The Devil's Back | Marie Parsons '64

Parson's book, The Devil's Back is set in Eastern Kentucky a few years after the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud, The Devil's Back appeals to a variety of readers including romantics, thrill-seekers, and linguists. | More

A Look at the Lives of East Ky Basketball Wives

Come tournament time, we know what the teams will be doing. But there is another group that we often forget about. So what exactly is the life of a college basketball wife like? | More | Uncommon Wife

Alumni Cruise to Western Caribbean | May 2015
Time is running out. Book your cabin now before it's too late.

Cruise the Caribbean with the UPIKE Alumni Association.

May 31 - June 7, 2015 | Learn More
Golf Outing | Supporting UPIKE Athletics
May 1 | Raven Rock | 8 am Registration

Join us for our annual Athletics Golf Outing at Raven Rock Golf Course on Friday, May 1st. All proceeds go to benefit our UPIKE Athletics Program. | Register
"Ahab's Wife" is Waiting for You... | Ike Adams '71

Last month, we read the best book I've devoured in several decades. The title is "Ahab's Wife," by Louisville author Sara Jeter Naslund.


While the book certainly stands alone on its own merit, it helps tremendously to have read Herman Melville's "Moby Dick." | More 

Biblical Archeologist | Where the 99 Lead
Dr. Gabriel Barkay, one of the world's most famous biblical archaeologists, will speak in Booth Auditorium on April 30 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10, call 606.218.5276 to purchase yours today. | Watch | More
Keala King '14 Signs Pro Contract in Spain
King averaged 15.9 points and 6.1 rebounds last season in one of the most successful campaigns in program history. He helped UPIKE to a program-record 31 wins and both the MSC Regular-Season and Tournament Championships. | More
  UPIKE in the News
Call for Entries | Film & Media Arts Festival
The goal of the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival is to promote the art of filmmaking on the UPIKE campus in Pikeville, Ky., and in the surrounding tri-state area. Entries may come from professionals, college students, high school students and middle school students. | More
UPIKE StartUp Challenge Now Awarding $10,000
The UPIKE Coleman College of Business will host its third business plan competition on May 9, 2015. The event is open to all Eastern Kentucky residents. | More
KYCOM Cares Day
KYCOM students recently hosted a community service day. Volunteers performed different services throughout the city with the KYCOM Wellness and an osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) clinic as the main event. | More
Celebrating 'Music in Our Schools'
UPIKE is celebrating "Music in Our Schools Month" with the National Association for Music Education. Accomplished performers from across the country and students and educators from across the region will join UPIKE musicians for two special performances. | More
  UPIKE Profiles
Fallon Tallman | Student-Athlete Spotlight

"There is always pressure when you are on a successful team. We deal with that pressure by reassuring ourselves that we have the talent and the ability to be on this team. Coach Damron wouldn't recruit you if he didn't think you had the talent to be on this team," said Tallman. | More

KYCOM Dean Candidate for AOA President-Elect
Boyd R. Buser, D.O., FACOFP has been nominated by the Maine Osteopathic Association as a candidate for the 2015-2016 office of president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association. | More
KYCO Associate Dean Makes Presentation
Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, associate dean of Academic Affairs for the Kentucky College of Optometry, recently presented a scientific poster at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) in Las Vegas. | More
The Carol Grizzard Project
This blog is a part of a larger sabbatical project. James is exploring the unpublished works of his wife, Carol Grizzard Browning, a Biblical scholar. In the blog, he is sharing the "nuggets" of wisdom he discovers in order to let Carol's voice speak. | More
Student Research at UPIKE
Seven students have been awarded a Colonel Lee B. Ledford Scholarship from the Appalachian College Association to conduct research for the summer of 2015. | More
PBL State Leadership Conference
Members of Phi Beta Lambda recently competed in the PBL State Leadership Conference. UPIKE tallied a total of 27 awards, more than any other university in the competition. | More

Support PBL at the National Conference
Nursing Students Receive Advanced Training
Nursing students at UPIKE's Elliott School of Nursing are receiving advanced skills instruction through a partnership with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). | More
2015 Science Olympiad at UPIKE
For the fourth time, Betsy Layne High School claimed top honors at the 2015 Regional Science Olympiad competition hosted by the University of Pikeville. | More
  Spiritual Life

The Power of a Changed Life 

Recently a group of nine UPIKE students, along with the university chaplain, traveled to Moss Point, Miss. where they witnessed the power of changed lives. | More
UPIKE Bowling Special on PikeTV

Check out this great special highlighting the men's and women's bowling programs at UPIKE and their quest for the national championship. | Watch



McNamee Named Co-MSC Coach of the Year

It was an eventful night for the University of Pikeville women's basketball team at the Mid-South Conference Championship Banquet as the Bears racked up seven total honors, including freshman of the year and a share of coach of the year. | More



Men's and Women's Bowling Qualify for ITC

For the first time since 2011, both the men's and women's bowling teams are heading to the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships after qualifying at the ITC Smyrna Sectionals. | More


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Manigault Receives High Honors

UPIKE senior Kenny Manigault has been named NAIA Player of the Year, NAIA Division I All-Star Team member, and the MSC Player of the Year. | NAIA | All-Star Team  | MSC

UPIKE Falls to No. 2 Talladega 64-62

Kenny Manigault had made the shot so many times it felt like a sure thing, but the senior's runner in the lane rolled off the rim as time expired and No. 7-seed University of Pikeville lost to No. 2-seed Talladega (Ala.) 64-62 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Men's Basketball National Championship. | More

NAIA First Round Rally Comes Up Short

After trailing by as many as 19 points in the second half, sixth-seeded Lady Bears were within four of No. 3-seed Langston (Okla.) with under two minutes to play, but the comeback came up short in the end for an 80-71 loss in the first round of the NAIA National Championship. | More

Cheer Finishes Second | MSC Team Championship

The UPIKE cheerleading team came up just short in its quest for a third straight Mid-South Conference Championship, taking second place. | More

Men's Golf Wins SSU Spring Invite

The Men's golf team won its third tournament of the season after carding a team total of 596 to win the Shawnee State Spring Invitational by 13 strokes. | More



Lacrosse Tallies First Win with 17-0 Rout

The UPIKE women's lacrosse team tallied its first win with a 17-0 rout of Valdosta State. | More

Different Kind of Athlete

These student-athletes adhere to the same rules and responsibilities as their traditional counterparts. Pikeville's new media director, Bruce Parsons, said they must meet minimum GPA requirements, attend scheduled practice times and even watch footage of other teams playing in order to learn their strategies. | More

  Other News
UPIKE Athletics Calendars Still Available

The UPIKE Cheer and Dance Teams are selling 2015 UPIKE Athletics Calendars. Contact Cheer Coach Jeannie Stone or a member of the teams to purchase your calendar. Calendars are $10. | 606.794.4796

$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

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
March 2015
Vol. 4, Issue 3
Alumni Spotlight
Tiffany Thacker '07
One of Tiffany's larger projects that she is currently working on is overseeing the Capitol's presence at SXSW (South By South West), which happens to be one of the largest music festivals in the world. | More
Upcoming Events
Steel Magnolias @ JWT
3/26 Steel Magnolias
4/13 Alumni Board Meeting
4/16 Spring Football Game
4/30 Archaeologist Reception

Athletics Weekend
5/1 Athletics Golf Outing
5/2 Alumni Volleyball Game
5/3 Athletics Banquet

Ireland & Scotland
July 17, 2015
Day 10 | The Ring of Kerry is one of the most scenic routes in Ireland. Beginning and ending in Killarney, it traces the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula. The combination of ocean, islands, mountains with its many towns and villages makes it an exciting journey of discovery. | More
UPIKE History
James Hatcher Letter
I am proud that I am the only living original Trustee, and I want to say that I am ashamed of my acts, of resigning from your Board a few years ago. However, you have my best wishes for the good you have done... | More

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Mystery Photos
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Dalton Belcher, 2016
Faith Journey

Cody Davis, 2017
Alumni Spotlight

Edna Fugate, 2002
University Archivist
UPIKE History
Katlin Massie, 2015
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Rob Musick
University Chaplain
Spiritual Life

Jordan Gibson. 2008
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