Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Constitution Day

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (also known just as Constitution Day) which commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution.
Under direction from the Office of the President and the Provost, the Office of Academic Excellence will lead a cross-campus gathering of support for offering Constitution Day activities at the University of Kentucky. Staff and faculty work with many different student organizations and units on campus to develop a campus-wide approach to the celebration of our rights and responsibilities as citizens of the U.S. and to develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans. We want to hear from you. On social media, use our hashtag .

Each person enrolled in ENG/AAS 168 must attend one event 

This year, the University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 18, 2017

8 a.m.
First Amendment Essay Contest
Self enroll at https://uk.instructure.com/enroll/8E383D ~ for undergraduates only ~ essays limited to 750 words
Cash prizes for 1st place ($500), 2nd place ($300), 3rd place ($200) winners. Up to three honorable mentions will receive a book award: James Madison and The Struggle for the Bill of Rights. Professor Richard Labunski of the UK School of Journalism and Media is the author of the book. The three winners will receive their awards at the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center's Celebration on Sept. 28th, 6 p.m. W.T.Young Library Auditorium.
8–11 a.m.
Coffee With the Constitution
Grab coffee and donuts on us, pick up your own copy of the Constitution, get inspired to write for our essay contest, and learn more about the day’s events. Look for our tables all over campus!
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Rivers of Earth in Appalachia: The Work of James Still
Stop by Special Collections Research Center in the M.I.King Library lobby to learn more about one of Kentucky’s honored poets, James Still, and view the debut of the James Still Papers and Photograph Collection
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Different Perspectives to Form a Collective
Join representative of student groups from across campus for a panel on the current state of our university and our country
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Civic Engagement Fair
Visit booths around Bowman’s Den to learn about how to get more involved in the communities and issues that move you
Eat The Bluegrass
Stop by Young Library for Kentucky-themed lunch items, lawn games, music by WRFL, and more!
1–2 p.m.
Constitutional Controversy in the Age of Trump
Join expert UK political scientists for a rousing panel discussion
2–3 p.m.
America’s Unwritten Constitution: A Guide for Civic Engagement
UK historian Jane Calvert uncovers the real story behind the writing of our nation’s founding document
3–4 p.m.
I AM KENTUCKY reception
Missed lunch? Stop by the Alumni Gallery at Young Library for finger food, information on the Constitution Day essay contest, and conversations about what it means to be a Kentuckian today
4–5 and 5–6 p.m.
KY Stands for “Know Your”: The Amendments and American Rights
The Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presents back-to-back workshops on the rights provided by the 6th, 8th, and 14th amendments
Keys to The Commonwealth: Why We Serve Kentucky–And Why You Should, Too! 6-7:30

Local and state politicians from across the aisles and around the region talk candidly about what it means to them to represent the people of the Commonwealth, how they got into politics, and what they think the future holds for Kentucky

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Please join us for the 20th Annual Black Women's Conference honoring bell hooks

Finding Our Place: A Conference in Honor of the Work and Writings
of bell hooks

20th Annual Black Women’s Conference: April 18-19, 2014
This year is the 20th convening of the Annual Black Women’s Conference.  In its history, there are few subjects of interest and important to the lives of Black women the conference has not explored.  As we celebrate this important year of the conference, we turn our attention to the work of a native daughter of Kentucky and preeminent feminist and intellectual, bell hooks.  Over the course of her career, hooks has been a leading thinker on the complexity of the positions of black women in American society and politics.  hooks continues to challenge  us with her current work to be both creative and thoughtful about understanding and making our place. Join us in celebrating the work of this important scholar and two decades of gathering black women in community. - more info: https://aaas.as.uky.edu/black-womens-conference

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Student Portfolios for Creative Writing in Digital Spaces Fall 2013

Greetings, Class Community.

The Creative Writing in Digital Spaces course asks students to compile a final portfolio that displays their creative works using webpages.

The links to the student portfolios and creative works are below. Although most of the plays, prose works, and poems have been workshopped, please provide positive feedback and encouragement to one another.

Emily McCraken – www.emilynmccracken.weebly.com
Robert Carroll - http://anonimo1.weebly.com
Ashly Pennington - http://ashlywrites.weebly.com/
Zachary Woolridge - zwoolywriting.weebly.com
Elizabeth Angell - ‪ http://monstrousgrace.weebly.com/

Taylor, Emily, Alexis, Robert (Brian), Ashly, Zachary, Elizabeth, Erika, Deanna, Katie and Joshua--

Thank you for taking enormous creative risks in your work and challenging your comfort zones as writers. I really enjoyed learning with your this semester. 

Dr. Hill  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Presentation- www.Stumbleupon.Com

My presentation on StumbleUpon explained how easy and organized it can be to search through different websites based on what you like and are interested in. StumbleUpon can be used for many things from recreational information, research, blogging, and becoming well known in the social media world. I hope everyone can explore StumbleUpon and find it useful :)

Presentation - Jux

I chose Jux as my story-telling website. It displays a clean and straightforward way of presenting pictures and videos. This website is a wonderful way to express your interests and goals through visuals. You are able to follow other Jux users and use their pictures as inspiration for your own page. Jux is a great way to tell your story and encourage others through photographs.

Presentation deviantArt

I presented deviantArt to the class. DeviantArt is a website available to the public for artists who wish to make their work known to the world. Each profile tells a story about the artist, as does the art in their gallery. DeviantArt is a great community for artists and I greatly recommend looking into it!