The beginning of a new academic year brings excitement and campus is buzzing with activity. Our busy summer is drawing to a close and we are looking forward to the promise of a new year. In the School of Human Environmental Sciences, enrollment is holding steady. We currently have 906 students in our undergraduate programs and 96 students pursuing graduate degrees. Our faculty and staff gathered for two days of professional development, networking and celebration to begin the semester, and we are excited for several events with our students in the coming weeks. In October, we will induct the newest members of the HES Hall of Fame — Patricia Brantley Todd, Dr. Martha Allen Nall and Elizabeth Cromwell Kremer (in memoriam). Additional details regarding the Hall of Fame are included in our alumni notes.
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2014 Study Tour Opportunities
The School of HES is planning three unique study tours for 2014. Consider joining fellow alumni, HES faculty, staff and friends.
HES Alumni and Friends Travel to Scotland
In June, twenty-one alumni and friends from the School of Human Environmental Sciences embarked upon a study tour to Scotland. This unique educational experience incorporated subject matter from all of the disciplines encompassed in the School.
Textile Testing Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Textile Testing Laboratory is celebrating 25 years of offering fee-based services for the textile industry.
Educating Students for a Career in Couples and Family Therapy
For more than 25 years, the Department of Family Sciences has been preparing student for careers as marriage and family therapists.
Jackson Named Chair of UK Department of Retailing and Tourism Management
The recently reorganized Department of Retailing and Tourism Management (formerly the Department of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles) welcomed a new chair in July. Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Jackson.
Twenty dietetics students completed their supervised practice programs in August and were recognized at a graduation event.
Through an endowment established by Dr. Ching Chow, outstanding juniors in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition are earning recognition each year. Congratulations to 2013 honorees Kelly Sorge and Megan Ferrell.
HES students have been busy completing internships related to their fields of study.
Read about their experiences
The UK Plaid Project provides a unique opportunity for student learning and leadership. Banners on display on-campus are celebrating this project.
Mark your calendars for the HES Reunion September 7 at 8 a.m. in the Culton Suite at the E.S. Good Barn. Register to attend UK Ag & HES Roundup and our reunion reception.
The HES Hall of Fame will welcome three new members on October 18, 2013. Alumni Patricia Brantley Todd, Dr. Martha Allen Nall and Elizabeth Cromwell Kremer will be honored this year.
View event details and invitation
Dr. Tracy Lu who received the Best Paper Award at the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research during the International Convention and Expo Summit in Bangkok, Thailand in May.
Liz Combs who was recently named as a lecturer in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Mrs. Combs transfers to this position after serving two years as the department's academic coordinator.
Anissa Radford, the new academic coordinator in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Anissa previously worked in the School of HES as the Director of First Year Success.
Extension assistant instills healthy habits early in Louisville
Sesquicentennial Stories: Mary E. Sweeny — A Leader to 'Home' and Abroad
The AG Magazine summer 2013 issue featured several short stories about activities and programs in the School of HES.Read News in Brief, Academic Programs 2012 Annual Report and Advancement 2012 Annual Report to learn more.
AG Magazine summer 2013 issue
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First day of classes for fall semester
AG & HES Alumni Roundup: For more information, visit alumni.ca.uky.edu. The HES Reunion will begin at 8 a.m. in the Culton Suite at the E.S. Good Barn.
HES Welcome Picnic: 4:00-5:30 p.m., Erikson Hall front lawn
It's Your Reality: Financial simulation for UK students, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, Student Center Ballroom
HES Hall of Fame: 3:30 p.m., Hilary J. Boone Center
4th Biennial All-School Conference: Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington
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School of Human Environmental Sciences
102 Erikson Hall
University of Kentucky
Director: Ann Vail, Ph.D.