New hire aims for entire curriculum updates by 2011

By Kirsten Clancy Big changes should be expected for the entire UK curriculum in the next two years. The new Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education said his number one priority is to revamp UK’s General Education Program. Michael D. Mullen, who took the assistant provost position in August, said the entire program will be changed […]

Student Affairs links campus engagement to increasing retention

By Chris Robbins Every fall, thousands of UK students flock into classrooms to progress their academic careers. However, a much smaller number remain engaged in student activities and university affairs. The UK Student Affairs Committee discussed efforts to increase student involvement and retention by offering opportunities and incentives for students to get engaged early on […]

Plus Account implements changes for 2009-10 school year

By Matt Young Minimum deposits and a convenience fee are a few of the changes made to the UK Plus Account for the 2009-10 school year. The Plus Account, used to pay for services like laundry, on- and off-campus food and taxis, has implemented a new $20 minimum deposit at all of its deposit locations. Deposit […]

Under the Radar: Trusted alum takes the wheel

Steve Rader, president of Kentuckians Against Drunk Driving, helps a passenger exit his van late Saturday night near the downtown bar district. Rader’s company has been operating for more than five years, offering students $1 rides to bars and restaraunts on weekends.    Photo by Britney McIntosh | Staff

When UK students talk about radar, they’re not talking about a weather instrument or a gun police use to catch speeding drivers. “Radar” is a man with a bus. However, Radar, or Steve Rader, is more than a taxi driver. He helps kids who’ve been drinking, said John Michael Carter, a first-year law student. He […]

Revisions made to 2009 safety report

The Annual Campus Safety and Security Report for 2009 was released Monday in an e-mail sent to students by the UK Office of Emergency Management. The report includes updated information, such as Legal Requirements and the responsibility of Crime Bulletins.  New information was added to the sections of Security of and Access to Campus Facilities, […]

Todd to decline $168,000 bonus

By Philip Timmerman President Lee Todd will not accept his performance bonus for this year, said the chair of the UK Board of Trustees Executive Committee. The committee voted Monday to approve a bonus of $168,000 — 96 percent of the $170,000 performance based award. Todd, however, is declining the bonus as an act of […]

Hospital construction, budget discussed by administrators

By Garrett Wymer The University Health Care Committee met Monday evening to discuss finances, operations and expansion amidst the nationwide health care debate. University Health Care closed the 2009 fiscal year in June with a 1 percent margin of profit, Chief Financial Officer Sergio Melgar said, noting that more than half of all providers usually […]

First Amendment events focus on freedom

National expert advocates discussion on First Amendment Mark Goodman, Knight Chair of Scholastic Journalism at Kent State, will address students on Tuesday at the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center’s annual First Amendment Celebration concerning the state of the First Amendment in today’s society and the consequences of not upholding it. “I think that we can […]

UK sees rise in freshmen ACT scores

By Michael Kraus Gradual improvements within UK’s freshmen classes are going anywhere but down. Within the past few years, UK has seen a steady increase in incoming freshmen classes’ ACT scores. With this being a goal within the university and the admissions office, the future is looking bright. “This is reflected in UK’s mission to […]

Stuckert Career Center to host “Resumania” to help students

By Garrett Wymer Imagine a person’s fate—career-wise, at least—being determined in less than 30 seconds time. Mike Hammond, group-recruiting manager for Enterprise Holdings, said that is precisely what happens when an employer sifts through hundreds of resumes from job applicants. If someone’s resume is not eye-catching, or at least correct, it is likely that the […]