Engineering research facility considered a step toward top-20 status

People watched on Tuesday as the first dirt was moved for the new engineering building that will be built in the E-lot on Rose Street.  Photo by Britney McIntosh| Staff

By Tom Shearman UK’s new $18.6 million engineering research facility represents the start of a “high-tech business corridor between Lexington and the University of Kentucky,” said President Lee Todd. Todd made this comment during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the Davis Marksbury Building, which represents the second of four phases in developing UK’s ‘Digital Village.’ […]

Right hand blue, left hand syrup

Kinesiology junior Alex Anderson knocks over the competition during the first round of the "Twist Off" held at Haggin Field on Tuesday afternoon.   Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Roy York A game of Twister would not be complete without maple syrup, vegetable oil and 50 pounds of flour. At least that’s what members of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity think. In their annual fall philanthropy event to raise money for juvenile diabetes research, the women of Alpha […]

Making tee time: UK Intramurals hosts golf expo

By Nick Rhodes The middle of campus does not seem like the most logical place for a driving range, but on Tuesday, Stoll Field was just that. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Collegiate Golf Alliance and the Professional Golf Association worked with the UK Intramurals department to host a golf expo for students […]

New library combines best of math, science

By Will Seiler After a successful merger of libraries on campus, the Science Library will celebrate its one-year anniversary Wednesday. The dedication will commemorate the merging of the chemical and physics, geology and math libraries into one building, located on the south side of the M.I. King Library. Janette Carver, head of the Science Library, […]

Round Two: Students, neighborhood residents voice opinions of housing plan at city council meeting

SG president Ryan Smith speaks about the proposed student-housing policy at the Lexington Government Center Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

By Casey Wheeless For the second time in two weeks, students and residents convened on city hall to voice in favor and in opposition of the proposed student neighborhood housing policy, claiming everything from violation of Constitutional rights to accepting students’ culture of partying. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Housing Planning Committee meeting was held […]

Drummin’ on a street light

The Discovery Seminar walks around South Limestone banging on various objects with drumsticks. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

The normal drone of UK, usually filled with sirens and car engines, was interrupted Monday by a pack of amateur percussionists. About 25 students in UK music professor Kevin Holm-Hudson’s Discovery Seminar Program class on improvisation were given a pair of drumsticks to “use the campus as a musical instrument,” Holm-Hudson said. The group began […]

Apple Store takes a byte out of campus


Apple is coming to campus. The UK Bookstore will begin making room for an Apple Store by the end of this week, said Sally Wiatrowski, UK Bookstore director. “The products are largely already here,” Wiatrowski said. “There’s no grand opening until the beginning of November.” Apple Inc. approached Follett at the beginning of the semester […]

GuestAssist program lends security, info at Commonwealth Stadium

By Andrew Pillow UK vs. Alabama football updates weren’t the only topics found in student text messages during Saturday’s game. GuestAssist is a service provided by UK Athletics that allows Commonwealth Stadium attendants to text message stadium operations personnel information about locations or call attention to unruly fans on gamedays. Kevin Saal, an event manager […]

Sexual health awareness focus of ‘Sex Week @ UK’

Psychology senior Courtney Roberts, a co-coordinator of SEX WEEK, educates biology sophomore Sara Ailshire on the lubricants she is giving out her table on the Student Center patio on Monday, October 5, 2009. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

UK’s first week of sex has begun. Five booths were set up on the Student Center patio to promote “Sex Week @ UK” to the constant flow of students that passed Monday morning. The week is full of events to promote sexual health awareness, as well as to initiate a dialogue of human sexuality throughout […]

Housing Planning Committee live blog

Today, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Housing Planning Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to continue hearing comments on the proposed housing plan around UK’s campus for the second meeting in a row. The meeting will allow those who want to comment on the plan, who didn’t get to comment at the last meeting, to […]