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.
  • UK @ Work Survey – This is your opportunity to provide feedback on making UK an even better place to work. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, you will receive an email from UKatWork @ willistowerswatson.com inviting you to take the survey. Your responses are completely confidential. Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey, and help CAFE continue the ongoing work to ensure the greatest possible job satisfaction among faculty and staff. Click here for more information.   
  • Sustainability Challenge Grant – The UK Sustainability Challenge Grant Program enters its fourth year with another $200,000 available for campus sustainability initiatives. The maximum award for individual projects is $50,000, and the deadline to apply is Oct. 15. Click here for proposal instructions and application or email or call Shane Tedder, 859-257-0014.
  • Annual Giving Solicitation Platform Information – If you haven’t made a gift to the 2017-2018 CAFE Annual Fund, you may receive a call from the UK Office of Philanthropy in the coming months. Student callers will be making phone-a-thon requests for college support. The university has recently purchased a new online giving platform called Network for Good. Any solicitations or callers directing donors to this website are legitimate. This platform does carry a .com address as opposed to an .edu address. If you would like to explore this new resource, click here. If you would like to change your method of communication from the Office of Philanthropy, please contact Tressa Neal, 859-257-2146.


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.
  • Multiple dates – What You Want to Know Wednesdays ITS Workshop Series. The Learning Management and Distance Learning teams in ITS Academic Technology and Faculty Engagement are presenting this series. All workshops begin at 2 p.m. and will take place in 213F King Science Library. Dates and topics: Sept. 6, Canvas: Fundamentals; Sept. 20, Hands-On with Office 365; Oct. 4, Introduction to Online Course Development; Oct. 18, Introduction to Zoom Web Conferencing; Nov. 1, Canvas: Learning Mastery. For more information, click here to go to the ITS calendar.
  • Sept. 5 – Agronomy Club Fall Kickoff – 6 to 7 p.m., Ag Deli area of Ag North.Come check out the UK Agronomy Club. We'll be updating our constitution and setting semester goals. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Amanda Modglin.
  • Sept. 6– Horticulture Club Native Plant Sale – 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Greenhouse 12 of the Ag North greenhouse complex. Fall is one of the best times to plant and the Horticulture Club native plant nursery is brimming with more than 100 native plant species. Many of the species offered are recommended in numerous extension publications as well as in popular media. Browse herbaceous perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, cactus, cane and grasses. All plants offered are garden ready. 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. 13 – HPSP Military Open House – 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m., north lobby of the Chandler Hospital, near the administrative offices.Representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy will host a National Health Service Corp Scholarship Open House. This event is for students interested in pursuing a fully-funded primary care degree (i.e. MD, Dentistry, Nursing and Physician Assistant). For more information, click here.
  • 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, a 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. 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 follow. 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. 19 – Fall Faculty Meeting – 3 p.m. in Gorham Hall, E.S. Good Barn. CAFE Faculty Council invites you to attend the annual fall faculty meeting with a reception following. This is an excellent opportunity to hear updates from our dean, associate deans and the faculty council. Please send questions for the dean or associate deans to a faculty council representative by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14.
  • 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.