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In the February 19, 2016 Issue:


1. Diversity Statement to the Campus Community

When issues of racism, sexism, homophobia and/or other negatives surface anywhere on campus, it is important to remind ourselves of what we stand for as a university.  In valuing diversity and inclusion, we cannot allow the negative “isms” to infect any part of our community or create a hostile learning or work environment for our students, faculty and staff.  We must affirm that there are consequences for exhibiting behaviors that serve to harass, alienate and demoralize students or employees.
     It is important to note that there are structures in place to address issues when they arise.  If an issue is found to be in violation of university policy such as sexual harassment or discrimination, it is investigated; if it is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct, the case will be adjudicated. Hate crimes are illegal and are referred to the police. In all instances, the protocol is to respond rapidly to address the situation.
     What we stand for as a university is captured in our Diversity Vision Statement.

2. 2016 Trustees Award Nominations

The nomination must consist of the Nomination Form and letters of support outlining the nominee’s qualifications and contributions to the University community. The award form can be downloaded at

3. Statewide Tornado Drill

The Statewide Tornado Drill will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:07 a.m. The UofL Alert system will be activated to test our notification system, but buildings will not be conducting actual drills. To ensure that faculty and staff know what to do during tornado warnings, UofL has developed a training presentation that can be viewed online. Please review this presentation to be prepared for tornados whether on campus and at home. Should you have any questions contact Dennis Sullivan at 852-6670. 

4. Alcohol Policy

If UofL students at least 21 years of age decide to drink alcohol, the University explicitly counsels only low-risk use and condemns the misuse and abuse of alcohol.

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5. PLAN: Writing a Literature Review

Need to know more about how to write a strong lit review? Come to this workshop, which will be held Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 from 3pm - 4pm in Ekstrom Library, Room 210. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.

6. PLAN: Managing Your Mentor

Your relationship with your mentor is extremely important. Learn more at this workshop, which will be held Thurs, Feb 25, 2016 from 12pm - 1pm in Houchens, Room 105. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.

7. MPH Information Session - Belknap

The School of Public Health will host an Information Session for undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical students to learn what the MPH program has to offer. Lunch provided to those who RSVP by March 4.

8. Apply Now! Summer'16 FoodWorks Internships

UofL & other players in our vibrant local food justice scene will be hosting interns as part of this experiential learning program featuring: 9 wks in Louisville, VT, or DC (6/5-8/4); a paid internship; a 3-cr course; group living; & weekly field trips.

9. Student Awards Nomination Deadline March 1

Get recognized! The 17th Annual UofL Student Awards will be held on April 19 at 7:00 pm. These awards recognize students, RSOs, and advisers. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 1.  For more information go to:

10. Black History Month Blood Drive

TODAY, February 18, 10AM-3:00 PM, The Red Barn
We need YOU to ensure there is blood on the hospital shelves for the next emergency. Pledge your support and sign up today at  Enter sponsor code: UOFLPAS to choose your donation time.

11. Hope Campus Ministries Bible Study

Our bible study is to increase student's knowledge of the Word and the God who created us! Come join us for open discussion and self-application to grow in your relationship every Friday at 6pm in Ekstrom Library, in the basement! 

12. International Night in the SRC

Come to the SRC Friday for International Night as we reach out to this important segment of our population. Information will be available for all areas of our program. Come join the Intramural Sports Department for an evening of information, outreach, and fun! TONIGHT, Feb 19, 2016, 7:00 PM, Student Recreation Center

13. Hunger Banquet

On March 9 at 6 p.m. the Hunger Banquet commences at the Red Barn. Attendees will be separated into the groups representative of the world's three levels of development. Free food will be served as we raise awareness for a hungry world.

14. Meeting Rooms Available

Is your RSO looking for a place to hold a meeting? The Student Recreation Center has 2 classrooms with smartboards and projector systems available. Each will seat 36 people. We also have a 10 person conference room with smartboard and projector.

15. Threlkeld Leading Ecolympics After 1st Week

Threlkeld residents cut electricity use 16% so far in UofL’s Ecolympics (2/15-3/6) – a battle to reduce energy waste & trash! Post photos of your green actions with #ULecolympics2016 to win! Turn it off; unplug; take stairs; shut windows; air dry clothes!

16. Next Garden Commons Workshop: Weds. 2pm

Join us in UofL's organic garden for the next in our series of hands-on workshops/workdays! On 2/24 at 2pm, at the Garden Commons at the Cultural Center we'll continue nurturing the greens growing in the greenhouse & we’ll develop a Permaculture Site Plan for the Garden Commons. No prior experience necessary.

17. Green Tip of the Week

Recyclemania is still going on until April 2. Here's our green tip:  Wax clips, styrofoam, straws, chip bags, candy wrappers, paper towels and tissues are all items that cannot be recycled.

18. Combat Boxing Class

Intramural & Recreational Sports is offering FREE Combat Boxing classes every Tuesday 6-7 PM and Wednesday 7-8 PM during the Spring semester. No need to register, just meet at the Box Master Tower in the Weight Room.

19. Intramural Soccer Registration Open

Registration for the upcoming intramural soccer season is open now through Wednesday, Feb. 24. To register your team to to, select University of Louisville and sign in. Your UofL credentials will get you in the site.

20. FYI Spring Cocoa Cart

The spring semester is well underway! Nothing helps you prep for exams like the Cocoa Cart! FYI will be roaming around campus handing out FREE hot cocoa- you can even top yours off with chocolate syrup, marshmallows, and whipped cream! From 9–11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.



Please use caution around the trains at UofL. Stay safe. Never climb through a slow moving train, and never try to beat an on-coming train.

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium have more to offer than just astronomy and laser shows. Check it out at

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