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Students talk with study abroad representatives and learn about travel opportunities during the UK Education Abroad Fair Wednesday.

Study abroad expands horizons Program director enters second year, changes meaning of student travel By Amelia Orwick

The UK Education Abroad program has seen major change since Anthony Ogden stepped into the director’s position one year ago. After spending a significant amount of time studying abroad himself, Ogden returned to his home state to focus on helping students have the best international experiences possible. Since Ogden took the reins last year, education abroad has come to

mean something different. Not only does it include studies, but it also encompasses research and internships. “It’s not about where you want to go,” Ogden said. “It’s about what you want to do.” Rather than choose a location first, Ogden wants students to consider their major and the type of program that would benefit them. In addition, Ogden has made the process of choosing a program less stressful for students by featuring fewer third-party providers. “There has been more of a focus on local, homegrown programs, which is a big advantage

for students when it comes to cost,” John Dizgun, the assistant director of the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, said. Even UK faculty are now leading students abroad, which has created one of the closest bonds between the university and Education Abroad program that UK has ever seen. Perhaps one of Ogden’s biggest accomplishments is his founding of the Kentucky Council on Education Abroad. The council includes representatives from every college and university in the state and will hold its first meeting at UK on Oct. 26. Although UK has the largest education abroad program in the state, other universities around the nation graduate more students with international experience, Ogden said.

Students who’ve been there and back By Kellie Oates

There is no one adjective in any language to sum up the reality of studying abroad. But one student put it into perspective. “It’s important to remember that you’ll get out what you put in,” Seth Riker, a Spanish and psychology senior, said. Riker, who spent a semester in Chile and had never been out of the U.S. before, described himself as someone who dives head first into every situation. When it came to it, studying abroad was no exception. “I spoke sub-par Spanish at the time, and once I arrived in Chile, I realized just how different Chilean Spanish was from

The council will work to advance programs across the state and send more students abroad than ever before. “Whether it be WKU students or UK students, I want them all to graduate with international experience,” Ogden said. Susan Carvalho, the associate provost for International Programs, recognizes that Ogden’s sole concern isn’t the reputation of his own university. “Tony is really working for the improvement of our entire state,” she said. During his tenure at UK, Ogden also would like to better use technology and increase the number of scholarships available to students, Ogden said. Ogden didn’t hesitate to say his favorite part of the job is working See DIRECTOR on page 2

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the Spanish I’d learned back home,” Riker said. “All I could do was laugh at myself when making language and cultural mistakes because it was inevitable, and that was okay.” Riker described the language as “Chileno,” a type of slang that was widely used. “My host family treated me like real family. I went to all their family events,” Riker said. He had three host brothers, all in their 20s, who still lived at home. “My host mom was so distraught when I told her I moved out of my mom’s house at age 17.” In Chile, it is the cultural norm for children to live at their parents’ homes until their late 20s, he said. “They opened my eyes to their world, See RETURN on page 2

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The Citizens Police Academy kicked off with a lesson that gave participants a view of police’s le-

gal boundaries. The Academy began Tuesday with Sgt. Evan Ramsay, UK Police officer and head of Investigations Unit, giving a talk on the legal side of the job.

“I’m not trying to make everybody in here lawyers, I’m not trying to make everyone in here experts,” Ramsay said to a crowd of 24 participants. “I’m not a lawyer or an ex-

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Despite Wednesday’s gloomy weather, students trekked to the Student Center to set their sights on overseas study. Flags hung from countries around the world and festive music played, all to prompt visitors to think global. The Education Abroad Fair featured more than 50 tables that showcased the many programs UK offers. Students seemed to be genuinely interested in their options. “I was particularly impressed with the number of See FAIR on page 4


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firearms, DUI detection, canine, self-defense and more. The course gives participants a chance to see the police department in a new

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pert, but this is a really important piece of what law enforcement is all about.” Students in the Academy work with UK Police officers, and it offers them instruction in law,

Blogging the way of the future Exploring the blogosphere may give collegiates the upper hand in the employment process. Facebook, claiming 750 million members, and Twitter, with 200 million, are two microblogging sites widely used by public media marketers. The number of commercial blogs continues to increase, allowing numerous companies to promote products and services and directly interact with customers. With vast audiences and rapid publicity, blogging is the rising marketing medium. UK Law Professor Melynda Price’s blog in response to the movie “The Help,” was quoted by The Washington Post in August, and attracted attention from a mass audience. “In this film, the black women are victorious in getting their story out, but still vulnerable to the whims of whiteness and economic marginality,” Price wrote in the blog. Her blog was reprinted in the Aug. 25 edition of Ace Weekly. Aside from recognition, blogging can potentially show future employers competence. “There’s a considerable advantage for college students to blog because it is the way of the future,” Guy Ramsey, a media relations assistant with UK athletics blog Cat Scratches, said. “A blog is like a time capsule; a blogging history shows the employer what you’re all about. It’s about community and networking.”

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Some underage fans had something to be upset about after Saturday’s football game, and it wasn’t the fact that UK lost. Enforcement officials from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued 40 citations Saturday, when it conducted a Targeted Enforcement Detail in areas around campus. Nathan Jones, staff assistant for the department, said the TEDs are done for various events around the state, and usually average between 20 to 25 citations. Of the 40 citations, 34 were for minors in possession of alcoholic beverages, according to a news release. The TEDs were conducted adjacent to campus at the point of sale, Jones said. In general, TEDs focus on fraudulent identifications, drug violations, possession of alcohol by minor violations and third-party transactions, according to the release. “The Details are to restrict youth access to alcohol and to raise awareness at point of sale that the law needs to be enforced when selling,” Jones said. The other six citations were for: disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assisting minor in purchasing alcoholic beverages, misrepresenting one’s own age in purchasing alcoholic beverages, criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree and alcohol intoxication. Jones said the ABC will continue conducting TEDs for future games.

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BLOG Continued from page 1 Aryn Nordhoff, a journalism freshman, is the author of the UK “Campus Cuties” section of Her Campus. Her Campus is an online magazine with over 130 member colleges, featuring blog categories of news, campus celebrities, campus cuties, photos and upcoming events, all specific to each college. UK’s section launched on Sept. 20. Nordhoff became an intern after contacting the UK campus correspondent, and she interviews nominees and features the selected “Campus Cutie” of the week. “You can interview and meet cool people around campus,” Nordhoff said. “You also get great writing experience, with feedback from an international level.” After joining the Her Campus Team, writers have been offered jobs from esteemed magazines and newspapers like Seventeen, Vogue and The Washington Post, according to

“Most companies have a blog in order to promote and to receive general advice,” said Glenn Logan, managing editor of A Sea of Blue, Kentucky Wildcats Community for Discerning Fans. “The technological innovation is a gentle way to reach a broad audience and potential customers and keep in touch with existing customers. “Blogging shows off four communication skills: writing, analytical, creative and public relations. It’s a vehicle to show how you would perform in that arena.” If blogging is “the way of the future,” it’s also the way of competition. “I’ve absolutely seen an increase of traffic over the years, but it gets tougher fighting for the audience because everyone blogs; it’s a mainstream mechanism,” Logan said. Winning the audience takes more than a popular blog topic. “Identify your purpose. Before you begin, determine your interest, your field, your niche. Have relevant, incisive content. Take time, put up pictures, get help if you need, make it attractive. Do it correctly,” Logan said.

RETURN Continued from page 1 and I believe I opened their eyes to mine in certain ways, too,” Riker said. Riker said his experience boosted his confidence in ways he’d never imagined. “I definitely cried when I left though; I have no problem admitting that,” Riker said. Abby Hollander, study abroad coordinator, explained the comings and goings of studying abroad. “There will be cultural adjustments with both acclimating to a foreign culture and then coming back home,” Hollander said. “The experience can be very transformative.” The Education Abroad program offers a pre-departure orientation where students preparing to leave figure out what they expect culturally and how they can prepare to be a minority in a different culture. Once the students return, they have a welcome back session in order to find out how they can be a part of an international community in the States. “One of the most important things I hope students gain from studying abroad,” Hollander said, “is the ability to market

and articulate their experience in a way so they can use it for future job prospects.” Ann Marie Vaughn, an international studies graduate student and the peer ambassador coordinator for Education Abroad, used her experiences to create a career path once home. “After my first time studying abroad in Copenhagen, I fulfilled my fantasy of living in Europe; but I wanted to go abroad again,” Vaughn said. “The experience is exhilarating.” Vaughn went on to spend a summer in Bangladesh, and then once she finished undergrad, she spent two years in China as an international student. “It may seem difficult to leave your established life here on campus, but 99 percent of students who study abroad say they wish they had stayed longer,” Vaughn said. Alexandra Brown, a communications senior, spent a semester in Costa Rica and said preparing to leave was temporarily life-consuming because she was so excited. “After the application process, deciding on a program and school, and finding a sublease for my apartment, I researched Costa Rica everyday; their culture, food, languages, everything,” Brown said. “I wanted to know everything there was to know before I arrived.” Brown said her and her classmates went on excursions every


It’s the end of R.E.M. as we know it LOS ANGELES— After 31 years in the business and 15 albums, R.E.M., the Southern rock band hailing from Athens, Ga., announced Wednesday morning on its website that it is calling it quits. In a brief statement, the band writes: “As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.” Following the brief statement are individual sentiments from the three original band members, Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Michael Stipe (original drummer Bill Berry had exited the band some time ago, replaced by Bill Rieflin). “We feel kind of like pioneers in this there's no disharmony here, no falling-outs, no lawyers squaring-off,” Mills writes. “We've made this decision together, amicably and with each other’s best interests at heart. The time just feels right.” In other words, it’s the end of the band as they know it, and they feel fine. But a piece in Rolling Stone does state, with an interview from Ethan Kaplan, owner of the R.E.M. fan community Murmurs and former senior vice president of emerging technology at Warner Bros. Records, that the band’s decision was influenced by label politics.

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 an 8 — Write down what you want and the logical steps to get it. Come up with a tagline, and words that clearly express the heart of your concept. Let your brilliance out of the box. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Stick to the rules and routine, especially this morning. Handling old tasks provides clarity, peace of mind and relief. Harmony and happiness grow with great music. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is an 8 — Ask your friends for tips on how to save money, and reap a bounty of creative ideas. Review your budget to apply the best ones. An antique plays a part. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Even if someone questions your judgment, it doesn't mean they're right. Respectfully separate out the

“I suspected this was coming last fall,” Kaplan tells Rolling Stone. “If you remember, they weathered a lot of storms in this business, and have always operated on their own terms. (Warner Bros.) changed starting last September, and I think the demands on a band now to get a record out were more than they might have wanted to commit. I can understand that after how hard they worked for how long, the thought of going back to 'paying dues' with new label staff, in a very weird industry, was too much.” R.E.M. released “Collapse Into Now” earlier this year to complimentary reviews. “The band doesn’t engage in any current trends,” Ann Powers wrote in her review for the Los Angeles Times. “Instead it returns to form, in detail, moving through the R.E.M. cookbook with the focus and precision of an Iron Chef.” Nearly synonymous with the phrase “jangly guitars,” R.E.M. helped forge the jangle pop movement of the mid-’80s, a sound that braided together Byrds-style ‘60s pop and power pop’s raw energy with folky overtones. Their influence has been charted far and wide, from Pavement to Wilco to the Athens-associated Elephant 6 collective to, most recently, the Decemberists, who collaborated with Buck on their celebrated album released earlier this year, “The King Is Dead.” No word yet on what any of the band members will do next.

gold, and take notes. Make your own choices, and keep your promises. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — If you focus on the limitations, you'll be limited. Listen through all the white noise for a solution that serves you well. Do your share of the work, and call for reinforcements. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Don't start until you're ready (but don't keep folks waiting, either). Review the steps to take. Spend time with friends, but keep to the budget. Creative writing flows. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Consider new opportunities where once there were none. Focus on what's real (or at least on what you believe to be real). Set your old fears down for a while. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — New doors appear in unusual places. These doors may very well open by themselves, but you have to show up to trigger the sensor. Ask for what you want. Say "yes."


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Rediscover your sense of humor over the next few days, as you assume more responsibility. Accept wellearned acknowledgment, and enjoy some philosophical reading or discussion. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — As Bob Marley would say, "We don't need no more trouble. What we need is love." Whenever you're confronted or worried today, focus on what you're passionate about. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — There's nothing you can't endure by using your mind and your muscle, with a dash of intuition. Common sense wins over hardheadedness, so be willing to step aside rather than push. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — It's not a good time for romance, but be nice anyway. A practical partner guides. Draw three things you want. Dream big. Then play big and go for it. MCT

Continued from page 1 with the faculty and staff. “I had forgotten how nice people in Kentucky are,” he said. “I love working with the faculty and I think that they really share my enthusiasm.” And Carvalho does. “Tony is a good friend, in addition to a colleague. He is good-natured, transparent and has a strong sense of integrity that has earned him a strong social network even after only one year here,” she said. Ogden’s vision for UK Education Abroad is being carried out swiftly and leaves many with hope for the program’s future. “He has created a clear vision at UK for why study abroad is important to students’ academic careers and post-academic careers,” Dizgun said.

weekend. “We went to a waterfall, volcano and zip-lined all in one weekend,” Brown said. “On Tuesday nights we’d go to a hookah bar, on Thursday nights we’d go salsa dancing.” Brown said the Costa Rican lifestyle was one she had no problem adapting to. “All of the natives were on ‘Tico time,’ which basically means everyone there goes with the flow. If you show up 30 minutes late for something, you’re on time,” Brown said. “You could tell your teacher you were late because you had to stop in the street to talk to a friend about the weather and they would understand. Costa Ricans seemed to value relationships more than anything else.” Riker, Vaughn and Brown all expressed how being immersed in a different culture for an extended period of time changed their lives. “College alone is a big, exciting change, but to experience it in a different country you’re unfamiliar with it’s a whole different kind of freedom,” Brown said. Riker said when he came home, his friends wanted to know about his experience, but expected a one word answer. “It was impossible to belittle and condense something so life changing,” Riker said. “You really become homesick for a place that’s not your home.”

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Martha on the Move: Thankful in Ghana MARTHA GROPPO Kernel columnist

After a year as an editor at the Kernel, I decided to take a trip around the world. You would too. Ghana was country No. 9 on my trip around the world and my first “developing” or “low income” country, depending on your preference. Before you can even set foot in Ghana, you have to get a Yellow Fever vaccination. You still have to be careful what you eat. Swimming in fresh water can give you skin parasites. With all these possibilities, I was just hoping to get out of the country in one piece and without extra internal passengers. But, when our ship landed, Ghanaians were drumming to welcome us and I was in Africa. That’s when I kind of threw out the rulebook. I took off to an orphanage in the middle of the Ghanaian Volta region. I taught English, played soccer, drummed and danced with little kids who were tiny from malnourishment. A funny thing happened

to me that night while I was burning up, unable to sleep; I felt really happy instead of guilty or sad. Seeing those kids made me feel thankful, and feeling thankful made me want to get up the next morning and do it all again. One UK girl and a bunch of kids had a great time — though their dancing totally put me to shame. I rounded out my Ghanaian experience by swimming through a waterfall. No fresh water parasites so far, but apparently these things aren’t immediately evident … By the time I had to leave, I was remiss to say goodbye to the country that initially made me anxious. Granted, I forgot my malaria meds in the middle of the jungle, almost fell into an open sewer and visited a hospital with hand written signs in the maternity ward like: “Step one: insert hand in vagina and make a fist,” but I came away feeling like that stuff wasn’t important. I don’t think “feel sorry for the poor kids in Africa” is the point, either. Maybe they should feel sorry for us: We’ve been given the world, and sometimes it takes a trip far from home for us to actually realize it. Martha Groppo is a journalism and history senior.

sion,” said Trevor Senn, a sophomore worker. “He has great intention. It doesn’t stop us from doing our job.” At other times when Panda Express is less busy because students are in classes, the workers can get bored. “When I feel like it’s quiet, I like to liven things up,” Goree said. The chef is getting a big name around campus for the entertainment he brings to the restaurant and his intention is quite simple. “I just like to make people happy,” he said.


A trickle of events for the next week. 09.22.11 ■ Commons is serving up some Indian Cuisine from 5– 9 p.m. $9 meals. Flex, plus accepted. ■ Beauty Pays. Speaker Daniel Hamermesh gives lecture on the advantages of good looks in the workspace. Memorial Hall. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. ■ Comedian, Impersonator Pat Kilbane comes to Comedy Off Broadway. 7:15 p.m.

09.23.11 ■ Start Boomslang festival off right with Onward Pilgrim, Scott Carney (Wax Fang), and Those Darlins at Cosmic Charlies. $10 admission.

09.24.11 ■ UK Football vs. Florida. Coverage on ESPN. Kickoff at 7 p.m. ■ Boomslang: Noon – 6 p.m. Different entertainers every hour, at Bar Lexington. ■

Boomslang: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. different entertainers every hour at Buster’s


UK grad student Leslie Moore poses as a model at the Lexington Fashion Collaborative neighborhood series gallery during Boomslang 2010. Billiards & Backroom.

09.25.11 ■ Boomslang: Lexington Fashion Collaborative presents a fashion and art installation. Live music and live models in costumes and settings made of recycled materials. 6 p.m. at the Tuska Gallery.

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Louisville artist Letitia Quesenberry’s art exhibit opening. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rasdall Gallery, in the Student Center. ■ State

of the University Address, with President Eli

Capilouto and SG President Micah Fielden. 12:30 on the Plaza, near Patterson Office Tower.

09.27.11 ■ Boomslang: Watch a screening of “Open Five” with a Q&A with filmmaker Kentucker Audley. 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Theatre. ■ Watch ‘Bad Teacher’ with Cheap Seats. $1 admission. Worsham Theatre at 8 p.m.

09.28.11 Watch ‘Horrible Bosses’ with Cheap Seats. $1 admission. Worsham Theatre at 8 p.m.

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Valley State University. His favorite song to sing is “How to Love” by Lil Wayne. “I like to make people smile,” Goree said. “It makes it a better place (to work).” Goree’s best dish is chao mein, said his fellow employees. He is known for changing words to famous songs to words like “panda” and other words affiliated with the food and the restaurant. At lunch and dinner, lines can be long at all campus dining facilities and workers get undoubtedly stressed. “(The singing) breaks the ten-

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Students may do a double take when they realize the singing they hear from the kitchen of Panda Express is not the restaurant radio, but actually an overzealous employee. Customers have been enjoying the sounds of Head Chef Jerricole Goree, for almost three months at the Chinese food buffet. Goree, called Jeezy by his friends, can be heard singing orders to students. “I like it (the singing). Everybody loves it,” Vietta Yates, a supervisor at Panda Express, said. Goree, 29, is a former college basketball player for Mississippi

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Cats prepare for Trey Burton: round 2 By Ethan Levine

It was a beautiful Florida evening in the Swamp when the Florida Gator’s do-it-all offensive weapon Trey Burton arrived on the scene of division I collegiate football against UK. That night, Burton torched the Cats’ defense with five runs for 40 yards, five more receptions for another 37 yards, a 42 yard completion and six touchdowns. As the quarterback in former Florida head coach Urban Meyer's wildcat formation, Burton played a similar role in Florida’s offense against UK to the role Randall Cobb played when he lined up under center for the Cats. With running as a first option, but enough throwing

abilities to threaten a pass, Burton frequently found the ball in his hands all over the field, and he made those touches count leading to his career day. “They hadn't ran as much wildcat (formation) and those things that they would in a (Tim) Tebow-type offense and that was a little bit of a shocker,” UK head coach Joker Phillips said. As just a freshman, Burton, to that point in the season, had been having a relatively quiet September. In Florida’s first three games in 2010, against Miami (OH), South Florida and Tennessee, Burton had a combined six rushes for 15 yards and three receptions for seven yards as the Gator’s wildcat quarterback. Those numbers average out to five rushing yards and

two receiving yards per game. In eight regular season games following the UK game, Burton’s numbers increased modestly as he accumulated 61 rushes for 292 yards and 21 receptions for 138 yards, an average of 36.5 rush yards and and a little over 17 receiving yards per game. But the most dramatic difference in Burton’s game against UK and the rest of his freshman campaign can be found on the scoreboard. In the 11 regular season games outside of Florida’s match-up with the Cats, Burton scored six total touchdowns — five rushing and one receiving. Against UK alone, Burton had an additional six touchdowns — five rushing and one receiving. Despite Burton’s per-

formance against the Cats a year ago, UK’s defense says it's not focusing any more on Burton than any other athlete in Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis’ pro-style offense. “Florida is always going to be Florida and you know they’re always going to be good,” senior defensive back Randall Burden said. “So we really don't single one person out to just try and hold them down. We just work on our defense and just shut the whole offense down.” But UK knows that even with the wealth of speed and athleticism Florida will be bringing with them to Lexington, they will need to slow Burton down this time around to maintain any hope of squashing the Gator’s 25-year

Men’s soccer 6-2-1 on season UK went 2-0 at South Carolina Gamecock Classic By Ryan Brown

The No. 29 Cats’ road trip recently took an upward swing with two victories over High Point and No. 15 Brown at the Gamecock Classic in South Carolina. Game one against High Point started out well when sophomore forward Tyler Riggs scored after 57 seconds off a corner from junior defender Charlie Pettys. After the great start it turned out to be a rocky affair when in the 58th minute High Points’ Alex Martinez hit the equalizer. The game would go into overtime but in the 92nd minute junior midfielder Matt Lodge put one past High Point

goalie Michael Chesler to give UK the 2-1 win in their opening game. “We played well we just had trouble finding the net,” senior midfielder Josh McCrary. “We needed to keep our focus through the whole game.” Game two was offensive for the Cats when they took on nationally ranked Brown. They came out of sort in purpose and direction. “Coach Collins pumped us up and got us ready for this game and we came out strong,” McCrary said. “Coming off two losses coach told us we need to find ourselves and we played well and got two wins.” The UK offense is ranked second in the nation and they

proved it against Brown notching a 5-1 victory. Riggs added two goals while senior midfielder Josh Mulvany, McCrary and sophomore forward Brendan Murphy also scored. Senior midfielder C.J. Tappel and Lodge and junior forward Jacob Kemper all had two assists and freshman nidfielder Steve Cabos also had one. McCrary said this year’s team is close. “We all live close to each other and hang out all the time,” he said. This closeness has paid dividends on the field with UK now holding a 6-2-1 record on the year. “It gets tough to have a social life, especially when you miss class from being on


CPA Continued from page 1 way through the interactions. During the class, Ramsay spoke about laws involved with law enforcement, including the Supreme Court cases that went along with some of them, like Miranda v. Arizona. “I’m going to touch on a few of the broader, bigger subjects that impact us every day across the country,” Ramsay said. “When we talk about prosecuting and arresting people like that, we go by the Kentucky Revised Statutes, which are all the laws pertaining to the state of Kentucky.” Of the 24 participants present, five were current UK students and the rest were

FAIR Continued from page 1 students interested in undergraduate research,” Anthony Ogden, director of Education Abroad, said. “It seems this is a growing area of interest.” Seth Riker, communications coordinator for education abroad at UK, said scholarships and exchanges were the most common concerns among students. “Exchanges are great because for in-state students, you pay UK tuition,” he said. Riker was surprised to see students put their studies first. “A lot of people have

from various departments throughout the university. Ramsay began by quizzing the class on the law enforcement Amendments in the Bill of Rights. Throughout the 2 1/2-hour class, Ramsay kept the information flowing, but connected it to personal experiences he has had through his time in the police academy and while on the force. Ramsay discussed the ability of an officer to arrest a subject for certain crimes. Misdemeanors must happen in the presence of the officer for them to be able to arrest them, he said, while felonies need probable cause for the arrest and do not have to happen with an officer present. Leisa Patrick, clinic manager of an outpatient clinics

and course participant, had strong reasons why she took the course. “With the recent murder of the dermatologist on the south end of town, our clinic is off campus, and I am hoping that I can learn something to keep us safe there,” Patrick said. “We don’t have security on site or anything.” Patrick enjoyed the legal class Tuesday, saying her favorite part was figuring out the boundaries of the police. “I think it is interesting to find out what exactly the police can and cannot do legally, although I think they do a good job,” Patrick said. “But it’s interesting to know that there are certain lines they can’t cross.” The CPA course continues each Tuesday until CPA’s graduation.

been more concerned about their major than the destination,” Riker said, which is something the abroad office is excited to see. He said one student was thrilled to find out she could add to her nutrition degree while abroad. For those who have gone abroad or who may just be looking for a summer experience, the fair provided information on internships and teaching abroad. Ruth Beattie, a biology professor, stood at the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad booth and talked about internships in London and Dublin. “It’s a very good price for a program of that length,” she said.

Amie Roaden, a business marketing sophomore, said she plans on doing an internship in Italy or Greece. She said the large scale of the fair made it difficult to decide. “It’s hard with all the different companies, but I’m definitely going to go to one of the info sessions,” she said. Ogden said he was thrilled to see others like Roaden. “It was a very sophisticated group of students,” he said. To learn more, first step information sessions are Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. (except today) in room 207 in Bradley Hall.

the road,” McCrary said. “It’s tough missing classes because you have to read and do homework on buses or planes or just whenever you can.” Riggs has been named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for the second time and was placed on the National Team of the Week for the second time this season. On the year, Riggs ranks second in the NCAA in goals at eight and first in total points with 20. He was also named to the Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team, notching three goals over the weekend. McCrary, Lodge and senior defender Brad Walker were also named to the Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team.

win-streak over the Cats. “We know he’s a starter and he plays a lot and we keep our eye on him just like we keep our eye on a lot of those other backfield guys,” senior linebacker

Ronnie Sneed said. “They can do different things with him but we’re going to shut them down. We don’t plan for him to have a big game like he did last year, that's for dang sure.”

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UK student abroad expresses concern for Palestine By Jessica Anderson Contributing Columnist

Dear Mr. President, Today, you spoke to many issues concerning American citizens and citizens of the world, but all ears awaited your words on one topic: Israel and Palestine. An increasing number of young Americans are frustrated by each successive administration’s unwillingness to reverse years of U.S. protection of Israeli interests, which has resulted in a state immune from international law. Yet, in this tough diplomatic moment, we knew what to expect; we had no illusions that you would stand up to proclaim, “Ahlan wa Sahlan (welcome), Palestine!” We know the U.S. will stand by its position to veto any bid for statehood through the Security Council, as it has vetoed 41 other resolutions dealing with Palestinian rights. What we dared to hope was that you would use your gift of eloquence to present an honest picture of this conflict, and in a difficult moment implore us to think critically and creatively in pursuit of peace. What we heard instead was the same misleading, one-sided rhetoric that damages American credibility abroad, diminishes constructive dialogue and thwarts the cause of peace.

At first, you tried to portray your stance as equitable. “Each side has legitimate aspirations. “Israelis must know that any agreement provides assurances for their security. Palestinians deserve to know the territorial basis of their state.” Beyond these empty words, you perpetuated an unbalanced picture of the suffering occurring on each side of the conflict. About the suffering of Israelis, you said (ironically beginning with the words, “let’s be honest”), “Israel’s citizens have been killed by rockets fired at their houses and suicide bombs on their buses. “Israel’s children come of age knowing that throughout the region, other children are taught to hate them. “The Jewish people carry the burden of centuries of exile, persecution and the fresh memory of knowing that six million people were killed simply because of who they were.” We waited for you to speak in turn of the tremendous suffering faced by the Palestinian people, but all you said on their behalf was that they are “frustrated.” Mr. President, you ignore the suffering of millions and still mislead others by placing this conflict in the arena of “Persecuted and Suffering

Israelis versus Frustrated Palestinians.” So now, as you requested, “let’s be honest.” Palestinians are enduring inhuman oppression as a result of this conflict. Yet, you made no mention of settlements or the prevalent, ideology-driven violence of Israeli settlers against Palestinian communities in the West Bank. You overlooked the thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians who have been killed over the years, or the fact that, since 2005, there have been more than 100 Palestinian deaths for every Israeli death. “Let’s be honest.” You denied to admit that hate and racism go both ways, that Palestinian children also come of age knowing that other children are taught to hate them and to persecute them simply because of who they are. You do not acknowledge that Jewish-Israelis and Palestinians share the burden of a history that includes suffering, persecution and mass exile from their land. Finally, in asking us to consider the heavy weight of the Holocaust, you fail to recognize that the only way we can lift that weight is to prevent such horrors in the future. In Hebron, West Bank, Palestine, settler graffiti on Israeli property screams, “all Arabs to the gas chambers.” I

will forever be haunted by these words, just as I am haunted by the intolerable cruelty of the Holocaust. In the same speech, you praised the resistance of the Egyptian, Tunisian and Libyan people against generations of oppression and affirmed their fledgling freedom. So I ask, how can you deny the same to Palestinians? In the same speech, you acknowledged the important role of the international community to empower the Arab Spring and its revolutions. So I ask, how can you now beg the world not to support Palestinians? Because you are my president and I am an American citizen, I am concerned that your words do not promote a fair understanding of this conflict. Furthermore, as an American living abroad, I worry that your position on this issue reflects the power of the lobby rather than the power of the people. Respectfully from Amman, Jordan, Jessica Anderson Jessica Anderson is an international studies senior currently studying abroad in Jordan. She recently spent a month living and traveling through Palestine. Email

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Volleyball freshman brings enthusiasm By Sam Rothbauer

Freshman Lauren O’Conner is one of the new Cats adapting to head coach Craig Skinner’s UK women’s volleyball team. After participating in spring practices with the Cats, this is her first season in a UK uniform. O’Conner had an impressive high school career, holding several school records includ-

ing kills, aces, digs and blocks. She seems to be adapting to the team dynamics successfully so far this season. In UK’s last home victory against Georgia Sept. 18, O’Conner tallied 14 kills and 33 total attacks for an attack percentage of .364. “She brings a lot of energy. Whenever she gets a kill she turns around and gets really into it. I feel like we all do,” fellow freshman Jackie Napper said. “We all come to-


Freshman outside hitter Lauren O’Conner attempts to block a spike during UK’s game against Ohio University in the Kentucky Classic on Saturday, Sept. 3.

gether and fist pump.” The freshmen seem to be adjusting to the team on and off the court. “We call it ‘mosh pit’ (after a big play) when we push each other and shove each other,” Napper said. Being a freshman, it can feel almost like a culture shock at first to adjust to a newer, bigger school with new teammates and a new coach. She started off her first season “in and out,” but has “really come through,” junior setter Christine Hartmann said. “(In the tournament against Houston) she really came out and is having a breakout season right now,” Hartmann said. “Playing with her is just fun. You just know she’s ready to go all the time.”

Name: Lauren O’Conner • Class: Freshman • Major: Business Marketing • High School: Scott High School • Favorite Food: Steak • Fears: Spiders • Dream Job: Working for a professional team (“event planning, preferably for the CIncinnati Bengals or the Cincinnati Reds so it can be where I’m from.”) • Best part about going to UK: “The team. We always have a lot of fun, and there’s always someone there by you if you ever need anything.”

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