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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Today/This Weekend
  • Trolley's and Tacos on Friday
  • Join the Office of Sustainability for Trolley's and Tacos at 11 a.m. in Front Lobby! We will take the LexTran Colt Trolley from campus to Rincon Mexicano in Chevy Chase for lunch on the house. Questions? Contact Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Legacy Trail ride Saturday
  • Join Transy Bikes! for a quick ride on the Legacy Trail, one of Lexington's most loved multi-use paths. Meet at the shop in Front Lobby at 3:30 p.m. Bring your own bike and helmet or arrive early to guarantee use of a loan bike. Questions? Contact Samuel Crankshaw.
Upcoming Dates
  • NPR's Kamenetz to discuss 'Generation Debt' Sept. 10
  • You are invited to an evening with Anya Kamenetz, NPR's lead education reporter and author. She will discuss "Generation Debt: What You Should Know (and Do) about Your Financial Future" at 7 p.m. in UK's Singletary Center for the Arts, Recital Hall. No tickets are required. For more information, contact Morris Grubbs, assistant dean, UK Graduate School.
  • Midnight Pancakes on Sept. 11
  • There will be free pancakes from midnight until 1:30 a.m. in Thomson's lobby. Come and hang out with us while you enjoy your free food! Bring your friends; after all who doesn't love free food? For more information, contact Leslie Johnson.
  • 'Home and Field' at Morlan Sept. 11
  • One of Kentucky's most progressive art spaces, Morlan Gallery, will kick off the year on Friday, Sept. 11, with "Home and Field," featuring critically recognized artist Michelle Jaffe and nascent artist Stevie Morrison. Jaffe will present a talk in the gallery at 6:30 p.m. with a catered opening reception to follow. For a preview, watch this video of Jaffe discussing "Wappen Field," her important sound installation realized fully for the first time in Morlan.
  • Slice of Transy on Sept. 12
  • Enjoy your first weekend back on campus with the Transy community by coming to the CHOICES sponsored Slice of Transy from 9 to 11 p.m. for free pizza, FroJo's, music and fun. There will be plenty of free food for all! If you have any questions or are interested in being a student DJ for the event, please contact Courtney Smith or any other Order of Omega member.
  • Transylvania Choir with Lexington Philharmonic on Sept. 18
  • The Transylvania Choir again will join the Lexington Philharmonic onstage at Singletary for a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" at 7:30 p.m. Transy friends and family can get a 20 percent discount on tickets by using the code "Choir" on the lexphil.org website until Sept. 16.
In the News
For Faculty and Staff
  • Employee Meal Plans with payroll deductions available in payroll office
  • Transylvania Univeristy Employee Meal Plans with payroll deductions are now available in the payroll office. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz.
  • Business casual dress continues
  • Transy staff, if you enjoy business casual dress during the summer, you will be pleased to know it will continue during August term. And when fall term starts Sept. 8, we will return to business dress Mondays through Thursdays and then relax expectations with business casual dress on Fridays. Business casual dress does not include T-shirts and jeans. If you have any questions regarding appropriate dress, please speak with your supervisor.
  • Full access to New York Times website
  • A benefit of working at Transylvania is full access to the nytimes.com website. To set this up go here and create an ID and password with your transy.edu email address. More info on signing up is available here.
Career Development
  • Fayette County Democratic Party seeks interns
  • The Fayette County Democratic Party seeks interns at $10 an hour from Labor Day, Sept. 7, until Election Day in November. The interns are expected to work about 15 hours a week. Those who are interested should contact John Mays, president of Transylvania University College Democrats, at jsmays18@transy.edu or go here.
  • Professor, grad's manuscript accepted by journal
  • Sarah Bray and 2014 grad Kali Mattingly's manuscript, "Recovery of forest diversity after removal of invasive Euonymus fortunei," has been accepted by the Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. The paper stemmed from Mattingly's research while at Transy in collaboration with researchers from University of Kentucky and University of Dayton. Mattingly is in a master's program at SUNY-ESF.
  • Girard work in 2015 SOAD Exhibition
  • Art professor Jack Girard has a new three-panel collage/mixed media on Plexiglas work included in the East Carolina University Wellington B. Gray Gallery's 2015 SOAD Exhibition beginning Friday and running through Sept. 26. The reception, which will be 3-5 p.m. Friday, will feature a panel discussion with distinguished alumni. The show is free and open to the public.
  • Geoffrey Williams' article published
  • Economics professor Geoffrey Williams has published an article in the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization. The forthcoming paper is titled: "Property Crime: Investigating Career Patterns and Earnings." Williams investigated self-reported theft data in the NLSY 1997 Cohort for the years 1997-2011 and found several striking patterns. For more information contact Stephanie Coriale or Williams.
  • Pruitt earns August Essential Piece Award
  • Congratulations to Diane Cansdale Pruitt for earning the August Essential Piece Award for her many years of service to Transy. Our executive assistant to the V.P. and dean of the university has worked here since 1988. Most recently, her hard work was especially appreciated during the time of transition in the dean's office.
  • LaFavers serves as dramaturg for Minnesota theater
  • Mollie LaFavers '17 received Jones grant funding to work as dramaturg for a professional production of John Patrick Shanley's "Outside Mullingar." She spent a week at Commonweal Theatre Company in Minnesota, where she attended rehearsals, spoke to theater patrons and read stage directions for the first public presentation of the play. Photo: Mollie bows at the curtain call.
  • Stephens makes directorial debut
  • Charlotte Stephens '18 made her directorial debut this summer with a production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at the Manchester Arts Center in Manchester, Tenn. Her Millennium Repertory Company production ran July 17-26 and inaugurated a brand new theater.
Health and Fitness
  • Student and employee Health Clinic hours
  • Beginning Tuesday, fall term clinic hours will be: Mondays 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Tuesdays noon to 6; Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5; Thursday 9 a.m. to noon; and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4. Hours may be subject to change during holidays, breaks and occasional meetings or events. For more information, contact Tracy Moore.
Clubs and Organizations
For Your Information
  • Elrod promoted to associate director of IT - network systems
  • Christian Elrod has been promoted to associate director of IT - network systems. Please join us in congratulating Christian on this achievement as well as his 16 years of service to Transy!
  • Writing Center's new online scheduling system
  • The Writing Center is excited to announce the implementation of a new online scheduling system via WCOnline, which offers easy access to the tutoring schedule without having to make an appointment in person. Read more about it here.
  • Library front doors open
  • The regular front doors of the library are now open!
  • Chaplain's walk-in hours start this fall
  • Associate Dean for Religious Life Wilson Dickinson will keep regular walk-in chaplain's hours from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Chapel, 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays in the CARE House or by appointment. As campus chaplain, he is available for those who want to talk and pray about issues of grief and loss, vocation, questions of faith or other matters of concern. Wilson Dickinson.
  • Community yoga at London Ferrill Garden
  • Starting in September, the Office of Sustainability will sponsor free community yoga at London Ferrill Garden on Third Street. Please complete this survey to tell us which time would be best for you!
  • 2016-17 Fulbright Awards for post-graduate English Teaching Assistantships or research
  • Seniors interested in applying for 2016-17 Fulbright awards should contact Kathy Simon in the study abroad office (233-8124) before Aug. 31. Consult the Fulbright website to learn about the different types of Fulbright awards, and to see the opportunities offered by participating countries.
  • 2016-17 international and national fellowships and scholarships
  • Information and applications for a number of international and national scholarships and fellowships are available from designated faculty representatives and program websites. Go here for more information.
  • Bike loan program for Transy community
  • Transy Bikes! loan program bikes are now available to all students, faculty and staff. Bikes can be checked out for a day in the Campus Center. If you need one for more time, you can check one out for a week through the bike shop during open hours or by scheduling an appointment with Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Basketball camps on 'no school' days
  • Transylvania women's basketball will have youth day camps on Fayette County's "no school" days, the first being Friday. More info is here, and register here. The camps are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Beck for boys and girls in grades 1-5. They cost $40, and faculty and staff discounts are available. (Use the code, TRANSY15 at checkout.) Bring a packed lunch and a water bottle.
  • New Campus Center mini-store
  • Check out our new convenience mini-store, THE SHOP, at the Campus Center this week! THE SHOP will be open 5-11 nightly during August term and offers snacks, drinks, candy, batteries, toiletries, over-the-counter meds and more! Something you need but we didn't have? Let us know and we'll try to get it! See a Transy shirt you like but need a different size? We'll have it for you the next day! THE SHOP is hosted by the Transy Bookstore and your Campus Center. We hope you like it! For more information, contact Diane Fout.
  • August term dining hours
  • August term dining hours Monday through Friday are: breakfast 7:30-9 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are: brunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 5-7 p.m.
  • Subscribe to T-Alert
  • This is a reminder that if you subscribe to the T-Alert emergency alert system by using the sign-up page at http://talert.transy.edu, these entries are purged at the start of each semester and you have to sign up again. If you are a faculty or staff member and want to permanently sign up, please do so via the form under your TNet account. For more information, contact Jason Whitaker.
  • Add money to Crimson Card on new website
  • We have a new website to add money to your Crimson Card. Please go here or download the CBORD GET mobile app to your cell phone. You also can add money by cash or check in the Crimson Card Office, Old Morrison, Room 108. If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Singleton at 233-8154.
  • Beck Center August term hours
  • The Beck Center's August term hours are: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-7 p.m. We are experimenting with extended hours for Sundays as requested by students, and we are reducing Friday evening hours by one hour. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway at 8183.
  • New Transy Bikes! website
  • Transy Bikes! now has a website. Check it out to view the calendar, services, blog and more. Questions? Contact manager Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Host info table at Student Involvement Fair
  • Student Involvement and Leadership invites campus offices and academic divisions to host an information table at our annual Student Involvement Fair. The Fair will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. behind Old Morrison (rain location Campus Center Gym). Showcasing information related to your area would be great for our students. The group with the best decorated table will win a prize. Register here by Aug. 24. Contact Aaron Roberts at 3501 if you have questions.
  • Transylvania seeks full-time counselor/case manager
  • Transylvania is seeking a full-time counselor/case manager to provide direct clinical and counseling services to students with emotional, relationship, interpersonal, health and/or academic issues through assessment, intake, individual therapy and psycho-education. The qualifications for this position require at least a master's degree plus two years experience in the field of social work, psychology, counseling or a related mental health field. The candidate must hold a current license in his or her area from the state licensing board. Experience in working with college students is preferred, but not required. To apply, send resume and cover letter to dclark@transy.edu.
  • Transylvania expands employee recognition
  • The Transylvania Recognition Team, formerly the Staff Recognition Team, expanded its focus to include faculty into this recognition of the university's employees. Join us in welcoming professors Christi Hayne and Mike LeVan to the team's leadership. The Transylvania Recognition Team exists to recognize individuals who work tirelessly and often without acclaim for the betterment of the university. Award winners are truly essential pieces of Transylvania University. For more information, contact Aaron Roberts.
  • Change in how to transfer calls
  • A recent phone system update has changed how you blind transfer a call to someone else. Look for the Blind soft key after pressing the Forward button. See our online phone help guide here for more information.
Project One
  • Alternative Winter Break Information Session on Sept. 17
  • Interested in learning and collaborating with peers to address social justice issues during your winter break? Spend a week learning and volunteering in New Orleans or Ferguson, Mo. Come learn about this opportunity at our Alternative Winter Break Information Session in Conference Room A (Campus Center) from 5-6 p.m. For more information, contact Natasha Begin.
Community Service
  • 'INHABIT' documentary screening Sept. 20
  • Please join the community at 4 p.m. at West Sixth Brewing for a free screening of "INHABIT," a documentary on permaculture perspective. The event is co-sponsored by T.E.A.L., Seedleaf and West Sixth Brewing. Contact Natasha Begin if you have any questions.
  • Saturday-in-Service in the London Ferrill Community Garden on Sept. 12
  • Join us for our first Saturday-in-Service in the London Ferrill Community Garden on Third Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be joining Seedleaf and the community to help prep the garden for the fall season. Please email cbarger@transy.edu to sign up.
  • Community Action Council P.R.E.P. Sept. 10
  • Join Community Action Council's inaugural P.R.E.P. Talk at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym. The talk will focus on the face of poverty in the Lexington community. Consider bringing your class! The offices of Community Service and Religious Life will co-host this event. For more information, please contact Natasha Begin.
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