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Schedule for Family Weekend 2013

Let's get local in Lexington! Join us for Family Weekend, and explore all that makes the Transylvania community and the city of Lexington special.

Online registration is now closed. Please register when you check in on campus Friday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For $25 per family, you can enjoy a wide range of activities. (Some activities may have additional costs.) If you have not pre-registered, please check in at the Campus Center when you arrive.

If you have questions, contact Diane Fout, director of the Campus Center, at (859) 233-8133 or Kelly Lavy, events coordinator, at (859) 233-8146.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Bookstore Open
Show your Pioneer pride by purchasing sweatshirts, caps, or memorabilia.
132 West Third Street

9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Registration ($25 per family)
Check in and pick up name tags and tickets. Depending on availability, you may also register for tours or purchase special event tickets at check-in.
William T. Young Campus Center information desk

9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship
As part of our year-long celebration of 50 years of desegregation at Transylvania, artist Robert Shetterly has loaned us eight of his portraits of Americans who chose to tell the truth, despite the resistance they may have encountered from others. Individuals depicted include Muhammed Ali, Anne Braden, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Langston Hughes.
William T. Young Campus Center Lounge

10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Talon Winery Tours
Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the winery and vineyard. Optional tastings for $5 per person.
7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington
(Estimated travel time to vineyard: 30 minutes)

Noon–5 p.m.

Attend Classes/Meet with Faculty Advisors
We invite you to attend afternoon classes on campus. Your son or daughter should get permission from the professor in advance. Note that some classes may be closed due to testing or limited seating. If you'd like to meet with your student's advisor, ask your student to set up an appointment well before Family Weekend.

Noon–5 p.m.

Morlan Gallery Exhibition
Do you love going to the seashore? Are you mesmerized by the sound of the waves? Then you won't want to miss our current exhibition, Waves and Currents: An Exploration of Sound, Light, and Time. Canadian artist Lenka Novakova and U.S. artist Georgie Friedman simulate the waves and currents of water through digital means, exploring the flow of time and providing unique spaces for contemplation.

1:30 p.m. and
4 p.m.

Equus Run Vineyard Tours
Travel to beautiful Woodford County to tour Equus Run's vineyards, native flower gardens, and wine production facility. Finish up in the quaint stone tasting room where you can sample the fruits of the farm for $5.
1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, Ky.
(Estimated travel time to vineyard: 30 minutes)

3 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Tour of the J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library and Special Collections
Join B.J. Gooch, special collections librarian, on a tour of this campus hub and view some of the rare books, pamphlets, photographs, and manuscripts in the Special Collections. Space is limited.
Glenn Building lobby

5–6:45 p.m.

Social Hour for August Term Scholars and Faculty Mentors
Mingle with the August term faculty and the August term scholars who collaborated to ensure that first-year students had a meaningful and productive initial academic experience. Free appetizers. Advance registration required.
Atomic Café, 265 N. Limestone St.

5–7 p.m.

Dinner on the Town
Take your son or daughter to a favorite restaurant or discover one of the area's highly acclaimed dining spots. Exciting new restaurants and gastropubs have recently opened in downtown Lexington, including along nearby Short Street and Jefferson Street. Or, grab a quick bite at the Rafskeller before the evening’s events. (The Raf will be open until 10 p.m.)

7 p.m.

Greek Gala and Reception
Families and friends are invited to join the Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council as we formally introduce the fall 2013 new member classes of each of our sorority and fraternity chapters. Chapter rooms will be open after the event. Presented by the Panhellenic and IFC Executive Councils and the new members of Junior Panhellenic. Advance registration required.   
William T. Young Campus Center Gymnasium

7 p.m.

Pasta 101 Cooking Class
Learn about the history and art of making pasta while enjoying appetizers and wine. Then, try your hand at making fresh pasta for you and your dinner partners to enjoy. The meal includes an Italian dessert and beverages. $60 per person. Registration is closed.
Lexington Pasta, 227 N Limestone

9 p.m.

Downtown Walking Ghost Tour
Join Lexington resident Kevin Steele on this one-and-a-half hour stroll through Gratz Park and other nearby historic neighborhoods as he shares tales of ghosts, duels, hauntings, and mystery. Space is limited. $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under. Advance registration and payment required.
Glenn Building lobby

   
   

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Lexington Farmers Market
Taste some of central Kentucky's freshest seasonal produce while helping support our local growers. Load up on gourds and pumpkins for fall decorations or purchase locally produced wine, honey, cheese, flowers, or bath and body products to take home as gifts.
Cheapside Park, Main St.

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Registration ($25 per family)
Check in and pick up name tags and tickets. Depending on availability, you may also register for tours or purchase special event tickets at check-in.
William T. Young Campus Center information desk

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Bookstore Open
Show your Pioneer pride by purchasing sweatshirts, caps, or memorabilia.
132 West Third Street

10 a.m., noon,
and 2 p.m.

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour
Put on your walking shoes and enjoy a free tour of the historic neighborhoods around Transylvania. Advance registration required.
Old Morrison front steps

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

"Harvest"—A Student Art Exhibition
Charles L. Shearer Art Building

10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Talon Winery Tours
Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the winery and vineyard. Optional tastings for $5 per person.
7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington
(Estimated travel time to vineyard: 30 minutes)

11:15 a.m.

Parents Council Informational Meeting
We expect parents of Transy students hear a lot about what would make Transylvania even better. Would you be interested in serving on a committee that makes recommendations for such things as campus dining options, available health services, or the admissions process? There's even a social committee to help plan events for other parents. Join us to learn more about volunteering for the Parents Council. Advance registration required.
Cowgill Center 102 

noon

Transylvania Women's Field Hockey vs. Centre
Hall Field

1 p.m.

Transylvania Women's Volleyball vs. Rose Hulman
Beck Center

1–8 p.m.

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship
As part of our year-long celebration of 50 years of desegregation at Transylvania, artist Robert Shetterly has loaned us eight of his portraits of Americans who chose to tell the truth, despite the resistance they may have encountered from others. Individuals depicted include Muhammed Ali, Anne Braden, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Langston Hughes.
William T. Young Campus Center Lounge

1–4 p.m.

Morlan Gallery Exhibition
Do you love going to the seashore? Are you mesmerized by the sound of the waves? Then you won't want to miss our current exhibition, Waves and Currents: An Exploration of Sound, Light, and Time. Canadian artist Lenka Novakova and U.S. artist Georgie Friedman simulate the waves and currents of water through digital means, exploring the flow of time and providing unique spaces for contemplation.

1–3 p.m.

Transy Bikes Shop Open House
Stop by and see how Transylvania students are supporting low-cost, environmentally friendly transportation and recreation in the Lexington area. Sponsored by Transy Bikes! and the Sustainability office.
Forrer Hall

1–3 p.m.

CARE House Open House
The Center for Community, Awareness, Responsibility, and Engagement (commonly called the CARE House) is home for the offices of religious life and community service and civic engagement. Come by and meet our outstanding student volunteers and learn about current initiatives.
439 West Fourth Street

1:15–2 p.m.

Information Session for Parents
Interested in finding out more about how and where your student can study abroad? Or perhaps you want to be sure your student is doing everything possible to prepare for a promising career after graduation? Career Development and Study Abroad are hosting an information session just for you. Bring all your questions!
Conference Room A, William T. Young Campus Center

1:30 p.m. and
4 p.m.

Equus Run Vineyard Tours
Travel to beautiful Woodford County to tour Equus Run's vineyards, native flower gardens, and wine production facility. Finish up in the quaint stone tasting room where you can sample the fruits of the farm for $5.
1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, Ky.
(Estimated travel time to vineyard: 30 minutes)

2 p.m.

Faculty/Student Presentations
Learn about the research Transylvania students are involved in and how they partner with members of our faculty to understand academic scholarship.

  • Chemistry professor Robert Rosenberg with students Katelyn Long, Chris Samaan, and Nich Marnatti
  • Biology professor Rebecca Fox with students Sarah Gardner and Casey Coomes
  • Biology professor James Wagner with student Ajibola Bakare
  • Chemistry professor Amanda Bowman with student Thomas Amburn
  • Biology professor Paul Duffin with students Armando Bosch and Courtney Marshall

Cowgill Center 102

3–5 p.m.

Local Wine and Cheese Tasting and Faculty/Staff Reception
Meet members of our esteemed faculty and dedicated staff while you sample Kentucky wine and cheese.
Haupt Plaza
(Rain location: William T. Young Campus Center Gymnasium)

5 p.m.

Coffee House and Poetry Reading
Throughout its history, Kentucky has been home to an uncommon wealth of respected writers, and tiny Transylvania currently claims several of them. Capture a small glimpse of their talent by joining poets and faculty members Martha Gehringer, Jeremy Paden, member of the Affrilachian Poets, Maurice Manning, a 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry finalist, and Richard Taylor, former Kentucky poet laureate, as they read from their work. This event is part of Transylvania's Creative Intelligence Lecture Series.
Faculty/Staff Lounge, Mitchell Fine Arts Center near the Rafskellar

5 p.m.

Transylvania Women's Volleyball vs. Wittenberg
Beck Center

5–7 p.m.

Dinner on the Town
Take your son or daughter to a favorite restaurant or discover one of the area's highly acclaimed dining spots. Exciting new restaurants and gastropubs have recently opened in downtown Lexington, including along nearby Short Street and Jefferson Street. Or, grab a quick bite at the Rafskeller before the evening’s events. (The Raf will be open until 10 p.m.)

7:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Concert
Unwind to a feast of sounds as a number of Transylvania's student ensembles present a potpourri of music selections. Performers include the Transylvania Choir, the Transylvania Singers, Pioneer Voices, the Chamber Orchestra, the Concert Band, and the Jazz Ensemble.
Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

9 p.m.

Downtown Walking Ghost Tour
Join Lexington resident Kevin Steele on this one-and-a-half hour stroll through Gratz Park and other nearby historic neighborhoods as he shares tales of ghosts, duels, hauntings, and mystery. Space is limited. $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under. Advance registration and payment required.
Glenn Building lobby

9 p.m.

Movie at the Historic Kentucky Theatre
Take in a flick at our favorite independent movie house, the Kentucky Theatre. Purchase tickets at the door.
214 E. Main St.

   
   

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

 

Worship Service
Visit a local place of worship with your son or daughter.

noon–6 p.m.

Talon Winery Tours
Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the winery and vineyard. Optional tastings for $5 per person.
7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington
(Estimated travel time to vineyard: 30 minutes)

1 p.m.

Transylvania Women's Field Hockey vs. Wooster
Hall Field

1–8 p.m.

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship
As part of our year-long celebration of 50 years of desegregation at Transylvania, artist Robert Shetterly has loaned us eight of his portraits of Americans who chose to tell the truth, despite the resistance they may have encountered from others. Individuals depicted include Muhammed Ali, Anne Braden, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Langston Hughes.
William T. Young Campus Center Lounge

1:30–4:30 p.m.

Bleu Plate Tours Sunday Stroll Tour
Enjoy a lovely stroll with a side dish of history, a dash of culture, and a taste of the Bluegrass. Guests are treated to delicious tastings, ranging from authentic yet eclectic soda fountain drinks and fresh wood-fired pizza to regional favorites (with ingredients like bourbon or fried green tomatoes) prepared with a modern, innovative flair. The tour meanders along Jefferson Street through historic Gratz Park and the Cheapside District into the heart of downtown Lexington. $49 plus tax. Advance ticket purchase required.
Corner of Jefferson Street and Short Street

2–4 p.m.

Tunes in the Vines Sunday Social at Equus Run Vineyard
Wrap up Family Weekend on a relaxed note by heading out to the bucolic Equus Run Vineyard for a free performance by Midlife Harmony, a 60s and 70s acoustic band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic, or purchase lunch from Big J's BBQ food truck.
Equus Run Vineyard's Event Barn Patio
1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, Ky.
(Estimated travel time to vineyard: 30 minutes)

3–6 p.m.

Jazz on the Porch at Talon Winery
If jazz is more your style, bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic and enjoy a free concert sponsored by the Lexington Jazz Arts Foundation featuring Mark Gardner and Friends. Children are welcome.
7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington
(Estimated travel time to vineyard: 30 minutes)

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