Trevecca community responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error. 

By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart

Students and faculty responded in a variety of ways to President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end the DACA program.

“It took me the day to process everything that had happened today,” said Arturo Prieto, junior international business major.

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Trevecca students and professors gathered to march together

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Trevecca athletic department donates to Hurricane Harvey victims

By Andrew Preston

 

Trevecca head baseball coach Ryan Schmalz has collected donations of clothing items and shoes for the University of Houston men’s basketball coach, Kelvin Sampson in an effort to aid the victims of recent Hurricane Harvey.

Schmalz, who is in his sixth season as Trojans head coach, said he initially heard of the request from Sampson via Twitter.

“I wanted to organize a donation from our coaches,” Schmalz said. “Every (coach) might have some teen camp t-shirts or things like that from the summer we could box up and ship down there.”

Photo courtesy of the Trevecca athletic department.

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and southern Texas for the past week. [Read more…]

Classes offered at 10 a.m. next semester to accomodate growth

By Blake Stewart

A new class slot will be available at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays next year because of an increase in enrollment.

The 10 a.m. slot has been open for staff meetings and other events on campus, but because the student body continues to grow, administrators made the move to add 10 a.m. classes after the undergraduate enrollment increased 36 percent in the past three years, said Steve Pusey, University Provost.


This change in schedule will not affect the students as much, said Pusey. It will primarily affect faculty as professors and university staff will now have to shift their meetings to later in the afternoon.

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Annual Hall of Fame induction, TROJY Awards Show set for Wednesday

By Andrew Preston

For the second consecutive year, the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held during the spring semester with the 2nd annual TROJY Awards Show immediately following.

The athletic department sponsored event has modeled their end-of-the-year award ceremony for Trojan athletes after the popular ESPY Award (Excellence in Sports Yearly) show produced by major broadcast television network, ABC.

“Our goal is to overlap the old, with the new,” said Athletic Director, Mark Elliott. “Last year was our first time hosting the TROJYs and also the first time hosting the Hall of Fame induction in the spring.” [Read more…]

Nonprofit marrow registry to visit campus tomorrow

by Bailey Basham

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Photo provided by Be the Match.

When Sam Green was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in Sept. 2009, he was told his chances of survival were slim.

Nearly eight years later, Green is working as director of the center of worship arts because of a stem cell transplant from a match in his family.

Be the Match, a nonprofit operated by the National Marrow Donor Program to provide transplants to those diagnosed with blood cancers, will host a marrow drive in Jernigan lobby tomorrow.

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Staff wins 10 Associated Press awards

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(l-r) Back row: Blake Stewart, Andrew Preston, Jess Plyler and Alexis Garcia; Front row: Olivia Kelley, Bailey Basham, Princess Jones and Jo Ellen Werking Weedman. Not pictured: Brooklyn Dance.

Five Trevecca students were awarded 10 awards at the annual Associated Press College Career Day and Awards Luncheon.

Bailey Basham, TrevEchoes Editor-In-Chief was named the best college newspaper reporter in Tennessee and also received an award for “Best in Show.”

Andrew Preston, TrevEchoes Sports Editor, received four awards for his coverage of Trevecca sports for the print and online paper.

AP Awards awarded to Trevecca students:

Best online spot coverage: Olivia Kelley, 3rd place and Andrew Preston, 2nd place

Best newspaper feature story: Jess Plyer,  3rd place

Best online sports reporting: Andrew Preston, 3rd place

Best online sports coverage: Andrew Preston,  2nd place

Best newspaper/specialized topic: Jess Plyer and Brooklyn Dance 1st place

Best online investigative reporting: Bailey Basham, 3rd place

Best newspaper reporter: Bailey Basham,  1st place

Best in show: Bailey Basham

Trevecca leaders to meet with members of the Napier and Chestnut Hill community

by Olivia Kelley

Tomorrow, Trevecca faculty and students will be heading to Napier Community Center to meet with leaders and community members from Napier and Chestnut Hill in what is being called the Trevecca Community Initiative.

The idea for the Initiative came from senior social work major Jessica Kyle after she chose to move off campus to live in the Napier community.

“I originally got the idea in a class that talks a lot about community development and awareness and Trevecca’s own community awareness,” she said. “I was tired of sitting in class and talking about these things. I wanted to get out and talk with some people about it.”

The first part of the day will be a meeting between the leadership teams from Trevecca, Napier, and Chestnut Hill to talk about what needs the community has and what Trevecca can offer, according to Kyle.  [Read more…]