H1N1 forces UK Hospital policy change

By Laura Clark To reduce the spread of the H1N1 pandemic, UK Hospital is changing its visitation policy. On Wednesday, Dr. Chris Nelson, associate professor of pediatrics specializing in infectious diseases, said Wednesday because of the month-long “widespread influenza situation,” UK Hospital is altering its current visitation policy to limit the spread of the flu […]

UK requests tobacco ban for sidewalks

Bluegrass Community and Technical College students sit outside in designated smoking area on the BCTC campus Wednesday afternoon. BCTC went tobacco free on Aug. 15 of this year, designating only one smoking area for their campus. Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

On Nov. 19, the only smoke in the air above the sidewalks on the edges of campus may come from the exhaust of construction equipment. At Tuesday’s Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council meeting, UK Assistant Vice President for Public Safety Anthany Beatty asked the council to sign a memorandum of understanding prohibiting the use of tobacco […]

Committee proposes legislation to eliminate SG position

By Andrew Pillow Student Government’s senator-at-large position could become a thing of the past if an act discussed Wednesday night by the Internal Affairs Committee is passed. The proposal, titled the Senate Membership Constitutional Amendment, would divide the current 40 senators among the colleges and graduate schools. Three freshmen senators and one sophomore senator would […]

H1N1 forces UK Hospital policy change

By Laura Clark To reduce the spread of the H1N1 pandemic, UK Hospital is changing its visitation policy. Dr. Chris Nelson, associate professor of pediatrics specializing in infectious diseases, said Wednesday because of the month-long “widespread influenza situation,” UK Hospital is altering its current visitation policy to limit the spread of the flu. The hospital […]

Living Art

Kelly Natasha Foreman explains the positions on the Shamisen instrument she holds during the "The 'Gei' of Geisha" lecture and performance held at Briggs Theatre Monday evening.  Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

The UK Asia Center is presenting traditions from the East all week, part of the 2009 ArtsAsia Festival.  Tuesday night, Japanese-culture author and professor at Wayne State University Kelly Natasha Foreman, uncovered the musical traditions of Japanese entertainers, called geishas.  Foreman described the meaning of “geisha” as  two symbols:  “Gei,” meaning the fine arts, and […]

Search for police chief remains up in the air

By Laura Clark The search for a permanent UK Police Chief still has no set timeline, said a UK representative. Since a Sept. 24 Kernel article, no updates have been reported on the search, said UK spokesman Jimmy Stanton. Similarly, UK spokeswoman Kathy Johnson said Anthany Beatty, assistant vice president for public safety, said no […]

Community College plans relocation to Newtown Pike

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By Anna Hawthorne UK’s college neighbor is planning a move. Part of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College is relocating in order to accommodate the rising number of students enrolled.  BCTC chief communications officer Vernal Kennedy  said the relocation could take more than a decade to complete but the first building on the new campus […]

Student housing issue gets input from university

By Brooke McCloud While the city has been looking for different options for safer off-campus student housing, UK has now joined in the discussion. Lexington Police Officer Keith Gaines presented the Student Housing in Partnership Program to the Urban County Council Planning Committee Tuesday afternoon. “The acronym SHIPP was derived from the word partnership, which […]

Honor fraternities help decorate, improve resumes

By Jenny Boylan Soon-to-be college graduates will be searching for jobs all over the country and joining a fraternity might just be the trick to land a job. About 20 honor, leadership or service societies have on-campus chapters at UK. Brooke Brown, the assistant director of the Stuckert Career Center, said membership in an honor […]

Breaking the bank: Committee revived to oversee student fees

Fees outside of tuition have to come out of student's pockets. The Student Fee Committee will oversee the allotment of how the money is spent.    Photo Illustration by Adam Wolffbrandt and Britney McIntosh | Staff

By Wesley Robinson After a yearlong hiatus, the Student Fee Committee is back to give students the opportunity to have a say regarding mandatory student fee amounts for 2010-11 school year. Student Government created the committee two years ago as an advisory committee to help determine student fee allocation. Last year, there was not a […]