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• Th e EKU Center for the Arts boasts the second largest performing arts venue in the Commonwealth. • EKU is home to more than 1,500 veterans and their dependents. Seven of the past eight years, EKU has ranked 17th or higher nationally in the Military Times: Best Colleges survey published by Military Times magazine. • Th e Animal Studies Program, housed in EKU’s Department of Psychology, was the world’s fi rst program of its kind • EKU is home to the 47 th -ranked game design program in the world, according to Princeton Review • Eastern boasts one of only nine baccalaureate degree programs nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education • EKU off ers one of only 19 Professional Golf Association golf management programs in the U.S. • Eastern is home to the nation’s second longest-running music camp, the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp, established in 1935. • EKU’s Forensic Science Program is among the oldest in the nation. • Since 2008, the University has launched four doctoral degree programs: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Nursing Practice, Occupational Th erapy and Clinical Psychology. • In 2015, EKU was named one of the Top 125 STEM (Science/ Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) Colleges and Universities in the U.S. by Victory Media. • Th e University ranks fi rst among Kentucky colleges and universities off ering online degrees, according to Aff ordable Colleges Online. Criteria for the 2016 Best Online Schools rankings included tuition, academic programs, counseling services and job placement for graduates. Since 2007, enrollment in online classes at Eastern has grown from 165 to more than 3,000. Roughly one in fi ve EKU students takes at least one course online. • Th e fi rst LEED Gold-certifi ed residence hall on a state university campus in Kentucky opened at EKU in 2014. grow TIME TO Apply Today. The largest Science Building in Kentucky. Two state-of-the-art residence halls. A modern, spacious dining facility. All with that new-construction smell. EKU has opened four new buildings in the last year, with one goal in mind – the success of our students. See what else is new at EKU. Your time is now. 34 Richmond Chamber of Commerce