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Calendar of Events

May 2   Last day of classes
May 2   Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon
12:00-1:30 p.m.
May 5   Administrative Council Mtg
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
May 5   CSD Division Faculty Mtgs
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
May 7   CS Division Directors Mtg
CTW 205
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
May 9   Last day of finals
May 10   Commencement
May 12   Division Director and Administrator Mtg
CTW 214B
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


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

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Muscle Forum

Date none scheduled this time
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date May 8
Time 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Seminar Host)
Shaniya Maimaiti, MBP doctoral candidate

(Olivier Thibault, PhD)

Paulina Davis, MBP doctoral candidate

(Elizabeth Head, PhD)
Topic TBA
Location Medical Science North: MN 463

Grantsmanship Presentations

Date May 16 - CANCELLED

College News

CHS Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards

Congratulations to this year's recipients and honorable mentions:

Staff Employee of the Year:
Meredith Houlihan          


Staff Employee of the Year, Honorable Mention:
Christa Blackwell
Sharon Goins
Kristie Law
Marie Poole


Staff Service Awards:
Sharon Goins - 35 years
Denise McCarthy - 10 years
Christa Blackwell - 5 years
Renee King - 5 years
Meredith Houlihan - 5 years
Kristie Law - 5 years

Distinguished Scholar Award:
Robert Marshall, PhD 

Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching:
Richard Andreatta, PhD  

College of Health Sciences Young Investigator Award:
Travis Thomas, PhD


Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following faculty members for their promotions:

Tim Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT, promoted to Professor with tenure in the Regular Title Series.

Kevin Schuer, MSPAS, MPH, PA‑C, promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Special Title Series.


The Grateful Glass - PA Students to Host Fundrasier

UK College of Health Sciences PA Class of 2015 is hosting The Grateful Glass Fundraiser May 16 with proceeds benefiting the New Hope Clinic in Owingsville. See flyer for details. 



PA Students Give Back



(top) The UK PA Class of 2016 (Morehead campus) 2016 recently participated in Build-A-Bed, a community service event aimed at by building beds and providing items to promote safe sleep and calming bedtime rituals for Kentucky children. Also, both campuses of the Class of 2016 have made their own Paxton Strong pictures (bottom - Morehead campus Paxton Strong pic). See more photos on the PA Facebook page.  


Staff Initiated Scholarship Fund: CHS Technology Scholarship Fund

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." – Steve Jobs

In an effort to promote innovative thinking in the health sciences classroom and beyond, the CHS Office of Technology Services is proudly sponsoring a new scholarship at the College of Health Sciences. The CHS Technology Scholarship Fund has been established by Director of Technology Services, Darin Poynter, to award monies to a CHS student or students who exhibit exceptional innovation.  The fund is meant to provide a monetary award to a CHS student that can be used to purchase technology (laptop, tablets, etc.) to aid in the pursuit of the novel approach to education or health sciences.  Primarily, we are seeking to aid in the student's success whether that means helping purchase technology for their personal use or for an endeavor they are pursuing.  If you are interested in contributing to the success and longevity of this fund, please contact Keturah Taylor, Director of Alumni & Community Relations.



CHS on UK Now

Check out this UKNow story about AT students and RHB doctoral students presenting at the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, June 25-28, in Indianapolis.

The AT students presenting are: Julie P. Iannicelli, ATC; Jennifer Werner, ATC; Minda McCullough, ATC; Emily Gravelin, ATC; Diamond O'Donovan, ATC; Anna Porter, ATC; Catherine Beckemeyer, ATC; and Derek Rafeldt, ATC.  The RHB Doctoral students presenting are  Aaron Sciascia, MS, ATC, PES; and Jenny Toonstra, MA, ATC.


Check out this UKNow story on a new facility to house the UK Early Childhood Center. Randa Remer, PhD, was a speaker at the recent groundbreaking. She co-chaired, along with Dr. Joe Labianca, the Work-Life childcare subcommittee that explored the issues with the facility's current space in the basement of Erikson Hall. The new facility will allow the ECL to double in size,  providing both daycare services and expanded training for future early childhood teachers for all of Kentucky. Remer, who attended ECL as a child, from 1977-1979, says the facilities remain much same as they were 35 years ago. She says that her experiences at the ECL have had a lasting impact.

"My mom, a faculty member in the College of Education for the past 40 years, tells stories of how the ECL provided me androgynous gender experiences and interactions with staff that valued diversity," Remer said. "My mom believes that the ECL helped lay the foundation in me both to follow a non-traditional career path and to be committed to social justice issues." 



PREPaRE Scholars and Faculty


Above: Newly Selected 2014-2015 PREPaRE Scholars and faculty. 


2nd Annual Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI)

The 2nd Annual KCSCI will be held June 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Clarion Hotel, (off Newtown Pike near I-75). For more info, see the flyer.



CPR & AED Training

Do you want to be prepared in a medical emergency? Has your CPR/AED certification run out? Well, you are in luck! The College of Health Sciences is offering CPR and AED training on Thursday, May 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in CTW Commons. This training is being taught by Marcy Thobaben of Bluegrass Health & Safety. The training session is approximately 3 hours long. If you are interested in attending, please respond to the following link: 2014 CPR & AED Training Faculty.


Dean Search - Leadership Profile

Click here to view the Leadership Profile prepared by Witt/Kieffer. Click here to view the position announcement.


CHS Soap Drive

The CHS Student Ambassadors are leading a semester-long Soap Drive to benefit the residents of Shady Lawn and Parkside Manor in Cynthiana. As many of you know, our own Linda Allen generously devotes much of her time to the residents of these homes.  

You can help by bringing bars of soap or other toiletries (shampoo, lotion, etc.) to the Office of Student Affairs, CTW 111. These items are part of the everyday routine for us, but to the residents of Shady Lawn and Parkside Manor, these items are a small luxury. The goal is 1,000 bars. Click here to download the flyer.  


Retirement Reception - Theresa Cook

You are cordially invited to a Retirement Reception for Theresa Cook: Tuesday, May 20, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Commons, CTW 127. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, May 14 to Marie Poole at  or (859) 218-0480.



Campus News and Events

Upcoming UK Strategic Plan Town Halls 

Working Group #6: "Have a Meaningful Impact on the Commonwealth and Community"

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: UK Athletics Association Auditorium in the William T. Young Library

The event will focus on the work occurring in Working Group #6, and will be facilitated by Lisa Higgins-Hord and Jimmy Henning, Co-Chairs.


Working Group #4: "Transform the Campus, Brand and Infrastructure at UK"

Date: May 6, 2014

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: UK Athletics Association Auditorium in the William T. Young Library

The event will focus on the work occurring in Working Group #6, and will be facilitated by Angie Martin and Michael Tick, Co-Chairs.

For more info and to view video of previous Town Halls, visit the website.


A Grand Night for UK Staff 

University of Kentucky Opera Theatre will honor Russ Williams, the university's first representative of the staff on the Board of Trustees who died in 2009, by offering a special ticket price to UK staff for its popular musical revue, "It's a Grand Night for Singing!" Each performance of "Grand Night" will have select seats available to UK staff for only $25, plus Singletary Center for the Arts processing fees. General admission tickets for "Grand Night" are $45.

Everett McCorvey, director of UK Opera Theatre, said of Williams, "Russ was a tireless advocate for the staff and the staff's concerns on the UK Board of Trustees. Russ loved the university and all it had to offer to the community and to the Commonwealth. He suggested to me the idea of having staff prices for opera performances. I am happy to be able to offer the staff prices in honor of Russ. He was well loved by all on campus."

Williams held the staff representative position to the UK Board of Trustees for four terms beginning in 1998 until his death in 2009.

"Grand Night" will have six performances at the Singletary Center for the Arts, on UK’s campus, beginning 7:30 p.m. June 13, 14, 20 and 21, and 2 p.m., June 15 and 22. Staff tickets are available through the Singletary Center ticket office with a valid UK staff ID. Read the UKNow story.