Colleges of Education, Law Commemorate “Rose at 20”

‘Rose at 20’ Reflects on Kentucky Education Reform by Jenny Wells, UK Public Relations To mark the 20th anniversary of one of the most important decisions in Kentucky education history, the University of Kentucky’s colleges of Education and Law, along with the Kentucky Law Journal, will host an event to … Read More

Vick Named Chair of the Accreditation Commission for AdvancED

UK College of Education alumna Barbara Vick was elected to serve as Chair of the Accreditation Commission for AdvancED at the 2009 AdvancED Board of Trustees meeting held in Alpharetta, Ga., June 19. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA … Read More

Laurie Henry Helps Adults Get “PlugGED In”

by Brad Duncan Earning a GED just got better for adult learners in Virginia, thanks in part to UK College of Education Assistant Professor Laurie Henry. When Richard Sebastian and his colleagues were developing the new “PlugGED In” program in Virginia, he called on Henry to serve as the lead … Read More

Gifts Lead to Start of PAWS Program

by Brad Duncan Thanks to a gift from University of Kentucky alumni Steve and Elaine Harris and funds from the George and Betty Blanda Endowed Professorship, the College of Education kicked off the Physical Activity and Wellness Schools (PAWS) Program in October. PAWS will utilize resources and faculty from the … Read More

Endowed Scholarship Formed in Memory of Father

Chris Black knew growing up the importance of education. His father, William, made sure he knew. And because of that devotion to education, Black honored his father in 2008 by establishing the William R. Black Fund for Educators Endowed Scholarship. “My father believed that much of the greatness of our … Read More

Former College of Education Dean and UK President Frank Dickey Dies at 91

by Dan Adkins, UK Public Relations Frank Graves Dickey, who served from 1956 to 1963 as the University of Kentucky’s fifth president, died Friday after a long illness. He was 91. Dickey presided over the university during the period when UK launched its medical school and during the construction and opening of … Read More

Faculty Receive Internationalization Grants

Seven College of Education faculty members were chosen in 2008-09 as the inaugural recipients of small grants earmarked for supporting projects geared toward program improvement with research and/or curricular implications and designed to enhance international partnerships. These projects that receive funding incorporate international travel as an integral part of the … Read More

PAWS Institute Held for Local Teachers

In October 2008, the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) announced the kick-off of the Physical Activity and Wellness Schools Program (PAWS). As part of the program’s ongoing efforts, KHP faculty held the inaugural PAWS Institute on Friday, June 12, at Lexington’s Bryan Station High … Read More

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