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 17

Advising and Student Support

  • The major change window will close on Friday, September 21 and reopen on Monday, November 26. 

Job Openings

  • The Forest Entomology Research Lab is seeking a lab assistant. Responsibilities include insect and plant sampling and processing, greenhouse work, data entry and lab support. Work hours are flexible. Contact Dr. Lynne Rieske-Kinney, lrieske@uky.edu, to apply.
  • Bluegrass Hemp Oil is conducting open interviews on Wednesday, September 19 from 10:00 to 2:00 in search of part-time retail associates. Contact, info@bluegrasshempoil.com, with questions.
  • Perdue Agribusiness is seeking interns for the grain harvest season. To learn more and to apply, click here.

Club Meetings

  • UK Dessage Team is a new club sport on campus dedicated to competition, community and education. All students and skill levels are welcome. The team will meet on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Science Building Room 108.
  • Horticulture Club will meet on Wednesday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12.

Events

  • The UK Education Abroad Fair is Tuesday, September 18 from 3:00 to 6:00 in the Student Center Ballroom. The event will include giveaways, travel voucher raffles, scholarship information and much more.  For more information, click here
  • The UK Agriculture Career Fair is Wednesday, September 19 from 2:00 to 5:30 in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field. Professional attire is require for entry, and students are strongly encouraged to bring copies of their resume.  For more information, click here

  • Interested in funding for medical school or dental school? The Military and National Health Service Corp is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, September 19 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. outside of room 136 in the Medical Education Building. For more information, click here
  • Sigma Alpha is hosting Campus Got Talent. All BBNvoled organizations are eligible to submit talents. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 28. Ticket go on sale Wednesday, September 19 for $10. To learn more, click here.

  • The UK College of Law is hosting information sessions for future students to learn about law school, admissions and the file review process. Application fees for attending students will waived.  The first session is Friday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. To register, click here.

  • The Food Connection is hosting a Hungarian cooking class on Monday, September 24, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Food Connection in The 90. Participants will learn to cook beef and vegetable stew with hand-made dumplings and a traditional desert of sweet crepes (Palacsinta). Vegetarian variation available. $5 for students, pay at door.

  • Build a Better Burger Contest, hosted by Student Council, is Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the E.S. Goodbarn. Team registration is due by September 24. All students are welcome to compete. Beef is provided. Click here to register. 

  • Student organizations have the opportunity to win $150 and pizza, by creating a banner for the Roundup Tailgate. Banners are due Friday, September 28 by 5:00 p.m. To get registered, pick up supplies from Jonathan Furnish in the E.S. Goodbarn.

College Weekly: September 10

Job Openings

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking a student assistant to assist with front desk operations.  The deadline to apply is September 14.  For more information, click here
  • Animal and Food Science Department is seeking a student workers. Placements include the research farms and on-campus labs. For more information and to apply, click here
  • PlanStreet is seeking a Project Management Intern. The position includes working with customers, creating solutions, and presenting analysis. Applications close Sunday, September 30. For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • Join the Agronomy Club on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. in A6 Ag Science Center North,  to learn about upcoming events and connect with other agronomist. To learn more about the club, click here
  • The PreVet Club will meet on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Seay Auditorium. Dr. Radhakrishnan, owner of Bluegrass Veterinarian Clinic and Animal Emergency will be speaking about upcoming opportunities.   

  • UK Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) will hold a general body meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in 110 White Hall.  All students welcome. 

Events

  • UK Education Abroad (EA) is holding a Q&A panel on Monday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the MLK Center (Student Center).  Former EA participants will share insights and advice.  Food will be provided. 
  • Southern College of Optometry representative, Sunnie Ewing, will visit UK on Monday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keeneland Room of W. T. Young Library. This is a great opportunity for those considering optometry school. During the presentation, Sunnie will share tips for the OAT, explain the application process and hold a Q&A. 
  • Resume Roundup is Wednesday, September 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Ag Info Center Classrooms. Have your resume reviewed by industry professionals. Questions?  Contact Amanda Saha, Director of Career Development. 
  • Starting Wednesday, September 12 the UK Farm-to-Fork Program will provide free, locally sourced lunches to UK students every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Funkhouser 207. Meals will be shared on a first come, first served basis. For more information, click here.
  • Learn how to make easy, healthy, locally sourced snacks on a budget during #AdultingUK -  Wednesday, September 12 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in room 231 of the Gatton Student Center. To learn more, click here.

Experiential Opportunities 

  • This week, three information sessions will be held for the "Wildcats at the Capitol" internship program.  All UK students may apply for a semester-long federal government internship, earn academic credit and use current financial aid. For more information, click here
  • The UK Sustainability Council is hosting a Sustainability Pitch Competition. Applicants will submit a 3 minute video explaining why their idea should be selected for competition finals. Video submissions are due Tuesday, October 30. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: September 3

Job Openings

  • UK Ag Equine Programs is seeking a Communication and Student Relations Intern. Applicants should have photography and video experience. For more information and to apply, click here
  • St. Raphael's is seeking a student to help design, develop, and manage a storm water garden project. The position goes through the spring semester, and applications close Sunday, September 30. For more information about the project expectations and to apply, click here 
  • Family Sciences students can apply with Wee Can Autism and Behavioral Consulting for a paid internship. Preference is for those who enjoy working with children and can help with promotional activities and educating students. For more information and to apply, click here.  
  • Peplum is seeking a Fashion Merchandising Intern. Applicants can expect to learn and perform inventory management, purchasing and pricing procedures, customer service and social media management. For more information and to apply, click here

Club Meetings

  • Agribusiness Club Kick Off Picnic, hosted by Consolidated Grain and Barge, is Wednesday, September 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard between Barnhart and Plant Science Buildings. Attendees will learn about upcoming events, networking opportunities, and corporate engagements.  All students are welcome.
  • Food Science Club will meet on Thursday, September 6 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Garrigus Second Floor Conference Room to set goals for the year and elect new officers. All students are welcomed. Learn more about the Food Science club here
  • All students interested in joining the college's animal science club, Block and Bridle, are encouraged to attend their first fall meeting on Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in room B52 of the Garrigus Building.  Pizza will be provided. 
  • Join the Agronomy Club on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Ag Science Center North, room A6 to learn about upcoming events and connect with other agronomist. To learn more about the club, click here

Events

  • Resume Roundup is Wednesday, September 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Ag Info Center Classrooms. Have your resume reviewed by industry professionals. Questions?  Contact Amanda Saha, Director of Career Development. 
  • The Gatton Student Center Cinema hosts multiple, free movie screenings each week.  For more details, visit their website or follow the cinema on instagram

College Weekly: August 27

Academics and Advising 

  • Tuesday, August 28 is the last day to add a Fall 2018 course. 

Job Openings

  • The Cardiovascular Research Center on campus is seeking a lab assistant for 15 hours per week.  For more information, click here
  • UK Athletics is seeking a student worker for their Human Resources department.  This position will provide a unique opportunity to learn about human resources in the athletics industry.  For more information, click here
  • Three Crowns Farm in Lexington is seeking someone to help with children's riding lessons and barn chores. Contact Sisi Howard at (859) 806-1000 or sisihoward@windstream.net to set up an interview. The farm is willing to work around students' class schedule.

Club Meetings

  • Horticulture Club’s Fall meet and greet is Wednesday, August 29, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Greenhouse 12 garden area. Enjoy food and drinks while learning what the club has to offer new members.
  • Agribusiness Club Kick Off Picnic, hosted by Consolidated Grain and Barge, is Wednesday, September 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard between Barnhart and Plant Science Buildings. Attendees will learn about upcoming events, networking opportunities, and corporate engagements.  All students are welcome.
  • Block and Bridle will meet on Thursday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Garrigus B52. All students are welcome, and new members encouraged. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Event Promotion 

  • Sigma Alpha, professional agricultural sorority, will host Fall 2018 Rush Week events from Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. daily in Seay Auditorium. For more information, click here
  • The Food Connection is hosting a hands-on cooking class on Wednesday, August 29, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at The Food Connection, in The 90, room 234. Students receive a discounted cost $5. You may pay in advance with credit card or pay at the door with cash or check. Contact Tanya Whitehouse with questions.
  • The Office of LGBTQ* Resources is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 28 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Suite A250 of the Gatton Student Center.  All students are welcome to attend. 

Experiential Opportunities

  • PMA Immersion Academy, is November 7-9 in Dallas, TX. Learn about the produce and floral industry while engaging in networking and interview trainings. All expenses paid. If interested, contact Susan Skees  by Friday, August 31. For more information, click here.
  • Students planning to participate on an education abroad program are encouraged to attend a First Steps Information Session in 207 Bradley Hall.  These sessions occur Mondays and Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. 

 

College Weekly: April 30

Job Openings

  • Three Crowns Farm is seeking a riding instructor to help with summer camp, barn chores, and equine care.  The farm is also seeking a mowing, trimming, and landscape worker. If interested in either role, call Sisi at (859) 806-1000.
  • A Lexington Thoroughbred horse farm is seeking an executive assistant to support leadership.  For more information, click here.  To submit your resume for consideration, email bsmith@precisionstaffing.net.
  • Long Lane Farm is seeking a grounds intern for their 130 acre farm.  If interested, please call Robert Bratton at (859) 351-7101.
  • The UK Horticulture Department is seeking a part-time lab and greenhouse assistant. The poisition will maintain specialty pepper research plots, greenhouse and lab research including sample preparation and operation of a gas chromatograph, data collection and statistical analysis. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunity

  • The UK Department of Community and Leadership Development is seeking a Fall 2018 digital communications intern.  This position will play an active role in the management of the department's digital presence. The intern will work closely with the department’s computer support specialist to grow and engage social media platforms, hone graphic design techniques, strategize digital marketing and long-term planning, review analytics, among other related duties as assigned. For more information, click here

Class Promotion

  • LA 597: Special Topics - People and Place: Human-Environment Relationships and Their Application in Design will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. this fall. This interdisciplinary course explores the relationship between humans and outdoor environments with support from the field of Environmental Psychology. 

Event Promotion

  • Healthy Trees - Healthy People is seeking citizen scientists for their 8 week program, which begins on April 30.  For more information, email healthytreeshealthypeople@uky.edu or visit the facebook page.  To sign up, click here.
  • Save the date for Roundup 2018 on September 29, 2018.  More information about Roundup can be found here.

College Weekly: April 23

Advising and Academic Support

  • The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application opens on Wednesday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m. The AMCAS is the Association of American Medical Colleges' centralized medical school application processing service. For more information, click here. 

Job Openings 

  • A Lexington bank is seeking a part-time teller. Duties include processing a variety of routine financial customer transactions including check cashing, withdrawals, deposits, and loan payments. Successful candidates will also prepare daily paperwork according to bank procedures, the Bank Secrecy Act, and Regulation CC and other related regulations. For more information, click here
  • The Office of Medical Education is seeking a project coordinator.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 29.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Research Farms are seeking a part-time assistant with prior farm experience.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The UK Department of Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology is seeking temporary full-time technicians. Duties include conducting experiments, analyzing data, training and supervision and general laboratory management.  For more information, click here

Survey Request

  • The Arboretum is seeking student feedback regarding use, satisfaction, and recommendations for improvement.  Please complete this survey by Wednesday, April 25.

Club Meetings

  • Students are invited to the Horticulture Club's final semester meeting on Wednesday, April 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12, which includes working the spring sale and propagation of native perennials and tropical plants

Event Promotion

  • Ag & Medical Biotech students will present their research projects and internships on Wednesday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Cameron Williams Lecture Hall.  For more information, click here.

Fundraising

  • The Horticulture Club's Spring into Summer plant sale is Wednesday, April 25 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Offerings include at least 15 varieties of tomato transplants, pepper transplants, herbs, cabbage and more.  For more info, click here.