- Spirit Week winners
The Spirit Week winners are Jessica Curry (priority registration for winter term) and Dillon Pulliam (priority room registration for 2015-16). Congratulations! For more information, contact Anna Nevius at 8150 or email@example.com
- Staff Engagement Team organizing Wiffle Ball Game
The Staff Engagement Team is trying to organize a Wiffle ball game once a month for faculty, staff, and students. If anyone is interested in playing Wiffle ball on a Wednesday once a month, please contact Beth Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and she will add you to the email list. Our next game will be sometime in September. Hope to see you all out there!
- The Rambler seeks sports editor
The Rambler, Transylvania's student-produced newspaper, seeks a sports editor for the 2014-15 year. Applicants should be strong in writing, have knowledge of general sports, and be up-to-date on sports inside the Bubble. Journalism experience is preferred but not required. First-year students are also encouraged to apply. Email Rachel Smith at email@example.com
for more info or to apply.
- Banks, Mudrak promoted
We are pleased to announce two promotions, effective Sept. 1, that reflect and honor long-term service and institutional importance. Darrell Banks is promoted to associate vice president and director of physical plant. Jeff Mudrak is promoted to associate vice president and director of human resources. Please congratulate these individuals when you see them, and thank them for their service to the university. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant baseball, women's basketball coach to start Sept. 8.
Jim Bray, assistant baseball and women's basketball coach, will start Sept. 8.
- Reading groups for Cornel West
Continuing our campus-wide conversation about class, and in preparation for Cornel West's upcoming talk at LexEndPoverty, there are three faculty and student facilitated reading groups on The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. These group are open to the entire Transylvania community and members of our neighborhood. Sign up here
. For more information, contact Wilson Dickinson at 3691 or email@example.com
- Add co-curricular events to Creative Engagements calendar
Please remember to place all appropriate co-curricular events taking place this academic year on the Creative Engagements calendar. First-year students can receive .25 credit hours for attending six required events plus 10 additional ones drawn from a wide range of areas. For more information about the Creative Engagements program, please go here
or contact Martha Billips (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Susan Hofmann (email@example.com
- Parking enforcement changes
Because of construction on campus, there will be a stronger emphasis on parking enforcement this year to ensure everyone with valid permits and guests will have the opportunity to park. Parking citation fines have increased this year. You'll find a more detailed description of this year's parking enforcement here
- Theater program needs Transy T-shirts
Got any outdated divisional, athletic, staff, or other Transy T-shirts? The Theater program wants them for "Shakespeare in Mind," our fall show. We'll upcycle them into promotional materials or even costumes! It's Sustainable Shakespeare! Contact Missy Johnston at 3524 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Residence hall construction update
This week, installation of the sanitary sewer lines from Fourth Street to the new building will continue. Traffic flow in the Back Circle area will be disrupted, but one lane will be open at all times. Foundation work will continue and footer walls will begin to be poured. The domestic water line will be installed coming in from North Broadway near the International House. A groundbreaking is planned for noon Friday, Sept. 5. We'll have more details soon. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or email@example.com
- Keep up with TransE-Mail
Stay current on the news from the alumni and development office by checking out the latest edition of TransE-Mail
, an electronic newsletter sent to 5600 alumni every month. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn at 8512 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campus visits coordinator hired
Anna Calvert has been hired as campus visits coordinator. She will start Sept. 2.
- Parking changes
to read about parking changes on campus. View the map here
- First-year Crimson Card photos
First year students, if you haven't yet gotten your Crimson Card photo taken, stop by the communications office on the third floor of Old Morrison. Ask for John: email@example.com
- First-year pre-health meeting
If you missed the first-year pre-health meeting, don't fret. Contact Charlotte Taraba at firstname.lastname@example.org
to get on the pre-health email list.
- Proud to Be a Pioneer yard signs
Are you proud to be a part of the Pioneer family? "Stake" your claim as part of the Transylvania community by placing a Proud to Be a Pioneer sign in your yard. You can pick up your sign at the all-campus reception in Haupt Plaza on Aug. 26 or in the alumni and development or admissions offices. Be sure to share a picture of your Pioneer family with your sign on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #beapioneer. For more information, contact Brad Goan at 8242 or email@example.com
- Fulbright awards info
Fulbright awards for post-graduate English Teaching Assistants or Research Seniors interested in applying for 2015-16 Fulbright awards must contact director of study abroad Kathy Simon during the week of Aug. 25. A mandatory meeting for Fulbright applicants will be Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Campus Center. Consult the Fulbright website
and write drafts of personal statements and statements of grant purpose prior to the Sept. 4 meeting. For more information, contact Kathy Simon at 8124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 100 Doors to Success Advisory Council Named
President Carey has invited the following staff members to join an Advisory Council for the 100 Doors to Success Program: Martha Billips, associate dean for academic affairs; Kara Covert, associate VP for advancement; Michael Cronk, assistant director of career development; Sarah Guinn, assistant director of admissions, coordinator of phone team; Shane McKee, director of student involvement and leadership; and Sharon Prevette, senior programmer and analyst. The Advisory Council will meet bi-monthly to assist Deana Ison in the development of the program, which is set to launch in winter term 2015.
- Test out new TUWIFI connection
Soon, some students will see the new TUWIFI connection. We are still testing this new wireless, but please feel free to connect and let us know what works and what doesn't by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
. Also, please watch our 1IT article, as it is updated with new information at: http://1it.transy.edu/?p=1244
- Transylvania begins dean search
Read more here
about our search for a vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university.
- Thomson Hall parking disruption
Construction crews will need for all 11 parking spots in front of Thomson Hall to be cleared for drilling and pavement cutting. Until further notice, please move all vehicles from that area. Parking should be allowed there again this week. Contact Chief Muravchick with questions at 8118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Billips to become associate dean for academic affairs
to read a statement from Michael Bell about Martha Billips becoming the associate dean for academic affairs.
- Dining services seeks student marketing intern
Dining services is looking to hire a student marketing intern. Some responsibilities will include helping create and implement all communication collateral, print, web, and social media; monitor campus websites and social media outlets; keep track of the progress of local and sustainability efforts, including the Kentucky Proud Restaurant Rewards Program; and assist with the implementation of the Farm to Campus program. If you're interested, please contact Amanda Langlitz at 8217.
- Email phishing attempts
It is that time of year when IT reminds you to be vigilant about phishing emails! We've seen a recent attempt that tries to convince you to follow a bogus link to sign in because of an issue with your account. Be wary of these types of phishing attempts! Please contact the helpdesk if you may have compromised your account.
- Transy Phonathon calling all Pioneers to apply
Learn valuable work skills, connect with alumni, work with friends, and make extra cash. For more info on the Transy Phonathon, click here
. To apply, click here
- Check the online user manual for new phones
IT is regularly updating the online user's manual for the new phones. You may want to save the link to the page
. Remember, to make calls external to campus, you no longer need to dial '9,' but you do need to dial the area code. If the call is long distance, dial '1' first. Contact the help desk if you have additional questions.