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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
  • WKYT filming for Pumpkinmania
  • WKYT will be here filming for Pumpkinmania at 10:15 a.m. We encourage staff, faculty and students to come to Haupt lawn to show your excitement for PumpkinMania and be on TV!
  • 'The Escalation Games' screening
  • The Lacrosse Team and Health and Wellness have partnered for Domestic Violence Awareness Month to show "The Escalation Games" from 4-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym. Following the film, there will be a student-led discussion about relationship violence and ways students can get involved to end violence on our campus. This will count for Transy Engagements. Please contact Ashley Hill with any questions.
  • Budget and health insurance presentation
  • We welcome you to attend today's informational presentation about the university budget. We will also be providing information about the Health Insurance Plan for 2017. The presentation will be in the Faculty/Staff Lounge in the Mitchell Fine Arts building at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Campus book drive ends today
  • KEASP and Sigma Tau Delta are combining efforts to host a book drive on campus through Monday. Donation drop-off locations are: Forrer Front Lobby, Haupt first floor, Library front desk, Mitchell Fine Arts lobby and Cowgill lobby. Gently used books of any reading level are eligible for donation. All books will go to the International Book Project. For more information, contact Bradlee Murch.
Upcoming Dates
  • Haupt Plaza parking spots reserved Tuesday morning
  • The Office of Admissions is pleased to host the Fayette County Associate Principals Meeting. Please note our guests will be parking in Haupt Plaza in reserved spots from 8-8:45 a.m. Please plan on alternate parking options and contact Alexandra McConnell for more information.
  • Faculty Composers Concert on Tuesday
  • What do Wii controllers, Bluetooth technology, Kinects, pianos, singers, soprano saxophones, digital lights, many computers, tai chi and really awesome sounding speakers have in common? They'll be center stage at the Faculty Composers Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Carrick Theater. It will feature works by Larry Barnes, Timothy Polashek, Barbara J. Rogers and Zoe Strecker, and performances by Brittany Benningfield, Angela Eaton, Loren Tice, Daniel Koehn and Matt Polashek. For more information, contact Timothy Polashek.
  • PumpkinMania group photo Tuesday
  • If you wear your PumpkinMania shirt on Tuesday, wear your jeans to work and go to the steps of Old Morrison for a group picture at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Ashley Coons.
  • 'Thriller' dance practice Tuesday
  • Join the fun of PumpkinMania by performing "Thriller" with the Transy Dance Team. The dance will be taught Tuesday in the Beck Center gym from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Any interested students, faculty or staff are invited to attend. For more information, contact Coach Carter.
  • Banking basics for students Wednesday
  • Learn the basics of banking for college students from alum Mason McCauley '07 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center, Conference Room A, as part of the Financial Literacy for Today's College Student program. The discussion "Cha-ching!" is a Transy Engagements event open to all students. Free food and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn.
  • Academic Affairs Presentation on Thursday
  • All faculty, staff and students are invited to the next Academic Affairs Presentation at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. Professor Iva Katzarska-Miller will present "Sexism in Popular Entertainment: From Novels to Anime." The presentation will discuss the predominance and effect of verbal infantilization of women (e.g. using "girl" to designate woman) in titles of novels, physical sexualization of women in anime and sexist attitudes in anime fans. Please join us. For more information, contact Kim Naujokas.
  • Delcamp Writer discussing graphic novel Thursday
  • Delcamp Visiting Writer Robert Gipe will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 27, to give a reading and discussion of his graphic novel set in southern Appalachia, Trampoline. The reading will begin at 5 p.m. in Carrick Theater. Marianne Worthington, professor of communications at the University of the Cumberlands, will also be our guest to introduce Robert and discuss the emergence of the graphic novel, especially as it pertains to the literature of our region. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Maurice Manning at 8606, or mamanning@transy.edu.
  • Halloween snacks, prizes on Friday
  • Stop by the library anytime on Friday for Halloween snacks and prizes! Complete spooky challenges and compete for treats. For more information, contact Robert Campbell.
  • Campus Worship Service on Sunday
  • Members of the campus community are invited to attend a Campus Worship Service sponsored by Disciples on Campus at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Morrison Chapel. The Rev. Joey Pusateri from Simpsonville Christian Church and current Transylvania students will lead the message, music and prayer. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Amanda DeWitt.
  • Transy Halloween Costume Contest is Oct. 31
  • With Halloween just around the corner, the Transylvania Recognition Team invites you to participate in this year's Halloween Costume Contest. The contest will take place on Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Winners will receive prizes along with certificates. Categories to be judged include: Best Group Costume, Best Faculty/Staff Costume, Best Student Costume, Scariest Costume, Most Creative Costume and Best Homemade Costume. For questions ahead of time, contact Kara Salsman at 8285, or ksalsman@transy.edu.
  • Poet Amelia Martens reading Nov. 4
  • Poet Amelia Martens will read from her book, "The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat," at 1:30 p.m. in the Library. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Robert Campbell.
  • 'Extra Life: Play Games. Heal Kids' game night Nov. 16
  • Come de-stress during the "Extra Life: Play Games. Heal Kids" game night from 6-10 p.m. in the Campus Center! Play Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Monopoly, Trouble, Clue, Life and more! The cost will be $3 at the door and all proceeds will go to the Lexington Chapter of the Children's Miracle Network. For more information, contact Jessica Koors.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Staff Engagement Team meeting updates
  • The Staff Engagement Team would like to remind everyone of upcoming events, including today's $3 lunch, PumpkinMania activities (Oct. 23 through 25), the Nov. 11 Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (sign up here) and November Shared Office Time. During this week's meeting, members discussed an anonymous submission concerning the purpose of SET and how to include more holistic representation among staff and faculty at SET workshops. Please consider submitting to SET or reviewing submissions.
  • Wear jeans with your Pumpkinmania shirt Oct. 25
  • Would you like to wear jeans to work to support Pumpkinmania? If you wear a Pumpkinmania tshirt on Oct. 25 you can wear jeans to work! Contact Ashley Coons to order a shirt now! Shirts are $10. For more information, contact Ashley Coons at 8116, or acoons@transy.edu.
  • Staff sick leave bank
  • If you did not already sign up for the sick leave bank, please do so. Go here for more information.
  • Living Art and Science Center faculty/staff discount
  • Faculty and staff will receive 50 percent off membership to the Living Art and Science Center in Lexington. After the discount, the family membership would cost $30. The membership would include two adults and two children in a household. Go here for more information.
  • Donate candy to PumpkinMania
  • PumpkinMania is right around the corner! If you'd like to donate candy for the trick-or-treat portion of the event, drop a bag off in the registrar's office, OM 104. For more information, contact Ashley Coons.
Career Development
  • 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.
  • Dental office marketing internship
  • There is a marketing internship available at a local dental office. This is a paid opportunity to work with a Transy alumna 10-15 hours a week and hone your marketing skills outside the classroom. If you need help with your resume, go here, and contact Michael Cronk to review your resume. Go here to see the internship responsibilities.
Community Engagement
Student Government Association
For Your Information
  • Fall Dining Services Survey
  • Please go here to voice your views and comments on Dining Services at Transylvania. For more information, contact Jeff Griffis.
  • Post photos for PumpkinMania carving contest
  • Post photos of your 2016 PumpkinMania jack-o'-lanterns on social media with #TransyPumpkinMania to enter our second annual carving contest! We'll put the entries in a Facebook album Tuesday for you to vote for your favorite. The winner will receive a PumpkinMaina T-shirt.
  • 'Anon(ymous)' ticket reservations available
  • Ticket reservations are now available for Naomi Iizuka's "Anon(ymous)," the Theater Program's fall production. Inspired by Homer's "Odyssey" and the current refugee crises, "Anon(ymous)" is one of the Theater Program's largest scenic productions ever. You may reserve your ticket online here. Beginning Monday, you may also stop by the Little Theater box office on MWF from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or T/TH from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. All tickets are free. For more information, contact Sully White.
  • 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.
  • Heating season
  • The Transylvania heating season is Oct. 15 to April 15. In accordance with the university's energy policy, the Physical Plant Department has reviewed the 15-day weather forecast. The predictions are for daytime temperatures to range anywhere from the low 60s to the mid 80s; therefore the switch from cooling to heating will be delayed. However, systems will not be switched over to heating any later than Nov. 1. You can view the policy at Inside Transy. For more information, contact Norman Mudd.
  • 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.
  • IT Tip of the Week: Check out helpdesk.transy.edu
  • Did you know that IT has the http://helpdesk.transy.edu site with answers to many frequently asked questions? Many of our tips come from there. Check it out at helpdesk.transy.edu or through outside.transy.edu from off campus. For more information, contact IT Helpdesk at 3593, or helpdesk@transy.edu.
  • Update on residence hall construction
  • The exterior work is virtually complete. Now the push is on to complete the interior heating, lighting, plumbing and decor. Significant work remains to meet the goal of substantial completion on Dec. 1s If that date is met, we hope to have all required inspections complete and approval for occupancy by Dec. 15. This will allow time for contractors to move off site, final cleaning and preparation for move in the first of January. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8208, or mmathews@transy.edu.
  • Transylvanian Literary Magazine seeks staff members
  • The Transylvanian Literary Magazine is looking for new staff members this year! Open positions include junior editor-in-chief, junior poetry and prose editors, financial manager and design editor. If you are interested, apply here by Oct. 17. Previous experience encouraged but not required. For more information, contact Maggie Garnett.
  • Student art pieces needed
  • Do you have large (at least three-foot) brightly colored art pieces you would be willing to display this year? We are looking for several pieces of student art that we can display in the student lounge of the Campus Center to help brighten up the space. If you are interested, contact Diane Fout with a photo of your piece(s). The Campus Center is always willing to work with students to provide display opportunities for their work.
  • New school nurse office hours
  • Transylvania's new nurse, Carol Palmer, started this week. Her regular hours on campus are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2-4.
  • Sign up for PumpkinMania trick-or-treat table
  • PumpkinMania trick-or-treating will be from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 25. If your office or student organization would like a table, please email Ashley Coons by 5 p.m. Oct. 21. You will need to decorate your table and have plenty of candy! If you'd like to donate candy for the event, drop off a bag in the registrar's office, OM 104.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • #SustainerOfTransy
  • This week's #SustainerOfTransy is junior Claire Gardner! Visit the Sustainability Facebook page to read more or nominate a friend. For more information, contact Rachel Young.
  • Transy renews Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education membership
  • We are happy to share with you that Transy has renewed its membership with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE membership extends to everyone at our institution. As a member school, our entire campus community has access to AASHE's online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing, collaboration and professional development. Follow this link to access our online resources! For more information, contact Rachel Young.
  • Work with elementary students on gardening, environmental topics
  • We'll be making monthly trips to William Wells Brown Elementary School to work with children in the science lab. Lessons cover a number of gardening and environmental topics. Email Jennifer if you're interested in volunteering, observing in the classroom and/or gaining hands-on experience in the classroom.
  • Alternative Spring Break student leaders sought
  • Interested in being a student leader for the Alternative Spring Break trip in 2017? This trip will explore rural Appalachia through food, faith and farming. We will spend a week working on organic farms, hiking, volunteering with the local community and reflecting upon a number of faith traditions as they relate to sustainable living. For more info, contact Jennifer.
  • Goodman curates University of California exhibition
  • Art history professor Emily Goodman has curated the exhibition "A Retrospective Space" at the University of California, San Diego Faculty Club. It opened on Monday and will run until Dec. 16. The show commemorates the 50-year history of the UCSD University Art Gallery, which has been the site of innovative works of contemporary art and has been a space that has promoted diversity and inclusion in the art world. For more information, contact Goodman at egoodman@transy.edu.
  • Mills wins Essential Piece Award
  • The Transylvania Recognition Committee would like to recognize Writing Center administrative assistant Becky Mills as the October winner of the Essential Piece Award. Join us in thanking Becky for all she does for Transylvania!
  • Begley archaeology article published
  • Anthropology Professor Chris Begley published an article on archaeology in an edited volume from University of Alabama Press titled "Lost City, Found Pyramid." The volume confronts pseudoscience in archaeology, and Begley's chapter focuses on lost city legends from Honduras. For more information, contact Begley at cbegley@transy.edu.
Clubs and Organizations
  • October Greek life newsletter
  • View the October Greek Life newsletter here. For more information, contact Hunter Williams at 8182, or hwilliams@transy.edu.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa accepting applications
  • Transylvania's Lampas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society, is now accepting applications for membership. In order to apply, students must be juniors or seniors in the top 35 percent of their class. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.522 for the junior class and 3.436 for the senior class. The deadline to apply is Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. For more information, including the link to the membership application, go here.
International Education
  • 2017 KIIS Summer China program information session Oct. 27
  • An information session for the 2017 KIIS Summer China program will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Conference Room C in Forrer Hall. There will be lots of snacks and prizes. The information session will be followed by a Chinese Movie Night. All are welcome. For more information, contact professor Qian Gao.
  • 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.

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