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SkillsUSA Expands Partnership with WaterStep in LouisvilleKY to Impact People Around the World

  Louisville, KY – Local non-profit WaterStep is expanding upon an existing partnership with SkillsUSA, a student organization that will hold its 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville on June 25-29, 2018. For the 4th year, SkillsUSA will host a shoe drive in conjunction with the Conference, where student attendees from all over the country are encouraged to bring used shoes to donate to WaterStep. The donated shoes are repurposed and sold to an exporter to provide affordable footwear in developing counties, and WaterStep uses the proceeds from the sale of the shoes to fund its safe water projects around the world. Click…


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SkillsUSA Conference Prepares 6,500 Career and Tech Students in LouisvilleKY this weekend

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  —The city is ready to host the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades when the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center June 24-29. The event brings with it an estimated economic impact of $26.2 million to Louisville.   More than 18,000 students including middle, high and college students along with teachers, education leaders and representatives from 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participate in the event. SkillsUSA instructional programs represent 130 different occupational areas.   The conference highlight is the annual SkillsUSA Championships, June 27-28. During the competition, top…


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New LouisvilleKY-area cooking school opening its doors to kids on summer break

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen will open MESA Kids concept this summer New cooking school will include camps and culinary badge program for kids ages 7 to 14 NEW ALBANY, Ind.  – – – MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is happy to announce plans for a MESA Kids Cooking School scheduled to open this summer at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA’s current location. MESA Kids Cooking School will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events for children ages 7 to 14. Much like karate, students will also be able to earn culinary patches in a chef’s…


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More than 3,200 Cardinals to graduate May 12 at LouisvilleKY’s KFC Yum! Center

Story from uofl.edu…   Louisville, KY., – Spring commencement is set for May 12 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 3,200 students on track to graduate this semester, 2,000 plan to take part in commencement. Due to the large number of graduates, there will be two ceremonies. Here’s the schedule: 10 a.m.: College of Arts and Sciences, Kent School of Social Work, School of Dentistry, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Brandeis School of Law, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. 2 p.m.: College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, J. B. Speed…


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LouisvilleKY hosts 23rd Festival of Faiths this week

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Information from www.festivaloffaiths.org Louisville, KY., – The 23rd Annual Festival of Faiths officially opens this week with a Tuesday evening opening ceremony at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption. The five-day, internationally-known event seeks to celebrate “multi-faith music, poetry, art, film and dialogue with spiritual leaders, practitioners and teachers. This year’s theme is Sacred Insight and Feminine Wisdom and features a schedule of speakers and artists exploring “the feminine aspects of the divine, non-dual thinking, the wisdom of the natural world, suffering, healing, emotional intelligence, and creativity. The Festival seeks to offer deeper insight into the Sacred Feminine…


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LouisvilleKY scientists identify novel early detection for Alzheimer’s

Story from www.uofl.edu Louisville, KY., – Scientists from the University of Louisville believe they’ve developed a unique way to find areas of the brain that are susceptible to Alzheimer’s at an earlier age. Neurologist Dr. Greg Barnes says the new system is a potential breakthrough because it would allow doctors to “identify individuals who have specific defects in distinct brain circuits” and prevent those circuits from sustaining further damage or dying. Currently, close to half of Americans age 85 or older suffer from Alzheimer’s which begins to erode brain function up to 15 years before it’s diagnosed. Dr. Barnes says…


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Former LouisvilleKY mayor Jerry Abramson to begin stint at Spalding University

Story from spalding.edu Louisville, KY., – Jerry Abramson, formerly the Mayor of Louisville, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, has accepted the position of Executive in Residence at Spalding University, Spalding President Tori Murden McClure announced Tuesday. Abramson will teach undergraduate and graduate classes at Spalding and is expected to play a role in Spalding’s development of academic programs focused on juvenile criminal justice reform and restorative practices. He will be available to teach and guest lecture in courses on comparative leadership, public finance and innovation in…


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LouisvilleKY’s gets new New Female Giraffe  

 Louisville, KY., – Meet Kianga — a new 1-year-old female Masai giraffe joins us from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in California. Kianga was born November 9, 2016 in Los Angeles and her name means “sunshine” in Swahili.  Kianga is currently on exhibit in rotation with 2-year-old male giraffe Baridi and 21-year-old female giraffe Malaika. ABOUT MASAI GIRAFFE Female giraffes grow to be 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,600 pounds. The signature long neck has only seven vertebrae, the same as most mammals. To counteract the demands of such a long neck, there are valves in the…


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Dr. Neeli Bendapudi named the 18th president of the University of Louisville

Story and photos from www.louisville.edu Academic, business and community leader has over three decades of experience A University of Kansas provost with extensive academic and business experience has been selected as the next president at the University of Louisville. Neeli Bendapudi, Ph.D., provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, was selected after a months-long search that drew more than 50 candidates from across the nation. The UofL Board of Trustees approved her appointment at a special meeting Tuesday, April 3. She is expected to start at UofL on May 15. “We conducted a thorough search for a…


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LouisvilleKY’s School Board Approves ‘Major’ Changes

Story from JCPS’s website… JCPS to move forward on centralized Newcomer Academy, reorganization of central office Louisville, KY., – On March 27, the Jefferson County Board of Education approved two major initiatives led by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio that will strengthen support to students and schools: create a centralized location for the Newcomer Academy and implement the phase-one reorganization of the district’s central office. “Both of these initiatives build on the day-one priorities I announced as acting superintendent: strengthening culture and climate, boosting student learning and improving organizational coherence,” Dr. Pollio said. “These are innovative, needed…