Founders Week 2015

Photo: Mark Cornelison

The sesquicentennial student celebration was held
in the Student Center. This reception for students
included free T-shirts, cupcakes, a photo booth for
souvenir pictures and a performance by Paws and
Listen. A special birthday “cake” commemorating
UK’s 150th birthday was a focal point during the
student celebration.

Photos: Mark Mahan

The university celebrated contributions of faculty
and staff at a sesquicentennial reception at M.I. King
Library. The event featured an exhibition of rarely
seen images from UK’s history and #UK150 swag
was handed out to attendees.

Founders Week ended with a bash — the Blue Tie
Bash! Members of the University of Kentucky family
and friends of UK came together to party on
the floor of Rupp Arena and dance to live music by
Burning Las Vegas.


Sesquicentennial Edition

Photo: UK Public Relations and Marketing

Photos: Mark Mahan

Mark G. Yudof, president emeritus of the University
of California, presented a university address on
higher education at the Singletary Center for the
Arts Recital Hall.