Faculty and Staff Life 

  • UK LiveSafe Mobile Safety App – LiveSafe is a free app designed to help prevent crime and to enable better incident response. The LiveSafe technology includes an app for smartphone users. Officials in the UK Police Department dispatch center monitor the dashboard. Click here for more information. Three easy steps will get you started.
  1. Download LiveSafe from Apple’s app store or the Google Play store.
  2. Select University of Kentucky as your school.
  3. Sign up with your name and information.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • May 15 – Healthy Trees – Healthy People, 6-8 p.m., Tates Creek Public Library. Become a citizen scientist while learning about trees, tree health and your health. ‘Healthy Trees – Healthy People’ is an eight-week program that offers opportunities to increase physical activity, and provides training in tree and pest identification at local parks (Hartland, Harrods Hill, Kirklevington). $30 compensation for participants. Click here to enroll here.
  • 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.
  • May 31 – UK Equine Farm and Facilities Field Day – 3:30 -8 p.m., Knapper Farm, 485 Chatham Lane, Harrodsburg, Ky., 40330. This educational program will explore how horse owners can use cost-share programs to improve grazing, profitability and resource protection in their operations. There will also be sessions on weed control following a wet spring, rotational grazing on horse farms, using ryegrass as a quick fix for mud, toxic tall fescue and over grazing, and maintaining healthy horses. For more information email Nick Carter or Bob Coleman.


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.


Job Opening

  • Standard Textile – Advisors, seniors with textile industry interest are welcome to apply. Standard Textile is looking to fill a sourcing analyst role. We are looking for someone with knowledge of textiles, formal training and education, negotiation skills, MS Office experience and the ability to manage the flow of projects and products. Someone who is self-motivated and willing to work in a team is required. Click here for more information.


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