Faculty and Staff Life 

  • 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.


  • Sept. 11 | University of Missouri | 7:30 p.m. | $44
  • Sept. 18 | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga | 12:00 p.m. | $33
  • Oct. 9 | Louisiana State University | TBD | $70
  • Nov. 6 | University of Tennessee | TBD | $64
  • 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


Sept. 8 – Harvest Hour, 3-5p.m. What is The Food Connection; where did it come from, and where is it going? Join our panel of current and former TFC leaders as we ask: “What questions do we need to be asking about local food systems at this moment in history, and what should the university’s role be in answering them?” Locally sourced snacks provided by TFC Chef Tanya Whitehouse will take the harvest theme to heart with succotash bruschetta, watermelon cucumber salad and kale chip crunch mix. The Cornerstone Building - Gallery, first floor. Parking at Parking Structure #5 - 409 S. Limestone Ave.

Sept. 8 – Farm-to-Fork, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Student-led Campus Kitchen's Farm-to-Fork Program provides FREE, nutritious meals on Wednesdays between 11a.m.-1p.m. in Funkhouser room 207 or Ag North N24 to all students, faculty and staff. Please RSVP weekly on BBNvolved. This semester, we are opening it to faculty and staff, and we would appreciate any monetary support you could provide to Campus Kitchen as a donation to offset our operation costs.

Sept. 8 – Carnivorous plant sale, 3 -5 p.m. Horticulture Club students will offer several species of carnivorous plants during their first fundraising event of the school year. The sale will take place in Greenhouse 12 of the Agriculture Science Center greenhouse complex.

Sept. 13 – 2021 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The 2021 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium will be Sept.  13 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. The daylong event combines platform and poster presentations that allow attendees to hear the latest in water research, practice and education. Regsiter for the event here.

Sept. 13 – Workshop - Excelling with a Hybrid or Remote Work Schedule, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Sept. 15 – Lunch & Learn - Essential Building Blocks of Well-Being, 12-1 p.m. How would work and life be different if you and your team were thriving more and worn-down less? Together we'll explore the building blocks of well-being and provide tangible, research-based practices and techniques that will help you and your team engage, re-connect and flourish more in life. RSVP here.


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.




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