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We've received a number of requests lately asking for assistance with dealing with SPAM. It seems that there has been a recent uptick in the number of spam messages showing up in all of our inboxes (IT staff included) so it seems like this is a great topic for this installment of tech tips.

This time around we're going to combine two tech tips into one. UKAT has a method by which they prefer SPAM emails be forwarded to them which allows them to very easily block more instances and cut back on the number of possible phishing attacks on campus. We've created a tutorial that shows you how to get this information to them in the correct format. This also gives us an opportunity to show you a really quick and easy way to do this using Outlook quick steps. If you've never used Outlook quick steps they can be a really quick and easy way to automate repetitive tasks that we all do in Outlook every day. We've created a tutorial that helps you create an Outlook quick step to report SPAM to UKIT. Check out this link for the tutorial: https://www.as.uky.edu/tutorials/create-outlook-quick-step-report-spam

Brad's Blurb

Brad’s Blurb

UK Staff Appreciation Day is May 26, from 11am-2pm at the Seaton Center Gymnasium and Pieratt Field.  The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, coordinated by the Staff Senate, and brought to you by the Appreciation Day Commission.  As in past years, there will be free food, live music, exhibits, t-shirts, etc., and all for free.  This year, staff members are encouraged to submit a design for the event t-shirt to Trisha Clement at tclem2@uky.edu by February 15.  Designs should be two colors maximum and suitable for either a light or dark background.  The winning design submission selected by the Commission will receive a prize.   If you have any ideas or suggestions for future events, please send them to the commission at the following link:  https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cN14LOX2Utqggrr.  For more information, contact the Office of Staff Senate Office Coordinator Holly Clark at hclark@uky.edu or the Appreciation Day Commission Chairs, Misty Dotson at misty.dotson@uky.edu and Orvis Kean at orvis.kean@uky.edu.

Hive Creative Team

 

 

What do we do?

In short, we do anything and everything deemed “creative.” Our team is comprised of areas that focus on: Design and Art, Communications/Marketing, Video Production, Social Media, Photography and Audio Production. We assist with many of the projects/initiatives in the college such as international and domestic recruitment, LLP marketing, ASB promotion/development, alumni communications, event promotions and supporting materials, getting the word out about faculty, staff and student accomplishments, podcast series, building and digital signage, and much, much more. 

 

Hive Creative Team

Here's a little introduction to the Hive Creative Team!

What we do?

In short, we do anything and everything deemed “creative.” Our team is comprised of areas that focus on: Design and Art, Communications/Marketing, Video Production, Social Media, Photography and Audio Production. We assist with many of the projects/initiatives in the college such as international and domestic recruitment, LLP marketing, ASB promotion/development, alumni communications, event promotions and supporting materials, getting the word out about faculty, staff and student accomplishments, podcast series, building and digital signage, and much, much more. 

How we do it – Behind the Scenes

Here is a look behind the scenes at some color breakdowns and a timeline from our video team. A lot of time goes into editing video, audio and photographs, as well as beginning a new design or modifying an exisitng design. We brainstorm a lot, toss around ideas and have worked to create an open atmosphere that fosters creativity (you can see pictures of the creative space below). 

CREATIVE TEAM

Podcast Team

 

 

DAVID COLE

MASON PASSAMONTE

 

Social Media

   

YINGNAN SONG

Chinese Social Media Coordinator
Accounting, 2017

Meet Laurel Hostetter!

Name:  Laurel Hostetter
Position: Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
Team/Department/Unit: Development

 

Hi! I’m Laurel Hostetter and I started here at A&S in June of 2015. I’m an A&S graduate – I got my BA here in English in 2009 and then went on to get my law degree from the UK College of Law in 2012. After a brief stint in Athens, Georgia, I have returned to my hometown of Midway, Kentucky. My husband Xon (pronounced with a Z sound, like Zon) is also an attorney, and he actually practices (unlike me). We have a super sweet twelve-week-old son named Knox Everett (and I have an awesome eight year old stepson named Bradley). We also have a very neurotic dog, Henry, who the Atlanta Humane Society told us was a Lab/English Setter mix though that was almost definitely incorrect and he may be some sort of Hound/Dalmatian mix, and three Flame Point Siamese cats we rescued (Max, Squeaks, and Hazel). All of our pets look alike.

 

Tech Tips From the Hive

Happy New Year! Still trying to come up with a New Year’s resolution? How about committing to using secure passwords this year? The beginning of a new year is a great time to clean house of all the old and often used passwords and start fresh. This applies not only at work, but also for all the personal accounts we use (think Facebook, Twitter, online banking, credit cards, etc.). A secure password is at least 8 characters long, doesn’t contain your username or real name, doesn’t contain a complete word, is different from previous passwords, and uses all of the following: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Brad's Blurb

Dear A&S Staff,

Monday, January 18th, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and UK holiday.  Lexington’s annual celebratory event begins at 10 a.m. with the Freedom March from the Lexington Convention Center’s Heritage Hall, through downtown and back to Heritage Hall by 11 a.m. for the Commemorative program.  The keynote speaker is actor Danny Glover who will be joined by Miss Kentucky, Clark Davis.  A free showing of “Mandela : Long Walk to Freedom” follows at downtown’s Kentucky Theater at 2:30 p.m. 

Did you start 2016 out by professing New Year's resolutions?  Have you ever wondered where the tradition comes from?  Resolutions find their roots from over 4,000 years ago when the Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would fulfill their debt obligations and return borrowed objects.   Although resolutions have changed a little bit over the years, their intent remains the same.  We make resolutions to be better than we are, to improve ourselves, and to generally be a happier individual in the coming year. 

Student Staff Spotlight

Student Spotlight

My name is Tianna Acree, but everyone calls me Tee. I am originally from Hopkinsville, KY but have loved living in Lexington for the past two and a half years.  I am a junior at UK and I double major in Psychology and Sociology with a double minor in Chinese and Criminology. In my spare time I can be found exploring Lexington with friends or reading ethnographies about other cultures.

To be honest, UK was not my first choice for college. As a senior in high school, I had my heart set on another Kentucky university and had my mind made up that I was going to attend that particular university after graduation. It was not until my senior class attended a campus tour of UK that I knew I wanted to go here. Coming to campus was a surreal experience; as soon as I stepped foot on campus, I was head over heels in love and could see myself being a future Wildcat.

Meet Andrew Feltrop

Andrew Feltrop
Facilities Safety Specialist
Space and Facilities
 

I was born in Ashland, KY and lived there until 1998, then we moved to Minnesota and Ohio throughout elementary school and back to Kentucky in 2002 and have lived here ever since.  I went to Russell High School and graduated from Morehead State in 2013 where I studied Agricultural Business. I got married to my wife Brooke, in May 2014, who also works at UK in an internal medicine clinic in Good Samaritan. We have 2 dogs, Hank and Maci, who consume a majority of our time, but that will change soon as we are expecting our first child, a boy, in May 2016.

1.       What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to go try new restaurants around town. Lexington really offers a lot more than meets the eye and me and my wife both really enjoy venturing out and finding new things locally.

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