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  • Champions of Change- Youth Arts Council Exhibit Features Three Winners from FCPS

    Champions of Change- Youth Arts Council Exhibit Features Three Winners from FCPS

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:26:44 GMT
    Youth Arts Council exhibit features three winners from FCPSYouth Arts Council exhibit features three winners from FCPS
    Youth Arts Council exhibit features three winners from FCPSYouth Arts Council exhibit features three winners from FCPS

    FCPS students were among the top prizewinners in the 2018 Youth Arts Council exhibit, presented during the May 18 Gallery Hop reception at the Living Arts & Science Center.  Jared Reding of Bryan Station High School received first-place honors and a $100 award for his photograph “Desolation,” and Jennifer Lee of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was runner-up ($75) with her illustration “Portrait of Wolf Man.” Third place ($50) went to Bryan Station...

    FCPS students were among the top prizewinners in the 2018 Youth Arts Council exhibit, presented during the May 18 Gallery Hop reception at the Living Arts & Science Center.  Jared Reding of Bryan Station High School received first-place honors and a $100 award for his photograph “Desolation,” and Jennifer Lee of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was runner-up ($75) with her illustration “Portrait of Wolf Man.” Third place ($50) went to Bryan Station...

  • Champions of Change- A Thankful Class of 2018

    Champions of Change- A Thankful Class of 2018

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:22:06 GMT
    A Thankful Class of 2018A Thankful Class of 2018
    A Thankful Class of 2018A Thankful Class of 2018
    Asbury seniors share their gratitude-watch video!
    Asbury seniors share their gratitude-watch video!
  • Champions of Change- 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament

    Champions of Change- 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:53:24 GMT
    KHSAA State Tennis ChampionshipsKHSAA State Tennis Championships

    Below is the link for 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships.Matt Halpin is our No. 1 player at Dunbar High School and the defending state champion.  He is the No. 1 overall seed but must face some talented players in his path to the final. Boys Singles draw:   https://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/boyssingles.pdf

    Below is the link for 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships.Matt Halpin is our No. 1 player at Dunbar High School and the defending state champion.  He is the No. 1 overall seed but must face some talented players in his path to the final. Boys Singles draw:   https://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/boyssingles.pdf

  • Champions of Change- Mother, Daughter Graduate Together from EKU

    Champions of Change- Mother, Daughter Graduate Together from EKU

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:45:54 GMT
    Mother, Daughter Graduate Together from EKUMother, Daughter Graduate Together from EKU
    Mother, Daughter Graduate Together from EKUMother, Daughter Graduate Together from EKU
    By Madison Harris RICHMOND, Ky. – Many have testified to the unique bond between mother and daughter. Melanie and Sarah Franklin demonstrated that connection to the world when they graduated from Eastern Kentucky University together. Sarah Franklin graduated May 11 from the College of Business and Technology with bachelor’s degrees in management and international business, a minor in Asian studies and a certificate in Japanese. Her mother, Melanie Franklin, graduated Ma...
    By Madison Harris RICHMOND, Ky. – Many have testified to the unique bond between mother and daughter. Melanie and Sarah Franklin demonstrated that connection to the world when they graduated from Eastern Kentucky University together. Sarah Franklin graduated May 11 from the College of Business and Technology with bachelor’s degrees in management and international business, a minor in Asian studies and a certificate in Japanese. Her mother, Melanie Franklin, graduated Ma...
  • Champions of Change- Dunbar Music Instructor is State’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

    Champions of Change- Dunbar Music Instructor is State’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:27:35 GMT
    Dunbar music instructor is state’s 2019 High School Teacher of the YearDunbar music instructor is state’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

    Tiffany Marsh, a vocal music teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar, is Kentucky’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year. She was among three finalists for the overall statewide honor, which went to a special education teacher in Oldham County. Co-sponsors Valvoline and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcements during a May 15 ceremony at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis, and Sam Mitchell, chief ex...

    Tiffany Marsh, a vocal music teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar, is Kentucky’s 2019 High School Teacher of the Year. She was among three finalists for the overall statewide honor, which went to a special education teacher in Oldham County. Co-sponsors Valvoline and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcements during a May 15 ceremony at the Berry Mansion in Frankfort. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis, and Sam Mitchell, chief ex...

  • Champions of Change- Dunbar Artist Earns Best of Show in FCPS High School Art Exhibit

    Champions of Change- Dunbar Artist Earns Best of Show in FCPS High School Art Exhibit

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:22:40 GMT
    Dunbar artist earns Best of Show in FCPS High School Art ExhDunbar artist earns Best of Show in FCPS High School Art Exh
    Dunbar artist earns Best of Show in FCPS High School Art ExhDunbar artist earns Best of Show in FCPS High School Art Exh
    Best of Show honors in the 2018 FCPS High School Art Exhibit went to Chase Faulkner of Paul Laurence Dunbar for his “Broken Promise.” His entry and the other winners received awards at a May 18 reception hosted by the University of Kentucky in the Bolivar Fine Arts Building. The district’s art teachers chose the major body of the exhibit, and a select group of student works from each teacher competed in the juried portion. UK professors served as judges. Catego...
    Best of Show honors in the 2018 FCPS High School Art Exhibit went to Chase Faulkner of Paul Laurence Dunbar for his “Broken Promise.” His entry and the other winners received awards at a May 18 reception hosted by the University of Kentucky in the Bolivar Fine Arts Building. The district’s art teachers chose the major body of the exhibit, and a select group of student works from each teacher competed in the juried portion. UK professors served as judges. Catego...
  • Champions of Change- Lafayette Archer Ties for Third Place in Eastern Nationals Tournament

    Champions of Change- Lafayette Archer Ties for Third Place in Eastern Nationals Tournament

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:44:59 GMT
    Lafayette archer ties for third place in Eastern Nationals tournamentLafayette archer ties for third place in Eastern Nationals tournament
    Lafayette archer ties for third place in Eastern Nationals tournamentLafayette archer ties for third place in Eastern Nationals tournament
    With a score of 297, archer Cole Murphy of Lafayette tied for third place among boys in the 2018 NASP Eastern Nationals tournament in Louisville, which concluded May 12. More than 2,500 high school boys and nearly 7,500 total boys competed. Cole also tied for second place among the 683 sophomores. Overall, Lafayette’s strongest group ranked eighth out of 237 teams in the tournament. The National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) coordinates these competitions. While archery is...
    With a score of 297, archer Cole Murphy of Lafayette tied for third place among boys in the 2018 NASP Eastern Nationals tournament in Louisville, which concluded May 12. More than 2,500 high school boys and nearly 7,500 total boys competed. Cole also tied for second place among the 683 sophomores. Overall, Lafayette’s strongest group ranked eighth out of 237 teams in the tournament. The National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) coordinates these competitions. While archery is...
  • Champions of Change- Four Fayette Seniors Tapped as 2018 Presidential Scholars

    Champions of Change- Four Fayette Seniors Tapped as 2018 Presidential Scholars

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:31:53 GMT
    Four Fayette seniors tapped as 2018 Presidential ScholarsFour Fayette seniors tapped as 2018 Presidential Scholars
    Four Fayette seniors tapped as 2018 Presidential ScholarsFour Fayette seniors tapped as 2018 Presidential Scholars
    All four of Kentucky’s honorees in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program hail from Fayette County Public Schools. Aaron Choate and Kasey Fields of Lafayette and Zsombor Gal and David Ma of Paul Laurence Dunbar have earned one of the nation’s most prestigious awards recognizing high school students’ accomplishments. In addition, each senior nominated a significant mentor for the Presidential Scholars Distinguished Teachers list. Aaron chose Laurie Fields, who t...
    All four of Kentucky’s honorees in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program hail from Fayette County Public Schools. Aaron Choate and Kasey Fields of Lafayette and Zsombor Gal and David Ma of Paul Laurence Dunbar have earned one of the nation’s most prestigious awards recognizing high school students’ accomplishments. In addition, each senior nominated a significant mentor for the Presidential Scholars Distinguished Teachers list. Aaron chose Laurie Fields, who t...
  • Champions of Change- Bryan Station High Earns Best in State at STLP Competition

    Champions of Change- Bryan Station High Earns Best in State at STLP Competition

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:17:40 GMT
    Bryan Station High earns Best in State at STLP competitionBryan Station High earns Best in State at STLP competition
    Bryan Station High earns Best in State at STLP competitionBryan Station High earns Best in State at STLP competition

    Bryan Station High School set the pace for FCPS at the 2018 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship, earning Best in State / Top 3 honors for the “Informed” and “LexApp” entries in the Showcase/Technical Expertise category. The “Informed” team members were Jaiven Smith, Joseph Daniel Williams II, and Stephen Wilder. The “LexApp” developers were LaMargaret Johnson, Russell Letcher, Jaiven Smith, and Drake Witt.&..

    Bryan Station High School set the pace for FCPS at the 2018 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship, earning Best in State / Top 3 honors for the “Informed” and “LexApp” entries in the Showcase/Technical Expertise category. The “Informed” team members were Jaiven Smith, Joseph Daniel Williams II, and Stephen Wilder. The “LexApp” developers were LaMargaret Johnson, Russell Letcher, Jaiven Smith, and Drake Witt.&..

  • Champions of Change- Two from Dunbar Place in Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition

    Champions of Change- Two from Dunbar Place in Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:09:07 GMT
    Two from Dunbar place in Nathaniel Patch Piano CompetitionTwo from Dunbar place in Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition
    Two from Dunbar place in Nathaniel Patch Piano CompetitionTwo from Dunbar place in Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition
    Two young musicians from FCPS earned awards in the 2018 Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition, which is sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association. Jenny Lee took second place, and Andy Du was third in the high school division; both attend Paul Laurence Dunbar. Several others from Fayette County Public Schools received honorable mention ... High school: Hiroki Asai and Vanessa Meliksetyan, both of Lafayette; Middle school: Alexander Auer and William ...
    Two young musicians from FCPS earned awards in the 2018 Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition, which is sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association. Jenny Lee took second place, and Andy Du was third in the high school division; both attend Paul Laurence Dunbar. Several others from Fayette County Public Schools received honorable mention ... High school: Hiroki Asai and Vanessa Meliksetyan, both of Lafayette; Middle school: Alexander Auer and William ...
  • Champions of Change- Cameron Beach ’18 Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate Flag

    Champions of Change- Cameron Beach ’18 Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate Flag

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:15:22 GMT
    Cameron Beach Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate FlagCameron Beach Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate Flag
    Cameron Beach Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate FlagCameron Beach Researches History and Politics Surrounding Removal of Confederate Flag
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. John C. Young Scholar (JCY) and international studies major Cameron Beach ’18, of Greenville, South Carolina, focu...
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. John C. Young Scholar (JCY) and international studies major Cameron Beach ’18, of Greenville, South Carolina, focu...
  • Champions of Change- Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Honduras

    Champions of Change- Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Honduras

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:08:38 GMT
    Aderoba Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in HondurasAderoba Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Honduras
    Aderoba Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in HondurasAderoba Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Honduras
    By Kerry Steinhofer Over the past near-three decades, Centre College has provided more than 50 Fulbright scholars, and the tradition continues with Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 (Columbia, Tennessee), who received the only Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Honduras. As an international studies major with a minor in politics, Aderoba is interested in foreign service, diplomacy and international politics. “I believe that the Fulbright Scholarshi...
    By Kerry Steinhofer Over the past near-three decades, Centre College has provided more than 50 Fulbright scholars, and the tradition continues with Oyinkansola Aderoba ’18 (Columbia, Tennessee), who received the only Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Honduras. As an international studies major with a minor in politics, Aderoba is interested in foreign service, diplomacy and international politics. “I believe that the Fulbright Scholarshi...
  • Champions of Change- Paxton Duff ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Mexico

    Champions of Change- Paxton Duff ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Mexico

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:01:39 GMT
    Duff Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in MexicoDuff Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Mexico
    Duff Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in MexicoDuff Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Mexico
    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College has a history of producing Fulbright scholars, and that tradition continues this year with Paxton Duff ’18 (Louisville, Kentucky), who received a Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico beginning in late August. “I originally applied for the Fulbright to Mexico, because I love working with kids, and I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone in my first year after Centre,” he said. As a Spanish and...
    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College has a history of producing Fulbright scholars, and that tradition continues this year with Paxton Duff ’18 (Louisville, Kentucky), who received a Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico beginning in late August. “I originally applied for the Fulbright to Mexico, because I love working with kids, and I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone in my first year after Centre,” he said. As a Spanish and...
  • Champions of Change- John C. Young Scholar Vrinda Desai ’18 Studies Forensic Analysis of Blood Spatter

    Champions of Change- John C. Young Scholar Vrinda Desai ’18 Studies Forensic Analysis of Blood Spatter

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-07-11 19:51:00 GMT
    John C. Young scholar Vrinda Desai ’18 studies forensic analysis of blood spatterJohn C. Young scholar Vrinda Desai ’18 studies forensic analysis of blood spatter
    John C. Young scholar Vrinda Desai ’18 studies forensic analysis of blood spatterJohn C. Young scholar Vrinda Desai ’18 studies forensic analysis of blood spatter
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. Danville native and John C. Young Scholar (JCY) Vrinda Desai, a physics major, has been conducting research that may be i...
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. Danville native and John C. Young Scholar (JCY) Vrinda Desai, a physics major, has been conducting research that may be i...
  • Champions of Change- Centre Students Polish Singing Skills at Regional Competition

    Champions of Change- Centre Students Polish Singing Skills at Regional Competition

    Thursday, July 5 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-07-05 20:38:22 GMT
    Centre Students Polish Singing Skills at Regional CompetitionCentre Students Polish Singing Skills at Regional Competition
    Centre Students Polish Singing Skills at Regional CompetitionCentre Students Polish Singing Skills at Regional Competition
    By Kathleen Murphy Sharing their voices with the region, Centre College students recently participated in this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition. With the support of voice instructors Cacey Nardolillo and Marie-France Duclos, and Centre’s Alltech Artist-in-Residence Gregory Turay, 11 students presented their talents to a set of judges and received feedback to improve their abilities. The students faced off against 300 other singer...
    By Kathleen Murphy Sharing their voices with the region, Centre College students recently participated in this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition. With the support of voice instructors Cacey Nardolillo and Marie-France Duclos, and Centre’s Alltech Artist-in-Residence Gregory Turay, 11 students presented their talents to a set of judges and received feedback to improve their abilities. The students faced off against 300 other singer...
  • Champions of Change- Thirteenth Night: Five Students Nominated for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

    Champions of Change- Thirteenth Night: Five Students Nominated for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

    Thursday, July 5 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-07-05 20:19:37 GMT
    Thirteenth NIghtThirteenth NIght
    Thirteenth NIghtThirteenth NIght
    By Kathleen Murphy In February 2019, Centre College’s drama program will send five students to the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Selected from the recent production of Twelfth Night, these students will have the chance to compete with their peers across the region in Spartanburg, South Carolina, next spring semester. Together, a representative from the festival and Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts Jennifer Goff nominated two students, Katherine...
    By Kathleen Murphy In February 2019, Centre College’s drama program will send five students to the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Selected from the recent production of Twelfth Night, these students will have the chance to compete with their peers across the region in Spartanburg, South Carolina, next spring semester. Together, a representative from the festival and Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts Jennifer Goff nominated two students, Katherine...
  • Champions of Change- Brendan Holly ’18 Researches Environmentalism as a John C. Young Scholar

    Champions of Change- Brendan Holly ’18 Researches Environmentalism as a John C. Young Scholar

    Thursday, July 5 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-07-05 19:57:17 GMT
    Holly Researches Environmentalism as a John C. Young ScholarHolly Researches Environmentalism as a John C. Young Scholar
    Holly Researches Environmentalism as a John C. Young ScholarHolly Researches Environmentalism as a John C. Young Scholar
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. John C. Young Scholar (JCY) Brendan Holly ’18 (Sidney, Nebraska) has spent his senior year investigating...
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. John C. Young Scholar (JCY) Brendan Holly ’18 (Sidney, Nebraska) has spent his senior year investigating...
  • Champions of Change- John C. Young Scholar Jessica Haralu ’18 Researches Gender Identity in Mozart, Da Ponte Operas

    Champions of Change- John C. Young Scholar Jessica Haralu ’18 Researches Gender Identity in Mozart, Da Ponte Operas

    Thursday, July 5 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-07-05 19:49:16 GMT
    Haralu Researches Gender Identity in Mozart, Da Ponte OperasHaralu Researches Gender Identity in Mozart, Da Ponte Operas
    Haralu Researches Gender Identity in Mozart, Da Ponte OperasHaralu Researches Gender Identity in Mozart, Da Ponte Operas
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. Jessica Haralu ’18, (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) has tuned her eyes and ears to the music stylings of Wolfgang Ama...
    By Kerry Steinhofer This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. Jessica Haralu ’18, (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) has tuned her eyes and ears to the music stylings of Wolfgang Ama...
  • Champions of Change- Centre’s Devin Hayes ’18 Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

    Champions of Change- Centre’s Devin Hayes ’18 Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

    Thursday, July 5 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-05 19:39:57 GMT
    Hayes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports ScholarHayes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
    Hayes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports ScholarHayes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
    By Seth Stogsdill The publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education recently released its annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar award winners, celebrating excellence in sports, academics and service, and Centre College senior quarterback Devin Hayes (Bowling Green, Kentucky) earned a spot on the prestigious list for the 2017-18 academic year. Hayes was named to the Second Team of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, which spans schools of all divisions. Going ...
    By Seth Stogsdill The publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education recently released its annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar award winners, celebrating excellence in sports, academics and service, and Centre College senior quarterback Devin Hayes (Bowling Green, Kentucky) earned a spot on the prestigious list for the 2017-18 academic year. Hayes was named to the Second Team of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, which spans schools of all divisions. Going ...
  • Champions of Change- UK Student Artists Take Honors at University Open

    Champions of Change- UK Student Artists Take Honors at University Open

    Thursday, July 5 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-07-05 19:17:03 GMT
    Detail image of "Womb Study" by Ali DeaneDetail image of "Womb Study" by Ali Deane
    Detail image of "Womb Study" by Ali DeaneDetail image of "Womb Study" by Ali Deane

    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2018) — Two University of Kentucky students, Ali Deane and Megan Douthitt, in the School of Arts and Visual Studies took honors at the 2018 University Open presented by LexArts. The juried exhibition, which features the best work from students in Kentucky’s collegiate visual art programs, is on display through June 23, at ArtsPlace Gallery in downtown Lexington. This year’s exhibition showcases 28 pieces of art from students...

    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2018) — Two University of Kentucky students, Ali Deane and Megan Douthitt, in the School of Arts and Visual Studies took honors at the 2018 University Open presented by LexArts. The juried exhibition, which features the best work from students in Kentucky’s collegiate visual art programs, is on display through June 23, at ArtsPlace Gallery in downtown Lexington. This year’s exhibition showcases 28 pieces of art from students...

  • Champions of Change- School-Record Six UK Teams Win NCAA Academic Progress Rate Award

    Champions of Change- School-Record Six UK Teams Win NCAA Academic Progress Rate Award

    Thursday, July 5 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-05 18:59:20 GMT
    Six UK Teams Win NCAA Academic Progress Rate AwardSix UK Teams Win NCAA Academic Progress Rate Award
    Six UK Teams Win NCAA Academic Progress Rate AwardSix UK Teams Win NCAA Academic Progress Rate Award

    By Tony Neely LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 17, 2018) — The University of Kentucky set a school record with six teams — men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, softball and volleyball — that received Public Recognition Awards for their Academic Progress Rate scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The Wildcat squads received the honor for placing in the top 10 percent of Division I schools in their respective sports. The APR provides...

    By Tony Neely LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 17, 2018) — The University of Kentucky set a school record with six teams — men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, softball and volleyball — that received Public Recognition Awards for their Academic Progress Rate scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The Wildcat squads received the honor for placing in the top 10 percent of Division I schools in their respective sports. The APR provides...

  • Champions of Change- UK Researchers Study Rapid Blood Test for Concussions

    Champions of Change- UK Researchers Study Rapid Blood Test for Concussions

    Thursday, July 5 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-07-05 18:58:05 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of UK Athletics | Dr. Robert Hosey with a student athlete.Photo Courtesy of UK Athletics | Dr. Robert Hosey with a student athlete.

    By Olivia Remirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2018) — When an athlete takes a hard hit or fall, one of the first things that comes to the minds of coaches, athletic trainers, team physicians and spectators is the risk of concussion. Protocols are in place to assess if an athlete has sustained a concussion or if they can be cleared to go back into the game. However, there is some ambiguity between physicians as to what constitutes a concussion. That's why over the next three years ...

    By Olivia Remirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2018) — When an athlete takes a hard hit or fall, one of the first things that comes to the minds of coaches, athletic trainers, team physicians and spectators is the risk of concussion. Protocols are in place to assess if an athlete has sustained a concussion or if they can be cleared to go back into the game. However, there is some ambiguity between physicians as to what constitutes a concussion. That's why over the next three years ...

  • Champions of Change- Fulbright Program Recognizes 5 UK Students

    Champions of Change- Fulbright Program Recognizes 5 UK Students

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:15:00 GMT
    Fulbright Program Recognizes 5 UK StudentsFulbright Program Recognizes 5 UK Students
    Fulbright Program Recognizes 5 UK StudentsFulbright Program Recognizes 5 UK Students
    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2018) — University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that four recent UK graduates and one doctoral student have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among approximately 1,900 U.S. students who will travel abroad for the 2018-19 academic year. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected based on academic or professional achievement, as well as demo...
    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2018) — University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that four recent UK graduates and one doctoral student have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among approximately 1,900 U.S. students who will travel abroad for the 2018-19 academic year. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected based on academic or professional achievement, as well as demo...
  • Champions of Change- Beloved Dog and UK HealthCare's Comprehensive Stroke Center Save Patient

    Champions of Change- Beloved Dog and UK HealthCare's Comprehensive Stroke Center Save Patient

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-06-26 20:31:45 GMT
    Gregg Whitaker walks his dog Gracie near his Lexington home. Whiteker credits Gracie and UK HealthCare's Comprehensive Stroke Center with saving his life. Mark Cornelison | UK PhotoGregg Whitaker walks his dog Gracie near his Lexington home. Whiteker credits Gracie and UK HealthCare's Comprehensive Stroke Center with saving his life. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo
    By Laura Wright LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2018) — "Gracie, sit." But Gracie wouldn't sit.  Eventually Gregg Whiteker realized that Gracie, his beloved Golden-Collie mix, wasn't sitting because she didn't hear him speak. And she didn't hear him speak because he wasn't actually speaking. He couldn't get the words out. Whiteker went cold as he realized that he might be having a stroke. Diagnosed with diabetes at 30, Gregg had his blood sugar u...
    By Laura Wright LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2018) — "Gracie, sit." But Gracie wouldn't sit.  Eventually Gregg Whiteker realized that Gracie, his beloved Golden-Collie mix, wasn't sitting because she didn't hear him speak. And she didn't hear him speak because he wasn't actually speaking. He couldn't get the words out. Whiteker went cold as he realized that he might be having a stroke. Diagnosed with diabetes at 30, Gregg had his blood sugar u...
  • Champions of Change- UK to Offer Free Statistics Workshop for High School Students

    Champions of Change- UK to Offer Free Statistics Workshop for High School Students

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-06-26 20:13:18 GMT
    UK to Offer Free Statistics Workshop for High School StudentsUK to Offer Free Statistics Workshop for High School Students
    UK to Offer Free Statistics Workshop for High School StudentsUK to Offer Free Statistics Workshop for High School Students
    By Mallory Powell LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2018) — High school students can get an expert introduction to statistics and related careers at a free three-day workshop June 4 through June 6. The "Statistics Facts and Snacks" program, hosted by the University of Kentucky Applied Statistics Lab and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, will discuss what a statistician does, explore requirements to pursue higher education in statistics, and teach introductory ...
    By Mallory Powell LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2018) — High school students can get an expert introduction to statistics and related careers at a free three-day workshop June 4 through June 6. The "Statistics Facts and Snacks" program, hosted by the University of Kentucky Applied Statistics Lab and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, will discuss what a statistician does, explore requirements to pursue higher education in statistics, and teach introductory ...
  • Champions of Change- Meadowthorpe’s Green Ribbon Status Headlines Environmental Awards

    Champions of Change- Meadowthorpe’s Green Ribbon Status Headlines Environmental Awards

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:54:31 GMT
    Meadowthorpe’s Green Ribbon Status Headlines Environmental AwardsMeadowthorpe’s Green Ribbon Status Headlines Environmental Awards
    Meadowthorpe’s Green Ribbon Status Headlines Environmental AwardsMeadowthorpe’s Green Ribbon Status Headlines Environmental Awards
    Meadowthorpe Elementary is the seventh national Green Ribbon School honoree for FCPS, headlining a batch of environmental awards for spring 2018. This recognition from the U.S. Department of Education indicates Meadowthorpe has made great strides in three areas or pillars: reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education. Meadowthorpe’s efforts (page 8...
    Meadowthorpe Elementary is the seventh national Green Ribbon School honoree for FCPS, headlining a batch of environmental awards for spring 2018. This recognition from the U.S. Department of Education indicates Meadowthorpe has made great strides in three areas or pillars: reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education. Meadowthorpe’s efforts (page 8...
  • Champions of Change- Dunbar Teams Take First and Third Place in 2018 Kentucky Envirothon

    Champions of Change- Dunbar Teams Take First and Third Place in 2018 Kentucky Envirothon

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:33:54 GMT
    Back row, from left: Shashank Bhatt, Katrina Baniak, Angie Xiao, adviser Heather Noland, CiCi Mao, and Zsombor Gal. Front, from left: Reka Gal, Sydney Sun, Jin Cho, Kelly Chen, and Hannah WangBack row, from left: Shashank Bhatt, Katrina Baniak, Angie Xiao, adviser Heather Noland, CiCi Mao, and Zsombor Gal. Front, from left: Reka Gal, Sydney Sun, Jin Cho, Kelly Chen, and Hannah Wang
    Back row, from left: Shashank Bhatt, Katrina Baniak, Angie Xiao, adviser Heather Noland, CiCi Mao, and Zsombor Gal. Front, from left: Reka Gal, Sydney Sun, Jin Cho, Kelly Chen, and Hannah WangBack row, from left: Shashank Bhatt, Katrina Baniak, Angie Xiao, adviser Heather Noland, CiCi Mao, and Zsombor Gal. Front, from left: Reka Gal, Sydney Sun, Jin Cho, Kelly Chen, and Hannah Wang
    The “A” team from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School won the 2018 Kentucky Envirothon, held in mid-May at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Education and Leadership Center in Jabez. Seniors CiCi Mao, Zsombor Gal, Kelly Chen, Hannah Wang, and Jin Cho now qualify to compete in the North American Envirothon, set for July 22-28 at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.  In the state contest, Dunbar A notably tallied the highest scores on the soils exam and the oral presentation...
    The “A” team from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School won the 2018 Kentucky Envirothon, held in mid-May at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Education and Leadership Center in Jabez. Seniors CiCi Mao, Zsombor Gal, Kelly Chen, Hannah Wang, and Jin Cho now qualify to compete in the North American Envirothon, set for July 22-28 at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.  In the state contest, Dunbar A notably tallied the highest scores on the soils exam and the oral presentation...
  • Champions of Change- Young Scientists Bring Home Honors from 2018 Intel ISEF

    Champions of Change- Young Scientists Bring Home Honors from 2018 Intel ISEF

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:24:46 GMT
    Young Scientists Bring Home Honors from 2018 Intel ISEFYoung Scientists Bring Home Honors from 2018 Intel ISEF
    Young Scientists Bring Home Honors from 2018 Intel ISEFYoung Scientists Bring Home Honors from 2018 Intel ISEF
    Four outstanding students represented Fayette County Public Schools well at the 2018 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, held in Pittsburgh in mid-May. The Central Kentucky Regional Science & Engineering Fair sent these teens to compete on a much bigger stage, and they brought home several honors. Erik Han, Rachel Seevers, and David Ma of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Theo Ehrenborg of Henry Clay High School were part of Team Kentucky, which gathered 10 cat...
    Four outstanding students represented Fayette County Public Schools well at the 2018 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, held in Pittsburgh in mid-May. The Central Kentucky Regional Science & Engineering Fair sent these teens to compete on a much bigger stage, and they brought home several honors. Erik Han, Rachel Seevers, and David Ma of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Theo Ehrenborg of Henry Clay High School were part of Team Kentucky, which gathered 10 cat...
  • Champions of Change- Dunbar Journalists Earn National Attention for Excellent Work

    Champions of Change- Dunbar Journalists Earn National Attention for Excellent Work

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:41:28 GMT
    Dunbar journalists earn national attention for excellent workDunbar journalists earn national attention for excellent work

    PLD Lamplighter, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School’s media program, has won numerous awards and achieved national recognition for excellence in scholastic journalism in 2017-18.  Highlights include Best High School News Website in the 2018 Mark of Excellence competition, Distinguished Site status from School Newspapers Online (the only Kentucky school to receive this honor), a gold medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and several marks of distinction f...

    PLD Lamplighter, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School’s media program, has won numerous awards and achieved national recognition for excellence in scholastic journalism in 2017-18.  Highlights include Best High School News Website in the 2018 Mark of Excellence competition, Distinguished Site status from School Newspapers Online (the only Kentucky school to receive this honor), a gold medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and several marks of distinction f...

  • Champions of Change- FCPS Produces Several Winners in KET’s 2018 Young Writers Contest

    Champions of Change- FCPS Produces Several Winners in KET’s 2018 Young Writers Contest

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:24:40 GMT
    FCPS produces several winners in KET’s 2018 Young Writers ContestFCPS produces several winners in KET’s 2018 Young Writers Contest
    FCPS produces several winners in KET’s 2018 Young Writers ContestFCPS produces several winners in KET’s 2018 Young Writers Contest
    KET’s Young Writers Contest encourages creative expression and literacy development by inviting students in kindergarten through eighth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short stories, and poetry. For 2018, KET received more than 1,200 entries representing nearly 300 schools from 17 states, and several winners hail from Fayette County Public Schools. “Our KET team was impressed by the talent and creativity reflected in the entries we received – so much s...
    KET’s Young Writers Contest encourages creative expression and literacy development by inviting students in kindergarten through eighth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short stories, and poetry. For 2018, KET received more than 1,200 entries representing nearly 300 schools from 17 states, and several winners hail from Fayette County Public Schools. “Our KET team was impressed by the talent and creativity reflected in the entries we received – so much s...
  • Champions of Change- Emily McGlone ’18 Studies Alzheimer’s Disease as John C. Young Scholar

    Champions of Change- Emily McGlone ’18 Studies Alzheimer’s Disease as John C. Young Scholar

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:53:15 GMT
    Emily McGlone ’18 studies Alzheimer’s disease as John C. Young ScholarEmily McGlone ’18 studies Alzheimer’s disease as John C. Young Scholar
    Emily McGlone ’18 studies Alzheimer’s disease as John C. Young ScholarEmily McGlone ’18 studies Alzheimer’s disease as John C. Young Scholar
    By Kerry Steinhofer As a John C. Young Scholar (JCY), Emily McGlone ’18 (Cincinnati, Ohio) is studying the effects of electricity on the aggregation patterns of Amyloid-β, a peptide involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Centre College’s JCY program is designed to serve strong, highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosi...
    By Kerry Steinhofer As a John C. Young Scholar (JCY), Emily McGlone ’18 (Cincinnati, Ohio) is studying the effects of electricity on the aggregation patterns of Amyloid-β, a peptide involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Centre College’s JCY program is designed to serve strong, highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosi...
  • Champions of Change- Amaryst Parks ’18 Discovers Connections Between Social Justice and Equitable Community

    Champions of Change- Amaryst Parks ’18 Discovers Connections Between Social Justice and Equitable Community

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:42:53 GMT
    Amaryst Parks ’18 discovers connections between social justice and equitable communityAmaryst Parks ’18 discovers connections between social justice and equitable community
    Amaryst Parks ’18 discovers connections between social justice and equitable communityAmaryst Parks ’18 discovers connections between social justice and equitable community
    BY Centre College News This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. As a self-designed social justice major, John C. Young Scholar Amaryst Parks ’18 (Florence, Alabama) has spent the ye...
    BY Centre College News This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. As a self-designed social justice major, John C. Young Scholar Amaryst Parks ’18 (Florence, Alabama) has spent the ye...
  • Champions of Change- Elizabeth Williams ’18 Studies Chaucer’s Work as a John C. Young Scholar

    Champions of Change- Elizabeth Williams ’18 Studies Chaucer’s Work as a John C. Young Scholar

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:24:55 GMT
    Williams Studies Chaucer's WorkWilliams Studies Chaucer's Work
    Elizabeth Williams ’18 Studies Chaucer’s Work as a John C. Young ScholarElizabeth Williams ’18 Studies Chaucer’s Work as a John C. Young Scholar
    By Centre College News This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. As a JCY Scholar, English and history double major Elizabeth “Ellie” Williams ’18 (Fort Thomas...
    By Centre College News This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. As a JCY Scholar, English and history double major Elizabeth “Ellie” Williams ’18 (Fort Thomas...
  • Champions of Change- Martin Named 2017-18 SAA Man of the Year

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:15:34 GMT
    Martin Named 2017-18 SAA Man of the YearMartin Named 2017-18 SAA Man of the Year
    Martin Named 2017-18 SAA Man of the YearMartin Named 2017-18 SAA Man of the Year
    By Centre Athletics The Southern Athletic Association released its final awards of the 2017-18 season as they gave out their Man and Woman of the Year awards to the most distinguished male and female student-athletes in the conference, as voted on by the league’s athletic directors and front office. For the second straight year, the Man of the Year award went to Centre College as senior swimmer Noah Martin (Spartanburg, South Carolina) earned the distinction for 2017-...
    By Centre Athletics The Southern Athletic Association released its final awards of the 2017-18 season as they gave out their Man and Woman of the Year awards to the most distinguished male and female student-athletes in the conference, as voted on by the league’s athletic directors and front office. For the second straight year, the Man of the Year award went to Centre College as senior swimmer Noah Martin (Spartanburg, South Carolina) earned the distinction for 2017-...
  • Champions of Change- Centre Graduates Three Students from ROTC Program

    Champions of Change- Centre Graduates Three Students from ROTC Program

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:07:18 GMT
    Centre Graduates Three Students from ROTC ProgramCentre Graduates Three Students from ROTC Program
    Centre Graduates Three Students from ROTC ProgramCentre Graduates Three Students from ROTC Program
    By Kerry Steinhofer At Centre College’s 195 Commencement ceremonies, Josiah Farley ’18 (Lexington, Kentucky), Austin Glang ’18 (Fayetteville, Georgia) and Bradley Sampson ’18 (Durham, North Carolina) not only received bachelor degrees from the College but also graduated from the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. Centre students may participate in the ROTC programs of either the U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force through a partnership with the Universit...
    By Kerry Steinhofer At Centre College’s 195 Commencement ceremonies, Josiah Farley ’18 (Lexington, Kentucky), Austin Glang ’18 (Fayetteville, Georgia) and Bradley Sampson ’18 (Durham, North Carolina) not only received bachelor degrees from the College but also graduated from the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. Centre students may participate in the ROTC programs of either the U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force through a partnership with the Universit...
  • Champions of Change- Senior Class Response: Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18

    Champions of Change- Senior Class Response: Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:27:31 GMT
    Senior Class Response: Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18Senior Class Response: Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18
    Senior Class Response: Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18Senior Class Response: Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18
    Delivered by Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18, Student Government Association president May 20, 2018 Good afternoon. It is challenging to believe that May 20, 2018 has arrived so quickly. At the same time, it is hard to believe that our time is up. I waited excited for college since I was incredibly young and I never thought that move in day at Centre would come as I drudged through my senior of high school. My senior year at Centre has been quite the opposite. I have seemingly tear...
    Delivered by Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18, Student Government Association president May 20, 2018 Good afternoon. It is challenging to believe that May 20, 2018 has arrived so quickly. At the same time, it is hard to believe that our time is up. I waited excited for college since I was incredibly young and I never thought that move in day at Centre would come as I drudged through my senior of high school. My senior year at Centre has been quite the opposite. I have seemingly tear...
  • Champions of Change- Doug Boyd to Receive Archival Innovator Award From Society of American Archivists

    Champions of Change- Doug Boyd to Receive Archival Innovator Award From Society of American Archivists

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:40:38 GMT
    Doug Boyd (right), director of Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, is the 2018 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists.Doug Boyd (right), director of Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, is the 2018 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists.
    Doug Boyd (right), director of Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, is the 2018 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists.Doug Boyd (right), director of Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, is the 2018 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists.
    By Abigail Christian and Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2018) — Doug Boyd, director of the University of Kentucky Libraries Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, is the 2018 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and SAA in Washington, D.C.,...
    By Abigail Christian and Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2018) — Doug Boyd, director of the University of Kentucky Libraries Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, is the 2018 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and SAA in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Champions of Change- Rachel Farr Named Recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars Award

    Champions of Change- Rachel Farr Named Recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars Award

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:12:55 GMT
    Rachel Farr, assistant professor of developmental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars award.Rachel Farr, assistant professor of developmental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars award.
    Rachel Farr, assistant professor of developmental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars award.Rachel Farr, assistant professor of developmental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars award.
    By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2018) — Rachel Farr, assistant professor of developmental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars Award. Launched in 1982, the scholars program supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral and health sciences. To date, the program has sponsored more than 180 talented re...
    By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2018) — Rachel Farr, assistant professor of developmental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars Award. Launched in 1982, the scholars program supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral and health sciences. To date, the program has sponsored more than 180 talented re...
  • Champions of Change- First Graduates of Online Master of Applied Statistics Find Skills in High Demand

    Champions of Change- First Graduates of Online Master of Applied Statistics Find Skills in High Demand

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:00:09 GMT
    Former Marine and currently active in the Air National Guard, Eric Rannenberg just received his master’s degree as part of the first cohort of UK's new Master of Applied Statistics online professional graduate program.Former Marine and currently active in the Air National Guard, Eric Rannenberg just received his master’s degree as part of the first cohort of UK's new Master of Applied Statistics online professional graduate program.
    Former Marine and currently active in the Air National Guard, Eric Rannenberg just received his master’s degree as part of the first cohort of UK's new Master of Applied Statistics online professional graduate program.Former Marine and currently active in the Air National Guard, Eric Rannenberg just received his master’s degree as part of the first cohort of UK's new Master of Applied Statistics online professional graduate program.
    By Jennifer T. Allen LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2018) — Eric Rannenberg was coming out of a math course on the University of Kentucky campus when he saw a flier that completely changed his academic plan. The flier, promoting the UK College of Arts and Sciences’ online Master of Applied Statistics, led Rannenberg to apply to the program and begin his studies that semester. “I dropped all of my other classes except one, joined the statistics program three weeks la...
    By Jennifer T. Allen LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2018) — Eric Rannenberg was coming out of a math course on the University of Kentucky campus when he saw a flier that completely changed his academic plan. The flier, promoting the UK College of Arts and Sciences’ online Master of Applied Statistics, led Rannenberg to apply to the program and begin his studies that semester. “I dropped all of my other classes except one, joined the statistics program three weeks la...
  • Champions of Change- Martin School’s Rajeev Darolia Earns Coveted Fellowship Award

    Champions of Change- Martin School’s Rajeev Darolia Earns Coveted Fellowship Award

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:18:06 GMT
    Rajeev Darolia, Photo by Jenny Wells-HosleyRajeev Darolia, Photo by Jenny Wells-Hosley
    Rajeev Darolia, Photo by Jenny Wells-HosleyRajeev Darolia, Photo by Jenny Wells-Hosley
    By Carl Nathe LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) – University of Kentucky faculty member Rajeev Darolia accepted a position as an associate professor in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration last year in part because he wanted to be closer to family. Yet the Cincinnati native said the main reason he left the University of Missouri for UK was, “I wanted to be part of the great future here at the Martin School.” Now he is helping to write that future. Ear...
    By Carl Nathe LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) – University of Kentucky faculty member Rajeev Darolia accepted a position as an associate professor in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration last year in part because he wanted to be closer to family. Yet the Cincinnati native said the main reason he left the University of Missouri for UK was, “I wanted to be part of the great future here at the Martin School.” Now he is helping to write that future. Ear...
  • Champions of Change- To Improve Life on Earth, Two UK Alumni Are Focused on Space

    Champions of Change- To Improve Life on Earth, Two UK Alumni Are Focused on Space

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:12:26 GMT
    After being unpacked from the SpaceX Dragon, a Space Tango CubeLab floats in the International Space Station, awaiting installation in the TangoLab.After being unpacked from the SpaceX Dragon, a Space Tango CubeLab floats in the International Space Station, awaiting installation in the TangoLab.
    After being unpacked from the SpaceX Dragon, a Space Tango CubeLab floats in the International Space Station, awaiting installation in the TangoLab.After being unpacked from the SpaceX Dragon, a Space Tango CubeLab floats in the International Space Station, awaiting installation in the TangoLab.
    By Kel Hahn LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) — Located in downtown Lexington, aerospace startup Space Tango describes itself as "a full-service solution to micro-gravity research and manufacturing.” What, exactly, does that mean? CEO and University of Kentucky College of Engineering alumnus Twyman Clements provides this explanation: “We design project architectures and experiments specifically for a microgravity — which is close to zero gravity ...
    By Kel Hahn LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) — Located in downtown Lexington, aerospace startup Space Tango describes itself as "a full-service solution to micro-gravity research and manufacturing.” What, exactly, does that mean? CEO and University of Kentucky College of Engineering alumnus Twyman Clements provides this explanation: “We design project architectures and experiments specifically for a microgravity — which is close to zero gravity ...
  • Champions of Change- Turning STEM Majors Into STEM Educators

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:04:16 GMT
    Evander Harris, who is now a physics teacher at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, mixes compounds together with Henry Clay High School teacher and FCPS teacher partner Craig Schroeder at a 2016 Noyce STEM Summer Workshop.Evander Harris, who is now a physics teacher at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, mixes compounds together with Henry Clay High School teacher and FCPS teacher partner Craig Schroeder at a 2016 Noyce STEM Summer Workshop.
    Evander Harris, who is now a physics teacher at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, mixes compounds together with Henry Clay High School teacher and FCPS teacher partner Craig Schroeder at a 2016 Noyce STEM Summer Workshop.Evander Harris, who is now a physics teacher at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, mixes compounds together with Henry Clay High School teacher and FCPS teacher partner Craig Schroeder at a 2016 Noyce STEM Summer Workshop.

    By Jenny Wells LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) — The University of Kentucky wants to not only recruit more students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, but also train those students to become STEM educators. Through a collaborative effort led by the UK College of Education, the UK College of Arts and Sciences and the UK College of Engineering, the "UK Noyce STEM PLUS: Producing Leaders for Urban/rUral Schools...

    By Jenny Wells LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2018) — The University of Kentucky wants to not only recruit more students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, but also train those students to become STEM educators. Through a collaborative effort led by the UK College of Education, the UK College of Arts and Sciences and the UK College of Engineering, the "UK Noyce STEM PLUS: Producing Leaders for Urban/rUral Schools...

  • Champions of Change- A Stroke at Age 27 Inspired Dedication to Cardiovascular Research

    Champions of Change- A Stroke at Age 27 Inspired Dedication to Cardiovascular Research

    Thursday, June 7 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-06-07 15:24:12 GMT
    UK's Donna Arnett talks about how her experience as a stroke patient inspired her interest in cardiovascular research.UK's Donna Arnett talks about how her experience as a stroke patient inspired her interest in cardiovascular research.
    UK's Donna Arnett talks about how her experience as a stroke patient inspired her interest in cardiovascular research.UK's Donna Arnett talks about how her experience as a stroke patient inspired her interest in cardiovascular research.
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2018) — When Donna Arnett, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, had a stroke when she was 27 years old people didn't believe her. Though she experienced slurring of speech, facial drooping and numbness in her arm - all telltale signs of a stroke - the people around her thought, because of her age, it must be something else. Four hours later, after she'd driven herself to work, she was sent to the emergency room ...
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2018) — When Donna Arnett, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, had a stroke when she was 27 years old people didn't believe her. Though she experienced slurring of speech, facial drooping and numbness in her arm - all telltale signs of a stroke - the people around her thought, because of her age, it must be something else. Four hours later, after she'd driven herself to work, she was sent to the emergency room ...
  • Champions of Change- UK Graduate Wins Princeton in Asia Fellowship

    Champions of Change- UK Graduate Wins Princeton in Asia Fellowship

    Thursday, June 7 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-06-07 15:12:17 GMT
    UK graduate Bridget Nicholas is a recipient of a 2018 Princeton in Asia FellowshipUK graduate Bridget Nicholas is a recipient of a 2018 Princeton in Asia Fellowship
    UK graduate Bridget Nicholas is a recipient of a 2018 Princeton in Asia FellowshipUK graduate Bridget Nicholas is a recipient of a 2018 Princeton in Asia Fellowship
    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 22, 2018) — Recent University of Kentucky modern and classical languages/Chinese studies and international studies graduate Bridget Nicholas has been selected for a fellowship from the Princeton in Asia program. As part of the program, Nicholas will serve in Dunhuang, China. Princeton in Asia (PiA) sponsors more than 150 fellowships and internships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, u...
    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 22, 2018) — Recent University of Kentucky modern and classical languages/Chinese studies and international studies graduate Bridget Nicholas has been selected for a fellowship from the Princeton in Asia program. As part of the program, Nicholas will serve in Dunhuang, China. Princeton in Asia (PiA) sponsors more than 150 fellowships and internships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, u...
  • Champions of Change- UK Researchers Publish Study on New Therapy to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

    Champions of Change- UK Researchers Publish Study on New Therapy to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

    Thursday, June 7 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-06-07 14:54:20 GMT
    Dr. Sharon Walsh and Dr. Michelle Lofwall Hilary Brown | UK PhotoDr. Sharon Walsh and Dr. Michelle Lofwall Hilary Brown | UK Photo
    Dr. Sharon Walsh and Dr. Michelle Lofwall Hilary Brown | UK PhotoDr. Sharon Walsh and Dr. Michelle Lofwall Hilary Brown | UK Photo
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 22, 2018) — Better delivery of medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) is key to addressing the opioid crisis and helping the 2.6 million Americans affected by the disease. While FDA-approved medications are effective for treating persons with OUD, including buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone, each has its own unique barriers that impact patient access to care.  Buprenorphine, used to treat the symptoms of withdrawa...
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 22, 2018) — Better delivery of medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) is key to addressing the opioid crisis and helping the 2.6 million Americans affected by the disease. While FDA-approved medications are effective for treating persons with OUD, including buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone, each has its own unique barriers that impact patient access to care.  Buprenorphine, used to treat the symptoms of withdrawa...
  • Champions of Change- Faculty and Staff Invited to Experience 'A Day in the Life' of a UK Student

    Champions of Change- Faculty and Staff Invited to Experience 'A Day in the Life' of a UK Student

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:10:33 GMT
    Mark Cornelison | UK PhotoMark Cornelison | UK Photo
    Mark Cornelison | UK PhotoMark Cornelison | UK Photo
    By Sarah Nikirk LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2018) –– University of Kentucky faculty and staff are invited to experience “a day in the life” of a college student by signing up to tour one of the residence halls on north campus and enjoying a free lunch at Champions Kitchen in the Bill Gatton Student Center. "Staff and faculty may have heard about the new residence halls, the Living Learning Programs and the new dining facility, Champions Kitchen, but it...
    By Sarah Nikirk LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2018) –– University of Kentucky faculty and staff are invited to experience “a day in the life” of a college student by signing up to tour one of the residence halls on north campus and enjoying a free lunch at Champions Kitchen in the Bill Gatton Student Center. "Staff and faculty may have heard about the new residence halls, the Living Learning Programs and the new dining facility, Champions Kitchen, but it...
  • Champions of Change- UK Woman's Club Awards Three $10,000 Scholarships

    Champions of Change- UK Woman's Club Awards Three $10,000 Scholarships

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-06-06 20:34:49 GMT
    UK Woman's Club Awards Three $10,000 ScholarshipsUK Woman's Club Awards Three $10,000 Scholarships
    UK Woman's Club Awards Three $10,000 ScholarshipsUK Woman's Club Awards Three $10,000 Scholarships
    By Trey Melcher LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2018) — The University of Kentucky Woman's Club (UKWC) awarded $30,000 in scholarships to three students for the 2018-2019 school year. The recipients are Angela Chester, Michelle Kuiper and Lauren Spencer. Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Angela Chester, recipient of the UK Woman's Club Scholarship Chester is a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has made the Dean's List two times and is a member of both the...
    By Trey Melcher LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2018) — The University of Kentucky Woman's Club (UKWC) awarded $30,000 in scholarships to three students for the 2018-2019 school year. The recipients are Angela Chester, Michelle Kuiper and Lauren Spencer. Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Angela Chester, recipient of the UK Woman's Club Scholarship Chester is a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has made the Dean's List two times and is a member of both the...
  • Champions of Change- What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image

    Champions of Change- What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-06-06 20:29:10 GMT
    A Study About Selfies and Teenage Body ImageA Study About Selfies and Teenage Body Image
    A Study About Selfies and Teenage Body ImageA Study About Selfies and Teenage Body Image
    By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2018) — From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted by Ilyssa Salomon, doctoral student, and Christia Spears Brown, professor of psychology, at the University of Kentucky. Social media presents a unique set of challenges for...
    By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2018) — From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted by Ilyssa Salomon, doctoral student, and Christia Spears Brown, professor of psychology, at the University of Kentucky. Social media presents a unique set of challenges for...
  • Champions of Change- Diversity Leader Damon Williams Visits Campus June 11

    Champions of Change- Diversity Leader Damon Williams Visits Campus June 11

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-06-05 21:30:34 GMT
    Damon WilliamsDamon Williams
    Damon WilliamsDamon Williams
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 30, 2018) —? Damon A. Williams, author of the best-selling books “Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education” and “The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure and Change Management” as well as the monograph “The Role of the Chief Diversity Officers in Academic Medicine,” will speak at the University of Kentucky June 11. Formerly vice president and chief ...
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 30, 2018) —? Damon A. Williams, author of the best-selling books “Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education” and “The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure and Change Management” as well as the monograph “The Role of the Chief Diversity Officers in Academic Medicine,” will speak at the University of Kentucky June 11. Formerly vice president and chief ...
  • Champions of Change- Wildcat Teams Excel in NCAA Academic Progress Rates

    Champions of Change- Wildcat Teams Excel in NCAA Academic Progress Rates

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-06-05 21:25:06 GMT
    Wildcat Teams Excel in NCAA Academic Progress RatesWildcat Teams Excel in NCAA Academic Progress Rates
    Wildcat Teams Excel in NCAA Academic Progress RatesWildcat Teams Excel in NCAA Academic Progress Rates
    By Tony Neely LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 30, 2018) — The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report last week, showing that all University of Kentucky sports teams surpassed the NCAA cut score. Eighteen of the 20 UK team scores exceeded the national average for public universities in their sports and, for the first time in school history, every Wildcat team scored at least 971. The men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, soft...
    By Tony Neely LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 30, 2018) — The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report last week, showing that all University of Kentucky sports teams surpassed the NCAA cut score. Eighteen of the 20 UK team scores exceeded the national average for public universities in their sports and, for the first time in school history, every Wildcat team scored at least 971. The men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, soft...
  • Champions of Change- LTMS Girls Place Third, Beaumont Boys Fifth in 2018 State Track-and-Field Championships

    Champions of Change- LTMS Girls Place Third, Beaumont Boys Fifth in 2018 State Track-and-Field Championships

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-06-05 20:52:36 GMT
    LTMS Girls Place Third, Beaumont boys Fifth in 2018 State Track-and-Field ChampionshipsLTMS Girls Place Third, Beaumont boys Fifth in 2018 State Track-and-Field Championships
    LTMS Girls Place Third, Beaumont boys Fifth in 2018 State Track-and-Field ChampionshipsLTMS Girls Place Third, Beaumont boys Fifth in 2018 State Track-and-Field Championships
    The girls’ track-and-field team from Lexington Traditional Magnet School finished third in the 2018 KTCCCA Middle School State Championships, held May 26 at the University of Louisville. Morton’s girls tied for fifth place, and Beaumont was eighth. In the boys’ team rankings, Beaumont placed fifth to lead FCPS competitors, and LTMS tied for seventh. The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association sponsored the meet. Girls’ top 5 4x800 relay: fifth,...
    The girls’ track-and-field team from Lexington Traditional Magnet School finished third in the 2018 KTCCCA Middle School State Championships, held May 26 at the University of Louisville. Morton’s girls tied for fifth place, and Beaumont was eighth. In the boys’ team rankings, Beaumont placed fifth to lead FCPS competitors, and LTMS tied for seventh. The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association sponsored the meet. Girls’ top 5 4x800 relay: fifth,...
  • Champions of Change- UK to Offer Free Summer Accounting Career Awareness Program for High School Students

    Champions of Change- UK to Offer Free Summer Accounting Career Awareness Program for High School Students

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-06-05 20:37:05 GMT
    High school students at a previous ACAP summer program.High school students at a previous ACAP summer program.
    High school students at a previous ACAP summer program.High school students at a previous ACAP summer program.
    By Ann Mary Quarandillo LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2018) — This summer, high school students can learn from professional accountants, faculty and University of Kentucky students about opportunities and careers in accounting and finance through a free four-day summer residency camp July 29-Aug. 2.  The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is presented at UK for the first time this year by the National Association of Black Accountants and the Gatton Colle...
    By Ann Mary Quarandillo LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2018) — This summer, high school students can learn from professional accountants, faculty and University of Kentucky students about opportunities and careers in accounting and finance through a free four-day summer residency camp July 29-Aug. 2.  The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is presented at UK for the first time this year by the National Association of Black Accountants and the Gatton Colle...
  • Champions of Change- UK Faculty Leading a Global Team to Assess Female Equestrian Health

    Champions of Change- UK Faculty Leading a Global Team to Assess Female Equestrian Health

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-06-05 19:58:45 GMT
    Karin Pekarchik, Kimberly Tumlin and Monopolize Hilary Brown | UK PhotoKarin Pekarchik, Kimberly Tumlin and Monopolize Hilary Brown | UK Photo
    Karin Pekarchik, Kimberly Tumlin and Monopolize Hilary Brown | UK PhotoKarin Pekarchik, Kimberly Tumlin and Monopolize Hilary Brown | UK Photo
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2018) — While a wealth of knowledge exists on treatment, nutrition and health of horses, little research has been done on the health and well-being of equestrians, especially female equestrians. This lack of study on women, who make up 70 to 80 percent of the industry, is what motivated Karin Pekarchik, senior extension associate for distance learning in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment,...
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2018) — While a wealth of knowledge exists on treatment, nutrition and health of horses, little research has been done on the health and well-being of equestrians, especially female equestrians. This lack of study on women, who make up 70 to 80 percent of the industry, is what motivated Karin Pekarchik, senior extension associate for distance learning in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment,...
  • Champions of Change- Talented Young Kildare Singer to Perform at 'Youbloom' Next Month Ahead of Special Performance in the U.S. for 4th of July Festival

    Champions of Change- Talented Young Kildare Singer to Perform at 'Youbloom' Next Month Ahead of Special Performance in the U.S. for 4th of July Festival

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-06-05 19:24:39 GMT
    Kildare singer Tia Burke (16) recently won a National Youth Media Award for her song Counterfeit out of 700 entriesKildare singer Tia Burke (16) recently won a National Youth Media Award for her song Counterfeit out of 700 entries
    Kildare singer Tia Burke (16) recently won a National Youth Media Award for her song Counterfeit out of 700 entriesKildare singer Tia Burke (16) recently won a National Youth Media Award for her song Counterfeit out of 700 entries
    By Kim O'Leary A very talented young singer from Kildare is set to make waves at the 'Youbloom Festival' in June playing her original songs, as well as flying out to Lexington, Kentucky, in the United States, to give a special performance as part of the Kildare-Lexington twinning exchange to mark Independence Day on July 4, 2018. Tia Burke is a 16-year-old musician and songwriter from Kildare and she attends Cross & Passion College in Kilcullen. She is performing her origin...
    By Kim O'Leary A very talented young singer from Kildare is set to make waves at the 'Youbloom Festival' in June playing her original songs, as well as flying out to Lexington, Kentucky, in the United States, to give a special performance as part of the Kildare-Lexington twinning exchange to mark Independence Day on July 4, 2018. Tia Burke is a 16-year-old musician and songwriter from Kildare and she attends Cross & Passion College in Kilcullen. She is performing her origin...
  • Champions of Change- Rodenfels Wins National Championship in 3000m Steeplechase

    Champions of Change- Rodenfels Wins National Championship in 3000m Steeplechase

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-06-05 18:56:14 GMT
    Rodenfels Wins National Championship in 3000m SteeplechaseRodenfels Wins National Championship in 3000m Steeplechase
    Rodenfels Wins National Championship in 3000m SteeplechaseRodenfels Wins National Championship in 3000m Steeplechase
    By Centre Athletics It was an historic day for Centre Athletics as junior Annie Rodenfels (Centerville, Ohio) became the school’s fourth individual national champion ever after a dramatic victory in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Rodenfels qualified for this afternoon’s final round after posting a time of 10:41.39 in the preliminary rounds on Thursday, marking the third fas...
    By Centre Athletics It was an historic day for Centre Athletics as junior Annie Rodenfels (Centerville, Ohio) became the school’s fourth individual national champion ever after a dramatic victory in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Rodenfels qualified for this afternoon’s final round after posting a time of 10:41.39 in the preliminary rounds on Thursday, marking the third fas...
  • Champions of Change- Erin Didier ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Brazil

    Champions of Change- Erin Didier ’18 Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Brazil

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-06-05 18:44:17 GMT
    Erin Didier Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in BrazilErin Didier Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Brazil
    Erin Didier Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in BrazilErin Didier Receives Fulbright Award to Teach English in Brazil
    By Kerry Steinhofer Spanish major and Latin American studies minor Erin Didier (Louisville, Kentucky) was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil for nine months. Didier will be teaching English to university students who are studying to teach English as a foreign language. “I was interested in a Fulbright because I have enjoyed working with the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program here at Centre College and wanted to explore t...
    By Kerry Steinhofer Spanish major and Latin American studies minor Erin Didier (Louisville, Kentucky) was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil for nine months. Didier will be teaching English to university students who are studying to teach English as a foreign language. “I was interested in a Fulbright because I have enjoyed working with the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program here at Centre College and wanted to explore t...
  • Champions of Change- Logan Pauley Awarded Scoville Fellowship

    Champions of Change- Logan Pauley Awarded Scoville Fellowship

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-06-05 18:25:03 GMT
    Logan Pauley Awarded Scoville FellowshipLogan Pauley Awarded Scoville Fellowship

    By Cindy Long Logan Pauley ’15 has been awarded a prestigious Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. He will spend six to nine months working with the Stimson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that aims to enhance international peace and security. Pauley is one of only three spring 2018 Scoville Fellows chosen from among 160 applicants who graduated from 104 U.S. universities. His expected projects include China’s changing influence in the international balance...

    By Cindy Long Logan Pauley ’15 has been awarded a prestigious Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. He will spend six to nine months working with the Stimson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that aims to enhance international peace and security. Pauley is one of only three spring 2018 Scoville Fellows chosen from among 160 applicants who graduated from 104 U.S. universities. His expected projects include China’s changing influence in the international balance...

  • Champions of Change- Scholarship Programs Bring Nepali Student From UT Tyler to UK

    Champions of Change- Scholarship Programs Bring Nepali Student From UT Tyler to UK

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-06-05 18:03:16 GMT
    The University of Kentucky has offered a full-ride scholarship to Ojaswi Piya, one of the 61 talented students from Nepal whose scholarships at University of Texas at Tyler were recently canceled.The University of Kentucky has offered a full-ride scholarship to Ojaswi Piya, one of the 61 talented students from Nepal whose scholarships at University of Texas at Tyler were recently canceled.
    The University of Kentucky has offered a full-ride scholarship to Ojaswi Piya, one of the 61 talented students from Nepal whose scholarships at University of Texas at Tyler were recently canceled.The University of Kentucky has offered a full-ride scholarship to Ojaswi Piya, one of the 61 talented students from Nepal whose scholarships at University of Texas at Tyler were recently canceled.
    By Andrea Gils Monzon LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2018) — The University of Kentucky has offered a full-ride scholarship to Ojaswi Piya, one of the 61 talented students from Nepal whose scholarships at University of Texas at Tyler were recently canceled. “This full-ride made my dreams and educational goals and aspirations seem possible again,” Piya said. “I was beyond happy — words can’t convey how grateful I am to have this amazing opportunity come ...
    By Andrea Gils Monzon LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2018) — The University of Kentucky has offered a full-ride scholarship to Ojaswi Piya, one of the 61 talented students from Nepal whose scholarships at University of Texas at Tyler were recently canceled. “This full-ride made my dreams and educational goals and aspirations seem possible again,” Piya said. “I was beyond happy — words can’t convey how grateful I am to have this amazing opportunity come ...
  • Champions of Change- Youth Becoming Leaders at Asbury

    Champions of Change- Youth Becoming Leaders at Asbury

    Thursday, March 29 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-03-29 21:41:49 GMT
    Youth Becoming Leaders at AsburyYouth Becoming Leaders at Asbury
    Youth Becoming Leaders at AsburyYouth Becoming Leaders at Asbury
    Youth Becoming Leaders equips your high school student for leadership and ministry. Learn from university and seminary professors in a hands-on classroom setting. Apply now for our June camp in heart of Kentucky at www.asbury.edu/YBL
    Youth Becoming Leaders equips your high school student for leadership and ministry. Learn from university and seminary professors in a hands-on classroom setting. Apply now for our June camp in heart of Kentucky at www.asbury.edu/YBL
  • Champions of Change- Risko Named 2018 Cottrell Scholar

    Champions of Change- Risko Named 2018 Cottrell Scholar

    Monday, March 26 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-03-26 16:02:07 GMT
    Chad Risko, assistant professor of chemistry in the UK College of Arts and Sciences and researcher at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research.Chad Risko, assistant professor of chemistry in the UK College of Arts and Sciences and researcher at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research.
    Chad Risko, assistant professor of chemistry in the UK College of Arts and Sciences and researcher at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research.Chad Risko, assistant professor of chemistry in the UK College of Arts and Sciences and researcher at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research.
    By Jenny Wells LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) — Chad Risko, an assistant professor of chemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2018 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Started in 1994, Risko is the first recipient of the award at UK, a designation that recognizes top early-career scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy. Cottrell Scholars focus on the dual role of the teacher-scholar. Through h...
    By Jenny Wells LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) — Chad Risko, an assistant professor of chemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2018 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Started in 1994, Risko is the first recipient of the award at UK, a designation that recognizes top early-career scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy. Cottrell Scholars focus on the dual role of the teacher-scholar. Through h...
  • Champions of Change- UK Law Students Providing Free Tax Preparation Starting Feb. 19

    Champions of Change- UK Law Students Providing Free Tax Preparation Starting Feb. 19

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:56:14 GMT
    UK Law Students Providing Free Tax Preparation Starting Feb. 19UK Law Students Providing Free Tax Preparation Starting Feb. 19
    UK Law Students Providing Free Tax Preparation Starting Feb. 19UK Law Students Providing Free Tax Preparation Starting Feb. 19
    By Ashley Ritchie LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) — This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law will continue one of its signature pro bono efforts — the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The UK Tax Clinic will be open Monday, Feb. 19, through Tuesday, April 17. Taxpayers can schedule an appointment at http://law.uky.edu/tax. The UK Law VITA site is one of 19 in Central Kentucky operating with the help of United Way of the Bluegrass. UK Law student ...
    By Ashley Ritchie LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) — This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law will continue one of its signature pro bono efforts — the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The UK Tax Clinic will be open Monday, Feb. 19, through Tuesday, April 17. Taxpayers can schedule an appointment at http://law.uky.edu/tax. The UK Law VITA site is one of 19 in Central Kentucky operating with the help of United Way of the Bluegrass. UK Law student ...
  • Champions of Change- VIDEO: Once a Patient, Now a Survivor — UK Junior Inspires Others

    Champions of Change- VIDEO: Once a Patient, Now a Survivor — UK Junior Inspires Others

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:45:07 GMT
    Bradley WIlson, a UK junior and Family Relations chair for DanceBlue.Bradley WIlson, a UK junior and Family Relations chair for DanceBlue.
    Bradley WIlson, a UK junior and Family Relations chair for DanceBlue.Bradley WIlson, a UK junior and Family Relations chair for DanceBlue.
    By Madison Rose, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) — UK junior Bradley Wilson has experienced the impact of DanceBlue firsthand — as a two-time pediatric cancer survivor. Now he’s leading the fight against cancer on the floor as part of DanceBlue’s student leadership. Most UK students learn about DanceBlue through friends on campus, sessions during orientation or by participating in one of the dozens of mini-marathons ...
    By Madison Rose, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) — UK junior Bradley Wilson has experienced the impact of DanceBlue firsthand — as a two-time pediatric cancer survivor. Now he’s leading the fight against cancer on the floor as part of DanceBlue’s student leadership. Most UK students learn about DanceBlue through friends on campus, sessions during orientation or by participating in one of the dozens of mini-marathons ...
  • Champions of Change- SCAPA Keeps Bar High in Regional Speech Tournament

    Champions of Change- SCAPA Keeps Bar High in Regional Speech Tournament

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:15:24 GMT
    SCAPA at Bluegrass keeps bar high in regional speech tournamentSCAPA at Bluegrass keeps bar high in regional speech tournament
    SCAPA at Bluegrass keeps bar high in regional speech tournamentSCAPA at Bluegrass keeps bar high in regional speech tournament
    SCAPA at Bluegrass controlled the junior division of the Kentucky High School Speech League’s 2018 Bluegrass regional tournament, with Morton Middle as runner-up and Beaumont in fourth place. In the senior division, Henry Clay High School placed second, Paul Laurence Dunbar was third, and Lafayette fifth. ·         Top individual results in FCPS (attached separately) The Feb. 3 contests, which SCAPA hosted, qualified students for ...
    SCAPA at Bluegrass controlled the junior division of the Kentucky High School Speech League’s 2018 Bluegrass regional tournament, with Morton Middle as runner-up and Beaumont in fourth place. In the senior division, Henry Clay High School placed second, Paul Laurence Dunbar was third, and Lafayette fifth. ·         Top individual results in FCPS (attached separately) The Feb. 3 contests, which SCAPA hosted, qualified students for ...
  • Champions of Change- Junior Beta Club Members Deliver at State Convention

    Champions of Change- Junior Beta Club Members Deliver at State Convention

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-03-13 15:38:31 GMT
    Junior Beta Club members deliver at state conventionJunior Beta Club members deliver at state convention
    Junior Beta Club members deliver at state conventionJunior Beta Club members deliver at state convention
    Fayette County Public Schools produced three winners at the 2018 Junior Beta Club state convention, held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Lexington Convention Center. Carson Kitts of Edythe J. Hayes Middle School placed first in Digital Art (Division II / middle schools), and Leestown Middle’s Kiara Johnson took third place in Science (seventh grade). Also, Leestown was runner-up in quiz bowl with team members Derek Hollifield, Sam Joyner, Abby Peck, and Skyler Trowel. National B...
    Fayette County Public Schools produced three winners at the 2018 Junior Beta Club state convention, held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Lexington Convention Center. Carson Kitts of Edythe J. Hayes Middle School placed first in Digital Art (Division II / middle schools), and Leestown Middle’s Kiara Johnson took third place in Science (seventh grade). Also, Leestown was runner-up in quiz bowl with team members Derek Hollifield, Sam Joyner, Abby Peck, and Skyler Trowel. National B...
  • Champions of Change- Hayes, Dunbar Cheer Squads Place Second in National Competition

    Champions of Change- Hayes, Dunbar Cheer Squads Place Second in National Competition

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-03-13 15:31:47 GMT
    Hayes, Dunbar cheer squads place second in national competitionHayes, Dunbar cheer squads place second in national competition
    Hayes, Dunbar cheer squads place second in national competitionHayes, Dunbar cheer squads place second in national competition
    Two cheer squads from Fayette County Public Schools placed second in their respective divisions in the 2018 National High School Cheerleading Championship, which is sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA). The group from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School was runner-up in Small Junior High, while the squad from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School finished second in Large Junior Varsity. Dunbar squads also placed sixth in Junior Varsity Game Day, seventh in Large Varsity Div...
    Two cheer squads from Fayette County Public Schools placed second in their respective divisions in the 2018 National High School Cheerleading Championship, which is sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA). The group from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School was runner-up in Small Junior High, while the squad from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School finished second in Large Junior Varsity. Dunbar squads also placed sixth in Junior Varsity Game Day, seventh in Large Varsity Div...
  • Champions of Change- Shannon Therese Knight '08 Named Young Associate of the Year at Centre College

    Champions of Change- Shannon Therese Knight '08 Named Young Associate of the Year at Centre College

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-03-13 15:15:34 GMT
    Shannon Therese Knight Named Young Associate of the Year at Centre CollegeShannon Therese Knight Named Young Associate of the Year at Centre College
    Shannon Therese Knight Named Young Associate of the Year at Centre CollegeShannon Therese Knight Named Young Associate of the Year at Centre College
    By Centre College News Centre established the Young Centre Associate of the Year Award in 2008 to recognize a Centre Associate who distinguished themselves in their career, civic life and service to the College in the first 10 years following graduation. Knight came to Centre in the fall of 2004 after graduating from Meade County High School in Brandenburg, Kentucky. As a student, she excelled in many facets of campus life and made important contributions to the Centre community. Sh...
    By Centre College News Centre established the Young Centre Associate of the Year Award in 2008 to recognize a Centre Associate who distinguished themselves in their career, civic life and service to the College in the first 10 years following graduation. Knight came to Centre in the fall of 2004 after graduating from Meade County High School in Brandenburg, Kentucky. As a student, she excelled in many facets of campus life and made important contributions to the Centre community. Sh...
  • Champions of Change- Obesity in Childhood Can Lead to Heart Disease in Later Life

    Champions of Change- Obesity in Childhood Can Lead to Heart Disease in Later Life

    Monday, March 12 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-03-12 21:41:40 GMT
    Morgan Chojnaki is a Doctor of Nursing Practice at UK's Pediatric High BMI ClinicMorgan Chojnaki is a Doctor of Nursing Practice at UK's Pediatric High BMI Clinic
    Morgan Chojnaki is a Doctor of Nursing Practice at UK's Pediatric High BMI ClinicMorgan Chojnaki is a Doctor of Nursing Practice at UK's Pediatric High BMI Clinic
    By Morgan Chojnaki One in every four adult deaths in the US is from heart disease, and a large proportion of that staggering statistic is related to obesity from unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. In Kentucky, 32-44% of adults are obese. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, perhaps we should shift the focus from reacting to poor health choices in adulthood to preventing poor health outcomes in children by tackling childhood obesity. Kentucky is a great place to ...
    By Morgan Chojnaki One in every four adult deaths in the US is from heart disease, and a large proportion of that staggering statistic is related to obesity from unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. In Kentucky, 32-44% of adults are obese. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, perhaps we should shift the focus from reacting to poor health choices in adulthood to preventing poor health outcomes in children by tackling childhood obesity. Kentucky is a great place to ...
  • Champions of Change- UK Grad Sleighs Expectations, Makes History at Winter Olympics

    Champions of Change- UK Grad Sleighs Expectations, Makes History at Winter Olympics

    Monday, March 12 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-03-12 21:35:41 GMT
    UK alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo first touched a skeleton sled in September 2017. Credit: Candice Ward Photography.UK alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo first touched a skeleton sled in September 2017. Credit: Candice Ward Photography.
    UK alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo first touched a skeleton sled in September 2017. Credit: Candice Ward Photography.UK alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo first touched a skeleton sled in September 2017. Credit: Candice Ward Photography.
    By Whitney Harder LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2018) — It was September when she first touched a skeleton sled out of curiosity. September 2017, that is. As in ... five months ago. Before then, she had never heard of the sliding sport where an athlete hurtles head-first down a frozen track.   This month, University of Kentucky alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo makes history as Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete, Africa’s first female skeleton Olym...
    By Whitney Harder LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2018) — It was September when she first touched a skeleton sled out of curiosity. September 2017, that is. As in ... five months ago. Before then, she had never heard of the sliding sport where an athlete hurtles head-first down a frozen track.   This month, University of Kentucky alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo makes history as Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete, Africa’s first female skeleton Olym...
  • Champions of Change- Impressive Undergraduate Researchers Take Work to State Capitol

    Champions of Change- Impressive Undergraduate Researchers Take Work to State Capitol

    Monday, March 12 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-03-12 17:45:37 GMT
    UK senior Adam Nolte explains his research on sinkholes in Woodford County to President CapiloutoUK senior Adam Nolte explains his research on sinkholes in Woodford County to President Capilouto
    UK senior Adam Nolte explains his research on sinkholes in Woodford County to President CapiloutoUK senior Adam Nolte explains his research on sinkholes in Woodford County to President Capilouto
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2018) — The University of Kentucky was represented by 16 undergraduate students and their 14 research projects at the 17th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol event last week at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. Posters-at-the-Capitol is an annual event that showcases undergraduate researchers representing colleges and universities throughout Kentucky. The annual collaborative event was created to educate Kentucky state legislato...
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2018) — The University of Kentucky was represented by 16 undergraduate students and their 14 research projects at the 17th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol event last week at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. Posters-at-the-Capitol is an annual event that showcases undergraduate researchers representing colleges and universities throughout Kentucky. The annual collaborative event was created to educate Kentucky state legislato...
  • Champions of Change- Jimmy Robinson ’18 Joins Board of Directors at Grace Café

    Champions of Change- Jimmy Robinson ’18 Joins Board of Directors at Grace Café

    Monday, March 12 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-03-12 17:26:14 GMT
    Jimmy Robinson ’18 joins board of directors at Grace CaféJimmy Robinson ’18 joins board of directors at Grace Café

    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College Bonner Scholar Jimmy Robinson ’18 recently joined the board of directors at Grace Café, a non-profit, “pay-what-you-can” restaurant committed to ending hunger in the Danville community by providing access to fresh, locally sourced, nutritious food. “I first got involved with Grace Café in the spring semester of my first year at Centre,” Robinson said. “This was actually before they were up and runni...

    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College Bonner Scholar Jimmy Robinson ’18 recently joined the board of directors at Grace Café, a non-profit, “pay-what-you-can” restaurant committed to ending hunger in the Danville community by providing access to fresh, locally sourced, nutritious food. “I first got involved with Grace Café in the spring semester of my first year at Centre,” Robinson said. “This was actually before they were up and runni...

  • Champions of Change- Asbury Math Students Hone Skills in Competition

    Champions of Change- Asbury Math Students Hone Skills in Competition

    Monday, March 12 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-03-12 17:11:23 GMT
    Asbury Math Students Hone Skills in CompetitionAsbury Math Students Hone Skills in Competition
    Asbury Math Students Hone Skills in CompetitionAsbury Math Students Hone Skills in Competition
    By Cathryn Lien WILMORE, Ky. – If you’re interested in working alongside your best friends to solve complex problems with real-world applications, Asbury University’s Math Department is the place for you. In addition to rigorous course work, Asbury Math students enjoy outstanding opportunities to collaborate on research projects. This weekend, 18 of Asbury’s math and science scholars are teaming up in an international competition to challenge their minds and g...
    By Cathryn Lien WILMORE, Ky. – If you’re interested in working alongside your best friends to solve complex problems with real-world applications, Asbury University’s Math Department is the place for you. In addition to rigorous course work, Asbury Math students enjoy outstanding opportunities to collaborate on research projects. This weekend, 18 of Asbury’s math and science scholars are teaming up in an international competition to challenge their minds and g...
  • Champions of Change- Seventh-Graders Fare Well in Countywide Spelling Bee

    Champions of Change- Seventh-Graders Fare Well in Countywide Spelling Bee

    Monday, March 12 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-03-12 16:49:55 GMT
    Seventh-Graders Fare Well in Countywide Spelling BeeSeventh-Graders Fare Well in Countywide Spelling Bee
    Seventh-Graders Fare Well in Countywide Spelling BeeSeventh-Graders Fare Well in Countywide Spelling Bee
    Leander Emrick of Jessie Clark Middle School was runner-up in the 2018 Fayette County Spelling Bee, and third place went to Phoenix DuBravac of Winburn Middle School. Both seventh-graders received medallions and cash prizes after the Feb. 6 contest, which featured nearly four dozen youths from public, private, parochial, and home-schools in Lexington. Fayette County Farm Bureau sponsored the countywide competition for grades 4-8, and the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office ho...
    Leander Emrick of Jessie Clark Middle School was runner-up in the 2018 Fayette County Spelling Bee, and third place went to Phoenix DuBravac of Winburn Middle School. Both seventh-graders received medallions and cash prizes after the Feb. 6 contest, which featured nearly four dozen youths from public, private, parochial, and home-schools in Lexington. Fayette County Farm Bureau sponsored the countywide competition for grades 4-8, and the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office ho...
  • Champions of Change- Creative Artists and Strong Writers Earn Regional Recognition

    Champions of Change- Creative Artists and Strong Writers Earn Regional Recognition

    Thursday, March 8 2018 2:22 PM EST2018-03-08 19:22:42 GMT
    Creative artists and strong writers earn regional recognitionCreative artists and strong writers earn regional recognition

    Several high school students from Fayette County Public Schools have earned regional recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, which invites teens to submit entries in more than two dozen categories. The judges look for pieces that exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. The awards are coordinated by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Lexington’s artists participated in the Nor...

    Several high school students from Fayette County Public Schools have earned regional recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, which invites teens to submit entries in more than two dozen categories. The judges look for pieces that exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. The awards are coordinated by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Lexington’s artists participated in the Nor...

  • Champions of Change- Campbellsville Women’s Wrestling Breaks Through with First-Ever No. 1 Ranking in Program History

    Champions of Change- Campbellsville Women’s Wrestling Breaks Through with First-Ever No. 1 Ranking in Program History

    Thursday, March 8 2018 2:21 PM EST2018-03-08 19:21:27 GMT
    Campbellsville women's wrestling earns No. 1 rankingCampbellsville women's wrestling earns No. 1 ranking

    By: Jordan Alves, sports information director CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — For the first time in program history, Lady Tiger wrestling earns the No. 1 ranking in the WCWA Poll, officials announced on Monday afternoon. The Lady Tigers earned 110 points from the national raters – 25 more points than No. 2 Simon Fraser University. McKendree University (79), King University (60) and Emmanuel College (55) round out the Top 5. In addition to Campbellsville, two other Mid-South...

    By: Jordan Alves, sports information director CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — For the first time in program history, Lady Tiger wrestling earns the No. 1 ranking in the WCWA Poll, officials announced on Monday afternoon. The Lady Tigers earned 110 points from the national raters – 25 more points than No. 2 Simon Fraser University. McKendree University (79), King University (60) and Emmanuel College (55) round out the Top 5. In addition to Campbellsville, two other Mid-South...

  • Champions of Change- Michelle Martel Investigates the Impact of Hormones on ADHD

    Champions of Change- Michelle Martel Investigates the Impact of Hormones on ADHD

    Thursday, March 8 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-03-08 18:36:24 GMT
    Michelle Martel Investigates the Impact of Hormones on ADHDMichelle Martel Investigates the Impact of Hormones on ADHD
    Michelle Martel Investigates the Impact of Hormones on ADHDMichelle Martel Investigates the Impact of Hormones on ADHD
    By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis In January, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published findings that show a 700 percent increase in the number women in their late 20s who filled a prescription for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication between 2003 and 2015. It’s a finding of particular interest to Michelle Martel, an associate professor in psychology in the UK College of Arts & Sciences. She is studying how hormones impact the...
    By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis In January, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published findings that show a 700 percent increase in the number women in their late 20s who filled a prescription for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication between 2003 and 2015. It’s a finding of particular interest to Michelle Martel, an associate professor in psychology in the UK College of Arts & Sciences. She is studying how hormones impact the...
  • Champions of Change- Asbury Camp Equips Students for Life-long Leadership

    Champions of Change- Asbury Camp Equips Students for Life-long Leadership

    Thursday, March 8 2018 10:04 AM EST2018-03-08 15:04:51 GMT
    Hannah Bellew (right) poses for a photo with Alivia Parker during a Kids Club Ministry eventHannah Bellew (right) poses for a photo with Alivia Parker during a Kids Club Ministry event
    Hannah Bellew (right) poses for a photo with Alivia Parker during a Kids Club Ministry eventHannah Bellew (right) poses for a photo with Alivia Parker during a Kids Club Ministry event
    By Cathryn Lien WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University’s Youth Becoming Leaders camp (YBL) equips high school students for theologically guided living, producing spiritual leaders with servant hearts and a focus for community ministry. YBL is open to high school students who are committed to Christ, leaders in their community, academically gifted, and discerning a call to full-time Christian Ministry. Eligible students must have finished 9th grade by June 2018 and have a GPA o...
    By Cathryn Lien WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University’s Youth Becoming Leaders camp (YBL) equips high school students for theologically guided living, producing spiritual leaders with servant hearts and a focus for community ministry. YBL is open to high school students who are committed to Christ, leaders in their community, academically gifted, and discerning a call to full-time Christian Ministry. Eligible students must have finished 9th grade by June 2018 and have a GPA o...
  • Champions of Change- From Jay Z to Super Bowl Halftime Shows: UK Grad Engineers Entertainment

    Champions of Change- From Jay Z to Super Bowl Halftime Shows: UK Grad Engineers Entertainment

    Thursday, March 8 2018 9:49 AM EST2018-03-08 14:49:34 GMT
    Jay Z to Super Bowl Halftime Show:UK Grad Engineers EntertainmentJay Z to Super Bowl Halftime Show:UK Grad Engineers Entertainment
    Jay Z to Super Bowl Halftime Show:UK Grad Engineers EntertainmentJay Z to Super Bowl Halftime Show:UK Grad Engineers Entertainment
    By Amy Jones Timoney, Whitney Harder, and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2018) — When people ask James Casalino, "What do you do?" he's not always sure how to respond. "That’s a great question …" he replies. Entertainment engineering extraordinaire seems to be the best fit. Casalino turns what seem like impossible ideas into reality for some of the world's biggest stars. "When I get to see something that only existed in my head th...
    By Amy Jones Timoney, Whitney Harder, and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2018) — When people ask James Casalino, "What do you do?" he's not always sure how to respond. "That’s a great question …" he replies. Entertainment engineering extraordinaire seems to be the best fit. Casalino turns what seem like impossible ideas into reality for some of the world's biggest stars. "When I get to see something that only existed in my head th...
  • Champions of Change- UK Cheerleaders Return from PyeongChang

    Thursday, March 1 2018 3:04 PM EST2018-03-01 20:04:55 GMT
    UK cheerleaders participated in last night's closing ceremonyUK cheerleaders participated in last night's closing ceremony

    The University of Kentucky cheerleaders are heading back to the Bluegrass after a trip to the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team represented the United States in the International Cheerleading Open and participated in last night's closing ceremony. The U-K, U-S-A team was one of eight countries that performed at the event. The cheerleaders will return to Kentucky Wednesday. To view full story click here

    The University of Kentucky cheerleaders are heading back to the Bluegrass after a trip to the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team represented the United States in the International Cheerleading Open and participated in last night's closing ceremony. The U-K, U-S-A team was one of eight countries that performed at the event. The cheerleaders will return to Kentucky Wednesday. To view full story click here

  • Champions of Change- Kentucky State University Marching Band to perform in New Orleans during Mardi Gras

    Champions of Change- Kentucky State University Marching Band to perform in New Orleans during Mardi Gras

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-02-27 19:25:54 GMT
    Kentucky State University Marching Band performs in New Orleans during Mardi GrasKentucky State University Marching Band performs in New Orleans during Mardi Gras
    Kentucky State University Marching Band performs in New Orleans during Mardi GrasKentucky State University Marching Band performs in New Orleans during Mardi Gras

    FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky State University marching band will perform during three parades as part of the Mardi Gras festivities Feb. 10-13. The Mighty Marching Thorobreds will send approximately 140 band members to compete against some of the best bands in the nation, according to Alvin Level, director of bands at Kentucky State. “This is the mecca for bands that march and play in the HBCU style,” Level said. HBCUs are Historically Black Colleges and Unive...

    FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky State University marching band will perform during three parades as part of the Mardi Gras festivities Feb. 10-13. The Mighty Marching Thorobreds will send approximately 140 band members to compete against some of the best bands in the nation, according to Alvin Level, director of bands at Kentucky State. “This is the mecca for bands that march and play in the HBCU style,” Level said. HBCUs are Historically Black Colleges and Unive...

  • Champions of Change - Asbury Student Reporting for LEX18 at the Olympics in Korea

    Champions of Change - Asbury Student Reporting for LEX18 at the Olympics in Korea

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:52 PM EST2018-02-21 21:52:07 GMT
    Asbury Student Report at OlympicsAsbury Student Report at Olympics

    Asbury student reporting for LEX18 at the Olympics in Korea.

    Asbury student reporting for LEX18 at the Olympics in Korea.

  • Champions of Change- Transylvania Eventing Team Members Achieve National Rankings

    Champions of Change- Transylvania Eventing Team Members Achieve National Rankings

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:37 PM EST2018-02-21 20:37:21 GMT
    Transy EventingTransy Eventing
    Lexington, Ky. – Transylvania eventing team sophomores Emma Masur and Lauren Nunn finished the 2017-2018 show season ranked third and fifth respectively as riders within the USEA Intercollegiate division. The rankings are determined by a point system applied to intercollegiate competitions across the country. Competitions are host to riders representing schools of all kinds and sizes, including Division I schools such as University of Georgia and Auburn University and small li...
    Lexington, Ky. – Transylvania eventing team sophomores Emma Masur and Lauren Nunn finished the 2017-2018 show season ranked third and fifth respectively as riders within the USEA Intercollegiate division. The rankings are determined by a point system applied to intercollegiate competitions across the country. Competitions are host to riders representing schools of all kinds and sizes, including Division I schools such as University of Georgia and Auburn University and small li...
  • Champions of Change- UK Debate Team Finishes Regular Season Strong With Double Victory

    Champions of Change- UK Debate Team Finishes Regular Season Strong With Double Victory

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:52 PM EST2018-02-21 19:52:29 GMT
    The young UK Debate Team continues to build a case as one of the top five teams in the country.The young UK Debate Team continues to build a case as one of the top five teams in the country.
    By Darias Collins LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2018) — The University of Kentucky Debate Team housed in the College of Communication and Information swept two tournaments with impressive victories, placing first and second in two of the nation’s most reputable tournaments.   The successful team was split between three tournaments recently competing in simultaneous tournaments at the U.S. Naval Academy, Dartmouth Round Robin and Indiana University. During...
    By Darias Collins LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2018) — The University of Kentucky Debate Team housed in the College of Communication and Information swept two tournaments with impressive victories, placing first and second in two of the nation’s most reputable tournaments.   The successful team was split between three tournaments recently competing in simultaneous tournaments at the U.S. Naval Academy, Dartmouth Round Robin and Indiana University. During...
  • Champions of Change- UK Alumna, Vanderbilt Clinician, Forever a Cats Fan

    Champions of Change- UK Alumna, Vanderbilt Clinician, Forever a Cats Fan

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:45 PM EST2018-02-21 19:45:56 GMT
    Rachel Sims cheers for the Wildcats while working at Vanderbilt.Rachel Sims cheers for the Wildcats while working at Vanderbilt.
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2018) — It's not easy being a Wildcat fan when you live in the Music City — especially when you work for another SEC school. No matter what, Rachel Sims, an alumna of the communication sciences and disorders graduate program in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, will always bleed blue. Originally from Eminence, Kentucky, just east of Louisville, Sims now lives in Nashville, where she works for Vande...
    By Olivia Ramirez LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2018) — It's not easy being a Wildcat fan when you live in the Music City — especially when you work for another SEC school. No matter what, Rachel Sims, an alumna of the communication sciences and disorders graduate program in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, will always bleed blue. Originally from Eminence, Kentucky, just east of Louisville, Sims now lives in Nashville, where she works for Vande...
  • Champions of Change- People Behind Our Research: William Stoops Explores the Psychology of Drug Addiction

    Champions of Change- People Behind Our Research: William Stoops Explores the Psychology of Drug Addiction

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:24 PM EST2018-02-21 19:24:47 GMT
    Dr. William Stoops explores the psychology of cocaine addiction, and is working to develop a data set of cognitive and psychological functions of those who use cocaine in a reduced amount versus those who abstain from cocaine use.Dr. William Stoops explores the psychology of cocaine addiction, and is working to develop a data set of cognitive and psychological functions of those who use cocaine in a reduced amount versus those who abstain from cocaine use.

    By Hilary Brown and Alicia Gregory LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2018) — One undergraduate psychology course changed William Stoops' life. Originally Stoops planned to major in French, but after taking more psychology classes and getting involved in intensive, hands-on research, he decided in his senior year to devote his professional life to the study of the behavioral effects of drugs. "I was fascinated by the idea that we can rigorously and scientifically...

    By Hilary Brown and Alicia Gregory LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2018) — One undergraduate psychology course changed William Stoops' life. Originally Stoops planned to major in French, but after taking more psychology classes and getting involved in intensive, hands-on research, he decided in his senior year to devote his professional life to the study of the behavioral effects of drugs. "I was fascinated by the idea that we can rigorously and scientifically...

  • Champions of Change- UK Dance Program Hits 'Accelerate'

    Champions of Change- UK Dance Program Hits 'Accelerate'

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-20 21:53:40 GMT
    UK Dance Program Hits 'Accerlerate'UK Dance Program Hits 'Accerlerate'

    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) — Accelerate: to undergo a change in velocity. And the “Accelerate: Dance Concert” will capture the change in momentum of the field of dance on campus showcasing performances by University of Kentucky dance minors, celebrating the launch of the new bachelor’s degree... 

    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) — Accelerate: to undergo a change in velocity. And the “Accelerate: Dance Concert” will capture the change in momentum of the field of dance on campus showcasing performances by University of Kentucky dance minors, celebrating the launch of the new bachelor’s degree... 

  • Champions of Change- UK Speech and Debate Places Third at Butler University's Bulldog Battle

    Champions of Change- UK Speech and Debate Places Third at Butler University's Bulldog Battle

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-02-20 21:46:22 GMT
    UK's third place showing was made possible by numerous individual performances in each of the team's events.UK's third place showing was made possible by numerous individual performances in each of the team's events.

    By Catherine Hayden LEXINGTON, KY. (Jan. 26, 2018) — The University of Kentucky Speech and Debate Team traveled to Butler University this past weekend and placed third at the Bulldog Battle Speech and Debate Tournament. This year, 14 schools representing four different states took part in the competition. Many of these teams are nationally ranked which made for a challenging tournament in many of the team’s events. “Tough competitions...

    By Catherine Hayden LEXINGTON, KY. (Jan. 26, 2018) — The University of Kentucky Speech and Debate Team traveled to Butler University this past weekend and placed third at the Bulldog Battle Speech and Debate Tournament. This year, 14 schools representing four different states took part in the competition. Many of these teams are nationally ranked which made for a challenging tournament in many of the team’s events. “Tough competitions...

  • Champions of Change- Wonder Women: Young Scientists Help Confirm Presence of Breathing "Ghost Network"

    Champions of Change- Wonder Women: Young Scientists Help Confirm Presence of Breathing "Ghost Network"

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-20 15:22:00 GMT
    Wonder Women: Rachel Maggard, Daimen Stolz and Lydia Hager, with their mentor Warren Alilain, helped confirm the presence of a breathing "ghost network" that might help restore breathing function to paraplegics. Photo by Hilary Brown, UKPRWonder Women: Rachel Maggard, Daimen Stolz and Lydia Hager, with their mentor Warren Alilain, helped confirm the presence of a breathing "ghost network" that might help restore breathing function to paraplegics. Photo by Hilary Brown, UKPR
    By Laura Wright LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2018) — According to a paper recently published in Cell Reports, labs from Case Western Reserve and the University of Kentucky's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) were able to demonstrate the existence of a parallel neural network that could potentially restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. This ghost network operates entirely separate from the brain, which has long been considered the only organ...
    By Laura Wright LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2018) — According to a paper recently published in Cell Reports, labs from Case Western Reserve and the University of Kentucky's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) were able to demonstrate the existence of a parallel neural network that could potentially restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. This ghost network operates entirely separate from the brain, which has long been considered the only organ...
  • Champions of Change- Miller Recognized for Positive Contributions to the Social Work Profession

    Champions of Change- Miller Recognized for Positive Contributions to the Social Work Profession

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-19 22:27:14 GMT
    Jay MillerJay Miller
    By Ann Blackford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) — Justin "Jay" Miller, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, has spent his adult life advocating for the lives of young people in and from foster care through his teaching, research and community involvement. In recognition of the positive impact he has made on the lives of young people and his work to shape foster care practices, Miller is one of only 10 individuals across the c...
    By Ann Blackford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) — Justin "Jay" Miller, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, has spent his adult life advocating for the lives of young people in and from foster care through his teaching, research and community involvement. In recognition of the positive impact he has made on the lives of young people and his work to shape foster care practices, Miller is one of only 10 individuals across the c...
  • Champions of Change- UK Students Promote STEM Education to Women and Girls Through #IAmAWomanInSTEM Projects

    Champions of Change- UK Students Promote STEM Education to Women and Girls Through #IAmAWomanInSTEM Projects

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-02-19 21:40:54 GMT
    Students Promote STEM Education through ProjectsStudents Promote STEM Education through Projects
    By Jenny Wells LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) — For the second semester, University of Kentucky’s #IAmAWomanInSTEM project has awarded scholarships to 11 UK students for project proposals that promote STEM education and careers for women. Females are less likely than their male counterparts to pursue an education in the STEM disciplines, which include science, technology, engineering, math and health care. The #IAmAWomanInSTEM initiative, which launched at...
    By Jenny Wells LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) — For the second semester, University of Kentucky’s #IAmAWomanInSTEM project has awarded scholarships to 11 UK students for project proposals that promote STEM education and careers for women. Females are less likely than their male counterparts to pursue an education in the STEM disciplines, which include science, technology, engineering, math and health care. The #IAmAWomanInSTEM initiative, which launched at...
  • Champions of Change- 'Black Lives Matter' Flag Raised

    Champions of Change- 'Black Lives Matter' Flag Raised

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 10:44 AM EST2018-02-14 15:44:38 GMT
    Students at Montpelier raised the flag Thursday morning to mark the beginning of black history monthStudents at Montpelier raised the flag Thursday morning to mark the beginning of black history month

    Montpelier High School in Vermont just became the first high school in the country to raise the 'black lives matter' flag.  Students at Montpelier raised the flag Thursday morning to mark the beginning of black history month.  It will fly the entire month of February. The school board unanimously voted to approve the raising of the flag...after the student group 'racial justice alliance' worked for more than a year to make the event happen. The group's founder said at its co...

    Montpelier High School in Vermont just became the first high school in the country to raise the 'black lives matter' flag.  Students at Montpelier raised the flag Thursday morning to mark the beginning of black history month.  It will fly the entire month of February. The school board unanimously voted to approve the raising of the flag...after the student group 'racial justice alliance' worked for more than a year to make the event happen. The group's founder said at its co...

  • Champions of Change- 5th Graders from Corbin chose to be LEX18 News Reporters

    Champions of Change- 5th Graders from Corbin chose to be LEX18 News Reporters

    Monday, February 5 2018 2:47 PM EST2018-02-05 19:47:33 GMT
    5th graders report the JABiztown news5th graders report the JABiztown news
    By Holly Steely These sweet 5th graders from Corbin Intermediate School who chose to be LEX18 news reporters today at their JABiztown experience.
    By Holly Steely These sweet 5th graders from Corbin Intermediate School who chose to be LEX18 news reporters today at their JABiztown experience.
  • Champions of Change- UK MANRRS Students Beautify African-American Cemetery Through Project

    Champions of Change- UK MANRRS Students Beautify African-American Cemetery Through Project

    Monday, January 29 2018 3:35 PM EST2018-01-29 20:35:12 GMT
    UK MANRRS students at cemetery beautification project. Photo by Carley Fort.UK MANRRS students at cemetery beautification project. Photo by Carley Fort.
    By Carley Fort LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2017) —  Members of a University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment student organization recently helped beautify the land at Lexington’s African Cemetery No. 2. UK soil scientist Mark Coyne reached out to the UK Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) members for their help in adding some much needed trees to the cemetery grounds. The African-American cemetery i...
    By Carley Fort LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2017) —  Members of a University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment student organization recently helped beautify the land at Lexington’s African Cemetery No. 2. UK soil scientist Mark Coyne reached out to the UK Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) members for their help in adding some much needed trees to the cemetery grounds. The African-American cemetery i...
  • Champions of Change- From Military Life to College Life

    Champions of Change- From Military Life to College Life

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:13 AM EST2017-11-10 16:13:49 GMT
    From Military Life to College LifeFrom Military Life to College Life

    By Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2017) — Hundreds of Wildcats served in the military before becoming UK students. Here are a few of their stories in honor of Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11. To all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom — thank you.  As a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Andrew Hatfield, from Somerset, Kentucky, traveled to 13 different countries on various deployments. "I r...

    By Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2017) — Hundreds of Wildcats served in the military before becoming UK students. Here are a few of their stories in honor of Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11. To all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom — thank you.  As a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Andrew Hatfield, from Somerset, Kentucky, traveled to 13 different countries on various deployments. "I r...

  • Champions of Change- Transylvania senior studies reconciliation process in post-genocide Rwanda

    Champions of Change- Transylvania senior studies reconciliation process in post-genocide Rwanda

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:07 AM EST2017-11-10 16:07:00 GMT
    Riley Bresnahan, Transylvania senior studies reconciliation process in post-genocide RwandaRiley Bresnahan, Transylvania senior studies reconciliation process in post-genocide Rwanda
    UPDATE: Transylvania senior studies reconciliation process in post-genocide Rwanda Senior Riley Bresnahan, who received the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, studied the reconciliation process in post-genocide Rwanda. While there she visited a women’s co-op where Hutus and Tutsis banded together. She observed their ability “to get past the things that made them unalike and see the things that made them incredibly alike.”...
    UPDATE: Transylvania senior studies reconciliation process in post-genocide Rwanda Senior Riley Bresnahan, who received the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, studied the reconciliation process in post-genocide Rwanda. While there she visited a women’s co-op where Hutus and Tutsis banded together. She observed their ability “to get past the things that made them unalike and see the things that made them incredibly alike.”...
  • Champions of Change- Centre team posts impressive win at law conference

    Champions of Change- Centre team posts impressive win at law conference

    Thursday, November 9 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-11-09 20:16:13 GMT
    Above: (from left) Mykol Hamilton and students Elayna Seago ’17, Bre Olson ’19 and Charlotte Sackett ’17 at Chicago’s Cloud Gate Sculpture, also known as the “Bean.”Above: (from left) Mykol Hamilton and students Elayna Seago ’17, Bre Olson ’19 and Charlotte Sackett ’17 at Chicago’s Cloud Gate Sculpture, also known as the “Bean.”
    By Cindy Long Mykol Hamilton, H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Psychology, attended the June conference of the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC) in Chicago with her team of student researchers, Bre Olson ’19, Elayna Seago ’17 and Charlotte Sackett ’17. They presented their work in the research competition, where they took second place. The result was particularly impressive given that all of their competitors were presenting masters...
    By Cindy Long Mykol Hamilton, H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Psychology, attended the June conference of the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC) in Chicago with her team of student researchers, Bre Olson ’19, Elayna Seago ’17 and Charlotte Sackett ’17. They presented their work in the research competition, where they took second place. The result was particularly impressive given that all of their competitors were presenting masters...
  • Champions of Change- Jessica Blackburn ’01 receives prestigious $1.5 million grant award

    Champions of Change- Jessica Blackburn ’01 receives prestigious $1.5 million grant award

    Thursday, November 9 2017 3:04 PM EST2017-11-09 20:04:19 GMT
    Jessica Blackburn receives 1.5 million grant awardJessica Blackburn receives 1.5 million grant award
    By Kerry Steinhofer Jessica Blackburn ’01, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) New Innovator Award. The $1.5 million grant will be spent over five years to fund pediatric cancer research. Blackburn explained that the purpose of the NIH grant is to support risky, innovative projects, that, if successful, could have a major impact on hum...
    By Kerry Steinhofer Jessica Blackburn ’01, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) New Innovator Award. The $1.5 million grant will be spent over five years to fund pediatric cancer research. Blackburn explained that the purpose of the NIH grant is to support risky, innovative projects, that, if successful, could have a major impact on hum...
  • Champions of Change- DramaCentre presents “Cloud 9,” Nov. 9-12

    Champions of Change- DramaCentre presents “Cloud 9,” Nov. 9-12

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:54 PM EST2017-11-09 19:54:58 GMT
    Pictured above: Darcey Lees and Joseph LongPictured above: Darcey Lees and Joseph Long
    By Kathleen Murphy This weekend, DramaCentre will bring to the Norton Center for the Arts’ Weisiger Theatre stage Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud 9,” a parody that shifts through time to explore the strict attitudes toward sex during the Victorian era. The performance will feature Brennen Amonett ‘19, Rachel Kent ‘18, Darcey Lees, Joseph Long, Grant Markwell ’18, Tommy McFarland ‘19 and Katherine Moeykens ‘19. Both Long and Lees ar...
    By Kathleen Murphy This weekend, DramaCentre will bring to the Norton Center for the Arts’ Weisiger Theatre stage Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud 9,” a parody that shifts through time to explore the strict attitudes toward sex during the Victorian era. The performance will feature Brennen Amonett ‘19, Rachel Kent ‘18, Darcey Lees, Joseph Long, Grant Markwell ’18, Tommy McFarland ‘19 and Katherine Moeykens ‘19. Both Long and Lees ar...
  • Champions of Change- Military 'Mission' at Kroger Field Builds Community During Lexington's Week of Valor

    Champions of Change- Military 'Mission' at Kroger Field Builds Community During Lexington's Week of Valor

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-11-09 19:39:29 GMT
    An OPERATION WILDCAT team completes a task as part of the "mission." to save a downed pilot from enemy territory. Photo credit: Hope NelsonAn OPERATION WILDCAT team completes a task as part of the "mission." to save a downed pilot from enemy territory. Photo credit: Hope Nelson
    By Laura Wright LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2017) — The stereotype that military veterans are war-haunted, depressed or even violent belies the quieter reality that millions of veterans thrive in civilian life. "Veterans are generally dependable, committed, self-sufficient and able to perform successfully under stressful conditions. Sometimes it just takes a little community-building to dispel the preconceived notions," said Maj. Troy Kenning, Operations Officer, De...
    By Laura Wright LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2017) — The stereotype that military veterans are war-haunted, depressed or even violent belies the quieter reality that millions of veterans thrive in civilian life. "Veterans are generally dependable, committed, self-sufficient and able to perform successfully under stressful conditions. Sometimes it just takes a little community-building to dispel the preconceived notions," said Maj. Troy Kenning, Operations Officer, De...
  • Champions of Change- Tipoff Countdown to Basketball Opera World Premiere in Kentucky Has Begun

    Champions of Change- Tipoff Countdown to Basketball Opera World Premiere in Kentucky Has Begun

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:44 AM EST2017-11-09 16:44:57 GMT
    As cast and crew prepared for this weekend's premiere of "Bounce," they have visited several local schools. Photo courtesy of Ardea Arts.As cast and crew prepared for this weekend's premiere of "Bounce," they have visited several local schools. Photo courtesy of Ardea Arts.
    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2017) — The countdown to tipoff of a new opera exploring the highs and lows of the life of a basketball star has begun. University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and Ardea Arts, New York City, will bring the world premiere of “Bounce: The Basketball Opera” to the Bluegrass for three performances running Nov. 10-12, at Calvary Baptist Church. Performed on an actual basketball court, “Bounce” is grounded in contempo...
    By Whitney Hale LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2017) — The countdown to tipoff of a new opera exploring the highs and lows of the life of a basketball star has begun. University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and Ardea Arts, New York City, will bring the world premiere of “Bounce: The Basketball Opera” to the Bluegrass for three performances running Nov. 10-12, at Calvary Baptist Church. Performed on an actual basketball court, “Bounce” is grounded in contempo...
  • Champions of Change- Chinese Studies Students Learn the Practicalities of a New Culture

    Champions of Change- Chinese Studies Students Learn the Practicalities of a New Culture

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 5:17 PM EST2017-11-07 22:17:54 GMT
    Wei Jiang's Chinese 101 class at Kennedy Book StoreWei Jiang's Chinese 101 class at Kennedy Book Store
    By Nate Harling LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2017) ? The classroom can be a dismal place on a rainy Tuesday morning. For some students, hitting the snooze button may sound more appealing than walking across campus in the rain at 9 a.m. to attend class in the same place they do most of the week. Knowing this, Wei Jiang, a senior lecturer of Chinese studies at the University of Kentucky, decided to mix things up on a Tuesday this fall, opting to have her Chinese 101 class convene in Kennedy...
    By Nate Harling LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2017) ? The classroom can be a dismal place on a rainy Tuesday morning. For some students, hitting the snooze button may sound more appealing than walking across campus in the rain at 9 a.m. to attend class in the same place they do most of the week. Knowing this, Wei Jiang, a senior lecturer of Chinese studies at the University of Kentucky, decided to mix things up on a Tuesday this fall, opting to have her Chinese 101 class convene in Kennedy...
  • Champions of Change- Students Organize Thanksgivin' Fixin' Food Drive

    Champions of Change- Students Organize Thanksgivin' Fixin' Food Drive

    Thursday, November 2 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-11-02 21:05:47 GMT
    Students Organize Thanksgivin' Fixin' Food DriveStudents Organize Thanksgivin' Fixin' Food Drive
    By Jill Smith LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2017) — The University of Kentucky's STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) and TEAM WILDCAT, in cooperation with God’s Pantry, are teaming up for a Thanksgiving food drive. The groups need the UK and Lexington communities' help in putting together and donating food boxes. The students are helping provide a meal for those less fortunate in the Lexington community by preparing a Thanksgivin’ Fixin’ box, w...
    By Jill Smith LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2017) — The University of Kentucky's STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) and TEAM WILDCAT, in cooperation with God’s Pantry, are teaming up for a Thanksgiving food drive. The groups need the UK and Lexington communities' help in putting together and donating food boxes. The students are helping provide a meal for those less fortunate in the Lexington community by preparing a Thanksgivin’ Fixin’ box, w...
  • Champions of Change- Ben Beam Earning His Stripes With Help of UK Distillation Program

    Champions of Change- Ben Beam Earning His Stripes With Help of UK Distillation Program

    Thursday, November 2 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-11-02 18:03:53 GMT
    Chemistry Professor Bert Lynn, Horticulture Professor Seth DeBolt and student Ben Beam at Michter’s Distillery in Louisville. Photo by: Carol Lea Spence, UK Ag CommunicationsChemistry Professor Bert Lynn, Horticulture Professor Seth DeBolt and student Ben Beam at Michter’s Distillery in Louisville. Photo by: Carol Lea Spence, UK Ag Communications

    By Carol Lea Spence and Jeff Franklin LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2017) — Ben Beam is a busy guy. Between shifts as a distillery operator at Michter’s Distillery in Louisville, he puts in a lot of what he calls “windshield hours” traveling back and forth to Lexington, where he is completing the University of Kentucky’s Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies certificate program. Yes, he’s one of those Beams. Beam, who said he’s always had an int...

    By Carol Lea Spence and Jeff Franklin LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2017) — Ben Beam is a busy guy. Between shifts as a distillery operator at Michter’s Distillery in Louisville, he puts in a lot of what he calls “windshield hours” traveling back and forth to Lexington, where he is completing the University of Kentucky’s Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies certificate program. Yes, he’s one of those Beams. Beam, who said he’s always had an int...

  • Champions of Change- Wesley Murray ’19 lands two research opportunities with Princeton University

    Champions of Change- Wesley Murray ’19 lands two research opportunities with Princeton University

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-10-31 19:54:25 GMT
    Murray lands two research opportunities with PrincetonMurray lands two research opportunities with Princeton
    By Kerry Steinhofer It’s not every day that a first-year college student finds him-or herself at Princeton University for a research opportunity, but for Wesley Murray ’19, can make this claim. For the past two summers, Murray, a computer science and physics major, has worked on two research projects with Princeton, spending one summer on campus and another in the Czech Republic. “At Princeton, my project was to build a complex ecological system for studying c...
    By Kerry Steinhofer It’s not every day that a first-year college student finds him-or herself at Princeton University for a research opportunity, but for Wesley Murray ’19, can make this claim. For the past two summers, Murray, a computer science and physics major, has worked on two research projects with Princeton, spending one summer on campus and another in the Czech Republic. “At Princeton, my project was to build a complex ecological system for studying c...
  • Champions of Change- Murray State University alumna Jessica Johnston cast on Emmy-award winning series ‘Survivor’

    Champions of Change- Murray State University alumna Jessica Johnston cast on Emmy-award winning series ‘Survivor’

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-10-31 19:15:31 GMT
    Murray State alumna and legacy, Jessica Johnston, has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” (Photo courtesy of CBS)Murray State alumna and legacy, Jessica Johnston, has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” (Photo courtesy of CBS)
    From Murray State University Murray State University alumna and legacy Jessica Johnston has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” A Missouri native but self-proclaimed “Kentuckian,” Johnston followed in her parents’ footsteps and attended Murray State University, graduating in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduation, Johnston moved to Louisville to earn he...
    From Murray State University Murray State University alumna and legacy Jessica Johnston has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” A Missouri native but self-proclaimed “Kentuckian,” Johnston followed in her parents’ footsteps and attended Murray State University, graduating in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduation, Johnston moved to Louisville to earn he...
  • Champions of Change- Girls Are Invited to Discover the Fun Behind STEM at GEMS

    Champions of Change- Girls Are Invited to Discover the Fun Behind STEM at GEMS

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-10-31 18:51:52 GMT
    The day is full of hands-on workshops, most facilitated by women mentors.The day is full of hands-on workshops, most facilitated by women mentors.
    By Whitney Harder LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2017) — Girls from across Kentucky can explore their interests in science and meet women in STEM careers at GEMS — Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science — on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the University of Kentucky. “GEMS is an unique opportunity to introduce and empower girls to become more interested in STEM-related fields through interactive learning experiences,” said GEMS organizers Vicki C...
    By Whitney Harder LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2017) — Girls from across Kentucky can explore their interests in science and meet women in STEM careers at GEMS — Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science — on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the University of Kentucky. “GEMS is an unique opportunity to introduce and empower girls to become more interested in STEM-related fields through interactive learning experiences,” said GEMS organizers Vicki C...
  • Champions of Change- Asbury (Ky.) claims RSC Women’s Golf Fall Preview Tournament championship

    Champions of Change- Asbury (Ky.) claims RSC Women’s Golf Fall Preview Tournament championship

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-10-31 18:26:57 GMT
    Asbury (Ky.) claims RSC Women’s Golf Fall Preview Tournament championshipAsbury (Ky.) claims RSC Women’s Golf Fall Preview Tournament championship
    UNION, Ky. -- Asbury (Ky.) University claimed the team title at the River States Conference Women's Golf Fall Preview Tournament held Monday-Tuesday at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union, Ky. The Eagles won the 54-hole tournament with two strong rounds to finish.  Asbury was in third place after 18 holes and then turned in the best team score of the tournament with a 323 in round two to go into the lead. The Eagles followed that up another solid round of 333 over the final...
    UNION, Ky. -- Asbury (Ky.) University claimed the team title at the River States Conference Women's Golf Fall Preview Tournament held Monday-Tuesday at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union, Ky. The Eagles won the 54-hole tournament with two strong rounds to finish.  Asbury was in third place after 18 holes and then turned in the best team score of the tournament with a 323 in round two to go into the lead. The Eagles followed that up another solid round of 333 over the final...
  • Champions of Change- Abigail Kent ’19 experiences disaster relief in Houston after Hurricane Harvey

    Champions of Change- Abigail Kent ’19 experiences disaster relief in Houston after Hurricane Harvey

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-10-31 18:11:40 GMT
    Kent experiences disaster relief in HoustonKent experiences disaster relief in Houston
    By Kerry Steinhofer “Houston is a very widespread area, and almost every neighborhood we visited had piles of the remains of gutted houses on the lawn,” Abigail Kent ’19 said as she described the remains of Houston after Hurricane Harvey. “Many people told us stories of wading through waist-deep water, which the sewage system broke into, with their children in their arms and returning days later to homes littered with their belongings that had been floating n...
    By Kerry Steinhofer “Houston is a very widespread area, and almost every neighborhood we visited had piles of the remains of gutted houses on the lawn,” Abigail Kent ’19 said as she described the remains of Houston after Hurricane Harvey. “Many people told us stories of wading through waist-deep water, which the sewage system broke into, with their children in their arms and returning days later to homes littered with their belongings that had been floating n...
  • Champions of Change- Julia Matthews ’19 and Sarah Holloway ’18 experience field research in Uganda

    Champions of Change- Julia Matthews ’19 and Sarah Holloway ’18 experience field research in Uganda

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-10-31 17:54:54 GMT
    Matthews and Holloway experience field research in UgandaMatthews and Holloway experience field research in Uganda
    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College students have the opportunity to conduct collaborative research with faculty members during the school year or over the summer. Julia Matthews ’19 and Sarah Holloway ’18, spent three weeks of their summer in Uganda with Assistant Professor of History Jonathon Earle researching the Uganda Railway. The purpose of the trip was to gather information for a new book project Earle will be working on in the future about the history of the ...
    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College students have the opportunity to conduct collaborative research with faculty members during the school year or over the summer. Julia Matthews ’19 and Sarah Holloway ’18, spent three weeks of their summer in Uganda with Assistant Professor of History Jonathon Earle researching the Uganda Railway. The purpose of the trip was to gather information for a new book project Earle will be working on in the future about the history of the ...
  • Champions of Change- Centre Chemistry Alums Rediscover Van Gogh in the Pink

    Champions of Change- Centre Chemistry Alums Rediscover Van Gogh in the Pink

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-10-31 17:32:36 GMT
    Centre Chemistry Alums Rediscover Van Gogh in the PinkCentre Chemistry Alums Rediscover Van Gogh in the Pink
    By Laura Boswell Don’t tell Greg Smith ’95 that art and science don’t mix, especially in his Conservation Science Laboratory at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), where he is the director and Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist. “Science and art have always shared a rich interface,” he says. “The restoration and safeguarding of our collections is just as much a question of chemistry as it is of art history or aesthetics.” J...
    By Laura Boswell Don’t tell Greg Smith ’95 that art and science don’t mix, especially in his Conservation Science Laboratory at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), where he is the director and Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist. “Science and art have always shared a rich interface,” he says. “The restoration and safeguarding of our collections is just as much a question of chemistry as it is of art history or aesthetics.” J...
  • Champions of Change- SGA President to represent AIKCU students on Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky

    Champions of Change- SGA President to represent AIKCU students on Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky

    Monday, October 30 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-10-30 20:39:55 GMT
    SGA President represents AIKCU studentsSGA President represents AIKCU students
    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College’s Student Government Association President Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18 has been appointed by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) to represent nonprofit, private colleges and universities on the Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky. Since its establishment in 2013, the board has been composed of student body presidents from Kentucky’s eight public college’s, two from the Kentucky Commun...
    By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College’s Student Government Association President Kirby Fitzpatrick ’18 has been appointed by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) to represent nonprofit, private colleges and universities on the Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky. Since its establishment in 2013, the board has been composed of student body presidents from Kentucky’s eight public college’s, two from the Kentucky Commun...
  • Champions of Change- Centre students leave lasting impact on local cemetery

    Champions of Change- Centre students leave lasting impact on local cemetery

    Monday, October 30 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-10-30 20:03:15 GMT
    Centre students leave lasting impact on local cemeteryCentre students leave lasting impact on local cemetery
    By Kerry Steinhofer Briars, wild roses, weeds, dead and downed trees—in short, an impassable jungle—were the words Central Kentucky African-American Cemetery Association (CKAACA) member and cemetery volunteer Michael Denis used to described the condition of the Shelby City African-American Cemetery prior to the work that began in 2013 to restore the site. Centre College has played an instrumental role in helping bring the cemetery back to life. Since the fall of 2014, se...
    By Kerry Steinhofer Briars, wild roses, weeds, dead and downed trees—in short, an impassable jungle—were the words Central Kentucky African-American Cemetery Association (CKAACA) member and cemetery volunteer Michael Denis used to described the condition of the Shelby City African-American Cemetery prior to the work that began in 2013 to restore the site. Centre College has played an instrumental role in helping bring the cemetery back to life. Since the fall of 2014, se...
  • Champions of Change- Benjamin Gowen ’09 publishes article in Nature science journal

    Champions of Change- Benjamin Gowen ’09 publishes article in Nature science journal

    Monday, October 30 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-10-30 19:14:01 GMT
    Benjamin Gowen '09 published article in Nature science journalBenjamin Gowen '09 published article in Nature science journal
    By Kerry Steinhofer “I came to Centre College knowing I wanted to study biochemistry, but I didn’t know what I would do with that after Centre,” alumnus Benjamin Gowen ’09 said. “When I started working with John C. Walkup Professor of Chemistry Jeff Fieberg, I was almost immediately hooked on ‘doing’ science, not just learning about it. “The research experience at Centre helped me to get two summer research internships off campus and h...
    By Kerry Steinhofer “I came to Centre College knowing I wanted to study biochemistry, but I didn’t know what I would do with that after Centre,” alumnus Benjamin Gowen ’09 said. “When I started working with John C. Walkup Professor of Chemistry Jeff Fieberg, I was almost immediately hooked on ‘doing’ science, not just learning about it. “The research experience at Centre helped me to get two summer research internships off campus and h...
  • Champions of Change- Isabelle Ballard ’16 paints Centre’s study abroad experience

    Champions of Change- Isabelle Ballard ’16 paints Centre’s study abroad experience

    Monday, October 30 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-10-30 18:54:37 GMT
    Original sketch of the muralOriginal sketch of the mural
    By Kerry Steinhofer From studio art major to commissioned painter, Isabelle Ballard ’16 is using her artistic skills to illustrate the Centre College study abroad experience in a mural that will be displayed in the College’s Center for Global Citizenship. Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Kyle Anderson came up with the idea to commission a mural. Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Leigh Cocanougher, who is familiar with Ballard’s wo...
    By Kerry Steinhofer From studio art major to commissioned painter, Isabelle Ballard ’16 is using her artistic skills to illustrate the Centre College study abroad experience in a mural that will be displayed in the College’s Center for Global Citizenship. Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Kyle Anderson came up with the idea to commission a mural. Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Leigh Cocanougher, who is familiar with Ballard’s wo...
  • Champions of Change- Asbury students learn to make sitcoms from ‘Golden Girls’ director

    Champions of Change- Asbury students learn to make sitcoms from ‘Golden Girls’ director

    Monday, October 30 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-10-30 18:26:09 GMT
    Director Doug Smart sits during a rehearsal of "Friends Like You."Director Doug Smart sits during a rehearsal of "Friends Like You."
    By Greg Kocher Wilmore Asbury University is 2,200 miles from Hollywood, but students in its sitcom production class are assembling a 30-minute television show just as it’s done in California. Asbury students are rehearsing for the latest edition of “Friends Like You,” a comedy that will be recorded before a live audience on the Wilmore campus and then broadcast later on a Louisville cable channel. (Three October performances before live audiences have sold out.)...
    By Greg Kocher Wilmore Asbury University is 2,200 miles from Hollywood, but students in its sitcom production class are assembling a 30-minute television show just as it’s done in California. Asbury students are rehearsing for the latest edition of “Friends Like You,” a comedy that will be recorded before a live audience on the Wilmore campus and then broadcast later on a Louisville cable channel. (Three October performances before live audiences have sold out.)...
  • Champions of Change- UK's Kyra Hunting Selected as Television Academy Foundation Fellow

    Champions of Change- UK's Kyra Hunting Selected as Television Academy Foundation Fellow

    Monday, October 30 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-10-30 17:54:18 GMT
    Kyra Hunting Selected as Television Academy Foundation FellowKyra Hunting Selected as Television Academy Foundation Fellow
    By Whitney Harder LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2017) — Kyra Hunting, assistant professor of media arts and studies at the University of Kentucky, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2017 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected just 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide for the annual program.  The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development...
    By Whitney Harder LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2017) — Kyra Hunting, assistant professor of media arts and studies at the University of Kentucky, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2017 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected just 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide for the annual program.  The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development...
  • Champions of Change- UK Postdoc Honored by Rape Crisis Center for Advocacy Work

    Champions of Change- UK Postdoc Honored by Rape Crisis Center for Advocacy Work

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:57:22 GMT
    Emily Bonistall Postel, right, joined students from her Spring 2017 sociology class as Attorney General Andy Beshear presents the video contest winning check April 28, 2017.Emily Bonistall Postel, right, joined students from her Spring 2017 sociology class as Attorney General Andy Beshear presents the video contest winning check April 28, 2017.
    By Kathy Johnson LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2017) —  University of Kentucky postdoctoral fellow Emily Bonistall Postel will be recognized by the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center (BRCC) as an Advocate for Change during the organization's Halloween Soiree fundraising event tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 21. Postel is being honored for inspiring her UK sociology class to participate in the Kentucky Attorney General's Voices of Justice video contest during the spring 2017 semester.&nb...
    By Kathy Johnson LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2017) —  University of Kentucky postdoctoral fellow Emily Bonistall Postel will be recognized by the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center (BRCC) as an Advocate for Change during the organization's Halloween Soiree fundraising event tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 21. Postel is being honored for inspiring her UK sociology class to participate in the Kentucky Attorney General's Voices of Justice video contest during the spring 2017 semester.&nb...
  • Champions of Change-Blind Equestrian Forms Lifelong Partnership with UK HealthCare to Meet the Challenges of Rare Eye Disease

    Champions of Change-Blind Equestrian Forms Lifelong Partnership with UK HealthCare to Meet the Challenges of Rare Eye Disease

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:37:32 GMT
    Alexis Johnson and her horse Joey jump in competitionAlexis Johnson and her horse Joey jump in competition
    By Ann Blackford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2017) –  When Alexis Johnson, a 22-year-old avid equestrian and resident of Versailles, Ky., prepares to jump with her horse Joey in competition, she is keenly focused on what lies before her. There are no distractions, no nervousness or fear. Everything around her is in shades of gray and the only sound she hears is the rhythmic pace of Joey’s hooves as he begins to canter.  About 20 feet away, the outline of the fen...
    By Ann Blackford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2017) –  When Alexis Johnson, a 22-year-old avid equestrian and resident of Versailles, Ky., prepares to jump with her horse Joey in competition, she is keenly focused on what lies before her. There are no distractions, no nervousness or fear. Everything around her is in shades of gray and the only sound she hears is the rhythmic pace of Joey’s hooves as he begins to canter.  About 20 feet away, the outline of the fen...
  • Champions of Change-4-H Leadership Program Introduces Teens to Their Community

    Champions of Change-4-H Leadership Program Introduces Teens to Their Community

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:25:57 GMT
    A selfie with an alpaca during Teen Leadership Washington County's Agriculture Day. Photo by Roberta HuntA selfie with an alpaca during Teen Leadership Washington County's Agriculture Day. Photo by Roberta Hunt
    By Carol Lea Spence SPRINGFIELD, Ky., (Oct. 9, 2017) — Granted, it wasn’t a perfect day to visit a dairy farm. A constant hard drizzle managed to stir up a sloppy mess of mud. Not one of the 21 teenagers complained, because hugging and bottle-feeding two-day-old calves trumps mud any day. Moving on to the next stop of the day, they fed hunks of carrots to big-eyed alpacas at Serano Alpaca Farm and ended the morning’s tour at the home of local folk artist Norma Je...
    By Carol Lea Spence SPRINGFIELD, Ky., (Oct. 9, 2017) — Granted, it wasn’t a perfect day to visit a dairy farm. A constant hard drizzle managed to stir up a sloppy mess of mud. Not one of the 21 teenagers complained, because hugging and bottle-feeding two-day-old calves trumps mud any day. Moving on to the next stop of the day, they fed hunks of carrots to big-eyed alpacas at Serano Alpaca Farm and ended the morning’s tour at the home of local folk artist Norma Je...
  • Champions of Change-Sanders-Brown Awarded Grant to Study Alzheimer's Prevention Drug

    Champions of Change-Sanders-Brown Awarded Grant to Study Alzheimer's Prevention Drug

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:05:47 GMT
    Sanders-Brown Center on Aging's Ai-Ling Lin, PhD, has received a grant to study a drug that hopes to prevent Alzheimer'sSanders-Brown Center on Aging's Ai-Ling Lin, PhD, has received a grant to study a drug that hopes to prevent Alzheimer's
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2017) — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five year, $2.88 million grant to a Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher to study a drug's potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have known for decades that the hallmark plaques and tangles in the brain associated with Alzheimer's develop long before people experience memory loss. Ai-Ling Lin, an assistant professor at Sanders-Brown, hopes to demonstrate that low d...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2017) — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five year, $2.88 million grant to a Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher to study a drug's potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have known for decades that the hallmark plaques and tangles in the brain associated with Alzheimer's develop long before people experience memory loss. Ai-Ling Lin, an assistant professor at Sanders-Brown, hopes to demonstrate that low d...
  • Champions of Change-UK Design LED Installation Transforms Bus Station to Play Station

    Champions of Change-UK Design LED Installation Transforms Bus Station to Play Station

    Friday, October 27 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-10-27 19:43:35 GMT
    Students create LED installation for Lextran and LEXPARK.Photo: UK Research CommunicationsStudents create LED installation for Lextran and LEXPARK.Photo: UK Research Communications

    By Whitney Hale and Alicia Gregory LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2017) — Play is important to childhood development, exercising a child’s imagination, cognitive skills and physical strength. A new space in downtown Lexington recognizes this need and has turned a less obvious venue into a play area for kids passing through the facility. Beginning this summer the downtown Lexington Transit Center has added several new interactive kid-friendly designs thanks to fundin...

    By Whitney Hale and Alicia Gregory LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2017) — Play is important to childhood development, exercising a child’s imagination, cognitive skills and physical strength. A new space in downtown Lexington recognizes this need and has turned a less obvious venue into a play area for kids passing through the facility. Beginning this summer the downtown Lexington Transit Center has added several new interactive kid-friendly designs thanks to fundin...

  • Champions of Change - Lexington Shriners patient to play in with top PGA TOUR professionals

    Champions of Change - Lexington Shriners patient to play in with top PGA TOUR professionals

    Friday, October 27 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-10-27 19:06:28 GMT
    Jake Damron to play in with top PGA TOUR professionalsJake Damron to play in with top PGA TOUR professionals
    LEXINGTON, Kentucky (October 25, 2017) -- Jake Damron, 16, a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center—Lexington from Ashland, Kentucky will have the experience of a lifetime in November when he represents the hospital at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, an official PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas this November. Jake was chosen as one of 22 patient ambassadors throughout the country to represent the hospital network at the tournament, where he will serve as...
    LEXINGTON, Kentucky (October 25, 2017) -- Jake Damron, 16, a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center—Lexington from Ashland, Kentucky will have the experience of a lifetime in November when he represents the hospital at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, an official PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas this November. Jake was chosen as one of 22 patient ambassadors throughout the country to represent the hospital network at the tournament, where he will serve as...
  • Champions of Change - Courtney Love Named to 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

    Champions of Change - Courtney Love Named to 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

    Friday, October 27 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-10-27 18:51:22 GMT
    UK’s Courtney Love with children in Ethiopia. Photo by UK AthleticsUK’s Courtney Love with children in Ethiopia. Photo by UK Athletics

    By Susan Lax LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2017) — University of Kentucky football linebacker Courtney Love has been named to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team selected by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association, it was announced Thursday. Love is one of 22 college football players overall and one of just 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the prestigious team. This award shines a spotlight on the incredible stories of selfle...

    By Susan Lax LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2017) — University of Kentucky football linebacker Courtney Love has been named to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team selected by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association, it was announced Thursday. Love is one of 22 college football players overall and one of just 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the prestigious team. This award shines a spotlight on the incredible stories of selfle...

  • Champions of Change-Trivia Night Raises Record Amount for UK Law Legal Clinic

    Champions of Change-Trivia Night Raises Record Amount for UK Law Legal Clinic

    Friday, October 27 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-10-27 15:27:21 GMT
    Approximately 200 members of the UK Law community came out to trivia to raise funds for the Legal ClinicApproximately 200 members of the UK Law community came out to trivia to raise funds for the Legal Clinic
    By Ashley Ritchie LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2017) — Thirty teams battled it out at HopCat last month for the University of Kentucky College of Law’s third annual Trivia Night. A record $1,540 was raised by students, faculty and staff to benefit the UK Law Legal Clinic. Approximately 200 members of the UK Law community came out to answer questions in categories that included horse racing, Kentucky sports and bourbon. The money raised will go toward purchasing Thanks...
    By Ashley Ritchie LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2017) — Thirty teams battled it out at HopCat last month for the University of Kentucky College of Law’s third annual Trivia Night. A record $1,540 was raised by students, faculty and staff to benefit the UK Law Legal Clinic. Approximately 200 members of the UK Law community came out to answer questions in categories that included horse racing, Kentucky sports and bourbon. The money raised will go toward purchasing Thanks...
  • Champions of Change-Dental Students Help Survivors 'Strut Their Smiles' During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Champions of Change-Dental Students Help Survivors 'Strut Their Smiles' During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:03:06 GMT
    A girl in a gold dress walks down a runwayA girl in a gold dress walks down a runway
    By Loretta Stafford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Actress Connie Stevens once said, "Nothing you wear is more important than your smile." Unfortunately, domestic and intimate partner violence have robbed many of their best accessory, often leaving them financially unable to replace them. In order to help restore beautiful, healthy smiles to the faces of women and children who have experienced violence, members of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) at...
    By Loretta Stafford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Actress Connie Stevens once said, "Nothing you wear is more important than your smile." Unfortunately, domestic and intimate partner violence have robbed many of their best accessory, often leaving them financially unable to replace them. In order to help restore beautiful, healthy smiles to the faces of women and children who have experienced violence, members of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) at...
  • Champions for Change-Six Students Selected for UK's Inaugural Management Leadership for Tomorrow Cohort

    Champions for Change-Six Students Selected for UK's Inaugural Management Leadership for Tomorrow Cohort

    Thursday, October 26 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-10-26 18:33:09 GMT
    Mohanad Abdallah, member of UK's Management Leadership for Tomorrow cohortMohanad Abdallah, member of UK's Management Leadership for Tomorrow cohort
    By Blair Hoover Conner LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2017) — Six University of Kentucky students were admitted to the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep program. The students make up the first ever MLT cohort of University of Kentucky students. MLT is a nonprofit organization that is changing the face of leadership in the private and social sectors. MLT provides high-achieving African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans with a winning professional play...
    By Blair Hoover Conner LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2017) — Six University of Kentucky students were admitted to the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep program. The students make up the first ever MLT cohort of University of Kentucky students. MLT is a nonprofit organization that is changing the face of leadership in the private and social sectors. MLT provides high-achieving African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans with a winning professional play...
  • Champions of Change-UK Researchers Seek to Identify Ways to Relieve Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

    Champions of Change-UK Researchers Seek to Identify Ways to Relieve Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

    Thursday, October 26 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-10-26 17:58:53 GMT
    UK researchers are searching for a cure to post-chemotherapy cognitive impairmentUK researchers are searching for a cure to post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment
    By Gail Hairston and Allison Perry LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2017) — Of the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, a significant number experience a serious side effect called chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). While easily recognized, little is known about the etiology of this condition, also known informally as “chemo brain.” CICI can significantly reduce patients’ quality of life with serious, even devastating, symptoms such as ...
    By Gail Hairston and Allison Perry LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2017) — Of the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, a significant number experience a serious side effect called chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). While easily recognized, little is known about the etiology of this condition, also known informally as “chemo brain.” CICI can significantly reduce patients’ quality of life with serious, even devastating, symptoms such as ...
  • Champions of Change- Freshman RyAnn Schoenbaechler Wins 2017 Constitution Day Essay Contest

    Champions of Change- Freshman RyAnn Schoenbaechler Wins 2017 Constitution Day Essay Contest

    Thursday, October 26 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-10-26 17:41:35 GMT
    Freshman RyAnn Schoenbaechler Wins 2017 Constitution Day Essay ContestFreshman RyAnn Schoenbaechler Wins 2017 Constitution Day Essay Contest
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2017) ? Organizers of the University of Kentucky’s Constitution Day activities last week have announced the winners of the essay contest associated with the national holiday. Political science freshman RyAnn Schoenbaechler won the 2017 Constitution Day Essay Contest with her article titled “Donald Trump: The Modern Day Killer of the First Amendment.” Schoenbaechler won $500 for her essay, which was evaluated by a panel...
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2017) ? Organizers of the University of Kentucky’s Constitution Day activities last week have announced the winners of the essay contest associated with the national holiday. Political science freshman RyAnn Schoenbaechler won the 2017 Constitution Day Essay Contest with her article titled “Donald Trump: The Modern Day Killer of the First Amendment.” Schoenbaechler won $500 for her essay, which was evaluated by a panel...
  • Champions of Change- Diversity Weekend Celebrates the 'Us' in UK

    Champions of Change- Diversity Weekend Celebrates the 'Us' in UK

    Thursday, October 26 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-10-26 14:30:51 GMT
    Diversity Weekend Celebrates the 'Us' in UKDiversity Weekend Celebrates the 'Us' in UK
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2017) ? When two international student groups thought to plan an event celebrating the diversity of the University of Kentucky student population, they went to the university’s International Center, the office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the UK Office of Institutional Diversity for assistance. There, the students found the help they needed to plan Diversity Weekend, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, a three-day wee...
    By Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2017) ? When two international student groups thought to plan an event celebrating the diversity of the University of Kentucky student population, they went to the university’s International Center, the office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the UK Office of Institutional Diversity for assistance. There, the students found the help they needed to plan Diversity Weekend, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, a three-day wee...
  • Champions of Change - Sadler Finds Perfect Balance Between Dance and Dentistry

    Champions of Change - Sadler Finds Perfect Balance Between Dance and Dentistry

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-10-25 18:46:01 GMT
    UK Dental Student Danielle Sadler. Photo courtesy of Landon AntonettiUK Dental Student Danielle Sadler. Photo courtesy of Landon Antonetti
    By Loretta Stafford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2017) — On the surface, the art of dance and the art of dentistry might seem to be of two completely different worlds. However, if you take a closer look, you'll notice that both are rooted in technique and emphasize focus in execution. For third-year University of Kentucky College of Dentistry student Danielle Sadler, dance and dentistry actually go hand in hand. Sadler began dancing when she was just three years old. Thr...
    By Loretta Stafford LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2017) — On the surface, the art of dance and the art of dentistry might seem to be of two completely different worlds. However, if you take a closer look, you'll notice that both are rooted in technique and emphasize focus in execution. For third-year University of Kentucky College of Dentistry student Danielle Sadler, dance and dentistry actually go hand in hand. Sadler began dancing when she was just three years old. Thr...
  • Champions of Change - Nicole Funk Education Abroad in Ecuador

    Champions of Change - Nicole Funk Education Abroad in Equador

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-10-20 15:38:11 GMT
    Nicole Funk (second from left) with Universidad San Francisco de Quito faculty and staff.Nicole Funk (second from left) with Universidad San Francisco de Quito faculty and staff.

    BY:  Amaya DeVicente and Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2017) — Nicole Funk, a junior from Lexington majoring in natural resources and environmental science with a Spanish minor, participated in an Education Abroad semester-long direct exchange program at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Quito, Ecuador. It was through a community internship that Funk received...

    BY:  Amaya DeVicente and Gail Hairston LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2017) — Nicole Funk, a junior from Lexington majoring in natural resources and environmental science with a Spanish minor, participated in an Education Abroad semester-long direct exchange program at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Quito, Ecuador. It was through a community internship that Funk...

  • Champions of Change - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NBCLatino20!

    Champions of Change - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NBCLatino20!

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:56:56 GMT
    Hispanic Heritage Month #Latino20Hispanic Heritage Month #Latino20
    This Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), NBC Latino honors 20 achievers who are moving the needle in their respective fields and making our communities and our nation better. These honorees are fiercely proud of their heritage, which has informed and guided their work and inspired their accomplishments. Whether it be a park ranger or supermodel, a Harvard law professor or a student journalist, a philanthropist or marine scientist… these Latinos reflect th...
    This Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), NBC Latino honors 20 achievers who are moving the needle in their respective fields and making our communities and our nation better. These honorees are fiercely proud of their heritage, which has informed and guided their work and inspired their accomplishments. Whether it be a park ranger or supermodel, a Harvard law professor or a student journalist, a philanthropist or marine scientist… these Latinos reflect th...
  • Champions of Change - Yetter Named 2017 James Madison Award Winner

    Champions of Change - Yetter Named 2017 James Madison Award Winner

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:22:52 GMT
    Deborah Yetter, James Madison Award WinnerDeborah Yetter, James Madison Award Winner
    BY:  Mike Farrell LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2017) — A journalist whose reporting on the deaths of children abused or murdered while under the supervision of a state agency is the 2017 recipient of the James Madison Award for Service to the First Amendment. Deborah Yetter, a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal, is the 12th recipient of the award given by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center in the University of Kentucky School of Journalism...
    BY:  Mike Farrell LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2017) — A journalist whose reporting on the deaths of children abused or murdered while under the supervision of a state agency is the 2017 recipient of the James Madison Award for Service to the First Amendment. Deborah Yetter, a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal, is the 12th recipient of the award given by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center in the University of Kentucky School of Journalism...
  • Champions of Change - UK Dining Inspires Youth to Lead Healthier Lifestyles

    Champions of Change - UK Dining Inspires Youth to Lead Healthier Lifestyles

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:17:26 GMT
    UK Dining employees with a third grade class at Julius Marks Elementary School.UK Dining employees with a third grade class at Julius Marks Elementary School.
    BY:  UK Dining LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2017) — Every year in mid-September, thousands of Aramark employees around the world enrich and nourish lives by inspiring families to lead healthier lifestyles and helping youth and adults achieve lifelong success through education and employment.  This year members of the University of Kentucky Dining Aramark team partnered with Julius Marks Elementary School for a healthy snack demonstration and distribution of snack k...
    BY:  UK Dining LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2017) — Every year in mid-September, thousands of Aramark employees around the world enrich and nourish lives by inspiring families to lead healthier lifestyles and helping youth and adults achieve lifelong success through education and employment.  This year members of the University of Kentucky Dining Aramark team partnered with Julius Marks Elementary School for a healthy snack demonstration and distribution of snack k...
  • Champions of Change - UK Alumnus on a Mission at SpaceX

    Champions of Change - UK Alumnus on a Mission at SpaceX

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:10:00 GMT
    University of Kentucky - Jake IngramUniversity of Kentucky - Jake Ingram
    BY: Whitney Harder, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2017) — When he was a little boy, he dreamed of being an astronaut. His earliest memory is watching a space shuttle light up the night sky as it was launched from Cape Canaveral. As he grew up, Jake Ingram realized maybe he isn't destined to fly the spacecraft, but to build it instead. He set out on a mission to study mechanical engineering, but never imagined just two year...
    BY: Whitney Harder, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2017) — When he was a little boy, he dreamed of being an astronaut. His earliest memory is watching a space shuttle light up the night sky as it was launched from Cape Canaveral. As he grew up, Jake Ingram realized maybe he isn't destined to fly the spacecraft, but to build it instead. He set out on a mission to study mechanical engineering, but never imagined just two year...
  • Champions of Change - UK Recognized for Diversity

    Champions of Change - UK Recognized for Diversity

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:01:37 GMT
    Students at Bradley HallStudents at Bradley Hall

    By:  Blair Hoover Conner LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2017) — INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized the University of Kentucky as one of 15 Diversity Champion colleges and universities in the nation. Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. “UK is a visionary leader among campus communities strivin...

    By:  Blair Hoover Conner LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2017) — INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized the University of Kentucky as one of 15 Diversity Champion colleges and universities in the nation. Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. “UK is a visionary leader among campus communities strivin...

  • Champions of Change - Young Patients Learn There are No Limits with UK Baseball and Softball

    Champions of Change - Young Patients Learn There are No Limits with UK Baseball and Softball

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-10-10 18:50:36 GMT
    Jaxon Russell, a participant in Saturday’s No Limits Camp, gets ready for batting practice.Jaxon Russell, a participant in Saturday’s No Limits Camp, gets ready for batting practice.

    By Olivia Ramirez and Allison Perry LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Participating in sports provides opportunities to learn valuable lessons. Through organized sports, young athletes learn to be part of a team, stay committed and push their limits. This past Saturday, patients from Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) and Shriners Hospital for Children learned there are no limits to what they can do. The annual No Limits Baseball and Softball Cam...

    By Olivia Ramirez and Allison Perry LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Participating in sports provides opportunities to learn valuable lessons. Through organized sports, young athletes learn to be part of a team, stay committed and push their limits. This past Saturday, patients from Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) and Shriners Hospital for Children learned there are no limits to what they can do. The annual No Limits Baseball and Softball Cam...

  • Champions of Change: UK's Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership

    Champions of Change: UK's Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-10-10 18:10:51 GMT
    Participants in the Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) projectParticipants in the Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) project

    BY:  Melinda J. Ickes LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2017) — Members of the University of Kentucky’s BREATHE team, representing the UK College of Nursing and UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, hosted a kickoff for the Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) project on Sept. 11, in partnership with Hazard High School’s ARI Student Senate and Leadership Team and Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC...

    BY:  Melinda J. Ickes LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2017) — Members of the University of Kentucky’s BREATHE team, representing the UK College of Nursing and UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, hosted a kickoff for the Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) project on Sept. 11, in partnership with Hazard High School’s ARI Student Senate and Leadership Team and Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC)...

  • Champions of Change - Otolaryngology Residents Win National Academic Quiz Bowl

    Champions of Change - Otolaryngology Residents Win National Academic Quiz Bowl

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-10-10 18:01:30 GMT
    UK Quiz Bowl Team 2017UK Quiz Bowl Team 2017

    By:  Ann Blackford  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Medical residents from the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery recently won the 2017 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Academic Quiz Bowl at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting held in Chicago Sept.10 to 13. UK residents Dr. Kristan Alfonso, Dr. Mitch Dobberpuhl and Dr. Michael Kaufman competed against teams from Stanford Uni...

    By:  Ann Blackford  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Medical residents from the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery recently won the 2017 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Academic Quiz Bowl at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting held in Chicago Sept.10 to 13. UK residents Dr. Kristan Alfonso, Dr. Mitch Dobberpuhl and Dr. Michael Kaufman competed against teams from Stanford Uni...

  • Champions of Change - Jennifer Harris, University of Kentucky

    Champions of Change - Jennifer Harris, University of Kentucky

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:11:53 GMT
    Jennifer Harris, University of Kentucky.pngJennifer Harris, University of Kentucky.png

    Meet Danville native and architecture graduate student, Jennifer Harris, always dreamed of graduating from the University of Kentucky. However, as a deaf woman, she has faced many barriers along the way. With the help of her professors, interpreters and the Disability Resource Center, Harris' dream will become a reality. Disability Resource Center Director David Beach has been there every step of the way to provide Harris with the resources she needed to be successful. LEXINGTON, Ky....

    Meet Danville native and architecture graduate student, Jennifer Harris, always dreamed of graduating from the University of Kentucky. However, as a deaf woman, she has faced many barriers along the way. With the help of her professors, interpreters and the Disability Resource Center, Harris' dream will become a reality. Disability Resource Center Director David Beach has been there every step of the way to provide Harris with the resources she needed to be successful. LEXINGTON, Ky....

  • Champions of Change - Thomas Hager, Belfry High School

    Champions of Change - Thomas Hager, Belfry High School

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-09-14 20:38:44 GMT
    Champions of Change - Thomas Hager, BelfryChampions of Change - Thomas Hager, Belfry

    Local 11th grader Thomas Hager is featured in a major documentary narrated by Jamie Foxx, which will air on the National Geographic channel on September 26.  Thomas shares his experiences growing up in the coal-mining town with little access to technology. 

    Local 11th grader Thomas Hager is featured in a major documentary narrated by Jamie Foxx, which will air on the National Geographic channel on September 26.  Thomas shares his experiences growing up in the coal-mining town with little access to technology. 

  • Champions of Change - Garden Springs, Beaumont finish atop Battle of the Books

    Champions of Change - Garden Springs, Beaumont finish atop Battle of the Books

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:22:12 GMT
    Battle of the Books - Beaumont Middle School and Gardensprings Elementary take home the division trophiesBattle of the Books - Beaumont Middle School and Gardensprings Elementary take home the division trophies

    Garden Springs Elementary and Beaumont Middle School won the 2017 Battle of the Books, a competitive reading incentive program in Fayette County Public Schools. The final quiz-bowl showdowns were April 26-27 in Norsworthy Auditorium at the district’s central office. Elementary * Winner: Garden Springs, with Michael Mungillo, Merry Parrent, and Crystal Tharappel. * Runner-up: Veterans Park, with Isaac Cook, Aidan Waters, and Haley Williams. * 3rd place: Garrett Morgan,...

    Garden Springs Elementary and Beaumont Middle School won the 2017 Battle of the Books, a competitive reading incentive program in Fayette County Public Schools. The final quiz-bowl showdowns were April 26-27 in Norsworthy Auditorium at the district’s central office. Elementary * Winner: Garden Springs, with Michael Mungillo, Merry Parrent, and Crystal Tharappel. * Runner-up: Veterans Park, with Isaac Cook, Aidan Waters, and Haley Williams. * 3rd place: Garrett Morgan,...

  • Champions of Change - Blake Dilynn Donithan, International Studies Student Travels to Siberia

    Champions of Change - Blake Dilynn Donithan, International Studies Student Travels to Siberia

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-06-30 14:50:48 GMT
    Champions of Change - Blake Dilynn DonithanChampions of Change - Blake Dilynn Donithan
    Growing up in a small Appalachian town, Blake Dilynn Donithan dreamt of exploring the world. Looking at the mountains out of her bedroom window in Pikeville, Kentucky, she envisioned traveling first to Russia. She never thought that a few years later she would be in a small village near the Russian-Mongolian border in the Sayan Mountains. “I had no connection to Russia or the Russian language, and people often questioned my decision to study Russian,” Donithan said. &l...
    Growing up in a small Appalachian town, Blake Dilynn Donithan dreamt of exploring the world. Looking at the mountains out of her bedroom window in Pikeville, Kentucky, she envisioned traveling first to Russia. She never thought that a few years later she would be in a small village near the Russian-Mongolian border in the Sayan Mountains. “I had no connection to Russia or the Russian language, and people often questioned my decision to study Russian,” Donithan said. &l...
  • Champions of Change - Cayden Samuels, University of Kentucky Back Voices Gospel Choir President

    Champions of Change - Cayden Samuels, University of Kentucky Back Voices Gospel Choir President

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-06-30 14:09:35 GMT
    Champions of Change - Cayden Samuels, President of UK Black Voices Gospel ChoirChampions of Change - Cayden Samuels, President of UK Black Voices Gospel Choir
    Meet Cayden Samuels, this year's UK Black Voices Gospel Choir president and soon-to-be 2017 graduate. A kinesiology student from Canton, Michigan, Samuels has always had a passion for gospel music and has been singing in church choirs since she could talk. This past year, the Black Voices Gospel Choir sang that national anthem at Commonwealth and Rupp Arena, and she cherishes that moment as one of her favorites during her time at UK. Learn more about Samuels in her "see...
    Meet Cayden Samuels, this year's UK Black Voices Gospel Choir president and soon-to-be 2017 graduate. A kinesiology student from Canton, Michigan, Samuels has always had a passion for gospel music and has been singing in church choirs since she could talk. This past year, the Black Voices Gospel Choir sang that national anthem at Commonwealth and Rupp Arena, and she cherishes that moment as one of her favorites during her time at UK. Learn more about Samuels in her "see...
  • Champions of Change - The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts Program

    Champions of Change - The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts Program

    Friday, June 30 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-06-30 13:46:06 GMT
    Champions of Change - Governor School for the ArtsChampions of Change - Governor School for the Arts

    This summer, The Kentucky Center will host 256 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) takes place at Danville’s Centre College from June 18 to July 8. This year marks the program’s 30th anniversary.

    This summer, The Kentucky Center will host 256 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) takes place at Danville’s Centre College from June 18 to July 8. This year marks the program’s 30th anniversary.

  • Champions of Change - Nathan Feese, Morton Middle School - Young Achiever of the Year

    Champions of Change - Nathan Feese, Morton Middle School - Young Achiever of the Year

    Friday, June 30 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-06-30 13:07:28 GMT
    Champions of Change - Nathan Feese, Morton Middle SchoolChampions of Change - Nathan Feese, Morton Middle School
    The nonprofit International Leadership Network has selected Nathan Feese, who recently finished eighth grade at Morton Middle School, as one of its two Young Achievers of the Year.  Three other students from Fayette County Public Schools were also among the 15 total recognized as 2017 Young Achievers: Jackson Gonzales of Lexington Traditional Magnet School, Peyton Prichard of Tates Creek Elementary, and Alex Stumbur of Ashland Elementary. They completed eighth and fifth grade, r...
    The nonprofit International Leadership Network has selected Nathan Feese, who recently finished eighth grade at Morton Middle School, as one of its two Young Achievers of the Year.  Three other students from Fayette County Public Schools were also among the 15 total recognized as 2017 Young Achievers: Jackson Gonzales of Lexington Traditional Magnet School, Peyton Prichard of Tates Creek Elementary, and Alex Stumbur of Ashland Elementary. They completed eighth and fifth grade, r...
  • Champions of Change - YMCA of Central Kentucky Swimmer Amina El-Amin Headed to USA Swimming’s Annual Diversity Select Camp and Summit

    Champions of Change - YMCA of Central Kentucky Swimmer Amina El-Amin Headed to USA Swimming’s Annual Diversity Select Camp and Summit

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:27:19 GMT
    Champions of Change - Amina.El.Amin, YMCA SwimmerChampions of Change - Amina.El.Amin, YMCA Swimmer
    YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer selected to attend USA Swimming’s Annual Diversity Select Camp and Summit   LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (June 21, 2017) – YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer Amina El-Amin, a seventh grader from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School is one of 40 up-and-coming athletes to attend the USA Swimming’s Annual Southern Zone Diversity Select Camp and Summit to be held June 22-25 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, NC. El-Amin, an ...
    YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer selected to attend USA Swimming’s Annual Diversity Select Camp and Summit   LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (June 21, 2017) – YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer Amina El-Amin, a seventh grader from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School is one of 40 up-and-coming athletes to attend the USA Swimming’s Annual Southern Zone Diversity Select Camp and Summit to be held June 22-25 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, NC. El-Amin, an ...
  • Champions of Change Elkhorn Elementary Poppy Project

    Champions of Change Elkhorn Elementary Poppy Project

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:36:23 GMT
    Students at Elkhorn Elementary WWI Centennial Poppy ProjectStudents at Elkhorn Elementary WWI Centennial Poppy Project
    Students at Elkhorn Elementary made 100 poppies for the WWI Centennial Poppy Project.  Their poppies along with those made by students, scouts and other groups across the Commonwealth will be displayed at the Kentucky State Fair WWI Centennial Exhibit in August.  Watch Heather French Henry, KDVA Deputy Commissioner, accepting the poppies from the students! Check out the video here!   More information on the Kentucky Poppy Project    More information about...
    Students at Elkhorn Elementary made 100 poppies for the WWI Centennial Poppy Project.  Their poppies along with those made by students, scouts and other groups across the Commonwealth will be displayed at the Kentucky State Fair WWI Centennial Exhibit in August.  Watch Heather French Henry, KDVA Deputy Commissioner, accepting the poppies from the students! Check out the video here!   More information on the Kentucky Poppy Project    More information about...
  • Champions of Change - Camille Robinson

    Champions of Change - Camille Robinson

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:15:56 GMT
    Camille Robinson, a 2014 graduate of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, currently works as a draftsman for Prestress Services Industries in Lexington, Ky.Camille Robinson, a 2014 graduate of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, currently works as a draftsman for Prestress Services Industries in Lexington, Ky.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Camille Robinson earned a bachelor of arts degree in teaching, but her passion is in computer-aided drafting and design.  She worked seven years for an engineering firm in eastern Kentucky.  Like most companies, her job was reliant upon the coal industry.  As jobs became few and far between, she found herself laid off not once, not twice, but three times. Enter Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).  Robinson enrolled in 2012 a...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Camille Robinson earned a bachelor of arts degree in teaching, but her passion is in computer-aided drafting and design.  She worked seven years for an engineering firm in eastern Kentucky.  Like most companies, her job was reliant upon the coal industry.  As jobs became few and far between, she found herself laid off not once, not twice, but three times. Enter Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).  Robinson enrolled in 2012 a...
  • Champions of Change - UK College of Nursing Student, Karly Schmidt Donates Kidney to a 7 Year Old in Need

    Champions of Change - UK College of Nursing Student, Karly Schmidt Donates Kidney to a 7 Year Old in Need

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-06-21 19:28:34 GMT
    Champions of Change - Seven-year-old Logan, who was diagnosed with PKD five years ago, received a kidney from UK nursing student Karly Schmidt.Champions of Change - Seven-year-old Logan, who was diagnosed with PKD five years ago, received a kidney from UK nursing student Karly Schmidt.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 16, 2017) — To commit a textbook term to memory, UK College of Nursing student Karly Schmidt used a mental shortcut by naming her two kidneys George and Fred. George, her right kidney, reminded her of the word “glomerular,” and Fred, her left kidney, reminded her of “filtration.” Putting the two words together, she could recall the glomerular filtration rate, which is the medical formula used to measure kidne...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 16, 2017) — To commit a textbook term to memory, UK College of Nursing student Karly Schmidt used a mental shortcut by naming her two kidneys George and Fred. George, her right kidney, reminded her of the word “glomerular,” and Fred, her left kidney, reminded her of “filtration.” Putting the two words together, she could recall the glomerular filtration rate, which is the medical formula used to measure kidne...

  • Champions of Change - Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

    Champions of Change - Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-06-21 19:25:24 GMT
    Champions of Change - Critical Language ScholarshipsChampions of Change - Critical Language Scholarships
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced four UK students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study Chinese, Japanese and Swahili abroad. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, a program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in 14 critical need foreign languages d...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced four UK students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study Chinese, Japanese and Swahili abroad. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, a program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in 14 critical need foreign languages d...
  • Champions of Change - UK Student Katy Brewer Receives P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar Award

    Champions of Change - UK Student Katy Brewer Receives P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar Award

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-06-21 19:06:01 GMT
    Champions of Change - UK Student, Katy Brewer Receives P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar AwardChampions of Change - UK Student, Katy Brewer Receives P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar Award
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2017) Katy Brewer, a doctoral student in the University of Kentucky Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, was chosen as one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter C of Lexington, Kentucky. Brewer was a National Merit Finalist and a Patterson Scholarship recipient and graduated summa cum laude from UK in 2013 ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2017) Katy Brewer, a doctoral student in the University of Kentucky Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, was chosen as one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter C of Lexington, Kentucky. Brewer was a National Merit Finalist and a Patterson Scholarship recipient and graduated summa cum laude from UK in 2013 ...
  • Champions of Change - UK Teaching Assistant, Sy Bridenbaugh, Uses Life-altering Injury to Motivate Students

    Champions of Change - UK Teaching Assistant, Sy Bridenbaugh, Uses Life-altering Injury to Motivate Students

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-06-21 18:15:19 GMT
    UK Teaching Assistant, Sy Bridenbaugh, Uses Life-altering Injury to Motivate StudentsUK Teaching Assistant, Sy Bridenbaugh, Uses Life-altering Injury to Motivate Students

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2017) — It was a normal day in southern Ohio. Hot, but normal. The Huntington Huntsmen football players were giving it their all during practice. It was the first time they were running plays with full contact, wearing all their gear. It might have been more enjoyable, if only it weren’t so hot.    The heat wasn’t on Sy Bridenbaugh’s mind as much as other things, though. Like showing he could be...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2017) — It was a normal day in southern Ohio. Hot, but normal. The Huntington Huntsmen football players were giving it their all during practice. It was the first time they were running plays with full contact, wearing all their gear. It might have been more enjoyable, if only it weren’t so hot.    The heat wasn’t on Sy Bridenbaugh’s mind as much as other things, though. Like showing he could be...

  • Champion of Change - UK’s Danielle Galyer is First Team Academic All-America for Second Consecutive Year

    Champion of Change - UK’s Danielle Galyer is First Team Academic All-America for Second Consecutive Year

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-06-21 18:04:45 GMT
    Champions of Change - Danielle Galyer, University of Kentucky swimmer.Champions of Change - Danielle Galyer, University of Kentucky swimmer.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2017) — Following the completion of her stellar University of Kentucky career, senior swimmer Danielle Galyer was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large First Team for the second consecutive year, the organization announced Thursday afternoon. “It’s a culmination of her outstanding career both as a student as an athlete at Kentucky,” said head coa...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2017) — Following the completion of her stellar University of Kentucky career, senior swimmer Danielle Galyer was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large First Team for the second consecutive year, the organization announced Thursday afternoon. “It’s a culmination of her outstanding career both as a student as an athlete at Kentucky,” said head coa...

  • Champions of Change - Kentucky Wesleyan College - Meredith Daunhauer Receives All-American Honors

    Champions of Change - Kentucky Wesleyan College - Meredith Daunhauer Receives All-American Honors

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:56:47 GMT
    Champions of Change - Meredith Daunhauer Receives All American HonorsChampions of Change - Meredith Daunhauer Receives All American Honors
    ROLLA, Mo. – Meredith Daunhauer of the Kentucky Wesleyan College softball team earned All-American honors from the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association, being named to the Third-Team.  After bringing home a pair of All-Region selections this season, this marks the first career All-America selection for Daunhauer and the first in program history for Kentucky Wesleyan softball. The sophomore held a .457 batting average this season, helping the Pant...
    ROLLA, Mo. – Meredith Daunhauer of the Kentucky Wesleyan College softball team earned All-American honors from the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association, being named to the Third-Team.  After bringing home a pair of All-Region selections this season, this marks the first career All-America selection for Daunhauer and the first in program history for Kentucky Wesleyan softball. The sophomore held a .457 batting average this season, helping the Pant...
  • Champions of Change - Asbury University's ImpactU Camps Challenge and Inspire

    Champions of Change - Asbury University's ImpactU Camps Challenge and Inspire

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:22:41 GMT
    Champions of Change - Asbury Impact UniversityChampions of Change - Asbury Impact University
    June 15, 2017 WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University’s ImpactU summer academic camps wrap up today, but for more than 150 high school students who explored new academic areas and experienced Asbury’s vibrant Christian community, the real impact has just begun.  Offering camps ranging from Film to Equine to Brass Music, ImpactU is a residential, college-type experience on Asbury’s campus that challenges high school students to explore new academic areas, sh...
    June 15, 2017 WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University’s ImpactU summer academic camps wrap up today, but for more than 150 high school students who explored new academic areas and experienced Asbury’s vibrant Christian community, the real impact has just begun.  Offering camps ranging from Film to Equine to Brass Music, ImpactU is a residential, college-type experience on Asbury’s campus that challenges high school students to explore new academic areas, sh...
  • Champions of Change - 2017 Kentucky Environthon

    Champions of Change - 2017 Kentucky Environthon

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-06-14 19:44:34 GMT
    Champions of Change - 2017 Kentucky EnvironthonChampions of Change - 2017 Kentucky Environthon
    Dunbar teams place second, third in state’s Envirothon Students from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School excelled in the 2017 Kentucky Envirothon, which ran May 17-18 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Education and Leadership Center in Jabez. In this statewide competition, the teams demonstrated their knowledge of Kentucky’s natural resources at field stations covering aquatics, soils, forestry, and wildlife.  Fayette County’s “B” team was runner-up with Dun...
    Dunbar teams place second, third in state’s Envirothon Students from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School excelled in the 2017 Kentucky Envirothon, which ran May 17-18 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Education and Leadership Center in Jabez. In this statewide competition, the teams demonstrated their knowledge of Kentucky’s natural resources at field stations covering aquatics, soils, forestry, and wildlife.  Fayette County’s “B” team was runner-up with Dun...
  • Champions of Change - Youth Leader of the Year 2016-2017 - Dunbar Junior, Zsombor Gal

    Champions of Change - Youth Leader of the Year 2016-2017 - Dunbar Junior, Zsombor Gal

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-06-14 19:13:48 GMT
    Youth Leader of the Year, Zsombor GalYouth Leader of the Year, Zsombor Gal

    Dunbar junior named Youth Leader of the Year A junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Zsombor Gal, was named Lexington’s “Youth Leader of the Year” during the 2016-17 Youth Salute awards ceremonies May 21 at Transylvania University.  He received a $500 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip, provided by Holifield Photography, to attend the National Council on Youth Leadership conference at Washington University in St. Louis. Anne Boggess of Henry Clay H...

    Dunbar junior named Youth Leader of the Year A junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Zsombor Gal, was named Lexington’s “Youth Leader of the Year” during the 2016-17 Youth Salute awards ceremonies May 21 at Transylvania University.  He received a $500 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip, provided by Holifield Photography, to attend the National Council on Youth Leadership conference at Washington University in St. Louis. Anne Boggess of Henry Clay H...

  • Champions of Change - Live Green Lexington, Morton and Julius Marks Set Bar High for Green Efforts

    Champions of Change - Live Green Lexington, Morton and Julius Marks Set Bar High for Green Efforts

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-05-31 20:50:02 GMT
    Champions of Change - Live Green LexingtonChampions of Change - Live Green Lexington
    Morton, Julius Marks set bar high for ‘green’ efforts! On the heels of Earth Day, students and staff in Fayette County Public Schools celebrated federal, state, and local awards for their outstanding environmentally conscious efforts.  Morton Middle has been deemed a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School because of its demonstrated excellence in the three pillars of sustainability: environmental literacy, student wellness, and energy efficiency. This...
    Morton, Julius Marks set bar high for ‘green’ efforts! On the heels of Earth Day, students and staff in Fayette County Public Schools celebrated federal, state, and local awards for their outstanding environmentally conscious efforts.  Morton Middle has been deemed a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School because of its demonstrated excellence in the three pillars of sustainability: environmental literacy, student wellness, and energy efficiency. This...
  • Champions of Change - Nate Williams, 4K for Cancer

    Champions of Change - Nate Williams, 4K for Cancer

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:32:26 GMT
    © Champions of Change - Nate Williams, 4K for Cancer© Champions of Change - Nate Williams, 4K for Cancer
    UK Grad Student Puts Down His Instrument  and Grabs His Bike to Take On 4K for Cancer LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 28, 2017) — Every year, more than 70,000 young adults ages 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer. Despite advancements in prevention, early detection and treatment, survival rates for this age group have been stagnant for the last 30 years. This summer, University of Kentucky arts administration graduate student Nate Williams will embark on a cross country bi...
    UK Grad Student Puts Down His Instrument  and Grabs His Bike to Take On 4K for Cancer LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 28, 2017) — Every year, more than 70,000 young adults ages 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer. Despite advancements in prevention, early detection and treatment, survival rates for this age group have been stagnant for the last 30 years. This summer, University of Kentucky arts administration graduate student Nate Williams will embark on a cross country bi...
  • Champions of Change - Lexington Shriners Medical Center - Moran Nickodem

    Champions of Change - Lexington Shriners Medical Center - Moran Nickodem

    Thursday, May 4 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-04 20:12:05 GMT
    Lexington Shriners Hospital Patient Graduates_MoranNickodem.pngLexington Shriners Hospital Patient Graduates_MoranNickodem.png

    By: Moran Nickodem (article written in patient’s own words) Monday, May 1, 2017, I will graduate from patient care at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington after 21 years of having my life sculpted into what it was always meant to be.   The week of May 1st is a big graduation week for me. Not only am I graduating from Shriners Medical Center, but I will also graduate from the University of Kentucky with an undergraduate degree in integrated stra...

    By: Moran Nickodem (article written in patient’s own words) Monday, May 1, 2017, I will graduate from patient care at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington after 21 years of having my life sculpted into what it was always meant to be.   The week of May 1st is a big graduation week for me. Not only am I graduating from Shriners Medical Center, but I will also graduate from the University of Kentucky with an undergraduate degree in integrated stra...

  • Champions of Change - Model Laboratory Boasts Eight Governor's Scholars

    Champions of Change - Model Laboratory Boasts Eight Governor's Scholars

    Thursday, May 4 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-04 20:03:16 GMT
    Model Laboratory School Governor's ScholarsModel Laboratory School Governor's Scholars

    Model Laboratory School submitted eight applications to the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), and all eight students were accepted. The juniors accepted into GSP are: Uma Aikat, Sophie Austin, Josh Collier, Laura Cole, Jarett Insko, Patrick Nnoromele, Avanti Patel and Sophie Gershtenson. Gershtenson (architecture and design) and Collier (film and photography) were also accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), and must decide between the two programs. Natha...

    Model Laboratory School submitted eight applications to the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), and all eight students were accepted. The juniors accepted into GSP are: Uma Aikat, Sophie Austin, Josh Collier, Laura Cole, Jarett Insko, Patrick Nnoromele, Avanti Patel and Sophie Gershtenson. Gershtenson (architecture and design) and Collier (film and photography) were also accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), and must decide between the two programs. Natha...

  • Champions of Change - Zion Walker, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Distinguished Leader Award

    Champions of Change - Zion Walker, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Distinguished Leader Award

    Friday, April 14 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-04-14 16:05:16 GMT
    Zion Walker, Distinguished Leader AwardZion Walker, Distinguished Leader Award

    Woodson junior receives Distinguished Leader Award The Leadership Lexington Youth Program presented its 2017 Distinguished Leader Award to Zion Walker of Carter G. Woodson Academy. He accepted the plaque April 12 at the LLYP graduation luncheon, held at Fasig-Tipton. “This program opened my eyes to all that Lexington and the world have to offer and all that is possible,” Zion said as the eight-month series wrapped up.  Class members nominate candidates for the award...

    Woodson junior receives Distinguished Leader Award The Leadership Lexington Youth Program presented its 2017 Distinguished Leader Award to Zion Walker of Carter G. Woodson Academy. He accepted the plaque April 12 at the LLYP graduation luncheon, held at Fasig-Tipton. “This program opened my eyes to all that Lexington and the world have to offer and all that is possible,” Zion said as the eight-month series wrapped up.  Class members nominate candidates for the award...

  • Champions of Change - Evan Winkler, Morton Eighth Grader State Champ National Geographic Bee

    Champions of Change - Evan Winkler, Morton Eighth Grader State Champ National Geographic Bee

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-04-14 15:15:56 GMT
    Evan Winkler, Morton Eighth Grader State Champ in National Geographic BeeEvan Winkler, Morton Eighth Grader State Champ in National Geographic Bee
    Morton eighth-grader state champion in National Geographic Bee. An eighth-grader at Morton Middle School, Evan Winkler, is Kentucky’s state winner in the 2017 National Geographic Bee competition. He is among the 54 students who will square off in the national championship, set for May 14-17 in Washington, D.C. On March 31, more than 4,600 students competed in state bees across the United States and its territories. Evan and the other champions each received $100, “Nation...
    Morton eighth-grader state champion in National Geographic Bee. An eighth-grader at Morton Middle School, Evan Winkler, is Kentucky’s state winner in the 2017 National Geographic Bee competition. He is among the 54 students who will square off in the national championship, set for May 14-17 in Washington, D.C. On March 31, more than 4,600 students competed in state bees across the United States and its territories. Evan and the other champions each received $100, “Nation...
  • Champions of Change - Jessica Tallarigo Honors Saddlemaker Eugene Minihan

    Champions of Change - Jessica Tallarigo Honors Saddlemaker Eugene Minihan

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-04-12 14:21:42 GMT
    Jessica Tallarigo Honors Eugene Minihan StatueJessica Tallarigo Honors Eugene Minihan Statue

    It has been called the Cadillac of all saddles. Many knowledgeable horsemen consider the “Kentucky Springseat” the finest riding saddle ever made, but few know the story of its creator, Eugene Minihan, who fashioned the unique product in his shop in Owingsville, Kentucky, from the late 1880s until his death in 1926. Now, an Eastern Kentucky University senior is helping to perpetuate his legacy. Jessica Tallarigo, a senior animal studies major from nearby Mt. Sterling, h...

    It has been called the Cadillac of all saddles. Many knowledgeable horsemen consider the “Kentucky Springseat” the finest riding saddle ever made, but few know the story of its creator, Eugene Minihan, who fashioned the unique product in his shop in Owingsville, Kentucky, from the late 1880s until his death in 1926. Now, an Eastern Kentucky University senior is helping to perpetuate his legacy. Jessica Tallarigo, a senior animal studies major from nearby Mt. Sterling, h...

  • Champions of Change - Brandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree - Madison Southern High School

    Champions of Change - Brandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree - Madison Southern High School

    Thursday, April 6 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-04-06 20:42:43 GMT
    Brandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree - MSHSBrandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree - MSHS
    The Madison Southern High School duo of Brandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree, both of Berea, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Kentucky State Championship tournament on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. A massive field of 192 teams competed in the no...
    The Madison Southern High School duo of Brandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree, both of Berea, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Kentucky State Championship tournament on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. A massive field of 192 teams competed in the no...
  • Champions of Change - Rosa Parks Go Out on Top in Superintendent's Cup

    Champions of Change - Rosa Parks Go Out on Top in Superintendent's Cup

    Monday, April 3 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-04-03 20:06:14 GMT
    Scapa Superintendent's Cup  - Rosa ParksScapa Superintendent's Cup - Rosa Parks

    SCAPA, Rosa Parks go out on top in Superintendent’s Cup Elementary school teams from SCAPA at Bluegrass and Rosa Parks Elementary capped the 2016-17 Academic Challenge season with impressive wins in the Superintendent’s Cup. These students, along with individual winners in the math/science and writing assessments, received scholarship offers from sponsoring colleges. “How fitting that during March Madness, we’re gathered to recognize academic success,” ...

    SCAPA, Rosa Parks go out on top in Superintendent’s Cup Elementary school teams from SCAPA at Bluegrass and Rosa Parks Elementary capped the 2016-17 Academic Challenge season with impressive wins in the Superintendent’s Cup. These students, along with individual winners in the math/science and writing assessments, received scholarship offers from sponsoring colleges. “How fitting that during March Madness, we’re gathered to recognize academic success,” ...

  • Champions of Change - Jessica Bayne, Parker Van Houten, AllTech Vocal Scholarship Winners

    Champions of Change - Jessica Bayne, Parker Van Houten, AllTech Vocal Scholarship Winners

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-03-17 15:54:17 GMT
    Jessica Bayne and Parker Van HoutenJessica Bayne and Parker Van Houten

    Jessica Bayne and Parker Van Houten are two of the winners of the 12th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition where they sang for a chance to win scholarships and prizes to help jump start their operatic careers.  Jessica a graduate of the University of Kentucky won First Place of the graduate division and Parker Van Houten of the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville won First Place of the undergraduates.

    Jessica Bayne and Parker Van Houten are two of the winners of the 12th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition where they sang for a chance to win scholarships and prizes to help jump start their operatic careers.  Jessica a graduate of the University of Kentucky won First Place of the graduate division and Parker Van Houten of the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville won First Place of the undergraduates.

  • Champions of Change - Zoe Felice, Katrin Flores, Lafayette High School

    Champions of Change - Zoe Felice, Katrin Flores, Lafayette High School

    Friday, March 17 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-03-17 14:18:26 GMT
    Zoe Felice and Katrin Flores, Lafayette High SchoolZoe Felice and Katrin Flores, Lafayette High School

    Two students from Lafayette High School have earned national honors in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.
    Zoe Felice, a senior, received two silver medals – for her art portfolio titled “My Friends” and for a mixed media piece called “Stuffing Sausages.” Katrin Flores, a junior, received a silver medal in poetry for “The Poetic Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.”

    Two students from Lafayette High School have earned national honors in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.
    Zoe Felice, a senior, received two silver medals – for her art portfolio titled “My Friends” and for a mixed media piece called “Stuffing Sausages.” Katrin Flores, a junior, received a silver medal in poetry for “The Poetic Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.”

  • Champions of Change - Youth Showcase, March 18, 2016

    Champions of Change - Youth Showcase, March 18, 2016

    Friday, March 17 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-03-17 14:08:07 GMT
    Bluegrass Youth BalletBluegrass Youth Ballet

    BYB's Valley Park Outreach Program and CKYO's MusicWorks team up for a performance showcasing Lexington's youth. Both of these programs focus on marginalized children and youth. The Valley Park Outreach Program was designed to also reach the Latino population as it offers bilingual ballet classes Monday-Thursday in Valley Park which is in walking distance to many of the dance students. 

    BYB's Valley Park Outreach Program and CKYO's MusicWorks team up for a performance showcasing Lexington's youth. Both of these programs focus on marginalized children and youth. The Valley Park Outreach Program was designed to also reach the Latino population as it offers bilingual ballet classes Monday-Thursday in Valley Park which is in walking distance to many of the dance students. 

  • Champions of Change - Taveion Hollingsworth, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

    Champions of Change - Taveion Hollingsworth, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

    Thursday, March 16 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-03-16 21:26:13 GMT
    Champions of Change - Taveion HollingsworthChampions of Change - Taveion Hollingsworth

    Taveion Hollingsworth, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for the 2016-17 season. He received the award at a March 14 banquet at the Lexington Center. 

    Last year, Taveion led Dunbar to its first Sweet Sixteen championship. As a senior, he averaged 28.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, and closed out his high school career with 2,495 points....

    Taveion Hollingsworth, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for the 2016-17 season. He received the award at a March 14 banquet at the Lexington Center. 

  • Champions of Change - Lyndsey Crunk, Scott County High School

    Champions of Change - Lyndsey Crunk, Scott County High School

    Thursday, March 16 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-03-16 21:14:39 GMT
    Champion of Change - Lyndsey CrunkChampion of Change - Lyndsey Crunk

    Lyndsey Crunk is a 15 year old student at Scott County High School where she enjoys participating on the Trap Shooting Team.  In August 2014,she was diagnosed Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) and has endured much change in her life since that diagnosis.  Instead of giving up on life and letting Epilepsy control her, this strong young lady has chosen to take on the “Big E” with perseverance and persistence like no other. 

    Lyndsey Crunk is a 15 year old student at Scott County High School where she enjoys participating on the Trap Shooting Team.  In August 2014,she was diagnosed Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) and has endured much change in her life since that diagnosis.  Instead of giving up on life and letting Epilepsy control her, this strong young lady has chosen to take on the “Big E” with perseverance and persistence like no other. 

  • Champions of Change - Jessie Clark Robotics Team - Noah Sprout, Isaac Recktenwald, Colin Farmer, and Wes Baskette

    Champions of Change - Jessie Clark Robotics Team - Noah Sprout, Isaac Recktenwald, Colin Farmer, and Wes Baskette

    Friday, March 17 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-03-17 13:40:32 GMT
    Jessie Clark Robotics Team- Noah Sprout, Isaac Recktenwald, Colin Farmer, and Wes BasketteJessie Clark Robotics Team- Noah Sprout, Isaac Recktenwald, Colin Farmer, and Wes Baskette

    A robotics team from Jessie Clark Middle School took first place in the Robo Challenge Xtreme (RCX) regional tournament on March 4 at host Georgetown College. Noah Sprout, Isaac Recktenwald, Colin Farmer, and Wes Baskette also qualify to compete again during the STLP State Championships, set for April 12 at Rupp Arena.  Nearly 100 students from several counties participated in the RCX regional, including teams from 16 elementaries, seven middle schools, and one high school. 

    A robotics team from Jessie Clark Middle School took first place in the Robo Challenge Xtreme (RCX) regional tournament on March 4 at host Georgetown College. Noah Sprout, Isaac Recktenwald, Colin Farmer, and Wes Baskette also qualify to compete again during the STLP State Championships, set for April 12 at Rupp Arena.  Nearly 100 students from several counties participated in the RCX regional, including teams from 16 elementaries, seven middle schools, and one high school. 

  • Champions of Change - Charles Wilson, Southern Middle School

    Champions of Change - Charles Wilson, Southern Middle School

    Thursday, March 16 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-03-16 20:58:32 GMT
    Champions of Change - Charles WilsonChampions of Change - Charles Wilson

    An eighth-grader at Southern Middle School, Charles Wilson, will be Kentucky’s representative at the “Teens Speak Up!” advocacy conference March 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Charles, who has generalized primary epilepsy, also plans to attend the national epilepsy walk and to speak with members of Congress and senators on Capitol Hill. 

    An eighth-grader at Southern Middle School, Charles Wilson, will be Kentucky’s representative at the “Teens Speak Up!” advocacy conference March 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Charles, who has generalized primary epilepsy, also plans to attend the national epilepsy walk and to speak with members of Congress and senators on Capitol Hill. 

  • Champions of Change - Mary Richardson, Stonewall Elementary

    Champions of Change - Mary Richardson, Stonewall Elementary

    Monday, March 13 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-03-13 21:21:49 GMT
    Champion of Change - Mary RichardsonChampion of Change - Mary Richardson

    A fourth-grader at Stonewall Elementary, Mary Richardson, has earned first-place honors in a national art contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). Mary’s entry depicting the Year of the Rooster was selected as tops in the computer graphics category in the elementary division. She received an award certificate and a $25 Amazon gift card.  The other categories were artistic, comical, and original. Stonewall teacher Hiroko Hunter invited a...

    A fourth-grader at Stonewall Elementary, Mary Richardson, has earned first-place honors in a national art contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). Mary’s entry depicting the Year of the Rooster was selected as tops in the computer graphics category in the elementary division. She received an award certificate and a $25 Amazon gift card.  The other categories were artistic, comical, and original. Stonewall teacher Hiroko Hunter invited a...

  • Champions of Change - Brit Bennett

    Champions of Change - Brit Bennett

    Friday, March 10 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-03-10 20:55:57 GMT
    Champions of Change - Brit BennettChampions of Change - Brit Bennett

    Brit Bennett, 26, Novelist | Hometown: Oceanside, California.  The Stanford and University of Michigan grad is just 26 but her debut novel “The Mothers” recently earned her recognition as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 30 and among those on the TODAY Show’s list of “12 Must Read Books for Fall.” "The Mothers" looks at the lives of three young people being watched and talked about from afar by church...

    Brit Bennett, 26, Novelist | Hometown: Oceanside, California.  The Stanford and University of Michigan grad is just 26 but her debut novel “The Mothers” recently earned her recognition as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 30 and among those on the TODAY Show’s list of “12 Must Read Books for Fall.” "The Mothers" looks at the lives of three young people being watched and talked about from afar by church...

  • Champions of Change - Joey Ilagan, Tates Creek Middle School

    Champions of Change - Joey Ilagan, Tates Creek Middle School

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-04-14 15:05:32 GMT
    Champions of Change - Joey Ilagen, Tates Creek Middle SchoolChampions of Change - Joey Ilagen, Tates Creek Middle School

    An eighth-grader at Tates Creek Middle School, Joey Ilagan, won the annual University of Kentucky Spelling Bee on the final word “toxicosis.” As a regional winner, he qualifies to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, set for May 28-June 3 outside Washington in National Harbor, Md. 

    An eighth-grader at Tates Creek Middle School, Joey Ilagan, won the annual University of Kentucky Spelling Bee on the final word “toxicosis.” As a regional winner, he qualifies to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, set for May 28-June 3 outside Washington in National Harbor, Md. 

  • Champions of Change - Chancelor Bennett, Chance the Rapper

    Champions of Change - Chancelor Bennett, Chance the Rapper

    Friday, March 10 2017 4:11 PM EST2017-03-10 21:11:58 GMT
    Champions of Change - Chance the RapperChampions of Change - Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper, 23, Rapper, Activist | Hometown: Chicago, Illinois.  Chancelor Bennett, better known to his fans as Chance the Rapper, woke up America with his jazz-in fused, uplifting and spiritual rap lyrics in the 2016 album Coloring Book.  The unsigned artist has co-written for Kanye West and is nominated for 7 Grammys this year. 

    Chance the Rapper, 23, Rapper, Activist | Hometown: Chicago, Illinois.  Chancelor Bennett, better known to his fans as Chance the Rapper, woke up America with his jazz-in fused, uplifting and spiritual rap lyrics in the 2016 album Coloring Book.  The unsigned artist has co-written for Kanye West and is nominated for 7 Grammys this year. 

  • Champions of Change - Kane Brown

    Champions of Change - Kane Brown

    Friday, March 10 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-03-10 21:09:56 GMT
    Champions of Change - Kane BrownChampions of Change - Kane Brown
    Kane Brown, 23, Country Music Singer | Hometown: Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.  Country singer Kane Brown became a viral sensation after posting videos of himself singing pop songs on YouTube. He released his self-titled major label debut album in December 2016 and it shot to #1 on Billboard country chart, becoming the biggest country debut for a new artist in more than two years. The singer-songwriter -- who had a tough childhood, even living out of a car with his mom ...
    Kane Brown, 23, Country Music Singer | Hometown: Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.  Country singer Kane Brown became a viral sensation after posting videos of himself singing pop songs on YouTube. He released his self-titled major label debut album in December 2016 and it shot to #1 on Billboard country chart, becoming the biggest country debut for a new artist in more than two years. The singer-songwriter -- who had a tough childhood, even living out of a car with his mom ...
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