University of Louisville Magazine

FALL 2017

The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.

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48 UOFLMAGAZINE.COM Fellow Alumni and Friends of the University of Louisville, It is an honor to serve this university as the interim vice president for University Advancement. I assure you, this will certainly be an active interim period as this fall semester represents a time of change and renewal at our beloved university. In observing the welcomed arrival of our students, I am reminded of the principal tenets of our mission: we, the University of Louisville community, exist to serve others by edu- cating and training students for their lifetimes. In so doing, we believe that a college education provides an environment that: • assists to end generational cycles of poverty, particularly in the Com- monwealth of Kentucky, and inspires others to pursue a degree; • allows dreams to be realized and newly formed; • provides new and productive relationships, thus improving the lives of students and those in the community around them; and • creates the knowledge for new scientific, sociological and entrepre- neurial discoveries to be made. As university practitioners and educators, we have a profound responsibility to support this mission, and to do so with great care through the responsible stewardship of the resources of the University of Louisville. As the interim leader of the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement, I affirm our collective commitment as representatives and employees of this university to remain focused on our mission, and to remain equally focused on our obligation to properly steward the resources we are given in support of it. This is a solemn responsibility that we take very seriously. If you are reading this, it is probable that, like me, your life has been impacted by Uof L. As such, I ask you to work with us to move this university forward, to believe in the power of higher education and of philanthropy to trans- form the lives of others, as well as to participate in the events, concerts, symposiums, games and other opportunities that are offered throughout the academic year. We are 130,000 strong. We are the alumni of the University of Lou- isville. This is OUR university and we stand as one in support of the mission of the University of Louisville. #WeAreUof L Please let me know how we may be of service to you. Most sincerely and very respectfully, Bryan Robinson, PhD, 98A, 12GE Interim Vice President, University Advancement 502-852-2199 from the vice president RED BARN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TAILGATE PARTIES: UOFL VS SYRACUSE Nov. 18 Join the RBAA for a tailgate party three hours prior to kickoff of the UofL vs Syracuse football game. WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT DINNER Nov. 30 Empowering Ladies Together (ELT) presents its annual Wom- en's Empowerment Dinner. This year's theme will be "Unapol- ogetically Me" in celebration of women who emphatically embrace everything about them- selves — particularly those facets which society rejects. HOLIDAY CARDS BUY LOCAL SHOPPING TOUR 2017 Dec. 1 The University of Louisville and the Louisville Independent Busi- ness Alliance (LIBA) will take shoppers on a whirlwind tour of local shops and restaurants on the annual Holiday Cards "Buy Local" Shopping Tour. Registra- tion available at shoppingtour2017. COOKIES AND COCOA WITH LOUIE Dec. 2 Celebrate the holiday season with Louie and the UofL Alumni Asso- ciation. Take a family photo with Louie and enjoy holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, story time and more. Registration is required to reserve a time slot to have a fam- ily photo taken with Louie. EURYDICE Jan. 26-Feb. 4 The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl. On the day of her wed- ding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty and wit, "Eury- dice" transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contempo- rary meditation on love worth grieving for. PHI BETA KAPPA LECTURE Feb. 6 Former ambassador Matthew Barzun is this year's speaker for the annual PBK Lecture. ALUMNI LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE March 1-3 Join UofL's Alumni Association for the Annual Alumni Leader- ship Conference. Registration coming soon. Save the date For the most up-to-date information on campus events, including times, location and cost, please visit For a listing of offerings by the Alumni Association or alumni chapters across the country, please visit

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