- IT Tip of the Week - Registering devices for wireless
Having trouble registering a gaming console, TV, printer or other device for wireless and sharing access to it? Make sure to read these
instructions and walk through the steps to register your device. Most computers, phones and tablets can connect to TUWIFI. Other devices need to be registered and connected to TUDEVICES. More information is available on our IT help site
- College Democrats seek paid workers
Earn $10/hour phone banking and canvassing with the College Democrats every Tuesday and Saturday through Election Day. Beginning Oct. 4, join us every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Campus Center for our weekly phone bank. Also, get in touch with John Mays to take part in our weekly canvasses every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Oct. 8. Contact Mays via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or text at 859-609-4643 for more information.
- Transy to host Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
Transy will be the site of the 2017-18 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs. Read more about this exciting partnership here
- Peer Academic Mentoring
Get extra help with courses! The Peer Academic Mentoring schedule is available here
. Find out which subjects are offered on which days and times. We all need a little extra tutoring every once in a while. For more information, contact Susan Brown
- For those who missed Pre-Health Advising meetings
If you missed the Pre-Health Advising meetings, please see Charlotte in BSC 111. Each year we like to update our Pre-Health information. If you are a junior or senior intending to interview with the Pre-Health Committee in the spring but missed the meeting, it is especially important that you update your Pre-Health information with Charlotte
- New campus calendar system
We have upgraded the digital calendars on our www.transy.edu and inside web sites. Our new calendars are powered by Active Calendar and allow you to perform searches by keywords or categories, share events on social media and subscribe to calendars by pulling them into your favorite calendar application. Best of all, the events that appear on these calendars are driven by Google calendars that are controlled by editors in our different area offices. For more information, see the "More Information" link at the top of the inside calendar here
- Admissions office seeks volunteers
Are you interested in volunteering for the admissions office? The A-Team is a group of student volunteers who shadow Admissions Ambassadors on tour, represent Transylvania at events, correspond with prospective students and assist with clerical tasks. The application to become an A-Team member is available here
. Admissions Ambassadors will be in Forrer Front Lobby to answer your questions during lunch Monday. Please contact Denise Hall
for more information.
- Work for this year's Phonathon
Looking for a job? The Alumni and Development Office is looking to hire Transylvania representatives for this year's Phonathon team. This opportunity is open to all students - not just those who qualify for work study! We call Sunday 2-5 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 6-9, but you do not have to be available all nights! If you are interested in applying you can go here
and submit an application, or contact Amy Bridges
- 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.
- 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 email@example.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
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com
- 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
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
- Dramatics to publish Dixon article
"Studying Theatre at a Liberal Arts College," an article by Michael Bigelow Dixon, has been accepted for publication in the November issue of Dramatics, the journal of the Educational Theatre Association. Within the context of this college recruitment issue of Dramatics, the article demonstrates the specific contributions the liberal arts can make to a theater education and career. Contact professor Dixon
for more information.
- Whiddon elected to Writing Center Association board
Congratulations to Scott Whiddon, who has been elected as an at-large representative to the International Writing Center Association Executive Board. Founded in 1983, IWCA fosters the development of writing center directors and staffers by sponsoring publications and professional development opportunities, encouraging scholarship, and providing forums for concerns. For more information, contact Kerri Hauman
- 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