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Burse’s headline-grabbing pay cut inspires Kentucky State alum to urge others to ‘Give 9′

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When Kentucky State University kicked off its homecoming weekend with the Founder’s Day Convocation last Friday, 1986 graduate JoAnn James encouraged others to “Give 9.” As in, donate any amount to KSU that includes the number 9.   James, who …

A study shows Kentucky’s nonprofit private colleges add nearly $618 million to economy

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Kentucky’s nonprofit private colleges add nearly $618 million to Kentucky’s economy each year, creating more than 10,400 jobs, according to a new study commissioned by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities.   “Most people understand how important Kentucky’s …

Billy Reed: It’s time for marching bands to dump the soldier suits, change with the times

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I have a wonderful idea for a new business, and I need to find some investors before the same idea dawns on the brains at Nike, addidas or UnderArmour. I want to start a company that takes marching-band uniforms out …

Trustees say UK must invest in research
to address Kentucky’s most pressing needs

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  The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees have adopted a sweeping statement of principles, directing President Eli Capilouto to focus on the “most pressing” needs of Kentucky by determining how best to grow UK’s research enterprise through strategic investments …

New UK English professor releases her second novel, Reunion, barely into first semester here

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  By Gail Hairston Special to KyForward   Already a successful author before she arrived at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor in the Department of English this semester, Hannah Pittard’s second novel was released just days ago. …

UK group needs votes to help win Campus Kitchen grant, raise awareness about hunger

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  University of Kentucky students will compete against students at four other schools through Oct. 21 to win a grant to start a Campus Kitchen.   If they win, student volunteers would provide free, healthy meals to older adults by …

KSU’s Burse in national spotlight again for giving part of salary to lowest-paid workers

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NBC Nightly News will feature Kentucky State University and interim President Raymond Burse tonight. The episode airs at 6:30 p.m. Burse will discuss his decision to give a portion of his salary to the university’s lowest-paid employees (see KyForward story …

A Day in the Life: 1910 diary entries chronicle a surprise wedding, controversy on campus

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In celebration of the University of Kentucky sesquicentennial in 2015, UK Special Collections Research Center is releasing the diary entries of former student Virginia Clay McClure. The diary chronicles the day-to-day activities of McClure’s junior and senior years at the …

What are the chances? Centre research team running the play on football probabilities

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  By Hayley Hoffman Special to KyForward   With football season well underway – and its own team undefeated – Centre College is engaging students in the popular pastime both on and off the field. Jeffrey Health, associate professor of …

Six Somerset Community centers, campuses celebrate culture with international festivals

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  The 2014 Somerset Community College International Festival will coincide with World Food Day on Thursday, Oct. 16, and feature more than 25 presentations and activities.   The Family Farming – Feeding the World event begins at 9 a.m. and …