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 21, 2017

Advising and Academic Support

  • The first day of class is Wednesday, August 23.  The last day to add a class is Tuesday, August 29.  To see other important advising dates, click here
  • Students on course waitlists are not guaranteed enrollment.  Waitlisted students will only be enrolled in the respective course if a number of other students drop the course (e.g. students whose myUK indicates "waitlist #4" will only be enrolled after four students drop the course).  While academic advisors cannot predict enrollment, students should consult their advisor if full-time enrollment or timely progression to graduation is at risk. 

Events

  • All new freshmen and transfer students are required to attend the College Meeting on Tuesday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m.  For more information, click here

Club Meetings

  • Agribusiness Club Welcome Picnic will be Wednesday, September 6th 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the picnic area between Barnhart and Plant & Soil Science Bldg. Come meet  fellow students, play corn hole and enjoy a free meal. All students are welcome to attend. Contact Susan Skees at susan.skees@uky.edu with questions.

  • The University of Kentucky Rodeo Team invites any interested students to stop by their first meeting in Ag North room N10 on Monday, August 28th at 7:30 p.m. The Rodeo Team encourages students of all backgrounds and levels of experience to stop by to enjoy pizza and learn about the team and the sport of rodeo. 

Job Opportunities 

Experiential Opportunities 

  • Keeneland is seeking college ambassadors for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.  Responsibilities include representing Keeneland at campus events, supporting Keeneland Scholarship Day, attending special events and more.  For more information, and to apply, click here.  Applications are due August 22. 

College Weekly: August 14, 2017

Advising and Academic Support

  • The first day of class is Wednesday, August 23.  The last day to add a class is Tuesday, August 29.  To see other important advising dates, click here
  • Students on course waitlists are not guaranteed enrollment.  Waitlisted students will only be enrolled in the respective course if a number of other students drop the course (e.g. students whose myUK indicates "waitlist #4" will only be enrolled after four students drop the course).  While academic advisors cannot predict enrollment, students should consult their advisor if full-time enrollment or timely progression to graduation is at risk. 

Club Meetings

  • The University of Kentucky Rodeo Team invites any interested students to stop by their first meeting in Ag North room N10 on Monday, August 28th at 7:30 p.m. The Rodeo Team encourages students of all backgrounds and levels of experience to stop by enjoy some pizza and learn a little more about our team and the sport of rodeo. 

Job Opportunities 

  • The Cats Den is seeking to hire a student event coordinator. The position has flexible hours, but would include some evening and weekends. Students with interest in event management and promotion are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here
  • The Education Abroad Office is seeking a student worker for a federal work study position who can perform standard office tasks. The applicant should have strong communication skills and be able to commit 10 to 12 hours per week during business hours.  For more information, click here
  • The Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology Department is seeking a student to help with a new NIH funded research project. Prior experience working with, caring for and handling laboratory rodents is highly desired.The job will require accurate recording of test subject data, data analysis and interpretation. For more information, click here
  • The Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center is seeking motivated undergraduate students to help care for an endangered species of salamander through husbandry work.  All shifts will be in the morning or early afternoon. Working every other weekend is required. Hours vary based on availability but range anywhere from 7-10 hours per week. For more information, click here
  • A federal work study student is needed as a lab research assistant in the Thomas Hunt Morgan Building. The position is 10 to 40 hours per week. The student would be assisting with maintenance of insect colonies, plant stocks, and general lab tasks. For more information, click here

Experiential Opportunity

  • The Lexington Art League has a number of openings for fall internship positions in areas such as community engagement, development and fundraising, marketing, visitor services and more.  While students may be able to arrange academic credit, the positions are unpaid. For more information, click here
  • Keeneland is seeking college ambassadors for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.  Responsibilities include representing Keeneland at campus events, supporting Keeneland Scholarship Day, attending special events and more.  For more information, and to apply, click here.  Applications are due August 22. 
  • The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp program has enrolled 27 projects for the upcoming semester. VACE is currently seeking additional members to join teams working on these projects. For more information on these projects, click here.  If you are interested in joining one of the teams, please reach out to Mariam Gorjian.

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.
  • Dr. Jose Pietri from Apex Bait Technologies will present "Leveraging Host-Microbe Interactions Towards the Control of Public Health Pests: Mechanistic Insight & Unexplored Avenues" on Monday August 14th at 3:30 PM in Cameron Williams Auditorium. A reception will be held prior to the seminar in the Plant Science Building Lobby.
  • The Healthy Trees Healthy People program is designed to enhance engagement with urban trees and increase physical activity of participants, and includes an orientation, educational materials, progress checks and intermittent group walks. Participants are compensated for completing the six-week program. Learn tree identification and pest detection, and be trained as a citizen scientist to monitor trees at selected city parks. Click here for more information on the program. Interested participants should attend the orientation on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. in 207 Funkhouser. 

  • Dr. Anne Rosenwald from Georgetown University will be offering a “Genome Solver” workshop on Thursday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 246 of the Barnhart Building. The workshop is designed for faculty who are interested in learning web-based tools for integrating bioinformatics into the classroom, and would also be appropriate for postdoctoral and advanced graduate students that are looking to integrate this sort of approach in future teaching endeavors. For more information please contact the local arrangements coordinator, Jen White.  
  • Dr. Zainulabeuddin Syed from the University of Notre Dame will present "Chemoreception and Olfactory Guidance in Insects: Exploiting the Sense of Smell" on Friday, August 18th at 9:00 AM in Cameron Williams Auditorium. A reception will be held prior to the seminar in the Plant Science Building Lobby.
  • The Arboretum is holding a Solar Eclipse Celebration from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21st for those  who cannot travel out of town. Lexington will experience a 94% partial eclipse if the skies are clear. The event will include activities and solar glasses will be given to the first 100 participants. Click here for more information.

College Weekly: July 31, 2017

Job Opportunities

  • Aramark/UK Dining is seeking a full-time sustainability manager to create, implement and manage a comprehensive waste minimization strategy for the UK campus.  For more information, click here
  • Bluegrass Greensource, a Lexington non-profit focused on environmental sustainability, is seeking a public relations intern for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.  Duties include creating and updating websites, designing and editing promotional materials, promoting events and initiatives and more.  Those interested should send a resume and cover letter to Ashley Bryant Cheney by August 10.  For more information, click here
  • Bluegrass Greensource, a Lexington non-profit focused on environmental sustainability, is seeking a community education intern for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  Duties include assisting with special events, planning and coordinating educational workshops, creating GIS maps for environmental projects and various other tasks.  Those interested should send a resume and cover letter,  to Ashley Bryant Cheney. For more information, click here

Events

  • (Reminder) 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: July 24,2017

Advising and Academic Support 

  • Students are encouraged to mark important advising dates for the Fall 2017 semester (e.g. last day to drop, major change window, etc.).  For more information, click here

Job Opportunities

  • Providence Montessori Middle School is seeking an Agriculture or Environmental Teacher for Middle School land based program. Send resume and letter to vivian.langefeld@providencemontessoriky.org. if interested.
  • Brookfield Farm has a temporary opening for a student with experience driving farm equipment.  This job would involve mowing at a pay scale of $12/hour. Those interested can call Jack VanNagell at (859) 361-8811 or Ben Roberts at (859) 221-8347.
  • Bullitt East High School has a vacancy for an Agriculture Teacher. Only candidates holding certification for grades 9-12 will be considered. This individual will be responsible for planning, organizing and delivering a program of instruction.  For more information, click here
  • UK School of Information Science is accepting applications for a social media intern Fall ‘17. This internship will allow students who have an interest in social media and content management to experience professional work and gain valuable research and communication skills. Interested applicants can send their resumes to harlie.collins@uky.edu by July 31, 2017.

  • The BloodHorse LLC is currently looking to fill a Digital Library Sciences Internship. The internship will involve working with the Visuals Director and Digital Assets team for an average of 15-20 hours per week. Specific duties include: digital asset workflow involves photo research, archiving images, adding metadata while working in Extensis Portfolio, SmugMug, Filezilla as well as Photoshop and Bridge. This internship is a great practical application of management tools and information technology. There will also be the occasional opportunity to work on slideshows and social media promotions. The ideal candidate will be a College Junior or Senior with knowledge of equine industry and related terms and will be given office workspace with computer and software. Those interested should send their resume to Meredith Helm.

Event Promotion

  • Students are encouraged to save the date for the 2017 Ag Career Fair on Wednesday, September 20 from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the E.S. Good Barn.  While this event will be geared toward traditional agriculture majors, all students may attend.  More details will be shared in the coming weeks.

College Weekly: July 10, 2017

Job Opportunities

  • UK Libraries is accepting applications for its Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internships for the 2017/18 academic year. This paid internship will allow students who have an interest in diversity and promoting multicultural awareness to experience professional work within an academic library setting and gain valuable research and communication skills. For more information, click here
  • The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc. integrates state-of-the-art technology into Thoroughbred business operations.  Its data management department is seeking a part time quality control coordinator.  Work includes data entry, proofreading, and research of foreign pedigrees and race results.  Necessary skills would include an ability to work independently, attention to detail, good organization and communication skills, willingness to work in a team environment, and the ability to move easily between tasks.  Experience in the Thoroughbred industry is a plus.  This is a part-time position working approximately 30 hours per week between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.  This is a temporary position with hours available until November. Qualified candidates should send their resumes to Meredith Helm

Experiential Opportunities

  • The CI CoLab is looking for an intern for the Usability and Eye-Tracking divisions. This internship is meant to give the candidate a foundation in usability testing and UX design fundamentals. This internship will also allow the candidate to get familiar with eye-tracking technologies (i.e. Pupil Capture) and Virtual Reality. Interested applicants should email Jesse Stallsworth, Director of CI CoLab, with a copy of their resume.  This is an unpaid internship. 
  • The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) is pre-screening project ideas for the Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp. The Venture Studio Bootcamp is a free one semester program in which participants experience full entrepreneurial immersion. Those enrolled will participate in teams and live the life of an entrepreneur by conceiving, developing and pitching an idea from start to finish. Applications should be submitted by July 31, 2017. For more information, click here
  • The Kentucky Horse Park needs volunteers for two upcoming events, Breyerfest (July 14-16) and Hats Off Day (July 29).  In exchange for working a four hour shift, volunteers may enjoy free admission to the events. Shifts include shuttle driving, taking tickets, passing out hats, kids activities and more. Those interested should contact Annie Martin
  • The College Technology Officer is looking for a qualified intern to assist with basic technology duties. This internship is meant to give the candidate a stronger foundation in desktop support, database administration, and other desirable technology skills. Interested applicants can email Nathan Stevens, College Media Officer, with a copy of their resume. This is an unpaid internship.

Course Promotion

  • ENT 110: Insect Biology is offered every fall and spring semester, including Fall 2017.  The class meets from 9:30 to 10:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Erikson Hall.  ENT 110 fulfills the core requirement for natural sciences.  The class covers a wide range of topics including insect identification, insect pests, beneficial insects, pests of concern to Kentucky, diseases transmitted by insects, their importance as pollinators, and much more.  

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.