Faculty and Staff Life

  • Sustainability Challenge Grant Program – UK students, faculty, and staff may apply for a grant to fund a sustainability-oriented project. We will award $200,000 in to multidisciplinary teams promoting sustainability, and each team may be awarded up to $50,000. Deadline to apply is Oct. 15, Click here for more information and to apply.
  • 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 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:
    • 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. 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. 26 – Horticulture Club Apple Sale, 3:30-6 p.m., Agricultural Science Center North Greenhouse 12 area. Horticulture Club members have been picking in the orchard. Several varieties of conventionally grown apples from the Horticulture Research Farm are available. Varieties suitable for both fresh eating and cooking are available by the apple, and in quarter-bushel, half-bushel and bushel amounts. Click 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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