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A Letter to UK Campus

Dear UK community, The University of Kentucky is a very special place. Our campus is at the forefront of innovation, community-building, and technology within the region, bringing those elements together to serve our students and the Commonwealth. That’s why we are thrilled to present the first edition of our Smart Campus newsletter, The Screen Times, created to keep you up-to-date on all the things we’re making Wildly Possible!

Alum Erin Ashley Simon, UK announce 1st recipient of Esports Internship Fund

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2023) — The University of Kentucky and Erin Ashley Simon announced UK freshman Abbie Davidson as the first recipient of the Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund, a scholarship created by the namesake UK alumna and leading woman in esports. 

UK Social Work launching Oculus VR support group for foster teens

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2022) — Building on the success of Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK), the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky is expanding its virtual reality (VR) program to support teens in foster care.

XSET’s Erin Ashley Simon Provides Esports Opportunites For The Underserved, Underrepresented Talent

Esports’ popularity and market value show no sign of slowing down.

UK x Gen.G kicks off esports program with event for middle and high school students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2022) — The University of Kentucky, in collaboration with Gen.G Esports, will be hosting a free community event for middle and high school students to kick off a new esports program on campus. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day), at The Cornerstone. Early drop off and late pick up will be available to those who may need scheduling accommodations. Lunch will also be provided for the students who attend.

Student investment accounts

The University of Kentucky is trying a new approach to help students learn financial literacy while making money.

USA Today - UK Invests

UK Invests is a holistic wellness initiative anchored by financial education. Ultimately, through this initiative, everyone on our campus can receive a voluntary personal account that they can invest in, matched in part by investments from UK.


Project Team: Cody Bumgardner, Caylin Hickey, Samuel Armstrong  March 23, 2022

We Are What’s Wildly Possible: UK Receives 2021 Apple Distinguished Schools Designation

The University of Kentucky has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2021-2024 term for its continuous innovation in learning, teaching and school environment. Apple Distinguished Schools are recognized as some of the most innovative schools in the world. UK is part of a growing group of schools across the nation recognized as centers of leadership and educational excellence, demonstrating Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

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