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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
Noon—Undergraduate Research Info Session regarding PSYCHOLOGY—Funkhouser 307B. This event is designed to help you gain a better understanding about how to get involved with psychology research.
7:30 p.m.—Blue Harmony—Central II classrooms.
7:00 p.m.—Wrap Up America—Central II classroom #1.
Wrap Up America is an organization that supplies blanket kits and we put them together. It’s a fun way to give to those in need, as they give the blankets to the less fortunate. It’s definitely important now that it’s getting cold.
8:00 p.m.—Creative Writing & Waffles—Central I kitchen.
9:00 p.m.—Line of Opinions, Circle of Mystery—Central II lobby.
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.
7:00 p.m.—Cross the Line—Central II classroom #3.
7:30 p.m.—4 Paws & Disabilities—Central II classroom #5.
7:00 p.m.—Village of 100—Central II classrooms.
7:00 p.m.—Hidden Narratives and LNFS presents Tsotsi—Worsham Theater, Student Center. Tsotsi, a teenaged, small-time South African criminal, never expected to find a baby in the back of a car he decided to steal. Not knowing what to do, he takes the baby back home with him to the slum, only to see his entire life transformed over the course of the next few days.
·Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship Call for Applications
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the 2014 Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities. The Lectureship honors the memory of Edward T. Breathitt, Governor of Kentucky (1963-67) and an outstanding alumnus of the University of Kentucky whose interest in higher education and the humanities was exceptional. The Lectureship is awarded to an undergraduate whose qualities of mind and spirit have been expressed eloquently on one or more of the basic concerns of the humanities: form, value, and memory. All University of Kentucky students are eligible to apply to give the public lecture, which will be held on January 30, 2014. The lecturer receives $500 and a commemorative gift. For more information about the lectureship (including a list of past lectures) and the application process, please visit the Breathitt Lectureship page. The deadline for lecture proposals is Monday, December 2, 2013.
·LAL is now seeking intern applicants our Spring 2014 season—see attachment for more information!
·Announcing the Bingham Seminar for Spring 2014
Undergraduate students from all colleges and majors are invited to apply for the 2014 Bingham Seminar in the Humanities, “Making an American ‘Athens’” taught by Patrick Lee Lucas, Director of UK’s School of Interiors. In “Making an American ‘Athens,’” students will use material evidence and site visits in Lexington, KY; Nashville, TN; and Edinburgh, Scotland to learn how design and community meet and to investigate the factors influencing cities’ claims to the nickname “Athens of the West.” The course, HMN 300, meets Thursdays from 2-5pm. 4 credit hours. For a detailed course description and information about the application process,follow this link. The Gaines Center provides up to $1,000 toward the cost of travel for each of the students enrolled in the course. Enrollment is limited and the deadline to apply is November 13, 2013.
·Although FUSION 2013 was merely a few months ago, it is time to begin planning for FUSION 2014! The FUSION Executive Team is now looking for Coordinators for the Event Operations Team, Leadership Development Team, Corporate Sponsorship Team, Campus Promotions Team, and Agency and Neighborhoods Team. These roles are a good way to become involved on UK’s campus and to gain insightful leadership experience. Descriptions of each committee and what each of them entails, along with the application for the position, can be found below at the following website: