[SLIDESHOW] UK ROTC honors 9/11 victims

September 11

While 2,974 American flags waved in the slight breeze Friday in front of the Main Building, 2,974 names were read in honor of the victims who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. The Pershing Rifles, a group of cadets in the Army and Air Force ROTC, began the commemoration at 9 a.m. and read the […]

Milking the attention: UK heifer becomes national cover girl

Patrick Thomas sprays off his hands after prepping a cow for milking at the Coldstream research farm on Wednesday, September 9, 2009.   Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Roy York An award-winning UK club has a new cover girl — heifer calf No. 420. The calf was featured on the Sept. 10 issue of Hoard’s Dairyman, one of the most widely circulated dairy magazines in the world. The magazine also contains a short profile on the accomplishments and status of the UK […]

‘Invaluable’ dean announces resignation

After 12 years, one of UK’s longest-serving deans is stepping down from the College of Fine Arts. Robert Shay, who was unavailable for comment because he was out of the country, will continue to work as part of the art faculty, specializing in ceramics, said Geraldine Maschio, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts. […]

RFK Jr. to lecture on campus

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be arriving on campus Wednesday.  Kennedy will be speaking about environmental and economic issues. Kennedy’s speech is part of UK’s third annual “Big Blue Goes Green: A Sustainability Showcase” to be held Sept. 14 to 25. The event is sponsored by the UK President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Office […]

9/11 memorial remembered with ROTC, veterans

UK ROTC Pershing Rifles, UK Veterans Resource Center and UK Military Veterans of America will commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 on Friday. At 8:43 a.m., there will be a welcome from ROTC Senior Cadet Charles Hoffman, commanding officer of the UK Pershing Rifles, and at 8:46 a.m., the time of the first impact […]

Ramadan fasting event brings together students of all denominations

By Garrett Wymer In the program at the 2009 Fast-A-Thon, a few words from a Muslim poet said, “There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness.” However, after not eating or drinking for over 12 hours, the UK students who packed around the small round tables in the Student Center Ballroom Thursday night were ready for […]

Slow dancing and fast racing: Bike Prom offers a ride down memory lane

By Chris Robbins Prom usually consists of corsages and balloons, not bikes, helmets and kneepads. The Living Arts and Science Center will host its second Bike Prom on Saturday at 6 p.m. Participants meet at the center on Martin Luther King Boulevard, said executive director, Heather Lyons. “Bike prom is a fundraising event to benefit […]

Physician’s program to hold race, tournament

By Taylor Robinson The UK Physician Assistant program will be hosting the second annual Chick-fil-A Physician Assistant Day 5K/1-Mile Fun Walk/Cornhole Tournament Saturday at UK Coldstream Park. The events are to promote awareness for the program and to raise money for the Refuge Medical Clinic and the Joseph Hamburg Student Society. Last year’s race drew […]

[SLIDESHOW] Cadets dive into training

By Roy York A figure in dripping fatigues shuffles toward the edge of the diving platform 30 feet above the water. A wool cap pulled low over his eyes turns clear morning to midnight, and the cadet is expected to take one giant blindfolded step into nothingness with only a seven-pound rifle to hold. Adrenaline […]

Tattoo parlor picks up stakes

By Laura Clark After almost two months of construction on South Limestone, the first business has left the building. Underground Ink and Piercing announced they were relocating because the construction “cut into their business,” said Eliot Walter, the building’s property owner.  The announcement was made at a weekly update meeting with the Lexington-Fayette County Urban […]