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Space for prayer and discussion offered by faculty to students during chapel

By Naomi Overby Around 20 students and faculty and staff gathered in the Fireside Room in Bud Robinson to talk and pray during chapel on Tuesday. The event was hosted by a few faculty members who had heard from students that they were uncomfortable attending chapel if Gov. Bill Lee was speaking.  Some students on campus expressed concern about Lee’s views on issues like immigration and tuition for DACA students. “When the chapel schedule came out…we just started listening to students, having conversations with each other. There were faculty that were being curious about how to be a part of charitable discourse but also how to support students,” said Elizabeth Nunley, assistant professor of social work. Twelve students and 10 faculty and staff members attended the meeting. Trevecca Pre...
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Gov. Lee’s visit sparks discussion on campus; officials hope experience will help prepare campus for civil discourse before next election

By Maria Monteros, Kayla Williamson, Kallie Sohm and Naomi Overby Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's visit to campus generated multiple conversations and meetings in the weeks leading up to his appearance in chapel. As word spread that the governor would be speaking in chapel it garnered mixed reactions from students and faculty on campus. Some said they were looking forward to having the Republican governor on campus and others questioned why he would have a platform in chapel. Some students and faculty expressed concern about how the governor's visit impacted students of color or students with DACA status. Earlier this year, Lee signed the proclamation establishing July 13 as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. Nathan Bedford Forest was a Confederate Army general and an early member of the Ku Klux Kl...
SWEET team events helps students grow mentally and holistically
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SWEET team events helps students grow mentally and holistically

By Kayla Williamson Navigating safety in Nashville, dating, and sexual health are just an example of the topics covered at SWEET team events. SWEET stands for Student Well-being Education Engagement at Trevecca. During the semester, the SWEET team hosts events dedicated to topics that are not usually discussed around campus. With the help of SGA (Student Body Government), Diversity group, Title IX, Resident Directors, and counseling center staff, the SWEET team has already hosted two events for the Fall 2020 semester. “I don’t think a lot of student’s know about us,” said Miller Folk, Counselor. “Attendance has been really low.” New Town Road, Safety in the City, which occurred Sept. 3, provided students with advice about navigating Nashville. A Nashville police officer gave tips on ...
Lady Trojans looking for success
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Lady Trojans looking for success

By Kallie Sohm Conference play is here for Trevecca women’s soccer. The team has 10 new players all of whom are freshmen. The Lady Trojans had a 0-3-2 record before G-MAC conference play started on Saturday Sept. 21 against Kentucky Wesleyan University. “We have a ridiculously hard schedule pre-conference and I did that intentionally so that we can be prepared for conference,” said Kelsey Fenix head women’s soccer coach. Trevecca lost 0-2 to West Florida University who was ranked eighth in the nation at the time. They also fell 0-3 to Lee University now ranked fifth in the nation and ranked 12 at the time of the game. NCAA soccer had a shorter preseason this year. Normally two weeks are allowed for training prior to game play. This year was only a week due to it being a festival year....
Men’s soccer ready for G-MAC
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Men’s soccer ready for G-MAC

By Kallie Sohm Preseason is over for Trevecca men’s soccer. The team has 12 new players and is in the beginnings of G-MAC conference play. The team currently has a 1-2 record. They are preparing to play Cedarville at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 26 at home. “We had a really good preseason,” said Danny Leavy, head men’s soccer coach, “From a team chemistry stand point, it was really productive because we brought in so many new players this year.” Leavy said a highlight of preseason was seeing how the new team trains together. “Last year’s group loved to play soccer with each other and this group really enjoys playing soccer for each other,” said Leavy. Will Thompson, freshman goalkeeper, started in the first game of the season. Leavy said the coaching staff had originally expected Thompso...
Basketball and soccer to debut junior varsity teams this year
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Basketball and soccer to debut junior varsity teams this year

By Kallie Sohm More than 40 new athletes enrolled at Trevecca as part of a junior varsity athletic team. This year is the first year the athletic department has fielded multiple junior varsity teams. Men’s basketball junior varsity is in its second year with three returning players. This academic year will be women’s basketball and men’s soccer’s first year of having secondary teams in their programs. “I think it’s already serving its purpose,” said Danny Leavy head men’s soccer coach. Last spring, Dan Boone, Trevecca president, said the university wanted to add 100 additional athletes within the next four years. The addition of junior varsity teams has been the first step toward that goal. Chad Hibdon, head women’s basketball coach, said he and Goodson were looking for “missional fi...
Students piloting new audio note-taking software
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Students piloting new audio note-taking software

By Audrey Yawn Payton Hoffman used to get hand cramps when writing her notes because she only has use of one hand. Now using Sonocent, a note-taking software, she can listen to her professor as it records and transcribes the lesson. Students who have physical or mental disabilities have been selected to pilot the Sonocet note-taking software in an effort to provide accommodations for them in classes where note-taking is a challenge. Melinda McNulty, graduate assistant with student disabilities services, is working with 11 students for the fall semester on a trial run of Sonocent which was presented to her by Hoffman, a freshman social work student, who used it at her community college. “We have looked into [Sonocent] for a while,” said McNulty. “This is the first time we’ve done a pilo...
Yearbook goes digital
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Yearbook goes digital

By Maria Monteros The Trevecca yearbook is going digital. The university’s yearbook, Darda, will be distributed to students primarily in digital form starting with the 2020 edition. Physical copies are still available upon request for an out-of-pocket fee that has yet to be finalized, said Jessica Dykes, associate vice president and dean of students. Darda, meaning “Pearl of knowledge,” was first published in 1924, but over the last eight years, the idea of switching to digital format was frequently brought up because fewer students have been taking them home, said Spraker. Each spring, when new issues of the yearbook are released, multiple unopened boxes either return to the editor’s office or sent to the Hardy Alumni building for storage. “If [students] aren’t taking them, then that...
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Waggoner library gets updates from proceeds of university’s largest gift

By Bailee Ford Remodeled bathrooms, phone chargers to check out and more study rooms are a few of the improvements to the library over the summer thanks to the Waggoner family’s latest gift to the university. Andrea Fowler, Trevecca’s new director of library services, explains that there are long-term plans to provide more technology for student and faculty use, introduce new types of study spaces, and utilize new approaches to providing librarian support to both on campus and online students equally. She hopes that every student continues to use these resources and reach out for help from the library as it continues to be updated. The changes this year include the remodeling of bathrooms on all three floors, general paint touchups, and new library resources. Students can now check out ...
Trevecca grad named interim chief financial officer
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Trevecca grad named interim chief financial officer

By Audrey Yawn An audit, a new food service provider, and two remodels; this summer presented a set of unique and pressing situations for Mariano Monzu to step into as the unverisity’s interim chief financial officer. A close partner to former CFO, David Caldwell, Monzu was appointed as interim CFO by President Dan Boone at the end of June. Caldwell served as the university’s chief financial officer for more than nine years. Boone chose Monzu based on his familiarity with Caldwell’s work and experience, he said. “Summer is the time Trevecca does its audit,” said Boone. “You would never try to bring a new CFO into the beginning of an audit… Mariano has a backbone; you have to be able to say, ‘No, that’s not in the budget.’” Monzu said it’s been an easy adjustment after seven years of w...