Faculty and Staff Life

  • ENT 110: Insect Biology – This course is offered every fall and spring semester, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Erikson Hall.  It fulfills the core requirement for natural sciences, and there’s no textbook. The class covers a wide range of topics including insect identification, insect pests, beneficial insects, pests of concern to Kentucky, diseases transmitted by insects, their importance as pollinators and much more. Email Janet Lensing for more information.  
  • 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. 


Upcoming events

  • Oct. 15-19 – Water Week 2018, various locations. A week of events planned to engage our academic and local communities in service and activism for the benefit of the state’s waters. For detailed information, click here. List of events:
    • Now-Oct. 19 – Shoe Drive to Save Lives
    • Oct. 15 – Water Step/Blue Water KY Lecture
    • Oct. 16 – Project Wet Workshop
    • Oct. 16 – “Before the Flood” film screening
    • Oct. 17 – Water Professionals Career Panel
    • Oct. 18 – Seminar: Engaging in Place
    • Oct. 18 – Stream Clean Up
    • Oct. 19 – CATchment Clean Up, see additional entry.
    • Oct. 17 – Horticulture Club Fall Fundraiser, 3:30-6 p.m. Greenhouse 12 area of Agriculture Science Center North Greenhouse Complex. The club will offer carnivorous plants, apples and native plant species. Click here for more information.
    • Oct. 17 – Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival, 7-8 p.m., 207 Funkhouser. Celebrate World Food Day hosted by SSTOP Hunger. Click here to stay updated through our Facebook event page.
    • 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. 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.
    • Oct. 30 – 2018 Lab Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Biomedical Biological Sciences Research Building. Join your colleagues for this year’s safety fair themed “Playing with safety is … GAME OVER.” Attendees will receive a free T-shirt, free food and be eligible for prizes at each booth. You may also enter the grand prize drawing. Costume contest at noon; prizes for the winner. Click here for more information.
    • Oct. 30 – Kentucky Grazing Conference, West, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hopkinsville. The focus of this year's annual conference is "Turning Grass into CA$H." Join us for this daylong program focused on increasing forage production and limiting costs. Click here for more information.
    • Now-Dec. 7 – Elderly Holiday Donation Drop-off, N318 Ag Science Center North. Accepting donations for Dover Manor Nursing Home located in Georgetown for the holidays. Donations needed are: shampoo/conditioner combo, shampoo, body wash, shaving cream, lip balm, blankets, powder, hair ties, lotion and deodorant. Name brand items are recommended since some residents do not get visitors.  For questions, please contact Monica at 257-7293 or Denise at 257-1601.    

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