UofL to host College for a Day for area youth


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — UofL is working with the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and other local youth organizations for an event that introduces young students to college life.

    Middle and high school students from across the region are invited to visit UofL’s Belknap Campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat., May 20, for the sixth annual “College for a Day.” 

    The event will feature UofL faculty, staff and students and scout volunteers leading hands-on sessions that introduce students to a myriad of potential career paths. Scouts in attendance can also work toward earning a merit badge for each session.

    Sessions offered this year include: archaeology, architecture, astronomy, chemistry, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the nation, citizenship in the world, communication, CPR training, crime prevention, digital technology, electronics, emergency preparedness, engineering, environmental science, first aid, graphic arts, law, medicine, personal management, robotics, space exploration and sustainability.

    Parents are welcome to visit campus with their children and can speak with UofL admissions and financial aid representatives during the morning session. Campus tours also will be available.

    The cost for participants is $15, which covers program materials and a lunch cookout at the Red Barn. Click Here for online registration


    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.