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Campus newsletter
for students, faculty, and staff
Friday, July 31, 2015
In the News
For Faculty and Staff
  • Technical services librarian candidates
  • Come listen to presentations by the candidates for the technical services librarian position in the Library's Media Viewing Room. The candidates and times are: Jennifer Howard - Monday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m.; Jason Cooper - Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m.; and Devin Phelps - Thursday, Aug. 6, at 1:30 p.m. Let us know what you think. Susan Brown.
  • Flash Mob Dance
  • Have you ever wanted to be part of a Flash Mob Dance? Well...here is your chance! We will have a Flash Mob Dance on move-in day (time TBA). Contact John Friedlein for a link to a video of the dance so you can practice. We will practice again during the extended lunch on Aug. 7. Glad we can make your flash mob dreams come true!
  • Residence hall tours July 31
  • The Staff Engagement Team is working with Marc Matthews and Darrell Banks to give tours of the new residence hall on Friday, July 31. The tours will be on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are limited spots available so please sign up here. Sign-ups will be closed July 30.
  • Faculty and staff lunch Aug. 7
  • The Staff Engagement Team will sponsor an extended lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) for faculty and staff on Friday, Aug. 7. We invite all faculty and staff to bring their lunches or enjoy the food truck options. For more information, contact Johnnie Johnson.
  • New nurse practitioner for Edumedics Clinic
  • Edumedics has hired Stephanie Faulkner as the new nurse practitioner for the Transylvania Edumedics Clinic. She will be reaching out to faculty and staff currently in the care management programs or health coaching. The Edumedics clinic has moved to Forrer 006. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with Stephanie by calling 877-735-9039.
  • Health and Wellness position open
  • Transylvania is seeking to fill the administrative assistant for Health and Wellness, part-time health educator position. This position reports to the director of Health and Wellness and will serve as administrative support to the Health and Wellness Center. This position will be posted internally only. If you would like to apply or obtain more information, please contact Human Resources at dclark@transy.edu.
  • Well Rewards results
  • Congratulations to the participants of this year's Well Rewards activity tracker program. We had three people reach gold level, 33 silver and 24 bronze. Your Rewards money will be included in your June check. Watch TNotes in August for the launch of the next Well Rewards program. For more information, contact Debbie Clark.
  • Summer business casual dress
  • Once again Transylvania will have business casual dress every day this summer through Labor Day. Please, no jeans. If you have questions about what is appropriate, please see your supervisor or Human Resources. For more information, contact Debbie Clark.
August Term
  • August Term '16 book suggestions
  • What great books have you read this year? What books are on your summer reading list? The August term team is looking for suggestions for August term 2016. (Yes, 2016.) We have a great pair of texts for August term 2015 and would like to repeat that excellence in 2016! Please submit suggestions, browse others' suggestions and look at past years' texts here. For more information, contact Melissa Fortner.
Health and Fitness
  • Summer Health Clinic schedule
  • The Health Clinic will be open every Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. except for the following dates: June 26; and July 1, 3, 17, 29, and 31. Request appointments by emailing Tracy Moore or walk-in.
For Your Information
  • Move-in day parking restriction for Back Circle
  • Please remove all vehicles parked in Back Circle, even in the reserved spots for Sodexo, by Aug. 12. This includes any of the parking lots behind Forrer Hall. We will be moving a Dumpster to that location early on the morning of the Aug. 13. Once move-in is completed on Aug. 14, the Dumpster will be removed and the spaces will re-open. If you have any questions, please contact Gregg Muravchick.
  • Beck Center shutdown reminder
  • Just a reminder: The Beck Center will shut down Aug. 3-14 for cleaning and repair work as we refinish the gym floors. We ask all faculty and staff who have a locker in Beck to please remove all belongings from the locker rooms by Saturday. Any belongings left behind will be gathered for pick-up if necessary. Locker requests for the 2015-16 school year will be processed after Aug. 7.
  • Fire alarm testing schedule
  • Go here for our fire alarm testing schedule.
  • Spotlight on 100 Doors mentorship
  • Read about how one of our students has benefited from her mentor, a Fayette District Court Judge.
  • Residence Hall No. 1 about ready to open
  • Final touch-ups are taking place on paint, drywall and carpet. Common area furniture will be delivered this week, and room numbers and other signage will be installed. By week's end we should be ready for move-in. Don't forget to sign up for a Friday tour. Excavation work for the basements for residence halls 2 and 3 is well underway. For more information, contact Marc Mathews.
  • Group fitness instructors needed
  • As we gear up for August term and the fall semester, we are seeking group fitness instructors for lunch hour, early evening and weekend classes and personal trainers for one-on-one wellness advising. If you are a student, faculty or staff member interested in teaching GF classes on campus, please contact Kyle Dunaway. If you have contacts in the greater community who are reputable instructors or trainers, please have them contact Kyle as well.
  • Kilns up for bids
  • The university is putting three surplus ceramic kilns up for bids from July 27 to Aug. 6. Read more. Please contact Shawn Singleton at 8154 with any questions.
  • Office furniture available
  • Forrer Hall front and back lobbies are being renovated, and all of the furniture is being replaced this summer. If you know of an office or other area of campus that could use a cherry coffee table, lamps, rolling chairs or a six-foot-long conference-type table, please contact Diane Fout.
  • Transylvania seeks coordinator of counseling services
  • Transylvania is seeking to fill the coordinator of counseling services position. This position requires a master's degree in psychology, counseling or a related mental health field. Candidates must hold a current license in their area from the state licensing board. This position will be posted internally only. If you would like to apply or obtain more information, please contact Human Resources at dclark@transy.edu.
  • ODK chapter wins Circle of Distinction
  • Congratulations to the Transylvania Chapter (Lampas Circle) of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) for being recognized as a Circle of Distinction for the 2014-15 academic year. This honor marks the significant achievement of meeting all of ODK's national standards of excellence. Special thanks goes to Thomas Amburn '15, Alex Wasson '15 and Jessica Mahoney '15, who, respectively, served as president, vice president, and secretary of ODK during the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, contact Tiffany Wheeler.
  • Caller ID change
  • Over the July 4 weekend, IT will switch the phone system so that your individual phone numbers will go out as the caller ID. This change will allow people who you call to easily call you back. If you have your own number and an office number, you can select which line to call out from in order to control the caller ID that is seen. If you have questions, please contact the helpdesk at 3593.
  • 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.
  • #TransyBuilds website and video update
  • Keep up with the latest news surrounding #TransyBuilds on this new website. And watch the first video of this major building initiative transforming our campus.
  • June 2015 issue of TransE-Mail for Alumni
  • To see the June 2015 issue of TransE-Mail, the e-newsletter sent to over 6,000 alumni, click here. If you would like to be added to the recipient list for future issues, please contact Natasa Mongiardo, director of alumni relations, at nmongiardo@transy.edu. View the email
  • Beck Center summer hours
  • To clarify, Beck Center hours for the summer are: Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. We will not be open Saturday or Sunday until August term begins. If there are any questions, please contact Kyle Dunaway.
  • Long-term summer bike loans
  • A limited number of bikes are available for long-term loan over the summer. This year, bikes must be looked over by the summer shop mechanic every three weeks to ensure proper care and maintenance. Contact Angela Poe or Sam Crankshaw.
  • Alumni Plaza construction
  • Haupt Plaza's transformation into Alumni Plaza is underway. The H zone parking lot behind Little Theater will be a staging area and the entrance for equipment to the plaza. The plaza, which will open in September, will be closed during construction. For more information, contact Charles Weber.
  • Offices to close at 4:30 p.m. on select Fridays during summer
  • As in recent years, university offices will close at 4:30 on select Friday afternoons during the summer. They are: May 29; June 5, 12, 19 and 26; and July 10, 17, 24 and 31. You can find information about early office and holiday closures on the university events calendar. For more information, contact Jeff Mudrak.
  • Division of Fine Arts 2015-16 programming
  • The Division of Fine Arts has now calendared all the 2015-16 fine arts programming and reserved appropriate spaces essential to course work and program performances/productions in MFA and Little. The campus community is now encouraged to contact Sue Garrison at 8266 or sgarrison@transy.edu 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.
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