'Final Word' Features Mayor Jim Gray



LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2011) - It won’t be all be politics when Lexington Mayor Jim Gray comes to speak as part of the Student Activities Board’s (SAB) Final Word series at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in the Center for Student Involvement smart classroom, located in 106 Student Center.

Gray is the current Mayor of Lexington. Gray was elected to office in 2010 and previously served as the Vice Mayor under Jim Newberry. He is known for being an openly gay politician. Gray is actively involved in the community including Fayette County Public Schools, United Way, LexArts, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Junior Achievement. His Final Word lecture is titled "Town and Gown.”

Jill Baranowski, director of SAB’s engaging issues committee said, “It’s great to have a prominent leader in the Lexington community speaking at the Final Word.” She added, “I’m really pleased at the speakers and crowds we’ve had this year and hope to see a lot of students come out for this event.”

The Final Word is a homegrown series that features professors, faculty and influential people from the UK community answering the question, “What would you lecture about if it were going to be the last one you ever give?”

Students and general public are encouraged to attend this free event.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) brings more than 100 events to the University of Kentucky annually that enhance the college experience by providing students, other members of the campus and the Lexington community with entertaining, educational or enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends.

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Katy Bennett can be reached via email at katy.bennett@uky.edu or by phone at (859) 257-1754, ext. 255.