- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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, email@example.com
- May term break dining hours
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 (email@example.com
) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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
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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- Stress Fest schedule
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com
) 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com