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Academic president ideal By Patrick T. Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
As the search for UK’s next president winds down, members of the faculty agree that the selected candidate should come from academia and not a strictly political or business background. “The search committee should be looking for someone who has gone up the academic ladder,” political science professor Ernie Yanarella said. “The next president must have demonstrated scholarship.” Yanarella’s comments come a day after the Lexington Herald-Leader identified former chancellor of the University System of Ohio and well-known Ohio politician Eric Fingerhut as a candidate and possible finalist for president. Fingerhut currently serves as a senior fellow for Boston-based non-profit Jobs for the Future, and has served as a faculty member at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and a senior lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. Not speaking on Fingerhut specifically, Yanarella said his ideal candidate would be someone who has risen within an academic institution and can highlight and develop UK’s faculty and staff. “The strongest concern is the next president’s management type,” Yanarella said. “There needs to be an educational style that recognizes that academics are first and foremost.” While the development of UK’s academic facets is an important task for the new president, it is not the only realm the new leader should be adept in, Yanarella said. “The next president has to See PRESIDENT on page 3
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Michael Gasser, a sophomore biology major, plays corn hole at Cram Jam with some friends at Memorial Coliseum Wednesday night. “This is a great way for students to celebrate with their friends and take some time off from studying and writing papers,” Joe Quinn, the chief of staff for Student Government, said. Cram Jam is a group effort from SG, Dining Services, Student Activities Board, UK Athletics, Campus Recreation, Academic Enhancement and UK faculty and staff to help students relax from the stress of finals week and celebrate the end of the semester with fun events.
More storms whip across campus Campus took shelter during tornado warnings By Drew Tegue email@example.com
One issue has become a popular of a topic on UK’s campus in recent weeks: weather. On Wednesday morning, many students were woken
up by the sound of residence hall’s public announcement system, tornado sirens and UK Alerts sent out warning students of tornadoes. Students like Kaitlin Mitchell, an early childhood education freshman, were thankful they were warned
“As to students missing classes, the provost is talking to the Faculty Senate and starting that process to ensure that faculty knows that we’d like them to use discretion,” Blanton said. “Obviously some students might have been going to a nine o’clock class, or were out of class and See STORM S on page 3
Getting to know Iraq: Students discuss native land
Summer courses expand
By Garrett Bonistalli firstname.lastname@example.org
In a Q-and-A session, UK journalism students sat down with four Iraqi students to gain a better understanding of Iraq. As a part of the Iraq Education Initiative, a program that aims to bring Iraqi students to study in the U.S., Hussein Mohammad Khaeim, a 25-year-old agricultural genetics student and engineering students Osamah (Mike) Mahmood, 24, Mohanad Alshroofy, 29, and Baban Mahood, 31, are the first to take part in the program at UK.
More enroll in classes The Sunni, Shiite split
By Kelsey Grumblatt email@example.com
Summer courses at UK have become more popular in recent years, and they offer students a way to take more courses they need in a four, six or eight-week session. Not only can students fit in a few classes in a shorter amount of time, but they can also take them online. “We think the online classes will be particularly useful to students who want to live at home and have a summer job,” said Anna Bosch, the associate dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Arts & Sciences. The number of online classes has grown from 45 in 2006 to 59 in 2008, and there were 115 offered in the 2010 summer session, according to the institutional research done by the university. According to the research, the enrollment number for summer classes continues to grow. In 2006, there were 6,729 students in summer classes, which grew to 6,819 in 2008. That number reached 7,425 students in summer session 2010. “Summer classes allow
about the possible danger. “It’s really scary to wake up to a tornado warning because it gets your adrenaline pumping,” Mitchell said. “And you have to go downstairs, and you’re hungry and you have to worry about all your stuff in your room.”
UK Spokesman Jay Blanton said because classes had already begun at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the university was unable to cancel classes. “Classes were already underway and faculty then has the discretion to work with that and do what they need to do to maintain safety,” Blanton said.
The Sunni and Shiite factions of Islam disagree on the rightful successor to the Prophet Muhammad. Shiites, who make up only 10 to 20 percent of the world’s Muslim population and 65 percent of Iraq’s, believe Ali was divinely ordained by his cousin – the Prophet Muhammad – to be the next Caliph. Sunnis, who make up 80 to 90 percent of the world’s Muslim population and only 32 percent of Iraq’s, believe Abu Bakr was the rightful successor. This disagreement has caused a Sunni - Shiite civil war as a result.
Where are you from in Iraq? · Khaeim: “I’m from Diwaniyah. It’s south of Baghdad about 100 miles. It’s about 500,000 people. The winter is really cold while the summers are very hot … in the middle and northern Iraq, the weather is different from the south. It’s snowy and very cold in the winter. In south Iraq it’s very hot.” · Mahmood (Mike): “I am from a city called Samarra; once the capital of the Islamic world, it’s a really ancient place right on the Tigris river.” · Alshroofy: He is from Karbala, which he said is in the middle of Iraq. “It is a beautiful city, not very, very big. Nearly one million people live there. Every year, 11 million people
Percentages around the world – Percentages in Iraq • Sunni – 80 to 90% (world) 32% (Iraq) • Shiite – 10 to 20% (world) 65% (Iraq)
come to the city for Imam Hussein.” · Mahood: He is from Kirkuk, which has a population of about 600,000 and is the capital of the Kurdistan region, he said. “Kirkuk is in the middle of Iraq, North of Baghdad, surrounded by cities including Erbil. The north part of Kirkuk is mostly mountains and the southern part has many little hills. Kirkuk is mostly Islam. Ethnicities within Kirkuk are Kurdish, Arabic and Turkmen.” Explain your perception of the U.S. before living here compared to now. · Mahmood (Mike): “America for me was all New York, Miami and Hollywood. When I first came here I found normal people, like us, who had normal lives, so I was shocked,” he adds, “Now I have adjusted to life here.” · Alshroofy: “I was (initially) nervous about the studies. When I came here I thought it was very beautiful because of the farms and all of the horses. I love the new culture and now I can compare between my culture and the other cultures in Lexington.” What does the war stand for in Iraq? What do the Iraqi people think about the whole situation and what changes have you seen over time? See IRAQ on page 4
Combat on three fronts The United States is at war on three fronts, and over the summer, the U.S. will pull troops from Iraq, but add troops to both Afghanistan and Libya.
The war in Iraq has been going on since March 2003, but the U.S. and Iraq have come to terms with a plan to pull 150,000 American troops out of Iraq by the end of this year.
The U.S. has been in Afghanistan since October 2001, and the deadline for the White House to pull U.S. troops is approaching. But ﬁrst, the U.S. plans to add to the number of troops stationed there as an attempt to make security gains as well as to put more pressure on insurgents.
In March, the U.S. sent troops to Libya as part of NATO’s mission to oust leader Moammar Gadhaﬁ, after war broke out between Gadhaﬁ’s followers and citizens ﬁghting to make Libya a democracy.
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PRESIDENT Continued from page 1 be a good manager of money, someone who knows budgeting and can use creative ways to leverage,” he said. “This person cannot dig us into a deeper economic hole.” While Yanarella stressed fiscal responsibility, faculty representative for the Board of Trustees and finance professor Joe Peek said the new president must keep money in mind, but not run UK like a business. “We’re selling teaching, research and service, not something like telephones,” Peek said. “(UK) is trying to improve the standard of living in Kentucky by educating its citizens.” Like Yanarella, Peek said his ideal candidate would have an academic background. The next president must also possess business management skills, as he or she will have to make tough business decisions, Peek said. In addition to having an academic background and good management skills, Peek and Yanarella agree the next president should be ready to delve into the political realm. “They have to be politically astute,” Peek said. “Money does come from the state.” The next president should be prepared to lobby at the state assembly, Yanarella said. To function well within politics, the next president must recognize the pride Kentucky has in UK both as academic and athletic entities
SUMMER Continued from page 1 me to finish school earlier,” said Caitlin Sanner, a UK student. “I can fit in a few classes I need in a short amount of time and graduate at an earlier date.” There are many different types of classes offered in the summer, Bosch said. “You might choose to
and pursue change with patience, former Kentucky governor and current Pikeville College President Paul Patton said. Patton served as governor from 1995 to 2003. He was not considered in the UK presidential search. “It could be 20, 40, even 50 years before we see results,” he said, noting that his ideal candidate would also come from academia. “Changes will take time. It’s a very long turnaround.” In addition to political proficiency and patience, Patton said the next president must continue to enhance its athletics. “In a state that’s not No. 1 in a lot of things, UK athletics is something people look at with pride,” he said. While the athletic department functions has grown into a nationally recognizable brand, the next president must strike a balance between academics and sports, Yanarella said. “Sports is one of the few growth industries here at UK,” he said. “Athletics has to give back.” UK athletics had a budget of $13.8 million in 1987, when it began its annual donation of $1.25 million back to the university’s general fund, Yanarella said in an email. Although the next president will be faced with problems regarding UK’s diverse facets, Patton said he is pleased in its progress under Todd. “The fundamental direction Todd has us going in is good,” he said. “We just need some new inspiration.”
take a (University Studies Program/ General Education) course, or an elective that sounds interesting, or a course for your major,” Bosch said. The number of online classes and students enrolled in summer classes are expected to grow in this year’s summer sessions. “The online format allows them (students) to do their class work at their own pace, and at the time of day that best suits them,” Bosch said.
STORMS Continued from page 1 had to be late or miss that class.” It is not mandatory for students to take cover, “I was really surprised by the lack of people who went downstairs,” she said. Blanton said students are able to make their own decisions about what to do during serious weather. “Students are adults and they need to use some discretion about making choices about what they need to do as well,” Blanton said. Tyler Hudnall, a kinesiology sophomore, thought the university’s warning system is a good way to spread the word to students, staff and faculty efficiently. “I think (UK) does a fine job of warning us,” Hudnall said. “There are text messages, there’s emails sent out. Hall directors are made aware. I was texting friends— they were telling me that they were in class and got taken out to the basement.” Hudnall said he feels the lack of actual tornadoes, will cause students to stop taking cover when prompted to by the university. “It’s just annoying and tiring,” Hudnall said. “It’s like the boy cried wolf, the more and more we get called down to the basement and nothing happens, the more and more we don’t want to go.” UK Parking & Transportation Services is investigating the possibility of lightning striking the top of Parking Structure No. 7 during the storm. “It appears that there may have been (a lightning strike) … so we think possibly over night, but we aren’t sure,” Chrissie Tune, a UK marketing and promotion specialist, said. “We have some officers investigating that right now.” The lightning strike disabled the timer on the gates of the parking structure, which resulted in it opening late, Tune said.
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Softball sets its sights on postseason play Program achieves fourth consecutive 30-win season By David Schuh firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO BY KRISTEN HOLLIDAY | STAFF
Junior Brittany Cervantes awaits her turn to bat in UK softball’s matchup with Mississippi State on March 27th, 2011.
IRAQ Continued from page 1 · Khaeim: “The war has changed our life for the better because when Saddam Hussein was in Iraq we didn’t have life, freedom— we didn’t have anything … we would just hear about war and people getting killed. Before, we didn’t have the Internet, cell phones, satellites. When Saddam was in office, there were just two TV channels. Right now, everything (internet, cell phones, satellites) is available. Khaeim also spoke about the feeling he experienced around him when US forces captured Saddam. “Almost all people were happy when Saddam got taken down but they couldn’t say that they were (happy) because if word had gotten out [that people were happy] they would have been killed.” · Mahmood (Mike): he said in the beginning of the war, there was a general sense of ill feelings, but now he thinks everyone realizes progress has been made. “I think it’s really too soon to judge
With the Southeastern Conference Tournament just two weeks away, the UK softball team has its sights set on a trip to the NCAA Regionals. However, that largely hinges on how they finish their final six games. After a series victory over South Carolina this past weekend, the No. 16 Cats (35-10, 13-7 SEC) will play No. 3 Alabama in a weekend road series in Tuscaloosa, Ala. They will then return home to finish the season against No. 25 Auburn. And with the abundance of SEC games ahead, the team knows how important a high seed in the conference tournament could (or could not) be. “Any time you can get a higher seed it’s great,” UK head coach Rachel Lawson said. “But, I’ll be honest; the top seven teams in the SEC have pretty similar records.
the whole situation. We have a fresh government … you don’t have to worry about if someone is going to arrest you or kill you … now I’m free, I can do whatever I want.” · Alshroofy: “You used to not be able to travel; now you can travel. Before the war, I would not be able to come here and complete my education.” · Mahood: “For most Iraqis, it was helpful. The last president was one of the most famous tyrants in the world, removing him was good for all Iraqis. For some parts of Iraq, security now is worse, but for others, it’s better. The income of the Iraqi people is now much better than before. Many more opportunities are available for getting jobs, careers. Technology is now more prevalent— in the past Iraqi’s didn’t have cell phones (or) satellite dishes, but now all of the modern technologies and modern automobiles are in Iraq. People possess assets that they couldn’t possess before the war.” In five to 10 years from now, what is your vision of Iraq?
So, every matchup is going to be tough. I don’t think seeds will make a huge difference.” This season has been a historic one for UK. They have already secured their fourth consecutive 30-win season, the longest streak in the history of a program that started just 14 years ago. In Saturday’s win over South Carolina, three new school records were set. Samantha DeMartine’s two solo home runs gave the team a total of 58, a new single-season record. Ten RBI’s in the series gave the Cats the singleseason record in that category as well. And with the win, the team won their fifth SEC series, breaking the previous school mark. But regardless of the records, the Cats won’t be satisfied without a deep postseason run. With a roster topheavy with experienced upper-classmen, a birth in the NCAA Regionals has been
· Mahmood: “It’s all about hope, I hope,” Mahmood said laughing at his play on words. “I hope we’ll have a really good government that’s going to deal with the whole… this religious fighting between Sunnis and Shi’ite.” · Alshroofy: “Everything is changed. From 2003 to now, we have more development in education and everything in life. In 2010, about 500 students have come to the U.S. and the United Kingdom to complete their education. Iraq’s foreign relations have bettered and will continue to better. Also, the developments in building and technology in Internet, television and cell phones (are also progressing).” · Mahood: “I expect there will be reconciliation among different groups and people of different ethnicities ... I am optimistic about the future of Iraq especially when we go back to Iraq and make enormous changes, hopefully, if they let us.” Contributions by Audrey Smith, Brooke McCloud, Colin Walsh and Joy Priest.
the ultimate goal from the onset. That journey takes shape Friday against Alabama. And with seven SEC teams ranked in one or both national polls, it won’t be an easy task. “We want to win the SEC
tournament and realize that we have to go through some of the best teams in the country to do that,” Lawson said. “That has been the focus all along. We’re definitely not overlooking anybody.”
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Story by Martha Groppo
Peace Corps premiere: Two of first volunteers speak about experiences
n 1961, John F. Kennedy asked for a corps of American volunteers to go abroad, and the Peace Corps was born. Former UK professor Angene Wilson was one of the first to answer his call. She and her husband, Jack, were among the first Peace Corps volunteers in March 1961 as seniors in college. “Our understanding is that we were probably among the first 100 people to apply,” Angene Wilson said. “It was very exciting. You did feel a little bit like you were on the cutting edge of something. It was very stimulating.” The couple received notification of their acceptance only a week after their honeymoon via a cable that said, “Report next week to Puerto Rico for Peace Corps training.” They opted to postpone their service and were invited to serve in Liberia the next spring. Although Peace Corps training now occurs in-country, the early volunteers attended training in the U.S. Jack Wilson’s flight to Cleveland for training was his first. Angene Wilson described the training as being “dawn to dusk” and rather intensive. Looking back, elements of it were also humorous, she said. “They were showing us the new technology, which was overhead projectors,” Angene Wilson said. They were also trained in giving themselves anti-snake venom shots. They never had to use the shot they packed on themselves, but did give it to a
Liberian child at the school where they taught. “We did simulation activities about what to do if you meet a communist,” Jack Wilson said. “We were there during the Cuban Missile Crisis and could envision our entire families being destroyed by some missile being dropped.” Though some of the scare seems farfetched now, the Wilsons heard of at least one volunteer in Indonesia who had to be transferred when Cold War tensions became too great. A poignant event that occurred while the Wilsons were serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia was the assassination of the man who had created the volunteer force. “We were at a gas station, and the gas station attendant said, ‘Our president has been shot,’” Angene Wilson said. She said the Liberian people’s close association with the American president was related to the Peace Corps’ activities in the area. “We did make a difference,” Angene Wilson said. Jack Wilson coached the area’s first basketball team, and led it to win the National Championship. The couple taught English and helped the Liberians with seemingly simple daily tasks during their service. “I knew a whole bunch of things I didn’t know I knew,” Jack Wilson said, “Simple skills from growing up American.” He said small things like helping the community read directions for a new trac-
tor seem intuitive, but “they’re not intuitive to someone who has never seen them before.” The Wilsons did not leave the Peace Corps behind them when they left Liberia. They have kept in touch with many of the people they served abroad with and even “adopted” one young man whom they helped through a higher education. They have also networked with other returned Kentucky Peace Corps volunteers. The Wilsons worked with the UK Nunn Center for Oral History to collect 100 interviews with Peace Corps volunteers. Most of the interviews are available online. The Wilsons also took the task of preservation a step further by compiling the recently published book “Voices From the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers.” The book is organized by experience and retells different stories of volunteers being applying, being accepted, being trained, serving and returning home. The Wilsons’ advice to students considering the Peace Corps today, 50 years after the couple applied, was enthusiastic. “Do it,” Jack Wilson said. “Go some place. It’s an opportunity for you to test yourself.” “You should think about it,” Angene Wilson said. “Obviously one of the reasons you go is to serve. That’s part of what appealed to young people about Kennedy—he asked people to serve.”
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APO sponsers Fútbol for Fertiza By Lindsey Austin email@example.com
UK’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national coed service fraternity, is hosting the “Fútbol for Fertiza” Soccer Tournament on Saturday, April 30 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Johnson Center Fields. APO has hosted the fundraiser in the past and is resurrecting the tournament in the hopes of making it an annual project. The tournament
is open to all UK students, and players of all skill levels are welcome to register. The tournament will be divided into two brackets: “rookies” and “ballers.” Teams consist of five players and must contain either three males and two females, or vice versa. Each player on the winning team of each bracket will receive a $10 gift card to Raising Cane’s. Players who cannot find a team can register individually and will be
placed on a team. “Through a non profit organization called IdukayPeru, all of the proceeds will go towards educational, medical, nutritional and sanitation-related support of an impoverished settlement in Peru called Fertiza,” said Aaron Samide, sophomore biology major and Fertiza Project chair. The “Fútbol for Fertiza” fundraiser is just one of APO’s many philanthropic
projects throughout the year. Members have also volunteered at sites such as God’s Pantry, Mayfair Village and the Hope Center. “UK’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega performed more than 3,000 hours of service last semester alone, making us one of the most accomplished chapters in the nation,” Samide said. In preparation for the tournament, APO hosted fundraising events at local
restaurants like Naticakes and Mellow Mushroom. UK Student Government is also helping fund the tournament. Eli Edwards, sophomore secondary English education major and College of Education senator for SG, is sponsoring the tournament as his Senate Special Project. Edwards is also a member of APO. “I selected this project because it is a great cause that has the ability to impact an impoverished community in
Peru,” Edwards said. “It’s also a great way to relax before finals week, and at the same time do service by helping the less fortunate.” Teams and individual players must register online at https://sites.google.com/site/f utbolforfertiza/ if they want a spot in the tournament. The registration fee is $5 per person, paid on the day of the event. This fee includes a tshirt.
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Newly remodeled 2BR/1BA student condo’s. All appliances, W/D included. Please call 859-621-1339. 2BR Apartments. Close to campus. 233-1760 2BR/2.5BA on W. Maxwell St. $750/month. Call Jon @ 502-552-7216 2BR/1BA Available Now. Walk to campus or Central Baptist. $675/month. 576-5720 2BR/1.5BA, W/D Hookup, Clubhouse with pool. All new windows, Sutherland Drive, 2-story. $600/mo. 576-8844
4BR/2.5BA New construction Townhouse. 2-Car garage. All electric, large bedrooms, security system, W/D, Hardwood flooring. August lease, $1,400/month. www.mprentals.com or (859) 288-5601 New 4BR/2.5BA Townhouse with deck, parking, eatin kitchen. W/D included. Off Tates Creek Road. Clean, Painted, New Carpet. $1,000/month. 278-0970 4BR/2BA, 257 Lexington Avenue, W/D included. www.myuk4rent.com or call Kevin @ 859-619-3232 NEW and Nearly NEW 4BR HOMES – Current place not what you expected? Only a few left, very nice. Close to campus. View at lexingtonhomeconsultants.com. Showing daily. Call or text James McKee, Builder/Broker 859-221-7082 4BD/2BA Houses. Walk to campus. Several to choose from. State, Waller, University area. Lease begins 8/01/11. Very nice! 859-539-5502. 5 Bedroom
Georgetown, 3BR, Clean. $925/month. 502-863-4764
5BR/3BA NEW HOUSE! By Campus! Huge rooms. Awesome yards/decks. Parking. All Appliances. All electric. $350/mo. 859-333-1388
3BR Apartment, $960/month. All electric, W/D, D/W. Walk to UK. Renovated, very open. Pets allowed. 948-0205
5BR/2BA, 204 Westwood Court. Avail. August. $1500/mo. W/D Inc. 859-619-5454 or Clarence@cundiffrealestate.com
3BR/2BA, Campus Downs Condo, walk to campus, Refrigerator, D/W, W&D, Parking. $950/month. Available August 1st Call (859) 257-2356
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.
3BR Apartment with Central Air, W/D, off-street parking. Walking distance to UK. $945/month plus utilities. 502-558-9665
WALK TO CAMPUS. Campus Downs 3BR/2BA. All appliances, including W/D. 3rd floor, Cathedral ceilings. 859-433-5966
6BR/3BA NEW HOME! By Campus! Huge rooms. Awesome yards/decks. Parking. All Appliances. All electric. $350/mo. 859-333-1388
3BR/3BA, UK/Woodland Park. Liv-Rm, W/D, A/C. $1,155/month. Classic Real
6 Bedroom house near campus. Available May or August. 859-983-0726 www.sillbrothers.com.
6BR/ 2 & 3 BA Houses. Walk to campus. Yards. W/D. Porches. Parking. Great Selection! Nice! Waller, State, Univ. area. 859-539-5502
3BR/2.5BA luxury townnhome/private development close to campus. Richmond Road. all electric, 2-car garage, Hardwood, large bedrooms, security systems, custom kitchen, dish, W/D, August lease
1–6BR Houses/ Apartments available in August (some in May). Very nice. W/D. Dennis 859-983-0726. www.sillsbrothers.com
1-9 Bedroom Listings
Kennel Help Needed. Must be available on weekends and holidays. Apply in person at Uptown Hounds, 12-4 M-F, 466 Angliana Avenue. Do you want to have a summer to remember? Do you want to touch lives and leave a lasting impression on the future generations? Are you willing to be crazy and show your fun side? If so, come be a group leader at the YMCA Summer Camps. Hiring now for group leaders, to finish out the school year, and summer camp counselors. If interested, contact Jamie Massie, 859.226.0393 or email: email@example.com Part-Time Office Work in Doctor’s Office. Flexible hours. Medical background preferred. Email resume’ to firstname.lastname@example.org Wanted: Live-In Nanny for summer months. UK Professer with 2 children, ages 9 & 10. 257-7779 or 361-9622. Psychological Associate Needed Clinical Evaluations in Central Kentucky. Flexible schedule, split-fee, supervision. Call Sherry (859) 373-0133 Cariino’s Italian Restaurant is now hiring servers. Apply in person. 135 Rojay Drive. Need Part-Time Web Designer/Website Maintenance. Send resume’ to email@example.com Childcare/Nanny: Summer Help needed for 3 kids in our home. $9.00/hour. Good driving record and references required. 859-232-7944 LEE WEBER GROUP, INC. Executive Healthcare Recruiting Firm. www.leewebergroup.com. Now hiring Part-time position: Internet Data Entry. Preferred Master’s Prepared, must be proficient on MS OFFICE (Do not apply if not proficient with MS Office), 15-20 hrs/wk. If interested please contact Lee Weber at: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 859-296-1112
4BR/2.5BA Townhome in historic South Hill neighborhood; close to UK; $1400 +utilities; (859) 338-6778 or email@example.com
$534 Room for Rent in 3 bedroom apt. Near Campus, Private Living. Call 859-226-5600
2BR/2BA Duplex on Fontaine @ E. High Street. $730/month. Loaded. Must see. Call Ike @ 351-2142.
4-6BR Rentals Near Campus, W/D included, www.myuk4rent.com. Call Kevin @ 859-619-3232
4BR/2BA House, Walk to UK, Virginia Ave, X-Large rooms, off-street parking, W/D included. Very nice updates! Call Jenny 859-494-5624
1BR Studio Condos on Woodland Ave. $500/month, includes water. Call Jon @ 502-552-7216
2-Master BR/2.5BA, 246 Simba Way, Near New Circle and Richmond Road. New Paint. $690/month, available May. 859-230-8899
4-5 Bedroom Homes. Very nice. Off Red Mile. Decks overlooking Picadome Golf Course. Fantastic park. $300-$350/person. 859-333-1388
4BR/2.5BA on Waller. All electric. New! Parking. All appliances, including W/D. Available May/August. 859-333-1388.
4BR/2BA HOUSES! By Campus! Huge rooms. Awesome yards/decks. Parking. All Appliances. All electric. $300/mo. 859-333-1388
2BR Apartment with Central Air, W/D, off-street parking. Walking distance to UK. $750/month plus utilities. 502-558-9665
Now Pre-Leasing for Fall Semester, 2, 3 and 5 BedRoom Houses, www.waynemichaelproperties.com or 859-513-1206
Specialists/The Mouse Trapp, Lansdowne Shoppes, 3323 Tates Creek Road
Club Scientific Bluegrass is looking for Camp Counselors to work this summer. More info and applications on-line at www.clubscientificbluegrass.com. Child Care Center is in need of Teaching Assistants to work afternoons this summer, 15-20 hours per week. Call 859-253-2273 for more information. 1 BLOCK FROM CAMPUS: 1 & 2BR, AC, parking. $395-up. 269-4129, 576-2761 Houses for rent. All sizes. Walk to campus. Porches, parking, W/D, D/W. Very nice! Waller, State, University area. Choose early for best selection. Lease begins 8/01/11. 859-539-5502
Help Wanted Gainesway Small Animal Clinic needs 2 employees on a part-time permanent basis: A Receptionist to work at 4:30-6:30 every other evening M-F & some Sat. 8-4:30p.m. with other part-time hours to be scheduled. Also a Live in position to share a 2 bedroom house behind the Clinic with a male Pre-Vet student. All utilities are paid in exchange for cleaning the Clinic after hours & monitoring hospitalized pets. Part-time work available as a Vet. Asst. staying in Lexington year round. Apply in person @ 1230 Armstrong Mill Road or call (859) 272-9625. Private Practice Speech-Language Pathologist Part-Time or Full-Time. CCC and CFY welcome. Flexible schedule. Position begins early June! Contact Amanda @ 859-402-1553, Amanda@thespeechnetwork.org or view www.thespeechnetwork.org Part-Time Operator Needed Immediately for Glenn Auto Mall. Computer experience needed (Word, Excel). Hours are Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:30, Saturday, 1:30-7:00 (summer hours may be extended). Please apply in person Monday - Friday at Glenn Nissan, 3360 Richmond Rd., Lexington, ask for Mischelle or send resume’ to firstname.lastname@example.org Lexington family seeks energetic female babysitter for 3 girls (ages 4, 7 and 9). Mostly weekend & weekday evenings & some weekday hours. Pay is $12 per hour. Resume & references required. Send information to email@example.com. Specialty Food/Deli/Kitchenware Shop looking to fill morning and afternoon shifts. Apply within. Gourmet
Research Opportunities for Occasional (less than 4 to 5 times per month) Recreational 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 recreationally used opioids for non-medical reasons occasionally (less than 4 to 5 times per month) 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. 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. Part-Time Cashier Needed. Flexible hours. Chevy Chase Hardware. Call 269-9611. Seeking: Female Student to care for two children over the summer. 5 days/week needed. Must have own transportation/clean driving record. Candidate must truly enjoy children and have the energy level to work with children! Previous experience a plus. I am willing to work around planned vacations/needed days off. Candidate will be asked to provide ref-
erences and copy of transcript. If interested please call 232-2703 or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lord’s Legacy Ministries, a nonprofit that supports adults/children with disabilities, is hiring staff to work with our clients as mentors, $10/hour pay rate. Email resume to email@example.com. NOW HIRING Greenbrier Country Club: Servers, Snack Bar, Bartenders & Cooks, call 293-6058 for info. P/T Tutors and Instructors who can teach English language and school homework (math, science, history, etc.) to Japanese people whose ages range from pre-school to adults. Degrees required. Send resume to: Obunsha Bluegrass Academy, 2417 Regency Rd., Suite F, Lexington, KY 40503 or E-mail: KKuroki@aol.com
BARTENDING! UP TO $250 a day. No exp. Necessary. Training provided. 800-965-6520 x-132
Professional Services Clean-Cut Movers! $25/HOUR! We make it EASY! www.WILDCATMOVING.com 859-948-3553 HONDA SERVICE AND REPAIR, ALPINE IMPORTS, SINCE 1980, NEXT TO WOODHILL MOVIES 10, CHECK US OUT AT CARTALK.COM UNDER FIND A GREAT MECHANIC 269-4411
Receptionist Needed, Part-Time. Flexible Hours. Apply at 860 S. Broadway. Wayne Michael Salon. Part-Time Sales Clerk Needed. Chevy Chase Hardware. 269-9611 SUMMER INTERSHIPS available at the University Health Service in the health education department. For more information email Fadyia.Lowe@uky.edu or follow us on Twitter@UHSPAWS and Facebook! "Monkey Joe's”, Lexington's premier children's indoor entertainment center, is seeking FUN HIGHENERGY employees. Apply in person at 1850 Bryant Rd. Suite 120. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 264-0405 for more info. Electrical/Software Engineers needed! BS needed, but open to upcoming graduates. C/C++ & P.L.C. a must. Prefer industrial programming and microcontroller experience. Position requires occasional travel. Submit resumes to email@example.com. Still looking for summer work? Make over $2,600/month with FasTrac Training. Locations available in Nashville, Atlanta and Knoxville. For more information call Jeff @ 615-579-4513.
WANTED: Responsible college student to adopt energetic black lab mix. Loves people/great companion. Call 229-1483 for info. 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.
Roommates Wanted Male Roommate Needed to share 3BR/2.5BA furnished townhome. 4 miles to campus. Water and Electric included. $450/month. $250 deposit. 859-4941099 Female Roommate needed! The Lex Apts for summer. Pool, workout room, media center, walk to UK. Rent Negotiable. Call 859-717-8231
Office/personal assistant for small company. Work 9-5 @ $9/hour. Occasional house sitting/animals. Send resume to 1707 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, 40503
$520/4BR. Need Roommate. All inclusive. 859-4558208
Columbia Steakhouse, 201 N. Limestone, now hiring servers for summer. Call 859-253-3135
Roommates wanted. Brand new. Student housing complex. 859-455-8208
Camp Counselors, male/female, needed for great overnight camps in the mountains of PA. Have fun while working with children outdoors. Positions still available – Unit Leaders, Director of Arts & Crafts, Tennis Instructor, Waterski Instructor, Office Asst. Apply on-line at www.pineforestcamp.com.
1-2 Roommates Wanted for House in center of campus. firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-433-2692
Earn Cash Today! Donate Plasma and earn up to $50 today and $300 in a month! www.cslplasma.com 1840 Oxford Circle, 859-2548047 or 817 Winchester Road, 859-233-9296. New or 6 month Inactive Donors bring this ad for $5 Extra!
Female Roommate Wanted: Female Student a Must. 1BR for sub-lease, near UK. $375/month + utilities. Available immediately. 859-588-5757
$619/2BR. Need Roommate. All inclusive. 859-4558208
Roommate Needed. Extremely nice. All utilities, Cable TV & Highspeed Internet included. Dennis @ 859-983-0726. www.sillsbrothers.com
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Part-time warehouse help close to campus. Great job for reliable college student with flexible schedule. Apply in person at 573 Angliana Ave. M-F 9-5. Healthy Marijuana Users Needed for Behavioral Study. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are recruiting healthy volunteers ages 1840 to participate in a research study to evaluate the behavioral effects of marijuana. Qualified volunteers will be paid for their participation. The study involves completion of 8 to 16 testing sessions and are run in a pleasant setting during daytime hours. Snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. Please call (859) 277-3799. Investigators will return your call to discuss eligibility. Or visit our website at http://rrf.research.uky.edu Lifeguards and Pool managers needed. PPM is hiring for clubs and waterparks in Lex, Lou and Richmond. $7.50 – $13.00/hour. Email email@example.com for application. PartTime-Front Office-Plastic Surgery, Tues-Thurs Only 8am-5pm, Mon-Weds-Fri Only 8am-5pm, Marketing or Communications majors preferred. Email résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM. Paid survey takers needed in Lexington. 100% FREE to join. Click on surveys. Work/Study & Earn at the same time. If you have a class schedule that permits & reliable transportation, you could work for Lifeline escorting our elderly clients to dr. visits, shopping, etc. CALL: Lifeline Homecare, Inc. 859-273-2708 or email: email@example.com.
White Iphone 3 lost on campus. Reward if found. Contact Brad O'Neal at 636-399-2958 if found please. KEY LOST, March 26-27. Key is on a blue lanyard. Please call 502-876-4780. FOUND! Apartment Key on a lanyard, on campus. Please call 257-2871. Lost: Black & Green Flip Phone, Sony Ericsson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Found: Beautiful silver and pearl earring on the sidewalk between Mines & Minerals and Hilary J. Boone Center. Call 859 229 7256 to describe and claim. FOUND- TI-84 plus calculator in room CB 207. Contact the Math department, 257-6802, to claim.
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UK basketball fans: don’t forget professional sports For most of the sports fans on this campus, UK’s loss in the Final Four to eventual national champion Connecticut was the end of their sports year until the football team starts again this September. But for a big-city boy like me, spring is just the beginning of an exciting time in professional sports. Major League Baseball is now in full swing, and even better the NBA and NHL are in the midst of their playoff seasons. Hailing from Washington D.C., professional sports were all I knew growing up. I became attached to my Washington sports ETHAN teams (the Nationals, the Wizards, the CapiLEVINE tals and most of all my beloved Washington Kernel Redskins) like they were a part of my famicolumnist ly. And when it was playoff time, it felt like the Christmas I never had (I’m Jewish). Even though Washington sports are as disappointing as the recent rain in Lexington, I watched every game no matter who was playing. The playoffs are a display of the greatest talents in the world facing off against one another with national bragging
rights on the line. Upon moving to Lexington last year to begin my college career at UK, I was shocked and saddened to see the lack of enthusiasm over professional sports, especially the playoffs. What’s not to love? It’s the highest quality competition that sports in America can offer, and you choose to scoff and ignore them? I just don’t understand. The NBA playoffs have now been going on for two and a half weeks, and I bet most of you couldn’t care less. This disappoints me tremendously, if you couldn’t already tell because you are missing out on world-class athletes making jaw-dropping plays night after night. Have you ever heard of a young kid named Derrick Rose? Once upon a time he played ball at the University of Memphis for John Calipari, the same coach that is now beloved by the entire state of Kentucky. But as soon as Rose entered his name in the 2008 NBA Draft and was selected first overall by the Chicago Bulls, he was forgotten about just as quickly as last semester’s class material. Little would any of you know that at the ripe old age of 22, Rose is likely to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, and has already advanced his Bulls to the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs. All you’d have to do is
tune into one of their nationally televised games to see this excitement before your very eyes. Likewise, have you ever heard of an old veteran named Kobe Bryant? He too has put his game on display for America to witness in this year’s playoffs. In fact, Tuesday night Bryant dunked so hard in the Lakers’ playoff game against the New Orleans Hornets, that I think I felt the ground here in Lexington shake a bit. But I’m sure you all missed that too. It’s just too bad … And then there are the NHL playoffs, which are easily the most underappreciated sporting event of the calendar year. What other sport offers you action in which any play could result in the goal that decides a game, or even ends someone’s season? It’s 60 minutes of unpredictable, high-octane, gut-wrenching excitement, and there are two or three games on every night. What else do you want? So to the sports fan who complains that there’s nothing to watch until the fall, here is your open invitation to enjoy some of the most exciting sports of the year. I beg for you to pull your head out of your (expletive) and turn on the playoffs. Please and thank you. Ethan Levine is a journalism sophomore. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measuring potential, Opportunities to expand horizons emotions required are just an elevator away Potential counts for a lot these days. Right now, the UK Board of Trustees is narrowing down the field of potential candidates for president No. 12. Thanks to the crazy spring weather conditions in Lexington, the past couple of weeks have been fraught with potential thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash floods. And SHANNON soon-to-be FRAZER college graduates Kernel are learning columnist their potential for job placement as the semester winds down. But don’t misconstrue potential for something else. It is not aptitude, which can be measured by examination, nor is it a solid prediction of the likelihood of an event to occur. Potential only tells you what is possible, as opposed to what is actual and fact based. That distinction makes me wonder: How and why do we as a society value potential so highly? We put our faith in the potential of things working out as they should. We prepare for the potential side effects of a course of action. We do this, and yet we don’t seem to give it a second thought. How potential is your potential? Can you quantify it? Can you measure whether a person or event has the type of potential you desire? Talk to any physics student, and he or she will most likely tell you the definition of potential is the measure of energy stored in a body or system due to its position or
configuration. So, in the physics student’s terms, potential is stored energy. Tell me why, then, do employers reward it? Why do job recruiters look for what applicants have balled up inside of them, rather than what they have accomplished already? It might have something to do with the emotions attached to potential. These emotions prompt us to act, with the hope that our decisions yield desired results. We care about the future of our university, so the trustees take great care in determining the presidential successor. We fear for the worst when we hear about storm predictions, so we take precautions. And employers gauge how a company can improve and expand not only by what its new hirees have already done, but by what the employers believe the applicants can do in the future. This may seem backward initially, but it’s only natural. And because potential is not definite, we don’t feel cheated in cases when acting upon these emotions did not result in an anticipated, often advantageous, consequence. “It was a shame that he was fired because he has so much potential.” “No tornado formed from the sighted funnel cloud, but we were prepared in case.” See, we justify potential, even in spite of results. Potential may have a hand in circumstances, or it may not exist at all. But the hope of potential makes it very real, which prompts society to praise it. All we can do is hope for the best, and see what potential has in store. Shannon Frazer is a journalism senior. Email email@example.com.
On a relatively normal Tuesday, with rain suggesting a precursor to the Second Great Flood, I found myself at work delivering flyers to the Student Center. Particularly disgruntled, due mostly to the fact that I still have not had the intelligence to purchase an umbrella, I LUKE pressed the down GLASER button for an elevator in Patterson OfKernel fice Tower and abcolumnist sorbed in ideas as to how to keep these flyers dry. I was not at all looking forward to a day absorbed in work, meetings, preparing for finals and most likely failing to stay dry throughout.
As I waited for the elevator, absorbed in thought, a middle-aged man walked up and stood next to me. It was one of those situations where two people are waiting for an elevator, and neither one is sure whether or not to strike up a conversation. I, for one, was not in any sort of mood to engage in small talk. When we did that split-second, caught-your eye-thing, he said, “Good afternoon!” Internally groaning, I replied in a more-than-chipper manner, “How are you?” The professor, whose name I never learned, turned out to be a visiting teacher from South Africa. We talked about tornadoes, a meteorological phenomenon he had never seen in his country. Getting onto the elevator, stepping out into the pouring rain, it struck me how very unique an opportunity that was.
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I have four years of my life to engage in the academic world, and I am only wasting it by worrying about staying dry and being tired rather than trying to talk to and learn from as many people as possible. Here was a man with an entire lifetime of experiences accumulated half way across the world, a man who had most likely seen the end of apartheid and the rise of Nelson Mandela. A man fascinated by what I see as a nuisance that only means a slew of texts from UK Alert. This entire catharsis was brought about by a “good afternoon.” There’s a big world out there, and college is the best location to get to know as much of it as possible. Don’t be afraid to get your feet (or, in a Lexington spring, your entire body) wet. Luke Glaser is an English and Spanish sophomore. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volleyball reloads in spring By Betsey Smith email@example.com
The UK volleyball team concluded its 2011 spring season with an impressive 4-2 win-loss record as it focuses on continuing the program’s success, trying new strategies and filling the holes of its departed seniors. “Spring has really been about getting our systems foundation in place for the fall and working on some new things,” UK head coach Craig Skinner said. “We want to be successful, but winning and losing isn’t the most important part. It’s how well we develop and how we integrate some of those news things into what we want to do.” UK kicked off its spring schedule in late March when they hosted the Dayton Flyers at home to compete in a live interactive offensive and defensive coaching situation session at the 2011 Kentucky Coaches Volleyball Clinic. The spring schedule continued, taking the Cats to Louisville, where they swept Notre Dame and Morehead State in straight sets, 2-0. The Cats put up a good fight against Purdue, an NCAA Elite Eight member from last season. However UK fell to Purdue in a 2-1 battle. UK traveled north to Columbus, Oh. to face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Cats posted wins in the first, second and third sets to win the match. The Cats then posted another win as they competed in an additional “friendly” set. The team concluded their schedule at a three-team tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. where the Cats took another win from the Ball State Cardinals before falling once again to the host Purdue. Seniors Gretchen Giesler and Becky Pavan said the major focus of the spring season
was improving individually and condition training more so than the matches they competed in. “We went down to the basics,” Giesler said. “Every position tried to get better control of the ball. Also, we worked on swing blocking and getting stronger physically. Those were our three main goals.” UK is also trying out a new defensive scheme within their practices. “All of us have been trying to improve on our passing and defense,” Pavan said. “We are such a big team that when we play against those little teams, they are so scrappy and great in the back row that we need to work extra hard to keep up with them. So that’s something else we have been focusing on.” With 11 of its expected 13 roster members for the 2011 fall season competing and training this spring, the expectations for the upcoming season are high. Last season, the Cats added to the program’s success by marking its sixth consecutive season with 17 wins, and the Cats hope to continue the success next season. UK welcomed two new offensive threats this season: junior transfer Ashley Frazier, who sat out last season because of NCAA rules, and freshman Lauren O’Conner, who enrolled in January after graduating high school in December. The Cats will add two more freshmen to their fall roster. Jackie Napper is a defensive specialist from Louisville, Ky., and Kayla Tronick is a middle hitter from Hutchinson, Minn. “What we did last year is good,” Skinner said. “But it’s not where we want to be and our players know that. I just want to make sure that our program and individuals within the program are improving all the time. And I definitely think we got that accomplished this spring.”
Women’s golf selected for NCAA tournament The UK women’s golf team was selected to the 2011 NCAA Golf Championships this week, according to a UK Athletics release. The Cats were placed in the East region of the tournament, which will be held in Daytona Beach, Fla. UK is one of 72 schools selected for the tournament with 24 schools seeded into one of the three regions, including the East region, the Central region
and the West region. The selection clinches UK’s 16th postseason appearance in the program’s history, and the second postseason appearance by the Cats since 2000. “I’m really excited about making the field,” UK firstyear head coach Golda Johansson Borst said in the release. “This really shows that the hard work we’ve put in all season long is paying off.
I’ve said it before, I really pushed them this year and expected a lot out of them and they responded. I couldn’t be prouder.” The East region tournament will be held from May 5-7. If UK places in the top eight in the region, they will advance to the national championships from May 1821. — SPORTS STAFF REPORT