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First- generation students find starting college more difficult By Rachel Aretakis news@kykernel.com

Adjusting to college life is more difficult for some students than others. As the first person in her entire family to attend college, junior Andrea Corkran faced other issues that most students do not experience. “[First semester] was rough… you get really homesick, of course, and your family is supportive but can’t aid you in the way it is needed because they don’t know what is going on in college,” Corkran said about her freshman year. For most first-generation and nontraditional students, this is a common experience. Lydia Wims, Director of Student Support Services, said first-generation and nontraditional students find their first semester more difficult than other students do. Wims works with both first-generation and nontraditional students in Student Support Services, which is a federally funded program that focuses on the retention and graduation rates of first-generation, low income and disability students. A first-generation student is defined as a student whose parents do not have a bachelor’s degree. A nontraditional student is someone who is starting school at age 24 or above. Wims said the transition for first-generation students is especially harder because “they have not had the experience of their parents telling them what to expect when they go to college.” Students generally do not know college terminology and how to navigate processes such as applying for financial aid, she said. Wims said that for both first-generation and nontraditional students, their second semester is much easier, especially if they have found a support system. About one in five incoming students at UK are first-generation students, said Matthew Deffendall, Director of the First Scholars Program. First-generation students represent 17 percent of the incoming freshman class, whereas nontraditional students represent about 10 percent of the UK student population in 2009, according to the Office of Institutional Research. Both groups of students are considered a part of the underrepresented group of students, Wims said. Though they fall under the same category of “underrepresented students”, first-generation and nontraditional students face different problems. “One of the things that research tells us is that first-generation students lack in the understanding of the college student role,” Deffendall said. “So they don’t understand the language of college, and they don’t have anyone in their support structure to explain it to them.” A student whose parents went to college has parents who can advise them when the student experiences adversity because they have been through similar experiences, Deffendall said. He said the parents can offer guidance, such as going to a professor’s office hours or getting a tutor, and that “oftentimes, first generation parents don’t have that frame of referSee STUDENTS on page 2

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Students, faculty and staff braved the elements to get to classes and work on Wednesday.

Winter, snow press on Wednesday brought more winter weather, with scattered flurries expected Thursday and a high of 33 degrees.

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The grounds crew worked to clear sidewalks on Wednesday.

Research shows increase in mental illness Number of students seeking help has doubled over the past ten years By Nicole Schladt news@kykernel.com

Mental illness among college students is on the rise. The number of students with serious mental illness who are seeking help at college health centers has doubled in the past decade, according to a recent article published in the New York Times. This statistic, compounded

with the psychological issues involved in the Tucson shooting two weeks ago, has individuals taking a closer look at university mental health centers across the nation. “We certainly have more students (at UK) who are seeking out our services, and more students are coming in with severe psychological issues,” Dr. Federico Aldarondo, licensed psychologist and asso-

ciate director of the UK Counseling Center, said. According to UK Counseling Center records, there were more than 600 crisis calls, walk-ins or consultations on campus during the 20092010 school year alone. This number has been increasing over the past 3 years. “In general, we are seeing more students who are in crisis,” Aldarondo said in an e-

mail to the Kernel. These students cite stress, anxiety and depression as their Top 3 reasons for seeking counseling, but UK’s mental health facilities continue to see students for many other concerns, including eating disorders, alcohol problems and identity issues, Aldarondo said. “The demand for our servicSee ILLNESS on page 2

UK Hoops travels to Ole Miss, looks to continue win streak By T.J. Walker sports@kykernel.com

If it’s always darkest before dawn, the sun is rising on the UK women’s basketball season. After losing three straight games to start the new year, No.17 UK (15-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) has won four straight games and is looking to make it five Thursday at Mississippi (9-9, 2-4 SEC).

"We have a very important game against Ole Miss," UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. "They are a very, very active and athletic team, They play a real extended zone defense that can cause us definite problems, because we don't handle that very well." Junior guard Keyla Snowden was emerging as the third wheel to the dynamic duo of senior forward Vic-

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toria Dunlap and sophomore guard A’dia Mathies until she went down with a stress fracture after a home loss to Georgia on Jan. 9. The Cats needed another scorer to step up. Snowden has only played four minutes in the past four games, but the Cats’ offense hasn’t stalled thanks to the SEC Freshman of the Week Jennifer O’Neill. “(O'Neill) had improved

play clearly. She's been productive in league play," Mitchell said. "She's had three straight games scoring in double figures and when Snowden went out we needed somebody to step up and fill that void that she left in the scoring column. That's 12 points that wasn't showing up." O’Neill came off the bench for the Cats and filled that hole, averaging 12.5

points in 21.5 minutes per game. She had a career high 15 points in UK’s comeback 59-58 win at Florida, a team that runs an extended zone, last week. With Snowden recovering and O’Neill’s stroke heating up, Ole Miss might be playing the Cats at an unfortunate time. “I think (the team) is maturing, we have five weeks here and I think this team can

improve a tremendous amount if they put their mind to it," Mitchell said. "I think we're still improving, that is exciting on one hand but scary that you still need to improve, so it can go either way with us." But Mitchell will be the first to say O'Neill still has more work to do. "I'm happy with her See HOOPS on page 2

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HOOPS Continued from page 1 progress but she still has a way to go but at least now you have some hope she is rounding into shape and kind of getting how all of this works," Mitchell said. Despite O'Neill's play the Cats will need Snowden to be 100 percent for an SEC title run. While she is getting healthier, Mitchell says her production will remain limited. "I'm not sure we can count on Keyla for what she was doing, I'm sure she was

averaging in the 20 minute range and I don't think she's ready for that," Mitchell said. With a limited Snowden the Cats will face an Ole Miss team that doesn’t have an impressive record or impressive numbers, but there is a story behind every record. Mitchell says the Rebels are better than their record shows, and they have dangerous players. "Their two leading scorers (senior guard Kayla) Melson and (freshman guard Valencia) McFarland, are two of the most dynamic guards I've seen on video all season," Mitchell said. "They are very explosive and can score in transition, and they are big

ILLNESS Continued from page 1 es has really seemed to increase, but UK has done a pretty good job keeping up with the demand,” said Dr. Laurie Arndorfer, University Health Services chief of Behavioral Health. In order to keep with the demand, UK’s mental health centers have increased their outreach to students through programs that promote awareness of mental health on campus. “(We have) been involved in a larger effort to train more students, faculty, staff and community members on suicide prevention through a national training program called

concerns." Melson is the SEC's third leading scorer at 16.3 points per game while McFarland is averaging 12 points per game. Three of Mississippi’s four conference losses have come to the top five teams in the conference. The Rebel’s two wins came against the No. 6 and No. 7 teams in conference, including a road win against Arkansas, a place where UK looked less than impressive in a 78-67 loss. With the improving play of the UK bench and the team getting healthier, things around the UK women’s basketball program are getting brighter.

QPR,” Aldarondo said. “We also offer a number of workshops and groups at the UK Counseling Center to better meet the changing needs of students.” In addition, UK has set up a Students of Concern Committee, housed out of the Dean of Students Office, which operates as a behavioral intervention team for students who pose a threat to themselves or others on campus. Plans are also in place to develop an online database so that students, faculty and staff are able to report high risk students directly to the committee, Arndorfer said. “Events like (the shooting in Tucson) bring the public’s awareness up and increase our efforts to prevent these types of situations, as far as they are preventable,” Arndorfer said.

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Cheated at the Oscars You can't please all the people all the time. So while we give kudos to Oscar for delivering an almost perfect slate of best picture nominees, here are some folks who got cheated: Matt Damon for “True Grit” and “Hereafter.” This is what happens when you’re so good in movie after movie after movie. Hollywood takes you for granted. Halle Berry was touted in the pre-Oscar season for her work in “Frankie and Alice.” But after a Golden Globe nomination, she has fallen off the map, along with minority actors in general. Last year we had “Precious.” This year ... nada. And no nominations at all for “For Colored Girls,” widely viewed as the last best chance for an African-American presence on Oscar night this year. Julianne Moore for “The Kids Are All Right.” Co-star Annette Bening got the nod, so why not Moore, who more than held up her end of the deal? “Despicable Me.” This terrifically funny film got squeezed out of the animated feature competition, for which there were only three nominees this year. What gives? Well, Oscar rules say that to have five nominations in this category, there must be at least 16 eligible films. And this year there were only 15. Sheesh.

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 a 7 — Apply yourself. Your imagination and emotions run high. When you get distracted, go back to your schedule to find focus. Trust in yourself. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — You're ready for action. Your ambition can provide excellent results as long as it doesn't trip you up. Keep your humble sense of humor, and read the signs. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — Don't mix money with love today. Pay attention to when to be passionate and when to be cool. Focus on business deals in a relaxed, easy manner. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — You feel an urge to express yourself intimately with others close to you. Be selective. Don't just post your heart

Christopher Nolan for directing “Inception.” I had trouble with the movie, but even I recognize Nolan’s immense achievement in keeping all those narrative balls in the air. “The Ghost Writer.” Pierce Brosnan’s thriller wasn't nominated for anything. It was one of the year's best films, but maybe Oscar just isn't feeling the love any more for writer/director Roman Polanski. That’ll teach him to stay out of the headlines. “Waiting for ‘Superman.’” This doc got great reviews and created a national buzz over public education. But lately some have challenged its conclusions. What’s really got to hurt is that among the documentary feature noms is “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which many argue isn't even technically a documentary (it’s a doc about a hoax ... and the doc itself may be a hoax ... oh, never mind). Lesley Manville for “Another Year.” Nobody who sees Mike Leigh’s film will forget Manville’s turn as a desperately lonely single woman. Maybe her performance cuts too close to the bone. Ryan Gosling for “Blue Valentine.” Oscarnominated Michelle Williams couldn't have done it without Gosling's brilliant performance to play off of.

on Facebook. Real face time is still best. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — If you let the intensity today get you down, you may get sick. It's okay to leave some projects for tomorrow. Focus on what really needs to get done and your own well-being. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Even if the day starts off feeling a bit off balance, plug away at your tasks, and you'll be rewarded with pleasant surprises by day's end. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — This is another excellent day for full expression. Let your emotions flow onto the paper, the dance floor, into the cake mix, the mechanics, the engineering. Be yourself. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Your brain has been going full speed. You want to write it all down, and it's hard to keep up. Take a walk in nature to get grounded. This energizes. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

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Today is a 6 — Think twice before you spend money, no matter how much you feel you need something. How long would you really enjoy it? Measure the investment in years. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Take advantage of your confidence and energy today. Go out and meet new people. Or just observe and learn something new. The world is your school. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Transform the parts into the whole. Your mind wants to run around, but your body wants some rest. Find the perfect balance, and check out the results. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — If you thought you had a lot of social responsibilities this month, you haven't seen anything yet. Don't worry. Food tastes better when you share. MCT

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STUDENTS Continued from page 1 ence” because they did not attend college. The retention rate for first-generation students is much less than that of their peers, Deffendall said. The Office of Institutional Research reported that there is an 8 percent difference in first- year retention rate for first-generation students compared to the general population. The gap tends to widen over a four-year period, Deffendall said. As first-generation students deal with college terminology and the need for a support system at school, Wims said that nontraditional students face different issues and have different motivations for going to school. “Most of [nontraditional

students] are coming back to school because they were laid off from their job, or they are going to school in order to get the skills to make opportunities for them a little bit better,” Wims said. Issues nontraditional students face tend to focus on fitting in and the ability to relate to other students in the classroom, Wims said. Jacqui Denegri, a nontraditional student who recently graduated in December, said she decided to return to college because she could not advance at her job as a bilingual staffing coordinator. She was out of school for 20 years before she decided to get a degree in Spanish. “At first it was difficult. I was intimidated sometimes by the younger kids,” Denegri said. She said that it was sometimes hard for her as

an over 30 college student because she had different priorities than most of her classmates, like her daughter. Denegri said that it eventually became easier as she connected with other nontraditional students. She also realized that her life experience could help her younger classmates, and that they “traded off.” She would give advice about everything from dating to jobs, and they would help her develop better studying techniques. Though Denegri and Corkran experienced different problems, they both said that their college experience became much easier after their first semester. They have faced difficulties that most UK students do not, but finally say they have acclimated to college life and are in the process of making future plans.


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Thursday Jan. 27, 2011

Nude,NotLewd

Who hasn’t had this common nightmare before: You’re standing in front of your entire class when you realize you have forgotten your clothes. You are completely naked. If this nightmare sounds familiar, it might come as a surprise that some students stand in front of classrooms naked by choice. “Many of our own classes utilize nude models,” Benjamin Withers, professor of medieval art history and art department chair, said. “These courses range from introductory drawing classes open to all UK students to advanced courses in drawing, photography and painting, just to name a few.” UK is also the site of Saturday morning community classes in the Reynolds Building, where students and community members practice figure drawing while viewing a live model. “For many years, UK provided the place in central Kentucky where artists could regularly draw the nude figure,” Withers said. “Our faculty realized this and created an open drawing session where UK students, students in other programs that didn’t permit the study of the nude and members of the community could work together in front of a nude model.” Robin Westrick is a returning UK student working on her license in dietetics who has modeled at both community sessions and classes that are strictly for UK students. She said she began modeling 11 years ago as a “painfully modest” and “very shy” person who wanted to try something new. “I thought I was going to get sick,” Westrick said of her emotional state as she stood in the hallway waiting for her first nude session. She said once she began modeling, she focused on holding the pose, and the feeling after completing the session was “exhilarating.” She said she models because she loves it, not because she gets paid. UK pays models $10 per hour. Eric Byrd’s interest in modeling sprung from his personal art education. “It was kind of an honor to go and be in front of my peers,” Byrd said of modeling nude. “It was fun.” At some schools, drawing from a live nude model is not allowed, but UK faculty view the experience as a vital part of the art curriculum. “We are our bodies,” Rae Goodwin, art studio foundations assistant professor, said. “We are not just our brains. I think culturally people have a misunderstanding of what figure drawing is. People see it as a lewd activity, but it has been one of the mainstays of an art academy.” Goodwin started drawing the nude figure at age15. She said at first she was very uncomfortable, but came to realize her discomfort was unnecessary. “We are a culture that generally sexualizes the nude figure, when we are all nude under our clothes,” Goodwin said. In the fall, art lecturer Hui Chi Lee taught a class that focused solely on the human figure. She said her students were “very excited,” about the opportunity to draw the human figure. Lee explained that figure drawing is difficult for both the artist and the model. The artist must have an understanding of anatomy, skin and hair, and the model must be able to hold a pose for at least a one half hour to one hour, Lee said. Byrd’s personal modeling record was three hours. Holding poses is not the only difficult thing about modeling, however. “If you just lay there, it’s not very interesting,” Byrd said. “I think to be really, really good you do your homework.” Byrd takes inspiration from the masters and looks through books of the great paintings for new poses. He also sometimes poses with a walking stick, uses blocks or incorporates twists into his poses to make them more interesting and challenging to students. “My age group peers really like when I model,” Byrd said. “I really think about the pose before I strike it.” Westrick said her favorite pose involves her sitting with one leg extended, another one bent and an arm draped across the bent knee. “You’ll get to know what you can hold,” Westrick said. Both models agreed that their favorite part of modeling has been seeing the way other people view their bodies. “Modeling has helped me appreciate my flaws,” Westrick said. “That has been cathartic to me.” Byrd said one artist drew him with huge muscles in a comic books style even though he is “not like a Chippendale guy.” Students, too, say that figure drawing classes make them see the human body through fresh eyes. “When you have the live model, you see the structure. You see the three dimensional form,” Cristina Igelmo, a student who took advanced figure drawing under Lee’s direction, said. “You learn to see in a whole new way.” Westrick explained that students are given a list of rules before they are allowed to participate in a live nude model session and are generally discouraged from interacting with the models. She said she has never felt uncomfortable about student behavior during a session. Reception outside of the artistic community, however, has not always been as warm. “I’ve been accused of being an exhibitionist,” Westrick said. “I am not that at all.” She said a personal favorite phrase is, “I do nude, not lewd.” “Many other places only use a book or maybe a DVD,” Byrd said. “If we lost this in our art class, it would seriously impact the quality of the artisans we graduate at UK.”

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Cats Den hosts folk guitar artist By Geoffrey Giancarlo features@kykernel.com

Chris Bathgate has been called a master of “distilling alienation into bruised-sounding beauty,” and a “confident and hyper-talented young artist.” Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Cats Den, he will perform a free concert for all ages. Bathgate, a Michiganbased artist, has been putting out music since the early 2000s, and has a new album, “Salt Year,” coming out later this year. His unique brand of driven folk has won him critical praise. Bathgate’s lyrics are a mesh of whimsical self-deprecation and heartfelt nostalgia. While he generally is regarded as a guitar-based act, he often incorporates piano, pedal steel guitar, horns, and looping into his performances. English education freshman Alex Wimmer described Bathgate’s sound by saying, “It’s like Mumford & Sons, but

better.” The concert is the first major event of the Cats Den spring concert series. “It’s a great way to experience new music,” Cats Den Concert Coordinator CeCe Simandl said. “I think in college our music tastes begin to evolve.” Simandl said she originally heard Bathgate’s new single, “No Silver” on My Old Kentucky Blog, and immediately thought he was amazing. She then began trying to get him to come to UK, The spring concert series will have three concerts, with the first on Feb. 11 with “High Water Mark” and “Young Lions.” Later in the month, there will be more shows focusing on local artists. Simandl said she has seen 80 people show up for events like this, and that “it’s a wonderful way to support local music. And they’re always free.”

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Some question being ‘plugged in’ By Jeff Herring and Maritza Parra McClatchy

In our increasingly "plugged in" culture there are some who question whether it is possible to become too plugged in. For example, an Australian mother, Susan Maushart, took her entire family, including 3 teenagers, off of electronics for 6 months. She chronicles their story in the book "The Winter of Our Disconnect" (Tarcher, $16.95). We are not suggesting you unplug for 6 months. We do encourage you to be watchful to see if you may, in fact, be too plugged in. And if you find that you are... maybe unplugging for a week or a weekend every once in a while would be enough. To that end, here are the top signs you may be too plugged in: You think a water proof iPhone for the shower or tub makes sense: Have you ever gotten out of the shower or bath to check your tweets? Or a text message coming in? There is a Weird Al Yankovic video called "White and Nerdy" in which they show the main character with a rig that allows him to work on his laptop in the shower. (Jeff admitted it scared him that this made sense to him!) You have tweeted during sex: We swear we are not making this up. We both have heard stories of people who have actually tweeted or texted during intimate moments. Talk about a mood killer! But this also applied to tweeting or texting when you're out for a meal with family or friends. Don't talk and text. It's rude. There are real people there waiting to engage with you. Pay attention and be present. You believe the "actual physical real world" is just an accessory to your online life: Seems to be more prevalent with the under 25 crowd, who have never known a world not plugged in. If you ever look up from your smartphone and think, "Oh yeah, this is real," this could mean you. When you get big news and the first thing you think of is, "I can't

wait to share this on Facebook," you might be in danger. When you "laugh out loud" you actually say "LOL": We've heard our oldest son's teenage friends actually do this. All we have to say is OMG. Do your e-mails and thank you notes contain text abbreviations? You believe your keyboard makes a good pillow: How many of us who spend a great deal of time working with our computers have not done this one? Do you find hours have gone by and you realize you just spent the time instant messaging people you barely know..? Might be time to step away from the laptop. You text during a movie in theaters and actually believe no one sees the light from your phone: Unless it is an emergency there is no need for this. Enjoy the activities you are participating in, when you are there. Consequence for violations should be having to clean the theater floor. With your tongue. If your friends or family aren't on Facebook or Twitter, you rarely speak to them: Make sure you are still having human relationships in the real word. While there are many advantages to our ultra-connected world for businesses and consumers alike, there also are dangers. You want to be able to form and keep relationships IRL, or "in real life." As with anything, balance is key. Many people use technology to hide and isolate themselves from real life and real relationships. Maybe because those require real trust and there's the possibility you can get hurt. But real relationships trump virtual any day of the week. If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it might be time for you to disconnect, even if it's just for one 24 hour period. Go out and talk to real people in the real world. Jeff Herring and Maritza Parra are social media marketing specialists. They work with small businesses, both online and offline, to dramatically increase their visibility, customers and revenue using online marketing. Visit http://MassiveTrafficandLeads.com for a complimentary video revealing the No. 1 secret to your prospective customers finding you online.


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UK still looking to improve final minutes of play By Aaron Smith asmith@kykernel.com

Heading into a suddenly crucial road game for UK, head coach John Calipari showed his team film of their loss to Alabama. Not the bad parts — to show what they could do better. But the good part, the part where UK stormed back from an 18-point deficit to within one, to show what they can do. “Coach told us if we play like we played in that little segment we should beat every team in the league,” Terrence Jones said after beating one team in the league in South Carolina on

Saturday. Calipari said on Lexy the day after the win he told his team to approach it like they were 4-0 instead of 2-2, because he believed in their abilities. “If you think about it, we had our chances against Georgia and Alabama and could have easily won each game if we executed down the stretch,” Calipari said. That same execution issue at the end of the game almost caused UK to lose the game to South Carolina. The Gamecocks trailed by 18 with 11 minutes left, but rallied to within five points. While UK sealed the victory with four free throws by

Doron Lamb in the final minute, UK was a little troubled by allowing South Carolina to mount a comeback. “The reason I was still coaching and getting on guys was because they didn’t understand we could lose the game,” Calipari said. “They’re not veteran enough. We turn it over, we take bad shots.” One of those bad shots, by a non-veteran, was Brandon Knight’s floater in the lane with 1:20 left and UK leading by eight. “Why would you do that?” Calipari said. “‘Well, I was open.’ No kidding. They want you to shoot.” South Carolina came

down and got fouled on a three pointer, then made all three free throws to cut the lead to five. “I wish I could take it back, and just dribble it out,” Knight said. “Just a lack of focus. I didn’t really look at the time. I thought I would have either gotten a goaltending call or make it.” For UK to get better at finishing games, Calipari said he may have to exert a little more direct control on the team. “We may be an execution team who has to grind it a little bit more than I like,” Calipari said. “Because I think if we play a little too wideopen, we make too many de-

cisions that are tough shots, tough passes. But if that’s how we have to play, that’s how we play.” Calipari will want to find an execution between getting his plays to execute diagrammed players and allow them the freedom that unleashes his players. “We need to make sure we’re a little more in control of the shot selection and what we’re doing,” Calipari said. “Yet I don’t want to take away their freedom to play, that’s why my teams play well. Because they have freedom to play something. But you can run something and then attack from there.” Calipari noted UK had

its chances to win in comeback attempts against Georgia and Alabama. He also noted UK was able to hold on because it built such a large cushion against South Carolina. Going forward, he wants to see his team come back and then be able to come out on top. “I’m on them to make the right decisions so we can win a game that is an opponent that’s better than us that we have to try to win,” Calipari said. “So you can’t make the errors we made down the stretch. “I’m not coaching you for to win just this game. It’s a bigger picture for us. This is Kentucky. There’s a bigger picture.”

UK guard Brandon Knight grabs control of the ball against South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.

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UK guard Doron Lamb moves the ball up the court against South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.


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opinions

Student inspired towards service

CAMERON HAMILTON

Contributing Columnist

As a college student, I find it frustrating to hear about the reputation my generation has earned. We’re lazy, unmotivated and are being passed up by youth around the world. I can’t agree, because I see a generation of

promise. The case study on my belief is my friend Tyler Jury. In 2009, his grandfather passed away after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. The frustration of seeing his family member battle a dehumanizing disease that is the 7th leading cause of death in America led Tyler to fight back. He organized six of his friends into a fundraiser in the form of a 3,200 mile cross-country bicycle ride that raised $50,000 for Alzheimer’s research and recruited countless

people to help the cause. Today, he will be speaking at the state capitol for the Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day to promote legislation for better guardianship, long-term care and data collection for prevention. I am proud to call him my friend because he has passion for his cause and inspires others to be passionate as well. The rest of our generation should emulate him by becoming involved in service to the community. Those interested in joining this particular cause can learn about our

chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/kyi n/. If you are not passionate about our cause, I urge you to find your own. A great place to start is at the Center for Community Outreach located in the student center or online at http://getinvolved.uky.edu /cco/Default.aspx Spend some time this week working to give our generation the great name it deserves. Cameron Hamilton is a biology junior. Email opinions@kykernel.com

Spring rush provides new opportunities to students When I first came to UK, I really didn’t plan on joining a fraternity. I didn’t know too much about the JEREMY STITH Greek sysContributing tem short of Columnist what I saw in Animal House. I went out with a friend to the open houses during rush week and was really surprised. First off, the free food should be enough of a reason by itself. But when I started talking to the guys at rush, I discovered a lot. Fraternities offer opportunities you can’t get anywhere else. Going into my junior year, I have been a part of a Bible study within my house, traveled to Haiti with a fraternity brother to help rebuild after the earthquake, and had the opportunity to travel across the country for football games, formals and leadership conferences.

I have met countless alumni in my position as External Relations Vice President; men from almost every occupation who offer insight into life after college, and valuable contacts for internships and employment in the summers and after graduation. I pledged with 25 men from different parts of the country and different backgrounds and havegrown closer to them in the past two years than I have with friends I’ve had my entire life. I was lucky enough to move into the house after pledgeship and have been here two years. Living with my brothers has been a great experience, and it certainly beats living in the dorms. Never in your life will you get to live with 30 of your best friends. It’s an experience that I hope my son will get to have someday. As a fraternity man, you’ll participate in various philanthropic activities, from Greek Sing, to the campus wide Dance Blue, to the individual organizational philanthropies, with ours being camp KYSOC, a camp for disabled children in Carrolton, KY.

You’ll also develop skills that will benefit you in the classroom. Before pledgeship, I never had the discipline to keep and maintain a planner, but after, I continue to depend on mine to this day.We have old tests and notes to help you get a leg up in your classes, and through book swaps, you can beat the crazy book prices at the University Bookstore and Kennedy’s. You’ll also benefit from the knowledge of the upperclassmen about which classes to take under which professor, and receive the kind of insight your adviser might not be able to give you. If you didn’t rush in the fall, I would highly encourage you to consider spring rush. It can be the start to one of your best experiences in college and beyond. Open houses are all this week, and also, there’s free food. Please come out, and see what UK’s Greek system can offer you! Jeremy Stith is a biology junior. E-mail opnions@kykernel.com

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5 Bedroom 5 bedroom - 1 block to UK! Houses - Starting at $405 per BR, w/d, parking. Call 859-523-2363 or www.touchstonerentals.com 5BR/2BA, 5 Min walk to campus, W/D, Dishwasher, off-street parking, all electric, $1875/month 859-3519473, www.burtonproperty.net 5BR/3BA Gorgeous Ashland Park home convenient to UK. Hardwoods. Big porch. Walk to Starbucks, Restaurants. Great schools. $2500/mo. Available June. Call 859-420-9901 5BR Walking distance. Extra nice. Hardwood floors, W/D, Summer Porch. $1,875/month, 576-5720 5BR/3BA NEW HOUSE! By Campus! Huge rooms. Awesome yards/decks. Parking. All Appliances. All electric. Won’t last. $350/mo. 859-333-1388 5BR/2&3BA Houses. Walk to campus. Several to choose from. State, Waller, University area. Porches, W/D included. D/W, Parking. Very nice! Lease 8/01/11.Sign now for best available! 859-5395502. 6 Bedroom 6 bedroom - 1 block to UK! Starting at $415 per BR, w/d, 2 kitchens, parking. Call 859-523-2363 or www.touchstonerentals.com 6BR/3BA NEW HOME! By Campus! Huge rooms. Awesome yards/decks. Parking. All Appliances. All electric. Won’t last. $350/mo. 859-333-1388 1-9 Bedroom Listings 2 - 3BR/2BA Condos. Newly remodeled. Conveniently located to campus. All appliances, including W/D. $800-$1,000/month. 859-619-5341 or john@hsdevelopment.pro

Help Wanted GRANT COORDINATOR NEEDED. Duties include scheduling, budget management, regular email communication with individuals involved with program, and administrative duties. Previous work experience in administrative setting preferred. Parttime temporary. $10/hr, up to 30 hrs/wk. Position open for inquiries until February 11. Call 859-2573780 for more information, or email interest/resume to eedwards@uky.edu. Group Leader positions available with Parks and Recreation Extended School Program. Monday – Friday 2pm-6pm. Experience preferred but not a must. Please call Sandy Jones at 288-2911 Child Care Needed: Someone to pick up my Kindergartener at school and care for him in my home 3-5 days/week until ~6 p.m. He has ADHD. School is close to UK and ends at 2:50. Home is in the south end of Lexington. Must provide references and reliable transportation. (859) 433-4283 or eaballard@insightbb.com PART-TIME SALES. Have you seen the cool handles on board the Wildcat shuttle buses? High Five Advertising is looking for students to sell advertising to local businesses. This is a great way for advertisers to get their messages in front of the students. Please send your resume to Gregg Brogden gregg@h5advertising.com Part-time lab-tech position in research laboratory. Please email saflai2@uky.edu for more information.

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Research Opportunities for Users of Stimulants for Non-Medical Reasons. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are conducting research to examine the effects of medications. All information will be kept confidential. You may be eligible if you: are between 18 and 50 years of age, are using stimulants for non-medical reasons (for example, Adderall®, Ritalin®, Amphetamine, or Ephedrine). Eligible volunteers will be paid for their participation. You may be reimbursed for travel. Studies involve completion of one to 46 testing sessions depending on studies for which you may be eligible. Meals, snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. For more information and a confidential interview, please call 859257-5388 or 1-866-232-0038. Research Opportunities for Occasional Users of Opioids for Non-Medical Reasons. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are conducting research to examine the effects of medications. All information obtained will be kept confidential. You may be eligible if you: are between 18 and 50 years of age; and have used opioids for non-medical reasons occasionally in the past year (for example OxyContin®, Lortab®, Vicodin®, or morphine). Eligible volunteers will be paid for their participation. You may be reimbursed for travel. Studies involve completion of one to 40 testing sessions depending on studies for which you may be eligible. Meals, snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. For more information and a confidential interview, please call 859-257-5388 or 1-866232-0038 Researchers are recruiting social drinkers with or without ADHD for studies concerning the effects of alcohol. Looking for Male and Female participants between 21-35 years of age. All participants are compensated for their time. Please call 257-5794.

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1-2 Roommates Wanted for House in center of campus. garymiel@aol.com or 859-433-2692 Roommate Needed. Extremely nice. All utilities, Cable TV & Highspeed Internet included. Dennis @ 859-083-0726. www.sillsbrothers.com Female Roommate Wanted: Female Student a Must. 1BR for sub-lease, near UK. $375/month + utilities. Available immediately. 859-588-5757

Lost & Found FOUND- TI-84 plus calculator in room CB 207. Contact the Math department, 257-6802, to claim.

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6 | Thursday, January 27, 2011 sports

Veteran trio won’t rely on freshmen players By Aaron Smith asmith@kykernel.com

Yes, it’s freshmen who lead the UK basketball team. They are the stars that dominate the highlights — and the box score, usually. But after two road losses where UK couldn’t win the game in the final minutes, head coach John Calipari wanted to get away from total reliance on his freshmen at the end of games. So he issued a challenge. “I’ve got to get our two juniors and seniors to be a bigger part of what we’re doing at the end of the games,” Calipari said Saturday. “What are you doing to help us win, or are we sitting there saying,

‘let’s hope one of these freshmen get us the win?’” That would be directed at DeAndre Liggins, Darius Miller and Josh Harrellson, the veterans who comprise half of UK’s established sixman rotation. So they took the challenge, apparently, leading up to UK’s game against South Carolina last Saturday, which UK won. “Me, Josh and DeAndre had a little discussion between ourselves and talked to each other about stepping up and helping the team,” Miller said. A reporter asked Miller what the difference in the game was, but when he started to answer, Calipari cut him off.

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Junior DeAndre Liggins drives the ball during the UK mens basketball exhibition game against Dillard on Friday Nov. 5, 2010.

“No fadeaways,” Calipari said. “That’s what it is. … It’s aggressive. That’s all I’m asking him to do. You don’t have to make every shot. Today, he looked like one of the best players in our league.” DeAndre Liggins again proved he can make a difference in the game with essentially zero offensive impact. He missed all seven of his shot attempts and scored one point. But assigned with guarding Bruce Ellington, he held the small guard to eight points, which Miller credited as the key factor in the win. “DeAndre’s a hard-nosed defender who enjoys playing defense and locking down opponents,” Terrence Jones said. “You got to have those type of players to win games and championships.” Brandon Knight, who goes up against Liggins in practice on occasion, had his own breakdown of Liggins’ game. “DeAndre’s pretty quick for his size, can stay with them, and his length. Once he gets up on you with his wingspan, you can’t make the same passes you would or the same type of shots,” Knight said. “And he doesn’t go for ball fakes.” Harrellson didn’t leave quite the imprint on the game Miller or Liggins did, scoring just two points and grabbing five rebounds. His opposite, Sam Muldrow, scored 23 points on 7-for-12 shooting, collected 13 rebounds and had at least three tip-in dunks over either Harrellson or Jones. “Like I told Terrence, we’re going to have a highlight tape of you getting dunked on in this game,” Calipari said. “He came back and says, ‘You gonna show my dunks too?’” Jones was asked if the team would get under Harrellson’s skin about it. “I’m going to let him slide.”


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