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15 > Image 15 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 76, no. 4, Winter 2005

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F E A T U R E Kevin Holm-Hudson, assistant professor ot theory, instructs students during his Trends in Pop-Rock Music and Culture" class " in the New North Dorm as part ot the Discovery Seminar Program. r ~ at [ 4ggQ [mj r . ". l W * . . + - ___ _ >,__ _ i Three of the residence halls Dale E. Baldwin , t ~-- _ V , ~>__ ; _ \ , . ,_ ` [ Ti Hall, Margaret Ingels Hall, and John T. Smith Hall- y-it V {Q.; A 9 ` -1..\ . are located on the south campus near the Kirwan/ j X? at-* `,~` ,.t_ _ ' V __ Blanding Complex.The fourth dorm is located at the ig-, L; 1 V~ " _. y- S . corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Euclid ,. l _ A i= ~ 1* , V i Ave. on the north cam us and is currentl bein called ~ ` ` ` r g tp ` - .. T . the New North Dorm.p y g , h {M q V " *e ~ . T . . . . . is bs = .` ~ Living/Learning Communities . _ -j-, -r - .. The new residence halls are hubs for 2lst century * 4 _ i`i F A " learning, three of which feature Living/Learning cen- E H fQ'> ag ` ters Or communities. The Living/Learning concept re- T _ _ 1;% , volves around residence hall communities that bring __; ` : college learning into the everyday lives of students. f i V ub - ` {TS ` They offer students the opportunity to live with other F AY A students who share common interests. These commu- I J if C _ V_ e _ J A i A ` ii nities offer special programming in the residence halls and opportunities to interact with UK faculty who are affiliated with the Living/Learning Y A Qi V v_ g communities. ; t V5 "` m , Ingels Hall is home to the New Economy Incubator community which " J 2i; _ .,tV __-==_,;;_.:~;;-.* __ will explore how ideas come to the marketplace with UK faculty and re- r it_. T Q _i . = gional leaders; the New North Dorm houses a Fine Arts Center featuring i . V Q? t ` A V ___ ~ six, sound-proof music rooms and a large multipurpose room; and Smith ~ Q L , `e_ K ` V ;j{= V Hall contains the Global Village community designed to build crosscul ii`., i y` 'V 7 * tural friendships and understanding. These communities represent an ex- V I 7. _ g , ample of UK s success in integrating af1rstclassl1v1ng environment with A. it _ N { gy i the firstclass learning environment at UK. ../ r .Ls t {ft} if i. iw if t g The New North Dorm ~ ,. _ _ V V Emily Coovert, a music performance ,5 j r" T __ i E Mt ? freshman who plays the viola, counts "?"" V g_,_ , L \_ " \ W5 herself among the lucky individuals who J _" ` ` ` it live in New North Dorm and can take ;__ $..M *"'$* advantage of the Fine Arts Center con- * ' - cept. l really wanted to be surrounded i by people who were also into art," said ` " Coovert, who is one of 39 Governors . .r V V 1`__ " k#j?` tg ` '4.___ V_ School for the Arts freshmen on campus. . V. , .i E? i l i ` 4} Part of a UK Legacy family both { iff z her parents are UK grads: David H V _ ` ~ ;<_ rf" ig tt Coovert 66 and Constance Clayton , ` V _V s Coovert 73 she said she likes the lay- _ _ 4 out and size of the dorm rooms and the " Em'? Cooventa mgalc ttrm<> t fact that there are practice rooms in the Orf?hmQS%LanFSrOO$ xilggnrgggqs building, which makes it so convenient / in the New N0nhpDOrm_ Her mother, ~ fer music StdtS "W<> d<>t here te V com ceevmsrts Wim Emily inthe tt; 1 carry our instruments all the way to the E thtttt t|OOt tounge that Ovgtttmks ~? Fine Arts building to practice, she said. 3 Eu;;|i4;1 Avenue Ei "We just go downstairs and practice." E 5 Another advantage, Coovert pointed E E out, is that everyone on her floor also KENTUCKY ALUMNI ll K