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A mural of a wildcat is displayed in Alumni Gym on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

New Alumni Gym mural sparks mixed opinions among students

Hannah Stanley January 13, 2022

Alumni Gym’s new mural makeover brings not only a splash of color to its plain walls but also mixed reviews.After agreement from the students and other committees, such as the Student Government Association...

Justin Jay Miller has been selected as the College of Social Works new dean. | Photo provided by UKPR. 

UK College of Social Work names new dean

Addison Lander May 29, 2019

Starting July 1st, the University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work will be welcoming a new dean to its faculty, according to a press release sent out by UKNow.Justin “Jay” Miller previously served...

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UK pauses to remember lost members of its ‘UK family’

Jacob Eads April 10, 2019

They were our friends, our instructors, our mentors and our loved ones.The UK community met Wednesday, as it does every year, to remember and write down the names of those in the “UK family” who have...

A few simple changes can turn the post-break slump into post-break success.

Getting over the post-break slump

Myia Pretty January 7, 2019

Everyone knows that feeling coming back from a break and having to jump right back into the daily grind, whether it be school, work or just life in general. It is an unpleasant feeling that most people...

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Kernel launches Fund for Excellence to support student newspaper

Kernel Staff December 7, 2018

The Kentucky Kernel is not just a publication but an experience. Day in and day out, the students who work at the Kernel learn skills that prepare them for their future careers. Students who walk through...

Heather Weston Bell announces that UK will be hosting the Governors School for the Arts program starting in 2019. The announcement was given at Holmes Hall on UKs campus on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky.

UK will host Governor’s School for the Arts program for four years

Bailey Vandiver October 23, 2018

UK rolled out the “blue carpet” Tuesday to announce a new partnership with the Kentucky Center: The UK College of Fine Arts will host the Governor’s School for the Arts program for four years, beginning...

Students work out at the Alumni Gym Fitness Center on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

Alumni Gym is a ‘new favorite’ for active students

Jillian Lowe October 5, 2018

Though the Gatton Student Center has won over many students, staff and alumni, the Alumni Gym seems to have many students' hearts.One UK student, Kate McCaughey, is an Alumni Gym regular.“The Alumni...

Jen Smith, a 2008 graduate of the UK School of Journalism, was honored as a distinguished alumna at the First Amendment Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by David Stephenson

UK journalism school honors alumni, First Amendment at annual event

Sierra McLean October 3, 2018

Discussions of fake news, the state of journalism and freedom of the press permeated the 13th annual First Amendment Celebration, which was held in the Alumni Association Auditorium at the William T....

Matthew 2 Mello Hopkins has been making music for 15 years.

UK alumnus ‘2 Mello’ makes money out of music

Akhira Umar April 26, 2018

A UK alumnus is doing his dream job, and people can hear how well it's going.Matthew “2 Mello” Hopkins is a self-employed composer and sound designer who can work with just about any sound. His music...

Luke Reedy, a 2013 UK graduate, manages post-production for ABCs new show, Deception.

From Wildcat to Warner Bros: alumnus works on new TV show

April 2, 2018

A UK alumnus has taken his media production talents from Lexington to Los Angeles. Luke Reedy, a 2013 media arts and studies graduate, made a name for himself that can be seen on any TV screen.Currently,...

The GoWild app launch party was held on Oct. 26 at Elkhorn Tavern.

Launch of GoWild app celebrated at Elkhorn Tavern

Blake Fister October 29, 2017

An Elkhorn Tavern party on Thursday launched a new app created by a UK alumnus.GoWild, whose co-founder and CEO Brad Luttrell graduated from UK in 2009, is a social media app for people who love hunting,...

UK alumnus creates app for hunters, anglers

Bailey Vandiver September 28, 2017

It all started when a UK alumnus had an idea.Brad Luttrell, who graduated in 2009 with a journalism and communications degree, came up with an idea for an app geared toward hunters and anglers.But it didn’t...

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