Professional News

Staff Senate Hosts Lunch and Learn

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2020)  A relationships and networking Lunch and Learn, hosted by the University of Kentucky Staff Senate, is scheduled noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Room B-108C of the UK William T. Young Library.

The speaker will be Tamika Tompoulidis, personal development counselor in the Lewis Honors College Center for Personal Development.

The event is part of a series hosted by the UK Staff Senate to better educate staff and faculty on topics such as professional development, benefits, university history and information services.

Employees are encouraged to RSVP and bring their lunch; however, light refreshments will be provided. Interested individuals can also view the event online at

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