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Transylvania University Board of Trustees names presidential search committee 11/19/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University Board of Trustees Chairman William T. Young Jr. announced today a 14-member search committee for the 25th president of the 229-year old liberal arts college. Tra...[more]
Celebrate the 2009 holiday season with a madrigal dinner at Transylvania 11/12/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Begin your holiday season by going back in time to Merry Olde England to A Medieval Feast presented by the Transylvania University Madrigal Singers and the Medieval Instrumental Ensemble...[more]
Transylvania alum chosen as Presidential Management Fellow in the Federal Transit Administration 11/11/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University alum Erik Weber ’07 has been named a Presidential Management Fellow in the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C.  Through the fellowship,...[more]
Transylvania’s director of human resources receives Distinguished Service Award at national conference 11/9/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Jeff Mudrak, director of human resources at Transylvania University, received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Distinguished Service...[more]
Transylvania music faculty present: “A Veterans Day Concert,” November 11 at 7:30 p.m. 11/4/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—On Wednesday, November 11, members of Transylvania’s music faculty will present a concert in gratitude to all veterans and active military for their selfless service to our countr...[more]
Richard Taylor, Kentucky Poet Laureate and Transylvania’s Kenan Visiting Writer, will sign newest release Friday, Nov. 6 11/3/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Richard Taylor, Poet Laureate of Kentucky from 1999-2001, and current Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania, will sign his newest release, Rail Splitter, a collection of poems based on ...[more]


"The Narcotic Farm": Events at Transylvania showcase book and film about The Narcotic Farm, a former federal drug prison and treatment center in Lexington 10/30/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—From 1935-1975, Lexington was home to the United States Narcotic Farm, a federal narcotic prison and treatment center. Volunteers who checked themselves into the center for help with th...[more]
Shearer announces retirement as president of Transylvania University 10/24/09
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 24, 2009—President Charles L. Shearer today announced his retirement to the Transylvania University Board of Trustees at their annual fall meeting. Upon his retirement, effective ...[more]
Transylvania University Theater opens season Nov. 5 with comedy "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead;" cast of men and women switch roles on alternating nights 10/9/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University Theater opens its 2009-10 season of shows with Tom Stoppard’s brilliant comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” on Thursday, November 5,...[more]
Transylvania music professor composes score for film; screening at Kentucky Theater, November 12 10/9/09
LEXINGTON, Ky.—In 2006, Transylvania music professor Larry Barnes spent his summer composing a score for “Euphoria,” a full-length film that had already won the Gold Medal at the Houston...[more]