■ Centre College senior Chase Warner has received a Rotary Club scholarship to continue his studies for one year in New Zealand. As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Warner will serve as a goodwill ambassador to New Zealand.
Hoping to pursue a career in the field of veterinary public health, Warner will study the development and transmission of disease and its impacts on society while in New Zealand. Warner is the current student government president at Centre; a resident adviser for a dorm; a member of Phi Tau fraternity and is on Centre's track team.
A 2006 graduate of Lafayette High School, Warner is the son of Scott and Jackie Warner of Lexington.
■ The debate team of Athie Livas, Sarah Atkins, Helen Saur and Neha Ray at Henry Clay High School have advanced to the "Elite 8" in an international contest with a $10,000 grand prize. They have earned a trip to the finals April 16-18 in New York. Originally, more than 230 high schools submitted essays on the topic "Resolved: The United Nations should substantially increase humanitarian assistance for persons living in poverty." Since then, the Henry Clay team has defeated several schools in head-to-head competition. The debate contest is sponsored by the Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum.
■ The Lafayette Madrigals, an advanced chamber group made up of mostly high school juniors and seniors, has been chosen to perform a featured concert at the American Choral Director's Association Southern Division Convention in March in Memphis. Only five high school choirs have been invited to perform at this event. Lafayette is only the third Kentucky high school to perform at either a divisional or national ACDA convention.
■ Martha Victoria Rosett Lutz, Ph.D., has been appointed contributing editor for the "Education Connection" column of American Entomologist, a publication of the Entomological Society of America. Lutz teaches biology at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Cooper Campus.
■ Six University of Kentucky professors have been recognized by the UK Alumni Association for their excellence in the classroom. These recipients of its 2010 Great Teacher Awards were honored at the Great Teacher Awards Banquet on Feb. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington Hotel.
The 2010 recipients are: Tracy A. Campbell, Andrea L. Dennis, Dr. David R. Gore, Giuseppe Labianca, Graham D. Rowles and J. Darlene Welsh.
Campbell is professor of history and co-director of the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center in the UK College of Arts and Sciences. He joined the faculty in 1999.
Dennis is an assistant professor of law in the UK College of Law. She joined the faculty in 2006 and teaches criminal law, criminal trial process, criminal law and procedure seminar, children and the law, and family law.
Gore is a faculty member in the restorative and prosthodontic division in the UK College of Dentistry. He is also course director for five separate courses. He joined the faculty in 2001 after retiring from the military with 23 years of service.
Labianca is a Gatton Endowed Associate Professor of Management in the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics. He joined the faculty in 2006.
Rowles is a professor of gerontology in the UK College of Public Health with joint appointments in the UK College of Nursing, the Department of Behavioral Science, the Department of Geography and the Department of Health Sciences.
Welsh is an assistant professor in the UK College of Nursing. She joined the faculty in 1990.