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Closing time Noel leads Cats in making late plays to pull ahead of Tennessee, 75-65 By David Schuh email@example.com
John Calipari has seen this pattern several times this year. His team has itself within striking distance, late in the game, and has failed to make the plays necessary to close it out. Tuesday, in a game many thought UK couldn’t afford to lose, the Cats made those plays on their way to a 7565 win over Tennessee. “We’re just learning what we have to do at the end of ballgames,” freshman forward Alex Poythress said. “We did the little things and it worked today.” The first half was not a pretty one for either team. The Cats held a fourpoint lead at the break, but shot just 38 percent. Tennessee managed to not shoot a free throw in the first half, much unlike the second, where it made 11-of-17 from the line. UK kept that minimal lead for much of the next 10 minutes but couldn’t manage to create any serious separation. It was beginning to look much like Saturday’s loss to Texas A&M. “I came to this conclusion,” Calipari said. “In the last seven or eight years, I’ve coached teams that have absolutely womped on people. And this ain’t one of them. ... I can’t imagine this team being up 20 on anybody.” But if it weren’t for freshman center Nerlens Noel, Calipari’s squad wouldn’t have had a lead at all. Noel did a little bit of everything against the
Vols, as has become commonplace for the freshman. The 6-foot-10 center finished with 12 points, nine rebounds, six blocks and four steals. “Noel did a tremendous job in the second half of really setting the tone defensively and altering shots,” Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin said. For Tennessee, junior guard Jordan McRae seemed to make all the right offensive plays to keep the visitors in it. McRae led the Vols with 23 points, and with 7:19 left, he had his team leading, 54-53. From there, UK began to show the grittiness that Calipari has been searching for all season. Graduate student Julius Mays hit two late 3-pointers and sophomore forward Kyle Wiltjer added five points in the final three and a half minutes. Their contributions helped UK extend its lead to seven with a minute and a half to play. The Cats finished the game out at the free-throw line to secure the their first SEC home win. “Any time you win a game in this league, it’s a hard game, and the way we finished the game ... (that) was big,” Calipari said. “We came out, we executed.” Wiljter led the Cats with 17 points, one of four players in double figures. “We’ve worked hard and any loss hurts,” Wiltjer said. “We didn’t want that to happen again so we just really wanted to get a close win and it feels really good that we were able to pull it out.”
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Freshman Nerlens Noel dunks in UK’s win over Tennessee. Noel finished with 12 points and six blocks.
Advice for life in ‘real world’ By Dan Pauley firstname.lastname@example.org
UK will once again host a retreat that will help upcoming graduates thrive in a post-graduation world. “It is a retreat for people making a transition from college to the real world,” said Dustin Lewis, life skills coordinator for C.A.T.S., who is in charge of marketing for the event. The Life After College Retreat is sponsored by different organizations on campus to help teach life lessons to students who feel concerned about what to do after they graduate and are in the workforce. “I have felt very apprehensive about graduation,” said biochemistry senior Sarah Garner. “I wish I had more direction.” The retreat will help prepare students to have a smoother transition from college to the workforce through a schedule of presentations and seminars that tackle a list of post-graduation issues. Is-
sues include money management, relocation and professional presence. “I think this will give the students a new perspective on things they have never thought about before and help set goals,” said Meg Phillips, program coordinator of the UK Alumni Association. Phillips said last year’s retreat had almost 70 people in attendance. “I think this retreat will have a huge impact on the students who attend because I believe this generation is a little behind when it comes to planning for the future,” Lewis said. “A lot of college grads have no idea what goes into a career search.” The retreat also will have a resource fair during lunchtime so students can talk with different people from different departments. The Life After College Retreat will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Center. Students can register at www.ukalumni.net/lifeafter college.
Aiming to prevent the flu Open house focuses on attacking virus before it hits By Judah Taylor email@example.com
In preparation for the flu hitting campus, University Health Service is offering $10 flu shots to students, among other services, which started with an open house Tuesday. More than 40 cases of the flu had been confirmed in Fayette County as of Monday, according to a health department news release. Students are encouraged to get a vaccination, said UHS Health Education and Marketing Director Fadyia Lowe. More than 100 UK students and employees attended the open house, where lines for flu vaccinations exceeded an hour’s wait, Lowe said. Expecting an increase in flu cases in January, Lowe and UHS wanted to promote good health and good health
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Students received flu vaccines at University Health Service’s PAWS Open House event Tuesday. practices among the UK student body with the event. “What we wanted to do was give students the opportunity to start off the new year and semester right,” Lowe said. “Sex in a sack” packages were handed out to students at the open house, as were
free blood pressure checks, and flu kits containing hand sanitizer, cough drops and other hygiene essentials. Nursing junior Kelsi Stull was denied an appointment for a flu shot on Monday because all slots were bookedbut was able to get a flu shot Tuesday as a walk-in at the
open house following a short wait. UHS was not the only organization promoting good health on campus. The Study, which sponsors good study habits and students’ academic health, also was present. “Student health and acaSee FLU on page 2
UK Confucius Institute recognized internationally By Olivia Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Going one step farther after receiving double funding for promising potential and past achievements, UK’s Confucius Institute recently was named the 2012 Confucius Institute of the Year. According to the Confucius Institute’s official website, the award was presented in December at the World
Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing. UK’s program was granted one of the 26 titles given worldwide, among 430 other Confucius Institutes. “It is a tremendous honor for the University of Kentucky and our Confucius Institute to receive this award. The recognition is particularly gratifying as our Institute was only established two years ago,” said interim
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Provost Tim Tracy, in a statement. “We are the youngest of the Confucius Institutes to receive this recognition,” said Susan Carvalho, UK’s associate provost for international programs. Dr. Huajing Maske, director of the UK Confucius Institute, who accepted the award in Beijing, said she was surprised, thrilled and honored that UK received the
award. “Name and recognition aside, the award is not only an acknowledgment of our excellence in the past years, but most important, it will bring in more program funding and resources,” Maske said. “Which means we will be able to expand our services and programs on UK’s campus and in the community.” Carvalho said the UK
Confucius Institute’s efforts to increase networks in China, which have benefited both researchers and students, probably played a part in receiving the recognition. Maske said the title means a great deal not only to the institute, but to UK as well. The UK Confucius Institute’s achievement spells out the university name with bold letters, as it leads the other 430 Confucius Institute
universities in the top three percentile range. “The award certainly means that when we present new initiatives to HANBAN, they will carry a kind of guarantee of success,” Carvalho said an email. “For example, we are exploring the teaching of martial arts as a way of communicating both Chinese language and culSee CONFUCIUS on page 2
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demics go hand-in-hand,” integrated strategic communication senior Alex Newby said. “Students can get stressed out, and having good study habits can help improve overall health,” math senior Emilia Witt said. CNN reported Kentucky to be under minimal flu threat compared with the rest of the nation. This year’s threat is still strong enough to force Lexington-area hospitals to restrict visitations in order to prevent the spread of the flu. Hospitals that are part of UK HealthCare have amended their visitation policies to protect patients’s health by not admitting anyone under age 18 or with flu-like symptoms, among other restrictions, according to a news release. “To avoid the flu, you need to use hand sanitizer, frequently wash your hands, drink a lot of fluids and keep PHOTO BY KIRSTEN HOLLIDAY | STAFF your hands out of your mouth without washing them,” Lowe More than 100 UK students and employees attended the University Health Service’s opne house Tuesday. said. For information from UHS, visit facebook.com/ UKstudenthealth or follow @UHSPaws on Twitter. More information on The Study can be found at uky.edu/ae.
ture in ways that benefit student’s physical and intellectual health. This is the kind of original thinking that HANBAN likes to see.” Accoring to Maske, institutes across the globe usually complete a self-nomination process to direct HANBAN’s Confucius Institute of the Year choice. HANBAN is the council that sponsors the institutes. “Our case is the most unusual one; our funder nominated us instead of us self-nominating ourselves,” Maske said. “This shows that our funder must be so impressed by our achievements.” HANBAN’s official website features seven pages dedicated to UK Confucius Institute accomplishments, including cultural aspects such as calligraphy, dance and culinary activities. “People who work so hard to see their passions realized really need this kind of recognition, to know that their work is appreciated and valued,” Carvalho said regarding celebratory plans to involve the institute’s partners across campus and central Kentucky. ”We hope to make China accessible to UK undergraduates,” Carvalho said. “It has already made great strides partnering with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Together I think they offer amazing opportunities for UK graduates to be world-ready.”
Polls show wealthy want their kids to make own fortunes Get it yourself. That's the message that an increasing number of wealthy individuals are giving to their offspring, according to a new survey. More than four in five American millionaires (82 percent) say they feel that each generation should be responsible for creating its own wealth, up from the 65 percent who expressed that same sentiment in 2007, according to PNC Wealth Management's 2013 Wealth & Values Survey of millionaires. The economy has also made many wealthy people pessimistic, the ninth annual survey found. Thirty-one percent of millionaires anticipate a decline in the wealth that they'll pass on to the next generation. Still, 49 percent report that they expect to pass on at least $500,000 to their heirs. The percentage of millionaires who make raising hard-working children their main goal has jumped to 84 percent, from 75 percent in the 2007 poll. While money was thought of as the wealth to be passed along, family heirlooms,
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property and family traditions were also mentioned. More than eight in 10 (84 percent) say they have or expect to provide financial support for higher education. Millionaires also strongly support basic purchases for their offspring, such as a car (61 percent) and down payments on homes (45 percent). The survey also found that many millionaires aren't prepared to die. Nearly one in five doesn't have a will and 70 percent don't have a formal financial plan. Among wealthy business owners, only 15 percent have a formal succession plan. Artemis Strategy Group conducted the online survey in August and September 2012 for the Pittsburgh-based bank, the Chicago area's sixth-biggest deposit gatherer. The national survey with 1,115 interviews completed included 560 millionaires with assets of $1 million or more. The margin of error for 560 respondents is plus or minus 4.1 percent, at the 95 percent confidence level.
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A defense of traditional marriage in the U.S. In the Jan. 9 issue of the Kentucky Kernel, a letter to the editor titled “Support the respect for marriage act in Kentucky” was published. This letter contained several pieces of misinformation, which I hope to correct in the following letter. The aforementioned letter’s main topic boils down to the following: Kentuckians should repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and legalize same-sex marriage because not doing so is “based on prejudiced and illogical motives.” Along the way, the letter states “Equal rights are a social justice issue, not a religious one.” This statement is true. However, social justice (and justice in general) is fundamentally grounded on the religious principles of loving your neighbor and doing
to others as you’d have them do to you. Therefore, equal rights is indirectly a religious issue as it deals with the belief that all men are equal in the eyes of God by the simple fact that we all share a common nature. Thus, the religious arguments against same-sex unions have as much weight on the issue as the secular arguments for these unions. The letter also maintains that there are “Only eight out of 50 states that allow legal civil unions between same-sex couples.” This statement misrepresents the facts. The fact is that only eight states allow SOLELY civil unions. However, an additional 10 states allow for legal civil unions and another two allow limited domestic partnerships. This makes for 20 states that allow for legal unions
of same-sex couples. The letter further claims: “this vulnerable population (homosexual community) has been unfairly oppressed for years. ... For this reason, if you have even an ounce of respect for society as a whole, you will become a public advocate for this cause (legalizing same-sex marriages).” First of all, the so-called “gay” community has not been unfairly oppressed. Ever. No state or federal judge has ever sentenced someone to prison, death, or even community service just for being homosexual. The “oppression” of these people stems merely from the refusal of many states to legalize an official marriage of same-sex couples. However, there are several (non-religious) reasons for this refusal. The best of
these arguments requires a bit of ground work, but runs in this vein: The state is made up of a group of people living together voluntarily for the purposes of comfort, survival and safety. Thus, any laws made by the state should serve to benefit the state by increasing the comfort, survival and safety of its citizens. Now, let’s define marriage as the union of two people coming together voluntarily within the state with the intent of increasing the state’s population through procreation. With this understanding, the state felt the need to regulate and record marriages as they directly affected the entire community by giving rise to a larger community. Now, with this background regarding the legal social aspect of
marriage, one can apply these same ideas to same-sex unions. Same-sex unions biologically cannot contribute to the growth of the community. Thus, there is no need for the state to spend extra money, time and energy on recording and regulating same-sex marriages. The state has no incentive to do so! In closing, I believe that homosexuals should not be discriminated against or criminalized for their choice of a partner. However, I maintain that there is no need for the state or the federal government to use their resources to regulate and record same-sex marriages which do not contribute to the expansion of society. Michael Butler is a political science freshman. Email opinions @kykernel.com.
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Good decisions save Cats from another loss Goodwin struggles to find role, playing too fast LES JOHNS Kernel columnist
Clinging to a two-point lead with five minutes remaining, it took good decision-making down the stretch for the Cats to earn a victory over Tennessee at Rupp Arena Tuesday night. Freshman forward Nerlens Noel blocked another UT shot (he had six for the game) and freshman guard Archie Goodwin came out of the pack to lead a UK fast break. As Goodwin drove toward the basket, three Volunteer defenders collapsed. Instead of forcing the action one-on-three, Goodwin kicked the ball to a wideopen graduate student guard Julius Mays. Mays took the shot without hesitation and drained it to give the Cats a five-point cushion. Less than a minute later, Mays drilled another three to further extend the UK lead. These two players bought in to the roles that UK head coach John Calipari has designed for them, and it directly led to points on the scoreboard and a successful closing out of a home victory for the Cats. Goodwin has struggled finding his role, even as late as during the first half Tuesday. He was 2-of-8 from the field with one assist. He also twice kept the ball in transition where teammates had clear paths to the basket. He even finished the half getting
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UK head coach John Calipari coaching guard Archie Goodwin. fouled on a one-on-four fast break opportunity, with open players on the wing. “He struggled today. He was a little out of control, playing too fast,” Calipari said. “Archie. This is how we are telling you to play and you’re not doing it, so you’ve not bought in.” Goodwin’s struggles seem to have manifested upon Harrow’s return to the starting lineup. In the seven games since Harrow’s return as a starter, Goodwin is shooting just 38 percent from the field versus the 49 percent he was shooting in the first nine games of the season. Goodwin also is not finding his teammates open as often, averaging 2.4 assists per game since Harrow’s return as a starter versus the 4.4 assists per game in the nine games prior. Calipari needs Goodwin to be creative offensively, but at times he can be a black hole — once he gets the ball nobody else on the team sees or touches it.
Mays’ struggle is just the opposite, as he needs to take the open shot more often. At least twice in the first half, Mays passed on open looks behind the arc. Mays hit 42 percent of his 3-point attempts last season at Wright State. Calipari wanted Mays to be a leader and a shooter this year for the Cats. “I get mad when he’s catching the ball at the 3point line and the guy is in the lane and he doesn’t shoot it,” Calipari said. “You caught it, you have to get it off and shoot it.” For the Cats to be successful the remainder of this season, these two players will have to build on the finish of Tuesday’s game and buy in to the roles that Calipari has laid out for them. “We are still learning to sustain effort and to trust each other. Then you can start becoming the team we want to be,” Calipari said. “Until then, we are going to be mired in the stuff we are in right now.”
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