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Campbellsville University hosts attendees from 17 states at Ignite America conference


Campbellsville University welcomed around 400 people on campus for Ignite America, a conference that calls those in attendance to ignite college campuses for Christ.   Attendees from 17 states across the nation engaged in worship, large sessions and prayer meetings …

UK launches ‘Venture Studio’ for student entrepreneurs to learn, imagine and create


  The University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is launching UK Venture Studio, an innovative learning space headquartered in the new Gatton College of Business and Economics building. Venture Studio is focused on providing a real-world, startup company …

Constance Alexander: Slam poet Regie Cabico inspires Great Beginnings at Murray State


Slam poet Regie Cabico is a force of nature: Imagine Barnum & Bailey in a phone booth. Visigoths plundering Disneyworld. Colonel Sanders and the zombie apocalypse teamed up for a revival of South Pacific.   Cabico doesn’t simply enter a …

Historic marker will commemorate
Henry Clay Estate’s connection to UK


    By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   As the University of Kentucky continues its celebration of its sesquicentennial, Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, will commemorate its connection to the institution’s origin by dedicating a historic marker on its …

UK’s first LGBTQ* Resources Office aimed at creating more inclusive campus environment


    By Gail Hairston and Jenny Wells Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky Office of Institutional Diversity has established its first Office of LGBTQ* Resources to create a more inclusive environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender …

Targeting Hunger: UKAg’s faculty, staff, students join forces to fight food insecurity


    By Aimee Nielson Special to KyForward   To survive, many people often turn to friends and family, visit local food pantries, apply for government assistance, and use what little money they have to buy cheap, processed food that …

EKU President Michael Benson to faculty
and staff: ‘We can control our own destiny’


  “We can control our own destiny,” Eastern Kentucky University President Michel Benson reminded faculty and staff at the university’s annual fall convocation today.   “There’s a lot of extraneous noise around us that we can’t control, but the things …

EKU promotes Britton to assistant athletics director for communications and branding


Eastern Kentucky University recently selected Kevin Britton as its Assistant Athletics Director for Communications and Branding, Deputy Athletics Director Matt Roan announced.   Britton has served the last eight years as Eastern’s assistant director of athletic public relations.   “We …

Online tool will help identify ways to improve college-going and persistence in Kentucky


The Kentucky Department of Education today unveiled a new, interactive online tool aimed at improving college-going and persistence in Kentucky.   The online tool was developed in partnership with the Strategic Data Project (an initiative of the Center for Education …

Reconfigured Alumni Drive open to traffic; project expected to improve traffic flow, safety


The newly reconstructed and realigned portion of Alumni Drive between Tates Creek and Nicholasville Roads has reopened to vehicular traffic.   The project, initiated by the state and the University of Kentucky as part of an effort to improve the …