- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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
- 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.