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2023 Donations for Citations Drive breaks record

This year’s Donations for Citations drive was the largest ever, netting more than two tons of food and personal care items for UK’s Big Blue Pantry (BBP). University of Kentucky students and employees donated more than 4,358 pounds of pantry staples, topping last year’s amount by more than 1,300 pounds. In all, 452 people took part in this year’s food drive. Read the full article on UKNow

UK well-being experts join forces to engage, strengthen and support campus community

Well-being matters. And at the University of Kentucky, we understand that ensuring the success of our community members means supporting the whole person. It is important to provide an outstanding academic experience and opportunities for professional development, as well as address mental health and overall well-being. Read the full article on UKNow

Everything to know about DanceBlue 2023

Each year in the spring, University of Kentucky students gather in Memorial Coliseum to dance and stand for 24 hours to support the patients in the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Leading up to the dance marathon, students fundraise all year long for their chance to dance. This year’s marathon will be March 25-26, and DanceBlue is encouraging the community to come and be a part of the event. Read the full article on UKNow

Woodland Glen III renamed in honor of Stanley and Karen Pigman

Approved by the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees in today’s meeting, Woodland Glen III, the residence facility for students in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering’s Living Learning Program (LLP), is being renamed Pigman Hall in recognition of Stanley and Karen Pigman’s impact on the college.  

'Behind the Blue': TRACS Director Paige Greene discusses campus mental health resources

The TRACS (Triage, Referral, Assistance and Crisis Support) hub is a physical and virtual one-stop shop where students can come for a quick referral to support services or receive direct clinical support for a range of mental health needs, basic needs and crises.   Listen Here

'UK at the Half': UK's Veterans Resource Center

In this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky Veterans Resource Center Director Beth Austin discusses the center and the university’s recent Military Friendly Schools designation. Housed in the Office for Student Success, the UK VRC works to ensure that student veterans have a smooth transition to college by providing support, community and resources.

‘You are not an imposter’ — UK faculty share advice, experiences as First-Gen students

From being in the classroom to leading the classroom — first-generation students and graduates are an integral part of the University of Kentucky. In fact, nearly one in four incoming freshmen and one in three transfer students at UK are first-gen. Each year, Nov. 8 is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating those who represent the first generation in their family to attend college.

Struggling or feeling stressed? Resources, support available for UK community

The University of Kentucky is committed to taking care of our people, and that means ensuring all members of our community — inclusive of all identities, perspectives and experiences – have the support needed to overcome challenges and cope with stress. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety, sadness or uncertainty, or struggling with any aspect of your health and well-being, UK has resources available for you.   Read the full article here

UK celebrates 25 years of Halloween in the Halls

This year the University of Kentucky Office of Residence Life is celebrating 25 years of Halloween in the Halls. Residence hall lobbies will once again open this Halloween season to the children and grandchildren of UK faculty, staff and students. Halloween trick-or-treating will take place 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, rain or shine. The event is open to kids 12 and under. Adult supervision is required. 

Celebrating 107 years of Homecoming traditions

The 107th Homecoming at the University of Kentucky is full of opportunities for students and alumni to continue the tradition of what it means to be a Wildcat.