Author Archives: UK Student and Academic Life

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.

SALutations! | We made it!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead We Made It! As with all good things, a semester must come to an end. I … Continue reading

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Off-Campus Student Services

Whether you’re working with a first-year student, a seasoned junior, or a graduate/professional student, living off campus can be a challenge. While the freedoms that come with off-campus living are many, so are the responsibilities. Culture shock, community development, rental … Continue reading

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Exploratory Students and Career Center Services

Students who are exploring their academic and career prospects can find the Stuckert Career Center to be very helpful. Exploratory students can work with advisors and career counselors to discover interests, clarify their goals then develop and implement their degree … Continue reading

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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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