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Blueprint for College Readiness gives state ‘A-’ for getting nine of 10 policies in force

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Kentucky is among the top states in the country when it comes to policies that promote college readiness and success among its students, according to a report released Oct. 29 by the Education Commission of the States.   The Blueprint …

Morehead’s Space Science Center earns 2014 Kentucky Aerospace Achievement Award

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Morehead State University will be the recipient of the 2014 Kentucky Aerospace Achievement Award. Presentation of the award for the Space Science Center will occur at a formal banquet on Nov. 1 in Lexington at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. …

First major building in almost 50 years named after faculty is dedicated at Lindsey Wilson

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Lindsey Wilson College dedicated a new residence hall and with it celebrated a legacy.   The new Keefe Hall is named after the late English professor Carolyn Keefe who taught at LWC from 1997 to 2009. She was known as …

Popular UK Iron Pour provides chance for public to see metal arts in the actual making

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  The heat is expected to rise on the University of Kentucky campus this week when the School for Art and Visual Studies hosts its 21st Iron Pour.   The iron pour, beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, …

Partners Over Coffee: Alltech, BCTC team up to benefit Lexington campus, Haitian schools

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  A new fund-raising partnership between Lexington’s Bluegrass Community and Technical College students and Alltech involves selling coffee from beans grown in Haiti. A portion of the proceeds will go to support education in two countries.   Alltech’s Café Citadelle …

Eastern Kentucky inaugurates 12th university president; Benson says ‘can and will do better’

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  “Too often in higher education,” Michael Benson said, “we become accustomed to saying that things cannot be done, or this or that cannot be tried. “I say that we cannot afford to remain static, nor do we have the …

UK sculpture professor Garry R. Bibbs brings 25 years of his and students’ work to Lyric

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  University of Kentucky sculpture professor Garry R. Bibbs brings the past 25 years or “UK Sculptural Excellence” to an exhibit opening Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington.   Bibbs has taught sculpture …

Seeing Double: Why minutes matter – and more – for twins in UK’s ‘Big Blue Family

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  On a campus the size of the University of Kentucky, it’s not uncommon to find students who are related to each other in some way.   But what is it like to be twins who make the decision to …

Burse named president – again – of Kentucky State University by unanimous regents’ vote

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Raymond M. Burse has been named Kentucky State University’s 14th president.   This is familiar territory for Burse, who not only has served as interim president since July 1 but was the Frankfort school’s president from 1982-1989.   “The job …

With PumpkinMania, Transylvania contends ‘there’s no better place’ to observe Halloween

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  As many as 500 jack-o’-lanterns will make for a spooky big PumpkinMania display on the steps of Transylvania University’s historic Old Morrison. The free public lighting ceremony and trick-or-treating will be the evening of Monday, Oct. 27. (See additional …