January 31, 2012

A round-up of recent university campus news

This week–Dean Richard Clover resigns, U of L competes solar house build, Student group awards applications available, Athletics will not bid on SAC gyms

Dean Richard Clover resigns
The current Dean of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Richard Clover will resign as Dean. He will leave having served the second longest term of a U of L dean – 10 years.

Clover was significant in the creation of the SPHIS, and worked to achieve accreditation of the school. Clover says that his two goals before leaving the office are to begin a new public health undergraduate program and to ensure that the school is reaccredited.

U of L competes solar house build
A team led by the University of Louisville will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon, a competition among university teams from across the country.

The competition challenges teams to design, build and operate a solar-powered house, keeping in mind efficiency and allure. The team will be comprised of faculty and students from University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and Ball State University.

Student group awards applications available
Student awards for any Registered Student Organization are now open. To apply for awards, contact Julia Anne Onnembo, the Assistant Director of Student Services. Student RSO awards are given in categories such as Collaboration Award, Outstanding New Organization, Spirit of Community and The Cardinal Award of Excellence. The deadline for nominations is March 9 at 5:00 p.m. The awards will be presented at the 13th Annual Student Awards, Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the SAC Multi-Purpose Room.

Athletics will not bid on SAC gyms
Student Government Association President Kurtis Frizzell says selling the SAC gyms to the Athletics department has officially been taken off the table as an option to fund renovations to the Student Activities Center building.

Frizzell told the SGA Senate last week that Athletics had “moved on.” He said U of L President Ramsey told him in a meeting, that Student Affairs would now begin working on a plan for renovating the SAC.

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