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Meet George White!

Trying to tell someone else who I am is like throwing a box of photos on the floor and scrambling to pick the most important pictures out in one hand: there are thousands of memories, but I can only share a handful at once.

Lexington is where I am from and where I grew up. Although I am an only child, I grew up around a large extended family. I can never forget how important meeting my cousins, aunts, uncles, and other relatives was every Sunday after church at Granny’s was when I was younger. Community grew on me as well. I studied abroad for five weeks in Mexico while at Transy. I have a broad sense of family that includes those from my family of faith, birth, workplace, community, and worldwide.

My life has changed a lot in just couple of years. I have gotten married, changed location in Lexington, changed location in the College… all fairly close together. I was filled with joy to meet and marry my wife, Latise. This is helping to complete the picture of family for me (of course – stand by for updates to the family list!).

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Savannah Tate -- An Outstanding Senior Student Employee


Earlier this year, A&S announced an award designed to honor 2 outstanding senior student employees each academic year. One of the winners of the 2014-2015 award was Savannah Tate. Savannah maintained a 3.82 cumulative GPA during her time as a student at UK. Before she even graduated, she was able to secure a full-time position working in the UK Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

We asked Savannah to share with us a few tidbits about her time as a student employee in A&S:

Q: How long have you worked in A&S as a student employee? 

A: I’ve worked with A&S as a student employee for three and a half years. 

Q: What has been your most memorable experience as a student employee? 

A: One of my most memorable experiences as a student worker was the realization that I could make a difference in the lives of others even in the few hours I spent at work per week. I realized that a smile, a kind word, and a helpful attitude can go a long way in brightening someone else’s day.

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Brad's Blurb

Hello A&S Staff,

Thanks to everyone that attended the recent A&S Professional Development Seminar (Master the Art of Working with People).  The next seminar is scheduled for November with more details on topic and location coming in the fall.  If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of these seminars I highly recommend them.  They focus on timely and relevant topics, they are free to attend, and a lunch is provided. 

Effective July 1, UK students, faculty, and staff may ride any Lextran bus route free of charge by showing a valid Wildcat ID, as part of the new U-PASS program.  To view the Lextran routes go to  To learn more about the U-PASS program go to

On August 7 from 9:00-11:00 in CB 204 there will be an information session open to all College staff on FERPA.  More information will be forthcoming in newsletters on how to sign up as seating is limited. 

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Brad's Blurb

Dear Staff,

Locally grown produce returns to UK with the Lexington Farmers Market’s fourth season on campus.  Through August 12, a variety of local vendors set up on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m., on the lawn at E.S. Good Barn located on University Drive.  The farmers market is open to the general public and the UK community.  The market is open rain or shine and free parking is available in the nearby orange lot.  The market is accessible from the UK Medical Center and CATS summer shuttles.  A registered dietitian is also on site who can provide answers to nutrition related questions. 

The Department of Political Science has a job posting open for a Department Academic Administration Associate (Level 42 Department Manager).  The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015. 

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Brad's Blurb

Dear A&S Staff,

Congratulations on the completion of another very successful semester.  I hope that everyone is looking forward to the summer and the opportunity to regroup and reenergize moving forward.     

-Don’t forget to plan ahead for your 4th of July weekend.  With July 4th falling on a Saturday this year, July 3rd (Friday) is the official UK Holiday.

-- Please save the following dates for the July A&S Staff Retreat. Although, the agenda is not yet finalized, we anticipate the event to take the form of a three part mini-conference. 

                Part 1:  July 22, Wednesday morning (1/2 day)

                Part 2:  July 23, Thursday morning (1/2 day)

                Part 3:  July 24, Friday morning (1/2 day), followed by A&S social event in the afternoon

*More specific agenda information will be forthcoming.

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Senior Student Employee -- Chloe Keeling


Chloe Keeling, Senior Student Employee in Physics and Astronomy

Meet our featured senior student employee, Chloe Keeling. Chloe has been working in A&S for just over 18 months. She has worked that entire time in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, but recently added work with Dr. Rita Basuray to her resume.

When asked about her most memorable experiences while working in Physics and Astronomy, Chloe said that working during the summer was always fun. The Physics and Astronomy teams have weekly themes and one day a week they would all dress up in themed clothing to take pictures. 

One of the tasks that Chloe was asked to take on was the updating of the Physics and Astronomy bulletin boards right outside their front office. When Chloe came on board, the bulletin boards were...well..shabby. The paper had turned yellow from age and the photos were not current by any stretch. "Getting everything updated and looking shard was fun and challenging," said Chloe.

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Meet Erin Norton Miller


Erin Norton Miller at the Baker Museum in Artis—Naples, FL

Hi there; I’m Erin Norton Miller.  I am a native of Lexington, and UK is my alma mater!  I was an English major here and received my BA in May of 2000.  Before working at UK, I had jobs doing everything from retail to working in a warehouse to banking.  I started my career at UK in 2010 in a STEPS position in the College of Pharmacy.  I joined the College of Arts & Sciences in 2011 and began my current position as the Department Manager at the UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies in June of 2013.  I really enjoy being a part of this College and getting to work on the Culture Committee.  I love being in a place that values learning and excellence but also encourages getting to know and having fun with colleagues.

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Outstanding Student Employees

Each year the University of Kentucky seeks nominations from managers of students across campus to find the most outstanding of our student employees. This year, they received 42 nominations from healthcare, colleges and central services. A&S student employees represented 13 of those 42 nominees. Below are all of our fabulous student employees that were nominated by their managers for consideration as the UK Student Employee of the Year:

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Brad's Blurb

Dear Staff,

The College has one open job posting on the UK job website for a College Financial Specialist, Level 43.  The deadline to apply is April 26 (Sunday).  Due to the upcoming retirement of Beverly Clayborne in the Department of Political Science there will be a Department Manager job opening up in July.  When that position is getting ready to be posted I will let you know.       

There are a couple of key dates and events to pass on as calendar reminders.  First, UK Staff Appreciation Day is on Thursday, May 21, 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Pieratt Field and the Hilary Boone Tennis Center. There will be free food, live music, t-shirts, exhibits, caricatures and more.  This event is sponsored by the Office of the President and coordinated by the Staff Senate, and brought to you by the Appreciation Day Commission.  Secondly, the A&S Staff Service and Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony is Tuesday, June 6, 11:00am-1:00 pm.  A full lunch will be provided.  More details on location will be coming soon in future newsletters. 

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Meet Christine Gildersleeve, Department of Chemistry

Christine and son, Joey

Hi y’all! My name is Christine Gildersleeve. It’s almost easier to tell you where I am not from, than where I am from. I was born into a military family which meant that from the get-go I was on the move. Born in Texas but raised predominantly in the Pacific Northwest (or PNW as us Seattleites call it) I have always felt an innate desire to be close to the ocean. As a child I spent many of my vacations in the Southern Outer Banks (SOBX) of North Carolina. My mother is a Carolina girl and my father actually got transferred back to her home town when I was in high school. It was a lot of fun going to the same high school as my mom and having my extended family close-by.


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