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2011-2012 Distribution of Effort Process

It is time for faculty to begin preparing their 2011-2012 Distribution of Effort Forms. Each faculty member will receive an individual e-mail from Rena with the DOE Memo outlining the timeline (pdf), Instructions for the DOE Calculation Worksheet (pdf) and DOE Worksheet (Excel). Please be sure to read all materials before beginning the process. There have been some changes based on the feedback you have provided to us.

The forms will also be located on the Academic Affairs website under the Distribution of Effort tab.

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Fourth Annual CHS Education Enhancement Grant Competition

Do you have an idea for an innovative educational initiative? If so, you should apply for a CHS Education Enhancement Grant. The purpose of these Grants is to provide CHS faculty with resources to support the development and implementation of innovative educational initiatives to improve student learning.

Grant proposal must be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011 for activities to be completed during the 2011-2012 academic year (end date no later than June 30, 2012).

Please submit your application electronically using the template found on pages 2-3 of the document linked below. These materials are also available by checking on Information and Application under the Education Enhancement tab on the CHS Office of Academic Affairs webpage.

Education Enhancement Award 2011-12 (Word document)

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CHS HeartWalk Team

It’s that time of year again and we are putting together a team for the 2011 Start Heart Walk. The event is on Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m.

Our team is listed under UK Healthcare, College of Health Sciences and is named “Hearts & Soles.”

The walk is a wonderful way to get exercise, spend time with your coworkers & the community and bring awareness to the issues of Heart Disease.

The UK Healthcare tent will provide lunch after the walk. Last year it was barbeque.

The walk is for everyone. Please bring your family, friends and pets. Strollers are welcome. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.

Join the team.

The goal is to raise $1,000 for our team. Help us reach that goal by making a donation on line or by check. Checks need to be made payable to The American Heart Association.

Please pass this along to anyone that wants to join our team. You don’t have to work here to join our team.

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Student Campus Leadership Positions – Applications Due Today

Faculty, please share the following opportunity with your students:

The Office of New Student and Parent Programs is making a final push for five leadership positions they offer. Applications for all five positions are due today, March 11 at 4:30 p.m. in 518 Patterson Office Tower:

  • UK101 Peer Instructors
    Did you enjoy taking UK101 (or wish that you had taken it)? Do you want to help new students transition to campus by teaching them study skills, how to get involved and how to take advantage of their college experience? The Office of New Student and Parent Programs is looking for the best student leaders to co-teach this academic orientation course.
    Details and application.
  • 2011-12 K Crew
    Do you want to participate in your favorite K Week events like Big Blue U, Campus Ruckus and We Are UK all over again? Do you want to help a team of new students transition to campus? The Office of New Student and Parent Programs is looking for the best student leaders to provide a memorable, positive first-year experience for UK’s newest students.
    Details and application.
  • K Book Editorial Board and University Ambassadors
    Do you still have your K Book? Did you use it as your go-to guide your first year on campus? Do you want to have a say in what goes in the book for a future new class of Wildcats? Are you interested in representing the student body at University events? The Office of New Student and Parent Programs is looking for the best student leaders to tell the new students what life at UK is really like and to represent the student body well. Details and application.
  • New Student Induction Ceremony Speech Contest
    The Office of New Student and Parent Programs is giving one lucky UK freshman the opportunity to address thousands of new students and their families at the New Student Induction Ceremony during K Week 2011 in August. What do you wish you had been told on your first day at UK? Share the wisdom you have gained during your first year of college with those about to do the same! This is your chance to share your unique perspective with new students and their families.
    Details and application.
  • Parent and Family Ambassadors
    Are you looking for a fun summer job that lets you stay on campus, allows you to interact with families of new students as well as campus administrators and is flexible with summer classes? Then apply to be a Parent and Family Ambassador today. This is a paid position!
    Details and application.

If you have any questions about any of these positions, feel free to contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs at

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Universum Student Survey

Faculty, please share the following with your students:

Enter to win a $10,000 scholarship by taking a moment to complete the UK Universum Student Survey:

Because University of Kentucky students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Kentucky students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Kentuckyresults, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

In appreciation for your time you will receive a free copy of the WetFeet Insider Guide: Networking Works.

Universum will also make a donation on behalf of thirty (30) students from your campus to the following causes:

  • UNICEF U.S. Fund – Because one year later the children in Haiti still need our help
  • The Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Because a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States
  • The Center for Biological Diversity – Because all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction need to be protected

All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2011 Sweepstakes for a chance to win:

  • A $10,000 scholarship from Scholarship Points
  • A $5,200 internship in Shanghai, China
  • One of six scholarships worth up to $1,000
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Decoding the Disciplines Workshop

What does it mean to think like an anthropologist, a physicist, an economist, a nurse? How do faculty across the disciplines translate those modes of thinking into teaching introductory courses? Faculty and Graduate Students at UK will have the opportunity to explore these questions in a series of CELT-sponsored workshops.

On March 28, Professor David Pace, a history faculty at Indiana University will share the results of the decade-long, faculty-driven Decoding the Disciplines project at Indiana. He will lead UK faculty through the process of “decoding” their disciplines. The first step of the process asks faculty to consider: where are students getting stuck in your courses? Faculty are then encouraged to explore in some depth the strategies that they, as experts, take to solve such problems and to design an assignment that simulates this process for students. Two follow-up workshops will be held in April and early May to share the outcomes of the project.

The Decoding the Disciplines project has been praised for making transparent the ways in which faculty think as practioners of their academic disciplines. Ideally timed with UK’s new GenEd initiative, Decoding the Disciplines will generate opportunities for faculty to work collaboratively to create innovative introductory courses that will help to recruit students into the majors.

Please contact David Sacks by March 21 to register. Faculty are encouraged to register as teams of two for the March 28th workshop, though individual applications will also be accepted. Food and intellectual stimulation provided.

Download promotional flier.

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Brown Bag Luncheon

The Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Office of Academic Affairs presents a brown bag luncheon in the Commons at noon on Monday, March 14, featuring Dr. Seyhun Topbas.

Dr. Topbas is a Professor of Speech and Language Pathology at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey, where she can been a pioneer of the Speech and Language Therapy/Pathology profession.

In addition, Dr. Topbas is also the…

  • Founder of the first formal University Center in Speech Language Disorders
  • Initiated the Masters and Doctorate degree programs in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Department Head of Speech and Language Therapy under the Institute of Health Sciences
  • Director of Education, Training and Research Center for Speech and Language Disorders (DILKOM)

Internationally, Dr. Topbas is a member of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association (ICPLA) and the International Associate of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). He is also an international affiliate of the American Speech, Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) and an elected member of ASHA's International Issues Board. She has authored several articles and chapters in international and national journals and has written and edited three books in speech and language disorders. She has received four awards for her publication and the Turkish Academy of Sciences for Quality Publications in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Download the promotional flier.

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Grant Resubmission Deadline is March 16th

Please contact Nan Rice soon if you are planning to resubmit your proposal for the March 16th deadline.

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Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student Award. The deadline is 5 p.m. March 22. The award is presented annually to the student with a disability who best serves as an inspiration to the UK community through excellence in any or all of the following areas: academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, and social and/or personal qualities.

Nominees may be full or part-time students. Nominations should include the student's name and a letter of support addressing their qualifications to be considered for the award.

Nominations should be mailed to the Disability Research Center, 2 Alumni Gym 0029 or by e-mail. For more information, call 257-2754.

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College of Medicine Dean Candidates Visiting Campus

Candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Medicine will be visiting campus for interviews in the next few weeks. An open forum has been scheduled with each candidate for faculty, staff and students. You are invited to meet with each candidate at the time and place indicated below. Curriculum vitae for each candidate can be accessed hereAdditional meetings with specific groups will be scheduled and announced at a later time.

An evaluation form for these candidates is also available at the same web site. Please remember to complete an evaluation form for each candidate about whom you have an opinion and return it as soon as possible to Kris Hobson.

March 14 Pedro L. Delgado, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MN363 Chandler Medical Center

March 17 John A. Kessler, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MN363 Chandler Medical Center

March 21 Murray Korc, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MN363 Chandler Medical Center

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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Topic Mouse models for studying sex differences in metabolic disease and other phenotypes
Speaker Dr. Art Arnold, Professor and Chair, Department of Physiological Science, UCLA
Date Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Time 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location CTW 411
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Muscle Forum

Topic Chris Waters F31 predoc review, Bradley Baumgarner F32 postdoc review
Date March 17, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Location MS 505
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Children with Disabilities Conference

“Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers and Children with Disabilities in Rural Communities”

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Eastern Kentucky University

This conference focuses on serving the needs of rural occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists who desire increased competency in the provision of evidence-based practice service delivery and increased understanding of diversity issues for infants, toddlers and children with disabilities in early intervention or school-based settings.

Download conference information packet (pdf).

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Health Systems Transformation Conference

Date April 14, 2011
Location Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

Download the information flier (pdf).

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Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity

Date Thursday, April 21, 2011
Location Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

View conference information.

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STEM Education Conference

Friday, April 29, 2011 – Student Center

The Second Annual STEM Education Conference at the University of Kentucky will focus on STEM research, teaching and learning and engagement with goals of generating new partnerships and collaboration across the STEM disciplines.

Faculty, K-12 educators and STEM undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present STEM Education related research or experiences. Presenters may choose among three formats: paper presentation, “round table” discussion, and poster presentation.

Keynote Speaker President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
“Supporting STEM Initiatives in Kentucky and Nationwide”
President Todd will discuss how we are attempting to leverage STEM initiatives to positively impact the STEM pipeline in Kentucky and across the nation. The President will speak about various means of supporting the “Educate to Innovate” initiative as well as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
Submission Deadline 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2011

Click here for more information

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Calendar of Events

March 14 Brown Bag Luncheon
Featuring Dr. Seyhun Topbas
Noon – 1 p.m.
CTW 127, The Commons

March 16 Grant Resubmission Deadline

March 19 Children with Disabilities Conference
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University

March 28 Decoding the Disciplines Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lexmark Public Room, Main Building

April 14 Health Systems Transformation Conference
Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

April 21 Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity
Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

April 23 2011 Start Heart Walk
10 a.m.
Commonwealth Stadium

April 29 STEM Education Conference
8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
UK Student Center


Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint Calendar

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