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From the Director
Dr. Ann VailAs another academic year nears its end, campus is busy preparing for finals week and commencement. Students are making the final push to complete course work and faculty and staff are working diligently. At this time of excitement, we in the School of Human Environmental Sciences are mourning the loss of former Dean, Dr. Peggy Meszaros. Dr. Meszaros was an outstanding leader known for her dedication, passion and ability to dream big and fulfill her dreams. An alumnus of the School, she remained dedicated to her alma mater even while serving as provost and senior vice president at Virginia Tech. She was an advocate for students, a supportive colleague and a true friend to many. We will miss her warm smile, thoughtful input and outstanding leadership.

With warmest wishes,

Ann Vail Ann Vail

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Q & A: Louise Gladstone,
Student Services Director

PhotoLouise Gladstone has been a positive impact on students in HES for more than 30 years. She shares her experiences through a series of questions and answers.

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FCS Professionals Honored with Epsilon Sigma Phi Awards

PhotoThe Alpha Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi presented awards at the chapter annual meeting. A number of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension professionals were among those honored.

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Hahnel Earns Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

PhotoKatie Hahnel, master's student in Retailing and Tourism Management, recently completed the LEAN Six Sigma program, earning green belt certification.

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Phi Upsilon Omicron Hosts Founder's Day
The Iota Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron celebrated Founder's Day on March 5 and recognized new initiates.

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UK Research Shows Effectiveness of Summer Gleaning Program

PhotoA research project conducted by Kendra Oo, a senior dietetics major, evaluated the effectiveness of a summer gleaning program in reducing both food waste and food insecurity.

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Killpatrick Fellows Present Research

PhotoFour of the 2016-17 School of Human Environmental Sciences Alice P. Killpatrick Fellows presented their graduate research to faculty, staff and fellow students.

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Global Work from the Heart: The Ghana Story

PhotoThe story of the School of Human Environmental Sciences' (HES) work with the village of Adjeikrom in Ghana, West Africa finds its roots in expressions of the heart and in a love for people.

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April 28
HES Student Awards Ceremony, Hilary J. Boone Center, 4:30 p.m.
April 28
Ag & HES Alumni Association Derby Bash, Round Barn Stable of Memories, The Red Mile, Lexington
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May 1-4
Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association state meeting, Owensboro Convention Center, Owensboro
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May 5
UK May Commencement, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Ceremony, Rupp Arena, Lexington, 10 a.m.
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May 8-19
Education Abroad
Transformative Travels: Exploring Greece
May 8-29
Education Abroad
Civic Gastronomy in Gascony
May 9-22
Education Abroad
Family, The Consumer and Culture in Korea and Japan
May 10-21
Alumni and Friends Study Tour: Ireland
May 14-28
Education Abroad
Chocolate, Farming and Fabric: Working with Families in Ghana
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Director: Ann Vail, Ph.D.
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