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TNotes
Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Upcoming Dates
  • Derivative Bee on Dec. 2
  • Join fellow math enthusiasts for a Derivative Bee! This event will be hosted by the Math and Physics Club as an opportunity to have some fun and solve derivatives with math faculty and students. Pizza will be served at 6 p.m. in BSC 114 and the bee will begin at 6:30. Anyone interested is invited to participate! For more information, contact Mikki Wilburn.
  • Air ambulance director talk Dec. 2
  • The Creative Intelligence Series presents Michael Flueckiger, medical director for Phoenix Air, who will discuss transportation challenges of highly contagious patients at 4:30 p.m. in CC 102. Phoenix Air, one of the leading air ambulance companies in the world, was asked by the U.S. Department of State to help transport Ebola aid workers from West Africa to the U.S. For more info, contact Meg Upchurch at 8252.
  • Carey seminar Dec. 4
  • President Carey will hold this term's final seminar for students at 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. He'll structure the conversation around Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self-Reliance," but feel free to join in even if you haven't had a chance to read the text. First-year students will receive Creative Engagements credit. If you need help downloading the essay or would prefer to pick up a published copy, stop by the Library for assistance. For more information, contact Sallie Showalter.
  • Faculty, staff holiday party Dec. 4
  • President Carey cordially invites all Transylvania faculty and staff to a holiday party from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bodley-Bullock House. Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to president@transy.edu.
  • A Gift of Holiday Music on Dec. 5
  • A Gift of Holiday Music will be at 8 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Transylvania's choral and instrumental ensembles will join together to perform a festive mix of seasonal music. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along with a few holiday classics. Come early to hear student performances in the lobby starting at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Canned food donations will be gratefully accepted for God's Pantry. For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot at 8141 or gshoot@transy.edu.
  • Powerade Pong tournament Dec. 7
  • The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Think Your Drink are holding a Powerade Pong tournament at 2 p.m. The event is open to all members of the Transylvania community. Teams of two cost $10 each, and sign-ups have been extended until Dec. 5. There will be free T-shirts for all participants and prizes for the winners! Sign-ups will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Forrer Front Lobby, Dec. 1-5. For more info, contact Sarah Jonas.
  • Cabaret auditions Jan. 10
  • Cabaret is coming, and it's sooner than you think. Auditions will be in Coleman Recital Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's theme is "Time," but don't let that limit your thinking! All performance talents are welcome (musical, dance, spoken, etc.). To apply for an audition slot, go here. If you have questions, contact Karen Cooksey at 3546 or sing@transy.edu.
  • Kentucky Collegiate Leadership Conference on Feb. 7
  • Transy will host the 2015 Kentucky Collegiate Leadership Conference. Built around the theme, "Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today," about 150 college students are expected to attend. We invite program proposals for interested students, faculty, and staff. Proposals are due Dec. 5. Registration details are in the proposal. For more information, contact Aaron Roberts at 3501 or aroberts@transy.edu.
In the News
For Faculty and Staff
  • MasterCard expense report training Dec. 4
  • There will be a session at 9:30 a.m. in the Technology Learning Center lab in the Library basement. It will include information on completing expense reports as well as an overview of policies and benefits for cardholders. Please email Liz Fulkerson if you are interested in attending.
  • Bene debit card available
  • If you enrolled in the flexible spending plan through Chard Snyder for 2015, you will receive a Bene debit card. This card can be used in place of filing a paper claim; however, you may still use the paper claim process if you prefer. If you have questions or do not receive your card, please call Human Resources at 3635 or 8291.
  • Staff Engagement Team web page
  • Wonder what the Staff Engagement Team has been talking about lately? Have you submitted an anonymous question and want to know the answer? Check out our web page for more information and to learn how you can get involved! Meeting minutes are posted two weeks after the meeting. For more information, please email the Staff Engagement Team.
  • First generation college graduates sought as student resources
  • If you are a first generation college graduate staff member who is willing to serve as a resource for first generation students on campus, please let Serenity Wright know. We are exploring avenues of support for our first generation students on campus and would like your input. For more information, contact Wright at 8805 or swright@transy.edu.
  • Tuition Exchange applications due Dec. 12
  • Tuition Exchange applications for the 2015-16 school year are due no later than Dec. 12 in the human resources office. The application and information about the program are here, or contact Debbie Clark at 3635.
  • Protocol for severe winter weather for employees
  • With winter just around the corner, we want to remind you of Transylvania's closing policy in the event of severe weather. Read the details here.
  • Health risk assessments and biometric screenings
  • Health risk assessments and biometric screenings with Edumedics for faculty and staff will start mid-November. Watch your email and TNotes for information on scheduling your appointment. If you have questions, you may contact Debbie Clark 3635 or Jeff Mudrak 8701.
  • Engagement Workshop resources
  • Any staff members who would like resources from the Engagement Workshop can visit here to see links and get more information. To find out more about the Staff Engagement Team and how you can get involved, visit here or contact set@transy.edu.
Community Service
  • Share the Warmth clothing drive
  • Do you have extra gloves, hats, scarves, mittens, or blankets? The Staff Engagement Team and the Women's Golf Team are joining forces to sponsor the Share the Warmth clothing drive. Drop your items off in the Glenn Building or the Beck Center between Dec. 1 and Dec. 12. Items can be for men, women, or children and will be taken to the Salvation Army. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn at 8512 or tdunn@transy.edu.
  • Coat drive for The Nest: Center for Women, Children, and Families
  • We are seeking donations for a coat drive that will benefit The Nest: Center for Women, Children, and Families. New or lightly used children's or adult coats are needed to for The Nest to distribute to families in the Lexington community. A box to collect the coats is in Forrer Front Lobby, and donations will be taken until Dec. 10. For more information contact, Sylina Jett at or Paige Caudill.
  • Carnegie Center seeks tutors
  • Interested in volunteering? Need service hours? The Carnegie Center in downtown Lexington is recruiting tutors to work with students in grades K-12. This one-on-one tutoring program has been ongoing for 20 years. Tutors choose what grade and subject to work with and tutor for an hour each week with the same student. Typically, the needs are math and reading. Tutors must attend an orientation. For more information, contact Roshni Desai at 8182 or rdesai@transy.edu.
  • Activity booths needed for Crimson Christmas
  • Want to help make Crimson Christmas special for 35 children from Big Brothers and Big Sisters? We are looking for clubs, organizations, or groups of friends to sponsor an activity booth! The event will be Dec. 6 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Groups will need to supply their own materials. More info, and sign up here and nbegin@transy.edu. Sign up no later than Nov. 25.
  • Open spots for Winter Break Alternative in New Orleans
  • Interesting in joining other students for the Winter Break Alternative experience in New Orleans? We still have two spots open. Please contact the group leader, aefrees16@transy.edu immediately to sign up!
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers
  • Do you want to help start something big? Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you. This agency provides children facing adversity with strong one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Volunteers are matched with a child of similar interest, personalities, and preferences. We ask for a one-year commitment and to visit with the Little at least three times a month. For more information, contact Ashley Gutshall at 8131 or agutshall@transy.edu.
  • Track and field team collecting shoes for Gambian children
  • The track and field team will collect used shoes for children in the West African country of Gambia until Dec. 5. Please put any shoes you would like to donate in the bins located in Front Lobby, Thomson Lobby, Clayvis Lobby, and the Beck Center. All kinds of shoes are welcome, although old athletic shoes and sandals are most useful. For more information, contact Elizabeth Hardt.
Recognition
  • McEuen delivers paper at Southern Historical Association meeting
  • History professor Melissa McEuen delivered a paper titled "Mentoring Women" at the 80th annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Atlanta, Nov. 13-16. McEuen spoke on behalf of the 750-member Southern Association for Women Historians, where she serves as chair of the Mentoring Committee. For more information, contact Melissa A. McEuen at 8212 or mmceuen@transy.edu.
  • Kentucky Academy of Science Centennial Meeting winners
  • Congratulations to Jared Brewer, Alexis Carey, and Mikki Wilburn for placing in the KAS poster competition in Lexington Nov. 14-15. Jared Brewer placed first in Microbiology; Mikki Wilburn placed first in Physics and Astronomy; and Alexis Carey place third in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Great job! For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba at 8228 or ctaraba@transy.edu.
  • Whiddon to present research at conference
  • Scott Whiddon, Writing Center director/WRC program director, has been accepted to present research at the upcoming Southeast Writing Center Association Conference. This project, which is a collaboration with Russell Carpenter and the NOEL Studio at EKU, examines forms of assessment in course-embedded peer-to-peer writing support programs. This project began as a collaboration with faculty members Avery Tompkins, Bethany Packard, and Kirk Abraham. For further information, please contact Becky Mills at the Writing Center.
  • Roberts awarded Student Affairs New Professional of the Year Award
  • Aaron Roberts, assistant director of student involvement and leadership, was recently awarded the College Personnel Association of Kentucky Student Affairs New Professional of the Year Award. Congratulations to Aaron and thank you for all your hard work with our students. For more information, contact Shane McKee.
  • Fosl article to be published in journal
  • Peter Fosl has had an article, "Cavell and Hume on Skepticism, Natural Doubt, and the Recovery of the Ordinary," accepted for publication in Conversations: The Journal of Cavell Studies. It will appear there in 2015. For more information, contact Shamara Huguely at 8114 or sburton@transy.edu.
  • Academic Team sweeps tournament
  • Congratulations to the Transylvania Academic Team for sweeping their first-year/sophomore-only NAQT tournament in Louisville! The team of first-year students, Christian Wright, Megan Kamb, and Megan Graft, beat teams from JCTC, U of L, and Northern Illinois with a perfect 10-0 record. In addition, Wright and Graft each placed in the top five for individual score. For more information, contact Megan Graft.
  • Paden lecture at Spalding
  • Jeremy Paden has been invited to give a craft lecture during the Spalding University MFA residency this fall. On Saturday he will speak on "Translation as Literary Apprenticeship." For more information, contact Paden.
August Term
Clubs and Organizations
  • New Order of Omega members
  • Be sure to congratulate the new inductees for joining Order of Omega on Thursday. The following members have displayed exemplary leadership skills and dedication to Transylvania: Brittany Fallen, Ellen Heffron, Rachel D'Agnillo, Ajibola Bakare, Sarah Gardner, Anna Balassa, Amanda Newsome, Olivia Ellis, Jared Brewer, Alice Boos, Annie Edkins, Courtney Smith, Kaitlyn Hill, Emily Bischoff, Hannah Bennett, and Josh Buckman. For more information, contact Lyndsay Whitlock .
  • Interfraternity Council applications
  • Applications are being accepted for the Interfraternity Council positions of president and VP of recruitment/VP of judicial affairs. The IFC serves as the governing council for Transylvania's male fraternities. All positions seek to unite and advance the fraternity community. Contact Nash Laungani, IFC president, with any questions. The application deadline is Sunday. All applicants must interview at the IFC meeting on Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room A. New positions will begin Dec. 1. For more information, contact Nash Laungani.
International Education
  • Summer Fulbright Awards for study in the U.K.
  • The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for U.S. citizens to come to the U.K. These summer programs provide the opportunity for U.S. undergraduates (aged over 18) with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the U.K. on a three-, four-, five-, or six-week academic and cultural summer program. For more information, contact Kathy Simon at 8124 or ksimon@transy.edu.
  • 2015-16 semester study abroad applications
  • Applications to use scholarship and financial aid for 2015-16 semester study abroad (both fall and winter terms) are due March 6. Semester study abroad is affordable and you can transfer credit for your Transy major and/or minor. Don't miss this opportunity of a lifetime! Find out more: Semester Programs, Programs by Major, and Application Information. Also, call the study abroad office at 8124 or visit at 421 N. Broadway, second floor.
  • 2015-16 Boren Study Abroad Scholarships applications
  • Information and applications for David L. Boren/National Security Scholarships are available here. Boren Awards are for study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Language study and a commitment to working in the field of national security for the federal government for a minimum of one year are requirements. The campus application deadline is Jan. 16. For more information, contact Kathy Simon at 8124 or ksimon@transy.edu.
  • Study Abroad Photo Contest results
  • Congratulations to the winners of the annual Study Abroad Photo Contest. First place goes to Courtney Smith for her picture taken in Myanmar; second place goes to Leah Grace for her picture in Galway, Ireland; and third place goes to Elizabeth Hardt for her picture in Senegal. Thanks to all the study abroad students who submitted photos this year and to everyone who voted! For more information, contact Frankie Kozicky at 8124 or fkozicky@transy.edu.
  • Summer Study abroad scholarships available
  • Scholarships are available for current sophomores and juniors in good academic and social standing to study in any approved summer study abroad program. A list of programs suitable for different majors is available here. Information and applications are available at the study abroad office, 421 N. Broadway, or here. Applications are due Jan. 12.
For Your Information
  • Remove bikes from shelter racks
  • Maintenance will be adjusting the bike racks at the bike shelter behind Forrer Hall. If you have a bike secured to one of the red metal bars under the shelter, you must remove it by Dec. 4. All bikes of unknown ownership (no Transy Bike Permit) left after this date will be removed by D.P.S. for storage. Locks from these bikes will be cut off at the owner's expense. For more information, contact Gregg Muravchick at 8118 or gmuravchick@transy.edu.
  • 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.
  • Campus Center closed Thanksgiving break
  • The Campus Center will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday and reopen at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact Diane Fout at 8133 or dfout@transy.edu.
  • New residence hall furniture showcase
  • Three final vendors will display mock showrooms of furniture that may be chosen for the new residence halls based on room designs from Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. to Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym. Please come by and view the potential furniture choices and provide feedback. A survey link will be provided next week. For more information, contact Bob Brown.
  • Lost keys
  • Two keys on same ring were lost last week. One has an orange cap and the other has a purple one. If found, please contact Kathy Simon at the study abroad office via phone (8124) or email.
  • Transy Bikes seeks employee
  • The Transy Bikes program is hiring a new employee for next semester! We're looking for an internally motivated individual who is passionate about biking culture. Mechanic skills are not necessary, but we need someone who is eager to learn. Please contact Stevie Morrison if you are interested, or if you know anyone who might be interested.
  • Summer research funding
  • Students interested in summer research can apply for funding from the Grants Allocation Committee. The application form can be found on the Dean of the College's page on Inside Transy under Academic. The deadline is Jan. 30. For more information, contact GAC chair Kirk Abraham.
  • Pool Thanksgiving hours
  • The pool will shut down Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open back up Monday at 9 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183.
  • Beck Center Thanksgiving hours
  • The Beck Center will be open Tuesday until 6 p.m. We will shut down the facility for the Thanksgiving holiday until Monday at 8 a.m. (the track will open at 7:30). If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183.
  • Library's Thanksgiving week hours
  • As some of you may know, there is a really great holiday this week called Thanksgiving, in observance of which the library will close Tuesday at 4 p.m. and remain closed until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy the break, everyone! For more information, contact Lisa at 8403 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • Progress continues on new residence hall
  • During Thanksgiving week, you will see the third floor walls being erected. Also, the elevator shaft will be extended to the third floor. Within the building, metal stud wall installation will continue as will mechanical and plumbing work. Behind Clay and Davis halls, work will proceed on the installation of new electrical service to feed the new buildings. There should be no traffic disruption this week. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or mmathews@transy.edu.
  • International Food Week
  • The International Club will have an International Food Week, Dec. 2-5. The food and cooks will be: Tuesday, aji de gallina (Isabel Johnson); Wednesday, rotkohl (Thomas Amburn); Thursday, fried plantain and eggs (Ajibola Bakare); and Friday, Japanese style curry (Japanese club). Cash donations to the International Club would be highly appreciated for the efforts put into this event. See you there! For more information, contact Amburn.
  • Natural Science and Math Tutoring Program Thanksgiving break hours
  • The last day of tutoring before Thanksgiving break will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. The tutoring program will resume Dec. 1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba at 8228 or ctaraba@transy.edu.
  • Bookstore hours over Thanksgiving break
  • Here are the Bookstore's hours during Thanksgiving break.
  • Fourth Street parking
  • The great news is the construction crew advised that we could open up parking on Fourth Street. The sad news is we have to close it down again. But the good news is KU needs it closed down so they can install better lighting on our Fourth Street corridor, which will enhance everyone's safety. We are truly sorry for any inconveniences and hope to open more parking spots as soon as we can. According to KU the parking on Fourth Street will be blocked out for the rest of the semester. Contact DPS with any questions.
  • Thanksgiving break dining hours
  • The Thanksgiving break dining hours will be Monday, Nov. 24, all locations regular time; Tuesday, Forrer breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., closed dinner. Forrer will be closed from Nov. 26 to 7:30 a.m. Dec. 1. Starting Nov. 25: Jazzman's closed until Dec. 1 at 8 a.m.; Raf closed until Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.; and Sandella's closed until Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Meal plans end after lunch Nov. 25 and restart Dec. 1. Cash, credit cards, and points will be the only tender accepted. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz.
  • Seeking to fill assistant registrar position
  • We are seeking to fill the assistant registrar position. The candidate selected will play an integral role in a three-person office setting that includes the registrar and assistant registrar. Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and resume on-line by following the staff job openings link. For more information, contact Debbie Clark at 3635 or dclark@transy.edu.
  • Final exam schedule
  • The final exam schedule for fall 2014 and the entire 2014-15 academic year is available on Inside Transy via the Course Schedule page under Academics. For more information, contact Michelle Rawlings at 8116 or registrar@transy.edu.
  • Transylvania receives $2 million gift
  • One of the most prominent buildings on our campus is set to receive a major facelift thanks, in part, to the generous donation of a 1964 alumnus. Alvin R. "Pete" and Marilyn Carpenter plan to donate $2 million as the lead gift for the renovation of the Haupt Humanities building. Read the news release.
  • Keys found in Hazelrigg
  • Keys were found Thursday in Hazelrigg 117. Stop by room 108 to pick them up.
  • Wright to take on role of acting director of campus diversity and inclusion
  • We are pleased to announced that Serenity Wright will take on the role of acting director of campus diversity and inclusion for 2014-15. She will continue to serve in her role as international student services coordinator. For more information, contact Michael Covert at 8550 or mcovert@transy.edu.
  • Group fitness limited schedule next week
  • Next week, group fitness classes will be held only on Monday. Classes will resume as scheduled after Thanksgiving break.
  • Community Engagement Through the Arts
  • Please note that Community Engagement Through the Arts, an interdisciplinary class taught by professors Gohde and Todorova in the winter semester, can now be taken for art credit as well. The class meets T 3-4:30 p.m. and W 6-8 p.m. Join us to build birdhouses and a sustainable community in our own neighborhood. For more information, contact Kremena Todorova.
  • Keep up with alumni and development: TransE-Mail
  • Stay current on the news from the alumni and development office with the latest edition of TransE-Mail, an electronic newsletter sent to 5,700 alumni every month. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn at 8512 or tdunn@transy.edu.
  • Historical markers to be briefly removed
  • This Friday the four historical markers made possible by TUSGA will be briefly taken down. The edges are going to be sanded to soften them. They will be reinstalled in the same locations as soon as possible. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or mmathews@transy.edu.
  • New communications staff members
  • Please welcome Adam Brown, who has been hired as the lead designer, and Julie Martinez, the new assistant director of communications. Both will start Dec. 1.
  • No Morlan Gallery Holiday Sale this December
  • Morlan Gallery's Holiday Sale is an every-other-year event, with the next sale scheduled for December of 2016. If you are Transylvania community member who would like to participate in a holiday sale this year, consider joining the Sustainability Store on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Forrer front lobby. Email Angela Poe for more details.
  • Residence halls closed during Thanksgiving break
  • The residence halls will be closed during Thanksgiving break starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, until 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. If you need to request to stay late, come back early, or remain in the residence halls during this time, please fill out this form. For more information, contact Tristan Fretwell at 8498 or tfretwell@transy.edu.
  • IVPP seeks Stalking Awareness planning help
  • Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programming is looking for interested students, staff, and faculty to help plan events for Stalking Awareness Month in January. If you are interested in being a part of this planning committee, please contact Ashley Gutshall.
  • NSF grant to pay for summer research
  • Part of a $1.9 million National Science Foundation grant will pay for Transylvania University students to investigate microbial diversity over summer breaks at Indiana University.
  • Consider taking vocal course
  • SING@Transy! As you plan for next term, consider adding a vocal course to your schedule, and sing while you study. We have three choral ensembles (all singing in our popular Cabaret show), opera/musical theater workshop, and a voice class and lessons. There are places for folks with lots of experience and those brand new to singing. Interested? Please let us know more about you by completing this short form. For more information, contact Karen Cooksey at 3546 or kcooksey@transy.edu.
  • Last chance to earn CE credit for Library Workshops
  • Only 10 CE Library Workshops remain. If you want to earn CE credit, you must complete one Library Workshop before Dec. 1. More info and sign up is here. No workshops will be offered after that date (including winter term). This is the last chance for the year. For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 8403 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • 'Rural Women: Photography by Maxine Payne'
  • Morlan Gallery's "Rural Women: Photography by Maxine Payne" runs through Dec. 2. Through image and oral history, "Rural Women" documents the lives of women living in five distinct environments from Africa to Vietnam, including the photographer's own rural Arkansas. Payne, an award-winning photographer, has exhibited nationally, had her work published, and appeared in a TEDx talk. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher at 8142, or afisher@transy.edu.
  • 2015 August Term Scholar applications available
  • August Term Scholars serve as role models and mentors to first-year students while working with a faculty member to teach a section of First Engagements. They are also responsible for leading and supervising first-year students in small group discussions, off-campus trips, and campus events during New Student Orientation and August term. Applications are available. For more information, contact Michael Covert at 8550 or mcovert@transy.edu.
  • 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.
  • Art, art history travel grants available
  • Art and Art Historians Endowed Study Travel Grants established by Rose Mary Stamler Dow '88 (Mrs. Philip) are available to students enrolled in Art or Art History Program courses with preference given to those involving May term travel. Students must be declared junior or senior students majoring in art or art history with a 3.0 GPA or higher in their major. Contact Professor Jack Girard for the application, which is due Dec. 1.
  • 2015-16 Cralle Foundation/Joan Cralle Day Fellowship at UK
  • A one-year fellowship in the amount of $15,000 plus tuition and student health insurance is available at the University of Kentucky for graduate or professional (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy) study for an entering student. Candidates must be nominated by Transylvania; individual applications will not be accepted. Get the details.
  • 2015-16 international, national fellowship and scholarship opportunities
  • Information and applications for a number of international and national scholarships and fellowships are available from designated faculty representatives and program websites. Go here for more info.
  • Parking changes
  • Click here to read about parking changes on campus. View the map here.
Career Development
  • Find an internship through Career Development
  • Securing professional experience through an internship is one of the best ways students are more employable or competitive for graduate school. Working with Career Development can help you decide what internship you should have and can assist you in preparing a professional resume. Find out what internships are available in art, communications, development, event planning, finance, government, graphic design, marketing, media, ministry, public relations, and tourism, just to name a few.
  • Graduate school application assistance
  • The Career Development Center offers assistance with all applications for graduate and professional schools. Assistance includes whether or not to apply, how to choose among programs, help with resume and personal statement writing, and answering questions about the application. Please call the office or stop in to set up an appointment with Michael Cronk, mcronk@transy.edu.
Sustainability
  • Weekly recycling tip #2
  • Here's your weekly recycling tip from the sustainability office: Styrofoam is not recyclable. For more info, contact Megan Graft.
  • Room, office audits reduce utility costs
  • Last year, Transylvania spent $1,325 per student on utilities. Discover how you can help reduce that number by having your office or room audited. You'll learn tips for utility conservation and landfill-bound waste reduction. Plus, you'll be entered to win your choice of lunch for two at Dudley's, a 90-minute massage at Massage Envy, a mani-pedi at Planet Salon, or $75 worth of goods or services from a Local First Lexington business. Email apoe@transy.edu to be connected with a student auditor.
  • Green Revolving Fund ideas
  • Started in 2013 with seed funding from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Green Revolving Loan Fund (GRLF) supports utility conservation, waste reduction, renewable energy, and education projects. Savings resulting from these projects are rolled back into the GRLF. Four projects funded in 2013-14 were fans in Beck; LED lighting in Beck; programmable thermostats in academic and administrative buildings; and electricity meters in residence halls. Submit your GRLF project ideas using this form. For more information, contact Angela Poe at 8278 or apoe@transy.edu.
May Term
Health and Fitness
  • Group Fitness schedule being developed
  • As we are in the process of developing our winter Group Fitness schedule, we would love to hear from you to help us create a schedule that meets your times and other preferences. Please take a moment to complete a brief three-question survey. All input is appreciated. For more information, contact Erinn McWilliams.
  • Wellness fair feedback
  • Thank you to those who attended the 13th annual wellness fair. The wellness fair's primary goal is to share practical and valuable health information with the entire Transylvania community. In hopes of constantly improving the fair, we would love to hear your feedback. Please take the time to complete this 5-minute survey to let us know how we can continue to improve our efforts. Thank you in advance for your time. For more information, contact Erinn McWilliams.
  • Flu vaccines available
  • Fight the Flu! Protect yourself; protect others; get vaccinated! Flu vaccines are available for students in the Health Center. The $20 fee for the vaccine will be applied to the student's account. Walk in hours are M,W,F 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday 2-7 p.m.; and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tracy Moore at 8127, or TMoore@transy.edu.
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