University of Kentucky: Andrew Crown-Weber has accepted a Gaines Fellowship. The Gaines Fellowships are given through the Gaines Center for the Humanities in recognition of an outstanding academic performance, a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, an interest in public issues, and a desire to enhance understanding of the human condition through the humanities. All Gaines Fellows are required to take a specially designed, four credit-hour per semester seminar in the humanities during both semesters of the first year (includes a thesis workshop); each Fellow completes a major independent study project (of six to 15 credit hours) in the second year. A $5,000 stipend is awarded over the course of the program.
Crown-Weber's project, "A Novel in Progress: Only a Game," won the second place $200 prize in the Oswald Research and Creativity Program competition, sponsored by the eUreKa! Program at UK. eUreKa! Is an acronym for experiences in Undergraduate research and Kreative activities. Crown-Weber has been selected for UK chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Crown-Weber, a 2002 graduate of Danville High School, is the son of Ernst and Kathy Crown-Weber of Danville.