LOUISVILLE, Ky.– The 2001 edition of Minority Voices magazine, a University of Louisville Office of Minority Affairs publication, is now available for purchase.

    The 88-page magazine costs $5. It features minorities in all walks of life and highlights U of L’s Office of Minority Affairs and its constituents.

    This year’s issue features interviews with the first all African-American slate of U of L Student Government Association officers. It includes interviews with cultural and historical entities in the area and focuses on local black businesses.

    The magazine also includes articles that deal with minority health issues including diabetes and HIV/AIDS. Interviews with local ministers who represent diversity through their profession and updates on U of L graduates’ current lifestyles also are included.

    The magazine also includes a resource guide for current and prospective students and a collection of poetry.

    Minority Voices may be purchased by sending a check or money order payable to the Office of Minority Affairs or to the University of Louisville to Phyllis Webb, Office of Minority Affairs, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.

    The Office of Minority Affairs also has a list of back issues. Call (502) 852-6656 for more information.

    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.