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Dear Staff,

UK Healthcare is also hosting its annual Health Conference for Women on June 1, Saturday, 7-2:15 pm, at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.  The conference is designed to educate women with the most up-to-date health care information in a fun and relaxed setting.  This year’s conference will include 15 presentations on a variety of women’s health topics.  Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of health screenings, including blood pressure and stroke risk assessment, visual acuity, facial skin analysis, and more. The event also includes a continental breakfast, a lunch with entertainment, giveaways and an exhibitor fair featuring a variety of products and services for women from businesses and organizations throughout Central Kentucky.  The cost for this event is $10 and the deadline to register is Friday, May 17.  To learn more and/or register go to:

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Student Employee Spotlight -- Introducing Brooke Kuerzi

Hello out there, humans! My name is Brooke Kuerzi and I was born in Louisville, KY and grew up in Rowlett, Texas. I am working on a BS in Biology at UK, and I only have two semesters left (fingers crossed!). I chose UK for a couple very simple reasons; it was close to Louisville and my sister was already here. I began as a political science major, and I was convinced that I was going to become a politician, but I quickly realized that I was bored. Nothing felt challenging enough. Having never been a particularly exceptional science student, I obviously picked biology, and here I am today- stressed, miserable at times, but absolutely confident with my choice, and excited for the future.

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Meet Scott Horn


My name is Scott Horn. I was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky but have lived most of my life here in Lexington. I have one older sister, Ashley, who is married with three children, and they live in Paris (Kentucky). When I was in undergrad I bounced around majors a lot, finishing a B.S. In Math and B.A. In Spanish, but I studied computer science and opera performance as well; only the A&S majors stuck :). A couple years ago I also finished a Masters in Library Science, and before working for UK I had worked ten years for the Lexington Public Library.

Spare Time: I listen to a lot of orchestral music at home, and I’m a bit of a news junkie. I play video games, but don’t own any consoles. Mostly I play adventure or interactive fiction games, my recent favorites being 80 Days, Kentucky Route Zero, and Gemini Rue. I’ve been working on a story for my own interactive adventure game set in the Big Blue Building in 2063, which I’m really excited about.

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Brad's Blurb

Dear Staff,

I am pleased to announce that the Faculty-Staff Relations Committee is scheduled to meet for the first time on March 26.  Staff members include Aaron Vaught, Brian Connors Manke, Christine Gildersleeve, and Kathleen Harman.  Faculty members include Dr. Chana Akins, Dr. Armando Prats, and Dr. Edith Glazer.  The charge of the committee is to help determine and describe current levels of collegiality and respect among the College, identify areas of issues and concern, identify areas of strength with regard to faculty and staff collegiality in the College, and to recommend ways to improve areas or issues of concern and advance a work environment of respect within the College.  Look for updates of the committee actions in the weeks and months ahead. 

The University of Kentucky Retirement Plan Oversight Committee recently proposed changes to the UK Retirement Plan to become effective July 1, 2015. The proposed changes to the UK community include a streamlined core investment structure with lower fees on investments, loan limits aligned with industry standards, and a minor voluntary plan contribution adjustment.

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Meet Student Employee Carlos Gutierrez

Hello my name is Carlos Gutierrez and I am a native Lexingtonian who decided to stay in Kentucky to support our Cats and get a good education. Although I am studying primarily Chemistry I plan on completing Minors in Physics, Math, and Business. This sounds like handful and it is a lot, at times, especially when work is added nto the mix. I feel that it is important to explore all opportunities while I still can. This conglomeration of minors is a result of my recent transfer into The College of Arts and Sciences from The College of Engineering--and further complicated by the fact that The College of Agriculture was actually my first home on campus. I was allowed to participate in a research internship while still in high school through the department of Horticulture. I hope to continue my education by attending a Master’s program in Business Admininistration or Accounting post my undergraduate graduation.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Dee Beegle

Meet Dee Beagle who works in the POT IBU.

My parents are from Campbellsville, KY and I was born in Frankfort, KY. We moved to Panama City, FL when I was in middle school. I moved to Mobile, AL to go to Spring Hill College. I met my husband, Bud, in Mobile and we have 2 sons. Matthew is 22 and just joined the Marines. Taylor is 20 and attends DePauw University in Indiana. Bud got a job with Lexmark in 2005 and we moved to Lexington 2 weeks before Katrina hit. 

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Building a Successful Student Employee Community

Finding talent, hiring talent and building a community of talent is something A&S prides itself on. We are the best place to work, and we have the best student employees! 

Our goal is simple; create an environment where students achieve professional experiences and involvement in strategic activities.

We want our students to not only gain a degree, but advance with marketable years of experience and knowledge in the increasingly competitive job market. We are proactively setting the foundation of student professionalism by partnering with UK HR Training and hosting professional development opportunities such as Business Etiquette 101.

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Student Employee Spotlight -- Introducing Lori Johnson

Hey y’all! I’m Lori Johnson and I’m junior from Louisville, KY! I’m studying Integrated Strategic Communications, and Community Leadership and Development; I know it’s a mouthful, but thankfully they’re two different majors! I’m also getting a certificate of Global Studies. Choosing where to go to college was a tough choice, but in the end my Big Blue Nation won out. The incredible sense of spirit and community is what really sealed the deal for me, everywhere you go, you see blue! It also didn’t hurt that my dad was also a Wildcat and I get to continue that tradition. Being a student at UK has given me the most amazing opportunities. I get to be in a great campus ministry, active in meaningful organizations and I have a really awesome job!

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Brad's Blurb

Dear Staff,

The brown bag lunch topics have been finalized for the semester.  On March 3, Debra Graham from UK HR Training and Development will present “Being Professional with Co-Workers” in the Barker Hall/Army ROTC conference room.  On April 7, Carrie Davidson who is the UK Health & Wellness Coordinator will present on how to get more physical activity at work, discuss resources on campus for exercise and simple steps to take to get fit.  She will also discuss healthy eating habits and options.  On May 5, A&S HR will have a discussion on how new hire salary recommendations are finalized when bringing on new staff.  

There is a webinar open to staff on Wednesday, March 4, POT 1645, 1:-2:30 p.m.  The webinar is by Innovative Educators and is titled “Frontline Customer Service in Higher Education:  10 Key Responses to Diffuse Frustration & Anger”.   Space for the live webinar is limited so please let me know if you would like to attend.  There will be other opportunities throughout the year to view the webinar. 

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Welcome to “The Sustainability Challenge”

I am engineer which means I love to solve problems – to find solutions, particularly when it comes to the environment. I am an optimist – deep down I believe a solution exists to most any problem though we may not be willing to accept the tradeoffs associated with that solution. I am also teacher at heart. I love working with students. My goal is to help students become engaged learners and critical thinkers.


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