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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Informal discussion with Eric Klein
  • Kenan lecturer Eric Klein welcomes students, staff, and faculty to join him in the President's Room for an informal discussion at 11:45 a.m. Klein is the founder and CEO of the philanthropic organization, CAN-DO, which hires local residents and military veterans to carry out its relief work and provides its donors with real-time information about how their money is used. Please bring a tray from the cafeteria when you come to learn more about his work. For more information, contact Susan Hofmann at 8280 or shofmann@transy.edu.
  • CAN-DO's Klein to give Kenan Lecture
  • Eric Klein, founder and CEO of the disaster relief organization CAN-DO, will describe his unique approach to humanitarian aid at 7:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium as part of the Kenan Lecture series. He will discuss his group's dedication to providing lasting solutions to some of the world's most critical problems, from natural disasters to environmental degradation, humanitarian crises to educational inequity.
Upcoming Dates
  • 'Hook ups and Breakups: Emotions and Romantic Relationships' talk Thursday
  • Psychology professor Iva Katzarska-Miller will discuss "Hook ups and Breakups: Emotions and Romantic Relationships" at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. All are invited. For more information, contact Diane Cansdale Pruitt at 8121 or dpruitt@transy.edu.
  • Forrer Courtyard Sound Off on Thursday
  • TUSGA and TEAL invite you to re-imagine Forrer Courtyard and other campus green spaces. Join the Forrer Courtyard Sound Off at 7 p.m. in Thomson Lobby to voice your needs and wants for campus facilities. Participate in the preliminary design; work with the designers throughout the process; create a lasting influence on Transy's campus; strengthen the student body's voice; and earn Creative Engagements credit. All are welcome to the meeting, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Samuel Crankshaw at smcrankshaw17@transy.edu
  • Education program information session Thursday
  • The education program will have an information session at 3:30 p.m. for all students interested in majoring in education or educational studies. Applications for the education program and important details about the educational studies major will be discussed at the meeting in Cowgill 101. For more information, please contact Cindy Hague at 8608 or chague@transy.edu.
  • Junior, senior pre-health advising meeting Thursday
  • Juniors or seniors who want to prepare for any health-related professional school are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting at 12:30 p.m. in BSC 120. If you cannot attend, see Kathleen Jagger in BSC 321 (kjagger@transy.edu) or Charlotte Taraba in BSC 111. For more information, contact Charlotte at 8228 or ctaraba@transy.edu.
  • Reception for Jennifer Schabert's last day Friday
  • It is with mixed emotions that we will be telling Jennifer Schabert, our student account specialist, goodbye. We hate to see her leave, but a wonderful career opportunity has come along for her. Her last day will be Friday. If you would like to stop by and wish her well, there will be a reception for her in the accounting office at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Liz Fulkerson at 8150 or efulkerson@transy.edu.
  • Presentation on improving campus visit experience Oct. 6
  • The admissions office invites faculty and staff to attend a special presentation titled "It Takes a Campus" from 3-4 p.m. in Cowgill 102. Jeff Kallay, CEO of Render Experience and the nation's leading authority on the campus visit, will lead a session to discuss ways we can all work together to improve the campus visit experience for our guests. For more information, please contact Kari Kolb at 8242 or kkolb@transy.edu.
  • Carey seminar for students Oct. 7
  • President Carey will hold his second seminar for students at 12:30 p.m. in the Presidents' Room. He'll structure the conversation around "The Apology" by Plato, but feel free to come even if you haven't had a chance to read the text. This is an informal gathering to help the president get to know more students. If you need help downloading the text or would prefer to pick up a published copy, stop by the library for assistance. For more information, contact Sallie Showalter at 8148 or sshowalter@transy.edu.
  • 'What is WRC?' on Oct 8
  • Wondering what the Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication program does? What our courses are like? What one might do with this degree? If so, you're invited to our "What is WRC?" event in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. There are two sessions: 3:30-4:30 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Via Google Hangout, we'll meet with a panel of alums, all sharing their current work and answering questions. Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend. No RSVP is needed. More info is here.
  • 2014 Wellness and Benefits Fair on Oct. 16
  • Save the date: The 2014 Wellness and Benefits Fair is Oct. 16. The theme for the wellness fair is Passport to Health. We will have at least 40 vendors, flu shots, screenings, and as always lots of door prizes. Watch TNotes for more information. For more information, contact Debbie Clark at 3635 or dclark@transy.edu.
  • Light the Night Walk on Oct. 18
  • Many students, faculty, and staff will walk during the Light the Night Walk at Whitaker Ball Park in support of Torsie Haugli '14, who is battling leukemia. Join Team Torsie or donate. Light the Night is also looking for volunteers to staff the event. Contact emily.rives@lls.org if you are interested in volunteering. Don't forget to report your hours!
  • Walk to benefit Torsie Haugli '14 on Oct. 18
  • Torsie Haugli '14 was diagnosed with a rare form of Acute Large Cell Lymphoma. Team Torsie will participate in the Light the Night Walk by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington at 5 p.m. The page where people can join the team and walk, as well as donate, is here. Torsie has been fighting for her life at the Cleveland Clinic, and this is a great way to show her our support!
  • Soccer kick for an Audi on Nov. 1
  • Want to win an Audi A5? All current students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to kick a soccer ball into a bucket from 25 yards out at our soccer game Nov. 1. At all home athletic contests between now and that game, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come cheer on your Pioneers and "put your name in the hat" for a chance to win a new car! Call Kyle Dunaway at 8183 for details about the contest. Check out the car outside Pat Deacon Stadium!
In the News
  • Sustainability office seeks student conservation coordinators
  • The sustainability office is seeking student conservation coordinators. Each of these leaders will be a point person for sustainability initiatives on his or her hall, reporting problems to PPD or sustainability, promoting programs, monitoring recycling, and more. Coordinators who successfully complete their responsibilities each semester will get to select a gratitude gift. Options include coffee beans, T-shirts, lunch for two, water bottles, and coffee mugs. Email apoe@transy.edu if interested.
  • Conservation coordinator meeting Oct. 2
  • Students who wish to be the conservation coordinator for their hall are invited to a lunch meeting in Rosenthal Commons 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to apoe@transy.edu by Sept. 26. Be sure to include information on dietary preferences/restrictions.
  • Green Revolving Fund ideas
  • Started in 2013 with seed funding from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Green Revolving Loan Fund (GRLF) supports utility conservation, waste reduction, renewable energy, and education projects. Savings resulting from these projects are rolled back into the GRLF. Four projects funded in 2013-14 were fans in Beck; LED lighting in Beck; programmable thermostats in academic and administrative buildings; and electricity meters in residence halls. Submit your GRLF project ideas using this form. For more information, contact Angela Poe at 8278 or apoe@transy.edu.
  • Paden publishes essay
  • Jeremy Paden's essay "Reading Colonial Ruins in Carmen Boullosa's Poetry" has been published in "Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico: Literary and Cultural Inquiries," a book put out by the University of Arizona press and edited by Oswaldo Estrada and Anna M. Nogar. For more information, contact Jeremy Paden at jpaden@transy.edu.
  • Strecker works on display at Zephyr
  • Art faculty member Zoe Strecker is displaying video and sculptures at the Zephyr Gallery in Louisville as part of Project 4: ...sweet Home. This exhibition includes Kentucky and Indiana artists and will be exhibited through Oct. 25. The First Friday Trolley Hop date is Oct. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Also, Strecker's off-site projects, directed walks through a section of Pine Mountain, are Oct. 18 and 19.
  • Furlong receives grant for chimpanzee cognitive enrichment
  • Jack and Ellen Furlong have received a Mellon Foundation Grant from Illinois Wesleyan University in connection with their May term travel course, Ape Sapiens: Wild Minds, Captive Dignity. The grant will be used to build a permanent cognitive enrichment implement, a termite mound for chimpanzees, at the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville. For more information, contact Jack Furlong at 8160 or jfurlong@transy.edu.
  • Whiddon invited to writing center director roundtable discussion
  • Writing Center director Scott Whiddon has been invited to take part in a roundtable discussion on Developing Writing Center Directors via Graduate Programs at the upcoming National Conference for Peer Tutoring in Writing. He'll also present a paper in collaboration with Russell Carpenter (NOEL Studio for Academic Creativity/EKU) on models for course-embedded peer-to-peer writing support. For further information, please contact the Writing Center.
  • McKee invited to speak to Centre student body Thursday
  • Shane McKee has been invited to speak to the Centre student body as a convocation speaker at 7 p.m. He has been asked to speak about his doctoral research which is focused on men's issues, masculinity and identity, and the college male experience. For more information contact him at smckee@transy.edu or 8660.
  • Whiddon to co-chair the Southeast Writing Center Association-Kentucky directors' meeting
  • Writing Center director Scott Whiddon will co-chair the Southeast Writing Center Association/Kentucky directors' meeting on Friday. In partnership with Bellarmine University, the gathering will focus on writing center assessment. Our own Rhyan Conyers will also present and lead discussions at the event. For more information, contact Whiddon at 8298 or swhiddon@transy.edu.
  • Dramatics features professor's monster making
  • Theater professor Mike Sanders' work creating monsters and other creatures for stage productions is featured in an article written by another Transy theater professor, Michael Dixon. Titled "On Monsters," the article appears in the October issue of Dramatics and explores the meaning of monsters in the 21st century as well as artistic issues of design and performance. You can read the article here.
  • Begley, Wright paper accepted to conference
  • Anthropology professor Chris Begley and Annie Wright '14 had a paper accepted to the upcoming Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, which is the annual conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Their paper is titled 'Underwater 3D Imaging with Structured Light: Implications for Ethics and Economics.' For more information, contact Begley at cbegley@transy.edu.
  • Jagger, Furlong article to appear in journal
  • An article by Kathleen Jagger and Jack Furlong, "Infusing Bioethics into Biology and Microbiology Courses and Curricula: A Vertical Approach," will appear in the forthcoming volume of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. For more information, contact them at or kjagger@transy.edu or Jfurlong@transy.edu.
  • Paden poems in several publications
  • Professor Jeremy Paden will publish poems this fall in the Louisville Review, a special issue of The Drunken Boat on Affrilachian Arts, the inaugural issue of Duende, and the first three issues of the Scrimshander Series published by Osedax Press. For more information, contact Paden at jpaden@transy.edu.
  • Begley to join Cave Archaeology group's board
  • Anthropology professor Chris Begley was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Cave Archaeology Investigation and Research Network, a research organization that creates multidisciplinary projects integrating archaeology and cave studies. He has worked with the group in Spain, Italy, and the U.S. For more information, contact Begley at cbegley@transy.edu.
  • Adkins manuscript accepted for Biological Invasions journal
  • Josh Adkins' manuscript, "A terrestrial invader threatens a benthic community: potential effects of hemlock woolly adelgid-induced loss of eastern hemlock on invertebrate shredders in headwater streams," was accepted for publication in the journal Biological Invasions. Adkins' work documents the potential impacts of an exotic invasive insect on native headwater stream aquatic insect communities in eastern Kentucky. For more information, contact Josh Adkins at 8842 or jadkins@transy.edu.
  • Hurley presents paper at Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education conference
  • Angela Hurley presented a paper at the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education annual conference at the Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio. The paper is entitled "Measured for Measured." For more information, contact her at 8174 or ahurley@transy.edu.
May Term
  • May term travel course to Hawaii meeting Oct. 1
  • Students interested in taking Visual Critique of Tourism (ART 2294, IDS 2294) are invited to attend an informational meeting with professors Gohde and Wagner at 6 p.m. in Conference Room A. This course includes 14 days of travel to Oahu, Hawaii, and Maui. For more information, contact James Wagner at 8258 or jwagner@transy.edu.
  • Ape Sapiens: Wild Minds, Captive Dignity meeting Oct. 2
  • The May term travel course, Ape Sapiens: Wild Minds, Captive Dignity, will be team-taught across two campuses, ours and Illinois Wesleyan. We will study primate cognition and the ethics of their treatment at the Louisville Zoo and the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville. An information session will be Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Thomson Hall basement. For more information about the course, go here or contact Jack Furlong at jfurlong@transy.edu.
  • May term course, 'It's All about the Bike,' meeting Oct. 7
  • Take a May term travel course close to home! There will be an informational meeting about the EXSC travel course, "It's All about the Bike: Public Health and Sustainability" in Beck 3030 at 12:30 p.m. (open hour). Course expectations, bike training schedule, and planning for bike travel (a week-long, 300-mile route around central Kentucky) will be discussed. Bring your curiosity and questions. For more information, contact Sharon Brown at 8205 or sbrown@transy.edu.
  • Study the arts in London meeting Oct. 7
  • Want to study the arts in London? Take the "Intro to Fine Arts: Communicating Art" May term course to London. We spend two weeks hearing concerts, attending plays and musicals, touring art galleries and historical museums, and enjoying the rich culture of Great Britain, with free time to experience your own adventures. It's for FA or WRC credit. For cost and details, come to our informational meeting at 12:30 p.m. in 27 MFA, or contact professors Gary Deaton or Tim Soulis.
Clubs and Organizations
  • Omicron Delta Kappa accepting applications
  • Transylvania's Lampas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society, is now accepting applications for membership. Get the details.
  • Investment club game
  • The Transylvania Investment Club is about to kick off its fall 2014 investment club game Wednesday. You will be given 100,000 Marketwatch dollars to invest in the market. To enter this competition, click here, create a username and enter "transy" into the password bar. We need everyone in the game before Wednesday. Once you're in the game, feel free to invite your Transy friends and competitors. For more information, contact Matt Morgan at mtmorgan15@transy.edu.
  • Open TUSGA Senate seat
  • There is an open seat on TUSGA Senate for students of any year. If you are interested in running for this seat, please attend the next Senate meeting on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in Conference Room A in the Campus Center. If you have any questions, please email kajackel16@transy.edu.
  • TUSGA Activities Board open seats
  • There are open seats on TUSGA Activities Board for upper-class students. If you are interested in running for a seat, please attend the meeting on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. If you would like to see how an Activities Board meeting is run, please attend the meeting on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Meetings are in Conference Room A in the Campus Center. If you have any questions, please email resanders15@transy.edu.
For Your Information
  • Campus-wide enrollment conversations
  • Brad Goan and Michael Covert will lead three campus-wide conversations about Transylvania's enrollment. They will provide an overview of our current situation, outline our efforts moving forward, and discuss your questions and ideas. The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 8:30 a.m.; and Friday, Oct. 10, at 12:30 p.m. All three sessions will be in the Faculty-Staff Lounge.
  • Family Weekend a success
  • Congratulations to all the student presenters, performers, and athletes who helped make this year's Family Weekend a huge success! And thank you to everyone who helped with or hosted guests throughout the weekend. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. If you have ideas for next year's Family Weekend, please feel free to contact Diane Fout.
  • Fall hours for the Student Health Clinic
  • The fall hours for the Student Health Clinic are Mondays 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Tuesdays 2-7 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Hours are subject to change during holidays and breaks. For more information, contact Tracy Moore at 8127 or TMoore@transy.edu.
  • Participate in 2014 Thriller Parade
  • Zombies return to haunt downtown Lexington once again for the 2014 Thriller Parade! Participation is open to all willing zombies who attend rehearsals to learn the choreography and parade schematics. For participation instructions and a rehearsal schedule, contact Mecca at meccadancestudio@gmail.com or 254-9790 and ask to be added to the "Thriller" list for updated information on rehearsals. For more information, visit here.
  • Register to vote
  • Kentucky's 6th Congressional District race has been named a Top 10 Race to Watch, and the Senate race is predicted to be the most expensive in history. Have a say in these two races by registering to vote with the College Democrats in Front Lobby during open hour on Tuesday and Thursday. Registration won't be accepted after Oct. 4. For more information, contact Samuel Crankshaw at smcrankshaw17@transy.edu.
  • Changes to residential building access
  • Starting on Monday, student card access to residential buildings will change. Only residents will be able to card into buildings where they live (with the exemption of Clay/Davis Lobby, Forrer Front Lobby, and the 1780, which all students will still be able to access). Guests will need to be let into buildings and escorted at all times, as per policy. Please contact Ashley Gutshall at agutshall@transy.edu with any questions.
  • Tracy Dunn Promoted
  • We are pleased to announce Tracy Dunn has been promoted to associate director of alumni relations. The promotion is reflective of her many years of service, leadership, and the importance of her role in the advancement office. Please join us in congratulating Tracy on her promotion. For more information, contact Kirk Purdom at 8551 or kpurdom@transy.edu.
  • New residence hall construction: What to expect in the coming week
  • If you observe the construction site, you will see a lot of activity Wednesday, in particular as the first floor concrete is poured and leveled. In conjunction with pouring the floor and then readying to build up, there will be significant material deliveries during the week. Flaggers will assist pedestrians during this time to provide safe passageway. The Back Circle driveway will be closed temporarily Monday to dig a trench for the storm sewer line. Back Circle will be closed for the week for storm sewer related trench work but will reopen the following week. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or mmathews@transy.edu.
  • Summers hired as prospect researcher and gift processing coordinator
  • Heather Summers will start Oct. 1 as the prospect researcher and gift processing coordinator.
  • 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.
  • Lexington Philharmonic seeks Peanut Butter and Jelly Concert volunteers
  • The Lexington Philharmonic is looking for volunteers for its Peanut Butter and Jelly Concert from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. This event, which is geared toward preschoolers, is an interactive concert in the morning followed by an instrument petting zoo and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. To learn more please contact Mollie Harris at marketingasst@lexphil.org.
  • Transylvania spirit jersey on sale
  • If you'd like to order a Transylvania spirit jersey, they're on sale here. You must submit the form by Oct. 10! If you have any questions or would like to pay with cash, please contact Shelby Catlett at secatlett17@transy.edu.
  • New admissions staff
  • The Office of Admissions would like to welcome two new staff members to campus. Carly Wynn '14 joined the staff as an admissions counselor. Carly is a former admissions ambassador and will work with students from Illinois and the western United States. Hasanka Navaratne joined the staff as our digital recruitment coordinator. Hasanka is a graduate of Berea College and worked in the Office of Admissions during her time as a student. Please welcome Carly and Hasanka to Transylvania. For more information, contact Kim Chaffer Schroeder at 8544 kchaffer@transy.edu.
  • First aid/CPR/AED certification
  • Interested in obtaining a first aid/CPR/AED certification (new or renewal)? Please email Alaina White at awhite@transy.edu. She will schedule courses over the next few weeks. They cost $15, which includes certification, a keychain CPR mask, and course materials.
  • Natasha Begin new community service and civic engagement coordinator
  • We are excited to announce that Natasha Begin will be joining the Transylvania team in October as the new community service and civic engagement coordinator. She is coming to us from Lewis and Clark College where she currently is area director for the office of campus living. For more information, contact Angela Poe at 8278 or apoe@transy.edu.
  • Dining services survey
  • Tell us what you are thinking; take the dining services survey here and you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz at 8217 or Alanglitz@transy.edu.
  • Students appointed to 100 Doors Advisory Council
  • The Advisory Council for the 100 Doors to Success Program would like to welcome Quentin Becker and Teddy Salazar as student representatives to our group. Their input will be invaluable as we continue to develop this program. For more information, contact Deana Ison at dison@transy.edu.
  • Mesa Hispana
  • On Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., professor Jeremy Paden will host a Spanish roundtable in the cafeteria for any student, any level. Bring your lunch tray and practice your Spanish. For more information, contact Jeremy Paden at jpaden@transy.edu.
  • Heating season approaching
  • On Oct. 15, we will consult the 15-day weather forecast. If predictions are for mild temperatures (55 degrees or above) the switch from air conditioning to heating will be delayed. However, the switch-over will be made no later than Nov. 1. For more information, check out the Energy Policy here. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review this policy. For more information, contact Norman Mudd at 8216 or normudd@transy.edu.
  • Highlights of our fraternity community
  • In the wake of the recent viral video that has set the social media world in a frenzy, and with all this media attention on our Greek life community and Transylvania, we'd like to highlight all the accomplishments and successes that make our fraternity community unique. Go here for more!
  • Open swim hours
  • Open swim hours have begun at the pool in the Campus Center! Only current students, faculty, and staff can access the facility, and all patrons will need to bring their Crimson Card. Open swim hours, which are posted at the facility, are: MWF: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; TTH: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; M-TH: 7-9 p.m.; and SSU: 1-6 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183 or kdunaway@transy.edu.
  • New Bike Shop hours
  • The Transy Bikes Shop will now be open to students/faculty/staff. The shop is in Forrer Front Lobby near the cafeteria. Please drop by during shop hours for any bike-related questions, or bring your bike by and we'll help you fix it! Hours are: Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m.; Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Tori Wolff at vwwolff17@transy.edu.
  • Winter 2015 Student Teaching and The Panama Experience
  • Applications are both due Oct. 6. Application packets are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. For more information about student teaching, please contact Cindy Hague at 8608 or chague@transy.edu.
  • New wireless expanding across campus
  • As IT rolls out the new wireless system across campus, you will no longer see TUAIR in certain buildings and will instead see TUWIFI and TUDEVICES. Please see the IT help site article here to find out which buildings have been upgraded and what you need to do to connect.
  • Sign up for library CE workshop
  • Calling all first years, don't forget to sign up now for your Library workshop for Creative Engagements (CE) credit. All first-year students must attend one of the Library workshops offered only during the fall term, so don't wait or you'll be too late to get credit. For information on each session and on how to sign up, see our site here.
  • U.S. Department of State 2015 Summer Student Internship Program
  • Ten-week, unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., and other locations throughout the U.S. Go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application here. The deadline to submit completed applications is Oct. 17. For more information, contact Kathy Simon at 8124.
  • Parking changes
  • Click here to read about parking changes on campus. View the map here.
  • Parking enforcement
  • Because of construction on campus, there will be a stronger emphasis on parking enforcement this year to ensure everyone with valid permits and guests will have the opportunity to park. Parking citation fines have increased this year. You'll find a more detailed description of this year's parking enforcement here.
  • Home Free tickets available
  • Faculty, staff, and students can pick up free tickets for the Home Free concert beginning Sept. 8 at the information desk in the Campus Center lobby. The campus community will have a week to snag tickets for the Oct. 20 concert before they're available to the public. The a cappella group won NBC's "The Sing-Off" in December.
  • Theater program needs Transy T-shirts
  • Got any outdated divisional, athletic, staff, or other Transy T-shirts? The Theater program wants them for "Shakespeare in Mind," our fall show. We'll upcycle them into promotional materials or even costumes! It's Sustainable Shakespeare! Contact Missy Johnston at 3524 or mjohnston@transy.edu.
  • Proud to Be a Pioneer yard signs
  • Are you proud to be a part of the Pioneer family? "Stake" your claim as part of the Transylvania community by placing a Proud to Be a Pioneer sign in your yard. You can pick up your sign at the all-campus reception in Haupt Plaza on Aug. 26 or in the alumni and development or admissions offices. Be sure to share a picture of your Pioneer family with your sign on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #beapioneer. For more information, contact Brad Goan at 8242 or bgoan@transy.edu.
  • Transy Phonathon calling all Pioneers to apply
  • Learn valuable work skills, connect with alumni, work with friends, and make extra cash. For more info on the Transy Phonathon, click here. To apply, click here.
For Faculty and Staff
  • SET announces return of 3-dollar Thursday
  • The third Thursday of every month will be $3 Thursday for faculty and staff in the cafeteria! The first one will be Sept. 18. The first 50 faculty and/or staff members can buy their lunch for $3 those days! Please contact set@transy.edu with any questions.
  • Engagement Workshop resources
  • Any staff members who would like resources from the Engagement Workshop can visit here to see links and get more information. To find out more about the Staff Engagement Team and how you can get involved, visit here or contact set@transy.edu.
Career Development
  • Find an internship through Career Development
  • Securing professional experience through an internship is one of the best ways students are more employable or competitive for graduate school. Working with Career Development can help you decide what internship you should have and can assist you in preparing a professional resume. Find out what internships are available in art, communications, development, event planning, finance, government, graphic design, marketing, media, ministry, public relations, and tourism, just to name a few.
  • Graduate school application assistance
  • The Career Development Center offers assistance with all applications for graduate and professional schools. Assistance includes whether or not to apply, how to choose among programs, help with resume and personal statement writing, and answering questions about the application. Please call the office or stop in to set up an appointment with Michael Cronk, mcronk@transy.edu.
Community Service
August Term
Health and Fitness
  • Group fitness classes
  • Group fitness classes have begun. Start the year off right! Monday's schedule is: 12:10-12:30 p.m. Chisel Abs with Ashley; 12:30-12:50 Roll Out with Ashley; and 3:30-4:30 Boot Camp with Ty. Tuesday's is: 3:30-3:55 p.m. Tabata with Rebecca; and 4-4:30 Chisel Abs with Rebecca. Wednesday's is: 12:10-12:30 p.m. Chisel with Tracy; and 12:30-12:50 Chisel Abs with Tracy. Thursday's is: 12:10-12:30 p.m. Step Express with Tracy; 12:30-12:50 Chisel up with Tracy; and 3:30-4:30 Boot Camp with Ty. Friday's is: 12:10-12:30 Chisel with Tracy; and 12:30-12:50 Rock 'n Roll with Tracy.
  • TU fitness challenge
  • Start the school year off right by being a part of the TU fitness challenge! To get started, sign up in the Beck fitness center. Contact Erin Triplett at entriplett16@transy.edu if you have any questions.
  • Beck Center locker rental requests
  • All faculty and staff requesting lockers in the Beck Center for fitness use should complete the locker rental request form under Athletics>Campus Recreation>Locker Rental on inside.transy.edu ASAP. Note, lockers will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis (even if you have had a locker previously), and we ask you to review the information online before submitting your request. We will look to assign lockers beginning Aug. 18 and will assign until all lockers are filled. For more information, contact Kyle Dunaway at 8165 or kdunaway@transy.edu.
International Education
  • Summer 2015 English-Speaking Union scholarship
  • The Kentucky branch of the English-Speaking Union offers scholarships worth over $3,000 for summer academic study at Cambridge or Oxford universities, or the Scottish universities program in Edinburgh. Applicants must be juniors qualified to undertake advanced coursework in their majors: English, history, political science, or PPE. Students who have studied abroad or will be abroad next semester are ineligible. Please email (ksimon@transy.edu) or call (8124) Kathy Simon in the study abroad office, 421 N. Broadway, for information and an application. The application deadline is Nov. 3.
  • Transylvania returning to Guatemala
  • This December, Transy will once again offer an Alternative Winter Break course, IDS-2291: Service Learning in Guatemala. From Dec. 13 to 21, students will have a chance to be immersed in the Guatemalan culture as we work on various projects in the Labor de Falla region. We will have the chance to build a home, play at a school, work at a children's home, and more. An informational meeting will be Sept. 23 at 12:30 p.m., BSC 108. For more information, contact Courtney Smith (cesmith16@transy.edu), Zach Maughmer (zjmaughmer16@transy.edu), or Mike LeVan (mlevan@transy.edu).
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