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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Today/This Weekend
  • Stress Fest continues this weekend
  • The Stress Fest schedule of remaining events is: Dec. 9, ImprompTU, 9:30-10:30 p.m., Campus Center; Dec. 10, Ice Skating in Triangle Park (meet at the skating rink), 7 p.m.; Dec. 11, Massage Station, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Campus Center; Dec. 12, BRINNER, 9-11 p.m., Caf; Dec. 13, Canine Playtime, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Campus Center Gym; and Dec. 14, Coffee in the Library, 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact BayLeigh Routt.
Upcoming Dates
  • Photojournalism seminar Tuesday
  • David Stephenson, a former Herald-Leader photographer and current multimedia adviser for UK's student newspaper, The Kernel, will give a mini-seminar on the basics of photojournalism at 7 p.m. Join us in the Library basement computer lab for a "flashy" presentation! You can view some of his work here. For more information, contact Rambler adviser Tom Martin.
  • Take part in art project Dec. 14
  • Join artist Meredith Brickell and the Busy Bees (elementary school aged girls) in finishing their Zine about their neighborhood. The documentation of their project will be on display in Morlan's February exhibition, "The Places We Live." Sign up here; volunteer times are just two hours with lots of choices of time and activity.
  • University of Memphis Diversity and Pre-Law Day on Feb. 18
  • The University of Memphis School of Law will host a Diversity and Pre-Law Day featuring keynote speaker Paulette Brown, ABA immediate past president. For more information, contact Don Dugi.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Ugly Holiday Sweater Dessert Potluck on Dec. 12
  • The Transy Recognition Team would like to invite all faculty and staff to join us for the annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Dessert Potluck from 3-4 p.m. in the Raf. Bring your favorite holiday dessert to share! An award will be given to the ugliest sweater! For more information, contact Kristin Milam.
  • Crock-Pot Cook-Off on Jan. 6
  • The Staff Engagement Team would like to invite all faculty and staff to join us for a Crock-Pot Cook-Off on Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Thomson Lobby. Submit your entry here.
  • Severe winter weather protocol for employees
  • With winter just around the corner, we want to remind you 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 Inside Transy, Facebook and Twitter. The announcement will also be sent out through T-Alert and to local media. Every effort will be made to post this decision by 6 a.m. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at mmathews@transy.edu or 8100.
  • Use Humana PCA card to pay bills before Dec. 31
  • With the change to Anthem and ARC Administrators on Jan. 1, 2017, it is highly recommended that you pay any outstanding medical bills incurred during 2016 with your Humana PCA card before Dec. 31. Your Humana PCA card will not work after that date. If you have a 2016 bill that you need to pay after Jan. 1 with funds from the PCA, you will need to file a paper claim. (Instructions on this process will be provided later.) If you haven't received a bill from a provider, you are encouraged to contact the provider to process payment prior to the PCA card being disabled on Dec. 31, which will eliminate the need for a paper claim. Your PCA balance will roll over to the new Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), which will be managed by ARC Administrators on Jan. 20. The new 2017 university-provided funding ($1,000 or $2,000) for the HRA will be available on Jan. 1. If you need assistance on any claims issue, please contact Debbie Clark prior to Dec. 16.
Career Development
  • American Red Cross internship
  • An internship is available with the Bluegrass Region of the American Red Cross. The student will help prepare for the Disaster Blaster in June, providing social media, setting up silent auction items and interacting with potential donors for the fundraiser. Use the resume writing guide, and contact Michael Cronk for a resume review. For more internship information contact Susan Rayer.
  • Student marketing internship
  • Transylvania Dining Services is looking for a marketing intern to join our team. The job includes flexible hours (work 6-12 hours per week) and competitive wages. Marketing knowledge is needed. Please stop by the Dining Services offices for more information about the position and for information on the application process.
  • KET development internship
  • KET has a development internship for a junior or senior to work 10 hours a week covering various aspects of fund-raising initiatives. This unpaid internship is an opportunity to learn what it is like to run a major fund-raising department of a public television network. The emphasis will be on understanding fund-raising procedures and the management of a nonprofit organization. Go here for internship duties and application. Contact Susan Rayer for more information.
  • Spring 2017 Frankfort Semester Internship Program
  • The Spring 2017 Frankfort Semester Internship Program is accepting applications. Students can see government from the inside, gain valuable work experience and explore public service as a career option. Interns selected for the program work in Frankfort and take two upper-level seminars. The program is open to juniors and seniors in all majors. Interns receive $2,500 stipends. The deadline to apply is Oct. 28. For more information go here or contact Susan Rayer.
Community Engagement
  • KA coat drive
  • Kappa Alpha Order will host a coat drive for the Catholic Action Center after winter break. So when you are home for the holidays, don't forget to grab any old coats to donate when you return to campus in January. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our philanthropy chair, Brandon Heller.
  • Women's Lacrosse Food Drive
  • Donate food to God's Pantry Food Bank this holiday season! Items we are collecting include canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups, peanut butter, beans, pasta, rice and cereal. Boxes for drop-off will be in the Beck Center, Forrer Hall and Fourth Street Athletics Complex through Dec. 16. For more information, contact Katie Vautier.
  • 2017 Summer Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
  • If you're interested in community leadership and development, apply for the 2017 Summer Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in Washington, D.C. The early application deadline is Dec. 6. More information on the programs may be found here. Contact amiller@transy.edu with questions.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree
  • The Campus and Community Engagement office is participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree for the holiday season. There will be two different tag options available. An organization or individual can choose an Angel Tree tag and shop for that child. All donations must be turned in by Dec. 9. Please contact amiller@transy.edu to request a tag.
  • Apply for Alternative Winter Break in New Orleans
  • The Office of Campus and Community Engagement is still taking applications for Alternative Winter Break in New Orleans. We are partnering with Project Homecoming and SOUL to address disaster relief and community building. If interested, fill out the application as soon as possible. Contact amiller@transy.edu with questions.
  • Community engagement volunteer opportunity
  • Parks and Rec needs tutors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. at Douglas Park. Volunteers can choose one day that works best. Contact amiller@transy.edu for more information.
  • The Nest seeks volunteer
  • The Nest is in need of an ongoing, dedicated volunteer who can commit to coming in on Monday and Wednesday for five hours each (10 hours total per week) anytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from now until mid-December. This volunteer must also be proficient with Microsoft Excel and comfortable with making phone calls to clients to get their information and invite them to our upcoming holiday event, Reindeer Express! Contact amiller@transy.edu if you are interested.
  • YMCA After School program seeks volunteers
  • Are you interested in mentoring at the YMCA? The YMCA After School program is seeking volunteers. Join us at our next team meeting on Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Involvement Center located in the Campus Center. For more information, contact Alex Miller at 3588, or amiller@transy.edu.
May Term
  • New May term course: Sport in Latin America
  • A new May term course, HIST 2404-Sport in Latin America, examines traditional pastimes, such as horseracing and bullfighting, but it concentrates on the history of modern team sports in the region. It is particularly concerned with the reasons Latin Americans adopted foreign sports like soccer and baseball, how they made these sports their own and how sports interface with local economies and politics. The prereq is any Transy history course. Contact Gregg Bocketti for more information.
  • New May term course: Writing for Change
  • Ever find yourself thinking about what you can do to make Transy's campus a better place? SOC 3134/WRC 3294: Writing for Change with professors Tompkins and Hauman will offer you the opportunity to put your liberal arts education into action! Students will identify campus-related issues/concerns they would like to address and determine which genres of writing and modes of delivery will most effectively reach their intended audience(s) to create change. Area IV, V. Don't meet the prereqs? Email us!
Clubs and Organizations
  • New ODK members
  • Transylvania's Lampas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is proud to announce our new members: Riley Bresnahan, Judy Brumley, Nanhao Chen, Catherine Clark, Cady Cornell, Laura Daley, Alli Duncan, Lauren Gilbert, J.T. Henderson, Margaret Kelly, Erin Koch, Jordan Long, Thien-Huong Tran, Katie Tucker, Ashton Wasson, Megan Wasson and Hannah Weber. Each was inducted into ODK, a national leadership honor society, on Nov. 18 in recognition of their leadership accomplishments and academic success. For more information, contact Tiffany Wheeler.
  • Apply to join SAB
  • Like planning events, building campus community and engaging with an interactive group? Apply to be on SAB! Preference will be given to seniors or juniors; however the application is open to all students. Meetings are weekly at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Feel free to contact Alexa Quiroz further with any questions! Applications are due by noon on Nov. 18.
  • IFC Executive Council application
  • The application for IFC Executive Council positions is now available! Applications are due by Nov. 22. For more information, contact Michael Soder.
  • Panhel EC applications released
  • Panhel EC applications have been released to chapter presidents. Please complete and send in all applications by Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Gabby Martin.
  • Order of Omega accepting applications
  • Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society is now accepting applications for membership from current juniors and seniors! Please send in your application to Justin Wright by Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. GPA requirement is a 3.2. The application can be found here.
International Education
  • Summer Research Internships in Science and Engineering in Germany
  • Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) in Germany are for undergraduate students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines. RISE undergrads work with German Ph.D. students on projects at top research institutions and universities in Germany. Knowledge of German is not required. RISE participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses. Applications are due Jan. 15. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Breshnahan receives national study abroad scholarship
  • Congratulations to Riley Breshnahan '18, who has received a Gilman Scholarship funded by the U.S. government to study in Rwanda next semester. The Gilman is a very competitive scholarship, awarded to 30 percent of the applicants. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • New study abroad scholarship
  • There is a new study abroad scholarship for summer and fall '17 and winter '18. The Fund for Education Abroad offers scholarships for summer and academic year abroad programs. Students should contact the study abroad office for information; applications are due Jan. 11, the same day as Transy summer study abroad scholarship applications. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Hines wins study abroad scholarship
  • Congratulations to Kacy Hines, who has been awarded a scholarship by the Council on International Educational Exchange to study in South Korea next semester. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Cultural Vistas Summer Fellowship
  • The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies and experience life in another culture. It includes eight-week, unpaid summer internships in Argentina, Germany and India. Sophomores and juniors with civic engagement experience may apply. Travel expenses and stipends will be provided. Applications due Jan. 6.
  • Summer study abroad scholarships available
  • Scholarships are available for current sophomores and juniors for summer study abroad. Transy summer scholarship applications are due Jan. 11. Kentucky Institute for International Studies programs are very affordable. The KIIS summer early application deadline to save $100 is Dec. 1. The regular application deadline is Feb. 15. Go here to see the KIIS courses. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
For Your Information
  • Finals study spaces open 24 hours a day
  • To help students find more places to study during finals, beginning Sunday at 6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) the following areas will be available 24 hours a day for study space when not reserved. Areas in the Campus Center are the Gym, Conference Room A, and Lounge and Student Involvement Center (enter through side and rear entrances). Other areas are: Conference Room C in Forrer Hall, Rosenthal Commons (access through side entrance only after 6 p.m.), Forrer front and back lobbies, Jazzman's (access through side entrance only after Glenn Building closes), 1780 Cafe seating area, and basement conference room in Thomson Hall (access with card swipe and push automatic door button). Check www.ems.transy.edu for reserved times.
  • Bookstore winter break hours
  • The Bookstore winter break hours are:
    -Saturday, Dec. 17 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    -Monday, Dec. 19 - Friday, Dec. 23 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    -Closed - Saturday, Dec. 24 - Monday, Dec. 26
    -Tuesday, Dec. 27 - Friday, Dec. 30 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    -Closed - Saturday, Dec. 31 - Sunday, Jan. 1
    -Monday, Jan. 2 - Friday, Jan. 6 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    -Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Contact the Bookstore for more information at 281-3570.
  • IT Tip of the Week - Library resources
  • Did you know the Library provides access to thousands of scholarly journals and other resources? Did you know you can get almost anything in the world for free through an Interlibrary Loan? Don't pay for access! Check with your friendly Transy librarians to see what they have and what they can get. Tens of thousands of resources are available at http://inside.transy.edu/library/ or via the http://outside.transy.edu portal for off campus access.
  • Additional late-night dining hours for winter term
  • Based on a recommendation from SGA, the Forrer Dining Center will be open from 7:30 to 11 on Sunday through Thursday evenings. This schedule will add Sunday night hours to the existing schedule. The first night for Sunday late-night dining will be Jan. 15. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • NS and M tutoring program finals week hours
  • NS and M tutors for biology (BIO 1204, BIO 1206, BIO 2042), chemistry (CHEM 1055, CHEM 2155), computer science (CS 1124, CS 2444), mathematics (MATH 1214, MATH 1304, MATH 1324, MATH 2144) and physics (PHYS 2115) will be in the ACE Center on Sunday through Thursday evenings during finals week from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba.
  • Beck Center finals week hours
  • The Beck Center will have limited hours during finals week, Dec. 12-16. Monday through Thursday, we will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, we will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will not be any group fitness classes during finals week; we will resume them in January. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway.
  • Finals week in the Library
  • The Library will be an all-quiet zone for final exams next week. We're asking that students use the area in front of Jazzman's and admissions for conversations. Groups who plan to work together in the Library are asked to reserve a study room for their meetings by emailing library@transy.edu. Library hours will be extended during finals as follows: Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec 10, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec 11, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Dec 12-15, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Dec 16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Helen Bischoff.
  • Dining services this week
  • Here's a look at some dining highlights this week: Wednesday, Holiday Lunch; Thursday, National Chocolate Brownie Day; Friday, Celebrate December Birthdays; and Sunday, Flip Pancake Bar.
  • Athletic injury prevention presentations
  • This week, the Athletic Injuries and Rehab class will give presentations on how to prevent common injury conditions. On Wednesday, the topic will be shoulder conditions common in overhead athletes: 1) bicipital tendinitis (biceps tendon issue), and 2) scapular dyskinesis (poor shoulder blade positioning). On Friday, the class will discuss knee conditions: 1) ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears common in female athletes, and 2) patellofemoral pain syndrome (knee pain) common in many, including runners. Presentations will be at 10:30 a.m. in Beck 3050.
  • Campus Center to close Winter Break
  • The Campus Center will close Friday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. The building will reopen Sunday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Diane Fout.
  • Library acquires important slavery documents collection
  • The library now has access to Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law. Containing nearly 1,100 titles and 850,000 pages of documents, Slavery in America and the World brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. Included are statutes passed by every state and colony, federal statutes, state and federal cases, and hundreds of books and pamphlets on the subject. For more information, contact Jason Cooper.
  • Thanks to Holiday Bingo participants
  • Thank you to everyone who attended/donated to AOII's annual Holiday Bingo event. Through your generosity we were able to raise around $620 to support arthritis research, treatment and education initiatives! For more information, contact Lesley Goodaker.
  • Podcast Interview with professors Dean-Thacker, Girard
  • In the latest Campus Conversations, Griffin Cobb '18 interviews Spanish professor Veronica Dean-Thacker and art professor Jack Girard about their collaborative works that involve various artists who create both Spanish language literature and visual art. These podcasts feature the interests, passions and pursuits of Transylvania faculty. For more information, contact Michael Cairo.
  • New residence halls construction update
  • Furniture for the resident rooms will arrive on Wednesday and will be installed through Sunday as we work on completing all of the interior decor in preparation for students moving into the halls in early January. Common area furniture and decor will be installed during the week of Dec. 12. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Karate and Self-Defense added for winter '17
  • PE-37-01 (017122) Karate and Self-Defense has been added as a first-half course for the winter 2017 term. For more information, contact Ashley Coons.
  • Additional Spanish section added for winter '17
  • An additional SPAN-1034 section has been added for winter 2017 term. SPAN-1034-05 will meet MWF 10:30-11:20. For more information, contact Ashley Coons.
  • Beth Mitchell promoted to assistant director
  • We are pleased to announce Beth Mitchell's appointment as the assistant director of financial aid, effective Nov. 23. She has served as the financial aid assistant for nearly five years. Please join us in congratulating Beth!
  • Kenan/Jones grant application deadlines
  • The deadline for student applications for Kenan/Jones grants for summer 2017 is Jan. 27. The deadline for winter cycle faculty applications is Jan. 20. You can find information about the grants and application forms on the GAC webpage, which is linked from the academic dean's webpage. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Jackson. Grant applications should be submitted to GAC@transy.edu.
  • Archival Films and Newsreels Video Collection
  • The library now has access to the Archival Films and Newsreels Video Collection. Including over 550 hours of streaming video, this database includes the well-known Prelinger collection of films relating to U.S. cultural and social history and the evolution of everyday life in America. Also included is the Universal Newsreel Collection of films that were produced from 1929 to 1967. For more information about this new video collection, contact Jason Cooper.
  • UK Cralle Fellowship for graduate, professional study
  • The 2017-18 Cralle Fellowship for graduate or professional study at the University of Kentucky is a one-year fellowship ($15,000 plus tuition and health insurance) for the first year of graduate or professional (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy) study. Seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or above are eligible, and they must be nominated by Transylvania. You may not apply directly. Contact Kathy Simon in the study abroad office for a nomination application due Feb.15.
  • Health Clinic hours
  • The Health Clinic, which is in the back of Forrer Hall, is now open Monday-Friday for faculty, staff and students. Clinic Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-3. Flu vaccines are still available. For more information, contact Carol Palmer.
  • 'Total Money Makeover Workbook' discussion group
  • If your New Year's resolution is to take control of your finances, we have the class for you. Join us on Tuesdays at noon in January for a five-week group discussion on Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover Workbook." Ten dollars gets you the workbook and some tips on how to manage your money in 2017. Topics include how to set a realistic budget, pay down debt and save for the future. Discussion will be limited to 20 people. Contact Janice Rajcan for more information. See you there!
  • University alcohol policy issued
  • The Risk Management Advisory Committee has developed and the President's Cabinet has approved the issuance of a university alcohol policy. Following the best practices of peer institutions and recognizing relevant risk management issues, this policy provides guidance for the use, serving and/or sale of alcohol on university property. Should you be hosting an event that involves the use of alcohol, please refer to this policy, which can be found on Inside Transy under For Faculty and Staff/Risk Management. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Podcast featuring professor Slepyan
  • Welcome to another Campus Conversations, the podcast created to share discussions with Transylvania faculty, highlighting their interests, passions and pursuits. In our second podcast, Tyler Lega '18 interviews history professor Ken Slepyan about his newly published textbook, "The Soviet Union and Russia, 1939-2015: A History in Documents" (co-written with Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky). For more information, contact Michael Cairo.
  • Winter Shutdown 2016
  • The university will again observe an extended winter closure from the end of the workday on Friday, Dec. 16, until the start of the workday on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Please enjoy this extended break and be alert to the winter utility cutbacks during this period. Complete details about the winter shutdown can be found here.
  • Title IX process advisor training
  • Individuals involved in a Title IX process have the right to utilize an advisor of their choice. To help students with the process, faculty and staff are invited to a training to become University Process advisors who will support and assist both complainants (alleged victims) and respondents (alleged perpetrators) throughout the University Process. There are two upcoming trainings: Nov. 15 from 2-5 p.m. and Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up, contact Ashley Hinton.
  • Residence life questions or concerns
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your residence hall or living accommodations, please contact your RA or AC. Alternatively, you can email hpiechowski@transy.edu or stop by her office, Forrer Hall 006, on Mondays from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Also, remember to check out your weekly res-life emails!
  • Senior Challenge Committee
  • Calling all seniors! We are looking for representatives of your class to serve on the Senior Challenge Committee. This committee works alongside the Office of Alumni and Development to help set the overall goal for donations, pick the project for your class and plan events to raise money for the selected project. If you're interested in serving on the committee, please fill out this form. We look forward to working with the Class of 2017! For more information, contact Amy Bridges.
  • Yale Bioethics Seminar applications
  • Applications for the Yale Bioethics Seminar for Summer 2017 are due Dec. 2 by 5 p.m. Transylvania and Yale University's Interdisciplinary Institute for Bioethics offers one successful applicant an opportunity to be awarded a tuition scholarship to participate in Yale's 2017 Sherwin B. Nuland Bioethics Summer Seminar. Go here for more information and candidate guidelines. If you have questions, contact Belinda Sly.
  • Fall Dining Services Survey
  • Please go here to voice your views and comments on Dining Services at Transylvania. For more information, contact Jeff Griffis.
  • Health and wellness survey
  • The ACHA-NCHA survey (a nationally recognized research survey that assists us with collecting precise data about students' health habits, behaviors and perceptions) has officially launched! All students were sent an email with the link. Only students may take this survey for a chance to win one winter term textbook (up to a $100 value) paid for by Health and Wellness, priority room registration for the 2017-18 academic year, or a free parking pass for the 2017-18 academic year. For more information, contact Erinn Foglesong.
  • A new way to Go Beyond for Transylvania
  • We've created a personalized way to support the Annual Fund. This new campaign features six projects that all directly impact Transy students. You can decide what you want to support and what inspires you the most! Check out the projects now at www.transy.edu/GoBeyond. Thank you for your support! For more information, contact Amy Bridges at 8206, or abridges@transy.edu.
  • 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.
Sustainability
  • Energy-saving proposals sought
  • Faculty and students are encouraged to submit proposals for energy-saving projects through the Green Revolving Loan Fund. The fund can be used for a variety of projects including renewable energy, utility conservation, waste reduction and educational/behavior change initiatives. For more information or to submit a proposal, go here or contact Diane Fout or committee faculty representatives Sharon Brown or Brian Arganbright.
  • Austin Lamb this week's #SustainerOfTransy
  • This week's #SustainerOfTransy is first-year student Austin Lamb! Austin is interested in the bee population and takes action by raising awareness. Who do you know on campus (student/faculty/staff) that is dedicated to sustainability efforts? Message us to nominate them! For more information, contact Sarah Schultz.
  • Green Revolving Loan Fund highlight
  • Since 2013, Transy students have enjoyed the cooling effects of the Essence fans by Big Ass Fans in the Beck Center, and Transy has enjoyed an annual energy savings of over $8,000 thanks to the Green Revolving Loan Fund! The fans are one of many energy-saving projects sponsored by the Green Revolving Loan Fund. Do you have project suggestions for the fund? Submit ideas here. For more information, contact Sydney Watkins.
Recognition
  • Journal of Arachnology to publish Lietzenmayer article
  • A research paper by Laurel Lietzenmayer '16, titled "Effects of nectar feeding on cannibalism in striped lynx spiderlings," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Arachnology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The biology major's research was funded by a Kenan grant for summer research in collaboration with professor James Wagner. Laurel, who attends graduate school at the University of Florida, is studying spider behavior.
  • Bischoff wins December Essential Piece Award
  • The Transylvania Recognition Team congratulates Public Services Librarian Helen Bischoff for winning the December Essential Piece Award! She always goes above and beyond in her work, and you can count on her to have a smile on her face. Thanks to Helen for everything she does for the university!
  • Coburn, Wilburn place in top 10 in France on Campus Awards
  • Congratulations to the French Club's co-presidents, Andrew Coburn and Amanda Wilburn, for placing in the top 10 in the France on Campus Awards for their project, "L'usine de la cuisine" (The Kitchen Factory). They will get to work with the deputy director from the French Embassy to carry out their project of teaching Transy students to cook French cuisine to raise cultural awareness of a typical French lifestyle. For more information, contact Coburn or Wilburn.
  • Barnsley receives Young Faculty Development Fund award
  • Dean Laura Bryan is pleased to announce that professor Carole Barnsley is this year's recipient of the Young Faculty Development Fund award. This award will allow professor Barnsley to finish her textbook, "Women and Religion." The project "embodies everything that I believe in as a scholar and teacher, allowing me to combine my expertise in an area of study but at the same time use my pedagogical skills to make it accessible to a wide student audience," she said. Congratulations, professor Barnsley!
  • Professors published in CourseSource journal
  • Sarah Bray, Paul Duffin and James Wagner have published "Thinking deeply about quantitative analysis: Building a Biologist's Toolkit" in the journal CourseSource. The article describes the challenges and rewards of a new course developed by the biology program to teach quantitative analysis skills to biology majors.
  • Hinton-Moncer receives training, certification course scholarship
  • Congratulations to Ashley Hinton-Moncer, Transy's Title IX coordinator, who recently received a full registration scholarship to attend the upcoming Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training and Certification Course! This was a very competitive process with a high number of individuals submitting applications. However, the Association of Title IX Administrators gave this award to Ashley due to her "exceptional" application. Congratulations! For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • Brown, Crankshaw give presentation to Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission
  • Professor Sharon Brown and senior Sam Crankshaw gave a presentation titled "Community Engagement through Cycling" at the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission Annual Conference at Natural Bridge State Park on Nov. 18. For more information, contact professor Brown.
  • Transy affordability web page named Link of the Week
  • Bob Johnson's Blog on Higher Education Marketing featured Transy's affordability web page as its Link of the Week.
  • Girard artwork wins museum award
  • Art Professor Jack Girard has been awarded the Martha Ryan Award by the Evansville Museum of Art for his large-scale, two-panel, 60X96" oil painting, "Emus." The award coincides with the Indiana museum's 58th annual Mid-States Art Exhibition, which runs Dec. 11 through March 5. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
  • Whiddon article accepted for publicaiton
  • Professor Scott Whiddon's recent article, "Liner Notes: Exploring our Disciplinary Practices via "'Write It Like Disaster': A Compilation of Music Made by Writing Center Staffers, Professionals, and Allies," was recently accepted for publication in Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation. Written in collaboration with professor Stacia Watkins and Brad Walker (Lipscomb University), this piece connects fine arts pedagogy to writing center professional development. For more information, go here or contact Becky Mills.
  • Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography to publish Vescio article
  • Senior Jamie Vescio's article, "Untangling the Web of Food, Class, and Culture: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Farmers' Market in Lexington, Kentucky," will be published in The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography's fall 2016 issue. The article is based on an ethnographic research paper written in professor Hande Ozkan's Plants, Animals, People course in fall 2016. Vescio is a French-anthropology double major.

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