OCTOBER 4, 2010
KENTUCKY KERNEL sports
Howard: UK crumbles under Rebel pressure
• UK volleyball downed by Ole Miss in straight sets. • Dodgeball seeks funding and recognition from school.
CELEBRATING 39 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
Law school brings Alito to UK By Nicole Schladt
Martha-Ann Alito spoke on Kentucky upbringing
While thousands of UK fans snatched up Big Blue Madness tickets Saturday morning, a smaller group of Bluegrass residents gathered across the street at the Singletary Center to celebrate citizenship with Martha-Ann Alito. Alito, wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, spoke to an
audience of nearly 200 Saturday about her experiences as a Kentucky native and as the spouse of a high-profile figure in Washing-
ton, D.C. The Hellenic Ideals Program of the Bluegrass and the UK College of Law hosted the lecture. Reed Polk, Hellenic Ideals Program board member, said it was the first collaboration of its kind between the Hellenic Ideals Program and the UK College of Law. Within her lecture, titled “One Letter Home,” Martha-Ann Alito talked about her military upbring-
ing, her time as a student at UK, and her family life after Justice Alito’s appointment. Alito was born in Fort Knox, but her Air Force father relocated their family several times throughout her childhood. Despite extended stays in the Azores, Texas, France, Maine and New Jersey, she decided to return to the See ALITO on page 2
Students to help pick 12th president Committee seeks new perspective for search By Drew Teague
Students have a chance to put their name in the hat to help the university select its 12th president. A committee has been created to select students to be on the presidential selection committee. Applications are currently online and available for students to fill out. Micah Fielden, Student Government Senate President who is planning on applying, is very glad that students get an opportunity to participate in such a role with the university. “This is an amazing opportunity to pick the individual that will control the direction and mission of this University in the future,” Fielden said. “Students need to make sure we are hiring a President that has goals in line with our needs and desires.” SG Chief of Staff Joe Quinn agrees with Fielden on the role being a great chance for students to shape the university to students. “The student representatives will be the voice of the student body during the selection process,” he said. “The new President will have a large effect on the future direction of the University, so it is important for students to give their input.” Some students, like history and classics senior Katie Reynolds, think it would be a great opportunity to be part of the committee. “I would really like to [apply and serve on the committee], but I already have too many things to do,” Reynolds said. Being on this committee is a way to leave PHOTOS BY SCOTT HANNIGAN | STAFF
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Ole Miss forces a fumble from UK wide receiver Randall Cobb at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. Three turnovers by UK in the first half enabled Ole Miss to score 21 points to go on and defeat the Cats 42-35.
Ole Miss batters UK 42-35 Cats fall to Rebels after turning the ball over three times in the first half By Ben Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
OXFORD, Miss. – The scoreboard said Ole Miss beat UK 42-35 on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Derrick Locke had a different idea. “We’re a good team, we’re just killing ourselves,” UK’s senior tailback said. “We are killing ourselves, man. The way that score should have been at half time, everybody knows what it should have been. We should have been in the lead. We set them up to score. “We created a monster we couldn’t control.” The Cats (3-2, 0-2 Southeastern
Conference) rolled to an early lead before three first-half turnovers unleashed the Ole Miss offense. Junior receiver Randall Cobb fumbled, leaving the Rebels (3-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) within 11 yards of a touchdown. They capitalized. Senior quarterback Mike Hartline was intercepted and defensive back Charles Sawyer returned the ball to the nine. The Rebels punched it in. Senior wide receiver Chris Matthews fumbled in UK territory, and Ole Miss took a 21-14 lead they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way. After the offensive miscues in the first half, the defense had its See FOOTBALL on page 4
Students hear from South Africa with documentary By Maranda Courtney email@example.com
UK’s Danny Trevathan (right) and Winston Guy Jr. kneel on the field after losing to the Ole Miss Rebels 42-35.
Grace Gorrell leads with ‘Final Word’ UK professor gives leadership advice By David Jarvis firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Merriam-Webster, leadership is defined as the capacity to lead. M o n d a y ’s Final Word speech will further define and examine the idea of leadership. Final Words Grace Gorrell guest speaker, Monday’s Final Grace Gorrell, Word speaker Assistant Director for the Cen-
ter for Leadership Development will be speaking at 7 p.m. Monday night at the William T. Young Library. Gorrell has been with the university for 30 years and is an instructor in the College of Agriculture, as well as the founder of her company, Lead With Grace. According to a press release, Gorrell has a tremendous passion for helping others discover leadership abilities and, in turn, helping them understand how they can use those skills to improve their professional and personal life.
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The speech will focus on Gorrell’s very own philosophies on becoming a successful leader and the qualities required to be a leader. Gorrell teaches a leadership studies course, which focuses around John Maxwell’s book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.” She is greatly influenced by author, Dr. John Maxwell as well as Dr. Ken Blanchard. “I love John Maxwell’s idea that ‘Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less,’” said Gorrell, Final Word guest speaker “Leadership has much more to do with the level of influence
For more information More information about Final Word can be found on the Student Activities Board Web site. To learn more about Gorrell, visit www.leadingwithgrace.org you have with people than your job title, and we all have the ability to lead.” The Final Word is a series of speeches this semester hosted by an assortment of speakers ranging from Coach Calipari to various influential UK faculty.
More than 200 students heard from Johannesburg, South Africa Thursday evening. Students and visitors met in Kastle Hall to watch “Have You Heard from Johannesburg?,” a seven-part documentary that focuses on the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Students participated in a discussion following the film with guest speaker College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh. Kornbluh made viewing this film series possible and encouraged participants to “think about this story in reference to the American Civil Rights Movement.” "The film is powerful, emotional and really brings the story [of South Africa] to life,” he said. The series focuses on the struggles of South Africa and took more than 15 years to document. “I am looking forward [to seeing the film], I think it will be very interesting,” second year nursing student Elizabeth Doughty said. Doughty is enrolled in “South Africa & Kentucky: Different Lands, Common Ground,” a course taught by Arts and Sciences Special Projects Manager Lauren Kientz that highlights the little-known similarities between the country and state and introduces students to cross-cultural opportunities on the UK campus. The course runs Sept. 23 to Dec. 7. The documentary and discussions with guest speakers, which include the film's diSee AFRICA on page 2 Newsroom: 257-1915; Advertising: 257-2872
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AFRICA Continued from page 1 rector, Connie Field, and South African anti-apartheid activists, are free and open to the public. West said she is considering studying abroad in South Africa because of the interest this film has generated. She is also enrolled in the South
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Bluegrass for college. Alito spent her first two years at UK studying textiles and merchandising but had a change of heart two semesters before graduation. “I was a contrarian,” she said. “I didn’t want to have to deal with the business aspect of the textiles major. Everybody else on campus was doing business.” She switched her major to comparative literature and received her bachelor’s degree in 1975. Two years later, she completed her master’s degree in library science. She was also active on campus as a student athlete; Alito played both field hockey and women’s lacrosse at UK. Several years later, she found herself in the public eye when her husband, Samuel Alito, was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006. In “One Letter Home,” she recounted stories of the paparazzi blocking off her street after Justice Alito’s appointment was official and reporters reducing her daughter to tears at a high school swim meet. How does Alito handle all of the stressful press attention? “Sixty-five percent cocoa. Dark chocolate,” she said, prompting laughter and understanding from the audience. The dean of the UK College of Law, David Brennen, found Alito’s life experiences fascinating. “Her life is one that any
Africa course and said she finds the class discussions interesting and enlightening. Dr. Lauren Kientz is the instructor of the Arts and Sciences course and heads the Program of International Understanding. She is working on her post-doctorate here at UK and believes in involving all of her 200 students in class discussions and incorporating experiential learning. Kientz said she has been pleased with the student interaction.
Students who did not have the opportunity to enroll in the course may take advantage of the Program in International Understanding, a sister program that incorporates much of the class. Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to go on fieldtrips, participate in a book club and receive a certificate of completion. Anyone interested in participating can contact to Dr. Lauren Kientz via email, email@example.com.
law student should strive to hear, know, and experience,” he said. Deputy Chief Justice Mary Noble, the 2010 recipient of an annual award presented by the Hellenic Ideals Program, invited Alito to return to Kentucky to give this lecture for the same reason.
“Judges are a dime a dozen. They speak all the time,” Noble said. “It’s the family of a judge that makes it possible for them to do what they do.” At the end of the lecture, both Martha-Ann and Justice Samuel Alito were honored as Kentucky Colonels.
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SAFECATS should be the first- Concealed carry aims to deter crime choice for students, no excuse KERNEL EDITORIAL
Thanks to the series of campus-area robberies, many students have probably thought twice before walking back to their residence halls alone at night. SAFECATS, or “Safe And Free Escort for Campus Area Traveling Students,” provides security for UK students as they travel campus after hours. According to the SAFECATS website, the escort service is available Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., excluding university holidays, breaks and summer. “Safety escorts are trained annually by the University Police Department, carry a Police issued radio giving them direct contact
with the University Police Dispatch and undergo a preliminary criminal background check before they are permitted to serve as a safety escort,” the SAFECATS website said. As an additional precaution, the SAFECATS website says that students who call to request an escort can ask to see official SAFECATS identification before being escorted. A Sept. 27 Kernel article said that escorts are members of the Flying Wildcats Booster Club, which is comprised of 140 Air Force Cadets in ROTC. The article also said due to the recent robberies, SAFECATS upped the number of escorts from two per night
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to six. SAFECATS is also considering maintaining the increased number of cadets on duty and the frequency each cadet member works, according to the article. They are working to add a second golf cart for student transport, as well. Students should add the SAFECATS number, 257SAFE, to their cell phone directories to have the number at hand if ever they need to travel across campus late at night. More students should take advantage of this free campus service. No one can put a price on safety, and by using SAFECATS students have less of a chance of running into danger.
As a concealed carry licensee, I am aware of the numerous laws regarding the use of a weapon for self-defense. The laws are written in such a manner that an individual initiating the use of deadly force for self defense and the defense of others must be 100 percent correct in their belief that they or someone else are in immediate physical danger. As part of the training to get your license, the instructors make several points. First, If you are being robbed, your best action is to concede the robbery. Second, money and credit cards can be replaced — do not escalate the situation if the invent is solely for a robbery. However, in the case of Ms. Herrington and her experience from a few years ago, she would be 100 percent justified in her use of deadly force. I have read similar articles stating that allowing licensees to carry on campus would be tantamount to armed vigilantes roaming the campus. My response to these claims is they are not at all familiar with Kentucky statutes regarding concealed deadly weapons. I also hear claims of escalation between criminals and citizens. Would escalation not
happen if the university employed more plain-clothed officers? You cannot distinguish one from a student or an officer. The claim is that more guns on campus equal escalation. Then additionally, would not more uniformed police officers on campus lead to more escalation? The point is, campuses are or can be statistically more prone to increased crime rates because criminals are assured the possibility of an individual able to defend themselves decreases on campus. This belief is compounded by the fact that college campuses have many young women upon which to pray. There are other areas to target if authorized students were allowed to carry their weapons. Yes it is better to be mindful of your surroundings, but sometimes that is not enough. You must be 21 to carry, meaning your freshman party animal will not be carrying. A gun (or weapon) in hand is better than a cop on the phone. The police and government see greater benefit to concealed carry than harm, otherwise there would be no concealed carry permit. Richard Burns History and Arabic & Islamic Studies Graduate
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Cats fail again when trailing
OXFORD, Miss. — Saturday was a distressing day for Blue and White enthusiasts. UK played ugly when it couldn’t afford to, and it cost itself a win. T h e Cats suffered one CHANDLER t h i n g coaches of HOWARD all sports Kernel fear — imcolumnist plosion. It began with a dropped pass or a missed blocking assignment, and it ended with a seven-point loss to Ole Miss. It was nothing but a simple chain reaction. “Today, we beat ourselves,” UK defensive coordinator Steve Brown said. “But our kids fought when most people would have given in. That showed a lot of character.” In disagreement with Brown, individual players got down on themselves when trailing for the second consecutive week, a trend
UK head coach Joker Phillips should hope to correct immediately. “We had control of the game,” Phillips said. “We thought we had the momentum, but then we gave it to them… That is really frustrating.” Play calling and execution on both sides of the ball was questionable, to say the least. The Cats all but abandoned the run for a period in the first half, and then when they threw, it was for yardage too short or unnecessarily long. It would be tough for UK to beat even a high school program if they were to allow 21 points off turnovers, as they did against the Rebels. Giving up another touchdown thanks to a pair of personal foul penalties on the defense on one drive didn’t help. The game should have been around a two- or threetouchdown victory for UK, but a game can’t be won by letting the opposition take possession of the ball inside the 10-yard line, and by bailing the team out of tough spots with mental mistakes all the way down the field.
something at UK long after you’ve graduated, Fielden said. “Students only have a few years to make a difference on campus and help enhance the experience of those coming in the future,” he said. “The selection of a new President will have an impact long past the four years of undergrad experience at UK.” Reynolds said it is good for students to have an opportunity to voice their opinions and have a role in the selection of the next president. “The University works for the students,” Reynolds said. “We should have a say in the selection of its president.” Fielden said he wants a pres-
turnovers and penalties. “We cannot turn the ball over and give them a short field,” UK head coach Joker Phillips said. “We thought we had the momentum, but then we gave it to them, and turned it over two more times in the first half. That is really frustrating.” Despite trailing by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter, the Cats gave themselves a sliver of hope at the end. A late touchdown pass to Matthews pulled UK within a touchdown, and Trevathan nearly recovered an onside kick with about a minute and a half to go before the ball was knocked out of bounds. Trevathan said that a cast he’s wearing on his broken left hand might have prevented him from recovering the kick and giving UK one final chance. But UK had given the Rebels one too many chances,
Continued from page 1 share of mistakes to open the second half. Ole Miss marched 75 yards on eight plays in the opening drive thanks to 30 yards on two personal foul penalties against UK, scoring again. “We did a good job stopping them, but giving them 30 yards on penalties, you can’t win on the road like that,” junior linebacker Danny Trevathan said. He finished with a game-high 15 tackles. “We’ve got to get our heads together.” UK’s offense stalled until late in the fourth quarter with the outcome all but decided. The loss was another departure from last season’s success on the road, when the Cats went 3-1 in hostile SEC stadiums while limiting
A 0-2 start to conference play probably wasn’t on Phillips’ to-do list this fall, but it’s what he has to work with now. With the approaching three games taking place in the confines of Commonwealth Stadium, UK desperately needs to come up with a string of wins. If the Cats play similarly against any one of their next three opponents, they will surely lose. It often happens in sports that a game will be close, but the score will not reflect it. Saturday, it was the opposite. Rare was a point where it felt like UK had a chance to come out on top in the second half, but the final deficit would say otherwise. “Right now, we’re disappointed,” Hartline said. “We didn’t think this was going to be an easy win, by any means, but it was a good chance for us to go on the road and win...I think our team unity is as strong as it’s ever been.” Chandler is a journalism sophomore. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or follow on Twitter @KernelHoward.
as they ran the clock out. “Those turnovers are the most precious thing you have,” Rebels coach Houston Nutt said. “When you get those turnovers and capitalize on them, that’s huge. That really won the game for us.” After failing to win what many had considered a prime opportunity for the Cats to steal one on the road, they’ll head home to face three more SEC teams with their season on the line. “I don’t take anything positive from this one,” senior defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin said. “It might be me reading too much into it, but there’s nothing positive about it. There’s opportunities there where we could have put them away. “We beat ourselves once again, it’s a reoccurring thing. Ya’ll know it. We know it. And for some reason, we don’t fix it.”
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ident that is there to hear the students concerns on issues and take their point of view. “I feel that being a part of this search committee would be a great way to ensure our next president will be as sensitive to student's needs as our past president,” he said. According to the online application, students will need to explain why they would like to be part of the committee and well as explaining what characteristics they feel the next president should possess. A resume is also required for those wishing to apply. If selected, students also need to be able to give at least 10 hours per week to work with the rest of the committee. The student selection committee will select three undergraduates and three graduate students to be on the presidential se-
lection committee. “After the applications have been submitted, a committee of students from SG and other organizations will select three undergraduate students and three graduate students to nominate,” Quinn said. “The Board of Trustees will then select one graduate and one undergraduate student.” Fielden described the ideal applicant. “We need an outspoken student, an advocate that is not afraid to speak up to the board members on this committee when it comes down to the difficult process of selecting our next President,” Fielden said. To view the application visit http://tinyurl.com/presidentialsearchcommittee. All applications must be received by 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 7.