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TNotes
Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Today
  • Staff Engagement Workshop on Tuesday
  • All staff are welcome and encouraged to attend a Staff Engagement Workshop in the Back Caf. Complimentary breakfast will be served 8-8:30 a.m. and the workshop will be 8:30-10:30. Please click here to register before the July 25 deadline. For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk at 8193 or mcronk@transy.edu.
Upcoming Dates
  • Farewell reception for Karen Anderson on Thursday
  • Karen Anderson, coordinator of the Office of Civic Engagement and Community Service, will leave Transylvania to take a position as assistant director for community engagement at Minnesota State University at Mankato. We will all miss her and are deeply appreciative of her nearly 20 years of service to the institution. A farewell reception for her will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Conference Room A. Please join the student affairs staff as we wish her well in her new role. For more information, contact Barbara LoMonaco at 8215 or blomonaco@transy.edu.
In the News
Community Service
Recognition
  • Gao gives talk in China
  • While serving as the KIIS 2014 Summer China program director, professor Qian Gao was invited to give a talk titled "New Pedagogical Approaches and Experiments in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in the U.S." at Northwest University, Xi'an, China. To see a picture of her talk, click here. For more information, contact Gao at 8283 or qgao@transy.edu.
  • Journal to publish Paden article
  • Romance Quarterly will publish an article by professor Jeremy Paden. "Interrupting Augustine: Hermeneutics, Allegory, and Irony in El perro del hortelano" will appear in Vol. 61, No. 4, 1-16, 2014. For more information, contact Paden at jpaden@transy.edu.
  • Transylvania represented at Irish conference
  • Director of Study Abroad Kathy Simon and Spanish director Veronica Dean-Thacker represented Transylvania at the 20th anniversary celebration and conference at the Burren College of Art in Ballvaughan, Ireland. We have had an affiliation with BCA since 2000, and five May term trips have taken up residence there with professors Martha Gehringer, Meg Upchurch, Jack Girard, and Richard Taylor. We hosted BCA president Mary Hawkes-Greene for a three day visit last October.
Health and Fitness
  • Summer Group Fitness schedule
  • Summer Group Fitness classes will run June 2 to July 31. They are: Monday 12:10-12:50 p.m., Chisel with Tracy, tone and tighten from head to toe; Wednesday 12:10-12:30 p.m., Step with Tracy, a stand-alone class or combine it with Chisel Express for a complete workout; Wednesday 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chisel Express with Tracy, a 20-minute toning class, stand-alone or combine it with Step for a complete workout; and Thursday 12:10-12:30 p.m., Rock n' Roll with Ashley, abs followed by foam roller massage. For more information, contact Ashley Hinton at 8854 or ahinton@transy.edu.
For Your Information
  • Parking restrictions before move-in day
  • On evening of Aug. 6, please remove vehicles from lots in the following locations: Back Circle, Davis Hall tennis courts, and Thomson Hall. We will set up the morning of Aug. 7 to get ready for move-in day on Aug. 8. Any vehicles left will be subject to removal. Contact Chief Muravchick at 8118 or gmuravchick@transy.edu if you have questions.
  • Tin Can Roasters last day on campus Thursday
  • Rachel with Tin Can Roasters will make her last visit to Transy this summer on Thursday. Please stop by and thank her for serving us while Jazzman's has been closed. She will be on vacation next week, and Jazzman's will reopen Aug. 11 as part of August term to once again serve the Transy community.
  • Volunteer for new student move-in
  • Move-in day is going to be especially exciting this year as we welcome our new students to campus Aug. 8. Due to new residence hall construction and very limited available parking, incoming students were assigned a specific move-in time slot. That means we need lots of staff and faculty volunteers to help with move-in the entire time from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone who helps receives a free T-shirt! Click here to sign up.
  • Volunteers needed for Smooth Jazz Concert
  • We will host the Smooth Jazz Concert on the lawn of Old Morrison on Aug. 9. If you would like to help with the concert as a volunteer from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., please contact Sarah Taylor, staylor@transy.edu, 3519, by July 31. Volunteers can also enjoy the concert with our Class of 2018.
  • Progress update on new residence hall
  • During the coming week, digging will begin on trenches for updated storm and domestic water service. Work also will begin on building footers. Most exciting is that the drilling of the geothermal wells, which will deliver energy efficient HVAC service to the building, will begin. It will take about two weeks to drill all the wells. Please feel free to look through the construction fencing to see what is taking place. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or mmathews@transy.edu.
  • President announces staff changes
  • As you may be aware, Deana Ison has accepted a new position as the director of 100 Doors to Success, the new student mentoring program. Rachel Millard has been promoted to executive assistant to the president and will manage the day-to-day operations in the president's office. Sallie Showalter will move into the new role of assistant to the president for constituent relations, which will focus on the president's communications with the campus community, board members, and other external groups. All changes will be effective Aug. 1.
  • Mentorship program '100 Doors to Success' to start this fall
  • President Carey is excited to announce a professional mentorship program for Transylvania students titled "100 Doors to Success." This fall we will pilot the program, which pairs first-year students with a mentor from among a pool of 100 alumni recruited from the Lexington area. Find details here. Deana Ison has accepted a full-time position managing the program as a function of the alumni office. For more information, contact Deana at 8590.
  • Cable TV, card swipe issues
  • Due to the need to reroute cabling in the ground where the new dorm is being built, the cable TV service on campus will be temporarily interrupted. We are working with our cable TV vendor to restore service as soon as possible. Additionally, the card swipes for the doors of Clay and Davis will be down for a period of time due to similar constraints. Beginning Monday, keys will need to be used to enter Clay and Davis until this service is restored. Thank you for your patience as we work through these issues.
  • Check the online user manual for new phones
  • IT is regularly updating the online user's manual for the new phones. You may want to save the link to the page. Remember, to make calls external to campus, you no longer need to dial '9,' but you do need to dial the area code. If the call is long distance, dial '1' first. Contact the help desk if you have additional questions.
  • Campus Center summer hours
  • The Campus Center is now open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 p.m. for the summer, and for reserved camp and event use. There will be no summer bike checkout. If you have questions about the bike program, contact Angela Poe at apoe@transy.edu. If you need to reserve space for use of the Campus Center or Presidents Room this summer, contact Diane Fout at 8133 or dfout@transy.edu.
  • Fitness Center summer hours
  • Beginning Wednesday, the fitness center will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30, and it will be closed weekends. For more information, contact Keith Cecil at 3690 or kcecil@transy.edu.
  • Library summer hours
  • The library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning May 20. For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or lnichols@transy.edu.
August Term
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