See What All the Hubbub is About


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2009) – Just what is all the "Hubbub" about? Next Monday find out the answers to this question and more as University of Kentucky Libraries hosts this just-for-fun event for UK students. One of the featured programs presented as part of the popular K Week festivities, "Hubbub" is an extravaganza that includes a variety of cool, free activities running from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at The Hub in the lower level of William T. Young Library.

The "Hubbub" boasts a range of fun activities for all types including Wii, Xbox and Playstation video games, where participants test their skill against other players on huge projected images, as well as classic board games like Scrabble and Monopoly. Or, if music is more your thing, rock the library at the Guitar Hero “battle of the bands” in the Mac lab.

The carnival atmosphere includes such favorites as a balloon animal artist creating personalized souvenirs; fortune telling with the Amazing Palm Reading Librarian; and popular games like corn hole. To commemorate the evening of festivities, students are invited to capture the fun of the new school year and new friendships made by jumping in the photo booth.

Of course students will likely work up a big appetite with all this activity, so the "Hubbub" will provide free pizza and other food and drinks. Finally, the festivities will come to a close with a prize drawing for a Microsoft Zune, iPod Touch and more.

The Hub, created by UK Libraries in partnership with UK Information Technology, is an information commons that assists students as they develop a project from the research phase all the way to the final presentation. The Hub offers students the latest technology in software and hardware, group study areas, and editing and presentation software. The facility is supported by Help Desks with library and information technology professionals on duty to provide students with research and technical assistance.

For additional information about the "Hubbub," contact Stacey Greenwell at (859) 257-0500 ext. 2002 or e-mail