Emailed college-wide each Monday, the "College Weekly" is a digest of news and announcements in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.  Content includes scholarship opportunities, job postings, events, and more. Each College Weekly is sent in two editions, one for students and another for faculty and staff.  Those across campus and the greater Lexington community may submit relevant content via this form

Below are the most recent student editions.  To see the college's faculty and staff College Weekly, click here.  

College Weekly Archive

College Weekly: December 2

Advising and Academic Support 

  • The UK Counseling Center is hosting a Major/Career Decision Making Workshop on Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall.  All students struggling to find clarity and direction with their professional or academic goals are encouraged to attend. 

Events 

  • UK SAB's Marijuana Debate is happening on Monday, December 2 at 6:30 in Worsham Cinema in the UK Student Center. All those interested are encouraged to attend. 
  • On Tuesday, December 3, Ag and Medical Biotechnology students will be presenting their independent research projects from 10:00 to 3:00 in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall in the Plant Science Building. All those interested are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. 
  • UK SAB is hosting Big Prize Binglow on Thursday, December 5 from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Attendees will enjoy free food and have a chance to win big prizes. 

Job and Internship Opportunities 

  • Target is seeking applicants for its Summer 2020 store executive internship located across the central Kentucky area. This paid position will expose students to various areas of finance, operations, team management, and more. For more information, log on to Handshake.  
  • Camp Lincoln in Lake Hubert, MN is seeking paid nutrition interns for  Summer 2020. Duties will include planning, purchasing, and preparing meals for those with special dietary needs. For more information, log on to Handshake
  • Juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Summer 2020 directorate resource assistant fellows program. This paid, 12-week program supports various conservation projects across the country. For more information, click here
  • The college's Grain and Forage Center in Princeton, KY is seeking paid research interns for Summer 2020. The internship is open to all undergraduate students and will run from May 26 to August 14. Selected interns will receive $6,000 and a  $900 housing allowance. For more information, click here
  • UK Dairy is seeking help for the winter and spring terms. Students can work 20 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours during winter break. The duties will include milking twice daily (4:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) seven days a week. For more information, contact the Dairy Unit Manager, Matt Collins, at jmco273@uky.edu
  • Farm Credit Mid-America is seeking full-time, Summer 2020 consumer sales interns at various locations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana. Specific duties include completing assigned consumer finance or consumer sales related project(s), completing an intern development guide, attending sales meetings and working with various FCMA employees. For more information, log on to Handshake

Fundraising 

  • On Thursday, December 5, the college Dance Blue team is hosting a fundraiser at the Harrodsburg Road Moe's Southwest Grill. Eat there between 11:00 and 9:00, and 25% of proceed will go directly to the team when you mention Dance Blue. Dancers can also earn one spirit point for attending.   

College Weekly: November 25

Job Opportunities

  • Students can follow the UK College of Ag, Food, and Environment Careers on Twitter to keep informed about job openings and internships.
  • The UK Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Internship. The internship is a 12-week paid position with opportunities to work in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer science, fine arts, horticulture, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia is hiring for their Summer 2020 Horticulture Internship Program. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Horticulture, Plant, and Soil Sciences are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Kubota Corporation is seeking a student for their Sales and Marketing Summer 2020 Internship Program. The position is located in Suwanee, Georgia and is paid. All sophomores and juniors in Agricultural Economics are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy is seeking an intern to work May through August 2020. The intern would be exposed to multiple facets of the agriculture industry in this paid position and have the opportunity to travel and attend events. Applications are due by Monday, January 6 and should be emailed to marielle.mcelmurray@ky.gov. For more information, click here.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is hiring a Public Policy Intern. All sophomores and juniors in Agricultural Economics or Agriculture Education with a background in the cattle industry are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Alltech Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition in Nicholasville is hiring student interns to work on research projects alongside their team members. All sophomores and juniors in Animal and Food Science are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • CoBank in Louisville is hiring a Regional Agribusiness Credit Intern to work alongside their Credit Analysts and Relationship Managers. The position is paid and includes a living stipend. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • VisitLEX is hiring an intern to play an active role in their marketing, convention and visitor service departments. All juniors and seniors in the Hospitality Management and Tourism major are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • River Valley Ag Credit is hiring for their Summer 2020 internships in credit, marketing, and accounting. Location of the internship will vary based on the internship selected. Students interested in Agricultural Economics are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The UK Dairy is hiring milkers for the spring semester and winter break. Students can work 20 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours during winter break. For more information, and to apply, contact Dairy Unit Manager, Matt Collins by email at jmco273@uky.edu

Events

  • Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is calling for poster presentations now until Monday, December 2. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as student organizations doing research, outreach, and service projects are encouraged to participate. For more information, and to submit, contact Leigh Maynard at leigh.maynard@uky.edu.
  • The UK Alumni Association is hosting a Multicultural Thanksgiving Dinner Tuesday, November 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom. International students wanting to experience a traditional American Thanksgiving or those who can't make it home for the holiday are encouraged to attend.
  • The UK Organic Farming Unit operates a Farm Stand for the UK community each Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Orange Parking Lot by E.S. Good Barn. For more information, email uk.csa@uky.edu.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is accepting scholarship applications for 15 students interested in attending this year's Summit. Students should send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they would like to attend the summit to ukstudentsustainabilitycouncil@gmail.com. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 6 at midnight.

College Weekly: November 18

Advising and Academic Support

  • The UK Counseling Center is hosting a major and career decision making workshop on Tuesday, November 19 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall.  This workshop helps students gain clarity and direction regarding academic and professional goals. 
  • On Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall, the UK Counseling Center is hosting a stress management workshops focused on self-care. All interested students are encouraged to attend. 

Job Opportunities

  • MIT is seeking volunteers to join their new Climate Outreach Program to work alongside communications experts and former Deputy Administrator at NASA. For more information, click here.
  • The Noble Research Institute is hiring students for their Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture Program. Students would assist in research and development for an 11-week paid Summer 2020 internship in Oklahoma. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Frankfort Park Farm is hiring a student for a part-time paid internship at their horse farm. Deadline to apply is Saturday, November 30. Interested students should apply by email to olive@frankfortparkfarm.com
  • The University of Kentucky is hiring a student for a part-time paid off-campus Lawn and Landscape Maintenance position. Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 28. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • DanceBlue, alongside the Center for Community Outreach, is hosting their 32nd annual Big Blue Crush blood battle at the Gatton Student Center Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22. For more information, and to RSVP to become a donor, click here.
  • The UK SAB is hosting a Friendsgiving on Tuesday, November 19 in Worsham Cinema from 6:00 to 10:00. Food will be provided and students can enjoy a mini marathon of Friends. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
  • The Center for Community will have free, fresh produce from the Big Blue Pantry and Campus Kitchens for students every Tuesday from 9:00 to Noon in the Whitehall Classroom Building on the First Floor. For more information, click here.
  • UHS is offering students free iCheck Biometric Screening Wednesday, November 20 from 11:00 to 1:00 in room 231 of the Student Center. Screening includes blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, and blood sugar screenings. For more information, click here.
  • The UK Counseling Center is hosting a "Question, Persuade, Refer" suicide prevention workshop on Wednesday, November 20 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall. Attendees will learn the warning signs of suicide and three simple steps that may save a life. 

College Weekly: November 11

Advising and Advising Support

  • Winter and Spring 2020 registration windows are opening. There are varying dates according to credit hours earned, beginning as early as Friday, November 8 and Monday, November 11. Students should log in to myUK  for more information.

Club Meetings

  • The UK Horticulture Club invites all students to hear guest speaker Josh Knight on Wednesday, November 13 at the Greenhouse 12 Classroom from 5:00 to 7:00. All students with an interest in horticulture are encouraged to attend. For more information, click here.

Job Opportunities

  • The UK Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Internship. The internship is a 12-week paid position with opportunities to work in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer science, fine arts, horticulture, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local leasing office is hiring a part-time community assistant. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 25. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) is accepting applications for the NSF-funded Microbial Friends & Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program. Applications are due February 1, 2020. For more information about the program, and to apply, click here.
  • The Grain Crops Physiology Lab is hiring students for an undergraduate research position for Fall 2019 and beyond. For more information, and to apply, contact Dr. Montse Salmeron at (859) 323-3982 or vie e-mail at msalmeron@uky.edu.

Events

  • The Arboretum is hosting a Tour of Evergreens and Kissing Ball crafting event at the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center on Saturday, December 7 in two sessions. The first session will be 10:00 to 11:00 and the second session will be 11:00 to 12:00. Limited space is available and admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. To pre-register call (859) 257-6955 or e-mail Arboretum@uky.edu. For more information about this event and more at the Arboretum, click here.
  • UK Landscape Architectures invites all those interested to a screening of the flim "Lanscape Film: Robetro Burle Max" on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 in 121 Jacobs Science Center.  For more information, click here.
  • Universities Fighting World Hunger is hosting a screening of the short-film series “Faces of Hunger.” The screening will take place at 7:30 on Monday, November 18 in the Willy T Auditorium. All students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to attend. For more information, click here.

Fundraising

  • Horitculture Club members are taking orders for Thanksgiving centerpieces beginning Monday, November 11 through Monday, November 18. There is also an opportunity to order poinsettias in advance. Proceeds from these fundraisers support member extracurricular educational activities. For more information, and to place an order, click here.

College Weekly: November 4

Advising and Academic Support

  • Priority advising begins Monday, November 4 for the 2020 Spring Semester.
  • Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load is Wednesday, November 6.

Club Meetings

  • The UK Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS) Graduate Student meeting will take place Sunday, November 17 from 4:00 to 5:00 at The 90 Room 215. For more information, contact Antomia Farrell at antomia.farrell@uky.edu

Job Opportunities

  • The department of Agriculture Economics is seeking a student worker for part-time paid position. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • University of Kentucky is hiring a student for part-time Hospitality and Guest Service Shift Leader. The position is off-campus and deadline to apply is Thursday, November 14. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • An off-campus pet nutrition retail store is hiring a student with an interest in animal nutrition, equine studies, or animal sciences. Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 14. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • University of Kentucky Visitor Center is hiring students to work in office and giving tours beginning the Spring 2020 Semester. Deadline to apply is Sunday, November 24. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • All students struggling to choose a major or make career decisions are invited to attend the Counseling Center’s Major/Career Decision Making workshop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Frazee Hall room 203 from 1:00 to 2:00. For more information, click here.
  • Join UK MEDLIFE in their service learning trip to Cusco, Peru to participate in a community development project and learn about healthcare in Peru. To learn more visit the info session on Wednesday, November 6 at 8:30 in JSB room 121 or email ukymedlife@gmail.com
  • Merchandising and Hospitality students are invited to the 9th annual Retail and Tourism Management Networking Dinner on Wednesday, November 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. For more information, click here and log in with your link blue ID.
  • The UK Student Activities Board is hosting Binglow on Monday, November 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. There will be free food and games to play for a chance to win prizes. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
  • The UK Martin Luther King Center, in partnership with Enrollment Management, is hosting the first annual Diversity Leadership Summit on Thursday, November 7 from 8:30 to 2:15. For more information and to register, click here.

Fundraising

  • Military Missions, Inc. is seeking help gathering supplies for their care packages to be deployed to military troops who will not be home for the holidays. Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, November 5 at the Kentucky National Guard Armory. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: October 28

Advising and Academic Support
  • The deadline to apply for December 2019 graduation is November 1. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The UK Cooperative Extension is  accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Internship. The internship is a 12-week paid position with opportunities to work in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer science, fine arts, horticulture, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Royal Caribbean Summer Intern Program is seeking interns for an 11-week, paid internship. Intern responsibilities range from developing new content and designs for the mobile app to working on initiatives for diversity and inclusion. Interns will experience ship visits, community projects, and meetings with executives. All students interested in a career in Hospitality and Management are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The office of Congressman Andy Barr is currently seeking internship applicants for the Spring 2020 Program in both Lexington and Washington, D.C. offices. Contact McKinzii Todd for any questions about internships in the Lexington office at (859) 219-1366 or by email at McKinzii.Todd@mail.house.gov. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 4. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • Campus Rec is hosting a Thriller Dance class in Alumni Gym Studio B on Wednesday, October 30 at 5:00. No registration required.
  • UK SAB is hosting two Halloween-inspired events this week: The Halloween Spectacular on Tuesday and Ghost Hunter on Thursday. For more information, click here
  • All students are invited to "Nightmare in the AIC" on Thursday, October 31 from 10:30 to 1:30 in the Ag Information Center in the Ag Science Center. The event will have Halloween activities, crafts, and games.  Attendees are encourage to stop by and enjoy refreshments while learning more about library and academic services.
  • On Wednesday, November 6 from 3:00 to 4:30, the college is hosting a = Kentucky Farmers of Color Roundtable Discussion in E.S. Goodbarn. RSVPs are required. Light refreshments, including Kentucky Proud local products, will be served. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

Fundraising

  • University of Kentucky’s Alpha Game Rho DanceBlue team will be selling shirts beginning Saturday, November 9 to raise funds for their team and the DanceBlue Golden Matrix Fund. Shirts will be available for a few weeks and will cost $15. All money raised will benefit the patients and families at the DanceBlue Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. For more information, click here.