Project helps solve state’s key issues

By Keyla Snowden Students will have the chance to talk politics with potential future representatives of the state. The eighth-annual Citizen Kentucky public forum, held in conjunction with UK’s Discovery Seminar Program class, the Commonwealth’s political leaders, journalists, students and faculty to discuss Kentucky’s most pressing problems and proposed solution. This forum, at 11 a.m. […]

Canon, UK host Explorer of Light

By Sarah Wainright The most beautiful scenes of nature are hard to portray on paper, but one photographer has mastered the art of capturing such landscapes. UK’s Department of Art has partnered with Canon USA to bring Stephen Johnson, a landscape photographer, designer, teacher and Canon Explorer of Light to campus Wednesday at 6 p.m. […]

H1N1 vaccine ‘continues to creep out of the production lines’

Although the number of University Health Service patients with influenza-like illnesses decreased, the peak of the 2009   H1N1 Influenza has yet to come. Dr. Chris Nelson, associate professor of pediatrics specializing in infectious diseases, said in a Sept. 29 Kernel article the peak of the Novel H1N1 in the U.S. is unknown for sure, but […]

Smart and sexy: Trojan ranks UK in top third

UK scored higher than Princeton and even got a higher grade than Harvard — in sexual health, that is. Trojan Brand Condoms conducted the “Sexual Health Report Card” survey, ranking 141 universities across the nation. Bert Sperling, president of the research company Sperling’s BestPlaces which conducted the study, said the information collected was not based […]

Student journalists win story awards

Former Kentucky Kernel editor-in-chief and May 2009 graduate Brad Luttrell won the Feature Story of the Year from the Associated Collegiate Press. The results of the ACP awards were announced at the National College Media Convention, which was held Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 in Austin, Texas. Luttrell, currently a contracted freelancer with The (Memphis) […]

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 […]