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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • Student Health Clinic hours Thursday, Friday
  • The Student Health Clinic will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed Friday. For more information, contact Tracy Moore.
  • Senior Week schedule
  • The Senior Week schedule is as follows. On Wednesday, May 25, there will be a Senior Toast, 7-8:30 p.m., Campus Center Gym; and Thursday, May 26, will be the Senior Picnic, 5-7 p.m., Back Circle. Events on Friday, May 27, will be: Senior Awards, 3-4 p.m., Carrick Theater; Seniors' Last Lecture, 4-5 p.m., Carrick Theater; and Senior-Family Reception, 5-7 p.m., Alumni Plaza. For more information, contact Diane Fout.
  • Senior Picnic on Thursday
  • The Senior Picnic will be from 5-7 p.m. in Back Circle (rain location: Thomson Lobby). Come get a food truck voucher and choose from Roll 'n' Smoke or Mr. Gyros! Plus enjoy a DJ, cornhole and photo booth. And don't miss the Class of 2016 Reverse Greet Line starting around 6:30. The event is hosted by the Transylvania Young Alumni Council, Senior Challenge and Student Affairs. For more information, contact Amy Bridges.
  • Memorial bench dedication for Leroy Denny on Thursday
  • A bench in memory of Leroy Denny, an employee in housekeeping for nearly 30 years, will be placed outside of Cowgill. Please join us to dedicate the bench at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Stephanie Coriale.
  • Haupt Circle closure Thursday to Saturday
  • Haupt Circle will close at 5 p.m. Thursday and remain closed until after the commencement ceremony on Saturday. Faculty and staff, please remove your vehicle by 5 p.m. Thursday. Please contact Chief Muravchick if you have any questions.
In the News
For Faculty and Staff
  • MasterCard expense reporting assistance June 1
  • The Technology Learning Center (TLC) lab in the basement of the library has been reserved on June 1 from 10:30 a.m. to noon by the Accounting Office to assist anyone who has questions or needs help completing their expense report. New cardholders should plan to come, as well as anyone needing a refresher. For more information, please contact Liz Fulkerson.
  • FY16 fiscal year end closing schedule
  • Our fiscal year ends June 30. Please observe the deadlines on this closing schedule to ensure your financial transactions are recorded in the correct fiscal year. Budget managers should closely monitor expenses to maximize budget savings at year end. Do not spend out available budgets at the end of the current fiscal year for goods and services to be used in next fiscal year. Thanks for your cooperation! For more information, contact Brooke Mohallatee.
  • 2016-17 Holiday Schedule
  • We are pleased to announce the 2016-17 Holiday Schedule, which you also can find on the HR site under "Documents." If you have any questions about the schedule, contact the human resources office.
Community Engagement
  • Food Chain seeks summer interns
  • Food Chain seeks summer interns in the areas of Farm to School, Classroom Aquaponics and Capacity Building and Fundraising. If you are interested, email Anne Preston.
  • Common Good CDC seeks summer mentors
  • Common Good CDC is seeking 40 mentors for their Summer Program, which runs Monday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m. from June 6 to July 14. Mentors will need to commit to a minimum of one day a week, but are welcome to do more. The program includes education, recreation, spiritual formation and leadership development. Background checks and training are required. If interested or for questions, contact Laura Gallaher at 859-333-5336 or commongoodcdc@gmail.com.
  • Student Volunteer Team survey
  • If you volunteered with the Student Volunteer Team with the Office of Community Engagement or with any of the volunteer teams (Habitat for Humanity, The Carnegie Center, The Nest, The Plantory, God's Pantry/Broadway Christian Pantry and/or WECEP) please fill out this quick survey to help us fit the program to your needs next year! Any feedback is appreciated. Email cbarger@transy.edu or visit the CARE House with questions.
  • Volunteer with Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center
  • Volunteer roles with the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center include answering the 24-hour crisis hotline from home, advocating for victims of sexual violence in the emergency room and providing information and resources to those affected by sexual violence. Training dates will be June 4, 11 and 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To find out how to get involved, call 253-2615 or email Volunteer Coordinator Caitlin Bentley.
  • Volunteers sought for historic preservation project
  • The MLK and William Wells Brown neighborhood associations are seeking volunteers to help distribute flyers in their neighborhoods to raise awareness of a project to recognize historic buildings and longtime residents. Volunteers can work in teams of two with a flexible schedule leading up to the culmination of this project, which will be June 26. Some compensation will be provided. Email cbarger@transy.edu for more information and to sign up!
  • East Seventh Kids' Cafe seeks volunteers for Summer Camp Program
  • The East Seventh Kids' Cafe Summer Camp will run from June 6 to July 29. It will be broken into two four-week sessions, and each four-week session will be divided into three focused camps. Duties include supervising about 20 kids and two volunteers. For more info or to apply, email cbarger@transy.edu.
  • Fourth annual Walk for Common Good on June 11
  • The goal for the fourth annual Walk for Common Good is to have 150 people walk together who raise $100 each for Common Good's summer program. If the goal is met, $15,000 will pay for the entire program. To participate, you can recruit 10 people to sponsor you at $10 each, or four for $25, or just donate the $100 yourself. If you would like to be a team leader, or just learn more about the fundraiser, please email cbarger@transy.edu.
  • Report community engagement hours
  • Report your community engagement hours here. For more information, contact Natasha Begin.
  • Green Move Out
  • Help us help you move out of your residence hall in a more sustainable way! From Friday to May 27, students will be able to donate new or gently used items in marked donation boxes on their halls. Household items, books, unopened non-perishable food, etc., will be collected and donated to community partners. If you have large furniture or a fridge, please email nbegin@transy.edu. If you have questions, ask your RA. Thank you for helping!
  • Transy Bikes hiring
  • Transy Bikes is hiring! Available positions could include program coordination, event planning, mechanics, promotions and more. Bike mechanic skills are not required, though learning and working with others is vital. Contact transybikes@transy.edu by May 13.
  • Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition summer camp
  • Catalyst is a week-long summer camp for young Kentuckians interested in learning how to build grassroots movements and network with other passionate folks from across the state. The camp will be July 16-23 at the Maywoods Lodge in Crab Orchard, Ky. Go here for more info and to apply. Email kavoit7@gmail.com with questions.
  • McCloud work published in book
  • Professor Jennifer McCloud had "'Were You There?' Critical Autoethnographic Reflections on the Researcher-Participant Relationship" published in the book, "Re-Telling Our Stories: Critical Autoethnographic Narratives" (Sense Publishers). The book is Volume 9 in the Imagination and Praxis: Criticality and Creativity in Education and Educational Research series. For more information, contact professor McCloud.
  • Fosl receives Byron and Judy Gaines Young Faculty Development Award
  • Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that professor Peter Fosl was selected to receive the 2016 Byron and Judy Gaines Young Faculty Development Award! Professor Fosl's award will allow him to complete his book on the skeptical thought of eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher, David Hume. Congratulations! For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • Bocketti book published
  • Professor Gregg Bocketti's monograph, "The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil," has been published by the University Press of Florida. A description and excerpt is here.
  • Holleian Society Special Award Winners
  • The Holleian Society recognizes the excellence of the 2016 Special Award Winners: Brayden Bergman for Original Creative Work Outside the Classroom; and Sara Sproull and Selena Quintanilla for Contributions to the Intellectual and Cultural Life of Transylvania University. For more information, contact Bethany Packard at 8123 or bpackard@transy.edu.
  • Holleian Society inductees
  • The Holleian Society, Transylvania's liberal arts and sciences honorary, is pleased to recognize the 2016 inductees: William Brewer, Ann Edkins, Rachel Johnson, Sara Sproull, Malory Thelen, Meaghan Allen, Kathryn Rice, Kaitlin Haggard, Elizabeth Burton, Donald Gallenstein, Kaitlyn Hill, Jessica Bier, Anna Balassa, Courtney Smith, Zoey Peach, Shelby Auxier, Laurel Lietzenmayer, Reza Haider, Kimberly Strickland, Drew Cunningham, Erin Marek, Jared Brewington, Quentin Becker, Trent Redmond, Jessica Wise, Kristen Frost, Stephanie Robinson and Stephanie Wright.
For Your Information
  • Thomson Hall parking lot closed for summer
  • To facilitate the reconstruction of the Back Circle area, all construction-related vehicles and facilities will need to relocate to the Thomson Hall parking lot. This lot will be closed to all other traffic effective May 31. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Remove bicycles from racks
  • All bicycles need to be removed from any bike rack on campus and taken home for the summer. Any bicycles left unattended will be removed and stored in the warehouse. If you have any questions, please contact Chief Muravchick.
  • Admissions' umbrella amnesty
  • The Office of Admissions is missing several umbrellas purchased for use by prospective students and their families. If you have borrowed one of our umbrellas and still have it, you can return it this week, no questions asked! We would truly appreciate the help of the campus community in rounding up our umbrellas. For more information, contact Denise Hall.
  • Bookstore summer hours, holiday closures
  • The bookstore will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Summer hours, which will begin May 31, will be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bookstore will be closed July 2-4 in observance of Independence Day. Please contact bookstore for more information at 281-3570.
  • Beck center summer hours
  • The Beck Center has closed and will reopen with summer hours on May 31. Summer hours will be Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kyle Dunaway.
  • Collage/Mixed-Media exhibition this week
  • The art and art history program's Collage/Mixed-Media class will close out the term with an exhibition titled "Playbook" beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday and running through 5 p.m. Friday on the first level of the Thomas Gay Library. The show features six sculptural mixed-media works that were inspired by theater scripts. Exhibitors are Kelsie Eversole, Lizzie Garduno, Rhianna James, Poppy Liu and Sonora Schuck, along with an 'off-the-mark' inclusion by Jack Girard. For more information, contact professor Girard.
  • Jazzman's open commencement morning
  • Jazzman's will open at 7 a.m. commencement morning! Jazzman's and the Raf will otherwise close for the summer at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Enjoy your summer! For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz.
  • Plans for commencement in case of rain
  • Due to the possibility of inclement weather on commencement day, a T-Alert will be sent out shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday to confirm the location of the ceremony. Hopefully, we can proceed with the ceremony as planned in front of Old Morrison. If not, it will take place in the Beck Center with the reception following in the Campus Center Gym. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • Progress continues on new residence halls
  • This week you will notice work on the build-out of the front porches on each of the two new buildings. The remaining work will primarily be in the interior of both buildings. There will be some minor deliveries over the course of the week. Flaggers will be present at the appropriate times for pedestrian safety. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • IT Tip of the Week - Digital security
  • Are you as digitally secure as you can be? Do you have files on your computer that contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? Be sure to review our security recommendations here and tips for protecting your digital identity here. For more information, contact IT Helpdesk.
  • Event and Meeting Planning Checklist
  • Bookmark the Event and Meeting Planning Checklist for quick links to all your event and meeting planning needs. For more help to make your planning easier, contact Diane Fout.
  • Commencement stage construction
  • Stage construction for commencement began in front of Old Morrison this week. The main front doors will not be usable during this time. For more information, contact Danny Knox.
  • Summer 4th Street Apartments rentals
  • Rent at the 4th Street Apartment Complex for the summer. There is no requirement to be enrolled, interning or working on campus. Move in directly from your winter assignment and directly into your fall assignment! Billing is monthly, and apartments are available for rent June through August. E-mail hpiechowski@transy.edu with questions. The rates for new residents are: single apartment, $475/June, $500/July, $500/August; and double apartment, $650/June, $700/July, $700/August. Complete the summer contract today.
  • Pioneer Project
  • Do you have a project that your department would like completed this summer? Painting? Filing? Landscaping? The second Pioneer Project is scheduled for June 9 and 10. Alumni and friends will be on campus to volunteer and work alongside our faculty and staff. If you have a project they can work on, please contact Tracy Dunn.
  • Recycle technology items
  • If you have technology items, such as old printers, VCRs, etc., that need to be recycled please contact the IT helpdesk this week. We have a recycle pickup scheduled for early next week.
  • #ThisIsTransy campaign
  • Through our #ThisIsTransy campaign, we're sharing what makes Transylvania a great university. We hope you'll be inspired to help us on this Annual Fund giving journey to June 30. Share your own pictures and videos on social media with #ThisIsTransy.
  • Discover UChicago program
  • The University of Chicago is accepting applications for its Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend on Oct. 20-22 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2016. Students interested in doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, social service administration, and business as well as master's programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by Aug. 15. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students and women in STEM fields are invited to apply. Contact Don Dugi for more info.
  • Race for Education seeks education majors for internships
  • Race for Education seeks education majors as teaching interns for the Starting Gate afterschool program. Interns will receive up to a $1,000 scholarship each semester. Each intern must commit to two to four nights/week and one Saturday per month. Interns are eligible for RFE's Assets for Independence program, which could qualify them for an extra $4,000 in scholarship funds to be used for tuition costs. Interested applicants, contact Brittany Bell at 859-252-8648 or bbell@raceforeducation.org by July 30.
  • Senior Challenge: pavilion in memory of Katie Stewart
  • The Class of 2016 Senior Challenge is funding a pavilion in Back Circle in memory of their classmate, Katie Stewart. The Mary Katharine Stewart Pavilion will be a place where many future Pioneers will gather. If you are interested in supporting their project, please contact Amy Bridges.
  • Residence Life seeks summer worker
  • The Department of Residence Life and Housing is looking for a summer worker to assist with the needs of the department. The ideal candidate will work at least 20 hours a week and needs to be able to lift at least 50 lbs. The position will be responsible for answering phones, moving some furniture, assisting with summer camp check-in and check-out and other various tasks. This position is eligible for free on-campus housing during the summer. Payment varies based on experience. Please contact Rainey to apply!
  • Campus summer housing
  • If students wish to live on campus this summer, they should complete this request form.
  • Mailroom summer hours
  • Summer hours for the Old Morrison mailroom will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Eric Ramsey.
  • ALD commencement honor cords
  • Attention senior Alpha Lambda Delta members: If you would like to wear the ALD honor cords at graduation, you can buy them here. For more information, contact Mike Nichols.
Project One
  • Professor Cox presents work at Southeastern Women's Studies Association meeting
  • Ellen Cox presented work at the Southeastern Women's Studies Association's 40th annual meeting at Winthrop University earlier this month. Her paper, "Eventing Intersectionality: What Matters? Who Says?," identifies some of the challenges facing intersectional theory 25 years after its inception and argues that a new materialist ontology may be useful to restoring intersectonality's counterhegemonic power. For more information, contact Ann Cranfill.
Senior Activities and Commencement
  • Seniors, tell us your stories
  • The communications office would love to hear what jobs, graduate programs and internships you'll be entering after commencement. Please go here to tell us where you're headed so we can pass your stories along to our community. For more information, contact Tyler Young.
Career Development
  • Job opportunities on CrimsonNet
  • Visit CrimsonNet for numerous job opportunities, from an economic empowerment resource specialist at the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to an on-air image/promotion producer for KET.
Health and Fitness
  • Free copies of 'The Sleep Revolution'
  • A limited number of copies of "The Sleep Revolution," a book by Arianna Huffington, are available for free in the Student Health Office and the Counseling Center/Health and Wellness Office. The books were donated by the Huffington Post to promote the importance of sleep to personal success. For more information, contact Tracy Moore.
Clubs and Organizations
  • Mandatory club/organization Leadership Conference
  • If your student club or organization would like to petition for or remain a recognized university organization, you must send two leadership members to the Transy Leadership Conference on Sept. 3 and 4. This is a mandatory conference for club/organization recognition. To sign up, fill out this form. For questions, contact nbegin@transy.edu.
International Education
  • 2017 May term international travel courses
  • Go here for more information about 2017 May term international travel courses. There will be a May term Travel Course Fair on Sept. 13 in Forrer Front Lobby from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information sessions will follow, and registration will be in October. Questions should be directed to faculty members who will teach the courses.
  • Apply for Fulbright awards
  • Juniors interested in applying for Fulbright awards for post-graduate academic/research opportunities or English Teaching Assistantships should contact Kathy Simon in the study abroad office before the end of May term. Drafts of personal and project statements are due over the summer.

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