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Two University of Kentucky International Students Received the Viji Jeganathan Award

Two University of Kentucky students have been awarded the Fall 2015 Viji Jegnathan Scholarship, recognizing their excellence in promoting cultural awareness and inclusion on campus and in the community.
 
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the funds to cover tuition, books, room and board, course fees and other expenses at the University of Kentucky.
 

Earthquake prompts UK students from Nepal to mobilize

A group of UK students from Nepal are helping to relieve the suffering in their home country caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took place Saturday, April 25.
 

UK iCAT System Provides Convenience for International Students, Staff and Scholars

 
Lexington, Ky. (March 26, 2015) — International students and scholars at the University of Kentucky will soon be able to submit requests and access various services by submitting e-forms online through the UK International Center’s new iCAT system.
 

Kentucky Japan Bowl Educates and Entertains

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2015) — Thirty-five students from Lafayette, Scott County, Atherton and Eastern high schools visit the University of Kentucky campus on Saturday to immerse themselves in the Japanese culture and to compete in the Kentucky Japan Bowl®.
 

Muslim Students, Faculty Reassured of Inclusion

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2015) ‒ The University of Kentucky Muslim Student Association, an organization with a sustained 43-year history on campus, was honored last week at a reception hosted by President Eli Capilouto at Maxwell House, the university president’s official campus home.
 

Basketball Tournament at UK Celebrates Chinese New Year

For Chinese students, the Chinese New Year is like Christmas for Americans.

Getting together and celebrating the Chinese New Year with family members is the top priority in almost everyone’s to-do list. But for Chinese international students at UK, the to-do list is unlikely to be accomplished.

To give Chinese international students a sense of home, Chinese student organizations at UK organized a three-on-three basketball tournament on Sunday afternoon in the Seaton Center to bring Chinese students together.

African Students Association photo project debunks stereotypes about Africa

Students from African Students Association (ASA) at the University of Kentucky gathered on Friday in the Student Center to participate in a photography project to raise awareness of stereotypes about Africa.

“We organized this event to help the UK community become aware that Africa is not a continent of just poverty,” said Bill Kofi Aboagye, president of UK African Students Association.

International Student Council Creates Partnership With SGA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2014) — University of Kentucky senior JoAna Jesus was recently selected to serve as the liaison between the International Student Council (ISC) and the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
 
“Until this fall, my position didn’t exist as part of SGA or in ISC,” Jesus said.
 
With this partnership, Jesus will attend both weekly SGA and ISC meetings to foster and develop ideas in order to better serve international students.  
 

UK Alum Among Ebola Fighters Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. 
 

IHP Offers Opportunity for Community to Engage With International Students

The University of Kentucky International Hospitality Program (IHP) is seeking "host families" for the spring semester.
 
Approximately 200 new international students will enroll during the spring semester at the University of Kentucky. Of these, many will join IHP in hopes of being "matched" with a family or single person.
 

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