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College of Arts and Science discusses search for new dean MATTHEW KECK @THECARDINALNEWS
Beth Boehm, University of Louisville provost, met with the College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff Aug. 30 to discuss the search for a new dean. The faculty and staff had separate meetings with Boehm to voice their concerns about the search for a new dean. These meetings were held to create a safe space for faculty and staff to share their thoughts. Boehm said they were meeting to discuss when and how they would search for a new A&S dean. She explained the search would be dependent upon the Redbook, which is U of L’s standard governance document. A&S staff suggested an amendment to the Redbook rule to allow two staff on the search committee. Staff felt they have been underrepresented in past searches. In order to change this rule in the Redbook, the board of trustees has to pass it. Boehm was also resistant to adding more staff solely because it would add more faculty. The search committee for this process consists of 15 people total with eight fac-
ulty and one staff on the committee. It is possibile that more faculty and staff are on the committee if they are a part of the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE). Boehm was adamant about keeping the committee this size so it doesn’t become unruly. A major concern among Boehm and the faculty and staff was the issue of her term as provost ending next year. Faculty and staff were split on whether to wait for a new provost or move forward under Boehm. Boehm said the dean search should start now because U of L has a president who is exciting and attractive to work for. Her apprehension was that a prospective dean may not want to come because they won’t know who their boss is. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard is the current A&S dean and will be stepping down after the 2019-2020 school year. She announced this in July. There was no mention of when the process of finding a new dean would officially start. PHOTOS BY MATTHEW KECK / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL
Vice president for enterprise risk management is leaving MATTHEW KECK @THECARDINALNEWS
The University of Louisville will be looking to fill the role of vice president for enterprise risk management. U of L announced in an email on Aug. 27 that Rhonda Bishop, the current vice president for enterprise risk management, would be leaving. She is leaving to assume a similar position at the University of Central Florida. Bishop was previously the chief compliance and ethics officer at UCF before coming to U of L last year. She said her reason for returning to UCF was to be closer to her family, specifically her son. “Since coming to U of L in April 2017, Rhonda and her
team have accomplished much, including cleaning up many policies and procedures, strengthening the university’s compliance with federal, state and university rules and regulations and ensuring transparency in the audit process,” Bendapudi said. The position that Bishop’s fulfilled at U of L was created in 2017 during a restructuring of vice president audit and institutional compliance positions. “I am currently reviewing how best to ensure the outstanding work in these areas continues,” said Bendapudi. “I will share those plans with you once we determine our next steps.” Bendapudi said Bishop’s last day was Aug. 30.
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Belknap Academic Building celebrates its first birthday VICTORIA HARRIS @THELOUISVILLECARDINAL
The Belknap Academic Building celebrated its first birthday with instructor presentations and activities Aug. 29. University of Louisville Provost Beth Boehm stood in for President Neeli Bendapudi as the speaker for the event. Boehm touched on how the BAB allows for professors to teach more interactively. “This building has 27 classrooms that are all interactive that make it possible for people to share information with each other,” said Boehm. “It takes time on the faculties part to get used to not standing in the front of the room.” During the BAB celebration, students were reviewing notes or on their laptops taking advantage of the armchairs and high-top seating. Professors had “poster sessions” during the celebration, so they could share teaching tips and techniques and learn from each other. These sessions were for professors to highlight their favorite active teaching methods and techniques. Students could toss cornhole and win free candy. They were also allowed to experiment with the technologies at the poster sessions around the celebra-
tion. As part of the celebration everyone who attended the BAB’s birthday was treated with free cupcakes. Anthropology professor Angela Storey teaches in two classrooms on the first floor of the BAB, which she said has greatly impacted her teaching style. “The BAB has allowed me to teach more fully in the way that I would like, which is utilizing active learning techniques of all classes,” said Storey. “Everything about it has allowed me to utilize the same techniques that I was attempting to use in traditional lecture halls, [but] with challenges.” The BAB replaced the old Crawford Gym which had been built during the early 1960’s. Fans and alumni had strong memories associated with the Crawford Gym, so the designers of the BAB tied in some of the wood from the gym benches into the seating that makes up the grand staircase at the entrance. Cardinal Singers from the School of Music were at the event to sing “Happy Birthday” to the BAB after Boehm’s remarks. PHOTOS BY MATTHEW KECK/ THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL
U of L to hold suicide risk training in September MATTHEW KECK @THELOUISVILLECARDINAL
Training to help families navigate suicide risk will be in session at the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus in Burhans Hall Sept. 26 through Sept. 28. “This is the first time this training will be offered, and the first training to address navigating family relationships when working with suicidal family members,” said U of L Suicide Risk-Specialist Laura Frey. Frey does research regarding family dynamics after adolescents have attempted suicide. This training is intended to help participants better understand suicide risk and to inform families how to support and talk to those with suicidal tendencies. “The type of treatment will depend on the severity of suicidal thoughts or behaviors,” said Frey. “Relationships with family members and other support persons can be essential to helping a suicidal person feel connected; yet, sometimes existing family dynamics may need to be addressed so that family members understand how to be most helpful for their suicidal loved one.” The training will cover suicide risk and assessment, and appropriate responses to those at risk. Participants will focus on understanding family factors like communication and youth development.
“Although this training is not focused solely on college students, all of the concepts covered will be applicable for professionals working with college students and their family members,” said Frey. She said that this training can be beneficial for families to see how their relationships impact one’s own suicidal thoughts. Professionals who help people experiencing suicidal tendencies can receive up to 18 hours of credit for attending all three sessions of training. From 2001 to 2017 suicide rates in the U.S. increased 31 percent from 10.7 to 14 per 100,000 according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The Center for Disease Control reported over 47,000 deaths by suicide in 2017, which was double the number of homicides. In 2017 suicide was the second most common form of death for those ages 15 to 24 according to the NIMH. Their data shows that 6,252 people in that age group died by suicide that year. Kentucky had an average rate of 14.24 to 16.95 per 100,000 deaths by suicide per year from 2008 to 2014. PHOTO BY MATTHEW KECK/ THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL
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Early Learning Campus receives re-accreditation MATTHEW KECK
The University of Louisville’s Early Learning Campus (ELC) announced its re-accreditation on Aug. 26 and it will remain accredited for another five years. “Our ELC team spent more than a year in preparation and compiled documentation to address each criterion within 10 standards,” said Director of ELC Jill Jacobi-Vessels. “While it was a challenging undertaking, the process proved to be affirming and motivating for us as our final scores were 99% -100% in all areas.” The National Association for the Education of Young Children accredits programs that meet the criteria in teaching, relationship-building, curriculum, health, safety and other areas. U of L’s ELC program scored in the top of each category in NAEYC’s accreditation process. The accreditation process consists of third-party agencies rigorously reviewing programs to ensure their compliance with the set standards. “The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions and/or pro-
grams of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality,” says the U.S. Department of Higher Education website. For a program to be accredited for a five-year term they must meet: -70 percent of assessment items for each standard. -100 percent of required assessment items. -70 percent of assessment items for classes selected. After receiving accreditation pro-
grams must submit annual reports with fees, adhere to policies and report all major changes and incidents to NAEYC. The ELC program at U of L hosts frequent visits for area centers and schools to find ways to improve their own programs. The program provides child development for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Faculty, staff, students and residents of the Family Scholar House and Old Louisville are all able to use the ELC’s
services. “As a NAEYC accredited center, we maintain smaller group sizes and staffto-child ratios than are allowable by state regulations,” said Jacobi-Vessels. “We engage children in play-based learning by creating intentional environments, leveraging their own interests, and building positive and caring relationships.” Pricing varies depending on the enrolled children’s age. Weekly rates range from $190 to $240 depending upon the enrolled child’s age. There are currently 150 children enrolled in the program. The ELC program doubles as a classroom for early childhood education students. Credits earned in the program are transferable. “Our curriculum, which is based on the Reggio-Emilia philosophy, is geared toward sharing beauty, wonder and curiosity to help children build a life-long love of learning,” said JacobiVessels. This approach allows children to interact and explore ideas and concepts they have alongside their teachers. PHOTO BY MATTHEW KECK/ THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL
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WorldFest: Bringing the world to Louisville’s doorstep JOSEPH GARCIA @JOSEPH_G08
Every year on Labor Day weekend, the Belvedere is flooded by thousands for four days to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that lives in Louisville. “It’s a festival to honor and bring nationalities and cultures together so people can be educated about the world,” said Jalen Todd, a volunteer at this year’s WorldFest. WorldFest doesn’t just invite attendees to experience these cultures. It gives people the chance to truly celebrate and learn about them from that culture’s people. “This festival has taught me to learn about different communities and overcome stereotypes about people that aren’t true,” Todd said. Todd said almost 30 countries spanning the globe were represented this weekend of celebration. It’s immediately obvious that cultures are represented by the array of vi-
More than 30 countries were represented at WorldFest this year. brant colors from national flags and the mouth-watering aromas blanketing the festival. The food alone was enough to make a
The four day event was full of dance and music performances spanning the globe.
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trip to WorldFest. There were common items like tacos and pad thai, but WorldFest offered more exotic foods to excite your taste buds like Ethiopian cuisine.
Just about every corner had a view of an open grill that sizzled with kabobs or large pans of noodles being tossed. But these are not the only things lining the packed pathways. Both local and visiting vendors sold items that represented their nationality or heritage. Items like vibrant dresses, small jewelry, traditional masks and wooden decorations were everywhere. There were also three stages among the festival that offered unique performances throughout the day. Performances included belly dancing, flamenco dances and various bands performing traditional music. Junior Computer Information Systems major Levi Walton described WorldFest as diverse and accepting. “I enjoyed seeing so many cultures represented in such a small section of Louisville,” Walton said, “I love knowing that I live in such a culturally diverse city that not only welcomes but celebrates the differences in its people’s cultures.”
Everywhere you went, music from around the world could be heard.
Delectable aromas of various street food stalls blanketed the festival. PHOTOS BY JOSEPH GARCIA / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL
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Lana Del Ray has resounding return with greatest album yet BLAKE WEDDING @THECARDINALNEWS
It has been a long winding road for Lana Del Ray, but it seems that after five previous studio albums, the titular singer/songwriter has finally found a signature sound. In the past, I’ve had issues with some of Del Rey’s albums, but I could never possibly argue over the massive influence she has cast over her contemporaries as well as her appeal in modern music. Songs like “Videogames” and “Ride” are also undeniably sweeping, beautiful singles that absolutely excel where some of her full studio albums have missed the mark. But with Norman F****** Rockwell!, Del Ray has pulled off something quite remarkable. After 2017’s disappointing and critically panned Lust for Life, the artist must have gone back to the drawing board completely and reevaluated herself; her unique qualities and strengths as a singer, and possibly reflecting on what could be improved and on what so many people took issue with on albums like Ultraviolence and Lust for Life.
Yet, no less than two years later, Del Ray has shown incredible strides to try something new yet again; not only that, but something bold, and more than anything, something impressively authentic and sincere. Norman F****** Rockwell! is the culmination of all these ideas coupled with an artist at the height of their talent, focus, dedication and strives to improve. So many of the songs on this album are standouts in Del Rey’s discography. Moreover, Del Rey embraces instrumental experimentation and a yearning to incorporate new styles of music and new sounds in a genuine manner. Take the song “Venice B****,” which might actually be Del Rey’s single greatest song yet. It’s a long, instrumentally complex, emotionally powered and dense performance; one that singlehandedly demonstrates Del Rey’s vocal chops and her talents as a performer and musician better than nearly any of her more well-known singles at this point. Themes of heartbreak, infatuation, sensuality, love and summertime are at the forefront of this song, themes
that Del Ray is no stranger to whatsoever. However, it’s the way that they are pulled off and come together on “Venice B****,” or other standouts like “Mariners Apartment Complex,” that make for a far more memorable listening experience than past songs. All in all, it’s best to sum up Norman F****** Rockwell! by saying that it is one
of the most important albums of 2019. It’s without a doubt the best work Del Ray has ever made, and even more so, it is proof that when an artist accepts constructive criticism and reflects on their art candidly, that hard work pays off. Del Ray has cemented herself as one of the greatest pop voices in the world at the moment.
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Campus diversity continues to impress SHELBY GARDNER
The University of Louisville has been contributing to Louisville’s inclusivity for years now and what better time to recognize it than around WorldFest. Almost every week you can find events on campus centered around diversity. Three events this week include the LGBT Health Certificate Kick-off: Variations in Sex Development, Intersex Conditions: Shifting Paradigms and Borders & Movement: U.S. Foreign Policy, Refugees & Immigrants. U of L has also been recognized for its diversity on a national level. Last September U of L was in a three-way tie for first place regarding how we treat African-American students. There are several Recognized Student Organizations and support centers on campus. Some of the RSOs are the African Student Union, Chinese Student and Scholar Association and the Indian Student Association. A few of the support centers are the Trio SSS,
the Cultural Center and the Disability Resource Center. Celebration of other cultures can absolutely be a fun time, but it’s also necessary. When creating an inclusive environment for everyone living together, sharing culture and embracing differences is essential to avoid attempts at assimilation or conflict. According to an email sent to the community Aug. 19 about the freshman class, 17 percent identify as AfricanAmerican or mixed, and six percent identify as Hispanic/Latino. Events like WorldFest are what makes Louisville seemingly lead the rest of the midwest in embracing diversity and culture. WorldFest is one of the region’s largest international festivals with four days of events that include a parade, naturalization ceremony, live entertainment, international vendors and cuisine. Not to mention admission is free, and food and gifts were available for purchase. There were over 30 food vendors and
70 local and regional performers. “At events like WorldFest, Louisvillians and neighbors from the surrounding counties can travel the world; greet their diverse neighbors without leaving the city limits,” says Insider Louisville. A few things that Insider Louisville highlighted for this year are the Latin night on Saturday, Chinese culture booths sponsored by WKU, and Irish dancing among many other kinds of dancing that will be performed. In a recent op-ed in the Courier Journal, May Greg Fischer said, “Today, immigration is critical to sustaining the city’s growth and economic prosperity.” “From 2009 to 2014, the city’s foreign-born population grew 42 percent, and these more than 60,000 new Louisvillians have brought $1.3 billion in spending power, opening new businesses across the city, better connecting us to global trading partners and contributing to our rich culture and quality of life.” It’s partly a business deal, but only
in a networking sense. It’s more so an opportunity for people from cultures all around the world that now live in Louisville to preserve traditions while showcasing and sharing their culture with everyone else. And from what it seems, Louisville is becoming increasingly diverse. “With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 17 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before,” the city of Louisville’s official website states. U of L is such a unique, diverse community within an even more diverse city; Louisville is a safe-haven in the Midwest. This isn’t to say that things are perfect, because they are certainly not. But Louisville really is a good blend of southern charm and hospitality with progressive ideals and policies.
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SPORTS SEPT. 3, 2019 | PAGE NINE
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Soccer ties ﬁrst game against Cleveland State MARIAM PRIETO-PEREZ @THECARDSPORTS
In the first soccer game of the season No. 14 Louisville played Cleveland State, tying the game 2-2. This game comes hard-fought as it went into double overtime. This game marked John Michael Hayden’s first game as head coach. Hayden was an assistant coach last year before former head coach Ken Lolla resigned. Junior Emil Elveroth started off for the Cardinals on offense. Last year Elveroth had 33 shots with 17 goals. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, the Cards scored their first goal, giving a bold start to the game. Redshirt senior Cody Cochran scored the second goal in the first half. The score was assisted by freshman Leo Getz. “We can’t let a goal be what energized us, we need to come out from the beginning and be energized, especially the first
game of the season,” Cochran said. Cleveland lacked depth during the first half, only making two subs for seven minutes each. Within the first half of the game, Cleveland received three yellow cards adding pressure to starting players. The Cards played on offense for almost
60 percent of the first half and tired out Cleveland’s defense. Cleveland did not answer Louisville’s two goals until the second half with a goal by Cleveland sophomore Jannis Schmidt. The Vikings then tied up the game with less than eight minutes left in the
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second half with a goal made by senior Gabriel Pewu. Cleveland changed their tactics into a more direct offensive play in the second half as opposed to their zone defense from the first half. The intensity of the game increased as the Vikings and Cards received one yellow card each in the second half. Both of the teams played hard and fast, but saw sloppiness on the field as both teams entered double overtime. Neither one of the teams secured a goal in overtime and resulted in a tied game. “As a group we grow from this, they say that we didn’t respect them enough. Because we took our foot off the pedal a little bit and allowed them to play into the game,” Hayden said. Louisville’s next game will be a rival game against Kentucky at Lynn Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m.
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Field hockey opens season shutting Indiana out 5-0 JOCELYN KRONOVETER AND GABRIEL WIEST @THECARDSPORTS
Louisville field hockey kicked off their first game of the season with a 5-0 win against Indiana University. Entering this season, No. 12 Louisville had the shortest pre-season in history, giving players only six days to prepare before class started. Given the disadvantage the Cards dominated all four periods of the game shutting out Indiana. Louisville started off strong with a goal during the first period by senior Bethany Russ. In the second period Louisville increased their lead over Indiana after Russ scored again with an assist by junior Madison Walsh. Louisville’s offense demonstrated clear communication between teammates on the field throughout the game, helping secure the win. Not long after Russ scored another goal, junior Mercedes Pastor and Walsh scored two more goals with a four point lead going into the third period. Russ gave the team another goal after a hat trick, the first one for Louisville since last September and her first one on the
team. The game was in favor of Louisville after the three contributions from Russ. “It is very exciting, but none of it could have been done without the work of my team, they were behind me and the ones feeding me the ball,” Russ said. The competition level among the Louisville team pushes players to be in competition with each other while building leads. “It is always nice to get a win on the board opening weekend and when you are playing at home,” head coach Justine Sowry said. The Cards have room for improvement on the corners. Out of nine attempts only one resulted in a goal. While Russ has risen up to be a senior leader on the team, she feels confident in the up and coming freshmen. “The way that the freshmen came in this year was phenomenal, they all came in shape and willing to learn which is all that you can ask for,” Russ said. Louisville is set to play head coach Sowry’s former team University of Massachusetts on Sept. 1 at noon at Trager Stadium.
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University cites reasons regarding Ecarma’s termination RILEY VANCE
The full report regarding Tennis head coach Rex Ecarma was released to the public by University of Louisville. The University Integrity and Compliance Office concluded that Ecarma’s wrong doing was based on discrimination and bullying behavior. They also found Ecarma neglected to consider the health of the student athletes. To go into further depth, the report lists that Ecarma made racist and sex-
ist comments towards both players, and staff. Another topic touched on in the report was that Ecarma made athletes play through injuries and pressured the trainers into clearing the players to play. UICO received allegations April 29, 2019 and Ecarma was notified about an immediate leave of absence the same day. It is stated in the report that UICO conducted 22 interviews, reviewed emails, university policies and NCAA bylaws, as well as other variables in order to make a
final decision. The definite decision to terminate Ecarma came earlier this week after the full investigation concluded and will come into effect Aug. 26. Assistant coach Jakob Gustafsson will take over as the Athletic Department begins the search for a new head coach.
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Volleyball claims first win over Texas A&M MARIAM PRIETO-PEREZ @THECARDSPORTS
Louisville volleyball started the season with a loss from No. 10 Florida State and fought for a tough win against Texas A&M at the Cardinal’s home court. The Cards started the game slow, losing the first two sets but gained momentum winning three consecutive sets to claim the 3-2 victory. Sophomore Claire Chaussee and redshirt freshman Aiko Jones lead the offensive combined 28 kills. Junior Alexis Hamilton led the defense with 12 digs. This will mark the first tournament without the now-graduated Molly Sauer,
who was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The beginning points in the game started with a back-and-forth with Texas where they took the lead. The Cards were gaining speed as the intensity of the first set continued, never making it more that a 6-point difference. U of L stayed close, trailing for the rest of the first set finishing with 19-25. The second set saw a close score. An injury with junior Tori Dilfer, early on in the second set, caused the team dynamic to change. Texas got a 5-point lead. The score of the second set was 19-20. Cards took the lessons from the last two sets and transformed their ap-
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proach in the third with more fakes and finesse. Louisville changed with a more defensive tactic to counter Texas offensive approach. This was a close set with the Cards tying Texas almost 10 times. The Cards pulled forward, winning the set with a 25-22 win. Head coach Dani Busboom Kelly explained the transition going into the third set. “So we had to switch our lineup and at that point you have to rely on the kids you have. You can’t sub in like we have been this season and what we have been working on, but that is what is exciting to see a young team, despite the adversity, still pull out a win,” Kelly said.
Within the fourth set, the Cards took a quick lead, which they continued to have for almost the entirety of the game. While the third match saw a more defensive program, the Cards changed to a more offensive play style. The Cards took the set with a score of 25-18, tying the game 2-2. In the fifth, the first point went to Texas, but Louisville quickly took the lead. Louisville finished taking the set and won with 15-9. Louisville will play Western Kentucky University on Sept. 6 at 12:30 p.m. home at L&N Federal Credit Union Arena.
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