Citing CentrePointe, Gray runs for mayor

Jim Gray

UK students make up approximately 27,000 of the residents in Lexington, and Vice Mayor Jim Gray, who announced he would run for mayor Tuesday, views the UK community as “mega-important.” Gray said he came to the decision to enter the race because it was the right time, and said his years of experience with the […]

Specialized UK 101 sections could be eliminated by Fall 2010

By Andrew Pillow UK’s freshmen seminar classes will be mixing up their rosters by next fall. Starting in Fall 2010, certain sections of UK 101 will no longer exist. Scholarships, athletics and majors currently separate freshmen in the UK 101 classes. Certain sections, specifically the sections for William C. Parker Scholars and athletes, will be […]

Seminar program trades pencils for skits in final exam

By Kevin Ortiz For most students, taking finals consists of essay questions or endless Scantron bubbles.  For students in the Discovery Seminar Program, writing utensils will not be necessary. On Wednesday in the Student Center Ballrooms, freshmen and transfer students in DSP will present their Fall 2009 Showcase, featuring topics and skills they have learned […]

Dedicated history professor dies at 60


Shearer “Dave” Bowman, a UK history professor, died on Dec. 4 in his home at the age of 60. Bowman came to UK in 2001 and was awarded tenure last fall. He specialized in U.S. Southern history in the pre-Civil War period. According to an e-mail sent by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean […]

Student Center hosts H1N1 clinic on Wednesday

University Health Service will distribute the remaining doses of intranasal H1N1 vaccine at a walk-in  clinic at the Student Center in the UK Bookstore on Wednesday, according to a UK news release. There are approximately 300 doses available. Members of the UK community will be allowed to receive the vaccination between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. […]

H1N1 virus spreading to inboxes

As the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus spreads, so does its publicity. Intranasal vaccination clinics are being offered more frequently for non-target groups as vaccines become available. The University Health Service has offered three walk-in clinics since early November. However, while H1N1 information and vaccinations are becoming readily available, scams relating to the virus and its […]

Ties with China push UK’s ‘global presence’


By Emilie Rymer UK and a Chinese university are taking steps to build a closer relationship. The president of international affairs from Shanghai University in China met with UK Provost Kumble Subbaswamy Thursday on campus to sign cooperative agreement papers, taking the first step toward establishing a partnership between the two schools. Establishing a Confucius […]

‘Make a difference’ during study break

While most students will be filling the W.T. Young Library this week to study for upcoming finals, others will be there to support a cause. Tuesday the Center for Community Outreach will host “Make a Difference Night,” encouraging students to take a break from studying and do a small service project. Projects at the event […]

Senate president resigns for U.S. Defense job


By Andrew Pillow Student Government Senate President John Whitt will go out with a bang at the end of this semester—literally. Whitt also serves as the College of Engineering senator and will finish his academic work at the end of this semester to take a job with the U.S. Department of Defense. “I will be […]

Caring for the young: Student starts club to help kids, puppies

When elementary education sophomore Logan Bright transferred to UK from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, she brought an idea with her. While attending Wittenberg, Bright saw something she liked — 4 Paws For Ability, an organization that allows off-campus students to take in a puppy while helping children in need. Now, Bright is trying to […]