On Friday, Aug. 4, Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) hosted its annual Employee Day of Service, where faculty and staff joined together to prepare the Campus Beautiful for new and returning students. Service activities included planting and mulching flower beds, painting, campus clean up and writing welcome cards to new students. EKU’s Move-In Day and traditional Big E Welcome festivities begin next week. EKU is anticipating its largest freshman class in several years. Fall semester classes start Monday, Aug. 14.