Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Well-Being Days – Staff may now use up to two sick days per year for personal well-being. Previously such time could only be used for illness, injury or to care for a family member. This change allows for more flexibility in how staff use their accrued sick leave. You can request a Well-Being absence by submitting a leave request through myUK. The type of leave would be TDL well-being. Click here to read more about this and other exciting program enhancements.
  • Online W-2 Now Available – Your 2019 W-2 tax form is now available online. Please note that employees that have more than one page, due to paying multiple tax authorities, (ex. school tax) will need to click the ‘Next Form’ button in order to access the next page.

Job Openings

  • Administrative Services Assistant Sr. (Dietetics and Human Nutrition). The position will be responsible for fiscal management, personnel administration, grant management and management of the daily administration of a multidisciplinary department including the areas of teaching, research and extension. The position also models and promotes excellent customer service as the department’s primary liaison to the College Business Center. Click here to find out more. The deadline to apply is March 15.

Upcoming Events 

March

  • March 9-11 – STARR (Self-Defense Tactics and Risk Reduction), 6-9 p.m., Gatton Student Center, STARR is designed for women and members of the LGBTQ* community to decrease the risk of becoming victims. The program includes classroom and hands-on, self-defense training, concluding with a simulated attack. Participants are taught to assert themselves physically and verbally by yelling commands with every strike to a padded instructor. The STARR class is comprised of three-hour classes for three consecutive days (March 9-11). There is no fee for the class. Registration is required. Click here to learn more.
  • March 11 - Horticulture Club Cabin Fever Plant Sale, 3-6 p.m., Greenhouse 12 area of the Agriculture Science Center North Greenhouse Complex. Many types of tropical plants in clay pots will be offered. Also early-season vegetable transplants such as lettuce, broccoli, kale, mustard, cabbage as well as some herbs will be available. Click here to learn more.
  • March 11 – Little Sprouts, Flower Power, session 1, 10-10:45 a.m.; session 2, 11-11:45 a.m., The Arboretum. We begin with a story and hands-on exploration. Next, we will rotate through crafts, science experiments and planting stations. Last, we get outside and explore nature on a short hike, weather permitting. Must preregister, and the cost is $3 per child. Click here to learn more.
  • March 12 – Cultivating Inclusion Series: Empowering Student Athletes, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Agricultural Information Center, N24B. Learn from student-athletes and their academic coach Rodney Lumpkins about how to equip, empower and engage student-athletes for holistic success; on and off the field. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to RSVP.
  • March 18 – Little Sprouts, Roots, Fruits and Shoots, session 1, 10-10:45 a.m.; session 2, 11-11:45 a.m., The Arboretum. We begin with a story and hands-on exploration. Next, we will rotate through crafts, science experiments and planting stations. Last, we get outside and explore nature on a short hike, weather permitting. Must preregister, and the cost is $3 per child. Click here to learn more.
  • March 23 – 2020 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington. The 2020 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium will be Monday, March 23 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. This daylong symposium combines platform and poster presentations that allow attendees to hear the latest in water resource-related research. Registration is now open. Learn more and register here.
  • March 25 – Little Sprouts, Trees, Roots and Leaves, session 1, 10-10:45 a.m.; session 2, 11-11:45 a.m., The Arboretum. We begin with a story and hands-on exploration. Next, we will rotate through crafts, science experiments and planting stations. Last, we get outside and explore nature on a short hike, weather permitting. Must preregister, and the cost is $3 per child. Click here to learn more.
  • March 27 - White Oak Genetics Project Grafting Celebration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., South Farm Greenhouses (4321 Emmert Farm Lane, Lexington). Help us launch our white oak tree improvement project. Please join us to celebrate the initiation of a clone bank for the white oak genetics program. Attendees will be taught how to graft and will have the opportunity to graft a white oak collected from in front of the UK president's house. The grafted white oaks are part of a clone bank that is preserving white oak genetics from all over the eastern US. The time commitment is about 30 minutes. RSVP to Laura.DeWald@uky.edu is required. Click here to learn more.

April

  • April 2 – University of Kentucky Citizen Police Academy, 6-8 p.m. Pulling back the curtain of mystery that often surrounds law enforcement, the Citizens Police Academy provides insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of the UK Police Department. It is part of an ongoing effort by UKPD to foster cohesive relationships between law enforcement and the community. The class series is held from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday from April 2 through graduation on June 4. Registration is open to anyone 18 years or older; background check required. Click here for more information.
  • April 4 – Celebrating the Seasons: Spectacular Spring in the Kentucky Children's Garden, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Kentucky Children's Garden at The Arboretum. Celebrating the Seasons at The Kentucky Children's Garden. Spectacular Spring - face painting, spring flower giveaway, seasonal crafts and hands-on activities. Admission is FREE for the entire day thanks to Kentucky Utilities. Click here for more information.
  • April 18 – Arbor Day Celebration at The Arboretum, 1-5 p.m., The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. Arbor Day Proclamation and  Opening Ceremony at 1 p.m. Exhibitor Tents & Kentucky Children’s Garden open immediately following the ceremony (approximately 1:30 p.m.)  Parking for exhibitors and  sponsors at The Arboretum; parking & free transportation for all others available from Kroger Field. Click here for more information.
  • April 22 – Color Me Glam Fashion Show, 6 p.m., Gatton Student Center Ballroom. Join us for an evening of fashion! The night begins with a fabulous cocktail hour that includes hearty hors d'oeuvres as well as a cash bar. We invite you to peruse our silent auction over cocktail hour. There will be more than 75 items to bid on! Once the lights go down and the show starts, enjoy the best of Lexington fashion set to a Fashion Week-worthy setlist. The proceeds from this event fund student scholarships within the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management. Click here to get tickets.
  • April 24 – 9th Annual Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute - Call for Presenters. For the 9th Annual Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute, interactive workshop proposals are being sought to expose potential students to opportunities in agriculture and STEAM, to develop personally, and to continue their preparation for future educational endeavors and careers. Submissions that focus on topics related to UK CAFE majors, leadership, personal development and resulting careers are welcomed. Submissions are now being accepted online through April 24. Click here for more information.
  • April 24 – Call to the Post Derby Bash, 6-11 p.m., The Round Barn at Red Mile. Join us for the Call to the Post Derby Bash, hosted by the CAFE Alumni Association. A great evening of tastings, dinner, dancing, and more! All proceeds support college scholarships. Join us for hors d'ouevres and local spirits tastings. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Bayou Bluegrass Catering and complimentary drinks. Put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor! Dress in your Derby Best! *Attire is Derby Clubhouse. Click here to learn more and register.
  • April 30 – Kentucky Association of State Extension Professionals Spring Meeting, 10 a.m., KSU Research Farm. Meeting registration is forthcoming via email. Awards are due by April 1. Click here for more information.

Save the Date

May 7 – The Graduate Farewell

May 21 – Kentucky Extension Diversity & Inclusion Network Annual In-Service

 

 

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