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: March 30

Advising & Academic Support

  • Students should be prepared to register for their classes for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. For any questions or concerns, students should contact their advisor.
  • In the Fall 2020 semester, PLS 515: Turf Management will be offered for students interested in managing landscapes, horse tracks, golf courses, sports fields and more. This course is valuable for careers in plant and soil sciences, agriculture education, equine, forestry, horticulture and landscape architecture. For more information, contact Dr. Gregg Munshaw at gcmuns0@uky.edu.

Health & Wellness

  • The UK Counseling Center is offering teletherapy services for UK students. Call (859) 257-8701 to schedule. For students located outside of Kentucky, counselors may offer a brief support, but due to licensing laws, may have to direct you to services in your home state. 
  • UK Campus Recreation and Wellness is offering Virtual Group Fitness Classes through Facebook Live and Zoom. For more information about how to sign up and to view the class schedule, click here.
  • The YMCA is providing free on-demand workout videos to help reduce stress and provide individuals with more fitness resources during their closure. Click here for the YMCA Health & Fitness Video Library.

Remote Internships & Funding Opportunities

  • The UK Student Sustainability Council is funding a logo contest for the UK MS4 Stormwater Program. This educational campaign will raise awareness surrounding stormwater management on campus. The submission deadline has been extended to May 1 and the winner will receive $500. For more information, and to submit your design, click here.
  • Easy Event Planning LLC is hiring students for their event management and hospitality internship to assist with developing useful planning tools and event ideas on their blog. The internship would be remote with communications taking place on Skype. To apply, e-mail resumes to internships@easyeventplanning.com.
  • Sage Corps is hiring a student to develop a list of peers who may be interested in a Sage Corps program by contacting various student organizations and crafting social media content. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.
  • Moving Well Project International is hiring website maintenance workers to update social media sites, web pages, and blogs with content provided by the company. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.
  • LinedanceAI is seeking student athletes to write a reflection about their personal experiences and how mastering a sport has changed their body movements. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.
  • Savillis of Los Angeles is seeking students to research prospective companies within the area and enter that data into a spreadsheet. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.

College Weekly: March 23

Health & Wellness 

  • The UK Counseling Center is offering teletherapy services for UK students. Call 859-257-8701 to schedule. For students located outside of Kentucky, counselors may offer a brief support, but due to licensing laws, may have to direct you to services in your home state. 
  • University Health Service is now offering online healthcare appointments for a variety of student services. For instructions on how to schedule an appointment, click here
  • To help manage stress and anxiety, students are invited to join online Koru Mindfulness classes. Koru is a mindfulness program designed especially for college students. For more information, click here
  • The UK Big Blue Pantry is still open and offering support to students experiencing food insecurity. Their updated Spring 2020 hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 to 4:00. They will be offering grab n' go pre-packaged grocery bags in room A252 of the UK Student Center. Click here for more information. 
  • Students needing support with basic needs such as finances, food, or housing are encouraged to visit the UK Basic Needs website or email basicneeds@uky.edu

Career Development 

  • Counselors at the Stuckert Career Center are offering virtual meetings with students needing career development support. To schedule, log in to seeblue.com/handshake and click "Career Center." 
  • Employers nationwide are seeking paid interns for short-term, remote work. These micro-Internships include projects within finance and accounting, market research, sales, operations and support, and much more. For more information, click here.

Remote Resources 

  • To help students easily access campus services remotely, the University has a created a "UK Learn Anywhere" website that includes information on academic support, tech tips, advising, and more. 

College Weekly: (Jobs Edition)

Job & Internship Opportunities

Science & Agriculture
  • The Vegetable Production Research and Extension Program is seeking a student employee to assist with harvesting, data collection, field management and more. The position would last May through August, with potential for continued employment. For more information, and to apply, contact Dr. Rachel Rudolph at rachel.rudolph@uky.edu.
  • The Procter Center of Cincinnati, OH is hiring a seasonal farm hand to work May through August (short-season) or October (full-season). This internship is ideal for students interested in learning about sustainable farming and how to grow their own food. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to procterfarm@proctercenter.org with the subject “Farm Hand 2020” no later than April 13.
  • Kentucky Equine Management is seeking students for their Fall 2020 sales and marketing internships. These positions are paid and include hands-on work preparing horses for public auction. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • Southern States Cooperative in Shelbyville, KY is hiring a Summer 2020 agronomy intern. This internship will provide on-the-job training for crop scouting, tissue sampling and more. The deadline to apply is May 8. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Cincinnati Museum Center is hiring an animal resources intern to work June through August. Intern will gain experience with animal handling, demonstration, and husbandry for several species including snakes, turtles, mammals, invertebrates and more. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in biology, animal science or a related field. The deadline to apply is March 21. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
Business & Service
  • The National Center for Families Learning is hiring a development manager to conduct research and outreach in effort to eradicate poverty through educational solutions. Requirements for candidates include a bachelor’s degree, two years of experience, and familiarity with fundraising. The deadline to apply is June 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Kohl’s Store Management is hiring students for an 8-week summer experience in which they will explore human resources, operations, merchandising, development and more. Candidates must be at least junior standing and pursuing a career in retail management. The deadline to apply is May 1. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The World Trade Center Kentucky is hiring students for their Summer 2020 event planning and marketing internship. Interns will gain experience in planning events such as educational programs and galas. The deadline to apply is May 29. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • Cetera Financial Group is hiring a full-time financial representative to review client financials, recommend asset allocations, develop investment strategies and more. No experience is necessary, but a background in sales or finance and a bachelor’s degree is desired. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • AXA Advisors is hiring a full-time financial professional to provide financial education and wealth management services to teachers, school administrators and municipality employees. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required. The deadline to apply is May 31. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
Environment
  • TriEco LLC in Louisville, KY is hiring an environmental scientist to support staff in planning and executing environmental consulting work through conducting air quality surveys, risk assessments, analyzing lab data and more. Requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or a related field. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to gbailey@trieco.net no later than April 1. Log in to Handshake for more information.
  • Bartlett Tree Experts in Nashville, TN is hiring students for their 8-12 week paid Arboriculture Internship. Interns will learn professional and field-related skills as applied to tree care and management. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in horticulture, plant science, landscape design or a related field. The deadline to apply is April 3. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is hiring a marketing and communications coordinator for the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program. The coordinator would be responsible for research, distribution, and writing of newsletters, social media posts and all other informational materials for the program. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Wesley Bullock at wesley.bullock@ky.gov by March 23.
  • Cardo ChemRisk is hiring a health scientist intern to work full-time Summer 2020. Interns will work towards improving occupational health, safety, and protecting the environment. Cardo is considering interns with disciplines in biostatistics, environmental sciences, pharmacology, and more. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.

College Weekly: March 9

Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

  • The UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources is accepting applications for three different scholarships with awards ranging from $500 to $2,000. Applications for all opportunities are open now through March 31. To learn more about each scholarship, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Education Abroad is offering the Diversity Abroad Scholarship for students who have completed at least one semester at UK and a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will receive a voucher between $2,500 to $5,000 that can be used within two years. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 1. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Students can submit designs for the UK MS4 Stormwater Program logo competition for a chance to win a $500 prize. The logo should be creative and represent the interplay between campus and stormwater management. Students may submit up to 3 designs no later than Sunday, March 29. For more information, and to submit your designs, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The Wildcat Pitch Competition gives students a chance to pitch their business plans to a panel of judges for a change to win up to $7,000 in seed money. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from any major. Students must submit their intent to compete no later than Friday, March 13 and have until April 10 to submit their business plan. For more information, click here.
  • The Agriculture Future of America (AFA) invites all students with ag-related career goals to apply to attend the Crop Science Institute July 19-21 in Raleigh, North Carolina. If selected, registration, lodging, food, and materials are free, students are only responsible for their travel expenses. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 8. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The CAFE Ag Student Council is accepting applications for students interested in running for a position on the council. Students can apply now through Friday, March 27. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Jobs & Internships

  • The (CREW) Plant Research Division is hiring a 12-week summer intern to assist with the Frozen Garden database collection. Applicants must have a degree or degree in progress in biology or a related field, experience with plants, and an interest in conservation. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 15. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Freshman Summer Program (FSP) is seeking peer tutors to assist students with classwork, homework, and exam prep from June 14 through July 17. Tutors must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have received a B in the course they wish to tutor. Courses offered by FSP are UK100, MA113, WRD110 and STA210. The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 28. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • MoneyCATS is hiring a peer coach to provide financial literacy outreach, educational and consultation support to the Financial Wellness Center and its staff. The position would be part-time with the opportunity for 3-5 hours per week. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local horse farm is seeking a student to help with beginning riding lessons, summer camps, horse care, and barn maintenance. Applicants must enjoy working with children and animals. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 30. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Community Scholars Program (CSP) is hiring students eligible for Federal Work Study for paid internship opportunities at various community organizations, schools and government agencies. The internships provide a well-rounded service-learning and professional experience through civic engagement, workshops, leadership training and more. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 15. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • The Horticulture Club Cabin Fever plant sale is Wednesday, March 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 in the Greenhouse 12 area of the Ag Science Center North Greenhouse Complex. Tropical plants in clay pots, early season vegetable transplants such as lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage, and some herbs will be for sale. For more information, click here.
  • UK Campus Kitchen hosts two free, sustainably sourced meals every week for UK students. On Wednesdays from 11:00 to 1:00 students are provided with a well-balanced lunch and on Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 students can receive coffee and a light breakfast. For more information, click here.
  • Bluegrass Greensource will be partnering with local community coordinators to host events throughout 24 communities in the central Kentucky area for their seventh annual Main Street Clean Sweep. Students and community members are needed to help dispose of litter and beautify their towns. Events will take place on various dates throughout April. For more information, click here.
  • March Madness Bingo is this Tuesday, March 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. All students are invited to play, enjoy free food and win UK themed prizes. For more information, click here.
  • All students are invited to “It’s Okay to Feel Blue,” the 3rd annual SGA wellness fair, Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Social Staircase in the Gatton Student Center. There will be music, t-shirts, and giveaways. For more information, click here.

Awards/Nominations

  • The UK College of Education is hosting the annual Teachers Who Made a Difference Program on Saturday, April 18 in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field. Students can honor their favorite professor, teacher, or any education professional for making a meaningful impact on their lives with a nomination through Sunday, March 15. For more information, and to submit a nomination, click here.

College Weekly: March 2

Advising & Academic Support

  • Advising for summer and fall terms will begin Monday, March 2. Course catalogs for both terms are now available in myUK, and students should soon receive information about scheduling their advising appointments. Students can use the myUK GPS to build long-range course plans and access their advisor information. If not yet assigned an advisor, contact the Center for Student Success.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The University of Kentucky Student Sustainability Council is accepting applications for members-at-large for the 2020-2021 academic year. These positions do not require applicants to be affiliated with a UK club or organization. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to ukstudentsustainabilitycouncil@gmail.com by Friday, March 27. For more information about the council, click here.
  • UK Campus Recreation and Wellness is hiring student wellness ambassadors for Fall 2020 to promote safe and responsible lifestyle decisions. The ambassadors work collaboratively to inform students about well-being issues ranging from alcohol and drug prevention, to stress reduction and healthy sleep habits. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • The Arboretum is hiring a native plants intern to work on their Walk Across Kentucky collection. The intern will work alongside a curator to develop and preserve KY ecoregions and complete an independent project based on their interests. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of horticulture, botany, ecology, landscape architecture and natural resources. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 27. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Wheat Breeding is hiring a student to assist with data collection, harvest, seed processing and plant preparation at North Farm this summer. Students will work weekdays from 8:00 to 4:30 and receive pay at $9-$10 per hour. For more information, contact Jesse Carmack at wjcarmack@uky.edu.
  • The Gonthier Agroecology Lab is seeking student field research assistants for the summer to work at the UK Horticulture Research Farm. From mid-May to August, assistants will work on various research projects related to pollination, insect control, integrated vegetable production and more. For more information, and to apply, click here or email Delia Scott-Hicks at delia.scott@uky.edu.
  • Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards in Winchester, KY is hiring a wilderness specialist to work in the Daniel Boone National Forest. This is a one-year position beginning mid-May. Job duties will include various field work and data collection while coordinating with the US Forest Service. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of GPS data collection and natural resource management. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Holly Hill Events is hiring a full-time event manager to work closely with event coordinators and execute events. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • Graduating students can finalize all commencement needs at Grad Salute March 10-13 from 10:00 to 6:00 daily at the King Alumni House. GradImages will also be on-site to offer professional headshots and graduation photos. To pre-register, click here.
  • Spring 2020 graduates in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and guests are invited to The Graduate Farewell to celebrate their accomplishments. Graduates can invite two guests for free and purchase additional guest tickets for $20. The event will take place Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the Kroger Field Woodford reserve Club. For more information, and to register, click here.
  • The UK College of Agriculture Blood Drive is Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00 to 2:00 in E.S. Good Barn, Gorham Hall. All donors must bring photo ID and will receive a limited edition t-shirt for their donation. Donors can click here to schedule a donation time, but walk-ins are also welcome.
  • The Cultivating Inclusion Series is hosting a lunch and learn conversation about empowering student athletes on Thursday, March 12 from noon to 1:00 in the Agricultural Information Center Room N24B. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.
  • The Arboretum is hosting Spectacular Spring at the Kentucky Children’s Garden on Saturday, April 4 from 11:00 to 2:00. All students and guests are invited to enjoy face painting, spring flower giveaway, seasonal crafts and other free hands-on activities. For more information about events at the Arboretum, click here.
  • The Arbor Day Celebration is Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 at the Arboretum. Parking for exhibitors and sponsors at the Arboretum is free and there will be free transportation for all others from Kroger Field. For more information about events at the Arboretum, click here.

College Weekly: February 24

Experiential Opportunities

  • Faculty from UK Ag Economics are leading a Summer 2020 education abroad program in France and Switzerland. Students will learn about food marketing strategies, supply chain management,  sustainable food production and more. All students are eligible to participate, and the deadline to apply is March 2. For more information, click here.
  • Students can spend a semester interning on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to gain real-world experience with the highest levels of government. Participants will remain a full-time student and pay the same UK tuition rates while living in shared program housing. The Fall 2020 application deadline is April 10. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Students interested in conducting research during the summer can apply for one of five sustainability summer research opportunities where they can explore topics including greenhouse production, environmental economics, water resource policy and recycled water usage alongside UK alumni. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • Farm Credit Mid-America is hiring a summer consumer sales intern to help market, sell and analyze financial products. Students majoring in finance, agriculture, business or a related field are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Study is hiring tutors for multiple subjects including chemistry, organic chemistry, biology and business. Tutors will assist fellow undergraduates with understanding concepts, assignments and studying for exams. To be eligible for a tutoring position, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have received an A or B in certain classes depending on subject. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 22. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Greenacres Foundation Research Department is hiring an intern to assist their research team with monitoring, sampling and data collection. Students with an interest in ecology, botany, agriculture, nutrition, environmental sciences or a related field are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 27. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • University of Kentucky is seeking an undergraduate student researcher with a background in biological science to record data and general laboratory duties. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 5. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Libraries is seeking an archives assistant to help with inventorying records, evaluating items for preservation concerns, rehousing materials when necessary, entering information into a database, and assisting in the development of finding aids. For more information, click here
  • Mine Hill Distillery is seeking quarterly interns to work directly with their head distiller in all phases of creating craft spirits. Students will gain hands-on experience from grain to glass through farm sourcing, fermentation, distillation, barreling, bottling and more. The deadline to apply is April 15. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Department of Horticulture is seeking undergraduate students for full-time summer research positions. Students will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists for 12 weeks to work in areas such as genetics, bioinformatics and molecular biology. Students majoring in horticulture, plant science, agricultural engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply by Tuesday, March 31. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $6,400. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local medical device supply company is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to help with financial records, logistics, and daily business-related tasks. For more information, click here

Events

  • The Bourbon and Distilled Spirits Career Fair is Thursday, February 27 from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. Students from all majors are encouraged to attend to learn about jobs and internships in the distillation industry. For more information, and to register, click here.
  • The United Greek Council is hosting a career resources workshop on Wednesday, February 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 in the White Hall Classroom Building Room 212. All students are invited to learn about resume building, on-campus employment, diversity and more while enjoying free cupcakes. For more information, click here.
  • The 2020 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium is on Monday, March 23 from 8:00 to 5:00 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. This day-long symposium combines platform and poster presentations that allow attendees to hear the latest in water resource related research. For more information, and to register, click here.
  • The early bird rate for the 2020 UK Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season is ending after February 29. Students can register this week to get the early bird price of $584 for 22 weeks of organic vegetables, fruits, herbs. For more information, and to register, click here.