■ Boy Scout Troop 37 honored Jarrod Davis, 17, at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sept. 13. Davis is the son of Steve and Tina Davis of Lawrenceburg. Troop 37 is led by Scoutmaster Kevin Cox. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and organized a service project that benefits his church, community or school. Davis led a crew that constructed cabinets for the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church to be used by the children's ministry. Davis is a senior at Anderson County High School.
■ Diann Shuffett, a special education administrator in Fayette County Public Schools, received a Best Practice Award in the area of counseling from the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools. Her work with a homebound student was particularly noted.
The Best Practice Award is the top honor for KAPS's counseling specialty. Shuffett was one of four finalists for Kentucky School Psychologist of the Year.
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■ Buoyed by the largest freshman class in its 106-year history, Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia has enrolled a record number of students for the 2009-10 school year.
The college's enrollment is 2,341. That's a 17 percent increase over last school year's enrollment of 2,006, which at the time was a record for the liberal arts college. The college's freshman class is 568. Visit www.lindsey.edu.
■ Thomas H. Appleton Jr., professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named as an Outstanding Alumnus of 2009 by the University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter. He will be recognized at a banquet Thursday at the Racquet Club of Memphis.
Appleton, who graduated from the University of Memphis in 1971, received his doctorate in history from the University of Kentucky. He served as editor of publications for the Kentucky Historical Society for 21 years before joining the EKU faculty in 2000.
He is being recognized for his contributions in the field of state and local history and for his early and consistent support of women in the historical profession.
■ Morehead State University's Crystal Wilkinson, visiting assistant professor of English, recently received the Kentucky Foundation for Women's 2009 Sallie Bingham Award. Presented annually by the foundation's board of directors, the award honors an artist or activist who has made outstanding contributions to feminist art and social justice in Kentucky.
Wilkinson is the author of two novels: Blackberries, Blackberries, published in 2000, and Water Street, published in 2002 and short-listed for a Zora Neal Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation Legacy Award in fiction. She won the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature in 2002 from MSU.
■ A Midway College junior, Sarah Beth Causey, has been selected as the Kathleen Riley Torok Keeneland Intern for Fall 2009.
One Midway College student is selected each fall. The Lexington Rotary Club established this program to honor the memory of Kathleen Torok, assistant to Keeneland's Director of Racing at the time of her death in 2006. The intern gets an up-close experience in the sales, racing and business aspects of Keeneland's operations. Causey is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Causey of Zebulon, Ga., and is pursuing a bachelor's of science degree in equine studies with a concentration in equine therapy.
■ The Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network was recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resources. Established in 2001 with the support of a major NIH grant, KBRIN is a multi-institutional partnership of researchers from Morehead State University and the University of Louisville (lead institution), the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University. During the past eight years, KBRIN has directly received more than $20 million in NIH funding. The recent award will continue support of the network through 2013. MSU is expected to receive more than $2 million from this award.
The major goals of KBRIN include enhancing statewide biomedical research capacity and infrastructure, supporting important health-related biomedical research projects, increasing the number of undergraduate students engaged in biomedical research and pursuing post-graduate careers in biomedical sciences, and enhancing the competitiveness of Kentucky researchers in pursuing federal level funding for their research.
■ There will be a memorial service on Oct. 11, for Sister Mary Cletus Hehman, co-founder of Providence Montessori School, who died earlier this year. The service will be held at the school at 1209 Texaco Road, Lexington, at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow. All family, friends, past and present students and parents, and the public are invited to join in celebrating the life of this educator.
■ A monthlong display by Eastern Kentucky University Archives will feature a page from the handwritten draft of Noah Webster's first dictionary of the American English language, alongside several of his other works from the late 1700s and early 1800s.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display through Oct. 23.
Located in Crabbe Library Room 126, EKU Archives is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m-6 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed holidays). Call (859) 622-1792, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.library.eku.edu, click the Archives tab and select EKU Archives.