Friday, January 15

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Campus News

Sirens heard on campus, no threat

By Katie Schimmelpfennig Trevecca students and staff heard sirens today around 1 p.m. but the sirens were not from Trevecca’s emergency siren system. Severe weather rolled through campus producing thunderstorms, heavy rain and dark skies. Today at 1:10 p.m. Norm Robinson, head of campus security, sent an email to all faculty, staff and administrators that Trevecca was safe. “Metro has set the Davison county severe weather siren off for southern Davidson county.  TNU has NOT issued a severe weather threat.  The storm is not in the campus area.  We are currently ALL CLEAR!” the email said. (more…)
Campus News, Faculty, Sports

Trevecca seeks new athletic director

By Morgan Daniels and Tyler D. Whetstone Trevecca will have a new athletics director next year. Brenda Patterson, director of intercollegiate athletics at Trevecca, will finish her duties and contract through the end of June. Trevecca is currently in the process of applying to be a NCAA Division II school. University officials said they are seeking a different direction for Trevecca athletics, said Dan Boone, university president. “We felt for the overall good of the athletic department, that it was in the best interest to make a change,” Dan Boone, university president, said. (more…)
Campus News

I.C.E. page out, new MyTNU intranet site

By Amy Taylor Finding out final exam schedules, what’s happening on campus over the weekend or what’s for lunch will soon be easier for Trevecca students. Trevecca’s new intranet site, MyTNU, will replace the old I.C.E. page during spring break. The site, which is home to information on student life, administration, links to student forms, final exam schedules and much more, has been uncluttered and simplified and can be accessed more easily off campus by simply visiting (more…)
Campus News

Benson RHA brings pornography talk on campus

By Alyssa Valletta Deciding whether or not pornography is an issue at Trevecca is not the problem. “I think the problem is that we don’t talk about it,” said Seth Thompson, Benson Hall RD.  “I do feel like it’s an issue--I know it’s an issue on campus.” The Benson RHA sponsored an event on Internet pornography in TSAC last month. Speaker Brent Barrowcliff, a former pornography addict, encouraged about 30 Trevecca students to be more open and transparent about porn. (more…)
Campus News

Future on-campus parking changes

By Amy Taylor Trevecca administration might start charging students to park their cars on campus. “We are out of parking on this campus,” David Caldwell, executive vice president for administration and finance, said. The long-term solution to this problem is to build a parking garage, Caldwell said. And administration is trying to find ways to save money in order to build a garage. (more…)
Campus News

Hub changes from Chik-fil-A

By Amy Taylor Trevecca students are quick to make suggestions about food choices on campus, but they aren’t always so quick to put their money where their mouth is. In an effort to implement student suggestions about food options, the company that oversees the cafeteria and the Hub is experimenting with different options and trying to find one that sells. After failed attempts at selling Chick-Fil-A and sushi in the Hub, Pioneer College Caterers is opting for a Wendy’s-like spicy chicken sandwich everyday instead. “We couldn’t get the sales up,” Renee Carrier, service manager of Pioneer, said. (more…)
Campus News

Plans for McClurkan renovations

By Amy Taylor The McClurkan Building will be undergoing some major renovations beginning in May. “Since it’s the most iconic building on campus, we wanted to return it to a primary use facility,” David Caldwell, executive vice president for administration and finance, said. In the spring semester of 2010, inspectors cited critical structural issues that need to be dealt with in the short-term “if we wanted to maintain the integrity of the structure,” Caldwell said. (more…)
Campus News

Cafeteria goes from Styrofoam to green-on-the-go

By Amy Taylor Pioneer College Caterers, the company that provides food for students, administration and faculty on campus, has invested in a simpler, more environmentally friendly way for people to eat their meals outside the cafeteria. “It doesn’t—in the end—cost you anything,” Renee Carrier, service manager of Pioneer College Caterers, said. On Jan. 25 alone, 200 Styrofoam to-go boxes were taken from the caf, Carrier said. “It’s just a really high number,” Carrier said. (more…)
Campus News, Sports

Lady Trojans continue success with defense

By Tyler D. Whetstone On a day when back to back national champion Union University was upset on a buzzer beater for their first lost in the past 61 TranSouth games, the Lady Trojans (11-11, 8-3) took care of business at home versus rival Cumberland University. The win gave the Lady Trojans their fourth straight win, and placed them at .500 for the first time since they were 1-1. For Head Coach Gary Van Atta, the season has been one of two halves. (more…)

8.0 seconds: Story of Trevecca’s Rodeo Cowboy

By Tyler D. Whetstone The first time 22 year old freshman Justin Carr got on the back of a bull he had a helmet, nerves, and some prayers. He waited patiently until his name was called. Minutes later the gate was opened. Jager Bomb was a certified Professional Bull Riding bull, and Carr held on for dear life. 3.7 seconds later he was on the ground. After getting hit in the chest and kicked in the leg by the 1500 pound beast Carr found out he did well. (more…)