Max Kade House
The Max Kade House and Cultural Center has been created to serve the multiple interests and constituencies of the University of Kentucky's Division of German Studies. It provides the department a distinctive site for presenting its varied and frequently interdisciplinary academic, extracurricular and outreach programs.
This exceptional contribution to the University of Kentucky campus is housed in a renovated and expanded Victorian residence built in 1904. Located at 212 East Maxwell Street on the north end of campus, the facility is nestled in a cluster of other historic structures that now house UK's Gaines Center for the Humanities and the Kentucky Humanities Council.
Students are encouraged to consider the Kade House as an important focus of their academic and social life while pursuing their studies at UK. For some students it will even become home. Central to the conception of the Kade House as the core of a living and learning community are its eight student rooms. These rooms are assigned annually to a mix of UK students from the United States and German-speaking countries that commit themselves to maintaining a German-speaking environment. Each room is equipped with direct access to the Internet and the campus cable and satellite communications system, which includes a German-language television channel. A family style kitchen/dining room and basement lounge provide the student residents ample opportunities and space for interaction.
The nonresidential areas of the Kade House support the notion of a living and learning community in a broader sense. A generous entrance hall leads to a seminar room, a library/reading room, a media room, a conference room, and a social room and kitchen/dining area for informal gatherings and receptions. In these surroundings the Division of German Studies offers a variety of mostly upper division and graduate courses, provides tutoring and sponsors extracurricular activities such as readings, lectures, exhibitions and film screenings as well as workshops and symposia for a wider campus and community audience.
The Max Kade German House also features a guest suite for visiting scholars, writers and other professionals, especially from the German-speaking countries, who might be on campus for a few days to extended periods to meet with students, share research interests with German Studies faculty from the department and other disciplines, participate in workshops for Kentucky's German teachers or address a broader community audience.
For further information, including information on living in one of the student rooms, contact Jeff Rogers, Program Director of the Max Kade German House. If you would like to apply for a student room, please complete and submit an application. (Open the MS WORD file, save it to your desktop, fill in the required information, and return it via e-mail attachment to Prof. Jeff Rogers.)