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Staff Senate Launches New Podcast: 'The Kentucky WildCast: Making the Impossible Possible'

LEXINGTON, Ky (Dec. 14, 2020)  The University of Kentucky Staff Senate Employee Engagement Committee has launched its new podcast titled “The Kentucky WildCast: Making the Impossible Possible.” The first episode is available now on Spotify and most other podcast platforms.

This podcast highlights the people at UK who make the impossible possible and gives them space to tell their story. Conversations are not limited to work at UK but transcend into life stories, lessons learned, inspirations and personal accomplishments.

New episodes will premiere monthly and will highlight upcoming campus events, Staff Senate announcements, and, most importantly, the stories of staff members all around campus. Listeners and guests can expect to find a welcoming space that celebrates diversity in life experiences.

If you know someone who should be featured on this podcast, please contact "WildCast" host Ryan Story ( and/or Employee Engagement Committee Chairperson Olivia Ellis (


The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.