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Teach for America deadline

Please share with students: Teach for America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals, of all majors, backgrounds and career interests, who commit to teach for two years in urban and low-income communities and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. The next application deadline for the 2012 Teach for America corps is Wednesday, October 26th. For more information contact Please share this flier with anyone who may be interested.

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Staff Newsletter Now Available

The October Staff Newsletter is now available. Please contact Kristie Bruner with any questions/concerns.

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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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ATG Blackboard Team how-to for uploading mid-term grades

With mid-terms coming up soon, don't forget the availability of information and resources that the Academic Technology Group (ATG) Blackboard team provides to instructors for uploading their grades from Blackboard. 

Instructors are welcome to use the Academic Technology Training Library. Two easy ways to enter the library are, first, directly at, or, second, via a link on the ATG homepage at (see the “How do I” image to the right on the webpage). Once there, browse topics for helpful information in both written and video tutorial format.

Click here for a link directly to the specific information about uploading grades from the Blackboard Grade Center.  This link will also be made a Top 5 link on the ATG homepage in the months of October and December.

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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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Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences Research Colloquium

Speaker: Scott Livingston, Ph.D.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2011

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

Place: CTW 405

Title: Differential Rates of Recovery following Sport-Related Concussion

For more information, contact Theresa S. Cook 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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CHS Authorship Guidelines

CHS Authorship Guidelines were recently approved by the Research Advisory Committee and Faculty Council and may now be accessed from the Research website (on the Resources & Useful Links page). Download the PDF here.

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,, no later than Friday, October 21st.

Message from Thomson-Hood Activities Director: “Thank you so much for volunteering to come for our Halloween Carnival. If you all could come from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. that would be great. At 1:00 p.m. we will decorate for the Carnival and Costume contest. At 1:30 p.m. We will have a costume contest. At 2pm we will get the game booths ready and start rounding the residents. Each resident will go to a game booth and then to the PT gym for refreshments. It will be wonderful if your group can help transport residents to the Carnival, assist them as they go to each game booth and into the PT gym for refreshments. After they have finished their refreshments then it would be great for you and your group to take that resident back to his/her unit. I am sure we will also need help with working some of the game booths too. If you do not mind please let me know how many will be coming on Oct. 21st and I will set up a work schedule.”

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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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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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English-speaking Union Scholarships for Summer Study in the United Kingdom

The Kentucky Branch of The English-Speaking Union will award a limited number of scholarships to qualified Kentucky college students for courses offered at three institutions in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2012—Cambridge University, Oxford University, or Edinburgh University. Scholarship awards will include tuition, lodging and two meals daily for three-week courses at the institution chosen by the scholarship winner. Courses offered are listed on the ESU website; they typically include English Literature, History, and Social Sciences. Scholarships also include one week’s lodging in London and a cash allowance which may or may not cover the costs of travel and incidentals (in recent years, the allowance has been approximately $1,800).

Additional information and the application form are online.

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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 October 27, 2011
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker N/A
Topic Center Muscle Biology Retreat
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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Request for Faculty Vita updated through December 2011

We are requesting that all faculty members submit an updated vita (through December 2011) to Keturah Taylor at for their Standard Personnel File by November 1, 2011. This information will also be used to meet one of the criteria for the UK SACS Reaffirmation in 2013.

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Save the date: 5th International Ankle Symposium

Save the date for the 5th International Ankle Symposium, coordinated by CHS's own Dr. Pat McKeon, on October 17-20, 2012 at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, KY. Details TBA.

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QEP Update

Drs. Diane Snow and Deanna Sellnow are currently working on the Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) efforts toward SACS reaffirmation of accreditation. See their video here for an update on how the process is going.

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Brian Noehren receives KL2 Award

Congratulations to Brian Noehren for his appointment as a KL2 scholar in the KL2 Career Development Program of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) recently received by UK’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Noehren will receive CTSA support for salary, supplies and travel to begin on October 1, 2011. His appointment as a KL2 scholar is for one year and can be renewed for an additional two years, for a total of three years.

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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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Calendar of Events

October 21 DRS Research Colloquium Presentations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CTW 405
October 21 RHB Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
October 24 DDs & AC
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
October 24 CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
214 B
October 24 PAS Program Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 24 Administrative Council
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
October 26 AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
October 26 AT Division Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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.


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

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