Faculty and Staff Life 

  • 2021 Dr. Lisa P. Collins Outstanding Staff Awards Nominees. Congratulations to the 2021 nominees for the Dr. Lisa P. Collins Outstanding Staff Awards! Nominees are listed here. Winners will be announced at Staff Appreciation Day on Oct.1.
  • UK@Work Survey, watch for invitation Sept. 13-23 – Beginning Monday, Sept.13 you will receive an email from UKatWork@willistowerswatson.com inviting you to take the UK@Work survey. Your responses are completely confidential. No one within the university will know how you responded, and the college will use aggregated responses to understand unit-level feedback. Visit the college work-life website to learn more about the upcoming UK@Work survey, review prior survey results and see what actions have been taken to enhance employee engagement.
  • UK Football Tickets Available – The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association has 2021 UK Football tickets available for purchase. All tickets are located in Section 30, Rows 40 and 41. Below is the schedule and price breakdown.

              Schedule:

Nov. 20 | New Mexico State | TBD | $33

We also have a very limited number of individual parking passes available for purchase. Those parking passes are for the E.S. Good Barn (behind the building on the lawn). They are $50 each and allow for one vehicle and one 10 ft.-by-10 ft. tent. No parking is allowed in the lot prior to 8 a.m. on game day or past midnight the evening of the game. No trailers or RVs are permitted. If you would like to purchase, please contact Cynthia Byars at 859-257-4069 or by email at Cynthia.byars@uky.edu. If paying by credit/debit, there is a $5 fee added to the total.


Virtual and In-person Events

September

Sept. 26 – Farm to Table, 4-8p.m. Sigma Alpha and  Alpha Gamma Rho invite you to attend Farm to Table! All proceeds go to Heifer International. The event will be on Sept. 26, at The Heartwood in Lexington. Tickets are $25 per person and MUST be purchased by Sept. 24. You may Venmo @uksigmaalpha or contact Shelbie Harris at slha286@uky.edu or 502-529-9357.

Sept. 29 – Library Faculty Breakfast at Young, 8:30-10:30 a.m. UK Libraries invites you to mark your calendars for “Breakfast on the Balcony,” welcoming new and returning faculty. Catch up with colleagues, meet your UK librarians and learn more about the library resources, services and expertise available to support your research and teaching, all while enjoying scenic views from the William T. Young Library South Balcony. RSVPs appreciated: bit.ly/Breakfast-Balcony.

October

Oct. 1 – CAFE Staff Appreciation Day, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. You are invited to attend the college's annual Staff Appreciation Day. Join fellow colleagues and enjoy live entertainment, great food, yard games and more. Lunch will be served at approximately 11:30 a.m. with a college-wide program at 12:15 p.m. Register here.

Oct. 2 – Roundup: Alumni & Friends Tailgate. You are invited to the 47th annual Roundup. Enjoy live music, great food, yard games and pep rally before our Cats take on the Florida Gators. This event is free for current CAFE students, but you must register online! For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit this link. A meal ticket must be purchased for every football ticket purchased. A football ticket is required for entry into the stadium, regardless of age.

Oct. 13 – Harvest Hour, Restaurants After COVID with The LEE Initiative, 3-5 p.m., Cornerstone Exchange Building. The discussion will include a casual conversation with food system leaders across our food community and will allow attendees and presenters to learn about everyone’s thoughts of the area’s vibrant food ecosystem. In the session, LEE Initiative representatives will discuss ways they helped initiate emergency relief and recovery during COVID-19 and how businesses are surviving the pandemic. Read more here.

November

Nov. 1 – 4th Annual Intercultural Awareness Day, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Themed “Learn Together, Grow Together,” this year’s event will focus on urban and rural sustainability within the local food system. The program will center around minority business owners in the food chain and their challenges of entrepreneurship and working with local farmers delivered through two panels and a networking brunch. Registration is open now through Oct. 22.

Nov. 8 – Harvest Hour, Cooperative Communities for Uncertain Times: Louisville Community Grocery, 3-5p.m., Cornerstone Exchange Building. The discussion will include a casual conversation with food system leaders across our food community and will allow attendees and presenters to learn about everyone’s thoughts of the area’s vibrant food ecosystem. Attendees will hear from Google leaders who are working on a community-owned grocery store. They will discuss the role of cooperative economics and community grocery stores’ role in community health and food security. Read more here.

 

 

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