Cat Chat Live!
The Parent and Family Association is pleased to announce Cat Chat Live!, an interactive resource designed to help you connect with faculty, staff, and students, and to answer some of your questions about UK. To participate in Cat Chat Live!, simply go to the UK Parents Facebook page and watch. If you have questions for the featured guests, post them to the comments section and they will try to answer them in real time. If they are not able to respond immediately, they will be sure to get back to you as soon as they can.
2019 Fall Cat Chat Live! Topics and Schedule
Big Blue Move-in, Thursday, August 1, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Learn more about the move-in process from our expert panel, Sarah Nikirk, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, and Debra Ross, Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services.
Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Have all of your questions about fraternity and sorority recruitment answered by Emily Britt, Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life (Panhellenic Advisor), and Will Takewell, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life (IFC Advisor).
K Week, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Get excited about K Week and learn from current students about what you and your student will experience during this fun UK tradition.
Family Weekend, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Nicki Jenkins, Senior Program Specialist for the Parent and Family Association, and Brooke Taylor, Lead Parent and Family Ambassador, will walk you through the Family Weekend schedule, giving you helpful tips and tricks to make the most of your time with your student.
Helping your student with homesickness, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): During this time of year, many students begin to show signs of homesickness. Join staff members from the UK Counseling Center to learn how you can help your student overcome their feelings of homesickness and feel more connected to the UK community.
Helping your student to find a career, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Join staff from the Stuckert Career Center to learn about how to help guide your student as they figure out their career goals.
Helping your student to manage conflict, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Managing conflict with friends and roommates can be difficult for many students, especially during times of transition. Join staff members from the Office of Residence Life and Student Conduct to gain insight into how to best help your student manage conflict with their peers.
Parents, you're not done, yet: How to have the difficult conversation around drugs and alcohol, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Join staff from Campus Well-being to talk about how you might be able to help your student make the right choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol.
Helping your student to managing anxiety and stress, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Midterms can be an especially stressful time of the year for students, and as their family members we know that you want to support them any way you can. Join staff members from the UK Counseling Center to learn more about how you can help your student(s) to manage anxiety and stress.
Warning signs of depression and how to help, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): Join staff members from the UK Counseling Center as they talk about how parents and families can best support their students if they think they see warning signs of depression.
What to do when your student's values change, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (3 p.m. ET): What do you do when you begin to see signs that your student's values are changing? Staff members from the UK Counseling Center will address concerns that may surface as your student begins to decide who they want to be, and will provide tips on how to best support your student's development.
More coming soon!
All Cat Chat Live! episodes will be recorded and posted to the UK Parent and Family Association Facebook page and this website.
Archived Cat Chat Live! Broadcasts