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TREK is back in full swing after Covid-19
Campus News

TREK is back in full swing after Covid-19

By Eliana Rogers Photo provided by Aoiza Carrero The three-day backpacking trips for LINK students are back this semester, with the addition of following COVID-19 safety requirements.  Last year the annual camping trip for freshmen who signed up came to a standstill with trips being postponed due to COVID-19.  TREK students will be following the same campus Covid-19 procedures during the trips, said Sommer Bright, a peer mentor. Masks are required when in enclosed spaces during travel, but are not required outdoors.  TREK groups have an extra adventure in addition to the classes and outings that all LINK groups do. The trip involves backpacking at the South Cumberland plateau for three days during the fall semester.  “TREK is open to all new students ...
Events

Fall play ‘Freaky Friday’ opens Oct. 29

By Miriam Rixon 'Freaky Friday' Showtimes The fall play, ‘Freaky Friday’ has powerful themes based on current social conversations, showing the audience empathy. “We wanted to [show] stories that would put an emphasis on people who had to learn in different ways what it was like to be another person,” said Jeff Frame, show director and professor of communication studies. “‘Freaky Friday’ is a story that does that, [with] the two main characters switching places and learning empathy and what it means to really listen to each other. It’s unique in that way.”  The musical ‘Freaky Friday’ will take place in Benson Auditorium from October 29 through November 7. Its the first show in “Season 180 degrees” which is about trading places. The shows this year will focus on walking ...
Mental Health

Trevecca Counseling Center ready to serve students

Trevecca Counseling Center By Madeline Brown After more than a year of offering virtual counseling sessions , the counseling center now offers both in-person and virtual sessions. Online sessions for group therapy are available, while in-person sessions with a counselor are made by appointment only.  Miller Folk, interim director of the Trevecca Counseling Center, is looking forward to being able to serve and re-engage with clients who rely on in-person care.  “Some students have not felt comfortable with the online platform, not having a safe confidential space [available] to have [virtual] counseling,” said Folk. “[Some students] did not feel a strong therapeutic connection through the screen, or needed higher levels of support than online counseling could offer...
University taking an ‘educational approach’ to Covid-19 vaccines 
Coronavirus

University taking an ‘educational approach’ to Covid-19 vaccines 

By Lindsey White The Chronicle of Higher Education has identified 1,053 universities across the nation that are requiring the vaccine for residential students; however, Trevecca Nazarene University is taking an educational approach to encourage students to get vaccinated.   “We’re an educational facility, we truly believe the truth is there and by taking the time to ask questions and look at it you can find the truth,” said Alisha Russel, associate professor of Biology.  Trevecca graduates administering vaccines at a vaccine clinic. From left to right, Lindsey Howe, Hope Larson and Kristie Yates. There are currently 54 percent of fully vaccinated students and 76 percent of faculty and staff, according to Samantha Craighead, Resident Healthcare Provider. &n...
Campus News

Face Coverings Added to Official Dress Code Policy

By Diana Leyva Face mask dispenser in Greathouse Science Building Face coverings have officially been added to the university’s dress code policy as a temporary addendum for the 2021-22 academic year.  “This is based on current campus trends, CDC guidance and a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Nashville, and it applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals,” states the official policy.  Failure to adhere to the mask policy will result in disciplinary action.  On the first offense, students will receive a warning from a faculty member. For a second offense, students will be fined $10, may be dismissed from class, marked absent and be referred to the Center for Student Development. For a third offense, students will have a required meeting w...
Features

Students Recall Damage Caused By Flooding To Their Hometown of Waverly, TN

By Diana Leyva Student Body President, Hunter Elliot, woke up early on the morning of Aug. 21. He grabbed his phone, checked Facebook and saw that 66 miles away, in his hometown of Waverly, massive flooding was taking place.  According to the Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency, 20 people were killed, 270 homes were destroyed and 160 suffered major damage.  Flood damage along Trace Creek in Waverly. Photo courtesy of The Associated Press. In shock, he began calling family members. Initially there wasn’t much concern from his family, but as time went by the water began to rise.  “I tried to call my mom, and she was like yeah the water is starting to get really high. She said I'm just really scared right now,” he said.  As the hours passed Elli...
Boonearoo X returns to campus
Campus News, Events

Boonearoo X returns to campus

by Claudia Villeda Boonearoo X will be held on Saturday, May 1 in the quad.  Trevecca's annual music festival is back, headlined this year by The New Respects and Jordy Searcy. Various activities such as a painting station and a flower wall photo booth will also be available. The event will start at 3 p.m. and admission is free. Boonearoo is a casual hangout event for students to enjoy before finals, said Rachel Thompson, associate student body social life director.  Special sets for this live show include performances by local Belmont artists The Brothers Holk and Watson Maack, Trevecca alumnus Gabrielle Grace and an original spoken word by Trevecca students of color.  Boonearoo is normally held in the spring before the end of the semester. Like many events, the ...
One year of COVID-19: how Trevecca’s educators adjusted to online teaching
Coronavirus, Faculty, Features

One year of COVID-19: how Trevecca’s educators adjusted to online teaching

By Diana Leyva Nine hundred and six LinkedIn Learn courses viewed, 2,471 active Blackboard courses (41 which are fully online for traditional students), 9,472 Blackboard video files, and 14,675 Panopto video views and downloads: These are just some of the statistics that can describe the spring 2020 semester at Trevecca.  When the university announced that all classes would be moved completely online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, Director of Online Learning, LaMetrius Daniels and her team of instructional designers knew they had to be quick and strategic when it came to helping faculty understand how to deliver remote instruction.  Normally, they would use a plan to approach online learning, but with the pandemic they had to steer away from the nor...
Trevecca to host first Giving Day
Campus News, Events

Trevecca to host first Giving Day

By Diana Leyva Trevecca will be hosting its very first Giving Day on March 25. This campaign, organized by the Office of External Relations, will be a chance for everyone to invest in the Trevecca community.  Anyone who wishes to donate will have the opportunity to do so during the 24-hour virtual event. Donations can be made with a card, check or Venmo and will support scholarships, athletics, student research, community engagement, health sciences and the Jernigan Student Center.  Specific projects the money will go toward is renovations of the student center, special masks for vocalists in the school of music, finishing the golf facility, and purchasing equipment for the science department.  Pulling the Trevecca community together is what inspired G...