Monday, January 25

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Campus News, Events

Kick off Christmas season at annual tree lighting today

By Alexis Garcia Trevecca students can kick off the Christmas season today at the annual tree lighting outside Waggoner. With Christmas coming, but finals and papers and projects still looming, the annual event provides a chance for students to celebrate the season together, said Matt Spraker, associate dean of students for community life “College is very difficult, especially this time of year where we get consumed with classes and papers,” said Spraker. “So it is a good time to stop and celebrate together and remember the Advent Christmas season we are entering. It’s one of the ways we mark our time as a Christian university. Students can take pictures with Santa, eat Christmas cookies and drink hot chocolate, listen to the Salvation Army brass band, and much more. There will al...
1901 to serve butterbeer on Harry Potter night
Campus News, Events

1901 to serve butterbeer on Harry Potter night

By: Ashley Walling 1901 will be hosting a Harry Potter Night on Nov. 15. The shop will be open with a full menu, but will be showcasing their Potter-inspired “butterbeer.” “Several of our employees have been working on the perfect butterbeer recipe that will be voted for by Trevecca employees and students. The winner of our challenge will serve their butterbeer all night long at the Harry Potter Event,” said Sarah Adams, sophomore music business major.That night there will also be a Harry Potter arts and crafts DIY wand making, a scavenger hunt, trivia and a costume competition. “We have some loyal Hogwarts fans as employees, so be ready to go all out for this event,” said Adams. The winner of the costume contest will receive movie tickets to Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald view...
Campus News, Faculty

ASB Vice President steps down: SGA Executive Council votes to forego special election for student body and let SGA vote on replacement 

By Brooklyn Dance ASB Vice President Luis Ortiz Hernandez stepped down on Monday, Oct. 29 and the  SGA executive council is in the process of appointing an interim to the position. Ortiz Hernandez said Trevecca administration asked him to step down after he failed to comply with university policies. “The main factor was my non-compliance with university policies. I took a wrong decision that did not put me or anyone else in danger, but it was against Trevecca's rules. I am fully aware of my mistake and take full responsibility on my actions,” Ortiz Hernandez said. “I was encouraged to step-down on my own terms by the administration, but it was an immediate dismissal from the student government.” During his tenure as vice president Ortiz...
Events

Homecoming kicks off this weekend

By: Maria Monteros All things golden will be on display today as Trevecca highlights its 50th year of athletics on homecoming. Faculty, Staff members, Trevecca marketing and the SGA has been working together for months to center homecoming around the theme of “Golden Years” in connection to Trevecca athletics’ 50-year celebration. “It’s a nice time to see everyone get unified and have a lot of school spirit,” Shelby Morrison, ASB director of social life. Homecoming will run from Nov. 1-3, gathering undergraduates and alumni together for multiple events over the weekend. Homecoming has been around for the past several years but, at one point, referred to as “Homecoming on the Hill.” “The Trevecca culture, in a sense, is kind of shaped around homecoming. Homecoming for next year is alre...
Campus News, Features

Campus adjusts to more online textbooks

By Brooklyn Dance Madison Brown, senior religion major, spent her summer interning out of the country without access to her email. She had no idea some of her books for this fall were digital until she returned and saw an email from the bookstore. For Brown, physical textbooks are an important part of her college experience. “I’ve kept all my textbooks for my major since freshman year,” Brown said. “Highlights, notes and all, those are the books that started my personal library and have helped form my theological understanding and language. Online books take away the tangible book, which is something very important to me.” (more…)
Fall Play: ‘Seussical’ opens Oct. 25
Events

Fall Play: ‘Seussical’ opens Oct. 25

By: Matthew Parris Theater students at Trevecca are hoping to connect with the inner child of their audience with this year’s fall play, “Seussical.” The Trevecca Communication Studies Department will present the musical Oct. 25-Nov. 3. The musical is a compilation of the many characters and stories of Dr. Seuss. Specifically, it follows Horton and Jojo, from “Horton Hears a Who,” on their journey to better understand themselves, to better understand what love and sacrifice means and to see the world differently from how they are used to seeing it, said Jeff Frame, professor of communication studies and director of the show. “I think students who come to see the show are going to enjoy it because it kind of brings out the kid in you,” said Frame. “It gets you back in touch with that ch...
Student Development: new name, new faces, new location
Campus News, Faculty, Features

Student Development: new name, new faces, new location

By: Brooklyn Dance Last year, when a student needed to speak to Rhonda Lilienthal about housing and later speak with Becky Headrick about CLEP tests, it required visiting two offices in two different buildings. Over the summer, officials restructured student development, housing it with all other student services in the newly named Center for Student Development in the Bud Robinson Building. Tom Middendorf, associate provost and dean of student affairs, said combining the departments always made sense, and university officials’ goal was to offer better service to students and become more efficient. “In the midst of those conversations, we recognized that there was value in both a philosophical and physical combination of these initiatives,” Middendorf said. “We don’t want our student s...
Campus News

Overall enrollment increases, thanks to record number of new transfers

By: Maria Monteros Overall undergraduate enrollment at Trevecca is the largest in university history, despite fewer freshman than past years, thanks to a record number of transfer students. For the first time in four years, Trevecca’s freshman class didn't break enrollment records, dropping 41 students from last year’s record high. A total of 365 freshmen are enrolled this fall. Despite the smaller freshman class, Trevecca now has total of 1,463 traditional undergraduate students— 36 more than last year. (more…)
Campus News, Events, Spiritual Life

Spiritual Deepening Week starts Monday

By: Maria Monteros From Sept. 24-27, Spiritual Deepening Week will explore spiritual freedom with the general superintendent of the Church of Nazarene David A. Busic as speaker. Busic, who has held the highest office of the Church of the Nazarene since 2013 and was previously the president of Nazarene Theological Seminary, will be given the flexibility to discuss either a topic of his choice or around this year’s theme "Free at last." Busic expressed his fondness for the Trevecca community the last time Shawna Songer-Gaines, university chaplain and assistant professor of Christian worship met him. “I know that [Busic] is an excellent preacher and executer of scripture. And so, whatever he does, I know and trust he’s going to bring something about scripture to light in a way...
Campus News

Bell Tower Talks podcast offers new way to keep students informed

By: Maria Monteros When Ethan Campbell hits upload, Trevecca students will have a new way to keep up to date with campus news no matter where they are. Bell Tower Talks is Trevecca’s newest podcast that covers announcements, sports updates and events on campus. Each 30-minute episode will feature a special guest with Juniors Ethan Campbell, communication studies major, and Joshua Moore, media arts and studies major, as the hosts. The bi-weekly podcast will be available on trevechoesonline in partnership with the multimedia journalism program. (more…)