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By Marcus Davis A new program developed by two UK graduates offers kids the ability to put their artwork on display. Jeff and Christina Gora have developed the program, Our World in Pictures, which teaches kids about photography and gives them the chance to show off their art. Jeff and Christina developed this program as […]

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James Hall leaves creative legacy behind

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By Laura Clark People walk through campus every day, but few will leave footprints as permanent as one professor. Former UK English professor James Baker “Jim” Hall died at his home near Sadieville, Ky., on Thursday.  He was 74. In addition to teaching at UK from 1973 to his retirement in 2004, Hall was a […]

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Past UK professor and former Kentucky Poet Laureate James Baker Hall, 74, died Thursday at his home near Sadieville, Ky. After graduating from UK in 1957, Hall taught at Stanford University, universities in New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Connecticut before taking the position as an English professor at UK in 1973. He […]

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By Lauren Frame All your leads have fallen through. None of the résumés you’ve sent out have produced any callbacks or even any e-mail rejections. It’s way too late for an internship and the possibilities of making any money this summer are starting to look slim. The economy is tough. The job market is even […]

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By Laura Clark The man whose name adorns the indoor tennis center and the faculty center is gone, but his contribution to UK will remain. Hilary J. Boone Jr., 91, died at his home in Lexington on June 18. A Springfield, Ky., native, Boone came to UK as a student, became captain of the tennis […]

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By Laura Clark When Cliff Jackson was told two months ago he had won the Coach of the Year award, he thought someone was playing a joke. “I didn’t know such an award existed,” said Jackson, UK assistant professor of voice and vocal coach. However, Classical Singer magazine was in fact not playing a trick […]

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By Jennifer Hilinski UK is taking on the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The UK Art Museum is collecting unwanted items for the fourth annual White Elephant Rummage Sale, which will be held on August 1, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The museum is accepting donations now through July 26. […]

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State’s minimum wage increase effective July 1

Kentucky’s minimum wage workers will soon see an increase in their $6.55 per hour paychecks. Beginning July 1, the state’s minimum wage will raise to $7.25 per hour. The federally mandated wage increase doesn’t go into effect until July 24, but the Kentucky General Assembly voted for the hike to take effect earlier. “This increase […]

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The race against daylight

By Laura Clark After 30 hours of racing, the sun was good to the UK Solar Car Team. The team, comprised of all students in the College of Engineering, competed in the Formula Sun Grand Prix race at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, Texas on June 5, completing 393 laps and placing second out of nine […]

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UK’s Kentucky Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity won their appeal to the University Appeals Board on Monday following their sentencing to a two-year suspension by the university for an alleged hazing incident. Despite winning the appeal, the fraternity is placed on disciplinary probation until July 1, 2011, according to a letter sent […]

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