- Navaratne hired as digital recruitment coordinator
Please welcome Hasanka Navaratne, who has been hired as the digital recruitment coordinator starting Sept. 22.
- Open swim hours
Open swim hours have begun at the pool in the Campus Center! Only current students, faculty, and staff can access the facility, and all patrons will need to bring their Crimson Card. Open swim hours, which are posted at the facility, are: MWF: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; TTH: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; M-TH: 7-9 p.m.; and SSU: 1-6 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Bike Shop hours
The Transy Bikes Shop will now be open to students/faculty/staff. The shop is in Forrer Front Lobby near the cafeteria. Please drop by during shop hours for any bike-related questions, or bring your bike by and we'll help you fix it! Hours are: Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m.; Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Tori Wolff at email@example.com
- Residence hall construction update
In the coming week, most of the activity will continue within the footprint of the building as under-slab utility work progresses. Exterior trenching to connect the geothermal HVAC piping will be visible on the outside of the building. Trucks will continue to deliver materials to the job site and remove dirt. Flaggers will provide safe passageway for students while trucks are present. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winter 2015 Student Teaching and The Panama Experience
Applications are both due Oct. 6. Application packets are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. For more information about student teaching, please contact Cindy Hague at 8608 or email@example.com
- Natural Science and Mathematics Tutoring Program starts Sunday
Biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics tutors will be available Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Education Resource Center in the basement of the Library, Room 003, starting Sunday. A computer science tutor will be available Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Monday. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba (8228) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peer Academic Mentoring starts Sunday
Peer Academic Mentoring starts Sunday in the library's ACE. Are you struggling with classes? Come in to get some extra help. Check out the schedule here
. For more information, contact Susan Brown at 8408 or email@example.com
- Transylvania ranks high in U.S. News Great Schools, Great Prices
Transylvania ranked high in the U.S. News and World Report's Great Schools, Great Prices list
that was released Tuesday. It's only part of the acclaim
we've received recently.
- Dean search committee named
The search committee for the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university will be chaired by professor Paul Jones and will include 12 members: six faculty, five staff, and one student.
The committee will begin reviewing applications Sept. 19 and will invite finalists to campus in January. President Carey would like to thank the members of the committee for serving, and he encourages everyone to take advantage of opportunities to participate in the search process. Read more about the committee and timeline here
- Food services consultant on campus Sept. 23 through 25
A food services consultant from Campus Dining, Inc., will be on campus Sept. 23-25. He will conduct one-on-one and group interviews, point-of-purchase surveys, and make observations at each of our dining locations. You may be asked to participate in one or more interview formats, and we hope you will take this opportunity to share what we are doing well with our campus dining services and what could be done to make this an area of distinction for the university. Information gathered from this visit will be used to develop a request for a proposal for campus dining services that will be issued later this year. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail room accepts only Crimson Card payments for postage and shipping supplies
Office services reminds the campus community that the Old Morrison mail room will accept only Crimson Cards as payment for postage and shipping supplies. To clarify, Bonus Points are a supplement to certain board plans and can be used only for food purchases in the dining halls. Cash Points make your crimson card work just like a prepaid debit card and can be used at numerous locations on campus such as the bookstore, vending machines, laundry facilities, mail room, and dining services. See Shawn Singleton at Campus Card Services in the Campus Center to learn how to load Cash Points onto Crimson Cards. For more information, contact Eric Ramsey at 8137 or email@example.com
- New wireless expanding across campus
As IT rolls out the new wireless system across campus, you will no longer see TUAIR in certain buildings and will instead see TUWIFI and TUDEVICES. Please see the IT help site article here
to find out which buildings have been upgraded and what you need to do to connect.
- Articles by Harlan Beckley
Read some of convocation speaker Harlan Beckley's articles here
. For more information, contact Susan Brown at 8408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crimson Card needed to enter Beck
The Beck Center now requires all students, faculty, and staff to swipe their Crimson Cards when entering the building for any reason.
- Sign up for library CE workshop
Calling all first years, don't forget to sign up now for your Library workshop for Creative Engagements (CE) credit. All first-year students must attend one of the Library workshops offered only during the fall term, so don't wait or you'll be too late to get credit. For information on each session and on how to sign up, see our site here
- Salsa lessons
Ever want to learn how to dance Salsa? Take lessons on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Beck multi-purpose room! No experience or is partner necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun! Please see this link
for details. For more information, contact Paul Dimayuga at 8524 or email@example.com
- U.S. Department of State 2015 Summer Student Internship Program
Ten-week, unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., and other locations throughout the U.S. Go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application here
. The deadline to submit completed applications is Oct. 17. For more information, contact Kathy Simon at 8124.
- Parking changes
to read about parking changes on campus. View the map here
- Parking enforcement
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
- Home Free tickets available
Faculty, staff, and students can pick up free tickets for the Home Free
concert beginning Sept. 8 at the information desk in the Campus Center lobby. The campus community will have a week to snag tickets for the Oct. 20 concert before they're available to the public. The a cappella group won NBC's "The Sing-Off" in December.
- 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!
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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