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: September 16

Club Meetings 

  • All female students are invited to join Sigma Alpha sorority's fall recruitment event happening September 16 to 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 in the lobby of Seay Auditorium. For more information, visit their Instagram or Facebook pages. 
  • Students interested in joining the college's Dance Blue team are invited to N12 Ag Science Center on Tuesday, September 17 at 4:30. 
  • UK MANRRS is a UK club promoting academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. On Wednesday, September 18, MANRRS will hold a general body meeting in 208 White Hall at 7:00. For more information, click here

Events 

  • All students are invited to the UK Ag Career Fair on Tuesday, September 17 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. Log in to Handshake for more information. 
  • UK SAB is hosting their Talentless Talent Show on Tuesday, September 17 form 6:00 to 8:00 on the Social Staircase of the Student Center.  Students can share their talents or simply watch and enjoy free food. 
  • Those interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend the UK Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 18 from 2:00 to 5:00 in the Student Center Ballroom.  There, students can learn about program options, scholarships, and much more. 
  • The UK Involvement Fair is Thursday, September 19 from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Student Center Ballroom. There, students can explore more than 100 different organizations and enjoy free food. 
  • All students are invited to Sigma Alpha and AGR's Farm to Table Philanthropy Dinner on Sunday, September 22. Tickets are $12.00 each and all proceeds benefit Heifer International, an organization creating sustainable food and clean water solutions for communities around the world.. For more information, click here.  
  • Students are invited to be part of a service project at the CATchment rain garden, a living learning laboratory for sustainable stormwater management located behind the Gluck Equine Research Center. Free refreshments and left over plants will be available. For dates and more info, click here

Job Opportunities 

  • The UK Center for Applied Research is seeking a student research assistant for their carbon materials group. For more information, and to apply, click here
  • A local law firm is seeking an office assistant for eight hours per week. For more information, and to apply, click here
  • Kohl's is accepting applications for its summer management internship program. Students will explore various aspects of the company, from human resources to operations to merchandising to team development. Click here for more info. 
  • Holly Hill Events, a division of the Ouita Michel family of restaurants, is seeking event servers. For more information, and to apply, click here

College Weekly: September 9

Advising and Academic Support 

  • Friday, September 13 is the last day to drop a Fall 2019 course without receiving a "W" on your transcript. Be sure to consult your academic advisor before making changes. 

Scholarships and Funding 

  • The Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI) is accepting grant proposals for projects supporting water-related research efforts. The deadline for proposals is October 11 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The Agribusiness Club invites all students to its Fall Kick Off Picnic on Monday, September 6 at 5:00.  The picnic will be held in the courtyard area between Barnhart and the Plant Science Building.  Questions can be directed to Jacob Patterson
  • Mountain Cats, an organization dedicated to outreach and mentorship in Eastern Kentucky, invites all interested students to its first meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. in 
  • The Food Science Club is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 in 201 Garrigus. All students are invited to attend and learn more about upcoming activities and meet club members.  Food will be provided. 
  • The UK Horticulture Club is hosting their first workday of the semester on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 in Greenhouse 12. Students will be working with tropical plants in preparation for the club's upcoming sales. No experience is necessary. 
  • Thursday, September 12 is the College's annual "Build a Better Burger" contest. Teams of up to four members are invited to join for their chance to win prizes and bragging rights.  Spectators are also invited. For more information, and to register, click here
  • UK College Democrats invite all interested students to watch the third U.S. Democratic Debate on Thursday, September 12 at 7:45 in 122 White Hall. 
  • Students interested in joining the college's 2020 Dance Blue Team are invited to an info session on Tuesday, September 17 at 4:30 in N12 of the Ag Science Center. For more information about Dance Blue, click here

Job Openings 

  • Lexington's TownePlace Suites by Marriott is seeking individuals with outstanding customer service skills for an entry-level front desk position. For more information, click here.   
  • The University Admissions office is seeking an office assistant. Duties include general administrative support and front-office customer service. For more information, click here
  • UK Veterinary Science is seeking a lab assistant. For more information, click here

Events 

  • Students interested in federal foreign services are invited to attend an information session on Monday, September 9 at 1:30 in room 435 of the Gatton College. The session will cover details about the Rangel and Pickering Fellowship which provides up to $37,000 annually toward academic expenses. For more information, click here
  • The UK Counseling Center is hosting its "Question, Persuade, Refer" (QPR) workshop on Tuesday, September 10 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall.  Attendees will learn how to recognized the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three steps that may save a life. For more information, click here
  • The College is hosting its Resume Roundup on Tuesday, September 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Ag Information Center of the Agricultural Science Center. There, students can have their resumes reviewed by industry professionals and receive advice on standing out in an applicant pool.
  • The University's Wildcats at the Capitol program is an opportunity for students to spend a semester interning in Washington, D.C. while earning academic credit. All majors are invited to an interest session on Tuesday, September 10 at 4:00 in the Senate Chambers of the UK Student Center. For more information, click here
  • Those interested in international development are invited to an information session on Friday, September 13 at noon in N24 of the Ag Science Center (Ag Library). The session will cover details about the Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship.  For more information, click here.  

College Weekly: September 2

Advising and Academic Support

  • Students interested in pharmacy school are encouraged to attend the UK College of Pharmacy information session on Wednesday, September 4 from 4:00 - 6:00 in the Lee Todd Building on South Limestone. For more information, click here

Scholarships

  • Students receiving a College scholarship must complete their requirements by Tuesday, September 3.  For more information, click here
  • The English-Speaking Union Scholarship is open to juniors wanting to study political science, creative writing, history or literature at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, or Edinburgh.  The award includes tuition, lodging, and two meals daily for one session of summer courses and is valued at approximately $5,000. Applications are due to Emily Sallee by September 12.  For more information, click here

Club Meetings 

  • The UK Horticulture Club invites all new students to its meeting on Wednesday, September 4 at 5:00 in classroom 12 of the Greenhouse. During the meeting, Amanda Saha, Director of Career Development, will discuss leadership and club opportunities and how to translate those experiences for a resume. Attendees should bring a laptop to work on their resume after the meeting.
  • Block and Bridle, the College's club for livestock enthusiasts, is meeting on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 in B52 Garrigus. New students are encouraged to attend, enjoy free pizza, and learn more about the club.
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) will hold its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. in room 114 of White Hall. All students are welcome to attend. 
  • The Research in Equine and Agricultural Disciplines (READ) Club is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 in N12 of the Ag Science Center. Evie Russell from UK Undergraduate Research will discuss ways to get involved with undergraduate research. All interested students are welcome to attend.
  • The UK Center for Community Outreach is hosting a social hour on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00 in room A255 of the Student Center. The event will focus on networking with current CCO students and learning about service projects in the Lexington community. Click here for more information. 

Events

  • The UK MLK Center is hosting a "Planning Party" on Tuesday, September 3 from 5:00 to 6:30 in the Gatton Student Center. Students are encouraged to bring their planners, syllabi, and map out their semester assignments and goals. For more info, click here
  • UK SAB is hosting a Marvel Trivia night on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 in the Worsham Theater of the UK Student Center. Students are invited to test their knowledge, enjoy free food, and enter to win various prizes. 
  • On Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00, UK SAB is hosting a Tie Dye Workshop in Barker Plaza outside of the UK Student Center.  Bring your own shirt or hoodie and enjoy free food. 
  • The University's Part-Time Job Fair is Thursday, September 5 from 11:00 to 2:00 in the UK Student Center.  Students are encourage to dress business casual and bring copies of their resume. 
  • First Friday Breakfasts, hosted by the UK Food Connection, are a time to come together and learn about exciting and innovative work happening in food systems work across the state. Students, faculty, staff, and community members enjoy casual talks by farmers, local chefs, extension programs, and local organizations. Students are invited to attend on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the FoodChain (501 W 6th St. #105).
  • The College is hosting its Resume Roundup on Tuesday, September 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 in the Ag Info Center of the Ag Science Center.  Students can drop-in to have for professionals reviews and advice on creating a stand-out resume. 
  • UK Undergraduate Research is hosting an information session on Tuesday, September 10 at 4:30 in 306A Funkhouser.  Attendees will learn about finding a faculty mentor, getting started research projects, funding opportunities, and more. 
  • Students are invited to submit their resume for the University's Nonprofit Interview Night on Thursday, September 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the Stuckert Career Center.  This event is an opportunity to explore a variety of local nonprofit positions and gain valuable interviewing experience. For more information, and to submit a resume, click here

College Weekly: August 26

Advising and Academic Support 

  • The last day for students to add a Fall 2019 class is Friday, August 30. Students should consult their academic advisor before making changes to their schedule. 

Job Openings 

  • The UK Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry Lab has an immediate opening for a  research assistant. Duties include nitrogen and carbon mineralization lab research (soil processing, enzyme assays, gas chromatography, nutrient analysis) for cover crop soil studies. Knowledge in microbiology, chemistry, or soil fertility is helpful but not required. Training will be provided. Those interested should contact Dr. Mark Coyne (mark.coyne@uky.edu) or Ann Freytag (afreytag@uky.edu).
  • The UK Food Connection has a number of "Kitchen Crew" openings.  Students may work 5 to 20 hours per week with flexible scheduling and some activities after 5:00 p.m.  The deadline to apply is August 31. Click here for more information. 
  • UK Athletics is seeking game day support to work all home football games.  For more information, click here.
  • UK Neurosurgery is seeking a Federal Work-Study eligible student to assist its researchers. Duties include labeling, cleaning, and organizing lab supplies. For more information, click here
  • Lexington YMCA is seeking group leaders who enjoy working with children.  For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • Triangle Fraternity, a  fraternity specifically for architects, scientists, and engineers, is hosting a pizza and video game night on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:00 in Woodland Glen III. For more information, click here
  • Young Life, non-denominational Christian group, will be hosting its first Fall 2019 meeting on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 in room 330 of the UK Student Center. Click here for more information. 
  • Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, is hosting an info session on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 in 200 Funkhouser. Attendees will learn more about the group and how to get involved. For more info, and to see their other events, click here
  • All students interested in the livestock industry are invited to UK Block and Bridle's first Fall 2019 meeting on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 in room B52 of the Garrigus Building. Free pizza will be served. 

Events

  • For students staying on campus over the holiday weekend, UK SAB has a number of free events lined up for its "Labor Stay" series.  Click here for more information. 
  • The UK Part-Time Jobs Fair is Thursday, September 5 from 11:00 to 2:00 in the UK Student Center.  Attendees are encouraged to dress business casual and bring copies of their resume. 
  • From white water rafting to hiking in Red River Gorge, UK Campus Recreation has a number of outdoor adventures planned for Fall 2019.  For more information, click here

College Weekly: August 19

Advising and Academic Support

  • The first day of classes for the Fall 2019 Semester is Monday, August 26.

  • The last day for students to add a class for the Fall 2019 Semester is Friday, August 30. To learn more about upcoming student academic deadlines, click here

Job Openings

  • The Ecological Research and Education Center Field Station is now accepting applications for a part-time Federal Work Study opportunity. Student workers will remove a variety of invasive species from the building and construct or paint items for research and course use. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

  • UK’s Landscape Architecture department is now accepting applications for an Undergraduate Student Worker. The job consists of assisting faculty with research and/ or public service projects, graphic rendering and more. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

  • The National Turkey Federation is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Internship in their Washington, D.C. office. Juniors and Seniors who are advocates for the turkey industry and desire to learn are encouraged to apply. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

  • An off-campus employer is now accepting applications for Human Ecology Tutors. Tutors will work to provide individual tutoring to students with disabilities as assigned by Disability Support Services (DSS) Tutor Coordinator. For more information or to begin a resume, click here

Events

  • UK will be holding a Part-Time Jobs Fair Thursday, September 5 from 11:00 to 2:00. Students are strongly encouraged to dress in business casual and bring copies of their updated resume. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

  • Students are invited to “Labor Stay” from Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2. Free food and events for students will be held all throughout the holiday weekend. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

  • All students are invited to the College's annual "Resume Roundup" on Tuesday, September 10 from 4:00-6:00 in the Library of the Ag Science Center. There, students can have their resumes reviewed by industry professionals and receive advice on standing out in an applicant pool.  Whether working with little job experience or preparing to enter the full-time job search, this event is beneficial to everyone wanting to spruce up their resume. 

  • Incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to Campus Rukus this Friday, August 23 from 8:00-11:00. Students can get connected with student organizations and get free food and shirts. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: April 29

Advising and Academic Support

  • Those graduating in August should submit their degree application via myUK as soon as possible.  For more information, click here.  Questions may be directed to Louise Gladstone

Experiential Opportunities

  • All students are welcome to apply for WilDCats at the Capitol, the University's federal government internship program.  This program offers students the opportunity to intern, earn course credit, and gain experience at the highest levels of government while living in the nation’s capital. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

Job Openings

  • The UK Soil Microbiology Lab has an immediate opening for a summer research assistant. Duties include nitrogen and carbon mineralization lab research (soil processing, enzyme assays, gas chromatography, nutrient analysis) for cover crop soil studies. Knowledge in microbiology, chemistry, or soil fertility is helpful but not required. Training will be provided as necessary. Those interested should contact Dr. Mark Coyne or Ann Freytag
  • Downtown Lexington Partnership is seeking a summer intern to work in the office and support events on-site. Intern will create marketing content for popular Lexington events such as: Central Bank Thursday Night Live, Lexington's Fourth of July Festival and Fountain Films on Friday. For more information or to start an application, click here
  • Choose2B Inspirational Apparel, LLC is seeking for interns in fashion design, digital marketing, graphic design, Social Media Content and project management. Choose2B is located in downtown Lexington and works with up-and-coming fashion brands across the US. Interested students can contact Quentin Smith (quentin@uchoose2b.com). 
  • The Critical Zone Pedology Lab is seeking interns to participate in field and laboratory research focused on sinkhole soils, river terraces, and fragipans. Interested students can email a resume/CV along with a brief message discussing their interest in research and soils to Dr. Christopher Shepard (christopher.shepard@uky.edu).

Events

  • The college will be presenting the "Value of Play in Healthy Communities Workshop" Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30. This hour long workshop will focus on the complexities of play, various ways we can support playful communities and how play is linked to human health. For more information or to register for the event, click here
  • The Arboretum will be holding a "Salad Container Workshop" this Saturday, May 4 at 1:00. During this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the basics of container gardening. For more information, click here
  • UK Commencement Ceremonies are this weekend at Rupp Arena. The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment's Commencement is Friday, May 3 at 10:00. For more information, click here