Success Series Events

August 2017

 

August 16

CARDS Take Flight 
Various Locations

6:30pm9:30pm

6:30 meet at your designated roundup location: Commuter & Transfer students (Floyd Theater in the SAC); Residential students (report to your residence hall floor)

CARDS Take Flight starts off Welcome Week and your new student experience with two engaging programs.
Community Connections will help you start your Welcome Week off right by learning more about what it means to be a Cardinal and a part of the UofL community.
Playfair is the ultimate icebreaker! This one-of-a-kind program is a fun way to meet other students and get excited for the new year.  

August 17

SOUL: Student Outreach Uniting Louisville
SRC

8:00am12:30pm

8 am check-in;  8:30 – 12:30 service projects

Discover how to make the most of UofL service and leadership opportunities, then work alongside those you meet to learn firsthand about the many facets of our “Possibility City.” This exciting opportunity to meet lots of great people includes a FREE t-shirt, interactive group discussion and group service project. 

August 17

Kick Back in the Stacks
Ekstrom Library
6:00pm8:30pm

The Library comes to life with a dramatic mix of dancers, magicians and other novelty performers; BINGO; interactive service project; a photo station; scavenger hunt; local food samples and MORE! Learn about the Library and other important campus resources. Discover. Explore. Be amazed!

August 18

**CARDS Connection
Various Locations

11:30am1:30pm

Meet at designated location listed below

Reunite with your SOSer/CARDS Connection online mentor and meet more new students for lunch and activities, including their top tips for a successful start, answers to whatever questions you have and casual conversations about Hidden America and your college experience. Check the details below for your meet up location. 

August 18

Academic Unit Open Houses 
Various Locations

 

1:30pm2:30pm

Get your questions answered and meet faculty, staff and students from your intended area of study. 


Arts & Sciences: Gardiner Hall Lawn (Rain: SAC Atrium)
Business: Horn Auditorium, College of Business
Dentistry: HSC Advising Center, Studio Arts Bldg.
Education and Human Development: College of Education Atrium
Music: Music Bldg. Main Lobby
Nursing: HSC Advising Center, Studio Arts Bldg.
Public Health: HSC Advising Center, Studio Arts Bldg.
Social Work: Oppenheimer Hall
Speed: Natural Sciences Lawn (Rain: Ernst Hall Auditorium)

August 19

Sharing Our Cards
SAC East Courts

12:00pm2:00pmDiscover and connect with your fellow Cards!  This interactive event engages participants with strategies and practical tools for cultivating an inclusive campus community.

August 20

REACH for Success
Various Locations

12:30pm

&

1:20pm

1:20pm

&

2:20pm

See below for session info & locations

It’s not just about starting off on the right foot – it’s about figuring out how to keep the momentum going throughout the academic year. In these workshops, we’ll share practical strategies for actively using your syllabi, being successful in large-lecture courses and applying study strategies consistently. Plus you’ll learn the “best kept secrets” from some of our most successful students. Check the details below for session locations and descriptions.

12:30-1:20 pm
 
Academic Success: Essential Strategies for Your First Year (Strickler Hall 101)
College is very different from high school. Students report that a big difference is the amount of work and number of study hours     required to keep up. REACH staff share essential study strategies to help you study smarter for college-level courses.

Surviving & Thriving: CHEM 201 (Strickler 102)
Ready for college chemistry? Don’t let your success be periodic. Get a sneak preview of the CHEM 201 syllabus and learn from a student leader how to be more successful in this challenging course.

1:30-2:20 pm

Student Advice: Keys to Success in Your College Courses (Strickler 101)
REACH tutors share their secrets to academic success. Learn tips for doing well in different classes (from large lecture to small       seminar), listen to advice specific to content courses across different majors and get answers to your questions.

Surviving & Thriving: ENGR 101 (Strickler Hall 102)
Starting Speed Engineering? Be cool and calculated your first weeks of class. Get a sneak preview of the ENGR 101 syllabus and learn from a student leader how to be more successful in this challenging course.

Surviving & Thriving: BIOL 240 (Davidson 110)
Biology major? Thinking pre-med? Be a natural your first weeks of class. Get a sneak preview of the BIOL 240 syllabus and learn  from a student leader how to be more successful in this challenging course.

August 23 

Koru Mindfulness Workshop

 

 

Learn to slow down, breathe & live more in the “now.” Join our group to learn skills that have shown to reduce stress and anxiety, while improving sleep and compassion. Participate in 4 classes, 75 min. each for four consecutive weeks with your roommate to receive free speakers, 3 SONA research credits, and the chance to win a gift card.

Info & registration: kayla.phillips@louisville.edu

August 24

The PreFest Music Festival and LiftUp Fair presented by Cards SPEAK
Red Barn


6:00pm

7:00pm

Learn about your UofL mental wellbeing resources and sample the music and fun of the first PeteFest Music festival, to be held September 8-10, at Jones Fields 8401 Dawson Hill Road Louisville, KY 40299.

Grab a freshly grilled hot dog, play some corn hole, participate in the Kognito Challenge, take the pledge to #helpsomeone, utilize the #CardsFightSuicide photo booth and share in some social media fun. Prizes (day passes to the PeteFest) will be randomly awarded for the completion of the Kognito online training by August 31, 2017.
Kognito Challenge: http://louisville.edu/cardsspeak/lift-up/happenings

Attendance requirement: Start at the Cards SPEAK table and visit a minimum of three info tables to earn CARDS Event credit.

August 28

^^Garden Commons Workday
Cultural Center

12:00pm

1:00pm

Join up at UofL's organic garden for group workdays. Learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but come by this scheduled event to plant, weed, water, and harvest. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!

September 2017

September 1

^^**Sustainability Roundtable
Urban Studies, Rm 123

11:00am12:00pm

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:00pm

Join up at UofL's organic garden for group workdays. Learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but come by this scheduled event to plant, weed, water, and harvest. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!

September 3, 10, 17, 24 

^^Community Composting Volunteer Days 
200 block of E. Bloom St. between Brook and Floyd St.

12:00pm2:00pm

Come help us turn "trash" into treasure as we manage UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

September 5

^^PEACCful Yoga
Student Activities Center, W309K

12:00pm1:00pm

Join in for gentle yoga as a way to relax between classes! No experience necessary.

September 7

**What is DACA?
Cultural Center

12:00pm

Does Trump's decision on DACA leave you confused? Join ELSB, LAHSO, the Undocumented Student Resource Council and others in learning more about DACA and what it means to UofL students. FREE refreshments.

September 7

**"Nerve" Documentary Screening
SAC, W303A

6:30pm9:00pm

Join the Engage Lead Serve Board for the screening of "Nerve," an environmental documentary highlighting "how a small Kentucky town led the fight to safely dismantle the world's chemical weapons." Snacks beginning at 6:30pm, movie at 7, Q&A from 8:30-9.

September 13

**Majors Fair
Red Barn

11:00am1:00pm

Make your major work for you! Did you know that you do not necessarily have to be pre-med to go to medical school? Or that your education degree can serve you both in and out of the classroom?

Take this opportunity to learn about majors at UofL, as well as minors, additional opportunities, and campus departments that can support you.

Open to students of any year, major, and academic standing. Plus FREE FOOD! 

http://events.louisville.edu/event/majors_fair_6845#.WTFnLOvyu70 

Visit two "major" tables and one "campus resource" table in order to receive free lunch. 

September 13

Life in Japan
SAC 309K

12:30pm1:30pm

Ayako Nakajima with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana will be leading an education presentation regarding life in Japan. Culture, food, manner, etiquette, academics, fashion, you name it! Come prepared with questions and prepare to be fascinated by one of the most unique countries in the world.

September 15

^^**Sustainability Roundtable
Urban Studies, Rm 123

11:00am12:00pm

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

September 18

**Diversity Dialogue: From Pre-school to Penitentiary
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:30pm

Join this Diversity Dialogue as facilitator/author Duane Campbell helps attendees examine the many conditions that perpetuate this vicious cycle, from the educational system, criminal justice/injustice, community, family structure and history and "The American Dream."

September 20

**Campus Talk: The Ugly Side of Women in Media 
Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

12:00pm1:30pm

Join the Women's Center in this discussion about the "ugly" side of women in the media - music, ads, video games and movies/tv. All are welcome to come discuss. Lunch provided! 

 

September 21

Study Abroad Fair
Red Barn

1:00pm4:00pm

Get info about available programs all over the world, learn about scholarships and enjoy a FREE ice cream sundae bar. All majors welcomed!

September 22

EcoReps Lunch & Learn
Humanities Building, Room 300

12:00pm1:00pm

Join in on the monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! This event will feature EcoReps Director, Dr. Brian Barnes, describing the program and how you can get involved.

The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability.

This fall, they'll continue the series of in-person workshops each month on third Fridays at noon at rotating locations around campus. Join in for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome.

September 26

Slice O' PEACC: He Said, She Said, They Said
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:00pm

What do you know about Title IX? How does a university effectively respond to, and investigate allegations of sexual assault—and respect students' rights? Join the Men of PEACC and Brothers United at the Cultural Center for an interesting Lunch and Learn conversation on this topic, with special guest—Louisville Metro Councilman, David James.

September 27

**16th Annual Latin America and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture
Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium

4:30pm5:30pm

Cuba: Today and Tomorrow with Dr. Jorge Dominguez
Dr. Dominguez will discuss issues concerning Cuba, including the current challenges facing the revolutionary government, the island’s economics, and Cuba’s evolving relationship with the United States and its neighboring Latin American countries. Dr. Dominguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico in the Department of Government, and serves as the Chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University.

September 27

Get That Cash
Red Barn

6:30pm8:00pm

Join ELSB's Human Prosperity committee in a fun and interactive game featuring topics on poverty, financial responsibility, and tips on spending in college. Free Fazoli’s will be served while you try to GET THAT CASH!

All participants are welcome. If you need special accommodations please email John Rhodes (john.rhodes@uoflelsb.org).

September 28

Axton Reading Series: Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Ekstrom Library, Bingham Poetry Room

7:30pm9:00pm

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film and pop culture. Dinty W. Moore deemed her first essay collection, The Fluency of Light, “One of the most original, startling memoirs I have seen in the past ten years.” Her second book, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, was chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the1913 Open Prose Book Contest.

September 29

**Cardinal Career Trek: Centerstone

9:00am1:00pm

Get a tour of Centerstone's Louisville office, meet with working professionals in the field, and ask questions about how to get your foot in the door at one of the nation's largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral health care. Transportation provided. Registerby 9/22.

September 29

^^**Sustainability Roundtable
Urban Studies, Rm 123

11:00am12:00pm

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

October 2017

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
.

^^Community Composting Volunteer Days 
200 block of E. Bloom St. between Brook and Floyd St.

12:00pm2:00pm

Come help us turn "trash" into treasure as we manage UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

October 3

^^PEACCful Yoga
Student Activities Center, W309K

12:00pm1:00pmJoin in for gentle yoga as a way to relax between classes! No experience necessary.

October 4

A Time for PEACC: When It's Time to Go (Special Event)
Cardinal Towne, The Avenue

7:30pm8:45pmWhen survivors are ready to leave an abusive partner, it can feel both empowering and frightening. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join us in honoring survivors of domestic violence in this uplifting music and storytelling program. The numbers are significant—but the stories give the most impact.

October 6, 13, 20 & 27

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:00pmJoin up at UofL's organic garden for group workdays. Learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but come by this scheduled event to plant, weed, water, and harvest. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!

October 10

How to Date
SAC 309K

7:00pm8:30pmCome out to this fun, free, and practical workshop presented by PEACC and the Women's Center. Here you can learn healthy dating tips and styles, how to be a healthy partner, signs of abuse, and what do if you feel unsafe in your relationship.

October 13

^^**Sustainability Roundtable
Urban Studies, Rm 123

11:00am12:00pm

TOPIC: Dan Stever (Director of Education and Outreach, Horticulture, Klausing Group, Inc.), will speak on Green Infrastructure & Climate Change.

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

October 18

Sister Cities Lecture: La Plata, Argentina
Ekstrom Library, Rm. 104

4:30pm5:30pm

Dr. Maria Dalfovo will provide an overview of the cultural, educational and scientific achievements of La Plata, Argentina, one of Louisville's sister cities. Then she will open the floor for questions. Dr. Dalfovo is a visiting chemist from Argentina who is conducting research at UofL.

October 18

**Campus Cardinal Debate
Chao Aud., Ekstrom Library

6:00pm7:30pm"America: Land of Opportunity or Obstacles?"
The award-winning Malcolm X Debate Program and FYI invite you to a fun and fast-moving debate on hot topics related to “Hidden America.” Debaters will deliver position speeches, and then a moderator will facilitate continued discussion.

October 18

Meat & Potatoes
Cardinal Towne - The Avenue

7:30pm8:30pmThis monthly discussion provides a college male perspective on the day's headlines. Topic TBD.

October 19

**Diversity Dialogue - Unsung Heroes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Military Personnel Stigma and Stereotypes
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:30pmJoin the Cultural Center for FREE lunch and dialogue on this topic. Did you know each year, approximately a quarter of a million veterans return to higher education institutions or the civilian workforce after serving honorably in the military? Many veterans report challenges in their transition to higher education institutions and civilian employment. In addition to changes in organizational culture, leadership norms and expectations for interactions, public media often portray veterans as heroes, victim, or violent aggressors, and military members must deal with the impact of these stereotypes.

Perspectives of active and discharged service-members, as well as strategies for addressing some challenges will be discussed as well. #YouBelong at #UofL.


October 19

Battle of the Sexes
Davidson Hall, Rm 108

6:30pm

An interactive discussion on stereotypes, gender roles, sexuality, and femininity/masculinity. This event will also include FREE Indi's Chicken and pink lemonade.

October 19

Axton Reading Series: Jeffrey Skinner & Sarah Gorham
Ekstrom Library, Bingham Poetry Room

7:30pm9:30pm

Jeffrey Skinner's poetry has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, and other fellowships and awards from such agencies as the Ingram-Merrill Foundation, the Howard Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  He has published seven books of poetry, the latest of which, Chance Divine, won the Field Prize. Sarah Gorham is a poet and essayist, and most recently the author of Alpine Apprentice (2017) and Study in Perfect (2014), the latter selected by Bernard Cooper for the 2013 AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. Gorham is also the author of four collections of poetry— Bad Daughter (2011), The Cure (2003), The Tension Zone (1996), and Don’t Go Back to Sleep (1989).

October 21 

Axton Reading by Leslie Jamison 
Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave. 

5:00pm7:00pm

Bestselling essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison will read from her work as the keynote event of the Louisville Writer's Block Festival. A book signing will follow. 

https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/writers-block-festival

Attend the entirety of the keynote reading (arrive early as seating is first come, first seated). Sign in will occur after the reading concludes. You are invited but not obligated to stay for the book signing. 

October 24

Exploring Faiths: Islamic Edition
Meet at Threlkeld Hall

5:30pm7:30pm

Join Honors Student Council as we travel to The Muslim Community Center of Louisville (8215 Old Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40222) for a tour of the mosque and an Islam 101 session! Transportation is provided. Meet in front of Threlkeld Hall at 5:15 PM. The visit will last until 7:30 but we will possibly head to a Middle Eastern restaurant after so bring money in case you're interested!
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/trjMQYyOMTmQvQ832

October 27

^^**Sustainability Roundtable
Urban Studies, Rm 123

11:00am12:00pmTopic: The Global Politics of Climate Change

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

October 28

**Book-in-Common Connections Service Event
Strickler Hall Lobby

8:30am12:30pm

Join FYI and Engage Lead Serve Board for a variety of service opportunities related to “Hidden America.” This exciting opportunity to meet lots of great people includes a FREE t-shirt, interactive group discussion, and a chance to give back to the community!

Check In will be from 8:30AM-9:00AM in the Strickler Hall Lobby area.

If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, please make your request by contacting Kathy Meyer at kathy.meyer@louisville.edu. Please make your request by October 18th to allow sufficient time to secure the requested accommodations.

November 2017

November 1

Queen of Sheba: The Family Portrait
Cardinal Towne, The Avenue

7:30pm8:30pm

Every child has the right to be nurtured and to feel safe. Children who grow up in a violent home are likely to be victims of child abuse, and the damage can last a lifetime. Join a powerful discussion on how young people affected by family violence can move forward and build a new life.

November 2

**Pride Week Keynote Address: Dr. Jon Paul Higgins
Strickler Hall, Middleton Auditorium

7:00pm

With over ten years of experience in education, social justice and grassroots movements, Dr. Higgins is focused on public speaking and working with the media on issues centered on people of color, LGBTQ storytelling and marginalized communities. His work has been included on Blavity, The Root, Efniks, Wear Your Voice and Talkspace. Dr. Higgins serves as Campus Pride’s Curriculum Educator, is a Lambda Literary writing fellow and a regular contributor to SOULE.

November 3, 10, 17 & 24

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:00pm

Join up at UofL's organic garden for group workdays. Learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but come by this scheduled event to plant, weed, water, and harvest. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!

November 5, 12, 
20, 27 

^^Community Composting Volunteer Days 
200 block of E. Bloom St. between Brook and Floyd St.

12:00pm2:00pm

Come help us turn "trash" into treasure as we manage UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

November 7

^^PEACCful Yoga
Student Activities Center, W309K

12:00pm1:00pm

Join in for gentle yoga as a way to relax between classes! No experience necessary.

November 7

Campus Talk: Life Lessons from June Cleaver- Women in the 1950s 
Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

12:00pm1:30pm

Join us as we discuss women in the 1950s - career vs. housewife, motherhood, marriage & dating and beauty & fashion. All are welcome to come discuss. Lunch provided! 

^^November 8

Are You Smart About Money?
Ekstrom Library

9:00am12:00pm

Commonwealth Credit Union and The Ekstrom Library would like to invite you to our co-sponsored
Money Smart two day Event.  This is a free opportunity to hear from financial experts on how to better keep more of your money in your pocket, learning more about your retirement, keeping safe from identity theft and fraud. Full schedule here.
Attend any one information session for CARDS Success Series attendance credit.

Students can participate in the Ekstrom Library Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win* money for college:
Grand prize $500
2nd place $300
3rd place $200

*Must have your current UofL ID for eligibility.

^^November 9

Are You Smart About Money?
Ekstrom Library

1:00pm4:00pm

Commonwealth Credit Union and The Ekstrom Library would like to invite you to our co-sponsored
Money Smart two day Event.  This is a free opportunity to hear from financial experts on how to better keep more of your money in your pocket, learning more about your retirement, keeping safe from identity theft and fraud. Full schedule here.
Attend any one information session for CARDS Success Series attendance credit.

Students can participate in the Ekstrom Library Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win* money for college:
Grand prize $500
2nd place $300
3rd place $200

*Must have your current UofL ID for eligibility.

November 10

^^**Sustainability Roundtable
Urban Studies, Rm 123

11:00am12:00pm

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

November 10

**Dia del Celebracion
Red Barn

6:00pm9:00pmJoin the Latin American and Latino Student Organization (LAHSO) for their annual signature event. This is an evening to celebrate culture and create community.

November 17

^^**EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Tackling Food Waste
Ekstrom W210

12:00pm1:00pm

The last fall Lunch & Learn features two speakers from Bellarmine: Food Recovery Network and Condo and Home Owner Association Study Project. Join in on the monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a FREE vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability!

November 29

Meat & Potatoes: I Love You, Man
Cardinal Towne, The Avenue

7:30pm8:30pm

This monthly discussion provides a college male perspective on the day's headlines. Come out to the final Meat & Potatoes event of the semester, to share in the discussion of hot topics in the news. Plus, join the celebration and warm send off to our amazing December graduates.

December 2017

December 1 & 8

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:00pm

Join up at UofL's organic garden for group workdays. Learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but come by this scheduled event to plant, weed, water, and harvest. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!

December 3 

^^Community Composting Volunteer Days 
200 block of E. Bloom St. between Brook and Floyd St.


12:00pm

2:00pm

Come help us turn "trash" into treasure as we manage UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

December 12

**Critical Thinking Composition Contest Submission Deadline

5:00pmWho do you think is part of our “hidden” America? Answer that question in your written or digital composition and be eligible for one of several $300 and $100 scholarships. Details and submission information on the Composition Contest website.