WUKY's "UK Perspectives" focuses on the people and programs of the University of Kentucky and is hosted by WUKY General Manager Tom Godell. WUKY News Director Alan Lytle sat in for Godell last Friday and talked to Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics. Bollinger provided a preview of the upcoming UK Economic Outlook Conference.
One of the University of Kentucky's distinguished graduates will address students, faculty and staff at the Gatton College of Business and Economics Friday morning, Feb. 5.
James W. Stuckert, retired chairman and CEO of Hilliard Lyons, will speak at 10 a.m. in Woodward Hall (Room 307) in the new Gatton College building. Stuckert's appearance is presented by the Economics Society at UK.
Students take their ideas to the next level and gain entrepreneurial experience and contacts at the UK Venture Challenge, Saturday, Feb. 20, William T. Young Library, UK Athletic Association Auditorium. Registration is now open for the annual, university-wide competition.
On January 30-31, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will host Wall Street Prep’s Financial & Valuation Modeling Seminar for the second time. In October, the college welcomed more than 60 registered students to the first seminar, led by former investment banker and native Kentuckian, Brad Barlow.
Mark your calendars now for the 27th annual edition of the Economic Outlook Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The event will be held in downtown Lexington in Bluegrass Ballroom 2 of the Lexington Convention Center.
Two University of Kentucky teams with an equine focus recently earned top spots in their respective divisions during a local entrepreneurial contest for startup pitches. The competition is part of the Venture Studio Bootcamp in the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship at UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics.
The man who leads the nation's largest traditional supermarket store chain holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen was a double major in finance and accounting as an undergraduate at UK, then earned his master's in accounting a year later.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin this week announced the appointment of Charles G. Snavely as secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. Snavely, a native of Prestonsburg, brings more than 35 years of experience in the coal mining industry to the position. And this month he will complete his MBA degree through the joint UK-UL Executive MBA Program.
Seven faculty members from the University of Kentucky have been selected to participate in the 2015-16 SEC Faculty Travel Program. The program, in its fourth year, provides support for faculty to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.
UK faculty participants include:
Lexington’s fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off Monday, Nov. 16, evening with the Lexington Venture Club (LVC) announcing that the Central Kentucky entrepreneurial community created 280 new jobs and raised $50.6 million in capital funds in Fiscal Year 2015.