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: November 18

Advising and Academic Support

  • Last day candidates for a December 2019 degree can schedule a final exam in the Graduate School is Thursday, November 21.

Job Opportunities

  • MIT is seeking volunteers to join their new Climate Outreach Program to work alongside communications experts and former Deputy Administrator at NASA. For more information, click here.
  • The Noble Research Institute is hiring students for their Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture Program. Students would assist in research and development for an 11-week paid Summer 2020 internship in Oklahoma. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Frankfort Park Farm is hiring a student for a part-time paid internship at their horse farm. Deadline to apply is Saturday, November 30. Interested students should apply by email to olive@frankfortparkfarm.com
  • The University of Kentucky is hiring a student for a part-time paid off-campus Lawn and Landscape Maintenance position. Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 28. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • DanceBlue alongside the Center for Community Outreach is hosting their 32nd annual Big Blue Crush blood battle at the Gatton Student Center Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22. For more information, and to RSVP to become a donor, click here.
  • The UK SAB is hosting a Friendsgiving on Tuesday, November 19 in Worsham Cinema from 6:00 to 10:00. Food will be provided and students can enjoy a mini marathon of Friends. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
  • The Center for Community will have free, fresh produce from the Big Blue Pantry and Campus Kitchens for students every Tuesday from 9:00 to Noon in the Whitehall Classroom Building on the First Floor. For more information, click here.
  • UHS is offering students free iCheck Biometric Screening Wednesday, November 20 from 11:00 to 1:00 in room 231 of the Student Center. Screening includes blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, and blood sugar screenings. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: November 11

Advising and Advising Support

  • Winter and Spring 2020 registration windows are opening. There are varying dates according to credit hours earned, beginning as early as Friday, November 8 and Monday, November 11. Students should log in to myUK  for more information.

Club Meetings

  • The UK Horticulture Club invites all students to hear guest speaker Josh Knight on Wednesday, November 13 at the Greenhouse 12 Classroom from 5:00 to 7:00. All students with an interest in horticulture are encouraged to attend. For more information, click here.

Job Opportunities

  • The UK Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Internship. The internship is a 12-week paid position with opportunities to work in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer science, fine arts, horticulture, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local leasing office is hiring a part-time community assistant. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 25. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) is accepting applications for the NSF-funded Microbial Friends & Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program. Applications are due February 1, 2020. For more information about the program, and to apply, click here.
  • The Grain Crops Physiology Lab is hiring students for an undergraduate research position for Fall 2019 and beyond. For more information, and to apply, contact Dr. Montse Salmeron at (859) 323-3982 or vie e-mail at msalmeron@uky.edu.

Events

  • The Arboretum is hosting a Tour of Evergreens and Kissing Ball crafting event at the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center on Saturday, December 7 in two sessions. The first session will be 10:00 to 11:00 and the second session will be 11:00 to 12:00. Limited space is available and admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. To pre-register call (859) 257-6955 or e-mail Arboretum@uky.edu. For more information about this event and more at the Arboretum, click here.
  • UK Landscape Architectures invites all those interested to a screening of the flim "Lanscape Film: Robetro Burle Max" on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 in 121 Jacobs Science Center.  For more information, click here.
  • Universities Fighting World Hunger is hosting a screening of the short-film series “Faces of Hunger.” The screening will take place at 7:30 on Monday, November 18 in the Willy T Auditorium. All students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to attend. For more information, click here.

Fundraising

  • Horitculture Club members are taking orders for Thanksgiving centerpieces beginning Monday, November 11 through Monday, November 18. There is also an opportunity to order poinsettias in advance. Proceeds from these fundraisers support member extracurricular educational activities. For more information, and to place an order, click here.

College Weekly: November 4

Advising and Academic Support

  • Priority advising begins Monday, November 4 for the 2020 Spring Semester.
  • Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load is Wednesday, November 6.

Club Meetings

  • The UK Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS) Graduate Student meeting will take place Sunday, November 17 from 4:00 to 5:00 at The 90 Room 215. For more information, contact Antomia Farrell at antomia.farrell@uky.edu

Job Opportunities

  • The department of Agriculture Economics is seeking a student worker for part-time paid position. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • University of Kentucky is hiring a student for part-time Hospitality and Guest Service Shift Leader. The position is off-campus and deadline to apply is Thursday, November 14. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • An off-campus pet nutrition retail store is hiring a student with an interest in animal nutrition, equine studies, or animal sciences. Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 14. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • University of Kentucky Visitor Center is hiring students to work in office and giving tours beginning the Spring 2020 Semester. Deadline to apply is Sunday, November 24. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • All students struggling to choose a major or make career decisions are invited to attend the Counseling Center’s Major/Career Decision Making workshop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Frazee Hall room 203 from 1:00 to 2:00. For more information, click here.
  • Join UK MEDLIFE in their service learning trip to Cusco, Peru to participate in a community development project and learn about healthcare in Peru. To learn more visit the info session on Wednesday, November 6 at 8:30 in JSB room 121 or email ukymedlife@gmail.com
  • Merchandising and Hospitality students are invited to the 9th annual Retail and Tourism Management Networking Dinner on Wednesday, November 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. For more information, click here and log in with your link blue ID.
  • The UK Student Activities Board is hosting Binglow on Monday, November 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. There will be free food and games to play for a chance to win prizes. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
  • The UK Martin Luther King Center, in partnership with Enrollment Management, is hosting the first annual Diversity Leadership Summit on Thursday, November 7 from 8:30 to 2:15. For more information and to register, click here.

Fundraising

  • Military Missions, Inc. is seeking help gathering supplies for their care packages to be deployed to military troops who will not be home for the holidays. Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, November 5 at the Kentucky National Guard Armory. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: October 28

Advising and Academic Support
  • The deadline to apply for December 2019 graduation is November 1. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The UK Cooperative Extension is  accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Internship. The internship is a 12-week paid position with opportunities to work in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer science, fine arts, horticulture, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Royal Caribbean Summer Intern Program is seeking interns for an 11-week, paid internship. Intern responsibilities range from developing new content and designs for the mobile app to working on initiatives for diversity and inclusion. Interns will experience ship visits, community projects, and meetings with executives. All students interested in a career in Hospitality and Management are encouraged to apply. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The office of Congressman Andy Barr is currently seeking internship applicants for the Spring 2020 Program in both Lexington and Washington, D.C. offices. Contact McKinzii Todd for any questions about internships in the Lexington office at (859) 219-1366 or by email at McKinzii.Todd@mail.house.gov. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 4. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • Campus Rec is hosting a Thriller Dance class in Alumni Gym Studio B on Wednesday, October 30 at 5:00. No registration required.
  • UK SAB is hosting two Halloween-inspired events this week: The Halloween Spectacular on Tuesday and Ghost Hunter on Thursday. For more information, click here
  • All students are invited to "Nightmare in the AIC" on Thursday, October 31 from 10:30 to 1:30 in the Ag Information Center in the Ag Science Center. The event will have Halloween activities, crafts, and games.  Attendees are encourage to stop by and enjoy refreshments while learning more about library and academic services.
  • On Wednesday, November 6 from 3:00 to 4:30, the college is hosting a = Kentucky Farmers of Color Roundtable Discussion in E.S. Goodbarn. RSVPs are required. Light refreshments, including Kentucky Proud local products, will be served. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

Fundraising

  • University of Kentucky’s Alpha Game Rho DanceBlue team will be selling shirts beginning Saturday, November 9 to raise funds for their team and the DanceBlue Golden Matrix Fund. Shirts will be available for a few weeks and will cost $15. All money raised will benefit the patients and families at the DanceBlue Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: October 21

Advising and Academic Support 

  • Advising for the winter and spring terms is in full swing. Students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with their academic advisor as soon as possible to plan upcoming coursework. For  information regarding individual registration windows, visit myUK GPS. 

Events 

  • Two Ag and Medical Biotechnology students have been selected as Top-10 finalists in the UK 5-Minute Fast Track Research Competition. They will compete for cash prizes on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. 
  • All students are invited to "Nightmare in the AIC" on Thursday, October 31 from 10:30 to 1:30 in the Ag Information Center in the Ag Science Center. The event will have Halloween activities, crafts, and games.  Attendees are encourage to stop by and enjoy refreshments while learning more about library and academic services.
  • Volunteers are needed on Friday, November 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the CATchment rain garden, located behind the Gluck Equine Research Center. Free refreshments and left over plants will be available to volunteers. For more information, and to sign up, click here

Club Meetings 

  • The UK Horticulture Club invites all students to its movie night on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Greenhouse 12 Classroom. The club will show "The Martian," and refreshments will be provided. 
  • YoungLife, a Christian student organization, invites all students to its meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 in room 330 of the UK Student Center. For more information, click here

Job Opportunities 

  • The UK poultry unit at Coldstream Farm has several positions available with the possibility of a female student receiving housing benefits. Responsibilities include the daily care of poultry (chickens) at the farm. Some weekend work on a rotational basis is required. Interested students can email Mike Ford or call (859) 321-4601. No poultry or livestock experience is required.
  • Land O'Lakes, Inc. is seeking a Lifestyle Product Specialist for Cattle and Horse Feed. This is a full-time position in Lexington, Kentucky. Job responsibilities include sales, coordinating nutritional programs, organizing and conducting meetings for local youth organizations, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here
  • The Ale-8-One bottling company is seeking a full-time Business Analyst for its Winchester location. Job responsibilities include utilizing data to create sales/marketing insights, forecast weekly/quarterly volume sales, work with the Supply Chain Manager to coordinate ordering materials and production scheduling, and supporting annual planning processes. For more information, and to apply, log in to Handshake
  • A local group is seeking part-time Life Skills Trainers to provide training, assistance and supervision to clients in the areas of living skills, therapeutic recreation, and other forms of assistance in both residential and community settings. For more information, click here

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities 

  • Students are encouraged to submit an undergraduate research project to the Oswald Research and Creativity Competition. Students may submit to one of seven categories by October 28. Awards are $350 to $200 for each category. For more information, click here
  • There are a variety of scholarships available through the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Applicants must have a parent who is a NCGA member. For more information, click here
  • The National Cattlemen's Foundation is offering ten $1,500 scholarships to students with a passion for the beef industry and a family connection to NCA members. For more information, click here. 

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