- VP of academic affairs and dean of the university candidate
Please welcome Laura Bryan, a finalist for the vice president of academic affairs and dean of the university position, to campus Thursday and Friday. Go here
to see her itinerary and curriculum vitae.
- Transylvanian Literary Magazine open for submissions
The Transylvanian Literary Magazine is open for submissions! Students and faculty can submit
up to four pieces of poetry, prose, music or visual for a chance to be published in the upcoming magazine. Deadline for submissions is March 20. Help us showcase the creative talent on this campus! For more information, contact Maggie Garnett
- Gendered Bathroom Survey
The results of the SGA conducted Gendered Bathroom Survey are in. The following floors have voted to degender their restrooms for the remainder of this year: Clay (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Davis (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and Forrer (small bathroom on 1st in back). All other floors will have their bathrooms gendered for the remainder of this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Hussain Siddiqi
- Event, meeting planning made easier
Not really sure how to go about planning an event or meeting on campus or who you need to contact about what? The Event and Meeting Planning Checklist
should help make your planning easier. It is on Inside Transy under Help and Resources.
- Kentucky Collegiate Leadership Conference spots open
Spots are still available for the Kentucky Collegiate Leadership Conference on Feb. 7. Transy Student Involvement will pay for students to attend. Go here
to register by Wednesday. Contact Aaron Roberts
for more details.
- Vote for TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS grant
Your vote matters! Let's win the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS grant! You can vote up to three times a day. Please vote here
. Help our school, parents, alumni and communities rally together to support an issue as important as campus safety and security. Our school code/keyword is transy. For more information, contact Erinn McWilliams
- Admissions co-hosts CIVSA
Earlier this month, the Office of Admissions co-hosted the Student Development Conference for the Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association (CIVSA) with the University of Kentucky. Over 300 student ambassadors and admissions professionals from across the country participated. Kari Kolb, associate director of admissions, served as the local accommodation chair, helping to lead the three-day event. In addition, Kolb currently serves as a regional director for CIVSA. For more information, contact Brad Goan
- Managerial positions open for Campus Center
Applications are currently being accepted for building manager and assistant manager positions with the William T. Young Campus Center. Go here
for a position description and information on how to apply. Previous experience in the Campus Center is not required. Applications are due by noon on Feb. 6.
- New residence hall update
The walls for the fourth (top) floor have been assembled. They will be filled with concrete this week. The steel beams for the fourth floor will be set and welded in place. The topping slab for the fourth floor will be poured on Wednesday. Inside the building, installation of ductwork, metal stud framing and electrical rough-ins will continue. Exterior brickwork on the front and rear of the building will be in process. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Fitbit found
A Fitbit was found in the alumni and development office parking lot. For more information, contact Lori Burlingham
- Stalking Awareness Month events
Please join Interpersonal Violence Prevention, Health and Wellness, the Department of Public Safety and Pi Kappa Alpha for Stalking Awareness Month events. On Jan. 26 and 28, there will be a letter writing campaign in front of cafeteria for the Dating Violence Bill. Kentucky is the only state without legal protection for dating couples. On Jan. 27, we will have a panel discussion on stalking and information about campus and community resources at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. For more information, contact Ashley Gutshall
- Cabaret tickets available online
You may buy tickets
online for our Jan. 31 Cabaret show. They're also available at the Carrick box office weekdays noon to 3 p.m. or starting at 5 p.m. Jan. 31.
- Athletics Complex track to open for Transy community
The Fourth Street Athletics Complex track will open for faculty, staff and students starting Jan. 26. The track will be open Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Users must have their Crimson Card and wear tennis shoes on the track. A waiver form is required and may be filled out at the Beck Center or at the Athletics Complex sign-in station. Users will enter at the student athlete entrance. Questions? Please call 3556.
- Help out during Premier, Trailblazers, and Frontier scholarship programs
Interested in helping us find future pioneers? The Premier, Trailblazers, and Frontier scholarship programs will be throughout the month of February. We are looking for students who understand how prestigious these opportunities are and who are dedicated to helping find future Pioneers who will help continue to make Transy a better place. Please help us by either volunteering as a day/overnight host or as an interviewer for our selection committees. Applications:day and overnight host
, day host
; overnight host
, and interviewer for Scholarship Selection Committee
. Contact Bretlyn Reese
with hosting questions and Carly Wynn
with questions about the interview selection committee.
- Apply for summer research projects, creative endeavors
Juniors, sophomores and first-year students are eligible to apply for funding to complete summer research projects and creative endeavors. The application deadline is Jan. 30 and the award limit is $3,500 ($2,000 of which can be your own stipend!). The application form is here
. Please submit forms to Kirk Abraham, chair of the Grants Allocation Committee. For more information, contact Abraham
- Academic Peer Mentoring under way
Academic Peer Mentoring has begun. Get better grades and extra help with your classes. Check out the schedule
. For more information, contact Susan Brown
- Campus Center Student Survey
This week all students will receive an email invitation to complete the Campus Center Student Survey. The information we collect will help us make decisions about how we can better serve our students through the Campus Center facilities and services. Participation is voluntary and all participants will remain anonymous. Students completing the survey will be eligible for a drawing for a $200 prize of their choice. For more information, contact Diane Fout
- Lot open behind Thomson tennis courts
The parking lot directly behind the Thomson Hall tennis courts is now open.
- Transy Bikes open shop hours
For the remainder of the month of January and February, Transy Bikes will have open shop hours every Monday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, contact Steve Morrison
- VP for academic affairs and dean of the university search
for more details about the dean search process.
- Alpha Lambda Delta scholarships and fellowships deadlines
Attention Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society members, the deadlines for Alpha Lambda Delta scholarships and fellowships are approaching. Go here
for additional details and application forms. The deadline for graduate and professional school fellowships is Jan. 31; for Stemler Study Abroad Scholarships, Feb. 15, and for Trow Undergraduate Scholarships, April 1. In previous years, Transy students have been awarded funds in all three programs! For more information, contact Mike Nichols
- Get paid to ref intramural sports
Responsible students, who will be paid, are needed to ref intramural sports. If interested, please contact Emalea Bischoff
- 'Dwellings' opens in Morlan
- Natural science and mathematics tutoring program
Starting Jan. 20, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics tutors will be available Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Education Resource Center in the Library basement (room 003). A computer science tutor will be available Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 20. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba
- Winter term admission into the education program
The winter term deadline for admission into the education program is Tuesday, Feb. 3. Students planning to pursue teacher certification at the elementary, middle-grades, secondary, and K-12 levels should apply. Admission packets are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. Applicants will be required to take the CASE/Praxis I exam as part of the admission process. Information about this exam is in the admission packet. For more information: admission requirements
, or contact Cindy Hague
or Tiffany Wheeler
- Bourbon Street parking
Please do not park in the new Bourbon Street parking lot until further notice. The construction crew is still finishing up their project. If your vehicle is parked there, please remove it until we send out a notice on TNotes that it is officially open. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please contact Chief Muravchick
if you have any questions.
- IT workshops
IT workshops are offered during the month of January. Please go here
to view them. For more information, contact Paul Dimayuga
- Thomson Hall parking restriction
Please, do not park vehicles alongside the tennis court fence at the rear of Thomson Hall. Construction crews will be driving large trucks behind Clay/Davis Hall and will need as much space as possible to pull behind the buildings. Students will be notified when this parking area is re-opened. Sorry for the inconvenience. For more information, contact Gregg Muravchick at 8118.
- Summer research funding
Students interested in summer research can apply for funding from the Grants Allocation Committee. The application form can be found on the Dean of the College's page
on Inside Transy under Academic. The deadline is Jan. 30. For more information, contact GAC chair Kirk Abraham
- Fourth Street parking
The great news is the construction crew advised that we could open up parking on Fourth Street. The sad news is we have to close it down again. But the good news is KU needs it closed down so they can install better lighting on our Fourth Street corridor, which will enhance everyone's safety. We are truly sorry for any inconveniences and hope to open more parking spots as soon as we can. According to KU the parking on Fourth Street will be blocked out for the rest of the semester. Contact DPS with any questions.
- Udall Foundation scholarships
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or the environment. If interested, go to the Udall Foundation website
for further information about the scholarship and how to apply if interested.
- 2015-16 international, national fellowship and scholarship opportunities
Information and applications for a number of international and national scholarships and fellowships are available from designated faculty representatives and program websites. Go here
for more info.