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Chellgren Fellow Anna Townsend selected for prestigious Shepherd summer internship

Anna Townsend, of Oldham County, KY, has been selected by UK to represent the institution at the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty summer internship program for 2015. Anna will be interning with the Vermont Community Garden Network, helping with … Continue reading

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Affordability and retention

From “Weekly Updates” by Dr. Benjamin C. Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education: The costs of attending college, particularly as state spending declines and tuition increases (see “An Era of Neglect: How public colleges were crowded out, beaten up, and … Continue reading

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Big Blue Pantry: New Resource for Students

This just in from UK Student Affairs: The Center for Community Outreach is excited to announce the formation of a new service for students, the Big Blue Pantry. The Big Blue Pantry is a food pantry that will offer an … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE! UGE & Big Blue Pantry Food Drive, July 29, noon-1 pm

UGE is partnering with UK’s new Big Blue Pantry to host a brown bag luncheon & food drive to help stock the shelves for the grand opening of the pantry beginning in August 2014. This brown bag luncheon on July 29th, … Continue reading

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Lumina Foundation issues report urging federal policy priorities focused on inclusion and student success in higher ed – not just access

The Lumina Foundation has recently issued a report urging new priorities for federal higher education policy. The President and CEO Jaimie Merisotis wrote in his op-ed in Roll Call (May 29, 2014) that in the past the federal government has … Continue reading

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Being more intentional about promoting student success at UK – spectrum of wellness – reflections on equity issues in Kentucky

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Recently, Kelsey Carew, an advisor for the 1G Living Learning Community for the Office of First Generation Initiatives attended a training at the Office of Health Equity in the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The training was based … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Kentucky County Profiles 2014-15

Do you know the kind of places where your students come from  — and what is important to them and their families back home? Have you been thinking about creating a summer bridge program or an outreach project for community-based … Continue reading

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