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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.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Safety:

Answers to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Safety photo:


1.      Unattended fire – never leave a fire unattended

2.      Stockings near the fire – keep combustible material away from fires

3.      Sharp hooks – don’t use sharp items to decorate if small children will be near them or attracted to them

4.      Missing fireplace screen – no grate or screen to shield from ashes, embers, and heat

5.      Dry Christmas tree – dry trees are fire hazards

6.      Broken lights – malfunctioning lights pose a fire and electrical hazard

7.      Obstructed doorway – large items (rocking horse) is blocking a fire escape pathway

8.      Frayed cord – electrical hazard (note: no more than 3 strands of standard size lights on each surge protector)

9.      Toxic snow – artificial snow is toxic and should not be left out in the reach of small children or pets

10.  Unextinguished lights – Christmas lights left on extended periods of time

Tech Tips from the Hive

Have you ever received a new work computer, bought a new computer for home, or had a hard drive fail and wondered how you would migrate all of your browser settings (Chrome, Firefox) to the new computer?  Both Google Chrome Sync and Firefox Sync allow you to bring your bookmarks, saved passwords and other browser settings to any computer you use.  Both features require you to sign in to the application, but once signed in you can then enable sync to any device you use.  We’ve created Tutorials to help you with the process.  Click here for the Firefox Sync Tutorial, or click here for the Google Sync Tutorial.

Need to access your office computer and work files from home?  Install the UK Cisco VPN client and use Remote Desktop to access your work whenever you’d like without coming in to the office.  The Hive has created tutorials to walk you through the process of downloading and installing the VPN client, and accessing your work machine using Remote Desktop.  Have a look at these tutorials to get started:

Brad's Blurb

Hello A&S Staff and Friends,

With winter weather just around the corner, I wanted to pass on the HR policies related to severe weather delays/closures at   In general, UK's policy is to keep all offices open and classes meeting as scheduled except under extraordinary weather conditions.  The most accurate and complete information on cancellation of classes and closure of offices can be found on the UK main website at   The University's concerns around winter weather extend beyond campus policy and procedure, to the safety of every member of our community.  With this in mind, check out the new UK WalkSafe website for safety tips at:   Last winter, there were several reported injuries related to slips/falls on campus sidewalks.  It can take some time for the UK ground crews to remove the snow and ice from walkways, so it is important to be aware of sidewalk conditions when arriving and departing work.

Tech Tips from the Hive

Welcome to the first installment Tech Tips from the Hive. Tech Tips will be a regular feature of the staff newsletter where we hope to provide you with useful information about technology for both work and personal use. We will also use this space to answer technical issues that our support staff sees regularly in the College. Additionally, we’ll try to provide information on programs, apps, technology, etc. that you may find useful at home or at work.

Did you know that as a member of the staff at UK you are entitled to access all the latest versions of the Microsoft Office Applications at no cost? You can install Office apps on up to five devices (PCs, Macs, or mobile) via Office 365 for Education. Each UK Office 365 account also includes one TB of Microsoft OneDrive Cloud storage. To access your Office 365 account and download the latest versions of the Microsoft Office Application suite, go to and login with and your linkblue password.

Brad's Blurb

Dear A&S Staff,

One of my responsibilities as your staff advocate is to provide information to you via the newsletter as well as occasional email updates.   I also serve as a resource to all staff in identifying and evaluating options for the resolution of workplace issues.  This could include identifying work-life balance in scheduling, identifying needed training, or conflict resolution with a colleague or supervisor.  I seek to provide neutral advocacy to help everyone work towards positive outcomes.  I am also available to confidentially listen to any concerns about the workplace.  I can help direct staff to resources on campus, College and University policies to answer questions, or serve as a sounding board.  Feel free to reach me by email at or by phone at (859) 257-4019.

Please mark your calendars for the Dean’s all staff meeting on Monday, December 21, 9-11 am, CB 106.  

If you were unable to attend any of the sessions of the inaugural UK Leadership Forum you can watch videos of the six sessions, including the opening and closing keynote addresses, at  


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