- Credit card found in Haupt
A credit card was found in Haupt Humanities. Please contact Katie Banks to identify at email@example.com
- Video game music lecture, class talks
Neil Lerner '89 will be on campus Feb. 25 and 26 to give a guest lecture and talk informally to music classes about his current research in video game music. Go here
- Tens X Transy
Join us for Tens X Transy, a completely student-created, 10-minute play festival! Each of the eight plays is written, directed and performed by students. Performances will be Feb. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. in MFA's Coleman Recital Hall. Tickets are $1 for students and $5 for general audience members. For more information, contact Charlotte Stephens
- Tens X Transy tickets in Front Lobby
The Theatre Guild will sell tickets to Tens X Transy in Front Lobby on this coming Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 for students. For more information, contact Katie Brewer-Calvert
- IT Tip of the Week: mobile app
Did you know Transy has a mobile app where you can find maps of campus, a phone directory, news, grades, rosters, registration and other information? Search for "Ellucian GO" in your app store. New features are added to the app often! For more information, contact Jason Whitaker
- New streaming video available from the library
On the heels of the nation's first primary election contest comes a timely addition to our video streaming collection. The U.S. Presidential Election Debates Series from Films on Demand contains nearly 30 full debates
from the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate to the six debates during the 2012 election. Contact a librarian for more information on this video collection.
- Idea State U business plan competition
The Idea State U business plan competition encourages innovation and entrepreneurship by rewarding student teams from Kentucky's colleges and universities. Winning teams will be those with the best new business concepts and plans for proposed new ventures. You need only a biz model. For more information, review www.ideastateu.com
and contact faculty sponsor Adam Evans
. The deadline to apply is Feb. 16.
- 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
- Student Teaching Applications due Feb. 19
Fall 2016 Student Teaching Applications are due Feb. 19. They are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. For more information about student teaching requirements, please contact Cindy Hague at 8608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1/2 Price Sunday Brunch
Transy Dining is excited to introduce 1/2 Price Sunday Brunch for all faculty, staff and families in Forrer Dining Hall every Sunday for the rest of the semester! Be sure to join us for a delicious breakfast buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz
- Library research support
Are you doing research? Don't pay for articles. We can get them for you for free! Come see us at the desk or make an appointment for a research consultation. We can help you with ILL and much, much more. Love, your librarians. For more information, contact Susan Brown
- Transylvania All Sports Camp
Dates for the Transylvania All Sports Camp 2016 are "live" as of Friday! All faculty and staff interested in enrolling their children in the All Sports Camp are encouraged to register Feb. 8-12 to receive a 50 percent off discount. Go here
for more information on the camp. Contact Kyle Dunaway
for the coupon code to be used at checkout. Please note, this offer is for direct offspring only!
- Transylvania style guide
The official Transylvania style guide for our new branding is now available! Find the new style guide and logo files along with templates for Word and PowerPoint here
. For more information, contact Julie Martinez
- Special Dell offers through Transy
Check out these Dell special offers through our Transy account. Go here
for more details.
- Website transition
We have begun a total site transition of the university's new main website, www.transy.edu
, which will be completed over the coming months. If you can't find your page, try using "www2" instead of "www" in the url. Contact Michele Sparks
or Angie Rice
with any questions.
- Fischer hired as disability services coordinator
Academic Affairs is pleased to welcome Jeff Fischer as our interim disability services coordinator. Jeff comes to us with 13 years of experience directing disability services at the local, university and state levels. He is an experienced facilitator and mediator who has worked with the Kentucky Department of Education, institutions of higher education and vocational rehabilitation agencies. He is in OM 211; his email address is email@example.com
; and his phone extension is 8502.
- Morlan artist to visit campus
Visiting artist Kenya
(Robinson) will be on campus the week of Feb. 8 for class visits and to give a lecture based on her #whitemaninmypocket series on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Please join gallery talks with her about identities of blackness, whiteness and gender during any of the following Feb. 10 classes in Morlan Gallery: 10:30 a.m., Psychology of Gender; 11:30 a.m., Stereotype and Prejudice; and 1:30 p.m., Race and Class Matters. If you want to bring your class to one of these talks, please contact Andrea Fisher
- Another floor to be added to new residence halls
The big addition you will see this week will be the installation of the third floor exterior walls on each building. What you may not see is metal stud walls being installed on the first floor. There will be multiple delivery trucks on Monday followed by the removal of a large crane. Flaggers will be present for pedestrian safety. There should be no construction traffic impact during the rest of the week from the Campus Center entrance. Pedestrians should walk on the north side of Fourth Street from the Fourth Street Apartments to Rosenthal, using the crosswalk in front of Rosenthal to cross to the Campus Center. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Shop in the Campus Center temporarily closed
The Shop in the Campus Center will be temporarily closed for inventory beginning Friday for an undetermined length of time. If you have any questions or suggestions for items the Shop could sell, please contact Diane Fout at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hinton-Moncer to be full-time Title IX coordinator
President Carey and Dean Bryan are pleased to announce that the search for a full-time Title IX coordinator has been completed. After conducting a national search and interviewing candidates via Skype and on campus, we concluded that the most qualified individual for this position is Ashley Hinton-Moncer. She will become the full-time Title IX coordinator on Monday. The director of health and wellness position, which Ashley currently holds, will be posted in the coming weeks. We extend our sincere appreciation to the search committee members. Ashley may be contacted at 8854.
- Staff E-Mail Campaign seeks volunteers
Admissions invites you to join the SEC - the Staff E-Mail Campaign, that is. Help us by sending e-mails to the parents of admitted students. Volunteers will not only help with recruitment, but they also will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Willing staff members can volunteer by e-mailing Rhyan Conyers
by Feb. 3.
- Re-screenings of 'The Hunting Ground'
Did you miss "The Hunting Ground," the film on sexual violence on college campuses, on Jan. 24? If you are interested in watching the film as a class, organization, team, staff or individual, please contact Ashley Gutshall
, who can arrange a viewing for you or your group.
- Ignore Windows 10 upgrade notification
If you receive a Windows 10 upgrade notification on your university-owned desktop or laptop, please do not install the upgrade. Windows 10 is not currently compatible with our network and can have severe ramifications for your computer. Ignore the notification and contact the IT help desk at 3593 immediately.
- Phonathon seeks student employees
Phonathon is hiring! Phonathon is a student calling program through the alumni and development office. Our student employees contact alumni and parents to update their contact information, build rapport and solicit donations for our Annual Giving program. This winter term, our calling program will begin March 6 and end April 14. This is a paid position offering six hours per week. If you are interested, please apply here
by Feb. 8. For more information, contact Amy Bridges
- Fourth Street parking restriction
There will be no parking on Fourth Street between Broadway and Jefferson Street starting Monday until further notice to allow construction truck access.
- Mayor Gray to give commencement address
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, who has strong ties to Transylvania, will give our commencement address on May 28. Read more here
- Admissions office seeks student ambassadors
The Office of Admissions is accepting applications for admissions ambassadors for the 2016-17 academic year. These students will serve as tour guides and overnight hosts for prospective students, as well as represent Transylvania at on- and off-campus admissions events. A full description of the admissions ambassador position is available here
. For details about applying, please email email@example.com
. The deadline to apply is Jan. 20.
- Streaming video service films on demand now available
Transy now has access to the Films On Demand Master Academic Collection. This streaming video resource contains more than 22,000 titles from "Films for the Humanities and Sciences," Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Nat Geo, "NOVA," "Wide Angle" and more. Access it here
or via the library pages. Ask your librarians for help incorporating clips into your Moodle courses. For more information, contact Susan Brown
- INTER/ACTIVE exhibition
Morlan Gallery's INTER/ACTIVE
exhibition is a hands-on examination of race, identity and power. Artist Kenya (Robinson) will return in February for campus interactions. This exhibition has been generously supported by Project One and the Creative Intelligence Series. Go here
for a reading list to augment the work in INTER/ACTIVE. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher
- Natural Science and Mathematics Tutoring Program
Biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics tutors will be available Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in the Education Resource Center (Room 007) of the library starting Tuesday. Also, a computer science tutor will be available Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Tuesday. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba (8228) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winter term admission into the education program
The winter term deadline for admission into the education program is Wednesday, Feb. 3. Students planning to pursue teacher certification at the elementary, middle-grades, secondary and K-12 levels should apply. Admission packets are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. Applicants will be required to take the CASE/Praxis I exam as part of the admission process. Information about this exam is in the admission packet. For more information, contact Cindy Hague
- BYTE Gallery digital poetry collection
Throughout the semester, the BYTE Gallery
is featuring a collection of digital poetry from an international group of poet/artists. Digital poetry is defined as poetry creatively expressed through digital manipulations of visual and/or audio renderings of text in audio, fixed image or animation/video with or without sound. Transy
- Collaborate with personal trainer
Have you set a resolution for 2016? All faculty, staff and students interested in collaborating with a certified personal trainer can do so by contacting Kyle Dunaway
. The initial consultation is free. Trainers will map out a plan specific to your needs from there. One session is $30.00; five sessions cost $125.00 ($25 each); and 10 sessions cost $200.00 ($20 each). All funds are collected up front, and sessions must be utilized within the current academic year.
- Rambler seeks photo editor
The Rambler, Transylvania's student newspaper, is looking for a photo editor for the winter 2016 term. The editor would be in charge of taking photos for stories that run in the weekly paper and delegating photo assignments to other staff photographers. It's a great way to gain experience and have your photos published to build a portfolio. You do not need your own camera; some photography experience is preferred. Contact Tyler Young
if you are interested or have questions.
- Hoverboards banned on campus
Due to recent concerns over the safety of hoverboards and similar devices, Transylvania has banned the use of these devices on campus. This includes classrooms, athletic facilities, residence halls and all other campus property. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently issued a warning concerning the potential danger of using these devices. All students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus must leave these devices at home or at another off-campus location. This message is from the Risk Management Advisory Committee.
- Beck Center winter semester hours
Beck Center winter semester hours will be as follows beginning Jan. 11: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-7 p.m. The indoor track will open at 7:30 a.m. each morning, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, contact Kyle Dunaway
- Health Clinic hours
The Health Clinic hours are M-F 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. Appointments are walk-in only. For more information, contact Tracy Moore
- 1098T tax form for 2015
For students who want to receive their 1098T form electronically, log into TNET and select 1098 Electronic Consent. Choose the option to receive your official 1098-T via TNET and click submit. The deadline to submit the consent is Jan. 22. Questions can be answered by calling the accounting office at 8150 or emailing email@example.com
- Campus Emergency Response Manual
Please read our Campus Emergency Response Manual that DPS has updated and posted here
on Inside Transy. This manual describes the basic emergency procedures to strengthen the protection of lives and property through effective use of campus resources. Since an emergency may be sudden and without warning, these procedures are designed to be flexible to accommodate contingencies of various magnitudes.
- Help find future Pioneers
Interested in helping us find future Pioneers? The Premier Scholarship Program will be in January and February. We are looking for students who understand how prestigious these opportunities are and who are dedicated to helping find future Pioneers who will help continue to make Transy a better place. Please help us by either volunteering as a day
host, or both
. Contact Bretlyn Reese
- 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
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
- Medicare Advantage Plan presentation Feb. 18
If you would like to learn more about the Medicare Advantage Plan available to Medicare eligible retirees, you are encouraged to attend a presentation at 3 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. Rick McHale with Humana will provide details regarding the plan benefits and integration with Medicare parts B and D. Spouses are also encouraged to attend, as they are eligible to elect coverage. We hope you will join us for this meeting. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, contact Debbie Clark
- Sustainability meeting for faculty on Feb. 17
Faculty are invited to a discussion on ways to collaborate around issues of sustainability at 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room A. Our hope is to gather ideas and build a network for integration of sustainability into existing and new courses, professional development and future programming. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information, contact Wilson Dickinson
- Retirement planning sessions Feb. 25
Paul Kelder from TIAA-CREF will be on campus for individual retirement planning sessions. If you would like planning assistance or simply need help choosing the appropriate investments for your 403b plan, schedule your appointment today by calling TIAA-CREF at 800-732-8353. For more information, contact Debbie Clark
- Health account claim deadline March 31
Don't forget the deadline to pay for any claims incurred in 2015 with your Humana PCA account or flex spending account is March 31. If you saw a provider late in 2015 and have not received a bill, you should contact that provider and arrange for payment. Not receiving a bill will not change the IRS deadline for payment. If you need assistance or have questions, contact Human Resources.
- Community-based learning faculty workshop on March 22
The Office of Community Engagement has partnered with faculty member Alan Bartley to secure a mini-grant that will provide a faculty workshop for those interested in incorporating community-based learning into class content. This workshop will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner will be served. If you would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to register. Advanced registration will allow us to purchase a copy of texts for you in advance.
- $3 Thursdays
The Staff Engagement Team will again co-sponsor $3 Thursdays with Sodexo. The dates will be Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and April 21. Lunch will be $3 to the first 50 faculty and staff members who enter and pay with their Crimson Card. For more information, contact Johnnie Johnson
- Severe winter weather protocol for employees
As winter weather becomes more likely, please be reminded of Transylvania's closing policy in the event of severe weather. In general, because of our significant residential student body, Transylvania will remain open at all times unless we experience a significant loss of power or local or state officials declare a state of emergency and restrict road travel within Fayette County. If winter weather conditions are such that an employee needs to leave work or is not able to report to work due to personal safety considerations, the employee should make arrangements with his or her supervisor. Time away from the office should be recorded as vacation. If the decision is made to close the university or open on a delayed schedule, the announcement will be posted on transy.edu
, Facebook and Twitter. The announcement also will be sent out through T-Alert and will be sent to local media outlets. Every effort will be made to post this decision by 6 a.m. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at email@example.com
- 2015 PCA claim info
Humana PCA plan members, you have until March 31 to pay for any claims incurred in 2015. After that date, you will not be allowed to use your PCA account to pay for those expenses. If you have outstanding bills from 2015, you should contact your provider to obtain a bill prior to March 31. If you make a payment with your card now through March 31, you will most likely have to verify what year the expense was from. If you have any questions, see Debbie Clark in HR, 281-3635.