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l - H   j 2  Bgacy RBCBDHOH _ __ ___ . V UK’s entering freshmen population for
·   0 f V   ·   an   fall 2006 is 4,192 students, 348 students
ii     » . Ql   V more than last year’s freshman class. UK also
, . _ »     ’ ·     ` ·· _ is re ortin a 96 ercent increase in first- ear
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i   V t _ · 4_ ,»/?~,G,;     , African—American student enrollment and
4 ·· T T _ A V V4,                 T enrollment of Hispanic f1rst—year students
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j , _     , Vi   , ’ . . All those new students, all those new
ij 1 . =* my ff    ·%. ¢ 2 V /· _   ti., dreams!
l ( ii   ‘—·` }· A     J F     The UK community rolled out the red car-
      5   T ` ‘ ` ‘-—. out pet at the start of the school year, giving stu-
  \ _· , _   ._ , ,* ,  _ "  t   dents as smooth a transition as possible from
i _ V i` `ai   " home to home—away-from—home — college
V Welcome Back P' "'  I _ _ dorms. From the first bottle of water handed
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    V . g   campus map given to a confused freshman
j .i. i ° V · __ at a Super Start tent a week later, the entire
` '     campus was involved in greeting students. i
_ ;_• -   _ I   ` .   -L V Kentucky Welcome Week offered more `
-· Li   ,_  _ i ,.‘ _ than just information for all students. At
.     ““· »    Vi Q, ,  ` l least one event was scheduled every day to
  i i °' _ ·`~5 gz i provide safe surroundings for socializing, like
S  T , J `, ‘ » Preview |\|i nt Student Center S ectacular, an indoor/out-
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    §;t=7       El _ _ sic video, sit for a caricature artist, compete
    Fi   "l   ei       il in a Money Tree Game Show, play a round
1 The UK Alumni Association A A of Laser Tag, or participate in Reality Check,
held ii Welcome Back picnic , I   a simulated alcohol—impairment activity. I
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Pm'9 2}t Kmg Alum"' House,     students, faculty and staff contributed close
featuring free food and to 4,000 hours toward the betterment of the
drinks. free T-shirts, live music Fayette County community and making it
and Chancgg to “/in prizes. i 5 f)l'l€hOf fl1€ largest COlTllTlL1I1lIy service pI`Oj€CIS
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