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Meet Krista Greathouse

 

 

 

Born and raised in Owensboro, KY.  Moved to Lexington in 1997.  Have two fabulous kids – Ben (age 10) and Madelyn (age 9).  Have had an interesting career including working for Mayor Newberry as the City’s WEG liaison and producer of the 17 day festival in downtown Lexington during WEG.  I started at UK in March 2014. 

 

 

 

Favorite

Broadway Musical - RENT
Book – American Sniper
Movie – Shawshank Redemption
 

Ambition/Goal for next year

finish my MBA and begin my PhD

I love ALL animals

I have one dog, two cats.  I rode horses until I became pregnant with Ben (my first child).  If my kids get their way – we will add a bunny and a hamster at Christmas.

Most interesting place I have been

Cologne Cathedral in Köln, Germany. 

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Brad’s Blurb

It is never too early to start thinking about the upcoming UK Holiday Schedule.  The Thanksgiving Holiday includes November 27th (Thursday) and the 28th (Friday).  In addition to the holidays of Christmas Day and News Year’s Day, special holiday bonus days are December 26th (Friday), December 29th (Monday), December 30th (Tuesday), December 31st (Wednesday), and January 2nd (Friday).  Staff must be employed in a regular position on or before November 2, 2014 to receive the special holiday bonus days.  Employees who leave employment at UK prior to January 1, 2015 are not eligible for special holidays. 

The College has a few current job postings:  College Grant Officer Senior/GL 46 (Closes Oct 30), College Grant Officer/GL 44 (Closes Oct 30), A&S Graphic Designer (Student-Closes Jan 31), A&S Social Media Specialist (Student-No Close Date), and A&S Hive IT Help Desk (Student-Closes Dec 31),  

Here is a short story on the lessons we can learn from geese.  Yes, that's right, from geese.  Work with me here.  It relates to teamwork and is called “Individual Empowerment Results from Quality Honking” (Author unknown).   

Lesson 1 - The Importance of Achieving Goals

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United Way Mid-Campaign Update October 15, 2014

The A&S United Way campaign GOAL for 2014 is $30,000. We started the campaign with the $115 donation from the Chili Cook-Off. As on Monday, October 10, A&S Faculty and Staff have donated $2,674.96, which is just 8.9% of our goal.

Payroll deduction is the preferred method of giving. A tutorial on how to accomplish this in MyUK can be found here. Please note that in order for you to continue an existing Payroll deduction contribution, YOU MUST go into MyUK and authorize the donation for the 2015 calendar year. Existing contributions do not roll over from one year to the next.

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Dear Staff,

It’s time to announce September’s Sparcet award winners.  Keep the Sparcet awards coming as it is a great way to say thanks and recognize staff members for their hard work and efforts.  Anybody that does not have access to Sparcet, please let me know so that I can add you to the system.  September’s Platinum award winner receives a free lunch along with three other A&S staff colleagues of their choosing.  Jenny Vanderlugt (Department Manager Associate in Chemistry) gave out the most Sparcet awards with eight.  Stephanie Morris (Project Management) received the most Sparcet awards with four.  Stephanie is also the Platinum award winner of the month for the following submission from Adrianne Gilley (Department Manager in EES).  “We contacted Stephanie last week for some VERY last minute help with UK PR on a commercial and billboard ad for one of our students.  She worked fast and hard to get us the information that we needed, resulting in some very valuable advertising for our department and the University.  We couldn't have pulled this off without her!”  Congratulations to Stephanie Morris.  Enjoy your lunch! 

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5 Things About Lori Tyndall

I was asked to provide a picture I loved but it had to have me in it so thank you Dick Gilbreath!

I have been married to Roy for 24+ years, we have 3 amazing children, Andrew, Elizabeth and Emily, I am very proud of the wonderful adults they have grown into. I grew up on a small resort island, Wildwood, in Southern New Jersey. The house I grew up in was literally across the street from the beach. It sounds fun but summers didn’t consist of lounging on the beach and playing at the boardwalk, the local people began working as young as the law would allow from the time it started getting warm until the first hint of fall! We moved to KY 22 years ago and I have now been working at UK for 10 years 8 of which have been in Geography.

 

 

1. What do you do in your spare time?

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5 Things about Nikki Noe!

 

1. What do you do in your spare time? 

While keeping up with two kids, I do my very best to make an attempt to go to the drag strip, truck pulls, or dyno events.

2. What is your favorite movie or book?

Major Payne, hands down.

3. Are you a cat person or a dog person (or do you like another species entirely)?

Love them both! I have two cats now, Chevy and Smokey, but hopefully we will be able to get a dog next summer.

4. What is the most interesting/your favorite place you've been? 

Cairns, Australia. Even though we couldn’t swim in the ocean because of the jellyfish, it was by far one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.

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Dear A&S Staff,

The next round of Staff Council Aspire Mentorship Program selections will be announced soon.  Mentor and mentee nominations can be submitted through the link in the A&S Newsletter emailed to everyone on 1 October (front page banner).  I encourage everyone to consider the professional development benefits of the program.  If you are interested in this opportunity please notify your supervisor to submit a nomination.  Self-nominations will also be considered.  Supervisors of all nominated staff members (both mentors and mentees) will be notified by the Staff Council in advance of selections.

The next brown bag luncheon is scheduled for October 7 (Tuesday-12:00pm-1:00pm) in Barker Hall room 110G (Conference Room).  Charlotte Anderson from Advising will be leading a discussion on resume building.  Everybody is encouraged to attend.   

As of today there are several A&S job postings on the UK HR website:

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2014 United Way Campaign Update October 1, 2014

The preferred method of donating during the UK United Way of the Bluegrass Campaign for 2014 is payroll deduction. It is so simple and allows you to designate your funds to a specific agency. All donations that do not have a designation request will go into the general funds category and will be used for the most pressing needs in our community. 

If you need a tutorial on how to complete the payroll deduction, please visit the link here

 

As the official start of the UK United Way Campaign is set to begin on October 1 and run through October 31, I wanted to share with you a brief update on how we are doing so far.

Since the beginning of September, several areas are collecting "Change for Change." I am purposely not counting these funds until the campaign ends with hopes that more contributions will come in via this method of giving to the United Way.

In addition to the "Change for Change" program, we also held our first-ever Chili/Soup Cookoff as a kickoff to our United Way campaign.

Thank you to the following people for their contribution to the Cookoff:

Meaty Chili with Spaghetti -- George White

Bean Soup -- Beverly Clayborne

Vegeterian Chili -- Stephanie Morris

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2014 United Way Campaign Update

As we get ready to kick off the 2014 United Way campaign at UK, I would like to share with you information about upcoming opportunities to participate either by monetary or community service gifts.

First of all, on Tuesday, September 23, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., in Conference Room 318 in POT, we will kick off our Brown Bag sessions for the Fall. The first topic will be United Way and we are raising awareness and funds by hosting a Chili/Soup Cook Off. To participate, please plan to donate $2 to get samplings of soups, chili and deserts prepared by your co-workers. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP here and let us know if you will be bringing your special recipes for chili, soup or a desert. It should be a fun and informative session.

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Five Things You Didn't Know About Stephanie Morris

I was born and raised in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. When I graduated from high school, I came to Lexington to attend UK and I have made it my home. 
 
1. What do you do in your spare time?  Spare time? What's that? When I leave work, my job of Mom to 4 just begins. I have a 20 year-old, Junior at UK; a 19 year-old Sophomore at EKU; a 16 year-old high school Junior at Henry Clay High School; and last, but certainly not least, an 8 year-old 4th grader at Dixie Elementary. My daughter is into drama and attends a program at UK called ACE (Academy for Creative Excellence). My 16 year-old plays baseball and we have followed him all over the state and region watching him play ball. My husband and I also love to travel with our children and his parents. We have been all over the world together. We've made some amazing memories from the jungles of Belize to the mountains of Hawaii and have traveled the waters all over the Caribbean.

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