Alumni Tour to Ireland & Scotland | July 2015
Day 1 | Arrive in Dublin. Visit the National Museum to see Celtic artifacts. The exhibitions include the finest collection of prehistoric gold artifacts in Western Europe, outstanding examples of metalwork from the Celtic Iron Age and a world-renowned collection of medieval ecclesiastical objects and jewelry. | July 17 - 28, 2015 | More
Alumni Cruise to Western Caribbean | May 2015
Falmouth, Jamaica was an economic powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Today, visitors enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo-raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavorful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides. | May 31 - June 7, 2015 | More
Justice Named Head Coach at June Buchanan
Justice is inheriting a young team, but the first year coach is eager for the challenge. "I can't wait to get to work. I am going to push these young men to become the best that they can be. | More
Christmas Caroling | December 17
Join UPIKE Alumni for a night of singing, laughter, and Christmas spirit as we go Christmas caroling and sing for the residents of Cedar Creek Assisted Living. | December 17 at 5:45 p.m.
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  UPIKE in the News
Win $2,500 for Your Business Idea
The Appalachian Business Plan Competition

The University of Pikeville's Coleman College of Business will host its second business plan competition on December 6, 2014. The event is open to all Eastern Kentucky residents. $5,000 in prize money is available.| More
UPIKE Connect | Gary Justice '97
Learn from Gary Justice, vice president for enrollment management, as he gives an overview of UPIKE's enrollment status and upcoming programs to the Alumni Board of Directors. | Watch
The Nutcracker | UPIKE School of Dance
Enjoy the magic of Christmas this year as the UPIKE School of Dance performs the Nutcracker in Booth Auditorium. Tickets are $5.

Friday, December 5 - 7 pm
Sunday, December 7 - 3 pm
Film Series on Sustainability at UPIKE
A film series focusing on sustainability will be hosted by University of Pikeville students enrolled in the class "Wild Things: You and Your Environment, Sustainable Living in a Modern World." | More
AT&T Supports Washington Scholars Program
Longtime supporters of the University of Pikeville, AT&T provided a gift in support of The Washington Center Scholars internship program. UPIKE students have participated in The Washington Center (TWC) internships and seminars for several years. | More
US Bank Supports UPIKE Scholarships
U.S. Bank recently presented UPIKE with a gift in support of student scholarships. U.S. Bank has been a longtime supporter of the University of Pikeville. Every UPIKE student receives financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study or loans. | More
Community Chorus | You're Invited
The UPIKE Chorus invites you to join the Community Chorus. Membership is free and open to singers from high school freshmen and up. Contact Janean Freeman, assistant professor of music | (606) 218-5770 | More
  UPIKE Profiles
UPIKE Connect | Ron Damron
Long-time UPIKE leader, Ron Damron recently transitioned from his role as vice president of student services to director of planned giving. Watch as he shares about his time here at UPIKE. | Watch
Distinguished Professor | Dr. Pamela Gilliam
Gilliam, associate professor of business, has been named the Burlin Coleman Distinguished Professor of Business. The professorship is named in honor of longtime university supporter and Trustee Emeritus Burlin Coleman. Coleman spent 50 years in the banking industry and served as chairman of the board of trustees. | More
Distinguished Professor | Dr. Nancy Cade
Cade is the chair of the division of social science and professor of history and political science. She is the first recipient of the Davenport Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science. The distinguished professorship is named in memory of Marshall R. Davenport, a 1936 graduate of Pikeville College. | More
Student-Athlete Spotlight | Paulina Ruiz
A 19-year-old midfielder, Ruiz gave the Bears 279 minutes this season. As an underclassman, she is leading by example and has been eager to play supportive roles on the team.  | More
UPIKE Sports No Sports | Eleanor Hollingsworth
UPIKE women's soccer head coach Gary Warford and senior Eleanor Hollingsworth sit down with Asst. Athletics Director and Sports Information Director Dan White for a discussion about all things other than sports. | More
UPIKE Connect | Andrew Buzzelli
Meet Dr. Buzzelli, the founding dean for the Ky. College of Optometry. In this episode of UPIKE Connect, Dr. Buzzelli shares his vision for the new college, and for improved healthcare in Appalachia. | Watch
OMSP Welcomes Newest Class
The class includes Jamie Castle and Cory Pitts of Salyersville; Caleb Fleming of Virgie; Hassan Haider of Elizabethtown; Megan Hedgespeth of Campbellsville; Monica Hopper of Monticello; Caitlyn Hunt of Burnwell; Mariah Tiller of Hazard; Teddy Woods of Manchester; and Rachel Lee of Huntington, W.Va. | More
Film & Media Arts at UPIKE
The program is multi-disciplinary in approach, drawing together interests from across the College of Arts and Sciences to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the media arts and the relationship between art, media, technology, and business. | More
The Holler
What happens when you take a free online delivery system and create coursework designed for a specific culture and region? What if you apply that philosophy using technology to change education and access to learning in Central Appalachia? And just to make it feel like home, why not call it the "Holler." | More
BearTV | October | Student Newscast
Learn what's happening on campus from UPIKE FMA students as they present the news on BearTV.  | Watch
UPIKE Professor Featured on KET Panel
Dr. Nancy Cade recently served as a panelist on KET's Kentucky Tonight. The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, focused on the 2014 election.  | More | KET
"The Next Big Thing: Leaders are Needed"
Pamela T. May was the featured speaker for the Coleman College of Business' Speakers and Leadership Series. May established and operates Pam May Law Firm, P.S.C., which specializes in litigation, defense work, corporate and business law, employment law, health care law and immigration law. | More
  Spiritual Life
Faith Journey | Collan McCoy
As a part of life's journey, there are always people that come and go, McCoy notes that his faith has given him an eternal best friend, "My faith hasn't just given me a promise in Heaven, but it has given me a best friend here on Earth. | More
Spiritual Life | International Missions
Three years ago the conversation started at UPIKE to think about ways to get students involved internationally for the cause of missions. Since this initial conversation, UPIKE has traveled to Haiti on two occasions, in addition to Mexico, and the ongoing work of KYCOM in the Dominican Republic.  | More
11 from Women's Soccer Earn Academic Award 

A program record of 11 student-athletes earned Academic All Mid-South Conference honors from the University of Pikeville women's soccer team. | More

#KKSimmons Trends Nationally 

K.K. Simmons poured in 28 points at Rupp Arena against UK and the nation took notice. | More

77-73 Win for WBB Over No. 17 Georgetown

For the second straight season, the University of Pikeville women's basketball team beat a ranked Georgetown team at home, topping the No. 17 Tigers 77-73 at the East Ky. Expo Center. | More

Men's Basketball Ranked #2 in NAIA

With one regular-season game under its belt, the UPIKE men's basketball team received a No. 2 ranking in the NAIA Coaches' Preseason Poll. The Bears have now been in the second position in seven of the last eight polls dating back to last season. | More

  Other News
New Low Price - $10 | PC Campus Prints

The complete collection of Irene Ritchie and David Helton's prints of the PC campus and buildings are available for purchase. There are 2 color prints and 14 black and white prints available. | More

2014 Celebration of Hope | MercyMe

The 2014 Celebration of Hope includes a food drive to benefit the areas' needy, a toy drive to benefit the Shriner's Children's Hospital, the Shriner Christmas Train, visits with Santa, local caroling, hot cider and much more. All of this centers around the MercyMe concert on Dec. 13 at the East Ky. Expo Center. | More

Alumni Discount | UPIKE Bookstore
Save 25% on spirit gear just for signing up! Plus, you'll become a member of a loyalty program, which gets you exclusive deals you can't find anywhere else - all delivered right to your inbox. | More
November 2014
Vol. 3, Issue 11
UPIKE Memories
J. Morgan Chapman '73
I am thankful. I'm not sure if I learned that from my parents, from my teachers, from God or a combination of all of them. I learned as a young child that there were things others had that I did not. The house in which we lived was not a mansion by any means... | More
Upcoming Events
White Christmas @ JWT
11/17 Alumni Board Meeting
12/06 White Christmas
12/17 Christmas Caroling
1/31 Daytona Beach Reception

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A Friendly Complaint
One of the most distinguishing features of UPIKE is the campus-wide chiming of the hour. The sound rolls from Record Memorial, tolling every hour, and playing hymns twice per day. Have you ever wondered why this happens?  | More

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