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: October 14

Advising & Academic Support 

  • Students planning to pursue medical, dental or optometry school are encouraged to apply for the Inter-Professional Test Preparation Program. This program helps students prepare for the MCAT, DAT and OAT, and is limited to 50 students. For more information, click here

Job Opportunities 

  • UK Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Internship. This is a 12-week paid position with opportunities to work in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, fine arts, horticulture, and more. Click here for more information and to apply. 
  • Eco-Tech Consultants Inc. is seeking a Forest Ecologist/Forester. This full-time position is located in Louisville, KY. Job responsibilities include managing and researching practices related to reforestation of disturbed lands, implementation of planting pesticides, invasive species control, fire science, pest infestation, etc. Applications close on October 19. Log in to Handshake for more information and to apply. 
  • The National Association of Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is offering a position as a Policy Intern. This paid internship is located in Arlington, Virginia. Intern responsibilities include representing NASDA in congressional hearings, conducting research on legislative issues, and writing articles for the weekly newsletter. A cover letter, resume with GPA, one to two ag-related writing samples, and two letters of reference. Submit as a PDF to careers@nasda.org by October 26.
  • Thoroughbred Stud Farm, located in Versailles, KY, is in need of a Horse groomer and handler. This is a paid position at $12.00 an hour with weekly pay. Applicants must be able to work 6 days a week (7 AM to 4 PM). Job duties include daily care of horses and holding horses for farriers and veterinarians. After 60 days, position is applicable for health and dental insurance. Applications close on November 30 at 2:00 p.m. Log in to Handshake for more information and to apply. 
  • ABS Global is offering an internship opportunity in Bovine Reproduction and Breeding. This is a paid internship located in Deforest, Wisconsin. This internship is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Interns will have hands-on experience with the industry leader in biotechnology and animal genetic improvement. In addition to the online application, applicants must include a resume/cover letter, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Applications are due on October 31. Log in to Handshake for more information and to apply. 

Events

  • This week is Tree Week, a series of events coordinated by the University's Urban Forest Initiative. Events include tree plantings, art projects, local hikes, and more. Click here for more information. 
  • On October 15 at 3:30 in room 411 of the Wethington Building, the College of Health Sciences will host a Graduate Program Panel for students interested in PT, PA, and AT programs. Attendees will learn how to apply and how to become a competitive applicant.
  • On Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 on the Social Staircase of the Student Center, UK Student Government will host a Gubernatorial Debate Watch Party.  Popcorn, trail mix, cookies, and other refreshments will be provided. 
  • UK SAB is hosting their "Massage on the Go" event on Wednesday, October 16 from 2:00 to 5:00 in The 90 Private Dining Room. All students are welcome to stop by for a free five-minute massage. 
  • The University is hosting a Graduate and Professional School Fair on Thursday, October 17 from 11:00 to 2:30 in the Student Center.  Attendees can connect with dozens of universities to learn more about scholarships and application processes. 
  • UK Student Government Association is hosting a Self Care Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 in Barker Plaza outside of the UK Student Center. Giveaways will include echo dots, weighted blankets, essential oil diffusers, and more. 
  • The UK Center for Community Outreach is hosting a "Paint with Bob Ross" event on Friday, October 18 at 7:00 in 203 White Hall. Free food and painting supplies will be provided. 

Club Meetings

  • The UK Agronomy Club is hosting an informational tour of UK's Spindletop Farm on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30. They will depart from Ag North at 4:30, and return to Ag North at approximately 6:30. All interested students are welcome to attend. Questions may be directed to Casey Cochran

College Weekly: October 7

Advising and Student Support 

  • Students planning to take courses during the winter term or spring semester should schedule an appointment with their academic advisor (if they have not done so already). Most advisors use the myUK appoinment scheduler system to manage appointments. Questions may be directed to the Center for Student Success at 859-257-3468.
  • The Counseling Center is hosting a series of Test Anxiety Workshops through the month of October. This week, they are hosting workshops at 1:00 on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9. For more information, click here
  • The University is hosting free Mental Health Screenings at three campus locations on Thursday, October 10. For those unable to attend, the screening may also be completed online. Click here for more information. 

Club Meetings 

  • On Wednesday, October 9th at 5:30 in N12 Ag Science Building, the Agribusiness Club will host representatives from the hemp industry and ag economics to discuss production, economics and final products of hemp on. All interested students are invited to attend. 
  • On October 29 at 6:00 in the Garrigus Buidling, the Livestock Judging Team will host a meeting for students interested in joining the program. The team is open to all majors and no experience is necessary. For more information, contact Corbin Cowles at corbin.cowles@uky.edu

Experiential Opportunities 

  • UK SAB is accepting applications for its 2020-21 Executive Team. There are a variety of open positions including President, Vice President of Promotions, Co-Director of Campus Life, Director of Media, and much more. Students may earn internship credit. For more information, click here
  • The Wildcat Wardrobe, a campus program that offers free professional clothing to UK students, is seeking volunteers. Volunteers are required to work three hours per week. For more information, click here

Events

  • The UK Office of LGBTQ Resources will host a Pride Pumpkin Painting Party on Tuesday October 8 from 5:00 to 7:30 in A-250 of the UK Student Center. All LGBTQ students and allies are welcome to attend. 
  • On Thursday, October 10 at 5:30, UK SAB is hosting their "Whippin' in the Kitchen" event at the Food Connection.  Attendees will learn how to cook a variety of fall dishes. Limited space is available. To RSVP, click here.  
  • October 12 - 19 is Tree Week. The week's events include community tree plantings, tree walks, tours and hikes, educational programs for youth and adults, art, poetry, and music events, outdoor yoga, community workshops and seminars, the Kentucky Tree Climbing Competition, and much more. For more information, click here

College Weekly: September 30

Advising and Student Support 

  • Academic advising for winter and spring terms will begin soon. Watch your email for instructions on scheduling an advising appointment. To see your assigned advisor, log in to myUK and click "myInfo" > "myAppointments" under the student services tab. Those without an assigned advisor can contact the Center for Student Success at 859-257-3468 or grow@uky.edu
  • Students who prepare for exams, but still receive low test scores may suffer from test anxiety.  To help students manage their stress and concentration, the UK Counseling Center is hosting their "Beating Test Anxiety" workshops throughout October and November. For more information, click here
  • With mid-terms approaching, stress can become overwhelming. The UK Counseling Center's "Resilience Recharge" workshops help students manage their stress by focusing on three areas: mindset, acceptance, and self-care. For more information on these workshops, beginning Thursday, October 3, click here

Awards

  • Nominations are now being accepted for the UK Alumni Association 2020 Great Teacher award. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, October 16. For more information, click here

Club Meetings 

  • The Agribusiness Club invites all students to its "Let's Talk About Hemp" meeting on Wednesday, October 9 at 5:30 in N10 Ag Science Center. Attendees will enjoy free pizza and meet Jonathan Shepard and an Altria representative who will discuss Kentucky hemp production and products. 

Events

  • All December graduates are encouraged to attend Grad Salute happening October 1 - 2 from 10:00 - 6:00 in the King Alumni House on Rose Street. During this event, students can purchase their cap and gown, receive a free professional headshot, register for commencement, and more. Visit the UK Alumni Association website for more information. 
  • The University is hosting its Law Schools Fair on Wednesday, October 2 from 11:00 to 2:00 in the UK Student Center. To see the 40+ attending programs, log in to Handshake
  • On Wednesday, October 2 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall, the UK Counseling Center is hosting its suicide prevention workshop, "Question, Persuade, Refer." Attendees will learn to recognize  warning signs and apply three steps that could save a life. 
  • The UK Equine Career Fair is Wednesday, October 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Woodford Reserve Room of Kroger Field. Attending students should dress business professional and bring copies of their resume. For more information, and to see the 40+ attending employers, log in to Handshake
  • On Wednesday, October 2, UK SAB is hosting a "Picture Perfect" Pinterest party from 6:00 to 8:00 in room 330 of the UK Student Center.  Attendees will enjoy free food, take pictures and dye their pics into puzzles, buttons or a frame. 

Job & Internship Opportunities 

  • The UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is seeking a marketing assistant with graphic design experience. Successful applicants will have some experience with design software (i.e., Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator). General administrative support will also be expected. For more information, and to apply, click here.  

  • Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply for the Spring 2020 International Trade Programs internship with National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). This program provides students with valuable experience and exposure to trade promotion activities and international business. The deadline to apply is October 25. To see more information and application instructions, click here

  • Indiana Packers is seeking applications for its Summer 2020 Quality Assurance Internship. Responsibilities will include a variety of quality assurance inspections and control audits. For more information, click here
  • Consolidated Grain and Barge has an opening for an Operations Management Trainee (ideal for December 2019 graduates). This position will train to assume a management role (i.e. Superintendent or Operations Manager) and maintain facility maintenance and operations in addition to employee safety and well-being. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.  
  • Indiana Packers is seeking applications for its full-time Management Trainee Position (ideal for December 2019 graduates). The Management Trainee will spend several weeks gaining a solid understanding of  operations through direct observation and shadowing. After initial exposure and training, the Management Trainee will be assigned to specific front-line supervisor duties. For more information, click here
  • Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply for the Summer 2020 internship with Consolidated Grain and Barge. This position may be responsible for a variety of tasks including general office administration, special projects, HR, marketing, customer service, and strategic planning. For more information, log on to Handshake.

Fundraising

  • The UK Horticulture Club is hosting its Fall Plant Sale on Wednesday, October 2 from 3:30 to 6:00 in Greenhouse 12 adjacent to the Ag Science Center. Native and tropical plants, apples, and pumpkins will be available for purchase. 

College Weekly: September 23

Scholarships and Funding

  • UK Education Abroad invites students to apply for its Diversity Scholarship by October 1. Unlike a normal education abroad scholarship, students do not need to have an active program application to apply; the award ($2,500 - $5,000) may be applied to future participation on an ISA program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. NOTE: For the purposes of this scholarship, diversity includes, but is not limited to, race or ethnic origin, sex, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, first-generation status and more. For more information, click here
  • UK Undergraduate Research is accepting applications for its Oswald Research and Creativity Competition. The competition includes seven categories from biological sciences to social sciences. Click here for more information. 

Club Meetings 

  • This week, Wildcats for HOMES is hosting three information sessions for students wanting to get involved with their outreach programs. These sessions are the evenings of September 23 - 25, and each session is only 30 minutes. Visit BBNvolved for more information. 
  • YoungLife, a Christian youth organization, will host a meeting on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 in room 330 of the Gatton Student Center. All interested students are welcome to attend. Visit BBNvolved for more information. 

Events 

  • The University is hosting its Engineering Career Fair on Tuesday, September 24 and its Business and All Majors Career Fair on Wednesday, September 25; both events are in the UK Student Center Ballroom. Attendees are expected to wear professional attire and bring copies of their resume. Log in to Handshake for more information. 
  • On Wednesday, September 25, University Health Service is offering free iCheck Biometric Screenings from 11:00 to 1:00 in room 231 of the UK Student Center.  The screening measures blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. 
  • UK SAB is hosting their "Casino City" event on Thursday, September 26 from 7:00 to 10:00 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to have a full casino experience with classic casino-style games, free food and prizes. Visit BBNvolved for more information. 
  • On Friday, September 27 from 6:00 to 8:00, UK SAB and UK Education Abroad are hosting "Eat Around the World" in the White Hall Classroom Building. Visit BBNvolved for more information. 
  • The University is hosting a Law School Fair on Wednesday, October 2 from 11:00 to 2:00 in the UK Student Center. There, students can meet more than 40 law schools from around the country and learn more about scholarships, application processes, etc.  
  • The UK Counseling Center is hosting its suicide prevention workshop, "Question, Persuade, Refer," on Wednesday, October 2 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall. Attendees will learn to recognize the warning signs that someone is thinking about suicide and how to apply three steps to save a life.

College Weekly: September 16

Club Meetings 

  • All female students are invited to join Sigma Alpha sorority's fall recruitment event happening September 16 to 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 in the lobby of Seay Auditorium. For more information, visit their Instagram or Facebook pages. 
  • Students interested in joining the college's Dance Blue team are invited to N12 Ag Science Center on Tuesday, September 17 at 4:30. 
  • UK MANRRS is a UK club promoting academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. On Wednesday, September 18, MANRRS will hold a general body meeting in 208 White Hall at 7:00. For more information, click here

Events 

  • All students are invited to the UK Ag Career Fair on Tuesday, September 17 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. Log in to Handshake for more information. 
  • UK SAB is hosting their Talentless Talent Show on Tuesday, September 17 form 6:00 to 8:00 on the Social Staircase of the Student Center.  Students can share their talents or simply watch and enjoy free food. 
  • Those interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend the UK Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 18 from 2:00 to 5:00 in the Student Center Ballroom.  There, students can learn about program options, scholarships, and much more. 
  • The UK Involvement Fair is Thursday, September 19 from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Student Center Ballroom. There, students can explore more than 100 different organizations and enjoy free food. 
  • All students are invited to Sigma Alpha and AGR's Farm to Table Philanthropy Dinner on Sunday, September 22. Tickets are $12.00 each and all proceeds benefit Heifer International, an organization creating sustainable food and clean water solutions for communities around the world.. For more information, click here.  
  • Students are invited to be part of a service project at the CATchment rain garden, a living learning laboratory for sustainable stormwater management located behind the Gluck Equine Research Center. Free refreshments and left over plants will be available. For dates and more info, click here

Job Opportunities 

  • The UK Center for Applied Research is seeking a student research assistant for their carbon materials group. For more information, and to apply, click here
  • A local law firm is seeking an office assistant for eight hours per week. For more information, and to apply, click here
  • Kohl's is accepting applications for its summer management internship program. Students will explore various aspects of the company, from human resources to operations to merchandising to team development. Click here for more info. 
  • Holly Hill Events, a division of the Ouita Michel family of restaurants, is seeking event servers. For more information, and to apply, click here

College Weekly: September 9

Advising and Academic Support 

  • Friday, September 13 is the last day to drop a Fall 2019 course without receiving a "W" on your transcript. Be sure to consult your academic advisor before making changes. 

Scholarships and Funding 

  • The Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI) is accepting grant proposals for projects supporting water-related research efforts. The deadline for proposals is October 11 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The Agribusiness Club invites all students to its Fall Kick Off Picnic on Monday, September 6 at 5:00.  The picnic will be held in the courtyard area between Barnhart and the Plant Science Building.  Questions can be directed to Jacob Patterson
  • Mountain Cats, an organization dedicated to outreach and mentorship in Eastern Kentucky, invites all interested students to its first meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. in 
  • The Food Science Club is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 in 201 Garrigus. All students are invited to attend and learn more about upcoming activities and meet club members.  Food will be provided. 
  • The UK Horticulture Club is hosting their first workday of the semester on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 in Greenhouse 12. Students will be working with tropical plants in preparation for the club's upcoming sales. No experience is necessary. 
  • Thursday, September 12 is the College's annual "Build a Better Burger" contest. Teams of up to four members are invited to join for their chance to win prizes and bragging rights.  Spectators are also invited. For more information, and to register, click here
  • UK College Democrats invite all interested students to watch the third U.S. Democratic Debate on Thursday, September 12 at 7:45 in 122 White Hall. 
  • Students interested in joining the college's 2020 Dance Blue Team are invited to an info session on Tuesday, September 17 at 4:30 in N12 of the Ag Science Center. For more information about Dance Blue, click here

Job Openings 

  • Lexington's TownePlace Suites by Marriott is seeking individuals with outstanding customer service skills for an entry-level front desk position. For more information, click here.   
  • The University Admissions office is seeking an office assistant. Duties include general administrative support and front-office customer service. For more information, click here
  • UK Veterinary Science is seeking a lab assistant. For more information, click here

Events 

  • Students interested in federal foreign services are invited to attend an information session on Monday, September 9 at 1:30 in room 435 of the Gatton College. The session will cover details about the Rangel and Pickering Fellowship which provides up to $37,000 annually toward academic expenses. For more information, click here
  • The UK Counseling Center is hosting its "Question, Persuade, Refer" (QPR) workshop on Tuesday, September 10 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall.  Attendees will learn how to recognized the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three steps that may save a life. For more information, click here
  • The College is hosting its Resume Roundup on Tuesday, September 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Ag Information Center of the Agricultural Science Center. There, students can have their resumes reviewed by industry professionals and receive advice on standing out in an applicant pool.
  • The University's Wildcats at the Capitol program is an opportunity for students to spend a semester interning in Washington, D.C. while earning academic credit. All majors are invited to an interest session on Tuesday, September 10 at 4:00 in the Senate Chambers of the UK Student Center. For more information, click here
  • Those interested in international development are invited to an information session on Friday, September 13 at noon in N24 of the Ag Science Center (Ag Library). The session will cover details about the Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship.  For more information, click here.