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Transylvania Universitycolloquially known as "Transy", is a private university in Lexington, Kentucky. It was founded in and was the first university in Kentucky. It offers 36 major programs, as Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs as dual-degree engineering programs, and is accredited by the Southern Association On The Road - Elmer Bernstein - The Great Escape (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Colleges and Schools.
Its medical program graduated 8, physicians by Transylvania's name, meaning "across the woods" in Latinstems from the university's founding in the heavily forested region of western Virginia known as the Transylvania Colony Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs , which became most of Kentucky in Transylvania is the alma mater of two U. Supreme Court justices, 50 U. Transylvania University is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ. Transylvania was the first college west of the Allegheny Mountainsand was named for the Colony of TransylvaniaLatin for across the woodswhich aimed to educate good citizens.
Its first sponsor was the Christ Church Cathedral's Episcopal Church rector, the Reverend Moore, although the school later became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Bythe institution was called Transylvania University. Bya new main building was constructed for students' classes. That building burned down inand the school was moved to its present location north of Third Street.
Old Morrison, the only campus building at the time, was constructed —34, under the supervision of Henry Claywho both taught law and was a member of Transylvania's Board. An institution that aided in the development of today's Transylvania University was Bacon College of Georgetown — named after Sir Francis Bacon — which would, for a brief time, be known as Kentucky University. This school was not affiliated with the modern University of Kentucky.
Founded by Baptist churches in Kentucky, Bacon College operated from to It was also distinct from nearby Georgetown Collegeanother Baptist -supported institution. Bacon College closed due to lack of funding, but seven years later, inwhen the school had secured significant financial backing, Bacon College's charter was amended to establish Kentucky University, and it was moved to Aminte - Janine Et Nico - Janine Et Nico land in Harrodsburg.
This school closed in and its Harrodsburg building burned in By mutual agreement and an act of the state legislature the college was merged with Transylvania University in From these Bonus Linie 41 - Aci Krank & Boxxxstar* präsentieren Tarek Gee - Schicksal years, Transylvania has dominated academe in the bluegrass regionand was the sought-out destination for the children of the South's political leadership, military families, and business elite.
It attracted many politically ambitious young men including Stephen F. Austin Fanfare For The Common Man - Various - The Best Of The Test, The Old Grey Whistle Test, the founder of Texas. Following the American Civil WarKentucky University was hit by a major fire, and both it and Transylvania University were left in dire financial condition.
Inboth institutions secured permission to merge. The new institution used Transylvania's campus in Lexington Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs perpetuating the Kentucky University name.
Kentucky University's seminary eventually became a separate institution, but remained housed on the same campus until It later changed its name to the Lexington Theological Seminary. InHamilton Collegea Lexington-based women's college founded inmerged into Kentucky University. Due to confusion between Kentucky University and its daughter institution, the University of Kentucky, the institution was renamed "Transylvania University" in InTransylvania University experienced an infringement on the institution's trademark when Hallmark Cards began selling "Transylvania University" T-shirts.
The product, developed for the Halloween season, was intended to be a novelty item purporting to be college wear from the fictional Count Dracula 's alma mater. When contacted by Transylvania University, Hallmark admitted that they were not aware of the Kentucky-based institution and recalled all unsold product immediately.
The university is located on a acre It has 24 buildings, 3 athletic fields, 4 dining areas, and a National Historic Landmark. On the East side of North Broadway is the academic side of campus. Old Morrison is the main administration building for the university. Old Morrison was built in under Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs supervision of Henry Clay who was serving as Transylvania's law professor.
The building, designed by pioneer Kentucky architect Gideon Shryock is a National Historic Landmark and Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs featured on the city seal of Lexington.
It houses the offices of Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs aid, the president, the registrar, communications, accounting, and development. The building also houses the tomb of Constantine Rafinesquewho was a natural science professor at the university from toand Sauveur Francois Bonfils, who taught at the university from to A native of France, he was apparently forced to flee due to political discord.
Located adjacent to Old Morrison, the Carpenter Academic Center houses the faculties of Englishphilosophyhistorypolitical scienceforeign languageand classics as well as offices for professors.
Behind Carpenter Academic Center is Alumni Plaza, opened inan outdoor classroom and social gathering area. Beck Center, was completed and opened in The Beck Center facilitates men's and women's athletics and student fitness equipment. The Carpenter Academic Center, formerly known as Haupt Humanities, was renovated over the school year. This project updated classrooms and faculty offices, added student gathering spaces, and integrated new technologies.
The Mitchell Fine Arts Center is the home of the university's music program and provides offices and classrooms for the drama and music programs. It contains a large concert hall, a small theater, a recital hall, the Morlan Gallery, the Rafskeller sic — see "Traditions" dining facility, the music technology classroom, and the Career Development Center. It primarily serves as a gallery for exhibiting contemporary art including Appalachian Folk art, Chinese art, contemporary African art, Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs installations, and performance and video pieces.
The gallery offers guided tours and lectures for school groups, civic clubs, and senior citizen organizations. The Cowgill Center for Business, Economics, and Education holds classrooms for these subjects and offices for professors. It features a high-tech multimedia classroom, a specialized classroom for training education majors, a computer lab, lecture halls, seminar rooms, study areas, faculty offices and the Monroe Moosnick Medical and Science Museum.
Brown Science Center houses classrooms, laboratories and offices for the natural sciences, computer science and mathematics programs. A state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer is available to enhance students' academic and research experience. Originally completed in with a dedication from President Dwight D. Eisenhowerthe main library Transylvania Two-Step - Will Simmons - Second Lines And Second Halfs was renovated and had an addition added inand was re-dedicated by then Vice President George H.
Bush as the Douglas Gay Jr. The Special Collections of the library houses a manuscript collection with letters, diaries, and documents of notable historical figures associated with the university including Henry ClayJefferson DavisRobert Peter, John Wesley HuntDaniel Drakeand Horace Holley. The rare books section houses a collection of books relating to the history of horses and natural history, as well as a collection of pre medical books.
The library is the setting for the film American Animalstelling how four twenty-year-old students stole and attempted to sell some of the rare books. The basement of the library was renovated and became the Dugi Academic Center for Excellence in  and the first floor was renovated in It was named in honor of James F.
It utilizes an environmentally friendly geothermal heating and air conditioning system and several mature trees near the site were preserved during construction. The western half of the campus contains most of the residential parts of campus. Dalton-Voigt Hall opened in Fall and houses upperclass students and currently has its first two floors divided among the four active sororities on campus with the top two floors for all upperclass students.
Thomson Hall was opened in the fall of It received Energy Star rating in It serves as a residential building for upper-class students that meet a certain GPA requirement and features 31 suite style living-units which include study areas, living rooms, kitchenettes, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Thomson Hall was built to be an environmentally friendly building and it exceeds state insulating value requirements by 28 percent.
It has geothermal heating and energy, low flow shower heads, a total energy recovery wheel on outside ventilation, fifty percent recycled material in the parking lot surface, and energy saving lighting. Dalton-Voigt, Thomson, Pioneer, and Bassett Halls all surround Back Circle, a central outdoor field where students are able to socialize, play sports, or do homework. Poole houses upperclass students in large, suite-style rooms. Hazelrigg offers upperclass students a mandated hour quiet time, single rooms, and a location on the Dirty Ol Man - Faithless - Reverence (Vinyl, Album) side of campus.
Rosenthal houses upperclass students in an outdoor apartment style. Fourth Street Apartments are offered for upperclass students who wish to live most independently in apartments. The apartments have kitchens and one to two bedrooms. As part of ongoing campus building projects, the William T.
Young Campus Center is being renovated and expanded into the space where Forrer Hall stood. Transylvania has a selective and international admission process. Transylvania presently [ when? Starting in the fall of Transylvania began August Term, a 3-week orientation period with an introduction to liberal arts education for all first-year students. Students take part in an introductory course and various community building exercises including long-standing traditions such as the first-year serenade and greet line.
The serenade breaks students up based on their August Term class for a sing-off. The greet line starts as a large arch made up of every member of the first-year class and various faculty, staff, and upperclass campus leaders.
Every member of the line goes down and shakes hand with all other members, introducing themselves along the way. There is a week-long celebration of Halloween by students known as "Rafinesque Week" in honor of the 19th-century botanist, inventor, and Transylvania professor Constantine Rafinesque. The university ends October with a unique combination of activities including a lottery for four students to win the chance to spend the night in Rafinesque's tomb. Transylvania is also known for the Kissing Tree, a white ash tree that is estimated to be approximately years old — 35 years older than the university itself.
In the s and s, the administration turned a blind eye to students kissing in public near the tree, at a time when it was frowned upon elsewhere on campus.
In The Chronicle of Higher Education included the Kissing Tree among the most romantic places on college campuses in America, and it was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article about romance on college campuses. The Transylvania Pioneers student-athletes compete under colors crimson and white at a variety of venues throughout the country; maintain successful results; and often compete against larger institutions including Ohio University.
Philanthropists have increased sizable gifts to the university in its present period more so than ever before, and coaches at Transylvania University have been continually recognized for athletic achievements.
The campus, home to several Transylvania choirs and instrumental ensembles, also hosts several exhibitions in its Morlan Gallery that change by season. The gallery focuses on work produced in the past decade from worldwide viewpoints. Transylvania was honored with an international Gold Award for Transylvania Treasuresits publication dedicated to showcasing the rare and valuable items in Transylvania University's special collections and medical and science museum, and now is considered a treasure in its own right, concluding a prestigious national competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
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