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Featured Events 2014-2015

Transylvania invites you to our historic campus in downtown Lexington to enjoy the events featured below. Parking is free in the university’s general parking lots. Click the Directions tab for more information.

  • September 7, 2014

    Convocation: Poverty Studies: A Liberal Arts Vocation?

    7:00 p.m.
    Dr. Harlan Beckley, Executive Director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), will address poverty in the United States as a problem unaddressed by undergraduate education in our nation.

    Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center


    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Martha Billips, (859) 233-3654

  • September 24, 2014

    Art Talk: Andrew Hem

    5:30 p.m.
    Painter Andrew Hem, a 2006 graduate of Art Center College of Design, is an internationally recognized muralist who has created public artworks most recently in the Arctic, as well as LA, Chicago, Seattle, New York and London. Hem will take a break from painting his newest work—in Lexington, Ky.— to deliver an informal lecture concerning his otherworldly paintings, his experience of living between two cultures, and his career in the world of street art.

    This lecture, made possible by the Bluegrass Community Foundation, Kurt Gohde & Kremena Todorova, and the Morlan Gallery, is a part of PRHBTN’s celebration of street art. To find out more about Hem and the other amazing muralists who will be in Lexington to install public artwork visit, www.prhbtn.com.

    Location: Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

    More about this event


    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Kremena Todorova, (859) 233-8164

  • October 1, 2014

    Kenan Lecture: Eric Klein

    7:30 p.m.
    Eric Klein, founder of an international charity called Compassion into Action Network—Direct Outcome Organization (CAN-DO), will talk about the non-profit organization’s dedication to providing lasting solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems, from natural disasters to environmental degradation, humanitarian crises to educational inequity. CAN-DO arose from Klein’s frustration at the problems that seem to be considered "normal" in disaster situations. Time after time, emergency food, water, and medical supplies seemed to sit on docks or airport tarmacs while little or nothing reached survivors in the critical days immediately following a major disaster. Surely there was some way to get aid to survivors more quickly and efficiently?

    Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center


    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Meg Upchurch, (859) 233-8252

  • January 14, 2015

    Kenan Lecture: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

    7:30 p.m.
    Transylvania University proudly presents Robert F. Kennedy Jr., speaking on Green Capitalism.

    Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center


    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Meg Upchurch, (859) 233-8252

  • January 20, 2015

    Artist Talk: Libby Rowe

    12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
    Rowe deconstructs notions of home, house, and neighborhood in her one-person Morlan Gallery exhibition titled Dwellings: Contemplating Home, House, and Neighborhood, on display Sept. 12 to Oct. 17.

    Rowe holds a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Northern Iowa. Her work addresses issues of identity and belonging.

    Location: Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

    More about this event


    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Andrea Fisher, (859) 233-8142

  • February 24, 2015

    Moosnick Lecture in Judaic Studies: Dr. Susannah Heschel

    7:00 p.m.
    Professor Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, is the 2014 Moosnick Lecturer. She is the author of "The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany," and "Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus."

    Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center


    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Dr. Paul Jones, (859) 233-8113

  • February 25, 2015

    Moosnick Lecture in Judaic Studies: Dr. Susannah Heschel

    7:00 p.m.
    Professor Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, is the 2014 Moosnick Lecturer. She is the author of "The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany," and "Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus".

    Location: Ohavay Zion Synagogue


    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Dr. Paul Jones, (859) 233-8113

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