- Admissions Letter Writing Campaign
Faculty and staff, please join us for the Admissions Letter Writing Campaign! We'll write handwritten notes to admitted students. There are several options available for when you can help. Like last year, participants will receive a meal ticket for the cafeteria. In addition, for each session you attend, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $100 prize that will be selected at the end of all sessions. Click here
to volunteer. Contact Rhyan Conyers
- Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Initiation Ceremony postponed
Due to the possibility of snow and dangerous driving conditions, the Initiation Ceremony for Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society has been postponed from Wednesday to March 18 at 7 p.m. in Morrison Chapel.
- 'Native American Students at Transylvania University' lecture postponed until April 29
Christina Snyder will give a Creative Intelligence lecture, "Native American Students at Transylvania University," on April 29. In the 1830s and 1840s, several Native American students attended law and medical school at Transylvania. This talk will explore their motivations for seeking out advanced degrees and the ways in which they put their education to work in their post-graduate lives. For more information contact Meg Upchurch
- Bookstore Clearence Event
The Transylvania Bookstore will be host an in-store-only Clearance Event during March. An extra 30 percent will be taken off of all clearance items until March 22. This offer is valid on clearance items only. Contact the Bookstore for more information at 281-3570.
- Women's basketball team earns spot in NCAA tournament
Our women's basketball team will play Wittenberg University on Friday in St. Louis. Check out the NCAA tournament bracket
. Watch their reaction
- 'Dying City' tickets on sale
Tickets are now on sale for "Dying City" by Christopher Shinn. Buy a Production Pass and see five different casts perform the same show! Box Office hours are M/W/F 1-4 p.m. and T/TH 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Production Passes are $5 for the Transy community and $3 for individual shows. Please call the Little Theater Box Office for more information at 3621. The Box Office will close during spring break and open again March 16.
- Last chance to fill out dining survey
- Progress continues on new residence hall
This week you will see the roof completed and black sheeting cover the roofing area. Final brickwork on the center and side entrance areas should also be completed. From a traffic flow perspective, there will be minimal deliveries and a concrete truck on several occasions. Traffic flaggers will assist pedestrians at these times. For more information, contact Marc Mathews
- 'Functional Clay: Works That Contain' runs through March 27
Morlan Gallery's new exhibition, "Functional Clay: Works That Contain," runs through March 27. Curated by visiting artist Michael Frasca, "Functional Clay" features 13 studio potters from the United States who earn their livings by creating vessels for everyday use and pleasure. Everyone is invited to the opening reception on March 6, 5-8 p.m. At 5:30 that evening, Frasca and attending artists will give an informal tour of the work. For more information, visit Morlan Gallery's website
- New Bioethics group on campus
Abortion, chemical castration, designer babies and more; these are all hot topics in bioethics. Sound interesting? Then join the new Bioethics group on campus. Potential activities include: bioethics discussions, mock debates, national conferences and summer experiences. No previous bioethical education is needed! Come to our first informational meeting on March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. For more info contact Kimberly Strickland
- Pioneers Reaching Out seeks workers
PROs (Pioneers Reaching Out), the admissions student outreach team, is seeking new hires to work for the remainder of the academic year, including May term. Applicants need to be available to work two to three shifts per week (three hours a shift) and be a first-year student, sophomore or junior. Please contact Sarah Guinn
for more details and to apply.
- Thanks to Local Food Fair attendees
Thank you, to all who attended the Local Food Fair. Your support is especially appreciated given how cold it was that day. For completing a survey, Michelle Rawlings won a $10 credit for the Lexington Farmers' Market, open in Cheapside Park every Saturday morning. For more information about local producers, participating in community supported agriculture or local farmers' markets, contact Angela
- Pope Francis reading group during Lent
The Transylvania Catholic Organization is hosting a reading group during Lent on "The Joy of the Gospel" by Pope Francis. Our first meeting will be on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidents' room. Dinner will be provided by St. Paul Parish. Contact Jessica Bier
for a copy of the book and with questions.
- iPhone found outside Beck
An iPhone was found in the snow next to the Beck Center on Monday. For more information, contact Diana Whitehouse
- Work Study and paid positions with Religious Life
The Office of Religious Life is accepting applications for student interns for the 2015-16 academic year. Interns will work with a small group of student leaders to plan and implement programming for the campus. Applications are due by March 16 and are available here
. Email Wilson Dickinson
if you have questions.
- Greek Weekend 2015
Greek Weekend 2015 is approaching! Here is the schedule: Feb. 26, Spirit Night, 7 p.m., performance gym; Feb. 27, the Newlywed Game and Family Feud, 7:30 p.m., Carrick; Feb. 28, service event; March 2, Greek Awards 7 p.m., Haggin. Submit
your photos for the slideshow. Contact Laura Wooldridge
or Brittany Fallen
with any questions.
- 'Write It Like Disaster' project
Writing Center Director Scott Whiddon is proud to present "Write It Like Disaster: A Compilation of Music Made by Writing Center Staffers, Professionals, and Allies." This SWCA-sponsored project features 33 artists from all over the world who work with writing centers, including TU's own Heidi Clark, Chanslor Gallenstein and Drew Cunningham. Go here
for downloads/streaming. Enjoy! Contact Whiddon
for more information.
- Back Caf an exit only because of weather
The door in Back Caf can now be used as an exit only until the cold temperatures improve. Students will not be able to enter from that door. Brought to you by TUSGA.
- Sports information department seeks student workers
Students, want a way to make money while attending Transylvania athletic events? The sports information department is looking for help with the spring season. Opportunities include public address announcer, statistics and game management. For more information, contact Brandon Johnson
- Free membership to Kentucky Academy of Sciences
Transylvania is an Enhanced Affiliate Member institution of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences (KAS). Faculty, students and staff interested in joining the KAS may do so with no charge. Membership in the Academy is open to anyone with an interest in science, including educators, students and other professionals. Go here
for more information pertaining to membership benefits and how to join or renew your membership.
- Transylvania Scholarships available for current students
Transylvania Scholarships are available for current students who will be seniors at Transy in the fall term. Students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be in good standing and be in their third year of residence at Transy to be eligible. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit alone, without regard to financial need. Included for consideration in making the awards will be academic performance, demonstrated leadership qualities, campus contributions and strength of character. The scholarships will cover tuition and general fee. Apply by March 25. Further information is available from Diane Cansdale Pruitt
- Bourbon Avenue parking opens
The new Bourbon Avenue parking lot has officially opened for general permit parking. There will be some cones in the lot where landscaping work still needs to be finished; please make sure you do not park in the coned-off area. The lot's cameras, emergency phone and extra lighting have been installed and are operational. If you have any questions please contact Chief Muravchick
- Haupt Circle reserved for scholarship days
Haupt Circle will be reserved on scholarship days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our campus visitors. Sorry for any inconveniences. If you have any questions, please contact Chief Muravchick
. In February, these dates are 6, 10, 13, 17 and 20. On Feb. 22-23, parking is needed from 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an overnight program. It also is reserved March 2 and 3.
- Event, meeting planning made easier
Not really sure how to go about planning an event or meeting on campus or who you need to contact about what? The Event and Meeting Planning Checklist
should help make your planning easier. It is on Inside Transy under Help and Resources.
- Help out during Premier, Trailblazers, and Frontier scholarship programs
Interested in helping us find future pioneers? The Premier, Trailblazers, and Frontier scholarship programs will be throughout the month of February. We are looking for students who understand how prestigious these opportunities are and who are dedicated to helping find future Pioneers who will help continue to make Transy a better place. Please help us by either volunteering as a day/overnight host or as an interviewer for our selection committees. Applications:day and overnight host
, day host
; overnight host
, and interviewer for Scholarship Selection Committee
. Contact Bretlyn Reese
with hosting questions and Carly Wynn
with questions about the interview selection committee.
- Academic Peer Mentoring under way
Academic Peer Mentoring has begun. Get better grades and extra help with your classes. Check out the schedule
. For more information, contact Susan Brown
- Lot open behind Thomson tennis courts
The parking lot directly behind the Thomson Hall tennis courts is now open.
- Transy Bikes open shop hours
For the remainder of the month of January and February, Transy Bikes will have open shop hours every Monday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, contact Steve Morrison
- Alpha Lambda Delta scholarships and fellowships deadlines
Attention Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society members, the deadlines for Alpha Lambda Delta scholarships and fellowships are approaching. Go here
for additional details and application forms. The deadline for graduate and professional school fellowships is Jan. 31; for Stemler Study Abroad Scholarships, Feb. 15, and for Trow Undergraduate Scholarships, April 1. In previous years, Transy students have been awarded funds in all three programs! For more information, contact Mike Nichols
- Get paid to ref intramural sports
Responsible students, who will be paid, are needed to ref intramural sports. If interested, please contact Emalea Bischoff
- Natural science and mathematics tutoring program
Starting Jan. 20, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics tutors will be available Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Education Resource Center in the Library basement (room 003). A computer science tutor will be available Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 20. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba
- Thomson Hall parking restriction
Please, do not park vehicles alongside the tennis court fence at the rear of Thomson Hall. Construction crews will be driving large trucks behind Clay/Davis Hall and will need as much space as possible to pull behind the buildings. Students will be notified when this parking area is re-opened. Sorry for the inconvenience. For more information, contact Gregg Muravchick at 8118.
- Udall Foundation scholarships
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or the environment. If interested, go to the Udall Foundation website
for further information about the scholarship and how to apply if interested.
- 2015-16 international, national fellowship and scholarship opportunities
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 info.