December 18, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Dec. 18, 2017



    The Belknap Campus Farmers Market is set to return in 2018 with a new schedule and a new location. The market will open Wed., April 4, noon to 3 p.m. in the plaza outside the Red Barn. It will run every Wednesday, same time, same place, during the month of April, and customers will have the opportunity to subscribe to Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms for weekly deliveries of fresh food throughout the summer. The market will then break until Wednesday, Aug. 15, when it will start up again (same time, same place) and run through the end of October.



    Faculty and staff notables

    Lissa McCracken, executive director of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, has received the 2017 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Volunteer of the Year Award. The award is given by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable every September during National Pollution Prevention Week. It recognizes outstanding pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. McCracken has worked at KPPC since 1998, and was named executive director in April 2015.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Monday, Dec. 18: UofL’s holiday video with music by the Singing Cardsmen

    Additional Information: Ashley Hopkins, 852-1478, website


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, Dec. 18: The history of UofL’s Belknap Campus – new book by archivists Tom Owen and Sherri Pawson. High profile sexual harassment cases and the #metoo phenomena discussed by law professor JoAnne Sweeny.
    Tuesday, Dec. 19: Sam Hughes Miller and John Chenault from Medicine discuss racial disparities in medicine. Abby Wittmer is a Fulbright Scholar talking about her experiences. Arnold Schecter talks about his research on Agent Orange effects.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel

    This week: UofL researchers have a breakthrough in spinal cord injury research. Enrico Rejc tells us about a paraplegic who can now stand on his own. Tasha Golden, Max Adams and Justin Heidel are three UofL students who participated in an ACC conference showcasing student research in Washington, DC.


    Annual gifts/donations should be delivered to Advancement Operations

    December is a popular time to receive annual gifts/donations. If your department receives funds to be deposited into a gift or endowment program, please deliver them to Advancement Operations as soon as possible. Please include with the check the envelope with the postmark date and any backup information received. This ensures accurate tax year receipting to the donor along with crediting the appropriate program. The first week after the break we ask that all gift funds be hand delivered to our office.  Please note that we are located on Belknap Campus at 2323 So. Brook Street in the Development/University Relations (Fairfax) Bldg.
    Additional Information: Judy Singleton, 852-7021


    The Winter Issue of Student Affairs’ Vibrations is now available

    Read about the Student Affairs Legacy Award winners, 25 years of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Case Manager’s Forum, Special Olympics and much more. The issue is available online.


    Provost Award for Exemplary Undergraduate Advising

    Online nominations are being accepted for the 29th Annual Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising. Eligibility criteria and nomination procedure are available online. The deadline for the submission of nominations is Tuesday, January 2.
    Additional Information: Theresa Hitchcock, 852-7975


    UofL Today holiday schedule

    The Thursday, Dec. 21 UofL Today email will be the last UofL Today email delivered before holiday break. Any campus announcements received after noon on Wednesday, Dec. 20, will not appear in UofL Today until Tuesday, Jan. 2.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    Winter Golf Academy for kids hosted by Louisville Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams

    Jan. 9-Feb. 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Golf Complex at the Kentucky Exposition Center; 20 percent discount for dependents of UofL employees
    If you know a beginner or intermediate junior golfer, have them learn how important fundamentals are to their game and take the winter to improve them in both full swing and short game. The following sessions are available:

    • Boys & Girls Ages 6-10: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Boys & Girls Ages 10-14: 5:40-6:40 p.m.
    • Boys & Girls Ages 14-18: 6:50-7:40 p.m.

    Cost is once/week, one-hour instruction (Tuesday OR Thursday): $149; or twice/week, one-hour (per session) instruction (Tuesday AND Thursday): $275. Register online

    Notice for H-1B and O-1 Visa Holders

    If you currently hold H-1B or O-1 visa status and are traveling abroad over the winter break, with the intent to apply for a visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy, please contact University Counsel for an employment verification letter to present at your visa interview.
    Additional Information: Carcyle Barrett, 852-6211


    Angel Tree for Animals

    December 19, 2:30 p.m., Houchens LL Lobby; HSC: Public Health & Info Science
    Just a reminder- this is the last shopping weekend to pick up your gift to help homeless animals. Get the list and donate. Cash and gift cards accepted.
    Additional Information: Julie Oechsli, 852-1489 or Darla Samuelsen, 852-2797

    Openings Remain for Delphi U Online Spring 2018

    February 5-April 8,Online; Free
    Openings still remain for the Spring offering of Delphi U Online. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging eight week long workshop. Participants will learn two primary concepts: What it is like to be an online learner and how to effectively teach online. This is for full and part-time faculty planning to teach a new fully online course or enhance an online course between Spring 2018 and Spring 2019. 
    Additional information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412, register online


    Business Operations Winter Break Closure

    MITC 02C
    Business Operations (MITC 02C) will follow the University winter break schedule and close December 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. The office will re-open Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. for regular services. Please plan accordingly to pick-up print jobs, software, paychecks or finalize other counter services prior to the winter break.



    Volunteer readers needed for social justice literacy project

    Adult Black male volunteers are invited to provide interactive read aloud experiences with high-quality, culturally-appropriate children’s books for children and caregivers in the UofL Pediatrics-Downtown waiting room. Volunteers will be trained and may choose to participate in an optional research study (IRB# 16.1279) about this experience, sponsored by the Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, directed by Dr. Kathryn Whitmore, CEHD.
    Additional Information: Dr. Ahmad Washington, 852-0628; Jarrod Druery


    Pilot study for dissertation project

    Adults aged 50 years and older are invited to participate in a brief pilot study. The study should take approximately 5 minutes. Participants will be asked two read two short stories and answer a small number of questions following each story. Follow this link to participate. IRB: 17.1151.
    Additional Information: Allison J. Midden via email, or Benjamin T. Mast, 852-3542


    Prayer Research

    Research participants needed! Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black. The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online.
    Additional Information: Patrick Pössel, 852-0623



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    Alicia Kelso
    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.