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Senior send-off: Eastern Kentucky shows up in the nick of time to save UK’s senior night as UK rolls to a 12-3 victory.


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Professor travels world to ensure democracy By Taylor Moak


Freshman John Wall celebrates after Vanderbilt center A.J. Oglivy misses a shot that would have sent the game into the overtime. Wall also blocked a shot in the final seconds to help UK hold on for the victory.

CLOSING THE ‘DORE By Metz Camfield

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The legend continues to grow. With 2.5 seconds remaining in the game, UK freshman John Wall blocked Vanderbilt freshman John Jenkins’ 3-point attempt and got the ball before being fouled, and UK escaped from Memorial Gym with a 5856 win for the first time since 2005. “That just shows the type of competitive player John is,” junior forward Patrick Patterson said. “He has that heart, he has that passion for the game. He knew coming down the stretch we wanted a big play and he stepped up and he made it.” Trailing 45-49 with 6:08 to play, the Cats (26-1, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) went on an 8-0 run in the next 2:14 to take the lead back. Vanderbilt responded with a 4-0 run of its own to tie the game, but a Wall

layup and two free throws on the next two possessions gave UK a four-point lead at 57-53. Jenkins got the Commodores within one on a 3pointer with 12.6 seconds remaining, but that was as close as Vanderbilt would get. After two missed free throws by freshman guard Eric Bledsoe, Wall blocked Jenkins’ 3-point attempt that would have given Vanderbilt the lead back. Wall made one of his two free throws and then UK head coach John Calipari called a timeout, which he later said was one of the dumbest timeouts he’s ever called in his career. “As I left the timeout I said, ‘Guys, this is the stupidest timeout I have ever called, please make me look good. Somebody do something,’ ” Calipari said. Vanderbilt threw the ball the length of the floor as VanSee Basketball on page 6

Tough game shows Cats are tournament worthy NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Since 2005 — UK basketball’s last win in Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym — the Cats’ football program has won four times in Nashville. Fittingly, it took a Rich Brooks-esque JAMES PENNINGTON game to break the streak. Kernel Somewhere columnist buried in the combined 47 personal fouls (28 in the second half), an Eric Bledsoe technical foul (that could’ve been punished more severely) and a handful of malicious almost-intentional fouls, two teams played a basketball game.

You wouldn’t know it, though, based on the language thrown around afterward. “This was a slugfest,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “I’ve had 25 texts that said, ‘Who won the football game?’ ” UK won that game, but not by means of prolific scoring or highflying fast breaks, both of which are Calipari trademarks. The Cats played into Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings’ plan, and it was the same ploy a lot of teams seem to be bringing to the gym against UK: Fast breaks are bad. Fouls are good. Still, nobody’s beaten the Cats approaching the game that way. The Cats shot 35 percent from the floor, 18.8 percent from 3-point See Pennington on page 6

In the middle of winter, in part of the former Soviet Union and possibly in his sleeping bag, one UK professor will try to ensure the fairness of the democratic process. Geography professor Stan Brunn leaves Monday for Tajikistan to monitor the Central Asian country’s parliamentary elections. Brunn works for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe as a short-term election observer. He said OSCE is an umbrella group that monitors elections to keep them “fair, open and transparent.” As an STO, Brunn said he will work with other observers to watch parliamentary elections and report on them. “We look for irregularities,” Brunn said. “If there are, we report them.” If OSCE finds the elections to be corrupt, Brunn said the unfair process will become public knowledge and the government of Tajikistan will determine the next step. Tajikistan was formed after the fall of the Soviet Union and has had a history on conflict, with a long-lasting civil war between those opposed to the Soviets rule and Soviet loyalists that occurred during the 1990s, Brunn said. Susan Roberts, UK geography chairwoman, said Tajikistan is a place with little infrastructure. “(Tajikistan is) a very poor country,” Roberts said, “maybe even the poorest of the former Soviet states.” Roberts has known Brunn for 19 years and said he is the only person in UK’s geography department to have extensive research in the Tajikistan area. Brunn is a fair and flexible person, and his research and knowledge of political geography make him a good fit for the job to monitor elections, Roberts said. “(Brunn) understands the context really well,” Roberts said. Alan DeYoung, a UK professor of educational policy studies and evaluation, met Brunn in 1995 when they worked at the Kazakhstan-American Center. The center was founded by former UK Russian and eastern studies professor Roger Anderson, DeYoung said. Then from 2003 to 2006, DeYoung and Brunn ran a program in Kyrgyzstan. “(UK has) this Central Asia contingency going on,” DeYoung said. “And he’s part of that.” Brunn has never been to Tajikistan, but this trip will be the second time he has helped monitor elections. In 2004, Brunn monitored elections in Kazakhstan. See Geo Prof on page 3

SG to provide lunch, transportation Final Word lecture focuses on stolen art to rescheduled Frankfort rally If you go By Allison Fister

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After a blanket of snow fell across Kentucky and caused the cancellation of the Rally for Higher Education, Kentucky students will finally have their voices heard. On Tuesday, UK Student Government will provide lunch and transportation for students who want to address their concerns to Kentucky’s elected officials. Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky legislators will speak with students about state funding, tuition and other higher-education concerns. “This will be an opportunity for students

What: Rally for Higher Education When: Monday at 2:30 p.m. Bus transportation will leave from the Student Center at 1:00 p.m. Where: Frankfort Capitol Building Admission: Free for students to demonstrate the importance of post-secondary education funding, college affordability and fully funding financial aid programs across the state,” SG president Ryan Smith See Rally on page 3

One professor hopes to explain the seriousness of kidnapping culture. Cultural anthropology professor Monica Udvardy will present the second Final Word lecture of the semester, “The Case of the Stolen Statues: Looting Cultural Heritage from Kenya’s Hinterland to America’s Heartland,” on Monday at 7 p.m. in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium.

What: Monica Udvardy’s Final Word lecture When: Monday at 7 p.m. Where: W. T. Young Library Auditorium Admission: Free and open to the public Udvardy said she hopes her lecture will “heighten public awareness about the scale and scope of the global trafficking in non-Western art and artifacts.”

Final Word event coordinator Jill Baranowski said Udvardy’s extensive travel experience gives her a unique perspective. She said the lecture will focus on the research Udvardy has done regarding illegal trafficking of art and artifacts from the nonWestern world. Udvardy conducts activist research tracing the case of two stolen wooden statues from a homestead in the Kenyan coastal hinterland to See Final Word on page 3

Bright lights of Broadway shine on campus performance, dinner By Elizabeth Canavan

The lullabies of Broadway could be heard echoing in the Student Center Grand Ballroom Friday night through the voices of UK students. Rows of round tables decorated in white gowns were circled with flutes of mock champagne as audience members enjoyed classic tunes while enjoying a unique din-

ning experience. “A Night on Broadway,” featuring music by the UK Choristers, entertained a sold-out crowd at its second annual performance. The program featured songs from popular Broadway shows such as “Match Maker” from “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Easy Street” from “Annie.” Act one began with songs from the 1940s and progressed to present day. UK Dinning Services paired with the School of Music to devel-

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op different song-inspired dishes. The meal corresponding with the musical “Carousel” consisted of smoked rainbow trout salad with baby greens in a puff pastry. Colorful Thai-dyed chicken went along with the musical “Hair,” and all dishes were created by executive chef Scott Kohn. Doctoral students Samuel Miller and Brock Terry directed See Broadway on page 3

Soloist Cara Braun sings "It's Today" along with the rest of the UK Choristers during the "Night on Broadway" performance in the Student Center Ballroom Friday night. PHOTO BY SCOTT HANNIGAN STAFF

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Black Voices to contribute to Black History Month By Matt Murray


After seven days, Olympic ratings biggest since '94 CHICAGO — Some 152 million people have watched some part of the Vancouver Olympics over the first seven days of the games, NBC Sports said Friday, and the telecasts have had the most average viewers since the 1994 Winter Games. Through the first seven days of the Torino Games in 2006, there were about 146 million viewers, NBC said, citing data from The Nielsen Co. On Thursday evening, Olympic broadcasts on NBC Universal networks were seen by 77 million viewers, 14 million more than the first Thursday from the 2006 Games. Competing programming included ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice," and CBS's "Survivor." NBC was able to top Fox's "American Idol" on Wednesday night by 12 million viewers, and beat the perennial No. 1 show on television by 30 percent among the coveted 18-49 demographic. (Fox is owned by News Corp., parent of MarketWatch, the publisher of this report.) An average of 26.6 million viewers have watched the Vancouver Games through the first

seven nights, the most since CBS drew 37.5 million for the opening week of the Lillehammer Games 16 years ago, when many viewers who cared little for winter sports flocked to their sets to watch the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan saga unfold. The popularity of the Vancouver Olympics is part of a resurgence in live-event viewing in recent months, says Bill Carroll, vice president and director of programming at the media buying firm Katz Television Group. CBS's telecast of Super Bowl XLIV earlier this month became the most-watched television program of all time, and ratings for the Golden Globe Awards and last September's Emmy Awards were higher than they were a year earlier. "Partly it's the economy — more people are at home," Carroll said. "Part of it is the increasing consumer acceptance of HD television. And of course, this has been one of the worst winters in memory. When you have snow in 49 of the 50 states, that's going to have an impact." MCT

Acknowledging the importance of African-American culture is something the Black Voices Gospel Choir does year round. Monday night they look to dedicate their show to Black History Month. For nearly 40 years, African-American students at UK have come together as a part of the Black Voices to share their common love for gospel music with one another. Black Voices President Jermey Taylor said he looks forward to doing a show that means more than just the singing. “This show is going to be different in that we’re singing to give tribute to our black history,” Taylor said.

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) —Today is an 8 — Yesterday's meditation can now be shared with a partner or close friend. You see how to change your work habits to achieve more without additional effort. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — If you don't adapt, you could feel trapped at work. Practical ideas take over, so save an inspired plan for later, after the dust has settled. Go with the flow. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — You'll get more done if you work in seclusion today. A team player suggests a change that you have to ponder before saying yes. Choose balance over glitz. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Change your tune

If you go What: Black Voices Gospel Choir When: Monday at 8 p.m. Where: Cats Den Admission: Free and open to the public “The name of our choir is Black Voices and we’re just trying to recognize what black figures have done in the past.” Taylor said students who come to the performance can look forward to seeing a mixture of singing, historical information and other performances that relate to black history. Taylor said the group tries to pay tribute to black history year-round, but looks forward to being able to contribute to but make sure you were on key to begin with. Imagination removes limitations and extends boundaries. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Who has control over your decisions? This is no idle question. If you feel out of control, try a tiny adjustment. It may be as simple as an attitude shift. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — You don't face the War of the Worlds. The situation calls for adaptation, not annihilation. Going around the bush is easier than charging through it. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Work and play flow remarkably well today. You're saying exactly the right words, with the correct logic and colorful flair. But don't hog all the glory. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Don't plan on getting your way with everyone. A female challenges your assumptions. State your case clearly and offer several alternatives.

Black History Month in particular. “The main reason I would encourage students to come out to the event is because it’s different from all of our other performances and it’s for Black History Month which is only celebrated one month out of the year,” Taylor said. “It’s a chance to come out and experience something you don’t experience any other time of the year. It’s a chance to learn something new.” The Black Voices will perform their Black History tribute in the Cats Den at 8 p.m. on Monday. The event is free and open to the public. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — You may want to ease into work but instead find yourself in deep water. Today's life preserver is made of logic and reason. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —Today is an 8 — You begin the day with an image of your goal. Creative energy takes you a long way, but you also need to get the feel for the material you're using. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Check the schedule early. Verify appointments. A private meeting with an older person points you in the right financial direction. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Plan on taking baby steps today as the only way to make forward progress. Challenges come in the form of private conversation. Maintain confidentiality at all costs. (C) 2010 MCT

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Xbox, PS3 engineer electrifies audience By Marc Blevins

for Sony’s PlayStation 3 microprocessor, Shippy said he was assigned to design the While David Shippy can Microsoft Xbox 360 microtypically attribute his success processor as well. to engineering That decision pitprowess, his real seted Shippy between cret breaks a longtwo competing giants, held engineering along with an unmyth. achievable deadline of Shippy kicked off completing both the UK College of processors in only two Engineering Engiadditional years. To Shippy neers Day on Friday make things worse, with a reading from Shippy’s team was his recent book, “The Race Sony based and no intellectufor a New Game Machine: al knowledge from the Sony Creating the Chips Inside the project could be used for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Microsoft project. 3.” “In that situation, I had to “It was a once in a life- use all my communication time career opportunity,” skills to navigate through this Shippy said. battleground full of land Two years after he was mines,” Shippy said. selected as the chief architect The key guideline for

good communication is simplicity, Shippy said. Pictures were instrumental in many meetings between Shippy and his Japanese counterparts. He also stressed the best communicators are positive people. Jenna Shapiro, a chemical engineering junior, said Shippy's focus on communication reflects the changing world of engineering. "There’s a stigma that engineers keep to themselves," Shapiro said. “To get your ideas heard, you have to be able to communicate. Everything is becoming more global and group oriented, so it's critical that engineers know how to communicate effectively." Shippy said he was inspired to write his book by

one of his favorite reads, “The Soul of a New Machine,” Tracy Kidder’s 1981 book that detailed a minicomputer vendor war of the 1970s. Shippy said he wanted to impart his knowledge to a new generation and inspire them as Kidder’s book did for him. “I wanted to inspire students out there to go into a technology field," Shippy said. "The reality is engineering is exciting, fun work and I had a blast doing it.” After the reading, Shippy was asked about social responsibilities of video games and whether they had any positive effect on users. “Even ‘Guitar Hero’ develops some good hand-eye coordination,” Shippy said.


“(There is) a sense of moral outrage at the lack of respect for the cultural property of living cultures today in the non-Western world,” she said. Attending the lecture will also help students gain a better understanding of illegal art and artifact trafficking, Baranowski said, and being aware of the problem is the first step toward solving it. “Even though you don't hear about trafficking happening, it does still occur,” Baranowski said. “Opening the eyes of others to these horrors in the world and educating students and the community of what they can do to help is very important, especially if we want to make a change.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

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GEO PROF Continued from page 1 Brunn has traveled to Central Asia more than a dozen times and is familiar with the terrain. He said the landscape is “rugged” and one of the most “inhospitable habitats on the planet.” Tajikistan is currently in its winter season, and Brunn said he has been told to bring a sleeping bag because he does not know where he will be staying. Brunn said this trip could be “Survival 101, 201 and 301.” From Lexington to

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Brunn said he will travel around 24 hours. Tajikistan’s parliamentary elections are to be held Feb. 28, and Brunn said he plans to return to Kentucky on March 3. However, Brunn said he is willing to return to Tajikistan on short-notice if a run-off election occurs. Roberts said Brunn knows the “nuts and bolts” of democracy and she knows Brunn will bring his trip into the classroom. “When he comes back, (Brunn) will have some great stories to tell about how you get democracy going,” Roberts said.

Correction In a Feb. 15 Kernel article, the date of the Student Activities Board Project Catwalk was incorrect. The competitions scheduled to take place Monday, Feb. 22 and Monday, March 8 in the CSI Smart Classroom have been canceled. The finale will take place on March 29. To report an error, call the Kentucky Kernel at 257-1915 or e-mail

their discovery in two U.S. museums 15 years later. Udvardy said the lecture will help students learn how activist research is carried out step by step. Baranowski said Udvardy can shed light on a major problem in history that is not given much serious attention. “Trafficking of illegal artifacts to the United States has become problematic in the past decades, but is often overlooked,” Baranowski said. Udvardy said she is thankful for the opportunity to speak to students outside the classroom about activist research because she feels passionately about it.

RALLY Continued from page 1 said in an e-mail to the Kernel. Smith said he and SG members will attend the rally. Smith said student attendance is important because the rally is a chance for legislators to see the importance of higher education. Absence from class to attend the rally is unexcused, but Smith said students should speak to pro-

fessors and ask for an excused absence on a case-bycase basis. The rally will take place in the capitol building’s rotunda in Frankfort. To ensure a seat on the bus, students should register at by Monday morning. The rally begins at 2:30 p.m., and those planning to attend should meet at the corner of Adminstration and Patterson drives near Buell Armory at 1 p.m. to board the buses. Students will return to campus around 4:30 p.m.

BROADWAY Continued from page 1 this year’s and last year’s show to give undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their talent. Terry said many of the choristers carry their talent from high school to the college level. “Many of these students were leads in their high schools plays,” Terry said. Despite feeling nervous, vocal freshman Emily Owens said she had fun participating in the showcase. Owens had a solo in the song “You’re Just in Love” from “Call Me Madam.” As the music program at UK continues to grow, Terry, who played piano in the show, said he was excited that a larger pool of talent was interested in this year. The UK Choristers, made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores, do various performances throughout the semester. Miller and Terry said they hope they can keep bringing events like “A Night on Broadway” to campus to showcase the talent of UK students.


Brittanee Lewis-Williams of the UK Choristers performs “100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man” representing the Golden Years of the 1950s on Broadway during the “Night on Broadway” performance in the Student Center Ballroom Friday night.

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Weather safety needs more transparency Last week, while universities across the state shut down for nearly two days, UK saw mere cancellations of evening and morning classes. Closings were not only prevalent across the state, but even right here in Lexington most high schools and organizations shut down. There are reasons for UK to try and remain open, ranging from financial reasons to the need for professors to maintain their strict course schedules. However, whatever the reasons for cancelling or remaining open, UK needs to develop a sense of transparency on the issue. According to a Jan. 13 Kernel article, Christy Giles, UK Office of Emergency Management director, said UK’s policy is to remain open unless there are severe safety concerns for students and faculty. While Plan B does a sufficient job clearing campus itself, UK doesn’t seem to take into consideration the commute that many students and faculty face to come to campus each day, which pose severe safety concerns. The article also said UK’s removal plan only extends to the end of the university’s property line, and students living outside of that line must rely on the city to clear the streets. Giles said the decision to cancel classes lies with Frank Butler, executive vice president of the Office of Finance and Administration. However, there are no set guidelines defining when UK will cancel class. Officials simply take into consideration information from the National Weather Service, UK Police and UK Physical Plant Division. But, what this ignores are the roads that students living further from UK’s campus are forced to navigate. As far as the lack of transparency on the issue, it should also be made clear why exactly Frank Butler is responsible for making the decision rather than Vice President for Public Safety Anthany Beatty. Students should understand the importance of making it to as many classes as possible, but making snow bunny jokes via the official UK twitter isn’t going to make students fishtailing their way to campus feel any better. Especially when they arrive only to find out their professors have canceled their class anyway.

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City must enforce sidewalk-clearing As a graduate student who often commutes on off-campus sidewalks in the wee hours of the morning, the failure of homeowners to maintain their sidewalks is a significant cause of my own personal injuries. The recent black ice that covered all of the sidewalks on my Maxwell Street commute has caused me both bodily and property damage. Immediate enforcement of sidewalk clearing ordinances is in order, in addition to the understanding of professors that not all of us drive or are prescient of the icy conditions of sidewalks at all times for the two-plus

miles of our commutes. It’s not being a “freaking baby” when you break your ankle, tailbone or skull because the sidewalks got compacted from snow to slush then frozen to a hard slick surface. Not all of us can live on campus and more needs to be done to reach our needs for a safe commute. On a side note, I would like to thank UK. The moment my commute brings me to campus territory, I can walk with confidence and safety due to their timely maintenance of walkways. Steven Taylor Sociology doctoral student

February weather not worth complaints It’s kind of sad there have been several pieces in the Kernel over having to go to class in the snow. I have to drag myself from K-lot to central campus at 8:30 every morning. That’s about a mile walk when it isn’t crappy outside — add some winter weather and it’s downright uncomfortable. Cold and biting the weather has been through last week’s mornings drudgery, however, they are hardly something unexpected or worth complaining about.  Folks, it’s February, this is a winter month, what did you think getting to class would be like? Remember last year, when we had an ice storm? That was something to close the campus over. Last week was not bad weather, just bad weather for a February in Kentucky.  If it’s raining, you take

an umbrella, if its hot you wear a T-shirt, if there’s a few inches of snow on the ground you put on boots, gloves, hat and a coat; that’s what they’re for. If you have to drive in this weather, you leave 15 or 20 minutes early and drive slowly.  If you’re commuting in from the sticks, on roads that haven’t seen a plow, then call or email your professors and explain why you wont be there today, they’ll understand. What you should not do is act shocked you might have to trudge through a couple snow banks or drive through murky slush in the winter time.  We’re adults here people, suck it up; a few inches of snow means use your head and take precautions, not a day off.  Patrick Dunham Landscape Architecture Senior

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Upcoming week big for SG, students Hey everyone. I hope you all are enjoying all the snow as much as I am. As much as we deserved to be out of school Monday, I sure appreciated getting out of classes Tuesday morning. RYAN I know SMITH the snow SG has given President some of you trouble, but I hope everyone is still getting out and attending classes and enjoying campus.       I’d first like to congratulate the Wildcat fan base on their showing the weekend before last. We truly packed the house. We set a College Gameday attendance record with 22,144 fans. This shattered the old record of 8,159 set by Kansas State earlier

this season. Congratulations again and keep up the good work Cats fans! We also encourage fans to go and check out our UK women’s basketball team. The women’s hoops team is currently No. 2 in the Southeastern Conference and No. 17 in the nation. The team has now won a team-record nine SEC conference games. You can refer to for the team’s schedule. The Rally for Higher Education that was previously canceled has been rescheduled. On Feb. 23 all interested Kentucky college students will be making a trip to Frankfort for this year’s Rally for Higher Education. The annual rally is a chance for Kentucky college students to go to our state’s capitol and demonstrate the importance of higher education.  Tuition is a very important topic this year and we need as many students as we

can to communicate our views to legislators. Although the absence from class isn’t excused, proof of attendance will be provided. But without the approval of a professor, the absence is still unexcused. The rally begins at 2:30 p.m.; students will be leaving at 1:00. Buses will pick up at the corner of Administration and Patterson drives. If you’re interested in attending you can register at To ensure a seat on the bus, students must register by Monday Feb 22. Student Government would also like to announce applications for all student government positions are now available. If you’re interested in running for president, vice-president, college senator, or senator-at large stop by the SG office to pick up your application. We also want to emphasize the importance of getting

involved with SG. It’s important for the student body to have a choice in the election. When more people run students will have a better field to pick from and have the opportunity to choose their next leaders. I would encourage anyone interested in running for senate or president and vice-president to participate in the upcoming election. The opportunity to serve in SG has been an incredible experience for Kelsey Hayes and I this year. I encourage other students to explore the opportunity of getting involved in SG. Let’s get ready for Thursday’s big game against South Carolina. I know we’re all looking forward to showing them some quality Kentucky hospitality. Ryan Smith is a political science senior and student government president. E-mail

Five tips to find a job in the poor economy I know we are all tired of hearing about the suffering economy and its effects on our lives. More stories have been written on this subject than even the Octomom, Tiger Woods’ “addiction,” Brett Favre’s future, or Jon and Kate – whoever they are.  However, some of these stories truly do ADAM have far-reaching efFRENCH fects into our personal Kernel lives, especially as colcolumnist lege students with budding careers and goals.  Because the economy has tightened up, the job market has followed it as companies find ways to cut costs through downsizing, moving their operations abroad, or downright ceasing to exist.  The amount of jobs available and even the quality of jobs available is drastically different now than it was five years ago when the economy was stable and growing.  For virtually all career areas companies are simply not opening up their pocketbooks as much for new hires. While this may make finding a career seem hopeless for soon-to-be graduates, there are some economic performance indicators that show a change on the horizon. So there is some hope for us college students, but the job market is still very competitive, and will remain that way for the foreseeable future.  Since more qualified candidates are on the market and since there are more students emerging from college than ever with freshly printed diplomas, we have to make ourselves marketable and do everything we can to make our personal “brand” stand out.  In short, we have to make our resume and credentials the shiniest in the stack of the other two hundred applicants we are up against.  So how is this accomplished? If you think the answer is with grades, you are only half-right. 

Checklist for improving your ability to be hired ❏ Build your network ❏ Get involved ❏ Diversify yoursel ❏ Manage your image ❏ Be honest Your GPA is something that might get your resume moved over to the “keep” pile on an employer’s desk, but it alone will not land you a job. Most employers look more deeply into candidates than GPA, as GPA has such a variance from school to school or even major to major.  Also, employers desire more wellrounded employees and are much more likely to hire a candidate with a 3.5 GPA and campus involvement and work experience than a 4.0 GPA with little else to show for his or her time in school. So how do you make yourself a viable, strong candidate for employment? Build your network. This may be the single best piece of advice I ever got in college: it’s the hands you shake, and not the grades you make, that will get you a job.  Building a strong network of supporters – fellow students, professors, administrators, alumni, employers, etc. – is the best way to get an “in” with a prospective employer, which is huge when the jobs out there are so scarce.  Get involved. As mentioned in the GPA example above, employers look for students with proven leadership ability and applicable real-world experience, whether it is through internships, a part-time job, study abroad, a research project and so on.  So rather than become a master at Halo or a beer pong champion while in school, use your time in college to build a resume showing you were willing to complement your education with legitimate experiences making you more

qualified for employment than the guy whose only leadership experience involves Call of Duty 4. Diversify yourself. Along with getting involved, make yourself and your resume well-rounded. Step outside of your comfort zone and take part in something challenging you to better yourself.  For example, if you have an otherwise strong resume missing any significant public-speaking experience, make yourself more diversified and hirable by taking a communications class or involving yourself with an activity like a debate team. This will help fill the gaps in your resume and will show employers your versatility as an asset to their organization.  Manage your image. This takes many forms, from editing your online presence (no Panama City beer-bonging pictures on Facebook) to making yourself more presentable (proper attire, kempt appearance, proper grammar and so on). Impressing employers with your professionalism (good manners, edited and proper resume, being early for an interview, etc.) is also key. The object is to control the controllable, making sure the entirety of you reflects any qualifications you may have as a good prospective employee.  Be honest. Being honest seems simple, but it means your resume and application should be able to be verified by an outside source. Everything you place on your resume, reference list, application, or interview is subject to being checked out further, so make sure you are truly representative of your credentials.  Employers will not hire someone who lied in the application process, even by mistake, as the risk outweighs any potential reward. You’ve been warned – Google George O’Leary for further verification.  The reward for all of these steps is an enjoyable career, so take this seriously and make yourself recessionproof hirable. You’ll be glad you did. Adam French is an MBA graduate student. E-mail

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PENNINGTON Continued from page 1 range and a miserable 56.7 percent from the free-throw line — yes, all of that happened Saturday — so nobody has taken them out of their game further than the Commodores did. Not even in the Cats’ loss to South Carolina

did this team look as out-ofplace as it did in Vandy’s infamously off-kilter gym. Yet somehow, just enough shots fell with just the right timing. A good-notgreat team very likely would have let this game go. Final Four teams win these types of games. Games you have no right to win — or even having a shot to win. “We should have lost to

Mississippi State, we should have lost to Georgia. I can go right down the line with all these close games we’ve had,” Calipari said. “We’re winning, and hopefully we’ll keep winning. This team is so young, I don’t think they know better.” After the game, Calipari admitted, with a smile, that Stallings controlled the floor. At no point did the Cats try

BASKETBALL Continued from page 1 derbilt junior center A.J. Ogilvy skied to catch the ball. Ghosts of the 1992 East Regional Final against Duke had to race through the minds of Big Blue Nation. The story ended better for UK fans this time, and unlike Duke’s Christian Laettner, Ogilvy’s shot rimmed out and UK’s lead in the SEC grew to two games. Nobody ever said it had to be pretty, and when UK and Vanderbilt (20-6, 9-3 SEC) get together, it hasn’t been. The two teams combined for 47 fouls, including two technical fouls in their meeting Saturday. In their first meeting Jan. 30, the ‘Dores and Cats slugged it out to the tune of 58 fouls and two technicals. The Cats built an early 12-6 lead in the first half, their biggest lead of the game, but Vanderbilt came back on a 12-4 run to take a two-point lead. The Cats pushed the lead to five with 2:04 to play in the half on back-to-back dunks from Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, but Vanderbilt didn’t allow UK to score for the remainder of the half and it was 27-25 at the break in favor of the Cats. The second half began with a steal from Vanderbilt sophomore forward Jeffery Taylor on a pass from Darius Miller to Bledsoe. Taylor took it to the opposite end of the floor for the easy dunk to tie the game at 27. On the ensuing possession, Bledsoe was called for fouling Taylor while driving to the basket. While walking back to the opposite end of the floor the officials had to separate the two for jawing at each other and technical fouls were assessed to each player, only adding more fuel to the sweltering tension in Memorial


Junior forward Patrick Patterson throws down a dunk against Vanderbilt on Saturday. Gym. While the intensity and tension were high, the shooting percentages were not. The two teams struggled shooting from the floor throughout the game. Vanderbilt shot 32.1 percent from the floor while UK shot just 35.8 percent. The two teams were a combined 5-of-36 from beyond the 3-point arc. With the various styles of play on offense and defense UK will see in the NCAA Tournament in March, Calipari said these types of games will help prepare the young Cats. “I love this,” Calipari

said. “Shooting 35 percent and 18 (percent) from the three and winning anyway.” It was the first time any player on the UK roster had won in Memorial Gym, and it was the Commodores’ first home loss of the season and only their eighth in the last four seasons combined. “For us to come in this hostile environment and come out with a victory, it tastes sweet, it tastes good and it feels good too to know that we came out with a hardearned win and all my teammates were just playing with great passion and great intensity out there,” Patterson said.

UK stays perfect at home, honors seniors with win By Nick Craddock

UK gave seniors Amani Franklin and Lydia Watkins the perfect send-off on Senior Day against South Carolina on Sunday afternoon. The No. 16 Cats (23-4, 113 Southeastern Conference) defeated the Gamecocks 71-50 (13-13, 6-7 SEC), in front of a season-high 7,742 fans to finish the regular season 17-0 at Memorial Coliseum. The noise generated by the sixth-largest crowd in school history could easily have been mistaken for a capacity crowd at Rupp Arena, while the unblemished home record is the first since 198081, and only the second in school history. “It was awesome, especially being that it was Senior Day, and that me and Lydia (Watkins) were able to finish the season at home undefeated,” said Franklin, the self–admitted “cry baby,” who couldn’t keep her emotions in check during the pregame ceremony honoring the seniors. Watkins loved the atmosphere, too, but she said: “I’m not the type to cry like (Franklin), all my joys came out through a smile.” On Friday, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said his desire was to give his seniors a lasting memory of an incredibly special home season. The coaches, players and fans did their part, jumping all over the Gamecocks from the outset. Appropriately, it was Watkins and Franklin who scored three of the first four field goals of the game for the Cats, who were up 9-1 in the first three minutes and 36-20 at halftime. Despite a limited UK

Senior Lydia Watkins shoots a 3pointer against South Carolina during Senior Day on Sunday. PHOTO BY WILLIAM BALDON STAFF

bench consisting of four players in uniform due to the injury to guard Crystal Riley and an illness of Carly Morrow, the energy level never seemed to dip for UK. The first half was filled with several outlet passes, a pass between a South Carolina defender’s legs and even an A’dia Mathies spin-o-rama and converted basket in what Mitchell called an incredible display of transition offense. “They were playing with enthusiasm, energy and a lot of effort, and I think South Carolina knew we were serious about our business today right from the tip,” Mitchell said. South Carolina freshman phenom, 6-foot-5 Kelsey Bone, who had 23 points and nine rebounds against the Cats in the team’s first

matchup, was rendered virtually ineffective as she finished with 13 points and five rebounds in the loss. Gamecock head coach Dawn Staley said she was displeased with her team’s inability to feed Bone the ball in the first half. But the day was all about the seniors from start to finish, as Franklin scored UK’s first and last two points of the game. “I’ve had the good fortune of being a part of some wins over my career and none is more satisfying than today because of our two seniors,” said Mitchell, who praised his seniors during an address to the crowd after the game. “This victory is something they’ll have the rest of their life, an undefeated home season is just a really remarkable feat for them.”

to break loose of the Vanderbilt plan. They took the hits, they grinded it out. “We don’t force our will on other teams,” Calipari said. UK just played Vandy’s game better than Vandy did. In the NCAA Tournament, sometimes with just one sleep cycle between games, teams won’t have much time to draw up game plans designed to disarm all

of an opponent’s strengths. The Cats could run into a Big 10 team. First to 40 wins! Maybe a 3-point team, like Mississippi State. Shoot ‘em if you got ‘em! Or maybe — and likely not until the later stages of the tournament — a team that can do it all. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk! So what if the Cats can

waltz into one of the country’s most bizarre playing environments, have the style of game dictated to them, play as pitifully as they did at times and still win? Sounds like Saturday’s smash-mouth grinder may have been the perfect preface for Lucas Oil Stadium. James Pennington is a journalism senior. E-mail


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