Discussions to examine dropouts, Ali Center, U.S. Senate race


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Yearlings Club community discussion series will open 2010 by examining dropout prevention, the U.S. Senate race and the Muhammad Ali Center’s offerings, winding up with a community reception in April.

    The Yearlings Club, a partner of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences, is devoted to civic responsibility, community service and leadership development. Each year, the club organizes public events aimed at bringing people in Louisville together with UofL faculty members to share expertise, forge common bonds and explore issues.

    Most events run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated) at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway, and include refreshments and networking opportunities.

    The spring series includes:

    Sunday, Jan. 10 — “High School Dropouts: The Human Story Behind the Numbers and the Price You Pay,” discussion featuring panelists from dropout prevention task force members, Jefferson County Public Schools and the UofL College of Education and Human Development

    Sunday, Feb. 14 — “The Muhammad Ali Center: Legacy of the Greatest of All Times,” discussion by John Faulkner, community relations manager, and other members of the downtown center’s staff

    Sunday, March 14 — “The U.S. Senate Election: Candidates Speak to Our Community,” panel discussion by candidates

    Thursday, April 15 — Community reception, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

    For more information, contact Reginald Meeks at 502-852-3042 or reginald.meeks@louisville.edu or Marian Vasser at 502-852-2252 or mrvass01@louisville.edu

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.