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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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FRIl PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE TRUSTEES October 15, 1973 1. PROGRAM ENCOURAGES UNDERGRADUATES IN RESEARCH The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Program has grown steadily in number of participants and has provided "increasingly important encouragement for students to engage in scholarly activities," since its inception during the University's Centen- nial Year, according to the program's current chairman. Daniel R. Reedy, chairman, this week appealed to the faculty to find qualified students and to encourage enthusiasm in this year's competition, which culminates in an Awards Night program next April. He said the objectives are to stimulate creative work on the part of all qualified undergraduates and to offer a measure of recognition for individuals who demonstrate out- standing achievement. Recognition is accorded in six areas: physical sciences; bio- logical sciences; social sciences; humanities: critical/research; humanities: creative, and creative work in the fine arts. Awards in each category are $100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third. The prize papers are published each year in a single volume and circulated to the winner-participants, the libraries, and to the various deans. This year a special grant fund is again available to students on a competitive basis to stimulate new attempts at creativity and research. Mr. Reedy said it is the intention of the committee to offer each student an opportunity to follow his individual creative inclination. 2. AUTOMATIC APPLICATION AVAILABLE TO ACT PARTICIPANTS Kentucky high school seniors who plan to attend the University beginning next year now may apply for admission, housing and finan- cial aid automatically when they take the American College Test. Dr. Elbert Ockerman, dean of admissions, said the seniors wcho check the University as their first choice when they take the ACT no longer will be required to fill out a formal application. "Students who check UK as their second or third choice may still apply for ad- mission by filling out the regular admission form," hle said. All students seeking admission to UK and other state institutions are required to take the ACT.