The International Village Living Learning Program (LLP) at the University of Kentucky has offered incoming and current students a sense of community, long-lasting relationships and the ability to become more involved with UK’s campus community.

Many students have found personal growth as members of the International Village LLP. As residents, they have been able to open their mind to a world of possibilities, by engaging in global courses and activities that highlight other cultures.

“My role as a peer mentor has allowed me to meet international students and learn about their cultures and backgrounds, said Shan Jennings, an International Village resident and peer mentor who recently hosted 10 other international residents over Thanksgiving break. “It has also helped me develop my listening, problem-solving, and leadership skills.”

Other students


WRD encourages WRD majors and minors to conduct research at UK.

To help facilitate undergraduate research, WRD will offer up to $1,000 as support.

We encourage work in areas related to writing, rhetorical studies, or digital research. Such work might include:

Studies of social media trends Documentary production Research into political rhetoric Policy research Social activism based research Health care rhetoric research Specific industry research regarding workplace communication, digital production, branding, or other areas Research into the teaching of writing Archive construction

To apply, please send a two page letter to the department chair at in which you

Describe your project and its potential for scholarship or the public Provide a budget and your need for the

By Tatyanna Pruitt

Each month the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in their job with their “Of The Months” or “OTMs” awards. Jessica Pennington, academic living and learning success coordinator in the College of Arts & Sciences, won the campus level Institution Faculty/Staff member award for August 2017.

A large part of Pennington’s job requires crossover between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Residence Life.

“Jessica is simply amazing at building a bridge between our academic colleges and residence life here at UK, as well as bettering the department of residence life and campus community,” said Tyler Priest, Champions area resident director who nominated Pennington for the award.

Every August, Pennington prepares for the return of

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