Dean's Blog

The Value of Debate

The foundation of any civil society is its ability to wrestle corporately with challenging problems and arrive at amicable solutions. This is what set the Constitution of the newly formed United States of America apart. The Constitution provided a democratic form of government, a structure for polity, commerce, and protection, while acknowledging that it was not perfect and therefore providing a means by which it might improved, amended.

Admissions, Scholarships, and Essays

It is that time of year! On August 1 the University of Kentucky application will go live and students will begin filling out forms and writing essays in earnest. UK and the Lewis Honors College take an holistic approach to reviewing applications, meaning that we take into account not only a student’s GPA but they strength of their academic schedule, extracurricular activities, and, of course, their essays.​

Decision Time

As the temperature warms up, the rains come down, and (eventually) the flowers begin to bloom, high school seniors are receiving their letters of admissions and deciding where they will spend the next four years of their lives. (Or, if they are like me, perhaps just a bit more than 4 years. Nothing wrong with that.) It is an exciting time that is full of hope and anticipation. At the University of Kentucky’s Lewis Honors College, we are making the final hires and plans for our new curriculum in preparation for your arrival.

Something New

“Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue.”