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FIRST GENERATION WEEK

First Generation Pride

Sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Education Office of First Generation Initiatives, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Education Abroad, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Student Success and the Office of Institutional Diversity

What does it mean to be first generation?
It means neither of the student’s parents has completed a baccalaureate degree. At the University of Kentucky, 30% of our undergraduate students are First Generation. Join us as we celebrate our first generation students, faculty and staff who became the first in their family to go to college.

Schedule

Monday, February 18

First Generation Week Kickoff Rally
Noon to 2 p.m. in the UK Student Center Small Ballroom
Nearly one in four incoming students at the University of Kentucky is First Generation. Come join us as we kick off First Generation Week with free t-shirts for first gen student, a resource fair, and free food and drinks.

First Generation Living Learning Community Open House
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Blanding III Residence Hall on South Campus
Come to see the innovative space and programming provided to first year students in this living learning program.

Tuesday, February 19

My 1G Experience - Education Abroad with Seth Riker
Noon to 1 p.m. in the Niles Gallery of the Little Library
Join CELT for a brown bag discussion about first generation student success at the University of Kentucky. Bring your lunch and prepare to engage with faculty and staff about how first generation students contribute to the teaching and learning experience.

First Adventures in a Global Marketplace
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in 207 Bradley Hall
Sponsored by Education Abroad, come learn about this exciting new program in London, England, May 14 - June 5, 2013. Students can meet the program director, review the itinerary and hear about scholarships before the deadline to apply on February 27th.

Dream Big: Achieve Even More with Amir Windom
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the William T. Young Library Auditorium
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Diversity Education presents DreamDaze: Dream Big, Achieve Even More with Amir Windom, Music Executive for Atlantic Records and Former Manager of T. I., Trey Songz & Kanye West.

Wednesday, February 20

My 1G Experience - Lessons from the Road
Noon to 1 p.m. in the Niles Gallery of the Little Library
Join CELT for a brown bag discussion about first generation student success at the University of Kentucky. Bring your lunch and prepare to engage with Holly Hapke and Kahlil Baker as they share their lessons from the road as first generation faculty and staff.

Two One Seven Open House
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in 217 Funkhouser
Come and see the partner space created for first generation students in AMSTEMM, First Scholars, Robinson Scholars, and the First Generation Living Learning Community. Meet first gen students in these programs and visit with the staff.

Thursday, February 21

My 1G Experience - Researching the First Generation Student
Noon to 1 p.m. in the Niles Gallery of the Little Library
Join CELT for a brown bag discussion about first generation student research facilitated by Dr. Neal Hutchens and Dr. Wayne Lewis from the College of Education. Bring your lunch and prepare to engage with faculty and graduate students about the field of first generation student research.

Student Support Services Open House
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in 6 Alumni Gym
Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to work with students who are first generation, low-income, and have a documented disability. Come and learn about the holistic approach to working with students designed to aid in retention and graduation. SSS is a federal TRiO program.

MOVIE NIGHT: “First Generation”
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in 200 Funkhouser
Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, FIRST GENERATION tells the story of four high school students - an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers - who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education. Shot over the course of three years and featuring some of our nation's top educational experts (Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation; J.B. Schramm, College Summit; Dr. Bill Tierney, University of Southern California), this 95 minute documentary explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.
Free pizza and popcorn courtesy of the Office of First Generation Initiatives

Friday, February 22

“I’m First”: My First Generation Story
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MC3 lab in 107A Grehan
Visit the recording booth in the multimodal communication consulting center to record your “I’m First” video. Students are encouraged to take the pledge and share their story. Sponsored by the Office of First Generation Initiatives and the Division of Instructional Communication. For more information about this project visit www.imfirst.org.

First Scholars Faculty Mentor Reception
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Boone Center
First Generation Faculty are invited to participate in a mentoring program for juniors in the First Scholars. Faculty mentors who have already volunteered will receive an invitation. To be a part of this special initiative, please contact Brittany Courtney at Brittany.courtney@uky.edu.