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Transylvania appears in Forbes’ college rankings
Transylvania was ranked 75th among private colleges in the United States and 85th overall on the 2009 Forbes’ list of America’s Best Colleges. The rankings are based on criteria such as professor evaluations (, alumni listed in Who’s Who in America, percentage of students who graduate in four years, and the number of students and faculty who have won competitive awards.

Transylvania Treasures

Transylvania Treasures wins Gold Award
Transylvania’s publications office received a 2009 Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Transylvania Treasures, a thrice yearly newsletter, was named a Gold Award winner—the highest award offered—in the prestigious international competition. The publication is dedicated to showcasing the rare and valuable items in Transylvania’s Special Collections and Moosnick Medical and Science Museum.

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Barnes’ movie score released on CD
A CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Euphoria, composed by Transylvania music professor Larry Barnes, was recently released. The 13 tracks lend thematic and emotional support to the film’s optimistic message of achieving natural highs in life. To purchase a copy, contact Barnes at or go to
Euphoria CD

Pioneers lead HCAC institutions in standings for Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup
Transylvania led all Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference institutions with a 69th place finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for NCAA Division III members after the conclusion of the 2008-09 sports calendar. Transy’s total of 238.5 points in the final standings drew on the strength of three teams in particular, gaining 34 points from women’s golf, 60 points from men’s golf, and 25 points from men’s tennis. The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup is a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s NCAA finish in up to 18 sports.

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