Tuesday, March 2

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Faculty seeks input from students about accreditation plan to improve student learning and success
Campus News, Faculty

Faculty seeks input from students about accreditation plan to improve student learning and success

By Kaylee Franklin  Trevecca administrators are beginning to prepare for the university’s re-accreditation happening in 2023 and part of that includes coming up with a plan to improve student learning or success.   “Accreditation is everything to a university and it is everything to a student,” said Lena Welch, dean of school of arts and sciences. “Accreditation is what allows a Trevecca’s graduate degree to have meaning.”   The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is responsible for accrediting institutions across the southern states.  As part of this process the university must come with a plan to improve student learning or success.  This is called the quality enhancement plan, or QEP. Ideas for the...
Trevecca releases annual security and fire safety report
Campus News

Trevecca releases annual security and fire safety report

By Lindsey White In 1986, Jeanne Clery, a freshman at Lehigh University, was raped and murdered in what should have been the safety of her dormitory. She had no way of knowing the quality of her safety considering standards for crime reporting on campuses did not exist.  After her death, Jeanne’s parents took it upon themselves to lobby for policy changes about crimes on college campuses are tracked.   As a result, the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities to release a public crime report annually, was signed into law in 1990. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, Trevecca Nazarene University released its 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in October. The report documents crime on campus in 2019.  “As part of the C...
Trojan Idol night one begins this Friday
Campus News, Events

Trojan Idol night one begins this Friday

by Joshua Michel Trojan Idol is back and will take place Feb. 26 and Mar. 6, a Friday and Saturday instead of the traditional two Fridays. The competition will feature 10 contestants. “I’ve been singing since I was a little kid and have never done it competitively, though this would be the perfect setting. I thought this would be a fun way to see how far I could go,” said Thandiwe Nkomazana, a freshman communications major.  Information about the event will be disseminated through the weekly SGA email, on posters and monitors around campus, and on the SGA Instagram, @tnusga.  Trojan Idol is a campus-wide singing competition traditionally held yearly during the fall semester. Audience members can vote on who moves on to the finals and the overall w...
Adjustments made to spring semester plan after fall feedback
Campus News, Coronavirus

Adjustments made to spring semester plan after fall feedback

by Kaylee Franklin With the spring semester nearing the midway point and less than 100 days to go until summer break, students are feeling the weight of this pandemic school year.   For Erica Wigart, associated student body president, her number one priority has been making sure that students feel heard and advocated for.   “My main goal this year has just been to listen to people if they ever come to me with different concerns and just advocate for them,” said Wigart. “If I’m experiencing something a lot of other people are probably experiencing that as well.”   When it came down to evaluate the efforts of the fall semester, Trevecca administrators sat down with the COVID-19 student advisory board, a focus group of students working with administr...
Students work to host modified Friday Night Live event
Campus News, Coronavirus, Events

Students work to host modified Friday Night Live event

By Isabel Landers A small group of students on campus are meeting every week to try and figure out how to still host the university's most popular social event of the year. Friday Night Live, an event based on the popular TV show Saturday Night Live, typically draws more than 200 students a year.  After canceling last year's show because of COVID-19, organizers are in the process of figuring out how to host the event this year in line with restrictions on crowd gatherings. Rachel Thompson, social life director, hopes that the show is similar to how it has always been. She knows that there will be a few minor differences but thinks that from an audience perspective it will look the same.  Thompson said there will still be live components and video components.  Th...
Safety tips for online dating
Features

Safety tips for online dating

By Lindsey White Paige Skaufel, sophomore history major, fixes her hair in the mirror and puts on her favorite outfit. Her phone dings with a text from her date letting her know he is waiting outside for her. With high hopes, she gets in his car, only to find the man she met on Tinder is much different than what she expected.  “After meeting up with him, I made an excuse to go back to campus,” Skaufel said.  According to a report released by Statista, 51 percent of college students used dating apps as of 2017. Due to lack of face-to-face interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic, college students have found online dating an alternative way to make new connections. The parent company that controls 60 percent of the dating app market, called Match Group, reported a 15 per...
Freshmen face unique challenges during pandemic
Coronavirus, Features

Freshmen face unique challenges during pandemic

By Isabel Landers Gathered around tables in the cafeteria and sand volleyball courts, jumping in the car with nowhere to go: This is how Trevecca freshmen have found community amidst a global pandemic.  Freshmen students have learned to make traditions of their own. Ending their high school career with canceled proms and high school graduations prepared them for the things they would miss out on coming into college.  “It's not really difficult to adapt to the situation we are in because it's not like we have known anything different,” said Adam Newman, a freshman.  Trevveca’s 336 freshmen are among the 3.2 million high school graduates to start college during a global pandemic, according to educationdata.org. College administrators nationwide have struggled...
Counseling Center still operating virtually
Coronavirus, Mental Health

Counseling Center still operating virtually

By Diana Leyva Jacob Caitlin Lassiter, a Trevecca senior, sits in her bedroom, careful not to disrupt her roommates, and prepares for her online counseling session.   Lassiter is one of many students to access counseling remotely on campus since August.    To lower the risk of contagion and abide by COVID-19 regulations, counseling services have moved completely online. Students can request a session and meet with a counselor via Telehealth.   Sarah Hopkins, director of counseling services, said since COVID began she has seen an increase in loneliness and people struggling with how to access good resources and support during this time.   “Anxiety and depression are typically the number one causes of counseling referrals on any college camp...
Spiritual Deepening Week begins Tuesday
Campus News, Events, Spiritual Life

Spiritual Deepening Week begins Tuesday

By Joshua Michel From Feb. 2-4, Trevecca will host a hybrid Spiritual Deepening Week. In-person services will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. A recorded chapel session will be posted in the iAttended app on Thursday. Information regarding Spiritual Deepening Week will be distributed via the iAttended app.  Last semester, videos were released every day for Spiritual Deepening Week, but the return of optional in-person chapel in the spring semester allowed for planning a mixture of physical and online.   “Everyone is fatigued with video stuff. At some point it becomes the law of diminishing return. We were able to do in-person this semester, and we did not want to overdo the video stuff. The amount of content is going to be distilled, we will shrink it down and be inten...
Alumni won’t be at Homecoming: Events planned for current students
Alumni, Campus News, Coronavirus, Events

Alumni won’t be at Homecoming: Events planned for current students

By Diana Leyva Jacob Alumni won't be able to come to the hill for homecoming this year.  Instead, campus officials are planning virtual events to attempt to connect with alumni in the midst of a pandemic that makes gatherings like homecoming impossible. “I think for our emotional well-being, it is important to try to capture as much of a sense of normalcy, so that's what we hope to do by sharing these virtual events,” said Michael Johnson, director of alumni and church engagement.  An online kit is available for $25, which includes access to the virtual live stream, a Trevecca mask and t-shirt, candy, and popcorn. Ten dollars from each purchase will go towards the Fund for Trevecca Scholarship. While university officials aren't allowing anyone on campus other tha...