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Picking Cotton authors to talk about healing power of forgiveness at UK; public invited


Picking Cotton, the true account of a life-threatening sexual assault, the imprisonment of an innocent man and the redemption both victims eventually earn, is this year’s Common Reading Experience selection for new students at the University of Kentucky. And now, …

One Big Blue Family: Davis siblings – all seven of them – call UK their alma mater


  By Kody Kiser and Amy Jones-Timoney Special to KyForward   A lot of Wildcat fans like to say they bleed blue. But the Davis family might add some serious competition to that claim.   That’s because all seven of …

Council on Postsecondary Education approves new academic programs for EKU, UK, UofL


The Council on Postsecondary Education approved four new academic programs aligned to health care and health care-oriented fields at its meeting yesterday in Lexington.   The new programs include:   ‒ Eastern Kentucky University—Bachelor of Science in biomedical science and …

Higher ed community honors distinguished faculty and alumnus at governor’s conference


The higher education community honored two distinguished faculty and an alumnus earlier at the 2015 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship. The awards ceremony followed remarks by Gov. Steve Beshear.   The OAK Award for outstanding alumnus went to Richard …

Jon Fleischaker to deliver 10th annual
State of the First Amendment Address


An attorney who has spent a sizeable portion of his professional career fighting for government transparency in the Commonwealth of Kentucky will deliver the 10th annual State of the First Amendment Address.   Jon Fleischaker, who helped draft and then …

Class of 45 faculty members complete the 2015 Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium


  The Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium announced that 45 fellows have completed its second Bluegrass Academic Leadership Academy at Centre College.   The Academic Leadership Academy is a presidential initiative, led by the 12 presidents represented in the consortium, to …

Supermoon Sunday: UK observatory offering the public a chance to view rare lunar eclipse


  If you look up to the sky Sunday night, Sept. 27, you will see a red-tinted moon, a bit larger and brighter than usual — a supermoon lunar eclipse. A rare event, this has only happened five times since …

Kentucky Veteran Hall of Fame to honor KCTCS students in induction ceremony


  Twelve students from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will be honored at the second annual Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the Frankfort Convention …

Virtual volunteering, social media expert
to be Duvall Leader in Residence at UK


The Center for Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will welcome Kentucky native Jayne Cravens as the W. Norris Duvall Leader in Residence Oct. 26-30.   Cravens owns Coyote Communications, which provides training …

Campuses to former students: ‘We want you back’; Project Graduate Week starts Sept. 28


  Kentucky needs more returning adult students like Barbara Calhoun of Raceland. Inspired to return to college to earn her degree after seeing her son graduate from the University of Kentucky, Calhoun realized that she owed it to herself and …