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Transylvania mourns death of student participating in summer academic camp

LEXINGTON, KY.—The Fayette County Coroner’s office has confirmed this morning that a 13-year-old student attending an academic camp at Transylvania University has died. The student lost consciousness while participating in a recreational swim Monday evening. Two lifeguards and an assistant swim coach applied the available automated external defibrillator and performed CPR until emergency medical technicians […]

Transylvania University names its 26th president

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Seamus Carey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., has been selected to serve as the 26th president of Transylvania University, effective July 1, 2014. Carey, who received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University, will succeed Owen Williams at the historic Lexington, Ky., liberal arts […]

Transylvania’s Creative Intelligence Series offers community members a free glimpse into a liberal arts education

Central Kentucky residents looking for an affordable way to continue their educations might find the Transylvania University campus a great place to start. Throughout the academic year, the university’s Creative Intelligence Series offers lectures, art exhibitions, performances, presentations by young academics whose work has had an exceptional influence on their disciplines, and lectures by individuals […]

Opening ceremonies for Transylvania’s new athletics field Oct. 19

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. Join us Saturday, Oct. 19, to celebrate the opening of the new field at the 555 West Fourth Street facility. Opening day events will include […]

Transylvania University receives grant to attract science and math students

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—$520,000—will be applied to scholarships for deserving students from across the U.S. “Prospective students and their families have long recognized Transylvania’s excellence in math and science,” […]