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Trevecca counseling center able to support LGBTQ+ students on campus 
Campus News, Mental Health

Trevecca counseling center able to support LGBTQ+ students on campus 

By Claudia Villeda Trevecca Counseling Center Last October, a chapel service with an openly gay speaker created controversy on campus, leading to a discussion among students on how LGBTQ+ students are welcomed on campus.  Several students who identify as LGBTQ+ took to social media to express their concerns about not feeling safe or welcomed. Amidst the discourse that took place, the counseling center was one of the first places LGBTQ+ students were directed to go for support.  “We are here for everyone. We are a resource and support for you no matter where you are in life currently. Our hope is to be a true haven where students can process life – where they have been, where they are now, and where they are hoping to go/be in the future,” said Miller Folk, interim d...
Student leaders making plans to celebrate Black History Month 
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Student leaders making plans to celebrate Black History Month 

By Sol Ayala and Diana Leyva February is Black History Month and Trevecca students have planned several events to encourage awareness and education.  Many of the events will be hosted by student clubs including:  Walden, Diversity Council, the Social Justice Club, History Club, the Pre-Law Society and SGA. The organizations and clubs are coming together to sponsor this year's theme "Black Health and Wellness." Selah Torralba, president of the Diversity Council, said the country would not be what it is without the contributions of the Black community.  “I want the Black community to feel taken care of and invested in,” she said. The history club and pre-law society celebrated Black History Month with a movie night on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Quick lecture ...
Tutoring Center tips on acing finals and minimizing stress
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Tutoring Center tips on acing finals and minimizing stress

Photos provided by Trevecca Marketing By Madeline Brown The end of the semester can be one of the most stressful times of year for many students. Classes are wrapping up and finals are approaching, but for students who are feeling behind or need a little help, there are still options. Trevecca offers many resources to help during these few weeks filled with worries and anxiety. Mark Bowles, director of academic services, shared a few tips to ace finals and minimize stress. "Actively engage in reading and studying, eliminate multitasking, and take control of your calendar” are Bowles’ top strategies for studying. The most beneficial way to actively engage is to create a study guide, such as a quizlet, or make the material personal by linking it to things that you...
New faculty member joins Trevecca team to promote listening and reconciliation
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New faculty member joins Trevecca team to promote listening and reconciliation

By Miriam Rixon Photo provided by Trevecca Marketing Promoting diversity training for students, assisting campus leaders in creating diversity initiatives and serving as an advisor on diversity issues to faculty, staff and students will be some of Terrance Schofield's responsibilities. But first, he wants to get to know the campus community. Schofield, who was hired over the summer to fill the newly established role of associate provost for mission excellence and reconciliation, is spending time better understanding the campus community and its needs around diversity. Schofield went on to what he calls his "listening tour" as he first stepped into his new role. This looked like speaking to students, faculty and other organizations at Trevecca, which has so far included...
New resources on campus for first generation students
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New resources on campus for first generation students

By Meahgan Larkins Josiah Martin never really considered college. The freshman from New Mexico is from a family where no one else went to college. So, when God told him to come to Trevecca, he said it was a difficult transition.   Alex Webster and Fatima Vargas have started a club for first-generation students. This is one of the new resources this year at Trevecca.  Another program that was started this year by Dr. Mark Bowles to help these students is the Generations Mentor Program. It pairs new first-generation students with a one-on-one peer mentor, who is also a first-generation student. Bowles stated, “We are providing support based on relationships.” The GMP program provides two events a month, one social event and one training session.   “There ...
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Campus officials studying the need for more campus lighting

By David Elvir and Grace Beckner SGA and Trevecca security are in the process of assessing where more lighting is needed on campus. Several SGA and faulty members received reports from residential students concerned with how well lit the campus is at night. Students living at the University Terrace Apartments said lights are not always on at night and they sometimes turn off when someone walks by. “It’s not like I don’t feel safe because of this, but I must say, it does feel somewhat sketchy at times,” said Cesar Marini, an international student living at Trevecca. “Usually if lights turn on and off, it's when someone walks by that they turn on, but here you walk out in the parking lot and they actually go off. It's honestly a bit weird.” The security team were also made aware...
New group hopes to create community for marginalized students
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New group hopes to create community for marginalized students

By Grace Beckner Ohana is a new group on campus for students who might feel they are on the fringes of Trevecca’s community. “International students…come on down!” said Sam Stueckle, professor of mathematics and co-founder of Ohana with his wife Sharon. “People from different religious takes--athiest, pagan, Muslim--I don’t care, all of those are not in the mainstream of Trevecca. People who are struggling with their gender identity or their sexual identity, people who don’t have friends here.” Stuekle said the group happened organically over the course of the semester, as he was in discussion with students and in a discernment process with his pastor at Trevecca Community Church. “We had been working through this whole idea for the last several years and trying to f...
Students working to bring Delight ministries back on campus
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Students working to bring Delight ministries back on campus

By Eden Harden Five Trevecca students are working to bring Delight back to campus to create more opportunities for women to build community.  Delight, a national ministry whose mission is to “invite college women into Christ-centered community that fosters vulnerability and transforms stories,” existed at Trevecca prior to 2020, but floundered during Covid-19.  Delight ministries originally started at Belmont in Nashville in 2013. It is now on 205 college campuses and includes more than 14,000 women.  Trevecca will fully launch a campus chapter in the spring of 2022.   “Delight is different from other ministries for college students because it is just right here on campus, and we as students are able to see the firsthand needs of our peers...
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Commuter council back on campus

By Alaina Goode After a year-long pause because of Covid-19, the Trevecca Commuter Council is back and advocating for students who don’t live on campus. Inadequate vending machine options, lack of space in the commuter lounge, cramped parking and the start time of most events on campus were some of the concerns commuter students raised at the first meeting in October.  “We matter too. Just because we might not pay as much, does not mean that we do not deserve the same resources that are provided and the same care. We should not be forgotten,” said Liliana Castro, sophomore and president of the council.  Because of the pandemic and lack of steady leadership, the Commuter Council was put on pause in 2020-21. Castro saw this issue and took it upon herself to form an exe...
Trevecca students and faculty salvage a trip overseas
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Trevecca students and faculty salvage a trip overseas

By Miriam Rixon Photo provided by Trevecca Media Arts After much planning and research, a canceled trip and nearly two years of waiting, a group of history, religion, music and film students spent the week of fall break in Rome. The Theological and Moral Formation in Early Christian Worship class was originally planned as one of the university’s FLARE (Faculty Led Academic Research Experience) projects in 2020.  The idea was that a group of students from several departments in the university were going to travel to Rome to make a documentary about early church practices. But Italy was one of the first countries to experience a Covid-19 outbreak during the early spring of 2020 so the trip was canceled.  “When the pandemic broke loose, we obviously couldn’t travel,”...