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All Star lineup booked for 7th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest at Transylvania 7/29/14
LEXINGTON, KY— On Saturday, Aug. 9, Transylvania University will host an All Star Jazz Showcase of musicians on the lawn of Old Morrison during the 7th annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest. Presented by th...[more]
Educators from across the country to attend Transylvania liberal arts seminar 7/22/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Seventeen participants will bring their passion for the liberal arts to Transylvania University this week for the “Twenty-First Century Liberal Education: A Contested Concept&rdqu...[more]
NBC “Sing-Off” winner Home Free to bring Crazy Life Tour to Transylvania University 7/21/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University will present Columbia Records recording artist Home Free on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center's Haggin Auditorium. The performance is part of...[more]
Pioneers in paradise—Transylvania launches teaching exchange program in Panama 7/14/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Exactly one hundred years after the completion of the Panama Canal, citizens of the U.S. and Panama have come together again to open up new worlds. Transylvania University in Lexington,...[more]
Recent Transylvania grad named Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellow 7/9/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.— Transylvania grad Emmie Wyatt ’14 has been awarded a fellowship that aims to place the brightest teachers in high-need schools. Wyatt, who was named a 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio ...[more]
Transylvania hires Gatton College’s marketing director for VP position 7/8/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University has named Michele Gaither Sparks as its first vice president for marketing and communications. Sparks, who has worked in higher education for more than two dec...[more]
Transylvania’s Tim Polashek publishes writer’s block battering ram 7/7/14
“Why isn’t there a word rhythm dictionary?” Tim Polashek once wondered.  He no longer asks. No need. The Transylvania University assistant professor of music got busy responding to hi...[more]
Free film screening seeks to introduce Transylvania to new friends 7/2/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Members of Transylvania University’s Board of Regents are inviting Lexington residents and others in the central Kentucky area to view a brief film about Transylvania’s deep...[more]
Transylvania professor named music director of the Central Kentucky Concert Band 7/1/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Let’s just call it an encore performance. Ben Hawkins, Transylvania University professor of music, was recently named music director of the Central Kentucky Concert Band. Hawki...[more]


Tattoo project honored by Americans for the Arts 6/30/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Lexington Tattoo Project, the acclaimed multimedia community art project imagined by Transylvania art professor Kurt Gohde and English professor Kremena Todorova, received more nati...[more]