Television weight loss contestant encourages statewide activity

By Laura Clark Losing never looked so rewarding. Mark Kruger, a finalist in NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will be sharing stories of his 129-pound weight loss and the show in the White Hall Classroom Building on Friday. In 2007, the show’s fifth season, the contestants were judged in pairs for the first time. Casting associates […]

UK improves sustainability in ‘subjective’ report

By Katie Perkowski UK is just above average in sustainability. The university scored a B- on the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, an improvement from last year when UK received a C. Bob Wiseman, vice president for facilities management, said four things caused the university to score higher than last year. The adoption of a […]

Flu shot shortage cancels UK vaccination event

UK HealthCare has canceled its scheduled Oct. 14 and 15 drive-thru flu shots because of a shortage in the vaccine. Seasonal flu shot manufacturers switched their focus to the H1N1 vaccine and have slowed down shipments of the regular vaccine, according to a UK news release. Sharon Berry, hospital safety officer, said the situation was […]

WWII veterans pass the baton

By Katie Perkowski Five World War II Air Force fighter pilots are coming to UK to encourage students to do the ‘right stuff.’ Lieutenants William Creech, Hank Snow, David Thompson, Jesse Townsend and William Young were in the 528 Fighter Squadron and call themselves the 528 Dragonflies. Capt. Karl Bennett, who convinced the men to […]

Engineering research facility considered a step toward top-20 status

People watched on Tuesday as the first dirt was moved for the new engineering building that will be built in the E-lot on Rose Street.  Photo by Britney McIntosh| Staff

By Tom Shearman UK’s new $18.6 million engineering research facility represents the start of a “high-tech business corridor between Lexington and the University of Kentucky,” said President Lee Todd. Todd made this comment during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the Davis Marksbury Building, which represents the second of four phases in developing UK’s ‘Digital Village.’ […]

Right hand blue, left hand syrup

Kinesiology junior Alex Anderson knocks over the competition during the first round of the "Twist Off" held at Haggin Field on Tuesday afternoon.   Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Roy York A game of Twister would not be complete without maple syrup, vegetable oil and 50 pounds of flour. At least that’s what members of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity think. In their annual fall philanthropy event to raise money for juvenile diabetes research, the women of Alpha […]

Making tee time: UK Intramurals hosts golf expo

By Nick Rhodes The middle of campus does not seem like the most logical place for a driving range, but on Tuesday, Stoll Field was just that. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Collegiate Golf Alliance and the Professional Golf Association worked with the UK Intramurals department to host a golf expo for students […]