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: April 6

Academic Support & Advising

  • The Office of Student Organizations and Activities is providing students with online involvement drop-in advising for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 to 4:00. Students can drop in via Zoom to ask questions about student organizations and how to get involved on campus. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.
  • Individual and group academic coaching will be offered online via Zoom or by phone for students without access to Wi-Fi. For more information about academic coaching, and other academic support resources, click here.

Health & Wellness

  • University Health Service is offering telehealth services to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30. For more information, or to learn how to make an appointment, click here.
  • The Counseling Center is offering meditation workshops virtually through Zoom. Students can drop in, no appointment needed, for a brief discussion about mindfulness, guided meditation, and some silent meditation this week on Wednesday, April 8 from 4:00 to 5:00. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.

Jobs, Internships & Experiential Opportunities

  • Students can apply now through Friday, April 10 to become a member of the Student Government Association Executive Branch for the 2020-2021 academic year. For detailed descriptions about qualifications and available positions, click here. To apply, visit the BBNvolved application form.
  • The UK Visitor Center is hiring a tour guide for the Fall 2020 semester to conduct walking tours of campus and work in the office approximately 4-12 hours each week. Applications are open until Monday, May 4. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Solimar International is hiring for their 12-week sustainable tourism internship program in support of the National Park Service. The position is remote, unpaid and intends to give students experience in sustainable tourism while marketing the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail experience. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The UK jobs site is updating with new available positions both on and off campus. To browse more jobs, click here.

Events

  • The Student Organization Round Table will provide a presentation and discussion about digital communication practices and the platforms available. The event will take place via Zoom on Monday, April 6 from 10:00 to 11:00. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.
  • The Leadership Workshop on Thursday, April 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 will focus on how to stay connected with others and build an online community during this period of online learning. For more information, and to find the Zoom link, click here.
  • UK is hosting “Hoops at Home,” an eSports tournament for the video game NBA 2K20. Viewers can watch live on Twitch and cheer on their favorite players via the UK Twitch channel. Round one of the tournament will begin on Friday, April 10 at 5:00. For more information, click here.
  • The Office of LGBTQ* Resources is hosting a virtual “Let’s Hang Out” chat series on Wednesday, April 8 from 2:00 to 4:00. This week’s chat will include special guest Laine Gail from AVOL talking about services, safety, and more. Students can join the chat via zoom or by phone. For more information, click here.
  • The MLK Center is hosting a Speak Easy event on Thursday, April 9 from 4:30 to 6:00 live on Zoom where students will share their poems about wellness, self-love and empowerment. All are welcome to join, and can submit their own poems through this Qualtrics form by April 7. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: March 30

Advising & Academic Support

  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to online courses, the University is making special allowances for students who may want to change the grade option for their course(s). For details, click here
  • May and August 2020 graduates must apply for graduation by April 1. For more information, click here
  • Students should have no holds on their myUK account and be prepared to register for summer/fall terms. Students with questions or concerns should contact their advisor.
  • In Fall 2020, PLS 515: Turf Management will be offered for students interested in managing landscapes, horse tracks, golf courses, sports fields and more. This course is valuable for careers in plant and soil sciences, agriculture education, equine, forestry, horticulture and landscape architecture. For more information, contact Dr. Gregg Munshaw at gcmuns0@uky.edu.

Health & Wellness

  • The UK Counseling Center is offering teletherapy services for UK students. Call (859) 257-8701 to schedule. For students located outside of Kentucky, counselors may offer a brief support, but due to licensing laws, may have to direct you to services in your home state. 
  • UK Campus Recreation and Wellness is offering Virtual Group Fitness Classes through Facebook Live and Zoom. For more information about how to sign up and to view the class schedule, click here.
  • The YMCA is providing free on-demand workout videos to help reduce stress and provide individuals with more fitness resources during their closure. Click here for the YMCA Health & Fitness Video Library.

Remote Internships & Funding Opportunities

  • The UK Student Sustainability Council is funding a logo contest for the UK MS4 Stormwater Program. This educational campaign will raise awareness surrounding stormwater management on campus. The submission deadline has been extended to May 1 and the winner will receive $500. For more information, and to submit your design, click here.
  • Easy Event Planning LLC is hiring students for their event management and hospitality internship to assist with developing useful planning tools and event ideas on their blog. The internship would be remote with communications taking place on Skype. To apply, e-mail resumes to internships@easyeventplanning.com.
  • Sage Corps is hiring a student to develop a list of peers who may be interested in a Sage Corps program by contacting various student organizations and crafting social media content. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.
  • Moving Well Project International is hiring website maintenance workers to update social media sites, web pages, and blogs with content provided by the company. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.
  • LinedanceAI is seeking student athletes to write a reflection about their personal experiences and how mastering a sport has changed their body movements. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.
  • Savillis of Los Angeles is seeking students to research prospective companies within the area and enter that data into a spreadsheet. For more information, and to apply, log on to Parker Dewey and click here.

(Virtual) Events

  • The UK Wildcats at the Capitol program is hosting a virtual information session on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 (click here for zoom link). This program is an opportunity for students from all majors to spend a semester in a federal government internship while earning academic credit. For more information about this program, click here
  • The SEC and ACC conferences are hosting a virtual career fair on Thursday, April 2 from 9:00 to 6:00. Employers nationwide will be seeking applicants for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. For more information, log in to Handshake
  • The Verizon Wireless Talent Acquisition team is offering free resume reviews and mock interviews through April 3. For more information, log in to Handshake
  • UK LGBTQ* Resources is offering a variety of virtual events throughout the month of April, including online hangouts on Wednesdays at 2:00. For more information, click here
  • The UK Office of Student Organizations and Activities is holding drop-in office hours every Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm for the remainder of the semester. Their staff will offer one-on-one support regarding leadership, involvement, and more. Click here for details. 

College Weekly: March 23

Health & Wellness 

  • The UK Counseling Center is offering teletherapy services for UK students. Call 859-257-8701 to schedule. For students located outside of Kentucky, counselors may offer a brief support, but due to licensing laws, may have to direct you to services in your home state. 
  • University Health Service is now offering online healthcare appointments for a variety of student services. For instructions on how to schedule an appointment, click here
  • To help manage stress and anxiety, students are invited to join online Koru Mindfulness classes. Koru is a mindfulness program designed especially for college students. For more information, click here
  • The UK Big Blue Pantry is still open and offering support to students experiencing food insecurity. Their updated Spring 2020 hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 to 4:00. They will be offering grab n' go pre-packaged grocery bags in room A252 of the UK Student Center. Click here for more information. 
  • Students needing support with basic needs such as finances, food, or housing are encouraged to visit the UK Basic Needs website or email basicneeds@uky.edu

Career Development 

  • Counselors at the Stuckert Career Center are offering virtual meetings with students needing career development support. To schedule, log in to seeblue.com/handshake and click "Career Center." 
  • Employers nationwide are seeking paid interns for short-term, remote work. These micro-Internships include projects within finance and accounting, market research, sales, operations and support, and much more. For more information, click here.

Remote Resources 

  • To help students easily access campus services remotely, the University has a created a "UK Learn Anywhere" website that includes information on academic support, tech tips, advising, and more. 

College Weekly: (Jobs Edition)

Job & Internship Opportunities

Science & Agriculture
  • The Vegetable Production Research and Extension Program is seeking a student employee to assist with harvesting, data collection, field management and more. The position would last May through August, with potential for continued employment. For more information, and to apply, contact Dr. Rachel Rudolph at rachel.rudolph@uky.edu.
  • The Procter Center of Cincinnati, OH is hiring a seasonal farm hand to work May through August (short-season) or October (full-season). This internship is ideal for students interested in learning about sustainable farming and how to grow their own food. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to procterfarm@proctercenter.org with the subject “Farm Hand 2020” no later than April 13.
  • Kentucky Equine Management is seeking students for their Fall 2020 sales and marketing internships. These positions are paid and include hands-on work preparing horses for public auction. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • Southern States Cooperative in Shelbyville, KY is hiring a Summer 2020 agronomy intern. This internship will provide on-the-job training for crop scouting, tissue sampling and more. The deadline to apply is May 8. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Cincinnati Museum Center is hiring an animal resources intern to work June through August. Intern will gain experience with animal handling, demonstration, and husbandry for several species including snakes, turtles, mammals, invertebrates and more. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in biology, animal science or a related field. The deadline to apply is March 21. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
Business & Service
  • The National Center for Families Learning is hiring a development manager to conduct research and outreach in effort to eradicate poverty through educational solutions. Requirements for candidates include a bachelor’s degree, two years of experience, and familiarity with fundraising. The deadline to apply is June 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Kohl’s Store Management is hiring students for an 8-week summer experience in which they will explore human resources, operations, merchandising, development and more. Candidates must be at least junior standing and pursuing a career in retail management. The deadline to apply is May 1. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The World Trade Center Kentucky is hiring students for their Summer 2020 event planning and marketing internship. Interns will gain experience in planning events such as educational programs and galas. The deadline to apply is May 29. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • Cetera Financial Group is hiring a full-time financial representative to review client financials, recommend asset allocations, develop investment strategies and more. No experience is necessary, but a background in sales or finance and a bachelor’s degree is desired. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • AXA Advisors is hiring a full-time financial professional to provide financial education and wealth management services to teachers, school administrators and municipality employees. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required. The deadline to apply is May 31. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
Environment
  • TriEco LLC in Louisville, KY is hiring an environmental scientist to support staff in planning and executing environmental consulting work through conducting air quality surveys, risk assessments, analyzing lab data and more. Requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or a related field. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to gbailey@trieco.net no later than April 1. Log in to Handshake for more information.
  • Bartlett Tree Experts in Nashville, TN is hiring students for their 8-12 week paid Arboriculture Internship. Interns will learn professional and field-related skills as applied to tree care and management. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in horticulture, plant science, landscape design or a related field. The deadline to apply is April 3. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is hiring a marketing and communications coordinator for the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program. The coordinator would be responsible for research, distribution, and writing of newsletters, social media posts and all other informational materials for the program. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Wesley Bullock at wesley.bullock@ky.gov by March 23.
  • Cardo ChemRisk is hiring a health scientist intern to work full-time Summer 2020. Interns will work towards improving occupational health, safety, and protecting the environment. Cardo is considering interns with disciplines in biostatistics, environmental sciences, pharmacology, and more. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.

College Weekly: March 9

Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

  • The UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources is accepting applications for three different scholarships with awards ranging from $500 to $2,000. Applications for all opportunities are open now through March 31. To learn more about each scholarship, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Education Abroad is offering the Diversity Abroad Scholarship for students who have completed at least one semester at UK and a GPA of at least 3.0. Awardees will receive a voucher between $2,500 to $5,000 that can be used within two years. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 1. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Students can submit designs for the UK MS4 Stormwater Program logo competition for a chance to win a $500 prize. The logo should be creative and represent the interplay between campus and stormwater management. Students may submit up to 3 designs no later than Sunday, March 29. For more information, and to submit your designs, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The Wildcat Pitch Competition gives students a chance to pitch their business plans to a panel of judges for a change to win up to $7,000 in seed money. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from any major. Students must submit their intent to compete no later than Friday, March 13 and have until April 10 to submit their business plan. For more information, click here.
  • The Agriculture Future of America (AFA) invites all students with ag-related career goals to apply to attend the Crop Science Institute July 19-21 in Raleigh, North Carolina. If selected, registration, lodging, food, and materials are free, students are only responsible for their travel expenses. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 8. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The CAFE Ag Student Council is accepting applications for students interested in running for a position on the council. Students can apply now through Friday, March 27. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Jobs & Internships

  • The (CREW) Plant Research Division is hiring a 12-week summer intern to assist with the Frozen Garden database collection. Applicants must have a degree or degree in progress in biology or a related field, experience with plants, and an interest in conservation. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 15. For more information, and to apply, log on to Handshake.
  • The Freshman Summer Program (FSP) is seeking peer tutors to assist students with classwork, homework, and exam prep from June 14 through July 17. Tutors must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have received a B in the course they wish to tutor. Courses offered by FSP are UK100, MA113, WRD110 and STA210. The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 28. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • MoneyCATS is hiring a peer coach to provide financial literacy outreach, educational and consultation support to the Financial Wellness Center and its staff. The position would be part-time with the opportunity for 3-5 hours per week. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • A local horse farm is seeking a student to help with beginning riding lessons, summer camps, horse care, and barn maintenance. Applicants must enjoy working with children and animals. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 30. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The Community Scholars Program (CSP) is hiring students eligible for Federal Work Study for paid internship opportunities at various community organizations, schools and government agencies. The internships provide a well-rounded service-learning and professional experience through civic engagement, workshops, leadership training and more. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 15. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • The Horticulture Club Cabin Fever plant sale is Wednesday, March 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 in the Greenhouse 12 area of the Ag Science Center North Greenhouse Complex. Tropical plants in clay pots, early season vegetable transplants such as lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage, and some herbs will be for sale. For more information, click here.
  • UK Campus Kitchen hosts two free, sustainably sourced meals every week for UK students. On Wednesdays from 11:00 to 1:00 students are provided with a well-balanced lunch and on Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 students can receive coffee and a light breakfast. For more information, click here.
  • Bluegrass Greensource will be partnering with local community coordinators to host events throughout 24 communities in the central Kentucky area for their seventh annual Main Street Clean Sweep. Students and community members are needed to help dispose of litter and beautify their towns. Events will take place on various dates throughout April. For more information, click here.
  • March Madness Bingo is this Tuesday, March 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. All students are invited to play, enjoy free food and win UK themed prizes. For more information, click here.
  • All students are invited to “It’s Okay to Feel Blue,” the 3rd annual SGA wellness fair, Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Social Staircase in the Gatton Student Center. There will be music, t-shirts, and giveaways. For more information, click here.

Awards/Nominations

  • The UK College of Education is hosting the annual Teachers Who Made a Difference Program on Saturday, April 18 in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field. Students can honor their favorite professor, teacher, or any education professional for making a meaningful impact on their lives with a nomination through Sunday, March 15. For more information, and to submit a nomination, click here.

College Weekly: March 2

Advising & Academic Support

  • Advising for summer and fall terms will begin Monday, March 2. Course catalogs for both terms are now available in myUK, and students should soon receive information about scheduling their advising appointments. Students can use the myUK GPS to build long-range course plans and access their advisor information. If not yet assigned an advisor, contact the Center for Student Success.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The University of Kentucky Student Sustainability Council is accepting applications for members-at-large for the 2020-2021 academic year. These positions do not require applicants to be affiliated with a UK club or organization. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to ukstudentsustainabilitycouncil@gmail.com by Friday, March 27. For more information about the council, click here.
  • UK Campus Recreation and Wellness is hiring student wellness ambassadors for Fall 2020 to promote safe and responsible lifestyle decisions. The ambassadors work collaboratively to inform students about well-being issues ranging from alcohol and drug prevention, to stress reduction and healthy sleep habits. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • The Arboretum is hiring a native plants intern to work on their Walk Across Kentucky collection. The intern will work alongside a curator to develop and preserve KY ecoregions and complete an independent project based on their interests. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of horticulture, botany, ecology, landscape architecture and natural resources. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 27. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • UK Wheat Breeding is hiring a student to assist with data collection, harvest, seed processing and plant preparation at North Farm this summer. Students will work weekdays from 8:00 to 4:30 and receive pay at $9-$10 per hour. For more information, contact Jesse Carmack at wjcarmack@uky.edu.
  • The Gonthier Agroecology Lab is seeking student field research assistants for the summer to work at the UK Horticulture Research Farm. From mid-May to August, assistants will work on various research projects related to pollination, insect control, integrated vegetable production and more. For more information, and to apply, click here or email Delia Scott-Hicks at delia.scott@uky.edu.
  • Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards in Winchester, KY is hiring a wilderness specialist to work in the Daniel Boone National Forest. This is a one-year position beginning mid-May. Job duties will include various field work and data collection while coordinating with the US Forest Service. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of GPS data collection and natural resource management. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Holly Hill Events is hiring a full-time event manager to work closely with event coordinators and execute events. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Events

  • Graduating students can finalize all commencement needs at Grad Salute March 10-13 from 10:00 to 6:00 daily at the King Alumni House. GradImages will also be on-site to offer professional headshots and graduation photos. To pre-register, click here.
  • Spring 2020 graduates in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and guests are invited to The Graduate Farewell to celebrate their accomplishments. Graduates can invite two guests for free and purchase additional guest tickets for $20. The event will take place Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the Kroger Field Woodford reserve Club. For more information, and to register, click here.
  • The UK College of Agriculture Blood Drive is Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00 to 2:00 in E.S. Good Barn, Gorham Hall. All donors must bring photo ID and will receive a limited edition t-shirt for their donation. Donors can click here to schedule a donation time, but walk-ins are also welcome.
  • The Cultivating Inclusion Series is hosting a lunch and learn conversation about empowering student athletes on Thursday, March 12 from noon to 1:00 in the Agricultural Information Center Room N24B. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.
  • The Arboretum is hosting Spectacular Spring at the Kentucky Children’s Garden on Saturday, April 4 from 11:00 to 2:00. All students and guests are invited to enjoy face painting, spring flower giveaway, seasonal crafts and other free hands-on activities. For more information about events at the Arboretum, click here.
  • The Arbor Day Celebration is Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 at the Arboretum. Parking for exhibitors and sponsors at the Arboretum is free and there will be free transportation for all others from Kroger Field. For more information about events at the Arboretum, click here.