Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Mitchell Award – Nominations are open for the 2018 George E. Mitchell Jr. Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate Students. This annual award of $500 is given to a college faculty member in honor of Mitchell, who was an outstanding graduate student advisor and mentor. This award recognizes outstanding career contributions to graduate training in the college. Nominations due by Aug. 1.  Click here for more information.
  • Master Teacher Award – Nominations open for the 2018 award. This annual award of $700 recognizes outstanding teaching in the college. Nominees should demonstrate effectiveness in the classroom, dedication to students through activities in and out of the classroom and evidence of activity to improve teaching. Nominations due by Aug. 1. Click here for more information.
  • ENT 110: Insect Biology – Advisors, please tell your students about this course, which is offered each fall and spring semester from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Erikson Hall. The course fulfills the core requirement for natural sciences and covers a wide range of topics including insect identification, insect pests, beneficial insects, pests of concern to Kentucky, diseases transmitted by insects, insects importance as pollinators and much more. Email Janet Lensing for more information.
  • LA 597: Special Topics – People and Place – Advisors, please tell your juniors, seniors and graduate students about this course that explores human relationships, the outdoor environment and their application in design. The course will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. this fall. This interdisciplinary course will have support from the field of environmental psychology. Click here for more information.
  • Benefits Open Enrollment – Please take this opportunity to match your benefits package to your and your family's unique needs. An open house is scheduled at the E. S. Good Barn on May 3 from 1:30-3 p.m. Click here for the complete open house schedule.
  • College Business Management Institute – The institute will be at UK July 29-Aug. 3. This is an intensive study of business and financial management and an excellent professional development opportunity for CAFE business and administrative staff. Dean Cox is offering a limited number of registration scholarships for regular, full-time staff members. If you wish to be nominated for a registration scholarship, please notify your supervisor and chair/director by Friday, May 18. Click here for more information.


Upcoming events

  • April 30 – Healthy Trees, Healthy People, 6-8 p.m., Tates Creek Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Become a citizen scientist while learning about trees, tree health and your health! “Healthy Trees – Healthy People” is an eight-week program to enhance engagement with local parks, provide training in tree and pest identification and provide opportunities to increase physical activity. Click here for more information.
  • May 2 – Spring into Summer Fundraiser, 3:30-6 p.m., Agriculture Science Center North Greenhouse Complex, Greenhouse No. 12 area. The Horticulture Club will offer at least 15 varieties of tomato transplants, several varieties of pepper transplants, many types of herbs, cabbage, broccoli, kale, collards, plus other assorted garden transplants and native perennials. Click here for more information.
  • May 8 – UK Wheat Field Day, UKREC Farm, Princeton. Scientists will discuss the latest research efforts on wheat management in Kentucky. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. CDT, and tours will end at noon. For more information, click here.
  • May 12 – Lexington Family Nature Club at The Arboretum. Beginning to Garden: A great way to explore nature is through gardening. Learn about gardening by going on a short tour of the Home Demonstration Garden. Next, create your own fairy garden using recycled containers and natural materials. Last, choose and plant seeds to grow. Free. Preregistration is required. Click here for more information. Click here to join us.
  • May 12 – French Toast Stick 5K Run and 3K Walk at North Central 4-H Camp – Open to individuals and teams of all ages. Preregistered racers will receive a T-shirt and food service staff will serve French toast sticks, bacon and beverages for participants and spectators. Awards and door prizes will be given after the race, and all registration fees support the Camp Improvement Fund. Online registration is fast and easy. Click here for more information.
  • May 17 – Obesity/Diabetes Research Day – Researchers from UK and other regional institutions will share their current findings and ongoing research focused on obesity and diabetes, which are major health concerns in Kentucky and the U.S. All obesity and diabetes researchers (including trainees and junior and senior faculty) are invited to participate in research BLITZes, fun and interactive rapid-fire sessions that will highlight exciting, ongoing research. Special recognition and prizes will be awarded. Click here for more information.


Job Opening

  • Fiscal Compliance Officer – This individual will serve the UK Cooperative Extension Service. Primary responsibilities will include compliance monitoring, training, financial and business management, budget analysis, financial reporting, supervision and process improvement. This position will be a primary liaison for county extension offices and their staff for all financial operations matters. Position closes April 30. Click here for more information.

Save the Date

  • July 11-20 – Public Speaking CampClick here for more information.
  • July 24 – Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field DayClick here for more information.
  • July 26 – Horticulture Twilight TourClick here for more information.
  • July 28 – Kentucky Woodland Owners Short Course, CentralClick here for more information.
  • Aug. 18 – Kentucky Woodland Owners Short Course, EastClick here for more information.
  • Sept. 4, 10, 11 – 4-H Forestry Field DaysClick here for more information.
  • Sept. 17-22 – Mountain Ag Week and Field DayClick here for more information.
  • Sept. 26 – Staff Appreciation DayClick here for more information
  • Sept. 29 – Roundup 2018Click here for more information.


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