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: December 11

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • Juniors, seniors and graduate students in Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture and related programs are encouraged to apply for Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships. Applications close on Sunday, December 31. To view the list of scholarships, and to apply, click here.

  • The Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry scholarship program is open to undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in the pork industry. Applications are due Monday, January 8. For more information, click here.
  • The National FFA scholarship application is open. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and education plans. Applications are due Thursday, February 1. For more information, click here.

Experiential Opportunities 

  • The application deadline has been extended for the college's Spring 2018 equine education program in Mexico.  Students will earn three credit hours (EQM 300), and all students are eligible to apply.  For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer internship program. The program will run from May to August of 2018, depending on the intern’s school schedule, and is a full-time, paid position, with the option to receive college credit. Travel will be required. For more infromation, and to apply, click here
  • UK Cooperative Extention is seeking interns in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, and family and consumer sciences. The internship program provides students with the opportunity to experience the responsibilities of a full-time extension professional, while making a difference in communties they work in. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Marriott Vacations Worldwide is now accepting applications for hospitality interns. Positions are offered in a various locations and range in responsibilities. For more information, click here
  • CBS Interactive is seeking an editorial intern to assist senior editorial staff in planning and producing article, gallery and video content. For more information, click here.

Event Promotion

  • The college's December 2017 Commencement will be held on Friday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Rupp Arena. For more information, click here

College Weekly: December 4

Academic Support and Advising 

  • Students are strongly encouraged to provide feedback via course evaluations.  Both positive and negative, all feedback is incredibly valuable to the college.  These evaluations influence a number of things including future course design, instructor raises, faculty promotion, and much more.  Students should receive evaluation links in their uky email. For more information, click here.   

Club Meetings

  • UK Horticulture club will meet on Wednesday, December 6 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. Students will work with tropical and carnivorous plants, create holiday items, and participate in a cookie exchange. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • Calling freshmen to Student Council. Applications are open to apply for Freshmen Representative positions on AG Student Council. Deadline to apply is on December 8, and voting will take place through December 15. To apply, click here

  • Eli Lilly and Company is seeking students interested in completing a short work assignment within the Discover Chemistry division. This 12-week assignment will begin in May 2018 at our research laboratories in Indianapolis, IN. Research projects are available in the areas such as organics, analytics, or computational chemistry as well as biochemistry. For more infromation, and to apply, click here.  
  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer internship program. The program will run from May to August of 2018, depending on the intern’s school schedule, and is a full-time paid position, with the option to receive college credit. Travel will be required. For more infromation, and to apply, click here

  • Camp Lonehollow is a ranch in Texas seeking wranglers for a herd of 60 horses. The position would include teaching polocrosse, jumping, natural horsemanship, mounted games, equine care and trail. For more information, click here.

Event Promotion

  • The Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology 395/399 student presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Science Building from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

  • All students are welcome to attend "Puppy Play Time" on Thursday, December 7 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. in N24 of Agricultural Science Center North. This is an opportunity for students to unwind and destress prior to finals week. 
  • Staff, faculty and students are invited to the first bi-annual Family Sciences 499 Internship Symposium on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in room 213 Funkhouser. Students will showcase their projects and experiences through poster presentations. 

Fundraising

  • On December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the AG Deli, and on December 6 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12, the Horticulture Club will be selling poinsettias, gift-able tropical plants, student decorated wreaths, student made apple butter, mistletoe bundles, living ornaments and Charlie Brown themed desktop holiday trees.

College Weekly: November 27

Academic Support and Advising 

  • December 2017 graduates are encouraged to review this page for information regarding commencement, Senior Turn-Out and more. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • The UK Global Health Case Competition is a competition that rallies graduate and undergraduate students from various colleges to form interdisciplinary teams that address a critical global health challenge. These strategies are presented to a panel of judges and the top team will be awarded $1200.00 and free admission to the Midwest Regional Global Health Conference on February 24, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, click here.
  • There's still time to apply for the college's Equine Studies in Mexico program.  All students eligible to apply. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) is  accepting applications for its 2018 summer internship program. Applications and  supporting documents are due no later than close of business Friday, January 5, 2018. The internship program will run from May to August 2018, depending on the intern’s school schedule, and is a full-time paid position, with the option to receive college credit. Travel will be required. For more information, click here
  • Transylvania University is seeking an individual to lead operations in a newly created position, manager of campus appearance, which is responsible for grounds, custodial services and event set-ups. For more information, click here
  • SAFY in Lexington, KY is seeking a Family Intervention Specialist to provide a range of services such as clinical assessments, treatment planning, providing individual/family therapy and case management. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The UK Horticulture Club is hosting a Workday on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. Students will work with different tropical, native, and prepare for future sales. All students welcome to attend. 

Event Promotion 

  • The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is hosting its first annual open house on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The event will include an information session, a medical student panel and tours of the medical center.  Email kymedap@uky.edu to RSVP.
  • Senior Turn-Out will be held on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. All December 2017 graduates are encouraged to attend, enjoy a free lunch and receive a framed cap and gown picture (both provided).  For more information, and to register, click here. Questions may be directed to Seth Riker

College Weekly: November 20

Advising and Academic Support

  • Priority registration windows  close on Tuesday, November 21 at 11:59 p.m. Students who have not met with their academic advisor should schedule an appointment today in order to register before priority registration closes.  Students who miss the priority registration window may register during the secondary window, November 29 - December 18.
  • The college's December 2017 Commencement will be held on Friday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Rupp Arena.  The registration deadline is Monday, December 4 at 8:00 a.m.  For more information, and to register, click here

Job Openings

  • UK Athletics Event Management Department is seeking student interns to assist with daily operations and events for the spring semester. Responsibilities would include event set up and breakdown, coordination with visiting teams/officials and assisting event staff. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • Students are encouraged to submit proposals to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) happening April 4 - 7, 2018.  NCUR is an opportunity for students from all disciplines to gain valuable experience presenting research and scholarship.  Funding is available through the UK Office of Undergraduate Research.  For more information, click here.

Event Promotion

  • The UK Welcome Home Program is open to all currently enrolled full-time students seeking an option for positive, safe, and respectful housing and community support options during academic breaks when most on-campus facilities are closed.  The program connects students with UK employees who want to share their home and/or holiday traditions. For more information, click here. 

  • The Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center are presenting the seventh annual Sustainability Forum on Wednesday, December 6 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Boone Center. The event will include student poster presentations and an awards ceremony announcing the 2018 Sustainability Challenge Grant Award recipients. Food and refreshments will be provided. 

Fundraising

  • The 2018 "Classic Farm Tractors" calendar is available from the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Student Branch. Click here to learn more. 

College Weekly: November 13

Academic Support and Advising

  • December 2017 and May 2018 graduates are encouraged to double check their graduation "to-do" list.  Visit this page for more information. 

Club Meetings

  • The Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association will meet Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., in 308 Erikson Hall.
  • UK Horticulture club is hosting a work day on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. Students will work a farmstand sale, transplant tropicals, and with different Kentucky perennials.

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • All full-time UK students are encouraged to apply for the $2,500 UK Kennedy Scholarship.  Application deadline is December 8. For more information, click here.

Job Openings

  • Purina is seeking an operational audits intern for summer 2018. The position is based in St. Louis, Missouri and includes travel, mentorship, and personal development opportunities. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Tractor Supply is seeking a talent and organizational development intern. Applicant must be a senior, and taking related courses. Interns will assist in developing and facilitating training programssupporting managers in existing leadership classes and other current projects for the T&OD team. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Event Promotion

  • Student Council invites students, faculty and staff to its annual Cooking for a Cure event on Wednesday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Ag Deli.  For $5.00, attendees can stop by for chili or soup samples and enjoy a bowl of their favorite variety. This event is held in memory of Lisa Cox, the college's former scholarship coordinator. All proceeds will benefit the Markey Cancer Center.  For more information, including how to register as a contestant, click here.

  • The Agribusiness Club is hosting a Lexington Trip on Friday, November 17 to tour some of Kentucky's finest agribusiness attractions. Participants will eat lunch at Smithtown before touring FoodChain and Alltech.  The event is from 11:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Transportation and registration is free, but attendees are expected to pay for their lunch.  Click here to sign up, link closes on Wednesday, November 15.

  • The UK Organic Farming Unit is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving Boxes of vegetables. Winter Storage Boxes and Fall Greens Boxes are available. Both boxes are 30 dollars each. They will be sold in the E.S. Good Barn parking lot on Tuesday, November 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Click here to reserve yours today.

Fundraising

  • The Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association is hosting a bake sale on Friday, November 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Funkhouser lobby. All treats are 1 dollar, cash and venmo accepted.

  • The UK Horticulture Club is offering advanced ordering for Thanksgiving Centerpieces and Poinsettias.  Click here to download the order form. 

  • The Agribusiness Club is selling quarter-zip sweatshirts with the UK Agricultural Economics logo embroidered on the chest.  For more information, click here.  

College Weekly: November 6

Academic Support and Advising

  • Priority registration windows have opened for the winter and spring terms.  To see when their window opens, students should visit myUK GPS.  Those who have not met with their academic advisor will not be able to register for classes.
  • Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load is November 10.  After this date, students can only withdraw for urgent non-academic reasons.  Students should consult their academic advisor before withdrawing.

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • Juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply for the USDA Student Diversity Program.  This grant allows a select number of students across the nation to attend the 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington D.C.  For more information, and to apply, click here.  The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, November 17.

Job Openings

  • Valvoline is seeking a full-time summer intern. Opportunities includes finance, sales, marketing, supply chain, human resources, field testing, and legal. The application closes Thursday, November 16. Click here for more information, and to apply.     
  • Resource Management Service, LLC is seeking a summer forestry intern. Responsibilities can include timber cruising, stand reconnaissance, inventory and GIS, GPS stand boundaries and contractor supervision. RMS offers internship positions across the country. For more information, click here.

Event Promotion

  • Student Council invites students, faculty and staff to its annual Cooking for a Cure event on Wednesday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Ag Deli.  For $5.00, attendees can stop by for chili or soup samples and enjoy a bowl of their favorite variety. This event is held in memory of Lisa Cox, the college's former scholarship coordinator. All proceeds will benefit the Markey Cancer Center.  For more information, including how to register as a contestant, click here.

  • The Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and UK’s Appalachian Center are co-presenting the Sustainability Forum to highlight interdisciplinary research and scholarship relating to environmental and sustainability issues. Cash awards of $300 will go to the top two graduate posters and $200 to the top two undergraduate posters will be rewarded. For more information and to apply, click here.  

  • Susan Day, Virginia Tech associate professor, will present, "Reading the Land: Does Your Soil Hold the Secrets to Urban Forest Performance?" Day is dedicated to improving urban tree health and is especially interested in how root/soil interactions affect the contribution of trees to urban ecosystems. The reception with refreshments starts on November 15 at 6:00 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the public. Click here for more information.

Fundraising

  • The UK Horticulture Club is offering advanced ordering for Thanksgiving Centerpieces and Poinsettias.  Click here to download the order form. 

  • The UK Horticulture Club will sell loose and head lettuce, beets, collards, kale and spinach on Wednesday, November 8 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. All proceeds go toward student learning experiences. For more information, contact Shari Dutton.

  • On Thursday, November 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Retailing and Tourism Management (RTM) department is hosting a Sip and Shop event at the Kendra Scott jewelry store in the Summit at Fritz Farm. 20% of all sales will go to the RTM department. The event will include drinks, desserts, live DJ, UK entertainment and more. Visit the RTM Facebook page for more information.

  • The Agribusiness Club is selling quarter-zip sweatshirts with the UK Agricultural Economics logo embroidered on the chest.  For more information, click here.  

Club Meetings

  • Ag Student Council will meet in the Agricultural Science Center North on Thursday, November 9 at 5 p.m. 

Misc. 

  • Students can take the UK Food Access Survey, and have a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card. The survey takes less than 10 minutes and responses must be completed by Sunday, November 19. Click here to access the survey. 
  • The Sociology Department is seeking students to participate in IRB approved studies about work groups. These studies pay $15 to $20 for 1.5 hours of participation. Interested students should sign up here. Students can decide whether to participate after learning more about the study.