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Dear A&S Staff,

It is that time of year to think about nominating a colleague for the annual A&S Outstanding Staff Award.  Two staff members will be recognized for their excellence at the A&S staff retreat on August 4th and 5th.  Each awardee will also receive a $1,000 award.   Nominations will be accepted through April 29.  To submit a nomination go to Outstanding Staff Award Nomination Form.  

Go ahead and mark your calendars for the A&S Staff Retreat scheduled on August 4th and 5th.  The A&S Staff Council is planning a rewarding couple of days that you won’t want to miss.  This year’s plans are to combine several events during the retreat to include:  unconscious bias training, outstanding staff awards, staff service awards, Dean’s College update, and the ever competitive “field day”.  Expect more specific information on the schedule of activities to come out in future newsletters and all staff emails. 

Project Management Office

We have the privilege to work with many areas within A&S on a regular basis. Whether it’s helping a student change his/her major or helping a faculty member launch an event, we are here to help those in our college by embedding process to effective and efficient results. 

Often times we are the front lines and the first contact our students seek when they have questions. Our front office fields and handles a vast array of questions and request on a daily basis. It is also where students come to sign in to speak with advisor, change his/her major, and request changes to their records. As you can imagine, there is never a dull moment, and always a smorgasbord of questions and request.  

  • Over 7,000 student advising appointments a year
  • Over 1,500 change major/minor request a year
  • Thousands of other request that are processed and managed within our over 5,700 student digital folders.  

Check out this article about our front office, advising and student support team! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/college-arts-and-sciences-advising-old-scho...

Teresa Lazzari

My name is Teresa Lazzari and I am currently in my junior year as a mathematical economics major here at the University of Kentucky, where I will graduate in May of 2017 and pursue a career as an actuary.  I was born and raised in Florence, KY where I graduated from Boone County High School class of 2013. My parents, Jim and Mary Lazzari have four children, I being the youngest.  My oldest brother, Blake is currently married to his high school sweetheart, Becky and are living in Dubai for a couple of years due to work.  My other brother, Nick is currently in Indiana working on his PGA certification at a golf course.  My sister, Gina is graduating this May from nursing school here at UK, where she will be working post-graduation. My sister and I live together down here in Lexington. I am an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority on campus, where I spend most of my time. Being in a sorority takes up a lot of my time outside of class, but I still manage to keep up personal hobbies such as running, drawing and playing with dogs.

Tech Tips From the Hive

We continue to move forward on our transition to the Office 365 mail system.  Overall, the UK migration is 11% completed, while the college is still just starting out at 3%.  All of the Hive mailboxes were migrated a few weeks ago with only minor disruptions on the morning when the transition was finalized.  We will move on to the rest of A&S soon, migrating only a few departments at a time so that we have time to help address any problems that crop up with access on mobile devices or through Outlook. 

 

Brad's Blurb

Dear A&S Staff,

CPR and basic first aid training are extremely useful skills that can end up saving someone’s life.  Recent American Heart Association statistics indicate that sudden cardiac arrest represents 13% of all workplace deaths, 75% of all out-of-hospital heart attacks happen at home, and that 25% of all emergency room visits can be avoided with basic first aid know-how.  UK’s Office of Health and Safety is now offering FREE full day classes to UK staff.  If you are interested in CPR/First Aid/AED certification please contact Jay Young, A&S Safety Officer at jay.young@uky.edu

For those of you seeking opportunities to increase your professional and leadership development, I encourage you to consider enrolling in one of UK HR’s excellent leader training programs.  UK program offerings include:  Leading for Excellence, Experienced Leader Academy, Essential Leader, and the Humanity Academy.  For more information on these programs, as well as other UH HR training classes, go to http://www.uky.edu/hr/training.

Frances Tracy-Student Spotlight

Meet France Tracy!

 

I’m a sophomore in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and I’m from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, right next to Cincinnati. I love taking adventure runs through Lexington, and visiting the Lexington Humane Society regularly because I miss my pets at home!

I chose the University of Kentucky because of the strong sense of community I felt here. I was invited to Merit Weekend, a weekend where high school seniors can schedule their freshman classes early. I spent the weekend with some friends I had from the Governor’s Scholars Program the previous summer, and we had a blast together, meeting more potential students and running around Lexington!

I work as an Undergraduate Assistant for the Mathematics Department, which includes being a UA for a math lecture as well as a few hours in the MathSkeller, a tutoring service in the basement of Whitehall. I am currently in my second semester of working for the Mathematics Department. I really enjoy it and plan on working there during the rest of my undergrad at UK!

Brad's Blurb

Dear Staff, 

The UK Staff Senate is sponsoring a “Get to Know Tim Tracy-UK Provost” brown bag lunch, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at The 90 (the new dining facility located at the corner of Hilltop and University Drive), Room 202, at 12-1 p.m.   Desserts and beverages will be provided.    

Speaking of brown bag luncheons, the A&S lunches for this month are scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, 12-1 p.m., in POT 1245 and Thursday, March 24, 12-1 p.m., in CP 179.  A UK Health and Wellness representative will be talking about “Stress Relief”.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  Bring your lunch and a friend. 

This year UK will select 10-15 finalists to compete for Student Employee of the Year.  Each finalist and their nominating supervisor will be recognized at an award ceremony on April 13.  Nomination forms for the 2015-2016 UK HR Student Employee of the Year are at the following link:  http://www.uky.edu/hr-apps/forms/student-employee-year-nomination-form.   Forms are due by Friday, March 18.  Students must meet the following criteria in order to be nominated:

1.  Students must currently be work-study or hourly student employees at UK.

Brad's Blurb

Dear Staff,

If you missed Tuesday’s brown bag luncheon, you can still attend the second offering on Friday, Feb 26, 12:00 pm in Slone Building, Room 104B.  The topic is Strength Training: The Ins and Outs.   Ryan Mason, a UK PhD student in Exercise Physiology is leading the discussion. 

Enrollment Management & Decision Support

What We Do

The Enrollment Management & Decision Support Team is responsible for recruitment, retention, course scheduling, graduation certification and data analysis for the college.  We find the students to put  in seats, make sure they have the right seats, provide support to help them progress, and then certify graduation.  All along the way, we provide data analysis for the dean, associate deans, and departments to make sure we are providing the best services to our students. 

Who Are We?

Will Bickers--Recruitment, Retention, Student Ambassador Program

Nick Brooks--Business Analytics Development

 

Kari Burchfield--Course Scheduling

Holly Hatfield--Graduation Certification

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