Faculty and Staff Life

  • UK Women's Forum is now taking applications for its Employee Educational Assistance Award of $250 to assist with the cost of books or other supplies related to an employee's UK coursework. Click here for more information.
  • TIAA retirement carrier information sessions – Sept. 20-22. In the E.S. Good Barn. Make reservations by calling 800-732-8353 or click here.
  • Fidelity retirement planning sessions – These sessions are for you to review your asset allocation, make sure you are saving enough for retirement and to provide retirement income planning. Make appointments by calling 800-642-7131 or click here.  The following are some of the times and locations: Oct. 4 and Oct. 17 in Ag Science North, N24-1B; Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 14 at the Culton Suite in the E.S. Good Barn.
  • New Car Sharing Program -- Thanks to a new partnership between UK and Zipcar, students, faculty and staff may now enroll in a new car sharing program. UK members can join for $15, with rates starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. Gas, maintenance, insurance and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in rates. For more information, click here.
  • Free Campus Cab Service -- Kentucky Wildcab, a free on-demand ride option for students, has begun its fall semester service. The cab runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and serves the surrounding campus area. The program uses four- and six-passenger vehicles operated by student employees. For more information, click here.

Event Promotion 

  • Multiple dates – UK Football Tickets -- UK football tickets are available for purchase to the following games: Eastern Kentucky University, Sept. 9 - $29; Eastern Michigan, Sept. 30 - $29; Ole Miss, Nov. 4 - $49; Louisville, Nov. 25 - $74. All seats are in section 30, rows 40 and 41.
    Please contact Jonathan Furnish at 257-7211 or jonathan.furnish@uky.edu to purchase.
    *There is a $4 fee per credit/debit transaction.
  • Aug. 30 – Graduate Student Social – 2 to 3 p.m. in front of Gillis Building. The Graduate School is hosting a Crank & Boom ice cream social. Attendees may connect with the Lexington Public Library and get free access to lynda.com, an online learning platform. EmailHilary Brown for more information.
  • Sept. 13 – Look & See Film Showing – 6 p.m. at Kincaid Auditorium, Gatton 111. The University of Kentucky's SSTOP Hunger organization is hosting a screening of this award-winning Sundance documentary. It is a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry, farmer, activist and, undoubtedly, one of America’s most significant living writers. A panel discussion with Mary Berry will follow the showing. Tickets are free for students but must be reserved and printed. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 12 – Gathering at the Table Dinner – 5:30 p.m. at The Food Connection at the 90, 440 Hilltop Ave. You’re invited to fill up. The dinner will include hands-on cooking, conversation about food systems, and a locally-sourced, delicious meal. Come ready to learn how to cook well on a limited budget and get your hands dirty. The dinner is “pay what you can” with a suggestion of $5. Space is limited. Reserve today. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 15 -- HES Hall of Fame Induction – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Hillary J. Boone Center. The 2017 inductees, Cherie Lynn Mingus, Marsha Herndon Purcell and Retia Scott Walker, will be honored during the ceremony.  A reception will followt. If you would like to attend, please email xana.plum@uky.edu by Sept. 1 to RSVP. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 – Utilizing and Maintaining Small Acreage – Masterson Station Park in Lexington. UK Forestry Extension will host two sessions of the program. Sept 15, 11:45  a.m. to 4 p.m. and  Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshops are during the Kentucky Wood Expo and will feature an overview of urban wood utilization, local opportunities for urban wood utilization, identifying external defects and recognizing the underlying defect, log grading and bucking, and a portable saw demonstration. Click here for more information. The event is free, but does require admission to the Kentucky Wood Expo: $7 at the gate; $5 in advance.
  • Sept. 16 – Small-Scale Logging program – 9:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., Masterson Station Park. UK Forestry Extension will host a presentation and demonstration on the basics of small-scale logging for landowners and logging community members at the Kentucky Wood Expo. The presentation will include exposure to general practices and equipment demonstrations to help landowners safely and efficiently cut and move logs and firewood. To register, call 859-257-7597. The event is free, but does require admission to the Kentucky Wood Expo: $7 at the gate; $5 in advance. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 16 – Your Backyard Woods – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Masterson Station Park. UK Forestry Extension will offer this program to focus on the importance of backyard woods and offer information on water resources, rain gardens, stormwater wetlands, shopping for the right tree, invasive plant species, emerald ash borer and wildlife habitat and damage control. This program takes place during the Kentucky Wood Expo. The event is free, but does require admission to the Kentucky Wood Expo: $7 at the gate; $5 in advance. Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • Sept. 30 -- 2017 Kentucky Hunger Dialogue – 9:30 a.m., Berea College. The second annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue will rally college students and others interested in eliminating hunger to take action. This year’s theme, “Asset-Based Responses to Hunger,” will highlight successful programs already at work in our communities. Alongside nonprofit and state agencies, students from colleges and universities across the state will spend the day networking, learning and building coalitions.  For more information, click here.  
  • Oct. 7 – Roundup – time announced 10 days prior due to football game scheduling, E.S. Good Barn lawn. Join us for the 44th annual Roundup! The University of Kentucky Wildcats will take on the University of Missouri Tigers. Four hours prior to kickoff, the college invites students, alumni and friends to gather for great food, a pep rally led by the UK Cheerleaders and Pep Band and live music by Grayson Jenkins & the Resolutions. Click here to register and for more information.
  • 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.
  • March 11, 2018 – Alternative Spring Break -- Each year, Living Lands & Waters hits the Mississippi River to engage college students in the spring break experience of a lifetime. To date, we’ve worked with 713 college students from all over the United States to remove 730,213 pounds of trash. Next year, we are going to Grafton, Illinois, where students will traverse the river on foot and in boats while working closely with our crew and fellow students; engaging in river cleanups, invasive species removal and state park restoration. Click here for more information.


Job Openings 

  • Administrative Support Associate I in Family Sciences – closes Aug. 30 –This individual willoversee the daily management of department budget, prepare financial reports, reconcile ledgers and validate expenditures. The position is responsible for all departmental administrative, finance, payroll and other business related tasks. Click here for more information.
  • Lab Tech Senior, Regulatory Services – closes Aug. 29 – This individual will provide accurate analyses of official dairy and feed samples to support administration of the Kentucky Farm Milk Handlers Law and the Kentucky Commercial Feed Law. The position will assist in other analyses to include preparatory work for antibiotic testing in animal feed. Click here for more information.



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