December is a busy time in the School of Human Environmental Sciences. As the semester is coming to a close, we are preparing for Commencement and for a much-anticipated holiday break. We recently held our 4th All-School Conference, bringing together 375 faculty, professional staff, Extension specialists, FCS Extension agents and county program assistants. The day provided an opportunity for us to focus on families and opportunities for our programming. We also celebrated the outstanding achievements of three colleagues. Read further about the 2013 Patricia Brantley Todd Awards of Excellence in Human Environment Sciences Extension later in this newsletter.
As you prepare for the holidays and time with family and friends, we wish you all the very best. Enjoy the joy of the season.
With warmest holiday wishes,
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HES Hall of Fame adds three members
On October 18, the School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame inducted three new members: Elizabeth Cromwell Kremer, Patricia Brantley Todd and Dr. Martha Allen Nall. These outstanding alumni have made a positive difference in their professions, their communities and the School.
HES announces Patricia Brantley Todd award winners
On December 4, the School of Human Environmental Sciences presented the Patricia Brantley Todd Awards of Excellence in Human Environmental Sciences to Dr. Janet Kurzynske (National Program Leadership), Dr. Jason Hans (Teaching), and Martha Yount (Extension).
Webber receives NIH grant
Through a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Kelly Webber is leading research to compare the effectiveness of online weight loss programs versus face-to-face programs.
UK, Target partnership provides experience, scholarships
Students in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a partnership with Target.
Bastin named chair, UK Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Sandra Bastin, who's also a certified culinary educator and registered dietitian, has been an extension food and nutrition specialist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment since 1996. She has served as interim chair of the department since September 2011.
Five students from the School of Human Environmental Sciences completed internships with the Cooperative Extension Service during the summer of 2013.
Read about their experiences
Dr. Jason Swanson's Tourism Planning and Development students recently traveled to Frankfort, Kentucky for a field trip focused on cultural and heritage tourism. The group toured Rebecca Ruth Candy, the Governor's Mansion, and Buffalo Trace Distillery. Kimberly Clay, Kentucky's Director of Cultural and Heritage Tourism spoke to the group at Buffalo Trace.
Our series of internship spotlights continues. View profiles
Mark your calendars for the Ag & HES Alumni Association Winter Event to be held January 8, 2014 in conjunction with the UK vs. Mississippi State men's basketball game.
View details and register online
The HES Reception held in conjunction with the Ag & HES Alumni Association Roundup event on September 13 provided a great opportunity for alumni to reconnect.
View photo gallery
Kentucky Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences received regional and national awards in September at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting.
Mary Graham, Academic Program Coordinator in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management.
Mary Higginbotham, Cabrina Buckman and Luke Fries, recently hired Extension agents for family and consumer sciences. Full story
Amy Williams, Anissa Radford and Liz Combs, the newest faculty and staff in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Full story
The multi-county Living Well seminar series drew more than 300 people to the fifth annual fall seminar. Renowned speakers provide tips for holiday decorations and meals.
Early registration is open for the annual substance abuse conference.
Gwenda Johnson, Elliott County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, has been extending good work for more than 34 years.
The AG Magazine fall 2013 issue featured several activities and programs in the School of HES. Read News in Brief, Short Rows, and Research 2012 Annual Report to learn more.
The Ag Magazine
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December Commencement at UK More info
December 25-January 1:
UK Winter Holidays
(many offices closed)
Ag & HES Alumni Winter Event More info
First Day of Classes for the Spring 2014 Semester
HES Alumni and Friends Study Tour to Italy More info
HES Student Education Aboard to Paris More info
HES Alumni and Friends Study Tour to South Korea More info
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School of Human Environmental Sciences
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Director: Ann Vail, Ph.D.