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Students returning to campus with wallets full of gift cards can’t use those cards at all campus restaurant franchise locations.
Starbucks is the only national franchise on campus that accepts gift cards, UK Dining Services Executive Director Scott Henry said in an e-mail to the Kernel.
The remaining dining franchises — Chick-fil-A, Sbarro, Subway and Panda Express (opening in late March), all located in the Student Center — do not accept gift cards as a form of payment.

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UK is seeking campus input for how to better the university.
Students, faculty and staff are rallying together in what President Lee Todd, Provost Kumble Subbaswamy and the rest of the Executive Team at UK describe as a “call to arms” against obstacles that stand between the university and innovation.
This “call to arms” initiative, titled ThinkUK 2.0, is essentially a community conversation aimed at improving effectiveness, lowering cost, expanding reach and enhancing revenue of the university.

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Lexington event carries on King’s legacy

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Lexington event carries on King’s legacy

Many in Lexington will come together Monday to celebrate the lie of Martin Luther King Jr.
UK is working with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and other supporters to put on a large-scale public program remembering King and his mission.
Chester Grundy, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center and co-chairperson of the MLK Holiday Planning Committee, says this is a one-of-a-kind event.
“This King Holiday Celebration here is really, really unique,” Grundy said. “I’m saying this is rather really unique even on a national scale.”

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Students can now double up on degrees

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By Gary Hermann One UK program offers students the unique opportunity to work towards earning both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at the same time. Currently, 28 master’s programs at UK participate in the University Scholars Program, director of Enrollment Management for the College of Arts and Sciences, Jason Pieratt said. “Many master’s programs […]

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New program hits streets, will promote safe driving

The Cats Cruiser program will begin Jan. 13. The program will have a fleet of four 17-passenger buses on four fixed routes Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m during the academic year when classes are in session.

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UK students with vehicles parked on “Snow Emergency” routes may need to move their cars if Lexington declares a snow emergency. Lexington Division of Police is asking students to consider moving their cars from snow routes to allow for adequate snow removal, according to an e-mail from the UK Police Department. The city is aware […]

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UK exams beginning at 10 a.m. and earlier Monday are canceled, according to a UK text message and voicemail sent out via UK Alert. Exams starting at 10 a.m. will be held as scheduled, and students whose finals were before 10 a.m. should check with their professors and UKNOW for more information regarding rescheduled exams, […]

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Selling back bought textbooks from earlier in the semester has traditionally been early Christmas gift to almost all college students. However, things might be different this for some students who decided to rent textbooks at the beginning of the semester.
Renting textbooks has begun to spread nationally and UK’s campus is a part of the new trend. All four major bookstores near campus provide students with an option of renting their textbooks, instead of buying them.

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Taekwondo Club: Kickin’ it on campus

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Swift, striking hand motions and furious high-spinning kicks define the martial art of Taekwondo.
Many students may not be aware that UK has a club Taekwando team.

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Sports editor charged with possession

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By Taylor Moak tmoak@kykernel.com The Kentucky Kernel’s sports editor has been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Chandler Howard, a journalism sophomore, was charged with one count of possession of marijuana and two counts of drug paraphernalia on Dec. 10, 2010. Howard said two UK police officers came to his dorm room after […]

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