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: May 4

Advising & Academic Support

  • The Stuckert Career Center is hosting an information session for students to learn the basics of student loan repayment on Tuesday, May 5 from 2:00 to 3:00. To learn more, and join in via Zoom, click here.
  • Students can meet with a financial aid counselor during virtual drop-in hours every Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 for resources on student loans, financial management, and more. To drop-in and meet with a counselor, click here.

Jobs & Internship Opportunities

  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has a research opportunity available in collaboration with Environmental Protection Agency scientists. The research participant will acquire training experience in nutrient pollution, waterbody management, geographic datasets, environmental policy and more. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 11. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • UK Department of Marketing and Supply Chain is hiring two student workers for the Fall 2020 semester. Students will assist the behavioral lab by running sessions throughout the week and helping with research studies. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 14. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) is seeking a policy analyst to research and produce communications towards advocating social, economic and racial justice. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 20. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • A private Lexington golf club is seeking a full-time golf course maintenance staff member to perform general upkeep and turf management. Ideal candidate will have some experience with turf maintenance, but it is not required. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 27. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Real Estate Education Department is hiring a temporary assistant to perform administrative, marketing and communication duties. Ideal applicants will have skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe programs. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 27. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local employer is seeking a restoration assistant to help with gardening, yard work, painting and other handiwork. Students studying horticulture are encouraged to apply by Wednesday, May 27. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Virtual Events

  • The Stuckert Career Center is hosting a “Going to Graduate School” webinar on Wednesday, May 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 via Zoom for students interested learning more about attending graduate school. To learn more, and join in via Zoom, click here.
  • UK Esports invites all students to join Nathan Stevens and their crew of student reporters to discuss esports and gaming topics on Wednesday at 3:30 via Twitch. For more information, and to find the link to the UK Twitch channel, click here.
  • The Student Center Cinema is hosting two Netflix watch parties this week with The Incredibles 2 on Tuesday, May 5 and Nacho Libre on Thursday, May 7 starting at 6:00. To keep up with more watch parties and other events from the cinema, click here.

College Weekly: April 27

Advising & Academic Support

  • Friday, May 1 is the last day for students to either withdraw from a course or change grading option from letter grade to pass/fail.
  • The Counseling Center is providing students with test anxiety workshops to help students develop and manage their test-taking skills on Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 at 1.00. To register, click here.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • The Student Philanthropy Board is accepting applications for members until Sunday, May 3. The board works to develop ways for students to amplify their giving and understanding of philanthropy with programs, events, and other resources. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • American National of Shepherdsville, KY is hiring an insurance sales agent for agriculture markets in Bowling Green and the surrounding areas. Preferred applicant will have a bachelor's degree in finance, business or marketing related field and experience working with agribusinesses. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • MAA is hiring an assistant property manager to collect payments, complete inspections, lease apartments and provide general office management and support. Preferred applicant will have a bachelor's degree and experience with leasing, sales, hospitality, or customer service. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Facilities Division of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is hiring an administrative specialist to process and manage transactions of utility bills. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 29. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project is seeking crew members to assist in all aspects of the daily farm operation including propagation, cultivation, harvest, and more. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 29. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local pet store is hiring an early morning stocker and seasonal associate. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local resident is seeking a lawn and garden maintenance worker to assist with upkeep of a 1/3 acre lawn and garden beds. Some gardening experience is necessary. The deadline to apply is Saturday, May 2. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the UK College of Education is seeking a social media intern to support their various programs by creating and posting engaging content. Applicants for this position must be eligible for federal work study, and experience with teacher education is preferred. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 8. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Study is seeking a business peer tutor for the Fall 2020 semester to assist fellow undergraduates in understanding core concepts and studying for exams. Applicants must have completed ACC 201/202 and ECO 201/202 with a grade of B or higher. The deadline to apply is June 1. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Virtual Events

  • The Cats Den is hosting board game night on Monday, April 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 via Zoom. Students should RSVP by completing this Google Doc form. For more information, click here.
  • UK's Virtual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars will be honoring the acheivements of undergraduate researchers and their mentors Tuesday, April 28 through Friday, May 1 at 9:00 each morning. For more information, and to register to attend, click here.
  • The US Department of Agriculture is hiring for multiple vacancies at the Economic Research Service and the National Insitute of Food and Agriculture in Kansas City. The USDA will be conducting Career Expo 2.0 on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 for students to learn more about various career opportunities and programs. For more information, and to register to attend, click here.
  • Students interested in performing research abroad are encouraged to attend the Fulbright Student Research Award information session on Tuesday, April 28 at 4:00 via Zoom. The Fulbright Student Program provides grants for individuals to study, research, and teach abroad. For more information, and to register for this event, click here.
  • The Student Center Cinema is presenting two Netflix watch parties this week with “HER” on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 and “Purple Rain” on Thursday, April 30 at 6:00. For more information on each showing, click here.
  • The Central Kentucky Job Club is meeting Tuesday, April 28 from 9:00 to 10:15 via Zoom. The meeting will discuss job search tips and strategies with the opportunity to learn from a panel of recruiters and HR professionals. For more information, and to register, click here.
  • Lexington Environmental Youth Outreach is holding an information session Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 to help encourage new mentors to join the effort in bridging the gap between knowledge of the environment in the classroom with real-world experiences for underprivileged minority youth.  All students are encouraged to participate via Zoom.
  • All UK alumni, family and friends are invited to participate in the First Saturday in May Virtual 5K on Saturday, May 2 at 12:00. The event is free for all and participants will receive a virtual runner’s bib and a certificate. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: April 20

Advising & Academic Support

  • UK Libraries peer tutor interns are hosting drop-in hours via Zoom for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester each Monday throughout April from 5:00 to 7:00. Students can utilize this resource for help with online library resources like finding credible articles, navigating databases, and conducting research. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • The MLK Center has several open positions for students including programming intern, multi-media intern, and graphic designer. The deadline to apply for all positions is Thursday, April 30. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Local horse farm is seeking to fill multiple positions for grooming and general stable hand to care for retired racehorses. Previous experience working with horses or on a farm is preferred. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 7. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The US Air Force is hiring a biological scientist in several locations to serve as the primary environmental program manager. Recent graduates in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Local outdoor flower shop is seeking full- or part-time assistants to stock, water, and unload flowers as well as help customers. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 13. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • University Health Service is seeking peer health educators to work with the health education and wellness team to provide outreach and empower healthy behavior changes. The position is anticipated to start the Fall 2020 semester and the deadline to apply is Sunday, May 17. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • The Lewis Honors College is offering drop-in information sessions via Zoom on Tuesday, April 21 from 4:00 to 5:00 and Wednesday, April 29 from 10:30 to 11:30. Current first- or second-year students are encouraged to drop-in and learn more about joining the Lewis Honors College. For more information, contact Kayla Powell at kayla.powell@uky.edu or visit the Honors College website.
  • All students are invited to participate in Tiger King trivia on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 to 2:00. For more information, and to find the online location, click here.
  • Students can join a discussion about food insecurity, food waste and how we can take steps to combat these things in our communities at “Let’s Talk About: Food Waste” on Thursday, April 23 from 12:00 to 1:00. For more information, and to access the Zoom link, click here.
  • UK SAB is hosting a Survivor watch party on Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00 via Facebook. For more information, and to find the link to participate, click here.
  • WRFL invites all students to the kick-off of their social distancing livestream concert series, “Noise in the Attic” on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 to 8:00. The series will feature local Lexington musicians and will be available free for all via the Facebook event page. For more information, and to find the link to participate, click here.

College Weekly: April 13

Advising & Academic Support

  • Priority registration windows will remain open until June 21. Students should schedule an appointment with their advisors to register for classes before their window closes.
  • Students who are applying for scholarships and fellowships funded by sources independent of UK can attend virtual advising sessions from the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at various times throughout the week. For the complete list of dates and times, click here.

Jobs & Internship Opportunities

  • The USDA Rural Development KY State Office is seeking a recent graduate for a loan specialist position in their Lexington location to work with federal rural business programs. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 22. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Community Scholar Program (CSP) is hiring for their paid internship and civic engagement program beginning August 2020. CSP is a cohort-based internship program focused on supporting opportunities for Federal Work-Study eligible students. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 17. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Kairos Labs is hiring a social media marketing specialist for remote work in community management and content creation. Ideal candidates will have a creative mind and experience with social media. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • Brag House Inc is hiring a marketing brand ambassador intern to raise brand awareness in the college community and assist with social media communications remotely. Ideal candidates will have an interest in college sports as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. The deadline to apply is September 1. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • Northwestern Mutual is seeking a financial advisor to help clients with achieving and maintaining financial security. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 1. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is hiring an intern to work with the Division of Forestry for the Summer 2020 season from June 1 to July 31. Students pursuing a degree in forestry are encouraged to apply by Wednesday, April 15. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.

Virtual Events

  • The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is hosting an information session on Tuesday, April 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 via Zoom. ELP focuses on helping first- and second-year students establish their leadership style and develop professional skills. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.
  • On Tuesday, April 14 at 3:30, Gatton is hosting “Career Planning During the New Normal” for students feeling uncertain about how to move forward with their career planning. This event is open to all students and will include a live virtual workshop via Zoom for tips, strategies and resources. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
  • The Gatton Student Center Cinema is hosting a Netflix Watch Party on Friday, April 17 from 6:00 to 7:00. For more information on how to join in and watch the documentary, American Factory, click here.
  • Students can test their late 90s and early 2000s knowledge at Pop-Culture Trivia: Millennium Edition on Monday, April 20 from 2:00 to 3:00. For more information, and to find the link to participate, click here.
  • Tuesdays at 2:00, career counselors from the Stuckert Career Center will host Facebook Live sessions with employer panels, immediate hiring needs, services overview, and more. Click here for more information.

College Weekly: April 6

Academic Support & Advising

  • The Office of Student Organizations and Activities is offering online involvement advising for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00. Students can drop in via Zoom to ask questions about student organizations and how to get involved. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.
  • Individual and group academic coaching will be offered online via Zoom or by phone for students without access to Wi-Fi. For more information about academic coaching, and other academic support resources, click here.

Health & Wellness

  • University Health Service is offering telehealth services to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30. For more information, or to learn how to make an appointment, click here.
  • The Counseling Center is offering a variety of virtual workshops. Students can drop in, no appointment needed, for a brief discussion about mindfulness, guided meditation, and some silent meditation. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.

Jobs, Internships & Experiential Opportunities

  • Students can apply now through Friday, April 10 to become a member of the Student Government Association Executive Branch for the 2020-2021 academic year. For detailed descriptions about qualifications and available positions, click here. To apply, visit the BBNvolved application form.
  • The UK Visitor Center is hiring a tour guides for the Fall 2020 semester to conduct walking tours of campus and work in the office approximately 4-12 hours each week. Applications are open until Monday, May 4. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Solimar International is hiring for their 12-week sustainable tourism internship program in support of the National Park Service. The position is remote, unpaid and intends to give students experience in sustainable tourism while marketing the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail experience. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The UK jobs site is updating with new available positions both on and off campus. To browse more jobs, click here.
  • A variety of remote, micro-internships are available through UK partner Parker Dewey. Click here for more information.

Events

  • The Leadership Workshop on Thursday, April 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 will focus on how to stay connected with others and build an online community during this period of online learning. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.
  • The MLK Center is hosting a Speak Easy event on Thursday, April 9 from 4:30 to 6:00 live on Zoom where students will share their poems about wellness, self-love and empowerment. All are welcome to join, and can submit their own poems through this Qualtrics form by April 7. For more information, click here 
  • UK is hosting “Hoops at Home,” an eSports tournament for the video game NBA 2K20. Viewers can watch live on Twitch and cheer on their favorite players via the UK Twitch channel. Round one of the tournament will begin on Friday, April 10 at 5:00. For more information, click here.
  • The UK Alumni Association's Job Club is hosting a virtual event for job seekers on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, and to register, click here

College Weekly: March 30

Advising & Academic Support

  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to online courses, the University is making special allowances for students who may want to change the grade option for their course(s). For details, click here
  • May and August 2020 graduates must apply for graduation by April 1. For more information, click here
  • Students should have no holds on their myUK account and be prepared to register for summer/fall terms. Students with questions or concerns should contact their advisor.
  • In Fall 2020, 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.

(Virtual) Events

  • The UK Wildcats at the Capitol program is hosting a virtual information session on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 (click here for zoom link). This program is an opportunity for students from all majors to spend a semester in a federal government internship while earning academic credit. For more information about this program, click here
  • The SEC and ACC conferences are hosting a virtual career fair on Thursday, April 2 from 9:00 to 6:00. Employers nationwide will be seeking applicants for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. For more information, log in to Handshake
  • The Verizon Wireless Talent Acquisition team is offering free resume reviews and mock interviews through April 3. For more information, log in to Handshake
  • UK LGBTQ* Resources is offering a variety of virtual events throughout the month of April, including online hangouts on Wednesdays at 2:00. For more information, click here
  • The UK Office of Student Organizations and Activities is holding drop-in office hours every Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm for the remainder of the semester. Their staff will offer one-on-one support regarding leadership, involvement, and more. Click here for details.