- University magazine has arrived
Transylvania's new magazine has arrived! Magazine copies were distributed to departments last week. If you didn't receive a copy, check with your department's administrative assistant. Contact Julie Martinez
with any questions.
- Name badges purchases
Information on purchasing name badges with new branding for faculty and staff is now available here
on Inside Transy. For more information, contact Julie Martinez
- International Ambassador positions
International Ambassador positions for 2016-17 are open. International Ambassadors serve as liaisons for international students during International Student Orientation, August term and over the course of the semester. For more information, contact Serenity Wright
- Active shooter presentation materials
Thank you to those who were able to attend one of Thursday's sessions on active shooter preparedness. The presentations are here
if you wish to keep them for future reference.
- Sign up for T-Alert
Need to sign up for T-Alert? You can do so on TNet; look for the form called T-Alert Permission under the Faculty/Student Information section. More information about T-Alert is available here
- Essential Piece Award nominations
Have an Essential Piece Award nomination? Submit it to the Transylvania Recognition Team's new email address: email@example.com
! Contact Kara Salsman or Tracy Dunn for questions.
- Gobble Grams in Front Lobby
Gobble Grams are being sold in Front Lobby until Thanksgiving break! They are $1 and all proceeds benefit the Guatemala trip. For more information, contact Marissa Coutinho.
- Summer storage survey
Students, please complete this survey
regarding summer storage options. For more information, contact Pound Chen
- 2016-17 Cralle Fellowship
A one-year fellowship ($15,000 plus tuition and health insurance) is available at UK for the first year of graduate or professional study (law, medicine, dentistry or pharmacy) for the 2016 fall semester. Candidates must be seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or above and must be nominated by Transylvania. You may not apply directly. Applications are available from the study abroad office and are due Jan. 11.
- Canned food drive
In collaboration with KEA-SP and the Transy athletics department, members of professor Adam Evans' management class are collecting canned goods for families in need at Lane Allen Elementary School. Bins are in Cowgill, Beck, Forrerr and Dalton-Voight. Cans also will be collected at the Transy vs. Spalding basketball game on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Every family deserves a Thanksgiving! For more information, contact Gage Beavers
- Transy receives bike grant
Transy Bikes! is proud to announce that Transylvania has received a Paula Nye Memorial Education Grant in the amount of $9,525! The grant will support the Transy Bikes! mission, integrate biking into Transy's core curriculum (being one of the only colleges in the world to do so) and pay for instructor certification for the bike shop staff through the League of American Cyclists and signage to educate the community. Thanks to professor Sharon Brown for her hard work in applying for this grant! For more information, contact Samuel Crankshaw
- Campus dining survey
Have you taken our quick survey about your experience with campus dining? If you haven't yet, please do! You'll be entered for a $100 Visa. Follow this link
to participate. Every opinion matters, so please consider giving us feedback and helping us make your campus dining experience the best we possibly can. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz
- Study Abroad Photo Contest
We had some awesome pictures submitted by our study abroad students this year. The winners of the 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest
are: first place, Annie Edkins, who studied in Seville, Spain, during winter term; second place, Katie Cohron, who studied in Shanghai, China, during the summer; and third place, Stephanie Holstein, who also studied in Kunming, China, during fall of 2014. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for voting! For more information, contact Frankie Kozicky
- Winter shutdown
It is still a ways off, but soon we will be preparing to close the university for winter break. Please read the attached document
regarding building-by-building shutdown plans. Please begin to think about how this shutdown will impact you and your area. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- Transy designated Bike Friendly University
Transy Bikes! is pleased to announce that through a rigorous application process the League of American Bicyclists designated us as a Bronze rated Bike Friendly University. Transylvania joins an elite group of only 127 rated colleges. Transy Bikes! looks forward to making Transylvania even more bike friendly with parking initiatives, community partnerships, grants, co-curricular programming and more. For more information, contact Samuel Crankshaw
- 2016 Judy Gaines Young Book Award
to see the six semi-finalists for the 2016 Judy Gaines Young Book Award. These titles were selected from a number of nominations submitted by well-known "friends of literature" in the Appalachian region. Fiction writer Crystal Wilkinson will select this year's winning author, who will visit campus to receive the award and give a public reading in the spring. Byron Young '61 has generously endowed the award in honor of his late wife. For more information, contact Martha Billips
- Transy Dining's November events
to check out everything Transy Dining has going on during November! For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz
- Health and Wellness Anxiety and Stress Workshops
Students, stop by Conference Room C in Forrer on Fridays from 12:30-1:20 p.m. for the Health and Wellness Anxiety and Stress Workshops. Learn how to overcome overwhelming tasks, deal with test anxiety, de-stress and relax, set reasonable expectations and renegotiate obligations! For more information, contact Robert Cardom
- Evening Quiet Quarter
Starting Nov. 11, every Wednesday the Office of Religious Life will host an evening Quiet Quarter from 9-9:15 p.m. Join us for prayer or meditation in the Old Morrison Chapel. Morning Quiet Quarter at 9 a.m. will continue. For more information, contact Wilson Dickinson
- Weight Watchers meetings in January
At-work Weight Watchers meetings are planned to begin in January during the noon to 1 p.m. lunch hour one day a week. The program would last for 12 weeks and include 19 weeks of free access to eTools/Online Plus. The cost per employee/student would be $156 (payment plans are an option). We need 15 committed participants for Weight Watchers to agree to work with us. Please email
Ashley Coons if you are interested and she will send you additional information. Participants do not necessarily have to be members of the Transy community.
- Quarter credit Prayer and Meditation class in winter
This new half-semester practicum class will introduce students to practices of prayer and meditation. We will explore practices of praying the Psalms (the prayer book of the Hebrew Scriptures), Buddhist mindfulness meditation and Christian prayer. Class time will be devoted to experiencing these practices and discussion, and students will be asked to continue these practices and complete brief readings between sessions. Grading: CR/NC. For more information, contact Wilson Dickinson
- YMCA seeks after-school counselor/group leaders
YMCA after-school counselor/group leader positions are available. Shifts would be M-F 2-6 p.m., but schedules can be somewhat flexible. These employees are responsible for supervising and maintaining the safety of children/participants in the after-school program, being a role model and potentially assisting with homework. Wage range is $8.13-$10.25/hour. Receive a free citywide membership as a YMCA employee. For more information, contact Amber Serres
- Book drive
Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honorary Society, is having a book drive for the Carnegie Center this week. There are large, blue bins in Front Lobby and Thomson's lobby for books. All donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Isabel Pena
- Anthropology and sociology offerings
Anthropology and sociology offerings for winter and May 2016, including course descriptions and times, are available here
. For more information, contact Chris Begley
- Dell specials for students
Check out these Dell specials
for students on our Transy account.
- Part-time manager needed for Beck
Students interested in a part-time manager position in the Beck Center should submit a cover letter and resume to Kyle Dunaway by Monday, Nov. 9. This position is for 10 hours per week, and it will last until the remainder of the current academic year. Ideal students would possess strong leadership qualities, a willingness to work early mornings, late nights and weekends, and a sense of responsibility in maintaining our facility. For more information, contact Kyle Dunaway
- Youth size PumpkinMania T-shirts available
Youth size PumpkinMania T-shirts are still available for $10. Swing by the registrar's office in OM 104 to purchase. For more information, contact Ashley Coons
- Krav Maga demonstration
Interpersonal Violence Prevention and DPS are interested in bringing a Krav Maga demonstration to campus with the hope of offering classes for students. If you are interested, please fill out this Google information page
with your contact information and the days that would work best for you if we would have this on campus. Please contact Ashley Gutshall
with any questions.
- Revival of Further Engagements
There will be a revival of Further Engagements in the fall of 2016. A full-credit IDS course taught by six faculty members for CR/NC will be offered. The class will usually meet two evenings a week for an hour and 15 minutes. There will be no papers or tests, just a variety of great texts, discussion, reading and exploring new ideas. Fifteen interested students are needed. Please contact Manpreet Sira
to sign up and for additional information.
- Transylvanian Literary Magazine seeks submissions
Are you an author, artist or poet? Submit up to four works of poetry, prose or visual art to The Transylvanian Literary Magazine by Nov. 24 for our first online edition. Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southern Education Leadership Initiative summer internship
The Southern Education Foundation has invited Transylvania students to apply for and participate in the Southern Education Leadership Initiative's paid summer internship. The selection process for fellows is highly competitive. All qualified Transylvania students may apply. For more information, go here
or contact Martha Billips
- New Forrer dining hours
We heard you! New Forrer dining hours will be 4:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Wednesday. For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz
- How to react to shooter: "Run-Hide-Fight" video
With the various tragedies that have occurred across the nation, educational institutions are putting out continuous safety material for faculty, staff and students to review in the event of an emergency situation. We encourage all members of the Transylvania community to watch the "Run-Hide-Fight" video
, which gives advice on how to react in an active shooter scenario. For more information, contact Chief Gregg Muravchick
- Spring Pre-Health interviews
Are you on the list? If you intend to interview with the Pre-Health Advisory Committee in the spring of 2016, you should have signed up at the Junior/Senior Pre-Health Advisory Meeting, which was Sept. 29. If you missed that meeting, you are not on the list to interview. Contact Charlotte Taraba
as soon as possible so you will be notified by email about what you should be doing in October and November to prepare for your spring interview.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- NS and M Tutoring Program Thanksgiving break hours
The last evening of the NS and M Tutoring Program prior to Thanksgiving break was Monday. Tutoring will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba
- Transy Dining Thanksgiving break hours
Thanksgiving break is upon us, folks! Transy Dining will close for the holiday break at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, and resume normal hours on Monday, Nov. 30. Have a great Thanksgiving break, and we look forward to seeing you on the 30th! For more information, contact Amanda Langlitz
- Beck Center closed Thanksgiving break
The Beck Center will close Tuesday at 4 p.m. for the holiday break and reopen Monday at 8 a.m. (The track will open at 7:30 a.m.) Any questions can be directed to Kyle Dunaway
- Library closed over Thanksgiving
The library will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday and reopen Sunday at 4 p.m. Go here
for information on library hours.