For centuries, the February 14 celebration of Valentine’s Day has been synonymous with love and the February celebration of Heart Month traces its history back for more than 50 years. The 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.
School of Human Environmental Sciences News
The School of Human Environmental Sciences offers sincerest congratulations to Louise Gladstone! Louise was recently named as one of two 2016 recipients of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Outstanding Staff Award in the Executive/Administrative Category.
Wendy Stivers, former Kentucky 4-H youth development specialist, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 7 for her lifetime achievements and contributions to the youth organization.
The School of Human Environmental Sciences is honored to award the Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship to outstanding graduate students each academic year. During 2015-16, six students were named recipients of this prestigious fellowship. The fellowships are funded through an endowment created via a gift from the estate of Mrs. Killpatrick. Killpatrick graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1938 with a degree in home economics.
The School of Human Environmental Sciences recognized eleven outstanding students through the presentation of the 2016 Student of Excellence and Student of Distinction Awards on April 29, 2016. The awards program, established in 2006, honors both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates are nominated based on academic excellence, leadership, and service in the School of Human Environmental Sciences. Graduate students are nominated based on their research or creative works, leadership and service in the School.
Engaging in research and discovery is an important part of the mission of the School of Human Environmental Sciences. On April 1, 2016, the School recognized student’s excellent research by holding the third Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD). Sponsored by the Research Center for Families and Children, graduate students in the three academic departments of the School were invited to submit research posters for review and presentation.
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment today inducted five new members to its Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
Several U.S. communities will enhance local efforts to address child poverty and hunger with the help of funding from the Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky.
The Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U), Iota Chapter is a student honor society open to students in all majors in the School of Human Environmental Sciences (HES). It seeks to develop the leadership qualities and the professionalism that are essential post-graduation. The organization accomplishes this by completing projects in the community that are related to issues addressed in disciplines in the School of HES.