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 15

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • The college has created a new scholarship library full of dozens of local, state and national awards. For more information, click here.

Job Openings

  • The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking a student worker in Lexington. The position includes research assistants in labs, greenhouses and on the farms. Applications are due Tuesday, October 16. To apply, click here
  • Central Kentucky Riding for a Hope is seeking an intern to assist with non-profit management, event planning and volunteer management. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • Students are encouraged to explore the college’s Spring 2019 education abroad programs. Most include on-campus courses with international travel components. Click here for more information.

Events

  • SSTOP Hunger will host a Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival in honor of World Food Day. The Festival is on Wednesday, October 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Funkhouser room 207. Click here for more information. 

Course Promotion 

  • ENT 110: Insect Biology. The class meets from 9:30 to 10:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Erikson Hall. ENT 110 fulfills the core requirement for natural sciences and there’s no textbook! The class covers a wide range of topics including insect identification, insect pests, beneficial insects, pests of concern to Kentucky, diseases transmitted by insects, their importance as pollinators, and much more!

  • ASC 333-003 Kentucky Cattle Industry & Auction Market System. Learn about Kentucky's evolving and thriving cattle industry. Be introduced to associations and businesses that influence Kentucky's industry. Gain cattle handling experience while networking with professionals. Class will meet Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:50 p.m. at the Bluegrass Stockyards Regional Marektplace.

Fundraising 

  • The Horticulture Club is hosting a fall fundraiser. Items being sold include carnivorous plants, apples and native plant species. The sale is Wednesday, October 17, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. outside Greenhouse 12. To learn more, click here

 

College Weekly: October 8

Club Meetings 

  • The UK Agronomy Club is meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00 in room A6 of the Ag Science Center.  All students interested in learning more about the organization and related fields are encouraged to attend. 
  • UK MANRRS is hosting Dr. Wendy Jackson, OBGYN, on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in 110 White Hall.  Dr. Jackson will share insight on the medical school application process.  All interested students are invited to attend. 
  • The UK Food Science Club is meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 5:00 in the second floor conference room of the Garrigus Building. All interested students are encouraged to attend.  Free food will be provided. 

Events

  • UK SAB is hosting "Massage on the Go" on Monday, October 8 from 6:00 - 9:00 in the Student Center Ballroom. Certified massage therapists from the Lexington Healing Arts Academy will be providing free messages for students.
  • On Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10, December 2018 graduates can visit Grad Salute for all commencement needs - cap and gown, loan repayment info, diploma frame, etc. Cick here for more info. 
  • The college is hosting the Bourbon and Distilled Spirits Career Fair on Thursday, October 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field. Click here for more information. 
  • The Stuckert Career Center is hosting another workshop for professional school preparation (e.g. dentistry, medicine, law, pharmacy, etc.) on Thursday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m. For more info, click here

Job Openings

  • The Early Childhood Laboratory is seeking student assistants for classroom teachers.  Click here for more information. 
  • The UK Markey Cancer Center is seeking student assistants.  Applicants must be from Appalachia and hold a major in a science-related field. For more information, click here

Fundraiser

  • The Horticulture Department is collecting donations for Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown, KY.  Items needed include shampoo, soap, shaving cream, blankets, powder, lotion and more. Donations will be collected in N318 of the Ag Science Center. 

College Weekly: October 1

Job Openings

  • Academic advising for the winter/spring terms will begin soon (or may have already started for some).  For questions related to advising and registration, visit the college's FAQ webpage

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open.  Students planning to take courses during the 2019-20 academic year (including those going to graduate and professional school) are strongly encouraged to complete the application as soon as possible. Some awards are offered on a first come, first served basis.  Students may also consider using the new FAFSA mobile app to complete the form. 

Job Openings

  • Plant and Soil Sciences is seeking a temporary graphic design assistant. The student would illustrate a pesticide application training manual for agronomy field technicians in Asia, Africa and South America. Funding for 100 - 150 hours of work has been provided by an international commodity association. For more information and to apply, click here
  • The Maker's Mark Secretariat Center is seeking a training and barn management intern. This internship introduces to students transitional methods for racehorses including assessing its conformation and temperament, addressing needs and more. For more information and to apply, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • UK Alternative Service Breaks provide students the opportunity to complete service work during academic holidays (spring break, winter holiday and summer break). Program topics include wildlife habitat conservation, sustainable agriculture, global youth empowerment and more. For more information, click here
  • The Kentucky Master Naturalist (KYMN) program is sponsoring a logo design contest. KYMN is a new statewide initiative committed to developing a community of volunteers dedicated to the conservation and management of Kentucky's natural resource areas. All current UK students are eligible. Submissions must be received by Oct. 28th at 11:59 pm. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500. Contact carmen.agouridis@uky.edu with questions. Click here for more information and to submit. 

Events

  • The Stuckert Career Center is hosting another graduate school preparation workshop on Tuesday, October 2 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of William T Young Library. Click here for more info. 
  • Indiana University School of Optometry representative, Kevin Schmidt, will present on Wednesday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the William T Young Library in the Keeneland Room. This session is an opportunity for all students interested in the optometry profession to learn more about application processes and the profession.
  • On Thursday, October 4 at 5:00 in the William T Young Library Auditorium, there will be a general info session on undergraduate research opportunities and how to get started.  Click here for more information.
  • Tree Week is October 6 - 14. The week celebrates and synthesizes the roles trees play through creative, informative and fun-filled activities focusing on: tree planting, tree care and tree benefits. Tree-themed events and programs will take place throughout the week at various locations. For more information, click here

Fundraisers

  • The Horticulture and Agronomy Clubs are hosting a fall fundraiser. Items being sold include conventionally grown apples from the Horticulture Research Farm, bundled Indian corn grown at the North Farm, and garden ready native plant species. The sale is Wednesday, October 3, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. outside Greenhouse 12. To learn more, click here

College Weekly: September 24

Club Meetings

  • The READ Club (Research in Equine and Ag Disciplines) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. in N10 of Ag North.  Doctoral student Erica Macon from the Gluck Center will present her upcoming research and ways to get involved.  New members always welcome.
  • The UK Agronomy Club will meet on Tuesday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. in A6 of Ag North to discuss upcoming events and welcome new members. 

Events

  • On Monday, September 24 at 4:15 p.m. in room N10 of Ag North, Dr. Jill Stowe will host a Q&A session for her spring education abroad program "European Equestrian Experience: Germany and the Netherlands."  NOTE: This program is a Spring 2019 on-campus course with an international travel component (May  6 - 17).
  • Dr. Dan Givens, Dean of Admissions for the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine, will host a presentation on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Seay Auditorium.  All interested students are encouraged to attend.
  • The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, September 26 at 7 pm eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with UK students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. Click here for more info. 
  • The UK Stuckert Career Center is hosting a workshop for students interested in pursuing professional school (i.e. veterinary, medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.) on Thursday, September 27 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of William T. Young Library.
  • UK Roundup, the college's largest annual event, is this weekend. Among the variety of gatherings, students are encouraged to attend Thursday's Build a Better Burger Contest at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday's college-wide cookout at 3:30 p.m.  Both events are at the E.S. Good Barn. 

Job Openings

  • The School of Human Environmental Sciences is seeking a student worker to serve as a communications assistant. Strong writing skills are needed, and experience with social media is preferred. Apply by October 1st.  Click here to learn more and to apply.
  • UK Libraries is seeking an archives assistant. Duties will include: inventory, preservation evaluation, database management and more.  Click here for more information and to apply.
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply is seeking a full-time Summer 2019 intern.  The position will be exposed to the different areas (irrigation, nursery, agronomics, etc.) as well as the different functions of a store. Login to Handshake with linkblue ID for more information. Deadline to apply is October 1. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • UK students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to apply for the UK Sustainability Challenge Grant Program. Up to $200,000 in grants will be rewarded to multidisciplinary teams promoting sustainability. Each team may be awarded up to $50,000. Deadline to apply is October 15. Click here for more information.
  • The Stuckert Career Center is offering a special VIP program for students attending the October 25 Graduate and Professional School Fair.  For more information, click here

Fundraisers

  • The UK Horticulture Club will host an apple sale on Wednesday, September 26 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. Varieties suitable for both eating and cooking. Apples may be purchased individually, in 1/4 bushel, in 1/2 bushel and full bushel amounts.
     

College Weekly: September 17

Advising and Student Support

  • The major change window will close on Friday, September 21 and reopen on Monday, November 26. 

Job Openings

  • The Forest Entomology Research Lab is seeking a lab assistant. Responsibilities include insect and plant sampling and processing, greenhouse work, data entry and lab support. Work hours are flexible. Contact Dr. Lynne Rieske-Kinney, lrieske@uky.edu, to apply.
  • Bluegrass Hemp Oil is conducting open interviews on Wednesday, September 19 from 10:00 to 2:00 in search of part-time retail associates. Contact, info@bluegrasshempoil.com, with questions.
  • Perdue Agribusiness is seeking interns for the grain harvest season. To learn more and to apply, click here.

Club Meetings

  • UK Dessage Team is a new club sport on campus dedicated to competition, community and education. All students and skill levels are welcome. The team will meet on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Science Building Room 108.
  • Horticulture Club will meet on Wednesday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12.

Events

  • The UK Education Abroad Fair is Tuesday, September 18 from 3:00 to 6:00 in the Student Center Ballroom. The event will include giveaways, travel voucher raffles, scholarship information and much more.  For more information, click here
  • The UK Agriculture Career Fair is Wednesday, September 19 from 2:00 to 5:30 in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field. Professional attire is require for entry, and students are strongly encouraged to bring copies of their resume.  For more information, click here

  • Interested in funding for medical school or dental school? The Military and National Health Service Corp is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, September 19 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. outside of room 136 in the Medical Education Building. For more information, click here
  • Sigma Alpha is hosting Campus Got Talent. All BBNvoled organizations are eligible to submit talents. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 28. Ticket go on sale Wednesday, September 19 for $10. To learn more, click here.

  • The UK College of Law is hosting information sessions for future students to learn about law school, admissions and the file review process. Application fees for attending students will waived.  The first session is Friday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. To register, click here.

  • The Food Connection is hosting a Hungarian cooking class on Monday, September 24, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Food Connection in The 90. Participants will learn to cook beef and vegetable stew with hand-made dumplings and a traditional desert of sweet crepes (Palacsinta). Vegetarian variation available. $5 for students, pay at door.

  • Build a Better Burger Contest, hosted by Student Council, is Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the E.S. Goodbarn. Team registration is due by September 24. All students are welcome to compete. Beef is provided. Click here to register. 

  • Student organizations have the opportunity to win $150 and pizza, by creating a banner for the Roundup Tailgate. Banners are due Friday, September 28 by 5:00 p.m. To get registered, pick up supplies from Jonathan Furnish in the E.S. Goodbarn.

College Weekly: September 10

Job Openings

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking a student assistant to assist with front desk operations.  The deadline to apply is September 14.  For more information, click here
  • Animal and Food Science Department is seeking a student workers. Placements include the research farms and on-campus labs. For more information and to apply, click here
  • PlanStreet is seeking a Project Management Intern. The position includes working with customers, creating solutions, and presenting analysis. Applications close Sunday, September 30. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • Join the Agronomy Club on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. in A6 Ag Science Center North,  to learn about upcoming events and connect with other agronomist. To learn more about the club, click here
  • The PreVet Club will meet on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Seay Auditorium. Dr. Radhakrishnan, owner of Bluegrass Veterinarian Clinic and Animal Emergency will be speaking about upcoming opportunities.   

  • UK Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) will hold a general body meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in 110 White Hall.  All students welcome. 

Events

  • UK Education Abroad (EA) is holding a Q&A panel on Monday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the MLK Center (Student Center).  Former EA participants will share insights and advice.  Food will be provided. 
  • Southern College of Optometry representative, Sunnie Ewing, will visit UK on Monday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keeneland Room of W. T. Young Library. This is a great opportunity for those considering optometry school. During the presentation, Sunnie will share tips for the OAT, explain the application process and hold a Q&A. 
  • Resume Roundup is Wednesday, September 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Ag Info Center Classrooms. Have your resume reviewed by industry professionals. Questions?  Contact Amanda Saha, Director of Career Development. 
  • Starting Wednesday, September 12 the UK Farm-to-Fork Program will provide free, locally sourced lunches to UK students every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Funkhouser 207. Meals will be shared on a first come, first served basis. For more information, click here.
  • Learn how to make easy, healthy, locally sourced snacks on a budget during #AdultingUK -  Wednesday, September 12 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in room 231 of the Gatton Student Center. To learn more, click here.

Experiential Opportunities 

  • This week, three information sessions will be held for the "Wildcats at the Capitol" internship program.  All UK students may apply for a semester-long federal government internship, earn academic credit and use current financial aid. For more information, click here
  • The UK Sustainability Council is hosting a Sustainability Pitch Competition. Applicants will submit a 3 minute video explaining why their idea should be selected for competition finals. Video submissions are due Tuesday, October 30. For more information, click here.