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UK Celebrates National Work and Family Month

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2011) — All University of Kentucky staff and faculty are invited to take part in the campus’ annual celebration of National Work and Family Month in October.

Events include discussions ranging from gossip in the workplace to planning for retirement, from financial education to the results of the most recent campus work-life survey.

The series will begin Oct. 3 with the first of 15 special events coordinated by UK Work-Life, including those listed below. The campus community is reminded that space is limited for all events and registration is required for some.  

  • The month’s keynote address, A Peek into the Workplace Grapevine: Gossip Networks in Organizations with UK Gatton College of Business Professor Joe Labianca at 12:10-!2:50 p.m. Oct. 4
  • Three UK@Work Town Hall Meetings where attendees can get a full preview of the results of the UK@Work Survey as well as the chance to offer input on the initiatives that will shape work-life at UK in the coming years -- Oct. 14 at W.T. Young Library auditorium, Oct. 18 at Good Samaritan Hospital Room B132, and Oct. 19 at Chandler Hospital in Room H31B. All meetings are scheduled at 12:10-12:50 p.m.
  • A special Retirement Conference, Making the Most of Your Retirement: The New Reality, where attendees can learn what retirement means in today’s changing world, will take place 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, in UK Student Center Grand Ballroom.
  • The 4th Annual UK Work-Life Supervisor of the Year Award luncheon, which recognizes leaders who are advancing supportive work-life practices at the university, is slated 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, in the Student Center Grand Ballroom.

These are just a few of the many great events taking place in October. Due to the limited seating at the events, registrations are required. For a full list of events and registration details, visit or download the calendar at