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: March 18

Advising and Academic Support 

  • For May graduates and those walking in May Commencement, Wednesday, March 20 is the deadline to apply for graduation via myUK. August graduates who are not participating in May Commencement have until July 1 to apply.  Click here for more information. 
  • Students are invited to nominate an excellent college advisor for the University's Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisor award. Nominations are due Friday, March 29. Visit this webpage for more information.
  • The last day to withdraw from a Spring 2019 course is Friday, March 29.  Before making changes, students should consult their academic advisor and know a "W" will appear on their transcript. 

Scholarships

  • The college scholarship for current students is due on April 1. For more information, click here
  • The UK Academic Excellence Scholarship Program is open to all full-time undergraduate students with a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Awards are up to $1,500. For more information, click here

Jobs and Internships

  • Students seeking on-campus summer or fall jobs are invited to attend the Campus Rec and Wellness Job Fairs from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20. They'll be in two locations: the Johnson Center and the Student Center Staircase. 
  • Applications are being accepted for a UK Crop Production internship. Duties will include all aspects of tobacco production from seeding to harvest. For more information, contact Beau Neal at beau.neal@uky.edu.
  • A UK department is seeking a temporary, part-time marketing assistant. This person will work with the marketing coordinator in developing content for various mediums, analyzing research, coordinating events, and more.  For more information, click here
  • LGC Standards in Lexington, KY is seeking a full-time program coordinator to support their certification process, manage sites and materials, ensure compliance, and more. For more information, log in to Handshake to view the posting. 
  • The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (Newport, KY) is seeking seasonal, full-time resident advisors. RA's are paid and will be provided housing and meals.  For more information, log in to Handshake to view the posting.
  • Mondelez International, makers of Nabisco and Cadbury brands, is seeking a full-time sales representative/merchandiser for the Louisville, KY area. For more information, log in to Handshake to view the posting. 
  • Toshiba is seeking a full-time customer support assistant in Lexington, KY.  For more information, log in to Handshake to view the posting. 

Event Promotion 

  • UK SAB is hosting Archery Tag on Friday, March 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Seaton Center. Archery Tag is a mix between laser tag and dodgeball with foam-tipped arrows. Free food is included.  For more information, click here
  • Lexington residents are encouraged to explore the city's tree through the "Go See Trees" program. The spring challenge will be held from March 16 to April 30 with a prize drawing valued at $250.  For more information, click here

Course Promotion

  • ENT 110: Insect Biology is offered this fall, and 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 is 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 more.

College Weekly: March 11

Scholarships

  • The University of Kentucky LGBTQ* Scholarship is now open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Multiple awards of up to $2,000 will be granted. Applications close on March 31. For more information, click here
  • Students in any agriculture program are eligible to apply for the Sygenta Agricultural Scholarship.  Applicants compete for $20,000 in scholarship awards. For more information, click here
  • Nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, March 20 for the Hubert J. Byrd Soil Science Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is designed for rising seniors with a declare major in soil science of a closely related degree program. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • Applications are now open for the 2019 AFA Leaders Conference. The AFA Leaders Conference is a four-track program designed to offer college students four different personal and professional development opportunities matched to their year in college. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau is now accepting applications for their communications internship. The  position will assist the communications team with writing, creating, curating, and distributing a variety of internal and external-facing projects. For more information, click here.
  • Plant Kingdom is now accepting applications for a landscape assistant . The landscape assistant will work to provide professional landscaping services, from tree delivery and planting to small-scale landscape installation and maintenance. For more information, click here
  • The Horticulture Department is seeking full-time summer research interns to work primarily on laboratory or field research. The position is focused on resolving stalk lodging in corn and will seek to understand the relationship between plant genetics, environmental conditions, phenotypic expressions and corn stalk biomechanics and their interaction on lodging resistance. For more information, click here
  • The office of Congressman Andy Barr is currently accepting internship applications for the Summer 2019 Internship Program in both his Lexington, KY and Washington, D.C. congressional offices. Applications are due by Friday, March 22. For more information, click here
  • The Arboretum is now hiring summer interns to work on the 2019 Walk Across Kentucky (WAKY) collection. The collection is a representation of native plants and ecosystems showcasing the natural diversity of Kentucky. For more information, click here

Events

  • UK Counseling Center's Question, Persuade, Refer workshop will be held Wednesday, March 13. The workshop helps individuals learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone is thinking about suicide and how to apply three steps to save a life. For more information, click here

Other 

  • The College of Education will host its annual Teachers Who Made a Difference Program on April 27. This program gives individuals the opportunity to thank the educators who have inspired and motivated them to succeed. Submissions for the program are being accepted until March 31, or as soon as the maximum number of submissions is received. For more information, click here

College Weekly: March 4

Course Promotion

  • The Entomology department is offering ENT340 - Livestock Entomology as an online Summer 2019 course. For more information, students can contact Lee Townsend (lee.townsend@uky.edu).

Academic and Advising Support

  • Upcoming graduates are invited to the Grad Salute event happening March 5 through March 8. Students can register to participate in the commencement ceremony, purchase an official cap and gown, and much more while at the event. For more information, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • UK's Student Sustainability Council is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Students accepted will help distribute funding to advance sustainability efforts on campus. Applicants must email their cover letter and resume to ukstudentsustainabilitycouncil@gmail.com by March 18. For more information, click here.

  • Camp HOPE, an outdoor bereavement camp for children who have recently lost a loved, is looking for volunteers. Students can volunteer to help support attending kids throughout the day. The camp will be June 1 and June 2 at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles. For more information, click here.

  • As part of the UK Libraries Curiosity theme for this year, there will be a series of mini “field trips” to highlight special locations, projects or resources right here on campus. All students and faculty are invited to attend. More information and dates are available here.

  • Lexington's yearly Science Festival "Everything is Science" is March 4 - March 8. This year's EIS Festival will focus on "Opposites Attract" as the week is filled with paired presentations, lectures, and demonstrations that take a closer look at the yin and yang of science. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The UK Department of Entomology is now accepting applications for their Summer Undergraduate Research Position. Job duties include; managing stink bug populations, field plot establishment and maintenance, driving for data collection, and much more. Student interested in the position can send a resume/CV to Lauren Fann  (lefa228@uky.edu).

  • Applications are now open for the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program. Job duties entail; learning pasture management, working with research projects, learning to identify pasture grasses, and more. Applications are due by Friday, March 15. Interested students can contact Krista Lea (krista.lea1@uky.edu).

  • The Agroecosystem Nutrient Cycling Lab in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences is hiring Undergraduate Research Assistants for Summer 2019. Students will assist with research testing the effects of management practices on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. Applicants can contact Dr. Hanna Poffenbarger (hanna.poffenbarger@uky.edu) or click here for more information.

  • The Jockey Club Industry Initiatives is looking for a part time individual to assist with data entry and quality control of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse regulatory rulings assigned to trainers. Interested students can contact Meredith Helm (mhelm@jockeyclub.com) for more information.

Events

  • The College's Alumni Association will be holding a graduation event Thursday, May 2 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. Upcoming graduates are encouraged to register for the celebratory event. Interested students should check their UK email in the coming weeks for more information about registration and the event itself. 

College Weekly: February 25

Course Promotion 

  • The Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering Department is offering GEN: 109-Fundamentals of Applied STEM trades as a 4-week summer course. The course is designed to equip students with fundamental knowledge of tools and equipment, their uses, and operation. For more information, click here

Academic and Advising Support 

  • Advising for the summer and fall terms will be starting soon. Students should schedule with their acdemic advisor so they can register for classes as soon as the window opens. Students without an assigned advisor should contact the Center for Student Success.

Scholarships 

  • The college scholarship application for continuing and transfer students is now open. Applications are due by Monday, April 1. For more information, click here
  • Pre-medical and dental students are encouraged to attend the "Funding Sources & Paths to Dental and Medical School" scholarship program. The event will be held in Patterson Office Tower, Room 318 on Monday, February 25 at 5:30.

Experiential Opportunities

  • Applications are now being acepted for the college's ambassador program. Students who want to learn more can connect with current ambassadors Monday, February 25 - Thursday, February 28 from 11:00 to 1:00 on the ground floor of the Ag Science Center. Applications are due by Sunday, March 3.

Job Openings

  • Scott County is hiring an Extension Agent for 4-H to implement a well-rounded program that develops youth through school and community-based programs, recruits and trains volunteer leaders, and more. For more information, click here.
  • Booster is looking for part-time team members to be the face of the Boosterthon program on elementary school campuses. Program Specialists will help set up and host weekly Pep Rallies, present values-based curriculum to students, engage with teachers, and more. For more information, click here
  • The Agrosystem Nutrient Cycling Lab in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences is hiring full-time undergraduate summer research assistants. Students will assist with research testing the effects of management practices on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. For more information, contact Dr. Hanna Poffenbarger at hanna.poffenbarger@uky.edu

Events

  • The UK Counseling Center will be holding their final workshop in the "Resilience Recharge" series Tuesday, February 26 at 1:00. All students are invited to attend the workshop focusing on self-care. For more information, click here
  • All students are invited to attend UK's annual "Underground Formal" on Friday, March 1 at 8:00. This is a great opportunity for students from many backgrounds to come together for a fun night of games and dancing. For more information, click here
  • Clubs, organizations, academic programs, and other campus resources are invited to participate in the Opportunity Fair at UK 4-H/FFA Ag Field Day. This a great opportunity to promote organizations before nearly 2000 middle and high school aged students interested in related fields. For more information and to reserve a table, click here
  • University of Pikeville's Admissions Workshop for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Optometry will be held Tuesday, February 26. There wil be sessions at 12:00 (James W Stuckert Career Center) and 5:30 (Whitehall, Room 245). Students do not need to attend both sessions. 

College Weekly: February 18

Course Promotion

  • Principles of Animal Research (EQM 300-001) is now available as a summer course. The 3 credit hour course will be held May 7 through June 11. For more information, click here.

Job Openings

  • UK Transformative Learning is seeking tutors for a variety of subjects including business, math, chemistry, biology, and more. For more information, click here.
  • Internship applications are now being accepted for a UK Crop Production Internship. Duties will include all aspects of tobacco production from seeding to harvest. For more information, contact Beau Neal at beau.neal@uky.edu.
  • UK Libraries is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 paid internships. Many internships available are suited for undergraduates of any discipline; peer mentors, diversity scholars, ambassadors, and more. For more information, click here
  • The Landscape Entomology Lab is seeking a full-time student worker this summer to assist with research focusing on the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. For more information, contact Adam Baker at heresadamb@uky.edu

Experiential Opportunities

  • Applications for the Summer Medical Observership Program are now open. The UK Summer Medical Observership Program is designed to give students who plan to apply to medical school the opportunity to shadow a faculty physician preceptor as a clinical observer. Applications are due Friday, February 22. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • The Foresight Pre-Optometry club will be hosting Ohio State University College of Optometry on Wednesday, February 27 at 5:00. The meeting will be held in the UK Student Center, Room 350D. This is a great opportunity for students on the Pre-Optometry track and for those interested in the healthcare field.

Events

  • The 8th annual Organic Association of KY Conference is will be held March 1 to March 2. Attendees will enjoy two days of short courses, farm tours, film screenings, local and organic meals, trade shows and networking. Student registration rates are available. For more information, click here.
  • Students are invited to register for the "Back to Basics" cooking class on Thursday, February 21. This class is designed for those who have just started cooking and who want to learn or sharpen basic skills. For more information, click here
  • The UK Counseling Center will be holding a "Beating Test Anxiety" workshop on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00. The workshop is free to all UK students. For more information, click here.  
  • Campus Kitchen is holding their annual fundraising event "Raise the Dough". Funds raised will expand upon CKUK’s work to end hunger on UK’s campus. Students, faculty, and staff can help by pledging their support here.
  • UK's Spring Career fairs will be this Tuesday and Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom. Students from all class years (Freshman-Graduate) are encouraged to attend. No advance registration is required to attend. The Tuesday fair will focus on science and engineering jobs while Wednesday's fair is applicable to all majors. All students should dress business casual and brings copies of their resume. For more information, click here

College Weekly: February 11

Advising and Academic Support

  • The UK College of Medicine has developed an Early Assurance Program for high achieving students. Applicants must have an interest in ultimately studying and practicing in Kentucky as they will receive assured admission to the University of Kentucky. For more information, click here
  • Stuckert Career Center and the College of Arts & Sciences will be offering a joint workshop for students questioning their pre-health professions path and need help identifying other career options or the best healthcare profession for them. The workshop will be held Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 in the Stuckert Career Center. 

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • The Office of Undergraduate Research annually awards students a grant to study a variety of disciplines under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Applications are due Monday, February 25. For more information, click here
  • UK Libraries is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship. Two students have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 cash prize for a research project that makes substantive and creative use of UK Libraries. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunity

  • The UK College of Medicine invites rising juniors and seniors to apply for the Summer Training Program. Emphasis may be pharmacology or environmental health sciences. Students must be available for the entirety of the program (May 28 through August 2) as they will receive a stipend. For more information, click here
  • Applications are now open for Intercollegiate Sustainability Research Experiences (ISREs). This is an 8-10 week program where students will work under the guidance of a scientist or team. Participants will receive up to a $4,500 stipend. Applications are due by Monday, February 25. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The Summer 2019 Meredith Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent graduates to gain experience working with some of their popular brands. Positions are available in marketing, print and digital content, photography, food styling, prop styling,the test kitchens, and much more. Applications are due Friday, February 22. For more information, click here

Events

  • The UK Counseling Center will be holding "Resilience Recharge" workshops designed to help manage approaching mid-semester stress. The first session focusing on mindset is Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 in 203 Frazee Hall. Sessions are free to all UK students. For more workshops and information, click here
  • The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is holding their Admissions Boot Camp May 28 through May 31 in Morehead, KY. All expenses for the program are covered by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Applications are due by Thursday, April 18. For more information, click here
  • The college's Student Council will host its annual Winter Clothing Drive in Ag North, February 13 through 15, from 11:00-1:00. All donations and proceeds will go to the Catholic Action Center. Free donuts and pastries will be provided.
  • The Food Science Club will be selling Valentine's Day hot chocolate from 9:00 - 11:30 on Thursday, February 14 in the lobby of the Garrigus Building. Each cup is $3.00 and cash or major credit/ debit cards are accepted. 
  • The Horticulture Club will be selling Valentine's Day themed gifts Wednesday, February 13 from 11:00 - 3:00 in the Ag North deli area. The club is offering terrariums, planters, and flowers for the big day. For more information, click here