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‘Passport to the World’ studies China Program examines quickly growing country By Kendall Smith

The UK College of Arts and Sciences Passport to the World program is taking a look at China, a country that continues to grow in global significance. “It is one of the most important countries for America to develop better opportunities with economically, politically and socially,” said Keiko Tanaka, coordinator of the China Initiative. Particularly over the the past 50 years, China has been one of the fastest growing countries in the world and has made its presence felt in the global arena and shows no signs of slowing down. “We picked China because it is the most populous nation in the world with enormous economic growth and would be an area of particular interest to students,” said Mark Kornbluh, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Passport to the World program is an effort by UK to engage people in important global conversations, educate them in the lifestyles of those in other countries and highlight cultural similarities and differences. Tanaka, who is also an associate professor of sociology and director of the Asia Center, says the program is an excellent way for the university to achieve its goal of internationalization. “In the last 10 years we were essential to building Japanese and Chinese Studies majors,” Tanaka said. “We have become the hub for resources, so when the dean wanted to collaborate for a China program, the Asia Center already had a network of contacts, so this is kind of a marriage of those resources.” The “Year of China” will consist of events and exhibitions, a film series and a lecture series. A wide range of subjects will be covered, providing attendees with a broad picture of life in China. “There is an education component, as well as family and religion,” Tanaka said. “We have a program about China’s role in global food security. The topic is really diverse.” See CHINA on page 2

Policy doesn’t apply to cousin of UK president By Taylor Moak

UK’s nepotism policy does not apply to President Eli Capilouto’s cousin, who works at the university. The policy came to be a topic of discussion this week after the Board of Trustees approved athletic director Mitch Barnhart’s daughter for a position in the athletics department. According to the policy, which was last revised in 2007, “No relative of the president shall be employed at the university.” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said in an email to the Kernel that the policy does not apply to cousins. According to the university’s governing regulations, relatives include “parents and children, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, brothers- and sisters-in-law, mothers- and fathers-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, sons- and daughters-in-law and step-relatives in the same relationships.” The president’s cousin, Gilson Capilouto, is a regular faculty in health sciences at UK. She was employed by the university before her cousin became UK’s 12th president. She declined comment when contacted by the Kernel. The Board’s decision for Barnhart’s daughter was not unanimous. At least eight of the 20 trustees voted “no” against the measure. The policy did not apply in Barnhart’s situation because his position is not explicitly listed in the policy, but Blanton said the president brought the motion in front of the Board in the interest of transparency.


UK men’s basketball players Doron Lamb and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist talk outside of the Joe Craft Center with former players DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe after a pickup game Tuesday.

The boys are back in town LeBron, Cousins, Rondo, others play pickup ball with UK team By Sam Rothbauer

Basketball fans engulfed in excitement, anticipation, anxiousness and disappointment surrounded the Joe Craft Center Tuesday and Wednesday as NBA superstar LeBron James and former UK players came to campus. “King” James, as well as former Cats Rajon Rondo,

Tayshaun Prince, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Josh Harrellson were sighted outside the Joe Craft Center after reportedly playing pickup basketball with the UK team. James (@KingJames) tweeted Tuesday night, “Just got done hooping at UK with the team, and alum Rondo, @Ebled24, (Bledsoe) @boogiecousins! (Cousins) Great run! #BigBlue-

Nation.” UK fans gathered around the Joe Craft Center and Wildcat Lodge Tuesday night and as early as 1 p.m. Wednesday. Tyler Daniel, a 30-year-old from Somerset, Ky., was one of the few fans to receive feedback from players. As Rondo left the Craft Center, Daniel was the lone fan to approach him at his car and “beg, plea and almost cry” for an autograph, Daniel said. His tactics worked. Daniel walked away Wednesday with autographs from Rondo on a Celtics jersey

and from Prince and Harrellson on a UK basketball. Daniel said he heard of the events on Twitter. He arrived in Lexington around 1 p.m. “with four bottles of water and two ham sandwiches.” Freshman Nate Dillon returned to the Joe Craft Center Wednesday after spending time trying to catch a glimpse of “the King” Tuesday night. “I talked to Cousins last night and Bledsoe and Rondo were out there and some current members See NBA on page 2

‘Big Blue Goes Green’ Fire, police officials highlights sustainability reflect on 9/11 By Kellie Oates

UK clubs and organizations focusing on sustainability gathered Wednesday to provide food for thought – figuratively and literally. The event, Big Blue Goes Green, is UK’s fifth annual showcase of sustainability-related initiatives, according to the UK sustainability website. “Big Blue Goes Green is our one opportunity a year to get all sustainability focused groups under one roof,” said Shane Tedder, UK sustainability coordinator. “These are people in research programs, degree programs and student run organizations who are all here to show how they’re promoting sustainability.” The Office of Sustainability, the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, the Center for Applied Energy Research, Student Affairs and the Student Sustainability Council all had a role in making this event happen, Tedder said. “The Council administers the Environmental Stewardship fee, which allows us to promote the theory, practice and reality of sustainability on UK’s campus in

an effort to advance the student experience,” said Russell Williamson, Student Sustainability Council president. One of the things the SSC has funded is “YERT,” a documentary directed by Louisville resident Mark Evans. The film follows three environmental activists, Evans included, as they go across 50 states on a year-long environmental excursion. The film premiered Wednesday in the Worsham Theater. Available to guests at the event was a free, zero-waste, Kentucky Proud lunch. The locally grown food was served on china dinner plates and the drinks were in glass containers to avoid using disposables. More than 40 booths were set up all around the Student Center Grand Ballroom where representatives provided people with information on their subject of expertise. Handouts were offered, hightening awareness from everything regarding sustainable agriculture and sustainable architecture to awareness of cigarette butts being non-biodegradable, The Sustainable Agriculture & Food See GREEN on page 2

By Miles South

The UK chapter of the Rumi Forum invited local public safety officials to the Hilary J. Boone center Wednesday for a special 9/11 tribute. According to its website, the Rumi Forum is a national organization that was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange opinions on “supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world.” In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Lexington police officers and firefighters were invited for an open buffet and a commemoration of the tragic events. Speakers included both former and current police chiefs, as well as the chief of the Lexington fire department. The commemoration focused not only on the events that took place, but also on how we can learn from the tragedy. “We are here to think about relationships we have with those who are different in our community,” said former Lexington police chief Anthany Beatty. Current Lexington police chief Ronnie Bastin also spoke at the event. He stressed that there are four things to remember about the events that occurred 10 years ago — the moment it happened, the sacrifices that were made, how it changed our lives See FORUM on page 2

Tech office releases app for service requests By Kelsi Borntraeger

UK Information Technology has released a new application for service requests. UKIT is a source for tech tips ranging from emails to downloads to back-up services. To improve their system, a

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new application launched Sept. 6, located on MyUK portals as a tab next to student services. The application was developed to provide easy access for making repair requests and phone service installation. This web-based option replaces the old forms for phone, data and other services.


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According to the UKIT website, “this application is the foundation of a new system to provide users with a common interface for all UKIT service requests.” Options are available for every request needed. The UKIT on-line service request is used for voice, data or wireless

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network services. Also available is an 'all other requests' tab used for needs that are not listed. Ashley Tabb, communications manager for UKIT, said the web form will be updated in the future for additional services not yet listed. See UKIT on page 2


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GREEN Continued from page 1 Systems Working Group promoted First Fridays, an event held on the first Friday of every month. First Friday’s offer free local breakfast and different speakers to talk about rural agriculture, said Lee Meyer, a professor in the College of Agriculture. Eric Hope, a natural resource and environmental science junior, came to the event

CHINA Continued from page 1 Many of the colleges at UK will be taking part in the Year of China to cover as many subject areas as possible. “It’s really broad and most of the colleges are participating, from Fine Arts to Agriculture to Public Health, as well as Arts and Sciences,” said Kornbluh. “The goal is to be very far reaching and to give the campus a lot of opportunities.” The lecture series will feature speakers from all over the country, including Harvard, UCLA and George Mason University, to share their knowledge and thoughts on an array of topics concerning China. “There are a variety of speakers with diverse expertise,” Tanaka said. “Many of them are faculty members at other universities. They will be able to share their experiences

because it involved ideologies he’s passionate about. “I’m here to see what’s going on in other areas of agriculture that aren’t apart of my major,” Hope said. “I’m interested to see their impact on making this campus more sustainable.” Other students, like forensic science freshman Kendra Hardin, weren’t there by personal choice, but ended up leaving with new perspectives. “I had to come for my UK 101 class, and I heard I

could get a free water bottle,” Hardin said. “But after coming I now know about some really cool events, like the denim drive.” Hardin said she wouldn’t have known about such events otherwise. Ron Taylor, the environmental affairs compliance manager, ran a booth to explain the dangers of illicit discharge in stormwater. “Our main goal is to try and make sure illicit discharge, which is anything that is not stormwater, such as

from their universities, too.” While the Year of China is open to the public, students who are particularly interested in the subject can elect to take a two credit hour class to expand on what they learn. The class, which starts Oct. 4, is eight weeks long and primarily focuses on the film and lecture series with supplemental assignments for students to complete. Additionally, UK offers a variety of courses focused on Chinese culture. “If they get interested in learning more about China, there are opportunities,” Tanaka said. “They can take Chinese history, literature, arts, languages and art history.” The Year of China kickoff event will be Wednesday from 12-3 p.m. on the Student Center patio. There will be a cooking demonstration with free samples, a Tai Chi demonstration and free T-shirts for those who attend.

wash water from vehicles, oil products or mop and floor wax, doesn’t get into our sewer systems,” Taylor said. Kim Browning, a local Fair Trade advocate, was there to express her sentiments about making UK a Fair Trade University. “I’ve found out by being here today that a lot of students don’t know what Fair Trade is,” Browning said. “But once I explained it, they all wanted to support the cause.” The Violence Intervention

NBA Continued from page 1 of the team,” Dillon said. Other fans left disappointed. Freshmen Troy Soileau and Scott Hileman received a text saying LeBron was playing pickup at the Joe Craft Center Wednesday and immediately sprinted from Haggin Hall to see if they could catch a glimpse of him. They thought James was playing on the blue courts outside of Wildcat Lodge. When he wasn’t, Soileau asked the UK ticket office if he could go inside the Craft Center. When they told him he wasn’t allowed, he and Hileman took to waiting outside. “We were looking forward to see all of them. It was kind of disappointing,”

Soileau said. “I wanted a picture of LeBron teaching me how to toss chalk.” The only picture he could have gotten was of James exiting a side door into a waiting black Ford Explorer. The conversations among fans showed the disappointment they were faced with from not being able to see him. “There was publicity around it. I don’t know. He’s one of the best players in the NBA right now,” Soileau said. “Somebody just wanted to talk to him. I guess he didn’t want to talk to us.” James has said if he had not gone straight to the NBA from high school, he would have gone to Ohio State. Hileman was wearing a UK shirt and an Ohio State hat, and he said he wanted to see James in person. “I’ve been wearing this

FORUM Continued from page 1 and perceptions and the positive outcomes that can be gained from the tragedy. “Out of this tragedy, we have grown stronger,” Bastin

‘The Lion King’ goes 3-D The animated intersection of Afro-pop, Greek tragedy, Catskills comedy and Shakespearean hauteur, “The Lion King” has been the gift that keeps on giving for the Walt Disney Co.: two video sequels, a TV series, video games, assorted merchandise and, of course, that little Broadway musical. To voice reservations about it is tantamount to saying you don’t like the colors on the American flag. However, in the catalog of Disney’s Second Golden Age (beginning around 1989 with “The Little Mermaid”), “The Lion King” never matched the music or the sophistication of “Beauty and the Beast,” the unalloyed mirth of the Pixar films (like “Finding Nemo” or “The Incredibles”), and certainly lacked the eccentric charm of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” On the other hand, it is one of the best films for little kids: big, noble, straightforward and gorgeous.

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 9 — Venus enters Libra for the next 225 days. In general, love, beauty and art will flower. Simple appreciation of quality satisfies. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — The finer things in life call to you, but you should resist spending impulsively. Create a plan to attain your desire permanently. You've got the power. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — You may want to talk about beauty and romance, but consider your words carefully. Be respectful as you stand up for a passionate cause. Make a strategic plan. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Words of justice stir you to action. Some chaos at work and on the roads makes staying close to home a good idea. Share

The gorgeousness has now been enhanced by 3-D technology, which brings a certain depth to the savanna where Simba the boy lion (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) will be cruelly betrayed by his uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons), who wants the kingship held by Simba’s father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones). In a plotline lifted pretty heavily from “Hamlet,” Simba will go off and grow up with his comedy sidekicks Timon the meerkat (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa the warthog (Ernie Sabella), eventually returning to wrest the crown from Scar, vanquishing the hyenas, and finding his love interest in Nala the lioness (Moira Kelly). The big question is: How much does the 3-D transformation change things? The answer is: Not much. More important is that Disney has brought “The Lion King” back to the big screen.

a meal with someone interesting. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — There's a test or a challenge ahead. Try doing something you've never done before, if the answer's not obvious. Don't try to pay everyone's way. They want to contribute. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Find a way to make your personal anxieties productive. Use nervous energy to get the dishes washed. There's always something to learn. Express yourself through art or science. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — You may want to win every argument today, but choose your battles well and save energy for those worth fighting. It's a balancing act, especially where love is concerned. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — You can't be in two places at the same time, no matter how hard you try. The closest approximation is to teach someone the job you love less, and hand it over to them.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — You're very attractive now (in spite of yourself). Focus on a passion. You appreciate loveliness. Write some poetry, especially if you don't know how. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 9 — Use creative energy to make your home work for you. Small changes in decoration go a long way for your selfesteem. A new low-energy light bulb saves money, which adds up quickly. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Focus on fine-tuning your place for the next couple of days. Make sure your nest is in order and that you're comfortable with where everything is. This provides peace. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Get in communication with the people that need to hear from you (you know who they are). They'll be glad, and you benefit from the conversation. It lightens your spirit. MCT

Prevention group had a table set up to advocate a violence free community. They gave out “Green Dot” buttons, which according to their flyers, “symbolizes a moment in time that can be used to end perpetration and support victims of violence while increasing campus safety.” Big Blue Goes Green shows students how to make sustainable strides so they can avoid leaving carbon footprints. All of the representatives were excited about their caus-

es and the progress that has been made. “We’re here to show there is more than one way to go green,” said Sally Evans, the prevention program coordinator. Many of the booths offered options for volunteer work and information on group meetings. For more information on some of the booths at Big Blue Goes Green visit:

hat all day. It’s my lucky hat, and it kind of happened that I was wearing it today,” he said. “I wanted to say ‘O-H’ and see if he finished it. I guess it wasn’t lucky.” Harrellson was the first to leave the Joe Craft Center, out of one of the side doors. Prince followed minutes later. Cousins and Bledsoe were escorted by police out of the back door around 4:30 p.m., and James and Rondo left around 4:35 p.m. out of adjacent exits. UK Police Chief Joe Monroe had officers on duty for precautionary measures. “UK Athletics let us know (the players were there) and asked if we could have officers in the area,” Monroe said. How the pickup games were organized is unknown, and UK Athletics could not be reached before press time.

said. Current fire department chief Keith Jackson was affected by the tragedy in more ways than one. As an active member of the military at the time, Jackson was called to Iraq four years after the terrorist attacks.

UKIT Continued from page 1 With the on-line installation request, users can pick their desired phone at a certain price. “This new application will help to facilitate IT service requests throughout the campus community,” said Keith Hautala, clinical information specialist. “This is one of the many ways that UK Information Technology is using innovation to increase efficiency, to better utilize both the technological and human resources of the university.” If you need help or have requests just call 859-218-HELP.

“We are here to remember, respect and reunite,” Jackson said. “The attacks unified us as a people and as a country.” Following his speech, the Rumi Forum awarded Jackson a framed picture signifying their gratitude for his service.



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A trickle of events for the next week. Memorial Coliseum. Free admission for students.

09.15.11 Crossings – Immigration Issues Today. Panel discussion. Free to attend. 4 p.m. Student Center Addition, room 230.

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09.16.11 Can you dig some women’s volleyball? Starts at 7 p.m. against Auburn at Memorial Coliseum. Free admission for students. Appalachia in the Bluegrass – free music at the Lucille Caudill Fine Arts Library. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. In the Niles Gallery.

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Friends don’t let friends text and walk

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Many parents warn their teenagers about the dangers of texting and driving. The warning may be annoying, but the dangers are obvious with many fatal accidents in the past few years. Not so obvious, though, are the dangers of texting and walking. If you walk by the White Hall Classroom Building at noon on any given weekday, you can see hundreds of students looking down at their cell phones as they walk. “When I walk to class and I am looking at my phone, I run into people constantly. I also walk off the pathways into the grass without knowing it, a lot,” said Devinne Kelly, a marketing and ISC senior. Some students even sustain injuries while I almost hit strolling to class with their phones. John Wall with my “I was walking to class and ran into a bike while he was lamp post once. Luckily, walking with a group no one saw me, so I guess its ok,” said of other basketball Kaycee Hill, senior English student. “I did players.” have a really big goose KELLIE OATES egg on my forehead that senior formed after my accident, though,” Some cities are even putting a stop to texting and walking completely. According to, the city of Philadelphia is giving $120 citations to people who walk and use their cellular devices. Paige Johnson, a marketing and management senior, agrees that people need to focus when they walk. “I trip when I text all the time. You tend not to see things when you are not paying attention,” said Johnson. “Texters” themselves are not the only ones feeling the pain of embarrassment and injury while using their phones. “I bike everywhere I go and get close to hitting people when they text.” said Ross Kinney, telecommunications junior. “My sophomore year, I almost hit John Wall with my bike while he was walking with a group of other basketball players outside the Classroom Building,” said Kellie Oates, a senior journalism major. “It was the only time I ever saw him on campus and I was scared I was going to hit him. He was texting and did not even notice.”

Festival Latino de Lexington – live music, food vendors, dance, art vendors. Courthouse Plaza 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. All activities are free.

09.17.11 UK Football vs. Louisville. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Commonwealth Stadium.

09.19.11 Hear the first Final Word lecture series of the school year with Dr. Judy “J.J.” Jackson. 8 p.m. William T. Young Auditorium. Free admission. UK Bible Study Club meets at the Student Center, rm. 205. 6 p.m. Free to attend.

09.20.11 Metal Chef - Rock the Towers. Free flame cooked food and rock music at Commons. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

09.21.11 Education Abroad Annual Fair. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student Center Grand Ballroom. Free to attend. Parking available in Parking Structure 5. Last chance to view Nashville artist Herb Williams’ crayon sculpture exhibit. Opens at 11 a.m. Rasdall Gallery.

09.18.11 Cap off the weekend with another round of women’s volleyball. Against Georgia at 2 p.m.

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This Governor’s Cup is personal for UK, U of L seniors By Ethan Lexine

For the senior class of UK’s football team, this year’s Louisville game is personal. The current seniors on UK’s roster, even the previously red-shirted fifth-year seniors, have never lost to Louisville in their collegiate careers. Likewise, not one senior on the Cardinals has even experienced a victory against their bitter in-state rival in Lexington. The result of Saturday’s game will cement the legacies of both senior classes within the rivalry, that dates back to 1912, but wasn’t resumed until 1994 after its suspension in 1924. Senior safety Winston Guy, who played high school football just five minutes from UK’s campus at Lexington Catholic High School, understands the importance of the annual in-state rivalry. PHOTO BY BRANDON GOODWIN | STAFF “This game should always be personal UK senior safety Winston Guy flexes his biceps before the start of UK’s first home game against every year because this is our rival,” Guy Central Michigan on Saturday. said. “I’m looking forward to Saturday. I’ve never lost to them, and I’m not going to lose to them my last year, so I’m going to take this game very personal and do what I need to do to better myself as an individual and also better my team in any way that I can.” Fifth-year senior linebacker Ronnie Sneed was a freshman on UK’s scout team in 2007. That year UK began its current win streak against the Cardinals by defeating then No. 9 Louisville on a shocking 58-yard completion to former UK receiver Stevie Johnson in the final minute of the game. Entering that game, the ‘07 senior class had never defeated Louisville in their UK careers, having been outscored 158-76 over the previous four years. Johnson’s touchdown sealed a satisfying win for those seniors. “There was nothing on their minds but trying to win that game,” Sneed said. “Those guys played hard. I remember that game like it was yesterday. That was one of the more exciting games I’ve been a part of.” In the 2011 edition of the rivalry, Louisville’s seniors who enter the game winless against their Bluegrass counterparts. Like the Cats of four years ago, Louisville’s seniors will prepare for Saturday’s game with a high sense of urgency, and will take the field overflowing with adrenaline, something UK is already preparing for. “We’ve won four in a row against them, but the thing is they’ve lost four in a row so they’ve got a lot of motivation to come out and play hard against us,” senior guard Stuart Hines said. One thing working in UK’s favor this weekend is homefield advantage. Saturday’s game will mark the first night game for the Cats since the recent additions to Commonwealth Stadium, including new LED video boards, a digital ribbon and a high-definition sound system. “It will light up the night,” Sneed said. “Just having the guys flying around and able to play, and especially because we have new jerseys and we’re in a new stadium, we’re a new team.” But Sneed and the “new” Cats hope they can achieve the same result as the old team on Saturday — a win. “Our kids know about this rivalry, they know,” UK head coach Joker Phillips said in his weekly press conference Monday. “We talk about the rivalries they’ve been in high school, it’s PHOTO BY RYAN BUCKLER | STAFF magnified. I think the in-state kids here in in Kentucky are familiar with it and they express it to the kids who are not from UK senior safety Winston Guy and UK senior linebacker Ronnie Sneed pose following the team photo at the UK Football Media Day on Aug. 5. the state of Kentucky. But they understand this rivalry.”

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Volleyball’s success rests with teamwork By Sam Rothbauer

The attitude for UK volleyball is that success is not based on individual awards, but how the players unite. The Cats realize what makes a great team is stringing together these individuals and playing off of each other’s strengths in order to make one superplayer, or in other words, a team. Individual honors are nothing more than a fuel source to bring everyone together. While they are uplifting and give the squad more intensity, the Cats know there’s much more to making a successful team than that. Head coach Craig Skinner and junior libero Stephanie Klefot, who has been named SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice consecutively this season, agree that in order to put your best foot forward, everyone has to take the step together. “Any individual award is about the team and (Klefot) is not able to put up the type of numbers she is without people around her,” Skinner said. “I think our team gets motivated by individuals receiving allconference awards and there’s no question that Steph is a giver and would feel the same way.” Upperclassmen and freshmen alike are contributing in major ways to the dynamics of the squad. Freshman Jackie Napper has continued to improve since she was named SEC Freshman of the Week earlier this season. “She progresses every day. I couldn’t ask for someone better back there,” Klefot said. “She’s comfortable on the court and the team loves her and she’s doing a great job for us.” To be able to come into freshman year and be able to adjust shows a lot of focus and dedication to the team as a whole. “(Napper) is not just getting her feet wet anymore, she’s totally (involved) in what we’re doing. She’s able to make an impact both with her physical play and her verbal communication, which she’s really good at,” Skinner said. “She has adjusted pretty smoothly and hit the ground running.” With SEC play just around the corner, the Cats have been focusing intently on moving forward. SEC play is a whole new battle, Klefot said. The preseason is forgotten and a new slate is presented in front of the team where they have to prove themselves, once again that they’re where they belong. “It’s a new season right now,” she said. UK has noted the importance of taking what they can from good and bad qualities from this preseason in order to improve. “We can’t look back at what we did,” Klefot said. “We can look at some good things and some bad things, but we just need to keep moving forward and keep practicing as hard as we can.” The Cats look fondly on their performance in the preseason, but are anticipating the arrival of SEC play and want to see how they play during the regular season. “I like what we’ve done so far,” Skinner said. UK returns to Memorial Coliseum for its first SEC match against Auburn at 7 p.m. Friday.


Writer series honors former poet laureate By Danielle Kaye

etry to creative nonfiction to journalism,” said Shannon Ruhl, SAB director of culturOver the years UK has al arts. “This state truly inspired numerous individu- boasts amazingly gifted writals in the Creative Arts. ers who are proud of their James Baker Hall was one bluegrass roots.” such individual. Julia Johnson, associate Hall was a long time UK professor of English and professor and former poet new faculty member, will laureate of read from her Kentucky second book who directed entitled “The the Creative F a l l i n g Writing pro- What: James Baker Hall Horse.” gram for Writer Series “I feel many years, When: Thursday 6 - 8 p.m. honored and said Gurney excited to Norman, UK Where: Student Center have the opregular facul- Small Ballroom portunity to ty of English. Admission: Free and open to read with In honor the public Jane Vance of Hall, who and Gurney died in 2009, Norman, two the Student Activities Board writers that I have admired will host the James Baker for a long time.” said JohnHall Writer Series, which son, who in her book exseeks to explore the ways in plores “the ways in which which the Bluegrass inspires imagination shapes realiauthors, poets, journalists ty.” and publicists. The evening will include Gurney Norman, Julia a reading and lecture from Johnson and Jane Gentry multiple writers, free reVance are featured in the se- freshments, book sales and a ries this Thursday, and will booksigning. be reading excerpts from The James Baker Hall their personal works. Writer Series is open to all “I plan to be the opening students and faculty and will act for the big rock show.” be held in the Student Center Vance said. Small Ballroom Thursday “The inspiration for the night from 6 to 8 p.m. The writer series came from the next event will be held Sepimmense wealth of writing tember 29 in Worsham Thetalent in Kentucky, from po- ater.

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Martha on the move: The price is right in Morocco 8th country for former Kernel editor in her trip around the world After a year as an editor at the Kernel, I decided to take a trip around the world. You would, too. Everyone is selling something in Morocco. Want an impromptu tour of the city? 60 dirham. Want to get a picture of that monkey? 10 dirham. Want to trade your watch for MARTHA that bowl? GROPPO No big deal. Heck, someKernel columnist one might even offer to buy you. Morocco is country number eight on my trip around the world. It was the first country in which someone offered to buy me in exchange for 800 camels. Granted, I’m sure he was joking, but I’m still glad the guys traveling with me didn’t opt to take him up on the deal. It may be just across the water from Spain, and they may speak French here, but Morocco is a world away from Europe. The exciting markets bustle with spices, fabrics and wares. The hot squares boast monkeys and snake charmers. It’s a shopper’s dream, but you better come prepared. You’re ex-

pected to haggle your way to the best price. Pushy shopkeepers will grab you and pull you into a storefront if given the opportunity, wrapping you in scarves and head turbans and jewelry. Some of the girls traveling with me were surprised when a woman grabbed their hands and started decorating them in lovely henna. When they asked how much, she said “free.” It was only after she was done that she informed them they now owed her 200 dirham. One of the guys had a monkey jump on him and the owner laughed pleasantly as he took a picture with the nasty creature. The monkey then peed on the guy and started drinking out of his camelback. No matter. Sixty dirham for the memory. Another clever tactic was draping a live snake around someone’s neck — 70 dirham to get it off. And you better believe most would pay a lot more than that. You’ve got to be careful taking a picture of the square. If someone in the outer edge of your shot sees you, he might come up and demand 30 dirham for taking his picture. The aggressive salesmanship might seem unpleasant or intimidating to Americans, but how many times have you looked for a store employee in a U.S. shop for for-

ever just so you could ask how much something cost? Good service and lots of personal shopping space don’t necessarily go together. One Moroccan told me that haggling was the national sport. I’m inclined to believe him. At first I was nervous about arguing over prices, but by the end of my stay I had learned the trick of offering embarrassingly low prices and slowly building from there. It’s fun guessing how much something should cost — sort of like the marriage of “The Price is Right” and “Casablanca.” When I hiked into the hills to visit a rural Berber family’s farm, I got a less commerce-based view of Morocco. The mint tea the family’s grandmother made me was a gift — as were the pretty henna designs one daughter made and the laughs and cuddles from two adorable Berber children. Their open hospitality left me wishing I could move into their earthen home for a few days, even though it would mean bathing in the river and not having indoor plumbing. I bought a lot of things in Morocco and made a lot of exchanges, but one thing was free: my little Berber girl host waving to me from the doorway of her house as I left. That memory was the best

thing I’ll be taking home with me, and I didn’t even have to haggle for it. Martha Groppo is a journalism and history senior. Follow her blog at www.muliebrousmartha.word

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We the people, plus Henry Clay, Journey to Whitesburg unite for UK Constitution Day brings intrigue and admiration TABAN FLORES

Contributing columnist

As the founding fathers of pop once said, “You gotta fight for your right to party.” As we emerge out of the clouds of the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, we are now lunging forward to the 224th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution signing that took place on Sept. 17, 1787. That means Constitution Day at UK is gearing up, thanks to a congressional mandate: any federally funded institution must provide civic education on Sept. 17 unless it falls on a Saturday, like this year, a Sunday or a holiday. We the people, plus the spirit of Henry Clay, are going to gather from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.

16, on the north lawn of the Main Building at the University of Kentucky to celebrate UK's seventh-annual commemoration of the national holiday. The goal of this gathering is to inform good citizens about the U.S. Constitution, allow school children to educate us about the legislative process and have the time of our lives in the pursuit of happiness. The founding fathers created a document with seven articles; OK, now name me one. We're at war, so what can a president do or not do? Hint: Read Article II. You get the idea. Last year, a freshman Discovery Seminar Program class, like the one I’m taking now, launched a project to help school children draft a civic education bill and lobby for it in Frankfort. At this year’s Constitution Day, middle school, high school and college stu-

dents will reconvene to update citizens on their draft bill, the Henry Clay-Sandra Day O’Connor Civic Education Act for Kentucky, which will be formally introduced with bipartisan support in October. But, the kids need your help. Please come to offer your ideas about what should or should not be included in the bill, which would change the way social studies, previously called civics, is taught in Kentucky. My class is organizing games on the U.S. Constitution, like being quizzed by the Quiz Master. The kids will listen to influential speakers, including candidates for Kentucky governor and Secretary of State, enjoy entertainment, and, of course, win prizes. Last year the kids learned that the Schoolhouse Rock video “I'm Just a Bill” is great, but it’s just not how the legislative process really works: no

lobbyists. This year the kids can teach you a thing or two about how Frankfort really works. At the same time citizens young and old will hear debates, see politicians in action, have a chance to register to vote and read a voters guide that my class is preparing to help the people of the Commonwealth prepare to vote on election day, Nov. 8. The only thing we have to fear is not having fun. We’ll have free food for special guests, entertainment, music by an outstanding high school choral program and much more. Even Henry Clay would be jealous. Who knows what might happen? This could be the start of a new political party inspired by the Beastie Boys. Taban Flores is a broadcast journalism freshman. Email

‘Tucky Tweets about Big Blue Nation We scanned our Twitter feed for the best #BBN tweets. Follow @KyKernel to get involved.

Wearing my UK blue shoes to work today even though they don't match. #BBN #GoCats - kimanthaishmael

Really hoping @KingJames sticks around for the UK UL football game Saturday so we can tailgate together #bbn #LouisvilleHateWeek - kristenmgeil

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so ready for saturday! itll be madness in #lexvegas #bbn #gocats - TaylorInghram

- Cramey23

LUKE GLASER Kernel columnist

I am a pretty opinionated person. It is rare that I take the neutral position and stay out of a fight. I make one noticeable exception— coal mining. I understand the fight against mountain top removal. I empathize with the struggle to retain the state’s inherent beauty. But I also realize the vital economic resource that coal is for our state. It employs thousands of people and has built and maintained the infrastructure of a very remote eastern Kentucky. It was with these mixed feelings that I journeyed to that remote land this past weekend with the Gaines Fellows. We were visiting some benefactors who live in Whitesburg, a retired architect and his wife. Extremely involved in their tiny community, they took us to a coal mine-turned-park, their local cultural arts center and to visit the mayor of nearby Jenkins. The majority of you will have to pull out a map and squint to find these sleepy and silent corners of Kentucky. They make no waves; they cause hardly any disruption. They have simply existed as coal towns, and have done so for the last hundred years. Climbing into the car on an unpredictably warm Saturday morning, driving down the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway and winding your way down Highway 15 for three hours gives you a sense of location that no map can provide. It is hard to talk about small, quaint towns until you drive down Main Street of Hazard. It is hard to talk about a need for greenery until you see ivy that spreads down an entire cliff. And it is impossible to debate the mountaintop/coal dichotomy until you journey deep into the hollers

of Eastern Kentucky. The final chapter of our evening took us to the top of a mountain where a brightly lit community center awaited us after another thirty-minute drive. We square-danced for two hours — a bunch of intellectual and fairly urbanized academics hand-in-hand with locals who had been journeying up that mountainside for a long, long time. As we drove home, the moon was brightly lit and a sudden drop in temperature brought a thick fog into the mountains. Some blamed it on the coal particles in the air. I simply sat in silence, staring at the fog silently enveloping the geographical titans. Alone and in a brokendown car it might have been spooky. No word in any man’s language can define exactly how that scene looked, that river of fog snaking its way through trees high beyond our reach and understanding. I still sit, in what I can only assume is awe, in contemplation of that primordial chain. Jodie Foster said in “Contact” that they should have sent a poet. Perhaps one more gifted with words could move you to deeper sentiments than I have with this poor description of a shallow junior’s trip into a much more symbolic journey. I have not returned a new man. I still understand the importance of coal and its massive impact, both good and bad, on those sleepy mountain towns. But nature is the one perfect thing upon this planet, unsullied until man stretches out his hand. If those mountains are torn down the fog that so perfectly intertwined will have no where to settle until it descends to the earth and covers us all, a race unable to see coal, mountain tops or the more subtle and beautiful things that unite us all with a simple loss for words. Luke Glaser is an English junior. Email

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