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Trevecca celebrates Homecoming 2021
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Trevecca celebrates Homecoming 2021

“While Trevecca’s parade has never rivaled Macy’s, we have continued a treasured tradition that gathers the generations on the quad for a time of remembering. Clubs, classes, kings and queens, athletic teams, alumni reunion groups, drama casts, cheerleaders (they’re back!!!), and goats on parade. It is a fun event with more smiles than faces. It’s one of the ways that we celebrate community - young and old, current and past occupants, the generations of Trevecca.”- Dan Boone Photo provided by Trevecca Marketing Photo provided by Trevecca Marketing Photo provided by Grace Beckner Photo provided by Aliza Carrero Cast of Freaky Friday photo provided by Maci Weeks Cast of Freaky Friday photo provided by Maci Weeks “We belong to a larger community – the alumni and friend...
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Fewer parking spaces during construction

By Miriam Rixon Ongoing construction projects on campus are limiting the amount of parking spaces available for students and employees.  Around 100 fewer spaces are available this fall. The construction of the new health and science building attached to Greathouse, the new dorm behind Georgia Hall and the renovation of the Jernigan Student Center amplifies parking issues on campus, said Greg Dawson, head of security.  Due to the renovations taking place in the Jernigan student center, the cafeteria has been temporarily shifted to the Boone convocation center. This caused an uptick of students driving to Boone for meals and taking up spaces in the commuter parking lot in between the Greathouse building and Boone.  “In 2020 we had a total of 1,603 parking space...
Trevecca to add lacrosse to women’s sports lineup
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Trevecca to add lacrosse to women’s sports lineup

By Madeline Brown After researching options to add a new women's team to the athletic department, Trevecca will field a women's lacrosse team in the fall of 2023. Trevecca athletic officials decided to add women's lacrosse over bowling or tennis after doing some research, which revealed women’s lacrosse to be a unique spring season sport that would compliment the university.  Other teams in Trevecca’s conference have been starting teams, and lacrosse is skyrocketing in Nashville, especially among private schools, said Athletic Director Mark Elliot. “Trevecca has always looked ahead to expand their opportunities for women in sports, and to also increase our presence in the GMAC, our league, which already has 6 teams,” he said. Elliot said Trevecca is already qualifi...
Construction on campus in full swing
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Construction on campus in full swing

By Lindsey White and Grace Beckner Photo courtesy of Mariano Monzu Trevecca has three current construction projects underway: Jernigan student center, the health sciences building, and new apartment housing and if everything remains on track, the Jernigan building will be open for use in Spring 2022.   “We started it three months ago, so we don’t know if it’s on time or on budget yet,” said Monzu. The building was having continuous issues and desperately needed updates, said Monzu. “It’s not fair to Sodexo to do their work in that facility,” said Monzu. “If you don’t provide better equipment, there’s no way to provide better service.”  When Jernigan is finished the plaza with the seating areas and fireplaces will continue downhill to an outdoor video wall ...
The Eyes of Love: Serving and loving Nashville through food
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The Eyes of Love: Serving and loving Nashville through food

By Maci Weeks Trevecca students serving at Eyes of Love In 2013, a call to serve those in need led Trevecca graduate, Kathy Johnson Warner, to start a weekly meal program, The Eyes of Love, to serve Nashville communities in need.  Eight years ago, Kathy Johnson Warner, founder of The Eyes of Love, felt a call to tap into her social work roots and serve members of the Nashville community who were in need. Warner said she had been feeling the urge to return to serving people experiencing homelessness for quite some time, but did not know where to begin. Warner’s schedule was full as a social worker, wife, mother, caregiver to a parent and an active church member. She simply was not sure where this specific call to serve should start.  When Warner and her husband were d...
Trevecca cheer team to debut in November
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Trevecca cheer team to debut in November

By Edgardo Hernandez and Claudia Villeda Trevecca's 2021 cheerleading squad The Trevecca Cheer team begins their first full season this semester. "We are happy to announce we are re-establishing a long-standing tradition of our Trojan cheer team," said Mark Elliott in a news release. "Lexi Laucirica has the vision to build a spirited program that will lead the Trojan Nation and Purple Pride." Trevecca disbanded the cheer team after the 2015-2016 academic year, but as of 2021, they have regrouped for their first season back. “TNU athletics had been discussing the idea of bringing back cheer for the last year or two. Long story short, I met Mark (Elliot) and his wife on a hike in North Carolina a year ago. There we discussed the possibility of re-establishing the program. Bec...
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Chapel Service On Homosexuality Sparks Controversy 

By Diana Leyva A Monday night chapel service about sexuality caused swift and strong reaction on campus and on social media from students and alumni.  On Monday Oct. 25, Trevecca hosted an openly gay speaker, Pieter Valk, during its 6 p.m. chapel service.  Valk is the executive director of EQUIP, a non profit Christian consulting ministry whose mission is to "help churches become places where LGBT+ Christians could belong and thrive according to a traditional sexual ethic." During the service Valk discussed the different standards to which gay and straight people are held, said homosexuality is a result of the fall, and shared his story of struggling with his own sexuality and therefore committing himself to a life of  singleness and celibacy. The beliefs sha...
Student development restructures staff positions
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Student development restructures staff positions

By Maci Weeks The Animal Print Link Group holds an impromptu sack race. Photo provided by Trevecca Marketing. In an effort to optimize its effectiveness, Trevecca’s Center for Student Development has implemented changes to its structure.  In February 2021, Jessica Dykes, dean of student development, announced that a restructuring would be happening within the coming months.  “We believe that by restructuring these professional roles, we will strengthen our efforts to provide cohesive, intentional student experiences from orientation to graduation,” Dykes said.  Megan McGhee, who is currently on maternity leave, has moved into the role of assistant dean of student life. This position is new this year and puts McGhee over multiple student life affairs, includin...
TREK is back in full swing after Covid-19
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TREK is back in full swing after Covid-19

By Eliana Rogers Photo provided by Aoiza Carrero The three-day backpacking trips for LINK students are back this semester, with the addition of following COVID-19 safety requirements.  Last year the annual camping trip for freshmen who signed up came to a standstill with trips being postponed due to COVID-19.  TREK students will be following the same campus Covid-19 procedures during the trips, said Sommer Bright, a peer mentor. Masks are required when in enclosed spaces during travel, but are not required outdoors.  TREK groups have an extra adventure in addition to the classes and outings that all LINK groups do. The trip involves backpacking at the South Cumberland plateau for three days during the fall semester.  “TREK is open to all new students ...
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Enrollment exceeds 500 new students 

By Grace Beckner Student Orientation Day 2 at Trevecca More than 500 new students joined the TNU community this fall, marking a new milestone for admissions. Melinda Miller, executive director of undergraduate admissions, said there were a total of 501 freshmen and transfers enrolled this fall, with 425 of those being freshman and 76 transfers. In the fall of 2020, there were 350 new freshmen and 66 transfers. Miller said the admissions team was anticipating an increase in enrollment from the beginning of the recruitment cycle due to the new test-optional admissions policy. This meant students only needed a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to qualify for admission, eliminating the need for a minimum ACT score of 18 in addition to a 2.5 GPA. “When our cabinet and academic council...