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

Dr. Ann Vail We have passed the mid-semester point for spring 2013, and many exciting events and activities are just around the corner. The faculty looks forward to celebrating student achievement through our school awards ceremony on April 26 and at commencement on May 5. May 6-9, we will welcome 600 members of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association to Lexington for the organization's 80th state meeting and 110 Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agents will participate in three days of in-service training. The remainder of spring promises to be a busy, exciting time in the School of HES.

Ann Vail
Ann Vail

You can reach Dr. Vail at avail2@email.uky.edu

Feature Stories

Extension Piggy Bank Contest Promotes Kentucky Saves Month

PhotoThe Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service celebrated Kentucky Saves Week February 24 to March 2 and Kentucky Saves Month in February. A capstone event for the celebration is the annual youth piggy-bank design contest. Read more about the contest this year and view the winning entries.

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MAT Students Experience Fashion Industry Through New York City Study Tour

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Twenty students and two faculty members from the Department of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles spent four days in New York City experiencing many facets of the fashion industry during Fashion Week.

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Enhancing Research Through the Research Center for Families and Children

The School of Human Environmental Sciences has re-launched the Research Center for Families and Children. The Center will work to enhance the research culture in the School.

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Student Spotlight

PhotoTwo student organizations in the School of Human Environmental Sciences are gearing up to host the third annual Color Me Spring Fashion Show on April 19. Full story

PhotoCongratulations to Rachael Chihak, a senior majoring in Family Sciences. She recently received the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Outstanding Student award.
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PhotoCongratulations to Brett Dickens, a human nutrition major, and Amy Leavell Cooper, a family and consumer sciences major. Brett and Amy both received Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Senior Awards. Full story Alumni Notes

PhotoCongratulations to alumni Monica Fowler and Representative Tanya Pullin! Monica Fowler received the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Master's Student Award. Representative Pullin received the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Alumnus Award. Full story

PhotoCongratulations HES alumni Celeste Moore and RaAnn Miller. Celeste was recognized by the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as the Outstanding Professional in Family and Consumer Sciences. RaAnn received the Mary Ludwig Teacher of the Year Award from the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Full story

PhotoThe School of Human Environmental Sciences is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Induction for the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors those who maintain a dedicated commitment to the betterment of their professions, their local communities, and to the School of Human Environmental Sciences. Nomination form and additional information

Focus on Faculty and Staff

Congratulations to:

PhotoDr. Hyungsoo Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Family Sciences. He received a 2012-13 Education Abroad UK Sponsored Program Development Grant to support his work to establish a student abroad program to South Korea.

PhotoDr. Jason Hans, Associate Professor, Department of Family Sciences, and Dr. Martie Gillen, alumnus, on receiving the American Council on Consumer Interests Applied Consumer Economic Award.

PhotoSally Mineer, Lewis County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. Sally received the Karen Davis Parker Outstanding Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Award from the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Full story

Welcome to:

Five new county Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences who completed orientation on-campus in late January. Full story

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School News from UKAG

For more than 40 years, students in the School of Human Environmental Sciences have been learning about food service through real-world experience operating The Lemon Tree restaurant.
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The mAGazine spring 2013 issue featured several short stories about activities and programs in the School of Human Environmental Sciences. Read Short Rows, News in Brief and Extension Annual Report to learn more.
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Microprocessor workshop opens the door to entrepreneurship
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Events

April 19:
Color Me Spring Fashion Show, Hosted by the Hospitality Management Association and Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles Club

April 26:
School of Human Environmental Sciences Student Awards Ceremony and Reception

May 5:
University of Kentucky Commencement
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May 6-8:
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Spring In-Service, Hyatt Regency and Lexington Convention Center

May 6-9:
Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association State Meeting, Hyatt Regency and Lexington Convention Center

June 28-30:
Operation: Military Kids Family Camp, Robinson Forest Adventure Camp (Open to all military families) Information and application packet

August 9-11:
Operation: Military Kids Family Camp, YMCA Camp Piomingo Outdoor Extravaganza Family Camp (Open to all military families) Information and application packet

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Contact Us

School of Human Environmental Sciences
102 Erikson Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
40506-0050

(859) 257-3887

Director: Ann Vail, Ph.D.
avail2@email.uky.edu

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