event calendar

Spring 2014 CRE Programming

As Kelsey Timmerman discusses living glocally (globally and locally) in his book, we are challenging UK students to actively participate in living glocally! The Common Reading Experience Program has created a GO GLOCAL CHALLENGE that will continue throughout the spring 2014 semester. The Go Glocal Challenge is a competition made up of challenges (programs and events) comprised of partnerships with different organizations and programs across campus and the greater Lexington area that will encourage students, faculty, and staff to live glocally. Each month a new set of challenges will be unveiled on the CRE blog and the CRE social media sites. Examples of challenges could include shopping for clothes at a local store, eating at a local restaurant like Josie's, or participating in the Farmer's MarCat at UK. For guidelines, rules, and monthly challenges, please visit the Common Reading Experience blog on the following link: http://commonreadingexperienceblog.wordpress.com/.

Fall 2013 CRE Programming

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Education Abroad Fall Fair
Showcases every international education opportunity available at the University of Kentucky including study, intern, research, teach, and service abroad programs, 10am-3pm in the Student Center Ballroom. Sponsored by Education Abroad.

Monday, September 16 - Friday, September 20, 2013
Kentucky Pride Week
Celebrate the "local" through participation in programs like the Kentucky Craft Fair, Farmers' MarCat, and other great Kentucky related events held throughout the week. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Comedy & Context: Zoolander
Comedy is a powerful tool to critique injustice and bring about positive change. Come for the film, stay for the discussion in light of UK's 2013-2014 Common Reading, Where am I Wearing?, 7pm in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium. Sponsored by the Honors Program.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Black Gold Documentary Screening
Including free fair trade coffee and chocolate and a brief discussion about the global coffee industry hosted by Alternative Service Breaks, 7-9pm in the W.T. Young Library Multipurpose Room (B108-C). Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach.

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29, 2013
"Where Am I..." Map Project: Collaborative Art
Work alongside other UK students to create a portable world map mural, 10am-4pm on the first floor of the Center for Student Involvement. Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach, Department of Geography, & School of Art and Visual Studies.

Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11, 2013
"Where Am I..." Map Project: Where Am I Wearing?
Track where your clothes come from on the portable world map mural to be presented to author Kelsey Timmerman when he is on campus for his author lecture, 10am-2pm on the Student Center Patio. Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach.

Monday, October 7 - Friday, November 22, 2013
What Are They Wearing? An Exhibit of Mexican Huipils
Display of traditional, handmade clothes worn by Mexican women and often decorated with embroidery, lace, or ribbons. Sponsored by W.T. Young Library.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
"More than Fashion: Workplace Communication in a Global Economy" Panel
Panelists will include communication professors and instructors Alan DeSantis, Elisia Cohen, Shari Veil, Kevin Real, Cyndy Miller, and Laura Young, 2pm in the Niles Gallery. Sponsored by the College of Communication and Information.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Where Am I Wearing?: Kelsey Timmerman Author Lecture
Followed by a book signing, 7pm in the Singletary Center Concert Hall. Sponsored by the Office of New Student & Parent Programs.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Making a Difference Day
Faculty and students are invited to post to our bulletin board about how they are making a difference in the world. Additionally, this will serve as a drop-off location for clothing donations that will be distributed to families in need, 11am-1pm in 107 Grehan Journalism Building. Sponsored by the College of Communication and Information.

Saturday, October 26, 2013
"Where Am I..." Road Trip Series: Appalachian Artisans
Free field trip to Berea College and the KY Artisan Center to explore the culture of Appalachian crafts, 11am-3pm in Berea, KY. Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach in partnership with Berea College.

Monday, October 28th, November 4th & 11th
"Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
This 3-part training taking place from 5-7pm on the designated Monday evenings is based on bystander intervention and attaining the knowledge and skills to go from a passive consumer to an active citizen. More information and registration can be found at the following website: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/VIPCenter/pe_greendottraining.php. Sponsored by the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls
The screening of the film is part of the Worsham Theater Late Night Film Series where the documentary addresses human exploitation. More information on the film can be found here: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/, 7pm in Worsham Theater. Sponsored by the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center.

Saturday, November 16, 2013
"Where Am I..." Road Trip Series: Slavery Today
Free field trip to the Freedom Center to explore issues of modern-day slavery, 11am-5pm in Cincinnati, OH. Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach & Northern Kentucky University.

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22, 2013
International Education Week
The University of Kentucky will join institutions across the country to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange. For a full calendar of events, visit www.uky.edu/International/IEW2013. Sponsored by the International Center.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - Monday, April 28, 2014
"Pathways to Creativity through Visual Arts: Go Glocal" Exhibit
Creative visual interpretations of glocalization by Pathways students displayed in W.T. Young Library Hub. Sponsored by Art Education, School of Art and Visual Studies, & College of Fine Arts. Open Dates. Community Service Projects: To learn more about community service projects focused on issues discussed in the book, visit www.ukcco.org and click "Volunteers" then "2013 CRE Programs." Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach.

Open Dates
CRE Essay Help Sessions
Sigma Tau Delta offers assistance on CRE essays for participating classes during the fall semester. You may contact President Katie Cross at katie.cross@uky.edu or faculty sponsor Dr. Pearl James at pjame2@email.uky.edu for more information. Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.

If you are interested in partnering with the Common Reading Experience program on an event related to Where am I Wearing?, please contact us at commonreading@lsv.uky.edu.