Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Notary Services – The CAFE Business Center is happy to announce this new customer service for work-related documents with no fee. Requests for notary public services must be by appointment only, and must be requested through the CAFE Business Center email box: AGBusinessCenter@uky.edu. Click here for more information.
  • 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 
       · BMI is between 25 and 35 
       · Do not currently exercise 
  • 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.
  • Host Families for International Students – Kentucky 4-H is seeking families who are willing to host a Japanese or South Korean delegate July 23-Aug. 17. The family must have a child in the home to participate. No 4-H participation required. Click here for more information. 
  • Student Opportunity Grants and Just Food Grants – We seek food system-related proposals that advance undergraduate or graduate student research, innovation in instruction, experiential education or community engagement. Grants up to $5,000 per student or up to $10,000 for a grant benefiting multiple students, are available. Operating costs, travel, equipment and student compensation may be awarded. Proposals must include a UK faculty or staff member as a project leader or co-leader. Click here for more information.


Upcoming events 

  • Feb. 5 – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Competition Workshop, 6-8 p.m., 233 White Hall Classroom Bldg. Students will learn how to turn their ideas into real start-up ventures that can change the world. Workshop topics will include crafting a great presentation, the importance of sustainable business principles and tips for submitting an application that stands out. Space is limited; RSVP as soon as possible to Zoe Gabrielson.
  • Feb. 8 – Dance Blue Mini Marathon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., E.S. Good Barn. Register as a team or as an individual. The fee is $20 per person. Pizza and a drink will be provided to participants. If you can’t attend, you can still support the efforts by purchasing a Dance Blue Dance Party T-shirt or donate to the Dance Blue-Golden Matrix Fund. Click here for more information.
  • Feb. 13 – UK Horticulture Club Valentine’s Day Sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Ag North, Deli Area. Horticulture Club members have been busy creating and designing Valentine-themed gifts. The club is offering terrariums, planters and flowers for the big day. Click here for more information.
  • Feb. 13-15 – UK CAFE Student Council Annual Winter Clothing Drive, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ag North. All donations and proceeds will go to the Catholic Action Center. FREE donuts and pastries will be provided. Email Grace Higgs 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 Feb.- 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: Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.; March 13, 12-1:30 p.m.; May 15, 6-7:30 p.m. and July 10, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Various Dates Feb-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. 
    • 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.
    • March 20 – Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT, Research and Education Center, Princeton. Toxic tall fescue reduces livestock weight gains and lowers reproductive performance. This one-day workshop will give you the tools and information needed to remove toxic tall fescue and replace it with novel tall fescue varieties. Topics include symptoms and causes of fescue toxicosis; economics, establishment and first-year management; seed testing; long-term pasture management; company products; incentives and a producer panel. Click here for more information.