KAEOPP Current Events
TRIO Day 2017 will be hosted by Murray State University. The theme is super heroes! We will have academic competitions, seminars, campus tours, social activities, and so much more! Visit the TRIO Day page for more information.
If you intend to have an individual, team or teams compete in the academic competitions, please visit the Student Initiative Competitions page for more information about each competition!
If you would like to nominate yourself or encourage someone else to run for KAEOPP Office, nominations are currently open. For more information please visit the Officer Nominations page today. There is more information about the timeline for nominations/elections, term, open positions, and the nomination profile.
Registration for the 2016 KNCT-3 Conference is now open and completely online. There will be options to pay with both credit card or by mail with a check. Please click for more information.
If you have questions concerning registration, please contact:
The room block is currently open (room block will close Friday, September 30, 2016 - click here to go to the Hotel page for more information). We are soliciting volunteers to serve on committees for the conference (click here to volunteer). We are also soliciting volunteers to present at this year's conference (click here to submit your proposal to present).
Membership is now open for 2016-2017. This process is now completely online with the option to pay by credit card or by mail with a check. Please click here for more information.
If you have questions concerning membership, please contact:
KAEOPP and the University of Louisville are pleased to announce that registration for TRIO Day 2016 is now open. Registration is open until February 12, 2016. All persons attending need to register on the TRIO Day page, and any students competing in the Student Initiative Competitions (SIC) need to also be registered to compete on the individual competition's subpage.
Please visit the TRIO Day page for more information!
THE TALENT SEARCH APPLICATION PACKAGE IS NOW AVAILABLE VIA GRANTS.GOV - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=84.044
December 22, 2015
Dear TRIO Colleagues:
Today, the notice announcing the final Talent Search application appeared in the Federal Register. It is available here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/22/2015-32089/applications-for-new-awards-talent-search-program. The proposal is due in 45 days on Friday, February 5, 2016.
Despite receiving more than 300 comments, the majority of which expressed concern about the proposed competitive preference priorities, the application is virtually identical to the draft released by the Department last fall. In particular, the application includes two competitive preference priorities, worth six points total. Note, however, that both parts (a) and (b) of each competitive preference priority must be addressed in order to obtain all available points.
The Pell Institute, COE’s research arm, is currently working to identify appropriate research studies to assist applicants. COE is also working to assure that currently funded Talent Search projects receive an increase in 2016-17 consistent with the 7.2% increase Congress provided TRIO. We will inform you as soon as information on such increases becomes available.
COE will host an EOC and Talent Search Proposal Writing Workshop for Institutional Members on January 5-6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Click here to learn more and to register.) COE will also host webinars on the Talent Search Competitive Preference Priorities on January 11 (Priorities 1a and 1b) and January 12 (2a and 2b). (Click here to learn more and to register.) If you have additional questions or concerns about the Talent Search grant competition or require other technical assistance, please contact Angelica Vialpando via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
KY TRIO Day 2016 will be on February 27th, 2016 at the University of Louisville with a preliminary Upward Bound Scholars Bowl competition the night before.
Make plans to attend today! We will have Student Initiative Competitions in addition to sessions for students not competing. If your students have never competed in one of our competitions, you can find more information about them here: http://www.kaeopp.org/trio-day/student-initiative-competitions
Registration will open for this event in January 2016. We can’t wait to see everyone with KY TRIO at this event!
The 2015-2016 KAEOPP Membership drive is almost complete. Regular/On-Time Membership (Professional, Associate or Affiliate - please see the membership registration form to see for which you qualify) is $30 prior to October 1st, when it changes to $60 late membership. Take this opportunity to join your state TRIO association today. Visit the Membership Page today to begin you registration.
As a member you get access to KNCT-3 conference discounts, you can join KY Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), you have voting rights during the business meeting as a KAEOPP member, during election years you can run for and vote for offices, your KAEOPP Membership fulfills your state membership requirement to be a SAEOPP member, and much more.
Regular/On-Time Membership runs until Wednesday, September 30th. Please, ensure your registration is post-marked by this date! Late Membership is in effect beginning October 1st, and the rate climbs to $60. If you have a new hire after October 1st, that person will qualify for Regular/On-Time Membership rates for 2015-2016! Please contact me personally to begin this process after October 1st.
If you are interested in becoming a 2015 Emerging Leader, applications are being accepted until September 30th as well. ELI members will be notified of their acceptance no later than October 10th. ELI will take place during the day on November 16th prior to the Conference. Register by clicking here, and completing the application.
Registration for the 3rd Annual KNCT-3 Conference is ongoing. Visit the KNCT-3 Website to register to attend today or learn more!
KAEOPPians! Remember, the 3rd Annual KNCT-3 Conference will be in Lexington, KY on November 15-18 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa.
More information will be coming out soon, but be sure to mark your calendar so you'll be ready to learn, network and socialize at this year's conference!
Registration information will be available during the week of August 17-21, so be sure to check back often!
UPDATE 8/14/15: Hotel reservation information now available on the KNCT-3 Hotel Page.