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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Upcoming Dates
  • Windy Corner Bike Ride on Saturday
  • Join Transy Bikes! this Saturday for a laid-back country ride followed by a free lunch at Windy Corner. (Yum!) Meet in the Bike Shop at 10 a.m., and then we'll carpool out to Windy Corner before beginning the ride, which is designed for novice road riders. Bikes will be available for loan at no cost. Transy Bikes! will provide racks for transporting them to the ride site. Contact Angela Poe with questions, apoe@transy.edu.
  • Quiz Bowl on April 25
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society is excited to host its first annual Quiz Bowl for teams of faculty, staff, and students from 9-11 p.m. in Back Circle. Food and beverages will be provided, thanks to funding from Choices and SAB. Teams will answer questions on general knowledge, Transylvania history and culture, and pop culture to win prizes and the honor of being the most savvy on campus. To sign up, click here. Please email questions to rotikhtman14@transy.edu.
  • Shakesweek performance April 26
  • Shakespeare fans, come watch monologues and scenes selected from "Othello," "Twelfth Night," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Henry IV," "Richard III," and "Hamlet." The performance will be in Old Morrison Chapel at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact Jesse Johnson at 502-604-8449 or jdjohnson15@transy.edu.
  • Rave in the Clayv on April 23
  • To kick off May term, Radio TLX will throw an intense rave in the Clayvis basement full of lights, lasers, bubbles, and the finest selection of electronic music: dubstep, trance, hardstyle, tribal, house, and a live mix from one of TLX's best DJs. Glow sticks will be provided free of charge. Food also will be provided. The rave will be from 9 p.m. to midnight. For more information, contact Jesse Johnson at 502-604-8449 or jdjohnson15@transy.edu.
  • Back Circle concert April 25
  • SAB is sponsoring a concert in Back Circle from 6 to 8 p.m. ZB Savoy, a singer/songwriter from Southern California, will perform. Check him out here! For more information, contact Casey McBride at 502-321-8740 or cemcbride14@transy.edu.
  • Kappa Alpha Order FIFA tournament May 4
  • Kappa Alpha Order will host its first annual FIFA tournament at 2 p.m. in the chapter room on the bottom floor of Davis Hall. The entry fee is $10 per person and all proceeds go toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association. If interested, contact Reza Haider at rahaider16@transy.edu or Quincy Glass at qsglass15@transy.edu so we can get a tournament bracket put together ASAP. Refreshments will also be served!
  • Painting With A Twist on May 16
  • Choices and Chi Omega will host Painting With A Twist in the Campus Center Gym 9-11 p.m. To reserve a spot, e-mail Sarah Kashar at swkashar15@transy.edu.
  • Senior Awards date set for May 23
  • The Senior Awards program has been set for Friday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Carrick Theater. Departments and groups that presented awards last year will be contacted soon. If your organization or program would like to include an award to be presented to a member of the senior class during this ceremony, please contact Diane Fout at 8133 or dfout@transy.edu.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Faculty and staff student athlete list
  • We are trying to compile a list of Transy faculty and staff who were student athletes in college so we can connect you with our current student athletes and ask for your input into recruiting strategies. Please email Holly Sheilley (hsheilley@transy.edu) with your name, where you participated, and what sports you played.
  • Staff Engagement Team seeks nominations
  • This year, the SET will have three open positions that begin July 1 and run for two years. All benefits-eligible, exempt and non-exempt staff are eligible to run. Please nominate yourself by submitting a brief statement explaining why you want to serve, how you can help, and what specific goal you would like to accomplish. Feel free to nominate others as well. Elections will take place in May. Submit your nominations to: Michael Cronk at 8193 or mcronk@transy.edu.
  • Three Dollar Thursday
  • The first 50 staff members who arrive at the cafeteria Thursday can eat lunch for $3. To take advantage of this special price, you must use your crimson card. This will be the final $3 Thursday of the school year. During this month's lunch, the Staff Engagement Team asks that you bring cans to the cafeteria to donate to God's Pantry. There will be blue drums in the cafeteria for collection. For more information, contact Shamara Huguely at 8114 or sburton@transy.edu.
Community Service
  • Thanks for Reforest the Bluegrass effort
  • Thanks to the Transylvania community members who participated in Reforest the Bluegrass on Saturday. They helped plant over three acres of bare root trees at Hisle Park. More than 20 students attended and recorded 80 service hours. If you are interested in similar service opportunities, please click here.
  • Girls on the Run seeks volunteers for 5K run
  • Girls on the Run seeks volunteers to help with their 5K run May 17 and 18. Volunteers will set up, clean up, take photos, cheer the runners, etc. GOTR is a non-profit prevention program for girls in the third to eighth grades. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum. To sign up, click here. For more information, contact Karen Anderson at 8182 or kanderson@transy.edu.
  • Race to Read on April 19
  • The Race to Read, sponsored by Equus Standardbred Station, will take to the streets of downtown Midway from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This event supports The Race for Education and The Starting Gate's educational programs and scholarships. Pre-registration ends April 17. For more information, or to register click here
  • Bowl for Kids' Sake this month
  • The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass annual Bowl for Kids' Sake will be April 26 and 27. Teams of four collect pledges, reserve their bowling lanes, and then show up for food, fun, and a good cause. This year's Team Transy captain is Anna Nevius of the accounting office. If you would like to host a team, pick up a form from Nevius or Karen Anderson in the CARE House.
  • Wheeler, McCloud present papers at AERA conference
  • Education professors Tiffany Wheeler and Jennifer McCloud presented papers at the American Educational Research Association annual conference April 3-7 in Philadelphia. Wheeler presented "Policy and Practice: A Call to Abandon the Legacy of Educational Inequities," and McCloud presented "Toward a Research of Freedom: Critical Reflections on Research With Immigrant Students in Schools." For more information, contact Cindy Hague at chague@transy.edu.
  • Taulbee presents research project at Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference
  • Congratulations to Kristen Taulbee, who recently presented her independent research project, "Life History, Personality, and Risk-Taking," at the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference at Thomas More College. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at 8252 or mupchurch@transy.edu.
  • Gutshall honored by American College Personnel Association
  • Ashley Gutshall, assistant director of residence life, recently was honored at the American College Personnel Association annual conference for winning the 2014 Outstanding New Professional award for Kentucky. Please join us in celebrating and honoring the incredible work that Ashley has done for the Transylvania campus and community. For more information, contact Tristan Fretwell at 8498 or tfretwell@transy.edu.
  • Girard Exhibits in 'Southworks' exhibition
  • Professor Jack Girard has two collage/mixed media drawings included in this year's 19th Annual "Southworks" exhibition at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville, Ga. The exhibit runs from April 11 to May 9, with a public reception 6-9 p.m. April 11. Girard's inclusion is partly supported by the Byron Young Faculty Development Fund. For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot at 8141 or gshoot@transy.edu.
  • New sections added for fall 2014
  • A second section of ENG-1144, Intro to Fiction; and a second section of SPAN-2084, Spanish Comp and Grammar, were added to the fall 2014 schedule. For more information, contact Michelle Rawlings at 8116 or registrar@transy.edu.
  • Courses added to fall 2014 schedule
  • Courses added to the fall 2014 schedule are: REL-1054, The Judaeo Christian Heritage (GE Area II Humanities or GE III B); and BIO-1164, Biology and Human Concerns (GE Area II Natural Science). Students may register for these courses via TNet. For more information, contact Michelle Rawlings at 8116 or registrar@transy.edu.
  • Fall term registration list
  • Click here to view a list of items students need to complete when registering for fall term and due dates. For more information, contact Anna Nevius at 8150 or amoberly@transy.edu.
  • Learn more about registration
  • Click here for registration instructions, academic calendars, history of courses offered, and internship information to get the most out of your Transylvania education. Also, this document will help students have a smooth and easy registration experience. For example, you'll learn how to check for holds on your account, and you'll find suggestions on changing advisors.
May Term
  • May term group fitness schedule
  • The May term group fitness schedule will be as follows: Chisel with Tracy, Monday and Wednesday from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.; Bootcamp with Ty, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Step with Tracy, Friday from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. For more information, contact Krissy Thomas at (270) 634-1972 or klthomas14@transy.edu.
  • May term admission into the Education Program deadline April 28
  • The May term deadline for education program admission is April 28 for students planning to pursue teacher certification at the elementary, middle-grades, secondary, and K-12 levels. Admission packets are available in Cowgill 213. Applicants must take the Praxis I exam. Information about this exam is in the packet. If you aren't registered for May term, you'll need to be available to interview on campus during May term. For more admission requirement info, click here or email chague.transy.edu.
Clubs and Organizations
  • TUSGA officer election re-vote Wednesday through Friday
  • TUSGA has called for a re-vote for the most recent TUSGA officer elections. Because of a number of concerns regarding the structure of the ballot, a newly formatted ballot will be sent out to students this coming week. No new candidates will be added to the reconstructed ballot. Polls will close Friday at 5 p.m. Please contact Emily Ullrich (emullrich14@transy.edu) with any questions or concerns.
  • 2014-15 Alpha Lambda Delta officers
  • Congratulations to the 2014-15 Alpha Lambda Delta officers: president Kelli Carpenter, vice president Elias Hanna, co-treasurers Andrew Ellis and Andrew Meyer, co-secretaries Cora Kerber and Manpreet Sira, scholarship chair Shelby Catlett, service chair Hannah Logsdon, and historian Elle Woolery! For more information, contact Annie Edkins at 502-592-5894 or aeedkins16@transy.edu.
For Your Information
  • KBC thanks Transy for blood drive
  • The Kentucky Blood Center thanked Transylvania and donors for a successful blood drive on April 2. Sixty-five volunteers registered to donate, and there were 49 life-saving donations for patients in Kentucky hospitals. "Your commitment to helping save lives in our community through blood donations is commendable and most appreciated," according to William Reed, president and CEO of KBC.
  • Pool closed April 19 to May 12
  • The pool will shut down for repairs at the end of the day April 18 and re-open May 12. The pool will need to be drained completely as the liner is repaired, and we will let you know if the facility will re-open sooner. Repairs are necessary before our summer programs begin in late May, which explains the rather lengthy period of shutdown. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway at 8165 or kdunaway@transy.edu.
  • Turn in library books, avoid fees
  • Just a reminder to turn in library books as you finish up projects this week to avoid fees. Have a great May break everyone! For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • Camping, movie in Back Circle April 22-24
  • Don't forget to bring your camping gear back to campus for May term! The Transylvania Environmental Action League will commit to low-impact and camping in Back Circle April 22-24. To celebrate Earth Day, TEAL and CHOICES will show "The Lorax" in Back Circle on April 23 at 9 p.m. with free food and drinks. Go green! For more information contact Alexis Carey, ancarey15@transy.edu.
  • May term break dining hours
  • Click here for dates and times.
  • Still time to fill out president-designate's survey
  • President-Designate Seamus Carey has had great response from alumni on the survey he posted on the transition website, but he'd still like to hear from more faculty, staff, and students. If you have not yet shared your thoughts about Transylvania and its future, please complete the survey here. Carey hopes to review the responses before his visit to campus April 24-26. Thank you!
  • Student volunteers needed for Alumni Weekend
  • Student volunteers are needed for Alumni Weekend! We will welcome hundreds of alumni back to campus April 24-27, and we need your help. It's fun to talk with alumni and hear their stories. Click here to volunteer. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn at 8512 or tdunn@transy.edu.
  • Bookstore reminder: All textbook rentals due Friday
  • Don't forget to check in your winter term textbook rentals by Friday. Try selling back your other textbooks at the same time. The store will be open until 6 p.m. Friday. Call the store at 281-3570 with any questions.
  • Admissions seeks May term stories
  • Are you doing something really cool this summer or during May term? Going abroad? Doing research? Taking or teaching an awesome course? Let us know! The Office of Admissions is looking to highlight May term and summer opportunities for students, and we want to get some video for a YouTube series. If you know of something, or are interested in helping, email Abby Adams (aadams@transy.edu) with your name, year/position, and details.
  • All-quiet study in the Library for finals week
  • Please be aware that the Library is a designated quiet study space during finals week. We ask that all students be respectful of their fellow students and take all conversations to the Jazzman's area or a study room. For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • New phone system help guides
  • IT now has help guides for using the new phone system on our 1IT help site. Click here if you are on campus, or here if you are off campus, and then go to the 1IT site and look under FAQs.
  • Summer Camp counselor, faculty and staff speaking positions available
  • To read more about available Summer Camp positions, click here.
  • Beck Center finals week and May break hours
  • The Beck Center will be open during finals week Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The track will open at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday.) Beck will be closed Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20. It will be open Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Keith Cecil at 3690 or kcecil@transy.edu.
  • Blackberry lemonade and treats at Career Development Center
  • Best wishes during Finals Week! Take a break from the exams and drop by the Career Development Center for blackberry lemonade and treats! For more information, contact Jill Warfield at 8193 or jwarfield@transy.edu.
  • Library survey gift card winners
  • The following names were randomly drawn as winners of a $5 Third Street Stuff gift card for filling out a Library survey. Congratulations to Cali Klink, Allegra Guerrettaz, Daniel Marnatti, Rebecca Keith, Elizabeth Davis, Annemarie Carney, Gabriel Estridge, Michaela Cochran, Thien Tran, and Ryan Hanson. You may pick up gift cards this week or next at the circulation desk. Thanks again to everyone who provided feedback to us; we really appreciate you! For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • Alex Schmitt selected to give 2014 commencement address
  • Congratulations to Alex Schmitt, who was selected by a panel that included the university president and deans to give the 2014 commencement address. Daniel Barber will be the opening speaker for students at the senior toast. For more information, contact Dean LoMonaco.
  • Library survey update
  • Thanks to everyone who responded to the Library's biannual survey; your feedback is much appreciated! We will look over your suggestions this summer and make changes where we can to improve the Library facilities and services as well as your user experience. Names of the 3rd Street Stuff gift card winners will be announced soon! For more information, contact Lisa Nichols at 5003 or lnichols@transy.edu.
  • Juried Student Exhibition at Morlan
  • All students who made art this year are encouraged to submit their work in the annual Juried Student Exhibition, a two-week Morlan Gallery show that opens May 2. Submission forms and entry details may be found on Morlan's website under the Calendar Overview button and in the Morlan Gallery. Jurying will be on April 18 in the Shearer Art Building. The juror's awards are given to the most interesting and innovative artworks. Several purchase awards are chosen from this exhibition. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher at 8142 or afisher@transy.edu.
  • Community Garden plots
  • The Transylvania Community Garden will soon start up operations. We will have only private plots this year. These will be available to the first 16 members of the Transylvania community who sign up. Plots will each cost $10 for the year and can be from 20X4 feet to 40X4 feet. If you would like a private plot to grow your own fresh produce this year, contact Karen Anderson, kanderson@transy.edu, by April 23.
  • Internet security vulnerability
  • You may have seen information from news outlets about an internet security vulnerability called Heartbleed. This is a potentially serious one that could affect web sites that you use for sensitive and personal information. Here and here are links that provide basic information about the issue and steps that you can take to protect yourself. This is a good list of sites that may have been affected. Transylvania's servers, including TNet, are protected by our network firewall, which has a mechanism to screen for this vulnerability.
  • New KEASP officers
  • Congratulations to the newly elected KEASP officers, who represent the education department. They are: Katie Porter, president; Sara Clark, vice president; Alyssa Kruse, treasurer; Rachel Sanders, secretary; Cynthia Springer, publicity; Courtney Manies, recruitment chair; and Alex Miller, community relations. For more information, contact Cynthia Springer at 859-489-7819 or cespringer16@transy.edu.
  • NCHA survey
  • Take the NCHA survey for a chance to win a weekend pass to Forecastle, T-shirts, tumblers, and more! The survey only takes a few minutes to complete. For more information, contact Ashley Hinton-Moncer at 8577 or ahinton@transy.edu.
  • Student Involvement and Leadership Survey
  • We hope you will take our Student Involvement and Leadership Survey (sent to your email on Monday) and be entered to win a free iPad and/or a 32-inch flat screen TV. This survey will take between five and 10 minutes. Our office is conducting a campus-wide assessment to better understand: (1) your on-campus involvement and the developmental impact it has had on you as a person and as a leader; and (2) your needs/wants and overall satisfaction with the program. For more information, contact Shane McKee at 8660 or smckee@transy.edu.
  • Art Department seeks post-graduate studio assistant
  • The Transylvania Art Department is taking applications for the post-graduate studio assistant position for 2014-15. A letter of interest, resume, and five-image portfolio is due on May 2. For more information, click here or contact Zoe Strecker at 8246 or zstrecker@transy.edu.
  • Earth Week, Low Impact Week April 22-28
  • The Transylvania Environmental Action League invites you to be a part of Earth Week and our second annual Low Impact Week! Join T.E.A.L. in camping out in Back Circle. There will be North Lime Donuts, campfires, and many Earth Day events such as creating green spaces both on campus and around Lexington. All this fun culminates in The Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council's Earth Day Summit on campus with live music from Ben Sollee. Don't miss out! For more information, contact Kimberly Strickland at 502-320-2031 or krstrickland16@transy.edu.
  • Stress Fest schedule
  • Here is the Stress Fest schedule to help students deal with finals.
  • Senior Thesis exhibition at Morlan
  • The Morlan Gallery is proud to present the class of 2014 senior thesis exhibition, "Siren: A Beginning." It features the work of Transylvania's six graduating art majors: Alan Edwards, Hunter Kissell, Danielle Morton, Jennifer Smith, Zach Stanley, and Amanda Stoddard. The senior thesis exhibition is the culminating event for the studio art majors who will showcase their work in this 10-day exhibition. For more information, contact Andrea Fisher at 8142 or afisher@transy.edu.
  • 2014-15 Campus Rec student managers
  • Congratulations to the following students who will serve as 2014-15 Campus Rec student managers: EmaLea Bischoff, Katie Hulsman, Tabitha Boes, and Erin Triplett. For more information, contact Keith Cecil at 3690 or kcecil@transy.edu.
  • GE Area IIIA/Area V course added for fall 2014
  • An additional section of History 2404: Latin American Civilization I has been added to the course schedule for fall 2014 (MWF 1:30 p.m.). The class examines the history and culture of Latin America from 1492 to the independence period in the early 19th century. It fulfills three General Education requirements: Area IIIA (Cultural Traditions), Area IV, and Area V (Writing Intensive). Contact Prof. Bocketti at gbocketti@transy.edu for more information.
  • Fine arts scheduling, reservation info
  • The Division of Fine Arts has calendared all the 2014-15 fine arts programming and reserved appropriate spaces essential to course work and program performances and productions in MFA and Little Theater. The campus community is encouraged to contact Devon Query (dquery@transy.edu) or Sue Garrison at 8266 to reserve spaces for fall, winter, and May term events. This includes Haggin, Carrick and Little. On April 15, this invitation will be extended to the Lexington community.
  • 24-hour study spaces for finals
  • Click here to find more places to study during finals. These areas will be available 24 hours a day for study space when not reserved.
  • Transy Bike Shop spring programming
  • Please join the Transy Bike Shop on these upcoming group rides: Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Grocery Ride to Kroger; Sunday at 9 a.m., "Windy Corner" Ride; Monday at 1 p.m., Reading Day ride to William T. Young Library; and April 19 at 10 a.m., second "Windy Corner" Ride. Look for details, updates, and further rides on the Google "Transy Bikes Programming Calendar," as well as the Transy Bikes! Facebook page. Bikes are available for rental through the Campus Center. For more information, contact Luke Gnadinger at 502-291-6869 or lagnadinger15@transy.edu.
  • Transy creates social media directory
  • To help the Transy community share information and engage with each other, the communications office has published a social media directory here. (It's under Directories on Inside Transy or News and Events on transy.edu.) If the social media site you maintain is not listed, click Get Listed on the directory page and submit the form. See what everyone is talking about! For more information, contact Sallie Showalter at 8148 or sshowalter@transy.edu.
  • Commencement info
  • Mark your calendars! Many of you are already involved in preparations for this year's commencement ceremony Saturday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. in front of Old Morrison. Our commencement speaker will be Gov. Steve Beshear. Senior week activities offer several opportunities for the graduating class to come together and share memories. Some of those events are also open to faculty, staff, and families. As events are confirmed, details will be posted to the commencement web page here.
  • Senior Challenge Greek life competition
  • Attention all Greek life members, Senior Challenge is hosting a competition between all sororities and fraternities to see who can raise the most money for Senior Challenge. The winning chapter will be awarded with a pizza party. All donations need to be turned in by April 14. To receive a donation card, contact your chapter president, any senior challenge committee member, or Amy Bridges at abridges@transy.edu.
  • New, improved Google App workshops
  • The IT department will offer a new and improved series of workshops designed to help you become comfortable with the most common Google Apps. If you want to learn and improve your usage of Google Apps, please note: Gmail - March 20 and 26 and April 3, 9, and 17 from 3 to 5 p.m.; Google Drive - March 27 and April 2, 10, and 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.; Google Calendar - March 21 and 25 and April 4 and 8 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Google Sites - March 28 and April 1 and 11 from noon to 2 p.m. Workshops will be in the TLC Lab, Library basement. For more information, contact Paul Dimayuga at 8524 or pdimayuga@transy.edu.
  • Campus Center summer requests
  • As you begin thinking about your camps, programs, or meetings this summer, please keep in mind that outside of business hours Monday-Friday, the Campus Center will be available by request-only in the summer. Requests for building use in the evenings or weekends will need to be made in May to allow time to budget for and coordinate staffing. Notices will be posted again in late April and sent to those who have requested space in the past. For more information, contact Diane Fout at 8133 or dfout@transy.edu.
  • Senior online loan counseling group session
  • All seniors who borrowed from the loan program while attending Transylvania are required to complete loan counseling online by April 20. If you borrowed from the student loan program you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your loan counseling. You may either complete on your own or attend a group session. Click here for more information and the group session schedule. For further information, contact Jennifer Schabert at 8150 or billing@transy.edu.
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