Hunter Newman, former professional baseball player, back at TNU

By: Andrew Preston

It was a Wednesday evening former Trojan baseball player and current Trevecca student Hunter Newman will never forget.

Newman answered his ringing cell phone only to realize the St. Louis Cardinals were on the other end.

He was going to be drafted to play professional baseball.

“I wasn’t for sure if I’d be taken,” Newman recalled of his experience on draft day. “It was a waiting game. I knew it was a possibility, but it’d be on day three.”

Major League Baseball (MLB) holds its amateur player draft over a three-day period. Day one includes the televised first and second rounds, while day two covers rounds three through 10 and day three rounds 11-40.

Newman had been drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round with the 671st pick of the 2015 draft.

“It was unbelievable,” Newman said. “It was so surreal. I worked my entire life for that moment and it finally happened.”

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Students advocate for Dream Act in D.C.

By Blake Stewart
Eight Trevecca students and two faculty members attended an annual conference in Washington D.C. last week to meet with lawmakers to advocate for Congress to pass a clean Dream Act.
 
League of United Latin American Citizens or (LULAC) hosts an annual conference for college students called Emerge, a multi-day Latino leadership conference that provides college students with public policy briefings on issues like public health, education and immigration.
 
“None of us have been to the conference before, so this was a new experience for us,” said Sofia Guerrero, president of Futuro.
 

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University’s international recruitment expands to Asia

By: Maria Monteros

For the first time, Trevecca’s admissions team has expanded international student recruitment in Asia.

Maria Petty, international admissions counselor, traveled to Vietnam, Sri Lanka and South Korea earlier last semester in search of prospective students.

As Trevecca’s only international recruiter, Petty visited about 35 schools from five countries. The university had also kept ties with schools in Honduras and India as they returned to invite students for the fourth and third time respectively.

 “The goal is to have quality relationships, obviously with the students, but also with the schools and the counselors,” said Petty. “Just like how you’re not going to send your kid over to someone’s house that you don’t know, you’re not going to send your kid to a country or a school that the counselor doesn’t know.”

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Mayor Megan Barry discusses her proposed transit plan earlier this month on campus

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Photo credit by letsmovenashville.org

By Blake Stewart

Some Trevecca students and administrators are supporting a $5.4 billion plan to bring mass transit to Nashville.

University President Dan Boone in September called public transit an issue for the university’s faculty and students in a letter to the editor to The Tennessean.

“The university’s commuter population has continued to grow along with our enrollment numbers. That means more and more of our students are driving to campus every day, navigating crowded streets and interstates to class, with somewhat limited mass transit options,” he wrote.  “Trevecca Nazarene University boasts its largest total enrollment in our 116-year history and is negatively impacted by transit issues.”

In the past five years, the number of commuting students at Trevecca has increased from 335 to 523

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Severe Weather Awareness Day

By: Morgan Woolum
The National Weather Service Nashville Branch, will be hosting their annual Severe Weather Awareness Day this Saturday at Trevecca Nazarene University.

 

“We always try to host the event during Severe Weather Awareness Week, which happens every February and it’s a joint week with the Emergency Management across the state,” said Brittney Whitehead, employee at the national weather service and coordinator of the event.

 

“The purpose of that week is to make people more aware of the different types of severe weather that impacts Tennessee and the southeast and try to educate people and prepare them to be able to make wise decisions whenever we have severe weather coming.”

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How to spend Valentine’s Day…College Style

By:  Sydney Wisman

A Trevecca couple was way ahead of the game when deciding what they were going to do for Valentine’s Day this year- and it won’t cost them a cent.

“Honestly, we will probably use a gift card that we got for Christmas,” said junior Anna Ezell, elementary education major. “It seems like the most reasonable thing to do since we are college students.”

In 2017, $18.2 billion was spent on Valentine’s Day. This special day even beats Halloween. $1.7 billion is spent on chocolate and candy and $2 billion on flowers alone.

When it’s broken down, the average person spends around $136. 57.

Let’s be honest. College students don’t have that kind of money laying around.

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Jacob Williams eclipses 1,000 points for career

By Andrew Preston

Trevecca senior, Jacob Williams didn’t quite know how close he was to making history entering Saturday’s home against Cedarville.

Williams shooting over Cedarville’s Evan Kraatz on Saturday February 3, 2018.

“I knew I was under 30 (points), but I didn’t know exactly how many I needed,” Williams said after the game.

In fact, Williams learned of his accomplishment when the public address announcer told the crowd of over 800 in Trojan Fieldhouse.

“When the guy announced it is when I found out,” Williams said. “It was still a close game at that point and so I was just focused on the game and executing.”

Although the Trojans lost 85-82 in overtime, the 6-foot-3 guard says he was still fortunate to enter the record books at home.

 

Jacob Williams

 

 

“I’m super happy to get (1,000 points) at home,” Williams said. “I thought it was going to be an away game when I got it.”

 

Williams finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds becoming just the 41st Trojan ever to score 1,000 points in a career at Trevecca.

 

 

 

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