New Minor Housed in Noel Studio
To those familiar with Eastern Kentucky University, it is readily apparent that the University is a creative campus. From EKU's focus on graduating informed, critical and creative thinkers who can communicate effectively, to offices and programs promoting creativity, creativity is foremost on the minds of students, faculty and staff. The creative spirit will continue to grow this fall with the introduction of a brand-new minor in Applied Creative Thinking.
The new minor will be housed in the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and directed by Dr. Russell Carpenter. Students minoring in Applied Creative Thinking will be required to take an introductory course (CRE 101: Intro to Creative Thinking) and a project-based course (CRE 400: Creative Project), both of which will be taught in the Noel Studio's Discovery Classroom. EKU already offers several courses with a focus on creative thinking across the disciplines, which allows for the additional 12 hours of the 18-hour minor to be selected from these existing courses. In addition, departments are encouraged to create new courses to be used for the minor. A pilot section of CRE 101, taught by Dr. Carpenter, will be offered in the fall.