Finals Midnight Crunch Brunch

Contact: Kelley Bozeman

Photo of President Lee T. Todd Jr. playing pool
UK President Lee T. Todd Jr.

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UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. will play pool with the students, and free neck and shoulder massages will be offered. Some of UK’s most popular professors and administrators will offer their evening to serve the late night breakfast.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2004) -- From the late night hours of Monday, Dec. 13, until the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 14, University of Kentucky administrators, faculty and staff will serve a free breakfast to any and all UK students who are preparing for final exams.

Finals Midnight Crunch Brunch is a UK tradition held each year in Memorial Coliseum and organized by UK’s Division of Student Affairs. Its purpose is to help students handle the stress of finals while communicating to them that faculty and staff support their efforts.

Crunch Brunch committee co-chairs, Tammy Howard, director of new student programs and assistant dean of students, and Chris Thuringer, assistant director of student activities, leadership and involvement, said the event, now in its fourth year, has exceeded expectations.

“Our goal was to create an alcohol-free event that would give students a stress-free break from the pressures of finals’ week,” said Thuringer. “We know students have a lot on their minds this week. They can take a break, get some free food, have fun, and then get back to their studies.”

“The number of students who come to this event has increased each year. Last year over 2,500 students ate breakfast and joined in the festivities,” said Howard. “We’re expecting an even larger crowd this year.”

Campus Recreation, University Health Service, Alumni Affairs, Athletics and other departments on campus have once again collaborated with a campuswide committee to plan the event and to offer students not only a free hot breakfast, but also a variety of fun, stress-relieving activities. For example, UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. will play pool with the students, and free neck and shoulder massages will be offered. Some of UK’s most popular professors and administrators will offer their evening to serve the late night breakfast.


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