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About UK Student and Academic Life

Undergraduate Education is now recreated within the Division of Student and Academic Life in the Provost's Office at the University of Kentucky.

Host a Dinner Dialogue with Your Students

The UK Parent and Family Association is now accepting applications for Dinner Dialogues – 2018 spring semester: https://orgsync.com/130403/forms/291908. Dinner Dialogues provides funding for instructors to host a dinner for their students in their homes, giving instructors an opportunity to get … Continue reading

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Trans* Week of Awareness 2017

The Trans* Week of Awareness is a week-long series of events sponsored by the UK Counseling Center, Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, and PFLAG Central Kentucky. All events are free and open to the … Continue reading

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SALutations! Transitions & Call for Proposals

“Salutations!” said the voice. Wilbur jumped to his feet. “Salu-what?” he cried. “Salutations!” repeated the voice. “What are they, and where are you?” screamed Wilbur. “Please, please, tell me where you are. And what are salutations?” “Salutations are greetings,” said … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Mary Bolin!

We read today in UKnow that our own Dr. Mary Chandler Bolin, director of the UK Counseling Center (UKCC), has been re-elected to the Board of Directors for the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. This international association … Continue reading

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Chellgren Initiative Launched

Due to a gift of $12 million from Paul and Deborah Cole Chellgren, the University of Kentucky and the Division of Student and Academic Life have launched the Chellgren Initiative. The gift has been used to create an endowment that … Continue reading

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Crafting the “nudge” so it is most effective

Cass Sunstein, Harvard University, and the Nobel Prize in Economics winner Richard Thaler, University of Chicago, got advocates in higher education thinking about how best to “nudge” students to make smart choices in their academic careers. This proactive ideology is … Continue reading

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University Leadership Forum, Oct 23-25, on cross-generational diversity and inclusion

Leading Across Generations October 23-25, 2017 The theme for this year’s University Leadership Forum organized by the University of Kentucky Office of Human Resources is “Leading Across Generations.” All UK faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to attend. The … Continue reading

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Free Speech and Social Justice in Higher Ed

The College of Education’s Inclusiveness Committee is hosting an event on free speech issues in higher education settings. They have invited Dr. Neal Hutchens (Higher Education, University of Mississippi) to present on Monday, October 23rd at 4 p.m. in 109 … Continue reading

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SALutations! Teaching and Research

“In the end, our goal must not be only to prepare students for careers, but also to enable them to live with dignity and purpose; not only to give knowledge to the student, but also to channel knowledge to humane … Continue reading

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