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: February 26

Advising and Academic Support

  • CLD group advising for Fall 2018 registration begins Monday, March 19th.  Email notifications will be sent with exact dates, times, and locations.

Course Promotion

  • HES 300: Obesity and Food Insecurity Paradigm: From Cell to Society is a new course available this fall.  Pre-req: DHN 101, DHN 212, or consent of the instructor.  For more information, please see the course catalogue.

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • UK Women's Club Scholarship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students. Applicants must be Kentucky residents who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher. Consideration will be given to nontraditional female students with financial need. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and the application by March 1.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK has several available undergraduate research funding opportunities available.  To learn more, click here.

Career Development

  • There are a variety of career development events happening this week including a career fair, and a LinkedIn workshop. For more information, click here.

Job Openings 

  • The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has received a USDA grant to support ongoing faculty research projects.  Ten undergraduates will be selected for a 12-week internship from May 15 to August 15. Applications are due by Wednesday, February 28.  For more info, click here.
  • Nordstrom Cincinnati is now hiring for its summer internship programs. There are two internship roles available: Retail Management Intern and Visual Merchandising Intern. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply. For more info, and to apply, click here.
  • Camp Ozark is hiring students for several summer internship positions.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  •  The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program is now accepting applications for its Summer 2018 program. It is an educational program designed to fully engage in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry and explore a multitude of career options.  Applications are due Friday, April 20.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Club Meetings

  •  All students are welcome to attend the Horticulture Club Workday on Wednesday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse 12 Classroom.  Students will participate in the production of different native plants and veggies.

Event Promotion

  • The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm to discuss careers in community organizing with those interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.  For more information, and to sign up, click here.
  • The UK Environmental Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 28th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Whitehall Classroom Building.  This event is an opportunity for students to connect with the many environmental student organizations on campus.

College Weekly: February 19

Advising and Academic Support

  • The Summer and Fall 2018 course catalogs are now available in myUK.  Use myUK GPS to build long range course plans.  Advisors will reach out shortly to begin advising before priority registration begins.  Any student without an advisor assignment is encouraged to reach out to the Center for Student Success in N24 of the Ag Science Center or by calling 859-257-3468.
  • The last day to change a major is Friday, February 23.  Questions may be directed to the Center for Student Success in N24 of the Ag Science Center or by calling 859-257-3468.

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scholarship for current students and transfer students is now live.  Students with a cumulative 2.6 GPA are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information and to apply.
  • The UK Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting applications for summer sustainability awards of $2,500. The program is open to undergraduates who have successfully completed at least one semester of research with a faculty mentor. For more information, click here.
  • The Independent Professional Seed Association 2018-19 scholarship applications are now open.  Click here for more information, and to apply.

Career Development

  • There are a variety of career development events happening this week including a career fair, a free headshot day, and a resume workshop. For more information, click here

Job Openings 

  • Dillard's Fayette Mall is currently interviewing for full time positions as ladies' Michael Kors apparel specialist and Free People specialist. For more information, reach out to Holly Goodlett at 859-271-9797 or hdsearcy@aol.com.
  • The Office of Congressman Andy Barr is seeking applicants for its Summer 2018 internship in Washington D.C.  Students with ties to Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District will be preferred. Applications are due Friday, March 9.  More information and the application can be found here.
  • MetroParks of Butler County is hiring a full-time natural resources technician. Application deadline is Monday, March 5.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • Students are still able to enroll in the college's summer education abroad program in France and Switzerland.  For more information, click here
  • Undergraduates with at least a 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for Intercollegiate Sustainability Research Experiences (ISREs). This program connects students with faculty at Clemson University and Louisiana State University across subjects such as agricultural economics, environmental resources, sustainable agriculture, entomology and more. Successful applicants will receive a $4,500 stipend. For more information, click here.
  • UK Alternative Service Break is hosting a spring break volunteer program in Silver Springs, FL. Students will work with Forest Animal Rescue, a sanctuary for non-releasable wild animals such as big cats, bears, wolves, primates, bats, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Club Meetings

  • All students are invited to the Pre-Med Activities Council (PMAC) meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the William T. Young Auditorium.  Cane's will be catering, and PMAC alum Joe Goodman will discuss general preparations for the MCAT and medical school.

Event Promotion

  • The Food Connection is hosting a presentation on food insecurity and food assistance in the U.S. on Wednesday, February 21 at noon. Dr. Jim Ziliak will be presenting.  For more information, click here.
  • The Food Systems Innovation Center is currently seeking 100 participants for an Alfredo Pasta Sauce taste test on Monday, March 2. Participants are compensated with a $10 mailed check. Please click here  to register. 

College Weekly: February 12

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • Full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for the UK Woman's Club Scholarship. Application deadline is March 1.  For more information and to apply, click here.

Job Openings 

  • Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass in Versailles, KY is seeking summer interns for its experiential education center. Benefits include a $2,500 seasonal stipend, free on-site housing, a monthly food card and Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certification. For more information, click here.
  • Lucky's Market on Virginia Ave. has a number for part-time and full-time openings. For more information, click here.
  • The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center is hiring summer interns.  Interns will provide direct care to sanctuary and rehabilitation animals and complete and independent project.  For more information, click here.  To apply, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • UK’s Summer Medical Observership Program is for students with pre-medical career interests. This program offers opportunities for students to job shadow physicians in either Lexington or Louisville during the summer 2018 time period. The application deadline is Friday, February 23rd. Click here for more information, and to apply.

Club Meetings

  • READ Club is hosting Dr. Brennan, a research project manager from Alltech on Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30pm in Ag North room N10.  All interested students are encouraged to attend.

Event Promotion

  • Speed Date A Major will be held on Monday, February 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Whitehall Classroom building. This major exploration fair is an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from all colleges to learn more about the academic opportunities available.
  • The French Toast Stick 5K Run & 3K Walk will be hosted at North Central 4-H Camp on Saturday, May 12. Pre-registered racers will receive a race t-shirt and foodservice staff will serve French toast sticks, bacon and beverages. All registration fees support the Camp Improvement Fund. Register online here.

Fundraisers

  • Ag Student Council will be selling Valentine's candygrams Monday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Ag Deli.  The $3.00 candygrams are Old KY Chocolate bars with custom wrappers.  Ag Student Council may notify recipients or candygrams may be taken upon purchase.  
  • The UK Horticulture Club is hosting a Valentine's Sale on Wednesday, February 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Ag Deli.  The club will be selling themed plants, terrariums,  flower arrangements, baskets and more. Cash, check and venmo accepted.

College Weekly: February 5

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • The UK Confucius Institute is offering travel grants to undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are $1,500 for graduate students and $1,000 for undergraduates. For more information, click here.

Job Openings 

  • There is an on-campus opening for a part-time human resources intern. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local childcare facility serving low income and at risk children is seeking a part-time teacher assistant. Working hours are 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, click here.
  • UK Dining is seeking a part-time health and wellness intern. Duties include event support, developing and presenting nutritional workshops, collecting nutritional information, and more. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is now accepting applications for 2018-19 college ambassador positions. College ambassadors serve the college and assist with student recruitment, speak to community and university groups, plan social, philanthropic and educational activities for peers, assist with alumni functions, and represent the college at receptions and meetings. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The college invites all students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply for the GEN 100 Peer Mentor program. Students will earn three hours of course credit (GEN 300) while building public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The College of Design is offering a 3 credit education abroad program open to all UK students.  This course focuses on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright.  Deadline to apply is February 22. For more information, click here.
  • Students are invited to apply for the University of Kentucky's government internship program in Washington, D.C.  Students interested in interning during the summer should submit their application and a letter of recommendation by February 9. Students interested in interning during the fall semester should submit their application materials by February 28. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The Agribusiness Club will be hosting Daniel “DH” Harrison from Country Boy Brewing and Amir Peay from James E. Pepper Distillery 5:00-6:00 p.m. in N10 AGN on Tuesday, February 6th. All students are welcome to learn about the brewing and distilling industry and enjoy Canes chicken.

  • All students are welcome to attend the Horticulture Club Meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse 12 Classroom.  Topics for the meeting will include upcoming sales, work days and the summer 2018 trip.

Event Promotion

  • Februrary is Black History Month.  For more information on events sponsored by the UK Martin Luther King Center, click here

  • All students are invited to Dr. Quentin Tyler's farewell gathering on February 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the E.S. Good Barn.  Food and refreshments will be served.
  • All UK faculty, staff and students are invited to the college's Intercultural Awareness Day on Tuesday, February 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The focus of this year's event will be religion and spirituality. The program will include a campus religious resource fair and panel discussions. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.
  • The UK Agricultural Education Society is hosting its 3rd Annual 5K race on April 14, 2018 at Spindletop Hall known as the Boot, Scoot, and Boogie 5K for UK Agricultural Education. All funds will be used to meet the program's goal of a $100,000 endowed scholarship fund for Agricultural Education students. For more info, and to register, click here.

Other 

  • Students are invited to participate in a 12-week exercise program to better understand how exercise could be used most effectively to promote weight control. Participants will be compensated $150 for their time. Elegibility requirements do apply.  For more information and to register, click here.

College Weekly: January 28

Academic Support and Advising

  • Wednesday, January 31 is the last day for students to drop a course without receiving a "w" on their transcript.  Students are encouraged to contact their advisor before making changes. 
  • The UK minor in Communication has returned.  Students may declare the minor beginning Thursday, February 1. For more information, and to see course requirements, click here

  • The Biology Learning Center is available for students needing assistance in Biology courses. Click here to view the centers weekly schedule. 

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • UK Libraries invites all undergraduate researchers to apply for its Dean's Award for Excellence, a $1,000 cash prize. To apply, students must submit a completed, original research project for a UK course or mentor project. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job Openings 

  • Alltech is seeking a summer research intern. Applications close on Thursday, February 1. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • EdR Collegiate Housing is seeking a seasonal part-time finance intern in Lexington.  For more information, click here
  • The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment's Office of Philanthropy and Alumni has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant.  For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • Food Chain has multiple openings for unpaid internships. Positions include farm management, marketing, culinary, and education. To learn more, and to apply, click here.
  • Horse Country, Inc. has an opening for a summer unpaid intern.  For more information, and to apply, click here

Event Promotion

  • Mr. Kendall Ficklin, from GRINDATION, will speak on Wednesday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. in White Hall Classroom Building, room 110. GRINDATION, a partnership with Breathe University, is a coaching and connecting environment that fosters both personal and professional development. For more information, click here

  • UK College of Dentistry students will provide no-cost screenings including limited x-rays and a limited review for tooth decay. The screenings are available to anyone age 14 or older. No appointment is necessary. Participants can register on the second floor of the UK Dental Science Building from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the following Mondays: March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, and April 9. For more information, call (859) 323 - DENT (3368).

Other 

  • In December 2017, Ag Student Council's "Give 5 Drive" collected 30 pairs of gloves, 8 hats, and 9 sets of long johns for the Hope Center. The council thanks students and staff for their generous donations and support.

College Weekly: January 22

Club Meetings

  • The Dairy Club will meet on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. in room 109 of Garrigus. Learn about upcoming opportunities and enjoy pizza and fellowship.
  • All students are invited to attend the READ Club (Research in Equine and Agricultural Disciplines) meeting on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Agriculture Science Center North, Room N10. The meeting includes guest speaker, Dr. Brennan, Ph.D, research project manager from Alltech. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/READ-Club-220236148133993/
  • Ag Student Council will meet Thursday, January 25 at 5:00 p.m. at E.S. Good Barn, in the Weldon Suite. All students are welcome. 

Job Opening

  • The University is seeking summer orientation leaders for new student orientations. Orientation leaders give campus tours, lead student groups, assist with the check-in and registration processes, assist new students with scheduling-making and acclimation to campus life, and many other orientation processes. Five-week campus housing is included. For more information, visit https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/170347
  • The Kentucky Children's Garden, an Arboretum garden designed for children and their families, is seeking interns. Internships are paid, lasting from March to October and may include class credit. Deadline for application is February 9th. For more information, and to apply, visit http://arboretum.ca.uky.edu/Jobs
  • Resource Management Serive, LLC is seeking a summer forestry intern. Responsibilities include a range of activities such as timber cruising, stand reconnaissance, GPS stand boundaries, contractor supervision and boundary location and maintenance. Locations vary around the country. For more information, visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1042518?ref=postings-search-result
  • AmeriQual Group’s Rotational Food Science program is seeking a Food Science graduating senior. The position will rotate from Evansville, IN to Stone Mountain, GA. For more informtion, visit https://uky.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1264579/share_preview

Experiental Opportunity 

  • The UK Student Government is hosting elections for the upcoming year. Students are encouraged to apply to represent the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment as a College Senator. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, January 25. For more information, and to apply, visit http://uksga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-Spring-Election-Applica...
  • Students are invited to participate in the Citizens Police Academy through the UK Police Department.  Classes will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on January 25.  Classes will cover various aspects of law enforcement from traffic stops to K-9 operations.  For more information visit http://www.uky.edu/Police/citizensacademy.html 

Event Promotion

  • UK Education Abroad is hosting its Spring Fair on Tuesday, January 23 from 3:00 to 6:00 in The Hub of the William T. Young Library.  This event is a one-stop-shop for students interested in studying abroad.  T-shirts, giveaways and food will be available. 
  • UK Education Abroad is hosting an "Animal Sciences in Cyprus" info session on Thursday, January 25 at 12:30 p.m. in room 108 of Garrigus. Free pizza will be available.  For more information,visit https://students.ca.uky.edu/event/animal-sciences-ed-abroad-information-...
  • Ag Student Council is sponsoring coffee and snacks with representatives from Alltech.  Stop in to chat about Alltech’s new Career Development program as well as summer internships.  The Coffee Break will be on Thursday, January 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. in Agricultural Science Center North Information Center. For more information, and to register, visit https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/120174/share_preview
  • The Urban Forest Initiative are hosting UK’s Dr. Dan Potter, Professor of Horticultural Entomology. His lecture entitled “Bees, Pesticides and Politics: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Landscapes" will be open to all students on Wednesday, January 31 in Cameron Williams Lecture Hall. Reception with refreshments at 6:00 p.m, presentation at 7:00 p.m., and discussion from 8:00 until 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://ukntrees.ca.uky.edu/events for more detail.