Williamsburg, Ky. - Most people have heard the word Appalachia, but far fewer have heard of Affralachia. This will soon change if Frank X Walker has anything to say about it. Walker was chosen as this years speaker for the October 18, Palmer Memorial Lecture, held annually at University of the Cumberlands. The building was packed with students, faculty and a good number of people from the surrounding community.
Williamsburg, Ky. - The convocation service held on Monday, October 17, featured Reverend Steve Hutchison. As a powerful and experienced speaker, Rev. Hutchison relayed a message reflecting his Christian faith and strong values to the attending audience.
You cant give love away unless you love yourself first, said Rev. Hutchison, encouraging people to make loving themselves an aim in their daily lives and to spread that love to the people they meet.
Williamsburg, Ky. - Take a walk on University of the Cumberlands' campus, and it is easy to see the vast improvements and educational growth due to the new buildings, beautiful landscape and bright, young faces, highlighting the campus as well as the community. While several overt changes have taken place on the outside, University of the Cumberlands President Dr. Jim Taylor has been working hard to enhance the characteristics not as visible to the public.
Williamsburg, Ky. - When most people hear the name Mountain Outreach, they think of an organization that helps people in rural Appalachia. This stereotype was shattered as shouts of "Kentucky is here, Kentucky is here!". rose from the rubble left from Hurricane Katrina's storm surge. Twenty-two students and two staff members left Thursday, October 6, from University of the Cumberlands, bent on helping as many people as they could on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Williamsburg, Ky. - Bert T. Combs Grants are now available to all students in the state of Kentucky who seek admission at University of the Cumberlands. The Bert T. Combs Grant Program is designed to meet full-tuition (not room and board) costs. The grant makes up the difference between federal, state, KEES, and merit monies.
Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands will present the senior recital of Kevin Frye at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, in the Nell Moore Recital Hall of the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center on campus.
Frye, of Revelo, Kentucky, is the son of Ernest and Marily Frye. As a tuba student of UC Band Director Todd Hill, Frye will be performing a selection of classical and sacred music.
Williamsburg, Ky - On Monday, October 3, University of the Cumberlands welcomed Dr. Hershael York to speak at the convocation ceremony. York focused mainly on the element of temptation and overcoming the human desire to act on impulse.
Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands music student Tarrah Minor, of London, will present her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, in the Nell Moore Recital Hall of the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center on campus.
Tarrah, the daughter of Jack and Betty Minor, is a soprano who will be singing a variety of selections from classical, sacred, and Broadway songs. She is the student of Dr. Jeff Smoak, Music Department Chair.
Madrigal Dinners are November 29 and December 1 - 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Faculty, staff and student tickets are $15, and faculty night is Tuesday, November 29. Regular tickets are $25, and reservations are required.
Call the Music Department at extention 4332 on Monday to purchase your tickets and reserve your seats!
Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands Art Department invites the community to visit the exhibit of James Baker Halls photography in the J. M. Boswell Gallery on campus. The exhibit runs through November 4 and is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.