ksc232's picture

Meet Kim Schindler

Name: Kim Schindler
Position: Research Analyst
Department: Sedimentary, Environmental, Radiochemical Research Lab (SER2L), Earth and Environmental Sciences


Hi Everyone! I’m Kim Schindler. I moved to Lexington in July of 2011.  I’m originally from a small town in the Hill Country of Texas. I received my BS in Ocean and Coastal Resources from Texas A&M University-Galveston in 2006 and shortly thereafter, moved to south Mississippi for 5 years.  I enjoyed my time at the University of Southern Mississippi, but I’m very happy here in Lexington and at UK. 

bdharr3's picture

Brad's Blurb

Dear A&S Staff,

I would like to start by putting a plug in for Jay Young, College of Arts & Sciences Safety Officer, and the biannual safety newsletter that he publishes.  Each edition focuses on lab safety as well as general campus safety.  It is a great resource that covers important topics that could affect us all, both professionally and personally.  The link is  The latest spring 2015 edition included information on lab safety, CPR/First Aid/AED certification classes, and an article from the National Safety Council.  Keep your eyes out for the fall 2015 edition!  If you have a question, safety concern, or comment for Jay, he can be reached at 859.257.7728,, Chemistry Physics Building, Room 27. 

bdharr3's picture

Brad's Blurb

Dear A&S Staff,

I wanted to highlight Raegan Wilson’s (Enrollment Management) recent travels to the Middle East as part of the College’s Passport to the World Initiative.  Raegan was part of a seven person A&S contingent of faculty and staff that attended a development seminar in the Middle East focusing on contemporary issues pertinent to the region.  The seminar provided an opportunity to gain firsthand experience with the issues concerning the region.  The seminar served to better equip them to share experiences and knowledge with UK students and subsequent international initiatives, such as developing institutional partnerships and further education abroad programming at UK.  Raegan travelled to Jordan and Morocco during the two week trip. 

klburc2's picture

College of Art & Sciences Annual Awards Ceremony

On June 2, 2015 A&S Staff Council hosts a ceremony to honor the Outstanding Staff Award recipients. Each year two members of the staff receive the Outstanding Staff Award. The 2015 winners were Raegan Wilson (Enrollment Management) and Lori Eckdahl (Kastle IBU). Their dedication to their respective departments and to the college is demonstrated each day in the exceptional work they do. Both ladies received glowing recommendations from their managers and colleagues. It is evident how much they are respected by their teams and the faculty and staff they work with on a daily basis.

Raegan received her award on June 2 at our annual awards ceremony. Due to a previous commitment, Lori was not able to attend the ceremony and will receive her award at the upcoming All Staff Retreat.

Also recognized at the ceremony are staff members reaching milestone years of service. This year 24 staff members, with years of service ranging from five to forty, received their awards. 

lkbl222's picture

Meet Lisa Blackadar!

Lisa Blackadar
Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement
Development Office



This summer marks my 28th year in Lexington and I’m proud to call it home. I grew up on the east coast and spent most of my childhood on Long Island and then in New Jersey. It’s fun to get people to identify my accent. I’m proud of the fact that I naturally substitute “you all” for “you guys,” now!

gtwhit2's picture

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!).

UK01682's picture

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.

bdharr3's picture

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. 

bdharr3's picture

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. 

bdharr3's picture

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.


Enter your link blue username.
Enter your link blue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected