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Transylvania University announces its inaugural August term for first-year students

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania will launch an ambitious three-week academic and co-curricular program designed to introduce first-year students to what a liberal education means when it debuts August term as part of the 2012–13 school year. During August term, students will take one course, an intensive seminar titled First Engagements, which will focus on a theme selected […]

Transylvania University hosts national liberal arts seminar

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Faculty representatives from 15 liberal arts colleges across the country are on campus through Sunday, July 29, for Transylvania’s “Twenty-first Century Liberal Education: A Contested Concept” seminar. The participants were selected after completing a formal application including a statement of their views of liberal education and how they would benefit from the seminar. Candidates […]

Newest class of Governor’s School for Arts graduates July 7; final day features public performances, graduation ceremony

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Governor’s School for the Arts 2012 summer session comes to a close Saturday, June 7 at Transylvania University, highlighted by final student performances around campus and a graduation ceremony at 5:15 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. Final performances, including those in instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, visual […]

Michelle Rawlings promoted to registrar

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Michelle Rawlings, who has served as assistant registrar at Transylvania since 2009, became registrar effective July 1, filling the vacancy left after Jim Mills’s retirement. Mills came to Transylvania in 1984 from Western Kentucky University, where he was assistant registrar. Rawlings will be a familiar face to students returning in the fall, as she’s […]