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Behind the Blue

Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.
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Now displaying: October, 2021
Oct 28, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 28, 2021) – The University of Kentucky is once again accepting new Wildcats, this time for the Fall 2022 semester. As high school students and families prepare to embark upon the college journey, and transfer students consider becoming part of the Big Blue Nation, the decisions they face can become daunting at times. Deadlines, degree paths, even whether or not college is the right choice at all, the University of Kentucky Office of Enrollment Management serves to assist students in making many of these decisions that will shape their future.

Christine Harper serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Success and Chief Enrollment Officer for the University. With over 20 years of higher education experience in areas of enrollment management and student affairs, Harper brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Enrollment Management team. Currently, Harper leads the offices of undergraduate admissions, student financial aid and scholarships, new student orientation, first year experience, and parent and family association.

On this episode of “Behind the Blue,” Harper discusses her role at the university and shares the knowledge she has gained in that role to help students and their families have the best college search experience possible.

"Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Oct 21, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 21, 2021)THIS EPISODE IS AN ENCORE EDITION.

If, in recent memory, you’ve attended a University of Kentucky football game at Kroger Field you will, no doubt, be familiar with the guest on this episode of ‘Behind the Blue.’ In fact, if you’ve listened to ‘Behind the Blue’ over the past several years, you’ve heard the voice of Carl Nathe, as he’s interviewed many people who have put their hard work and effort into making the university work.

A native of Pleasantville, New York, Nathe is a graduate of the University of Maryland – College Park. He’s been at UK for over 30 years, since 1989, and has been the voice of Kroger Field since 1997. A former sports reporter and anchor at WLEX-TV in Lexington, Nathe also served as sideline reporter for selected statewide and regional live telecasts of UK Women’s basketball games.

On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, the spotlight is turned around for a rare interview with Nathe about the end of his UK career, the inspirations that guided him along the way, and the moments and memories he’ll take with him.

"Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Oct 14, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 14, 2021) – While some stress in our life can be useful in encouraging personal growth, constant long term exposure to mental stress can be detrimental to health. Introducing additional major stress from events like midterm exams can not only cause minor issues like headaches or trouble sleeping, it can also have long term impacts on the body.

Throughout the year, two areas in the University of Kentucky’s Office of Student Success work to support students with programs and resources for the benefit of both mental and physical wellness.

 

The UK Counseling Center works with students in areas ranging from mental health and academic counseling to crisis and emergency assistance.

From club sports and intramurals to fitness, dining and healthy sleep programs and beyond, Campus Recreation and Wellness works to provide quality recreation and wellness programs and services for the campus community that support student success and promote healthy lifestyles.

On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, UK Senior Courtney Cavallo recently sat down with Dr. Megan Marks, Assistant Director of the UK Counseling Center, and Ron Lee, Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness, to discuss wellness during midterms, the trends they see with students this time of year, the resources that are available to students year-round and more. This interview originally appeared as a University of Kentucky Facebook Live event.

"Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

For information about UK Counseling, visit uky.edu/counselingcenter.

For more information regarding programs and resources from Campus Recreation and Wellness, visit uky.edu/recwell.

For more information about WellKentucky, please visit wellkentucky.uky.edu.

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Oct 7, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 7, 2021) – Each year, the University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center, or DRC, partners with qualified students with a wide range of disabilities to assist them in gaining equal access to institutional programs and services consistent with their unique needs. The Center seeks to responsibly advocate the needs of students with disabilities to the campus community through consultation and outreach efforts with administration, faculty, students and university partners.

David Beach is the director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC), housed in the Office for Student Success.

Starting this October the DRC is working with UKNow on a series titled “Many People, Creating One Accessible Community,” which focuses on raising awareness surrounding the DRC, accessibility and how each of us on campus can help UK be a more accessible place for all.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, Beach discusses the often unseen or unknown challenges students with disabilities often face while accessing campus facilities, how students can access the resources of the DRC, and what this new series means to the campus community as a whole.

"Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

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