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UK Facilities Management implements plan to ensure campus is ready for upcoming fall semester

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky Along with 18 other workstreams, a facilities workstream with representatives from across the University of Kentucky was created this spring to discuss ideas to prepare the campus to reopen. With those ideas, UK’s Facilities Management division has created six internal workstreams — space, campus navigation, custodial services, informational signage, building...

UK Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development agents partnering with teachers on ‘home work’

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Schools may be shuttered, but instruction goes on, albeit in a nontraditional way. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development agents, who have worked closely with teachers in their classrooms, have shifted their traditional classroom enrichment programming to provide classes with projects and tools for remote, nontraditional instruction. Mackenzie...

WRSI grant of $3 million allotted to expand healthcare education, training at BCTC Leestown Campus

To meet the rapidly increasing healthcare needs in Fayette and surrounding counties, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Leestown Campus leaders in Lexington had to dream big, expand partnerships and find funding. Through a $3,040,000 Work Ready Skills Initiative (WRSI) grant from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) and funds from community partners, that dream is...

WKU’s ‘First Year Village’ project moving forward, expected to open for students in fall 2021

Construction fences are up as Western Kentucky University prepares for the next step in the creation of the “First Year Village.” Demolition of the exterior of Bemis Lawrence Hall will begin the first week of August to make room for the $48 million living learning complex. The cost of the project will be funded by the WKU Student Life Foundation, which gave its final approval in June. The project...