Eli Capilouto

Welcome Back and Dream Big!

Published: Aug 22, 2012

Each day, as I walk across campus, I’m moved by the thoughtful intellect of our faculty scholars, the caring commitment of our dedicated staff and the enthusiastic spirit of our students. They share with me the many ways we make manifest our Kentucky Promise – sharing in our mission to be a beacon that shines a bright path for a better Kentucky. It is in that spirit that I’ve reached out to members of the UK Family and invited them to be guest bloggers from time to time – discussing topics of the day and personal passions. In the future, you will hear from our academic and administrative leaders, proud alumni and our best and brightest students.

 

Today, a special member of the Big Blue Nation, Coach John Calipari, is eager to welcome students back to campus and wish them well over the next year. Enjoy! And, "see blue."

 

 

 

Big Blue Nation,

 

Wow, is it that time again already? I’ve noticed campus pick up the last week or two, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for school to start back up again. On behalf of my entire team and everyone at UK Athletics, we couldn’t be more excited for you to return to the University of Kentucky.

 

Last year brought about some exciting new developments on our campus. We welcomed a new president who shares our vision for academic excellence and service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We took giant leaps towards becoming a top-20 university nationally. And we, at UK Athletics, were proud to share a banner athletic year with everyone on campus. The 2011-12 year was truly a special one in our university’s history, but I’m here to tell you to dream bigger, Big Blue Nation.

 

A new year opens the door for new opportunities, new goals to achieve and new barriers to break. For those of you returning to UK for your second, third or fourth year, let’s not rest on the success of 2011-12. Let’s all dream bigger. For those of you joining the Wildcat family, push us to become ever greater.

 

You are all a part of something greater than yourself. UK just isn’t an institution in Lexington – it’s the UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY. You have probably heard me talk about our basketball team being the Commonwealth’s Team. That’s exactly what this university is – it’s the Commonwealth’s University. We move the needle in the state. Our state – our country – looks to you to lead us into tomorrow.

 

I often tell our fans that we are trying to become the gold standard of college basketball. It’s time we start thinking of that as a university. Let’s become not only the premier institution in our state and in our region, let’s become one of the best universities in the country. With your help, your bright ideas, your vision and hard work, I believe we can get there together.

See Blue, Big Blue Nation, and good luck on another fantastic year at the University of Kentucky. I can’t wait to get started.

 

John Calipari
UK men’s basketball head coach

 

 

 

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September
 
1
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Labor Day - Academic Holiday
Mon
2
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Internship Info Session
Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
Tue
3
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street
Last Day to Add a Class
Last Day to Drop a Course with 80% Refund
UK Volunteer Fair
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Children of Men
LNFS Presents: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Black and Latino Male Initiative
Advance Your Swagger: A Night with Fonzworth Bentely
Thu
5
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa
Kentucky Volleyball vs. USC
LNFS Presents: Spirited Away
LNFS Presents: Mulan
Fri
6
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Football vs. Ohio
#maxfest (Ukirklex Campus Ministry)
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Creighton
Lets Swing Dance!
Sat
7
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Morehead State
Sun
8
Diversity Organization's Council
Kosher/Soul? (Jewish, African American & Appalachian culture Fuse)
Mon
9
Working Moms Connection
Job Club - Job Search Strategies for Fall
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Tue
10
Massage on the Go
College: Do the Right Thing- A conversation with Dr. Smith
The Future of Islam
LNFS Presents: Fight Club
Wed
11
9/11 Vigil
UKNABJ presents: Ferguson, Missouri: A look at media, politics and black youth in the U.S.
LNFS Presents: Mr & Mrs Smith
Duo Damiana, Molly Barth and Dieter Hennings
LNFS Presents: 22 Jump Street
Thu
12
LNFS Presents: Searching For Sugarman
LNFS Presents: Sin City
Fri
13
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Men's Soccer vs. ETSU
Sat
14
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Pepperdine
Sun
15
Kentucky Week Farmer's MarCat and Craft Fair
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Mon
16
Justice Delayed not Justice Denied: A Talk with Dough Jones
PRHBTN Gallery Reception and Concert
Men's Soccer vs. Xavier
Chellgren Seminar Series: Buck Ryan
Tue
17
Internship Info Session
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Caregiver Support Group
LNFS Presents: The Immigrant
Big Blue Commonwealth
Wed
18
LNFS Presents: Watermark
LNFS Presents: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Ryan Gardner Guest Trumpet Recital
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Lipscomb
Thu
19
LNFS Presents: A Band Called Death
LNFS Presents: Prisoners
The Case for Fossil Fuels-PEIK Seminar
Men's Soccer vs. Furman
Fri
20
Rock Climbing @ Red River Gorge
College of Pharmacy Open House
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Xavier
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
Diana Ferrus: 'Writing poetry has allowed me to live': Cultural Resistance in South Africa
Kentucky Law Schools Forum
Mon
23
Pinterest Party
University of Kentucky Chamber Winds
Employer Showcase
Job Club - 10 Questions to Ask Prior to Starting a Business
Men's Soccer vs. Lousville
Tue
24
Employer Showcase
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Refund
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn
BPH Open House
Documentary Film Screening - Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis
LNFS Presents: Saving Mr. Banks
Wed
25
LNFS Presents: Culture Jam
LNFS Presents: Maleficent
¡Baila!
Thu
26
LNFS Presents: Ponyo
LNFS Presents: The Little Mermaid
Opening Night Bohemiam Festival
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Women's Soccer vs. Mississippi State
Fri
27
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Kentucky Football vs. Vanderbilt
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Green Apple Day of Service: "Pick It Up"
Garba Night
Swing Dancing!
Sat
28
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
UK Chorale
Dirty Dancing Trip
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Auburn
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
Wildcat Wellness and Suicide Prevention Fair and #doubtfireface challenge
QPR-A-THON
#TrendingTopics: Immigration Reform
Apollo Duo - Flute and Percussion Guest Recital
Tue
 
 
 
 
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