Check out the new UofL video on the L Trail
Check out the new UofL video on the L Trail
The University of Louisville was notified last week by the Department of Education that our TRIO Student Support Services grant was refunded for an additional five years. The 1.1 million dollar grant provides assistance to low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. The program’s mission is to increase retention and graduation rates by offering academic, financial, and personal support.
The grant was written by Nadine Petty in collaboration with Kathy Pendleton and former REACH Director, Cathy Leist who contributed a page of information of the services to be provided to TRIO students by REACH.
The TRIO Student Support Services grant earned 101 out of a possible 106 points available to be awarded. The new grant will take effect on September 1, 2015 and continue through August 31, 2020.
The 2010 – 2015 grant cycle consisted of goals of 75% fall-fall persistence, 80% academic good standing rate, and a 55% 6-year graduation rate. These goals were met via intrusive advising, workshops and seminars based on academic and personal enrichment, and student advocacy.
Services for the upcoming grant cycle will remain the same as the current cycle with the addition of a newly defined focus on recruiting and serving students who are veterans. This service will be provided in part through collaboration with the Office of Military and Veteran Services.
New grant services also will focus on “difference education”, i.e. workshops and seminars will be facilitated by successful students whose social and demographic backgrounds are similar to those of TRIO SSS students. These successful students will discuss how their “differences” influence their college experiences and the strategies they use to combat challenges brought on by said “differences”.
Congratulations to Nadine and her staff Jeremy Johnson, Keeley Copridge, and Brenda Powell for the great job they did last year meeting their student goals which played a large part in the grant being refunded.
A crew is removing the old signage from the Red Barn today in preparation for the installation of the a new digital signage system. The new digital system will be able to handle graphics and pictures and be bright enough to catch the attention of students walking up the SAC ramp. The sign was purchased by SGA.
Rumor has it there are more to come.
Dale Ramsay, Director of Intramural Sports and Recreation, received an Award of Merit at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) conference held March 30 – April 2 just outside of Grapevine, Texas.
Congratulations to Dale – who is more than deserving of this national recognition. Check out the video of the award presentation as well as Dale’s remarks.
The NIRSA Regional Awards of Merit recognizes a professional from each NIRSA Region who demonstrates exceptional performance or dedication to NIRSA or the field of collegiate recreation on a statewide or regional basis. The award is presented each year during the Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo.
Dale, John, Debby, and David accept the NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Award at the Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition in Grapevine Texas.
The NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards recognize the innovative designs of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities of NIRSA Member Institutions. Awards are conferred to institutions for facilities that have been built or renovated in the previous year and a half.
Presented each year at the NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo, awards will honor facilities that demonstrate excellence in a number of critical areas, including architectural design, functionality, and how well the facility meets its intended purpose. Winning facilities exemplify the institution’s commitment to providing the higher education experience desired and valued by students.
NIRSA began presenting annual OSF awards for creative, innovative designs of new or expanded facilities in 1988. Winning facilities are considered a standard by which other collegiate recreational facilities should be measured, and from which others can benefit.
32 students are in Belize this week as part of the UofL International Service Learning Program.
While in the Belize, the students will staff a dental and nursing clinic as well as work in two primary schools and one high school within the community.
Follow the group on their adventure at their blog – http://louisvilleislp.blogspot.com/
A group of UofL students attended the National IMPACT Conference in Los Angeles, California from February 20-22, 2015.
The Top 4 directors of the Engage Lead Serve Board, Amanda Allen, Jerome Soldo, Mary Elizabeth Young, and Joey Schmidt, along with one staff advisor, Heidi Elmer, attended the conference. Four additional student leaders active in ELSB also attended. Whitney Oggy attended on behalf of the Alternative Service Breaks Board.
Attending the IMPACT Conference was extremely beneficial to this group of students as it helped them better understand the importance and influence ELSB can have on our campus and in the surrounding community. They engaged in workshops and conference sessions focused on community service programs, issues and advocacy, leadership, alternative service breaks, and volunteer management. Additionally, they networked with student leaders in similar roles from other universities that relate to the challenges and issues of encouraging a campus of active citizenship. For more information contact Kathy Meyer Coordinator, Student Leadership and Service in the Office of Student Involvement.
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