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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, July 25, 2014
In the News
For Faculty and Staff
  • Staff Engagement Workshop on July 29
  • All staff are welcome and encouraged to attend a Staff Engagement Workshop in the Back Caf. Complimentary breakfast will be served 8-8:30 a.m. and the workshop will be 8:30-10:30. Please click here to register before the July 25 deadline. For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk at 8193 or mcronk@transy.edu.
  • Journal to publish Paden article
  • Romance Quarterly will publish an article by professor Jeremy Paden. "Interrupting Augustine: Hermeneutics, Allegory, and Irony in El perro del hortelano" will appear in Vol. 61, No. 4, 1-16, 2014. For more information, contact Paden at jpaden@transy.edu.
  • Transylvania represented at Irish conference
  • Director of Study Abroad Kathy Simon and Spanish director Veronica Dean-Thacker represented Transylvania at the 20th anniversary celebration and conference at the Burren College of Art in Ballvaughan, Ireland. We have had an affiliation with BCA since 2000, and five May term trips have taken up residence there with professors Martha Gehringer, Meg Upchurch, Jack Girard, and Richard Taylor. We hosted BCA president Mary Hawkes-Greene for a three day visit last October.
  • Whitaker article published in EDUCAUSE Review
  • Check out this article by Jason Whitaker, our VP for IT, in EDUCAUSE Review.
  • Nichols presents at Library Instruction Retreat
  • Public Services Librarian Lisa Nichols presented at the Kentucky Library Association Library Instruction Round Table Summer Retreat in Richmond. Her presentation, "Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn," focused on helping instructional librarians create personal strategies for developing greater authenticity, presence, and emotional investment in teaching and learning in library settings. For more information, contact Nichols at 8403 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • Paden publishes poem translation
  • Professor Jeremy Paden has published a translation of a poem by Juan Carlos Mestre in Words Without Borders. Read it here. For more information, contact Paden at jpaden@transy.edu.
Health and Fitness
  • Summer Group Fitness schedule
  • Summer Group Fitness classes will run June 2 to July 31. They are: Monday 12:10-12:50 p.m., Chisel with Tracy, tone and tighten from head to toe; Wednesday 12:10-12:30 p.m., Step with Tracy, a stand-alone class or combine it with Chisel Express for a complete workout; Wednesday 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chisel Express with Tracy, a 20-minute toning class, stand-alone or combine it with Step for a complete workout; and Thursday 12:10-12:30 p.m., Rock n' Roll with Ashley, abs followed by foam roller massage. For more information, contact Ashley Hinton at 8854 or ahinton@transy.edu.
For Your Information
  • 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 mmathews@transy.edu.
  • 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, staylor@transy.edu, 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 apoe@transy.edu. If you need to reserve space for use of the Campus Center or Presidents Room this summer, contact Diane Fout at 8133 or dfout@transy.edu.
  • 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 kcecil@transy.edu.
  • 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 lnichols@transy.edu.
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