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: June 26, 2017

Academic Support and Advising

  • Students planning for a December 2017 graduation must apply for their degree by Friday, June 30.  For more information, including application instructions, click here.  

Job Opportunities

  • Equibase, a leader in Thoroughbred racing information, is hiring a full-time Data Operations Coordinator in Lexington, KY.  For more information, and to apply, click here. Questions may be directed to Meredith Helm
  • The Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES) is seeking peer tutors for the Fall 2017 semester. Students must have taken and completed the course in which they would be tutoring and received a B letter grade or higher with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  For more information, click here
  • The National Park Service has a number of 12-week openings during Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  Dates and responsibilities vary by location.  The deadline to apply for most openings is July 1.  For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • The UK College of Medicine invites all underrepresented minority junior and senior undergraduates with a strong interest in medical school to apply to its Medical Education Development (UKMED) Program.  This program is a two-day event, August 13 - 14.  Participants will observe an anatomy and physiology class, experience patient presentations by physicians and have the opportunity to converse with current minority medical students during a lunch panel discussion.  Additionally, students will receive tips on how to succeed during the medical admissions process. To apply, visit this page.  Application deadline is July 14. 
  • Students are invited to participate in the "Healthy Trees Healthy People" research project. Participants will be given specially developed maps of two local parks and asked to walk on a regular basis at those parks for six weeks.  Measurements of weight, physical activity, and stress will be taken before and after the six-week study.   If interested, please contact Teri O’Day at 859-257-3054 or teri.oday4@uky.edu 

Events

  • Leaders of student organizations in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are invited to meet the college's newest students on Tuesday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Organizations will have an opportunity set up a table and recruit new students to their group.  For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

College Weekly: June 19, 2017

Academic Support and Advising

  • Students planning for a December 2017 graduation must apply for their degree by Friday, June 30.  For more information, including application instructions, click here.  

Job Opportunities

  • Landmark Landscaping is seeking a recent agriculture graduate to fill a full-time field supervisor position.  This is an entry-level management position, and one year experience in commericial mowing is preferred.  For more information, and to apply, resumes should be emailed to Don Brock
  • CGI, an international IT company, is seeking a full-time business analyst in Frankfort, KY.  For more information, and to apply, click here
  • UK Jobs has a number of listings for full and part-time student employment in the Lexington community.  For more information, click here

Events

  • Students and their families are encouraged to save the date for the 2017 UK Family Weekend happening October 6 - 8.  For more information, click here

MISC. 

  • Students are encouraged to provide input to an interdisciplinary team working to develop proposals to reinvent the Cooper Drive tunnel using art, lighting, and streetscaping to enhance the pedestrian/cyclist commute. This team is interested in how the tunnel experience could be improved and will use feedback to inform a design process. Suggestions may be submitted via this webpage

College Weekly: May 22, 2017

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • All undergraduate and graduate students in crop-related majors are encouraged to apply for Syngenta's agricultural scholarship.  The deadline is Friday, May 26, 2017.  For more information, click here

Job Opportunities 

  • Elizabeth Station horse farm in Paris, KY is seeking full or part-time assistance with sales prep, mare and foal care, rehabilitation, and training.  Applicants should have a passion for horses, and equine experience is preferred.  For more information, send a resume and/or letter of interest to Lee Felts
  • Equibase, the official source for Thoroughbred racing information in North America, is seeking a part-time data operations coordinator.  Responsibilities will include website promotion and maintenance, reporting, marketing communications, customer service, and more.  For more information, click here. Resumes may also be sent to Meredith Helm, human resources manager at the Jockey Club. 
  • Stonecross Farm in Shelbyville, KY is seeking a full-time farm manager. Graduates are preferred, but the employer is interested in considering current students as well.  Equine industry experience is highly preferred.  Those interested should send their resume to Amanda Saha
  • The UK Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry department is seeking a part-time lab aid.  For more information, click here
  • A local employer is seeking undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in working on campus as an administrative assistant. The primary responsibilities for this position include organizing files, folders, and supplies, organizing receipts, managing timesheets, and entering various transactions. For more information, click here
  • The University of Kentucky Cats Den is seeking a part-time digital media coordinator.  For more information, click here

Events

  • The Kentucky Horse Park invites all UK students, faculty, and staff to its Run Walk Club, happening Mondays, June 5 to September 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Attendees can enjoy music, craft beers, food trucks, local vendors, and more.  Entry is free.  For more information, click here.  

College Weekly: May 15, 2017

Job Opportunities

  • Assistance is need with a special project that entails counting plants in corn plots throughout the state.  This assignment is one week, May 22 through May 26, and will require overnight travel.  Transportation and rooms will be provided, and meals will be reimbursed.  For more information, click here
  • University of Kentucky Dining is seeking a sustainability assistant to support logistics, events, programming, reporting, and research.  For more information, and to apply, click here
  • University of Kentucky Philanthropy is seeking call center officers to work weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  For more information, and to apply, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • The Rittschof lab in the UK Entomology Department is hosting a honey bee beekeeping workshop on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The course is for beginners with little or no honey bee experience, and will emphasize honey bee biology and behavior in the context of basic management techniques. Enrollment preference will be given to UK students and staff. The workshop is free, and protective clothing will be provided.  For more information, email Clare Rittschof.  

  • University of Kentucky Libraries' peer tutor internship provides students with direct experience in a work setting, with the additional benefit of mentoring and coaching from information professionals. The tutor will participate in, develop, and/or lead library-related and/or library-sponsored projects and activities that develop research and critical thinking skills in their area of interest and practice those skills through assisting peers with research. For more information, and to apply, click here

Event Promotion

  • Robinson Forest Field Day will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This will be a day full of fun and educational activities at UK's beautiful research and education forest. Activities will include forest tours to the historic Fire Tower, KY Birds of Prey, KY reptiles and amphibians, aquatic exploration, tree identification, cutting board workshop and student research presentations. This event is free, family-friendly, and includes lunch. For more information, click here

College Weekly: May 8, 2017

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • All undergraduate and graduate students in crop-related disciplines (e.g. Plant and Soil Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology, etc.) are encouraged to apply for Syngenta's Agricultural Scholarship.  For more information, and to apply, click here

Job Opportunities

  • The University of Kentucky is seeking a sports turf student worker to assist the sports turf manager in working on athletic fields, including push mowing, weed eating, weeding flower beds, maintenance of athletic fields, etc.  For more information, click here
  • The University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm is seeking students to assist with greenhouse transplant production, field preparation and planting of vegetable crops, crop maintenance, harvesting research plots, and general farm and landscape maintenance. For more information, and to apply, click here
  • Extension Programs is seeking a student to assist with outreach projects.  Duties may include evaluation assistance, reporting, research, meeting logistics, communication, and/or other associated project tasks.  For more information, and to apply, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • Volunteers are needed for the Alltech Ideas Conference from May 21 to May 24.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to network and receive complimentary conference registration.  Volunteer applications must be received by Wednesday, May 10.  For more information, click here

Student Achievement

  • Congratulations to the following students who were elected to the college's 2017 - 2018 Student Council:
    Executive Board:
    Amelia Illiohan, President
    Grace Higgs, President Elect
    Ben Willoughby, Secretary
    Taylor Nash, Treasurer
    Callie Hicks, Communications Chair
    Senior Class Representatives: 
    Tyler Majchrzak, Jay Phillips, Emma Shelton 
    Junior Class Representatives:
    Andrew Glass, Keeley Kohen, Kaitlyn Elliott
    Sophomore Class Representatives:
    Nicholas Prather, Same Laneve, Jaycie Heath

College Weekly: May 1st, 2017

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • All students in ag-related majors are encouraged to apply for the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky Buena S. Bond Memorial Scholarship.  For more information, click here.  

Job Opportunities

  • The College's Center for Student Success is seeking a communications assistant to work alongside the center's marketing and communications manager.  Summer hours may be up to 40 hours per week, and scheduling is somewhat flexible.  Ideal applicants will be able to continue the position on a part-time basis throughout the 2017-18 school year.  To learn more, and to apply, click here.  
  • The UK College of Law is seeking a Federal Work Study student for an office assistant position.  For more information, click here.  
  • YMCA Camp Greenville in South Carolina is looking for an Assistant Horsebarn Coordinator. This position will help the coordinator with western specialty summer camp sessions. Responsibilities include riding instructing, caring for horses, and working with counselors, campers, veterinarians, and farriers. This position will be from May 22 to August 5. For more information, and to apply, click here. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky is looking for volunteers. This is a great opportunity to get a headstart on volunteer hours and is an opportunity to remain engaged over summer break. Volunteers can help recover food, cook meals, and deliver meals to community partners. To sign up, or learn more, click here
  • The Fall 2017 Hospitality Management and Tourism Department study tour is open to all majors. Students can earn credit while visiting New York City November 11-15 with HMT 486 (3 credit hours). The cost of the course includes airfare, hotel, admission to Hotel X conference, the MSG All Access Tour, a Broadway show, and more. The course is first come first serve (limited to 20 students). For more information contact Mr. Meuret at scott.meuret@uky.edu.

Events

  • Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a free breakfast forum hosted by the UK Food Connection on May 5 in E.S. Goodbarn. This will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and network with local producers and advocates for enduring agriculture and food systems. This is the last breakfast before the summer hiatus. Tanya Whitehouse will dish out breakfast beginning at 7:30. Mac Stone, of Elmwood Stock Farm and director of the Organic Association of Kentucky, will present at 8:30. RSVPs to cspence@uky.edu aren't necessary but helpful for planning.