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Dr. Peter Gleick to speak at UK

Dr. Peter Gleick is internationally recognized as a water expert and MacArthur fellow. Peter Gleick’s research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization and international conflicts over water resources. Dr. Gleick is a leading proponent of the “soft path” for water. Please share this flier with anyone who may be interested.

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Boren Awards Info Session

The Boren Awards are scholarships and fellowships for international study. These scholarships are merit-based and are for language-study abroad. An information session will be held Thursday, November 3rd at  4:00 p.m. in the William T. Young Library Auditorium. Please share this flier with students and interested parties.

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Baby Shower in honor of Meredith Houlihan

It's a girl!

A shower will be held in honor of Meredith Houlihan. Please join us as we shower Meredith with gifts and congratulations on November 4th at 1:00 p.m. in CTW 415. Look here for your formal invitation. Meredith is registered at Babies R Us and buy buy Baby.

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University of Michigan CRLT Players offer mentoring workshop

The CRLT Players use a diverse array of performance arts to demonstrate effective and ineffective mentoring. The Players perform at campuses and conferences around the country and are soon coming to UK.

When: Nov. 16 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m., Nov. 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: W.T. Young Library Auditorium Room 1-0062

Who: Chairs, Center Directors and Senior Faculty Leaders

Register online

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Have you had your flu shot?

It’s time again to roll up our sleeves for the annual free flu vaccinations for employees. Clinics will be held Oct. 17 – Nov. 1 at various locations and require UK HealthCare ID. View clinic dates and locations here. Also, remember to stock patient and waiting room areas with Cover Your Cough signs, hand sanitizer, tissue and masks. Keep washing hands to prevent germ transmission. Contact Jitana Benton-Lee, 859-218-3234, or Leslie Hargis, 859-323-5823, for more information.

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Reminder: Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty & Staff Meeting

When: Friday November 4, 2011, 12:00 p.m. in Room CTW 405. Please contact Theresa Cook with any questions.

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Alumni Awards

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Service and Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Awards. Deadline for receiving nominations is Nov. 1, 2011.

The Distinguished Service Awards are a long-standing tradition presented annually to honor and recognize alumni and friends of the university who have provided extraordinary dedication and service to UK and the alumni association.

The Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award is named in honor of a longtime UK administrator who spent the better part of his life in service to UK students. The award began in 2002 as a way to recognize alumni who are 10 years or less out of college and currently work on behalf of young people through the university, the association, their alumni club or the local community. Recipients of both awards are honored each year during the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors Summer Workshop. Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Please use this form to nominate a UK alum or friend of the university for this honor. In doing so you will play a part in helping to recognize individuals who have provided extraordinary service and shown tremendous dedication to the UK Alumni Association and the University of Kentucky. All forms must be filled out completely and submitted online or returned to 400 Rose Street, King Alumni House, Lexington, KY 40506-0119, no later than Nov. 1, 2011.

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Kingston Award nominations now accepted

The Kingston Award Committee is preparing to select a faculty member who will receive the award for excellence in teaching at the University of Kentucky faculty awards ceremony scheduled for mid-February 2012. Click here for the details for submission of a nomination, which may be completed electronically or in hard copy. Please submit the nomination materials to Kim Campbell by Thursday, December 15, 2011 for review. Committee members Kim Campbell, Carl Mattacola, Sam Powdrill, and Karen Skaff will be happy to answer questions as you complete your nomination.

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Medical Education Grand Rounds

Speaker: R. Scott Morehead, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UK College of Medicine.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: College of Medicine Leader Building, Multi-Purpose Room 0027

Title: Diagnosis Quest: An Interactive Educational Software

To RSVP for lunch please call Dorcas Beatty at 323-4862 or email at

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College Meetings Dates

The 2011-2012 College Meetings for faculty and staff are scheduled for 12:00 – 1:30 as follows:


November 11 – CTW 216

December 16 – CTW 216

January 13 (part of the Spring Kick-Off)

February 17 – location TBD

March 16 – location TBD

April 20 – location TBD

May 18 – location TBD

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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series, Fall 2011

NS 771 Graduate Seminar in Nutritional Sciences series, Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. in CTW Rm. 411. Click here for the complete schedule.

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Volunteers Needed for CHS Service Events

Monetary/Physical Donations will go to: Backpacks for Kids & God's Pantry Fall Food Drive.

Two community service opportunities will take place:

  • Thomson-Hood Veteran's Center, Oct. 31st Halloween Carnival, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • DanceBlue- Spring 2011, February/TBA

The first college-wide service event will be held on Monday, October 31st at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center. Anyone that would like to volunteer for their annual Halloween Carnival from 1-4 pm please contact Kristie Bruner,

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Faculty Lunch and Learn

Date November 11, 2011
Time 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - How-to (Computer Lab)
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Lunch & Discussion (Dean's Conference Room)
Topic Incorporating Social Media in Higher Education I:
Learn how to develop and manage a Facebook page and then join your colleagues for discussion on how to incorporate this social media into your classes. You are welcomed to come for discussion only which will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the Dean's Conference Room. Boxed lunches will be provided.
RSVP By Clicking here
Location CHS Computer Lab & Dean's Conference Room
Presented by Dr. Jody Deem and the Office of Academic Affairs

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Faculty Development Opportunity

Date November 29, 2011
Time 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Topic Beyond the Grad Student- Teaching Undergraduates through Research
Wine, Cheese and Discussion to follow presentation.
RSVP By Clicking here
Location Hilary J. Boone Faculty Club, Back Bar Library
Presented by CHS Office of Academic Affairs

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2011 Faculty Performance Reviews

All resource materials for the 2011 Faculty Performance Review process have been loaded to the CHS Academic Affairs website Click on the gray bar labeled Faculty Performance Review to find all materials needed for this year’s process. • November 1, 2011 - Deadline for faculty member to submit updated vita to Keturah Taylor for Standard Personnel File. This date is necessary to meet the SACS requirement.

• November 1 - Final date for faculty member to submit requests to Chairs for input from individuals outside the unit as appropriate (e.g., supervisor for those in clinical practice). Requests should include the name, email address, and postal address of the source(s) so that the Chair may seek input from these individuals by letter.

 • November 14 - Deadline for faculty member to update entries to Digital Measures for 2011 and print out preliminary FPRR. Faculty members should make needed changes to the FPRR as described above. Any issues with Digital Measures or the FPRR should be corrected at this time.

 • November 30 - Final date for faculty member to submit packet, including electronic copy of FPRR, to Director. NOTE: FPRR can be updated at any time up to submission.

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Save the Date for CHS events

o College Thanksgiving Potluck, November 14, 11:30 – 2:00 PM, The Commons 127

o Administrative Services Thank You Reception, December 5, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, The Commons 127

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Muscle Forum

Date November 3, 2011
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Janna Jackson
Topic Recovery of skeletal muscle size without satellite cells
Contact Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden at
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505

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Silent Auction/Harvest Breakfast

The Silent Auction/Harvest Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 11th. The breakfast will be $3.00 and will begin at 9:00 a.m. in The Commons. The bidding for the auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to donate an item for the auction or a baked good for the Harvest Breakfast please contact Kristie Bruner,

Proceeds from the silent auction and the Harvest Breakfast will benefit 'Backpacks for Kids' which gives school supplies to low-income elementary students. This event is sponsored by Staff Council.

All auction items must be turned in no later than Friday, November 4th.

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Requests for Information to All Faculty

• ALL faculty should submit an updated vita to Keturah Taylor by November 1st to be placed in the Standard Personnel File in the Dean’s Office regardless of whether or not you are being reviewed this year. Please contact Keturah if you have questions.

• ALL faculty should have their productivity data for 2011 added to Digital Measures by December 1st. The Colleges uses this information for multiple metrics in the College Strategic Plan and State of the College Address. In addition, we will use the information in Digital Measures to respond to data requests from the Provost’s Office regarding faculty leadership positions and fellows, presentation and publication information and the annual diversity report. Questions about data entry into Digital measures should be addressed to Rena Murphy or to the administrative assistant/associate in your division/department.

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2011-2012 CHS Holiday Service Projects

Please see this flier for CHS Staff Council's 2011-2012 Holiday Service Projects. Please contact Kristie Bruner with any questions.

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Graduate & Professional School Prep Week

The James W. Stuckert Career Center, in collaboration with Kaplan and the Office of Academic Enhancement, invites the campus to participate in workshops that help with graduate school preparation. See this flier for more information.

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New and Improved Undergraduate Research Contracts

Most current syllabi/undergrad research contracts are now available for student working in lab as volunteers, for HSE 595, and those in lab for academic credit (other than HSE595). The most up to date versions of the forms are available on the undergraduate research website. Click here to access the student forms page. *If you have an undergraduate working in lab and have not yet signed a contract for that student this semester, please do so ASAP and return to the Research Office in 105.

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United Way Campaign Still Open

The United Way Campaign is still underway. Look here for a pledge form and here for information on the mission of The United Way of the Bluegrass. Please contact Marie Poole with any questions.

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Free Practice GRE

Are you considering attending graduate school in the next 1-2 years? You are invited to sign-up to take the New GRE Practice test on Tues., Nov. 1st at 3:30 p.m. at the Stuckert Career Center on campus (408 Rose Street). This session being offered by KAPLAN. RSVP is required to participate. Call 257-2746 to RSVP.

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UK EMI Site is Live and Ready for Completion

All faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the on-line UK Engagement Measurement Instrument (EMI) for all engagement activity participated in during the calendar year 2010. The instrument is currently live and will remain open through the end of November. As of Tuesday of this week, only thirteen CHS faculty and staff members have entered information into the system. The instrument is available by clicking here.

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Grant Financial Interest Disclosure Form

For grant Financial Interest Disclosure form, also known as the Conflict of Interest (COI) form, an updated version has been created for our college. The update will allow for electronic signatures. The form will need to be completed when grant proposals are submitted. Please contact Nan Rice if you have any questions. The new form can be found at CHS Business website.

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CHS Ambassadors' present a Halloween Social

The CHS Ambassadors present a Halloween Social in the CTW Student Lounge on Monday, Oct. 31 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sweet drinks and treats will be available for a donation of your choosing. All proceeds benefit the CHS DanceBlue team.

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Calendar of Events

October 31 PT Faculty Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 31 CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 31 Administrative Council
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
November 2 AT MLS Journal Club Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
214 B
November 2 CS Division Directors Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CTW 205
November 2 Reproductive Graduate Program Faculty Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CRS Library
November 2 DRS Division Directors' Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 4 Dept. of Rehab Sciences Faculty & Staff Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
November 7 CSD Division Faculty Meetings
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 7 Administrative Council
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room


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

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