- Haupt Circle closed Monday
Haupt Circle will be reserved Monday morning until noon for prospective students and their families who are attending Fall Preview Day.
- Sleep behavior project
A course on campus is doing a project on the sleep behaviors of Transy students. To begin, they would like to collect information on students' current perceptions about the importance of sleep as well as their sleep behaviors. If you would like to participate, please go here
for the online survey, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open only until Monday at 11:55 p.m.
- Thursday Philosophy Table
Join members of the philosophy faculty on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. for lunch in the cafeteria to discuss anything and everything philosophical. It's a free-wheeling and fun discussion open to everyone. All are welcome. Contact: Peter Fosl
, philosophy chair.
- Submissions for Tens X Transy play festival
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." - Lewis Carroll. Partnered with the Dramatist Society, the Transylvania University Theatre Guild presents the Tens X Transy play festival. Submit your own 7-12 minute play inspired by the above quote to Haberlin Roberts
by Nov. 1 and see it performed by Transy students! Performance dates are Feb. 19-21, 2016.
- Chi Omega Wish Week Oct. 5-11
Chi Omega's first annual Wish Week is Oct. 5-11. All proceeds will go toward granting the wish of a child from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Wish Week Schedule is: Sugar High with Chi, an all-you-can-eat candy bar on Oct. 6 in the CC gym 8-10 p.m.; Pumpkin Pie A Chi (pie a Chi O in the face or buy a slice of pie) on Oct. 7 in Back Circle 8-10 p.m.; and Trick-Or-Trot 5K and Fall Festival, a 3K walk, 5K run and fall festival with games and food from Noodles and Company on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Athletics Complex. Register for the 5K here
. For more information, contact Lauren Lytle
- Thanks to Hazing Prevention Week participants
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Transy's first Hazing Prevention Week! Congratulations to the women of Delta Delta Delta for winning the Anti-Hazing banner contest, and to the women's softball team for winning the athletics photo contest! Winning organizations, please contact Erinn McWilliams
for information regarding your prize.
- New staff in the admissions office
The admissions office is pleased to welcome Janice Rajcan as our campus visit coordinator. Janice replaces Amanda Hale who accepted a job with the Council of State Governments. In addition, Denise Ward Hall '13 will be working on a temporary basis as our receptionist. Please stop by and say hello to the newest members of our team.
- Special Morlan Gallery hours
If you would like to bring your family for a weekend or evening visit to the Morlan Gallery, please add the following dates to your calendar: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2-3 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 9, 1-8 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. Please note, on Oct. 9 the gallery will open an hour late, with viewing hours from 1-8 p.m. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher
- Fall term education program admission deadline Oct. 21
The Fall term deadline for admission into the education program is Wednesday, Oct. 21. Students planning to pursue teacher certification at the elementary, middle-grades, secondary and K-12 levels should apply. Admission packets are available in the education office, Cowgill 213. Applicants will be required to take the CASE/Praxis I exam as part of the admission process. Information about this exam is in the admission packet. For more information, contact Cindy Hague
- Submissions wanted for student show
TSAL will be organizing a student show in the Campus Center for Family Weekend. We'd love to have work from a variety of students. We ask that all submissions are ready to hang and/or stable. Anything that is on paper should be framed. Please, drop off work in the Shearer Student Gallery by Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. With submissions, include a piece of paper that has the artist's name, title of work and medium. For more information, contact Kara Sparks
- Welcome Kim Naujokas to Academic Affairs
We welcome Kim Naujokas to Academic Affairs this week. Kim recently moved here from California and will be the executive assistant in Dean Bryan's office. Please stop by and introduce yourself! For more information, contact Ann Cranfill
- Kentucky ACLU chapter exhibit
It is the 60th anniversary of the Kentucky Chapter of the ACLU. Come see the exhibit in the library celebrating the group's history. For more information, contact Susan at 4084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Test Drive an Audi, receive free Transy Athletic polo
Faculty and staff who visit the Audi dealership and test drive a vehicle will receive a free Transy Athletic polo. Have the salesperson write on the back of the business card that you took the test drive. Then bring the card to Parviz Zartoshty in the athletic department to receive your polo. The deadline for test drive is Nov. 1. For more information, contact Holly Sheilley
- Posting policy reminder
Now that campus is getting busy, we want to remind everyone to follow the campus posting policy. Beginning today, any flyers, signs or banners that are not posted according to the policy will be removed. We will especially emphasize not posting on painted walls and doors; posting to these areas can damage paint and could result in repair charges to the posting group. The glass window wall in Front Lobby is still available and a great place to post banners. If you wish to post something that doesn't fit within the policy, it must be approved by a member of the student affairs staff
. The full posting policy is available starting on page 65 of the Student Handbook
. For more information contact Bob Brown
- Chapel Concerts
This fall, the music program and Office of Religious Life present a trio of Chapel Concerts. These free half-hour programs start at 12:30 p.m. in Old Morrison Chapel. Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and hear faculty pianists Loren Tice and Angela Eaton perform some of Brahms' "Hungarian Dances." On Oct. 27, students Cynthia Springer, violin, and Ashley Montgomery, flute, will preview their upcoming recitals. The program on Nov. 24 will feature student groups Grace Notes and TBA. Email email@example.com
for more information.
- Introducing the new Transy Cookie at Jazzman's
Based on the original black-and-white cookie, Jazzman's now serves a Transy-themed version. Stop by today and try one. As an introductory special, this Thursday from 3-4 p.m., Jazzman's will offer a free Transy Cookie to anyone who buys a drink. For more information, contact Bryan Hansen
- UNIV 1780 now 'Transy Engagements'
UNIV 1780 will now be known as "Transy Engagements." For more information, please check out our website
. Please contact Martha Billips
if you have any questions and Kristin Milam
to submit an event for Transy Engagements.
- Sunday Shopping Shuttle
Take advantage of Transy's Shopping Shuttle on Sunday afternoons between 1 and 5 p.m. A shuttle will depart from behind the Beck Center at 1, 2 and 3 with round trips to Fayette Mall. For more information, contact the dean of students office
- Internship experience feedback
Are you interning or have you had an internship in the past year? We want to hear about your experience! Fill out this brief form
. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn
- Bioethics Summer Seminar scholarship
Yale University's Interdisciplinary Institute for Bioethics and Transylvania offer one successful applicant an opportunity to be awarded a tuition scholarship to participate in Yale's 2016 Sherwin B. Nuland Bioethics Summer Seminar. Go here
- Athletics Complex track open to faculty and staff during designated times
The Athletics Complex track on Fourth Street will be open for faculty and staff to walk and run Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Users must present their Crimson Card, wear tennis shoes and fill out a waiver form before using the facility. Contact Terry Justice at 3556 if you have any questions.
- International Lunch Schedule for 2015-16
Join us each month as we travel to the following countries in food: Tuesday, Sept. 22, Panama; Wednesday, Oct. 21, Vietnam; Wednesday, Nov. 11, India (Diwali); Wednesday, Dec. 9, France; Wednesday, Jan. 13, Italy; Monday, Feb. 8, China (Chinese New Year); Wednesday, March 9, Dominican Republic; Wednesday, April 13, Saudi Arabia; and Thursday, May 5, Mexico (Cinco de Mayo). For more information, contact Frankie Kozicky
- Welcome technical services coordinator to campus
Please welcome Jason Cooper to campus. He is our new head of technical services in the library. He oversees the catalog, database technical issues and the paper and ebook collections. Jason makes sure all the online resources the library provides are interconnected and configured correctly. He is the system administrator for PastPerfect software and the Proxy server, and he oversees and can answer questions about digitization projects of the library. Here's more info
on him and other library staff.
- Campus pool lifeguard application
Attention all lifeguards! The pool will be under the management of Lexington Pools this year, and they are looking for American Red Cross certified lifeguards on campus to staff our pool. Please go to lexingtonpools.com
and fill out the application if you are interested.
- Mail address format
Please use the following address format to avoid potential delays in the delivery of mail and packages to the university.
(Building, Room No.)
300 N Broadway
Lexington KY 40508-1797
For more information, contact Eric Ramsey.
- Admissions Fall Preview Days
The admissions office will host three preview days this fall. The dates are Saturday, Sept. 26; Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day is already a high-volume visit day for us, so we decided to make it a preview day so we could better accommodate the guests); and Saturday, Nov. 14. For more information, contact Deana Ison
- Convocation audio recording
for an audio recording of Sunday's convocation, featuring Roszalyn Mack Akins, a noted educator and Transylvania alumna.
- Quiet Quarter on Wednesdays
The entire campus is invited to Quiet Quarter, a 15-minute interfaith prayer service, at 9 a.m. Wednesday mornings in the chapel. For the first several weeks of the year, we will engage in more active spiritual disciplines to help acclimate those who are not quite ready for 15 minutes of silent prayer and meditation. This week we will engage in a guided form of meditative reading, lectio divina. For more information, contact Wilson Dickinson
- Peer Academic Mentoring
Peer Academic Mentoring in the Library has started. The schedule for drop-in help is posted here
- The Shop: Convenience on demand
For your convenience, The Shop at the Campus Center will be open on demand throughout the school year from 5 p.m. to midnight weeknights and during Campus Center hours on weekends. The convenience mini-store offers snacks, drinks, candy, batteries, toiletries, over-the-counter meds and more. For more information, contact Diane Fout
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics Tutoring Program
Biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics tutors will be available Sunday through Thursday evenings, and computer science tutors be available Monday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Education Resource Center (room 007) in the J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library starting Sunday. For more information, contact Charlotte
- Mailroom hours extended
Office hours for the Old Morrison mailroom have been extended to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outgoing USPS letters and parcels are still picked up at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Ramsey
- Mailroom going signatureless
The Old Morrison mailroom is going signatureless! Please bring your Crimson Card with you as we are transitioning to swipe-only for package delivery. For more information, contact Eric Ramsey
- Use Crimson Card only for mailroom payments
The Old Morrison mailroom staff would like to remind the campus community that the Crimson Card is the only form of payment accepted for goods and services. Please contact Shawn Singleton at 8154 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for information on how to load money onto your card.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- University budget and health plan presentation
To learn more about the current University budget and health plan changes to be implemented for 2016, you are encouraged to attend one of the sessions below to be provided by Marc Mathews and Jeff Mudrak.
Monday, Oct. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
MFA Faculty/Staff Lounge
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
MFA Faculty/Staff Lounge