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Save the Date! International Tent/Tailgate Party

UK is celebrating its international family through an International Tent/Tailgate Party on Saturday, October 11. The event will take place two hours before UK’s football game against the University of Louisiana Monroe, the tent will be located near the corner of University Drive and Cooper Drive

Blue Abroad: Touring the Chelsea Football Club

Fifteen first-generation University of Kentucky students are seeing blue across the Atlantic this summer. In a course designed specifically for first-generation students, the group is exploring global communication and business in London, England, led by Director of First Generation Initiatives Matthew Deffendall.

Throughout three weeks spanning the end of June and beginning of July, the students are visiting several international businesses and corporations, and UKNow is highlighting some of their experiences by publishing their blogs.

Blue Abroad: First-Gen Students Blog From London

A group of 15 first-generation University of Kentucky students is seeing blue across the pond this summer. In a course designed specifically for students who are the first in their families to attend college, the group is exploring global communication and business in London, England, led by Director of First Generation Initiatives Matthew Deffendall.

EA Welcomes New Students & Parents at see blue. U

 

This summer, alongside the entire Big Blue Nation, UK Education Abroad (UK EA) will welcome new Wildcats to campus during see blue. U Orientation.

At 1:50 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each orientation day, UK EA will hold an information session in room 102 of White Hall.  During these sessions, EA staff and advisors will introduce new students and their parents to the range of education abroad experience types, program options, scholarship opportunities and more. 

Fulbright Drop-in Sessions

 

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships will host six Fulbright Program drop-in sessions throughout the summer.  These sessions are intended for rising seniors who are interested in teaching English, conducting research or attending graduate school abroad. 

Each of the following sessions will be in room 219 of Funkhouser - 

    Tuesday, July 8     9:30 am - 11:30am
    Wednesday, July 9  11:30 am - 1:30 pm   
    Thursday, July 10    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UK to Jazz Up China's Music Scene

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2014) — University of Kentucky’s Jazz Ensemble will take a Bluegrass stage to present a preview concert of music they plan to perform on tour. The free public concert will begin 7:30 p.m. today, Monday, June 2, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2014) — University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced that four UK students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among approximately 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the prestigious program.

UKCI 2014 Kentucky K-12 Level Chinese Proficiency Competition

 

Last weekend, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) hosted a Chinese Language Contest for Lexington area K-12 students. Organized by the UKCI and participating school districts, students gathered at the University of Kentucky to demonstrate their linguistic and cultural knowledge. Students competed in recitation, brush and pen calligraphy, painting and drawing, and Chinese composition. This event showcases the students’ achievements in learning Chinese language and culture.

Winners of the 2014 Kentucky K-12 Chinese proficiency Competition are:

UK Engineering Professor, Student Join Paducah Mayor on Africa Trip

Paducah mayor Gayle Kaler, UK Paducah engineering faculty member Jeffrey Seay and chemical engineering undergraduate research student Chandni Joshi are traveling this month to the sub-Saharan African country of Gabon. 

The group plans to discuss economic development opportunities between Kentucky and Gabon as well as potential research and collaboration opportunities for UK in Gabon.

Practitioner-Scholars are Leading UKIC

Practitioners lead professions, while scholars conduct research. There is often a clear division between these two roles, but not at the University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC).

Anthony Ogden, executive director of Education Abroad & Exchanges, actively publishes, presents, teaches and consults while leading UK’s very successful Education Abroad office

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