Community Involvement

From UK to the UK: Recent Grad Reginald Smith Jr. to Represent US in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

By Whitney Hale


As part of the prestigious vocal competition in classical music, Smith will compete against 15 of the world’s most outstanding rising stars in international opera and song on BBC TV, radio and iPlayer beginning June 12.

Creative Arts LLP Helps Students Learn the Value of Networking and Collaboration

By Genesis Lorjuste

Peer mentor Caitlin Flemm has been working on a collaborative project featuring vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, and highlights from LLP events. “We are the World 25” started as a mini project to keep LLP students connected after leaving campus in March 2020. However, when the project started in April 2020 it was difficult for students to produce content in their homes. 

UK Women’s Forum Announces 2021 Sarah Bennett Holmes Awardees


Four outstanding recipients who profoundly contribute to issues that affect women at the University of Kentucky and across the Commonwealth received the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Tuesday, March 23, during a virtual awards ceremony. Christina Walker, staff winner; Hana Khamfroush, faculty winner; Mel Lesch, graduate student winner; and UK Department of Neurology's Wellness and Resiliency Committee, team winner, received the 2021 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award.

School of Music Alum Renee Collins Cobb and "Overtones Live"

Story originally appeared on Kentucky.com on March 2, 2021 by Walter Tunis, Contributing Music Critic.


By her own estimation, Renee Collins Cobb is a “social introvert.” Every Wednesday night, however, she sets any self-perceived shyness aside. That’s when the Ashland native is either behind a microphone or a video camera to bring “Overtones Live” to life.

“A lot of people would never have dreamed that I would be doing what I’m doing now.”

Guerrilla Art, Interventions and Social Engagement students install mural near Bolivar Gallery

“We knew we wanted to do a mural project and discussed it early on in the semester. We scouted some locations that were offered to us, and continued looking. Aaron Abbott noticed this wall on Emmaline Lane on his way to school one day, and realized it was a great location for our mural and he actually knows the owner! It was really Aaron's connection to Mr.

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