In the Spotlight
Transylvania University is a happening place, with plenty to see and do. The links below archive aspects of campus life that we've spotlighted on our home page. Check back regularly to find the latest updates.
After 41 years, Don Lane bids a fond farewell to Transylvania.
Quotes from Lyman Stone ’13, left, are popping up in all sorts of national media.
Transylvania’s planetarium returns as wreckage from Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair.
Nearly 70 percent of Transylvania students study abroad.
Meet Saori Hanaki-Martin, assistant professor of exercise science...and Ironman.
A car travels the recently improved Fourth Street in front of the Athletics Complex.
Transylvania soccer player Anne Marie Dumaine named Academic All-American.
Yet another reason to study math or science at Transylvania.
Philosophy and dodgeball: Is there a connection?
What can the U.S. do about its surplus of chimps? Find out more Dec. 5.
Rick Rolfes, professor of physics, relishes working with students one-on-one.
First-year students from Rwanda are finding their voices.
Join us Nov. 22 as we remember victims of violence.
Don’t miss this heart-pounding piano performance Sunday afternoon.
How do tattoos build community and civic pride?
Transylvania’s repertory season closes on Sunday.
Ring in the season tonight with A Gift of Holiday Music!
Meet the guardian of our tax dollars and the seeker of waste, fraud, and abuse.
A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist" and professor of the New Testament.
Pumpkinmania: the after party. Click to watch the video.
See professor Larry Barnes play the piano with an ashtray at a Nov. 6 concert.
The 2012 Pioneers prepared to do battle with UK. Follow our blog for tonight’s game.
Meet Bill Baldwin, professor of business administration.
Nine short films celebrating women. Two good causes. Join us Nov. 10.
Tonight! Mimi Pickering discusses her film about civil rights activist Anne Braden.
Meet Dan Fulks, professor of accounting, consultant to the NCAA...and zip line pro.
Lauren Covert ’08 is well prepared to pursue a career in international business.
Aaron Rundus talks about animal communication at Thursday’s CI lecture.
Sarah Bray, associate professor of biology, and her students tackle invasive species.
Meet artist and activist Robert Shetterly Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Transylvania ranks highly for its academic quality and affordability.
Purchase tickets to the pre-game dinner before midnight Saturday, Oct. 26!
Happy Halloween to all those communities trick-or-treating on Friday!
Christi Hayne’s law career helped prepare her to teach accounting.
Artist Robert Morgan, curator of "I’ll Be Your Mirror" at Morlan Gallery.
Let’s put an end to it now. The conversation begins Oct. 10.
Steven Mithen presents "The Music Instinct" tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Join us Oct. 19 for opening day ceremonies at our new athletics field.
For Susan Hodgson ’14, time in Tanzania clarified her career goals.
Meet Alan Bartley, associate professor of economics.
Michele Norris, journalist and NPR host, presents "The Grace of Silence" Oct. 8.
Meet Bethany Jurs, assistant professor of psychology.
Transylvania invites community members of all faiths to a public forum Oct. 3.
Studio 300 festival Oct. 4 and 5 showcases innovative digital artists.
Don’t miss the Downtown Ghost Tour during Family Weekend Sept. 27-29.
Students are invited to collaborate in the new Academic Center for Excellence.
Meet Greg Strouse, academic coach and rhythm master.
Alt-rock band Vandaveer, with Rose Guerin and Mark Heidinger ’00, on campus Sept. 19.
American Spiritual Ensemble performs Sept. 22 as part of Still Overcoming program.
Eight poets join host Bianca Spriggs ’03 for the Wild Women of Poetry Slam Sept. 20.
Eight poets join host Bianca Spriggs ’03 for the Wild Women of Poetry Slam Sept. 20.
Meet Kerri Hauman, assistant professor of writing, rhetoric, and communication.
Robert Shetterly’s portraits of courageous Americans on display in Campus Center.
Transylvania’s first African American student shares her story Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
Meet Gregg Bocketti, associate professor of history.
Catch a glimpse of "Waves and Currents," at Morlan Gallery through Oct. 11.
Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Toure headlines World Voices concert Sept. 9.
On Sept. 11, celebrate our multicultural heritage with a concert by the Rose Ensemble.
Transylvania receives grant for math and science scholarships.
Meet Charity-Joy Acchiardo, assistant professor of business administration.
Transylvania kicks off Still Overcoming, a year-long celebration of diversity.
Josh Wiglesworth ’03 discusses how he decided to become a doctor.
Check out the Morlan Gallery’s new exhibition opening September 6.
Meet Todd Van Denburg, associate professor of psychology.
Meet Henry Berlin, assistant professor of Spanish.
Laura Edwins ’13 is at home on three continents.
Transylvania is ranked as one of nation’s best colleges by The Princeton Review.
Meet Paul Duffin, assistant professor of biology.
Transylvania sets diversity records, maintains enrollment numbers.
Michael J. Bell named interim vice president and dean of the college.
Corey Clatterbuck ’08 loves a variety of challenges.
Meet Iva Katzarska-Miller, assistant professor of psychology.
Professors from top colleges in the country to attend Transylvania’s liberal arts seminar.
Meet Brian Arganbright, associate professor of French.
Rebecca Pasco ’11: Expanding her environment.
The Smooth Jazz Fest is August 10 on the lawn of Old Morrison.
Political science professor Michael Cairo believes in "active and experiential learning."
Elizabeth Schmitt ’12: Discovering Her Passion
The Governor’s School for the Arts presents final performances Saturday, July 13.
Meet Tylene Garrett, professor of computer science.
Abby Newcom ’11: from studying rhetoric to working as an associate producer for MTV.
Sarah Miller ’09 is helping create a more sustainable world.
Meet Transylvania’s writer-in-residence, Maurice Manning.
Join us as Lexington presents its annual patriotic concert on July 3 at 8 p.m.
Erik Weber ’07: Practical Applications
President R. Owen Williams to resign at end of 2013-14 academic year.
Meet Veronica Dean-Thacker, professor of Spanish.
At Transylvania, Liz Lane ’10 "fell in love with studying rhetoric."
Join the one billion other people around the world who communicate in Chinese.
Meet Richard Taylor, author, former Kentucky poet laureate, and Kenan Visiting Writer.
Steve Banfield ’90 proves how marketable a liberal arts education can be.
Transylvania earns a bronze rating for sustainability efforts.
Sheilley named athletics director at Transylvania University.
The Rose Ensemble will present "Land of Three Faiths" concert September 11.
Learning Spanish opens up a whole new world of opportunity.
Meet George Kaufman, assistant professor of chemistry.
Sara Wells Francis ’00: From Theory to Harmony.
Commencement 2013 from set up to take down in three minutes.
Putting words to work: the writing, rhetoric, and communication program.
The 222 members of the Class of 2013 graduated on Saturday, May 25.
Transylvania University commencement is Saturday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m.
Understanding social problems and inequalities leads to social justice and harmony.
Transylvania’s golf team is the national runner-up for the second straight year!
Our campus is compact, and getting around on bicycle is an excellent choice.
How we move: the science and the artistry.
Anthropology professor Chris Begley consulted for article in The New Yorker.
Local citizens are invited to take one of Transylvania’s exciting summer term classes.
Music offers a symphony of careers.
Senior Cory Collins’ book tells stories from the human side of our national pastime.
Transylvania named Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association.
Computer science plays an integral role in every field of study.
We welcome alums back for Alumni Weekend April 26-28.
Spring has dappled Transylvania’s lawns and walkways with a palette of petals.
Actor Steve Zahn to deliver commencement address May 25 at 9:30 a.m.
World Voices series presents evening of Indian music and dance May 1.
Shakesweek includes Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s "Macbeth" April 25.
Transylvania wins annual "Battle of the Bumpers" contest for fifth year running.
Maria Starck ’14 is opting for a multidisciplinary approach with a PPE major.
Philosophy professor Peter Fosl heading to Edinburgh as David Hume Fellow.
Invent a new world - real or fantastical - and engage an audience.
Transylvania is proud of its tie to the Jackie Robinson story.
Meet Carole Barnsley, assistant professor of religion.
Tyler Lear: building fluency in multiple languages.
Learn to teach, to think, to be.
Actress, director, and playwright Margo Buchanan to direct "Pippin," running May 16-19.
Senior art majors exhibit work in "3XD: Design. Displace. Daddy Issues" April 4-19.
Learn how classical philosophy, culture, society and politics shaped the western world.
Meet Gary Deaton, instructor in writing, rhetoric, and communication.
We’re gearing up for cycling in Lexington with bike loan program, larger repair shop.
Presentation on digital identity development and social media April 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Take a calculated risk: study mathematics and prepare for a solid future.
Amelia King: Committing to Serve
Transylvania professor Chris Begley leads author through the Honduran jungle
Embark on voyages of historical discovery with Transylvania’s history program.
Meet Robert England, associate professor of computer science.
Poet and English professor Maurice Manning will give a reading April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Jennifer Lancaster: telling stories is universal
Transylvania’s physics program: math and metaphor lead to understanding.
Chemistry professor Jerry Seebach brings spirit to the laboratory.
Meet Meg Upchurch, professor of psychology.
Allison Asay Duvall ’09: Building relationships around the world
Transy’s commitment to sustainability saves over $60,000 during winter break.
"Process matters. Technique matters." Meet the fascinating Zoe Strecker.
Transylvania breaks ground for state-of-the-art athletics complex.
Want to better understand the people you share your life with? Take a psychology class.
Morlan Gallery’s "Divine" exhibition runs through March 22, welcomes guest curator.
Negro baseball league presentation Feb. 26; free and open to the public.
Don Lane, professor of physical education, believes in the "teachable moment."
From B.A. to CPA: Transylvania’s accounting program gives students an edge.
Transylvania’s speech and debate team excelled at the 2013 KFA State Tournament.
Join biology professor Paul Duffin at West Sixth Science Pub on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
Meet David Shannon, professor of mathematics.
National expert in legal and constitutional history to give free public lecture March 5.
Transylvania Board of Trustees approves strategic plan: Transylvania 2020.
Religion inspires political and cultural change; learn all Transylvania has to offer.
Meet Julia Poynter, associate professor of business administration.
The Rambler student newspaper wins 27 KIPA awards.
Rabbi Michael Cook will speak Feb. 17, at 7 p.m.; free and open to the public.
Even the toughest global issues have to respect natural laws.
Meet Jeff Freyman, professor of political science.
Transylvania presents "An Evening at the Cabaret: Disney" Feb. 1 and 2.
CNN analyst Peter Bergen to give free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium.
Accounting students offer free tax service to those with incomes of $50,000 or less.
Isolation isn’t an option: What’s your role in the global community?
English professor Kremena Todorova highlights the importance of community.
Renowned artist, activist Robert Shetterly will give public lecture Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Ben Costigan ’12: Searching far and wide.
Transylvania hosting volunteer projects for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
In political science professor Don Dugi’s classroom, students are not passive learners.
Tickets now on sale for "Pippin," May 16-19. Don’t miss out!
From personal expression to understanding human history: why we study art.
Meet Qian Gao, assistant professor of Chinese language and culture.
Find your fellow humans fascinating? Dig a little deeper with the anthropology program.
KY Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will hold civic health roundtable Jan. 8.
Associate professor Scott Whiddon helps students master the writing process.
Networking and a shadowship led Thomas Baker ’10 (left) to medical physics.
Morlan Gallery opens new year with haunting exhibition "The Thirteen," Jan. 16.
From Stanford to Australia, Laura Edgington ’06: "Illuminating Better Cancer Treatment."
Meet Scott Whiddon, associate professor of writing, rhetoric, and communication.
Best wishes for a joyful holiday season.
Meet Jeremy Paden, associate professor of Spanish.
How do you describe the Transylvania experience in one word?
Junior invited to Washington, D.C. by the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Transylvania partners with the University of Kentucky for new pre-engineering program.
President emeritus Charles L. Shearer, alum David Lollis receive UK honorary degrees.
The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship moves to Transylvania University.
Meet Belinda Sly, associate professor of biology.
Transylvania senior selected as USA Today correspondent.
The good you could do: Consider a chemistry major.
Meet Larry Barnes, professor of music.
Julie Blankenship ’11: Helping youth help themselves.
Prepare to conquer the world, one language at a time.
Meet Kim Jenkins, associate professor of mathematics.
"Trust," a modern drama set in the pop music scene, runs through Dec. 2.
Fiction, poetry, films, history, culture...It’s all English to us.
Political science professor Freyman to give first lecture in College Democrats’ series.
Meet Mark Jackson, associate professor of psychology (but not dog psychology).
First-year students discuss the fruits of mindful eating.
Quell the noise, raise the bar: Transylvania’s political science program
Meet Tiffany Wheeler, associate professor of education.
English professor Manning selected as judge for National Book Award poetry prize.
Meet Rick Weber, professor of German and French.
Morlan Gallery celebrates local printmakers with exhibition running through Dec. 5.
Information technology department wins 2012 AIKCU Technology Award.
UK surges in second half for win over Transylvania in the Battle on Broadway at Rupp.
Transylvania and UK face off again Monday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m.
Meet psychology professor Meg Upchurch.
Transylvania named a ’best value’ by Kiplinger’s.
Meet Jamie Day, professor of physics.
Tickets on sale now for Nov. 4 dinner in the Beck Center.
Seventeenth century comedy comes alive with Transylvania Theater’s "The Liar."
Meet Brian Rich, professor of sociology.
Transylvania and BCTC host Latino Multicultural College Fair October 16.
Professors offer informal, monthly Science Pub at West Sixth Brewing in Lexington.
Meet Simonetta Cochis, associate professor of French and Spanish.
2012 entering class is second largest in school history, sets records for diversity.
Nutritionist Marion Nestle receives honorary degree from Transylvania University.
Rachael Williams ’09 receives award from U.S. Ambassador to South Korea.
Transylvania receives $5 million grant for merit scholarship program.
Meet Sharon Brown, professor of physical education/exercise science.
We welcome parents, grandparents, and more for Family Weekend, Oct. 5-7.
Meet James Wagner, professor of biology.
Transylvania’s blacktop went green for international Parking Day September 21.
Meet Melissa McEuen, professor of history.
Acclaimed Celtic Fiddler Liz Knowles comes to Transylvania, Thursday, Sept. 20
David Blight of Yale presents on the Civil War at Transylvania, Monday, Sept. 17
Transylvania University moves up six places in U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The Gypsy Poetry Slam comes to Transylvania, Friday, Sept. 21
Studio 300 offers cutting-edge works by international artists Sept. 28, 29
Meet Jack Furlong, professor of philosophy.
"Ink in the Cage: The Stories Behind MMA Fighter Tattoos" in Morlan Gallery.
Meet Amy Maupin, associate professor of education.
Transylvania anthropology professor Chris Begley takes teaching to new depths.
Listen to Nikky Finney’s convocation address, "The Art of Being Taken With Yourself!"
Cooking up healthy eating in the residence halls with The Wholesome Chef.
Meet Tim Soulis, Lucille C. Little Professor of Theater.
Transylvania student Don Combs ’13 earns Congressional Award Gold Medal.
Transylvania 2012 commencement speaker Bianca Spriggs ’03 earns Al Smith award.
First-year students receive symbol of university’s commitment.
Three Transylvania University May graduates receive competitive Fulbright grants.
Transylvania launches ambitious August term as part of the 2012-13 school year.
Transylvania University hosts national liberal arts seminar.
Jennifer Lancaster ’13 creates an animated film from a piano’s point of view.
The men’s basketball team will play the University of Kentucky in November exhibition.
Enjoy the city’s annual patriotic concert at Transylvania University on July 3.
Graduating seniors look back on their time at Transylvania in this commencement video.
Watch our 2012 Commencement address by Bianca Spriggs ’03: "Memory Jar."
Governor’s School for the Arts session at Transylvania comes to a close on July 7.
Transylvania unveils portrait of President Emeritus Charles L. Shearer.
President Williams confers degrees to 241 on the steps of historic Old Morrison.
Transylvania takes second in NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship.
"Rough Magic," transplants Shakespearean characters to New York, May 17-20.
New student-designed rain garden signage to be unveiled at May 16 garden party.
Transylvania’s innovative August term is much more than a typical orientation.
Senior Kelsey McComas to bike across country, build affordable housing this summer.
Transylvania celebrates National Bike Month with Bike to Work Day, other events.
Transylvania’s juried student exhibition runs May 4-18 in Morlan Gallery.
Transylvania inducts seven into the Pioneer Hall of Fame, bringing total to 102.
Commencement is May 26 at 9:30 a.m.; ceremony will stream live at ihigh.com/transy.
Will you be a Pioneer and join the Transylvania University Class of 2016?
We look forward to welcoming alums back to campus for Alumni Weekend, April 27-29.
See 1,000 dolls April 4 at Kentucky Theatre; project by Community Engagement class.
Senior exhibition, "Ten," open for Lexington Gallery Hop April 20, 5-8 p.m.
At Transylvania, we do things in a slightly different vein.
Transylvania honors 46 first-year students for academic excellence.
Transylvania wins AIKCU’s "Battle of the Bumpers" for fourth year running.
Parliamentary Procedure: Two students spend winter term as interns to MPs in London.
Leading constitutional law scholar to give free public talk April 26, at 6:30 p.m.
Transylvania speech and debate team wins numerous awards at state championship.
Students spent part of winter break volunteering in the Dominican Republic.
Founder of the Breakthrough Institute will give free, public Kenan lecture, Wed., Mar. 7.
Games tonight have been delayed by two hours. Tip times are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Curious about Transylvania? Follow student bloggers to get a glimpse into campus life.
Flamenco Louisville performance on Feb. 29 also features discussion and tapas.
"enigmatic remembrances" runs through March 23 in the Morlan Gallery.
Evening of reading and music with novelist C.E. Morgan, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Eugenie Scott, National Center for Science Education, speaks on evolution Feb. 15.
Three Transylvania students selected for Yale summer bioethics program.
Accounting students offer tax assistance to those with incomes of $50,000 or less.
"Spinning into Butter," explores racism and political correctness; Feb. 16-19 and 23-25.
Celtic music concert has been rescheduled for April 5; make new reservations.
Local farmers visit campus Feb. 17 for CSA fair; free and open to the public.
Ana Reyes ’96 named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural Minority 40 Under 40 list.
Prominent Kentucky poet Maurice Manning joins Transylvania faculty.
Spend "An Evening at the Cabaret: Outer Space" in Carrick Theater Jan. 27-28.
Bob Zellner, civil rights activist and author, to give free public talk Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
"Preserved" explores personal relationships through memory capsules Jan. 17-27.
The Morlan Gallery’s "The Millennials" explores the works of artists ages 18 to 29.
Nationally-known women’s rights advocate Sarah Weddington to speak on Jan. 17.
Episode 1: Meet Transylvania University and Big State College.
Joe Rogers presents "The Dream Alive Program" Jan. 12; free and open to the public.
Matt Jones ’00: Turning UK coverage upside down in ’ridiculous manner’.
The Transylvania Choir gives their final winter tour concert Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Renowned opera singer is Kenan visiting artist for 2011-12 academic year.
Transylvania students, faculty, and staff send warm wishes for a happy holiday season.
Website, presidential inauguration project, and publications receive awards.
Junior Eryn Hornberger plans a meal of local foods for a Lexington elementary school.
The music program gives "A Gift of Holiday Music" on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Transylvania plans to develop properties along Fourth Street into athletic fields.
Transylvania senior Lee Richardson is a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist.
"Beyond Boundaries: New Work by Nana Lampton" in Morlan Gallery Nov. 10-Dec. 6.
Transylvania will add equestrian as its 23rd varsity sport, beginning in 2012-13.
John Harwood and Pres. Williams discuss Henry Clay’s Speaker of the House election.
History professor Melissa McEuen will be a featured speaker at the Kentucky Book Fair.
Pioneers play tough in their first meeting with UK in 100 years.
Pumpkin Mania at Transylvania is on display through Halloween on Old Morrison’s steps.
Transylvania named a top 100 best college value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Transylvania Theater presents delightful comedy "Almost, Maine," Oct. 27-30, Nov. 3-5.
Richard Taylor, former state poet laureate, is among poets slated for Oct. 20 reading.
American Shakespeare Center to perform November 7-8.
Reserve tickets by noon Wed. to meet Coach Lane, Coach Cal, and the teams Oct. 30.
Parents: a fun-filled weekend awaits! Register now for Family Weekend Nov. 4-5.
Transylvania and UK renew a 100-year rivalry November 2 at Rupp Arena.
One down, 999 to go. Join us for Pumpkin Mania at Transylvania.
Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. See what Transylvania is doing.
Interactive and generative art on display in the Morlan Gallery through Oct. 28.
Junior Paul Brown’s first solo exhibit "The Prayer Project" opens at LOT Gallery Sept. 30.
Historian William Wiecek to deliver first John Marshall Harlan lecture on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Catch Transylvania’s Civil War symposium on KET September 19-24 and October 11-15.
Eduardo Nino-Moreno joins Transylvania as director of campus diversity and inclusion.
Canadian Brass to perform September 21 as part of the Smith Concert Series.
Author Harriet Washington will give opening convocation lecture on race and medicine.
From refugee to citizen: Lino Nakwa ’09 achieves goal of U.S. citizenship.
President R. Owen Williams’s induction address lets the class of 2015 in on a secret.
Digital festival September 16-17 will host artists from around the world.
First-year students get to know Lexington through service.
Meet the Admissions Ambassadors, campus hosts for visiting students and families.
Transylvania Admissions has a new home on Facebook.
First Engagements: students examine The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
The Chronicle of Higher Education names Transylvania a Great College to Work For.
New student orientation kicks off as we welcome the class of 2015 on August 30.
Transylvania is named one of the nation’s best 376 colleges by The Princeton Review.
Transylvania publications win awards from the Thoroughbred chapter of PRSA.
High school artists spend three weeks at governor’s school on Transylvania’s campus.
Celebrate America’s independence with Transylvania on Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
See a slideshow from "A Tribute to Henry Clay" with Speakers of the House.
A father’s sacrifice is part of this young alum’s story.
We welcome the Governor’s School for the Arts to campus June 23-July 13.
The American Heart Association names Transylvania a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company.
Celebrating Bike to Work Day on campus and around the city.
Transylvania to host tribute to Henry Clay with four Speakers of the House, June 24.
Speaker Aris Candris ’73 emphasizes the importance of a fulfilling, purposeful career.
View a short film highlighting the events of our 25th presidential inauguration.
A passion for music takes three students’ electronic compositions around the world.
R. Owen Williams inaugurated as the 25th president of Transylvania University.
Noted scholars present at symposium commemorating Civil War sesquicentennial.
Announcing lecture series on law and history, named for esteemed alumnus.
It pays to be social. Transylvania University ranked for social media usage.
Most students learn about the ancient world in a classroom. Ours do it on location.
Anthropology professor gets grant to search for "lost city" in Honduras.
Noted historians to speak on The Civil War and Reconstruction in the Border States.
Women’s history: Transylvania’s basketball Pioneers
Transy invites high school sophomores and juniors to Spring Preview Day, March 26.
"Just a kiss before we melt away..."
Here you can feel free to take a bow and toot your own horn.
Our faculty are here to teach. Transylvania's environment allows them to do just that.
Chris Monsanto takes his trumpet with him to Princeton.
Why did Janelle Johnson leave Transylvania to ride a camel? Watch out, he spits.
Should doctors be able to write well? Justin Penticuff thinks so.
What does it take to impress Yale?
What does art history have to do with psychology? Everything.
You'll have a hard time beating the Pioneers—so why not join them?