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 16, 2017

Club Meetings

  • The UK Dairy Club will meet on October 31 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the UK Coldstream Dairy. The meeting will include a tour of the dairy, fun activities, and free food. Check out Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Job Openings

  • The 2018 UK Cooperative Extension Service summer internship application is now live. Students with at least 36 credit hours (by summer) and an interest in community/economic development are encouraged to apply. Questions may be directed to Antomia Farrell.  To access the application, click here.
  • Students with Quickbooks experience are encouraged to apply for the Food Bank of North Alabama's Farm Food Collaborative Co-Manager position. The  program facilitates sales of locally grown fruits and vegetables to local buyers and creates easy access to these healthy food choices. For more information, click here.
  • Aramark is seeking a part time Dietetics Intern. The position offers experience with a registered ditetition, and flexible with hours. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunities 

  • Appalachian Service Project, a new UK student organization, is recruiting new members.  This group is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that aims to inspire hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.  Those interested shoud email ukyasp@gmail.com.

Event Promotion

  • The UK Graduate and Professional School Showcase is happening today (10/16) from noon to 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. All students interested in pursing a master's or professional degree are encouraged to stop by.  Attending schools include the Ohio State University, Indiana University, Vanderbilt and many more. The event includes free t-shirts and iPad raffles. 
  • On Thursday October 26 from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting a general info session for students interested in undergraduate research. Attendees will learn about the variety of research options, how to find/approach faculty mentors and much more.

Fundraising 

  • The Horticulture Club has spinach, lettuce, apples, pumpkins and native plant species available for purchase Wednesday, October 18 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. All proceeds go toward student learning experiencesFor more information, contact Shari Dutton.

MISC. 

  • 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. Students interested should sign up here. Sudents can decide whether to participate after learning more about the study.

College Weekly: October 9, 2017

Club Meetings

  • The UK Horticulture Club will host a work day with tropicals on Wednesday, October 11 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. Students will participate in native plant and apple sales. For more information, contact Grace Ragain. 

Job Openings

  • The 2018 UK Cooperative Extension Service summer internship applicatitons are now avaliable. Students interested in community and economic development and who will have 36 credit hours by summer 2018 are encouraged to apply. Contact Antomia Farrell with questions, and click here to apply. 
  • Blue Grass Airport is seeking a spring intern to assist the Marketing & Community Relations department with social media, event planning, advertising, writing marketing materials and drafting press releases. The intern will undergo a background check to obtain an airport badge that will provide access post-security checkpoint at the airport. Send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Tiffany Hart at thart@bluegrassairport.com. NOTE: applications will be processed after November 1.
  • The BloodHorse LLC is currently seeking a Digital Library Sciences Intern. The internship will involve working with the Visuals Director and Digital Assets team for an average of 15-20 hours per week. Those interested should should send a copy of their resume to Meredith Helm.

Event Promotion

  • Students planning to walk in the December Commencement should attend "Grad Salute" happening October 10 and 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the King Alumni House on Rose Street.  There students can get measured for cap and gowns, receive exit counseling on student loans, seek last-minute career help and much more. For more information, click here
  • UK School of Information Science is hosting Austin Knight, Sr. UX Designer at HubSpot for a lecture on "Lean UX in the Enterprise" on Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the William T. Young Athletic Association Auditorium. For more information, click here.
  • The Student Activities Board is hosting a Cross-Cultural Crafting night on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in The Hub in Willim T. Young Library. 
  • Join SAB for a moderated discussion with the YouTube sensation Jenna Marbles on Friday, October 13. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, tickets are now required to attend this event. All tickets are FREE, but limited seats are available. Online tickets are available at the UK Box Office, or in person at the Student Involvement Box Office in Bowman’s Den.
  • Lexington Parks and Recreation is hosting "Freaky Friday Flicks" throughout the month of October at the Moondance Amphitheater.  For more information on this and other Lexington Parks and Rec events, click here

College Weekly: October 2, 2017

Academic Support and Advising 

  • Advising for the winter and spring terms will begin soon.  Students should be on the lookout for information about scheduling their advising appointment. The course catalog will be available in myUK on or before October 9.  Students may use myUK GPS to build long-range course plans.  Advisor information can be accessed from the homepage in myUK GPS. Students without an assigned advisor can contact the Center for Student Success at 859-257-3468. 

Club Meeting

  • The UK Horticulture Club will host a work day with tropicals on Wednesday, October 4 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. Students will participate in native plant and apple sales. For more information, contact Grace Ragain. 

Job Opening

  • The UK Poultry Research Farm is seeking students to work Monday throught Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and everyother weekend. Hours are flexible with classes, and students can work up to 20 hours a week during the semester and 40 hours a week during winter and summer breaks. Responsibilities include feeding and weighing chickens, cleaning of rooms and general upkeep of the facility.  For more information, contact Mike Ford, 859-259-1701

Experiential Opportunities 

  • The Dietetics and Human Nutrition department is leading a summer 2018 study abroad program in Italy. Undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to apply. Information sessions will be held in 128 Erikson Hall on Monday, October 2 from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and on Thursday, October 5 from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. For more information on the program, click here.
  • In collaboration with the College of Nursing, Dr. Amy Kostelic is directing a spring on-campus course with an international travel component to Costa Rica.  Students will study the unique health and well-being of Costa Ricans, participate in service learning projects and more.  Those interested should attend the info session on Thursday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m. in 128 Erikson Hall. Pizza will be provided. Click here for more information and to apply. 
  • Paws 4 the Cause is seeking an Adoption Coordinator to assist in the adoption process and screening applicants for animal adoptionsResponsibilities include reviewing applications, home visits and animal transport. For more information, and to apply, click here

Event Promotion

  • UK Roundup is happening this week! Prior to the UK vs. Mizzou football game, all students are invited to attend the big Saturday (10/7) celebration at 3:30 p.m. adjacent to the E.S. Good Barn. The event will include food, a pep rally and live music by Grayson Jenkins and the Resolutions. Students entry is free, but registration is required. Families are welcome to attend too. To register, click here
  • UK Build a Better Burger Contest is Thursday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m. adjacent to the E.S. Good Barn. All students are welcome to participate. Teams can consist of three individuals. To sign up, click here
  • UK Water Week is next week, Sunday, October 7 through Friday, October 13. All events are free and will provide food. Click here to see upcoming activities and celebrations. 
  • The University Health Service is offering flu shots to University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff.  Five flu clinics are scheduled throughout the month of October.  For more information, click here.

Fundraising

  • UK MANRRS Collegiate Chapter is hosting a bike ride for educational abroad scholarships at CycleBar Fritz Farm on October 4 at 8:10 p.m. The ride is $20, to reserve bikes, click here

College Weekly: September 25, 2017

Academic Support and Advising 

  • On Tuesday, September 26, Lesli Hall, the college's pre-professional advisor, is hosting a pre-health meeting for students interested in healthcare careers from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Ag Information Center (room N24B). Information will be geared toward freshmen/sophomore students.

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • The Western Herb Society is offering two undergraduate scholarships valued at $7,500 and $9,000. Preference will go to students with a financial need and career goals in horticulture. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The UK Horticulture Club will host a work day on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. Students will participate in a native plant and apple sales. For more information, contact Grace Ragain. 

  • The UK Dairy Club will meet on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in 109 Garrigus. Alex Crosbie, BVSc will be presenting on automated health monitoring and Australian dairies. All students interested in learning more about dairy are encouraged to attend. Contact Kelly Loewen with questions. 

  • The Agribusiness Club will meet on Wednesday, September 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in N12. Abby Martin, 2017 program graduate, will discuss career and internship opportunities with C.H. Robinson, and the meeting will cover travel opportunity for students. Pizza and drinks provided. Contact Susan Skees with questions, and to learn more about C.H. Robinson, click here

Job Openings

  • Cintas Corporation is seeking an intern with an interest in business. This part time position offers focus areas in Sales, Customer Service, Office, or Production. Experience requested. Applications are due Friday, September 29. For more information, and to apply, click here

  • Hannah KLS Reports is seeking spring interns to assist in legislative tracking operations in Frankfort, KY. Students who have an interest in politics and communication are encouraged to apply. This paid position includes specific availability. For more information, click here

  • Miller, Griffin & Marks, P.S.C are seeking runners for their firm. Runners are needed for Tuesday/Thursday/Friday mornings, until at least 1:00 p.m.. Students who are interested, and are avaliable during the requested time, should contact Mary Ron Moore, Runner Supervior. 

Fundraising 

  • The Horticulture Club has Red Chief Red Delicious, Loriglow and Golden Delicious apples available for purchase Wednesday, September 27 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. All proceeds go toward student learning experiencesFor more information, contact Shari Dutton.

College Weekly: September 18, 2017

Academic Support and Advising 

  • On Tuesday, September 26, Lesli Hall, the college's pre-professional advisor, is hosting a pre-health meeting for students interested in healthcare careers from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Ag Information Center (room N24B). Information will be geared toward freshmen/sophomore students.

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • The National Corn Growers Association is offering scholarships to students whose parents or guardians are members of the association.  For more information, and to apply, click here
  • The UK Education Abroad Diversity Scholarship, worth up to $5,000, is due by October 1.  Unlike other EA scholarships, this is a voucher to be used toward a future program and students do not need to have an active application to apply. For more information, click here
  • University of Kentucky Student Government Association (UKSGA) offers child care grants to UK students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. To be eligible, a student must have a child enrolled in a day care or after school program that requires a weekly or monthly payment. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Club Meetings

  • The Agribusiness Club is searching for students to serve as 2017-18 club officers. Responsiblities include planning activities such as an in-state trip and out-of-state trip. Click here to apply.

Experiential Opportunities 

  • In collaboration with the College of Nursing, Dr. Amy Kostelic is directing a spring on-campus course with an international travel component to Costa Rica.  Students will study the unique health and well-being of Costa Ricans, participate in service learning projects and more.  Those interested should attend one of two info sessions: Tuesday, Septmeber 26 at 12:00 p.m. in 315 College of Nursing - or - Thursday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m. in 128 Erikson Hall. Pizza will be provided. Click here for more information and to apply. 
  • The UK office of Undergraduate Research is hosting the Oswald Research and Creativity Competition. Entries can range in a variety of forms, and first place will  receive $350. All undergraduate students are eligible to compete. For more information, click here.

Job Openings

  • Tutors are needed for ABT 101, BAE 417, BAE 447, AEC 309 and AEC 324. Applicants must be a junior or senior and recieved a B or higher in the course(s). For more information contact Rita Griffith, or click here.
  • ALDI Inc. is seeking a district manager intern. The position offers experience from merchandising to corporate strategy and accepts both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, click here
  • Bluetique is seeking an intern with a passion for fashion and social media experience. Responsibilities will include creating posts, monitoring social media presence and market research. Hours are flexible to accommodate classes. For more information, click here
  • CMI Consulting, LLC, a Lexington-based human resources consulting firm, is seeking an intern to assist with talent pipeline development, human resource consulting and marketing projects while gaining experience in a small business atmosphere. Applicants must be able to work Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, click here

Event Promotion

  • Students are welcome to drop-in a coffee chat with Dow AgroSciences and CGB on Tuesday, September 19 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Ag Information Center. This is a networking and professional development opportunity for any student interested in learning more about these companies and the agriculture industry at large. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. 
  • The UK Ag Career Fair is this Wednesday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Attendees should wear professional attire and bring copies of their resume.  For more information, and to register, click here
  • John Maxwell, world renown leadership speaker, and New York Times best-selling author, will speak on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are free to students. To reserve tickets, click here.
  • The Food Systems Innovation Center is currently seeking 100 participants for an Alfredo* Pasta Sauce taste test on Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. in 201 W.P. Garrigus Building. Time slots are 20 minutes, and participants will be compensated with a $10 gift card.  Click here to register.
  • The University of Kentucky College of Law is hosting various events this semester for students interested in attending law school.  The college will host information sessions on Friday, September 29 and Friday, October 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Sanders Hall.  On Thursday, November 9, the college will host an Open House from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  For more information, click here.
  • The UK community is invited to the STARR Women's Self-Defense course.  This is a three day training course on reducing risk of assault, increasing awareness levels and learning offensive and defensive techniques in a safe environment. The first series is Monday, September 18 to Wednesday, September 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information, and a list of other sessions, click here.

Fundraising

  • The Horticulture Club will offer fresh-picked apples from the Horticulture Research Farm, mid-western native plants and tropical plants on Wednesday, September 20 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: September 11, 2017

 Academic Support and Advising

  • Lesli Hall, pre-professional advisor, has appointments available for students interested in medical, dental, optometry and pharmacy school.  Appointments can be scheduled via myuk or email

Club Meetings 

  • Ag Student Council will meet on Thursday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. in E.S. Good Barn. All students are welcome to attend. 
  • The Pre-Medical Activities Council (PMAC), will meet on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in room 118 of Whitehall Classroom Building. All student interested in healthcare professions are encouraged to attend. The topic of discussion is the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and pizza will be provided before the meeting. 

Job Openings

  • The Paso Fino Horse Association is seeking a junior or senior with equine experience and communications/management skills for a part-time internship. Applications are due Friday, September 15. Click here for details. 
  • Victory Hemp Foods is seeking a Farmers Market Representative to educate about the hemp industry. Previous hemp knowledge is desired. For more information and requirements, click here
  • Kenney Orthopedics, LLC is seeking a Lab Technician for fabrication, modification and repair of various rehabilitative support equipment and components. Hours are flexible. More information can be found here

Experiential Opportunties

  • The local non-profit, Dress for Success Lexington, is seeking interns in all departments. Including marketing, public relations and others. The position will be crafted for intern's strengths and interests. Applications are due Thursday, September 14. If interested, click here for more information.
  • Alltech’s Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition is seeking a full time research intern. Applicants must be a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.For more information, click here
  • Alltech’s Regulatory Affairs Department, in Nicholasville, KY, is seeking an intern with interest in regulatory and legal requirements in the global feed and nutrition market. Interns must be a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information, click here

Event Promotion

  • Students wanting to improve their resume are encouraged to attend the Resume Roundup on Tuesday, September 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the lobby of Seay Auditorium. For more information and to register, click here

  • UK Sigma Alpha, an agricultural professional development sorority, will host rush week activities September 11 - 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in E.S. Good Barn. For more information click here, or contact Taylor Masters, Rush Chair.

  • Students seeking employment are encouraged to attend the Part-Time Jobs Fair on Thursday, September 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of White Hall Classroom Building. Click here for more information. 

  • Students interested in gaining experience with non-profit organizations can attend the Non-Profit Internship Interview night on Thursday, September 14 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Stuckert Career Center. For more information and to register, click here

 Fundraising

  • The Horticulture Club will offer fresh-picked apples from the Horticulture Research Farm, mid-western native plants and tropical plants on Wednesday, September 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Greenhouse 12. For more information, click here.

Other

  • To access food insecurities, all students are asked to take the University of Kentucky Food Access Survey. The survey takes 10 minutes and participants have a chance of winning a $10 Amazon gift card. To access the survey, click here

  • The Agribusiness Club is in search of talented students to serve as officers for the 2017-18 academic year. The club will be planning many exciting activities including an in-state trip and out-of-state trip. Click here to apply.