The Newsroom


Transylvania welcomes British archaeologist for talk about our love of music 10/8/13
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Why do people in all cultures sing or play instruments? And why do humans have a special capacity to make and enjoy music? Steven Mithen, professor of early prehistory and pro-vice-c...[more]
Opening ceremonies for Transylvania’s new athletics field Oct. 19 10/7/13
LEXINGTON Ky.—Transylvania University has transformed the site of an old tobacco warehouse into a $10 million athletics facility that will benefit not only the school but also the entire community. ...[more]


Michele Norris comes to Transylvania to discuss her memoir, “The Grace of Silence” 9/30/13
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Michele Norris, award-winning journalist and host and special correspondent for National Public Radio, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in Transylvania’s Haggin Auditorium  as ...[more]
Transylvania sponsors interfaith forum for local community 9/25/13
Michael Bell Angela Hurley Abdulaziz Sachedina Marian McClure Taylor Jon Weece LEXINGTON, Ky.—As part of...[more]
Transylvania University’s third annual STUDIO 300 features vanguard of digital arts and music movement 9/24/13
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University’s Studio 300: Digital Art and Music Festival showcases the cutting edge of art in the digital age with nine exhibitions, three concerts and four lectures p...[more]
Transylvania opens Academic Center for Excellence to help students succeed 9/20/13
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University has recently invested $350,000 in its library to turn a basement space that was previously home to periodical stacks into a contemporary, comfortable, modular sp...[more]
Alt-folk group Vandaveer to visit Transylvania on Sept. 19 9/17/13
LEXINGTON, Ky—Nationally known alt-folk rocker and 2000 Transylvania University graduate Mark Heidinger returns to campus Thursday, Sept. 19, for a free concert and lecture. Heidinger performs un...[more]
American Spiritual Ensemble to perform at Transylvania 9/17/13
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The American Spiritual Ensemble, founded and directed by University of Kentucky professor Everett McCorvey, will perform at Transylvania University Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. in Haggin Auditori...[more]


Transylvania University receives grant to attract science and math students 8/30/13
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The National Science Foundation has awarded $593,869 to Transylvania University to attract and retain science and math students over the next five years. The largest portion of the grant...[more]
Transylvania kicks off “Still Overcoming: Striving for Inclusiveness,” a year-long celebration of racial and ethnic diversity 8/28/13
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The year 1963 was a watershed for race relations—both nationally and at Transylvania University. Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream&rdqu...[more]