Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Farm-to-Fork Meals for UK Students –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 through Dec. 12. 
  • Recruiting for Exercise Study – Researchers invite you to participate in a 12-week exercise program to better understand how exercise could be used most effectively to promote weight control. Participants will be compensated $150 for their time. Click here for more information.
       You may be eligible to participate if you:
       · Are between the ages of 18-40 years
       · Do not use tobacco products
       · Do not have injuries or disabilities that prevent you from exercising
       · Are not pregnant
       · Are healthy enough to exercise
       · Do not currently exercise
  • 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. 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. 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. 24 – Hungarian Cooking Class, 5:30-8 p.m., The Food Connection Learning Kitchen at The 90. Enjoy a hearty beef and vegetable stew with hand-made dumplings and a traditional dessert of sweet crepes (Palacsinta). Vegetarian variation available.  Registration: $20 regular registration, $5 student registration with valid ID. Pay on-site with cash, check or card. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 25 – UK CAFE Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 154 Barnhart. Celebrate 50 years of saving Kentucky lives. It's fall, y'all; celebrate the season by saving a life, and you'll get the brand new "Donate Blood, Y'all" T-shirt. Click here for more information.
  • Sept. 26 – Staff Appreciation DayClick here for more information.
  • Sept. 27 – Professional School Prep Workshop, 3:30-5 p.m., William T. Young Library, first floor UKAA Auditorium. Hosted by the Stuckert Center, the workshop will focus on the step-by-step process of applying for graduate and professional schools. The workshops will include information about searching for graduate/professional schools and programs, application processes including admission interviews, personal statements, resumes, acquiring references, the expectations for attending a graduate and professional school fair and so much more. Email Ashley Gei for more information.
  • Sept. 29 – Roundup 2018Click here for all the events and details.
  • Oct. 13 – Party for the Pumpkins, 2-6 p.m., The Arboretum. Party for the Pumpkins showcases all things fall. It is a fun event for the entire family, filled with crafts, nature displays and pumpkins. Admission to the Kentucky Children's Garden is included with event admission. Admission price: $7 plus 6 percent sales tax ($7.42/person); discount for Kentucky Children's Garden season members; children under 2 years old are free. Includes crafts, refreshment voucher, admission to KCG and a free pumpkin for ages 12 and under. Free shuttle available. Click here for more information.
  • Oct. 19 –CATchment (Rain Garden) Cleanup, 3-6 p.m. Join the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Student Branch for this annual event. This is a great volunteer opportunity. Snacks, gloves and tools will be provided. Bring your friends and get ready to get dirty. Click here for more information.
  • Oct. 25 – 2018 Graduate and Professional School Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Gatton Student Center, second floor Grand Ballroom. Come connect with representatives from local and regional graduate and professional school programs. Learn about their admission requirements, programs specialties, financing, fee waivers and other special offers. Click here for more information.


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