Erin Holaday

By

College: Arts and Sciences

UK Campus, Public Celebrate UK Core

Published: Sep 1, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2011) — The University of Kentucky is celebrating a new chapter in its general education program with a campus and community celebration of citizenship on Sept. 6. 

 

The UK Core celebration will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the William T. Young Library on UK's campus. The event can also be viewed live online at  www.uky.edu/GenEd/

 

 

The idea of preparing students with the critical thinking skills they need to succeed in a competitive global economy plays a central part in UK's new general education requirements, also known as UK Core.

 

UK Core, which is fully integrated into all undergraduate degree programs as of the fall 2011 semester, is a course of study that all students, regardless of major, must complete, replacing the University Studies Program (USP) requirements that UK has had in place since the mid-1980s.

 

In honor of UK Core, Young Library is also hosting a major 10-panel art work by Lexington artist Marjorie Guyon.

 

Guyon's "Nation of Nations" is an exploration of people, place and promise in a series of 10 paintings. Each panel depicts a 6-foot-8-inch figure — a bit taller than human scale.  On each one, the phrase, “Have Mercy on Us,” is written in a different language: Cherokee, Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Cyrillic, Haitian, English, Arabic, Hindi and Hebrew.  In addition the titles of the 10 paintings echo the anthems, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" and "America the Beautiful."

 

In addition to showcasing Guyon's "Nation of Nations" artwork, The UK Core celebration will also feature student testimonials and performances by UK Opera Theatre and UK Department of Theatre.

 

Journalism student Ashley McIntyre and nursing student Meng Zhang will share their experiences as students in one of UK Core's Arts & Creativity pilot classes.

 

A quartet comprised of UK opera students Ellen Graha, Julie LaDouceur, Luther Lewis and Michael Preacely will perform the American spiritual "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."

 

UK theatre majors Dominique Luster, Madison McGhee, Michael Sheehy and Abby Sheridan will perform a six-minute excerpt from Ariel Dorfman's "Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark."

 

Adapted from a book by Kerry Kennedy, this "Speak Truth to Power" features the testimonies of ordinary people from all over the world who witnessed injustices in their communities and decided to do something, often times at the peril of imprisonment, torture and death. This piece addresses the UK Core component on citizenship.

 

The celebration will even find its place in the virtual world of Second Life on the University of Kentucky Island (UKy Island). The event will be live streamed in Second Life where people inworld will conduct a "This I Believe..." activity with the Nation of Nations Voice Thread in the island's Perennial Peace Garden, which was built by Gaines Fellow and international studies student Jessica Anderson.

 

Sharon Collingwood (avatar Ellie Brewster in Second Life), the director of Ohio State University's Women's Studies Program, will offer mini-orientations of the Nation of Nations voice thread on a tablet inworld for new Second Life users so they can add to it during the celebration from within Second Life. Outside the virtual world, Jen Bartlett, head of reference services at UK Libraries, will be on hand at The Hub to give guidance to Second Life Users.

 

The President and Provost will host a public reception immediately following the celebration.

 

nation_of_nations.jpg
November
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
College of Pharmacy Open House
Iron Pour
UK Women's Choir 20th Anniversary Concert
Adventure Hiking & Rappelling @ Red River Gorge
Pickin' Time Mountain Music and Harvest Day
Purposeful Retirement: Planning Your Next Stage of Life
Diwali Dhoom 2014
Sat
2
UK Percussion Ensemble
Day Hike
Curator Tour: Take My Word For It
Sun
3
Industry Career Week: Resumes and Cover Letters
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Morehead State
Mon
4
Industry Career Week: How to Impress Your Boss in 90 Days
Rock Star Professionalism Series
UK Lab Band
Tue
5
Industry Career Week: Networking and Job Search
Social Enterprise and Innovation / Certified Nonprofit Professional Program Informational Meeting
Dana Harper Gallery Reception
Wed
6
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Zona Sur
LNFS Presents: The Grand Budapest Hotel
UK Jazz Ensemble
Abstract Workshop
Lauren Potter
Thu
7
LNFS Presents: V for Vendetta
Last Day to Withdraw or Reduce Course Load
R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Marvin Heiferman
Men's Soccer vs. Charlotte
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Georgia
Free Friday Evening Swing Dance
Fri
8
Kentucky Football vs. Georgia
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
The Power of Poetry
The Lexington Lowdown and Free Lindy Hop Workshop
Swing Dance Featuring Live music by"The Metrognomes Orchestra"
Sat
9
UK Combos Concert
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Missouri
Sun
10
 
Mon
11
UK Sax Ensembles
Job Club - Interviewing Strategies
Undergraduate Research Information Session
Jose Abisambra Presentation on Current Alzheimer's Research
Women of the World: Judy Smith
Tue
12
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Reservoir Dogs
Refugee Life in America
Leadership Assessment
Wed
13
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Iron Man 3
#TrendingTopics: Vegetarians vs. Meat-Eaters
Campus Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics KY
LNFS Presents: La Demora
Thu
14
LNFS Presents: Pretty in Pink
LNFS Presents: Mean Girls
Fri
15
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
16
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Florida
Greek Cinematography: Critical Approach and Discussion
"Storied Streets" Documentary Showing about Experiences of Homelessness
Sun
17
UK Rep Bands Concert
Stories of Homelessness: Panel Discussion
Mon
18
A Positive Approach to Caregiving Conference
CatWatch Party
Tue
19
LNFS Presents: The Princess and the Frog
Pinterest Party
Caregiver Support Group
OXFAM Social Issues Banquet
Wed
20
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
LNFS Presents: The Big Lebowski
Bollywood Night
Thu
21
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: Water For Elephants
4th Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia
Freedom from Fear: On Black Childhood and Other Dangers
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
Fri
22
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
23
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
UK Symphony Band and UK Concert Band
Sun
24
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Mon
25
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Job Club - What is your money habitude?
Tue
26
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Wed
27
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Thu
28
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Fri
29
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Arkansas
Sat
30
 
Sun
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sun, 11/02/2014

Reset Page