Two Trevecca students, two John Lennon contests

By Adam Wadding

Two Trevecca students have been named finalists in two prestigious song writing contests.

Junior Stefanie Wienecke and Sophomore Andrea Corzine both placed in contests named after the Beatles legend John Lennon.

The BMI John Lennon Songwriting program, entered by Corzine, awards scholarships to the best original composition for vocal instrumental performance. Corzine is among the top 40 finalists of the 96 contestants that entered.  She’ll know in June if she’s won a $10,000 scholarship or one of the $5,000 scholarships the runners-up will receive. Continue reading Two Trevecca students, two John Lennon contests

Student petition now in hands of Trevecca administration

Students meet with an administrator in regards to the non-renewal of an education professor’s contract

By Morgan Daniels

Six students met on Wednesday with an administrator to plead their case for a Trevecca education professor whose contract was not renewed for next year.

Supporters of Dusteen Knotts, an associate professor of education who was told by administrators that her contract is not being renewed next year, have created a petition that they said includes 90 education majors’ signatures.

The students spent about 30 minutes with Carol Maxson, associate provost and dean of academic affairs, offering examples of the ways Knotts has impacted their lives while at Trevecca. Continue reading Student petition now in hands of Trevecca administration

Who’s who: introducing the new executive student council

As the Trevecca student body, you have recently elected the students who will plan and execute your events; facilitate student campus communication; encourage community, service, and spiritual growth among students; set policy; and advocate to the Trevecca administration on your behalf for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The staff of the TrevEchoes wants to give you the chance to know them better.

Beginning Thursday, April 1, we will run a daily series that profiles the individuals of your new student government executive council.

The TrevEchoes would like to congratulate the newly elected Associated Student Body (ASB) Executive Council for the 2010-2011 school year.

Today’s ASB feature: Jalaine Weller, ASB President

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Self-Service to replace IQ Web: students will register for classes at their convenience

By Rachel Swann

The way students manage their college life online is getting a big facelift.

Homepage of Self-Service (screenshot from ITS)

Starting next month, students will be able to register for classes online, pay their account balances online and stop keeping track of passwords for their different Trevecca accounts.

IQ Web, Trevecca’s current web application, is being replaced by a new application called Self-Service.

Trevecca has used IQ Web since 2003 for registration and grade viewing. The system is due for an upgrade, and Self-Service is the revamped face of the all of the features of IQ Web. Continue reading Self-Service to replace IQ Web: students will register for classes at their convenience

Education professor confirms contract will not be renewed

Students start a petition to ask administration to reconsider contract

By Morgan Daniels

The professor who teaches students how to teach students with disabilities, will not be back in a Trevecca classroom next year.

Dusteen Knotts, associate professor of education, confirmed Wednesday she was told by TNU administrators that her annual contract will not be renewed. Continue reading Education professor confirms contract will not be renewed

Administrators crackdown on disruptive chapel behavior

Student sleeping on the floor during chapel. (photo courtesy of Jacob Perry)

By Amy Taylor

Mandy Goon is used to students being disruptive while she’s leading worship in chapel; but, when they’re loud during communion, it really irritates her.

“It’s not respectful. We’re supposed to be adults. People want to be treated as adults, and they don’t act like it,” Goon said.

Trevecca administrators are cracking down on disruptive behavior in chapel after hearing from several students that some students are making worship difficult by talking and laughing during the service.

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New summer course bikes through Nashville

By Adam Wadding

This May summer mini-term an Urban Sociology course will be hitting the streets on wheels. From May 10 to the 26th, students taking the course will be studying urban neighborhoods from the view of a bicycle seat.

Students will study urban neighborhoods and collect data about its surroundings. By the end of the term any clean up or rebuilding that students find necessary for neighborhoods will be turned over to the Metro street department in hopes that they can make these changes.

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Nazarene student leaders request change in dancing policy

By Morgan Daniels

More than a year has past since Nazarene student leaders asked the administration of the Nazarene Church to establish specific rules and guidelines on the issue of dancing.

Student leaders make the case that many types of dances such as swing or ballroom dancing should be deemed suitable, but the Nazarene Manual is unclear on whether or not these dances are allowed.

Matt Taylor, the 2008-2009 co-chair of the Nazarene Student Leadership Association (NSLA) Steering Committee, wrote a letter representing the NSLA in February 2009 to the Nazarene General Superintendents requesting a broader interpretation of the Manual statement (34.4) which would allow certain types of dance. Continue reading Nazarene student leaders request change in dancing policy

Chapel speaker causes controversy

Reverend Gwen Felder-Brown

By Amy Taylor

A small group of students walked out of a February chapel service at Trevecca because they felt they were being falsely accused of racism and terrorism.

More than 70 students have since become fans of a Facebook group advocating that the speaker not be invited back to campus.

Reverend Gwendolyn Felder-Brown, the pastor of Ernest Newman United Methodist Church in Nashville and the united campus minister of the Wesley Foundation at Fisk University, was asked by the Office of the Chaplain at Trevecca to speak during chapel on February 25, 2010.

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TCC powers up new program, needs volunteers

By Shadaye Hunnicutt

Catherine Beck, a former King's Kids volunteer with a few of the Children from KingKids

A lack of volunteers for the long-running Kings Kids ministry has prompted TCC staff to reevaluate and change its after school programming for local elementary students.

“Years ago, God woke me up in the middle of the night and gave me this vision…dream. I have waited for his time, and I believe this is it,” said Tina Mitchell, pastor of compassionate, and evangelical ministries at TCC. “We still have a lot of money to raise and I‘m trusting what someone told me a long time ago ‘When God gives the vision, he will give the provision.’”

Kings Kids, an after school VBS-type program for local elementary school kids, was started by Trevecca Community Church (TCC) in the 1980s and over the years came to rely heavily on college students as volunteers. Continue reading TCC powers up new program, needs volunteers