- Progress update on new residence hall
During the coming week, digging will begin on trenches for updated storm and domestic water service. Work also will begin on building footers. Most exciting is that the drilling of the geothermal wells, which will deliver energy efficient HVAC service to the building, will begin. It will take about two weeks to drill all the wells. Please feel free to look through the construction fencing to see what is taking place. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or email@example.com
- Volunteers needed for Smooth Jazz Concert
We will host the Smooth Jazz Concert on the lawn of Old Morrison on Aug. 9. If you would like to help with the concert as a volunteer from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., please contact Sarah Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
, 3519, by July 31. Volunteers can also enjoy the concert with our Class of 2018.
- President announces staff changes
As you may be aware, Deana Ison has accepted a new position as the director of 100 Doors to Success, the new student mentoring program. Rachel Millard has been promoted to executive assistant to the president and will manage the day-to-day operations in the president's office. Sallie Showalter will move into the new role of assistant to the president for constituent relations, which will focus on the president's communications with the campus community, board members, and other external groups. All changes will be effective Aug. 1.
- Mentorship program '100 Doors to Success' to start this fall
President Carey is excited to announce a professional mentorship program for Transylvania students titled "100 Doors to Success." This fall we will pilot the program, which pairs first-year students with a mentor from among a pool of 100 alumni recruited from the Lexington area. Find details here
. Deana Ison has accepted a full-time position managing the program as a function of the alumni office. For more information, contact Deana at 8590.
- Progress continues on new residence hall
This week you will see progress in preparation of the footprint for the new building. Workers will remove blacktop, start digging the pad area where the building will sit, and install temporary electric service and water lines. Building design is in the final stages and a rendering of the new facility soon will be available. Plans call for a four story, 144-bed building of a suite-style layout with two two-person rooms sharing a private bathroom area.
- Haupt south entrance to be temporarily closed
Contractors on Monday will begin work on the south entrance door to Haupt Humanities. This entrance will be closed for about a week. For questions, please call physical plant at 8211.
- Cable TV, card swipe issues
Due to the need to reroute cabling in the ground where the new dorm is being built, the cable TV service on campus will be temporarily interrupted. We are working with our cable TV vendor to restore service as soon as possible. Additionally, the card swipes for the doors of Clay and Davis will be down for a period of time due to similar constraints. Beginning Monday, keys will need to be used to enter Clay and Davis until this service is restored. Thank you for your patience as we work through these issues.
- Check the online user manual for new phones
IT is regularly updating the online user's manual for the new phones. You may want to save the link to the page
. Remember, to make calls external to campus, you no longer need to dial '9,' but you do need to dial the area code. If the call is long distance, dial '1' first. Contact the help desk if you have additional questions.
- Campus Center summer hours
The Campus Center is now open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 p.m. for the summer, and for reserved camp and event use. There will be no summer bike checkout. If you have questions about the bike program, contact Angela Poe at email@example.com
. If you need to reserve space for use of the Campus Center or Presidents Room this summer, contact Diane Fout at 8133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fitness Center summer hours
Beginning Wednesday, the fitness center will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30, and it will be closed weekends. For more information, contact Keith Cecil at 3690 or email@example.com
- Library summer hours
The library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning May 20. We will be closed Monday, May 26, in honor of Memorial Day. For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or firstname.lastname@example.org