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Think spring, think green, and be simply car-free in 2014. After a decade in service, Wildcat Wheels is doubling with a new fleet dedicated to students who leave their cars behind. What’s the new program called? You name it…and you could win! Deadline: March 5.
2:00 p.m.-Monday 2:00 p.m.—DanceBlue—Memorial Coliseum. Remember to Cheer the Honors Team On! DanceBlue is one of the most successful student-led fundraisers in the nation. It is a no-sitting/no-sleeping marathon to raise money for the KY Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Program. Patients, their families and students join together to celebrate life, those who’ve been lost and the future improvements of care for Kentucky’s children battling cancer.
6:30 p.m.—Climate Change Reality Road Show—Student Center, 203. Workshop led by Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition state organizer Cara Cooper. See flyer for more information!
7:00 p.m.—Midafternoon Munchies—C1 Lobby.
7:00 p.m.—“That’s the Boney Part: An Appalachian Fiddle Tune Goes Viral—W.T. Young Auditorium with reception in the Alumni Gallery. As part of the Chellgren Speaker Series, Prof. Ron Pen will give an interactive lecture regarding “viral” music trends and in particular take a close look at how a traditional Appalachian Fiddle Tune took over your TV (spoiler alert: a certain beef commercial might make an appearance). Come for the lecture, stay for the reception and chat-up the faculty (good networking opportunity, folks). See flyer for more details!
6:00 p.m.—Pawfect Relationships—C2 Lobby.
6:00 p.m.—Newly Roommate Game—C1 Lobby.
10:00 p.m.—LNFS: 12 Years a Slave—Worsham Theater, Student Center. Steve McQueen’s
Brutal and realistic adaptation of Solomon Northup’s slave narrative follows the free black
Violinist from the north as he is abducted, sold into slavery in the antebellum south, and spends
over a decade trying to return to his family. (Rated R, 134 minutes).
7:30 p.m.—UK Theatre Presents, Eurydice by Sarah Rule—Guignol Theatre. $10 student tickets, $15 general admission.It is wedding day for Eurydice and her young musician, Orpheus, when Eurydice meets a mysterious man with a message from her father. Down the elevator she travels to meet him and unwittingly arrives in the underworld. Does she return to the world of the living with her beloved Orpheus, or does she look back at her father and remain in Hades forever? This modern interpretation of the myth of Orpheus lets Eurydice take the wheel, tormented by love and torn between a future with her husband and the memories of her father.
Noon-6:00 p.m.—KET Telethon—KET. Last year, Honors students volunteered as a group serving the off-air phone bank during the KET Telethon—we guess what? We did so well, they want your charming faces ON CAMERA this year! Yes, the big times, folks! We only have 18 open seats, so RSVP HERE!
·Silver Peer Mentor Applications are available (the portal will close midnight on February 28th)!!! Remember, you can earn 1 credit hour per semester toward you Honors Experiences (6 credit hours total needed to graduate with Honors) and there is a $500 per semester stipend associated with the position as well. Honors Program Silver Peer Mentors play a very important role in the success of a Living Learning Program. We are looking for caring, hardworking, and mature role models who are willing to take a leadership role in our living learning program. The position offers a great work environment and flexible schedule. APPLY HERE.
· Are you interested in screenplays, sets, filming, acting, editing, or music?
CFC is an informal club that supports creativity, fun, and friendship by exploring a variety of filming styles. Club activities include small group filming contests, re-creation of short stories through film, movie and documentary making, and film viewing nights.All skills levels and interests are welcome! See flyer for more information! Contact Elise McConnell for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Love to Volunteer? Want a leadership position? The Center for Community Outreach is looking for enthusiastic leaders to help organize volunteer opportunities on campus! There are many different programs dealing with a variety of issues. As a Program Director, you will plan, organize, and promote volunteer events. You can also apply for the Executive Team, which includes Director of Operations, Director of Programs, and Director of Promotions. Each assist in the overall running of the CCO, help the programs within the CCO, and more! This is a great way to gain leadership experience, get to know the Lexington community, and have fun. To apply go to these websites:www.tinyurl.com/CCOprogram or www.tinyurl.com/CCOexecutiveteam
·UK 101/201 Peer Instructors
UK 101 and UK 201 (www.uky.edu/UK101) are one-credit hour academic orientation courses for freshmen and transfer students co-taught by a faculty member and a student peer instructor. Peer Instructors are an essential component of UK 101 and UK 201. Responsibilities include assisting the faculty instructor, teaching class sessions, and interacting with the students during in-class and out-of-class activities. Application Deadline is Friday, February 28th. Apply at:http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/NewStudentPrograms/leadership.html
·Parent Family Ambassadors
The UK Parent Association provides assistance to and programs and services for parents and family members of UK undergraduate students. The UK Parent Association will select four current UK undergraduate students to serve as Parent and Family Ambassadors (PFA). PFAs will assume their role during summer 2014 and will work approximately 30 hours per week (this is a paid position) for the months of June and July in conjunction with Summer Advising Conferences for new students and their families. Application Deadline is Friday, February 28th. Apply at:http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/NewStudentPrograms/leadership.html
K Book Editorial Staff
The K Book is a comprehensive new student publication in which veteran students share all of the information that they wish they knew before they set foot on the University of Kentucky campus. The K Book Editorial Board is a group of select students who are responsible for maximizing the effectiveness of this publication for incoming students. As a member of this board, your ideas, words and decisions have the ability to prepare and inspire new students to reach their potential at the University of Kentucky. Application Deadline is Friday, February 28th. Apply at:http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/NewStudentPrograms/leadership.html
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.—UK Spring Employer Showcase: Technical Day—Grand Ballroom of the Student Center. Network with over 100 employers about job and internship opportunities. Employer Showcase VIP students can enter at 11:30pm.
6:00 p.m.—Cross the Line—C1 Lobby.
8:00 p.m.— EcoReps: Sustainability—C2 Lobby.
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.—Martin School of Public Policy: Spring Open House—18th Floor of POT. At the Martin School, students are given the tools they need to launch their careers in public service. Join us for one of our spring open houses to meet faculty, students and alumni and see if the Martin School is right for you! RSVP: email@example.com.
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.—UK Spring Employer Showcase: Non-Technical Day—Grand Ballroom of the Student Center. Network with over 100 employers about job and internship opportunities. Employer Showcase VIP students can enter at 11:30pm.
5:00 p.m.—Undergraduate Research Group Advising Session: General Research—213 of Funkhouser. The purpose of this event is to provide information that may help you get involved in research.
6:00 p.m.—Sex Myths with Sexperts—C2 Lobby.
7:00 p.m.— Arm Knitting—C1 Lobby.
7:00 p.m.— Dancing in the Dorms: Swing Dancing Lessons!—C2 Classrooms.
6:00 p.m.—Valentine’s Day with Sexperts—C1 Lobby.
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Lessons of the Great Depression—Public Lecture by Peter Temin, POT West End of the 18th Floor.
Hey bookworms! Blind date a book is happening!
How it works: turn a book to Room 146 (C2) by Wednesday the 12th with your name and email and we will get back to you with a book you can go on a blind date with! Read it, love it, then return it to the owner and chat about your favorite parts! If you have any questions feel free to contact Meriah Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Critchfield (email@example.com)!
I love the diversity of the Honors LLP. We’re not all Biology or Engineering majors like one might assume. We come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of interests and excel in our own unique ways. I love my community because I’ve gotten to know so many interesting people who have passions that range from musical theater to researching LED battery life to training service dogs. Each of our unique talents, cool hobbies, and academically-driven attitudes truly make this LLP special.
I’m so glad that I decided to live in the Honors LLP. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the communities and I would definitely recommend joining one. The benefits are countless and the commonalities I share with those who live around me have enhanced my college experience with friendship, support, and opportunities I never knew I had.
Ahmed Kathrada, who was a dedicated South African activist, shared a prison cell with Nelson Mandela for years. He came to UK for a gallery opening and book signing; the installation included a replica of the space he shared with Mandela, who passed away yesterday.http://bit.ly/1gcn5cD
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.—A Christmas Carol—UK Theatre presents! Fine Arts Guignol Bldg. $10-students with valid ID; $15-general admission. A hearty helping of nostalgia with a sprinkling of the supernatural. Contemptible miser Ebenezer Scrooge is fulfilled by his wealthy, yet lonely existence, until he receives a message on Christmas Eve from the ghost of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley. Scrooge will face his past, present and future with three spirits. Will the apparitions and their prophecies transform Scrooge? Will he find that there is still compassion and love in his heart? On Christmas morning, humbug meets its maker.
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.—Undergraduate Research Walk In Times— Funkhouser 219. This is an opportunity for students to ask questions that are specific to their needs pertaining to undergraduate research.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.—Message on the Go—W.T. Young Library, The Hub.Relieve stress and relax with a free 5-minute massage provided by the Lexington Healing Arts Academy.
10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.—Violence Awareness Fair—Room 206 of the Student Center. Come support fellow Honors students who have been researching the prevalence and varying kinds of violence as well as possible solutions.
1:00 p.m.—A Work of Heart: Beal’s Babies of Dance—Rasdall Gallery. See flyer!
Don’t delay! The National Conference on Undergraduate Research will be accepting abstracts through FRIDAY. If you’re interested in the opportunity to present and discuss your research, learn more here: http://bit.ly/1cyhysN