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Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Closing Schedule Timeline

Please download (pdf) for a copy of the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Closing Schedule Timeline.

Please contact Denise or Vicki with any questions.

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2011 Lessons for Success Research Conference Selections

Congratulations to Rita Patel, Ph.D., for being selected to attend the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Lessons for Success Research Conference in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

For more information regarding the conference, please visit the website.

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Switch to On-line Pay Statements for All Employees

As part of the effort to "Go Green", the University is adopting on-line pay statements for all employees and therefore eliminating paper statements. This is better for the environment and it reduces costs.

The University will switch to on-line pay statements effective with Biweekly Payroll #6 paid on March 18 and Monthly Payroll # 3 paid on March 31. Pay statements are available through myUK Employee Self-Service (ESS).

All employees can view the new on-line pay statement in ESS to review the enhancements that have been made. UK employees who already opt out of receiving a printed pay statement will notice a new version of the on-line pay statement. For example, a new feature will allow employees to view their vacation and sick leave balances at the bottom of the statement - details on these balances will remain unchanged on the Working Time tab of ESS. In addition, employees with concurrent employment will see year-to-date (YTD) totals throughout the calendar year even after their additional assignment has ended.

For a guide to using ESS features, visit the myUK Employee Self-Service Overview.

To log on directly to myUK Click here.

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Faculty Training Offered for Digital Measures Software

The College of Health Sciences will be offering trainings for all faculty members to learn how to use the Digital Measures software. Digital Measures is a faculty productivity software this software is replacing the former UK Faculty Productivity Database and was used to generate the Faculty Performance Review Reports (FPRRs) used in the performance review process this past fall. It is important for all faculty members to know how to use the system since all future performance review reports will be generated using this software.

Thursday, March 24 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 31 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, April 1 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 4 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 6 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, April 8 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, April 11 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Please e-mail Rena Murphy with the training session you would like to attend. Please note that space is limited to six people for each training session due to the size of the training room. All training sessions will be held in CTW 109.

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2011-2012 Distribution of Effort Process

It is time for faculty to begin preparing their 2011-2012 Distribution of Effort Forms. Each faculty member will receive an individual e-mail from Rena with the DOE Memo outlining the timeline (pdf), Instructions for the DOE Calculation Worksheet (pdf) and DOE Worksheet (Excel). Please be sure to read all materials before beginning the process. There have been some changes based on the feedback you have provided to us.

The forms will also be located on the Academic Affairs website under the Distribution of Effort tab.

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Fourth Annual CHS Education Enhancement Grant Competition

Do you have an idea for an innovative educational initiative? If so, you should apply for a CHS Education Enhancement Grant. The purpose of these Grants is to provide CHS faculty with resources to support the development and implementation of innovative educational initiatives to improve student learning.

Grant proposal must be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011 for activities to be completed during the 2011-2012 academic year (end date no later than June 30, 2012).

Please submit your application electronically using the template found on pages 2-3 of the document linked below. These materials are also available by checking on Information and Application under the Education Enhancement tab on the CHS Office of Academic Affairs webpage.

Education Enhancement Award 2011-12 (Word document)

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CHS HeartWalk Team

It’s that time of year again and we are putting together a team for the 2011 Start Heart Walk. The event is on Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m.

Our team is listed under UK Healthcare, College of Health Sciences and is named “Hearts & Soles.”

The walk is a wonderful way to get exercise, spend time with your coworkers & the community and bring awareness to the issues of Heart Disease.

The UK Healthcare tent will provide lunch after the walk. Last year it was barbeque.

The walk is for everyone. Please bring your family, friends and pets. Strollers are welcome. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.

Join the team.

The goal is to raise $1,000 for our team. Help us reach that goal by making a donation on line or by check. Checks need to be made payable to The American Heart Association.

Please pass this along to anyone that wants to join our team. You don’t have to work here to join our team.

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GRE Plus Workshop

Faculty, please pass along the following information to your students:

What A quick, yet thorough, GRE workshop covering both math and verbal
Cost $200.00
Date Saturday May 14 and May 21
Time 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location 306C Complex Commons (computer cluster)

Please contact Jessalyn Ubellacker or Amanda Smith with questions.

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Universum Student Survey

Faculty, please share the following with your students:

Enter to win a $10,000 scholarship by taking a moment to complete the UK Universum Student Survey:

Because University of Kentucky students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Kentucky students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Kentuckyresults, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

In appreciation for your time you will receive a free copy of the WetFeet Insider Guide: Networking Works.

Universum will also make a donation on behalf of thirty (30) students from your campus to the following causes:

  • UNICEF U.S. Fund – Because one year later the children in Haiti still need our help
  • The Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Because a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States
  • The Center for Biological Diversity – Because all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction need to be protected

All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2011 Sweepstakes for a chance to win:

  • A $10,000 scholarship from Scholarship Points
  • A $5,200 internship in Shanghai, China
  • One of six scholarships worth up to $1,000
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Decoding the Disciplines Workshop

What does it mean to think like an anthropologist, a physicist, an economist, a nurse? How do faculty across the disciplines translate those modes of thinking into teaching introductory courses? Faculty and Graduate Students at UK will have the opportunity to explore these questions in a series of CELT-sponsored workshops.

On March 28, Professor David Pace, a history faculty at Indiana University will share the results of the decade-long, faculty-driven Decoding the Disciplines project at Indiana. He will lead UK faculty through the process of “decoding” their disciplines. The first step of the process asks faculty to consider: where are students getting stuck in your courses? Faculty are then encouraged to explore in some depth the strategies that they, as experts, take to solve such problems and to design an assignment that simulates this process for students. Two follow-up workshops will be held in April and early May to share the outcomes of the project.

The Decoding the Disciplines project has been praised for making transparent the ways in which faculty think as practioners of their academic disciplines. Ideally timed with UK’s new GenEd initiative, Decoding the Disciplines will generate opportunities for faculty to work collaboratively to create innovative introductory courses that will help to recruit students into the majors.

Please contact David Sacks by March 21 to register. Faculty are encouraged to register as teams of two for the March 28th workshop, though individual applications will also be accepted. Food and intellectual stimulation provided.

Download promotional flier.

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Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student Award. The deadline is 5 p.m. March 22. The award is presented annually to the student with a disability who best serves as an inspiration to the UK community through excellence in any or all of the following areas: academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, and social and/or personal qualities.

Nominees may be full or part-time students. Nominations should include the student's name and a letter of support addressing their qualifications to be considered for the award.

Nominations should be mailed to the Disability Research Center, 2 Alumni Gym 0029 or by e-mail. For more information, call 257-2754.

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College of Medicine Dean Candidates Visiting Campus

Candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Medicine will be visiting campus for interviews in the next few weeks. An open forum has been scheduled with each candidate for faculty, staff and students. You are invited to meet with each candidate at the time and place indicated below. Curriculum vitae for each candidate can be accessed hereAdditional meetings with specific groups will be scheduled and announced at a later time.

An evaluation form for these candidates is also available at the same web site. Please remember to complete an evaluation form for each candidate about whom you have an opinion and return it as soon as possible to Kris Hobson.

March 14 Pedro L. Delgado, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MN363 Chandler Medical Center

March 17 John A. Kessler, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MN363 Chandler Medical Center

March 21 Murray Korc, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MN363 Chandler Medical Center

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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Topic Therapeutic properties of Omega-3 fatty acids against inflammatory stressors
Speaker Katryn Eske GCNS Research Assistant, University of Kentucky
Date Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Time 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location CTW 411
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Guest Lecturer Peter Vanderklish, Ph.D.

Peter Vanderklish, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute will be in town March 30-31 as an invited speaker between the Physiology Seminar Series and the College of Health Sciences Research Office. He will be presenting on "Regulation of microRNA biogenesis by a stress-responsive mRNA-binding protein."

Date Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time 3 p.m. &ndash 3:50 p.m.
Location MN-463, Medical Center

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Guest Lecturer Marci Bowers, M.D.

On March 28 and March 29, 2011, UK Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE) is sponsoring Marci Bowers, M.D., Board Certified OB/GYN and Transgender Surgeon, as a guest lecturer.

Date Monday, March 28, 2011
Time 7 p.m.
Topic "Gender, Sex, and Love" – what science and society have to say about trans-genderism through both a professional and personal lens
Location Memorial Hall

Date Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Time Noon.
Topic "Medical Perspectives for the Transgender Patient"
Location Hospital Auditorium HG611

For more information download the information flier (pdf).

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Muscle Forum

Topic Muscular recruitment during shoulder exercises
Speaker Amee Seitz
Date March 24, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Location MS 505, Physiology Conference Room
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Children with Disabilities Conference

“Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers and Children with Disabilities in Rural Communities”

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Eastern Kentucky University

This conference focuses on serving the needs of rural occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists who desire increased competency in the provision of evidence-based practice service delivery and increased understanding of diversity issues for infants, toddlers and children with disabilities in early intervention or school-based settings.

Download conference information packet (pdf).

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Brain Injury Awareness Walk

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) and the Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation will be holding a "Walk Together" to promote brain injury awareness on Saturday, May 14th in Louisville.

Click here for registration, to obtain a team packet and poster, or for more information about the walk.

Additional questions? Contact Colleen Mahon at BIAK.

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Health Systems Transformation Conference

Date April 14, 2011
Location Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

Download the information flier (pdf).

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Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity

Date Thursday, April 21, 2011
Location Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

View conference information.

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STEM Education Conference

Friday, April 29, 2011 – Student Center

The Second Annual STEM Education Conference at the University of Kentucky will focus on STEM research, teaching and learning and engagement with goals of generating new partnerships and collaboration across the STEM disciplines.

Faculty, K-12 educators and STEM undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present STEM Education related research or experiences. Presenters may choose among three formats: paper presentation, “round table” discussion, and poster presentation.

Keynote Speaker President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
“Supporting STEM Initiatives in Kentucky and Nationwide”
President Todd will discuss how we are attempting to leverage STEM initiatives to positively impact the STEM pipeline in Kentucky and across the nation. The President will speak about various means of supporting the “Educate to Innovate” initiative as well as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
Submission Deadline 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2011

Click here for more information

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Calendar of Events

March 19 Children with Disabilities Conference
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University

March 23 Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CTW 411

March 24 Muscle Forum
11 a.m. – Noon
MS 505

March 28 Decoding the Disciplines Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lexmark Public Room, Main Building

March 28 Guest Lecturer Marci Bowers, M.D.
7 p.m.
Memorial Hall

March 30 Guest Lecturer Peter, Ph.D.
3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
MN-463, Medical Center

April 14 Health Systems Transformation Conference
Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

April 21 Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity
Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

April 23 2011 Start Heart Walk
10 a.m.
Commonwealth Stadium

April 29 STEM Education Conference
8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
UK Student Center


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

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