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 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. Prerequisite: 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.Completed requests should be sent to Le Anne Herzog.
  • 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.


Upcoming events 

  • March 6 – Panera Fundraiser for Phi U, 4-8 p.m., Panera, 2230 Nicholasville Road, Lexington. Show this flyer to the cashier so a portion of the proceeds will benefit Phi U members by helping to defer costs to attend their national conference.
  • March 7 – Horticulture Club Cabin Fever Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Agricultural Science Center North. The Horticulture Club will be offering many varieties of tropical plants. They will also offer garden-ready, cool-season vegetable transplants including lettuce, broccoli, mustard, cabbage, kale and Swiss chard. Click here for more information.
  • March 7 – Free Film Screening, 7-8 p.m., W.T. Young Library Athletics Association Auditorium. The Urban Forest Initiative presents: a complimentary screening of “Felled: Giving New Life to Fallen Urban Trees.” In this film, Silas Kyler and David Hildreth, explore the fate of fallen urban trees and a growing movement of craftsman, artisans and makers who value this ‘waste wood’ as a medium for their craft and reveal the possibility of a more sustainable system centered on reuse and repurposing. Click here for more information.
  • March 7 – UK Rho Chi Community Health Event, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Salvation Army Clinic, 736 W. Main St., Lexington. Educational sessions and breakfast. A local physician will be available for questions and Naloxone prescriptions and will offer HIV testing. Email Emily Brenzel 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.
  • March 19 – Kentucky Water Resources Symposium, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. A forum for water researchers, managers and educators to share results and learn from others interested in the waters of the commonwealth. The symposium will include a plenary session, poster presentations, an awards luncheon and breakout sessions on a variety of topics. This symposium will qualify for professional development credit for licensed engineers. Sponsored by the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, Kentucky Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey and the Kentucky Division of Water. Click here for more information.
  • April 14 – 2018 Boot, Scoot & Boogie 5K, The Club at Spindletop Hall, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington. 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 and race T-shirt, if registered by April 1. Click here for more details.
  • April 28 – Call to the Post Derby Bash, 6-11 p.m., The Round Barn Stable of Memories at Red Mile. Mix and mingle over complimentary drinks with college alumni and friends. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Bayou Bluegrass Catering. Superfecta will have you dancing throughout the night. We will have live music, a silent auction and a bourbon pull. Dress in your best Derby clubhouse attire. All proceeds support area chapter scholarships. Click here for more information.


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 CampClick here for more information.
  • May 17 – Obesity/Diabetes Research DayClick 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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