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 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.

College Weekly: April 16

Advising and Academic Support

  • Priority registration windows close on Tuesday, April 17 at 11:59 p.m.  Secondary registration windows open on Tuesday, April 24 for students who miss the priority registration window.  Questions may be directed to the Center for Student Success in N24, Ag Science Center or 859-257-3468.

Scholarships

  • ExtremeTerrain is offering scholarships for students pursuing a degree in environmental studies, research, land use, sustainable land management, parks and recreations or sustainable agriculture systems. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 15.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job Openings 

  • The Center for Student Success is seeking a graduate research assistant.  Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 29.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • There are a number of full-time and part-time openings in University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension including seasonal work at 4-H camps across the state.  For more information, click here
  • Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing is seeking interns for Fall 2018 located in Chicago, IL.  For more information, click here.  To apply, send a resume and cover letter via email to Janell Santiago.
  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is seeking a horticulture intern for Summer 2018.  The application is open to students majoring in horticulture, landscape architecture, forestry, environmental sciences or related disciplines.  For more information, click here.  To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Debbie Medley.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The Institute for Future Ag Leaders (IFAL) is seeking a summer counselor who will live with, monitor, as well as facilitate activities with high school students interested in agriculture careers and UK.  Candidates must commit to IFAL event taking place Sunday, June 17 to Friday, June 22.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Students are encouraged to apply to be a part of SSTOP Hunger's 2018-2019 Executive Committee.  Applications are due Wednesday, April 18 at 11:59 p.m.  To apply, click here.
  • Apply to be a founding member of the UK Student Philanthropy Board.  Applications are due by Wednesday, April 18.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Club Meetings

  • All students are welcome to attend the next Horticulture Club Work Day on Wednesday, April 18 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12.  For more information, see the Horticulture Club facebook page.

Event Promotion

  • #IAmAWomanInSTEM is hosting a week of events, featuring speakers and panels to promote STEM education and careers.  Events begin Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. For more details about events and locations, click here.

Fundraisers

  • 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.

 

College Weekly: April 9

Job Openings 

  • The US Army Corps of Engineers is currently recruiting two positions to support botany, natural resources, and wildlife habitat management and restoration.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 15 at 12:00 a.m.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Goosewing Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming is seeking interns for Summer 2018 in a variety of roles.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • The UK Biology Department is seeking a student for a part time animal husbandry assistant to help with their salamander care.  To learn more, and to apply, click here.
  • A local office is seeking medical office assistants.  Primary responsibilities include answering phones, filing, data entry, and processing forms.  For a full list of duties, and to apply, click here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • Exercise and Weight Control Researchers at UK are seeking participants in a 12 week exercise program to better understand how exercise could be used most effectively to promote weight control.  Participants will be compensated for their time.  Restrictions apply.  For more information, and to sign up, click here.

Club Meetings

  • All students are invited to the next Agronomy Club meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in A7, Ag Science Center North.
  • Students are invited to join the BAE Student Branch in preparing the Cat's CATchment (the rain garden next to Farm Road) for the summer on Friday, April 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All gloves, tools, and supplies will be provided.  For more information, click here.

Event Promotion

  • UK Pride Week is  this week, April 9 - April 14.  There are various events across campus throughout the week.  For a full schedule, click here.
  • Students interested in attending professional school are invited to a presentation on the basics of multiple mini interviews on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Seay Auditorium.  For questions, please reach out to Colette Tebeau via email.
  • Representatives from the Peace Corps will hold an information session on Tuesday, April 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Stuckert Career Center. The event will include information about the application process, work placements, and education incentives, and more.
  • SSTOP Hunger is hosting a 3 night speaker series from Tuesday, April 10 toThursday, April 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in 207 Funkhouser. Each night will be dedicated to different speakers: Tuesday features nonprofits, Wednesday features sustainable restaurant owners and Thursday features student leaders. Free Puccini's pizza will be served.  This event is open to the public.
  • Students are invited to attend a celebration honoring Dr. Lori Garkovich on Friday, April 13 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the E.S. Good Barn.

College Weekly: April 2

Advising and Academic Support

  • Priority Registration is now open.  Check myUK GPS to confirm open registration windows, and  meet with an advisor in advance to lift any holds.  Questions may be directed to the Center for Student Success in N24, Ag Science Center or 859-257-3468.

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

  • True Leaf Market is offering a $1000 scholarship to students involved in agricultural sciences.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Course Promotion

  • Students are encouraged to enroll in ENT 110: Insect Biology.  This Fall 2018 course covers a wide range of topics including insect indentification, pests, beneficial insects, diseases and much more, and will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Erikson Hall.  This course fulfills the core requirement for natural sciences.  For more information, please see the course catalog.

Experiential Opportunities

  • Join the Agribusiness Club for a weekend of touring, networking, and dining in Nashville and Western Kentucky Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12.  All class absences will be excused by the Ag Economics Department.  Cost is $40 per person plus meals and expenses.  Sign up by clicking here or emailing Erica Rogers by April 9.

Job Openings 

  • Kentucky Campus Compact, an AmeriCorps sponsor, is seeking candidates for several yeah long volunteer roles.  Graduating seniors with an interest in education, health, and economic development are encouraged to apply.  For more information, click here.  To apply, click here.  Questions may be directed to Tori Vogelgesang.
  • Seaside Sustainability, Inc is hiring interns to work in Rockport, MA.  Roles include Business Development, Research, Program Development, and Field Operations.  For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Arcadis is seeking environmental scientists to join their firm at locations nationwide.  Position responsibilities will include both field and office work.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Event Promotion

  • The Ag Student Council is hosting a Barn Dance on Thursday, April 12.  Tickets will be sold starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2 online or in the Ag Deli.  Please reach out to Amanda Saha in N8, Ag Science Center or via email with questions.
  • The Learning Kitchen at The 90 is offering free hands-on cooking classes on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  The class will focus on how to cook on a college budget and preparing quick fresh meals.  Students will receive a meal kit of local and seasonal foods to recreate dishes at home.  For more information, and to sign up, click here.
  • Dr. Jill Jonnes will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, April 11 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the W.T. Young Auditorium.  Dr. Jonnes will discuss topics from her book, 'Urban Forests: A natural history of trees and people in the American cityscape.'  The event is free, and light refreshments will be served before the lecture begins.  For more information, click here.
  • The Color Me Spring Fashion Show is Thursday, April 12 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the E.S. Good Barn.  This year's theme is Going Global, and will feature international fashions donated by alumna Kathy Jansen and a silent auction.  Proceeds will benefit education abroad scholarships for RTM students.  Student tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.
  • The University of Kentucky Agricultural Education Society is hosting the Boot, Scoot, and Boogie 5k race on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Spindletop Hall. For more information, and to register, please click here.

College Weekly: March 26

Advising and Academic Support

  • Priority registration begins on Monday, March 26.  Check myUK GPS for exact window openings.  In order to register, students must have met with an academic advisor to lift their advising hold.  Those with questions should contact the Center for Student Success at 859-257-3468 or in N24, Ag Science Center.

Graduation

  • The deadline to register for the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony is Monday, April 16 at 8:00 a.m.  All graduates must register to participate in the ceremony here.  To purchase cap, gown, tassel and other graduation materials, visit the UK Bookstore or click here.
  • Those interested in being the student speaker at commencement should apply by Wednesday, March 28 at 8:00 a.m.  For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job Openings 

  • The UK Office of Sustainability is accepting applications for its 2018-19 internship programs. Positions include urban forest initiative, waste reduction, energy conservation, water systems, food systems and more. For more information, click here.
  • Pennington Seed Ohio is hiring an outside sales representative for a full-time position.  For questions about the position, please call Scott Fisher at 513-426-4543.  To apply online, click here.
  • Black Rock Orchard in Lineboro, MD is hiring two full time market managers.  Responsibilities include working in the orchard and traveling to market in the DC or Baltimore metro areas.  Rental housing is available on the farm.  Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Emily Zaas.

Club Meetings

  • Horticulture Club invites all students to pizza and movie night on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Greenhouse 12.  See the UK Horticulture Facebook page for more information.
  • All students are invited to learn more about the UK Agronomy Club this Wednesday (March 28) at 7:00 p.m. in room A7 of Ag North.  During the meeting, attendees will discuss upcoming club events and other ways to get involved. 

Event Promotion

  • The Kentucky Blood Center Blood Drive is Wendesday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in 154 Barnhart.  For more information, and to sign up for a spot, click here.
  • April's First Friday breakfast is taking palce on Tuesday, April 6 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.  The event will feature Bill Best, in a presentation about his work and new book, Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving."  For more information, click here.
  • The UK Community Supported Agriculture program is accepting registrations for the 2018 season.  Get 22 weeks of certified organiz vegetables, hers, and fruits grown by students and staff in the College of Agriculture.  Early bird price of $584 for students ends on 3/31. To register and for more information, click here
  • The UK Alumni Association is hosting an event to connect students with alumni mentor professionals on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Dinner and dessert will be provided, and business attire is suggested. Space is limited.  Register to attend here.

Fundraising

  • The Horticulture Club's Open Greenhouse will occur on Wednesday, April 4 from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Greenhouse 12.  The sale will feature hardy herb transplants of chives, oregano, thyme, parsley, lavender and sage. Cool season vegetable transplants and tropical houseplants will also be available.