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Jane S. Shropshire

The Honors Program at the University of Kentucky has program staff feeling very excited and, honestly, a little overwhelmed: More than 2,400 students applied for entry this year, as compared to 1,200 last year. The program expects to... Read more

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One of the great joys of college advising is the opportunity to travel. Recently, I visited Charleston, S.C., to visit colleges, attend a conference and explore the city. It didn’t take long to develop appreciation for the beauty and... Read more

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Students limiting their college searches by cost may want to know about the Academic Common Market (ACM), which allows Kentucky residents to pay in-state tuition rates to study in certain programs in other Southeastern states.Coordinated... Read more

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Lexington, KY - The PNC Foundation has awarded the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) a $120,000 sum to act as scholarships over the next three years at seven of the system’s campuses.Presented... Read more

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Last month, higher education headlines blared about George Washington University’s inflation of class-rank data for entering freshmen, one factor in U.S. News & World Report’s calculation of college rankings. GWU, which had been... Read more

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Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and the University of Kentucky’s College of Education are warming up to new options as they develop plans together for the new STEAM Academy, slated to open in fall of 2013.School district... Read more

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Despite tripled hosting fee, college says national exposure is worth itOn Oct. 11, Vice President Joe Biden and challenger Paul Ryan will be at Centre College in Danville, Ky., for a debate that will be moderated... Read more

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Dr. Owen Williams, who became president of Transylvania University in 2010, recently met with columnist Jane Shropshire to reflect on his first two years at Transylvania and share a glimpse of his vision for its future.... Read more

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Entering the front hall of Old Sayre, I was greeted by two people: one faculty member peering down from the staircase, wondering who had wandered in unannounced, and the new head of school,... Read more

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Lexington, KY - The No. 1 thing I tend to ask faculty,” said Mary John O’Hair, dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, “is if they’re... Read more

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What should a B student know about getting into college?” I was asked recently. “Are there different considerations than for A students?”My first piece of advice to B students is this: Know thyself in order to get to know... Read more

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When in Boston recently for a conference, I met a fellow educational consultant from China. Hearing I was from Kentucky, he asked, “Tuition is very reasonable at Kentucky, yes?”I paused before answering. Through the eyes of... Read more

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), the workhorse of our regional higher education system, is the product of a merger in 2005 between Lexington Community College and Central Kentucky Technical College. When Augusta A. Julian... Read more

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Lexington, KY - In today’s global economy, individuals with broad global perspectives find the greatest opportunities. Georgetown College’s Spanish Immersion program in the liberal arts is designed to provide a leg up in this regard:... Read more

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Lexington, KY - While our legislature ponders further assault to the funding stream of our state's postsecondary system, House Bill 260 presents an initial public offering of sorts. It proposes to add one more state... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Dr. Terry Holliday, commissioner of education for the state of Kentucky, blogged in early December, " Ö education drives employment, and employment drives the economy. The future of Kentucky depends... Read more

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Frankfort, Ky. - Virginia B. Edwards, publisher of Education Week, editor of Edweek.org and president of Editorial Projects in Education, provided a national journalistic perspective on 21st century elementary and secondary... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Imagine that you are a college admission dean charged with enrolling a freshman class. Your goals are attracting a certain number of students, achieving targets for quality measures such as GPA and ACT,... Read more

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Lexington, KY - University of Kentucky Provost Kumble Subbaswamy is visibly excited about the new Core Curriculum approved by the faculty and now being implemented. So excited, in fact, that he was shouting in the library... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Are you concerned about the quality of applicants for open positions at your company? Wondering what our schools are doing to develop young people into productive employees who can keep your business... Read more

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