Monday, September 21

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Dollywood Day Trip

By: Princess Jones Trevecca students have an opportunity to take a day trip to Dollywood. For $40 students can visit Tennessee's most popular theme park as part of a new program on campus designed to get students off campus.  TOC (Trevecca Off Campus) launched this fall as a way for students to experience landmarks and attractions around Tennessee. (more…)
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Spiritual Deepening Week features guest speaker

By: Blake Stewart Spiritual Deepening Week kicks off today and a 30-year veteran of compassionate ministry in the Nazarene Church will be speaking at several sessions over the next few days. Phil Stout, a pastor for more than 30 years has focused his leadership in the church on ministries of compassion and justice. Stout did his graduate work in Peace studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and would move on to receive his Doctorate of Ministry degree at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (more…)
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Students have more chapel options

By: Ashley Walling Students have more options for chapel credits this year, including the possibility of receiving credit for attending a student-led service. SOMA, a student-led worship service, will be offered three times on Thursday nights for chapel credit.  Additionally, the chaplain's office has planned more than 50 chapel services for the school.  Students must attend 24. (more…)
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SGA voting continues through Friday

By: Princess Jones Fourteen Freshmen have thrown their hats in the ring for a position on the Trevecca student government. “We have a larger class of freshman and this generation is a generation that wants to get involved and make a change,” said Matthew Spraker, associate dean of students for community life. “They’ve shown that from orientation on; they have really been involved on the campus. They have shown their desire to take on leadership and to have a hand in what happens on campus.” (more…)
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Survivor to share story in chapel

By Blake Stewart A survivor of one the longest lasting civil wars on record will be speaking at chapel on Tuesday.   James Baak, founder of Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development, is in Nashville to tell his story of survival of redemption. "By inviting Mr. Baak to share his story, I hope that students will learn of today’s refugee struggles and begin asking how they can be the hands and feet of Christ as we strive to answer the call of Mathew 25:35 which states 'For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, … I was sick and you visited me,' " said James Casler, director, J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice.   (more…)
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Trevecca community responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error.  By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart Students and faculty responded in a variety of ways to President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end the DACA program. “It took me the day to process everything that had happened today,” said Arturo Prieto, junior international business major. (more…)
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University responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error.  By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the end of a program started in 2012 to protect young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was rescinded by the administration but the President gave congress six months to preserve some sort of protection via legislation. (more…)
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Trevecca athletic department donates to Hurricane Harvey victims

By Andrew Preston   Trevecca head baseball coach Ryan Schmalz has collected donations of clothing items and shoes for the University of Houston men’s basketball coach, Kelvin Sampson in an effort to aid the victims of recent Hurricane Harvey. Schmalz, who is in his sixth season as Trojans head coach, said he initially heard of the request from Sampson via Twitter. “I wanted to organize a donation from our coaches,” Schmalz said. “Every (coach) might have some teen camp t-shirts or things like that from the summer we could box up and ship down there.” Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and southern Texas for the past week. (more…)
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Classes offered at 10 a.m. next semester to accomodate growth

By Blake Stewart A new class slot will be available at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays next year because of an increase in enrollment. The 10 a.m. slot has been open for staff meetings and other events on campus, but because the student body continues to grow, administrators made the move to add 10 a.m. classes after the undergraduate enrollment increased 36 percent in the past three years, said Steve Pusey, University Provost. This change in schedule will not affect the students as much, said Pusey. It will primarily affect faculty as professors and university staff will now have to shift their meetings to later in the afternoon. (more…)
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Nashville housing costs continue to rise for graduates

By Princess Jones Soon-to-be Trevecca grad Jade Kravat wants a job as a worship minister and she’d like to stay in Nashville. But, as Kravat started looking for apartments she was surprised by the cost of living in the city. “There was nothing below $850 in rent, and that doesn’t include utilities and other things like Wi-Fi and cable. That was for a one bedroom—I even saw one bedrooms that were $1,100,” said Kravat. Nashville experienced an 8 percent increase in the rental market from the previous year. As of March 2017, the average rental cost for a Nashville apartment is $1,401. Average rent for a one bedroom apartment cost $1,225. If a person decided to rent a two bedroom, it would cost on average $1,531, according to www.rentjungle.com (more…)