Monday, November 23, 2009

Doing a little Christmas shopping?

Gift certificates are now available for holiday gifts. They can be made in any amount, and are good for any Carnegie Center program---Winter Writer's Retreat, Language classes, Saturday seminars and much more! For more information, feel free to call the center at 859.254.4175 or send us an email:

Remember, it is also the last day to make a bid on the UK tickets being auctioned. Check here for more details.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Great Game, Great Seats, Great Cause!

UK-Louisville Basketball Ticket Auction: Great Game, Great Seats, Great Cause!

Kelly Flood and Neil Chethik have donated to the Carnegie Center two tickets for the UK-Louisville basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. This will be the first meeting of head coaches John Calipari and Rick Pitino since Calipari took over at UK. The seats are in the Lower Level of Rupp Arena, about a dozen rows from the floor (Section 11, Row J).

The Carnegie Center is auctioning off the seats. All of the money from the auction will go to support the Center's mission to promote literacy and learning for all ages.

We are starting the bidding at $500, and are accepting bid-raises in $100 increments only. If you'd like to make a bid, please call or send an email or (859) 254-4175. All bids will be taken in the order of the time stamp indicated on the e-mails received (or the time of the phone call). The latest bidding will be posted here on the Carnegie Center's blog, Visit the blog or contact the center for the current bid.

Bids will be taken until 5 pm on Monday, Nov. 23. At that point, we will contact the highest bidder, who will have 24 hours to pay for the tickets.

Feel free to send this e-mail to others who may want to bid. The bidders do not need to be connected with the Carnegie Center.

Thank you, good luck, and let the bidding begin!



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Halloween Fun(draiser)

Thank you to all of our wonderful people that came out to the Carnegie Center's Halloween fundraiser! The donations are continuing to come in, so we will post a final dollar figure raised soon.

Here are a few photos, courtesy of Andrew Owens, of the night. Enjoy!

thank you to the Lexington Vintage Dancers for their performances

yummy cake provided by The Sugar Forest

flowers from E. Stephen Hein florist

Thank you to all who make this such a special night!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Literacy Conference 2009 Agenda

Join us for a great day of sessions for the 2009 Literacy Conference. Here is the exciting agenda:

12:00-1:00 – Lunch (provided with full day registration)

1:00-5:00 – daytime sessions, featuring group presentations and breakout workshops on the following topics:

“KIRIS? CATS? Senate Bill 1? Kentucky Assessments: Then and Now”

“In the Flow: What Comprises Engaged Reading?”

“Kentucky’s Adult Education Challenge”

“Dyslexia―Separating Myth from Reality”

“Top Writing Tips”

And more!

5:00-7:30 – evening sessions, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Richard Allington (author of What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs, and other books and articles)

Featuring guest speakers:

Dr. Skip Kifer, University of Kentucky Institute for Educational Research

- Betsy Goldsworthy, The Academic Edge

- Mr. Reecie Stagnolia, Kentucky Adult Education

- Jason Routin, Carnegie Center Literacy Specialist

– Sarah Whitaker, University of Georgia, Educational Psychology

And more!

Call today for more information or to get registered 859.254.4175.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Congratulations to a Carnegie Center Workshop Student & Instructor

Julie Farkas, a Carnegie Center workshop student and instructor, has won a top prize for a first novel chapter by the Green River Writers. Students in Lynn Pruett's Masters Level Fiction class, helped Julie workshop this piece, "Morning Call," during the fall season. Congratulations, Julie! Great job, Masters Class!

The Carnegie Center LOVES to receive this kind of wonderful news. Please continue to send it our way.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Saturday Seminar Update

Don't miss out on this Saturday's seminar!

Job Interview and Business Etiquette

Terri Thompson

Saturday, November 7

With today's tough economy, acing an interview has never been more important. Learn the five most important aspects of any successful interview, as well as interview etiquette tips you may not know. Led by a professional etiquette consultant, this seminar will conclude with business etiquette tips that will help propel your success, no matter what your line of work.

Call today to register 859.254.4175.

We hope to see you then!