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-
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
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.