Moving UP encourages our students to explore and engage the world around them. Too often, learning is confined to the traditional classroom, but students learn best when they have hands-on experience in the field, the lab, the office, the community, or the piazza. Our faculty at the University of Pikeville is committed to student engagement and learning outside the classroom. We have a constantly evolving global studies initiative on campus. Our undergraduate programs continue to send students to professional conferences, immerse them in fieldwork, and place them in internships. See what you can do and where you can go with UPIKE!
Experiential Learning Activities
Sigma Tau Delta
The Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society chapter attended the national conference in Portland Oregon March 20-24, 2013. We are proud to announce that three of our students, Sara Blackburn, Brandi Pugh, and Alex Anderson, had essays accepted for presentation at the conference. Thousands of students from universities and colleges around the country apply to present at the conference each year and the competition for acceptance is steep. This year, Alex Anderson won third place for his essay “Lights of the Bellagio” in the Creative Nonfiction Category out of over fifty submissions. We want to congratulate and celebrate our English majors!
The recent trip of 16 UPIKE students to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was truly a “life changing” experience. The week was spent living next to an orphanage, which is home to 37 children, while spending the workday in a different community working on digging and building a community reservoir. The trip was open to all students and alumni and this broad invitation brought together students from various disciplines and a host of different denominational backgrounds. Click here to read more.