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Meg Marquis, Elisia Cohen Honored With Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards

Two UK women who profoundly contribute to issues that affect women at the university and across the Commonwealth received the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award yesterday.

5 Things You Didn't Know about Jessica Pennington

Jessica PenningtonJessica Pennington is the Behavioral Case Specialist for A&S and also works with the residential colleges.  Before starting with A&S in June, she worked as a Research Assistant for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.   Jessica’s is a UK grad with both a BA in Psychology and MS in Educational Psychology.  Jessica was born in New Jersey, and grew up half in California and the other half in London, KY. She lives in Lexington with her husband of 2 ½ years, Adam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions: 

1. What do you do in your spare time? 

I am a pretty serious crafter, I crafted my entire wedding everything from my garter to making over 250 paper flowers. I still love wedding crafting, woodworking and making homemade gifts for people is my favorite. Other than that I like to read and spend time with family and friends.

2. Are you a cat person or a dog person (or do you like another species entirely)?

Meet Joe Wiley

Joe Wiley

I am from Lexington, Kentucky and have worked for UK for almost seven years.  I have been married three and a half years and my wife and I welcomed our first child into this world in January.  I am an avid Cincinnati Reds baseball fan and enjoy watching UK football games.

1. What do you do in your spare time? 

In my spare time, I play on an adult baseball team in town.  I enjoy writing, exercising, and spending time with family.  

2. What is your favorite movie or book?

My favorite movie is O'Brother Where Art Thou?  In my opinion, this movie was the most superbly written and acted movie ever devised since the creation of cinema.  Gopher, Everett? 

3. What is the most interesting place you've been?  

The most interesting place I have been has been Chiloteca, Honduras.  I went with a team in college that worked with small business owners who had micro loans.  We advised them on business practices.  It was a humbling experience because of the extreme poverty and scorching heat.  

King Vigil Depicts Journey of Violence

On Jan. 19, the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the students, faculty and staff affiliated with the King Center have organized a vigil and march that will take participants on a journey through time.

Meet Kara Covert!

Kara and her son, Evan

 

Kara Covert is the Assistant Dean for Advancement for A&S.  Before arriving at UK in October, she worked as the Associate VP for Advancement at Transylvania University.  Prior to that, Kara served Eastern Kentucky University as Associate VP for Development, and Washington University in St. Louis working in both Alumni Relations and Development.  Kara’s undergraduate degree is from Transylvania and she holds a Masters degree from Vanderbilt University.  Despite growing up in Louisville, Kara credits her late grandmother for instilling a love of blue early in life.  Kara lives in Lexington with her husband Michael, who is the Associate Dean of Students at Transy, and their nine-year-old son, Evan.

 

 

1. What do you do in your spare time? 

2013 A&S Outstanding Staff Award

Cheyenne Hohman and Jenny Casey are the winners of the 2013 Staff Award!

UK Celebrates National Bike to Work Week May 13-17

May is National Bike Month, and University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is encouraging UK employees to take advantage of the many great activities going on with Bike Lexington. A great time to get involved is during National Bike to Work Week May 13-17.

ROTC Fall Run/Walk with the Dean

 

We invite all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff (family and friends) to join us at 6:30am at Barker Hall for this fun event.  Coffee, hot chocolate, and healthy breakfast options await you at the finish line.  Please see attachment for details.

Please RSVP to  abbie.loynachan@uky.edu by Monday, October 15 if you plan to participate and let me know if you will be a runner or a walker 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30am to 8:30am
Location: 
Barker Hall

A Paul Nestor Award Recipient Adrienne McMahan

Adrienne McMahan is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences. Adrienne has worked on everything from advising to special projects. For her efforts in improving the experience for first-year students, Adrienne recently received the A Paul Nestor Award. In this podcast, Adrienne discusses recieving the A Paul Nestor award, as well as details about a recent project she worked on, A&S Wired.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

 

 

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Year-End letter From Dean to Faculty and Staff

Dear Friends,

As the 2011-12 academic year comes to a close let me thank you for all the incredible work, dedication and commitment you have exhibited throughout the year.  Without a doubt, our faculty and staff rival those at the most prestigious institutions in the country. 

Over the last year we have welcomed and educated a record-number of new students; we have successfully launched a new general education curriculum (UK Core) and a new residential college (Wired); we have made progress on shortening time-to-degree through our online and summer school initiative; we have greatly expanded our international efforts through faculty exchanges, short-courses, new education abroad programs, and our passport to the world initiative (Year of China); among many, many other successes. 

Our faculty and staff have been recognized by countless national organizations and agencies, as well as by the University community.  The following are just a handful of the many successes achieved this year:

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