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: August 19

Advising and Academic Support

  • The first day of classes for the Fall 2019 Semester is Monday, August 26.

  • The last day for students to add a class for the Fall 2019 Semester is Friday, August 30. To learn more about upcoming student academic deadlines, click here

Job Openings

  • The Ecological Research and Education Center Field Station is now accepting applications for a part-time Federal Work Study opportunity. Student workers will remove a variety of invasive species from the building and construct or paint items for research and course use. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

  • UK’s Landscape Architecture department is now accepting applications for an Undergraduate Student Worker. The job consists of assisting faculty with research and/ or public service projects, graphic rendering and more. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

  • The National Turkey Federation is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Internship in their Washington, D.C. office. Juniors and Seniors who are advocates for the turkey industry and desire to learn are encouraged to apply. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

  • An off-campus employer is now accepting applications for Human Ecology Tutors. Tutors will work to provide individual tutoring to students with disabilities as assigned by Disability Support Services (DSS) Tutor Coordinator. For more information or to begin a resume, click here

Events

  • UK will be holding a Part-Time Jobs Fair Thursday, September 5 from 11:00 to 2:00. Students are strongly encouraged to dress in business casual and bring copies of their updated resume. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

  • Students are invited to “Labor Stay” from Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2. Free food and events for students will be held all throughout the holiday weekend. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

  • All students are invited to the College's annual "Resume Roundup" on Tuesday, September 10 from 4:00-6:00 in the Library of the Ag Science Center. There, students can have their resumes reviewed by industry professionals and receive advice on standing out in an applicant pool.  Whether working with little job experience or preparing to enter the full-time job search, this event is beneficial to everyone wanting to spruce up their resume. 

  • Incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to Campus Rukus this Friday, August 23 from 8:00-11:00. Students can get connected with student organizations and get free food and shirts. For more information, click here.

College Weekly: April 29

Advising and Academic Support

  • Those graduating in August should submit their degree application via myUK as soon as possible.  For more information, click here.  Questions may be directed to Louise Gladstone

Experiential Opportunities

  • All students are welcome to apply for WilDCats at the Capitol, the University's federal government internship program.  This program offers students the opportunity to intern, earn course credit, and gain experience at the highest levels of government while living in the nation’s capital. For more information or to begin an application, click here.

Job Openings

  • The UK Soil Microbiology Lab has an immediate opening for a summer research assistant. Duties include nitrogen and carbon mineralization lab research (soil processing, enzyme assays, gas chromatography, nutrient analysis) for cover crop soil studies. Knowledge in microbiology, chemistry, or soil fertility is helpful but not required. Training will be provided as necessary. Those interested should contact Dr. Mark Coyne or Ann Freytag
  • Downtown Lexington Partnership is seeking a summer intern to work in the office and support events on-site. Intern will create marketing content for popular Lexington events such as: Central Bank Thursday Night Live, Lexington's Fourth of July Festival and Fountain Films on Friday. For more information or to start an application, click here
  • Choose2B Inspirational Apparel, LLC is seeking for interns in fashion design, digital marketing, graphic design, Social Media Content and project management. Choose2B is located in downtown Lexington and works with up-and-coming fashion brands across the US. Interested students can contact Quentin Smith (quentin@uchoose2b.com). 
  • The Critical Zone Pedology Lab is seeking interns to participate in field and laboratory research focused on sinkhole soils, river terraces, and fragipans. Interested students can email a resume/CV along with a brief message discussing their interest in research and soils to Dr. Christopher Shepard (christopher.shepard@uky.edu).

Events

  • The college will be presenting the "Value of Play in Healthy Communities Workshop" Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30. This hour long workshop will focus on the complexities of play, various ways we can support playful communities and how play is linked to human health. For more information or to register for the event, click here
  • The Arboretum will be holding a "Salad Container Workshop" this Saturday, May 4 at 1:00. During this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the basics of container gardening. For more information, click here
  • UK Commencement Ceremonies are this weekend at Rupp Arena. The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment's Commencement is Friday, May 3 at 10:00. For more information, click here

College Weekly: April 22

Job Openings

  • The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking a forester to assist partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits. For more information or to begin an application, click here
  • Independent Stave Company is seeking a summer intern to work within the log procurement department. In this role, the intern will assist with field surveys, documentation of major forest insects and study their potential impact on white oak staves. For more information or to begin an application, click here
  • UK Dairy is seeking student workers for the summer and fall. Job responsibilities include, milking, halter training, clipping, calf care, adult cow care, grounds upkeep, and more. Interested students can contact the animal care coordinator Matt Collins (jamesm.collins@uky.edu).
  • Alltech is seeking an Animal Care Technician to assist with research studies and the care and feeding of livestock. The technician will also be responsible for daily routine care of animals as directed, following protocols to optimize animal health, and insure animals are treated humanely. For more information or to begin an application, click here
  • GenCanna is seeking a summer intern to work for and support their Farming Division in preparation for the 2019 growing season. For more information or to begin an application, click here

Events 

  • Heading to law school? The Stuckert Career Center is hosting a free practice LSAT with the University of Akron School of Law on Tuesday, April 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 in 122 White Hall.  For more information, click here.  
  • Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology will present their research findings on Tuesday, April 23 from 9:30-4:30 in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. For more information, click here
  • On Wednesday, April 24 from 6:00 to 8:00, UK SAB is hosting a Nigerian Hertiage Festival outside of the Student Center.  The event will include free food, t-shirts, cultural crafts and more.  For more information, click here
  • Students are invited to take a break during dead week for Late Night Breakfast at The 90. This Friday, April 26 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, SAB is partnering with UK Dining to provide a night of free breakfast food, raffles, crafts, caricature artists, a photo booth, and more. For more information, click here.

Fundraising

  • The College of Communication and Information Staff Council is partnering with Lexington's International Book Project. Students and staff can donate textbooks to be sent to classrooms all over the world. For more information on where to drop off books, click here.

Course Promotion 

  • NRE 390: Introduction to Urban and Community Forestry will be offered as a 3 credit hour course in the upcoming fall semester. The course will provide students with a solid foundation in how trees in cities function, how they benefit communities, and how they can better be supported. For more information, email e.crocker@uky.edu

College Weekly: April 15

Experiential Opportunities

  • UK’s annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference is looking for student volunteers this Saturday, April 20 to help with this hands-on day of learning. Students can share their love of science, math, technology, or engineering with middle school girls from around the state. Interested individuals can contact Ellen Crocker, e.crocker@uky.edu if you are interested or click here for more information. 
  • The Kentucky Rural Exchange Program (RUX) is now accepting applications for their 2019 cohort. Once accepted into the program RUX members will attend three community intensives over the summer to hone professional skills and develop leadership experience while exploring Kentucky. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 17. For more information, or to start and application click here.
  • UK and KY Farm Bureau are seeking undergraduate or graduate students with good standing within the college to become IFAL counselors. IFAL will place June 23 to 27, and living on campus during this week is required. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • UK Healthcare is accepting applications for a full-time communications assistant. The communications assistant will participate in planning and implementing department initiatives; managing logistics, and assisting in the execution of employee meetings, work groups, and events. For more information or to start an application, click here
  • UK Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Learning Lab Internship. This paid internship allows students the opportunity to work with primary resources in the Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab. Applications are due by Monday, April 22. For more information or to start an application, click here.
  • The Urban Forest Initiative is seeking summer interns interested in gaining experience in tree identification, ecosystem service evaluations, educational outreach, and more. Applications are due by April 19. For more information or to start an application, click here

Events

  • Students are invited to participate in the UK Sustainability Department's "Pick It Up" event. Participants can join the team "Trash Pandas" for a litter pick up meeting this Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 at the KTDRC lobby. For more information, or to learn about more "Pick It Up" groups, click here
  • UK Retailing and Tourism Management invites student, faculty and staff to attend the annual Color Me Spring Fashion Show this Thursday, April 18. In addition to the show, there will be a silent auction, full bar, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds from the show will benefit student scholarships. For more information, click here

Other

  • The UK Energy Club (UKEC) is seeking input from students to learn where on campus the biggest impacts on energy conservation can be made. Students can fill out this short, 3-minute survey to have their name entered to win a UKEC t-shirt or $25 Visa gift card.

College Weekly: April 8

Experiential Opportunities

  • SSTOP Hunger is accepting applications to join their Executive Committee. Applications will close Wednesday, April 10th at 5:00. For more information, click here
  • The college's GEN 100 program is seeking peer instructors for the Fall 2019 semester. All students with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 10.  For more information, click here.
  • UK and KY Farm Bureau are seeking undergraduate or graduate students with good standing within the college to become IFAL counselors. IFAL will place June 23 to 27, and living on campus during this week is required. For more information, click here

Job Openings

  • The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet is accepting applications for paid summer conservation camp counselors through the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources. For more information or to apply, click here (Wayne County) or click here (Carter County).
  • Vinglace, LLC is seeking an associate brand manager. This is an entry level brand management role developing marketing tactics and executions that further the brand’s sales. For more information, click here
  • Project Chimps, a chimpanzee sanctuary in northern Georgia, is accepting applications for a full-time animal behavior specialist. To learn more or start an application, click here.
  • Buckeye Ag Testing is seeking a Research Associate to conduct research protocol planning, manage field operations, run trial applications and more. For more information or to being an application apply, click here
  • A well established company is hiring a full-time environmental engineer. The environmental engineer will work to implement strategies to maintain regulatory compliance in the environmental area. For more information, click here.
  • The CI Co Lab is seeking motivated and dedicated interns for the summer and fall semester. The positions are the social media and communications internship and the research technology specialist internship. Applications are due by Saturday, April 20. For more information or to apply, click here

Events

  • Ag Awareness Day is Wednesday, April 10 from 10:00 to 2:00 behind Memorial Hall. Students can connect with college clubs and community organizations from the ag industry and receive a free t-shirt. 
  • The Director of Admissions at Harvard Kennedy School will be visiting UK Thursday, April 11 at 6:00. There will be informational student session to learn more about Master’s degree programs, student life, financial aid, and career opportunities. For more information, click here.
  • "Chef Hacks, Extraordinary Eggs," an on campus cooking class focusing on putting a twist on the standard preparations of egg cookery, is April 23. To register ahead, click here

Fundraiser

  • The Horticulture Club's Open Greenhouse Sale is Wednesday, April 10 from 3:30 to 6:00 in Greenhouse 12. The sale will feature herbs, tropical plants, veggie transplants and more. For more information, click here

College Weekly: April 1

Scholarships

  • The college scholarship application for current students is due today (April 1).  For more information, click here
  • The Kentucky Poultry Federation is now accepting applications for KPF scholarships. These scholarships were created to benefit the children and grandchildren of poultry complex employees, growers, and allied members. To apply online, click here

Experiential Opportunities

  • Fall 2019 peer instructors are needed for GEN 100: Issues in Agriculture, Food and Environment.  All students with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 10. For more information, click here
  • UK Student Government invites all students with a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply for an executive leadership position for the 2019-20 school year. Open positions include director of events, financial officer, communication officer, director of health and wellness, and more. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 3 at noon. For more information, and to apply, click here

Job Openings

  • AgTech Scientific is seeking summer interns who are interested in the hemp industry. For more information, click here.
  • The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and the Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky are looking for someone passionate about food and improving health through a sustainable food system to serve as full-time Food Justice Manager. For more information, click here
  • UK Horticulture is seeking students for full-time, paid undergraduate research positions this summer. Students will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on resolving stalk lodging in corn. Participants will assist in the the planting and maintenance of experimental plots and be tasked with using analytical techniques to collect and organize data in a lab and field setting. Applicants must be available for the entirety of Summer 2019. For more information, or to apply, email Norbort Bokros
  • The Kentucky Democratic Party is seeking summer interns for a variety of positions. Applications are due by Sunday, April 7. For more information, click here.
  • Bel Brands is accepting applications for a full-time plant technologist position. For more information or to fill out an application, click here

Events

  • This week is University of Kentucky Pride Week. Events will be held all throughout campus to celebrate the UK LGBTQ* community. To find a schedule of events, including today's kick-off festival at 3:00, click here
  • UK Alpha Gamma Delta is hosting its 6th annual rodeo "Cowboy Up for a Cure" featuring The UK Rodeo Team. The event is Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 and gates open at 6:00. To purchase tickets, click here.
  • Ag Awareness Day is Wednesday, April 10 from 10:00 to 2:00 behind Memorial Hall. Students can connect with dozens of clubs and community organizations from the ag industry and receive a free t-shirt. 
  • UK Barn Dance is Thursday, April 11 at South Farm. The dance will have food and live music from Doug McCormick. To buy tickets, click here.
  • UK Retailing and Tourism Management invites student, faculty and staff to attend the annual Color Me Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, April 18. In addition to the show, there will be a silent auction, full bar, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds from the show will benefit student scholarships. For more information, click here