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By on February 23, 2009


Discount tickets available to students, faculty and staff

Discount tickets to the Kentucky Center Presents Arts Program, will soon be available for University of Louisville students, faculty and staff.
“This does not include some programs that are produced by other organizations, i.e. PNC Broadway,” said Director of Student Activities Tim Moore.
Moore explained the programs must be part of Kentucky Center Presents series.
Dubbed “Arts Madness,” the event tickets will go on sale Feb. 27. Tickets will be available for $10 each with a U of L ID. Only one ticket may be purchased per U of L ID.
A limited number of tickets are available for Arts Madness, and will be available for purchase in the Student Activities Center office, SAC W310, or at the Kentucky Center box office.
Please visit for a full schedule of qualified performances.

‘It’s serendipity, baby,’ Dick Vitale at bookstore today

When things would come together just right, ESPN legendary sports announcer Dick Vitale could be heard exclaiming, “it’s serendipity, baby!”
Students and fans alike can enjoy the Vitale savoir-faire for themselves today at the University of Louisville Bookstore on campus from 3 to 4 p.m.
Vitale will be signing copies of his new book which will be on sale at the bookstore.
According to Vitale’s Web site, proceeds from his portion of the book sales go to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

AETNA set to reimburce student health fees

AETNA Student Health, which was previously named Chickering, will be distributing 567 reimbursement checks to current and former University of Louisville students.
The industry settlement totals to $59,747, which will be distributed to students covered under U of L’s university sponsored health plan from 2001-07. These students who had claims processed for out-of network services could possibly be eligible to these reimbursements. 
“A patient insurance claim is considered to be ‘out-of-network’ when the physicians and/or hospitals submitting the bill to the insurance company do not participate with the patient’s insurance plan,” stated Phillip Bressoud, Executive Director of Campus Health Services, via e-mail.
According to Bressoud, AETNA/Chickering, along with other insurance carriers, was using Ingenix, an industry database, to determine out-of network reimbursements.
“Because the schedules were out of date, they indicated lower reimbursement rates than the students were entitled to. This resulted in under payments to students and some providers,” Bressoud stated.  
Ingenix has been shut down and a new program has been created to ensure that this does not happen again, Bressoud explained.
Students will receive their reimbursement checks at their last known address.
Visit for more information.

Renewable energy, armored personnel carrier and more

Speed School Student Council is once again sponsoring University of Louisville’s Engineering Expo.  The event is scheduled to take place on March 7 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be activities at the J.B. Speed Building, Belknap Research Building, Lutz Hall and the engineering
school’s other buildings along Eastern Parkway near Third Street.
The event is free to the public and the theme this year is engineering improvements in alternative fuel sources, clean energy and environmental technologies.
Len Peters, head of Kentucky’s energy and environment cabinet, will be on hand to discuss renewable energy.  Also open to the public, his program will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Bigelow Hall in the Miller Information Technology Center.
Visitors can look forward to seeing an electric car, and a Stryker armored personnel carrier, tour research labs and learn about alternative energy projects, watch high school students compete in contests testing their engineering skills and see middle school students take part in activities designed
to teach them basic engineering principles, said Adam Pfendt of Speed Student Council as stated in their news release.
Hundreds of students from across the region are expected to attend the Engineering Expo.
Visit for more information about event locations and details about the expo.

New campus health facility location to be announced

The future location and services of the Student Health Center is to be announced in May 2009, according to University of Louisville Vice President for Business Affairs Larry Owsley.
The proposed location is still unknown; however student input is being gathered for desired locations. Students are asked to submit concerns, suggestions and comments to the Student Government Association Speaker of the Senate Anna Ramsay at [email protected]
Specific SGA college Presidents can be contacted, too. Their information can be found at

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