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7 Fascinating Gen-Eds of Summer II

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Hello again, Colonels! As the first term of #EKUSummer draws to a close, we say goodbye to a successful yet unexpected summer semester. Luckily, summer isn’t over yet. If you didn’t take advantage of summer I, or just want to keep going, Summer II begins soon. Here are 7 fascinating gen-ed courses you can take during the second summer term. 

College is a Four-Year Marathon

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While in the middle of your college experience, it’s really easy to visualize your goals semester by semester.

Here’s How a Summer Book Scholarship Helped These 3 Colonels

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#EKUSummer is a great way to catch up, get ahead, or buckle down on a tough course, and since the first summer term has moved online, you can do it while staying healthy at home. This year, there are more ways to fund a summer term than ever-- one of those is our summer book scholarship.

Focus on the Future: An Op-Ed by Carolyn Grace

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The following is an opinion piece by EKU graduate coordinator and MFA student Carolyn Grace.

Summer Scholar Spotlight: Cyntoria Vaughn

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Summer Scholar Cyntoria Vaughn’s education has been a decade in the making. Shortly after enrolling at Eastern in 2010, she gave birth to her son and found herself balancing classes, parenting, and a full-time job. Vaughn decided to take a break from school.

Summer Scholar Spotlight: Welsy Discua

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When summer scholar Welsy Discua first came to EKU three years ago, she said, adjusting to college life was a bit of a challenge. She struggled to find self-confidence. Now, with the help of professors, classmates, and friends, Discua thrives as a double major in International Business and Spanish, Summer Scholar, and Honors Scholar. 

Summer as Self Care: A Letter to Students

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Dear fellow EKU Students,

I have been staying in my apartment. I have been staying on top of classwork. I have been trying to adjust to a remote job. And I am very lucky to be doing all of those things. I know that everyone is trying to adjust to a really new rhythm, and it is challenging even if you are lucky in your circumstances. 

Summer Scholar Spotlight: Tamera Crutcher

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If there is anything that can keep Summer Scholar Tamera Crutcher from finishing her degree, she has yet to find it. During her freshman year, the junior sociology major was in a car accident that left her with a broken hip and bruised kidney, making physical class attendance an impossibility.

Summer Scholar Spotlight: Jayden Norris

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If one word describes summer scholar Jayden Norris’s college experience, it’s ambition. The junior is two semesters away from completing three majors in three years: political science, globalization and Spanish.

Summer Scholar Spotlight: Amelia Dix

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For summer scholar Amelia Dix, her college experience approaching graduation is a complete 180 from the one she chose in the beginning. The senior child and family studies major not only began with a different major, but at a different institution altogether; Dix entered the University of Kentucky as an elementary education major.

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