Transylvania University on Wednesday rededicated memorial plaques honoring Transylvanians who lost their lives in service to our country during World War I and World War II.
On this Veterans Day 2019, 75 years after the end of World War II, we remember Jack G. Adair ’45, the Transylvanians who have served in the military across the years, and the military members whose training began on the college’s campus and who, for a brief time, shared our company.
The Transylvania University community delights in the tale of Constantine Samuel Rafinesque — the drama, the curse, the crypt. And with his 236th birthday being today, and this year being the bicentenary of his arrival on campus, let’s take the opportunity to reflect on the ardent, multi-dimensional fellow behind the caricature.
Embodying this year’s campus theme of resilience, Transylvania University’s library staff were undaunted by a big setback and worked hard in a collaborative effort with other institutions to make sure their collections remained available online.
Two hundred years ago, in 1819, Rafinesque arrived at Transylvania University, hired as a professor of botany and natural science.