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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Rave in the Clayv
  • To kick off May term, Radio TLX will throw an intense rave in the Clayvis basement full of lights, lasers, bubbles, and the finest selection of electronic music: dubstep, trance, hardstyle, tribal, house, and a live mix from one of TLX's best DJs. Glow sticks will be provided free of charge. Food also will be provided. The rave will be from 9 p.m. to midnight. For more information, contact Jesse Johnson at 502-604-8449 or jdjohnson15@transy.edu.
Upcoming Dates
  • Federal Work Study Time Sheets due Thursday
  • Federal Work Study Time Sheets are due at noon to the financial aid office. Only time sheets with both supervisor and employee signatures will be recorded. For questions, contact Beth Mitchell at emitchell@transy.edu or 8239.
  • UK pre-pharmacy meeting Thursday
  • Considering a career in health? Learn more about the profession of pharmacy and the University of Kentucky's nationally-ranked PharmD degree! A UK pre-pharmacy adviser will meet with students at 2 p.m. in BSC 107. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba at 8228 or ctaraba@transy.edu.
  • Dance Team informational meeting and tryout clinic Thursday
  • The Transylvania Dance Team will have an informational meeting and tryout clinic for the 2014-15 season in the Beck Center from 7:30-9 p.m. Any student interested in joining the Dance Team is invited to attend. For more information, contact Coach Tora Carter at 8893 or tcarter@transy.edu.
  • Cheer Team informational meeting and tryout clinic Thursday
  • The Transylvania Cheer Team will have an informational meeting and tryout clinic for the 2014-15 season in the Beck Center from 6-7:30 p.m. Any student interested in joining the Cheer Team is invited to attend. For more information, contact Coach Tora Carter at 8893 or tcarter@transy.edu.
  • Shakesweek Thursday through Saturday
  • Sigma Tau Delta invites you to join in the Shakesweek festivities this week! Events will include a "Bad Hamlet" talk with Bethany Packard in HH 203 at 3 p.m. Thursday; National Poetry Day in Haupt Plaza from noon to 2 p.m. Friday; a viewing of "The Lion King" in Thomson's Basement at 10 p.m. Friday; and Shakespeare scenes presented by the Theatre Guild in OM Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Come join us for free food, entertainment, and literary fun! For more info, email vlsullivan14@transy.edu.
  • Quiz Bowl on Friday
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society is excited to host its first annual Quiz Bowl for teams of faculty, staff, and students from 9-11 p.m. in Back Circle. Food and beverages will be provided, thanks to funding from Choices and SAB. Teams will answer questions on general knowledge, Transylvania history and culture, and pop culture to win prizes and the honor of being the most savvy on campus. To sign up, click here. Please email questions to rotikhtman14@transy.edu.
  • Back Circle concert Friday
  • SAB is sponsoring a concert in Back Circle from 6 to 8 p.m. ZB Savoy, a singer/songwriter from Southern California, will perform. Check him out here! For more information, contact Casey McBride at 502-321-8740 or cemcbride14@transy.edu.
  • Athletics Complex dedication Saturday
  • We will dedicate our Athletics Complex on April 26. Public tours will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the 555 West Fourth Street facility and resume after the 1:30 dedication ceremony. Then, at 3, the women's lacrosse team will take on Defiance College. The dedication coincides with Alumni Weekend.
  • Shakespeare performances Saturday
  • Shakespeare fans, come watch monologues and scenes selected from "Othello," "Twelfth Night," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Henry IV," "Richard III," and "Hamlet." The performance will be in Old Morrison Chapel at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact Jesse Johnson at 502-604-8449 or jdjohnson15@transy.edu.
  • Campus Sing 2014 on Sunday
  • Chi Omega presents "Stepping Up To Stomp Hunger!" Everyone, please join us from 2 to 5 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. All cans will be donated to God's Pantry of Lexington. We can't wait to see everyone there! We ask each participant bring 15 cans. For more information, contact Molly Kruse at 513-680-1994 or mmkruse17@transy.edu.
  • Block Party at Fro-Jo's on May 1
  • Join us for a Block Party at Fro-Jo's Self Serve Frozen Yogurt and Coffee in Lexington Green from 7-11 p.m. The event will feature Beth Mitchell DJ Service, a free photo booth, and raffle prizes! A portion of the night's sales will go toward Senior Challenge. See you there! For more information, contact Amy Bridges at 8206 or abridges@transy.edu.
  • Panera Bread to donate to Senior Challenge May 1
  • Panera Bread on Richmond Road will donate a percentage of sales to Transylvania's Senior Challenge from 4 to 8 p.m. You must show a printed flyer (or an electronic version of one on a phone or tablet) when ordering. Panera Bread gift cards and catering purchases are excluded from this event. Flyers will be available for pick-up around campus; or click here for the electronic version. For more information, contact Amy Bridges at 8206 or abridges@transy.edu.
  • Kappa Alpha Order FIFA tournament May 4
  • Kappa Alpha Order will host its first annual FIFA tournament at 2 p.m. in the chapter room on the bottom floor of Davis Hall. The entry fee is $10 per person and all proceeds go toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association. If interested, contact Reza Haider at rahaider16@transy.edu or Quincy Glass at qsglass15@transy.edu so we can get a tournament bracket put together ASAP. Refreshments will also be served!
  • Saul Good to donate to Senior Challenge May 6
  • Saul Good's downtown location will donate 20 percent of a sale to Transylvania's Senior Challenge from 5-9 p.m. when you show a printed flyer (or an electronic version of it on a phone or tablet) when you pay. Printed flyers will be available for pick-up around campus; or you can click here for the electronic version. Thank you for your support! For more information, contact Amy Bridges at 8206 or abridges@transy.edu.
  • Painting With A Twist on May 16
  • Choices and Chi Omega will host Painting With A Twist in the Campus Center Gym 9-11 p.m. To reserve a spot, e-mail Sarah Kashar at swkashar15@transy.edu.
  • Conover named to NACAC Government Relations Committee
  • The National Association for College Admission Counseling has named Bryan Conover to its seven-member Government Relations Committee. As part of this group, Bryan will provide guidance and support for advocacy efforts on federal and state policy issues related to college admission and students' transitions to postsecondary education. NACAC is an organization of over 13,000 admissions professionals and high school guidance counselors from across the United States and around the world. For more information, contact Brad Goan at 8242 or bgoan@transy.edu.
  • Wheeler, McCloud present papers at AERA conference
  • Education professors Tiffany Wheeler and Jennifer McCloud presented papers at the American Educational Research Association annual conference April 3-7 in Philadelphia. Wheeler presented "Policy and Practice: A Call to Abandon the Legacy of Educational Inequities," and McCloud presented "Toward a Research of Freedom: Critical Reflections on Research With Immigrant Students in Schools." For more information, contact Cindy Hague at chague@transy.edu.
  • Taulbee presents research project at Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference
  • Congratulations to Kristen Taulbee, who recently presented her independent research project, "Life History, Personality, and Risk-Taking," at the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference at Thomas More College. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at 8252 or mupchurch@transy.edu.
  • Thursday last day to add, drop full-term course
  • Thursday is the last day to add or drop full-term course. For more information, contact Ashley Coons at 8116 or registrar@transy.edu.
  • New sections added for fall 2014
  • A second section of ENG-1144, Intro to Fiction; and a second section of SPAN-2084, Spanish Comp and Grammar, were added to the fall 2014 schedule. For more information, contact Michelle Rawlings at 8116 or registrar@transy.edu.
  • Courses added to fall 2014 schedule
  • Courses added to the fall 2014 schedule are: REL-1054, The Judaeo Christian Heritage (GE Area II Humanities or GE III B); and BIO-1164, Biology and Human Concerns (GE Area II Natural Science). Students may register for these courses via TNet. For more information, contact Michelle Rawlings at 8116 or registrar@transy.edu.
  • Fall term registration list
  • Click here to view a list of items students need to complete when registering for fall term and due dates. For more information, contact Anna Nevius at 8150 or amoberly@transy.edu.
  • Learn more about registration
  • Click here for registration instructions, academic calendars, history of courses offered, and internship information to get the most out of your Transylvania education. Also, this document will help students have a smooth and easy registration experience. For example, you'll learn how to check for holds on your account, and you'll find suggestions on changing advisors.
May Term
  • Peer mentors available during May term
  • No need to struggle on your own, because peer mentors are available in ACE this May term to help with psychology, Spanish, and French studies. Let these upper-level students guide you to success! For more information, click here.
  • May term group fitness schedule
  • The May term group fitness schedule will be as follows: Chisel with Tracy, Monday and Wednesday from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.; Bootcamp with Ty, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Step with Tracy, Friday from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. For more information, contact Krissy Thomas at (270) 634-1972 or klthomas14@transy.edu.
  • May term admission into the Education Program deadline April 28
  • The May term deadline for education program admission is April 28 for students planning to pursue teacher certification at the elementary, middle-grades, secondary, and K-12 levels. Admission packets are available in Cowgill 213. Applicants must take the Praxis I exam. Information about this exam is in the packet. If you aren't registered for May term, you'll need to be available to interview on campus during May term. For more admission requirement info, click here or email chague.transy.edu.
  • Admissions seeks May term stories
  • Are you doing something really cool this summer or during May term? Going abroad? Doing research? Taking or teaching an awesome course? Let us know! The Office of Admissions is looking to highlight May term and summer opportunities for students, and we want to get some video for a YouTube series. If you know of something, or are interested in helping, email Abby Adams (aadams@transy.edu) with your name, year/position, and details.
  • Library closes at midnight in May term
  • Beginning Wednesday and continuing through May 19, the Library will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to midnight on Sundays. For more information, click here.
For Your Information
  • No parking behind Clay/Davis through May 1
  • No vehicles will be able to park behind the Clay/Davis dormitories now through May 1 because of roof work. A construction crane will be brought in to assist with this work and that entire parking area must be cleared. The work should be completed by May 1. We will open up the parking area when the work is over. Sorry for any inconvenience. For more information, contact Chief Gregg Muravchick at 8118 or gmuravchick@transy.edu.
  • 2014-15 Holiday Schedule
  • The 2014-15 Holiday Schedule has been posted on the HR site under documents. If you have any questions about the schedule, contact the human resources office.
  • Week-long bike rental now available
  • Students, faculty, and staff can check out bikes for a week at a time from the Library. Simply inquire at the front desk. You will receive a bike, helmet, lock, and front and rear lights. There is no charge, although you are responsible for damage to or theft of the bike while it is checked out. (Be sure to lock it up properly.) Email apoe@transy.edu with questions.
  • Alumni Weekend April 25-27
  • The alumni and development office is excited to welcome several hundred alumni and guests back to campus. We'd like to thank the entire campus community in advance for the work everyone puts in to ensure the success of the events. A special thanks to our wonderful student volunteers who always work hard on our behalf! For information about Alumni Weekend, click here. Alumni love seeing former professors when they return to campus and we hope you'll join us for some of the festivities. If you have questions, please contact Natasa Mongiardo at nmongiardo@transy.edu or 8213.
  • Senior Challenge Greek Life winners
  • Congratulations to AOII for winning the Senior Challenge Greek Life competition. The competition was between all Greek chapters to see who could raise the most funds for Senior Challenge efforts. We are excited to host a pizza party for the ladies of AOII in appreciation of their support. For more information, contact Amy Bridges at 8206 or abridges@transy.edu.
  • Jill Warfield officially welcomed as administrative assistant
  • Career development would like to officially welcome Jill Warfield as administrative assistant. While Jill began in October through a staffing agency, we are excited to announce she is now employed through Transylvania. Please stop by to say hello. For more information, contact Susan Rayer at srayer@transy.edu or 8193.
  • KBC thanks Transy for blood drive
  • The Kentucky Blood Center thanked Transylvania and donors for a successful blood drive on April 2. Sixty-five volunteers registered to donate, and there were 49 life-saving donations for patients in Kentucky hospitals. "Your commitment to helping save lives in our community through blood donations is commendable and most appreciated," according to William Reed, president and CEO of KBC.
  • Pool closed April 19 to May 12
  • The pool will shut down for repairs at the end of the day April 18 and re-open May 12. The pool will need to be drained completely as the liner is repaired, and we will let you know if the facility will re-open sooner. Repairs are necessary before our summer programs begin in late May, which explains the rather lengthy period of shutdown. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway at 8165 or kdunaway@transy.edu.
  • Camping, movie in Back Circle April 22-24
  • Don't forget to bring your camping gear back to campus for May term! The Transylvania Environmental Action League will commit to low-impact and camping in Back Circle April 22-24. To celebrate Earth Day, TEAL and CHOICES will show "The Lorax" in Back Circle on April 23 at 9 p.m. with free food and drinks. Go green! For more information contact Alexis Carey, ancarey15@transy.edu.
  • May term break dining hours
  • Click here for dates and times.
  • Still time to fill out president-designate's survey
  • President-Designate Seamus Carey has had great response from alumni on the survey he posted on the transition website, but he'd still like to hear from more faculty, staff, and students. If you have not yet shared your thoughts about Transylvania and its future, please complete the survey here. Carey hopes to review the responses before his visit to campus April 24-26. Thank you!
  • Student volunteers needed for Alumni Weekend
  • Student volunteers are needed for Alumni Weekend! We will welcome hundreds of alumni back to campus April 24-27, and we need your help. It's fun to talk with alumni and hear their stories. Click here to volunteer. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn at 8512 or tdunn@transy.edu.
  • New phone system help guides
  • IT now has help guides for using the new phone system on our 1IT help site. Click here if you are on campus, or here if you are off campus, and then go to the 1IT site and look under FAQs.
  • Summer Camp counselor, faculty and staff speaking positions available
  • To read more about available Summer Camp positions, click here.
  • Beck Center May break hours
  • The Beck Center will be open Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Keith Cecil at 3690 or kcecil@transy.edu.
  • Library survey gift card winners
  • The following names were randomly drawn as winners of a $5 Third Street Stuff gift card for filling out a Library survey. Congratulations to Cali Klink, Allegra Guerrettaz, Daniel Marnatti, Rebecca Keith, Elizabeth Davis, Annemarie Carney, Gabriel Estridge, Michaela Cochran, Thien Tran, and Ryan Hanson. You may pick up gift cards this week or next at the circulation desk. Thanks again to everyone who provided feedback to us; we really appreciate you! For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • Library survey update
  • Thanks to everyone who responded to the Library's biannual survey; your feedback is much appreciated! We will look over your suggestions this summer and make changes where we can to improve the Library facilities and services as well as your user experience. Names of the 3rd Street Stuff gift card winners will be announced soon! For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • Juried Student Exhibition at Morlan
  • All students who made art this year are encouraged to submit their work in the annual Juried Student Exhibition, a two-week Morlan Gallery show that opens May 2. Submission forms and entry details may be found on Morlan's website under the Calendar Overview button and in the Morlan Gallery. Jurying will be on April 18 in the Shearer Art Building. The juror's awards are given to the most interesting and innovative artworks. Several purchase awards are chosen from this exhibition. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher at 8142 or afisher@transy.edu.
  • Community Garden plots
  • The Transylvania Community Garden will soon start up operations. We will have only private plots this year. These will be available to the first 16 members of the Transylvania community who sign up. Plots will each cost $10 for the year and can be from 20X4 feet to 40X4 feet. If you would like a private plot to grow your own fresh produce this year, contact Karen Anderson, kanderson@transy.edu, by April 23.
  • Internet security vulnerability
  • You may have seen information from news outlets about an internet security vulnerability called Heartbleed. This is a potentially serious one that could affect web sites that you use for sensitive and personal information. Here and here are links that provide basic information about the issue and steps that you can take to protect yourself. This is a good list of sites that may have been affected. Transylvania's servers, including TNet, are protected by our network firewall, which has a mechanism to screen for this vulnerability.
  • Art Department seeks post-graduate studio assistant
  • The Transylvania Art Department is taking applications for the post-graduate studio assistant position for 2014-15. A letter of interest, resume, and five-image portfolio is due on May 2. For more information, click here or contact Zoe Strecker at 8246 or zstrecker@transy.edu.
  • Earth Week, Low Impact Week April 22-28
  • The Transylvania Environmental Action League invites you to be a part of Earth Week and our second annual Low Impact Week! Join T.E.A.L. in camping out in Back Circle. There will be North Lime Donuts, campfires, and many Earth Day events such as creating green spaces both on campus and around Lexington. All this fun culminates in The Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council's Earth Day Summit on campus with live music from Ben Sollee. Don't miss out! For more information, contact Kimberly Strickland at 502-320-2031 or krstrickland16@transy.edu.
Senior Activities and Commencement
  • Alex Schmitt selected to give 2014 commencement address
  • Congratulations to Alex Schmitt, who was selected by a panel that included the university president and deans to give the 2014 commencement address. Daniel Barber will be the opening speaker for students at the senior toast. For more information, contact Dean LoMonaco.
  • Commencement info
  • Mark your calendars! Many of you are already involved in preparations for this year's commencement ceremony Saturday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. in front of Old Morrison. Our commencement speaker will be Gov. Steve Beshear. Senior week activities offer several opportunities for the graduating class to come together and share memories. Some of those events are also open to faculty, staff, and families. As events are confirmed, details will be posted to the commencement web page here.
  • Senior Awards date set for May 23
  • The Senior Awards program has been set for Friday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Carrick Theater. Departments and groups that presented awards last year will be contacted soon. If your organization or program would like to include an award to be presented to a member of the senior class during this ceremony, please contact Diane Fout at 8133 or dfout@transy.edu.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Faculty and staff student athlete list
  • We are trying to compile a list of Transy faculty and staff who were student athletes in college so we can connect you with our current student athletes and ask for your input into recruiting strategies. Please email Holly Sheilley (hsheilley@transy.edu) with your name, where you participated, and what sports you played.
  • Staff Engagement Team seeks nominations
  • This year, the SET will have three open positions that begin July 1 and run for two years. All benefits-eligible, exempt and non-exempt staff are eligible to run. Please nominate yourself by submitting a brief statement explaining why you want to serve, how you can help, and what specific goal you would like to accomplish. Feel free to nominate others as well. Elections will take place in May. Submit your nominations to: Michael Cronk at 8193 or mcronk@transy.edu.
Community Service
  • Volunteer in Appalachia this summer
  • The Christian Appalachian Project seeks volunteer counselors, lifeguards, arts and crafts instructors, and office helpers for two summer camps serving children from low-income families. Volunteers will serve three to eight weeks between June 9 and Aug. 1. Room and board will be provided. AmeriCorps Education Awards are available for qualified volunteers. For information or the application, click here.
  • Friedell Committee seeks AmeriCorps VISTA
  • The Friedell Committee seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2014-15 year. This position entails branding, collaborating with other health related agencies, and collecting best practices. For more information, contact Richard Heine, Richard@FriedellCommittee.org, 859-221-5770, or visit their website.
  • Thanks for Reforest the Bluegrass effort
  • Thanks to the Transylvania community members who participated in Reforest the Bluegrass on Saturday. They helped plant over three acres of bare root trees at Hisle Park. More than 20 students attended and recorded 80 service hours. If you are interested in similar service opportunities, please click here.
  • Girls on the Run seeks volunteers for 5K run
  • Girls on the Run seeks volunteers to help with their 5K run May 17 and 18. Volunteers will set up, clean up, take photos, cheer the runners, etc. GOTR is a non-profit prevention program for girls in the third to eighth grades. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum. To sign up, click here. For more information, contact Karen Anderson at 8182 or kanderson@transy.edu.
  • Bowl for Kids' Sake this month
  • The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass annual Bowl for Kids' Sake will be April 26 and 27. Teams of four collect pledges, reserve their bowling lanes, and then show up for food, fun, and a good cause. This year's Team Transy captain is Anna Nevius of the accounting office. If you would like to host a team, pick up a form from Nevius or Karen Anderson in the CARE House.
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