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Customer Bob Maxwell shops Wednesday in the butcher shop in the basement of the Garrigus Building, at 325 Cooper Drive.
UK college runs butcher shop Agriculture students learn the ‘art’ of meat processing By Shelby Streicher firstname.lastname@example.org
UK’s College of Agriculture recently opened a butcher shop in the basement of the Garrigus Building. UK Dining Services paired with the college’s meat lab, where university livestock is butchered and processed, to open the shop. This collaboration spawned a butcher shop where different meats are sold. The meats come straight from UK’s farms around Kentucky, said Gregg Rentfrow, a
meat science professor for the Department of Animal and Food Science in the College of Agriculture. Opening the butcher shop has helped agriculture students learn different aspects of meat processing, Rentfrow said. “We have always taught them starting from the farm gates to the grocery store, and now they get to learn the restaurant part,” Rentfrow said. “They get the chance to see the ‘art’ side of it.” The shop is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. to the university’s stu-
Jessica Gallager rings up customer Bob Maxwell’s purchase in the shop. Meat sold in the shop comes from UK’s farms around the state. dents and faculty as well as the general public. Rentfrow said its regular customers are UK personnel but he hopes to see more local customers soon. “Seventy-five percent of the UK customer traffic are faculty and staff; the rest are a mixture of graduate students and under-
After struggles, Cats get fired up in win Cauley-Stein especially shines, with 20 points Only at UK can a team starting “just” three projected one-round NBA draft picks become recast as gritty underdogs. Somehow, that transformation is exactly what has taken place. The Cats LES JOHNS were considKernel ered to columnist be so talent-rich that they began the season No. 3 in the nation. Along the way, sophomore guard Ryan Harrow encountered a mystery illness, freshman forward Willie Cauley-Stein had surgery on his knee and all-everything freshman forward Nerlens Noel had his season shortened with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Tons of individual tal-
ent remained, but the team never found an identity. Its new identity was defined Wednesday night in a 74-70 win against Vanderbilt — a team of fighters, scrapping for loose balls and overcoming the odds. UK Athletics showcased the new rebranding during player introductions, as a fancy video montage was viewed for the first time. “Tonight is the biggest game on our schedule,” Harrow and Cauley-Stein say at the start of the video. With season highlights interspersed, several players say, “Let’s fight.” “Let’s fight like Wildcats,” Noel said at the end of the video, as the Rupp Arena crowd roared with approval. “Our video guys are good at what they do,” Cauley-Stein said after the game. “I got so excit-
ed when I saw it, I started tearing up.” Cauley-Stein said the team saw the video for the first time tonight during player introductions and that it got the team fired up. Cauley-Stein played like he was fired up. He scored a career-high 20 points, on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds while playing a career-high 32 minutes. “Willie has just not been out there enough to have demonstrated performance,” head coach John Calipari said. “He demonstrated what he can do, which is going to help his confidence, there’s no question.” Although clearly fatigued, he found the energy to block two critical shots in the final minute of play. “Our coaches told us we do not have to block shots and don’t have to
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grads,” he said. The shelves in the shop are stocked with tons of different kinds of meats, varying from ground beef and breakfast sausage, which are the top-selling items, to country ham and beef cuts. Other items sold include See BUTCHER on page 2
Students are being hired to help advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences manage students. Student Government approved a $6,500 grant Wednesday night to support the project. The college’s dean said A&S plans to match the funds to help further. “The college plans to match the funds to build our student employment opportunities for the summer,” College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh said in an email to the Kernel. “Once passed, I plan to sit down with the A&S senators, as well as the advising professionals, to develop the best possible employment opportunities for students that also helps the administrative needs of the unit.” A&S has lost eight advisers and one director in the past eight months. Kornbluh said no advisers were laid off during that time, but others have said people left amid the threat of budget cuts. “When I learned that there were budget cuts and people were let go, there was a panic and people left when they heard there was going to be another adviser cut,” Luke Glaser, an English and Spanish senior and A&S ambassador, said. Due to this shortage, two students will be hired for full-time academic status working in the front office and assisting professional advisers. “The quickest way we thought we could fix this problem is to provide student workers,” said Maddie Wright, an English senior and A&S senator and ambassador. “When we were approached with this item we enthusiastically took advantage of this,” said Ariel Blythe Reske, a biology junior and A&S ambassador. “The advising problem has hit every student.” Blythe Reske said she hears students constantly complain they cannot find an adviser when priority registration is near. “In some majors, like my own, some advisers have been taken off for junior and seniors,” she said. “Upperclassmen are being paired with professors and professors are going to make advising their secondary priority at best.” A&S is interested in hiring new professional advisers, Kornbluh said. “I believe strongly in student employment and a community that involves students and giving students the opportunity to work at the university. It’s a really valuable experience,” Kornbluh said. “This fits with our long-term goals to have more student workers.”
Cats hold off Vandy, 74-70 By David Schuh email@example.com
Tuesday night, leading up to his team’s game against Vanderbilt, UK head coach John Calipari did something unorthodox. He saw a group of young men with a burden on their shoulders, expecting to come together as a team after losing their star teammate to a season-ending injury. So, what did he do? He and his staff challenged their players to a game of dodgeball. “You’ve got to enjoy what you’re doing,” Calipari said. “These guys are with the weight of the world on their shoulders.” His experiment seemed to work, as the Cats used a hot shooting start and some late defensive stops to get back on track Wednesday night, beating Vanderbilt, 74-70. “They were very coachable tonight,” Calipari said with a smile, referencing his comment after the Tennessee loss that indicated otherwise. “They played with a lot of confidence today, and that’s all we’re talking about.” UK came out playing
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Sophomore guard Ryan Harrow goes up for a basket in the first half against Vanderbilt. He finished with 12 points. with a lot of energy. They started 12-of-17 from the field, using a 13-0 run to
take a 23-9 lead midway through the first half. See BASKETBALL on page 4
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