University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences News & Notes monthly e-newsletter
From the Director

Dr. Ann Vail The end of the fall semester is quickly approaching, and December Commencement is just around the corner. As we prepare to honor our graduates, we know everyone is also busy preparing for the upcoming holidays. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to you for a warm and happy holiday season.

Ann Vail
Ann Vail

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Feature Stories

HES Hall of Fame adds two new members

PhotoOn October 19, the School of Human Environmental Sciences inducted two new Hall of Fame members. Joyce Crupper Clifford and Helen Anderson Shaw were honored for their years of dedication to the betterment of their professions and local communities.

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Video from the inductee seminar

Hospitality Management students engage in hands-on learning

PhotoThrough a special project in the Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management course, students are getting a taste of the industry from a professional's perspective versus a consumer's perspective.

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MAT students partner with Adair Heritage Association for courthouse project

PhotoStudents in the Department of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles are partnering with the Adair Heritage Association for a special project for the Historic Adair County Courthouse.

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HES invites alumni and friends to Scotland

PhotoThe School of Human Environmental Sciences invites alumni and friends to join us for a 10-day tour to Scotland. Participants will enjoy seminars, professional visits, tours and more addressing a variety of aspects in human environmental sciences disciplines.

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Student Spotlight

The unofficial results are in and the UK Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles Club is celebrating another successful Denim Drive. The group collected 9,087 pairs of jeans for the Cotton Incorporate From Blue to Green recycling program. UK's collection will provide insulation for 18 Habitat for Humanity homes.

Alumni Notes

Twelve 50-year members of the Iota Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron were honored during the 2012 Conclave in Lexington, Kentucky.
Photo Seated from left to right: Imogen Berryman Haggard, Frances Horalcher Saindon, Helen Horlacher Evans, June Greathouse Dickinson, Anna Lutes Myers, Nancy White Wills, Rebecca Langsford Tucker. Standing from left to right: Laura Glenn Dickey, Eleanor Botts, Kay Kuster Thomas, Sarah Tabb Henry, Fredda Short Moody

UK HES Alumnus Marianne Smith Edge was recently inducted as a National Honorary Member of Phi Upsilon Omicron. The induction ceremony took place during the Phi U National Conclave hosted by UK's Iota Chapter. Smith Edge is pictured with current student members of the Iota Chapter.
Focus on Faculty and Staff

Congratulations to:

PhotoDr. Lisa Gaetke, recipient of the 2012 College of Agriculture Research/Extension High Impact Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding translation and integration of research results into extension programs that have resulted in positive community impacts. Full story

Twenty University of Kentucky FCS Extension professionals who received regional and national recognition at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting in September. Full story

School News from UKAG

Extension agents helping bring the farm to school
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Register now for substance abuse conference
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December 10-14:
Finals Week

December 14:
Commencement. Memorial Coliseum (1:30 p.m. for graduate and professional students; 6 p.m. for undergraduate students.) More info

December 15:
Ag & HES Alumni Winter Event. More info

January 9:
First day of classes, 2013 spring semester

January 23- 24:
Different Faces of Substance Abuse Conference. Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington. More info

March 7-8:
Kentucky Health Literacy Summit hosted by Northern Kentucky University. More info

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School of Human Environmental Sciences
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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

(859) 257-3887

Director: Ann Vail, Ph.D.

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