The Newsroom


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]
Researchers study stress, parenting on the fly 6/27/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania biology professor Becky Fox palmed baby sparrows from a nest on the side of an old barn. As she weighed the chicks on a digital scale, the parents probably weren’t...[more]
Transylvania mourns death of student participating in summer academic camp 6/24/14
LEXINGTON, KY.—The Fayette County Coroner’s office has confirmed this morning that a 13-year-old student attending an academic camp at Transylvania University has died. The student lost consciou...[more]
Anderson appointed to community volunteerism commission 6/20/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Karen Anderson, coordinator of community service and civic engagement at Transylvania University, has been appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service by ...[more]
Transylvania hosting annual Patriotic Concert July 3 6/19/14
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Keeping a  longstanding, locally-beloved tradition alive, Transylvania University will again host the annual Patriotic Concert on the Old Morrison lawn Thursday, July 3, at 8 p.m. ...[more]