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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
Today/This Weekend
  • Parking closures this week
  • Please note the following parking closures for this week's events.

    Wednesday: The MFA lot will be closed all day. Parking for Hazelrigg residents will remain open.

    Thursday: Old Morrison Circle will close at 4 p.m. and remain closed until noon on Friday. Please move any vehicles by 4 p.m. The MFA lot will close at 9 p.m. and remain closed until noon on Friday. Haupt Circle will close at 5:30 p.m. and remain closed until noon on Friday.

    Friday: Old Morrison Circle will be closed until noon. MFA lot will be closed until noon. Parking for Hazelrigg residents will remain open. Haupt Circle will be closed until noon.

  • Inauguration of President Carey on Friday
  • The campus community is encouraged to attend the inauguration of Seamus Carey as the 26th president of Transylvania on Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Read more about the installation ceremony and the events surrounding it.
  • Alternative parking Friday
  • Several main parking lots on campus will be closed Friday because of the inauguration ceremony. Alternatives include lots at Graham Cottage, the Athletics Complex, Bourbon Avenue and Kenilworth Court.
  • No U.S. mail Friday, Monday
  • U.S. mail will not be delivered to campus on Friday or Monday. UPS and FedEx will deliver between 1 and 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact Eric Ramsey.
  • Beck Center closed three hours Friday
  • The Beck Center will close Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. because of the installation of President Carey. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway.
  • Parent-Faculty Reception on Friday
  • All faculty are invited to attend the Parent-Faculty Reception for Family Weekend at 4 p.m. in the lobby of Dalton-Voigt Residence Hall. Light refreshments will be served. Email Diane Fout to RSVP for catering purposes.
  • Family Weekend
  • All families, students and Transy community members are invited to attend the many events and activities we have planned. This will be an exciting weekend for Transylvania as we celebrate the installation of President Carey and the dedication of Alumni Plaza. For more information, go here.
  • Sodalitas trip to see 'Medea' on Friday
  • Sodalitas is planning a trip to see Berea's production of "Medea" at 8 p.m. If you are interested in going or would like more information, contact Morgan Nicoulin by this weekend if possible.
  • Alumni Plaza dedication Saturday
  • The Transylvania Alumni Board invites the campus community to the dedication of the Alumni Plaza at 10 a.m. RSVP to alumni@transy.edu or call 233-8275.
  • Italian Buffet Dinner on Saturday
  • On Saturday, the Raf will close at 2 p.m. and an Italian Buffet Dinner will be available in Forrer Dining Hall from 5-7. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz.
  • Trick or Trot 5k, 3k walk, fall festival Sunday
  • Chi Omega's Trick or Trot 5k, 3k walk and fall festival is from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Athletics Complex. Entrance to the fall festival is free, and it starts at 11 a.m. There will be games, a silent auction, music by Timothy Baker and food from Noodles and Company! Please come support Chi Omega as they raise money to grant the wish of a Lexington child named Zoe. To register for the run or walk please go here.
Upcoming Dates
  • Health and Wellness Fair on Oct. 15
  • Mark your calendars for our annual Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Gym! This year's theme is Health Superhero, so make your way over for a chance to win some awesome prizes! For more information, contact Erinn McWilliams.
  • 'Something Greater: Ovid's Aspirational Medea' lecture Oct. 22
  • UT Knoxville professor Jessica Westerhold will give a lecture, "Something Greater: Ovid's Aspirational Medea," in Cowgill Center 102 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. For more information, contact John Svarlien.
  • Law Student for a Day on Nov. 13
  • The annual Law Student for a Day presented by the Black Law Student Association encourages students (diverse students in particular) who may be contemplating law school to experience a day in the life of a law student. Register here by Oct. 24.
  • E3 Conference on Nov. 19
  • The inaugural E3 Conference will be Nov. 19 at Eastern Kentucky University. Attendees will explore what keynote speaker Holden Thorp, Washington University provost, articulates as higher education's 'to-do list that includes the greatest problems of our time: cure diseases, deliver those cures; find and invent; inspire students; describe the world; and replace conflict with understanding.' Go here for more information.
For Faculty and Staff
  • Three dollar Thursdays
  • The Staff Engagement Team (SET) is pleased to announce that in combined efforts, SET and Sodexo are bringing back $3 Thursdays for lunch, once a month. The first 50 faculty or staff members to enter the cafeteria will only pay $3 for lunch, while SET and Sodexo will cover the remaining amount. You must use your Transy Crimson Card; no cash will be accepted. The fall semester dates are: Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. Take advantage of the time to meet, sit and eat with someone new. For more information, contact Johnnie Johnson.
  • Help us track community engaged scholarship efforts
  • If you have students participating in community projects or service-learning efforts, please let Natasha Begin know so we can track our efforts! Also, students can report their hours through our reporting form and Natasha can run a report for you about which students have completed hours. Go here for the student reporting form.
  • 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
  • Career Development offers walk-in hours
  • Beginning this Friday and continuing throughout the year, Career Development will offer walk-in hours on Fridays from 2-4 p.m. Students can come in for assistance or to have questions answered without needing an appointment. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Michael J. Cronk.
  • 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.
  • Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show on Oct. 24
  • Join the Office of Sustainability for the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show at Rupp Arena from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are open to students, faculty and staff. You can apply for one here. All accepted participants will be required to attend a pre- and post-expo meeting on Oct. 13 and 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All applications must be in by Friday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. Questions? Contact Samuel Crankshaw.
  • Green Revolving Loan Fund report
  • The Green Revolving Loan Fund, underwritten by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, has just completed its second year of work. Please read the 2014-15 annual report to learn more about the fund and its projects. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Garden internships available
  • We are looking for individuals ready to work and get involved at the London Ferrill Community Garden. For a job description and more info, please go here. Please send resumes and cover letters to Jennifer no later than Sept. 28.
  • Paden essay published in Longridge Review
  • Jeremy Paden's essay, "Doubt Matters," an essay on doubt, faith and poetry, was published in the debut edition of Longridge Review. For more information, contact Paden.
  • Vital chapter in 'Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities'
  • Anthony Vital has a chapter included in a collection titled "Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities." Vital joins scholars from various universities worldwide who were invited to contribute to this Routledge publication, due out in 2016. For more information, contact Vital.
  • Fosl essay selected for Pushcart Prize special mention
  • Peter Fosl's essay, "American Despair in an Age of Hope," in Salmagundi Magazine was selected for special mention in the category of non-fiction among "important works published by small presses last year" in the 38th Pushcart Prize for Best of the Small Presses, "the most honored literary project in America." You can read about the 38th Pushcart Prize in the Financial Times here. For more information, contact Fosl.
  • Girard to participate in LAL Artist Conversation on Friday
  • In conjunction with the Lexington Art League's "Here and Now: Selections from the Artists Archive," artists Mary Rezny, Nicholas Warner, Daniel Graham and Jack Girard will provide an informal talk about their inclusions in the show from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Loudoun House. The event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot.
  • Kaufman speaks at Cornell's New Perspectives on Stoicism Conference
  • David Kaufman was an invited speaker at the New Perspectives on Stoicism Conference at Cornell University Sept. 25-27. He presented his work-in-progress, 'Epictetus and Seneca on the Pre-emotions of the Wise Man.' For more information or a copy of the talk please contact Kaufman.
  • Whiddon at International Writing Center Association Conference
  • Professor Scott Whiddon will be quite busy at next week's International Writing Center Association Conference in Pittsburgh. He'll present a paper on connections between fine arts pedagogy and writing center work (a collaboration with professor Stacia Watkins/Lipscomb) and a research poster on assessment (with professor Russell Carpenter/EKU). Whiddon will also be part of a works-in-progress roundtable, and he has accepted an invitation to serve in the IWCA Mentors program for young scholars. For more information, please contact Becky Mills in the Writing Center.
  • Transy quiz bowl team results
  • The Transy quiz bowl team of first-year students - Isaac Batts, Rachel Farmer, Donovan Finan and Michael Maggard - went 3-6 at the UK novice tournament Saturday. In addition, Rachel Farmer received fourth place in individual score out of more than 30 competitors, winning herself a copy of "The Da Vinci Code." Way to go! For more information, contact Kenny Moorman.
  • National Geographic quotes Begley
  • "Lure of the Lost City," an article in National Geographic's October issue, quotes professor Chris Begley. It hit the stands Sept. 29.
  • Taylor Deaton wins Patriot Debates' Varsity Division
  • Taylor Deaton was the Varsity Division (for debaters who have not graduated, but have competed in at least 16 tournaments) IPDA Tournament Champion at the first annual Patriot Debates hosted by the University of the Cumberlands. Deaton defeated two of the South's top IPDA debaters in the semis (3-0 over UC's Caleb Stoffle) and finals (3-0 over Morehouse College's Davon Boyd). Deaton was also recognized for finishing second to Stoffle in the amount of total speaker points awarded by the judges. For more information, contact Gary Deaton.
  • Vescio receives Jo Ann Trow Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Transylvania junior Jamie Vescio received a Jo Ann Trow Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Dean Laura Bryan presented the certificate to her Wednesday. Congratulations!
  • White's 'No Spring Chicken' opens in D.C.
  • Sullivan Canaday White's production of "No Spring Chicken," a new play by Ginna Hoben, opened Sept. 26 as part of the Washington, D.C., Women's Voices Theater Festival. More than 50 professional theater companies are participating in the festival, which focuses exclusively on plays by women playwrights. White developed the play with Hoben over the summer in Lexington and New York, and she is directing the world premiere production, which runs through Oct. 11 at NextStop Theatre. For more information, contact Michael Dixon.
Health and Fitness
  • Health and Wellness Fair volunteers needed
  • We are looking for six student volunteers to assist with this year's Health and Wellness Fair! Please contact Erinn McWilliams if you would like to volunteer your time.
  • Free tobacco quitting kits
  • If you are contemplating quitting tobacco, free Quit Kits are available in the Health, Wellness, and Counseling center! For more information, contact Erinn McWilliams.
  • 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.
International Education
  • Summer 2016 scholarship for study in the United Kingdom
  • The Kentucky branch of the English-Speaking Union awards scholarships for four weeks of summer study in the U.K. to juniors majoring in English, history, international affairs or PPE. Students should contact the study abroad office if interested in applying; applicants must be nominated by Transy. The campus deadline is Nov. 2. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
  • Winter term study abroad
  • Juniors still interested in studying abroad for winter term should contact the study abroad office ASAP: Email Kathy Simon or call 8124.
  • Gilman summer study abroad scholarships
  • Students receiving Pell grants are eligible to apply for a Gilman Scholarship for summer 2016 study abroad. Applications are due early: Oct. 6! Check out KIIS summer programs and the Gilman application. Contact Kathy Simon in the study abroad office (421 N. Broadway) if you are interested and eligible to apply.
  • Davies-Jackson Scholarship at Cambridge University for first-generation graduating seniors
  • For students who are the first in their families to graduate from college, the the Davies-Jackson Scholarship covers two years of study at St. John's College, Cambridge University in any of the following fields: archeology and anthropology, classics, economics, education, English, geography, history, history of art, international relations, modern and medieval languages, music, philosophy, political science and sociology. Application are due Nov. 2. For more information, contact Kathy Simon.
For Your Information
  • 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 subrown@transy.edu.
  • 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 kcooksey@transy.edu 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 for details.
  • 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.)

    Transylvania University

    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
  • Go here 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 ssingleton@transy.edu 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

Project One
  • Project One October update
  • We are excited about the progress we are making. We have developed subcommittees of faculty, staff and students to focus on how to impact diversity in multiple ways. For the past months they have been meeting and this month will submit their reports. These reports will guide our next steps. We have also made a great deal of progress in developing community partnerships. Watch for opportunities to get involved. We are also working on campus infrastructure to support diversity and inclusion.
  • Fall diversity book club
  • The fall diversity book club will be reading "A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King Jr." The book club is sponsored by the WRC department and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and International Students. There are a limited number of hard copy books that will be distributed on a first-come basis. Book discussion dates are Oct. 13 and 27 from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Professors Deaton and Hauman and Natasha will be leading discussions. For more information, contact Serenity Wright.
Community Service
  • Report your community engagement hours
  • We have designed a new reporting form for volunteer and community engagement efforts. We encourage all individual students at Transy to report your efforts so we can better tell our collective story! We know you are doing great work in the community, so help us capture that information! Go here to submit hours. Contact nbegin@transy.edu with questions.
  • Volunteer opportunity notifications
  • Interested in community engagement/volunteer opportunities? Please email Natasha Begin to sign up to have biweekly volunteer opportunities sent to your email!
  • Volunteer with Harrison Backpack Project
  • Each week we will pack 75 bags for students at Harrison Elementary whose families struggle with food insecurity. Packing will take place on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. at the Care House. If you would like to sign your group up for a week, please email Natasha Begin today!
  • Habitat International approves Transy Habitat for Humanity
  • The Transylvania Habitat for Humanity chapter is proud to announce that it has been officially approved by Habitat International as a college HFH campus chapter. For more information about volunteering or joining our campus chapter, please contact Transy Habitat at habitat@transy.edu or J.T. Henderson.
May Term
  • History of Jazz/Rock Music travel fee due Oct. 23
  • The 2016 May term class, History of Jazz/Rock Music (MUS 2274), will travel to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on May 12 and return May 14. Students wishing to take this course must pay a travel fee of $300 to the accounting office by Oct. 23. This can be done on TNet or in person. We will tour the Hall of Fame, Little Italy, Tower City and the North Coast, and if available, attend a live show. For more information, contact professor Larry Barnes.
  • May Term Diversity Travel Awards
  • Two awards of $500 each are available to diversity students needing financial assistance to participate in a May term travel course. For this purpose, diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic background, age, religion and language. Applications are available on the study abroad website on Inside Transy and are due Oct. 30.
Clubs and Organizations
  • ODK accepting applications
  • Transylvania's Lampas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society, is accepting applications for membership. To apply, students must be juniors or seniors in the top 35 percent of their class. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.427 for the junior class and 3.387 for the senior class. Go here for the membership application and the deadline for applying.
  • Student Judicial Board accepting applications
  • The Transylvania University Student Judicial Board is now accepting applications for new jurors who will serve on the board for the 2015-16 academic year. The application is open to all students. For more information, contact Matthew Parker.
  • Cru meeting every Tuesday
  • Transylvania Cru will meet every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Students can come have fellowship with other Transy students and discuss Christian living in college. Come to conference Room A in the Campus Center. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Matthew Shultz.
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