1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

2022’s top 1780 blog stories highlight community support, events at Transylvania

Transylvania University’s 1780 blog is the source for campus news spotlighting faculty, staff, students, alumni and community stories. This year, the top posts on the blog feature some campus events, new scholarship opportunities and the campus supporting fellow students. 

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Here are the top 5 (plus one) blogs from 2022:

5 – New Transylvania scholarships expand higher-ed opportunities for prospective students

students walking on campus

Transylvania University created two new scholarships delivering the benefits of a top-notch liberal arts education to local residents and students from diverse backgrounds. The 1780 Guarantee assures full tuition and fees are covered for eligible Kentucky students, and the Impact Scholarship does so for student leaders of color engaged in the community.

Get the details on the new programs and read the blog. 

4 – U.S. poet laureate to give public reading at Transylvania on Nov. 10

headshot of a woman

For the second time this year, the U.S. poet laureate spoke at Transyvlania. Ada Limón, who lives in Lexington, gave a poetry reading and answered questions from the audience about her work. She visited Transylvania as part of the Delcamp Visiting Writer series. 

Learn more about the event and read the blog. 

3 – Kappa Alpha Psi welcomes Transylvania sophomore during inaugural presentation event

Kappa Alpha Psi welcomes Transylvania sophomore during inaugural presentation event

Kappa Alpha Psi, the first historically Black fraternity to formally recruit at Transylvania, welcomed a new member this fall. The fraternity’s arrival on Transy’s campus is the result of a collaboration between the offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Life, as well as a growing partnership with the NPHC community in Lexington. 

Meet the student and read the blog. 

2 – Transylvania invites community to 12th annual PumpkinMania Festival

lit jack-o'-lanterns

The Transylvania and Lexington communities turned out to carve 500 pumpkins at this year’s PumpkinMania Festival presented by White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics. For this year’s display, Transylvania once again sourced and recycled the pumpkins from Black Soil, an organization connecting Black Kentucky farmers with their agricultural heritage and expanding the market for their products.

Look back at PumpkinMania and read the blog. 

1 – Transylvania community comes together to support first-year student

The 1780 story with the most views* this year is one of support for a first-year student in his time of need. 

Read more about Dakota Capps and his story. 

* There’s one more story… about Transylvania hosting and evening with dancer, choreographer Bill T. Jones.

We mentioned the Top 5 stories, plus one, and that plus one is a post about our partnership with the UK Gaines Center for the Humanities and its 2022 Bale Boone Symposium. Jones, a renowned dancer and choreographer spoke at Transy on Oct. 13. In the week before Thanksgiving, the 1780 blog post about the event went viral, generating 222,000 page views. See what the fuss was all about and read the blog.