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It’s time to lace up the running shoes, get a little exercise and, in the process, support University of Kentucky agricultural education students. The 2018 Boot, Scoot, and Boogie 5K race will be April 14 at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall.

UK Department of Community and Leadership Development hosts the annual run/walk event as a fundraiser for an endowed scholarship fund for agricultural education students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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Karen Rignall of the University of Kentucky has received a $50,000 Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Fellowship to pursue her research “Stories of Place in a Changing Appalachia,” a project in Eastern Kentucky, to bring “stories of place” and other traditions to bear on local land-use planning.

Heather Hyden will receive the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools’ 2018 Master’s Thesis Award in the Social Sciences, Education and Business category Feb. 24.

Gracie Furnish, a UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment sophomore, was elected FFA Eastern Region vice president at the organization’s national conference in Indianapolis.

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