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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Today/This Weekend
  • Lexington Global Engagement Center grand opening Friday
  • The Lexington Global Engagement Center grand opening will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This new center will serve as a resource hub for the city for our global communities. Please visit the new center to check out all of its many offerings. For more information, contact Serenity Wright.
  • Sweets at the Arboretum ride Friday
  • Join Trasny Bikes! for the Sweets at the Arboretum ride, which will conclude at the UK Arboretum for cold treats and a brief tour. Meet in the Shop in Front Lobby at 2 p.m. Bring your own bike and helmet or arrive early to guarantee use of a loan bike. Questions? Contact Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Jammin' in the Library on Friday
  • Come and shake off the week's work and relax in your pajamas at the library from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Go head-to-head in Guitar Hero, Mario Cart and other video games or play classic board games such as Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Catch Phrase and more. If games aren't your thing, check out a movie from the Crimson Flix collection. There will be free food and refreshments and a prize for the most creative pajamas. Pajama dress is optional. For more information, contact Helen Bischoff.
  • Farmers Market and Downtown Walking Tour on Saturday
  • The Office of Sustainability will host a Farmers Market and Downtown Walking Tour open to all August term students and August Term Scholars. Meet in Front Lobby at 10 a.m. to walk to Third Street Stuff and Coffee as a group. At Third Street, we will have drinks, beignets from Doodles and donuts from North Lime Coffee and Donuts - all on the house. From there we will tour the North Limestone corridor and end at the Farmers Market at Cheapside Plaza. Questions? Contact Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Transylvania College Democrats beautification project Saturday
  • The Transylvania College Democrats will conduct a beautification project of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you would like to volunteer or need a ride, contact group president John Mays.
Upcoming Dates
  • Duffin to present superbacteria research Aug. 31
  • As part of the West Sixth Suds and Science series, biology professor Paul Duffin will present current research regarding superbacteria at 7 p.m. Suds and Science is a monthly lecture series for the public to engage with scientists about current topics while enjoying local craft beer. For more information contact Duffin.
  • NPR's Kamenetz to discuss 'Generation Debt' Sept. 10
  • You are invited to an evening with Anya Kamenetz, NPR's lead education reporter and author. She will discuss "Generation Debt: What You Should Know (and Do) about Your Financial Future" at 7 p.m. in UK's Singletary Center for the Arts, Recital Hall. No tickets are required. For more information, contact Morris Grubbs, assistant dean, UK Graduate School.
  • Transylvania Choir with Lexington Philharmonic on Sept. 18
  • The Transylvania Choir again will join the Lexington Philharmonic onstage at Singletary for a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" at 7:30 p.m. Transy friends and family can get a 20 percent discount on tickets by using the code "Choir" on the lexphil.org website until Sept. 16.
In the News
For Faculty and Staff
  • Employee Meal Plans with payroll deductions available in payroll office
  • Transylvania Univeristy Employee Meal Plans with payroll deductions are now available in the payroll office. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz.
  • Musical and multimedia performance Sept. 1
  • Faculty and staff, join our first-year students and the Lexington community at the Historic Lyric Theatre at 7 p.m. for a musical and multimedia performance by East End musicians, Misc. Jones. Tickets are free and a reception will follow. For more information please contact Natasha Begin.
  • Business casual dress continues
  • Transy staff, if you enjoy business casual dress during the summer, you will be pleased to know it will continue during August term. And when fall term starts Sept. 8, we will return to business dress Mondays through Thursdays and then relax expectations with business casual dress on Fridays. Business casual dress does not include T-shirts and jeans. If you have any questions regarding appropriate dress, please speak with your supervisor.
  • Annual kick-off meeting Sept. 2
  • President Carey invites all faculty and staff to the annual kick-off meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in Carrick Theater. This is a terrific opportunity for you to learn more about our common goals for the year and meet new faculty and staff. A reception will follow at the Bodley-Bullock House. We hope everyone will plan to attend. Call Rachel Millard at 8111 with any questions. Please RSVP by Aug. 28 to president@transy.edu.
  • Full access to New York Times website
  • A benefit of working at Transylvania is full access to the nytimes.com website. To set this up go here and create an ID and password with your transy.edu email address. More info on signing up is available here.
Career Development
  • Fayette County Democratic Party seeks interns
  • The Fayette County Democratic Party seeks interns at $10 an hour from Labor Day, Sept. 7, until Election Day in November. The interns are expected to work about 15 hours a week. Those who are interested should contact John Mays, president of Transylvania University College Democrats, at jsmays18@transy.edu or go here.
  • LaFavers serves as dramaturg for Minnesota theater
  • Mollie LaFavers '17 received Jones grant funding to work as dramaturg for a professional production of John Patrick Shanley's "Outside Mullingar." She spent a week at Commonweal Theatre Company in Minnesota, where she attended rehearsals, spoke to theater patrons and read stage directions for the first public presentation of the play. Photo: Mollie bows at the curtain call.
  • Stephens makes directorial debut
  • Charlotte Stephens '18 made her directorial debut this summer with a production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at the Manchester Arts Center in Manchester, Tenn. Her Millennium Repertory Company production ran July 17-26 and inaugurated a brand new theater.
For Your Information
  • Old Morrison Circle closed Sept. 1
  • Old Morrison Circle will be closed the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 1, while D&D Machinery movers deliver a large piece of equipment to the Brown Science building. They anticipate being done by 11 a.m. Once the delivery is made, the lot will re-open. Sorry for any inconvenience.
  • Welcome, new employees
  • Two new housekeepers, Antoinette Bernard and Germaine Wiley, started Monday. Also, two admissions counselors, Clay Fedde and Alexandra McConnell, will start early next month. And Jason Cooper, technical services coordinator, will start on Sept. 21.
  • 2016-17 Fulbright Awards for post-graduate English Teaching Assistantships or research
  • Seniors interested in applying for 2016-17 Fulbright awards should contact Kathy Simon in the study abroad office (233-8124) before Aug. 31. Consult the Fulbright website to learn about the different types of Fulbright awards, and to see the opportunities offered by participating countries.
  • 2016-17 international and national fellowships and scholarships
  • 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 information.
  • Bike loan program for Transy community
  • Transy Bikes! loan program bikes are now available to all students, faculty and staff. Bikes can be checked out for a day in the Campus Center. If you need one for more time, you can check one out for a week through the bike shop during open hours or by scheduling an appointment with Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Basketball camps on 'no school' days
  • Transylvania women's basketball will have youth day camps on Fayette County's "no school" days, the first being Friday. More info is here, and register here. The camps are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Beck for boys and girls in grades 1-5. They cost $40, and faculty and staff discounts are available. (Use the code, TRANSY15 at checkout.) Bring a packed lunch and a water bottle.
  • Spirit Week from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3
  • Spirit Week will be Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. First-year students, stop by the accounting office (Spirit Week sponsor) in Old Morrison, Room 100, for your chance to win priority registration for winter term or priority room selection for the 2016-17 academic year! Refreshments will be provided daily from 3 to 4 p.m. See what to wear here.
  • New Campus Center mini-store
  • Check out our new convenience mini-store, THE SHOP, at the Campus Center this week! THE SHOP will be open 5-11 nightly during August term and offers snacks, drinks, candy, batteries, toiletries, over-the-counter meds and more! Something you need but we didn't have? Let us know and we'll try to get it! See a Transy shirt you like but need a different size? We'll have it for you the next day! THE SHOP is hosted by the Transy Bookstore and your Campus Center. We hope you like it! For more information, contact Diane Fout.
  • Library open
  • Yes! The library is open! We are finishing construction of half of the main floor. Until the construction tape is taken down, you can come in through the doors on the porch by the columns. Check out our hours here.
  • August term dining hours
  • August term dining hours Monday through Friday are: breakfast 7:30-9 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are: brunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 5-7 p.m.
  • Subscribe to T-Alert
  • This is a reminder that if you subscribe to the T-Alert emergency alert system by using the sign-up page at http://talert.transy.edu, these entries are purged at the start of each semester and you have to sign up again. If you are a faculty or staff member and want to permanently sign up, please do so via the form under your TNet account. For more information, contact Jason Whitaker.
  • Add money to Crimson Card on new website
  • We have a new website to add money to your Crimson Card. Please go here or download the CBORD GET mobile app to your cell phone. You also can add money by cash or check in the Crimson Card Office, Old Morrison, Room 108. If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Singleton at 233-8154.
  • Beck Center August term hours
  • The Beck Center's August term hours are: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-7 p.m. We are experimenting with extended hours for Sundays as requested by students, and we are reducing Friday evening hours by one hour. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway at 8183.
  • New Transy Bikes! website
  • Transy Bikes! now has a website. Check it out to view the calendar, services, blog and more. Questions? Contact manager Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Host info table at Student Involvement Fair
  • Student Involvement and Leadership invites campus offices and academic divisions to host an information table at our annual Student Involvement Fair. The Fair will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. behind Old Morrison (rain location Campus Center Gym). Showcasing information related to your area would be great for our students. The group with the best decorated table will win a prize. Register here by Aug. 24. Contact Aaron Roberts at 3501 if you have questions.
  • Transylvania seeks full-time counselor/case manager
  • Transylvania is seeking a full-time counselor/case manager to provide direct clinical and counseling services to students with emotional, relationship, interpersonal, health and/or academic issues through assessment, intake, individual therapy and psycho-education. The qualifications for this position require at least a master's degree plus two years experience in the field of social work, psychology, counseling or a related mental health field. The candidate must hold a current license in his or her area from the state licensing board. Experience in working with college students is preferred, but not required. To apply, send resume and cover letter to dclark@transy.edu.
  • Transylvania expands employee recognition
  • The Transylvania Recognition Team, formerly the Staff Recognition Team, expanded its focus to include faculty into this recognition of the university's employees. Join us in welcoming professors Christi Hayne and Mike LeVan to the team's leadership. The Transylvania Recognition Team exists to recognize individuals who work tirelessly and often without acclaim for the betterment of the university. Award winners are truly essential pieces of Transylvania University. For more information, contact Aaron Roberts.
  • Change in how to transfer calls
  • A recent phone system update has changed how you blind transfer a call to someone else. Look for the Blind soft key after pressing the Forward button. See our online phone help guide here for more information.
Community Service
  • Community Action Council P.R.E.P. Sept. 10
  • Join Community Action Council's inaugural P.R.E.P. Talk at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym. The talk will focus on the face of poverty in the Lexington community. Consider bringing your class! The offices of Community Service and Religious Life will co-host this event. For more information, please contact Natasha Begin.
Health and Fitness
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