It’s UK Week at Shanghai University in Beijing, China! This week, the college held an open house with the help of Chinese Wildcats, answering questions and serving up Kentucky Fried Chicken!
The University of Kentucky Alumni Association, in conjunction with Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development, has released the 2014 summer Job Club schedule.
The Job Club aims to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The club is free and open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office located at 1140 Red Mile Place in Lexington.
Job Club is a free resource to those who are currently out of work, underemployed or looking to make a career transition. Recruiters and employers are also welcome to attend meetings. Business attire is encouraged.
Dates and topics for upcoming meetings are as follows:
- Tuesday, June 10: Overcoming obstacles in your job search
- Tuesday, June 24: Landing your next job in a tough economy
- Tuesday, July 8: Interviewing boot camp
- Tuesday, July 22: Tough transitions — Is age impacting your search?
- Tuesday, Aug. 12: Professional image and your job search
- Tuesday, Aug. 26: Staying positive during a job search
For more information, contact the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905; the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office at 859-257-5582; or the UK Staff Career Development Office at 859-257-1946. Additional details are also available online at http://www.ukalumni.net/jobclub.
The University of Kentucky softball and baseball teams are gearing up to compete!
The softball team will face the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns tonight at 7 p.m. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, during their debut at the Women’s College World Series!
Tomorrow, the baseball team will hit the field at 2 p.m. in Louisville to battle the University of Kansas Jayhawks during the NCAA regional tournament.
Be sure to tune in and cheer on your Wildcats!
It’s almost officially summer, which means vacation season is in full swing! Do you carry your Wildcat pride with you wherever you go? Share the love with us wherever you are via social media or our website with Wildcats Everywhere!
Over the next year, more than 400 trees will be planted across the UK campus. The announcement came from President Eli Capilouto last week, who says the aesthetic nature of the campus is one of many attributes that makes UK a beautiful place to work and learn.
The initiative, known as “Planting for the Next 150 Years,” was announced in anticipation of the university’s 150th anniversary in 2015. Approximately 130 trees will be planted this spring, with an additional 80-100 planted in the fall, in 16 areas throughout campus.
For more on the announcement, courtesy of UK Public Relations & Marketing, click here.
The Arboretum recently held an Arbor Day celebration April 26, in part to recognize its partnership with the University of Kentucky and the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government.
The partnership began nearly 30 years ago with an agreement to use 100 acres belonging to the university as an arboretum. In 2000, the facility was named the Official State Botanical Garden for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A new agreement between the three entities was made over the weekend to continue the relationship, and will last through 2086.
A variety of other events were held in conjunction with the signing of the agreement, including activities at the Kentucky Children’s Garden. The Kentucky Children’s Garden is a safe 1.85 acre outdoor learning environment designed to help children 2-10 years old discover plants and the environment.
The UK Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Weekend on the University of Kentucky campus Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, April 27. Alumni Weekend provides alums with the opportunity to get reconnected with campus, visit with former classmates and make new friends, all while remembering their days as Wildcats.
The weekend will kick off Thursday with Connections at Country Boy Brewing from 7-9 p.m. Friday’s events will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Big Brew Tasting, a beer sampling by Lexington Beerworks. These events are available to both members and nonmembers for a minimal fee. Friday’s events will conclude with a free UK Symphony Orchestra concert at the Singletary Center for the Arts.
Saturday is Legacy seeblue. Day! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boone Center, high school students who are UK legacies will have the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process, enjoy Wildcat spirit and hear about the experiences of students. This event is free and brunch and a walking tour of campus will be provided. Later that afternoon, the Blue/White Football Game and tailgate will be held at Commonwealth Stadium, followed by the UK Dance Ensemble Spring Concert at the Singletary Center. Tickets will be available for purchase.
A Spindletop Hall Steak and Seafood Buffet will be available to members and prospective members Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a price of $20. After the buffet, attendees can visit the Singletary Center for the Arts to view performances by the UK Wind Symphony Concert and UK Symphony Band and Concert Band for free!
Members will also be eligible to receive up to two free tickets to attend a softball and baseball game over the course of the weekend. Nonmember tickets will also be available for purchase. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will also be showing at the Lexington Opera House over the weekend.
For more information or to register for any events, visit www.ukalumni.net/alumniweekend. For questions, call 1-800-269-2586. We hope to see you there!
Several UK students brought home honors from the College Contest of the 2014 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcast Awards. The university’s Student News Network (SNN), a live student-produced television newscast, and WRFL, the student-operated radio station, were both recognized at the event.
Individual award winners include:
- Elizabeth Suh (SNN): Best Public Affairs — TV, “Free Speech,” first place; Best Public Affairs — TV and Best Sports Coverage — TV, “Sports Handshake,” second place; College TV Best of Show winner
- Garrett Wymer (SNN): Best College Television Reporter, “Tuition Hike,” first place
- Stuart Hammer (SNN): Best News Story, “Jobless Vets,” second place
- Garrett Gabehart (SNN): Best College Television Reporter, “Break-ins,” third place
- Shelby Steele (WRFL): Best Sports Coverage — Radio, “Best High School Football Coach,” second place
- Hadley Stein and Candice Cruz (WRFL): Best Public Affairs — Radio, “Campus Voices — Social Media,” third place
Congratulations to these students on their achievements!