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Club helps build homes with jeans Denim drive recycles fabric into insulation By Jen Taylor

One UK club will help insulate homes by recycling denim. The Merchandising Apparel and Textiles club is participating in the Cotton Incorporated Denim Drive, in which participating colleges around the country collect jeans and denim that are then recycled into insulation for Habitat for Humanity homes. This is the third year the UK MAT club will be making this effort, said Meredith Cinnamon, MAT club organizer. “Last year we collected approximately 12,000 pairs of jeans — enough to insulate 24 homes and divert 8.5 tons of waste from the landfill,” Cinnamon said. “We are continuing the drive this year in hopes to collect even more for this great cause.” The Denim Drive started unofficially three years ago but was so successful, having donated just as much denim as many official drives, that it has become an annual project. The goal of the nationwide drive is to collect 500 articles of denim per school, said Paige Patterson, the MAT president. The UK MAT club has exceeded this goal each year it has participated, Cinnamon said. Patterson and Cinnamon both mentioned their gratitude for Carhartt, a company that has been a supporter for this event in the past year, donating returned denim and contributing rolls of denim fabric in bulk. The Big Blue Goes Green event will kick-off this year’s drive and the first collection bin will stand alongside of MAT’s display. The event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Frank Harris Grand Ballroom in the Student Center. This week you can check out the Denim Drive booth displayed inside Good Barn during Ag Roundup.

for more information Want to help? You can find collection bins on campus at: Erikson Hall, The Student Center, Ag North, Residence Halls and select Sorority houses. Collection will run from: Sept. 14 to Oct. 31

Rupp Arena options are ‘on the table’ Lexington task force selects firm to plan downtown By Rachel Aretakis

The task force commissioned to plan a downtown entertainment district, which will affect Rupp, met Wednesday to discuss the project’s progress. SPACE GROUP, an architectural firm, was selected Aug. 28 as the master planner for the Arena, Arts and Entertainment District Task Force. Gary Bates, the group’s co-founder, will lead the project, according to the press release from the city. The task force is still in the early stages of planning the district. A final decision on how Rupp will be effected has not been made. The task force is still discussing all options as possibilities; whether Rupp will be renovated or a new arena will be built. “All the options are on the table,” Jay Blanton, UK spokesman, said. UK wants to keep options open and plans to continue “working with everyone to come out with a win-win for everyone,” Blanton said.


John Reed, a UK parking control officer, writes a ticket for an illegally parked car on Wednesday.

Parking announces new policy Wants to lower tow and boot numbers, give ‘courtesy warning’ for citations By Chase Sanders

A long struggle has existed between students and UK Parking and Transportation Services when it comes to tickets, boots and towing. Last school year there were 52,154 citations, 209 boots and 1,740 impoundments on UK’s campus. Since August, there have been 101 tows, 14 boots and 400 citations written, according to Lance Broeking, UK’s new director of Parking and Transportation Services. Nobody likes those numbers, especially Broeking. He said he is eager to take on the challenge of strengthening the bond between UK Parking and students. One challenge he is taking on is making changes to UK Parking’s enforcement methods. “Our desire is to reduce the

number of tows and get people to pay their citations on time,” Broeking said. Before, a vehicle was subject to being towed after three parking violations. Now, when a violator has three unpaid citations they will be issued a “courtesy warning.” Under new Parking policy, an automobile is subject to impoundment after four citations instead of three. “The changes that we’re talking about are specifically for unpaid violations, so they do not concern other flagrant violations,” Chrissie Tune, the senior marketing specialist for UK Parking, said. UK students are glad to hear about the changes in enforcement. “I’ve been ticketed at least 10 times, booted twice and towed once,” Casey Peak, a political sci-

ence senior, said. “Freshman year I was parked in K-lot with my pass. Even though I had a parking pass and I parked legally, they still towed me for having three unpaid tickets.” Peak would not have been towed in the same instance under the current parking policy. “I understand the law is the law, but I hope they can also cut back on ticketing for minor things,” Peak said. “I’ve gotten at least two tickets for being parked less than six inches over a yellow line.” UK Parking is also making efforts to upgrade communication between the department and parking violators. In April, UK Parking implemented a policy to send an email to vehicle owners four days after receiving a violation and another email two weeks after the violation, according to a press release. Ryan Saunders, an accounting and finance sophomore, has pulled a slip from his windshield like many drivers on campus. “I try to follow the rules, but

I’ve been ticketed,” Saunders said. “Sometimes the signs are not always clear, so my friends have been towed and ticketed for that.” Some students say they hope Broeking can understand students and work to help resolve some of the problems UK students have with parking. “They need to add parking structures on campus where the lots already exist, and hopefully make prices reasonable for students who utilize the Johnson Center to workout,” Allie Kleinhenz, a nursing senior, said. Broeking said he understands students’ perspectives when it comes to resentment toward parking enforcement. “I think we have kind of a negative stereotype of being harsh and heavy-handed,” Broeking said. “Part of that is the nature of the job. I’ve been tasked with trying to figure out how to make our business be the most customer and user-friendly as See PARKING on page 2

Prof named one of South’s ‘most creative’ By Kellie Oates

Frank X. Walker has many titles — renowned Kentucky writer, an associate professor in the department of English, the new director of the African American & Africana Studies Program, a comic book aficionado, and as of late, one of the most creative teachers in the South. The Oxford American: “The Southern magazine of good writing,” chose Walker to be on the list of “The most creative teachers in the South” for the fall issue. Walker, a UK graduate and co-founder of

the Affrilachian Poets, said he incorporates unique teaching tools in the classroom. “I believe I was selected because all the really creative teachers were busy enjoying their summer breaks and I was the one who answered the phone,” Walker said in an email to the Kernel. “Then again it could have been some of the quirky things that are integrated into my classrooms, like putt-putt golf on the first day while we’re all getting to know each other. I also allow my students to interview me for the job as their teacher on the first day. After they ‘hire’ me, I talk about the syllabus as a ‘contract’ between us, then I give them the keys to the Prius and let them drive all the way to finals week with me as their GPS, so to speak.” Walker said he has made a commitment to

the identification and development of the next generation of young writers and artists. “I don’t place any restrictions on what (my students) walk out of the classroom thinking, as long as they walk out of the classroom thinking,” he said. Walker said he is driven by those around him. “The most influential and respected people in my life, even if I didn’t like them, have almost always been at the front of a classroom,” Walker said. “I eventually accepted the fact that I am uniquely wired to be a teacher. And now I love teaching and think of myself as a teaching artist, not just an artist/writer who teaches.” Walker said one of his biggest influences See WALKER on page 2

Alpha Phi hopes to get house on campus By Anne Marie Sanderson

Alpha Phi is pursuing its first house on UK’s campus. The sorority hopes to lease the property of the Math House at 417 Columbia Drive. The sorority will have a ground lease on the property,

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meaning the university will still own it, said Lance Broeking, previous facilities management facilitator for the real estate at UK. “This location ideally fits Greek life and is known as ‘Greek Park,’” Broeking said. Susan West, assistant dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority affairs, said it is a desired spot for Greek


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life. “There is a great benefit to the students, sororities and Greek community to have houses grouped in a geographical location,” West said. “The sense of community is enhanced when housing is available to members of a group and then that housing is located close to other similar facilities.”

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If the property is leased, the Math Excel program will be moving to 654 Maxwelton Ct., across from the College of Law. The proposal will go before the Board of Trustees Tuesday. The move would likely take place in the fall of 2012. Alpha Phi’s president and adviser declined comment.


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WALKER Continued from page 1 is fiction writer and UK professor, Gurney Norman. “(Norman’s) mentorship has always extended beyond the classroom,” Walker said. “He did more than anybody

PARKING Continued from page 1 possible.” Though Broeking is the new director, he is no stranger to UK. Broeking has been with UK since 1996 when he was an associate director for Parking and Transportation Services. “I love the job,” Broeking said. “I wouldn’t have asked for the challenge if it wasn’t something I enjoyed.” He has hit the ground running and has short and long-term plans for UK Parking and its policies. One aspect of the violations that immediately caught Broeking’s attention was that the number of tows outnumbered the number of boots over the course of the past nine

to expand my world view and teach me how to see the world in a way that complimented everything my mother tried to teach me.” Walker’s colleagues had positive things to say about him in return. Marion Rust, interim chair of the UK English de-

years. He said that in the past, UK had a higher rate of towing than its peer institutions, but he wants to fix that problem. “Our desire is that we could eliminate the need to boot or tow, but practically speaking, my hope is to utilize booting as sparingly as possible and reduce towing to a minimal amount,” Broeking said. It costs a violator $87 to be towed and $60 to be booted, he said. Broeking said he wants to do as much as he can to improve the relationship between UK Parking and students. “There are a number of things that are on my agenda, but I’m also trying to be realistic about what I can accomplish during a period of time,” he said.

partment, expressed why she believed Walker deserved this honor. “Frank amazes me continuously, from his prize-winning poetry to his innovative teaching, to his advocacy on behalf of people all over Kentucky,” Rust said. “This summer, he even started a pro-

By Raja Abdulrahim & Mitchell Landsberg MCT

LOS ANGELES —Maria Khani was at her computer that September morning, working on an Arabic textbook. The small TV on the desk was turned to Al-Jazeera. Suddenly, news came: A plane had struck the World Trade Center. Minutes later, she watched the screen as the second plane hit. Khani sat frozen, questions racing through her mind: “Oh, my God, what do I do right now? Is everything that I built ... gone?” For five years, she had been planting the seeds of goodwill with Americans of other faiths. What if it was all for naught? Unlike many Muslims who hunkered down after Sept. 11 and let national religious or-

ganizations defend their rights and make their case in the public square, Khani resolved not to retreat into the safety of silence, but to press on with her efforts over the years to become a part of her community, one neighbor at a time. When Khani walked out of her house that day in a well-todo Huntington Beach, Calif., neighborhood, on a block of large houses and palm-shaded driveways, neighbors approached with no hint of rancor or suspicion. Their message: “We know who you are, we know about your faith, and we support you and we will take care of your kids.” This was not the experience of every Muslim American. Many recall the first months and years after Sept. 11 with dread: the detentions, the airport searches, the suspicious stares, racist epithets and

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one single message that I try to communicate when teaching or writing or speaking,” he said. “But there are things that are important to me that continue to resurface in my work and that are extensions of my life: family, history, identity, place and social justice.”

Walker has had many postitive contributions to the university, Norman said. “He brings a wealth of life experience and teaching experience to his work at UK,” he said. “So it is no surprise to me that Oxford American has noticed him and granted him this honor.”

Thinking outside the ‘Muslim bubble’

LOS ANGELES — Regis Philbin on Tuesday announced his final date with “Live! With Regis and Kelly”: It’ll be Nov. 18, the Friday before Thanksgiving. The detail came after Monday’s kickoff of the show’s new season, which has been dubbed Philbin’s “Celebration Farewell Season” and includes plans for months of trivia contests and flashback clips from the last 28 years. In January, Philbin announced he’d be stepping away from his 28-year morning gig, joking that, “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.” Sources told TMZ at the time that the decision came after ABC execs told his agent the

gram to provide bikes to kids in Lexington so that our new Legacy Trail could become available to all. Where does he find the time?” Walker expressed that he is confident in his subject areas and passionate about teaching. “I don’t know if there is

host’s next contract would include a pay cut. Philbin, who'd dumped his longtime agency a day after announcing his plans to leave “Live!” denied that assertion, saying he'd actually made up his mind to leave “a long time ago.” On Monday, Kelly Ripa took offense to the 80-year-old host referring to the eventuality of “our final show,” pointing out that the morning talker would go on after his departure. Ripa pulled up a seat next to Reege in 2001, permanently filling a spot left vacant by Kathie Lee Gifford in 2000. “You mean the show isn't wrapping up?” joked a faux-flummoxed Philbin. And so — let the flashbacks begin.

sary expense that can be cut, or a resource that you didn't know you had. Seek and find. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 9 — Delegate to increase your effectiveness. Let a partner drive, so you can sit back and relax with friends. Working with a great team shares the load. Listen to suggestions, and foster innovation. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — This train is about to take off, so hold on tightly. Work increases. Sudden stops could happen, so brace yourself and hold on for the ride. It could be fun. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Abrupt changes occur at work, and you may have to call for reinforcements. Schedule time for romance. In the end, love prevails. A quiet night at home is a treat. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — It's time to clean up house and pass on those items you don't really need. Your trash is someone else's treasure. Give something


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worse. In response, some sought safety in a low profile. The decade since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon has seen a shift in the way many American Muslims negotiate their delicate position as a minority group associated, fairly or unfairly, with the perpetrators of the deadliest acts of terrorism in the nation’s history. As the years wore on and the hostility continued, even intensified, a number of American Muslims became disenchanted with the official campaigns for acceptance. They began to see that a voice — their voice — was missing from the conversation about Muslims’ place in America. They took matters into their own hands. Their efforts have been as idiosyncratic as the individuals involved. They have been as simple as inviting

a non-Muslim neighbor to an iftar, the sunset meal that breaks the fast during the monthlong observance of Ramadan. They have been as lifechanging as making a commitment to educate one’s children in a religiously diverse public school instead of a Muslim private school. Khani and others involved in such outreach attempts believe — and this is supported by opinion surveys — that Americans are less likely to harbor anti-Muslim feelings if they get to know even one Muslim. When they do, they find that American Muslims share with them many of the same values, including a rejection of extremist violence, appreciation of hard work and support for women taking an active role in society, according to polls.

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Delta Room


Story By Taylor Moak Photo By Brandon Goodwin

The urinals at Commonwealth Stadium and the bells at Barker Hall are controlled from the same room at UK. These campus functions and more — many more — are controlled in the Delta Room, UK’s central command for energy management. The Delta Room got its name from its original energy management system, the Delta System, said Galen Tolliver, the room’s supervisor. When someone would call, the room’s workers would respond with, “Delta Room,”

Tolliver said. One of the ways the Delta Room managed energy is handling the many schedules of buildings on campus, he said. The Delta Room controls everything from animal laboratories in Kastle Hall, which have narrow temperature limits, to flushing the toilets at Commonwealth Stadium — they’re flushed every two minutes during games — to ringing the bells at Barker Hall. Tolliver said his staff oversees the energy for


09.08.11 • Wildcat Rhythm Reggae Festival – Live band, dance instructor and hair braiding. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Student Center Grand Ballroom. • Extra Crispy – watches comedic sketches from local actors. Natasha’s Bistro & Bar. 9 p.m. $8 admission fee. • Enjoy live jazz music at the Lexington Public Library – Central Library. Starts at 7 p.m.

09.09.11 • Remember our fallen heroes at the UK 9/11 Memorial Vigil. Free to attend. at exactly 8:46 a.m. The Administration building lawn.

A trickle of events for the next week. • UK Women’s Soccer vs. Louisville. UK Soccer Complex on Alumni Dr. 7:30 p.m. Free for students. • Free cookies at Blazer Cafe and Ag Deli from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of UK dining services “Free Food Fridays” • Women’s Volleyball vs. Houston. Memorial Coliseum. First set at 7 p.m

09.10.11 • Dust off your tailgating gear before UK’s first football home game of season vs. Central Michigan. Kickoff is at 12 p.m. • Women’s Soccer vs. Southeast Missouri. UK Soccer Complex on Alumni Dr. Starts at 2:30 p.m. • Chinese Moon Festival at the Midnight Pass Amphitheater. Live music, arts and crafts, and mooncake tasting. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

auxiliary services, residence halls, athletics and food services. The Delta Room doesn’t oversee the medical campus. One of the services the room provides to campus is for people who are on campus during hours when buildings aren’t normally in use. Tolliver said anyone can call the Delta Room to request the fan be turned on for two hours, if they neat heat or neat cool. When someone calls the room, they don’t get an answering machine. “You get to talk to a person when you call the Delta Room,” Tolliver said. He said the room doesn’t have a high turnover rate — many of the workers in the room have been there for more than 15 years. Ross Reasor, a dispatcher in the Delta Room, is one of the “newer workers” having only been at the room for six or seven years. “He won’t let us leave,” Reasor joked. This Delta Room is formally room 233a of the Peterson Service Building. The room is hidden away from the hallway on the second floor, so as one walks down the hallway, the rooms jump from 232 to 234. The room itself is lit with the light of many computer monitors. Alarms, notifications and printers give the room constant sound. Tolliver said they change the alarm sounds every couple of months to make sure his workers don’t start ignoring the sounds. Two of the current sounds are “counsel” and “warp core collapse in 10 seconds.” One of the monitors in the room shows elevators in residence halls. Tolliver said Thursday nights provide for some amusing footage and the night after the Beaux Arts Ball is one of the best for watching the elevators. Since the Delta Room is an interior room, it has no outside windows. To liven up the room, Tolliver requested pictures to be put up where the interior windows are, he ended up with a full-wall photo. “I asked for two windows and I ended up with a mural,” Tolliver said.

UK alumni couple start library in India Offers music, drama, dance, and arts and crafts By Taylor Riley

09.12.11 • Launch Party for Brian Selznick’s new novel: “Wonder Struck”. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your own drinks and snacks. • Farmers MarCat –buy some local, fresh produce by Buell Armory from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

09.14.11 K-Lair will be hosting a fish fry from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Regular prices apply.

Bingo night – fun atmosphere and winners will receive prizes. Student Center Small Ballroom. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

UK alumni can be found in many places, including on the other side of the world. Chandan Bas and his wife, Shamala Chickamenahalli, are no exception, and their impact in their hometown of Goalpara Assam, India, is being felt back here in the Bluegrass. The electrical engineering graduates have started a library in India that focuses on giving back to the community in which they were raised. “At UK, I always used to study in the library,” Bas said. “In India, the libraries are not like the ones we see here. After seeing the libraries here, I thought it would be a good idea to start a library (in India) with all aspects other than school

life.” The library, called the Chandan Shamala Library, is home to many books in four different languages including Assamese, English, Bangali/Bangla and Hindi. Students are also able to take classes in music, arts and crafts, drama and dance. The library is currently working on efforts to start physical education classes like Taekwondo and yoga. “The idea was to keep kids busy so that they stay busy and stay in school,” Bas said. Once formed out of two rooms in their family’s home, the couple has big future plans for their library. The alums are planning to expand the library to include computers and newspapers, and also include free health checkups for locals. “I personally feel that if

you can impact your community in taking the opportunities that you have, it is huge,” said James Ballard, student affairs coordinator at the College of Engineering. “Education is a luxury with millions of people who don’t have access.” The alumni, though they have relocated to Phoenix, Ariz., still consider UK their home. The couple encourages current UK students to plan to make a difference in their communities. “Don’t wait, you do not know what will happen tomorrow,” Das said. “Start small, then grow on it.” The library is currently looking for donations of children’s books and also money donations to keep the library going in India. For more information on how to donate: log on to

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Sneed could make linebackers a triple threat Senior has potential to join Guy, Trevathan as leaders By Cody Porter

The UK defense showed up to play against Western Kentucky last Thursday. Among those defensive players were senior linebacker Danny Trevathan and senior safety Winston Guy, who are two dependable performers for the Cats when it comes to stopping the opposing offense. The defense had 33 of its 73 total tackles from three players. As one may expect, it was Trevathan and Guy who had 23 stops between them; 13 for Trevathan and 10 for Guy. But who was the third player? It was none other than senior linebacker Ronnie Sneed with the other 10 tackles for the Cats. Sneed, while quiet last season, started every game at middle linebacker and was the team’s third-leading tackler, finishing the season with 62 total defensive stops. A 2010 member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Sneed could be a beneficial and critical piece to co-defensive coordinator Rick Minter’s new 3-4 defensive scheme. While stopping runners in their path to the tune of 10 tackles, Sneed had half of a tackle for a loss and snagged one of UK’s four interceptions, his first as a Cat. During his weekly news conference Monday, head coach Joker Phillips spoke


Ronnie Sneed, shown here in 2010), had 10 tackles against WKU. highly of UK’s defense. “I think you're seeing more guys play like Winston Guy and Danny,” Phillips said. “Our guys played with great effort. It’s infectious. I think you see those two guys playing that way and our other players want to do the same.” Given Sneed’s experience, he should be playing at a similar level with Guy and Trevathan. The Tallahassee native didn’t play in a game until 2008 after having to redshirt during his 2007 season. Despite playing in six games, Sneed’s first collegiate tackle didn’t come until later in the 2008 season during the Liberty Bowl. His sophomore campaign presented him the opportunity for playing time. In 11 appearances, Sneed made 14 tackles, including a season-best three tackles at Florida. While his production has

steadily been increasing, Sneed is now looking to take full advantage of the system he is in and become a breakthrough player on defense. Though he was overlooked last season, the circumstances that presented themselves even had Guy, who finished with 106 tackles, being overshadowed by the team’s inconsistent second-half performances and the outstanding play of Trevathan. As the season wears on, Sneed can place himself in good company if he continues to build upon recent success. UK fans have been accustomed to pro talent coming in form of defense, and with Trevathan already there, Sneed could be the next in a recent line of successful Cats that includes the likes of Braxton Kelley, Wesley Woodyard, Corey Peters, Trevard Lindley, Myron Pryor and Jeremy Jarmon.

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Knowledge of humanities important for all professions EMMA SCOTT Contributing columnist

Good news is coming for UK freshmen. Most of them will only have to take one humanities class. Thank goodness! We would hate for future UK students to actually have to — how should I say this? — think. Now, I know I am ruffling feathers. “Emma,” you might say, “fewer humanities prerequisites will provide science students with the ability to specialize earlier. The humanities courses rarely score high in the categories of real world knowledge, applicability or usefulness.” I understand the attractiveness of this line of thought. Let’s only take classes that are directly applicable to our career goals.

But now, I’m scratching my head wondering why I took physics. If, as a doctor, I am ever asked to correctly calculate the torque of an object, I’ll be shocked. Then again, correctly identifying Homer won’t do me much good either. So why am I protesting the university’s dismissal of the humanities? Humanities is useful to every student regardless of his or her major, even us science geeks. Let’s see if this biology student can struggle to support this outlandish thesis. In my science classes, I learn how to analyze, process and memorize facts, experimental results and formulas. In my humanities classes, I learn how to think, question and express more philosophical concepts. What good is a doctor who does not understand what the word “life” means? No, I don’t mean when your cells are functioning properly. I am talking about

knowing the purpose of your years here on earth and learning how to improve the quality of life for others. Should we educate physicians in biology while neglecting the principles of community ownership and responsibility? What if they graduate unable to recognize injustice? Or love? Or pain? I’m trying to find in my science notes where I learned those concepts. I know it must be here somewhere. Now, I’m not trying to waste my time (or yours) by arguing that UK should require freshmen to complete three more hours in the area of humanities. Uninterested students would still read SparkNotes online, hurriedly scribble down a halfthought-out essay and jump through the extra hoop as they struggle to keep their GPA intact. Instead, I am challenging you to think about the purpose of education. Think about why you are here. Is

this university simply job training? A checklist to complete before earning a piece of paper? Is this an environment where getting a 4.0 is the main purpose and learning is only a nasty side effect? Personally, I am here to become an educated, thinking individual who understands life better than when I first walked into White Hall Classroom Building. But, I understand that challenging yourself to learn how to think is not a fun thing to do during your college years. It’s not really a great motivating factor for students to take an unrequired class. Maybe the only hope for the humanities is to publicize the verbal reasoning portions of the MCAT, PCAT, GRE and LSAT. Who cares about learning? Emma Scott is a biology and spanish junior. Email

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Tyler Hess’ opinion piece, “‘Student imprisoned for protesting ‘the monster,’” on Sept. 7, raises strong and legitimate arguments against the extraction of oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada. It was interesting to hear his perspective as a protester, and he conveyed his point of view very well. I did catch one factual error, however. The Alberta tar sands are not 300 million years old as he reports. While the Carboniferous coal deposits in Kentucky are this age, there were other periods in Earth history during which special geologic conditions resulted in the DR. KENT formation and preservation of hydrocarRATAJESKI bons. In Alberta, bituminous sands are hosted by the Cretaceous McMurray Formation, which is about 110-120 million years old. The Cretaceous is an important period of hydrocarbon generation in the Rocky Mountain region and in other areas around the world. Kent Ratajeski, Ph.D. Lecturer Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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2BR/1.5BA Town home, 15 minutes from Campus. New floors, new fridge, washer and dryer, $800/month. Call 859-492-1122 if interested! 3 Bedroom Chevy Chase, Charming 3BR Stone Cottage. Newly renovated kitchen, full basement with W/D. Available now. $1,100/month. Call 859552-1190 or email 3BR/1BA House, $800/month. Walk to UK. W/D, D/W, Large backyard, Parking, Storage, Central Air. 859-421-0054 251 Simpson Avenue #121, 3BR/2BA, $900/month. ½ off first month’s rent. (859) 559-3108 or 859-278-7752 (Office). Campus Downs #203, 3BR/2BA, $925/month. ½ off first month’s rent. (859) 559-3108 or 859-278-7752 (Office). 4 Bedroom NEW and Nearly NEW 4BR HOMES – Current place not what you expected? Only a few left, very nice. Close to campus. View at Showing daily. Call or text James McKee, Builder/Broker 859-221-7082 4BR/2BA Historic house at 319 Grosvenor Ave. with first floor apartment that has recently undergone extension renovation. Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, large bedrooms, beautiful mantles and fireplaces (inactive), colorful antique mantle tile work, new kitchen updated baths. Off-street parking and laundry facilities are on-site. SMOKE FREE. PET FRIENDLY. Aug. 1. $1,395 plus. Call Allyson at 859-5523793 or New 4BR/2.5BA Townhouse with deck, parking, eat-in kitchen. W/D included. Off Tates Creek Road. Clean, Painted, New Carpet. $1,000/month. 278-0970 4BR/2BA HOME, $1200.00/MONTH. FACULTY OR STAFF ONLY. 15 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS IN VERSAILLES. MAJOR APPLIANCES INCLUDED. CALL KEVIN, 859-421-5687 1-9 Bedroom Listings 344 Aylesford Place, 7BR/4BA,

$2,200/month. ½ off first month’s rent. (859) 559-3108 or 859-278-7752 (Office).

Wanted: Caregiver for Part-Time homecare position. Overnights and fill-ins needed. $8.00/hour. 859-309-0081


In home babysitting needed on Monday mornings. If interested, please email Pays $10/hour.

Parking Spaces Available, $295/Semester, 423 Aylesford PL. Check out google maps to see amazing Location, Call 859-270-6860 Anytime

Help Wanted Child care needed after school 1-3 days each week from 2:30 – 6:00 for my 3 school-aged children. Help with homework and drive to after school events. Must have reliable car and references. Call Ellen 368-9519. Club Scientific Bluegrass is looking for energetic college students to teach after-school science clubs to elementary-age kids. Part-time position with good pay and great resume’building skills. Apply on-line at or call 859-899-3343. Experienced servers, greeters apply in person, The Ketch Seafood Grill, 2012 Regency Road. Childcare in my home for infant to two year old. Hartland area. 273-9015 Mail processing needed Monday-Friday from 4:30p-7:30p $8/hour. Ability to lift/carry 30 pounds and push/pull heavier weights. Email resumes to Keeneland is seeking applicants for part-time Gift Shop Sales Associates for Fall Race Meet, October 7-29. Flexible hours with some work through January 2012. Please contact Amber Arnold, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at (859) 288 4353 Tony Roma’s is now hiring servers and hosts. Experience preferred. Apply in person M-F, 2pm-4pm, @ Lexington Green Mall or Energetic, creative childcare assistants needed. FT, PT and substitutes with two’s to preschool, EOE. Call 266-8490 or email

Mature male staff needed to provide daily assistance to a young man with intellectual disabilities in Lexington. Flexible hours are available M-F / $10 per hour. Minimum requirements: high school diploma and personal transportation. Experience with computers is a plus. Contact Homeplace Support Services 859-936-2010 Energetic and mature female staff needed to provide daily assistance to a social active young woman with intellectual disabilities in Lexington. Flexible hours are available M-F / $10 per hour. Minimum requirements: high school diploma and personal transportation. Contact Homeplace Support Services 859936-2010. Mature staff needed to provide daily assistance to person with intellectual disabilities in Lexington. Flexible hours are available M-Sun / $10 per hour. Minimum requirements: high school diploma and personal transportation. Contact Homeplace Support Services 859936-2010. Atomic Cafe’ now taking applications for servers. 10:00am – 4:00pm. Apply in person @ 265 N. Limestone Office Help at Champion Window Company, corner of Winchester Road & Fortune Drive. Tuesday evenings 3:00-7:00, Saturdays 9:005:00. $9/hour. Email resume’ to Sue @ or call 859-277-9150 Vendors Needed!!! Work UK football games selling various items. Make commission on each item sold. $50 bonus if you work every game (7 total). Please contact or (859) 803-4068. First game September 10th. Front desk receptionist wanted for plastic surgery office. Part-time/flexible hours. Close to campus. Please call 859-254-5665 or email resume to

BE A PART OF SOMETHING GREAT! Looking for employees with positive attitudes who are excited to be role models to our Before and After School program participants. If you are up to the challenge, download our job application from our website Please direct any questions to Jamie Massie at 859-226-0393 or Lexington based Internet company seeking applicants for FT & PT positions to develop web based applications and mobile apps. Qualified applicants will be proficient in PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. Other programming backgrounds will be considered if applicant can demonstrate the ability to learn new technologies efficiently. Send email with resumes/examples to and/or phone Mike McDonald at 859-5142720

Specialist, Landsdowne Shoppes, Tates Creek Road. General retail and warehouse work needed. Close to campus. Flexible Hours. Visit for more information. Body Structure Medical Fitness is hiring for One Full-Time PT Technician and One PartTime PT Technician. Please call Jay @ 859268-8190 Visually-Impaired Lady needs personal assistant. 859-269-8926 UK Team Shop now hiring for Retail and Warehouse Workers. E-mail resume’ to Become A Bartender! UP TO $250 per day. No experience necessary. Age 20+ okay. Training courses available. 800-965-6520 ext-132

LOOKING FOR M & F Social drinkers 21-35 years of age with or without ADHD. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting studies concerning the effects of alcohol. Volunteers paid to participate. Please call 257-5794

Kentucky Class Notes is now hiring note takers. Visit to apply.

Value City Furniture has Part-Time Warehouse positions available. Applicants must be available for some days, nights and weekends. Background check and drug testing required. Please apply in person at 2321 Sir Barton Way in Hamburg

Curious about Catholicism? Or exploring the church? Open House Tuesday Evening 7:00pm-9:00pm, Catholic Newman Center, 320 Rose Lane or contact Dennis, 859-39633210 or

Part-time help wanted. Small family owned retail business. Approximately 20 hours per week. Saturdays a must from 10am - 4pm. Looking for outgoing & motivated person. Apply in person at: Oreck, Idle Hour Shopping Center, 2121 Richmond Rd., Ste# 115, Lexington, Ky 40502

Personals LEARN TO SWING DANCE WITH THE HEPCATS! Great way to meet people, plus good exercise. Beginner Class starts September 19. Only $35 for the entire 6-week class.; 859-420-2426;


Carino's Italian, 135 Rojay Drive, is now hiring for hosts, servers, and carry-out attendants. Please apply in person. Columbia Steakhouse downtown, 201 N. Limestone, now hiring servers, host/hostess and kitchen help. Apply in person 11am-2pm or call 859-253-3135 Specialty Foods/Kitchenware/Deli needs enthusiastic individuals with good customer skills. Please apply @ Mouse Trapp/Gourmet

Free Auditions!! September 10 & 11th, 2011. International Modeling & Talent Association (IMTA) Competition. Scouting for aspiring actors, models, singers, dancers, fitness models. Ages 4 to Mature Adult – No Experience Needed. Call for appointment time (859) 2732301. Images Model & Talent Agency, Lexington, KY

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6 | Thursday, September 8, 2011

Volleyball sweeps U of L, wins fourth straight match By Sam Rothbauer

The Cats swept Louisville in three sets (25-22, 26-24, 25-11) at Memorial Coliseum Wednesday night. Since a loss to Cincinnati last week, UK h```````as won four consecutive matches. The Cats took their performance from last week’s game and changed their mindset in order to string together a few wins. “I gotta give it to our team,” head coach Craig Skinner said. “They decided that wasn’t going to happen again and they committed in practice and committed to each other to make it important that defense is a big priority for us.” After a rough practice, the players collaborated on defense and creating plays. “It’s like a total turnaround,” said sophomore

Whitney Billings, who recorded 11 kills and 15 digs. “That wasn’t Kentucky volleyball. The game tonight? That was us.” UK came off the Cincinnati match expecting better, and they have proved it so far in this past week. “It was embarrassing for us, the way we performed,” junior Christine Hartmann said. “And it was good to come off that weekend and that’s who we are.” Against Louisville, the Cats tallied 49 kills, 135 total attacks, 44 assists and 65 digs. Louisville had 28 kills, 118 total attacks, 24 assists and 56 digs. “We certainly respect UK’s program, we think they’re phenomenal,” Louisville head coach Anne Kordes said. “But we want to make sure that if anybody’s beating us it’s because we went out there and gave them

everything we had and I don’t think we did that tonight.” U of L’s consensus was that they were outplayed. “Losing never feels good,” Louisville senior Gwen Rucker said. “It doesn’t feel that good to lose to UK at all.” UK jumped on the Cardinals early in the match and maintained their intensity throughout the win. “It’s really important, not just as a rivalry, but for our momentum within the preseason,” Hartmann said. In the second set, U of L threatened, claiming a 24-23 lead against the Cats. UK responded by scoring three straight points to claim the second set. “One of our things this year was ‘play with no fear,’” freshman Lauren O’Conner said. “I think we really did that at the end of the second set.”

110809new Kernel in Print  

The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for Sept. 8, 2011.

110809new Kernel in Print  

The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for Sept. 8, 2011.