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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 taking place today.

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 is now closed. Please feel free to contact Keturah Taylor if you have any questions.

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2010 W2 Forms

The University of Kentucky will print and mail 2010 W2 forms Monday, January 24, 2011 through Friday, January 28, 2011. Current University of Kentucky employees will need to log on to Employee Self Service and verify their address, W-4 and K-4 form data for accuracy. All employers in the United States are required to mail W2 forms by January 31, 2011 therefore it may take up to two weeks or longer to receive your tax form(s). The Payroll Department will begin reprinting duplicate W2s on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.

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Welcome Baby Basham

Nick and Rebekah Basham welcomed Sawyer Scott Basham into the world on January 11, 2011 at 5:57 p.m. Sawyer was 20 1/4 inches and 7 pounds and 10.4 ounces. Mother, Father and Son are doing well.

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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 your nominations to your Division Director as nominations are due today, January 14, 2011.

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Blackboard Outcomes Training

Members of the UK IT Blackboard team will be facilitating Blackboard Outcomes training for all program assessment liaisons, division directors and department chairs next Tuesday, January 18th, from 9:00 11:00 AM, in room 109 of the Wethington Building. This system will be used for reporting all future student learning outcomes assessment data to the UK Office of Assessment. If you have not signed up for the training, please contact Rena at

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Faculty Performance Review Reports Feedback

Last fall, CHS served as a pilot college for the new Digital Measures faculty productivity software. The new system was used to generate the faculty performance review reports (FPRR).

We would like to ask for feedback from all CHS faculty about the faculty performance review report and suggestions for improvement. We are hosting two open forum discussions to gather your feedback and suggestions: Tuesday, January 25th, 12:00 1:00 PM, Dean's Conference Room Friday, January 28th, 10:00 11:00 AM, Dean's Conference Room

Please RSVP to Rena at and include the forum you would like to attend. If you are unable to attend either open forum, you are welcome to send your comments to Rena via email. All information will be compiled and used to create/update training documents and reports for the Digital Measures system. We value your input and suggestions and look forward to hearing from you.

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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

The Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series for the spring of 2011 will take place on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 411 CTW

On January 19 Travis Thomas, CHS professor in Clinical Science, will speak on the effects of dairy, calcium and resistance training on body composition and IGF in overwieght premenopausal women.

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Faculty Open Forum

An open forum for faculty, sponsored by the Presidential Search Committee will be held on Friday, January 28 at 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the W.T. Young Library. If you are unable to attend, the event will be live streamed to allow for full participation from your office (

Please encourage your collegeus to attend and ask good questions!

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Free Chairs

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences division has four or five chairs they no longer need. All chairs, except one, are on wheels.

If you would like these for your own use, please see Orville.

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Calendar of Events

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

January 17 MLK Day

January 17 CD Clinic Coordination Meeting
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
CTW 119

January 17 CSD Faculty Meeting
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
CTW 214B

January 17 Administrative Meeting
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
CTW Dean's Conference Room

January 17 PAS Didatic Curriculum Meeting
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
CTW 205A

January 17 PAS Admissions Meeting
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CTW 205A

January 18 HCC Council Meeting
12 p.m.

January 18 Faculty Council
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CTW, Dean's Conference Room

January 18 Blackboard Outcomes Training
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
CTW 109

January 19 Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series-Speaker Travis Thomas
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CTW 411

January 25 FPRR open forum
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
CTW, Dean's Conference Room

January 28 Faculty open forum sponsored by the Presidential Search Committee
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
W.T. Young Library

January 28 FPRR open forum
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
CTW, Dean's Conference Room


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

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