- Darrell Banks to take on new role
As the university continues construction of its first new residence hall and plans for the construction of two additional ones and the renovation of the Haupt Humanities building, there is a clear need for one person to oversee and look out for the university's best interest in these projects. We are happy to announce that Darrell Banks has agreed to assume the position of university construction manager effective immediately. We will post a job listing to hire Darrell's replacement as director of physical plant. Darrell will continue to supervise this area as well until a replacement is in place. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Library winter break hours
The library will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15-18 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 19, unless otherwise posted. The library will remain closed over the winter break. We will reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 5. For more information, please refer to our hours page
- Construction update
The third floor of the new residence hall is up! This week you will see the installation of steel beams for the fourth (top) floor and concrete will be poured for the third floor slab. There will be concrete, block, steel, and sprinkler piping deliveries throughout the week. A flagman will be present during delivery times to assist with pedestrian safety.
- Dining Services out of office beginning Dec. 16
Dining Services will be out of the office beginning Dec. 16 and return Jan. 5. For all your upcoming catering, please place your orders on our website
. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz
- Winter shutdown reminder
Before leaving for the break, please remember to complete the winter shutdown checklist
for your office or room. Resident advisers will complete final walk-throughs of the res halls as students leave for the holiday. Physical plant will start final walk-throughs of offices at noon on Dec. 19. If you are working on campus that afternoon, please leave a note on your door so physical plant knows you are here. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful break! For more information, contact Angela Poe
- Transylvania wall calendars
The Student Alumni Ambassadors are selling Transylvania wall calendars
! All of the photos were taken by our talented students and staff. They make great Christmas gifts. Buy one for yourself and one to give away! They're $20 each. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn
- Lexington Ballet discount on 'Nutcracker' tickets
The Lexington Ballet will perform "The Nutcracker" at the Lexington Opera House Dec. 12-21. A 10 percent discount is available to the Transylvania community using the discount code TRANSY. This discount may be used to buy tickets at the Lexington Center Box Office, by phone at 233-3535, at performances, or online
. Students save $10 when buying tickets at the box office with a Crimson Card. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Bicycle rack repaired
The red bicycle rack behind Forrer Hall has been repaired and can be used immediately. Remember that all bicycles must be registered through the university bicycle registration program at no cost, or the bike will be subject to removal and stored until registered. Thank you for your patience. For more information, contact Chief Gregg Muravchick at 8118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crimson Affair T-shirts
The TUSGA Activities Board welcomes faculty and staff to purchase a Crimson Affair T-shirt for $5. Students who are still interested can buy one for $10. We have sizes S-XL and will take cash or check. If you are interested, please contact Ryne Hardesty
or Shane McKee
- Basketball game for a cause T-shirts
Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt from the women's basketball game Wednesday night in support of Torsie Haugli '14 and Lauren Hill can do so in the Beck Center athletics offices. The minimum donation is $5 per shirt. Sizes available are small, large, and x-large, but supply is limited. All proceeds benefit the Torsie Lymphoma Research Fund and The Cure Starts Now. Contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183 if you have any questions.
- Introduction to Drawing added to winter schedule
ART-1424 Introduction to Drawing was just added to the winter 2015 schedule. It's a GE Area II Fine Arts course. For more information, contact Michelle Rawlings at 8116 or registrar@transy.
- Omicron Delta Kappa's 100th anniversary
Wednesday marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honor Society at Washington and Lee University. Alums from the Transylvania Circle of ODK, along with several members of UK's ODK Circle and invited guests, gathered for a luncheon at Graham Cottage to celebrate this significant milestone. John Morgan, ODK executive director emeritus, presided.
- Beck Center hours
The Beck Center hours for the next two weeks will be: Dec. 8-11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (track opens at 9 a.m.); Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (track opens 9 a.m.); Dec. 13 and 14, closed; Dec. 15-18, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:00 p.m.; and Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway at 8183.
- New res hall furniture feedback
Please let us know what you think
about the three mock showrooms that were set up in the Campus Center.
- On-site review of education program
Read more about last month's on-site review of the education program here
- Area coordinator, resident advisor applications
Applications to become an area coordinator or resident advisor for the 2015-16 school year are now available here
. Details regarding deadlines and the hiring timeline are included in the application. Each applicant should also submit a resume and cover letter with his or her application (if you need assistance please see Career Services). If you have any questions or to submit your resume/cover letter, please contact Tristan Fretwell
, associate director of residence life.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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