The University of Kentucky’s W. T. Young Library is now hosting a major 10-panel art work titled “Nation of Nations,” installed in recognition of a central theme of UK’s new general education curriculum to be implemented in fall 2011. “Nation of Nations” is the work of Lexington artist Marjorie Guyon. A UK press release provides more information about the art installation and its relationship to UK’s new general education program, UK Core.
A celebration of the exhibit and UK Core will take place this fall semester at the W. T. Young Library, and you and your students are invited to the event.
The event will also welcome to campus UK’s new president, Dr. Eli Capilouto. President Capilouto will offer opening remarks. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the W. T. Young Library and will be streamed live into the UKy Island’s Perennial Peace Garden.
UK 101 students who attend the event may complete an assignment as one of the three required UK 101 assignments related to campus events. The work group planning the fall celebration has built a “Nation of Nations” website (http://www.nation-of-nations.com) that includes a link to a teaching resource page. Faculty are encouraged to assign either of the two assignments found on the teaching resource page as the reflective follow-up to their attendance at the Young Library celebration on September 6. The two projects are:
Please contact Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Division of Undergraduate Education for more information about the teaching resources related to the “Nation of Nations” initiative.