Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Farm-to-Fork Meals for UK Students – Beginning Sept. 12, UK students may stop by 207 Funkhouser on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. for free, locally sourced lunches. Come enjoy a free, delicious and nutritious meal as we fight hunger and food insecurity on campus. We can’t wait to see you. Click here for more information.
  • LiveWell Check-In – This fall, you have an opportunity to participate in an integrative health screening. If you're on a UK health insurance plan, you'll receive a $100 rebate. Click here to learn more and to schedule an appointment. Sessions are available from Sept. 12-Dec. 12. 
  • Staff Professional Development Fund – The Staff Professional Development Fund is available for the fall. Applications are due Sept. 14. Funding may only be used to support training and professional development activities that are goal oriented and will increase the employee’s skills in areas specifically related to their major job responsibilities. Email for questions. To access the application, click here.
  • UK Football Tickets Available – The CAFE Alumni Association is offering football tickets for purchase. All tickets are located in section 30, rows 40 and 41.  We have a limited number of parking passes also available for $50 at the E.S. Good Barn. Contact Brooke Stone for more information. Payment must be made at time of order.  Tickets available for the following games:
    • Sept. 15 – Murray State, $35, 12 p.m.
    • Sept. 22 – Mississippi State, $55, time to be determined
    • Oct. 30 – Vanderbilt, $55, time to be determined
    • Nov. 3 – Georgia, $75, time to be determined
    • Nov. 17 – Middle Tennessee, $35, time to be determined


 Upcoming events 

  • Sept. 11 – 4-H Forestry Field Day – 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mammoth Cave National Park. In one day, 4-Hers, ages 9-13, will learn about and test on the basics of tree identification, tree measurement, and the use of a compass and measuring distances by pacing. Cost is $3 per participant (must register with your 4-H agent). Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 11 – Agronomy Club Meeting, 6 p.m. Ag North, Room A6. Come learn more about agronomy and connect with other students and professionals. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 12 – Horticulture Native Plant Sale, 3:30-6 p.m., Ag North Greenhouse 12. Native plants provide food, shelter and restorative properties to the landscape. The Horticulture Club students have grown more than 100 species of native flowering perennials, trees, vines, grasses, sedges and shrubs. Stop by the greenhouse, meet the students and pick out a native plant for your habitat. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 12 – #AdultingUK, Eating Well on a Budget, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Gatton Student Center, Room 231. Learn how to make quick and easy healthy, locally sourced snacks on a college student's budget in the Student Center Room 231. #AdultingUK is a joint, student-led partnership between The Food Connection and UK Student and Academic Life bringing practical advice and resources to students. Click here to learn more.  
  • Sept. 15 – Small-Scale Logging Equipment Demonstration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Walt Rybka Farm, 5325 Hwy. 519, Morehead, Ky., 40351. While timber production is just one of the reasons that families own woodlands, many owners like the idea of being able to cut and use some of their own timber. This is an educational program covering safely harvesting timber using smaller equipment that can result in conservation of natural resources and improved woodland management. Demonstrations of timber harvesting equipment, operations and techniques for woodland owners interested in small-scale harvesting methods. Contact Chad Niman for more information.
  • Sept. 17-22 – Mountain Ag Week and Field Day – UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 18 – Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) Training. Receive hands-on training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety and suppression, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, team organization, disaster psychology and terrorism. Training is held over five weeks in The 90 and ends with a mock disaster exercise. Attendance at all five sessions is required to participate. Enrollment is on a first come-first served basis. The training is free and open to regular, full-time UK faculty and staff.  Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 20 – UK Beef Bash – This exciting field day will offer many demonstrations, commercial exhibits, educational exhibits and more. You’ll have opportunities for hands-on activities and the chance to visit with other Kentucky beef cattle producers, UK personnel and administration and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association staff and leadership. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 22 – Mountain Fest – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, Quicksand. Come and check out all the food vendors, craft exhibits, agricultural tours and much more. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 26 – Staff Appreciation DayClick here for more information
  • Sept. 29 – Roundup 2018Click here for all the events and details. 

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