- 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. email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. (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
- 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 email@example.com
- 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
- 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
- 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
- '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.