Music professor Timothy Polashek’s “Micro-Coastings” electro-acoustic music and video piece was performed in Florence, Italy, September 29, 2012, at the Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini’s 2012 Autumn Festival. Another Polashek composition, “Echoes of Steel,“ was performed in Slovenia at the International Computer Music Conference festival.
Senior Jake Hawkins was named one of 19 USA Today Collegiate Correspondents for the spring 2013 semester. He has had several articles published at www.usatodaycollege.com and was a contributor to an article in the print edition of USA Today. The Princeton, Ky., native is just the second student from Kentucky to be chosen as a collegiate correspondent.
The alumni programs staff received two awards at the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education Kentucky Conference on December 6-7 in Louisville: Special Merit Award in social media and Award of Excellence in special events for the 2011 Hoops and Hoopla Transylvania vs. University of Kentucky watch parties.
Maurice Manning, English professor and writer in residence, was a judge for the 2012 National Book Award poetry prize, presented by the National Book Foundation. Manning has published four books on poetry, including his most recent, The Common Man, which was one of three finalists for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Junior Michael Case was invited to Washington, D.C., December 3-5 by the White House Office of Public Engagement. Case, a political science and international affairs double major and president of Transylvania University’s College Democrats, toured the White House and attended an issues briefing about averting the fiscal cliff.
Transylvania’s implementation of Ellucian’s Business Object Reporting Tool won the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities’ 2012 Technology Award for Best New Campus Application System. Staff and faculty now have easier access to data reports, and users can build and change their own reports.