Police investigate Blanding Tower burglaries

A man unlawfully entered at least two girls’ dorm rooms in Blanding Tower over the weekend, according to a UK Police Department news release. UK Police are investigating the burglary incidents, both of which occurred in unlocked rooms, one on early Saturday and the other on early Sunday. The suspect, who is described as a tall, thin white man with blond hair, fled the rooms without taking anything when residents challenged him, according to the release. Although police have not yet identified him, Interim UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said all indications suggest that the suspect is a student.

UK did not send out a campus-wide safety alert because the incident was isolated to South Campus, Monroe said. Information was posted on alert fliers in South Campus dorms and on the UK police Web site (www.uky.edu/police). Police are encouraging students to make sure their dorm room doors are locked when sleeping.

Senior Salute

Students graduating in May, and those who graduated in August or December of 2007, can finalize their plans for this year’s Commencement ceremony at the UK Alumni Association Senior Salute this week.

The Senior Salute will be at the King Alumni House, on the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

During the Senior Salute, students can verify there are no stops or holds on their graduation records, buy caps, gowns and tassels, have their senior portraits taken for the Kentuckian yearbook and buy diploma frames and class rings.

For more information about Senior Salute, call Gretchen Bower at (859) 257-8700 or e-mail her at [email protected]

Diversity Dialogues

Today’s Diversity Dialogues program will focus on what it is like for a student to be from more than one ethnic or racial background.

The program, titled “Breeding Between the Lines: Exploring the Bi-racial and Multi-racial Experience,” begins at 7 p.m. in the Center Theater of the Student Center. The discussion, part of a monthly series, is sponsored by the Student Diversity Engagement and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Secretary of State to speak

Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson will talk to students tonight at the College Republicans meeting at 8 in The Study, on the third floor of the Commons Market. Grayson will talk about his experience working in Frankfort for students interesting in going into politics.