Faculty and Staff Life 

  • CI CoLab Usability Study: Technology Help Center Study – All faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to provide feedback for this study related to the technology help center. Please email the lab to schedule an appointment. Click here for more information.
  • Recruiting for Exercise Study – Researchers are inviting 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 
       · BMI is between 25 and 35 
       · Do not currently exercise 
  • Retirement Planning Sessions – TIAA is offering times to review your asset allocation to make sure you are saving enough for retirement. Sessions are Jan. 22-23 in the E.S. Good Barn. Click here to schedule an appointment time.
  • Citizen’s Police Academy  – Classes will be each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., Jan. 24-April 4, except the week of Spring Break, March 14. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a UK police officer, this series will help remove the mystery that often surrounds law enforcement. Participants will gain insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of UK law enforcement personnel. Click here for more information.
  • Staff Professional Development Fund – Applications due May 1. Funding may be used to support goal-oriented training and professional development activities that will increase the employee’s skill in areas specifically related to their major job responsibilities. For applications and more information, click here.


Upcoming events 

  • Feb. 2. – Winter Tree ID, 1-3 p.m., Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center at The Arboretum. Join curator Emily Ellingson and Professor Rob Paratley to study the basics of winter tree identification. Learn tips and tricks to identify common Kentucky trees by silhouette, bark, bud and leaf scar. Limited to 15 participants; preregistration required.  Recommended for ages 13 and up. Cost is $10 per person. Click here for more information.
  • Feb. 20 – Spring Internship and Career Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Gatton Student Center, Grand Ballroom. Business, arts, humanities and all non-engineering majors welcome. Come meet with potential employers looking to hire UK students for full or part-time, internships, co-ops and more. Click here for more information.
  • Various Dates January-July – Active Shooter Training, Gatton Student Center, 160 Avenue of Champions, Meeting Room 331.  While the possibility of being involved in an active shooter incident on campus may be remote, the consequences can be catastrophic. Preparation is critical. The UK Police Department has specialized instructors who prepare students, faculty and staff to have a survival mindset. They further train the community in how law enforcement will respond to an active shooting situation and describe the concerning pre-incident behaviors of potential active shooters. Click here for more information. Upcoming trainings are listed below:
    • Jan. 14, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • March 13, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • May 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • July 10, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Various Dates January -March—Plant Families Series at The Arboretum. The programs are from 10-11 a.m. on the dates listed below and are recommended for families with children ages 5-10. $7 per family (up to three people), $2 for each additional person; preregistration required; limited to 30 participants.  Visit The Arboretum website or contact Jackie Gallimore, 859-257-0339, for more information or to register. 
    • Jan. 19 – Let it Snow! Learn how snow is made and create your own winter wonderland to take home.
    • Feb. 2 – Soil Matters. Explore the different layers of the soil and the different creatures that live in it.
    • Feb. 23 – Nature Art. Create art from nature and take a tour of the “Glories of the Garden” art exhibit.
    • March 5 – Plant Meat Eaters. Did you know that some plants eat meat? Join us to learn about the different types of carnivorous plants.
    • March 16 – Follow the Tracks. Animals leave behind signs of where they have been. Learn how to spot them and identify the animal that left them.

Job Openings 

  • Department of Community and Leadership Development – assistant professor of agricultural and/or public communications. Apply by Jan. 21. Click here for more information.
  • Department of Community and Leadership Development – assistant professor of community-engaged research, tenure track position. Apply by Jan. 21. Click here for more information.
  • Department of Entomology – HR coordinator. The human resources coordinator is a key member of the department’s management team, providing key insight to the chair on administrative and personnel issues. Apply by Jan. 23. Click here for more information.




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