- Nomination period for SET positions extended
Please consider running to serve on the Staff Engagement Team. A two-year term begins July 1 and allows you to voice your opinions and to represent your colleagues on a vibrant and productive team serving all of us. Please submit a short bio, a few sentences on why you want to serve and an issue of importance to you by May 1. For more information, contact Michael Cronk
- Applications for the 338 N. Upper St. house
The Office of Residence Life and Housing is accepting applications for the 338 N. Upper St. house for the 2015-16 school year. This house holds 11 students. Interested groups should email Ashley Gutshall
by May 1 for more information.
- Transy Community Garden plots
If you are interested in tending a private plot to grow your own produce in the Transy Community Garden this summer, please let Eva Csuhai
know soon. We have plots ranging from 4X20 feet up to 7X40 feet.
- Residence Life seeks summer camps and conferences assistants
The Office of Residence Life is hiring two summer workers to serve as summer camps and conferences assistants. The jobs will run through August term, and each person will work between 25 to 35 hours every week. Those interested must be able to lift 50 to 90 pounds and able to move furniture for several hours at a time. If interested or for details, please contact Tristan Fretwell
, associate director of residence life. Please include a resume with applicable work experience.
- Volunteers needed for Alumni Weekend activities
Volunteers are needed for Alumni Weekend activities. If you would like to help, sign up here
. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn
- Making use of technology in the classroom
We are introducing a new series
focusing on making use of technology in the classroom. The first one will be on videos. Let's practice inserting different types of videos into our presentations. Also, we'll investigate how to quickly and easily create our own videos in order to start flipping small portions of our classes. For more information, contact Paul Dimayuga
- Win King's Island tickets
Do you want to go to King's Island? SAB has purchased a limited number of tickets that can be won starting next Wednesday in Front Lobby at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are for April 25. For more information, please contact Ryne Hardesty
- Wright named Diversity and Inclusion director
We are pleased to announce Serenity Wright '05 is the new director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She had served in that role as interim director. Read more about the office here
- Delcamp Awards submissions
The English program is pleased to announce this year's Delcamp Awards. The Delcamp essay award is for the best critical essay 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; for fiction or creative writing, it is one submission per entrant. Delcamp submissions should be sent as clean/unmarked copy to professor Todorova at firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than April 27.
- Update on new residence hall construction
Almost all of the activity has moved inside the building as workers hang drywall and install showers, heating and air conditioning units and door frames. Lifts will be visible on the exterior of the building as final caulking is applied. Traffic will be disrupted around Back Circle on Monday and Tuesday as the storm water sewer line is tied in across the temporary road. Flaggers will assist pedestrians. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Beck Center May term hours
The Beck Center's May term hours will be: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 4-8 p.m. Contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183 with any questions.
- Night of Musical Theatre canceled
The Night of Musical Theatre event on April 24 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.
- Writing Center implements online scheduling system
The Writing Center is excited to announce the implementation of a new online scheduling system via WCOnline, which offers easy access to the tutoring schedule without having to make an appointment in person. Although students and faculty members are always welcome to make appointments in person or by phone, we hope that this new system allows for greater campus access. For more details, please go here
. For questions, please contact Becky Mills
or Scott Whiddon
- 2016-17 international, national scholarships, fellowships available
Information and applications for a number of 2016-17 international and national scholarships and fellowships are available from designated faculty representatives and program websites. Go here
- Diversity Book Club series
All faculty, staff and students are invited to register for the first installation of the Diversity Book Club series. During May term, we will read "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: and Other Conversations on Race." You must sign up by Thursday if you are interested. Email Serenity Wright
- Transition from heating to cooling
The safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff is of utmost concern to the Physical Plant Department; providing the highest level of service in the most efficient manner possible is at the core of our mission. For several weeks we have been working feverishly to prepare multiple systems for the seasonal switchover. Most of these systems are quite complex in nature and require extensive service and prep work. Some of this work involves coordination with third party contractors. Simply put, transitioning from heating to cooling is much more involved than turning valves and throwing a switch. The timing of this work is guided by the comprehensive university energy policy that was developed by a committee with representatives from multiple campus constituencies. The policy is based on historical data and is consistent with industry best practices. When the systems are ready, the decision about when to turn them on is based on the weather forecast. We understand temperatures in the buildings can fall outside of normal ranges during this transition, and this can be uncomfortable. It is our goal to minimize this discomfort as much as possible. Please report questions or concerns here
- Art program seeks post-graduate studio assistant
The art program invites applications for the 2015-16 post-graduate studio assistant position. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in studio art or equivalent experience in studio management and must intend to develop a career in the visual arts. The studio assistant will receive a stipend over the course of the nine-month academic year and will have a private studio space. The application deadline is April 27. A detailed job description and application instructions can be found here
- Group Fitness Class schedule
May term is just around the corner and there's no better way to prepare for your summer than to get involved in our Group Fitness Classes! They are: Monday - 12:10-12:50 p.m. Yoga, Core and More (Wendy); Wednesday - 12:10-12:50 p.m. Chisel (Tracy); Thursday - 12:10-12:50 p.m. Step (Tracy), 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bootcamp (Ty); and Friday - 12:10-12:50 p.m. Chisel (Tracy). Contact Erin Triplett
if you have any questions or concerns.
- Possible Safari problem with older Apple OS X systems
In the wake of some of last year's exploits of web security (namely Heartbleed and Poodle), we recently disabled some very old security protocols on all of our web servers including TNet and Moodle. For most modern browsers, this is not an issue and goes unnoticed. However, if you have an older Apple OS X system, Safari may not work on these sites. You may be able to update to the new Yosemite OS X for free or download Chrome. Please contact the helpdesk if you need further assistance.
- Low Impact Week April 22-24
Come camp out on Thomson Lawn from April 22 to 24 for Low Impact Week! Enjoy a bonfire that Wednesday night with food cooked over the fire. Lower your carbon footprint; hang out with friends; enjoy live music, etc. All are welcome to camp! There is extra room in the tents. Contact email@example.com
for more information.
- Student Activities Board election results
The Student Activities Board recently held elections for the 2015-16 academic year. Congratulations to the following students for being selected to lead the organization next year: president, Ryne Hardesty; executive vice president, Amanda Wilburn; vice president of programming, Haley Williams; vice president of public relations and marketing, Laura Wooldridge; and vice president of finance, Kristen Baker. These students will lead SAB into the future under its new constitution. For more information, contact Shane McKee
- Project One diversity initiative
Read more about Transylvania's new diversity initiative, Project One
- Holiday schedule
Here is the holiday schedule
that administrative and staff offices will observe during the 2015-16 fiscal year
- Division of Fine Arts 2015-16 programming
The Division of Fine Arts has now calendared all the 2015-16 fine arts programming and reserved appropriate spaces essential to course work and program performances/productions in MFA and Little. The campus community is now encouraged to contact Devon Query at 8266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve spaces for fall, winter and May term events. This includes Haggin, Carrick and Little. On April 15, this invitation will be extended to the Lexington community.
- Juried Student Exhibition submissions
All students who made art this year are encouraged to submit their work for the annual Juried Student Exhibition, a two-week Morlan Gallery show opening May 1. Entry forms
and details are on the gallery website. Jurying will be on April 23 in the Shearer Art Building. Many prizes are given to works in this exhibition, including the Dean's Purchase Award and the Nana Lampton Award. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher
- 2015-16 Theater Program
In 2015-16, Transy's Theater Program will investigate cultural, psychological and physiological factors that inspire humans to create and fear monsters. In addition to a course in prosthetic makeup (Theatrical Creatures - THEA 2294-01), the program has issued an international "Call for Monologues and Short Plays" that feature non-human monsters. Students, faculty and everyone in the Transy and Lexington communities are invited to submit original monologues and short plays by May 1. For more information, contact Michael Dixon
- Biomechanics class seeks volunteers
The Biomechanics class seeks volunteers for office workstation analysis. The biomechanics students will come to your office to record how you work at your desk and make recommendations upon the completion of formal analysis. To be considered, you will need to spend more than 50 percent of work at your desk with a computer. Your participation will be especially beneficial if you have desk work-related musculoskeletal conditions. If interested, please contact Hanaki-Martin
(course instructor) ASAP.
- Check-out for students who are not in May term
Any student who is not taking a May term class will need to schedule a time to check out of their residence hall room with their RA by 6 p.m. April 17. Failure to check out properly will result in a fine. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Gutshall
- Admissions office missing umbrellas
We are missing umbrellas! If anyone happened to borrow an umbrella from the admissions office this year, we would love to get it back! Thank you!
- Charlie Redmon named new director of physical plant
Charlie Redmon will join the Transylvania family on April 6 as our new director of physical plant. He comes to us with over 30 years experience, most recently having served as the director of physical plant for the Lexington Theological Seminary for nearly 30 years. Charlie's arrival will allow Darrell Banks to begin his role as the university's construction manager on a full-time basis. Please welcome Charlie to Transy. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Transy gear online
Shop for Transy gear online beginning Thursday! Transy fans, faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to begin using our new agreement with LIDS Sideline Store to buy gear for yourself, family or friends. For the grand opening Thursday, there will be $15 off any $75 purchase. Go here
- Transy Bikes! open shop hours
For the remainder of the semester, the Transy Bikes! shop will have open shop hours every Monday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and every Thursday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Burns
- Pioneers Reaching Out seeks workers
PROs (Pioneers Reaching Out), the admissions student outreach team, is seeking new hires to work for the remainder of the academic year, including May term. Applicants need to be available to work two to three shifts per week (three hours a shift) and be a first-year student, sophomore or junior. Please contact Sarah Guinn
for more details and to apply.
- Lot open behind Thomson tennis courts
The parking lot directly behind the Thomson Hall tennis courts is now open.
- Thomson Hall parking restriction
Please, do not park vehicles alongside the tennis court fence at the rear of Thomson Hall. Construction crews will be driving large trucks behind Clay/Davis Hall and will need as much space as possible to pull behind the buildings. Students will be notified when this parking area is re-opened. Sorry for the inconvenience. For more information, contact Gregg Muravchick at 8118.
- Udall Foundation scholarships
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or the environment. If interested, go to the Udall Foundation website
for further information about the scholarship and how to apply if interested.