- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- '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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
to read about parking changes on campus. View the map here