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Calendar of Events

September 27   Faculty Council
Dean's Conference Room, CTW 123
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
September 30   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
September 30   Administrative Council Meeting  
Dean's Conference Room  CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
October 2   CS Division Directors Meeting
CTW 205
2:00 - 1:00 p.m.
October 7   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
October 7   Administrative Council Meeting  
Dean's Conference Room  CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
October 7   PA Faculty Meeting
CTW 216
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
October 11   College Meeting
CTW 216
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
October 12   MLS 80th Anniversary Gala
Embassy Suites
6:00 - 12 p.m.


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

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Muscle Forum

Date  October 3                                
Time 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Charles Chung
Topic TBD
Location  MS505
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Kleinert Wins DiCarlo Award

Jane O. Kleinert, Ph.D. has won the 2013 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. The DiCarlo Award recognizes an individual's significant accomplishments in the advancement of clinical service in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Each year one recipient is chosen from among individuals nominated by state speech-language-hearing associations. 

Kleinert was nominated for the development and implementation of the TAALC (Teaching Age-Appropriate Academic Learning via Communication) project, a state/federally funded SPDG grant (State Personnel Development Grant) in the commonwealth of Kentucky. The project began in 2009 and continues to the present. The primary purpose of the project is to ensure that all students with the most significant disabilities and complex communication needs have communication systems in place in order to participate in the academic curriculum in the public school setting. 

Kleinert will receive her award at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Founders Breakfast at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention in November.

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Karen O. Skaff, RDH, Ph.D. has received an Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program grant. This grant emphasizes the interprofessional initiative in engaging oral health with  nurse practitioner students and physician assistant students learning together to integrate oral health with primary care.

Back to TopCollett Successful in Defense of Dissertation

Congratulations to DeShana Collett, MSPAS, PA-C on the recent, successful defense of her dissertation. She will be a graduate of the UK College of Education with a Ph.D. in Higher Education in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation.

Back to TopDupont-Versteegden Receives NIH (R21) Grant Funding

Congratulations to Esther Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D. who received NIH National Institute on Aging (NIH-NIA) grant funding. Dupont-Versteegden (Principal Investigator) will collaborate with Francisco Andrade, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator, College of Medicine) on the two-year project, entitled “Effect of satellite cell ablation on the aging diaphragm.” This project extends Dupont-Versteegden’s existing line of aging/muscle research by aiming to understand the aging diaphragm – a muscle that is constantly active for such behaviors as breathing, coughing, sneezing, and speaking. Dupont-Versteegden currently has another NIH funded project underway with Tim Butterfield, Ph.D., ATC investigating the effects of massage on muscle during aging.

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15th Annual Run for Your Life 5K (PT Class of 2014)

When: Saturday, October 5; Check-in from 8-8:30 a.m.; Race begins at 9 a.m.

Where: Blue Lot, UK Commonwealth Stadium

Entry fee: $20     

Register here.


New Hope Clinic’s Annual Fish Fry and Auction
The PA Class of 2015 invites you and your family to join them at this annual event in support of the New Hope Clinic, which treats patients without insurance.   
When: Friday, October 11, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Owingsville First Church of God, 320 Slate Ave, Owingsville, KY ‎
Cost: $7 a plate for adults and $4 a plate for children
More info on the website


6th Annual Run for the Health of It 5K (PA Class of 2015)

Run in your favorite costume.

When: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Where: UK Commonwealth Stadium

Entry fee: $20 general public; $15 UK PA students, faculty, and staff and all Physician Assistants

Register here by October 18.  

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All resource materials for the 2013 Faculty Performance Review process have been loaded to the Academic Affairs website. Click on the gray bar labeled "Faculty Performance Review" to access the materials needed for this year’s process.

  • October 15 - Final date for faculty member to submit requests to Chairs for input from individuals outside of 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 1 - Deadline for faculty member to update entries to Digital Measures for 2013 and print out preliminary Faculty Performance Review Report (FPRR). Faculty members should make needed changes to the FPRR as described above. Any issues with Digital Measures or the FPRR should be corrected by this date.
  • November 15 - 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 15 - 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.
  • November 15 – Deadline for faculty member to contact the Department Administrative Assistant [Christa ( ext.80513) or Theresa (; ext.80477)] to schedule a 30-minute appointment to discuss the Review between the dates of January 30-February 15, 2014.

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Campus News and Events

Performance Evaluation Information Sessions

University of Kentucky staff employees can learn more about the new enhanced performance evaluation system during several upcoming information sessions. UK Training & Development has scheduled a series of events to offer an overview and demonstrations of the new evaluation process. The sessions will be held:

9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the College of Nursing Auditorium (Room 115)

1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, a virtual town hall will be held

Changes to the performance evaluation system will affect staff evaluations university-wide for the current review period which ends Dec. 31, 2013. For UK HealthCare staff, the enhanced evaluation will apply to the current 2013-14 fiscal review period, which began July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014. For more info, read the UKNOW article.

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UK Theatre presents "Zombie Town: A Documentary Play"

zombie townStart your Halloween celebration early with "Zombie Town" presented by UK Theatre, Thursday, October 3-5, and October 10-12, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., October 12 2 p.m., Fine Arts Guignol Bldg, $15 general admission. Synopsis: Mayor Arnsen, Slash Murphy and the rest of the cerebral citizens of a sleepy Texas town are recovering from a traumatizing zombie apocalypse that has shaken them to the core. Members of a San Francisco theater collective interview the survivors to offer the "healing that can only come through theatre." So what really happened that deadly night? Listen to the tales of courage, conspiracy and carnage. For more info or to buy tickets, visit the website.

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