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Facebook Live to Discuss Tips for Mental Health, Winter Intersession Opportunities

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2020) University of Kentucky wellness and academic support experts will discuss tips for maintaining mental health as well as robust opportunities to take courses over the Winter Intersession in a Facebook Live event at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at

Felito Aldarondo, licensed psychologist and associate director of the UK Counseling Center, will provide insight into healthy and safe practices to equip the UK community with mental health and wellness tools and resources.

Additionally, Kathi Kern, associate provost of teaching, learning and academic innovation and director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), will provide more information on what students can expect for the Winter Intersession, including more course opportunities over an extended period of time.

The event will be moderated by UK Student Government Association President Courtney Wheeler. Members of the community are encouraged to submit questions in advance to

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.