Success Series Events

 

January 2017

A new CARDS Success series cycle begins in January 2017. Fall attendance credit does not count toward spring minimums.

January 8, 15, 22 & 29

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

12:00pm1:00pmHelp turn "trash" into treasure at UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

January 10

Winter Mentor Match
Strickler Hall Lobby

2:00pm3:00pmStart your semester off right with free snacks and drinks and learn about REACH resources.
January 10

New Student Welcome: CARDS Take Flight
Strickler Hall, 101
3:00pm4:00pmFirst Year Initiatives, REACH and Transfer Services welcome you to campus during this interactive session about making the most of your UofL experience. How do you go about joining a campus organization and making new friends? Where’s the best place to relax between classes? Upperclass students who’ve recently been in your shoes will offer their best tips and answers to your questions as you take flight at UofL.

January 13

**Louisville Civil Rights Bus Tour
Departs from Cultural Center

11:00am2:00pmThe City of Louisville was an active site during the Civil Rights Movement. Join this free bus tour to explore Louisville’s Downtown Civil Rights Trail. Limited seating. Register online.
January 16

**MLK Day of Service

9:30am4:00pmStudents, faculty and staff are invited to make MLK Day ‘a day on, not a day off’ by participating in an on-campus program and then completing service in the city of Louisville. Volunteers receive a meal and t-shirt. Transportation provided. Details: uofl.me/MLK-Day-Info

January 16, 23 & 30

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center Garden Commons

1:00pm2:00pmWeekly activities will vary week by week depending on the season, but some activities might include weeding, planting, watering, planting and growing in greehouse, aquaponics upkeep, and utilizing sustainable techniques in the garden and greenhouse. Gloves and tools will be provided.

January 17

Career Development Classroom Series: LinkedIn & Social Media Dos and Don'ts
Houchens LL03

11:00am12:00pmWhether you already have a LinkedIn page or are just creating one,come learn the in's and out's of what to do and what not to do on LinkedIn and social media to prepare for your job search. Free lunch.

January 17

^^Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Cultural Center

4:00pm5:00pmJoin LAHSO for building community, celebrating cultures and planning events. All nationalities welcome. Free food!
January 18

**Women in the Movement Discussion with Dr. Kaila Story
Cultural Center
12:00pm1:30pmLearn more about the many women who played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement, from leading local civil rights organizations to serving as lawyers on school segregation lawsuits. Discover how their efforts to lead the movement were often overshadowed by men, who still get more attention and credit for its successes in popular historical narratives and commemorations.

January 18

**Deep Dive: From Stories to Strengths
Student Activities Center, W309K

5:00pm6:00pm

Stories help us discover new aspects of ourselves. We will discuss various inner strengths reflected by individuals in this year's Book-in-Common "Hidden America" and consider how those can be applied to your personal, academic and co-curricular life. FREE dinner provided as you delve into some great discussion with the Office of Student Involvement.

January 19

**Civil Rights Movie Viewing and Discussion
Chao Auditorium

6:00pm

In “Children of the Civil Rights Movement” you’ll take a step back in time to a group of children’s six year odyssey to freedom before the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

January 20

Sustainability Roundtable
Life Sciences Room 135

11:00am12:00pm

Topic: Dr. Cate Fosl: "Social Justice Consortium Faculty Fellowships"

A 30-40 minute formal presentation is followed by open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch as you learn about and discuss these important topics.

January 20

EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Food Recovery Networks
Ekstrom Library W210

12:00pm1:00pm

Join the monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! This month, explore how food recovery networks fight food waste and hunger in our community. EcoReps provides basic training & resources, service opportunities, and certification as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability.

January 21

Winter Mindfulness Retreat
Student Activities Center, W309K

12:30pm4:15pm

This is your life, don't miss it! Build your mindful muscle to manage stress, increase compassion and enhance your present moment experience during this half-day silent mindfulness and meditation retreat. Register: louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services

January 25

^^Money Smart Series
Ekstrom Library

9:00am12:00pm

Celebrate Money Smart Week with free financial literacy programming to help you better manage your personal finances. There’s also a scavenger hunt at Ekstrom, with a chance to win money for college-- $500 grand prize, $300 second place, and $200 third place. To be eligible to win, you must have a current UofL ID and attend at least one of the Money Smart sessions on 1/25 or 1/26:

* Credit Report and financial counseling sessions (9am-1pm): Meet one-on-one with a representative from Commonwealth Credit Union to review your credit report and discuss how best to achieve your financial goals
* Budget 101 (9-10am) : Learn about budgeting; saving and borrowing money; setting financial goals and paying yourself first; and establishing and maintaining a good credit history.
* Identity Theft (10-11am): What you need to know about fraud, identify theft and scams.
* Lease Signing (11am-12pm): Everything you need to know about searching for an apartment, tenant rights and how to successfully live off campus. Speaker:  Aaron Schultz, UofL campus housing.

January 25

Study Abroad Fair
Red Barn

10:00am2:00pm

Get info about available programs in over 70 countries, learn about scholarships and enjoy FREE lunch. All majors welcomed! Enter for a chance to spin the Prize Wheel during the fair to win a $4,500 scholarship to study abroad this summer! Learn how to enter at: http://louisville.edu/studyabroad/ Deadline to enter is 12 pm January 20th.

January 26

^^Money Smart Series
Ekstrom Library

1:00pm4:00pm

Celebrate Money Smart Week with free financial literacy programming to help you better manage your personal finances. There’s also a scavenger hunt at Ekstrom, with a chance to win money for college-- $500 grand prize, $300 second place, and $200 third place. To be eligible to win, you must have a current UofL ID and attend at least one of the Money Smart sessions on 1/25 or 1/26:

* Credit Report Review and financial counseling sessions (1pm-4pm): Meet one-on-one with a representative from Commonwealth Credit Union to review your credit report and discuss how best to achieve your financial goals.
* UofL Financial Aid (1-1:30pm): Learn about grants, loans, scholarships and work opportunities, as well as a money management tool offered by the university.
* Budget 101 (1:30-2:30pm): Learn about budgeting; saving and borrowing money; setting financial goals and paying yourself first; and establishing and maintaining a good credit history.
* RSO Opportunities with Commonwealth Credit Union (2:30-3pm): Are you involved with a recognized student organization at UofL? If so, don’t miss this session about ways you can team up with the university’s preferred credit union partner.
* Money Habitudes (3-4pm): A fun and easy way to talk about money. Gain insight, start conversations and address issues that influence how we save, spend, earn, invest, go into debt and give away our money.

January 26

Career Development Series: Preparing Your Elevator Speech
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:30pm

Designed to prepare students for their future careers and connect them with leading companies locally and nationally that value diversity. This session will help attendees craft their perfect elevator speech when networking and connecting with new people.

January 26

Leadership Legacy Series: Leadership Values

5:00pm5:45pm

Topic: Who Cares, Anyway? Learning Your Leadership Values

Did you know that the University of Louisville and employers are looking to fill leadership positions with diverse students who have unique values? Join the Career Development team and learn what your values are and how they can make you a strong leader. Learn more about the Leader’s Legacy workshop series here.

January 27

International Fashion Show
Red Barn

7:00pm

SAB presents International Fashion Show 2017: A Worldwide Movement. Join SAB in celebrating global and local culture with a night filled with food, fashion, and unity! Buy tickets in SAC W310 or at the SAC tables during lunch. Students can purchase one $5 ticket with a valid student ID. Community and Guest tickets cost $10. Prices will raise to $15 day-of-show.

January 30

Speak Out: Legislative Action Workshop
SAC 309

7:00pm8:15pm

Come learn about Kentucky legislation around violence, how to find and contact your local and state and national representatives, and general advocacy skills for any cause.

January 31

^^Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Cultural Center

4:00pm5:00pm

Join LAHSO for building community, celebrating cultures and planning events. All nationalities welcome. Free food!

 

February 2017

February 1

Leadership Legacy Series: Leadership Values
Houchens LL04

12:00pm12:45pm

Topic: Who Cares, Anyway? Learning Your Leadership Values

Did you know that the University of Louisville and employers are looking to fill leadership positions with diverse students who have unique values? Join the Career Development team and learn what your values are and how they can make you a strong leader. Learn more about the Leader’s Legacy workshop series here.

February 1

**Black History Month Commemorative & Performing Arts Night Featuring Blair Imani
Strickler Hall, 101 (Middleton Auditorium)

6:00pmAn evening dedicated to celebrating black culture and acknowledging the accomplishments of Black leaders and pioneers, this event features speaker Blair Imani: community activist, Founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, public speaker, model and Huffington Post contributor engaged with a variety of issues affecting Black, Muslim and femme communities.

February 3

Sustainability Roundtable
Life Sciences Room 135

Topic: Tim Darst: "Can Renewable Energy and Electric Cars Save the Earth?"

A 30-40 minute formal presentation is followed by open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch as you learn about and discuss these important topics.

February 5, 12, 19 & 26

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

12:00pm1:00pmHelp turn "trash" into treasure at UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

February 6, 13, 20 & 27

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center Garden Commons

1:00pm2:00pmWeekly activities will vary week by week depending on the season, but some activities might include weeding, planting, watering, planting and growing in greehouse, aquaponics upkeep, and utilizing sustainable techniques in the garden and greenhouse. Gloves and tools will be provided.

February 7

Leadership Legacy Series: Leadership Values
Houchens LL04

12:00pm12:45pm

Topic: Who Cares, Anyway? Learning Your Leadership Values

Did you know that the University of Louisville and employers are looking to fill leadership positions with diverse students who have unique values? Join the Career Development team and learn what your values are and how they can make you a strong leader. Learn more about the Leader’s Legacy workshop series here.

February 7

^^Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Cultural Center

4:00pm5:00pmJoin LAHSO for building community, celebrating cultures and planning events. All nationalities welcome. Free food!

February 8

**Human Trafficking Awareness Conference
SAC Multi-purpose Room

6:00pmLearn more about human trafficking: What is it? How and why does it happen? Who is at risk? What are red flags and how can it be prevented? What do you do if you identify a victim?
Following the presentation, there will be a resource fair with community organizations and student groups to get involved with and make a difference. Doors open at 5:30pm. Resource fair includes refreshments.

February 9

Poety Reading with Dr. Fernando Opere
Humanities 114

11:00am12:15pm
Dr. Opere will read a selection of poetry from his books and speak about his creative process.

February 9

Leader's Legacy: Managing Emotions
SAC W303A

12:00pm12:45pm
Topic: In My Feelings: Managing Emotions as a Leader
Managing emotions and leading can be difficult to do at the same time. Learn how to process and utilize your emotions without compromising your reputation as a leader by exploring emotional intelligence and decision making skills in leadership.

February 9

Campus Visit of Dr. Fernando Opere
SAC Multi-purpose Room

3:00pm4:00pm
This lecture will provide an overview of Dr. Operé’s latest publication, Relatos de
cautivos en las Américas: Desde Canadá a Patagonia, which explores the history of
captivity in the Americas from the XVI to XX centuries. Thousands of women, men,
and children were taken captive by indigenous tribes and the majority never returned
home. Some were liberated and wrote about their experiences, or told their stories to
others who recorded them. Through these documented experiences we learn about the
lives of native Americans and about our own cultural prejudices.

February 9

Leader's Legacy: Finding Your Voice
SAC W307

7:00pm7:45pm

Topic: Leading (and Singing) Like Ella: Finding Your Voice as a Leader

Ella Baker, civil rights activist and leadership theorist, stated, "Strong people don't need strong leaders." Using Baker's collective and relational leadership approach as a framework, participants will actively explore leadership in groups and communities.

February 10

Leader's Legacy: StrengthsQuest
SAC W302

1:00pm1:45pm

Topic: I Got the Power: StrengthsQuest

Discovering your talents and building your strengths are key to enhancing your skills as a leader. This session evaluates what you already do well and how you can use Strengths to build your leadership. More info about Leader's Legacy here.

February 14

Career Center Classroom Series: How to Network Like a Pro
Houchens LL03

11:00am12:00pmNew to networking? Come learn how to network like a professional. We'll teach you the basics and even some of our favorite networking "hacks" so that you can blow your competition away. Free lunch. Register online.

February 15

Leader's Legacy: Managing Emotions as a Leader
SAC W302

3:00pm3:45pm
Topic: In My Feelings: Managing Emotions as a Leader
Managing emotions and leading can be difficult to do at the same time. Learn how to process and utilize your emotions without compromising your reputation as a leader by exploring emotional intelligence and decision making skills in leadership.

February 15

Is Your Love Lit?
SAC W309

6:00pm7:00pm
Know what you want, what you bring & what you deserve! Join the Women's Center & PEACC as we cover topics such sharing your value of love, commitment, communication & boundaries, & learn how to identify your wants/needs with another in a healthy way.

February 15

SHADES Presents Unhinged: Black History, Queer Future
Red Barn

7:00pm

Free Food. Free Music. Celebrating Black History Month, Shades will be hosting a Hip-Hop concert featuring regional artists, showcasing the importance of Queer performers of Color. Following the concert, a short panel will be held in order to educate audiences on the current music scene, and how Black History paved their success. Free food provided by Boss Hog's BBQ. Free admission, open to campus and community members. 

February 15

Meat & Potatoes: Go the Extra Mile
Cardinal Towne

7:30pm8:30pmTOPIC: When was the last time you did something where you exceeded expectations, and made more effort than what was expected of you? It seems like a simple concept—to always go the extra mile in everything we do in life; but sometimes we need reminders and encouragement on how to exactly to that. Join our Hot Topics discussion with U of L football defensive end Drew Bailey. Join us for good discussion, fun and food.

February 16

Leader's Legacy: Finding Your Voice
SAC W307

11:00am11:45am

Topic: Leading (and Singing) Like Ella: Finding Your Voice as a Leader

Ella Baker, civil rights activist and leadership theorist, stated, "Strong people don't need strong leaders." Using Baker's collective and relational leadership approach as a framework, participants will actively explore leadership in groups and communities.

February 17

Sustainability Roundtable
Life Sciences Room 135

11:00am12:00pm

Topic: Hart Hagan: "Using Lepidoptera to Measure and Increase Biodiversity"

A 30-40 minute formal presentation is followed by open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch as you learn about and discuss these important topics.

February 17

EcoReps Lunch & Learn
Ekstrom Library W210

12:00pm1:00pmTopic: Energy Conservation Strategies
Join the monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! EcoReps provides basic training & resources, service opportunities, and certification as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability.

February 21

^^Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Cultural Center

4:00pm5:00pmJoin LAHSO for building community, celebrating cultures and planning events. All nationalities welcome. Free food!

February 22

Leader's Legacy: StrengthsQuest
SAC W307

5:00pm5:45pm

Topic: I Got the Power: StrengthsQuest

Discovering your talents and building your strengths are key to enhancing your skills as a leader. This session evaluates what you already do well and how you can use Strengths to build your leadership. More info about Leader's Legacy here.

February 23

Leader's Legacy: Managing Emotions as a Leader
SAC W303A

12:00pm12:45pm
Topic: In My Feelings: Managing Emotions as a Leader

Managing emotions and leading can be difficult to do at the same time. Learn how to process and utilize your emotions without compromising your reputation as a leader by exploring emotional intelligence and decision making skills in leadership.

February 24

**Cardinal Career Trek: LouisvilleOrchestra
Career Development Center

10:30am2:00pm
Attend a Louisville Orchestra rehearsal and participate in a site visit, including networking with professionals and hearing from a panel of experts. Free transportation and lunch provided. Register online.

February 27

Film Screening & Discussion: "More Than a Month"
Cultural Center

6:00pm

An African-American filmmaker attempts to end Black History month with the argument that black history should not be contained within one month. He conducts innumerable interviews, conducts an experiment, and throughout the film ponders the question. At the end of the journey, he realizes that the question is really a part of a broader discussion about the empowerment of a people through education.

February 27

Leader's Legacy: Finding Your Voice
SAC W307

7:00pm7:45pm

Topic: Leading (and Singing) Like Ella: Finding Your Voice as a Leader

Ella Baker, civil rights activist and leadership theorist, stated, "Strong people don't need strong leaders." Using Baker's collective and relational leadership approach as a framework, participants will actively explore leadership in groups and communities.

February 28

Career Center Classroom Series: Professionalism 101
Houchens LL03

11:00am12:00pm

Most employers cite "lack of professionalism" as a lead cause for not hiring Millennials. Learn some basic professional skills and how to stand out no matter what stage of the career journey you're in. Free lunch. Register online.

March 2017

March 1

**Campus Cardinal Debate
Strickler Hall 102

7:00pm8:30pmDeregulation has pros and cons for Kentucky’s farmers and coal miners, underrepresented populations, immigrant workers and others. The Malcolm X Debate Program and First Year Initiatives invite you to a fun and fast-moving experience in critical political analysis and rhetorical response. Debaters will offer position speeches on “Deregulation and the Labor Market,” and attendees can join in the discussion. FREE refreshments.

March 3

Leader's Legacy: Managing Emotions as a Leader
SAC W303A

10:00am10:45am
Topic: In My Feelings: Managing Emotions as a Leader

Managing emotions and leading can be difficult to do at the same time. Learn how to process and utilize your emotions without compromising your reputation as a leader by exploring emotional intelligence and decision making skills in leadership.

March 3

Sustainability Roundtable
Life Sciences Room 135

11:00am12:00pm

Topic: TBD

A 30-40 minute formal presentation is followed by open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch as you learn about and discuss these important topics.

March 5, 12, 19 & 26

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

12:00pm1:00pmHelp turn "trash" into treasure at UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

March 6, 13, 20 & 27

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center Garden Commons

1:00pm2:00pmWeekly activities will vary week by week depending on the season, but some activities might include weeding, planting, watering, planting and growing in greehouse, aquaponics upkeep, and utilizing sustainable techniques in the garden and greenhouse. Gloves and tools will be provided.

March 6

The Grey Area
Cardinal Towne

7:30pmTopic: What Happens on Spring Break... Doesn't Always Stay on Spring Break
The Gray Area thrives on civil debate and conversation with special guests Ben and Kelly K from WDJX. So join in!  Please RSVP to assist with planning for food.

March 7

Leader's Legacy: StrengthsQuest
SAC W307

9:15am10:00am

Topic: I Got the Power: StrengthsQuest

Discovering your talents and building your strengths are key to enhancing your skills as a leader. This session evaluates what you already do well and how you can use Strengths to build your leadership. More info about Leader's Legacy here.

March 7

Career Center Classroom Series: Job Search and Interview Skills
Houchens LL03

11:00am12:00pmAre you on the hunt for a job? We'll be covering our favorite job search websites and tips for interviewing, so don't miss this helpful session on how to land your next job! Free lunch. Register online.

March 7

^^Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Cultural Center

4:00pm5:00pmJoin LAHSO for building community, celebrating cultures and planning events. All nationalities welcome. Free food!

March 20

McConnell Center's Promises and Perils of the American Presidency
Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium

6:00pm7:00pmPresidents as the Problem: Reining in the Cult of the American President
Author of “The Cult of the Presidency,” Gene Healy, JD has research interests including executive power, the role of the presidency and overcriminalization. He notes that Americans have increasingly expanded presidential power over recent decades by expecting the president to provide solutions for all national problems and protection from harm. He argues that the president’s role needs to return to its constitutionally defined limits, with powers held in check by Congress and the courts.

March 21

Career Center Classroom Series: Negotiating for Your Future
Houchens LL03

11:00am12:00pmLearning how to negotiate is a foundation of "adulting." Attend this session to learn an introduction to negotiating for what you want and even practice a little! Free lunch. Register online.

March 21

^^Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Cultural Center

4:00pm5:00pmJoin LAHSO for building community, celebrating cultures and planning events. All nationalities welcome. Free food!

March 21

A Muslim American US Marine: Shares his perspectives and answers your questions
SAC MPR

7:00pmWith the recent political events that have been going on in our country, we believe that a strong presenter who can speak out against stereotypes and prejudices that have been placed on the Muslim community is needed at our university. To do so, we have invited Mr. Mansoor Shams to speak at UofL. Mr. Shams is a U.S. Marine Veteran, business owner, and Muslim youth leader who has been featured by the BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and more. A representative from the Mayor’s office will also be speaking. Free Mediterranean Dinner! 

March 22

**Diversity Dialogue: Islamophobia in America
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:30pmJoin this series of conversations around the idea of increasing cultural competence and understanding of diversity issues.

March 22

AAUW at UofL Women's Unity March
Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium

12:15pm1:15pmCARDS Success attendance requirement includes meeting in Chao Auditorium to learn about the history behind this Women's Suffrage March (12:15-1:15pm). Optional, brief march around campus follows the talk. Then enjoy free refreshments at the Women's Center.

March 22

Africa Week Trivia Night
Cultural Center

5pm

Africa Trivia Night is a competition in different categories ranging from sports, history, music and other things. Students will the chance to compete in each category for prizes such as traditional African cultural wear or gifts card to different African restaurant in Louisville.

March 22

Meat & Potatoes
Cardinal Towne - The Avenue

7:30pm8:30pm

In the game of life, on or off the field, it doesn't matter how good you think you are; your record is what truly defines you. You can't take anything back, and you can't undo anything. All of your actions have consequences—and the things you say and do today will have a lasting impact on the rest of your life. Join a great Meat & Potatoes discussion with our special guest, Jaire Alexander, on how life is about the choices and the decisions we make; and more hot topics in the news.

March 23

I'm Flawless But Society Won't Let Me
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:30pmAll are welcome to come and celebrate women as well as unpack conversations about women in the media, reality TV, hair, colorism and the "angry black woman." FREE lunch.

March 23

African Dance Class
Student Recreation Center 201

6:00pm8:00pmPart of Africa Week, this fun dance class will introduce you to African dance rhythms.

March 24

EcoReps Lunch & Learn
Ekstrom Library W210

12:00pm1:00pm

Hart Hagan of Wild Ones discussing his work to protect native biodiversity through enhancing butterfly and moth habitat; and Christy Ray from the Louisville Water Company and Mallory Kramer with @sustainalou on the new #TAKE2FORLOU campaign to help you ditch disposable for durable!

Join the monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! EcoReps provides basic training & resources, service opportunities, and certification as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability.

March 28

PEACCful Yoga
SAC W309K

12:00pm1:00pm

Come participate in a care free and nonjudgmental yoga class, while relieving stress and gaining peace.  This series is geared towards finding peace and relaxing while having fun during the school day.

Space is limited. Bringing your own mat is preferred but not necessary! There is no cost but please email peacc@louisville.edu to attend.

March 29

Career Development Series: Internship Boot Camp
Cultural Center

12:30pm2:00pmJoin the Career Development Center and the Cultural Center to learn what it takes to score your dream internship. This lunch workshop will introduce the new CDC Internship Program, provide tips on how to ace your resume and interview, and give you the chance to speak directly with local employers about their upcoming internship positions. Free lunch.

March 29

CARDS Adulting: Budgeting
Ekstrom Library, Rm. 208

1:00pm2:00pmLooking for ways to better manage your finances? Come learn more with Commonwealth Credit Union at this interactive workshop for all students. Please reserve your spot by 3/27 by calling the Women's Center at 852-8976.

March 30

50th Anniversary of MLK's Visit to UofL
Brandeis School of Law, Rm. 275

12:00pm1:30pmOn March 30, 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at UofL's Law School. The 50th anniversary of this visit will be celebrated with remarks by Dr. Ricky Jones, Prof. Cedric Powell and attorney Steve Porter.

March 30

Investors & Entrepreneurs: Different Perspectives
College of Business, Horn Auditorium

4:30pm

This event features speakers Christina Bechhold (Co-founder/Managing Director, Empire Angels) and Jennifer Williams (Founder/CEO, Cuddle Clones) discussing investment and entrepreneurship from both sides. Sponsored by the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise. FREE pizza.

March 30

**Bans, Borders, Bigotry: Not My America
Ekstrom Library
Chao Auditorium

6:00pm

Join us for an honest conversation about the Islamic Faith. This event features Speaker Zahra Billoo, who will speak on different topics pertaining to the Islamic Faith.  There will also be free Shahrazad at the event. 

 

March 31

Sustainability Roundtable
Life Sciences Room 135

11:00am12:00pm

Topic: Maria Koetter, Director of the Office of Sustainability for Louisville Metro Government

A 30-40 minute formal presentation is followed by open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch as you learn about and discuss these important topics.

April 2017

April 1

Koru Mindfulness Retreat
SAC W309

11:30am3:45pmA silent retreat of mindfulness and meditation to help give students the tools to conquer anything!

April 2 & 9

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

12:00pm1:00pmHelp turn "trash" into treasure at UofL's volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!

April 3 & 10

^^Garden Commons Workdays
Cultural Center Garden Commons

1:00pm2:00pmWeekly activities will vary week by week depending on the season, but some activities might include weeding, planting, watering, planting and growing in greehouse, aquaponics upkeep, and utilizing sustainable techniques in the garden and greenhouse. Gloves and tools will be provided.

April 4

Career Center Classroom Series: Budgeting Basics
Houchens LL03

11:00am12:00pmDoes the word "budget" freak you out? We'll talk about how to take your first steps to save for future goals. Free lunch. Register online.

April 4

**Jae Kyung Lee Lecture
Ekstrom Library W104

1:00pm3:00pmJae Kyung Lee will discuss gender and family in South Korea. FREE coffee and dessert reception following talk.

April 4

^^Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Cultural Center

4:00pm5:00pmJoin LAHSO for building community, celebrating cultures and planning events. All nationalities welcome. Free food!

April 4

Take Back the Night
Red Barn

5:00pmTake Back the Night has been a campus tradition since 2001 and its purpose is to bring together everyone from community organizations, campuses, and neighborhoods to protest sexual and relational violence and honor the stories of those who have been impacted. This inspiring event will launch Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Louisville and includes special speakers, a speak out, candlelight vigil and marchThere will be a Resource Fair outside the Red Barn from 5-6:30pm with the program beginning inside Red Barn at 6:30pm. The event will conclude with a march around campus beginning at about 7:45pm.

April 6

**Auerbach Lecture in Women's & Gender Studies
Rauch Planetarium

5:30pm7:00pmGuest speaker Dr. Dorothy Roberts, American scholar, public intellectual and social justice advocate, will speak on "Killing the Black Body Redux: Twenty Years of Reproductive Violence and Justice."

April 6

Cards Against Catcalling
Red Barn

6:00pm7:30pmEducational, engaging and interactive, learn about and discuss what street harassment is, the prevalence of it, and ways to combat street harassment in our community. Part of the National Anti-street Harassment Week and sponsored by the Women 4 Women Student Board and the Women's Center.

April 6

Axton Reading Series: Kim Brooks
Ekstrom Library, Bingham Poetry Room

7:30pmKim Brooks, author of "The Housegirl," will read from her works. Her stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, One Story, Five Chapters and other journals and her essays have appeared in Salon, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, and WNYC's Note to Self.

April 12

Financial Management Workshop: Credit Counts
Cultural Center

12:00pm1:00pmCollege is the perfect time to start thinking about credit. Join BB&T Bank to learn best practices to establish and safeguard your credit.

April 12

Meat & Potatoes
Cardinal Towne

7:30pmThis monthly forum provides a college male perspective on the day's headlines. Join us for good discussion, fun and food. Topic TBD.

April 13

Find the Fierceness in You: Closing the Confidence Gap
Career Development Center

12:00pm1:00pm

Stop playing by the rules and find the ‘fierceness’ in you! Join the Women’s Center, Career Development Center & the Society for the Psychology of Women in using mindfulness to overcome your fears and gain confidence.

April 13

Start Smart
SRC Room 107

4:00pm6:00pm

AAUW's Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops empower women by further developing their skills and confidence in successfully negotiating their salary and gain confidence. Please RSVP by emailing aauwuofl@gmail.com. Only 40 spots available. 

April 14

Sustainability Roundtable
Life Sciences Room 135

11:00am12:00pm

Topic: TBD

A 30-40 minute formal presentation is followed by open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch as you learn about and discuss these important topics.
April 15Final day for any events to count toward Spring 2017 minimums. Winners will be notified and the $500 Spring 2017 and $1000 grand prize scholarships will be drawn by April 21.