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: February 18

Course Promotion

  • Principles of Animal Research (EQM 300-001) is now available as a summer course. The 3 credit hour course will be held May 7 through June 11. For more information, click here.

Job Openings

  • UK Transformative Learning is seeking tutors for a variety of subjects including business, math, chemistry, biology, and more. For more information, click here.
  • Internship applications are now being accepted for a UK Crop Production Internship. Duties will include all aspects of tobacco production from seeding to harvest. For more information, contact Beau Neal at beau.neal@uky.edu.
  • UK Libraries is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 paid internships. Many internships available are suited for undergraduates of any discipline; peer mentors, diversity scholars, ambassadors, and more. For more information, click here
  • The Landscape Entomology Lab is seeking a full-time student worker this summer to assist with research focusing on the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. For more information, contact Adam Baker at heresadamb@uky.edu

Experiential Opportunities

  • Applications for the Summer Medical Observership Program are now open. The UK Summer Medical Observership Program is designed to give students who plan to apply to medical school the opportunity to shadow a faculty physician preceptor as a clinical observer. Applications are due Friday, February 22. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The Foresight Pre-Optometry club will be hosting Ohio State University College of Optometry on Wednesday, February 27 at 5:00. The meeting will be held in the UK Student Center, Room 350D. This is a great opportunity for students on the Pre-Optometry track and for those interested in the healthcare field.

Events

  • The 8th annual Organic Association of KY Conference is will be held March 1 to March 2. Attendees will enjoy two days of short courses, farm tours, film screenings, local and organic meals, trade shows and networking. Student registration rates are available. For more information, click here.
  • Students are invited to register for the "Back to Basics" cooking class on Thursday, February 21. This class is designed for those who have just started cooking and who want to learn or sharpen basic skills. For more information, click here
  • The UK Counseling Center will be holding a "Beating Test Anxiety" workshop on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00. The workshop is free to all UK students. For more information, click here.  
  • Campus Kitchen is holding their annual fundraising event "Raise the Dough". Funds raised will expand upon CKUK’s work to end hunger on UK’s campus. Students, faculty, and staff can help by pledging their support here.
  • UK's Spring Career fairs will be this Tuesday and Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom. Students from all class years (Freshman-Graduate) are encouraged to attend. No advance registration is required to attend. The Tuesday fair will focus on science and engineering jobs while Wednesday's fair is applicable to all majors. All students should dress business casual and brings copies of their resume. For more information, click here

College Weekly: February 11

Advising and Academic Support

  • The UK College of Medicine has developed an Early Assurance Program for high achieving students. Applicants must have an interest in ultimately studying and practicing in Kentucky as they will receive assured admission to the University of Kentucky. For more information, click here
  • Stuckert Career Center and the College of Arts & Sciences will be offering a joint workshop for students questioning their pre-health professions path and need help identifying other career options or the best healthcare profession for them. The workshop will be held Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 in the Stuckert Career Center. 

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • The Office of Undergraduate Research annually awards students a grant to study a variety of disciplines under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Applications are due Monday, February 25. For more information, click here
  • UK Libraries is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship. Two students have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 cash prize for a research project that makes substantive and creative use of UK Libraries. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunity

  • The UK College of Medicine invites rising juniors and seniors to apply for the Summer Training Program. Emphasis may be pharmacology or environmental health sciences. Students must be available for the entirety of the program (May 28 through August 2) as they will receive a stipend. For more information, click here
  • Applications are now open for Intercollegiate Sustainability Research Experiences (ISREs). This is an 8-10 week program where students will work under the guidance of a scientist or team. Participants will receive up to a $4,500 stipend. Applications are due by Monday, February 25. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The Summer 2019 Meredith Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent graduates to gain experience working with some of their popular brands. Positions are available in marketing, print and digital content, photography, food styling, prop styling,the test kitchens, and much more. Applications are due Friday, February 22. For more information, click here

Events

  • The UK Counseling Center will be holding "Resilience Recharge" workshops designed to help manage approaching mid-semester stress. The first session focusing on mindset is Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall. Sessions are free to all UK students. For more workshops and information, click here
  • The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is holding their Admissions Boot Camp May 28 through May 31 in Morehead, KY. All expenses for the program are covered by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Applications are due by Thursday, April 18. For more information, click here
  • The college's Student Council will host its annual Winter Clothing Drive in Ag North, February 13 through 15, from 11:00-1:00. All donations and proceeds will go to the Catholic Action Center. Free donuts and pastries will be provided.
  • The Food Science Club will be selling Valentine's Day hot chocolate from 9:00 - 11:30 on Thursday, February 14 in the lobby of the Garrigus Building. Each cup is $3.00 and cash or major credit/ debit cards are accepted. 
  • The Horticulture Club will be selling Valentine's Day themed gifts Wednesday, February 13 from 11:00 - 3:00 in the Ag North deli area. The club is offering terrariums, planters, and flowers for the big day. For more information, click here

College Weekly: February 4

Advising and Student Support

  • The UK Counseling Center is holding group sessions and workshops available to all students. This week meditation, relaxation, and pet therapy groups are being held among many others. Click here to learn more details about programs available. 

Scholarships

  • Applications are now being accpeted for the Woman's Club Scholarship. Scholarships cover up to full tuition at the resident rate for the 2019-2020 academic year. March 1 is the deadline to apply. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Margot McCullers at margot.mccullers@uky.edu. For more information, click here
  • The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) is accepting applications for their 2019-2020 scholarships. A total of ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the student's overall grade-point average, writing ability, and leadership potential. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 and mailed to the BTCGA office. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • Good Foods is looking for a Farm Production Manager. This is a seasonal, full-time position, that will lead the harvest crew and field-work/ hydroponic projects. The Farm Production Manager may have the opportunity to be trained to operate machinery and use implements for harvest and cultivation. For more information, click here
  • The Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center is seeking motivated undergraduate students to help care for an endangered species of salamander through husbandry work. The job would entail cleaning and feeding of salamanders as well as general lab maintenance duties. Hours vary based on availability but range anywhere from 7-10 hours per week. To start an application, click here.
  • The software solution company AVAIL is looking for a new full-time sales development representative. The sales-development representative, will develop new business for AVAIL by targeting self-sourced prospect customers. Applying individuals must already have a bachelor's degree or be graduating in the spring of 2019. To start an application, click here
  • Nationwide is looking for a financial services intern. As a sales intern, assignments may include researching and implementing new sales opportunities, and identifying technology improvements to enhance sales. Nationwide's 12-week program typically runs from May through August at their corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Applications close February 28. To start an application, click here
  • Stine Seed Company currently has an opening for a full-time Independent Sales Representative in South Central Tennessee. As representative, individuals would serve as the primary ambassador of the Stine brand within an assigned territory, manage dealer accounts, and much more. To start an application, click here

Experiental Opportunities

  • The ACLU Internship Program aims to provide professional development opportunities while providing the organization with top-notch interns. The ACLU of Kentucky offers internships for a wide range of majors. Undergraduate students would receive a stipend of $500 a semester and Graduate students would receive $750 a semester. Apply by April 1 for the summer internship. For more information, click here.
  • Applications are now open to become a CAFE Student Ambassador. The CAFE Ambassadors serve the college and assist with student recruitment, travel to and speak with community and university groups, plan activities for peers, and much more. Applications are due March 3. To learn more or start an application, click here

Events

  • Students are invited to the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Competition Workshop on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:00 in White Hall room 233. Workshop topics will include crafting a great presentation, the importance of sustainable business principles, and tips for submitting an application that stands out. This event is first-come, first-serve, so students who would like to attend should RSVP as soon as possible by emailing zkga222@uky.edu.

College Weekly: January 28

Academic Support 

  • University Health Services is offering students a free, monthly #StayWell subscription that includes wellness giveaways, nutritious snacks, safe sex supplies, tissues, and wellness event locations. Students with questions can contact uhshealthed@gmail.com. To sign up, click here.
  • As a reminder, the UK Counseling Center offers a number of free services to students, including programs such as "Let's Talk" that are available without an appointment.

Scholarships

  • Students participating on a summer education abroad program are encouraged to apply for the UK EA scholarship by Friday, February 1. For more information, click here.

Club Meetings

  • The Agronomy Club is holding their first spring meeting Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 in Ag North, room A6. The group will discuss upcoming events and begin officer elections. All students are encouraged to attend. Questions may be directed to Casey Cochran at casey.cochran@uky.edu. For more information click here.

Job Openings

  • The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is seeking a summer policy intern in Washington D.C. Responsibilities will include representing NASDA in congressional hearings and conference calls, managing logistics and providing operational support, conducting research on legislative issues, writing NASDA's weekly newsletters and other office administrative duties as assigned. Applications are due by Tuesday, February 12. For more information, click here.
  • Blue Grass Community Foundation is seeking an operations intern to assist in all phases of donor relations and non-profit program work. The intern will directly report to the office manager while assisting staff. Students interested can contact Ryan Case at 859-225-3343 or by email at info@bgcf.org. For more information, click here.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for the Wildcats in the Capitol internship. Interns will spend 40 hours per week working at the selected office or agency. Responsibilities will vary depending on the needs and opportunities available. Interns will collaborate with the on-sight supervisor to identify and define their scope of responsibilities. Students may earn up to 12 hours of credit. Applications for the summer internship are due Friday, February 1. Fall 2019 internship applications are due Friday, April 12. To learn more, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The UK International Center invites all students to attend a weekend cross-cultural workshop. The event will be held Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, February 17 at Natural Bridge State Park. The program costs $25 and includes transportation, lodging, materials, and most meals. Questions may be directed to Seth Hall at seth.hall2@uky.edu. For more information, click here.
  • All students are encouraged to apply to join the UK K-Crew. Individuals leading K-Crew will assist first-year students as they transition to university life during K-Week. Apply on BBNvolved as applications close Friday, February 8. Questions can be directed to KWeek@lsv.uky.edu. For more information, click here.
  • Researchers at the University of Kentucky are inviting students 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. Students with any questions can contact Dr. Kyle Flack at kyle.flack@uky.edu or 859-257-4351. To learn more about the study and eligibility, click here.

College Weekly: January 21

Club Meetings

  • Block and Bridle invites students to the first club meeting on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 in Garrigus Room B52. The group will discuss how to join the club and upcoming spring activities.
  • UK Horticulture club meets every Wednesday at 7:00 in the greenhouses adjacent to the Agricultural Science Center. New members always welcome.

Job Openings

  • The Arboretum's Kentucky Children's Garden is seeking education and garden assistants to work mid-March through October. Responsibilities will include assisting with educational programming and garden interpretation, garden maintenance and more. Students may receive internship credit. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jackie.gallimore@uky.edu by January 31. To learn more about the job, visit this website.
  • The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change program supports paid internships to undergraduate and graduate students to work in national parks for 12 weeks on projects in environmental and climate change research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, and other fields. To learn more about this internship, click here.

Experiental Opportunities

  • The education abroad program “Health and Health Care in France,” is open to pre-health students in the college. The trip will cover the French health care system, supports that contribute to excellent health, and the French approach to wellness. Dr. Christy Brady in the College of Health Sciences will lead the program. For additional information email Dr. Brady at clfrea2@uky.edu or click here.
  • The UK Markey Cancer Center invites students from Appalachia to apply for their Career Training in Oncology program. This program develops participants’ cancer research knowledge and skills through cross-disciplinary faculty-mentored research training experiences. For more information, click here. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1.
  • The Urban Forest Initiative will train students interested in urban forestry to become TreeCATs. Participants who attend all 5 4hr Saturday sessions from March 23 - April 20 will receive a $200 stipend. TreeCATs will gain experience in tree identification, care & maintenance, health & pest detection, and inventorying. Participants will also become eligible for a summer internship with UFI. To apply, click here. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2019. 

Events

  • All UK faculty, staff and students are invited to a SafeZone Training on Thursday, January 24 at noon in The Office of LGBTQ* Resources (UK Student Center, Suite A250). This event is a workshop for those wanting to support LGBTQ* students and learn more about their identities. Attendees will receive a light lunch and SafeZone magnet for their space. To learn more about the event, visit their event page.
  • The UK College of Medicine will offer tours of the facility with current medical students on the following dates: Friday, January 25 at 2:00 and Monday, February 4 at 2:00. To sign up, email kymedap@uky.edu. For questions, call 859-323-6161. 
  • The Urban Forest Initiative Speaker Series picks up on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 at the UK Good Barn, with Chris Chandler of The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Chandler is an environmental project manager, certified arborist and Louisville native whose work is having a big impact in his hometown. Parking for the event is free at the E.S. Good Barn. To learn more about this event, click here.
  • Kentucky College of Optometry representative, Casey Price, will visit campus on Tuesday, January 22 at 5:00 in the UK Student Center, room 350-D. He will give a presentation, do a Q&A, and offer tips for the application process.
  • UK CLD is hosting a seminar entitled "Where is hemp in our communities?" on Friday, January 25 at noon in 341 Barnhart. During the event, Dr. David Williams will discuss the utility of industrial hemp and its value for local, state, and national economies.
  • UK Student Activities Board is hosting a Casino City night on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. There will be casino games, glow golf, prizes, and food. To learn more about the event, visit their event page

College Weekly: January 14

Advising and Academic Support 

  • Tomorrow (1/15) is the last day to add a course to a Spring 2019 schedule.  Students wishing to make adjustments should consult their academic advisor. 

Club Meetings 

  • Sigma Alpha, UK's ag sorority, invites all women to their spring recruitment events happening January 15 - 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Seay Auditorium.  Visit their Facebook page for more information. 
  • Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity, is hosting an interest session on Wednesday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. in 110 White Hall.  Click here for more info. 

Job Openings 

  • Kentucky 4-H has a variety of job openings for summer camps across the state.  Positions include cabin managers, healthcare, STEM education, media, environmental education, aquatics and more.  For more information, click here.  The deadline to apply is February 15. 
  • DLF Pickseed USA has a full-time opening for a farm manager. For more information, click here.
  • A Lexington law firm is seeking a part-time messenger to fulfill various office tasks.  For more information, click here

Events 

  • The Center for Community Outreach is hosting a Volunteer Fair TODAY (1/14) from 10:30 to 1:00 in the Student Center. During the event, students can connect with local non-profits seeking student volunteers during the spring semester. 
  • The UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources is hosting their Winter Welcome Back Social TODAY (1/14) from 3:00 to 6:00 in room 250 of the UK Student Center. Light Refreshments will be provided. 
  • UK Student Activities Board is hosting a Terrarium Workshop on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Patterson Hall. Vases, rocks, plants, dirt, and decorations will all be provided for students to construct their own terrarium.