Spiritual Deepening Week starts Monday

By: Maria Monteros

From Sept. 24-27, Spiritual Deepening Week will explore spiritual freedom with the general superintendent of the Church of Nazarene David A. Busic as speaker.

Busic, who has held the highest office of the Church of the Nazarene since 2013 and was previously the president of Nazarene Theological Seminary, will be given the flexibility to discuss either a topic of his choice or around this year’s theme “Free at last.”

Busic expressed his fondness for the Trevecca community the last time Shawna Songer-Gaines, university chaplain and assistant professor of Christian worship met him.

“I know that [Busic] is an excellent preacher and executer of scripture. And so, whatever he does, I know and trust he’s going to bring something about scripture to light in a way that we haven’t encountered it before,” she said. [Read more…]

Bell Tower Talks podcast offers new way to keep students informed

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By: Maria Monteros

When Ethan Campbell hits upload, Trevecca students will have a new way to keep up to date with campus news no matter where they are.

Bell Tower Talks is Trevecca’s newest podcast that covers announcements, sports updates and events on campus. Each 30-minute episode will feature a special guest with Juniors Ethan Campbell, communication studies major, and Joshua Moore, media arts and studies major, as the hosts.

The bi-weekly podcast will be available on trevechoesonline in partnership with the multimedia journalism program.

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Men’s basketball coach not returning next year after 25 seasons

By Andrew Preston

Trevecca men’s basketball coach Sam Harris won’t return next year.

According to a press release posted Monday night, Harris “will conclude his service as head coach” at the end of this year.

Athletic Director Mark Elliott won’t say if he was fired or if he resigned.

“The press release states he is concluding his service and we’re not saying anything more than that,” Elliott said. “His service has concluded as head coach.”

Photo provided by Trevecca Athletic Communications

Harris was informed last Friday, Elliott said.

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Men’s golf seeking sixth consecutive G-MAC Championship

By Andrew Preston

The Trevecca men’s golf team enters next week’s G-MAC championship aiming to defend their five-year run as the conference’s best team.

“Obviously it’s a goal of ours to try and continue the streak and get six and it’s something as team we’ve talked about all season long, but we have to play our game to win,” director of golf, David Head said.

Freshman Blain Turner enters the G-MAC Championship next week as a favorite to win the individual title.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By: Princess Jones

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and Trevecca’s new Title IX official is hoping to bring more awareness to campus to increase conversations about sexual assault.

“I think sexual assault is a taboo topic at any college campuses. The reason why is because college students don’t want to think of themselves in an unsafe environment. It’s a lot easier to ignore the problem and pretend that it doesn’t exist. It’s a much more prevalent issue than people realize it is and so, anyway we can bring more awareness to it can help survivors,” said Jamie Cathcart, who joined Trevecca this fall as the Title IX Compliance and Investigator

Title IX is federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It also requires schools to address sexual violence or harassment.

According to posters around campus promoting Sexual Assault Awareness month, one in five women and one in 71 men are victims of an attempted or completed rape during their life. This information is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Women’s Golf begins G-MAC tournament play in Ohio

By: Maddux Reid

The young Trevecca women’s golf team has high hopes of defending their five-year title in the tournament this week.

“We have big shoes to fill, and we are well aware of that. This group is ready to make their own mark and put their own stamp on Trevecca golf and try to go out and get another championship,” said David Head, head golf coach.

The Trevecca women’s golf team is ranked second going into the conference tournament, where they have won the championship five years in a row. So far this season the team has seen new competition with the addition of new school in the conference such as Findlay, who is nationally ranked in golf and gives the Trojans their biggest competition for the tournament. The team is going back to the same golf course as in years past for the tournament, allowing them to have some familiarities with the course.

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Hunter Newman, former professional baseball player, back at TNU

By: Andrew Preston

It was a Wednesday evening former Trojan baseball player and current Trevecca student Hunter Newman will never forget.

Newman answered his ringing cell phone only to realize the St. Louis Cardinals were on the other end.

He was going to be drafted to play professional baseball.

“I wasn’t for sure if I’d be taken,” Newman recalled of his experience on draft day. “It was a waiting game. I knew it was a possibility, but it’d be on day three.”

Major League Baseball (MLB) holds its amateur player draft over a three-day period. Day one includes the televised first and second rounds, while day two covers rounds three through 10 and day three rounds 11-40.

Newman had been drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round with the 671st pick of the 2015 draft.

“It was unbelievable,” Newman said. “It was so surreal. I worked my entire life for that moment and it finally happened.”

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