Events at UofL aimed at ending name-calling, bias


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville students, faculty and staff will highlight the issues of bias and bullying during a series of free, public events Jan. 24-28 on Belknap Campus.

    UofL is teaming up with schools across the nation to celebrate “No Name-Calling Week,” an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and inspiring an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.

    Funded in part by Cisco Systems, the national Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Networking is coordinating the weeklong event. Partners include Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing.

    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.