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Winter Celebration is Today

The CHS Winter Celebration lunch will be held today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Commons.

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Livingston Appointed to BIAK Board of Directors

Congratulations to Scott Livingston, who has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) for a two-year term beginning January 2011.

BIAK serves those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, prevention, service and support. For more information about BIAK, visit

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Dean’s List

47% of CHS undergraduate students made the Dean’s List.

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Research Award Nominations

The Office of Research is requesting nominations of faculty members for the upcoming College of Health Sciences Award for Excellence in Research. Please submit nominations to your Division Director by January 14, 2011.

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Grants Officer Candidates

The top two candidates for the College Grants Officer position will be available to meet with CHS faculty next Wednesday, Jan. 12th in CTW 205A. In no particular order, the first candidate will be here at 9 a.m., the second candidate will be here at 1 p.m.

We would like you to have the opportunity to ask any questions or get to know the candidates and be able to provide Dr. Charlotte Peterson with feedback prior to making a hiring decision. If you are unavailable at those times and still wish to meet the candidates, please contact Cynthia Byars at or 218-0469 and we will try to accommodate a time that works well for you.

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Spring 2011 Kick-off & Faculty Council Retreat

Friday, January 14, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CTW 127, The Commons

All faculty and staff are invited to the Spring 2011 Kick-off & Faculty Council Retreat. The day will begin with a presentation from Dr. Karin Lewis, Director of UK Academic Enhancement, on the topic of “New Audiences, New Pedagogies.” The presentation will update you on the cognitive development of students in our classrooms who have grown up in the digital age and review effective instructional strategies you can use with this cohort. Come a few minutes early for a light breakfast.

The morning session will be followed by a box lunch at 11:15 a.m. The monthly College meeting will be held from noon – 1:30 p.m.

Note: There will be no distance hook-up for the faculty meeting – everyone is invited to come to the UK campus.

Registration: Complete the registation form at Please feel free to contact Keturah Taylor if you have any questions.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2011

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Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Evidences Documents

CHS Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Evidences documents are now available online. They can be viewed at the following locations:

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Muscle Forum

Topic Review of Dr. Brian Noehren’s NIH Training Grant
Date/Time Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, 11 a.m. – Noon
Location MS505, Physiology Conference Room
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Payroll Tax Withholding Changes

There have been several Federal Tax Law changes that will affect many University of Kentucky employees payroll tax withholding in 2011. The tax law changes will effect each employee differently based on their individual tax situation.

University of Kentucky employees may see a difference in the payroll taxes withheld from their pay in 2011 due to changes in the Federal Tax Laws:

  1. The Making Work Pay Tax Credit, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama in February 2009, expired as of December 31, 2010. With the expiration of this Act employees may see an increase in the amount of federal income tax withheld.
  2. The Internal Revenue Service Withholding Allowance and the wage bracket tables for pay check calculation has changed for 2011. See pages 35 through 37 of the following link:
  3. Advance Earned Income Credit has been rescinded and will no longer be reflected on pay checks. Employees eligible for Earned Income Credit in 2011 will still be able to claim the credit upon filing their 2011 1040 series tax form.
  4. The employee portion of Social Security tax has been reduced from 6.2% to 4.2% for 2011. The Social Security tax break will have no effect on the worker’s potential Social Security benefits, as they will be based on their life time income. The employer paid portion of Social Security tax will remain at 6.2%.
  5. The surcharge wage bracket table was removed from the federal income tax calculation for Non-Resident Aliens. Also, the additional amount added to Non-Resident Alien wages has increased for 2011. See page 17 of the following link:
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Global KY Newsletter

The winter issue of Global KY, UK’s quarterly e-newsletter highlighting international activities, is now available online.

Click here to download (pdf).

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University Senate Seeking Committee Nominees

The University Senate is seeking faculty nominees for participation in the following committees:

  • Dean of the Graduate School – Summative Evaluation
    REQUIREMENTS: faculty members of any rank with primary appt in Graduate School
  • Periodic Program Reviews for:
    Communications and Information Studies, Graduate School, Medicine, Pharmacy and Social Work

    REQUIREMENTS: faculty members of any rank, internal or external to the college
  • Health Care Colleges Area Advisory Committee
    REQUIREMENTS: tenured faculty member from the College of Medicine

Please submit nominations to Sheila Brothers at

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Calendar of Events

January 7 Winter Celebration
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CTW 127, The Commons

January 13 Muscle Forum
11 a.m. – Noon
MS505, Physiology Conference Room

January 14 Spring 2011 Kick-off & Faculty Council Retreat
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CTW 127, The Commons

January 15 PA Class of 2012 White Coat Ceremony
10 a.m.
Memorial Hall


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

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