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TNotes
Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Today
  • INTER/ACTIVE artist talk Tuesday
  • INTER/ACTIVE artist Kenya (Robinson) will give a talk tonight at 7:30 in the Morlan Gallery about her #whitemaninmypocket series. A question and answer session will follow. Seating will be limited.
  • Baked Potato Bar and Chili Bowls on Wednesday
  • This week's Pop-Up Dining will feature a Baked Potato Bar and Chili Bowls in Glenn lobby! There will be limited amounts, so be sure to stop by and see us from noon and 1 p.m. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz.
  • Payroll and income taxes for students Wednesday
  • Wonder what happened to your paycheck? Learn about payroll and income taxes from alum Melissa Mattox '07 and student Aubrey Bausum '16 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, Conference Room A, as part of the Financial Literacy for Today's College Student program. Free food and drinks will be provided. This is a Transy Engagements event. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Ash Wednesday service this week
  • The Transy Catholic Organization will host an Ash Wednesday service in Old Morrison Chapel at 4 p.m. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. The entire campus community is invited. For more information, contact Jessica Bier.
  • Let's Talk about Sex! on Wednesday
  • All students who identify as female are invited to attend our first Let's Talk about Sex! sexual health fair for you to learn about safe sex and to be reminded you have the right to feel comfortable and safe in your body. We hope this is a way for you to talk and learn from other women about how to feel safe and happy! The event, brought to you by Health and Wellness, will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym. For more information, contact Teddy Salazar.
Upcoming Dates
  • Physics candidate to present research Thursday
  • Ian Morrison, a candidate for the physics position, will be on campus Thursday and Friday. He is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal. All members of the campus community are invited to attend his research presentation, "Bringing Precision to our Description of the Early Quantum University," on Thursday at 4 p.m. in BSC 114. For more information, contact Rick Rolfes.
  • Academic Affairs Presentation on Thursday
  • All faculty, staff and students are invited to this week's Academic Affairs Presentation at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. Professors Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova will present "Reverting to our usual way of fixing mistakes." They will talk about a few of their recent collaborative artworks, focusing specifically on instances when working with others didn't go as expected. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • Former Gov. Carroll to visit Transy on Thursday
  • Former governor Julian Carroll will speak on his experience as governor and about his current position in the Kentucky Senate at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Conference Room A. All are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, contact Gage Abell.
  • University of Pikeville-College of Optometry representative presentation Thursday
  • Roya Attar, director of professional relations at the College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville, will give a presentation on the newly pre-accredited optometry program at 12:30 p.m. in Strickland Auditorium. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba.
  • Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday
  • Transy's Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will have a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on South Broadway all day! Our chapter will receive 10 percent of profits when you mention the fundraiser or present a ticket physically or digitally. Come out to eat some wings and support your campus chapter! For more information, contact August Fox.
  • 'LOVE' Cabaret on Saturday
  • This year's Cabaret is the day before Valentine's Day, and it's all about "LOVE!" Join the Transy choral ensembles and guests for an evening of some sappy, silly, sonorous and spectacular love songs. Tickets will be $5 at the Carrick box office on weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. starting Feb. 1 (and beginning at 6 p.m. the night of the show). They are $6 online here. For more information, email sing@transy.edu or call 233-8601 during box office hours.
  • Transy Engagements presentation Feb. 16
  • A Transy Engagement presentation, "Acylhydrazines as Mosquitocides: Using Physical Organic Chemistry to Fight Malaria," by Joseph Clements II will be at 12:30 p.m. in Strickland Auditorium. Classical organic synthesis has focused on end-product acquisition and a measure of luck/brute force to cure disease and make materials and commodity goods. Using spectroscopy, computational methods, kinetics and thermodynamics, more rational design of molecules is possible and clever synthetic methodologies can be discovered. This talk will showcase how the basics of physical organic chemistry can be applied to solve big problems on the world stage. Clements is an '05 Transy grad and doctoral candidate in the department of chemistry at Virginia Tech. For more information, contact Eva Csuhai.
  • Exercise science candidate to present research Feb. 16
  • MooSong Kim, a candidate for the exercise science position, will be on campus Feb. 16. He is a graduate teaching assistant in the school of biological and population health sciences at Oregon State University. All members of the campus community are invited to attend his research presentation, "Integration of Public Health Perspective and A Motivational Perspective in Promoting Physical Activity," at 4 p.m. in Beck 3030. For more information, contact Kirk Abraham.
  • What Matters to Me and Why presentation rescheduled to Feb. 16
  • Dean Laura Bryan's What Matters to Me and Why presentation has been rescheduled for Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Involvement Center. For more information, contact Wilson Dickinson.
  • Info session for Transylvania Scholarship applicants on Feb. 17
  • There will be a workshop for rising seniors interested in applying for a Transylvania Scholarship in MFA 25 at 4 p.m. You will learn about various aspects of the application and how to distinguish yourself. If you cannot make that time, please make arrangements for an individual meeting. For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk.
  • Green Dot Training for Panhellenic community Feb. 20
  • AOII is partnering with Ashley Gutshall to host a Green Dot Training for members of the Panhellenic community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to reserve a space, please email Christine Phipps no later than Feb. 14 at transyaoiiprogramming@gmail.com.
  • IU Diversity Law Day on Feb. 20
  • Diversity Law Day will be from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. Go here to register and for more information.
  • Shaker Village tour March 27
  • Explore Kentucky's natural beauty with a tour of Shaker Village! Transylvania Environmental Action League has 10 more spots available. The tour will consist of a hike in the historic center, lunch and a guided hike in the preserve. The cost is $10 per person. For questions or more info, contact Manisha Manda.
In the News
Community Engagement
  • Volunteers needed for Naturalization Ceremony
  • Campus volunteers are needed to help with the annual Naturalization Ceremony hosted in MFA on March 11. Go here to sign up, or email Chelsea Barger for more info.
  • Justice House neighborhood breakfast
  • Join the Campus-Community Bridge and Transy Bikes to have breakfast at the Justice House in Lexington's East End. This weekly, free, neighborhood breakfast provides excellent opportunities for the Transy community to authentically engage with its neighbors. Email tzsalazar17@transy.edu or transybikes@transy.edu with questions. While the breakfast occurs weekly, we'll offer a coordinated trip every last Saturday of the month. Meet in Front Lobby at 8:45 a.m.
  • Saturday in Service on Feb. 13
  • Join the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement for this month's Saturday in Service at God's Pantry Food Bank. Meet in Front Lobby at 11:45 a.m. You can carpool with others or bike with Transy Bikes to Broomwagon Bikes + Coffee for one free drink, and then continue on to God's Pantry. If you can't make it for coffee, meet us at God's Pantry at 1 p.m. to work until 4 p.m. Sign up here. For more information, contact Teddy Salazar.
  • Report your community engagement hours
  • We have designed a new reporting form for volunteer and community engagement efforts. We encourage all individual students at Transy to report your efforts so we can better tell our collective story! We know you are doing great work in the community, so help us capture that information! Go here to submit hours. Contact nbegin@transy.edu with questions.
Sustainability
  • Transy receives Bronze sustainability rating
  • Due to the efforts of students, staff, faculty and administrators, Transylvania has received a Bronze rating for our sustainability efforts on campus! Thank you to all who assisted us in completing the STARS assessment over the past year through the internationally recognized organization, AASHE. Transy will maintain this rating for three years. If you are interested in reviewing our efforts and recommendations for future efforts, please go here! Email nbegin@transy.edu for info!
Recognition
  • Dean-Thacker's article published in Spanish journal
  • Veronica Dean-Thacker's article, "El dolor fantasma como metafora subyacente en El lapiz del carpintero de Manuel Rivas" ("Phantom Pain, the Underlying Metaphor in Manuel Rivas' novel, The Carpinter's Pencil"), has just been published in the Spanish journal, Hecula. Several Transylvania students have read this novel in English (FYS) and in Spanish (Modern Spanish Literature or Senior Seminar).
  • Mudd wins February Essential Piece Award
  • The Transylvania Recognition Team would like to recognize Utilities and Energy Manager Norman Mudd as the February Essential Piece Award winner. Norman shows incredible dedication to the university, and always does so with a smile. Thanks, Norman, for all of your hard work! For more information, contact Kara Salsman.
  • Workshop on writing pedagogy
  • This past Saturday, 17 Transy faculty members took part in a day-long workshop on writing pedagogy, led by Rebecca Nowacek (Marquette University). Sponsored by the TU Writing Advisory Committee and supported by Dean Bryan, this work connects to assignment and syllabus development, all in the service of liberal education. For more information, please contact Scott Whiddon, TUWAC adviser/Writing Center director.
  • Brown, Gutshall present at American College Personnel Association
  • Bob Brown and Ashley Gutshall, who are members of the student affairs staff, presented at the American College Personnel Association state conference last week. Hannah Piechowski serves on the executive committee for the state. For more information, contact Diane Fout.
  • Williams, Bartley present work at American Economic Association conference
  • Geoffrey Williams presented joint work (a poster session) with Alan Bartley at the American Economic Association conference in San Francisco. The paper was titled, "The Role of Gun Supply in 1980s and 1990s Urban Violence." For more information, contact Stephanie Coriale.
  • Bray awarded supplemental NSF grant
  • Sarah Bray has been awarded a supplemental NSF grant for $13,500 with professor Jay Lennon of Indiana University. The grant will support Jaylen Beatty's research in the Lennon Lab in summer 2016 and his continued research with professor Bray through the 2016-17 academic year. This grant supplements the $50,000 already awarded to support student research at IU with Lennon and at Transy with Bray.
Health and Fitness
  • Cold and flu kits available
  • Cold and flu kits are now available from the Health and Wellness and the Health Services offices! For more information, contact Erinn Foglesong.
  • Flu vaccines
  • Flu vaccines are going fast! Peak flu season is almost here, and it takes two weeks from vaccination for full immune response. So don't wait; vaccinate today! The cost is $12 for students, and it's free for employees. For more information, contact Tracy Moore.
Clubs and Organizations
  • Karate Club seeks members
  • Transylvania's Karate Club is still very excited to have new members this year, and everyone is welcome to join. The Karate Club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Campus Centre Gym starting Jan. 19. Please wear loose clothing and be prepared for a good workout! No previous experience is needed! If you have any questions, feel free to contact mkiem18@transy.edu.
International Education
  • Study Abroad information in the Raf on Feb. 16
  • If you are interested in studying abroad, stop by the Raf between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Kathy Simon will be there with information on how to make that happen! Applications to study abroad for both fall '16 and winter '17 are due March 1. Where in the world do you want to go? For more information, contact Frankie Kozicky.
  • Freeman-Asia awards
  • Freeman-Asia awards are available for summer study abroad (students) in Asia. Applications for the summer 2016 competition are due March 1. More information can be found here.
  • Semester study abroad information
  • Semester study abroad is more affordable than you think! You can use scholarship and financial aid for 2016-17 semester study abroad, and you can transfer credits for your Transy major and/or minor. Don't miss this opportunity of a lifetime! Applications to study abroad for both fall 2016 and winter 2017 are due March 1. Find out more at the study abroad website; call the office at 8124; or visit us at 421 N. Broadway, second floor.
  • Summer study abroad scholarship for Louisville-area students
  • Students from Louisville and its surrounding counties are eligible to apply for the David Hershberg Scholarship for summer study abroad. Qualifying Kentucky counties are Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble. Southern Indiana counties are Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott and Washington. Applications are due Feb. 19. Eligible students should contact Kathy Simon in the study abroad office.
For Your Information
  • Transylvania Scholarships available
  • Transylvania Scholarships are available for current students who will be seniors at Transylvania in the 2016 fall term. Students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be in good standing and be in their third year of residence at Transylvania to be eligible to apply. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit alone. The scholarships will cover tuition and general fee. The deadline to apply is March 25. Please see these guidelines for application. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • Student Teaching Applications due Feb. 19
  • Fall 2016 Student Teaching Applications are due Feb. 19. They are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. For more information about student teaching requirements, please contact Cindy Hague at 8608 or chague@transy.edu.
  • 1/2 Price Sunday Brunch
  • Transy Dining is excited to introduce 1/2 Price Sunday Brunch for all faculty, staff and families in Forrer Dining Hall every Sunday for the rest of the semester! Be sure to join us for a delicious breakfast buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz.
  • Library research support
  • Are you doing research? Don't pay for articles. We can get them for you for free! Come see us at the desk or make an appointment for a research consultation. We can help you with ILL and much, much more. Love, your librarians. For more information, contact Susan Brown.
  • Transylvania All Sports Camp
  • Dates for the Transylvania All Sports Camp 2016 are "live" as of Friday! All faculty and staff interested in enrolling their children in the All Sports Camp are encouraged to register Feb. 8-12 to receive a 50 percent off discount. Go here for more information on the camp. Contact Kyle Dunaway for the coupon code to be used at checkout. Please note, this offer is for direct offspring only!
  • Transylvania style guide
  • The official Transylvania style guide for our new branding is now available! Find the new style guide and logo files along with templates for Word and PowerPoint here. For more information, contact Julie Martinez.
  • IT Tip of the Week
  • Did you know that you can use Google Calendar to keep task lists, offer appointment slots and find available time for a meeting with someone? Check out this quick video for more info.
  • Special Dell offers through Transy
  • Check out these Dell special offers through our Transy account. Go here for more details.
  • Website transition
  • We have begun a total site transition of the university's new main website, www.transy.edu, which will be completed over the coming months. If you can't find your page, try using "www2" instead of "www" in the url. Contact Michele Sparks or Angie Rice with any questions.
  • Fischer hired as disability services coordinator
  • Academic Affairs is pleased to welcome Jeff Fischer as our interim disability services coordinator. Jeff comes to us with 13 years of experience directing disability services at the local, university and state levels. He is an experienced facilitator and mediator who has worked with the Kentucky Department of Education, institutions of higher education and vocational rehabilitation agencies. He is in OM 211; his email address is jfischer@transy.edu; and his phone extension is 8502.
  • Morlan artist to visit campus
  • Visiting artist Kenya (Robinson) will be on campus the week of Feb. 8 for class visits and to give a lecture based on her #whitemaninmypocket series on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Please join gallery talks with her about identities of blackness, whiteness and gender during any of the following Feb. 10 classes in Morlan Gallery: 10:30 a.m., Psychology of Gender; 11:30 a.m., Stereotype and Prejudice; and 1:30 p.m., Race and Class Matters. If you want to bring your class to one of these talks, please contact Andrea Fisher.
  • Another floor to be added to new residence halls
  • The big addition you will see this week will be the installation of the third floor exterior walls on each building. What you may not see is metal stud walls being installed on the first floor. There will be multiple delivery trucks on Monday followed by the removal of a large crane. Flaggers will be present for pedestrian safety. There should be no construction traffic impact during the rest of the week from the Campus Center entrance. Pedestrians should walk on the north side of Fourth Street from the Fourth Street Apartments to Rosenthal, using the crosswalk in front of Rosenthal to cross to the Campus Center. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Shop in the Campus Center temporarily closed
  • The Shop in the Campus Center will be temporarily closed for inventory beginning Friday for an undetermined length of time. If you have any questions or suggestions for items the Shop could sell, please contact Diane Fout at dfout@transy.edu.
  • Hinton-Moncer to be full-time Title IX coordinator
  • President Carey and Dean Bryan are pleased to announce that the search for a full-time Title IX coordinator has been completed. After conducting a national search and interviewing candidates via Skype and on campus, we concluded that the most qualified individual for this position is Ashley Hinton-Moncer. She will become the full-time Title IX coordinator on Monday. The director of health and wellness position, which Ashley currently holds, will be posted in the coming weeks. We extend our sincere appreciation to the search committee members. Ashley may be contacted at 8854.
  • Staff E-Mail Campaign seeks volunteers
  • Admissions invites you to join the SEC - the Staff E-Mail Campaign, that is. Help us by sending e-mails to the parents of admitted students. Volunteers will not only help with recruitment, but they also will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Willing staff members can volunteer by e-mailing Rhyan Conyers by Feb. 3.
  • Re-screenings of 'The Hunting Ground'
  • Did you miss "The Hunting Ground," the film on sexual violence on college campuses, on Jan. 24? If you are interested in watching the film as a class, organization, team, staff or individual, please contact Ashley Gutshall, who can arrange a viewing for you or your group.
  • Ignore Windows 10 upgrade notification
  • If you receive a Windows 10 upgrade notification on your university-owned desktop or laptop, please do not install the upgrade. Windows 10 is not currently compatible with our network and can have severe ramifications for your computer. Ignore the notification and contact the IT help desk at 3593 immediately.
  • Phonathon seeks student employees
  • Phonathon is hiring! Phonathon is a student calling program through the alumni and development office. Our student employees contact alumni and parents to update their contact information, build rapport and solicit donations for our Annual Giving program. This winter term, our calling program will begin March 6 and end April 14. This is a paid position offering six hours per week. If you are interested, please apply here by Feb. 8. For more information, contact Amy Bridges.
  • Fourth Street parking restriction
  • There will be no parking on Fourth Street between Broadway and Jefferson Street starting Monday until further notice to allow construction truck access.
  • Mayor Gray to give commencement address
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, who has strong ties to Transylvania, will give our commencement address on May 28. Read more here.
  • Admissions office seeks student ambassadors
  • The Office of Admissions is accepting applications for admissions ambassadors for the 2016-17 academic year. These students will serve as tour guides and overnight hosts for prospective students, as well as represent Transylvania at on- and off-campus admissions events. A full description of the admissions ambassador position is available here. For details about applying, please email visit@transy.edu. The deadline to apply is Jan. 20.
  • Streaming video service films on demand now available
  • Transy now has access to the Films On Demand Master Academic Collection. This streaming video resource contains more than 22,000 titles from "Films for the Humanities and Sciences," Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Nat Geo, "NOVA," "Wide Angle" and more. Access it here or via the library pages. Ask your librarians for help incorporating clips into your Moodle courses. For more information, contact Susan Brown.
  • INTER/ACTIVE exhibition
  • Morlan Gallery's INTER/ACTIVE exhibition is a hands-on examination of race, identity and power. Artist Kenya (Robinson) will return in February for campus interactions. This exhibition has been generously supported by Project One and the Creative Intelligence Series. Go here for a reading list to augment the work in INTER/ACTIVE. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher.
  • Natural Science and Mathematics Tutoring Program
  • Biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics tutors will be available Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in the Education Resource Center (Room 007) of the library starting Tuesday. Also, a computer science tutor will be available Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Tuesday. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba (8228) or ctaraba@transy.edu.
  • Winter term admission into the education program
  • The winter term deadline for admission into the education program is Wednesday, 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, contact Cindy Hague.
  • BYTE Gallery digital poetry collection
  • Throughout the semester, the BYTE Gallery is featuring a collection of digital poetry from an international group of poet/artists. Digital poetry is defined as poetry creatively expressed through digital manipulations of visual and/or audio renderings of text in audio, fixed image or animation/video with or without sound. Transy
  • Collaborate with personal trainer
  • Have you set a resolution for 2016? All faculty, staff and students interested in collaborating with a certified personal trainer can do so by contacting Kyle Dunaway. The initial consultation is free. Trainers will map out a plan specific to your needs from there. One session is $30.00; five sessions cost $125.00 ($25 each); and 10 sessions cost $200.00 ($20 each). All funds are collected up front, and sessions must be utilized within the current academic year.
  • Rambler seeks photo editor
  • The Rambler, Transylvania's student newspaper, is looking for a photo editor for the winter 2016 term. The editor would be in charge of taking photos for stories that run in the weekly paper and delegating photo assignments to other staff photographers. It's a great way to gain experience and have your photos published to build a portfolio. You do not need your own camera; some photography experience is preferred. Contact Tyler Young if you are interested or have questions.
  • Hoverboards banned on campus
  • Due to recent concerns over the safety of hoverboards and similar devices, Transylvania has banned the use of these devices on campus. This includes classrooms, athletic facilities, residence halls and all other campus property. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently issued a warning concerning the potential danger of using these devices. All students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus must leave these devices at home or at another off-campus location. This message is from the Risk Management Advisory Committee.
  • Beck Center winter semester hours
  • Beck Center winter semester hours will be as follows beginning Jan. 11: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-7 p.m. The indoor track will open at 7:30 a.m. each morning, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, contact Kyle Dunaway.
  • Health Clinic hours
  • The Health Clinic hours are M-F 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. Appointments are walk-in only. For more information, contact Tracy Moore.
  • 1098T tax form for 2015
  • For students who want to receive their 1098T form electronically, log into TNET and select 1098 Electronic Consent. Choose the option to receive your official 1098-T via TNET and click submit. The deadline to submit the consent is Jan. 22. Questions can be answered by calling the accounting office at 8150 or emailing billing@transy.edu.
  • Campus Emergency Response Manual
  • Please read our Campus Emergency Response Manual that DPS has updated and posted here on Inside Transy. This manual describes the basic emergency procedures to strengthen the protection of lives and property through effective use of campus resources. Since an emergency may be sudden and without warning, these procedures are designed to be flexible to accommodate contingencies of various magnitudes.
  • Help find future Pioneers
  • Interested in helping us find future Pioneers? The Premier Scholarship Program will be in January and 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 or overnight host, or both. Contact Bretlyn Reese with questions.
  • Active shooter presentation materials
  • Thank you to those who were able to attend one of Thursday's sessions on active shooter preparedness. The presentations are here and here if you wish to keep them for future reference.
  • Sign up for T-Alert
  • Need to sign up for T-Alert? You can do so on TNet; look for the form called T-Alert Permission under the Faculty/Student Information section. More information about T-Alert is available here.
  • Summer storage survey
  • Students, please complete this survey regarding summer storage options. For more information, contact Pound Chen.
  • How to react to shooter: "Run-Hide-Fight" video
  • With the various tragedies that have occurred across the nation, educational institutions are putting out continuous safety material for faculty, staff and students to review in the event of an emergency situation. We encourage all members of the Transylvania community to watch the "Run-Hide-Fight" video, which gives advice on how to react in an active shooter scenario. For more information, contact Chief Gregg Muravchick.
Project One
  • BrownGirl.Bluegrass on Feb. 27
  • BrownGirl.Bluegrass will be presented at the Lyric Theater at 6:30 p.m. This performance will be a theatrical look into identity, race and culture through the eyes of a brown girl from Kentucky. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. For more information, please contact nbegin@transy.edu.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Health account claim deadline March 31
  • Don't forget the deadline to pay for any claims incurred in 2015 with your Humana PCA account or flex spending account is March 31. If you saw a provider late in 2015 and have not received a bill, you should contact that provider and arrange for payment. Not receiving a bill will not change the IRS deadline for payment. If you need assistance or have questions, contact Human Resources.
  • Community-based learning faculty workshop on March 22
  • The Office of Community Engagement has partnered with faculty member Alan Bartley to secure a mini-grant that will provide a faculty workshop for those interested in incorporating community-based learning into class content. This workshop will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner will be served. If you would like to participate, please email nbegin@transy.edu to register. Advanced registration will allow us to purchase a copy of texts for you in advance.
  • $3 Thursdays
  • The Staff Engagement Team will again co-sponsor $3 Thursdays with Sodexo. The dates will be Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and April 21. Lunch will be $3 to the first 50 faculty and staff members who enter and pay with their Crimson Card. For more information, contact Johnnie Johnson.
  • Severe winter weather protocol for employees
  • As winter weather becomes more likely, please be reminded of Transylvania's closing policy in the event of severe weather. In general, because of our significant residential student body, Transylvania will remain open at all times unless we experience a significant loss of power or local or state officials declare a state of emergency and restrict road travel within Fayette County. If winter weather conditions are such that an employee needs to leave work or is not able to report to work due to personal safety considerations, the employee should make arrangements with his or her supervisor. Time away from the office should be recorded as vacation. If the decision is made to close the university or open on a delayed schedule, the announcement will be posted on transy.edu, inside.transy.edu, Facebook and Twitter. The announcement also will be sent out through T-Alert and will be sent to local media outlets. Every effort will be made to post this decision by 6 a.m. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at mmathews@transy.edu or 8100.
  • 2015 PCA claim info
  • Humana PCA plan members, you have until March 31 to pay for any claims incurred in 2015. After that date, you will not be allowed to use your PCA account to pay for those expenses. If you have outstanding bills from 2015, you should contact your provider to obtain a bill prior to March 31. If you make a payment with your card now through March 31, you will most likely have to verify what year the expense was from. If you have any questions, see Debbie Clark in HR, 281-3635.
Career Development
  • Walk-in hours resume in Career Development
  • Career Development will continue its walk-in hours every Friday (starting this Friday) from 2-4 p.m. through winter term. Assistance is provided on a first-come-first-served basis, and we can help you with anything you have questions about. For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk.
  • Winter or May term academic internship credit
  • Students interested in receiving academic internship credit for winter or May terms should meet with Susan Rayer in Career Development to discuss the requirements of the internship. The faculty internship advisor determines the academic component that complements the work site duties. The application, academic learning work agreement, learning outcomes and evaluations as well as company and organization internship opportunities will be covered in the meeting. Call 8193 or email Rayer.

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