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A Powerful Passion for Kentucky: Luke Glaser and Teach For America

Every year, Teach for America places thousands of college graduates and professionals in schools in inner cities and rural areas. Luke Glaser, a double major in English and Spanish, has been selected to teach Spanish in an Appalachian high school for the next two years through the program. In this podcast, Glaser talks about his connection to Teach for America and what he plans to do afterward. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.


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More than Just a Second Language

Everyone knows that the sole means to attain profound knowledge of a language is through immersion. Speaking the language with other individuals such as classroom peers and instructors is a wonderful practice.

Victory Lap

A&S Double Major and SEC Champion Luis Orta is Honored as the 2012 December Commencement Student Speaker.

Caring for Community

By Sarah Geegan

UK student Katelyn McNamara is extending her hard work, compassion and activeness across the country and globe. The topical studies in neuroscience and Hispanic studies double major and UK Honors Program student recently received the 2012 National Alternative Breaks Active Citizen of the Year Award, recognizing her as the exemplification of serving and valuing the community.

Building a Tradition of Teaching Excellence

By Guy Spriggs

The UK Hispanic Studies Department is one of the most well-respected and highly-ranked programs in the country. As the 2011-2012 academic year came to a close, Hispanic Studies also added several teaching awards to its growing number of accolades.

But as Director of Elementary Language Instruction Yanira Paz points out, this high level of achievement is becoming the norm for Hispanic Studies.


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