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.
  • Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship seeks additional members -- The Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp program has enrolled 27 projects for the upcoming semester. Visit our website to learn about the projects. VACE is seeking additional members to join teams working on these projects. If you are interested in joining one of the teams, please reach out to Mariam Gorjian.


Event Promotion 

  • 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. 14. – Entomology Seminar – 3-4 p.m., Cameron Williams Auditorium in the Plant Science Building.   Jose Pietri from Apex Bait Technologies Inc. will present, "Leveraging Host-Microbe Interactions Toward the Control of Public Health Pests: Mechanistic Insight and Unexplored Avenues."
  • Aug. 15 -- HealthyTrees – Healthy People – 6-9 p.m., 207 Funkhouser. This program is designed to enhance engagement with urban trees and increase physical activity of participants, and includes an orientation, educational materials, progress checks and intermittent group walks. Participants are compensated for completing the six-week program. Learn tree identification and pest detection, and be trained as a citizen scientist to monitor trees at selected city parks. Click here for more information.
  • 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, and 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. 18 – Entomology Seminar – 8:30-10 a.m., Cameron Williams Auditorium in the Plant Science Building, Zainulabeuddin Syed, University of Notre Dame assistant professor, will present,  "Chemoreception and Olfactory Guidance in Insects: Exploiting the Sense of Smell." Reception prior to seminar in the Plant Science Building Lobby.
  • Aug. 18 – KSU Third Thursday Thing – 10 a.m-3 p.m., Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm at 1525 Mills Lane in Frankfort.   This event will feature UK's Paul Vijayakumar presenting on the Food Safety Modernization Act from 10:15 a.m. until noon  and Angie Whitehouse of Kentucky State University presenting on safe harvesting of grapes from 1-3 p.m. Contact Marion Simon for more information.
  • Aug. 21 – Solar Eclipse Celebration – 1-4 p.m. at The Arboretum. For families who cannot travel out of town. Lexington will experience a 94 percent partial eclipse if the skies are clear. The event will include activities, and the first 100 people will receive solar glasses. Participants should bring their own to ensure they have some. The Arboretum is located at 500 Alumni Drive. Click here for more information.
  • 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 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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