- POSTPONED: Saturday's Habitat High Heel Race is now May 6
Due to rain, the Transy Habitat for Humanity fundraiser High Heel Race scheduled for Saturday is postponed to Friday, May 6 from 4-6 p.m. We look forward to having you and a team join us for some fun as we raise funds to support a home build for a local family! Also, the new location will the Campus Center Gym. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beck Center May term hours
Beck Center operating hours during May term will be Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m.; and Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway
- Group Fitness classes
Group Fitness classes will be offered during May term as follows: Mondays - Power Yoga, 3-4 p.m. and ZUMBA, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays - Bootcamp, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and ZUMBA, 7-8 p.m.; Wednesdays - INSANITY 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays - Power Yoga 10-11 a.m. and Yin Yoga 7-8 p.m. Questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway
- Cairo appointed associate dean for academic affairs
Dean Laura Bryan is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Cairo as the new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Aug. 1. Professor Cairo will assist with the recruitment and mentoring of new faculty; support faculty with the tenure and promotion process; coordinate selected curricular development; assist with a curriculum review; oversee self-designed majors; coordinate the administration of May term study away courses; and work with other matters related to academic affairs. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas
- IT Tip Of The Week - Built-in screen capture
Need to grab a screenshot on your computer? On Windows computers, try the Snipping Tool
. And on Macs, use the built in hot keys
. For more information, contact IT Helpdesk
- Residence hall construction update
This week you will see the beginning of window installation on the front of Residence Hall #3. Steel for the porches and roof shingles will be installed on both buildings. There will be several small deliveries over the course of the week that will need to use the Fourth Street entrance behind the Campus Center. Flaggers will be present at these times for pedestrian safety. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Mailroom May term, summer hours
May term and summer hours for the Old Morrison mailroom will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Eric Ramsey
- Campus Center May term hours
During May term, the Campus Center will be open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-10 p.m. For more information, contact Diane Fout
- Water system flush through May 6
Kentucky American Water will flush the Fayette County water distribution system through May 6. During the flushing period it is possible that temporary discoloration of the water in your area may occur due to increased flow from flushing fire hydrants. For more information, contact Norman Mudd
- Summer painting jobs
The physical plant is seeking summer painters. We have several positions available. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. If interested, come to 421 North Broadway or call 8211.
- Exit loan counseling for seniors
All seniors who borrowed from the loan program while attending Transylvania are required to complete exit loan counseling online by May 13. If you borrowed from the student loan program you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete your exit loan counseling. You may complete your Federal Direct Loan counseling session here
and your Perkins loan counseling here
. See your Transy email for more specifics about how to complete the exit session and about which exit program to complete. The purpose of this exit loan counseling is to provide you with information concerning your rights and responsibilities, as well as help you to be better equipped to make good, sound decisions about managing your money and financial obligations. For more information, contact Jennifer Schabert
- Email for web-related needs
Please send your questions or needs concerning the university's main website, www.transy.edu, to email@example.com
, and you will be contacted promptly.
- Mailroom finals week hours
Finals week office hours for the Old Morrison mailroom are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Beck Center manager positions
Beck Center manager positions for the 2016-17 school year are open for application! We are seeking three to four energetic, responsible, hard-working individuals to serve in a leadership role managing student employees, adhering to all safety policies and procedures and providing general upkeep of the Beck facility. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kyle Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than April 27. Interviews will follow. For a complete review of the manager job description and expectations, go here
- Juried Student Art Exhibition entries
All Juried Student Art Exhibition entries must be placed in a Shearer Art Building studio by Thursday at noon to be considered for exhibition. Who is eligible? All Transy students. What may be entered? Any artwork made in the last year. The Juried Exhibition will open in Morlan Gallery on May 6, with prizes presented at 6 p.m. Entry forms and details may be found on Morlan Gallery's website
, outside of Morlan Gallery and in the Shearer Art Building (first floor). For more information, contact Andrea Fisher
- Old Morrison exterior painting
On Wednesday, exterior painting will begin on Old Morrison and last approximately two weeks. For more information, contact Charles Weber
- Rambler hiring for 2016-17
The Rambler, Transylvania's student newspaper, is hiring for its 2016-17 staff. For an application, please email Megan Graft
if you are interested in any of the following positions: news editor, Etcetera editor, opinion editor, arts and entertainment editor, sports editor, photo editor and copyeditor. No experience is necessary, but it would be helpful to provide writing samples.
- Special Collections tours
If you have ever been curious to see what is in Special Collections, now is your chance! The library will give tours to the campus community on April 29 and May 2. Times and the sign-up are here
. For more information, contact Susan Brown
- Switch from heating to cooling this week
In accordance with the university's Energy Policy, the Physical Plant Department will begin converting all facilities from heating over to cooling this week. Temperatures will then be maintained as outlined in the policy for the cooling season. Once the switch has been made, heating systems will not be available for operation until next fall. If you have any questions, please contact the physical plant at 8211.
- Library online access to Herald-Leader
Did you know the library has online access to the Lexington Herald-Leader? Students and faculty looking for primary source material on local news may be interested in this service, which includes access to the latest editions of the newspaper. Coverage begins in 1983. For daily readers of the newspaper, the library's NewsBank database has an option to set up email alerts when new editions become available. For more information about this service, contact Jason Cooper
- Delcamp Awards
The English program is pleased to announce this year's Delcamp Awards. The Delcamp Essay Awards are for the best critical essays written for an English course in the last school year. There is a limit of one essay per entrant. Essays should be at least 2,000 words long. The Delcamp Creative Writing Awards are for the best work in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Entrants may submit in all categories. The limit for poetry submissions is six pieces per entrant, and for fiction or creative writing it is one submission per entrant. Winners will receive $500 toward Transylvania fees. Delcamp submissions should be sent without the name of the writer to professor Kremena Todorova
no later than April 27.
- May term education program admission
The May term deadline for admission into the education program is May 2. 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 Praxis I exam as part of the admission process. If you are not registered for this May term you will need to be available to interview on campus during May term as part of your application process. Go here
for more information about admission requirements. Contact Cindy Hague
for further information.
- Campus Climate Survey
Students can participate in this 30-minute Campus Climate Survey
to help understand their perspectives and experiences related to sexual assault. Prizes for filling out the survey include a free iPad and T-shirts for the first 25 people to complete it.
- University policy for use of outdoor campus space
To address questions about use of outdoor campus space, this
policy has been developed and approved by the President's Cabinet. Please contact Marc Mathews
should you have any question.
- Fine Arts calendars programming
The Division of Fine Arts has calendared all 2016-17 programming and reserved its appropriate MFA spaces. The campus community is encouraged to contact John Ferguson or Sue Garrison at 8266 or email@example.com
to reserve spaces in Haggin Auditorium, Carrick Theater, Coleman Recital Hall and the Lucille C. Little Theater for fall, winter and May term events. On April 15, this invitation will be extended to the Lexington community.
- Sing with a choral ensemble
Sing with a Transy choral ensemble next year! For just a quarter unit, you get a full unit's worth of fun, experiences, learning and performing. Want to know more? Sign up
for a very quick and simple choral placement hearing, no preparation required. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contribute digitized, erasure poems
In celebration of National Poetry Month, stop by Transy Library any time during April to contribute to our collection of digitized erasure poems. Poems by members of our college community will be uploaded to cloakingdevices.wordpress.com
. You'll also find information on erasure and blackout poems and how libraries contribute to the arts in our communities. Contact Robert Campbell
for more information.
- Emerging City Champions fellowship program
Emerging City Champions is a fellowship program for civic innovators and status quo breakers in the 26 communities where the Knight Foundation invests. The program is designed to empower people who see opportunity in urban challenges. Apply for the Emerging City Champions Fellowship through April 15 here
. Go here
or email Emily Munroe
for more information.
- Writing Center May term schedule
Because of the large number of writing consultants traveling during May term, the Writing Center will be open for tutoring Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go here
to schedule an appointment. For assistance, please contact Becky Mills at 3594.
- MFA house manager position is open
Looking for an interesting part time job? The Mitchell Fine Arts Center House Manager position is open for applications for the 2016-17 school year. Go here
for more details. A complete job description, qualification and description of compensation can be picked up in MFA 108. The deadline for application is April 11. For questions about the position, contact John Ferguson, production coordinator/technical director, MFA 108, or phone: 8266.
- Longtime dining services employee passes away
We will greatly miss Letha Mae Stacy Mattingly
, who passed away March 22. She was well known by the Transy community during her 33 years working with the university's dining services. She retired in 2011.
- Pepperhill Summer Day Camp job opportunities
What's your summer job going to be? Pepperhill Summer Day Camp offers a golden opportunity for education, physical education, psychology and art majors to gain experience. Pepperhill is hiring counselors for the summer months in areas of swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, archery and arts and crafts. An application can be downloaded here
. Call for an appointment at 859-277-6813. Only joyful, fun-loving, hard working people need to apply. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn
- Financial Literacy Session postponed
The Financial Literacy presentation on negotiating your apartment lease that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed. Please watch TNotes and the digital signs for the rescheduled date and time. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Grief support
Grief is a powerful emotion, and each person's way of experiencing it is unique. Here
are some resources and suggestions of ways to handle grief.
- Reminder for psychology, neuroscience/psychology majors
As psychology and neuroscience/psychology majors consider schedules for 2016-17, they should keep in mind that both majors require PSY 2224: Research Methods for Psychology and PSY 2234: Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences. Those should be taken in sequence (Research Methods first) starting in the sophomore year if possible. The psychology program offers one section of each during both the fall and winter terms. For more information, contact Melissa Fortner
- Inside Higher Ed publishes Carey article
Inside Higher Ed on Thursday published President Carey's article, "Identity and Leadership." Read it here
- ALD commencement honor cords
Attention senior Alpha Lambda Delta members: If you would like to wear the ALD honor cords at graduation, you can buy them here
. For more information, contact Mike Nichols
- Beware of zip files as email attachments
Be on the lookout for emails that present an overdue invoice with a zip file attachment. This attack vector distributes ransomware that may damage files on your computer. Always be suspicious of zip files as attachments! If you are suspicious of an email, contact the helpdesk
and do not open its attachments.
- President Carey blog post on HuffPost Education
Check out President Carey's latest on the HuffPost Education blog here
- Participate in Kentucky Waterways Project
Anthropology professor Chris Begley invites any student interested in The Kentucky Waterways Project to contact him. The project involves exploring past, present and future interactions of humans with Kentucky's waterways, incorporating archaeology, history, folklore, ecology and other disciplines through scientific studies and community outreach. Participants produce academic and popular publications, media, etc. Interested students should contact professor Begley
- Library mobile catalog
Did you know that your campus library has a mobile version of its catalog? It works with all mobile browsers and devices and is optimized for on-the-go searching. The mobile catalog gives you access to many of the features that are available in the desktop version, including the ability to email a citation and limit by format. Go here
to access the library's mobile catalog on your phone or tablet. For more information, contact Jason Cooper
- Diversity series interview with Mambuna Bojang
The Staff Engagement Team diversity series continues with an interview with Mambuna Bojang. He's a Transy alum and works in the IT deptment. Check out his story here
. For more information, contact Johnnie Johnson
- Alumni on Location
Alumni on Location (AOL) is a new program that takes students to visit alumni in their workplace during May term break and fall break. Our first trip will be to Nashville April 24-26. Juniors or seniors interested in the following fields are invited to apply: investment banking, medicine, writing, life coaching, the recording industry and historic preservation. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn
- Further Engagements this fall
Further Engagements will be offered again this fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. We will discuss six "great books" during the term, with these faculty members rotating every two weeks: Svarlien, Furlong, Barnsley, Stuffelbeam, Cochis, Slepyan, Carey and Csuhai. If you are interested in discussing significant works in the liberal arts tradition in a leisurely, reflective atmosphere, contact Eva Csuhai
. (IDS 2014, CR/NC, oral midterm and final)
- 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
- 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
- Fourth Street parking restriction
There will be no parking on Fourth Street between Broadway and Jefferson Street until further notice to allow construction truck access.
- 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.
- 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