Three Transylvania students had their musical compositions selected for compilations by Vox Novus, a contemporary music organization. Sophomore Joey Perkins and senior Nadia Smith had their pieces chosen for the Vox Novus 2011 International Mix, which is comprised of 60 electronic compositions, each 60 seconds long, by 60 composers. Sophomore Molly Crain’s piece was accepted for the international Vox Novus 60x60 Athena Mix, which is comprised of 60 electronic compositions, 60 seconds long, by 60 women.
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Transylvania has been named one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges in the country, a list that includes more than 6,000 colleges and universities, by StudentAdvisor.com, a Washington Post company. Schools are judged on how effectively they use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and other social media tools. “Transylvania has tactfully mastered the art of the retweet by sharing stories about student life, academics and athletics under the school’s main Twitter account,” the report said.
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Transylvania was named a Gold level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association. Fit-Friendly companies are recognized as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health. The wellness program at Transylvania encourages healthy living decisions by faculty and staff.
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Music professor Timothy Polashek’s “Micro-Coastings,” electro-acoustic music and video, was performed in New York City by the New York University New Music Ensemble, led by artistic director and clarinetist Esther Lamneck.