Sunday, August 13, 2017

Basketball Memories

On occasion I intend to include some of my personal experiences at UK in this blog.  After all, beginning my 45th fall on the University of Kentucky campus gives me some perspective on its history.

Almost as far back as I can remember UK played a prominent role in my life.  Of course, those earliest memories revolve entirely around Kentucky basketball.  Like so many young Kentuckians I listened intently as Claude Sullivan called UK games over the Standard Oil Network that covered most, if not all, of Kentucky.  I also was lucky enough to see Kentucky play at Vanderbilt one or two times since it was not far from my home in Hopkinsville.

Finally, as a teenager I experienced UK basketball in Memorial Coliseum.  I do not recall how I secured the ticket but in February I saw Kentucky (Rupp's Runts) beat Georgia 74-50.  Following the game Larry Conley and Tommy Kron autographed my game program which I still have.


The price of admission to the game, $2.60.  The experience for one Kentucky teenager, priceless!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Moving in!

Students have been moving into UK each fall since the 1860's.  The first on-campus dorm, Whitehall, was for men only.  Even though women began attending UK in 1880, they had no place to live on campus until the construction of Patterson Hall nearly a quarter century later.



Whitehall Men's Dormitory





The Patterson Office Tower replaced Whitehall dormitory in the 1960's.











Patterson Hall



Patterson Hall for women opened in 1904 but state funding stipulated that it must be constructed "off campus," thus its location across Euclid Avenue from what was then the main campus.












Back in the day parents and students dressed more formally for the big move.













Wonder how many students moving in this week know that suitcases were not always on wheels?




Thanks to the assistance of large numbers of UK volunteers (administrators, staff, and faculty), this year's move-in should be the best ever and hopefully easier than balancing a table on one's head!


Welcome new Wildcats!!






Monday, July 17, 2017

Helen Galvin King - UK's First Alumni Director

As the University of Kentucky prepares to begin a new era of leadership it is a good time to remember the Alumni Association's first director who devoted most of her adult life to the Association and to the University of Kentucky.

Helen Galvin King (1904-1985) became the first Director of the UK Alumni Association in 1946. She served the Association with distinction until her retirement in 1969.

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A 1925 graduate of UK in Journalism, King held positions in marketing, public relations, and with newspapers before directing the Alumni Association.  In 1959 she launched a fundraising drive to secure $335,000 to build and furnish the Alumni House at Euclid Avenue and Rose Street.  The building was later named the Helen King Alumni House in her honor.


King participated in an interview for the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in 1977 in which she discusses her student days at UK and her work with the UK Alumni Association.  The link to the interview is below:

https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/catalog/xt74mw289s88


Monday, May 8, 2017

F. Douglas Scutchfield, M.D., to Receive UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement/Be Honored at Spring Gala

Since 1990, UK Libraries has honored a Kentuckian who has made a contribution of lasting value to the Commonwealth with the UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement, one of the university's most prestigious awards. This year's recipient is national public health leader Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield, whose many years of service have helped improve public health and professional medical training worldwide. A native of Wheelwright, KY, Dr. Scutchfield received his BS, with distinction, from Eastern Kentucky University and is a 1966 alumnus of the UK College of Medicine. He completed post graduate medical education at Northwestern University, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the University of Kentucky. Before leaving Kentucky to found first the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama and then the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University, he served as field professor of Community Medicine for UK while in private practice in Morehead. He returned to UK in 1997 as the inaugural Peter P. Bosomworth Professor in Health Services Research and Policy and became the founding director of the UK College of Public Health. He currently holds faculty appointments in the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, a fellow of both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, and has held many national positions in professional organizations as well as been recognized for distinguished service within those organizations. Among his many talents, Dr. Scutchfield is also an accomplished writer and has served on the editorial board of many journals. He is the author of over 200 referred papers, book chapters, and technical reports and has edited several books, including most recently (with Paul Holbrook) The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam published with the University Press of Kentucky in 2014. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Scutchfield's many accomplishments at UK Libraries Spring Gala on Tuesday, May 9.

UK Libraries Spring Gala to Honor F. Douglas Scutchfield, M.D.


Friday, April 14, 2017

UK Libraries Diversity Scholar Interns to Host UK's Second Human LibraryEvent
UK Libraries diversity scholar interns, Vaibhav Chitkara and Javoughn Brown, are hosting the University of Kentucky's second Human Library™ event on April 18. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It provides a space where members of oppressed and isolated communities can share their opinions, stories, and life lessons with readers who check them out as if they were bound books. The exercise fosters empathy and promotes connection by unse
aling the stories individuals embody through personal interaction and conversation. Chitkara and Brown have collected a number of exciting titles for readers to check out at this year's Human Library™ event. Additional information, including a schedule of books, can be found here. We hope to see you there.