Faculty and Staff Life

  • EndNote Training Sessions – Check out the upcoming dates for EndNote software and other library resource training sessions. All faculty, staff and students may view the class calendar and register for sessions of interest. The hands-on classes are free and located in the Agricultural Information Center training room on the first floor of Ag North, room N24. Click here for more information.
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine – Afood service employee at UK Chandler Hospital Cafeteria was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A, and UK is encouraging employees to get the Hep A vaccination. Employees may present their Express Scripts card to any pharmacy, such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, etc. Employees may also go to any UK pharmacy during regular business hours. For more information, contact your health care provider or click here.
  • Employee Discount Program – Visit the program’s website for current discounts available to UK employees. Click here for more information.
  • Retirement Planning Sessions – TIAA is offering times to review your asset allocation to make sure you’re saving enough for retirement. Sessions are Dec. 4-5 in the Good Barn. Click here to schedule a time.
  • 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

  • Dec. 4 – ABT 395/399 Student Presentations, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Soil Science Building. Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology program students will present their findings from independent research projects. Depending on the number of students presenting, additional presentations may also occur Dec. 6, 1-3 p.m. 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.
  • Dec. 12 – Horticulture Club Holiday Plant Sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Agriculture Science Center North Deli area. Horticulture Club members have been busy growing and creating plant-themed holiday items. Poinsettias, living ornaments and small, holiday-themed planters are available. Click here for more information.
  • Dec. 12 – CAFE Holiday Reception, 3-5 p.m., Good Barn, Culton Suite. The college has had another great year, and we have many to thank for their innovative ideas and hard work. It is wonderful to be part of a college that maintains a family atmosphere and an unwavering commitment to service. As a small token of our appreciation, we are planning a holiday treat to end the year. You are cordially invited to join us for holiday cheer and light seasonal snacks.
  • Various Dates December-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. 
    • Dec. 8 – What is a Plant? Ever wonder what makes a plant a plant? Join us to learn the different parts of a plant and about the plant life cycle.
    • Dec. 8 – Animals in Winter. Ever wonder what animals do in the winter? Join us to learn all about the different ways animals survive in the winter.
    • Dec. 15 – Bulb Basics. Learn about all the different types of bulbs and how you can trick them into blooming earlier than spring.
    • Jan. 5 – Trees in Winter. How can you identify a tree with no leaves? How old is the tree? Explore these questions and more.
    • 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.

 

 

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