Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Barnhart Fund for Excellence – The application period for fiscal year 2019 grants is now open through March 19. Click here for application details.
  • New Obesity Course – Advisors, do your undergraduates want to learn more about obesity, including the pathophysiology of obesity and the influence of environmental, socio-economic, public policy, and physical activity factors? What about interventions to treat obesity, including pharmaceutical, surgical, lifestyle and environmental options? If this sounds interesting, register for HES 300: Obesity and Food Insecurity Paradigm: From Cell to Society for the fall 2018 semester. Pre-requisite: DHN 101, DHN 212, or consent of instructor. Email Tammy Stephenson for more information.
  • Staff Professional Development Fund – A college fund has been established to support staff professional development. The funds may be used for training courses, conference fees, development-related travel, etc. A department may request up to $1,000 per request. Requests will be accepted until March 15. Ag business officers, click here to request funds.
  • Sustainable Pedagogy Grant – UK faculty with an interest in sustainability are invited to apply for admission to the Sustainable Pedagogies Workshop, supported by the UK Sustainability Challenge Grant. With a goal of interdisciplinary collaboration, the workshop will go beyond merely teaching about sustainability by focusing on ways faculty can implement sustainable methods of teaching into their curricula. A maximum of 12 grants of $2,000 each will be awarded. Click here for more information.
  • Recruiting for Exercise Study – Researchers invite you to participate in a 12-week exercise program to better understand how exercise could be used most effectively to promote weight control. Participants will be compensated $150 for their time. Click here for more information.
       You may be eligible to participate if you:
       · Are between the ages of 18-40 years
       · Do not use tobacco products
       · Do not have injuries or disabilities that prevent you from exercising
       · Are not pregnant
       · Are healthy enough to exercise
       · Do not currently exercise
  • Parking Survey – The UK Staff Senate invites staff to take a short survey about parking on campus. Click here to take the survey.
  • TIAA Retirement Planning Sessions – March 6-7, E.S. Good Barn. These sessions are for you to review your asset allocation, make sure you are saving enough for retirement and to provide retirement income planning. Call 800-732-8353 or click here to schedule an appointment.


Upcoming events 

  • Feb. 26 – Leaders of LexGig, 5:30-7 p.m., 307 Woodward Hall. Aldona Valicenti, chief information officer at LFUCG and Scott Shapiro, chief innovation officer for Mayor Jim Gray will speak about the city's high-speed broadband initiative. They will take an in-depth look at the mayor's strategic goals, how the gigabit network project fits within the vision, and how information technology is driving efficiencies in city government and enhancing interactions with citizens. This lecture is presented by UK's School of Information Science. Click here for more information.
  • Feb. 27 – Intercultural Awareness Day – 2-4 p.m., E.S. Good Barn.  All UK faculty and staff are welcome. The focus of this year's event will be religion and spirituality. The program will include a campus religious resource fair and panel discussions. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.
  • March 2 – Alfredo Sauce Taste Test, 10 a.m.-2:20 p.m., 201 W.P. Garrigus. The Food Systems Innovation Center is currently seeking 100 participants for this taste test. Participants will be compensated $10 via mailed check. Click here for more information.
  • March 7 – Little Sprouts at The Arboretum, 10-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m., The Arboretum visitor center. Explore the joy and wonder of nature with us each Wednesday in March. Each session has a special theme that begins with a story and hands-on exploration. You will rotate through crafts, science experiments and planting stations. Then, get outside and explore nature on a short hike (weather permitting; make sure to dress warmly). Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  Cost: $3 per child per session, Cash or check only.  Preregistration is required. Click here for more information.
  • March 15 – Opening Day at Kentucky Children’s Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Kentucky Children’s Garden at The Arboretum. For details, click here.
  • April 14 – 2018 Boot, Scoot & Boogie 5K, The Club at Spindletop Hall, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511. The UK Agricultural Education Society is hosting its third annual 5K race. All monies will go toward the goal of a $100,000 endowed scholarship fund for agricultural education students. Includes timed race, DJ, awards for overall and age groups, finisher medals, raffle for participants, race T-shirt if registered by April 1. Click here for more details.


Job Openings

  • CAFE Student Ambassadors – We are now accepting applications for 2018-19 ambassador positions. Ambassadors serve the college and assist with student recruitment, speak to community and university groups, plan social, philanthropic and educational activities for peers, assist with alumni functions and represent the college at receptions and meetings. Being selected as an ambassador is a distinct honor and tremendous leadership opportunity. Click here for more information.
  • Nordstrom’s Cincinnati Summer Internship Program – Advisors, please pass on to all juniors and seniors interested in a career in retail management and visual merchandising. Click here for more information.

Save the Date

  • May 8 – UK Wheat Field Day, UKREC Farm, Princeton. For more information, click here.
  • May 12 – French Toast 5K Run and 3K Walk at North Central 4-H Camp – Click here for more information.
  • July 11-20 – Public Speaking CampClick here for more information.
  • July 24 – Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field DayClick here for more information.
  • Sept. 17-22 – Mountain Ag Week and Field DayClick here for more information.

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