A night out for a good cause

Map by Lauren Frame | Staff

By Katie Saltz This weekend in Lexington, that Jack and Coke in your hand could help benefit cancer research. Happy Hour for Humanity, a Kentucky non-profit organization, will host a block party on South Limestone Friday to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Ronald McDonald House. Tickets are $5 in advance and […]

Speaker advocates laughter as a tool

By Emilie Rymer In the chaotic world of public relations, use humor. Valerie Di Maria, the keynote speaker at the 2009 James C. Bowling Executive-in-Residence Lecture, said using humor is an effective way to get a message across and is a strategic differentiator. “(Humor) stimulates endorphins,” said Di Maria, director of client strategy and growth […]

Veterans honored at 5K victory race

By Nate Fain In honor of National Veterans Awareness Week, students and community members can race to raise money for Christmas presents. The Lexington Veteran Affairs Medical Center will be hosting the Victory 5K on Saturday on Leestown Road, to honor and raise money for local veterans. All proceeds will go to the Gifts for […]

Resource powers debate: All-day campus event aims to educate friends, foes of coal


­­By Tilly Finley With last week’s approval of the “Wildcat Coal Lodge,” members of the UK community have got coal on the mind. UK will host “A Forum on Coal in Kentucky,” as the kickoff event for a documentary being developed by the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. The event will explore both sides […]

Free speech cost UK $45,000

By Casey Wheeless When former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke on UK’s campus three weeks ago, parking lots were shut down and protests were staged along Rose Street. But with the controversy came a price tag — a $45,000 speaking fee, with several hundred dollars more spent for hotel accommodations — all paid by […]

Forum targets young voters’ interests

By Brandon Farmer Students had a chance to hear six of the nine Senate candidates address several issues of public concern currently facing Kentuckians at Wednesday’s Citizen Kentucky public forum. Candidates present were Republicans Rand Paul, Bill Johnson, Roger Thoney and Brian Oerther, and Democrats Darlene Price and Maurice Sweeney. All had a chance to […]

SG committee drafts proposal

By Andrew Pillow The Internal Affairs Committee of Student Government drafted a compromised version of the proposal to eliminate all senator-at-large positions that did not pass at last week’s Senate meeting. The Senate Membership Constitutional Amendment as originally proposed would have taken away all senator-at-large positions and the freshman senator position and added one sophomore […]

World-traveling photographer visits UK

By Whittney Johnson Stephen Johnson has traveled to many places in the world, including Antarctica, Alaska, Galapagos, Greenland, Ireland and now Lexington. When working with Canon USA to bring a prestigious photographer to campus to work with photography students, Ruth Adams, a photography professor, knew Johnson was the person she wanted. Adams, after meeting Johnson […]

Banners protest new lodge name

A sign reading "Colbert Nation Classroom Building" hung outside of White Hall Classroom Building. Photo courtesy of an anonymous sender.

Students from an unnamed organization staged a multi-banner drop throughout campus Wednesday in response to the “Wildcat Coal Lodge.” The banners were intended to send the message that the university was turning campus into a corporation by association names of businesses with various buildings on campus. There were six banners and one poster hung at […]