November 20, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 20, 2017





    The annual Turkey Trot is the oldest consecutively-run road race in Kentucky. It was first held in 1928, but didn’t receive its official name until 1953. The top three prizes used to be a live turkey, goose and chicken, respectively. When Ellis Mendelsohn became the director of intramurals in 1953, the prizes changed to trophies. “I’m an animal lover,” he said.



    Dr. Roy Fuller (Department of Comparative Humanities), Dr. Marie Kendall Brown (Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning), and UofL alumnae Kimberly Smith are the editors of a new book from Stylus Publishing titled, “Adjunct Faculty Voices: Cultivating Professional Development and Community at the Front Lines of Higher Education.” The book gives voice to the growing number of adjunct faculty in higher education by sharing the experiences and clear benefits that adjuncts derive from access to professional development opportunities.



    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, November 20: UofL is using lasers to study molecules in gasoline, solar power and other energy sources to make them more efficient.


    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, Nov. 20: Brian Wortinger is the War College Fellow at UofL for the 2017-18 school year. Nefertiti Burton, chair of the Theatre Arts Department and participating playwrights Pamela Wiley and Troy Johnson talk about the west Louisville project training playwrights. Mary Brydon-Miller of the College of Education is working with JCPS, Marian C. Moore school science teacher Ben Kolb to teach middle schoolers about climate change.

    Tuesday, Nov. 21: Interim President Dr. Greg Postel and interim Athletics Director Vince Tyra discuss recent controversies, new opportunities and ongoing management of successful athletic, academic and research programs at UofL.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): 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 Archives has a collection of old radio broadcasts from WAVE Radio that it’s digitizing and making available to the public. We hear a couple of those old clips with Carrie Daniels and Christine Ehrick, a history professor who’s part of a national effort to save old radio shows. Barbara Head discusses her study of nurses, social workers and others who deal with the severely ill and dying.



    UofL Today will not be sent Wednesday-Friday

    Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, UofL Today will not be sent Wednesday, Nov. 22, or Thursday, Nov. 23. Also, the UofL News Weekly Roundup email will not be sent Friday, Nov. 24. Any submissions received after 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, will appear in the Monday, Nov. 27 UofL Today email.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    UofL Farmers Market and Craft Vendors Holiday Bazaar

    Nov. 30, 12-3 p.m., Red Barn
    Join the UofL Farmers Market vendors and craft vendors to purchase holiday gifts, such as jams, salsa, cakes and pies, necklaces, artwork, wreaths, crafts, UofL clothes and accessories and more. Aramark will have food and drinks for sale during the event. All but two vendors will take credit cards.
    Additional Information: Facebook


    Angel Tree for Homeless Animals

    Through December 18, Belknap: Houchens LL Lobby; HSC: School of Public Health & Info Sciences
    Every year thousands of animals die in shelters. You can help just by making a small donation. We will be accepting items now through December 18t Contact us for a list of needed items. The HSC location has a call box out front for access or you can arrange for drop offs with the HSC contact person.
    Additional Information: Julie Oechsli, 852-1489, Darla Samuelsen, 852-2797


    HSC Deans report on diversity and inclusion efforts

    November 21, noon to 1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium

    As a part of a new diversity and inclusion reporting process, the dean of each HSC school will highlight their successes and challenges over the past year as well as priorities for the coming year. On Nov. 21, we’ll hear from the School of Dentistry Dean Gerard Bradley, and School of Medicine Dean Toni Ganzel, who will give highlights on their schools efforts. Highlights from the deans of the Schools of Nursing and Public Health and Information Sciences will take place in coming weeks. This is a brown bag lunch event. No RSVP is required.


    Social Justice Consortium: 2018 Call for Proposals Available

    December 18

    UofL’s Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research has released its 2018 Call for Proposals. Grants will be awarded to transdisciplinary teams (that include faculty, students, and community partners) whose projects align with the Consortium’s social justice mission. Learn more online. Applications are due Monday, December 18.

    Additional Information: Cassia Herron


    Verify your home and mailing addresses by Dec. 1

    In preparation for year-end processes, UofL’s Payroll Office asks that all employees verify their Home and Mailing Addresses in ULink by 5 p.m., Friday, December 1. If you have recently moved or will move by the end of this year, please edit with appropriate information. If your personal information has not changed in the last year, no action is required. To check or edit: go to ULink > Faculty & Staff Tab > Home and Mailing Addresses.
    Additional Information: Email


    Mark Your Calendar: Blackboard will be offline January 5-7 for a scheduled upgrade

    In order to accommodate the university’s Winter Session, the Blackboard upgrade is moving. Blackboard upgrade will start on Friday, January 5 at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday, January 7 at 8 p.m. and will be unavailable during that time. Applications integrated with Blackboard will also be unavailable, such as Panopto and Collaborate.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-8833


    UofL community Invited to Thanksgiving at the U Club

    November 23, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Club; 32.95++
    The University Club family welcomes UofL faculty and staff and their families to join us for our Signature Thanksgiving Day Brunch. We are also inviting Lunch Club members to join us at no extra charge. Call for details on pricing for children as well as carry-out. Carry-out feeds up to seven people.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    Energy conservation efforts planned 

    To continue UofL’s ongoing efforts to conserve energy, beginning Wednesday morning, Facilities will take measures to reduce the heat in most buildings on all our campuses. Individuals working in offices during this time may find their building 3 or 4 degrees lower temperature than in daily operations. If your office has made prior arrangements, this will not impact your building. We encourage everyone to assist us by turning all lights off and unplugging electrical appliances prior to leaving for the break. Also, please close and lock all windows and doors prior to leaving any building. Physical Plant emergency staff will be on call if needed.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-5695


    Warm up with a Thanksgiving meal today

    November 20, Southern Traditions, Marketplace Food Court, 1st Floor SAC; $6.99
    If you are looking for a way to warm up Southern Traditions in the Marketplace Food Court located on the 1st Floor of the SAC will be serving a Thanksgiving Meal on Monday Nov. 20. You will be able to enjoy holiday favorites like Herb Roasted Turkey, Homemade Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, and more for $6.99. 
    Additional Information: Website


    Training and Workshops

    Safe Zone Training on November 30

    November 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Human Resources, Room 103A (1980 Arthur Street)
    Join us for our Safe Zone Training for UofL faculty and staff offered by the LGBT Center. During this 2-hour training, you will get the opportunity to hear from LGBT students about their personal lived experiences, learn about issues that impact LGBT people in our community, and self-reflect on what actions YOU can take to help improve the lives of LGBT people. Register online
    Additional Information: Katy Garrison


    Health and Wellness

    Act now to earn $480 in support of your good health in 2018

    Get Healthy Now has extended the enrollment opportunity until Dec. 20, 2017. This extension allows employees additional time to complete a biometric screening (optional) and take the on-line health assessment required for participation in the employee wellness program, and to earn the $40 monthly premium.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 22 at 2 p.m., and will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal hours of operation will resume Saturday, November 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Not your traditional Thanksgiving Meal

    Change up your annual routine with a new spin on classic holiday dishes. These Meatless Monday recipes celebrate everything festive and flavorful about the season. Make a recipe truly your own by changing up seasonings, sides, and serving styles.
    Additional Information: Recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now’s Cardio Kick & Sculpt

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Barre Basics uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. You will focus on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get Fit with GHN’s R.I.P.P.E.D.

    Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    This class is specifically designed to make you work hard and get you heated—in a good way! This high intensity class uses a combination of free weights, body weight and resistance training exercises that will make you sweat. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Change in time for Water Fitness

    Water Fitness will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21 and there is NO class on Thanksgiving, November 23 for Thanksgiving. Water Fitness is a progressive water workout (warm-up, stretching, aerobics, strengthening and a relaxing cool down). No swimming skills needed.
    Additional Information: Website



    Participants for Prayer Research wanted

    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 available online.
    Additional Information: Patrick Possel, 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.