November 7, 2016 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 7, 2016


    UofL’s College of Education and Human Development has launched an online option for its English as a Second Language endorsement program. The endorsement is a 12-credit-hour graduate program structured in four courses and offered either online, in a face-to-face classroom format or in an accelerated hybrid format.


    Tyiana Thompson, enrollment manager for online learning at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, has been crowned Mrs. Kentucky. She is just the second African-American winner in the program’s history. Her chosen platform is accessibility and diversity in education.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts
    Nov. 7
    – UofL had a record number (15) of Fulbright Scholars this year. But students don’t win Fulbrights, Trumans and other prestigious, national scholarships without a lot of help from UofL faculty and former students.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings

    Nov. 7 – Drs. Sara Watson and Janice Sullivan are studying environmental influences on young children’s health; Archaeology professor John Hale shares his work unearthing ancient city of Caesarea; U.S. Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan;  Nov. 8 – The director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences talks about hazards to your health; Vice Provost Tracy Eells on UofL joining Scholars at risk and training for new faculty; Fred Speck previews New Music Festival.

    Podcasts of all radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.


    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.

    Drs. Sara Watson and Janice Sullivan are studying environmental influences on young children’s health; Archaeology professor John Hale shares his work unearthing ancient city of Caesarea; U.S. Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan.

    Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube.



    Change in office hours: HSC Card Services Office

    Kornhauser 101A

    Due to the closure of the university on Tuesday, Nov. 8 for election day, the Card Services office will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 to accommodate your needs. Effective Nov. 15, 2016, the Card Services office will permanently change its Tuesday hours to 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


    Flagship Native American heritage event

    November 16, 6-8 p.m., Student Activities Center MPR, Belknap Campus
    Join tribal leaders as they discuss Native American heritage and tradition as well as their fields of expertise, such as the NoDAPL movement, the relevance and symbolism of the ceremonial pipe, the question of “identity” vs. blood quantum, and more. A Q&A will allow.
    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, Facebook


    Diversity Dialogue: LGBTQ Support, Advocacy and Allyism

    Diversity Dialogue: LGBTQ Support, Advocacy and Allyism
    November 17, 12-1:30 p.m., Cultural Center, Belknap Campus

    A series of conversations around the idea of increasing cultural competence and understanding of diversity issues. This conversation, facilitated by Brian Buford and Tamara Russell, will explore what LGBTQ support, advocacy and advocacy can look like in today’s society. Lunch provided.
    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, Facebook


    UofL Golf Club Wine Dinner

    November 10, 6:45 p.m., 401 Champions Way Simpsonville, 40067; $40+ per person
    Join for a special event at the UofL Golf Club. We will have four-course meal with each course paired with a wine. Reservations are required for this special event.
    Additional Information: Call Linda, 852-8958


    PLAN and the Department of Chemistry host career panel for students

    November 11, 2-4 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus
    Successful professionals in chemistry, including some UofL alumni, will talk about their career paths. Then, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with each presenter. Light refreshments will be served 30 minutes before and after the event. Undergrad students, grad students, and post-docs are encouraged to attend. No registration is required.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar listing


    2017 Optimal Aging Conference Call for Proposals 

    December 16
    Involved in any exciting new research or innovative programming? Are you passionate about a topic relating to the aging population? The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and the Kentucky Association for Gerontology (KAG) are looking for presenters who have interest in the field of aging to submit a presentation proposal for the 2017 Optimal Aging Conference.
    Additional Information: Website 



    Learn how teaching across cultural strengths can impact student success

    November 14, 2-4 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library

    Drs. Susan Longerbeam and Alicia Chávez will lead an interactive workshop to explore the ways our own cultural origins influence how we teach, and how students experience us. It will introduce a model of cultural frameworks in college teaching and learning and assist in beginning to apply a cultural lens to teaching, learning, and reflective practice. The presenters will be available for Q&A and consultation.

    Additional Information: Register online



    Underwater archaeologist John R. Hale on ‘Treasures of Caesarea Maritima’

    November 10, 6 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
    What ancient treasures lie forgotten beneath the waves of the Mediterranean Sea? Dr. John R. Hale, underwater archaeologist and director of the Liberal Studies Project at UofL, explores this question in his lecture “Treasures of Caesarea Maritima.” This talk is part of an ongoing series of Lectures in Archaeology presented by the UofL History Department and the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.
    Additional Information: Jennifer Westerfeld, website


    Optimal Aging Lecture Expanded Medicare: A Single Payer Alternative

    November 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  UofL Alumni Club, 200 E. Brandeis Ave.; $30
    The Institute and the UofL Alumni Association invite you to a panel discussion on expanding Medicare to cover all individuals. This presentation will unpack the myths and realities of developing a national health insurance program, with panelists Dr. Syed Quadri, Kay Tillow, and Dr. Edgar Lopez.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Rainforest biology seminar

    November 10, 4 p.m., Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium
    George Weiblen, PhD, professor in plant biology, University of Minnesota, will present a general interest seminar, “Biodiversity discovery on the rain forest frontier.” This event is co-hosted by the Office of Research Integrity and the Department of Biology.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-8430; Mark Running, 852-3409


    Training and Workshops

    Human Resources training: QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

    November 10, 9-10:30 a.m., Human Resources
    The UofL Cards SPEAK program provides QPR suicide prevention training on campus to faculty, staff and students. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the three simple steps anyone can learn in this training to help save a life from suicide. This training enhances the participant’s knowledge, awareness, empathic listening skills, communication skills concerning college student suicide, and the ability to compassionately and directly ask students about suicidal thoughts.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste and Radiation Safety Training 

    November 10, 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC Campus, Free
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the lab safety/hazardous waste session. Individuals who will begin working with or around radioactive materials should attend the radiation safety orientation session, which starts immediately after lab safety. Please register for the class online.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956



    Green Tip: Beat the Bike Thieves

    Sadly, bike theft is common at UofL. It’s vital that you lock your bike securely with a u-lock or hardened steal chain run through the frame & wheels. Cable locks are easily cut. Those at HSC have a new option for secure indoor bike storage at the J.D. Nichols Campus for Innovation & Entrepreneurship parking garage at the corner of Jefferson & Preston. Anyone may rent access to a secure bike cage for $10/month or get your own bike locker for $15/mo. To retrieve impounded bikes, call 852-PARK.
    Additional Information: email, 502-569-1581, Website 


    Health and Wellness

    New class: ‘Refresh and Refuel’ offered by GHN

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 6:45 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
    Refresh your mornings and burn calories with a total body workout that will motivate you to maintain your fitness goals and is designed to improve cardio, flexibility and speed while strengthening muscles by using a variety of equipment. Refuel with a healthy snack after class. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Start planning your Thanksgiving feast with meatless stuffing

    Check out these recipes from Meatless Monday bloggers to get you excited for laying out a Thanksgiving spread you didn’t have to “stuff” in a turkey.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday website, Get Healthy Now Facebook page, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now offers yoga/specialty class promo

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $20 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress relieving classes like Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics. These offerings focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    PEACC Center and Health Promotion Wellbeing Central Grand Opening

    November 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., SAC W309, W309H, free
    Health Promotion and PEACC invite you to stop by and visit their new space in the Student Activities Center on Tuesday, November 15th. A Gratitude Ceremony featuring special guests and a toast to supporters will be in the SAC309K from 1-1:30pm. There will be opportunities to preview programs, enjoy refreshments and live music. 
    Additional Information: Sally Evans, 852-2663



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