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News & Notes
From the Director
Dr. Ann VailSummer often brings a time for renewal and a special opportunity to spend time with family and friends. In the School of Human Environmental Sciences, we are wrapping up a budget year, leading new student registration conferences, and planning for the upcoming academic year. Our Extension staff is working hard across the state as the summer season brings many unique opportunities for programming. If your summer travels bring you to Lexington, we invite you to visit us on-campus. Those who haven't visited for a few years may not recognize it! If your summer plans include a trip to the Kentucky State Fair in August, be sure to visit our exhibit in "Main Street Kentucky" in the South Wing.

With warmest wishes,

Ann Vail Ann Vail

You can reach Dr. Vail at ann.vail@uky.edu
Feature Stories
Extension Partners with Food Pantries to Reach Rural Veterans

In five Kentucky counties, local food banks are conducting outreach programs and targeting services to veterans. The outreach, funded via grants through the University of Kentucky and Purdue University, is part of a special project to reach rural veterans.

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High School Student Gains Valuable Research Experience

PhotoThrough one simple email, a local high school student connected with a research mentor. Emily Liu, a Paul Laurence Dunbar High School junior, has worked with Dr. Alison Gustafson, Associate Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, since November 2015 to develop research skills and explore key factors for obesity risk.

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Paris Study Tour Explores Fashion and Retailing Industry

PhotoTwelve students majoring in merchandising, apparel and textiles (MAT) spent their spring break in Paris, France with Dr. Scarlett Wesley, Associate Professor in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management. The study tour exposed students to career opportunities and involved them with hands-on learning about the fashion industry and interrelationships among key components, particularly design, merchandising, textiles and promotion.

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Student Spotlight
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Outstanding Students Honored
The School of Human Environmental Sciences celebrated student excellence on April 29, 2016. Awards recognized one student of excellence from each undergraduate and graduate program, along with an undergraduate student of distinction and a graduate student of distinction.

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PhotoAlice P. Killpatrick Fellows Recognized
Six graduate students in the School of Human Environmental Sciences were named Alice P. Killpatrick Fellows during the 2015-16 academic year.

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PhotoStudents Hold Annual Spring Fashion Show
The Department of Retailing and Tourism Management hosted their annual spring fashion show April 21 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. The annual show generates funding to support unique student learning opportunities in the department.

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UK Home to 2016 Campus Kitchen of the Year
The Campus Kitchen, a student service organization that provides a sustainable approach to reducing food waste while providing meals to those struggling with hunger, was named the 2016 Campus Kitchen of the Year.

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Focus on Faculty and Staff
PhotoCombs receives Outstanding Teacher Award
Elizabeth Combs, Lecturer in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, was one of five faculty at UK to receive Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards.

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PhotoWood Appointed Couple and Family Therapy Program Director
Dr. Nathan Wood, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Sciences, was recently appointed to serve as Academic Program Director for the department's Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) program.

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PhotoFCS Professionals Receive Epsilon Sigma Phi Awards
Four county Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences were among the Extension professionals recognized by the Kentucky Epsilon Sigma Phi chapter.

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Events
June 9-August 4
UK 8-week summer session
July 12-23
Education Abroad — Keys to Well-Being: Lessons from the World's Longest Lived People (Ikaria, Greece)
August 18-28
Kentucky State Fair (Louisville): Be sure to visit the School of Human Environmental Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences Extension exhibit in "Main Street Kentucky" in the South Wing at the Kentucky State Fair.
August 24
First day of class for the fall 2016 semester
October 8
UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Roundup: HES alumni are invited to attend our reception to be held in conjunction with Roundup.
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October 21
Save the Date!
School of HES Hall of Fame: 3:30 p.m., Hilary J. Boone Center (UK)
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School of Human Environmental Sciences
102 Erikson Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
40506-0050

(859) 257-3887

Director: Ann Vail, Ph.D.
ann.vail@uky.edu
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