Campus News

Coach Cal to Address Academics-Athletics Forum

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2010) - University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari will offer his insights into the basketball program and how Wildcat student-athletes successfully mesh academics with athletics at a special forum at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12. The 90-minute, informal discussion will be held in Room 106 White Hall Classroom Building.

The forum is the second in a series initiated by Joseph L. Fink III, a faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who serves as UK's Faculty Athletics Representative to the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Titled "Striving to Achieve Goals," the series is designed to facilitate communication and understanding between academics and athletics on the UK campus. All of the forums are free and open to the entire campus community and the general public.

Fink will serve as moderator at Tuesday's forum. He said, "We encourage all interested persons to attend. There will be ample opportunity for audience members to ask questions of Coach Calipari."

Fink is a member of the NCAA Division I Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet. He has taught at UK since 1981 and has served in a number of leadership positions for the university.