The Office of Communications and Marketing at UofL and Yelp, the public review website, are combining for a series of monthly events to bring the public to campus for a crash course in what UofL has to offer locals.

“Yelp Gets Schooled at UofL” will feature at least four social events highlighting various programs at the university.

The series begins Feb. 28 at Jazz Fest 2015 sponsored by the School of Music. Guests will be treated to a reception and pre-party before the Jazz Fest concert featuring Derrick Gardner and Vincent Gardner. UofL jazz department faculty will be on hand to give an insider’s look at the concert and the reception will feature various activities, food and drinks.

Additional events throughout the series include a laser light show at Rauch Planetarium, a preview night performance of “Hint! A Masked Murder Mystery” with UofL Theatre Arts, and a night to explore University Archives. Other events may be added during the duration of the series.

“There’s so much more that UofL provides for our community alongside academics,” said UofL President James Ramsey. “Joining with Yelp for this series lets us show off some of our favorite features and remind the community of the kinds of activities our campus has to offer.”

All events are open to the general public, but guests must register through Yelp. For more information and to register for the events, visit “Yelp Gets Schooled at UofL” at

Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.