Campus News

Pageantry and Distinguished Professors


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2010) – As Homecoming 2010, Wildcats Roaring Through the Decades, continues, traditional and new events highlight today’s activities.

This afternoon, the UK Alumni Association honors UK’s “off-the-field stars,” the faculty and staff of the university, with a Homecoming celebration from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the King Alumni House. A free lunch, games and prizes are part of this fun event, and the first 50 UK Alumni Association members will receive a free gift.

UK’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting its annual Distinguished Professor Lecture featuring Ernest Yanarella, a faculty member in the Department of Political Science. Yanarella, who has served as director of the Environmental Studies Program and is co-director of the Center for Sustainable Cities, will outline several key components of an approach to sustainable cities that he and UK architecture professor Dick Levine have developed and refined over the last 20 years or more. His lecture titled “The City as Fulcrum of Global Sustainability” is at 7:30 p.m. in the William T. Young Library Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Finally, the Black Student Union and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., are hosting the annual Mr. and Ms. Black UK Pageant. Since the late 1980s this competitive pageant has selected Mr. and Ms. Black UK. Contestants compete in a variety of competitions, including a talent portion and a choreographed dance. Winners serve as the face of the African-American community on campus. The pageant is at 8 p.m. tonight in Seay Auditorium, in the Agricultural Science Center North Building on UK’s campus.

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Homecoming 2010: Wildcats Roaring Through the Decades is brought to you by the Student Homecoming Coalition and the UK Alumni Association.