Gill Named 2009 Teacher of the Year

Karen Gill, an alumna of the College of Education, was named the 2009 Kentucky Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Ashland Inc., in ceremonies held on Oct. 22 at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky. Gill, who received her master’s degree in secondary education … Read More

Fifth Annual Kentucky Literacy Research Symposium

The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, the Carol Lee Robertson Endowment and the Kentucky Reading Association are co-sponsoring the Fifth Kentucky Literacy Research Symposium, which will be held March 13-14, 2009, in Lexington, Ky. This unique symposium will be conducted in a different format this year as it addresses the … Read More

Holmes Puts UK on PGAU’s Leaderboard

When J.B. Holmes left the University of Kentucky, he left as the most decorated golfer in UK history and helped put UK on the intercollegiate golf map. But that’s not the only impression he’s left on the University. As a member of the 2008 Ryder Cup Team, he had the … Read More

UK Jumpstart Partners with Community “For the Love of Reading”

While many people are giving flowers or candies for Valentine’s Day, students involved in the University of Kentucky’s Jumpstart Lexington program will be celebrating the love of reading by giving out books. Jumpstart Lexington, which seeks to promote early literacy and school preparedness, has teamed up with community partners to … Read More

Emeritus Faculty Member Leslie Martin Dies

Leslie Martin, a retired professor and administrator at the University of Kentucky, died Jan. 21 at his home in Versailles, Ky. He was 92. “Dr. Martin had a long and distinguished career at the University of Kentucky,” said Rosetta Sandidge, interim dean of the UK College of Education. “After his … Read More

Doctoral Students in Special Education Train Teachers in Bolivia

by Brad Duncan While visiting the African countries of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya in 2000, Ruby Owiny noticed an underlying lack of knowledge among local educators concerning students with disabilities. Through conversations with these teachers and students, Owiny came to realize that students who were not in school or had … Read More