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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, April 24, 2015
Today/This Weekend
  • Faculty Dialogue on community engagement Thursday
  • This rescheduled Faculty Dialogue will be hosted by the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Plantory. All faculty are invited to join us in a conversation about community based learning initiatives and community partnerships. Light refreshments will be served and all participating can join us on a tour of the Plantory. More information will follow via email. Please contact Natasha Begin with questions.
  • Alumni Weekend on April 24-26
  • We are excited to have several hundred alumni back on campus for the annual Alumni Weekend on April 24-26! The alumni office is thankful to the entire Transylvania community for welcoming them back. The full schedule of events is here. Go here to see events that may be of special interest to faculty and staff. A special thank you to our students for helping with various events! For more information, contact Natasa Mongiardo, director of alumni relations, at 8213 or nmongiardo@transy.edu.
  • Spring Fling on Friday
  • Join SAB for Spring Fling: Under the Big Top under a tent in Back Circle from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a food truck, great music, fun games, prizes and much more! For more information, please contact Ryne Hardesty.
  • Turcotte senior recital Saturday
  • Music major Tyler Turcotte will present his senior recital in Carrick Theater at 3 p.m. The program will include original compositions, video game soundtracks, jazz arrangements and classical pieces. North Lime Donuts and Coffee will be provided at the reception after the recital. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Timothy Polashek.
  • Chapel Service on Sunday
  • The community is welcome to come to the ecumenical Alumni Chapel service at 11 a.m. in Old Morrison. Alumni and students will lead the service and Wilson Dickinson will be preaching. For more information, contact Dickinson.
Upcoming Dates
  • Senior Challenge Bowling Night on Tuesday
  • Join the Senior Challenge Committee for a fun night of bowling from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Southland Bowling Lanes. Your bowling fees will be paid for, but you will need to RSVP by April 24. Fill out the RSVP form here. For more information on the event check out our Facebook page.
  • Moosnick Lecture on Tuesday
  • Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will present a lecture titled "Scholarship and Ethics: How do Jews and Christians Connect?" at 7 p.m. in Carrick Theater.
  • Project One Kickoff Event on Wednesday
  • The Kickoff Event for our Project One diversity initiative will be at 3 p.m. in Haupt Plaza. The master of ceremonies will be Colmon Elridge III '03, executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear. The Woodford County High School step team and drumline will perform.
  • Diversity and Inclusion, Civic Engagement and Community Service dialog April 28
  • All students are invited to attend a facilitated dialogue hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion and Civic Engagement and Community Service offices from 2 to 3 p.m. This initial dialogue will help introduce you to dialogue that is validating, meaningful and will create a foundation for future conversations around individual and collective action. Email nbegin@transy.edu if you would like to join us or for more information.
  • May term deadline for education program admission April 28
  • The May term deadline for admission into the education program is April 28. Students planning to pursue teacher certification at the elementary, middle-grades, secondary and K-12 levels should apply. Admission packets are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. Applicants must take the Praxis I exam as part of the admission process. Information about this exam is in the admission packet. If you are not registered for this May term, you will need to be available to interview on campus during May term as part of your application process. Here is more information about admission requirements. For more information, contact Cindy Hague or Tiffany Wheeler.
  • April 29 lecture: Native American students at Transylvania in the 1800s
  • Creative Intelligence presents Christina Snyder, who will discuss "Native American Students who attended Transylvania in the 1800's" at 4:30 p.m. in CC 102. For more information contact Meg Upchurch.
  • International Student Club culture fair on April 29
  • Transy's International Student Club will host a culture fair in the cafeteria during dinner. There will be cultural performances by community organizations, a drumming experience, food and cultural booths by faculty, staff and students. If you would like to have a booth to represent any element of culture (gender, religion, ethnicity, politics, etc.) please contact Sibei Lin or Thomas Amburn.
  • TBA May Term Concert April 30, May 1
  • Come see TBA's end-of-the-year concert in Old Morrison Chapel with two performances at 8 p.m. both nights. Admission is free, of course. The May Term Concert will feature Brayden Bergman, Drew Cunningham, Chanslor Gallenstein, Jamie Hagood, Colin Mong, Evan Wagner and Justin Wright. This is a show you will not want to miss. Plus, the Spice Girls may be at it again. For more information, contact Jamie Hagood.
  • 'Local Food: Perceptions and Misconceptions' symposium May 15
  • The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education will host a sustainability symposium, "Local Food: Perceptions and Misconceptions," at Kentucky State University on May 15. A group of students, faculty and staff from Transy will participate. A limited number of scholarships are available. If you would like to attend, email apoe@transy.edu.
  • Bike to Work Day on May 15
  • Mark your calendars. Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15. Stay tuned for details and additional programming. Don't wait for Bike to Work Day to get out there and ride, though. Free daily bike loans are available through the Campus Center, and free weekly loans are available through the Transy Bikes! Shop. Always wear a helmet when you ride. Contact Gio Hernandez with questions.
In the News
Senior Activities and Commencement
  • Senior Awards Ceremony on May 22
  • The University Senior Awards Ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. in Carrick Theater. If you or your department or program have an award to be presented to a member of the senior class and would like to be included in the program, please contact Diane Fout by Friday.
Career Development
  • Career development help for first-year students
  • First-year students have the opportunity to meet with career development staff through Creative Engagements. To help first-year students explore majors and career ideas we will talk about the availability of career assessments, career counseling, and advising. We encourage on- and off-campus participation in activities and the 100 Doors mentoring program. The sessions are interactive and spread over six Tuesdays during open hour in Cowgill 102 with students' advisors and August term scholars. For more information, contact Susan Rayer.
  • 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.
  • French majors present papers at national conference
  • Congratulations to Aimee Ashcraft and Maria Sawaya, who presented papers at the Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. Aimee's paper on narrative drift in the works of Agnès Varda and Maria's paper on feminist readings of the film "Inch Allah Dimanche" by French Algerian filmmaker Yamina Benguigui were both well received. For more information, contact Brian Arganbright.
  • Students participate in Mid-South Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • On April 17 and 18, three Transy students participated in the Mid-South Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition at the University of Kentucky. Over 300 singers from various colleges and universities from Kentucky and Tennessee were present. Chanslor Gallenstein advanced to the Final round and won second place in the Junior Men category. Brayden Bergman and Rebecca Keith advanced to the Semi-Final rounds in their respective categories. All three of these students study with Mark Kano, adjunct instructor of voice at Transy.
  • Anthony Vital essay published
  • Anthony Vital's "Ecocriticism, Globalized Cities, and African Narrative, with a Focus on K. Sello Duiker's Thirteen Cents" has been published alongside the work of international scholars in "Ecocriticism of the Global South." This essay extends the essay to be published in South Africa, exploring the intersection of ecocriticism, postcolonial thinking and the central place of cities in current human life. The collection is the latest in Lexington Books' series, "Ecocritical Theory and Practice."
  • Laungani receives Cralle Fellowship
  • Transylvania senior Nashwin Laungani has received UK's prestigious Cralle Fellowship, which he will put toward dental school. Read more.
  • Transylvanians featured in art show
  • Amanda Stoddard '14, Stevie Morrison '15 and Luke Gnadinger '15 are all featured artists in Lexington Fashion Collaborative's Art + Fashion + Sustainability show at The Lyric Theater, which runs through June 8. Angela Poe will speak at the associated Community Sustainability Conference on Wednesday.
  • Four groups win Essential Piece Award
  • The Staff Recognition Committee recognizes all of our residence life employees with the Essential Piece Award for their commitment to our students during the winter storms. Residence life shares the March award with Physical Plant, DPS and Sodexo. Thank you for your dedication!
  • Reyes named top female lawyer
  • Congratulations to Ana Reyes '96, who is on our Board of Regents, for being named one of the top female lawyers by the National Law Journal.
  • Congratulations to our 2015-16 Fulbright recipients
  • Congratulations to seniors Thomas Amburn (Thailand), Courtney Marshall (Malaysia) and Rachel Smith (South Korea), and to alumna Leslie Bartley '13 (India). They have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for 2015-16. In addition to helping students learn and use English, they will teach about U.S. culture through various extracurricular and community engagement activities. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Three Transylvanians receive Alpha Lambda Delta Fellowships
  • Seniors Nashwin Laungani and Emily Martin (right) and alum Raisa Tikhtman '14 received three of the 23 Alpha Lambda Delta Fellowships offered to the honor society's 275 chapters nationwide. The awards offset the expense of pursuing a graduate or professional degree.
  • Guarnieri receives first place award at history conference
  • History major Michael Guarnieri received first prize in undergraduate research and writing at the regional Phi Alpha Theta history conference at Western Kentucky University on March 28. Guarnieri's paper, "Good Neighbors in a World at War: Hollywood Portrays the Soviet Union, 1942-1945," is based on his senior thesis in history. Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honorary. For more information, contact Melissa A. McEuen.
  • Quick recall team finishes third at UofL invitational
  • The quick recall team took third place of the six teams in Division I at the UofL Salsarita's Invitational on Saturday with the two-person team of first-year students Christian Wright and Megan Graft. Disadvantaged against the other four-person teams, they beat groups from EKU, Murray State and Cumberlands. For more information, contact Megan Graft.
  • Students attend Sophocles masterclass
  • Classics, philosophy and PPE students attended a Sophocles masterclass this past weekend. Emily Salemi, Morgan Nicoulin, Keri Mayhew, Kate Hindman, Lucas Bundy and Satchel Fowler, together with students from UK, Berea and Centre College, attended a masterclass on Sophocles' Antigone led by the distinguished Sophocles scholar Ruby Blondell (University of Washington). For more information, please contact David Kaufman.
  • Speech and debate team wins top awards
  • Our speech and debate team won major awards in state and national competitions last month.
May Term
  • May term tanks, T-shirts on sale
  • A limited amount of May term tanks and T-shirts are for sale. Tanks are $12 and T-shirts are $15. A free koozie will be given to anyone who makes a purchace before April 14. Email Matt Morgan for more information.
Clubs and Organizations
  • Alpha Lambda Delta officers
  • The Transylvania Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society is pleased to announce its officers for the the 2015-16 academic year. They are: president, Joseph Gearon; vice president, Hannah Weber; treasurer, Tyler Lega; secretary, Ashton Wasson; co-service chairs, Hunter Overstreet and Rachel Halliday; co-scholarship chairs, Megan Graft and Megan Wasson; and co-historians, Timothy Baker and Laura Daley. For more information, contact Mike Nichols.
Student Government Association
  • Senator Petitions are now available
  • TUSGA Senator Petitions are now available on the SGA website. Anyone interested in running for one of these positions for next year should return the forms with the required number of signatures as soon as possible to the SGA Office in Front Lobby.
For Your Information
  • 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 ktodorova@transy.edu 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 for details.
  • 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 aefrees16@transy.edu 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 dquery@transy.edu 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.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Financial education webinars
  • April is National Financial Literacy month and now is a great time to take advantage of live webinars in TIAA-CREF's virtual environment. Each month, we will feature a series of financial education webinars. It's our way to help you consider your financial education and take action to help reach your goals. Click here to learn more about each live webinar topic available. For more information, contact Debbie Clark.
  • Call for SET nominations
  • All staff members are encouraged to consider running for a position on the Staff Engagement Team for a two-year term beginning July 1. If you are interested in being on the ballot, please submit a brief bio, along with a statement sharing your interest and an issue or idea that you would like to work on. All nominations are due electronically by April 24. For more information, please visit our website or speak to a SET member.
  • 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.
Community Service
  • Volunteers needed for God's Pantry Stamp Out Hunger event
  • God's Pantry Food Bank will hold their largest annual food drive at local post offices on May 9. Volunteers will collect food donations from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Groups or individuals can sign up for two-hour shifts! Please consider helping our community efforts to end hunger in Kentucky. For more information, contact Natasha Begin.
  • Living Arts and Science Center seeks Family Fun Day volunteers
  • The Living Arts and Science Center seeks volunteers to help with Family Fun Day on April 25. They need five to 10 volunteers. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can sign up for a shift here. Volunteers can sign up individually or in groups. For more information, contact Roshni Desai.
  • Makeup for Make-A-Wish fundraiser
  • Chi Omega will host a 10-day Makeup for Make-A-Wish online fundraiser with Younique makeup. One hundred percent of all commissions made will go to Chi Omega's wish child. Go here and click on "Shop From My Party Now" to begin purchasing your items. It's not every day we get an opportunity to give 100 percent to Make-A-Wish and look fabulous while doing it! Please email transychiophilanthropy@gmail.com with any questions.
  • Earth Hour winner
  • Thank you to all students who participated in Earth Hour on March 28 by turning off the lights in their halls and rooms and joining TEAL in the Campus Center for a game watching party. Niabi Boyer won the drawing for a free dinner at the restaurant of her choice. For pictures of Haupt during Earth Hour, visit the TEAL Facebook page. For more information, contact apoe@transy.edu.
  • Weekly recycling tip
  • Check out the new recycling center in Forrer Front Lobby. The center is in its beginning stages and will be updated periodically through the end of May term. Students, faculty and staff can recycle batteries, printer cartridges, small electronics, plastic bags and film. There is also a blue bin for regular Lexington recycling.
Health and Fitness
  • May term Health Clinic hours
  • The May term Health Clinic hours are: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. All currently enrolled students and Transylvania employees are eligible to utilize the services of the Health Clinic, which is at the north end of the back lobby of Forrer Hall. Appointments are on a walk-in, first-come basis. For more information, contact Tracy Moore.
  • Transy Step Off
  • Have you ever walked up the steps and thought, I wish I could get money for that?! If you have a Fitbit, pedometer or anything else that tracks steps, we would like to invite you to step up to the first ever Transy Step Off. To join, send $10 to Ashley Coons by April 27. The challenge will run April 27 to May 15. Whoever gets the most steps in two weeks will be the first-prize winner. First prize is 60 percent of the pot; second prize is 30 percent; and third prize is 10 percent. More details to come! Join our fitness revolution!
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