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By Kirsten Clancy news@kykernel.com UK hosted Elizabeth Alexander, poet and author of “Praise Song for the Day,” a poem read at last year’s presidential inauguration, as the keynote speaker for this year’s Kentucky Women Writers Conference Alexander read pieces of her poetry, including “Praise Song for the Day,” Saturday night at Memorial Hall. Poet Honoree […]

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Sheehan promotes book, anti-war stance

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By Brandon Goodwin news@kykernel.com In 2004, after her son was killed in the Iraq War, Cindy Sheehan became an outspoken activist against the war. Sheehan traveled the U.S. speaking out against President Bush and the war. On Saturday, Sheehan spoke to UK and Transylvania University students to promote her new book, “Myth America: 10 Greatest […]

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By Anna Hawthorne news@kykernel.com A revised TaxiCats program now offers students an enhanced discount on taxis using a valid UK ID. TaxiCats is a service provided by All American Taxi and the UK Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). Chrissie Balding Tune, marketing and promotion specialist senior for UK PTS, said the TaxiCats discount used to […]

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‘Blitz Week’ helps DanceBlue fundraise

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By Sara Nargessi The DanceBlue committee will be hosting its first ever “Blitz Week” Sept. 14 through Sept. 18 to raise money and awareness for the annual event. “We really wanted to have a big beginning of the year push to not only raise awareness of our cause and raise money, but also to encourage […]

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[SLIDESHOW] UK ROTC honors 9/11 victims

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While 2,974 American flags waved in the slight breeze Friday in front of the Main Building, 2,974 names were read in honor of the victims who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. The Pershing Rifles, a group of cadets in the Army and Air Force ROTC, began the commemoration at 9 a.m. and read the […]

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Milking the attention: UK heifer becomes national cover girl

By Roy York An award-winning UK club has a new cover girl — heifer calf No. 420. The calf was featured on the Sept. 10 issue of Hoard’s Dairyman, one of the most widely circulated dairy magazines in the world. The magazine also contains a short profile on the accomplishments and status of the UK […]

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After 12 years, one of UK’s longest-serving deans is stepping down from the College of Fine Arts. Robert Shay, who was unavailable for comment because he was out of the country, will continue to work as part of the art faculty, specializing in ceramics, said Geraldine Maschio, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts. […]

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RFK Jr. to lecture on campus

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be arriving on campus Wednesday.  Kennedy will be speaking about environmental and economic issues. Kennedy’s speech is part of UK’s third annual “Big Blue Goes Green: A Sustainability Showcase” to be held Sept. 14 to 25. The event is sponsored by the UK President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Office […]

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9/11 memorial remembered with ROTC, veterans

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UK ROTC Pershing Rifles, UK Veterans Resource Center and UK Military Veterans of America will commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 on Friday. At 8:43 a.m., there will be a welcome from ROTC Senior Cadet Charles Hoffman, commanding officer of the UK Pershing Rifles, and at 8:46 a.m., the time of the first impact […]

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By Garrett Wymer In the program at the 2009 Fast-A-Thon, a few words from a Muslim poet said, “There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness.” However, after not eating or drinking for over 12 hours, the UK students who packed around the small round tables in the Student Center Ballroom Thursday night were ready for […]

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