Monday Memo August 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Mandatory COVID testing continues through September 4 for students, faculty, and staff who spend ANY time on campus.

Services are available at the following sites:
Student Activities Center – 8 AM to noon, 1 to 5 PM
Cardinal Stadium Purple “A” lot (drive-through) – 8 AM to noon, 1 to 5 PM (Closed Sept. 3 and 4)
Student Recreation Center – 8 AM to noon, 1 to 5 PM
Abell Administration Building – 7 to 11AM, noon to 4 PM

Registration is recommended but not required. Head to the Coronavirus FAQ page for more info and to schedule your appointment.

Still have questions about COVID-19 protocols and operations? Contact Business Operations, open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

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Derby Staffing Guidelines
Per the A&S Staffing Plan for Fall, offices may be operated fully remotely on September 3 and 4. This is at the discretion of supervisors. Road closures will remain the same as years past (including Central Avenue), but the exit ramps to campus will remain open. 

We Can't Wait: Student Empowerment Through Activism
Tuesday, September 8, 5-6 PM
Online event, Registration required

MLK Scholars discuss their activism, their educations, and what they expect to change as a result of their demands for racial justice.

Student Panelists, Martin Luther King Scholars:

  • Arii Lynton-Smith (they/them) - Major in Cultural Nonprofit Management (Liberal Studies)
  • Nicole Sparling (she/her) - Majoring in Biology and Spanish; Minoring in Social Change and Political Peacekeeping Certificate
  • David Echeverria (he/his) - Majoring in Political Science; Minoring in Social Change

Moderator: Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Ph.D. - Department Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Great Place to Learn

UofL student creates nonprofit organization to help Black students advance career goals
Ethan Volk, a sophomore from Bowling Green double majoring in Business Economics and Philosophy, co-founded the Eckford Virtual Mentorship Program to keep the door open for Black students to the job market. Great Place to Work

Fall 2020 Group Counseling Sessions
All groups will be held on MS Teams Visit the Counseling Center website for more information. Great Place to Invest

#RaiseSomeL ambassador launch event
Raise Some L is October 20-21 this year! Don't miss the virtual training event for day of giving ambassadors on September 1. Learn more about day of giving, how to sign up as an ambassador to raise funds on the day, and some tips on how to be a successful ambassador. This is your chance to make an impact and raise funds for an area you're passionate about.

New to day of giving? Raise Some L is a 30-hour Cardinal call to action to all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and fans to do two simple things:

1. Make a gift
2. Spread the word - #RaiseSomeL

Join us to learn more about how you can make an impact and let’s #RaiseSomeL!

Cardinal Anti-Racism Agenda

Mark your calendars now! The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research will present the 14th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture with Loretta Ross. Ross will deliver "Calling in the Call-Out Culture" on November 11, 2020. 

Ross, a visiting professor at Smith College, has co-written three books: Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique. Her new book, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, is forthcoming in 2021.


Garden Commons Workdays

Thursdays, 12:00 PM
The Sustainability Council has relaunched weekly group workdays in UofL's organic Garden Commons in its new location at the southwest corner of Strickler Hall, east of the Speed Art Museum Parking Garage, and across the walkway from the Biology Department's Korfhage Native Plant Garden!

Join us to learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits!

In the News

Market Review: Louisville arts community finds ways to make art accessible during pandemic (Lane Report, 8/24) Dept of Theatre Arts mentioned.

Social media expert weighs in on misinformation surrounding protests in Louisville (WDRB, 8/26) Prof. Karen Freberg (Communication) interviewed.

Work To Be Done 100 Years After Suffrage (Spectrum 1, 8/28) Prof. Cate Fosl (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) quoted. 

Protest planned during the Kentucky Derby seeks to amplify Breonna Taylor message (Courier-Journal, 8/31) Prof. Tracy K'Meyer (History) quoted.