Category Archives: Exploratory Students

Midterm Grades for the Fall 2015 First-Year Cohort and What They Mean for Student Success at UK

Midterm grades are in as of the end of October and the following information was gathered together by UGE’s Office of Student Success for all to review and consider as we plan to improve this coming year’s first-year retention rates. Here … Continue reading

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Priority Registration begins Nov 2 and will end Nov 24 at midnight

Winter/Spring 2016 Priority Registration begins on Monday November 2nd and conclude on November 24th.  Windows will continue to open on a staggered schedule based upon student classification and earned hours.  Any undergraduate student is classified by the Registrar as a … Continue reading

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Call for Information About Your Unit’s Contribution to the UK Diversity Plan

Since the summer of 2011 when the UK Board of Trustees adopted the 2011-2015 UK Diversity Plan (available for download here), the colleges and student support units have supported us in building out the narrative for the annual update reports. … Continue reading

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U-Kinda-Wanna Exploratory Program Starts with Healthcare Professions, Oct. 7th, 5-7 p.m., in WTYoung B108C

Undergraduate Studies and James W. Stuckert Career Center will offer the first session of the “U Kinda Wanna” series on October 7th, 5:00 to 7:00, in The Hub (WT Young Library) B-Room 108-C. The program consists of a series of … Continue reading

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Academic Majors Fair a Success!

From the Office of Retention & Student Success: On Tuesday, September 22nd, the Academic Majors Fair was held in the The Hub of Young Library from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Thank you for making this event a huge success! … Continue reading

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Congratulations to All the Undergraduates Who Wrote Essays for Constitution Day 2015

Out of 189 students who enrolled in the UK Canvas “course” to review the 2015 Constitution Day Essay Contest rules (see more about the inaugural Essay Contest here), twenty-one students submitted essays. Students from a wide variety of majors and … Continue reading

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Launching Student Success Initiatives for Fall 2016

This just in from Dr. Bethany Miller, Director, Office of Retention & Student Success: In Fall 2015, as part of the First Year Experience’s “The Blueprint”, UK will offer Student Success Workshops to all new and returning students.  These free, hour-long … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Undergraduate Education – Career & Exploratory Advising

Starting on December 1, 2014, Dr. Karen Badger became the Associate Dean for Career and Exploratory Advising and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education (UGE). As Associate Dean (for the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Ben Withers), she is responsible for … Continue reading

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Two student leaders coordinating next fall’s K-Week come from eastern Kentucky and UGE

UKPR recently uploaded a video, “UK’s 2015 K Crew Coordinators” featuring two students from eastern Kentucky who are taking a leadership role in coordinating the K-Week 2015 events and the K-Crews: Kaci Smith and Martin Jones. Smith is from Bell … Continue reading

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