Faculty and Staff Life

  • 2018 Sustainability Forum Call for Posters – The Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment is calling for posters for the 2018 Sustainability Forum. The deadline to submit is Nov. 19. Click here for more information.
  • Vaccines Directly from Pharmacies – UK health plan members can now get three vaccines directly from pharmacies at no cost: Flu, Hepatitis A and Shingrix. Make sure to present your pharmacy benefit card. For questions, please contact the UK Pharmacy Benefits office at 859-218-5979.
  • 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. 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.
  • Oct. 31 – Nightmare at the AIC, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., N24 Ag Science Center. Join us for a Spooktacular Halloween extravaganza, if you dare. Enjoy some popcorn and cotton candy. Come in costume and take haunting Halloween photos at our photo booth, play giant Jenga and design your own mini jack-o’-lantern.  Our bravest students can even hold creepy crawly insects and snakes. Make sure to get here early to grab a free T-shirt. Click here for more information.
  • Now-Dec. 7 – Elderly Holiday Donation Drop-off, N318 Ag Science Center. Accepting donations for Dover Manor Nursing Home 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.   
  • Dec. 6 – Sustainability Forum, 4:30-7 p.m., Hilary J. Boone Center. Through this event, the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment highlights accomplishments of UK faculty and students who conduct interdisciplinary research and other forms of scholarship relating to environmental and sustainability issues. Click here for more information.


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