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‘The Great Resignation’ hits Trevecca community

By Grace Beckner Nine Trevecca faculty members will not be returning for the 2022-2023 academic year. Seven of the nine are women, two being retirees.  “We had less faculty transitioning from Trevecca over the last couple of years during the pandemic, I think people needed stability in the middle of uncertainty,” said Tom Middendorf, university provost and senior vice president.  Information released by the government’s jobs report indicated over 20 million people quit their jobs during the second half of 2021. Middendorf said the university may be feeling the effects of what has been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released statistics in January indicating 4.5 million people left their jobs voluntarily in November 2021, an “all-...
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Campus spiritual life to refocus on small groups, promote church involvement in the fall

By Mia Agee Next school year Trevecca’s university chaplain plans to create discipleship groups and boost local church involvement among students post-Covid.      During the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic students could not meet in groups of more than eight people on campus.   “Then you’ve got the added layer of masks. I know we all get used to that, but it’s not normal, and it’s really hard to establish personal connections with people when you can’t see their faces,” said Erik Gernand, university chaplain.    Last summer, Gernand worked with student chaplains to put together student-led groups over specific topics, Bible studies, and accountability groups. Around 15 of those groups existed at the beginning of the last two sch...
Trevecca theater department wraps up season with “Life is a Dream”
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Trevecca theater department wraps up season with “Life is a Dream”

By Julia Ballard Since the fall semester the Trevecca theater department has put on shows based on the theme “Season 180,” which is about the audience putting themselves into another’s shoes and gaining perspectives in order to understand the reality of others.   “The shows make you think about doing what is right even when no one is looking,” says Sierra Hodgson, a freshman information technology major and cast member of “Life is a Dream”.  Earlier in the year the Trevecca theater department put on “Freaky Friday a New Musical”, “The Prince and the Pauper” and most recently “Life is a Dream”, which is a Golden Age Spanish play that warps reality and alters the perception of the actors and audience.  Despite Covid still being very prevalent, audienc...
Renovated Jernigan dining hall open and ready for students
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Renovated Jernigan dining hall open and ready for students

By Katie Tate Sydney Lockard, a freshman at Trevecca, attended the opening day of the new Jernigan Dining Hall and was pleasantly surprised by how nice the inside looked. She had only experienced the temporary Caf setup in the Boone business building, so she was excited to see and try the new food options.  “I was very surprised by how nice Jernigan looked when I first walked in, especially since I had only experienced the Caf in Boone,” said Sydney. “I’d have to say the pizza station is my favorite. The new brick stove oven has really made a difference in how the pizza tastes.”  The new Jernigan Dining Hall can seat around 525 people. The upstairs will continue to hold the president’s dining room along with student government offices.  Tom Middendorf, unive...
Women’s basketball season wraps up with 5-22 record
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Women’s basketball season wraps up with 5-22 record

By David Wilson The 2021-2022 women’s basketball season started on an optimistic note, but was soon derailed by injuries, COVID-19 complications, and a lack of chemistry on the court.   The Trojans ended their season 5-22 (4-17 GMAC).   Head coach Chad Hibdon returned his two leading scorers from the shortened 2020-2021 season.   Those women, sophomore Keeley Carter and junior Faith Wilken, were the core pieces of a revamped basketball team that featured several additions.   Freshman Alexa Smiddy, Mattie Buck, and transfer Emma Palmer were all brought in to add talent and depth to the Trojan roster.   The Trojans immediately faced adversity in the pre-season when Mattie Buck suffered a torn ACL during her senior year ...
Masks now optional everywhere on campus
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Masks now optional everywhere on campus

By Julia Ballard Trevecca students wearing masks in classrooms Trevecca students wearing masks in classrooms Trevecca’s mask mandate has been altered as Covid-19 cases on campus decrease and as of March 14 masks are completely optional for students and faculty. “Face coverings will no longer be required in classrooms, labs, or any other areas on campus,” said the center for student development in an email to the student body. On February 11 the mask policy was updated to only require face coverings to be worn in classes and labs. Now the decision to wear a mask is entirely voluntary.    The number of Covid cases on campus hit an all time high in January with a total of 116. During the first four weeks of the semester, more than 230 students were either d...
Trevecca students explore the Civil Rights Movement
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Trevecca students explore the Civil Rights Movement

By Sol Ayala As 11 Trevecca students stood on the porch of Martin Luther King Jr.’s former home, the director of the museum who now oversees the house drove by and happened to see them.  Shirley Cherry, tour director at Dexter Parsonage Museum, stopped and talked with them about growing up in the segregated south.  “I wasn’t allowed to look at people in the eyes. Now that I can, I won’t stop doing it,” Cherry said to the group.  “That blew my mind, it totally changed my perspective from analyzing history,” said Elizabeth Landin, a student on the trip.. “This is still having repercussions today.”  Students in Jamie Casler’s Civil Rights Experience class spent three days visiting historical places relevant to the history behind the Civil Rights Movemen...
Trevecca women’s basketball coach resigns
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Trevecca women’s basketball coach resigns

By David Wilson The Trevecca women’s basketball coach on Monday announced on Twitter that he was resigning.  Chad Hibdon, the fifth women’s basketball coach in Trevecca Nazarene University’s history, posted on his Twitter account at 1:38 p.m. that “After a lot of reflection, prayer, and other opportunities that have presented themselves the last few weeks, I have decided to resign as the head coach at Trevecca...”   The university later issued a press release stating Hibdon “announced his resignation effective today.”  Hibdon finished his career at Trevecca with an overall record of 49-99 and a 39-70 record in Great Midwest Athletic Conference.  “I met multiple times with [Trevecca Athletic Director] Mark [Elliott] over the last several we...
Meet your SGA Executive Council candidates 
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Meet your SGA Executive Council candidates 

By Diana Leyva Giselle Jerezano - ASB President  Junior Giselle Jerezano is running for ASB president because she believes there is a lack of satisfaction from the student body towards the events held by SGA.  “It is my goal to get as much data as possible on what students want to see happen for social life on campus. I want to make sure that the money we students are paying in our tuition, goes to the right events or benefits that come from the class councils,” she said.  She has been a part of SGA for two years and is a firm believer that SGA does important work which affects the student body. During the 2021-2022 semester she served as ASB vice president. During that time she was able to provide resources to clubs and structure to the role. As president sh...
SGA Elections are underway
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SGA Elections are underway

By Diana Leyva SGA elections are in full swing at Trevecca. The current executive positions open are ASB President, ASB Director of Social Life, ASB Director of Marketing and Communications, and ASB Chaplain.  Anyone interested in any of these positions must complete a packet, found outside the SGA office in the Bud Robinson building, and return it by today, Feb. 24.  “The biggest benefit of being in SGA is that there is a unique opportunity to serve your peers in the student body. Whether you are advocating for structural changes or planning our biggest campus events, SGA offers a chance to connect through service,” said Maci Weeks, current director of social life. Positions also available are Darda Editor-In-Chief and ASB Director of Intramurals. Anyone interes...