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TNotes
Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, April 29, 2016
Today/This Weekend
  • Alumni Weekend Friday through Sunday
  • We are excited to welcome back to Transy more than 600 alumni and guests this weekend. Go here for a complete schedule of Alumni Weekend events. Each year we rely on Student Alumni Ambassadors and many other student volunteers to assist with various events. Several volunteer slots are still available. Go here to sign up. It's a great opportunity to network with alumni! There will be an Alumni Weekend Volunteer Orientation meeting on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Office of Alumni and Development at 415 North Broadway. For more information contact Natasa Mongiardo, director of alumni relations, at 8213 or nmongiardo@transy.edu.
  • Master Dance class on Friday
  • The Transylvania dance team is proud to welcome Ashley Lynne Stafford '11 to campus for a special Master Dance class. The class will be in the Beck Center at 4 p.m. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Coach Carter at 8893 or tcarter@transy.edu.
  • Spring Fling on Friday
  • Join SAB for Spring Fling in Back Circle from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be food and drink, and all are invited to join! Dress is semi formal, and the theme is New York Roof Top Garden! For any questions, contact Haley Williams.
  • TBA May Term Show on Saturday
  • Join TBA for a night of music and entertainment at their annual May Term Show in Carrick Theater at 7:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Drew Cunningham.
Upcoming Dates
  • An Evening of Magic on May 4
  • Join us for An Evening of Magic with Patrick Davis in Coleman Auditorium from 9 to 10 p.m. Since he graduated from Transy, Davis has devoted his life to the study and practice of magic. He's returning to share what he has learned and perform an unbelievable show! This event counts for Creative Engagements credit.
  • Craigmile voice recital on May 5
  • Join Nicole Craigmile for her senior recital in the Old Morrison Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Her program will feature a variety of songs from Baroque to 20th century, and a surprising addition from the Bluegrass genre with Timothy Baker. For more information, contact professor Karen Cooksey.
In the News
Project One
  • Celebration of Diversity lunch on May 1
  • Faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to attend the second annual Celebration of Diversity lunch hosted by the Black Student Alliance and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The lunch will be in Graham Cottage at noon. Please RSVP to Serenity Wright by April 22.
  • 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.
  • Register for the Dialogue on Race and Education conference
  • Don't forget to register for the Dialogue on Race and Education conference in Berea. We have limited space for transportation. Sign up here on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Miller paper accepted for Black Issues Conference
  • Senior Sociology major Angelica Miller's paper, "Slam Poetry and the Art of Protest in the Age of Black Lives Matter," has been accepted for presentation at the 17th annual Black Issues Conference at Bowling Green State University in Ohio on Saturday. For more information, contact sociology professor Brian Rich.
  • LGBT alumni network forming
  • The Office of Alumni and Development is contacting alumni to ask those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender about their interest in joining a new virtual alumni group. They expect to focus on networking, advocacy, student support and mentoring. To get involved in our LGBT* diversity and inclusion effort, contact: Rachel Halliday, DIAL; Aaron Roberts, student involvement and leadership; Makayla Hansman or Carole Barnsley, TUnity; Serenity Wright, student affairs; or Tim Collins, alumni and development.
  • Diversity subcommittee book group
  • Iva Katzarska-Miller, Jennifer McCloud and Carole Barnsley will host three consecutive discussions on the book, "Gender and Higher Education," edited by Barbara J. Bank, on March 23, 30 and April 6. Faculty and staff who are interested in participating in the book discussion should feel free to join us in the Hall of Fame Room at 3:30 p.m. A limited number of book copies are available from Carole Barnsley, thanks to the generosity of Dean Bryan's office.
Senior Activities and Commencement
  • Senior Challenge
  • To learn more about this year's Senior Challenge project and how you can be involved, stop by our information table in front of the Caf on May 2 and 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or in Alumni Plaza on May 3, 4 or 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you've already donated to the project you can stop by to pick up your donor gifts. For more information on this event, visit our Facebook group or contact Amy Bridges.
  • 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.
  • Senior Awards selection
  • Individuals who coordinate the selection of an award or awards presented at the Senior Awards Program should plan to complete the selection of recipients by May 13. Names of recipients and presenters should be submitted to Diane Fout. If you have questions or need assistance, email her or call her at 8133.
  • Senior Commencement Speaker Contest
  • Members of the graduating class of 2016 are invited to submit a speech for possible inclusion in the commencement program. Written speeches should be sent to Natasa Mongiardo, director of alumni relations, by 8 p.m. April 12. All participants will get to present their speeches to fellow classmates at 5:30 p.m. on April 14 in Conference Room A in the Campus Center. Go here for submission criteria and more information about the selection process. Questions? Contact Mongiardo at 8213 or Diane Fout at 8133.
For Faculty and Staff
  • 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.
  • Course syllabi workshop May 5
  • CPC will host a workshop on writing student learning outcomes in course syllabi from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. Please bring your existing syllabi, as there will be a workshop period at the end of the session. For more questions, contact ikatzarskamiller@transy.edu.
  • Bikes available for off-campus trips
  • Now that Transy Bikes has up to 25 bicycles available, faculty and staff can arrange to check out bikes for group trips off campus. This is a great opportunity for professors to take classes for field studies and site visits. Email transybikes@transy.edu to arrange a date and time.
  • 2016 Heart Walk at Keeneland
  • The Executive Leadership Committee for the Heart Walk seeks people to create teams for this year's Central Kentucky Heart Walk at Keeneland in May. They are hoping for one or several Transy teams! Go here to start a team. For more information, contact Chelsea Barger.
  • PCA, Flex Spending deadline
  • Thursday is the last day you can use your PCA or Flex Spending funds to pay for any 2015 incurred expenses. If you had medical care in 2015 and have not received a bill, you should contact the provider and arrange for payment by March 31 if you wish to use either your PCA or Chard Snyder, which administers the flex spending account. Keep in mind that lack of receiving a bill will not change the deadline. If you have any questions, contact Debbie Clark.
  • 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.
  • Affordable Care Act statement of offering
  • The Affordable Care Act requires certain employers to offer health insurance coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. The Internal Revenue Service created Form 1095-C to serve as that statement of offering. Your statement is now available and you can access your 1095-C statement via the ADP mobile app or from the ADP self-service portal. Log in and go to the Pay and Taxes Tab/Annual Statements. The HR office can answer any questions you may have.
  • Faculty, staff receive 50 percent off Transy summer academic, computer camps
  • Children of faculty and staff will receive a 50 percent discount on Transy summer academic and computer camp fees. The application links and schedule are: College Preparation Camp for rising 9-12 graders, June 12-17; Introduction to Computer Programming Camp for rising 8-12 graders, June 12-17; Advanced Computer Camp - Pi Edition for rising 10-12 graders, June 19-24; and Robotics Day Camp for rising 6-8 graders, June 27-July 1. If you have camp questions, contact Kenny Moorman or Charlotte Taraba.
  • Diversity Series - Getting to Know the Faces On Campus
  • The Staff Engagement Team is kicking off our Diversity Series - Getting to Know the Faces On Campus. Diversity is not just about race and ethnic background, gender, religion and sexual orientation; it's also about geographical backgrounds, thoughts and ideas and celebrating our differences. Check out the first in the series, Kim Naujokas, here. For more information, contact Johnnie Johnson.
Community Engagement
  • 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.
  • Blue Grass Community Foundation internships
  • Blue Grass Community Foundation has several semester-long internship opportunities available in the areas of accounting; community outreach and rural populations; community philanthropy; and philanthropic stewardship. If you are interested or have questions regarding this opportunity, please email cbarger@transy.edu.
  • Volunteer with God's Pantry Food Bank this summer
  • God's Pantry Food Bank is seeking volunteers who can serve at a pantry location (Broadway Christian Church Pantry, Cambridge Drive Pantry) weekly this summer. If you are interested in volunteering, email mary@godspantry.org.
  • Report community engagement hours
  • Report your community engagement hours here. For more information, contact Natasha Begin.
  • Summer opportunities at Carnegie Center
  • The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning offers summer opportunities. One is for tutors for students in grades K-12. The commitment is an hour a week for seven weeks, June 13 to Aug. 1. Attendance of a May orientation will be mandatory. Please email Carol Jordan for more information. Another opportunity is a paid position working with kids who have characteristics of dyslexia. It is a three-week program from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 6-24. Mandatory trainings will be June 1-3. Contact Lois Weinberg for more info.
  • Wellington Elementary seeks Carnival volunteers
  • Wellington Elementary seeks volunteers for its Carnival on May 14 from 2-7 p.m. Volunteers will help with managing games and inflatables. For more information or to sign up, email cbarger@transy.edu.
Recognition
  • Professor Hauman to present at Thomas R. Watson Conference
  • Professor Kerri Hauman (WRC) has been accepted to present at the Thomas R. Watson Conference at the University of Louisville on Oct. 20-22. Her panel is titled "'New/Multi/Modal/Visual/Digital/Media Technologies': Tracing Technology Terminologies across Four Decades of Professional Publications." The Watson Conference is a competitive, peer-reviewed gathering of national-level scholars in rhetoric and writing studies. For more information, please contact professor Scott Whiddon.
  • Marek awarded Japan Exchange and Teaching Program position
  • Erin Marek has been selected for a position to teach in Japan next year by the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, sponsored by the Japanese government. Congratulations Erin! For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Reza Haider receives Cralle Fellowship
  • Congratulations to Reza Haider, who has been awarded the 2016-17 Cralle Foundation/Joan Cralle Day Fellowship by the University of Kentucky, which will provide a tuition scholarship and stipend for his first year at the College of Medicine. The fellowship is awarded to one student from a Kentucky independent college. Haider is the seventh Transy student to receive the Cralle in the 14 years of its existence. Transy seniors have received the Cralle the last three years in a row. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Dean Bryan elected vice chair/chair-elect of Kentucky ACE Women's Network
  • Dean Laura Bryan was recently elected as the vice chair/chair-elect of the Kentucky American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network in Higher Education, which facilitates the networking of women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society scholarship winners
  • President Seamus Carey presented National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society scholarship certificates to seniors Kaitlin Haggard, Malory Thelen and Anna Balassa. Kaitlin will study clinical psychology; Malory will attend law school; and Anna will work toward a degree in occupational therapy. This is the second year in a row Transylvania students have received three ALD graduate fellowships, more than any other college.
  • 2017 Kentucky Theatre Yearbook to publish Stephanie Robinson play
  • Senior theater major Stephanie Robinson's play, "Black To White Movie," has been accepted for publication in the 2017 Kentucky Theatre Yearbook. This satire of racial insensitivity and cluelessness in Hollywood was written in Playwriting (THEA 3534) and presented in a concert reading Monday night, where it was seen by Transy grad and KTY editor William McCann. For more information, contact Michael Dixon.
  • Dean Bryan accepted into Leadership Kentucky
  • Dean Laura Bryan was accepted into the 2016 Leadership Kentucky program. Leadership Kentucky brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities and career accomplishments. The goal is to prepare participants to take an active role in advancing the state for the common good. By fostering understanding of how the state's issues are interconnected, Leadership Kentucky graduates serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape the state's future. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • Professor Jurs receives the Undergraduate Mentor of the Year Award
  • Professor Bethany Jurs, right, received the Undergraduate Mentor of the Year Award at the Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Association. Transy sophomore Harry Hazelwood, center, nominated professor Jurs and presented a poster at the conference on their research. Also pictured is Courtney Keim, who is chair of the conference awards subcommittee and a Bellarmine University professor.
  • Professor Wheeler presents paper at American Educational Research Association Conference
  • Education professor Tiffany Wheeler co-authored and presented the paper, "A Personal and Professional Application: Sharing the Framework of a Collaborative Self-Excavation Project for Public Scholars," at the 100th annual American Educational Research Association Conference in Washington, D.C., on April 10. Professor Wheeler was also appointed as interim chair of the Awards Committee for the AERA Special Interest Group Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Education. For more information, contact Cindy Hague.
  • Balassa wins Order of Omega scholarship
  • Anna Balassa has been awarded a Patrick Halloran Scholarship by Order of Omega to recognize her accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, leadership in campus organizations and active membership within Greek Life. Congratulations on this prestigious award! For more information, contact Natasha Begin.
  • Hack, Soder present papers, win awards at Phi Alpha Theta conference
  • History students Elijah Hack and Michael Soder presented papers and won awards at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference on April 2. Hack received honorable mention for his research on "'Beisbol' Diplomacy: The Cuban National Team, the Baltimore Orioles, and U.S.-Cuban Relations in 1999." Soder was awarded second place for his paper, "Nixon's Trip Down South: How the Vice President's Latin American Tour Changed U.S. Perceptions and Policy." Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honorary.
  • English honorary recognizes new members
  • The Alpha Rho Psi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, is proud to announce our new members: Judy Brumley, Savannah Hemmer, Kelsey Henry, Rhianna James, Kate McMahan, Bradlee Murch, Joseph Otero, Bianca Rudnick, Cassidy Wheeler and Laura Wooldridge. Each has demonstrated academic accomplishment in the field of English language and literature. For more information, contact Bethany Packard.
  • Vital essays to appear in 'Teaching Cliamte Change in the Humanities'
  • Anthony Vital's essay, "Teaching Literature as Climate Changes: Ecological Presence, a Globalized World and Habila's Oil on Water," will appear in September in the collection, "Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities," ed. Shane Hall, Stephanie LeMenager and Stephen Siperstein (New York: Routledge, 2016). Vital was one of a number of scholars from European, North American and Asian universities invited to write for this volume.
  • Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies features Fosl articles
  • Peter Fosl's recent articles on Stanley Cavell, Hume and skepticism have been featured on the Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies website. For more information, contact Ann Cranfill.
  • Barnes's 'Rain Songs' released
  • Music professor Larry Barnes's "Rain Songs" for flute/alto flute and harp has been released by United Music and Media Publishers of the Americas. The work was commissioned by the city of Lexington for the Jefferson Duo. You can hear each movement performed by the Duo, and see selections of the musical score here.
  • Millard wins Essential Piece Award
  • The Transylvania Recognition Team would like to recognize Rachel Millard, executive assistant to the president, as our April Essential Piece Award winner. She always goes above and beyond and demonstrates her dedication to the university daily.
For Your Information
  • POSTPONED: Saturday's Habitat High Heel Race is now May 6
  • Due to rain, the Transy Habitat for Humanity fundraiser High Heel Race scheduled for Saturday is postponed to Friday, May 6 from 4-6 p.m. We look forward to having you and a team join us for some fun as we raise funds to support a home build for a local family! Also, the new location will the Campus Center Gym. For more information, please email cbarger@transy.edu.
  • Beck Center May term hours
  • Beck Center operating hours during May term will be Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m.; and Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway.
  • Group Fitness classes
  • Group Fitness classes will be offered during May term as follows: Mondays - Power Yoga, 3-4 p.m. and ZUMBA, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays - Bootcamp, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and ZUMBA, 7-8 p.m.; Wednesdays - INSANITY 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays - Power Yoga 10-11 a.m. and Yin Yoga 7-8 p.m. Questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway.
  • Cairo appointed associate dean for academic affairs
  • Dean Laura Bryan is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Cairo as the new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Aug. 1. Professor Cairo will assist with the recruitment and mentoring of new faculty; support faculty with the tenure and promotion process; coordinate selected curricular development; assist with a curriculum review; oversee self-designed majors; coordinate the administration of May term study away courses; and work with other matters related to academic affairs. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • IT Tip Of The Week - Built-in screen capture
  • Need to grab a screenshot on your computer? On Windows computers, try the Snipping Tool. And on Macs, use the built in hot keys. For more information, contact IT Helpdesk.
  • Residence hall construction update
  • This week you will see the beginning of window installation on the front of Residence Hall #3. Steel for the porches and roof shingles will be installed on both buildings. There will be several small deliveries over the course of the week that will need to use the Fourth Street entrance behind the Campus Center. Flaggers will be present at these times for pedestrian safety. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Mailroom May term, summer hours
  • May term and 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.
  • Campus Center May term hours
  • During May term, the Campus Center will be open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-10 p.m. For more information, contact Diane Fout.
  • Water system flush through May 6
  • Kentucky American Water will flush the Fayette County water distribution system through May 6. During the flushing period it is possible that temporary discoloration of the water in your area may occur due to increased flow from flushing fire hydrants. For more information, contact Norman Mudd.
  • Summer painting jobs
  • The physical plant is seeking summer painters. We have several positions available. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. If interested, come to 421 North Broadway or call 8211.
  • Exit loan counseling for seniors
  • All seniors who borrowed from the loan program while attending Transylvania are required to complete exit loan counseling online by May 13. If you borrowed from the student loan program you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete your exit loan counseling. You may complete your Federal Direct Loan counseling session here and your Perkins loan counseling here. See your Transy email for more specifics about how to complete the exit session and about which exit program to complete. The purpose of this exit loan counseling is to provide you with information concerning your rights and responsibilities, as well as help you to be better equipped to make good, sound decisions about managing your money and financial obligations. For more information, contact Jennifer Schabert.
  • Email for web-related needs
  • Please send your questions or needs concerning the university's main website, www.transy.edu, to webmaster@transy.edu, and you will be contacted promptly.
  • Mailroom finals week hours
  • Finals week office hours for the Old Morrison mailroom are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Beck Center manager positions
  • Beck Center manager positions for the 2016-17 school year are open for application! We are seeking three to four energetic, responsible, hard-working individuals to serve in a leadership role managing student employees, adhering to all safety policies and procedures and providing general upkeep of the Beck facility. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kyle Dunaway at kdunaway@transy.edu no later than April 27. Interviews will follow. For a complete review of the manager job description and expectations, go here.
  • Juried Student Art Exhibition entries
  • All Juried Student Art Exhibition entries must be placed in a Shearer Art Building studio by Thursday at noon to be considered for exhibition. Who is eligible? All Transy students. What may be entered? Any artwork made in the last year. The Juried Exhibition will open in Morlan Gallery on May 6, with prizes presented at 6 p.m. Entry forms and details may be found on Morlan Gallery's website, outside of Morlan Gallery and in the Shearer Art Building (first floor). For more information, contact Andrea Fisher.
  • Old Morrison exterior painting
  • On Wednesday, exterior painting will begin on Old Morrison and last approximately two weeks. For more information, contact Charles Weber at 2851.
  • Rambler hiring for 2016-17
  • The Rambler, Transylvania's student newspaper, is hiring for its 2016-17 staff. For an application, please email Megan Graft if you are interested in any of the following positions: news editor, Etcetera editor, opinion editor, arts and entertainment editor, sports editor, photo editor and copyeditor. No experience is necessary, but it would be helpful to provide writing samples.
  • Special Collections tours
  • If you have ever been curious to see what is in Special Collections, now is your chance! The library will give tours to the campus community on April 29 and May 2. Times and the sign-up are here. For more information, contact Susan Brown.
  • Switch from heating to cooling this week
  • In accordance with the university's Energy Policy, the Physical Plant Department will begin converting all facilities from heating over to cooling this week. Temperatures will then be maintained as outlined in the policy for the cooling season. Once the switch has been made, heating systems will not be available for operation until next fall. If you have any questions, please contact the physical plant at 8211.
  • Library online access to Herald-Leader
  • Did you know the library has online access to the Lexington Herald-Leader? Students and faculty looking for primary source material on local news may be interested in this service, which includes access to the latest editions of the newspaper. Coverage begins in 1983. For daily readers of the newspaper, the library's NewsBank database has an option to set up email alerts when new editions become available. For more information about this service, contact Jason Cooper.
  • Delcamp Awards
  • The English program is pleased to announce this year's Delcamp Awards. The Delcamp Essay Awards are for the best critical essays written for an English course in the last school year. There is a limit of one essay per entrant. Essays should be at least 2,000 words long. The Delcamp Creative Writing Awards are for the best work in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Entrants may submit in all categories. The limit for poetry submissions is six pieces per entrant, and for fiction or creative writing it is one submission per entrant. Winners will receive $500 toward Transylvania fees. Delcamp submissions should be sent without the name of the writer to professor Kremena Todorova no later than April 27.
  • May term education program admission
  • The May term deadline for admission into the education program is May 2. 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 Praxis I exam as part of the admission process. If you are not registered for this May term you will need to be available to interview on campus during May term as part of your application process. Go here for more information about admission requirements. Contact Cindy Hague for further information.
  • Campus Climate Survey
  • Students can participate in this 30-minute Campus Climate Survey to help understand their perspectives and experiences related to sexual assault. Prizes for filling out the survey include a free iPad and T-shirts for the first 25 people to complete it.
  • University policy for use of outdoor campus space
  • To address questions about use of outdoor campus space, this policy has been developed and approved by the President's Cabinet. Please contact Marc Mathews should you have any question.
  • Fine Arts calendars programming
  • The Division of Fine Arts has calendared all 2016-17 programming and reserved its appropriate MFA spaces. The campus community is encouraged to contact John Ferguson or Sue Garrison at 8266 or jferguson@transy.edu to reserve spaces in Haggin Auditorium, Carrick Theater, Coleman Recital Hall and the Lucille C. Little Theater for fall, winter and May term events. On April 15, this invitation will be extended to the Lexington community.
  • Sing with a choral ensemble
  • Sing with a Transy choral ensemble next year! For just a quarter unit, you get a full unit's worth of fun, experiences, learning and performing. Want to know more? Sign up for a very quick and simple choral placement hearing, no preparation required. Questions? Email kcooksey@transy.edu.
  • Contribute digitized, erasure poems
  • In celebration of National Poetry Month, stop by Transy Library any time during April to contribute to our collection of digitized erasure poems. Poems by members of our college community will be uploaded to cloakingdevices.wordpress.com. You'll also find information on erasure and blackout poems and how libraries contribute to the arts in our communities. Contact Robert Campbell for more information.
  • Emerging City Champions fellowship program
  • Emerging City Champions is a fellowship program for civic innovators and status quo breakers in the 26 communities where the Knight Foundation invests. The program is designed to empower people who see opportunity in urban challenges. Apply for the Emerging City Champions Fellowship through April 15 here. Go here or email Emily Munroe for more information.
  • Writing Center May term schedule
  • Because of the large number of writing consultants traveling during May term, the Writing Center will be open for tutoring Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment. For assistance, please contact Becky Mills at 3594.
  • MFA house manager position is open
  • Looking for an interesting part time job? The Mitchell Fine Arts Center House Manager position is open for applications for the 2016-17 school year. Go here for more details. A complete job description, qualification and description of compensation can be picked up in MFA 108. The deadline for application is April 11. For questions about the position, contact John Ferguson, production coordinator/technical director, MFA 108, or phone: 8266.
  • Longtime dining services employee passes away
  • We will greatly miss Letha Mae Stacy Mattingly, who passed away March 22. She was well known by the Transy community during her 33 years working with the university's dining services. She retired in 2011.
  • Pepperhill Summer Day Camp job opportunities
  • What's your summer job going to be? Pepperhill Summer Day Camp offers a golden opportunity for education, physical education, psychology and art majors to gain experience. Pepperhill is hiring counselors for the summer months in areas of swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, archery and arts and crafts. An application can be downloaded here. Call for an appointment at 859-277-6813. Only joyful, fun-loving, hard working people need to apply. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn.
  • Financial Literacy Session postponed
  • The Financial Literacy presentation on negotiating your apartment lease that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed. Please watch TNotes and the digital signs for the rescheduled date and time. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Grief support
  • Grief is a powerful emotion, and each person's way of experiencing it is unique. Here are some resources and suggestions of ways to handle grief.
  • Reminder for psychology, neuroscience/psychology majors
  • As psychology and neuroscience/psychology majors consider schedules for 2016-17, they should keep in mind that both majors require PSY 2224: Research Methods for Psychology and PSY 2234: Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences. Those should be taken in sequence (Research Methods first) starting in the sophomore year if possible. The psychology program offers one section of each during both the fall and winter terms. For more information, contact Melissa Fortner.
  • Inside Higher Ed publishes Carey article
  • Inside Higher Ed on Thursday published President Carey's article, "Identity and Leadership." Read it here.
  • 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.
  • Beware of zip files as email attachments
  • Be on the lookout for emails that present an overdue invoice with a zip file attachment. This attack vector distributes ransomware that may damage files on your computer. Always be suspicious of zip files as attachments! If you are suspicious of an email, contact the helpdesk and do not open its attachments.
  • President Carey blog post on HuffPost Education
  • Check out President Carey's latest on the HuffPost Education blog here.
  • Participate in Kentucky Waterways Project
  • Anthropology professor Chris Begley invites any student interested in The Kentucky Waterways Project to contact him. The project involves exploring past, present and future interactions of humans with Kentucky's waterways, incorporating archaeology, history, folklore, ecology and other disciplines through scientific studies and community outreach. Participants produce academic and popular publications, media, etc. Interested students should contact professor Begley.
  • Library mobile catalog
  • Did you know that your campus library has a mobile version of its catalog? It works with all mobile browsers and devices and is optimized for on-the-go searching. The mobile catalog gives you access to many of the features that are available in the desktop version, including the ability to email a citation and limit by format. Go here to access the library's mobile catalog on your phone or tablet. For more information, contact Jason Cooper.
  • Diversity series interview with Mambuna Bojang
  • The Staff Engagement Team diversity series continues with an interview with Mambuna Bojang. He's a Transy alum and works in the IT deptment. Check out his story here. For more information, contact Johnnie Johnson.
  • Alumni on Location
  • Alumni on Location (AOL) is a new program that takes students to visit alumni in their workplace during May term break and fall break. Our first trip will be to Nashville April 24-26. Juniors or seniors interested in the following fields are invited to apply: investment banking, medicine, writing, life coaching, the recording industry and historic preservation. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn.
  • Further Engagements this fall
  • Further Engagements will be offered again this fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. We will discuss six "great books" during the term, with these faculty members rotating every two weeks: Svarlien, Furlong, Barnsley, Stuffelbeam, Cochis, Slepyan, Carey and Csuhai. If you are interested in discussing significant works in the liberal arts tradition in a leisurely, reflective atmosphere, contact Eva Csuhai. (IDS 2014, CR/NC, oral midterm and final)
  • 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, and they 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.
  • 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.
  • Fourth Street parking restriction
  • There will be no parking on Fourth Street between Broadway and Jefferson Street until further notice to allow construction truck access.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Career Development
  • Check CrimsonNet for Jobs
  • For all students, including our soon to be graduates, Career Development hosts the CrimsonNet job posting site available here. If you have never used the system, click on "Forgot Password" and enter your Transy email address to have a password sent to you. You can also download a mobile app by searching "Careers By Symplicity." For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk.
  • ACT tutoring opportunity
  • There is a tutoring opportunity for a Transy student with a 30 or higher ACT score to work with a talented high school junior, who is in AP classes but struggles with the ACT, to prepare for the exam. For more information contact Susan Rayer.
  • Washington, D.C., internships
  • Interested in an opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C.? Go here to learn more about a program that guarantees placement in a federal agency, embassy, nonprofit and more. Staff will work with you to place you where you can work to advance your own career goals and skill set. The deadline to apply is April 6. Scholarship funding is available! Email cbarger@transy.edu for more information.
  • Professional Package Series
  • The 100 Doors to Success and Career Development programs invite you to participate in the Professional Package Series. Stop by Senior Send-Off for a professional headshot (seniors). On March 8, join us for the Etiquette Dinner, co-sponsored by Phi DE. In early April, learn essential skills at the Networking Etiquette event. In May, learn how to "Express Yourself" effectively. For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Tracy Dunn.
  • 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.
Sustainability
  • Sustainability internships
  • The university is committed to enhancing our sustainability efforts across campus. We are offering internships for students interested in one of the following areas for the 2016-17 academic year: waste management, data reporting, communications and educational outreach, sustainable foods and purchasing and alternative transportation. If you are interested in one of these internships, please email nbegin@transy.edu by May 13.
  • TerraCycle receptacles in Forrer
  • Forrer residents, be on the lookout for TerraCycle receptacles in your bathrooms! To help reduce the waste stream, TEAL encourages residents to place all Colgate packaging (toothpaste caps and tubes, toothpaste cartons and outer packaging, toothbrushes and floss containers that you're finished with) in the new receptacles. For more information, contact Rachel Young.
  • Weekly Recycling Tip
  • Only corrugated cardboard is recyclable in the blue bins. Cardboard meant for the fridge, such as soda boxes and frozen food containers, has been treated with an anti-condensation chemical that prevents the material from being recyclable. These tips are brought to you by the Campus Center.
  • Garden blog
  • Check out our garden blog to stay up to date about events, volunteer opportunities and more!
May Term
  • Scavenger hunt: CSI Meets the Da Vinci Code
  • Join professors Barnsley and Fox for a scavenger hunt: CSI Meets the Da Vinci Code. The event will be over May term and cost $5. Email Carole Barnsley to sign up, or contact her if you are interested and have questions. The first meeting will be on April 27 at 11 a.m. in Haupt 213.
Health and Fitness
  • Cholesterol, blood pressure checks
  • Do you know your numbers? Health Services offers free on-site cholesterol screening and blood pressure checks for employees. The cost is $10 for cholesterol screening for students. It is best not to eat for six to eight hours before testing. Clinic hours are M-F 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4:30. For more information, contact Tracy Moore.
  • Zumba Group Fitness class
  • Zumba will be offered as part of our Group Fitness class lineup beginning March 7! We are very excited to have Kimiko Kasama '16 as our certified Zumba instructor. We will offer Zumba each Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. For a complete list of our Group Fitness class offerings, contact Kyle Dunaway.

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