Flu shots offered on campus

Michael Gasser, a biology freshman, gets a flu vaccination from a University Health Service nurse in between classes in White Hall Classroom Building on Tuesday.   Photo by Britney McIntosh | Staff

University Health Services gave 260 seasonal influenza vaccination shots Tuesday, and is offering shots the during the next  week at various locations. On Wednesday, the seasonal flu vaccine will be offered at White Hall Classroom Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Thursday at W.T. Young Library from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Friday […]

For 52 years, Austrian-born professor has enjoyed life at UK, working in two different colleges

By Paige Taylor A lot happened in 1958.  The first U.S. satellite launched into orbit, Elvis Presley began his military service and Hans Gesund joined UK’s faculty ranks. In his 52nd year at the university, Hans Gesund is a professor of architecture and engineering in the colleges of Design and Engineering. Originally from Austria, Gesund […]

H1N1 not yet at peak, only high-risk patients tested

If you thought one H1N1 influenza virus was more than enough, try two. Two strains of H1N1, seasonal and novel, also known as “swine” influenza, are currently in human circulation. However, all patients who come to UK Health Services with “influenza-like illnesses” are being treated for only Seasonal Influenza A, unless they are considered a […]

Greenthumb rallies against proposed coal ash storage site

By Kellie Doligale The Ale-8-One bottling company could have a new neighbor, but opponents of coal disapprove of the move-in. UK’s Greenthumb Environmental Club will attend a rally at Cheapside Park on Tuesday to protest the East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s proposed construction of a new coal ash storage facility. The planned location is upstream from […]

Former Israeli Prime Minister to lecture on Middle East peace

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will speak at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Oct. 14 as part of a continuing campus and community discussion on the Middle East, according to a UK news release. Assistant Provost Richard Greissman said an aspiring top-20 institution must have a global focus. “Few places in the […]

Edible food creation contest to promote Banned Book Week

By Athena Stanley Eating words may have never tasted this good. UK Library CATS will sponsor its first “Good Enough to Eat” contest Tuesday as part of the Banned Books Week celebration. The contest encourages students, faculty and staff to create edible representations of children’s books. The entries will be judged on creative design, taste, […]

Crime log from Sept. 21 to Sept. 26.

Sept. 21    Criminal mischief reported at 744 Rose St. at 8 a.m. Sept. 21    Theft from building reported at 842 Rose St. at 2:11 p.m. Sept. 21    Automobile theft reported at 305 Euclid Ave. at 2:38 p.m. Sept. 21    Season football tickets stolen from 1540 Commonwealth Dr.. at 3:52 p.m. Sept. 22    Terroristic threatening reported […]

Initiative plan started as counter to weak endowments

By Jenny Boylan The UK Development Council met Friday to discuss a new President’s Scholarship Initiative that will launch next summer, its goals and why the initiative is important. The initiative aims to give the “finest educational program to every capable and promising student regardless of his or her financial situation,” according to the initiative […]

Over 200 students ticketed in E-Lot, blaming flyer for illegal parking

By Jennifer Parli As of Sept. 18, more than 200 students had received parking tickets in the newly 24-hour-controlled E-Lot located behind the W.T. Young Library across from Pennsylvania Avenue. Some of these students blame a misleading flyer posted in several Greek dormitories for their tickets. The flyer reminded students to move their cars from […]

UK Police raise stadium security after bulletin

By Casey Wheeless The UK Police, along with other police departments across the nation, received federal bulletins last week concerning a security threat stating terrorists would like to attack sports stadiums. UK Interim Police Chief Joe Monroe said the bulletin was only a warning, but increasing awareness is important, and UK Police are taking action. […]