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Masks now optional everywhere on campus
Campus News

Masks now optional everywhere on campus

By Julia Ballard Trevecca students wearing masks in classrooms Trevecca students wearing masks in classrooms Trevecca’s mask mandate has been altered as Covid-19 cases on campus decrease and as of March 14 masks are completely optional for students and faculty. “Face coverings will no longer be required in classrooms, labs, or any other areas on campus,” said the center for student development in an email to the student body. On February 11 the mask policy was updated to only require face coverings to be worn in classes and labs. Now the decision to wear a mask is entirely voluntary.    The number of Covid cases on campus hit an all time high in January with a total of 116. During the first four weeks of the semester, more than 230 students were either d...
Trevecca students explore the Civil Rights Movement
Campus News

Trevecca students explore the Civil Rights Movement

By Sol Ayala As 11 Trevecca students stood on the porch of Martin Luther King Jr.’s former home, the director of the museum who now oversees the house drove by and happened to see them.  Shirley Cherry, tour director at Dexter Parsonage Museum, stopped and talked with them about growing up in the segregated south.  “I wasn’t allowed to look at people in the eyes. Now that I can, I won’t stop doing it,” Cherry said to the group.  “That blew my mind, it totally changed my perspective from analyzing history,” said Elizabeth Landin, a student on the trip.. “This is still having repercussions today.”  Students in Jamie Casler’s Civil Rights Experience class spent three days visiting historical places relevant to the history behind the Civil Rights Movemen...
Trevecca women’s basketball coach resigns
Campus News

Trevecca women’s basketball coach resigns

By David Wilson The Trevecca women’s basketball coach on Monday announced on Twitter that he was resigning.  Chad Hibdon, the fifth women’s basketball coach in Trevecca Nazarene University’s history, posted on his Twitter account at 1:38 p.m. that “After a lot of reflection, prayer, and other opportunities that have presented themselves the last few weeks, I have decided to resign as the head coach at Trevecca...”   The university later issued a press release stating Hibdon “announced his resignation effective today.”  Hibdon finished his career at Trevecca with an overall record of 49-99 and a 39-70 record in Great Midwest Athletic Conference.  “I met multiple times with [Trevecca Athletic Director] Mark [Elliott] over the last several we...
Meet your SGA Executive Council candidates 
Campus News

Meet your SGA Executive Council candidates 

By Diana Leyva Giselle Jerezano - ASB President  Junior Giselle Jerezano is running for ASB president because she believes there is a lack of satisfaction from the student body towards the events held by SGA.  “It is my goal to get as much data as possible on what students want to see happen for social life on campus. I want to make sure that the money we students are paying in our tuition, goes to the right events or benefits that come from the class councils,” she said.  She has been a part of SGA for two years and is a firm believer that SGA does important work which affects the student body. During the 2021-2022 semester she served as ASB vice president. During that time she was able to provide resources to clubs and structure to the role. As president sh...
Trevecca faculty feeling impact of pandemic fatigue spring semester
Faculty

Trevecca faculty feeling impact of pandemic fatigue spring semester

By Grace Beckner Professor Buzard takes time out of class to remind students how to be counted as present if they are quarantined For the past 10 years Dr. Amanda Grieme Bradley, associate professor of psychology and chair of the social and behavioral sciences department, got her joy as a professor and person from the relationships she was able to build at Trevecca. But over the past two years this joy has been depleted.  She says there are layers to the factors impacting her as a professor navigating a world of Covid-19. “I get so much joy out of relationships with students and time in the classroom, teaching has always been very relational and very reciprocal for me,” Grieme Bradley said. “Now I’m not having coffee with students, I’m not chatting with them in t...
Morgan Morris finishes first year as new director of student life
Faculty

Morgan Morris finishes first year as new director of student life

By Abigail Allen Morgan Morris is about to wrap up her first year at Trevecca Nazarene University in a position within the center for student developments that is just as new to the university as she is. Originally the dean of community life took on the responsibilities of both dean and director. Now that Morris has stepped into this new position, she has assumed the responsibilities of director.  Before starting her new role as the director of student life, Morris could never have imagined the community she would become a part of at Trevecca.  “My college experience was incredibly formative for me, and I wanted to be a part of that work in the lives of students,” said Morris.  Morris developed her passion for students at John Brown University, where she ...
Baseball and softball teams ranked No. 1 in GMAC preseason poll
Sports

Baseball and softball teams ranked No. 1 in GMAC preseason poll

By David Wilson Photo courtesy of Trevecca Athletics Trevecca Nazarene University’s Women’s Softball team has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to repeat as champions of the Great Midwest Conference.   The Trojans, led by Coach Ben Tyree, return to the diamond in 2022 coming off a successful 2021 season.   Last year, Tyree’s Trojans finished with a record of 27-14 (14-4 in conference play). The Trojans would ultimately reach the Division II Midwest Regional Tournament, where they were defeated by rival Ohio Dominican.   Trevecca enters the 2022 campaign with several voids to fill in its’ starting lineup.   Only two starters return from last year’s regular season championship team.   Tyree will look to replace All-C...
Trevecca set to hold second Giving Day fundraising event
Events

Trevecca set to hold second Giving Day fundraising event

By Brooke Reese Students posed at the 2021 Giving Day event Trevecca’s second annual Giving Day is set to take place Tuesday, March 15. The 24-hour campaign offers donors the chance to support academic programs, scholarships, athletics and facilities. Some of the main projects looking to be funded this year include a theater in Jernigan with a video wall where students can watch games, renovations and additions to athletic facilities and academic scholarships. Last year, the inaugural event's initial goal was to engage 500 donors and raise $250,000. The event ended with over 1,200 donors and a collective of $1.2 million.  “I think that one thing last year, I think the world, the Trevecca community at large needed a little bit of hope, and I think we've got a glim...
SGA Elections are underway
Campus News, Events

SGA Elections are underway

By Diana Leyva SGA elections are in full swing at Trevecca. The current executive positions open are ASB President, ASB Director of Social Life, ASB Director of Marketing and Communications, and ASB Chaplain.  Anyone interested in any of these positions must complete a packet, found outside the SGA office in the Bud Robinson building, and return it by today, Feb. 24.  “The biggest benefit of being in SGA is that there is a unique opportunity to serve your peers in the student body. Whether you are advocating for structural changes or planning our biggest campus events, SGA offers a chance to connect through service,” said Maci Weeks, current director of social life. Positions also available are Darda Editor-In-Chief and ASB Director of Intramurals. Anyone interes...
Trevecca counseling center able to support LGBTQ+ students on campus 
Campus News, Mental Health

Trevecca counseling center able to support LGBTQ+ students on campus 

By Claudia Villeda Trevecca Counseling Center Last October, a chapel service with an openly gay speaker created controversy on campus, leading to a discussion among students on how LGBTQ+ students are welcomed on campus.  Several students who identify as LGBTQ+ took to social media to express their concerns about not feeling safe or welcomed. Amidst the discourse that took place, the counseling center was one of the first places LGBTQ+ students were directed to go for support.  “We are here for everyone. We are a resource and support for you no matter where you are in life currently. Our hope is to be a true haven where students can process life – where they have been, where they are now, and where they are hoping to go/be in the future,” said Miller Folk, interim d...