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: January 21

Club Meetings

  • Block and Bridle invites students to the first club meeting on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 in Garrigus Room B52. The group will discuss how to join the club and upcoming spring activities.
  • UK Horticulture club meets every Wednesday at 7:00 in the greenhouses adjacent to the Agricultural Science Center. New members always welcome.

Job Openings

  • The Arboretum's Kentucky Children's Garden is seeking education and garden assistants to work mid-March through October. Responsibilities will include assisting with educational programming and garden interpretation, garden maintenance and more. Students may receive internship credit. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jackie.gallimore@uky.edu by January 31. To learn more about the job, visit this website.
  • The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change program supports paid internships to undergraduate and graduate students to work in national parks for 12 weeks on projects in environmental and climate change research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, and other fields. To learn more about this internship, click here.

Experiental Opportunities

  • The education abroad program “Health and Health Care in France,” is open to pre-health students in the college. The trip will cover the French health care system, supports that contribute to excellent health, and the French approach to wellness. Dr. Christy Brady in the College of Health Sciences will lead the program. For additional information email Dr. Brady at clfrea2@uky.edu or click here.
  • The UK Markey Cancer Center invites students from Appalachia to apply for their Career Training in Oncology program. This program develops participants’ cancer research knowledge and skills through cross-disciplinary faculty-mentored research training experiences. For more information, click here. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1.
  • The Urban Forest Initiative will train students interested in urban forestry to become TreeCATs. Participants who attend all 5 4hr Saturday sessions from March 23 - April 20 will receive a $200 stipend. TreeCATs will gain experience in tree identification, care & maintenance, health & pest detection, and inventorying. Participants will also become eligible for a summer internship with UFI. To apply, click here. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2019. 

Events

  • All UK faculty, staff and students are invited to a SafeZone Training on Thursday, January 24 at noon in The Office of LGBTQ* Resources (UK Student Center, Suite A250). This event is a workshop for those wanting to support LGBTQ* students and learn more about their identities. Attendees will receive a light lunch and SafeZone magnet for their space. To learn more about the event, visit their event page.
  • The UK College of Medicine will offer tours of the facility with current medical students on the following dates: Friday, January 25 at 2:00 and Monday, February 4 at 2:00. To sign up, email kymedap@uky.edu. For questions, call 859-323-6161. 
  • The Urban Forest Initiative Speaker Series picks up on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 at the UK Good Barn, with Chris Chandler of The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Chandler is an environmental project manager, certified arborist and Louisville native whose work is having a big impact in his hometown. Parking for the event is free at the E.S. Good Barn. To learn more about this event, click here.
  • Kentucky College of Optometry representative, Casey Price, will visit campus on Tuesday, January 22 at 5:00 in the UK Student Center, room 350-D. He will give a presentation, do a Q&A, and offer tips for the application process.
  • UK CLD is hosting a seminar entitled "Where is hemp in our communities?" on Friday, January 25 at noon in 341 Barnhart. During the event, Dr. David Williams will discuss the utility of industrial hemp and its value for local, state, and national economies.
  • UK Student Activities Board is hosting a Casino City night on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 in the UK Student Center Ballroom. There will be casino games, glow golf, prizes, and food. To learn more about the event, visit their event page

College Weekly: January 14

Advising and Academic Support 

  • Tomorrow (1/15) is the last day to add a course to a Spring 2019 schedule.  Students wishing to make adjustments should consult their academic advisor. 

Club Meetings 

  • Sigma Alpha, UK's ag sorority, invites all women to their spring recruitment events happening January 15 - 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Seay Auditorium.  Visit their Facebook page for more information. 
  • Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity, is hosting an interest session on Wednesday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. in 110 White Hall.  Click here for more info. 

Job Openings 

  • Kentucky 4-H has a variety of job openings for summer camps across the state.  Positions include cabin managers, healthcare, STEM education, media, environmental education, aquatics and more.  For more information, click here.  The deadline to apply is February 15. 
  • DLF Pickseed USA has a full-time opening for a farm manager. For more information, click here.
  • A Lexington law firm is seeking a part-time messenger to fulfill various office tasks.  For more information, click here

Events 

  • The Center for Community Outreach is hosting a Volunteer Fair TODAY (1/14) from 10:30 to 1:00 in the Student Center. During the event, students can connect with local non-profits seeking student volunteers during the spring semester. 
  • The UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources is hosting their Winter Welcome Back Social TODAY (1/14) from 3:00 to 6:00 in room 250 of the UK Student Center. Light Refreshments will be provided. 
  • UK Student Activities Board is hosting a Terrarium Workshop on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Patterson Hall. Vases, rocks, plants, dirt, and decorations will all be provided for students to construct their own terrarium.

College Weekly: January 7

Advising and Academic Support 

  • The last day to add a Spring 2019 course is Tuesday, January 15. Students wanting to change their schedule should consult their academic advisor before making changes. 

Job Openings 

  • A local student housing apartment complex is looking for a handful of community assistants.  These students will be responsible for marketing efforts, hosting events, working with vendors and more.  For more information, click here
  • The USDA has a number of summer internships available nationwide.  Positions include areas such as veterinary science, natural resources and biological sciences, engineering and architecture, business and general administration. All majors are eligible to apply.  For more information, click here. Deadline to apply is January 18. 
  • Syngenta is seeking a federal government relations intern in Washington D.C. Responsibilities include legislative research, preparing presentations, drafting newsletters and more.  For more information, click here
  • A Ph.D. student in the Plant and Soil Sciences department is seeking an on-campus research assistant. Duties include media creation, lab management, counting seed/pods and more. The pay rate is $10.00 per hour for up to 20 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. Interested students should contact Katherine Rod (Katherine.rod@uky.edu) for more information.

Experiential Opportunities 

  • Students planning to study abroad this summer should submit their program application soon.  The EA scholarship application deadline for summer programs is February 1, and applicants must have an active program application. For more information, visit the UK Education Abroad website or stop by the EA Advising Center in 315 Bradley Hall. 
  • Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort is seeking an environmental and arts education intern to facilitate quality community programming for eight to ten hours per week from late May/early June through August. Main responsibilities will include developing, promoting and facilitating events, workshops, classes and camps. If interested, interns may design and implement your own program. Interested students may learn more by signing in to Handshake with their linkblue ID. 

Events

  • UK Housing is hosting a free ice skating event on Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11 from 4:00 to 8:00 adjacent to Chellgren Hall (on Woodland Avenue). The event will include food, t-shirts and more. All students are welcome to attend. 
  • The UK Student Center Cinema has scheduled a new line-up of free Spring 2019 movies.  This week's screenings include The Breakfast Club, The Princess Bride and more.  For more information, click here

College Weekly: December 10

Event Promotion

  • UK SAB is hosting their traditional Crunch Brunch event on Tuesday, December 11 from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. in Memorial Coliseum. The event will include free food, massages, t-shirts and other activities to help students unwind during finals. 

Job Openings

  • The College's Center for Student Success is seeking a communication assistant to begin January 2019. This position will assist in variety of tasks including print design, email communications, social media coordination, event planning and more. Those able to work through summer 2019 and the 2019-20 academic year will be preferred. For more information, and to apply, click here.

  • The Kentucky Distillers' Association is seeking a full-time executive assistant. Successful applicants will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support duties with little or no supervision. The deadline to apply is December 21. For more information, click here.

  • Peterson Farms in Loretto, KY is seeking a full-time agronomist.  This role combines agronomy with data management and is extremely hands on. Peterson is looking for a detail oriented and driven person who will be responsible for scouting crops, developing recommendations for operations, assisting with data analysis. For more information, login to Handshake with linkblue credentials. 

Experiential Opportunities 

  • The UK Police Department is offering a self defense and risk reduction course for women. For more information, click here
  • Dr. Camie Heleski is still accepting applications for her Spring 2019 animal science course that includes a May trip England. For more information, click here

College Weekly: December 3

Advising and Academic Support

  • Chemistry to Accounting, Spanish to Statistics, students wanting academic support or tutoring are encouraged to stop by one of the many academic support offices on campus. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • Lesson designers and leaders are needed for hands-on STEM workshops during Spring 2019 Expanding Your Horizons conference.  This event brings middle school girls to campus to build confidence in STEM subjects and introduce them to potential role models. Participating students may earn two credit hours. For more information, click here
  • The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for its Summer 2019 internship program until Monday, December 10. The KDA internship is open to students from all majors.  For more information, click here.  

Fundraisers

  • The UK Horticulture Club is hosting their Holiday Plant Sale on Wednesday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Ag Deli area. Poinsettias, living ornaments and small, holiday themed planters will be available.

Events

  • Students in the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology program will present their findings from their independent research projects on Tuesday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall. Depending on the number of students presenting, additional presentations may also occur on December 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • The UK Student Activities Board is hosting "Binglow" on Thursday, December 6 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the UK Student Center Ballroom.  Free food and prizes will be available. 
  • UK SAB is hosting a "Holiday Office Party" on Friday, December 7 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Worsham Cinema. They will be screening every holiday episode of The Office.
  • The UK Police Department is hosting an active shooter training on December 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in room 331 of the UK Student Center.  UKPD will have specialized instructors to prepare students, faculty, and staff for a survival mindset during the unlikely case of an active shooter. Attendees will learn how law enforcement responds to an active shooting situation and understand pre-incident behaviors of potential active shooters.

College Weekly: November 12

Advising and Student Support

  • May 2019 graduates should apply for graduation by November 30.  For more information, click here.
  • Priority registration for the winter and spring terms is open until Tuesday, November 20 at 11:59 P.M.  Student can check myUK GPS to see when their registration window opens. 

Club Meetings

  • The UK Pre-Vet Club is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 in Seay Auditorium. The focus of the meeting will be vet medicine's involvement with drugs and crime. One of the speakers, Dr. Cheryl Nelson, will bring a life like canine model that is used to train K9 cops and discuss veterinary forensics. 
  • On Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 in 205 White Hall, "First Generation," a new UK student organization, will hosts its very first meeting.  The group is especially for first-generation college students (those whose parents do not hold a 4-year college degree).

Events 

  • All students are invited to attend Campus Kitchen's (CKUK) Farm-to-Fork Friendsgiving on Wednesday, November 14 from 11:00 to 1:00 in room 207 of Funkhouser. Thanksgiving favorites, including turkey, cranberry-apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie will be served. CKUK also needs volunteers to help to cook and/or serve the meal. To sign up, click here.  
  • This week, UK LGBTQ* Resources is hosting a series of events in honor of Trans Week of Awareness.  Events are open to all. Click here for more information. 
  • All students are invited to attend the Family and Social Service Career Fair on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:00 in the E.S. Good Barn.  This event is for students pursuing careers in early childhood development, family sciences, social work, psychology, sociology, and related fields. Attendees should wear business professional attire and bring copies of their resume. 
  • On Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 in the Alumni Gallery of W.T. Young Library, the Landscape Architecture department is hosting a reception and movie screening for students, faculty, local design professionals and community members interested in landscape architecture and urban design issues. The  film, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, retraces the battles between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses in the planning and development of New York. 
  • On Friday, November 16 at 6:30 in Holmes Hall, UK SAB is hosting "Cocoa and Canvases." UK SAB will provide a hot chocolate bar that includes marshmallows, whip cream, sprinkles, and more with various food items like cookies, brownies, and donuts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a painting class. All supplies will be provided.

Job Openings

  • C.H. Robinson, a Lexington-based transportation and logistics company, is seeking full-time sales executives to begin January 2019. For more information, log in to Handshake with your linkblue ID.
  • WestPoint Financial Group is seeking a full-time financial services representative for its Lexington office. Click here for more information. 
  • AppHarvest, a company whose goal is to make Eastern Kentucky the greenhouse capital of the United States, is seeking a full-time marketing coordinator.  For more information, click here