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UK Christian organization holds prayer vigil for Ukraine

UK Christian organization holds prayer vigil for Ukraine

Kendall Staton March 6, 2022

On-campus Christian organization CRU held a prayer circle outside of UK’s Memorial Hall March 4 to discuss topics such as Ukraine citizen safety, world leader competence and military care.The prayer...

Evangelist Christian preacher and TikTok star known as Sister Cindy speaks to a crowd of UK students on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Memorial Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK students flock to see Sister Cindy’s ‘slut shaming show’

Sophia Shoemaker November 12, 2021

Evangelist preacher and TikTok star “Sister Cindy” visited UK on Nov. 9 to preach about being a “ho no mo.” Cindy Smock and her husband Jed travel to college campuses all over the country to perform...

UK students pray the rosary during a prayer service in memory of Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at the Catholic Newman Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

‘A beautiful testament.’ Prayer service honors student involved in deadly fraternity incident

Rayleigh Deaton October 19, 2021

On Tuesday night, UK students gathered at the Catholic Newman Center for a prayer service in memory of Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood.Hazelwood, an 18-year-old student from Henderson, Kentucky, died Monday...

Kentucky Wildcats safety Jordan Griffin (3) high fives his teammates during the UK vs Toledo football game on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 38-24. Photo by Victoria Rogers | Staff

How faith saved Jordan Griffin’s UK football career

Mohammad Ahmad October 1, 2019

Faith is Kentucky Football safety Jordan Griffin’s lifeline.But just over a year ago, that lifeline was in jeopardy and so was Griffin’s desire to play football.“At one point, I just felt like I...

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What Ramadan means to a little Muslimina in a big Christian world

Akhira Umar May 6, 2019

Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters!It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s now summer break. The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and stressful classes are out of session for...

Ten members of the UK and Lexington communities took part in a prayer during the event held in solidarity with UKs Jewish community on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Jacobs Science Building on UKs campus in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Coexisting is key: Religions on UK’s campus help unite students

Emily Baehner April 23, 2019

On a campus with over 500 student organizations, the University of Kentucky has 23 organizations with a religious or spiritual self-designation that are registered with the Office of Student Organizations...

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...

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Muslim Student Association hosts conference to discuss ‘faith behind our actions’

Sydney Carter January 18, 2019

UK's Muslim Student Association is hosting the Midwest Conference in Lexington for the second year in a row. This year the lectures and workshops will be hosted on UK’s campus at the Gatton Student Center,...

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Halloween is over: Pack up the pumpkins, get out the Christmas lights

Kaitlyn Roe October 31, 2018

As Halloween comes to an end and Thanksgiving quickly approaches, there is one thing on my mind: Christmas. And while the debate of "to decorate or not to decorate" has been a heated one over the years,...

Senior social work majors Katie Marcum (left), Jordan Gennuso and Makayla Lindsey light candles during the vigil held at the Jewish student center on UKs campus in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The vigil was held in solidarity and remembrance of the victims of the reportedly anti-semitic shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘Tremendous’ response supports vigil at UK Jewish Student Center

Rick Childress October 29, 2018

Close to 100 members of the local community piled onto the front lawn and onto the porch of the UK Jewish Student Center for a vigil on Monday night in response to the deadly shooting of 11 congregants...

Josh Banks does a thumbs-up right after his official initiation into FarmHouse fraternity on Sept. 24, 2018, on UKs campus in Lexington, Kentucky.

From friends to brothers: UK FarmHouse initiates man with down syndrome

October 2, 2018

“I, Josh Banks,” Brack Duncan said, beginning the initiation oath for FarmHouse fraternity.“I, Josh Banks,” repeated Josh Banks, Duncan’s long-time friend who officially became his brother on...

Nia Taylor, TeNiya Jones roommate, covers her face embraced during the candle lighting outside the Gatton Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. A vigil and candle lighting ceremony was held in honor of Jones, who was a UK student who died in a swimming accident while studying abroad in Israel this summer. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘Celebrating a life’: Vigil honors UK student who passed away while studying abroad

Sydney Momeyer September 27, 2018

Friends, loved ones and acquaintances gathered inside the student center Thursday to celebrate the life of Te'Niya Jones at a vigil hosted by the Black Student Union.Jones was a UK sophomore who passed...

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