- 'Shakespeare in Mind' tickets on sale Monday
Tickets go on sale for the theater program's fall production of "Shakespeare in Mind" on Monday. Box office hours will be Monday-Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. through Nov. 21. The Little Theater box office number is 281-3621. Performance dates are Nov. 13, 15, 16; and Nov. 20-23. For more information, contact Sully White at 8623 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- August term mugs available
There are still a few mugs from an August term event that have not yet been claimed. Please pick them up at your earliest convenience outside Forrer 200. Contact Malory Thelen
if this location is inconvenient. Any mugs not claimed by Sunday be donated!
- Discount tickets to Lexington Ballet on Saturday
Please join the Lexington Ballet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lexington Opera House as it celebrates its 40th anniversary season production of "Giselle." Transylvania students, faculty, staff, and alumni can receive a 10 percent discount on tickets using the discount code TRANSY. You may buy tickets at the Lexington Center Box office or by phone at 233-3535. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100, or email@example.com
- Thanks, Transy community for PumpkinMania
The Staff Engagement Team sincerely appreciates all of you who assisted with and participated in PumpkinMania! It was a wonderful evening and your support was essential to its success. A special note of thanks to our Physical Plant and DPS staff, communications office, our student groups, staff offices who handed out candy, Stevie Morrison who designed our logo, and especially to all of our talented student carvers! Thanks to you all!
- Former professor, Pioneer Hall of Fame member dies
We are saddened by the passing of Milly Rodes
, who taught at Transylvania from 1952-91. She died Oct. 24. Milly was inducted in the Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1997 and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1991. She was a member of the Transylvania Women's Club and the T-Club. She taught dance and coached the tennis team as an assistant professor of physical education.
- 'Rural Women: Photography by Maxine Payne'
Morlan Gallery's "Rural Women: Photography by Maxine Payne" runs through Dec. 2. Through image and oral history, "Rural Women" documents the lives of women living in five distinct environments from Africa to Vietnam, including the photographer's own rural Arkansas. Payne, an award-winning photographer, has exhibited nationally, had her work published, and appeared in a TEDx talk. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher at 8142, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Presentations on budgets, financial status, health plan
Marc Mathews will provide an update on university budgets and financial status; it's a continuation of the presentations he began last year. Jeff Mudrak will follow with a discussion of health plan projections for the next five years and future initiatives intended to enhance quality of life and reduce health claims. All presentations will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. The final session planned for Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
- New residence hall continues to grow
This week you will see the wall forms installed for the second floor. At the end of the week, concrete will be poured into the forms. Sidewalks and roadways that were damaged by installation of the storm water lines will be repaired, which may cause occasional traffic pattern disruption. The first sets of stairs will be installed and elevator shaft construction will continue. Drywall will be framed on the first floor. For more information, contact Marc Mathews at 8100 or email@example.com
- Klein lecture available for viewing
The Oct. 1 Kenan Lecture by Eric Klein is now available for viewing by members of the Transylvania community. To see it, go to Help and Resources on the TNotes page and then select Recorded Lectures
. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at 8252, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Debate tournament results
The team of first-year Riley Bresnahan and senior biology major Rebecca Radcliffe was a quarter-finalist in the UK debate tournament. Bresnahan was the fourth-place speaker in Open Division in her first tournament. Sophomore WRC/PPE major Shelby Bailey and senior WRC major Taylor Deaton also won three of four rounds of parli debate. Additionally, Deaton was third in speaker points in IPDA (one-on-one), where he won his first seven ballots before losing the finals on a two-to-one decision for a second-place finish. For more information, contact Gary Deaton at 8201 or email@example.com
- Habitat for Rafinesquii; help TEAL give bats a home
Did you know Rafinesque himself discovered a bat? The Transylvania Environmental Action League will be hosting a donation drive to build bat boxes during Raf Week on Oct. 27 and 29 and on Halloween during the blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Each dollar donated will go to a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! For more information, contact Devin Rowe
- Raf Week, Homecoming Week, and Crimson Affair details
TUSGA Activities Board is proud to present Raf Week, Homecoming Week, and Crimson Affair from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. For a detailed description of the events during the week click here
. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Ryne Hardesty
- GLSEN receives grant for conference
The Bluegrass Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has received an $18,000 grant from the Kentucky System to Enhance Early Development to host a conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their families. Read more
- TIAA-CREF consultant on campus in November
Paul Kelder, our local consultant from TIAA-CREF, will be on campus Nov. 6 and 20. Please call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 to set up a meeting time. If you have any questions, you may contact Debbie Clark at 3635.
- Dell's Double Your Discount
Dell is running a Double Your Discount until 7 a.m. Oct. 31. To take advantage of this offer, visit here
or call 1-800-965-8133 with Member ID: US70006402. This offer is available to students, parents, faculty, staff, and/or alumni. If you have any questions you may contact Jason Whitaker at 8289.
- Speech tournament results
Senior biology major Rebecca Radcliffe finished first in both Extemporaneous Speaking and Editorial Impromptu at the UK speech tournament. First-year student Joseph Gearon finished third in Extemporaneous Speaking and was the top novice in both Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking. Senior WRC major Taylor Deaton finished fourth in Editorial Impromptu. With help from First-year students Cassidy Wheeler, Rachel Halliday, and Riley Bresnahan, Transy earned more IE points than any small school competing. For more information, contact Gary Deaton at 8201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- Spirit jersey sales
The spirit jersey sales were supposed to end on Oct. 12, but the deadline has been moved to Oct. 20! If you'd like to order a shirt, click here
or contact Shelby Catlett
with any issues or questions.
- Campus photo contest
The Student Alumni Ambassadors invite students to submit campus photos for a 2015 wall calendar. Photos selected for the calendar will include photo credit in the calendar. Prizes will also be given. Submit your high-resolution photos to Tracy Dunn
by Nov. 14.
- 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.
- Track team coupon cards
The track team is selling coupon cards for $20 each. There are coupons for Papa John's, North Lime, Sonic, and more! If you'd like to see one or purchase one, please contact Shelby Catlett
. Thanks so much!
- 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
- Pre-Health spring Advisory Committee interviews
Are you interviewing with the Pre-Health
Advisory Committee in the spring? If you missed the junior and senior pre-health advising meeting on Oct. 2 and plan to interview with the Pre-Health Advisory Committee in the spring, please see Kathleen Jagger (BSC 321) or Charlotte Taraba (BSC 111) for more information. A Personal Statement Writing workshop will be later this fall for students signed up to interview. For more information, contact Taraba at 8228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yale Bioethics Summer Seminar scholarship
about how a Transylvania student is awarded a tuition scholarship to participate in Yale's Bioethics Summer Seminar.
- 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
- Theater program needs Transy T-shirts
Got any outdated divisional, athletic, staff, or other Transy T-shirts? The Theater program wants them for "Shakespeare in Mind," our fall show. We'll upcycle them into promotional materials or even costumes! It's Sustainable Shakespeare! Contact Missy Johnston at 3524 or email@example.com
- This week's Creative Engagements schedule
Check out what's on tap for Creative Engagements this week here