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TNotes
Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, March 27, 2015
Today/This Weekend
  • Rinkydink springtime skating Friday
  • Residence Life, CHOICES, and SAB are proud to host Rinkydink springtime skating! The Campus Center Gym will be converted into a skating rink from 9 p.m. to midnight for students to enjoy. Roller skates will be available and free Subway sandwiches will be provided. Join us and skate for a while! For more information, contact Elias Hanna.
  • TIAA-CREF workshop on Friday
  • Join us for the Tomorrow in Focus, Saving For Your Ideal Retirement workshop facilitated by TIAA-CREF on March 27 from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Campus Center. A light lunch will be served. Reserve your seat by March 23. For more information, contact Debbie Clark.
  • Friday's Admissions Letter Writing session canceled
  • The Admissions Letter Writing session for Friday has been canceled due to an overwhelming number of Transy community members who volunteered the past two weeks. We have mailed letters to over 1,200 students, and we finished a day early. We're already hearing positive feedback from students! Thank you to everyone who volunteered!
  • Energy Hour on Saturday
  • Transy will be partner with Bluegrass GreenSource to encourage sustainable energy usage by turning off the Haupt clock tower and the Old Morrison spotlights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Do your part by turning off your room lights and enter to win a free dinner. For more info, contact Kimberly Strickland.
  • Sign up for Saturday's Bubble Soccer
  • Bubble Soccer is quickly approaching and there is still time to sign up your team of five people. The event will be from 1-5 p.m. in the Beck Center. If you are interested in playing contact Shane McKee or Ryne Hardesty.
  • Jack Carter presents Senior Recital in Music Technology on Saturday
  • In a time when electronic pop is considered "low brow," Jack Carter challenges this notion by bringing together pop music and the art world. At 7:30 p.m., he will present key pieces from his time at Transylvania. Come to Coleman Recital Hall in Mitchell Fine Arts to celebrate his musical career and electronic music. For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot.
  • Watch Elite Eight, eat free Qdoba on Saturday
  • Want to watch the Elite Eight, eat free Qdoba and be entered for a chance to win a free dinner for two at a restaurant of your choice? All you have to do is come to the Campus Center by 9:30 p.m. Saturday with picture proof that all of your electricity-using devices in your room are off, and you will be entered into the raffle! Come join TEAL, get free Qdoba and watch the Elite Eight game while helping to reduce electricity usage on campus from 8 p.m. to midnight. Email krstrickland16@transy.edu for more info.
  • The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, Sunday
  • Join us March 28 and 29 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym for a production of The Vagina Monologues, a series of monologues written about the joys of and injustices against women. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will be donated to The Nest: Center for Women, Families and Children and the V-Day Campaign. The organization seeks to end violence against women worldwide. For more information contact Rayne Parker.
  • Transy Bikes ride to Sav's Chill on Sunday
  • Transy Bikes will have another casual ride to Sav's Chill at 1:30 p.m. We will provide the bikes and the ice cream; all you have to do is show up! Meet in the Transy Bikes Shop. For more information, contact Stevie Morrison.
  • Surpivor Challenge on Sunday
  • AOII members will host their first-ever Surpivor Challenge from noon to 2 p.m. in the Beck Performance Gym! Teams will be made of three people (any grouping of Greek, independent, faculty or staff is allowed). Pricing is $5 per team and $4 per individual viewer. The event includes 3.14 tasks which will occur consecutively, including a relay race, a cryptogram, a guessing game and a final puzzle. All proceeds will benefit the Markey Cancer Foundation and the Adrienne Dantin Scholarship. For more information, contact Olivia Ellis.
  • Three Choirs Concert on Sunday
  • All three Transy choral ensembles will join forces to present our annual Three Choirs Concert at 3 p.m. in Carrick. Program highlights will include Eric Whitacre's "Hebrew Love Songs," a setting of poems by the composer's wife for women's chorus, violin, and piano; and Ralph Vaughan Williams' "In Windsor Forest," a cantata based on Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor." The concert will be free and open to the public. For more information, email sing@transy.edu.
Upcoming Dates
  • Counselor Visit Program on March 30
  • The Office of Admissions will host more than 30 high school counselors on campus for our annual Counselor Visit Program on March 30. High school counselors from across the country will be on campus to learn more about Lexington and Transylvania. Please join us in welcoming these counselors to campus. For more information, contact Kim Chaffer Schroeder.
  • Transy Bikes Shop workshop March 31
  • The Transy Bikes Shop will host its next workshop at 12:30 p.m. in the shop! This week's topic will be brake adjustment. See our workshop schedule. For more information, contact Stevie Morrison.
  • Saving and investing for students April 1
  • Don't be an April Fool! Learn how to reap the rewards of a frugal lifestyle! Alum Greg Turcotte '11 and student Nick Edwards '15 will discuss saving and investing in their Frugality Mentality session as part of the Financial Literacy for Today's College Student program 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, Conference Room A. Free food and drinks will be provided. This is a Creative Engagements event. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Creative Intelligence lecture April 2
  • Scott Wolford, associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, will present "On Leading From Behind: Coalition-building and World Order in the Age of American Hyperpower" at 4:30 p.m. in Cowgill 102. The Creative Intelligence series is pleased to sponsor this lecture by a Transylvania alumnus. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch.
  • Special Olympics Swim Meet on April 4
  • We will again host the Special Olympics Swim Meet in the Campus Center pool from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To run a successful meet and provide a great meet experience for the Special Olympics athletes, we need 26 volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to noon and another group of 26 from noon to 2:30 p.m. If you are able to assist/volunteer, please contact Kyle Dunaway. Jobs include timers, awards and clerk. All others are encouraged to come and be cheerleaders!
  • 'The World's Largest Democracy: India in the 21st Century' on April 7
  • Anupam Ray, a senior Indian Foreign Service officer assigned to the Patterson School, will present "The World's Largest Democracy: India in the 21st Century" at 4:30 p.m. in Cowgill 102. Ray received his bachelor's degree from Calcutta University and an M.A. in public administration from Punjab University in Chandigarh. This is a Creative Intelligence lecture. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch.
  • Faculty Dialogue on community engagement April 23
  • 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.
  • 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.
For Faculty and Staff
  • MasterCard expense report training Thursday
  • 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.
  • Bad weather? Activate voice mail greetings from home
  • Did you know you can save up to nine prerecorded greetings on your office voice mail? After this past week's events, you may want to consider setting a "We are closed due to weather" greeting that you can easily activate for your office number from the comfort of home. For more information, see our phone guide here or contact the helpdesk.
  • On-site health services for staff, faculty
  • Transylvania staff and faculty now can use on-site health services. Nurse practitioner Tracy Moore is available to see staff and faculty on an as-needed basis during regular clinic hours. Services are walk-in and first-come-first-serve. The clinic is in the north end of the back lobby of Forrer Hall. Clinic hours are: Monday 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday 2-7 p.m.; Wednesday 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.; Thursday 8 a.m. to noon; and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact Ashley Hinton at 8854 or ahinton@transy.edu.
  • Protocol for severe winter weather for employees
  • With the potential for winter weather possible any day now, we want to remind you of Transylvania's closing policy in the event of severe weather. Go here for more info.
  • 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.
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.
Recognition
  • Dean-Thacker, Girard article to be published in International Journal for Art and Art History
  • "Alexandra Dominguez: A Journey to Mythical Spaces," by professors Versonica Dean-Thacker and Jack Girard will be published in the International Journal for Art and Art History this spring. The article explores commonalities between the prose and visual work of this Chilean-Spanish artist-writer. Dominguez and writer-artist Juan Carlos Mestre will visit campus this November for class visitations, public readings and an exhibition of their prints and handmade books in Morlan Gallery. For more information, contact Jack Girard.
  • Transylvania Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta initiation ceremony
  • The Transylvania Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta held its initiation ceremony on March 18. President Seamus Carey and professor Angela Hurley were elected as honorary members. National Alpha Lambda Delta is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The Transylvania chapter was chartered in 2009. See the larger image.
  • Fosl article published in Conversations: The Journal of Cavell Studies
  • Professor Peter Fosl's article "Cavell and Hume on Skepticism, Natural Doubt, and the Recovery of the Ordinary" has been published in Conversations: The Journal of Cavell Studies. For more information, contact Shamara Huguely.
  • Amburn wins Juhe Chinese Composition Contest
  • Congratulations to student Thomas Amburn, who won the 2015 Juhe Chinese Composition Contest. This is a nationwide competition on writings in Chinese as a foreign language, with 29 institutions and 144 contestants participating this year. Thomas Amburn's winning piece titled "Winter's Snowflakes" is a beautifully written prose-style essay with philosophical pondering. His essay will soon be published on Juhe Supplement, an annual magazine dedicated to the publication of fine Chinese essays. For more information, contact Qian Gao.
  • Essential Piece Award recognizes efforts during winter storms
  • The Staff Recognition Committee is proud to recognize four different offices this month in an unprecedented decision for the March Essential Piece Award. We'd like to take a week to recognize each office for their dedication to Transylvania during the harsh winter storms. This week we recognize the physical plant department for all of their hard work keeping campus clean and safe. We greatly appreciate your efforts!
  • Erfani presents paper at conference
  • Economics professor G. Rod Erfani presented a paper titled "The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Banking System: A comparative Analysis" at the 79th International Atlantic Economic Conference in Milan, Italy, March 11-14. Both parametric and non-parametric techniques were utilized to assess the profitability of financial institutions during the global financial crisis of 2007-09. For more info, contact Erfani at 8196 or gerfani@transy.edu.
  • Erfani chairs 'Financial Institutions and Services' session in Italy
  • Economics professor G. Rod Erfani chaired a session organized by the International Atlantic Economic Society in Milan, Italy, on March 12. "Financial Institutions and Services" was the theme of the session. For more info, contact Erfani at 8196 or gerfani@transy.edu.
  • Greek Award winners
  • Please congratulate the following Greek Award winners for their leadership and dedication to Transylvania as well as improving the Greek community: Nash Laungani, Lyndsay Whitlock, Kristen Pope, Ben Miller, Olivia Ellis, Hussain Siddiqi, Jamie Vescio, Kevin Moore, Alex Wasson, J.T. Henderson, Margaret Kelly, Shane McKee and Jeremy Paden. For more information, contact Shane Metzger.
  • Hauman to present 'Feminist Rhetoric in Digital Space' paper
  • WRC professor Kerri Hauman will present a paper titled "Feminist Rhetoric in Digital Space: Considering Risks and Rewards via Visibility and Amplification" as part of a panel titled "Circulate, Amplify, and 'Selfia': Digital Moments of Risk and Identity Production" at this year's College Composition and Communication Conference in Tampa, Fla. For more information, please contact Scott Whiddon, WRC program director.
  • National Alpha Lambda Delta honors Transylvania students
  • Raisa Tikhtman '14 and seniors Emily Martin and Nash Laungani have been awarded fellowships for graduate study from the National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. This is the second year in a row Transylvania students have won three fellowships in this very competitive national program. For more information, contact Mike Nichols.
  • Guarnieri presents paper at Southern Conference on Slavic Studies meeting
  • Senior history major Michael Guarnieri presented his paper, "Good Neighbors in a World at War: Hollywood Portrays the Soviet Union, 1942-1945," at the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies annual meeting in Lexington on March 7. Guarnieri's presentation, based on his paper written for Historical Methodology (Hist 4194), was part of a panel highlighting original undergraduate research. For more information, contact Ken Slepyan.
  • Tomaszewski to present paper at Undergraduate Ethics Symposium
  • Senior sociology major Nicole Tomaszewski has been accepted to present a paper at the 2015 Undergraduate Ethics Symposium at DePauw University, April 9-11. Her paper, "Is it Ethical to Operate on Intersex Children? Gender Enforcement and the Societal Misunderstanding of Sex Reassignment Surgery," emerged from her senior thesis work in sociology last fall. For more information contact Brian Rich.
  • Dixon leads playwriting workshop
  • Over spring break, Michael Dixon led a playwriting workshop at Eastern Kentucky University. The syllabus for that honors English course includes his book, "Breaking from Realism: A Map/Quest for the Next Generation," as well as the script for Transy's 2013 theater production of "Today Is History." Written, directed and acted by Transy students, "Today Is History" is now published and available at Amazon.com. For more information, contact Dixon.
  • Transylvania artists in Lexington Fashion Collaborative's Neighborhood Series
  • Congratulations to Studio Assistant Amanda Stoddard '14 and students Luke Gnadinger and Stevie Morrison for being selected to exhibit artwork in the Lexington Fashion Collaborative's Neighborhood Series. This sustainability focused show will be on display at the Lyric Theatre through June 6. A reception will be March 20 at 5 p.m. For more information contact Stoddard.
  • Lexington Tattoo Project photography exhibition
  • The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky is exhibiting photographs of the Lexington Tattoo Project until April 12. Check out this collaboration between professors Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde and poet Bianca Spriggs '03. Read more.
International Education
  • Cardwell French Scholarship for juniors
  • A scholarship is available for a student to study in France, or another country where French is the primary language, during his or her junior year. First preference will go to a student who will spend the full junior year abroad; second preference will be for a consecutive summer and semester abroad; and third preference will be for a semester abroad. Eligible sophomores should contact their French professor and the study abroad office. The application is due March 6. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
For Your Information
  • 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.
  • Register for a Transy choral ensemble
  • As you plan for fall 2015, consider registering for one of our three choral ensembles and joining a great community of students who enjoy expressing themselves through song. We welcome beginning and experienced singers. There is room for everyone. Placement hearings are being held Friday through April 1. sing@transy.edu.
  • Featured job opportunity of the week
  • A local business seeks a person who is friendly and enjoys interacting with customers to work part-time as a cashier in a unique gift shop. The position pays $9 per hour and is near downtown Lexington. For more, please contact Jill Warfield.
  • Master Google Apps Series begins next week
  • The Master Google Apps Series begins next week with Gmail and Calendar. It starts off with Gmail on March 31 at 2:30 p.m. and then Calendar on April 2 at 12:30 p.m. More details are here. For more information, contact Paul Dimayuga.
  • 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!
  • Rambler seeks editors
  • The Rambler is seeking new editors for the 2015-16 academic year. Applicants should be strong writers who want on-the-job experience. Journalism experience is preferred but not required. Interested applicants should fill out this Google doc and email it to tyoung@transy.edu. (Please copy and paste the document; do not respond on the Google doc.) The application deadline is April 13.
  • Update on new residence hall
  • This week the brick mason should complete work and move off-site. All room windows should be installed. Construction will begin on the steel structure for the front porch area. Deliveries of drywall, steel and various other supplies will take place throughout the week. Flaggers will be present during these deliveries for pedestrian safety. Drywall will begin to be hung inside the building. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Women's Law Enforcement Symposium
  • The Lexington Division of Police will host a Women's Law Enforcement Symposium on April 11 at the Training Academy. The LDP said the mission of the symposium is to "educate, inspire and empower women to become law enforcement professionals for the city of Lexington." Register by April 6.
  • 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.
  • High school teams to use Beck gym spaces
  • The Beck Center gym spaces will be used this week by high school teams competing in the state basketball championship events. Gym space for recreational purposes will be limited throughout the day and evening hours to accommodate all the teams requesting space. If you have questions, contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183.
  • Spring Week from March 21 to 28
  • Student Activities Board will host Spring Week. On March 21 there will be a balloon art project from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thomson Lawn; on March 24 we will welcome a hypnotist at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym; on March 26 there will be an ImprompTU show at 9 p.m. in Back Caf. Also, Res Life will host a skate party on March 27 at 9 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym; and on March 28 there will be a Bubble Soccer tournament from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Beck Center. For more info, contact rehardesty16@transy.edu.
  • Leading thinker on the future of technology to give commencement address
  • Read more about this year's commencement speaker, Homaira Akbari. She is a leading thinker on the future of technology.
  • 'Dying City' runs until March 28
  • Tickets are now on sale for "Dying City" by Christopher Shinn. Buy a Production Pass and see five different casts perform the same show! Show dates and times are March 18-21 and March 25-28 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 22 at 2 p.m. Box Office hours are M/W/F 1-4 p.m. and T/TH 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Production Passes are $5 for the Transy community and $3 for individual shows. Please call the Little Theater Box Office for more information at 3621. The Box Office will close during spring break and open again March 16.
  • Pioneers Reaching Out seeks student supervisors
  • PROs (Pioneers Reaching Out), the admissions student outreach team, seeks student supervisors for the 2015-16 school year. The search will begin with two informational sessions that will provide an overview of the position from a current supervisor. Sessions will be Sunday and Tuesday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in Cowgil 102. It is expected that future position applicants will attend one of the two sessions. Contact Sarah Guinn with questions.
  • 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.
  • Projector remote found
  • A remote for a Dell projector was found in the Campus Center. It has been there a few weeks. Please contact Diane Fout if you are missing one.
  • Pool hours
  • Pool hours are MWF 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and T/TH 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sorry, evening hours are closed for swim lessons for the next four weeks. For more information, contact Justin Corvin.
  • Fretwell, Gutshall move to CARE House
  • Tristan Fretwell and Ashley Gutshall have moved to the CARE House (439 W. Fourth St.). Our email addresses and phone numbers will remain the same. Please come visit us in our new location! For more information, contact Ashley Gutshall.
  • Exterior work on new residence hall nears completion
  • This week the windows on the front of the building and roof shingles will be installed, signaling the near-completion of the exterior of the building. On the inside, the fourth-floor metal stud work will continue as finishing work will commence on the lower floors. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Welcome, new employees
  • We are pleased to welcome new employees to campus. They include Helen Bischoff, public services librarian; Timothy Collins, director, foundation relations and regional advancement officer; Kenneth Higgins, special assistant to the president; Kristin Milam assistant registrar; Jeremy Puckett, cataloging and digitization specialist; and Jeffrey Wilcox, a maintenance mechanic who will start March 23.
  • 2015-16 Campus Center Management Team
  • Join me in congratulating the recently selected 2015-16 Campus Center Management Team: Alexa Quiroz, Olivia Ellis, Haley Williams, Austin Stephens, Alli Duncan, BayLeigh Routt and Bradley Easterling. Students will begin their new roles on April 27. For more information, contact Diane Fout.
  • Admissions Letter Writing Campaign
  • Faculty and staff, please join us for the Admissions Letter Writing Campaign! We'll write handwritten notes to admitted students. There are several options available for when you can help. Like last year, participants will receive a meal ticket for the cafeteria. In addition, for each session you attend, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $100 prize that will be selected at the end of all sessions. Click here to volunteer. Contact Rhyan Conyers with questions.
  • Bookstore Clearence Event
  • The Transylvania Bookstore will be host an in-store-only Clearance Event during March. An extra 30 percent will be taken off of all clearance items until March 22. This offer is valid on clearance items only. Contact the Bookstore for more information at 281-3570.
  • Last chance to fill out dining survey
  • This is your last change to complete the dining services survey and enter to win a $100 gift card. For more information, contact Amanda.
  • 'Functional Clay: Works That Contain' runs through March 27
  • Morlan Gallery's new exhibition, "Functional Clay: Works That Contain," runs through March 27. Curated by visiting artist Michael Frasca, "Functional Clay" features 13 studio potters from the United States who earn their livings by creating vessels for everyday use and pleasure. Everyone is invited to the opening reception on March 6, 5-8 p.m. At 5:30 that evening, Frasca and attending artists will give an informal tour of the work. For more information, visit Morlan Gallery's website.
  • New Bioethics group on campus
  • Abortion, chemical castration, designer babies and more; these are all hot topics in bioethics. Sound interesting? Then join the new Bioethics group on campus. Potential activities include: bioethics discussions, mock debates, national conferences and summer experiences. No previous bioethical education is needed! Come to our first informational meeting on March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. For more info contact Kimberly Strickland.
  • 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.
  • Work Study and paid positions with Religious Life
  • The Office of Religious Life is accepting applications for student interns for the 2015-16 academic year. Interns will work with a small group of student leaders to plan and implement programming for the campus. Applications are due by March 16 and are available here. Email Wilson Dickinson if you have questions.
  • 'Write It Like Disaster' project
  • Writing Center Director Scott Whiddon is proud to present "Write It Like Disaster: A Compilation of Music Made by Writing Center Staffers, Professionals, and Allies." This SWCA-sponsored project features 33 artists from all over the world who work with writing centers, including TU's own Heidi Clark, Chanslor Gallenstein and Drew Cunningham. Go here for downloads/streaming. Enjoy! Contact Whiddon for more information.
  • Sports information department seeks student workers
  • Students, want a way to make money while attending Transylvania athletic events? The sports information department is looking for help with the spring season. Opportunities include public address announcer, statistics and game management. For more information, contact Brandon Johnson.
  • Free membership to Kentucky Academy of Sciences
  • Transylvania is an Enhanced Affiliate Member institution of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences (KAS). Faculty, students and staff interested in joining the KAS may do so with no charge. Membership in the Academy is open to anyone with an interest in science, including educators, students and other professionals. Go here for more information pertaining to membership benefits and how to join or renew your membership.
  • Transylvania Scholarships available for current students
  • Transylvania Scholarships are available for current students who will be seniors at Transy in the fall term. Students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be in good standing and be in their third year of residence at Transy to be eligible. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit alone, without regard to financial need. Included for consideration in making the awards will be academic performance, demonstrated leadership qualities, campus contributions and strength of character. The scholarships will cover tuition and general fee. Apply by March 25. Further information is available from Diane Cansdale Pruitt.
  • Event, meeting planning made easier
  • Not really sure how to go about planning an event or meeting on campus or who you need to contact about what? The Event and Meeting Planning Checklist should help make your planning easier. It is on Inside Transy under Help and Resources.
  • Academic Peer Mentoring under way
  • Academic Peer Mentoring has begun. Get better grades and extra help with your classes. Check out the schedule. For more information, contact Susan Brown.
  • Lot open behind Thomson tennis courts
  • The parking lot directly behind the Thomson Hall tennis courts is now open.
  • Transy Bikes open shop hours
  • For the remainder of the month of January and February, Transy Bikes will have open shop hours every Monday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, contact Steve Morrison.
  • Alpha Lambda Delta scholarships and fellowships deadlines
  • Attention Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society members, the deadlines for Alpha Lambda Delta scholarships and fellowships are approaching. Go here for additional details and application forms. The deadline for graduate and professional school fellowships is Jan. 31; for Stemler Study Abroad Scholarships, Feb. 15, and for Trow Undergraduate Scholarships, April 1. In previous years, Transy students have been awarded funds in all three programs! For more information, contact Mike Nichols.
  • Get paid to ref intramural sports
  • Responsible students, who will be paid, are needed to ref intramural sports. If interested, please contact Emalea Bischoff.
  • Natural science and mathematics tutoring program
  • Starting Jan. 20, 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 Library basement (room 003). A computer science tutor will be available Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 20. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba.
  • 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.
  • 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.
In the News
Community Service
  • 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.
  • Great American Cleanup activities Saturday
  • Come join with the local neighborhood and Transylvania community for our 2nd Annual Great American Cleanup. We will meet at Third Street Stuff from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for free coffee and donuts, break up into teams, choose a section of the neighborhood and get to work from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a collaborative effort between the Office of Civic Engagement, Transy's Habitat for Humanity group, Great American Cleanup and our local neighborhood associations. Contact Natasha Begin to sign up!
  • Blood Drive on April 1
  • There will be a Blood Drive in the Campus Center Gym from 10:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Please contact Barton Lynch with the time slot you would like.
  • Peace Corps rep on campus April 9
  • Interested in the Peace Corps? Come meet with our regional Peace Corps representative in Forrer Main Lobby from 2 to 5 p.m. to learn more about opportunities and the application process. For more information, contact Natasha Begin.
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