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Norman Chan, a second-year psychology major, plays the piano in the Gatton Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

A day in the life of the UK student center piano

Katie Hall November 12, 2021

Another cloudy day on UK’s campus brings a slow trickle of students passing through the student center, where they’re greeted by classical music being played on the grand piano.Samuel Johnson, a senior...

A banner posted by Movement for Black Lives on the side of the Gatton Student Center, on Saturday, August 15 on the University of Kentucky campus. Photo from @blackatuk instagram. 

Banners displaying student testimonials about race posted on campus by student org

Haley Simpkins August 15, 2020

Movement for Black Lives at UK placed four banners on campus this morning highlighting UK students’ personal experiences with racism and calling for the UK administration to take action. MBL, a student-led...

Champions Kitchen will open to students on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. Pushed-in high-top chairs sit at Champions Kitchen on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

UK Board accepts $13.5 million gift from Gatton for student center expansion

Jacob Eads February 21, 2020

The UK Board of Trustees, Friday, accepted a gift of $13.5 million pledged by the Bill Gatton Foundation to fun an expansion to the campus’s student center. The expansion to the Gatton Student Center...

Champions Kitchen will open to students on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. Pushed-in high-top chairs sit at Champions Kitchen on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

UK approved to expand Gatton Student Center dining areas

Sydney Momeyer October 18, 2019

Construction on the University of Kentucky's new Gatton Student Center isn't done quite just yet.In a unanimous decision during Friday's Board of Trustees meeting inside Kroger Field's Woodford Reserve...

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UPDATE:Gas leak situation cleared at UK’s Gatton Student Center

Kernel News Desk May 3, 2019

A campus-wide alert warned the UK community of a gas leak at the Gatton Student Center on Friday night. The alert came just after 7:30 p.m. Those nearby are advised to avoid the area.As of 7:50 p.m.,...

Artist Tony Tassets Mood Sculpture was installed outside the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Big, ‘understandable’ emoji-like sculpture installed on UK campus

Rick Childress April 23, 2019

They sat there, stacked, sad, happy and indifferent—all at the same time. The 20-foot-tall tower of emoji-like faces greeted pedestrians outside of the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday morning. The...

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin of the Chabad of the Bluegrass addresses members of the UK and Lexington communities gathered in solidarity with UKs Jewish community on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Jacobs Science Building on UKs campus in Lexington, Ky. The Jewish Student center’s sign was forcibly removed in an act of vandalism early in the morning on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK Jewish Student Center to host campus Seders this weekend

Sarah Simon Patches April 19, 2019

This Friday begins the celebration of Passover for the Jewish community.Also known as Pesach, the holiday has celebrated the Jewish people being redeemed from slavery in Egypt for over 3,300 years. This...

Students gathered around the student centers social staircase to enjoy the informal showcase.

UK students show off their talent and talentlessness at SAB event

Addison Lander March 27, 2019

On the evening of March 26, students who entered the student center by the social staircase were greeted with a wide variety of performances from other students, ranging from singing to juggling to even...

The Student Center Ballroom was filled with students celebrating the fourth annual Underground Formal.

Underground Formal hosts fourth year of ‘prom’ experience

Kamilah Williams March 2, 2019

The Student Activities Board, Underground Perspective, the MLK Center, the Office of LGBTQ* Resources and the Elite List gave students a chance to go back to prom as a college student. On March 1 from...

UK police say that this unidentified man stole items from buildings around the UK campus on Feb. 23, 2019. Hes described by police as a white male between 56 and 59 with brown hair and facial hair.

Unidentified man steals items from UK campus buildings, UKPD says

Kernel News Staff February 25, 2019

UK Police are asking for the public's help with identifying a man they say stole items at the student center and at a research building. The man, who police identify as a 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 white male...

University of Kentucky students have access to different types of workout equipment housed in the Johnson Center on campus. Photo by Emily Wuetcher | Staff File Photo

A beginner’s guide to navigating UK’s gyms

Kelly Benzenhoefer January 30, 2019

By this time, most new year's resolutioners have abandoned their goal of going to the gym. Contrarily, there are others who are just beginning to make their way into the gym as the crowds thin out. Even...

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