Bright lights of Broadway shine on campus performance, dinner

Soloist Cara Braun sings "It's Today" along with the rest of the UK Choristers  during the "Night on Broadway" performance in the Student Center Ballroom Friday night. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

By Elizabeth Canavan The lullabies of Broadway could be heard echoing in the Student Center Grand Ballroom Friday night through the voices of UK students. Rows of round tables decorated in white gowns were circled with flutes of mock champagne as audience members enjoyed classic tunes while enjoying a unique dinning experience. “A Night on […]

Final Word lecture focuses on stolen art


By Allison Fister One professor hopes to explain the seriousness of kidnapping culture. Cultural anthropology professor Monica Udvardy will present the second Final Word lecture of the semester, “The Case of the Stolen Statues: Looting Cultural Heritage from Kenya’s Hinterland to America’s Heartland,” on Monday at 7 p.m. in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium. Udvardy […]

Xbox, PS3 engineer electrifies audience


By Marc Blevins While David Shippy can typically attribute his success to engineering prowess, his real secret breaks a long-held engineering myth. Shippy kicked off the UK College of Engineering Engineers Day on Friday with a reading from his recent book, “The Race for a New Game Machine: Creating the Chips Inside the Xbox 360 […]

Students get schooled by Coach Cal

Head coach John Calipari yells at his players during the first half of the game against Tennessee at Rupp Arena on Saturday. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff.

By Shelby Schott Although UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari is best-known for his second-ranked team, his expertise is not confined solely to the basketball court. Speaking to a leadership and development class on Tuesday, Calipari offered advice and insight on teamwork. “Leadership is about service,” Calipari said. Calipari told attendees  how to grow […]

UK Honors sees decrease in numbers


The number of new students who entered the UK Honors Program this academic year was down compared to the 2008-09 academic year — but just as many people are still applying. In 2008, 268 new students entered the Honors Program and in 2009, 222 new students entered, said Frank Ettensohn, director of the Honors Program. […]

UK alum behind Xbox 360, PS3 to speak at Engineers Day


By Marc Blevins A UK engineering alumnus will speak on taking gaming to the next level. Electrical engineer David Shippy will visit campus on Friday during the College of Engineering’s Engineers Day to educate students about working in high-tech industries. Shippy was the technical leader for the microprocessor designers behind the Xbox 360 and the […]

Entomology department receives national ranking, helps top 20 goal


By Ben Murphy One UK department has garnered national respect with the help of some of the smallest creatures on Earth. The College of Agriculture’s Department of Entomology has been continually recognized as one of the country’s premier institutions. The entomology department was ranked seventh out of 100 institutions in 2007. “The production of the […]

Tobacco ban causing students, faculty to quit smoking

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By Katie Perkowski The­­­­ campus-wide tobacco ban may actually be spurring UK smokers to kick the habit. According to data compiled by the Tobacco-Free Task Force, the number of people on campus using university-provided resources to quit smoking has doubled since the tobacco ban went into effect at UK. To help people quit, UK offers The […]

Different Strokes: Art history sophomore makes his mark on the art world

By Tabitha Engle Josh Dorenkamp greets his clients with oil-smudged fingertips, a practiced eye and a crooked smile. He strolls through his apartment to his studio with hands shoved deep into his paint-stained jeans. Jagged graffiti letters and bright splattered colors consume the space. Dorenkamp, an art history sophomore, has a passion for painting. But […]

41 near-campus rental properties up for sale


By Roy York Students leasing from Touchstone Properties Inc. may soon find their houses or apartments under new management. Touchstone is selling 41 properties and asking for $9.4 million for the group. Many of the rental buildings are north of UK in the area of Hagerman Court, East Maxwell and Lexington Avenue with some properties […]