Merger with ENC continues

By Brooklyn Dance

The Trevecca Board of Trustees met Nov. 2 and 3 and voted unanimously to continue the potential merger with Eastern Nazarene College.

The vote was specifically on whether or not to establish a  joint task force, as requested  by ENC.  This is the next step in the merging process.

This is a substantial step in the merge’s 18-month timeline.

University President Dr. Boone said this task force has several responsibilities.

“One is to create a three-year budget plan to bring ENC to sustainability.  The second one is to establish enrollment goals that will demonstrate success,” Boone said.  “[The] third one is to present the funding resources for supporting ENC until the merger could occur.  Fourth would be to gain denominational approval for the merger.”

The Nazarene denomination establishes regions.  ENC and Trevecca are in different regions, therefore the denomination needs to agree that though ENC is in a separate region, it is operating as a legal entity of Trevecca, which is in the Midsouth region.

Boone said the earliest possible date for the merge is June of 2019, because of  the need to secure state accreditations.

Boone today  released the following statement:

“The mission of Christian higher education is a significant part of the work of the kingdom of God. The work of ENC is important to us and we have created a Joint Task Force in an effort to find a way to enhance and continue the mission of ENC. We recognize that the realities before us require the provision of God, the favor of donors and granting authorities, and the success of enrollment efforts.

So we put our shoulder to the task of strengthening this mission while being sensitive to the fiduciary responsibilities of Trevecca and ENC. As stewards, should closure be necessary, we will act in the best interest of the mission of Christian higher education and as stewards of kingdom assets toward this end.”

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Harris to sit out of Homecoming game after self-reporting NCAA violation

By Andrew Preston

Men’s basketball coach, Sam Harris will sit out Saturday’s Homecoming exhibition game against Mount Vernon Nazarene after the university self-reported an NCAA violation on Wednesday.

Photo provided by Trevecca Athletic Communications

“It was an administrative mistake, but we have to take all violations seriously,” Athletic Director, Mark Elliott said. “We self-reported and self-sanctioned. We took care of the issue in the right way.”

Elliott said the violation was classified by the NCAA as “secondary in nature.”

“It still is against the rules, but the violation was primarily administrative in nature,” he said.

Harris is the longest tenured coach in the athletics department, entering his 25th season with the Trojans.

After learning of the possible violation, Trevecca administrators investigated the matter. Once the violation was confirmed, administrators self-reported to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and the NCAA.

Trevecca then submitted its suggested sanctions to both the conference and national compliance offices.

NCAA and Great Midwest officials confirmed the sanctions were appropriate and stipulated “no further action was needed,” according to a press release on tnutrojans.com

“He will serve his one game suspension,” Elliott explained. “He’s our coach going forward.”

Trevecca men’s basketball host hurricane relief exhibition game with Belmont

By Blake Stewart

Photo by Trevecca Athletic Communications

The Trevecca men’s basketball team tonight will host the Belmont Bruins in the Trojan Field House for the first time in 21 years. 
 
The two teams will play tonight as a way to raise money for hurricane relief. 
 
Over the last few months, disaster has hit regions across the U.S. and its territories leaving thousands without food and shelter.
 
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) proposed an idea to support  affected areas. 
 

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Trojans to host G-MAC Championships for first time

By Andrew Preston

History will be made Saturday as the Trevecca men and women’s cross country teams host the school’s first ever Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Championships at Percy Warner Park.

“The way the conference has it set up, hosting the G-MAC is in A-B-C order,” head coach Austin Selby explained. “We thought we were getting it last year, but are happy to be hosting this year.”

Senior, Brandon Laws. Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics.

The Trojans earn hosting rights this year due to Ohio Dominican University and Ohio Valley University not having their home courses ready for competition.

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Trevecca community responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error. 

By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart

Students and faculty responded in a variety of ways to President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end the DACA program.

“It took me the day to process everything that had happened today,” said Arturo Prieto, junior international business major.

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Trevecca students and professors gathered to march together

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Nashville housing costs continue to rise for graduates

By Princess Jones

Soon-to-be Trevecca grad Jade Kravat wants a job as a worship minister and she’d like to stay in Nashville. But, as Kravat started looking for apartments she was surprised by the cost of living in the city.

“There was nothing below $850 in rent, and that doesn’t include utilities and other things like Wi-Fi and cable. That was for a one bedroom—I even saw one bedrooms that were $1,100,” said Kravat.

Nashville experienced an 8 percent increase in the rental market from the previous year. As of March 2017, the average rental cost for a Nashville apartment is $1,401. Average rent for a one bedroom apartment cost $1,225. If a person decided to rent a two bedroom, it would cost on average $1,531, according to http://www.rentjungle.com

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Trevecca leaders to meet with members of the Napier and Chestnut Hill community

by Olivia Kelley

Tomorrow, Trevecca faculty and students will be heading to Napier Community Center to meet with leaders and community members from Napier and Chestnut Hill in what is being called the Trevecca Community Initiative.

The idea for the Initiative came from senior social work major Jessica Kyle after she chose to move off campus to live in the Napier community.

“I originally got the idea in a class that talks a lot about community development and awareness and Trevecca’s own community awareness,” she said. “I was tired of sitting in class and talking about these things. I wanted to get out and talk with some people about it.”

The first part of the day will be a meeting between the leadership teams from Trevecca, Napier, and Chestnut Hill to talk about what needs the community has and what Trevecca can offer, according to Kyle.  [Read more…]