University of Kentucky HR eNewsletter - Thrive - for UK Faculty and Staff
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MAY 2014 
Dear Colleague:
 

Congratulations to all our faculty and staff on the completion of a successful 2013-14 academic year. As we look ahead to a productive summer, this issue of Thrive offers several timely highlights, including: 

As always, we welcome your feedback on these and other topics featured here. 

 

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Kim Wilson
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Kentucky Human Resources
LAST CHANCE
Make a Life-Changing Difference by Donating
to the Staff Shared Leave Pool
 
During the annual donation period that started May 1, staff may donate to support the UK Staff Shared Leave Pool. The pool is a resource of paid time off available to UK staff who have exhausted sick and vacation leave due to a severe medical challenge. 

FEATURE
Lexington Farmers Market @ UK Returns May 14
Fresh fruit and vegetables will soon be available on the University of Kentucky campus again as producers from the Lexington Farmers Market set up shop at Commonwealth Stadium once a week, Wednesdays from 3 - 6 p.m., through the growing season. This will be its third season on campus. 

Andrew Johnston, a Computer Science / Computer Engineering Junior, was named the 2014 UK Student Employee of the Year at a banquet held earlier in April. 

 

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SPOTLIGHT
Farmers Market Updates
Get weekly texts about in-season produce and specials. Read more
20 Satisfying Lunches
Brown-bag alternatives beyond your old faithful PB&J. Read more
Local Summer Camps
A directory of options from the recent summer camp fair at UK. Read more
Reduced Summer Hours
Employees can request "summer hours" through Aug. 23. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: MAY - JUNE
Farmers Market @ UK Walking Club Begins 5/14 
FREE & NEW THIS SEASON  
Join the Farmers Market Walking Club for weekly walks through the Arboretum, because what goes better with fresh produce than getting fresh air? The club is open to the general public; meet at LFM's table at the Commonwealth Stadium Lot. 
Walk With A UK Doc On Campus
FREE! Walk With A UK Doc events are held twice a month, every month. Dr. Alison Bailey leads this 30-min. lunch break walk. Learn more here
ON THE RADAR
Unleashing Well-Being Practice Group Begins 6/10
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 6  
Join us for a seven-week practice group Tuesday evenings starting June 10 to understand the science of improving day-to-day well-being. The ultimate goal is a customized plan to help you thrive in every area of your life. Learn more & register here
Next Weight Loss Matters Session Begins 6/10
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 4  

Losing weight can be a challenge, but you don't have to do it alone. Increase your odds of success with this 10-week program led by two UK registered dietitians. Seventy-nine percent of participants who completed one 10-week cycle achieved their pre-determined weight loss goals. Learn more & register here