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TNotes
Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
Today/This Weekend
  • Literary Magazine open mic Saturday
  • The Transylvanian Literary Magazine presents "It's Lit!" -- an open mic event for students and faculty in Thomson Lobby. Bring your poetry/writing, music and more, and show the campus what you've got! Signups will start at 6:30 and performances will begin at 7. For more information, contact Maggie Garnett.
  • Transy Bikes ride Saturday
  • Join Transy Bikes for a ride on the Legacy Trail followed by a bite to eat at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes. The ride is for all skill levels and will be over around 6 p.m. Questions? Contact transybikes@transy.edu.
  • Jazzman's closed Saturday
  • We hope you have enjoyed having Jazzman's open on Friday and Saturday evenings. Due to a long-ago scheduled event, we will not be able to open Jazzman's on Saturday. It will be open Friday evening and return to regular weekend hours on Sept. 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Savory Cycle on Sunday
  • Transy Bikes is offering tickets for Broke Spoke's annual Savory Cycle. This ride features beautiful views of the Bluegrass and is catered by chef Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn. There are three student tickets and two half-price faculty/staff tickets, which are first come first serve. If you miss these, half-price student tickets are available through Savory Cycle. Email transybikes@transy.edu to claim your ticket. Otherwise register here. Proceeds benefit Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop.
Upcoming Dates
  • Presidential debate viewing Monday
  • The College Republicans will watch the first presidential debate in Thomson Lobby from 9-10:30 p.m. All are welcome to come by at any time to watch, talk and eat! For more information, contact Sadie Middleton.
  • Learn dances Tuesday for Race For The Cure flash mob, parade
  • Join the Transy Dance Team in the Beck Center from 8-10 p.m. Tuesday as they prepare for parade and flash mob dances to be performed at the Komen Lexington Race For The Cure on Oct. 1. Any student interested in joining us is invited to attend! For more information, contact Coach Carter.
  • Safe Zone and Ally training Sept. 27
  • Join us for Safe Zone and Ally training in the Faculty/Staff Lounge from 7:30-9 p.m. This training is designed to make Transylvania a safer, more welcoming and inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Please RSVP to to Serenity Wright by Sept. 26!
  • Updated: 'Selma' screening on Sept. 27
  • Join the Transy community and our neighbors at 7 p.m. in Back Circle for a screening of "Selma" for National Voter Registration Day, brought to you by the Office of Campus and Community Engagement; Kentuckians for the Commonwealth; and Lexpecto Patronum, the Lexington Harry Potter Alliance. There will be an introduction, and a brief reflection will follow. A limited number of chairs will be provided for those who need more accessible seating. Bring blankets and enjoy this great event. For more information, contact Alex Miler.
  • Sophomore pre-health advising meeting Sept. 27
  • Sophomores who want to prepare for any health-related professional school are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-health advising meeting at 12:30 p.m. in BSC 120. If you cannot attend, see Charlotte Taraba in BSC 111.
  • Drag Show on Oct. 13
  • TUnity and the Tri Deltas will host a Drag Show from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Students and faculty are encouraged to participate in the show, which is open to students as well as the outside community. Admission is $3. Anyone interested in participating or has questions can email Alyssa Harriston.
  • Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 4
  • It's that time of the year again! Transy's annual Health and Wellness Fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center gym, and we need volunteers! Please go here to sign up for a time. We thank you for your help and support.
Project One
  • Ferrus reading and discussion Oct. 5
  • Diana Ferrus, a South African poet known around the world for her work on Sarah Baartman, will lead a reading and discussion at 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Center in Gratz Park. This event is co-sponsored by the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and the Transylvania departments of English, Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy. Creative Intelligence is providing additional support for this Project One-affiliated event. For more information, contact Peter Fosl.
  • Professors attend workshop on diversity in the curriculum
  • Transylvania professors recently participated in a weeklong diversity-in-the-curriculum workshop facilitated by Nana Osei-Kofi from Oregon State University. Participants included Carole Barnsley, Lisa Contreras, Paul Duffin, Simona Fojtova, Kerri Hauman, Iva Katzarska-Miller, Jennifer McCloud, Martha Ojeda, Kyle Schnitzenbaumer, Tim Soulis, Avery Tompkins, Meg Upchurch and Scott Whiddon.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Staff Engagement Team update
  • Our Staff Engagement Team is hard at work designing events and programs for the faculty and staff. These include updates to the Sick Leave Bank Policy (to be shared at the Wellness Fair), a Chili Cook-Off in November, a Staff Workshop on Oct. 18, a $3 Third Thursday lunch on Oct. 20, and PumpkinMania carving Oct. 23 and 24 and lighting Oct. 25. Also, Jason Cooper has joined the SET team! For more information, contact any SET member.
  • Donate candy to PumpkinMania
  • PumpkinMania is right around the corner! If you'd like to donate candy for the trick-or-treat portion of the event, drop a bag off in the registrar's office, OM 104. For more information, contact Ashley Coons.
  • Money at Work-Foundations of Investing workshop Sept. 28
  • Join us for a Money at Work-Foundations of Investing workshop sponsored by TIAA from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Conference Room A. A light lunch will be served. To reserve your seat, call 800-732-8353 or register online. For more information, contact Debbie Clark.
  • FY17 Budgets on TNet
  • Budgets for FY17 are loaded to TNet. When logging in to TNet to review your budget, please note that both FY16 and FY17 are open and available to view. You may select the fiscal year from the drop-down box on the Budget Selection screen. For more information, contact Brooke Mohallatee.
  • Half day of service Oct. 18
  • The Staff Engagement Team would like to invite all faculty and staff to participate in a half day of service on Oct. 18 from 1-4:30 p.m. at God's Pantry Food Bank Warehouse. Please sign up here. To participate, you must have approval from your supervisor and complete the Volunteer Release Time Program request form. For more information, contact Ashley Coons.
  • Edumedics clinic moves to Rosenthal
  • The Edumedics clinic has moved to the Warren W. Rosenthal Commons Building on Fourth Street. If you have any questions, please contact Edumedics at 1-877-735-9039.
  • Share class community engagement on website
  • Faculty, are you teaching a class that involves community engagement or have you in the past? Please let the Office of Campus and Community Engagement know! We are revamping our website and would love to include your class on our list so that others can learn about the great work you are doing. Please email engagement@transy.edu with the class name and focus area.
Career Development
  • Job openings at Keeneland Shop
  • The Keeneland Shop has openings for seasonal positions. Applicants are needed for Wednesday-Sunday to help in the merchandise pavilion, which is the new temporary retail space. Keeneland will work with students to accommodate class schedules. Go here for the job description and to apply. For more information, or if you have trouble opening the job description page, contact Susan Rayer.
  • CrimsonNet online job posting board
  • Get a quick glimpse of job and internship opportunities! CrimsonNet, Transy's online job posting board, now has a widget on the main page of the Career Development Center. The most recent positions from the last two weeks are featured. If you are new to CrimsonNet, simply use your Transy email address and click "forgot password" to get your login information emailed to you. For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk.
  • Lexington Community Radio seeks interns
  • Lexington Community Radio is seeking energetic students who want real-world experience in audio production and broadcasting. An intern with LCR can help grow Lexington's newest and most innovative media organization and help serve more Lexington listeners with valuable, local public-wellness programming in both English and Spanish. These internships provide not only great hands-on experience, but also academic credit. Go here for internship descriptions. For more information, contact Jill Warfield.
  • Career Development walk-in hours resume
  • Career Development will offer walk-in hours from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays throughout the academic year. No appointments are needed, and most questions and needs can be addressed. We look forward to seeing you! For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk.
  • Intern with Fayette County Democratic Party
  • Interested in a paid internship with the Fayette County Democratic Party? Complete this application by Sunday to be considered for one of the two positions available from Sept. 6 to Nov. 8. If you're looking for a paid opportunity with more flexible hours, a local Democratic House campaign is looking for interested students. Contact John Mays for more information.
Community Engagement
  • YMCA after-school program seeks volunteers
  • Interested in mentoring children? Volunteer at Lexington Traditional Magnet School with the YMCA after-school program. The school is within walking distance of Transy. Commit a minimum of two hours per week. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. Contact Alex Miller with questions.
  • Volunteer with The Nest
  • Interested in supporting those affected by domestic violence? Join a volunteer team with the Office of Campus and Community Engagement. Volunteers will partner with The Nest and work with crisis care for a minimum of two hours per week. For more information contact Stephanie Chavez.
  • Apply for Alternative Winter Break in New Orleans
  • If you are interested in learning more about the affordable housing and rebuilding efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the more recent flooding in Louisiana, and would like to go on an Alternative Winter Break trip, apply here. The first info session will be in the CCE Center (formerly Involvement Center) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Chelsea Barger Clements.
  • Be Bold workshop Oct. 1
  • Transy's office of Campus and Community Engagement will hold a workshop with Be Bold, a Lexington-based charity focused on "empowering girls by partnering with them to set and achieve tangible goals." The workshop will have four tracks for the girls focused on S.T.E.M, theater, social justice and entrepreneurship. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Caroline Nelson.
  • Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
  • Interested in providing affordable housing? Join a volunteer team with the Office of Campus and Community Engagement! Volunteers will partner with Habitat for Humanity, which includes volunteering at Habitat Restore and with builds. For more information contact Alex Miller.
  • Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
  • The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center needs help covering its crisis hotline and responding to hospital calls. Volunteers need to be at least 20 years old, have reliable transportation and attend three mandatory training sessions on Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Call the center at 859-253-2615, or email the crisis response coordinator. If you would like to be paid for your work at BRCC (community-based work study), contact cbarger@transy.edu.
  • Volunteer with The Nest
  • Interested in supporting those affected by domestic violence? Join a volunteer team with the Office of Campus and Community Engagement. Volunteers will partner with The Nest and work with crisis care for a minimum of two hours per week. For more information contact Alex Miller.
  • Food justice volunteer opportunities
  • Interested in food justice? Join a volunteer team with the Office of Campus and Community Engagement. Volunteers will work with the London Ferrill Garden, Students Against Hunger, and Homelessness and the Back Pack Program at Harrison Elementary School. For more information contact Alex Miller.
  • Volunteer with Carnegie Center, YMCA Afterschool Program
  • Interested in youth and educational development? Join a volunteer team with the Office of Campus and Community Engagement. Locations include The Carnegie Center and the YMCA Afterschool Program at LTMS. Volunteers will tutor and mentor children. For more information, contact Alex Miller.
  • Complete work study hours with community partner organization
  • If you are eligible for Federal Work Study, you can complete your hours with a community partner organization. If you are interested in social justice or would like to get some experience off campus or learn about your other options for work study, email cbarger@transy.edu.
  • Living Arts and Science Center internship opportunities
  • LASC is seeking interns for the following areas: art gallery, development, art education, science education and marketing and sales. If you are interested in learning more, please email cbarger@transy.edu or visit the CARE House.
  • Staff volunteer release time
  • Did you know that as a staff member you have the option of completing eight hours of paid time to volunteer in our community? Summers and school breaks are a great time to do this as an individual or a department! For specifics regarding the program, please go here.
Sustainability
  • Colgate Terracycle
  • TEAL has once again begun waste reduction through their Terracycling efforts! Beginning this week, first-year students will find receptacles in each of the bathrooms in Forrer Hall for their Colgate waste. Terracyclable items include Colgate brand toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging and floss containers. Go here for more information about Terracycle.
Clubs and Organizations
  • Pre-PA Club informational meeting Sept. 29
  • There will be a Pre-PA Club informational meeting in BSC 108 during open hour. If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, email Gabby Martin. The Pre-PA Club is for students interested in studying to become a physician assistant.
  • National co-ed service fraternity seeks members
  • If you're interested in leadership, friendship and service, join Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity working to charter at Transy! Meetings are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Conference Room A and open to all who are interested. For more information, email anwoolery17@transy.edu or check us out on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Greek life recruitment
  • Recruitment for Greek life will be Sept. 11-25. If you are interested, please visit the Transylvania Greek life page and register for recruitment. All men and women are encouraged to attend these events! For more information, contact Michael Soder.
  • Sorority recruitment registration
  • Sorority recruitment registration ends Tuesday! Go here to register and find your new home.
  • Theatre Guild seeks Play Festival participants
  • The Theatre Guild is still looking for people to participate in the 24 Hour Play Festival this weekend! It will be a fun, relaxed way to kick off the year and get involved in the performing arts on campus. The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Coleman Recital Hall. Fill out this form if you're interested! For more information, contact Ben Wagner.
  • ROOMMATES photo exhibit submissions
  • Calling all roommates! Love your roommate? Like your roommate? Have a roommate? Live with a dog? Great! Transylvania Student Art League is now accepting submissions for our first photo exhibit, ROOMMATES, by Transy students. The theme is your roommate. Photo submissions are due by Sept. 15. Visit our Facebook page for more information on the exhibit and its purpose. Email questions and submissions to tzsalazar17@transy.edu and hmrigg17@transy.edu.
  • TBA and Grace Notes auditions
  • Interested in singing in a student-run ensemble? TBA and Grace Notes will have open auditions Sept. 13 and 15 during open hour in MFA 204. All you need to prepare is to have a selection from a contemporary song. No music experience is required. For more information, email jsyentsch17@transy.edu.
  • Odyssey news outlet seeks writers
  • The Transylvania branch of the Odyssey is looking to hire new writers. The Odyssey is an online news outlet that celebrates and provides a platform for young adults to share their opinions. If you have a lot to say, want to be a published writer, and want to have your opinions read nationwide, then you are the ideal candidate. We accept submissions from all students, no prerequisites are needed. Go here to apply, and send a writing sample to Madison Crader at mrcrader18@transy.edu.
  • Karate Club accepting new members
  • The Transy Karate Club is accepting new members for the fall term starting Sept. 13. Practices will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Campus Center Gym. Join the club for a great workout while learning karate and self-defense techniques. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact Neath Kiem.
International Education
  • 2017-18 Japan Exchange and Teaching program rep visit Sept. 26
  • A representative of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program will be on campus to meet with seniors interested in this postgraduate opportunity. Information about the JET program and the application process will be provided. Come to the Career Development Center at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Summer 2017 study abroad programs, scholarships
  • Scholarships are available for current sophomores and juniors for summer study abroad. Kentucky Institute for International Studies programs are very affordable. The KIIS summer early application deadline is Dec. 1. Information and applications will be available in Forrer Front Lobby on Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; in the study abroad office, 421 N. Broadway; or here. Transy summer scholarship applications are due Jan. 11. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Summer 2017 English-Speaking Union scholarships
  • The Kentucky branch of the English-Speaking Union offers scholarships for summer academic study at Cambridge or Oxford universities, or the Scottish universities program in Edinburgh. Applicants must be juniors with one of these majors: English, history, international affairs, political science, PPE or WRC. Email or call Kathy Simon (8124) in the study abroad office for information and the application, which is due Sept. 21.
  • Davies-Jackson Post-Graduate Scholarship at Cambridge University
  • The Davies-Jackson Scholarship is for a student with an exceptional academic record who is among the first in his or her family to graduate from college. The scholarship is for two years of study at St. John's College, Cambridge University, in any of the following fields: archeology and anthropology, classics, economics, education, English, geography, history, history of art, international relations, modern and medieval languages, music, philosophy, political science and sociology. Qualified, interested students must contact Kathy Simon in the study abroad office. The application deadline is Oct. 21.
Student Government Association
For Your Information
  • Haput Circle closed Sept. 29
  • Haupt Circle will be closed to parking all day on Thursday, Sept. 29, to accommodate Transylvania's Robert Barr Society Alumni Reunion (graduates of 50+ years ago). Please make other parking arrangements if necessary and help us welcome these graduates back to campus! For more information, contact Diana McKenzie.
  • Diana Ferrus reading resources
  • Read up on Diana Ferrus before you hear her speak! A list of resources is available on the library page. For more information, contact Susan Brown.
  • Intramural sports referee applications available
  • Students interested in being an intramural sports referee for 2016-17 should apply here. For more information, contact Amber Herrington.
  • Invitation to participate in research
  • Professor Adam Evans is continuing work on a research project interested in exploring the experiences of professional women who work or have worked in medium and large organizations in the U.S. Interested interview participants on campus must be female, at least 24 years of age and native English speakers. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Participants will be given a $25 gift card for their time. Full information is available upon request. Contact professor Evans.
  • Kentucky Academy of Science grant applications
  • The Kentucky Academy of Science is accepting grant applications for 2017. Research funding is available for undergraduates (up to $500) and faculty (up to $5,000)! Applications are due by Nov. 15. Details can be found here. Contact Josh Adkins for more information about the Kentucky Academy of Science.
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Tutoring Program begins Monday
  • The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Tutoring Program will begin on Monday. Biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics tutors will be available Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the ACS Center in the J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library starting Monday. For more information, contact Charlotte at 8228 or ctaraba@transy.edu.
  • New Sodexo general manager
  • Susan Seiller has resigned as our Sodexo general manager. Mary Harvey joined us yesterday to temporarily fill that position. Mary is an experienced Sodexo manager who serves in the temporary role around the country. She can be reached at 8255 or via email at mary.harvey@sodexo.com.
  • Alumni on Location
  • Alumni on Location is a new program that takes students to visit alumni in their workplaces during May term break and fall break. Our fall trip will be to Atlanta on Oct. 16-18. Juniors or seniors interested in the following fields are invited to apply: financial services, technology innovation, counseling and the Christian recording industry. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn.
  • Group Fitness classes
  • Group Fitness classes for current students, faculty and staff will begin Monday and continue throughout the academic year. Go here for a complete list of classes and times for the fall term. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway.
  • Academic accommodations reminder
  • The Disability Services Office reminds students seeking academic accommodations for the fall 2016 term that their Classroom Accommodations form is due. Please review emails you received with the subject heading, "DSO Important Information," for instructions regarding the accommodations process, or contact Amber Morgan for assistance.
  • Kentucky Academy of Science Annual meeting
  • The Kentucky Academy of Science Annual meeting registration and abstract submission is now open. The meeting will be at the University of Louisville on Nov. 4-5. The deadline for abstract submission is Oct. 7. Go here for more information.
  • USA Today ranks Transylvania nation's 10th best college for value
  • USA Today/College Factual ranks Transylvania in the nation's top 10 Best Colleges for the Money. Also, Tuesday's U.S. News list places us among the nation's premier liberal arts schools. Read about these and other recent rankings.
  • Dave Cecil to retire
  • After nearly 20 years of service to Transylvania, Dave Cecil, associate vice president for financial aid, has informed us of his plans to retire effective Oct. 28. Please take a moment to share with Dave your appreciation for his significant contribution to the university and its students. The search for a replacement director is underway. The job description is here. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Food service mystery shoppers
  • Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? In partnership with Sodexo, Transylvania is forming a group of faculty, staff and students to serve as mystery shoppers who will provide feedback and suggestions to make Transylvania's food service even better. Training and compensation will be provided. If you are interested in serving as a mystery shopper, please contact Marc Mathews.
  • Winter 2017 Student Teaching Applications due Oct. 6
  • Winter 2017 Student Teaching Application Packets are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. They are due Oct. 6. For more information about student teaching requirements, please contact Cindy Hague at 8608 or chague@transy.edu.
  • Video of Silas House at our Academic Convocation
  • Kentucky author Silas House on Friday gave the keynote address at Transylvania's Academic Convocation and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Watch the video here.
  • New residence halls update
  • With the completion of the pavilion, sand volleyball and basketball courts, the majority of the work on the new residence halls will be on the interiors, working toward a December deadline. Observers will see work on the exterior porches and gutters. Construction workers will access the buildings from the rear Fourth Street construction entrance. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Pool available for open swim
  • The pool will be available for open swim starting Monday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.! The pool hours will be M/W/F from 4:30-6:30 p.m. through Sept. 23. For more information, contact Keaton Koukis.
  • Writing Center
  • The Writing Center is open for business! If you would like to make an appointment with a writing consultant, you must first register with WCOnline. For instructions, please go here. For questions, contact Becky Mills at 3594.
  • Free Kentucky Academy of Sciences membership for Transy community
  • Transylvania is an Enhanced Affiliate Member institution of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Faculty, students and staff interested in joining the KAS may do so with no charge. Membership in the Academy is open to anyone with an interest in science, including educators, students and other professionals. For more information pertaining to membership benefits and how to join or renew your membership, go here.
  • IT Tip of the Week: Use Google Keep for notes, lists
  • Do you find yourself writing sticky notes or jotting things down in your phone, and then wondering where they went? Try Google Keep, a great way to organize notes. And they stay in sync between the web and the Keep app on your mobile device. Here are some tips. For more information, contact IT Helpdesk.
  • Pioneer Leadership Certificate Program accepting applications
  • The Pioneer Leadership Certificate Program is still accepting applications from the class of 2020! Don't miss out on this unique and incredible opportunity to grow in your leadership here at Transy, so apply today! For more information, contact engagement@transy.edu.
  • Digital arts and media minor
  • Have a passion for digital technology and want to learn to produce multimedia? The digital arts and media minor is for you! Students who earn the new, interdisciplinary minor also examine the increasing role of technology in society, interactive discourse and artistic expression. It requires completion of four to five core courses along with one to two electives, which may include an internship or independent study. Go here for more info, or contact professor Tim Polashek.
  • Sign up for 100 Doors mentoring program
  • It's not too late to sign up for a mentor through the 100 Doors mentoring program! The program is open to all students who are interested in being guided by seasoned professionals who have successfully navigated the workforce and understand the liberal arts advantage. Sign up here.
  • Disability services seeks note sharers
  • Disability services is looking for volunteer note sharers. If you are interested in assisting others and earning Community Engagement hours, please contact Amber Morgan.
  • Beck Center fall term hours
  • The Beck Center operating hours for the fall term will be: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 3-7 p.m. The track will open Monday-Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway.
  • Family Weekend set for 2016
  • Plans are being finalized for Family Weekend Oct. 21-23. If your area would like to add an event to the schedule, please contact Deana Ison, Tracy Dunn or Michele Sparks.
  • Pre-health info emails
  • If you missed the first-year pre-health meeting on Aug. 23, please see Charlotte Taraba in BSC 111 to get on the pre-health email list. Emails are sent to students with information from the Pre-Health Committee about various meetings that relate to their health care area of interest. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba.
  • Anti-theft tips
  • After parking your vehicle, please make sure you remove all valuables, including those in the trunk, and lock your doors. Also, please lock all bicycles to a bike rack (making sure the chain or other type of lock secures the frame and not just a tire to the rack). Please report any suspicious people to DPS. For more information, contact Chief Gregg Muravchick.
  • Unlearn Fear + Hate art project
  • Check out this video of yesterday's press conference, where professors Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova unveiled an interactive public artwork: Unlearn Fear + Hate. The project will have a wide-ranging impact on Transy and the Lexington community.
  • Residence Life and Housing department moves to Forrer
  • The Department of Residence Life and Housing has moved to Forrer Hall on the ground floor by the campus nurse and Back Desk.
  • Gmail accounts compromised (updated link)
  • We've seen a number of our @transy.edu Gmail accounts compromised in the last few days. Go here for more information.
  • Contact for Residence Life Back Desk in Forrer Hall
  • Please contact Hannah Piechowski if you have any questions or needs concerning the Back Desk in Forrer Hall, including resident mail.
  • Kenan Grant for Pioneer Pathway Program
  • Read about the $71,000 Kenan Grant for black male students.
  • Crimson Card name changes
  • Beginning today, tender names for money on Crimson Cards will change. Points will be called Crimson Cash. Bonus Bucks will now be called Dining Dollars. For more information, contact Shawn Singleton.
  • Back Circle parking restriction
  • Beginning the night of June 28, there will be no parking behind the Campus Center area near the loading dock, including the parking spots near the two rear doors to the Back Circle area of Forrer Hall and the two parking spots closest to the entrance of the construction gate near the middle circle. These parking spots will be blocked until the construction is completed. If you have any questions, please contact Chief Muravchick.
  • Transy Community Garden
  • The "Secret Garden" functionality of the Transy Community Garden behind Poole is fully operational for Summer 2016! Take your lunch out there, or just sit on the porch and ponder the wonders of growing plants in the city. For even more mental health benefits, feel free to pull a few weeds around the tomatoes or the kale, or hoe some weeds in the paths! Mulberries are ripe now and wild raspberries, lettuce and kale should be ready toward late June. Grapes and other things should come in around mid July. For more information, contact Eva Csuhai.
  • Dalton-Voigt parking, side entrance restrictions
  • No vehicles are allowed to park on the side of Dalton-Voigt near the cooling tower. This area is being renovated and will be under construction. Students will not be able to use the side entrance of Dalton-Voigt due to construction, unless it's an emergency. Please use the main doors to enter and exit the building. For more information, contact Chief Muravchick.
Recognition
  • Williams presents paper at Economic History Association conference
  • Professor Geoffrey Williams presented a paper at the Economic History Association conference in Boulder, Colo., this past Friday. Titled "'Lending money to people across the water': The British Joint Stock Banking Acts of 1826 and 1833, and the Panic of 1837," the paper was based on research that had been funded by Transylvania Jones grants.
  • Hurley, McCloud present paper at Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society conference
  • Education professors Angela Hurley and Jennifer McCloud co-wrote and presented the paper, "Under the Wheels of a Juggernaut," at the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society's fall conference at the Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio, on Sept. 17. The theme of the conference was "Reclaiming Education from the Menacing Neoliberal Beast." For more information, contact Cindy Hague.
  • Prof Moorman science fiction commentary published
  • Professor Kenneth Moorman's invited commentary on the artificial intelligence science fiction story, "Sibling Rivalry," by Anthony Francis was recently published as part of a Thinking Ink Press Snapbook. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba.
  • Rosenberg published in Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • An article by Robert Rosenberg titled "Microsolvation of Fluoromethane" was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Part A. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba.
  • Mohallatee wins Essential Piece Award
  • Please join the Recognition Committee in congratulating our accounting office's controller, Brooke Mohallatee (r), for winning this month's Essential Piece Award. She consistently shows her dedication through her tireless hours of work and willingness to help in any way she can!
  • Chemistry students gain summer research experiences
  • Several chemistry students participated in summer research experiences at prestigious research universities. Cora Kerber completed a project at Rutgers, Egan Peltan at the University of Michigan and Zack Patton at Texas A and M. Manpreet Sira worked at the University in Dresden, Germany, within the RISE program. They all gave presentations on their research at the conclusion of the programs. Congratulations on the impressive accomplishments! For more information, contact Eva Csuhai.
  • Duffin publishes study on improving HPV immunization rates
  • Paul Duffin published a study on improving human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization rates in Kentucky in the journal Dynamics of Human Health. The study was a collaboration with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine's Adolescent Clinic.
  • Jurs presents fingerprint research in D.C.
  • Bethany Jurs, assistant professor of psychology, was invited by the National Academies of Sciences to present research she conducted with fingerprint examiners to their Workshop on Developing Personnel Selection Tools for Forensic Scientists. The workshop was in Washington, D.C., in July. The archived webcast of her presentation can be found here.
  • Duffin presents research in England
  • Paul Duffin presented research on Neisseria species at the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference in Manchester, England, Sept 4-9. The poster included six Transylvania alumni (Jared Brewer, Courtney Marshall, Ryan Kaufman, Priyanka Patel and Armando Bosch) and a current student (Lorin Martin) as authors. The poster can be seen on the third floor of BSC.
  • 'Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage' published
  • Published in August, "Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage" includes a foreword by Julie Taymor (she directed "Lion King" on Broadway); professor Michael O. Sanders's article, "It's Alive!! Making Monsters for the Stage"; and dramatic monologues by Transy students Joseph Michael Bahena, Mattie Bruton, Mollie LaFavers, Theodora Salazar, Martha White, Jessica Wilson and Stephanie Wright and by three faculty/staff members, Maurice Manning, Zoe Strecker and Gretchen Shoot. Michael Dixon edited the book.
  • Hauman, Wright accepted to Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Congratulations to Kerri Hauman and James Wright on their acceptance to the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Wright's "'I guess I'm the ESL Person': Politics of institutional identity and change-making for L2 specialists at smaller institutions" and Hauman's "The Language of Technology in Professional Documents and Local Contexts: Cultivating Technologically Responsive Positions, Practices, and Persons" were selected from almost 2000 submissions. Bravo! For further information, please contact Scott Whiddon.
  • Cooper published in Kentucky Libraries
  • A paper by librarian Jason Cooper titled "Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Rediscovering the Transylvania Medical Library" has been published in the journal, Kentucky Libraries. The paper discusses some of the figures involved in bringing a historical medical collection to Lexington during the height of the medical program in the 1820s. For more information, contact Cooper.
  • Fosl book published
  • Peter Fosl's new co-authored book, "The Critical Thinking Toolkit," has been published with Wiley. It's the third in his Toolkit series, after "The Philosopher's Toolkit" and "The Ethics Toolkit."
May Term
  • Travel course to Disney World meeting Sept. 27
  • Interested in the May term SOC 3134/WRC 2294: It's a Small World: Ethnographic Writing? If so, add the upcoming information session to your calendar: Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. in the Media Viewing Room (basement of the library). We will discuss course objectives, trip itinerary, expenses and deadlines. Imaginary, make-believe bonus points will go to those who wear/bring Disney paraphernalia. Contact Kerri Hauman or Avery Tompkins for more information. #haveamagicalday
  • May term Honduras travel course meeting Sept. 28
  • Please join professors Begley and Bocketti for an informational meeting for the May term travel course to Honduras, "Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Central America," in Haupt 203 at 4 p.m. The course will include an exciting 20-day journey, during which we will explore the heart of Honduras and its peoples. For more information contact gbocketti@transy.edu or cbegley@transy.edu.
  • Updated: May term Netherlands travel course meeting Sept. 27
  • There will be an informational meeting for the upcoming May term travel course EXSC 2294/ECON/IDS, Public Policy and the Culture of Health in the Netherlands, at 12:30 p.m. in Cowgill 202 (note the room change). We will discuss the course objectives, trip itinerary, expenses and deadlines for participation. If you are interested to learn more, please join us. For more information, contact professors Alan Bartley or Sharon Brown.
Health and Fitness
  • Student and Employee Health Clinic limited schedule
  • The Student and Employee Health Clinic will temporarily operate on a limited number of days. For the last half of September, clinic hours will be today and Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-4. If you need to arrange transportation to an off-site clinic, Health and Wellness and DPS have taxi vouchers available for students. Cash is not needed; fees are billed directly to student accounts. Please contact Erinn Foglesong for more information.
  • Student EpiPen registration
  • Do you have a severe food, stinging insect or plant allergy that requires the use of an EpiPen? If so, please register with Disability Services. Registration forms can be found here. Once you have registered, you can give permission for this information to be shared with campus offices, such as Residence Life, DPS and Health Services in case of emergency. For more information, contact Amber Morgan.

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