Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Outstanding Staff Awards -- Nominations are now open for the 2017 Outstanding Staff Awards. Click here for the nomination form and more information. Nominations are due by 3 p.m. EDT Aug. 18.
  • ENT 110: Insect Biology – Advisors: Please consider telling students about this class that occurs every fall and spring semester and fulfills the core requirement for natural sciences. The class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Erikson Hall. It covers a wide range of topics including insect identification, insect pests, beneficial insects, pests of concern to Kentucky, insect-transmitted diseases, their importance as pollinators and much more. Contact Janet Lensing for more information. 


Event Promotion 

  • Now – Aug. 14– Textbook Donation Drive – As an advocate for social justice and education, Brittany Rice is organizing a book donation drive for disadvantaged undergraduate students of Rusangu University located in Zambia. Textbooks from various disciplines are welcomed. If you or anyone from your college is willing to donate textbooks, contact Brittany Rice at b.rice@uky.edu. The last day to donate books is Aug. 14.
  • Aug. 17 – Genome Solver Workshop – Anne Rosenwald from Georgetown University will offer this workshop designed for faculty who are interested in learning web-based tools for integrating bioinformatics into the classroom. The workshop would also be appropriate for postdoctoral and advanced graduate students who are looking to integrate this sort of approach in future teaching endeavors. For more information, contact the local arrangements coordinator, Jen White.
  • Aug. 22 – CAFE Student Organization Fair – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Garrigus Alumni Plaza, CAFE student organizations are invited to meet the college's newest students. Organizations will have an opportunity set up a table and recruit new members. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
  • Sept. 16 – KSU Indoor Aquaculture Program – featuring aquaponics, shrimp and tilapia marketing and production at 9 a.m. EDT at the KSU Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort. For a complete agenda, click here. RSVP to Kat Mitchell at kathryn.mitchell@kysu.edu.
  • Oct. 23-25 – UK Leadership Forum – Save the Dates! The 2017 UK Leadership Forum is sponsored by UK Human Resources, the Office for Faculty Advancement and the Office for Institutional Diversity. Watch for announcements and registration information later in the year.


 Job Openings 

  • Ag extension specialist FCS – The School of Human Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension seeks an Agriculture Extension Specialist to provide leadership and direction for the development of curricula, instructional materials and educational media for Kentucky extension agents. This position is part of a team of FCS extension specialists who support county educators in improving the quality of individual and family life through extension, research and outreach. The job closes Aug. 15. Click here for more information.


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