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Image 8 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 80, no. 1, Spring 2009

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» HK B e at O UK FUSION Earns Service Award UK For Unity and Service in Our Neighborhoods (UK FU- ’ - A V V WS SION) has been awarded the regional National Association T; _. , ` ~ f ; j j p _· for Campus Activities (NACA) Outstanding Service Award l l _‘` f T '_ =· t _ I A ``·' _ ,, {1, { __ for the 2007 FUSION event. The award recognizes innovative jQ;§éQ*¤. K ` '_`, K ' V if YP . _ _ T ,·_ , _'i and exemplary programs by individuals and organizations that » “ I A `_ ‘ _§ make extraordinary contributions to service learning and com- \ § munity service. · ` __ y § Part of UK’s K Week, FUSION 2007 experienced a record , .t;;t¤;aee{,`, ` I Q _ _- r_ § number of participants that included more than 1,300 UK i”iiI I ` »— l _, ‘ I l *2 students, faculty and staffworking nearly 5,000 hours ofcom- i; ,_ _ \ * mill" T A I " - munity service in 63 Lexington neighborhoods, social service l`“ g rin “ _. Q · ___ - Q agencies, and public facilities such as parks and museums. T T T ` _ 4· § FUSION is organized through the UK Center for Commu- ~·’ .· , " _, V T; nity Outreach. Since FUSION’s inception in 2003, it has 4,'_ ai; .\_, Q _ T lv w E grown into one ofthe largest single-day community service UK " ‘ d ‘ U 5 h f I _ ` _ T events in the state, and one ofthe greatest ttaditiens at the ?t“ ems °"at° °"‘“" ’ °“"S° °°"""“"'ty ‘°""°° Universit Of Kcmuck ‘ during the 2008 UK FUSION event. Y Y UK Partners With Local Farmers 'Top Doctors’ Includes Two From UK UK Dining Services is expanding its partnerships with Ken- Two UK doctors have been named among the top five doctors tucky food producers to purchase fresher, healthier foods for in the south for orthopaedics and cancer care for women. Dr. UK’s table to enhance the university’s sustainability efforts and Paul DePriest and Dr. Darren ]ohnson were selected to the to support the local economy. first-ever “Top Doctors for Women" special editorial section by During the 2007-2008 academic school year, Dining Services V%meh3 Health magazine. This list represents the country’s purchased $60,000 in locally grown produce; the 2009 goal is to best physicians in the l0 specialties that were deemed the most increase that total to $500,000 by continuing to build local agri- important by V%meh3 Health readers. cultural partnerships. DePriest, UK professor of obstetrics and gynecology and Rebekah Grace Foods is the latest Kentucky agricultural group chief medical officer, was selected in the cancer care category to partner with UK Dining Services. Rebekah Grace Foods, for his work with ovarian cancer and early detection, cervical with ].D. Country Milk dairy in Logan County, will provide cancer, and Pap smear abnormalities. quality, fresh milk from pasture grazing cows that are not sup- In the area of orthopaedics, ]ohnson was chosen for his talents plemented with hormones to increase milk production. Approx- in knee injuries, sports medicine, knee ligament reconstruction imately 925 gallons of milk is used per week by campus Dining and arthroscopic surgery. ]ohnson, UK’s chair ofthe Depart- Facilities. ment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, is the only “It makes sense, both fiscally and ecologically, to keep our doctor in the state of Kentucky currently performing the dou- money in Kentucky and to work with Kentucky producers? said ble-bundle procedure for ACL repair. Scott I·Ienry, acting director of UK Dining Services. UK already has a partnership with Green River Cattle, Creation Gardens, Compiled from UK Web sites, UK Public Relations news reports, and and Reed Valley Orchards. Kentuclry/llumni magazine staff reporting. Student Affairs Creates Joseph T. Burch Society The Division of Student Affairs has established its first university relations, which placed him in charge of develop- fund-raising society in honor of loseph T. Burch, a former ment, alumni affairs, public relations, police and parking. dean of students at UK from 1975 to 1987. Burch was be- The ]oseph T. Burch Society was established to encourage hind many ofthe initiatives that support students today, such support for student scholarships, student orientation and as alcohol and health education. I·Ie retired in 2001, also hav- student programming. Contact Larry Crouch at ing served in other capacities including as deputy general or 859-257-5216 or Victor Hazard at counsel, acting director of athletics, and vice president for 859-257-3754 for information on how to support the society. >} 6 Spring 2009

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