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Boonearoo X returns to campus
Campus News, Events

Boonearoo X returns to campus

by Claudia Villeda Boonearoo X will be held on Saturday, May 1 in the quad.  Trevecca's annual music festival is back, headlined this year by The New Respects and Jordy Searcy. Various activities such as a painting station and a flower wall photo booth will also be available. The event will start at 3 p.m. and admission is free. Boonearoo is a casual hangout event for students to enjoy before finals, said Rachel Thompson, associate student body social life director.  Special sets for this live show include performances by local Belmont artists The Brothers Holk and Watson Maack, Trevecca alumnus Gabrielle Grace and an original spoken word by Trevecca students of color.  Boonearoo is normally held in the spring before the end of the semester. Like many events, the ...
Trevecca to host first Giving Day
Campus News, Events

Trevecca to host first Giving Day

By Diana Leyva Trevecca will be hosting its very first Giving Day on March 25. This campaign, organized by the Office of External Relations, will be a chance for everyone to invest in the Trevecca community.  Anyone who wishes to donate will have the opportunity to do so during the 24-hour virtual event. Donations can be made with a card, check or Venmo and will support scholarships, athletics, student research, community engagement, health sciences and the Jernigan Student Center.  Specific projects the money will go toward is renovations of the student center, special masks for vocalists in the school of music, finishing the golf facility, and purchasing equipment for the science department.  Pulling the Trevecca community together is what inspired G...
Campus News, Features

Self-defense class to be offered in fall semester

By Lindsey White Sarah Anne Colwell, a Trevecca student, was shopping at Macy’s at Greenhill's Mall, while talking on the phone. She noticed a young woman staring at her and immediately felt uncomfortable with the situation. The woman approached her as soon as she got off the phone and pleaded with Colwell, asking her to follow her to her car and buy some shoes she was trying to sell.   “This did not feel right, there's something up. She just had this weird look on her face, I knew it was off,” said Colwell.   Colwell remembered a tip she had learned in the self-defense class she took at Trevecca. She asked a sales associate to walk with her to her car and got out of there.    “I wouldn’t have thought to ask a cashier to walk to my car with m...
New science building addition to be completed in spring 2022
Campus News

New science building addition to be completed in spring 2022

By Kaylee Franklin Come spring of 2022 Trevecca will be cutting the ribbon of a new wing addition to the Greathouse Science building. The new wing will increase the buildings capacity by 33,000 square feet, hold interactive lab spaces, faculty offices, and overall adding more room for the largest school on campus.  “The largest school on our campus is the School of Arts and Sciences,” said Dr. Tom Middendorf, University provost. “With these departments we have seen unprecedented growth and it makes sense for us to get leadership and separate the two larger departments to create two different entities to become more focused and more synergized.”   In December of 2020, the university announced of the construction of the new addition to Greathouse Science Building. Th...
Trevecca marketing team gains new leader and vision
Campus News, Faculty

Trevecca marketing team gains new leader and vision

Trevecca will soon have a redesigned website under the direction of the new leader of the marketing department.  Mollie Yoder, who was hired in December to fill the vacant associate vice president of marketing and communications position, is four months into her new role and focused mostly on launching a new website for the university and building her new team. Yoder was hired after a months-long search to replace Matt Toy, who resigned from the position last year, said Holly Whitby, vice president of enrollment and marketing. Yoder has a bachelor’s degree in communication and public relations and a master’s in business management and leadership from Liberty University, where she worked as the director of marketing from 2009 to 2016. Most recently, she was the director of marke...
Open apartments set to return with new safety guidelines
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Open apartments set to return with new safety guidelines

by Joshua Michel and Naomi Overby Open apartments will be coming back to Trevecca beginning Friday, March 12. The plan to allow guests in apartment buildings has been approved by Trevecca’s COVID-19 Reopening Task Force, student government association and the medical team at the Trevecca Clinic. "I knew that students were so tired and seeking just a small bit of normalcy," said Erica Wigart, associated student body president. "I had been listening to so many perspectives that I thought I could create a plan that would be a safe compromise." Open apartments will allow each resident in UTA, Wise, Shingler, Bush, and Redford to designate two students as their visitors. Only residential students are permitted to be visitors. Limiting students to two guests was a choice to make c...
Faculty seeks input from students about accreditation plan to improve student learning and success
Campus News, Faculty

Faculty seeks input from students about accreditation plan to improve student learning and success

By Kaylee Franklin  Trevecca administrators are beginning to prepare for the university’s re-accreditation happening in 2023 and part of that includes coming up with a plan to improve student learning or success.   “Accreditation is everything to a university and it is everything to a student,” said Lena Welch, dean of school of arts and sciences. “Accreditation is what allows a Trevecca’s graduate degree to have meaning.”   The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is responsible for accrediting institutions across the southern states.  As part of this process the university must come with a plan to improve student learning or success.  This is called the quality enhancement plan, or QEP. Ideas for the...
Trevecca releases annual security and fire safety report
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Trevecca releases annual security and fire safety report

By Lindsey White In 1986, Jeanne Clery, a freshman at Lehigh University, was raped and murdered in what should have been the safety of her dormitory. She had no way of knowing the quality of her safety considering standards for crime reporting on campuses did not exist.  After her death, Jeanne’s parents took it upon themselves to lobby for policy changes about crimes on college campuses are tracked.   As a result, the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities to release a public crime report annually, was signed into law in 1990. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, Trevecca Nazarene University released its 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in October. The report documents crime on campus in 2019.  “As part of the C...
Admissions pushes through pandemic to bring in new students
Campus News, Coronavirus, Faculty

Admissions pushes through pandemic to bring in new students

Next year's freshman class is on track to surpass the numbers of the freshman who came to Trevecca in 2020. “Based on what I am seeing, it looks like the pandemic may have affected us more in the fall of 2020, than it is going to affect us in the fall of 2021,” said Melinda Miller, executive director of traditional admissions. Trevecca admissions officials say they have admitted 985 freshmen as of Monday, Feb. 22, while at the same time last year they had admitted 765 freshmen. They attribute this increase of admitted students to their test optional policy adopted for the fall of 2021. This fall, 350 freshmen and 66 transfers enrolled at Trevecca. That's about 61 fewer than the 392 freshmen and 85 transfer students in the fall of 2019, the year before Covid-19. For the coming f...
Trojan Idol night one begins this Friday
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Trojan Idol night one begins this Friday

by Joshua Michel Trojan Idol is back and will take place Feb. 26 and Mar. 6, a Friday and Saturday instead of the traditional two Fridays. The competition will feature 10 contestants. “I’ve been singing since I was a little kid and have never done it competitively, though this would be the perfect setting. I thought this would be a fun way to see how far I could go,” said Thandiwe Nkomazana, a freshman communications major.  Information about the event will be disseminated through the weekly SGA email, on posters and monitors around campus, and on the SGA Instagram, @tnusga.  Trojan Idol is a campus-wide singing competition traditionally held yearly during the fall semester. Audience members can vote on who moves on to the finals and the overall w...