Crime Log from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

UK Police reports from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 Oct. 26    Marijuana reported at 769 Woodland Ave. at 12:18 a.m. Oct. 28    Hit and run reported 401 Hilltop Ave. at 1:43 p.m. Oct. 30    Suspicious person possibly with knife reported at 800 Rose St. at 12:08 a.m. Oct. 30    Criminal Mischief, slashed tires in R-17 […]

Successful music performer shows students the art of playing the fiddle

Mark O'Connor plays "Boild that Cabbage Down" with the students of the UK String Project class in the Band Room of the Fine Arts Building Saturday morning. O'Connor composed a ten book series called "O'Connor Violin Method" to help students become well-rounded musicians. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Tilly Finley UK students who participate in the String Project, a 9-year-old music program for Fayette County school children and others, were not the only ones who taught something Saturday. Mark O’Connor, a prestigious American violinist and composer who has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, performed at the program and taught students […]

Program allows recent graduates to donate to university at lower cost

By Jenny Boylan Starting out in the real world after college can be tough financially for recent graduates. The Young Fellows Society, a part of the Student Development Council, intended to recognize major donors to the university, makes it possible for current students and new graduates interested in making a pledge of at least $10,000 […]

Homecoming ‘09 ends, SAB looks to future

Special education senior Barb Jackson was voted the 2009 Homecoming Queen during halftime at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday night. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Taylor Moak Las Vegas-themed paintings will no longer been seen around UK’s campus and surrounding areas. This weekend wrapped up the 2009 Homecoming events. The overall Greek winners for Homecoming events were Farmhouse fraternity and Chi Omega sorority, and the overall non-Greek winner was the Black Student Union. Wildcat Roar, the official Homecoming pep […]

Housing gets complex: As university enrolls more students, apartments spring up to house them all


By Garrett Wymer In the last few years, student apartment complexes have shot up on the streets around UK’s campus. Within a two-mile radius, at least six new complexes marketed as for student living have been built, and some are still under construction. The seemingly explosive growth of apartment complexes is possible because UK is […]

Eastern State Hospital work will start in July

Construction of the new Eastern State Hospital on UK’s Coldstream Research Campus is scheduled to begin in July 2010, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday. The $129 million, 230-bed facility will replace the 185-year-old psychiatric hospital on Fourth Street and Newtown Pike and is expected to be nearly complete by 2012, according to a news […]

Business fraternity recognizes two students

By Erica Mitchell Two members of the nation’s oldest professional business fraternity received awards at a national convention earlier this year. Marketing junior Jake Metz and finance senior Jordan Wilson, members of the UK chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, were awarded two of five individual awards presented at the coed fraternity’s biennial convention in August. […]

Homecoming parade will affect parking, streets near campus

The Student Center parking lot and the employee lot next to Memorial Coliseum will be closed Saturday from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. for staging of the 2009 Homecoming parade. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. and last until about 10:30 a.m. The parade’s route spans from Memorial Coliseum to Cooper Drive and will […]

Coal dorm controversy

Coal lodge

By Katie Perkowski The Board of Trustees’ approval of the donation and naming of what will be the “Wildcat Coal Lodge,” has sparked debate among the UK community. Students who attended Tuesday’s BOT meeting were denied their request to formally speak because they had not asked in advance. The BOT Web site does not list […]