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New Face in the Dean’s Office

Orvis Kean is a temporary employee who will be serving as a receptionist in the Dean’s Office. Please stop by and introduce yourself if you have a chance.

Kevin Dean will still be assisting our researchers, but he is now located in the business office next to Sarah Ross. His extension has changed to 8-0488.

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Fall 2011 Schedule Now Available

The PDF version of the fall 2011 schedule is now available on the web at

Please note the new composition and communication courses – CIS 110/111 and WRD 110/111 – are listed under their course prefix and the book is arranged in alphabetical order according to prefix. They are not listed under the English courses (ENG). The CIS courses begin on page 57 and the WRD courses begin on page 154.

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Brown Bag Luncheon

The Office of Academic Affairs and Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders 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.

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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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4th Annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House continues the University’s commitment to building diversity by targeting traditionally underrepresented minorities interested in the Health Professions. Please note, however, this event is open to ANY interested student. The Open House will give prospective students from the state of Kentucky and surrounding areas and their families the opportunity to meet and greet the Deans and select staff and students from each of the University’s Health Professions Colleges.

Students will again have the chance to choose from a myriad of different interest sessions designed to provide information about the Colleges of Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. In addition, other detailed interest sessions will be offered for students should they decide to attend. Among them: Financing a professional school education, Interviewing, and Other ways to be a competitive applicant. Finally, prospective students will have the opportunity to visit the UK Healthcare Colleges and participate in an open, frank discussion with current professional students about their experiences.

The 4th annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House is open to any interested high school, current undergraduate or graduate student.

Check-in will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Biological Pharmaceutical Complex (BPC - NEW College of Pharmacy building) with the event beginning promptly at 10 a.m. The event will end by 2:45pm. Due to space capacity, students are ideally limited to 2 guests.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is also available by directly visiting the Registration Website.

Please keep in mind, seating is limited so register early! Be sure to bring a friend or two! Registration may close early, if capacity is reached.

Additional Information, including registration instructions, directions to the building and parking information is available by visiting the registration site, or by contacting Chris Johnson via e-mail or by phone at 859-257-5196.

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Muscle & Meat: Special Guest Seminar

Topic “Understanding muscle and meat protein modifications: Keys to improving meat quality”
Speaker Dr. Steven Lonergan, Professor, Meat Science and Muscle Biology, Iowa State University
Date March 7, 2011
Time 2 p.m.
Location W.P. Garrigus Building, Room 109
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Academic Enhancement Open House

March 8th, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
306B Complex Commons

Dr. Karin Lewis, Director of Academic Enhancement, will open with welcoming remarks at 4:15 p.m. followed by brief remarks from Dr. Robert Mock, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dr. Mike Mullen, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Share Your Thoughts about Community Engagement

March 9 Share Your Thoughts about Community Engagement
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Library, Study Room 1

This brown bag will get your input about an upcoming bus tour the UK Office of Community Engagement is organizing. Laura Hatfield, with the UK Office of Community Engagement, works to identify needs in the community and match those needs where most appropriate at the University. She will share ideas and seek faculty insights on how best to showcase community engagement opportunities. Join Laura as she seeks specific input on developing a Community Bus Tour and Speed Matching event. Kathryn Cunningham, with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, will be on hand to address questions and concerns about how engaging with the community might be incorporated into the design of a course focused on significant learning. Join us with your lunch and the UK Office of Community Engagement will provide our drinks and desserts!

There is still space available for participation! Please contact Kathryn Cunningham by today, March 4, to RSVP.

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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Time 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location CTW 411
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Muscle Forum

Topic Reports from the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
Date March 10, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Location MS 505
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Sarah Bennett Holmes Award & Luncheon

The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum is currently accepting nominations for the 18th annual Sarah Bennett Holmes Award. This award was created by the UK Women's Forum in honor of Sarah Bennett Holmes, a distinguished former Dean of Women at the University of Kentucky, who championed the rights of women and inspired young women to persevere in the face of hardship and to pursue their educational and career goals.

The Sarah Bennett Holmes award recognizes two female UK employees for their contributions to issues that affect women at UK and across the commonwealth and who promote the growth and well-being of other women. Annually two women, one faculty and one staff member, are recognized through nominations by their peers. Each award recipient receives $1,000.00 and is announced at a ceremony during a luncheon to honor all of the nominees. The recipient must be a University of Kentucky employee on Thursday, March 10, 2011, the date of the luncheon.

Please consider recognizing a peer or co-worker through the nomination process which can be found here.

The Sarah Bennett Holmes Award recipients will be announced at the annual award luncheon on Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Frank H. Harris Grand Ballroom of the Student Center. The featured guest speakers for the luncheon are Ms. Christy Burch, B.A. Interim Director, Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center and Dr. Diane Snow, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, College of Medicine & Faculty Associate, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC). The presentation is titled, "Women Hold Up Half the Sky." All nominees are strongly encouraged to attend the luncheon. Luncheon reservations are $15.00. Tables for eight may be reserved for $120.00. The reservation form is available on the Women's Forum Web-site. Reservations for the luncheon are open until Friday, March 4, 2011.

Volunteers are needed for the luncheon. Please contact Kim Clark via e-mail if you are interested in volunteering, or if you have any further questions about the award or the luncheon.

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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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Calendar of Events

March 5 4th Annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House
9:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Biological Pharmaceutical Complex

March 7 PT Interview Day

March 8 Academic Enhancement Open House
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
306B Complex Commons

March 9 Share Your Thoughts about Community Engagement
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Library, Study Room 1

March 9 Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CTW 411

March 10 Muscle Forum
Reports from the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CTW 411

March 10 Sarah Holmes Bennett Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center, Grand Ballroom

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


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

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