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Bill unites student presidents
By Drew Teague
Kentucky students may soon get a bigger voice in their state’s education reform. House Bill 422, which would officially recognize the Board of Student Body Presidents, was unanimously approved by the House Education Committee Rep. Quarles last week. It will next move to the House for consideration. “House Bill 422 would provide official status recognition in the Kentucky Revised Statutes,” said Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, who sponsored the bill. The BSBP is comprised of student representatives from public and private universities around Kentucky. It has been in existence since 1997, but has never been officially recognized. The students typically organize rallies around topics such as funding for higher education, decreasing tuition rates and addressing new legislature on education. “This bill gives (the board) the clout it deserves,” Quarles said. A Nov. 22 Kernel article profiled Quarles after he became the first-ever Republican to win office in the history of Scott County, beating seven-term incumbent Charlie Hoffman with 51 percent of the popular vote. Quarles, 27, finished UK law school just last year. “I hope to develop a niche in education reform in Kentucky,” he said at the time. After less than two months in office, Quarles has become the first Republican freshman in Kentucky to pass a bill through a committee. He said he is excited about its potential implications in Kentucky. “This bill will create a collective board which represents the collective voice of all Kentucky college students,” he said. The board, which currently meets about once a month, will now be comprised of the student president from each of Kentucky’s eight public universities, a student representative from the Board of Regents for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities. Quarles said the goal is to develop greater communication between Kentucky’s students and their government regarding postsecondary education issues. He believes the bill would be a big step for student representation in Frankfort. “I’ve always been a strong advocate for students in Kentucky,” he said. “Students need to be diligent about representing themselves in Frankfort. There’s a need for stronger student advocacy in our capital.” Students have responded positively to the bill’s approval. “I think (the bill) is a great idea,” said marketing sophomore Dave Steele. “It’s nice to know there’s someone in Frankfort who keeps Kentucky’s students in mind.”
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President Lee Todd opposed Kentucky Senate’s proposal to take $6.7 million out of the state budget that would go to UK, according to a press release on Thursday. Todd said he feels the state needs to concentrate on the education of the young people in the state and put more into it, not less, as Sen. David Williams is proposing with his bill. Gov. Steve Beshear and the House support a different proposal that does not include such cuts. “Now is the time to be investing more in the education of our children and their futures, not less,” Todd said. “Investments in higher education, in particular, create jobs and economic growth now.” According to a news release from Todd, the $6.7 million cut would be the same as raising student’s tuition by 3.5 percent or giving the staff a 2 percent increase in their salaries, since they have gone without an increase in their pay for three years. Todd did note the recent economic recession and how putting money into education can ease it and better the Commonwealth. “Kentucky – like virtually every state – is grappling with the effects of a tremendous national recession and I know that means tough decisions for our policymakers, who have tried very hard thus far to spare education,” Todd said. “But tough times are precisely when we need to be investing more in education at all levels.” Todd is still fighting for the university on a state-wide and national scale, and trying to get Kentucky lawmakers to keep the money at the university. “We’ve done our part, cutting millions of dollars internally to generate efficiencies and foregoing raises for three years,” Todd said. “But cutting education, in my judgment, is not the path to prosperity or even real savings. It would represent a step backward. We need to be moving forward as a state together.” Todd said he urges lawmakers to work together on a solution. The money that would be cut is already appropriated to UK for general operations, said Angela Martin, the vice president of financial operations and treasurer for UK, in an e-mail to the Kernel. “Eliminating those dollars would force the university to cut programs and operations, which would impact the education, research and service we conduct,” she said. Martin said she hopes both sides will work toward a compromise so funding for all areas of education is ensured. “We will wait to assess the impact when an agreement is, we hope, reached by all the parties,” she said.
Department STEMs from education By Rachel Aretakis firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK Board of Trustees approved a new department in the College of Education that specifically focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) was approved on Feb. 22 and will be put into effect July 1. “We will have more of a STEM Education focus, since we will no longer be in a department that has other areas,” Jennifer Wilhelm, chair designate and PIMSER Outreach professor, said. “We’re going to be focusing on educating and creating more highly qualified science and mathematics teachers.” This department will enhance and expand the STEM Education efforts at UK, she said. Margaret Schroeder, an assistant professor in the STEM Education department, said that the conversation about creating this department began a few years ago. “Dean (Mary John) O’Hair pretty much took that initiative we had started and helped push it forward for us,” she said. Schroeder said now the College can focus on more STEM Education initiatives, especially within teacher certification. “We have some great ideas and great proSee STEM on page 2
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Woodford County High School student Ben Wrathborne runs with the quaffle to the nearest set of goal posts in a practice game of Quidditch outside William T. Young Library on March 3, 2011.
The Quidditch Bowl The UK Quidditch Team, self-named ‘Aberforth’s Army,’ ran around on brooms that looked more from a kitchen than the magical world of Harry Potter. They can’t perform magic. They can’t fly. But that doesn’t stop them from playing the Wizarding World’s most popular game.
Young musicians may have fewer restrictions By Joy Priest email@example.com
Pretty soon 18-year-old musicians and band crewmembers may be able to enter a nightclub establishment. If you’re an underage band member, you’re probably sick and tired of having a limited number of venues to play in around Lexington. With the passage of House Bill 263, proposed by the Lexington Area Music Alliance, this annoyance just got one step closer to being eliminated for bands all across town. “We have a problem with artist development in the Lexington market,” LAMA cofounder Tom Martin said. “Young players are not being able to play for live audiences … because anyone under 20 isn’t allowed.” This bill, designated as “an act relating to musical performances,” would “allow a person who is 18 to 21 years of age and employed as a musician or technician with a band or musical group to remain on the premises where alcoholic beverages are sold or consumed if the band or group has a verbal or written contract to perform on that date.” The bill appears to have stalled amidst other bills in the Senate and it may have to wait until next year, Martin said. Martin said efforts to pass
the bill will continue in order to help developing young musicians. “[The goal] is to open up the Lexington market to younger artist development and give them the opportunity to experience live-playing in a venue,” Martin said. Local business owner T.J. Gordon says he’s all for the
“Young players are not being able to play for live audiences ... because anyone under 20 isn’t allowed.” TOM MARTIN LAMA cofounder
bill and thinks it shows great promise for the local music scene which he describes as “struggling.” He feels more bands and more variety would really amp up the local scene. “It would be easy to regulate,” Gordon said. “We could just hand out different wrist bands and make sure they don’t drink. Usually owners are aware of who’s in a band. Donald Mason, a board member of LAMA and a band member himself as the front man for local group Soul
Funkin' Dangerous, is a selfproclaimed champion for underage musicians and music lovers. He is excited about the progress of the bill. “The House Bill 263 is a step forward for underage musicians, sound techs and music business related persons to be allowed in venues that restrict entry at 21,” Mason said. “This helps create opportunities to show their skills and talents without the burden of being 21.” This piece of legislation sponsored by Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo, D-Fayette, which was passed by the House of Representatives on Feb. 18, now sits in the state Senate, where it has been assigned to the Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee. LAMA got started in early 2010 by a group of local musicians and music business owners who met through LexJam, according to Martin. LAMA works to organize a sector of the local economy around the performance or production of music locally, according to its website. LAMA will meet this Saturday at Natasha’s Bistro & Bar at 11 a.m. to discuss this current piece of legislation, as well as additional endeavors underway to support local music. The floor will be open to members of the local music community.
Lab open for NASA launch of UK-built satellite By Fink Densford firstname.lastname@example.org
As UK students are preparing to travel for spring break, a small set are preparing to celebrate an even greater journey — to space. The UK Space Systems Laboratory will open its doors to UK students to watch the launch of and first contact with its satellite, KySat-1, Friday morning. The satellite will be launched with NASA’s Glory mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. “We want to share the joy and celebration of what’s been accomplished at UK,” Daniel
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Erb, the student director of the SSL said. The rocket will take the satellite, designed and built at UK, approximately 350 miles above the earth, where it will orbit at 17,500 miles per hour, or five miles per second. “It’s a huge accomplishment to get it up there and past all NASA’s certifications,” Twyman Clements, a graduate student with the SSL said. “Some countries still can’t do this.” James Lumpp, the associate professor and director of the UK Space Systems Laboratory, said that the launch will only have a 48-second window to make it
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If you go What: First contact of satellite When: All day Friday Where: Fifth ﬂoor of F. Paul Anderson Tower, rooms 559 and 571 Admission: Free A simple computer error delayed the launch from Feb. 23, said Clements, who was present with other members of the SSL
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in California for the failed launch. “It will be better to watch the launch from here, we’ll have teams from all the ground stations so we can keep track of the satellite,” Clements said. The satellite will be released from the rocket only 12 minutes after launch, and only 10 seconds after the Glory satellite is released. Clements said that a camera on board the satellite will attempt to take 20 pictures at the time, hoping to capture other satellites that are being released as well. The satellite will first pass See LAUNCH on page 2
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STEM Continued from page 1 grams, but they often got lost because there are so many programs in the Department of Curriculum Instruction,” Schroeder said. “The new department will be able to focus on what we want to do in teacher instruction.” The department is also creating new programs specific to STEM Education
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for students. One of the first actions of the department is to create an undergraduate program called STEM PLUS, which stands for Producing Leaders for Rural/Urban Schools, Wilhelm said. STEM PLUS will allow undergraduate students to obtain a teaching certification in the STEM areas without a master’s degree. Currently, there is not an undergraduate program that provides teacher certification in the mathematics, science or computer sciences areas, Schroeder said.
let it know it is functioning, and will eventually pass over the U.S. and Kentucky between 12 and 2:30 p.m., said Lumpp. Clements said that they
This program will include a lot of field-based coursework and experiences, she said. Schroeder said she wants the department to reach more undergraduate and graduate students, as well as become more involved in the community and bring the community into the department. “I hope that we can bring more STEM initiatives to the forefront and continue to do the great things that we’re doing,” Schroeder said.
look forward to their first communication with the satellite within the afternoon to let it know it is operational. Doors opened for the launch at 3:30 a.m., and the
For Matt Damon, a small, quality role is always worth taking By Julie Hinds MCT
DETROIT_If you look at the body of Matt Damon’s movie work ... “Well, that’s your first mistake,”interrupts the 40-year-old actor, one of the most versatile, respected stars on Hollywood’s A-list. Damon is amiably fielding a question about the theme of fate versus free will in his new movie, “The Adjustment Bureau,”which opens Friday. Damon If you consider the roles he’s played in films like the “The Bourne Identity”and its sequels, “The Talented Mr. Ripley,”and even that underrated comic gem about conjoined twins, “Stuck on You,”it seems that he is drawn to characters who have issues with destiny. Will PhD candidates be writing about this at some point? “I hope not,”he says with a laugh. If there were a Warren Buffett of acting, it would be Damon. He has a knack for gravitating to quality projects and not being fooled by the show business traps of vanity and status. He describes his strategy for choosing roles simply. “To my way of thinking, I just look at what directors are doing what and then try to get the best job I can,”he says. With “The Adjustment Bureau,”he has selected a romantic thriller costarring Emily Blunt and written and directed by George Nolfi, who wrote “Ocean’s 12”and cowrote “The Bourne Ultimatum.”It’s based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. Damon plays David Norris, a rising politician from New York who meets Elise (Blunt), a charming modern ballet dancer, and instantly clicks with her. But then he encounters the mysterious men of the Adjustment Bureau. It’s their job to keep David away from the
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woman he loves and keep his life on a different path. And it’s up to David essentially to figure out if he can defy a vast, powerful bureaucracy of destiny. One of the things Damon liked about the project is that it blends genres. “I see it as a romance,”he says. “I’ve always described it as a fantastical romance. To me, it’s a fateversus-free-will movie, but fate is personified by this bureaucracy and these guys, but at the center, they are the obstacle to this love story. It really is a love story. That aspect of the movie has to work or the whole thing will fall apart. “ Damon and Blunt wanted to create a couple that doesn’t communicate with typical movie dialogue. “They talk the way we talk,”he says. “They love each other’s senses of humor, because that’s such a big part of falling in love, appreciating how funny your partner is. “ His views on fate versus free will give some validity to each side. “As an actor, you have to believe that your choices matter you’re going into such an uncertain business and that your determination will win out,”he says. “But if I’m honest with myself, when I look at some of the biggest things that have happened in my life, it was a very strange series of coincidences that led them to occur. I can certainly imagine that there was an adjustment bureau there guiding me along, which is part of the fun of the movie. I think people can relate to that idea. “ When he met his wife, Luciana, he was working on “Stuck on You”a project he opted to do instead of another one he was considering, the Werner Herzog war drama “Rescue Dawn. “ “It’s obviously one of the things that’s defined my life,”he says. “Eight years and four kids later, I can’t imagine life without her. How the hell did I end up in that place, in that city, on that night, at that moment, to see her? Maybe I had help, who’s to say? “
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lab will be open all day to celebrate UK’s venture into space. The lab is on the fifth floor of F. Paul Anderson Tower, rooms 559 and 571.
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Apocalyptic predictions for Gadhafi, Sheen
born this way? SARA NELLE MURPHY, Kernel cartoonist
Considering the way things are going in 2011, Nostradamus may be on point with his 2012 apocalyptic prophecies … well, maybe for a few key characters. Let’s consider the attack of the craziness ensuing on our world recently. Moammar Gadhafi. Donald Trump. JOY Charlie Sheen. LexPRIEST ington weather. contributing OK, I threw that columnist last one in for effect. But seriously, a madman across the map is killing thousands of his people; a Trump-ed up reality TV star is considering a run for the Big Job; and a crack cocaine addict is #winning. Well, at least the weather was pleasant this week (cue the monsoon expected this weekend). In a disillusioned effort to maintain
his rule over Libya, Gadhafi adds insult to, well, menagerie in a country he has wreaked havoc on for 42 years. He has gone as far to threaten opening his arsenals to his supporters and directing Libyan military pilots to drop bombs on demonstrators. You’d think at 68 years old he would give up. Crazy people don’t do that. His over-zealous fashion sense and bad manners sort of remind me of a deluded Disney villain. Remember Jafar from Aladdin? Then there’s Donald Trump, announcing yet another possibility of his crack at the most important position in the world — the president of the United States of America. I mean really, what qualifies him for politics? Better yet, why does he think he can go from reality TV success to the hardest position in the political realm of America? Argue he’s a business genius if you wish, but be sure to do your research and you will find a history of bankrupt-
cy and a man on hunt for publicity. Can you realistically picture him dealing with this situation in Libya? “Gadhafi, you’re fired!” Finally, in an attempt to gain back respect or publicity, whichever one, Charlie Sheen has signed up for an interview cycle proclaiming he is “cured” from his drug addiction. Maybe he’s a genius that has learned in current American pop culture integrity doesn’t equal publicity. In any instance, his recent antics have earned him a competing news spot with Gadhafi and a new Guinness World Record for “Fastest Time To Reach One Million Followers” on Twitter. He is indeed #winning. This year has already proved fruitful for history’s penmen, talk show hosts and Nostradamus. The publicity cycle will inevitably mean an “end of the world” for Gadhafi, Trump and Sheen. What will be next? Joy Priest is a journalism senior. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rugby hits UK campus Club rugby team to join newly formed SEC league By Ethan Levine firstname.lastname@example.org
Just two years ago, the UK rugby club was struggling to compete at the Division III level. Now, in spring 2011, the team is thriving, having grown exponentially in size and ability. They now compete in the Division II Ohio Union and are preparing to move up into the newly formed Division I Southeastern Conference for rugby next year. “As of next year we will be a (Division I) SEC team competing with all 11 other members of the SEC,” Allan Roof, a senior captain on the club team, said. “We will be traveling all around the country.” The perception of rugby in the United States has been changing over the last five years, and as the sport has grown nationally, UK’s program has done the same. Beginning in 2012, Rugby will be a new event in the Summer Olympics, providing fans of the sport with new exposure and a big opportunity to promote the sport and teach it to Americans who may otherwise have never given it a chance. Many who are unfamiliar
with the sport view it as a brutal and violent free-for-all on grass with no padding. But many players on UK’s team claim that the sport is about much more than hard hitting. As a sport that applies aspects of both football and soccer, many players on the team defend the skill and teamwork that are required to be successful at rugby. “Rugby is an outstandingly good sport,” first-year head coach Tony Vince said. “It’s physical but it’s not violent. It’s disciplined and its structured. I always compare it to chess, and everybody always laughs at me when I say that because they see the big hits and they think it’s violent. But it’s not violent. It’s physical, but it’s also a very cerebral game and you have to think your way through it.” This semester, the team will play a six or seven game schedule. In their first game of the season, the team defeated the University of Miami (Oh.) by a score of 62-12. This Saturday the team will travel to Louisville to take on the rival University of Louisville Cardinals. The rest of their schedule will feature visits to fellow SEC schools Auburn and
PHOTO BY RYAN BUCKLER | STAFF Junior
Bryan Gantt receives a pass during a team practice in Alumni Gym as the team prepares for a matchup with Louisville on Saturday.
“Rugby is not just a sport, it’s a culture that builds people’s Robert Williams conﬁdence.”
Tennessee, a home matchup with Vanderbilt on March 26 and an alumni game in Lexington. Club president Robert Williams, a junior economics major, discussed his goals for this season.
“First and foremost, our goal is to go beat Louisville,” Williams said. “Second is to beat UT, and third is to be a legitimate standing force in the newly formed SEC rugby conference.” The UK Rugby club is
always accepting new members to compete with the team. There are no tryouts to be on the team and no experienced required to participate. “Rugby is not just a sport, it’s a culture that builds peo-
ple’s confidence, skill and athleticism,” Williams said. “Not only that, it makes them a better person.” To get more information, visit the “University of Kentucky Rugby” page on Facebook.
The path to the 2 seed and a bye UK needs win at Tennessee and Vanderbilt or Georgia loss By Aaron Smith email@example.com
At stake for UK: the No. 2 seed in the SEC East, and a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament. What needs to happen for that to happen: 1. UK must win at Tennessee on Sunday.
2. Either Vanderbilt (playing at home against Florida) or Georgia (playing at Alabama) must lose on Saturday. That’s because UK holds the tiebreaker edge in a twoway tie (it has the best record against SEC East teams), but Vanderbilt holds the edge in a three-way tie (because they
are 3-1 against the teams it’s tied against). Vanderbilt and Georgia both play Saturday, meaning UK will know whether a win would get them the bye when they take the court against Tennessee. It’s definitely a goal. The bye means UK would have a maximum of three games in three days, as opposed to four games in four days. “We’re just trying to get that bye in the tournament,” Terrence Jones said.
UK currently sits in a three-way tie for the No. 2 seed in the SEC East with Georgia and Vanderbilt. All three have a 9-6 conference record. Whether Georgia or Vanderbilt loses is (obviously) out of UK’s control. What they can focus on is beating Tennessee. The Volunteers are 7-7 in SEC play, not including their game against South Carolina that ended after publication. Tennessee is 2-5 in its last
Fashion takes strides toward violence prevention By Shelisa Melendez firstname.lastname@example.org
The Panhellenic Association and Kappa Delta sorority are taking a fashionable stride towards domestic violence prevention. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and one out of every nine adult women, or over 175,000 adult women in Kentucky, has been the victim of forcible rape sometime in her life. This weekend, The Confident Couture fashion show, sponsored by the Panhellenic Association with the support of the Epsilon Omega chapter of Kappa Delta sorority Confidence Coalition, will raise money for the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Prevention Center – the Panhellenic Association’s philanthropy. According to a press release, UK was one of the five schools throughout the na-
tion that received $5,000 from Kappa Delta sorority promoting self confidence through the “Confident U” campaign. Kappa Delta sent letters to reach high schools girls in the surrounding Lexington area to walk in the fashion show. Participating models will receive five hours of community service and goodie bags filled with restaurant and haircut coupons, said Alanna Bouhl, Kappa Delta representative for Panhellenic programming committee. The fashion show models will be strutting down the runway in prom dresses provided by Tres Chic Boutique at the Wedding Center. The Confident Couture fashion show is designed to bring self confidence to young high school girls, all while getting them excited for prom. “It’s just a feel-good event where they don’t have to worry about people judging them,” Candice Cruz, Panhellenic programming chair and Miss Teen
United States 2010, said. As the young girls model their prom dresses, representatives from different sororities will cheer for them in support as they walk down the runway, said Bouhl. Also in attendance as the event’s emcee is Jessica Black, Miss United States 2010. UK students are encouraged to attend and support the event and participating models. “A lot of them are going to be future Wildcats, and need support from people they look up to,” Cruz said. Admission is $5 with the donation of a new or gently used handbag and $6 without. Tickets can be purchased at the door and at the Student Center ticket office in room 253. Confident Couture is Sunday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. All proceeds go to the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Prevention Center.
seven games, including a 7361 loss at UK. And a little discord occurred when head coach Bruce Pearl said that leadership had to be internal and originate from the players. Melvin Goins responded by saying Tennessee had leadership problems “from the top all the way down,” according to the Associated Press’ Beth Rucker. Still, Tennessee has extra motivation. It’s their last home game, and it’s the fi-
nale of the SEC schedule for all teams. “The game we have left is going to be a senior night, (an) impossible game,” head coach John Calipari said Tuesday. “How do you even stay in the game? It’s going to be a hard game for these guys.” Tennesee will retire former player Allan Houston’s jersey before the game. Reggie Miller will be commentating his first college game as an analyst.