SAAC president works overtime

By Miriam Kirk

Adi Hale, a senior majoring in social work, came to Trevecca because she had the opportunity to play basketball and be the first in her family to earn a college degree. She didn’t think she would become the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the first African American president at that.

“I’m honored to be the first African American president of SAAC. With Trevecca making this push to be inclusive of all ethnicities I feel that it’s accurate that we have an African American leading the SAAC committee,” Hale said. Continue reading SAAC president works overtime

New University Chaplain selected

By Brooklyn Dance

Trevecca’s new chaplain will come to campus with 17 years of experience as a church pastor and a desire to minister to college aged students.

Erick Gernand, currently the pastor of Real Life Community Church of the Nazarene in Murfreesboro, will be Trevecca’s new chaplain.

“Ashley and I have spent quite a bit of our ministry working with young adults and college students, so we’ll be with an age group and season of life that we love. I love the kinds of questions and exploration of faith that generally happens in these years,” he said. Continue reading New University Chaplain selected

Trevecca considering new food providers

By Matthew Parris

After 45 years of service, Trevecca is reevaluating its contract with Pioneer College Caterers, and hopes to decide before graduation whether it will continue with them or choose a new provider.

“Pioneer, when they first came in, it was a new opportunity for Trevecca,” said David Caldwell, executive vice president for administration and finance. “I don’t want to lose sight of the fact that over the years, they have provided a lot of benefits to the school. I just think that now, with student tastes and expectations changing, it makes sense to see what options are out there.” Continue reading Trevecca considering new food providers

Retention Rates for African-American students lower than rest of student body

By Kayla Williamson

 Around one-third of African American students who start college at Trevecca end up graduating from the university, compared to 57 percent of white students.

According to an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) report signed by President Dan Boone, African Americans have the lowest graduation rates compared to other races. Graduation rates are the percentage of students that finish their degree within six years.

The most recent graduation rates for African American undergraduate students are 32 percent. Asian students have a graduation rate of 33 percent, and white students have a graduation rate of 57 percent. Overall, Trevecca has a graduation rate of 54 percent. Continue reading Retention Rates for African-American students lower than rest of student body

Students and faculty prepare to spend summer abroad

By Joshua Michel

It has been 20 years since Kathy Mowry, professor of intercultural studies and Christian education, and her husband Jon were missionaries in Ukraine. This summer, the Mowry’s will return to Kyiv leading a TAG trip, where for two weeks they will work with youth and children’s ministries at a local Nazarene church. Continue reading Students and faculty prepare to spend summer abroad

Baseball and Softball teams off to a good start for 2019 season

By Maddux Reid

The Trevecca softball and baseball teams are hitting the ground running for the 2019 season.

In their first weekends of play, baseball swept the University of Montavello in three games and softball beat Missouri-St. Louis and Delta State.

Baseball was predicted to land in 5th place after the pre-season poll. Ryan Schmalz, head baseball coach, said that’s motivation to the team. Continue reading Baseball and Softball teams off to a good start for 2019 season

What’s your number? Enneagram popularity rising among students

By Naomi Overby

Ellie Schut, a sophomore at Trevecca, has a permanent display of her love for the Enneagram—a tattoo of the three-part figure that sits just below the crook of her arm, and it matches a tattoo on her mother.

“My mom is actually certified to type people,” Schut said. “We were trying to come up with all these ideas for a tattoo, and she pulled out the book that had that symbol on it and I was like ‘We should definitely get that’. The whole family is all kind of nuts about this.” Continue reading What’s your number? Enneagram popularity rising among students

Taste the Nations canceled for this year

By Audrey Yawn

The Namaste club is canceling “Taste the Nations” for the first time in 13 years because of short planning times and lack of participation.

The club, which was started by Roy Philip, associate professor of marketing, is made up of  25-30  members from nearly 20 countries. Their mission is to create a safe haven for international students and to expose Trevecca to international culture.

“We put on events like Bollywood movie night and Taste the Nations to help the students on Trevecca’s campus be more aware of the international students here,” said Philip. Continue reading Taste the Nations canceled for this year

Trevecca’s partnership with YMCA Black and Latino Achievers creates opportunities for students

By Kayla Williamson

When Lal Zundei was a junior at a Nashville high school she decided to join the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers program. She was looking for a mentor and some advice. She didn’t dream the program would help her attend a private Christian university.

“If I didn’t get the scholarships or the mentor that I had from the Black Achievers, I wouldn’t be at a private Christian university,” said Zundei, a freshman and biology major. Continue reading Trevecca’s partnership with YMCA Black and Latino Achievers creates opportunities for students

Athletic department to add junior varsity teams

By Kallie Sohm

Trevecca officials want add 100 additional athletes to the student body within the next four years with the addition of junior varsity and club teams.

“When you look at the size of Trevecca, we are about 100 to 150 athletes bellow what would be average for a school our size – that doesn’t have football,” said Dan Boone, university president.

The new 100 athletes would join the nearly 200 athletes currently playing for Trevecca. Boone said athletics take a lot to maintain financially. They are looking for ways to bring more athletes to campus in a less costly way. He said that the way to do that right now is through junior varsity teams and club sports, like the new fishing team. Continue reading Athletic department to add junior varsity teams