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 3

Advising and Academic Support

  • Chemistry to Accounting, Spanish to Statistics, students wanting academic support or tutoring are encouraged to stop by one of the many academic support offices on campus. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • Lesson designers and leaders are needed for hands-on STEM workshops during Spring 2019 Expanding Your Horizons conference.  This event brings middle school girls to campus to build confidence in STEM subjects and introduce them to potential role models. Participating students may earn two credit hours. For more information, click here
  • The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for its Summer 2019 internship program until Monday, December 10. The KDA internship is open to students from all majors.  For more information, click here.  

Fundraisers

  • The UK Horticulture Club is hosting their Holiday Plant Sale on Wednesday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Ag Deli area. Poinsettias, living ornaments and small, holiday themed planters will be available.

Events

  • Students in the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology program will present their findings from their independent research projects on Tuesday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall. Depending on the number of students presenting, additional presentations may also occur on December 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • The UK Student Activities Board is hosting "Binglow" on Thursday, December 6 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the UK Student Center Ballroom.  Free food and prizes will be available. 
  • UK SAB is hosting a "Holiday Office Party" on Friday, December 7 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Worsham Cinema. They will be screening every holiday episode of The Office.
  • The UK Police Department is hosting an active shooter training on December 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in room 331 of the UK Student Center.  UKPD will have specialized instructors to prepare students, faculty, and staff for a survival mindset during the unlikely case of an active shooter. Attendees will learn how law enforcement responds to an active shooting situation and understand pre-incident behaviors of potential active shooters.

College Weekly: November 12

Advising and Student Support

  • May 2019 graduates should apply for graduation by November 30.  For more information, click here.
  • Priority registration for the winter and spring terms is open until Tuesday, November 20 at 11:59 P.M.  Student can check myUK GPS to see when their registration window opens. 

Club Meetings

  • The UK Pre-Vet Club is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 in Seay Auditorium. The focus of the meeting will be vet medicine's involvement with drugs and crime. One of the speakers, Dr. Cheryl Nelson, will bring a life like canine model that is used to train K9 cops and discuss veterinary forensics. 
  • On Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 in 205 White Hall, "First Generation," a new UK student organization, will hosts its very first meeting.  The group is especially for first-generation college students (those whose parents do not hold a 4-year college degree).

Events 

  • All students are invited to attend Campus Kitchen's (CKUK) Farm-to-Fork Friendsgiving on Wednesday, November 14 from 11:00 to 1:00 in room 207 of Funkhouser. Thanksgiving favorites, including turkey, cranberry-apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie will be served. CKUK also needs volunteers to help to cook and/or serve the meal. To sign up, click here.  
  • This week, UK LGBTQ* Resources is hosting a series of events in honor of Trans Week of Awareness.  Events are open to all. Click here for more information. 
  • All students are invited to attend the Family and Social Service Career Fair on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:00 in the E.S. Good Barn.  This event is for students pursuing careers in early childhood development, family sciences, social work, psychology, sociology, and related fields. Attendees should wear business professional attire and bring copies of their resume. 
  • On Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 in the Alumni Gallery of W.T. Young Library, the Landscape Architecture department is hosting a reception and movie screening for students, faculty, local design professionals and community members interested in landscape architecture and urban design issues. The  film, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, retraces the battles between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses in the planning and development of New York. 
  • On Friday, November 16 at 6:30 in Holmes Hall, UK SAB is hosting "Cocoa and Canvases." UK SAB will provide a hot chocolate bar that includes marshmallows, whip cream, sprinkles, and more with various food items like cookies, brownies, and donuts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a painting class. All supplies will be provided.

Job Openings

  • C.H. Robinson, a Lexington-based transportation and logistics company, is seeking full-time sales executives to begin January 2019. For more information, log in to Handshake with your linkblue ID.
  • WestPoint Financial Group is seeking a full-time financial services representative for its Lexington office. Click here for more information. 
  • AppHarvest, a company whose goal is to make Eastern Kentucky the greenhouse capital of the United States, is seeking a full-time marketing coordinator.  For more information, click here 

College Weekly: November 5

Advising and Student Support

  • Priority registration windows for winter and spring terms are open until November 20.  Students should check myUK GPS to see when their advising window opens. All students must meet with their academic advisor prior to winter/spring registration. 

Experiential Opportunities 

  • The University is hosting a Student Leadership Fair on Monday, November 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 in the UK Student Center Ballroom.  Attending students can explore ways to get involved and build their leadership skills. 
  • Faculty directing the college's Summer 2019 Ghana study abroad program are hosting an info session on Monday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. in room 115 of Funkhouser. Scholarships are available. Those with questions should contact yolanda.jackson@uky.edu
  • The UK Counseling Center is seeking mental health peer advocates for the spring semester.  The program is open to all majors, and students may receive internship credit. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The Agronomy Club is meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00 in N6 of Ag North.  All students wanting to connect with peers and professionals in agronomy and related fields are encouraged to attend.  Visit the club Facebook page for more information.  

Events

  • UK SAB is hosting ESCAPE ROOM event on Monday, November 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 in the Student Center Ballroom. Team of up to eight will have fifteen minutes to get out of themed rooms such as Mansion Escape, Area 51 and Fallout Bunker. All students are welcome to join this interactive experience. 
  • On November 8 from at 6:00 in the Kincaid Auditorium of Gatton, the UK ISC Department presents their 19th annual James C. Bowling Executive-in-Residence Lecture. This year's executive-in-residence is Denise Kaufmann, Partner and Director of Client Development, Ketchum North America. Kaufmann's lecture is "Storytelling: How Brands Express Themselves." The Excellence in Public Relations Award winner Ellen Gregory, VP of Marketing & Communications, Midway University, will be recognized. The event is free and open to the public.

Job Postings 

  • The Kentucky Burley Company (KBC) is accepting applications for a position in agricultural operation. KBC is a local startup working to bring automatic harvesting and processing technology to crops that are grown in Kentucky and beyond. Duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring efficient processing of agricultural commodities and excellent customer service. Starting pay is $10.00/hr. Applicants should resume and availability to Lincoln.day@kyburleyco.com.
  • Rising graduates interested in environmental work are encouraged to explore nationwide job postings through The Nature Conservancy, a global non-profit organization focused on today's most urgent environmental issues. For more info, click here

Fundraisers 

  • The Horticulture Club is accepting advance orders for poinsettias now through November 30. The order form is available on the club Facebook page or by contacting the club at hortclubuk@gmail.com. A good color selection is available, and 6" poinsettias will have 4 or more blooms per plant and come with a container cover.
  • Ag Student Council is hosting its annual Cooking for a Cure fundraiser on Wednesday, November 14 from 11:00 to 1:00 on the ground floor of Ag North, adjacent to the Ag Deli.  They are seeking cooks with great soup or chili recipes to participate in the cook-off.  Click here for details. 
  • Now until November 16, the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association is organizing a campus-wide drive for the Big Blue Pantry.  Just in time for the holiday season, they are soliciting non-perishable food items and toiletries to be given to students in need.  For more information, including drop-off locations, click here

College Weekly: October 29

Advising and Academic Support 

  • Priority registration for the winter and spring terms will begin today. Students should check their myUK GPS to see when their window opens. Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to their registration window in order to register for classes. 
  • The last day to drop a Fall 2018 course is Friday, November 2.  Students should consult their academic advisor before dropping a course. 

Job Openings 

  • The Center for Public Health Systems Research is seeking temporary research assistants to support the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems. For more information, click here
  • Foodchain Lexington, a non-profit focused on sustainable food systems, has openings for a variety of internships including marketing, education and more.  For more information, visit their website.  
  • Lexington Parks and Recreation is seeking after school recreation leaders.  Duties include supervising children while implementing a variety of activities including arts and crafts, recreational games, music, drama, science experiments and nature. For more information, click here

Event Promotion 

  • Students are encouraged to attend "Nightmare at the AIC" on Wednesday, October 31 from 10:00 to 2:00 in N24 of the Ag Science Center. Attendees can enjoy refreshments, snap pictures in the costume photo booth, play games and grab a free t-shirt. 
  • This week, the Gatton Student Center Cinema is hosting a variety of free movie screenings including "Pink Floyd: The Wall" and "Green Room."  For more information, visit the UK Student Center Cinema website
  • UK SAB is hosing a classic free bingo night on Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 on the Student Center Social Staircase.  The event will include food and prize baskets. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present research posters at the UK Sustainability Forum on Thursday, December 6 from 4:30 to 7:00 in the Hillary J. Boone Center. Monetary awards will be given to the top posters. Space is limited to first 24 submissions. The deadline to submit is Monday, November 19.  For more information, click here

College Weekly: October 22

Advising and Academic Support

  • Advising for the winter and spring terms is in full swing. Students should schedule an appointment with their academic advisor in order to register for classes. Priority registration for the winter and spring terms is October 29 thru November 20. Students should check myUK GPS to see when their window opens.

Club Meetings

  • The UK Agronomy Club is meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 in room A6 of the Ag Science Center to discuss upcoming events. To learn more about the club, click here
  • The UK Dairy Club is hosting a Halloween party on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 at the UK Dairy Farm (2810 Georgetown Road).  All students are welcome to attend.  The event will include pumpkin carving, bingo, costume contest and free food. 

Job Openings

  • Brooks Meats, the butcher shop at Blue Grass Stockyards, is seeking a worker with prior knowledge of cuts of beef and pork. Individuals who would like to learn more about the consumer side of the Kentucky beef and pork industry are encouraged to apply, here
  • The National Turkey Federation is seeking a paid intern for the spring semester in Washington, D.C. The position will provide applicants with a working knowledge of legislation, regulation, media relations and trade association structures. To learn more, click here
  • The UK International Center is seeking members for its International Student Leadership team. These student leaders will help promote events and programs, provide important services to UK students, and serve as peer mentors by assisting international students with their academic, cultural, and social adjustment to the United States & the University of Kentucky. For more information, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is sponsoring a FREE Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program from June 2 to June 21, 2019. PLUS offers a unique and unforgettable experience for college students who are interested in the legal profession. This program, created for those typically underrepresented, prepares students for law school or a career in the legal profession. For more information, click here.
  • December Graduates have the opportunity to apply to speak at commencement. The university will be selecting two involved and experienced students to provide a three to five minute speech during the ceremony. Interested students should apply by October 31. Click here to apply. 
  • WilDCats is seeking an intern to for spring 2019 in Washington, DC in the office of Representative Comer. To learn more and apply, click here

Events

  • Faculty leading the Family Sciences in Scandinavia Spring 2018 education abroad program will host a general info session on Monday, October 29 at noon in room 205A of the Wethington Building. This Spring 2019 on-campus course includes international travel from May 5 to May 12. Participating students will earn FAM 475 (3 hours). Free pizza will be available during the info session. Click here to learn more. 
  • Dr. Camie Heleski, director of the Equine/Animal Science in England course, will host drop-in Q&A's on Tuesday, October 23 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. in N212 of Ag Science North. This on-campus course includes international travel from May 7 - 19. Participating students will earn EQM/ASC 333 (3 hours). Click here to learn more. 
  • The university is hosting an event titled "Curiosity Matters" on Tuesday, November 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. This event will address curiosity and its benefits in and out of the classroom. For more information, click here

College Weekly: October 15

Advising and Academic Support

  • On Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m., the Stuckert Career Center is hosting "Pre-Heath Check-Up: Assessing Your Health Profession Career Path" in the Stuckert building.  This session is designed for those reconsidering their career path and searching for alternatives within and outside of healthcare. Food will be provided.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • The college has created a new scholarship library full of dozens of local, state and national awards. For more information, click here.

Job Openings

  • The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking a research assistant in Lexington. Applications are due Tuesday, October 16. To apply, click here
  • Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is seeking an intern to assist with non-profit management, event planning and volunteer management. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • Students are encouraged to explore the college’s Spring 2019 education abroad programs. Most include on-campus courses with international travel components. Click here for more information.

Course Promotion 

  • ENT 110: Insect Biology. The class meets from 9:30 to 10:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Erikson Hall. ENT 110 fulfills the core requirement for natural sciences and there’s no textbook! The class covers a wide range of topics including insect identification, insect pests, beneficial insects, pests of concern to Kentucky, diseases transmitted by insects, their importance as pollinators, and much more!

  • ASC 333-003 Kentucky Cattle Industry & Auction Market System. Learn about Kentucky's evolving and thriving cattle industry. Students will be introduced to associations and businesses that influence Kentucky's industry. Students can also gain cattle handling experience while networking with professionals. The class will meet Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:50 p.m. at the Bluegrass Stockyards Regional Marketplace.

Events

  • The Stuckert Career Center is hosting a Law School Forum on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. in room 330E of the Student Center.  Representatives from Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will discuss tips for preparation, admissions overview and more.
  • SSTOP Hunger will host a Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival in honor of World Food Day. The Festival is on Wednesday, October 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Funkhouser room 207. Click here for more information. 
  • The Center for Student Success is offering free professional headshots on Wednesday (10/17) and Thursday (10/18) from 11:00 to 2:00 in the lobby outside of Seay Auditorium.

Fundraising 

  • The Horticulture Club is hosting a fall fundraiser. Items being sold include carnivorous plants, apples and native plant species. The sale is Wednesday, October 17, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. outside Greenhouse 12. To learn more, click here