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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    new UK students Chapter Two handbook for parents of sophomores Family Focus online newsletter Member discounts including local hotels restaurants and shops Family Weekend perks including ticket discounts for select events Eligible to apply to be on the Parent Advisory Council Access to the Parent Association website Facebook page and Twitter page Support from the staff in the Office of New Student Parent Programs Special goodies including a Parent Association tote bag for parents and family members who sign up in person at Advising Conferences How to Join If your student enrolled at the University of Kentucky during or prior to the 2010 2011 school year you are eligible for a free Parent Association membership as long as that student remains enrolled as an undergraduate at UK In order to activate your membership you will need to enter updated contact information in our new membership database Look for details in an upcoming Cat Chat If your student is entering UK during the 2012 2013 school year you are invited to join the Parent Association All parents and family members of UK undergraduate students are eligible to join the Parent Association We welcome parents guardians grandparents and anyone interested in supporting a UK student Membership is per household Annual Membership 35 valid through June 30 2013 That s only 2 91 a month Undergraduate Career 125 valid for five years through June 30 2017 This is a savings of 15 versus four annual memberships and 50 versus five annual memberships You may print a membership application and mail it in with a check or credit card information Print a membership application We Are Committed to Serving All UK Families While we strongly encourage all families to join the Parent Association and take advantage of the numerous membership benefits we are committed

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/join.html (2012-11-13)
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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    cultured was its lifestyle Lexington gained the nickname Athens of the West The latest U S Census estimate for Lexington Fayette County is 270 789 2006 Hotels There are two excellent sources of information about local accommodations The Lexington Visitors Bureau website has details on accommodations in a variety of price ranges and includes lists of amenities visit www visitlex com wheretostay to learn more Many local hotels offer UK discounts Some may only offer them to UK business travelers and some may offer them to anybody visiting UK that decision is left to each individual hotel Placing a call directly to the hotel is the best way to find out if they offer a UK discount you can find a list of hotels catering to the UK business traveler at www uky edu Travel hotel html Please keep in mind that hotel rates vary based on the time of year you are visiting Promotional rates that may have been available over the summer may not be honored during busy times of year such as football and basketball season Keeneland race meets etc Restaurants A number of unique restaurants can be found on the streets around UK s campus Perennial favorites include the following Joe Bologna s an Italian restaurant housed in an old Jewish synagogue and known for its delicious but not carb friendly garlic breadsticks is located on West Maxwell Street in walking distance of North Campus Pazzo s a pizza pub popular with students in need of some relaxation can be found on South Limestone Street Tolly Ho is a UK tradition since the 1970 s serving burgers sandwiches shakes breakfast and more 24 hours a day Beware if you let the staff know it is your first visit you will loudly and publicly be welcomed as a Ho Virgin It is located on South Broadway within walking distance of North Campus Bangkok House is a UK favorite for Thai food Located across the street from the Singletary Center for the Arts it is busy at lunch with UK students faculty and staff Ramsey s Diner has multiple Lexington location serving Southern comfort food and delicious pie The closest location to campus is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East High Street If you are in town for a UK basketball game at Rupp Arena make time to eat at Sawyer s across from Triangle Park They are known for their amazing burgers and fries Get there early on game days because the line is long but moves fast East Euclid Avenue is a great place to explore some of Lexington s favorite restaurants The following restaurants can be found here just a short drive or a long walk from campus A UK favorite for Mexican food is Rincon Mexicano The white cheese dip is addictive Downstairs from Rincon is Charlie Brown s You ll enjoy reasonably priced burgers and sandwiches while lounging on sofas The lights are low and the walls are lined with bookshelves

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/visiting.html (2012-11-13)
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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    time on campus You ll find information about the history and traditions of UK tips for parenting college students resources available to students perks of being a UK parent and visiting campus and Lexington The Parent Association is pleased to announce the creation of Chapter Two a parent handbook for those of you with a UK sophomore in your lives Chapter Two focuses on the special needs of sophomores and

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/insidersguide.html (2012-11-13)
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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    Student Affairs Family Focus Newsletter Family Focus is an online newsletter emailed to Parent Association members once a semester fall and spring All parents and guardians of undergraduates will receive the fall edition of the newsletter via e mail if UK has a current e mail on file The Parent Association welcomes your feedback and suggestions for Family Focus You can reach us at parents lsv uky edu or 859

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/familyFocus.html (2012-11-13)
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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    pressure of keeping high grades up through finals Procrastinators may feel overwhelmed by what they perceive to be an unmanageable amount of work needed to catch up in their classes Coping with stress by engaging in counter productive behaviors including late night socializing increased alcohol consumption and poor eating and sleeping habits Depression and anxiety in students who feel that they still have not found their niche at UK Financial concerns as funds from parents and summer earnings begin to run out Stress and fatigue lower a student s ability to fight off illness What Families Can Do Provide your student with encouragement and support Many students put a tremendous amount of pressure on themselves They may also be anxious about living up to your academic expectations and may find themselves even more overwhelmed Remind your student about academic support services offered on campus Encourage your student to visit professors during office hours to get help or discuss academic performance If your student seems depressed or anxious encourage her to talk to a counselor in the Counseling Center or the Student Mental Health Service Be alert for signs of alcohol and or drug abuse If your student lives in a

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/tips.html (2012-11-13)
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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    Association members seeking an active role in the Parent Association can apply to serve on the Parent Advisory Council This council recommends programming activities for the Parent Association gives feedback about University programs discusses issues that are of concern to family members recommends content for publications participates in K Week and Family Weekend and assists with the recruitment of prospective students and Parent Advisory Council members New members of the

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/pac.html (2012-11-13)
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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    of your instructors or your academic advisor better Do you need to talk about a class ask for a letter of recommendation or chat about plans for the future The UK Parent Association and UK Dining Services invite you to grab coffee or have a meal on us To promote more student instructor interaction and to foster the development of positive academic relationships the Parent Association and Dining Services are

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/programs.html (2012-11-13)
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  • University of Kentucky Parent Association
    Program Gift Service Giving to UKPA Offer Feedback Contact Us NSPP Student Affairs Frequently Asked Questions Academic Issues Alcohol Financial Matters Health and Wellness Parent Association Parking and Transportation Residence Life and Dining on Campus Safety You ll find a number of frequently asked questions on topics of interest to UK parents and their families Can t find an answer to your question here Contact the UK Parent Association at

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/ParentAssociation/faq.html (2012-11-13)
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