Construction on the Ulmer Stadium in Cardinal Park will force closure of one northbound lane between the SAC parking garage and Brandeis Avenue Monday through Friday starting July 8 and continuing through Feb. 14, 2014. Crews will erect a construction fence around the site, and a traffic guard will be posted if necessary.

Ulmer Stadium, home to UofL’s softball program, is being expanded. It currently holds up to 2,200 people.

John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.