toledo Viterbo University Washington State University Webster University Western Kentucky University Top Two-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: ### AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | May 23, 2017
Nation's leading fast-casual, build-your-own pizza concept to open at the Summit at Fritz Farms, will celebrate with event to raise funds for local non-profit LEXINGTON, KY--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - On Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day), Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza will continue to expand in the Lexington area by opening a third location at the new Summit at Fritz Farm shopping center. The restaurant, located at 4049 Finn Way 110 near CycleBar, will celebrate by hosting a fundraiser for Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) on Tuesday, May 30. During the "Noncon4mist" fundraiser, Blaze Pizza will offer pizzas for just $4.00 and, in turn, will donate $4.00 to SOKY for every pizza sold. Like the spirit of a Blaze Pizza Noncon4mist, SOKY encourages athletes to defy odds, break down barriers, and refuse to adhere to the limits society places on them. SOKY provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The non-profit organization serves more than 8,300 athletes across the state of Kentucky in 15 different Olympic-style sports. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Blaze Pizza on this exciting event," said Trish Mazzoni, President and CEO of SOKY. "SOKY athletes are currently preparing for the State Summer Games at Eastern Kentucky University next weekend, and we appreciate Blaze's support as we prepare for the biggest competition weekend of our year." Blaze Pizza features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu's signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of carefully sourced, high-quality ingredients -- all for around $8. The generously-sized personal pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven -- the centerpiece of the restaurant -- where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire'd and ready to eat in just 180 seconds. "When I think of Blaze Pizza I think of individuality. Blaze is a place where you can be YOU," said Mike Forte, Operating Partner for Blaze Pizza in Lexington. "The mission of Special Olympics Kentucky is right in line with our message here at Blaze -- that everybody has the ability to set their own course and achieve greatness." Blaze Pizza has two other locations in the Lexington area -- one near University of Kentucky's campus at 341 S. Limestone St. and another in Hamburg at 2305 Sir Barton Way. The new Summit Blaze Pizza will offer a selection of wine and craft beers including two local craft beers on tap -- West Sixth IPA and Country Boy Cougar Bait. The hours of operation will be: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday. Each restaurant makes its own dough from scratch, using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the "Pizza Whisperer"), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. The new 3,000 square foot restaurant will include over 80 seats inside with an additional 30 seats on an outdoor patio. Award-winning design architect Ana Henton has added several special touches to the restaurant, including an oversized wall mural custom-designed to suit the space. About Blaze Pizza The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design and a service culture that celebrates individuality. Now ranked as the leading fast-casual pizza chain in the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, Blaze Pizza is building momentum and developing a cult-like following as it expands across the country. The company currently operates 195 restaurants in 32 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas, Las Vegas and Boston. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel's Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, please visit blazepizza.com and facebook.com/blazepizza or click here to view a company video. Blaze Pizza®, Fast-Fire'd®, the horizontal logo design, and the proprietary names "Pizzasmith", "Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet" and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.
Eastern Kentucky University | Date: 2016-12-02
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