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Trevecca’s marketing club pre-paring students with new event

by Alexis Garcia The American Marketing Association (AMA) club at Trevecca is set to attend a marketing conference in New Orleans in the spring, and their professor wanted them to have to some practice first. Roy Philip, associate professor of marketing and coordinator of the club, organized for the first time on campus in October a competition like the one in New Orleans. The AMA International Collegiate Conference is for students from all over the country to come together to compete to find a resolution for a problem a real marketing company is facing. Trevecca’s AMA club only participated in one competition in 2009. The students placed third from around 50 universities. “So I thought. ‘How can I bring the competitive spirit to Trevecca?’ I thought of having a competition like they h...
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$22 million donated to aid in scholarships

By Brooklyn Dance Future Trevecca students will have more opportunity for scholarships thanks to the largest donation in the university’s history. Trevecca President Dan Boone on Nov. 2 announced that a foundation created by longtime donors made a gift equal to $20 million, given once a year in roughly $1 million payments. The first payment begins in 2019. To Boone’s knowledge, it’s the biggest donation pledged to any of the Nazarene colleges. “This is a more significant moment in Trevecca’s history than I think a lot of people realize. We start every year at zero for fundraising for scholarships. Now, we start at a million and move up from there,” Boone said. Because the donation is coming from a foundation, there are specific guidelines that must be followed. Though the numbers ar...
Trojan Idol begins Wednesday
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Trojan Idol begins Wednesday

By: Maria Monteros Ten of Trevecca’s best singers will compete in Boone Convocation Center on Nov. 28 and Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. for the title of this year’s Trojan Idol. Trojan Idol is a campus-wide singing competition held every year where audience members vote on who gets to advance to the next stages of the competition and ultimately the winner. A panel of judges selected 10 contestants out of 48 students from the auditions held last month. For students across different academic departments, Trojan Idol is a way to showcase their talents at a university located in the music city, said Shelby Morrison, ASB director of social life. “Our university is Nashville, so we have a lot of talent that comes into this school,” she said. “There’s no minimum requirement, basically. Anyone can auditi...
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Kick off Christmas season at annual tree lighting today

By Alexis Garcia Trevecca students can kick off the Christmas season today at the annual tree lighting outside Waggoner. With Christmas coming, but finals and papers and projects still looming, the annual event provides a chance for students to celebrate the season together, said Matt Spraker, associate dean of students for community life “College is very difficult, especially this time of year where we get consumed with classes and papers,” said Spraker. “So it is a good time to stop and celebrate together and remember the Advent Christmas season we are entering. It’s one of the ways we mark our time as a Christian university. Students can take pictures with Santa, eat Christmas cookies and drink hot chocolate, listen to the Salvation Army brass band, and much more. There will also be...
1901 to serve butterbeer on Harry Potter night
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1901 to serve butterbeer on Harry Potter night

By: Ashley Walling 1901 will be hosting a Harry Potter Night on Nov. 15. The shop will be open with a full menu, but will be showcasing their Potter-inspired “butterbeer.” “Several of our employees have been working on the perfect butterbeer recipe that will be voted for by Trevecca employees and students. The winner of our challenge will serve their butterbeer all night long at the Harry Potter Event,” said Sarah Adams, sophomore music business major.That night there will also be a Harry Potter arts and crafts DIY wand making, a scavenger hunt, trivia and a costume competition. “We have some loyal Hogwarts fans as employees, so be ready to go all out for this event,” said Adams. The winner of the costume contest will receive movie tickets to Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald view...
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Homecoming kicks off this weekend

By: Maria Monteros All things golden will be on display today as Trevecca highlights its 50th year of athletics on homecoming. Faculty, Staff members, Trevecca marketing and the SGA has been working together for months to center homecoming around the theme of “Golden Years” in connection to Trevecca athletics’ 50-year celebration. “It’s a nice time to see everyone get unified and have a lot of school spirit,” Shelby Morrison, ASB director of social life. Homecoming will run from Nov. 1-3, gathering undergraduates and alumni together for multiple events over the weekend. Homecoming has been around for the past several years but, at one point, referred to as “Homecoming on the Hill.” “The Trevecca culture, in a sense, is kind of shaped around homecoming. Homecoming for next year is alre...
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Campus adjusts to more online textbooks

By Brooklyn Dance Madison Brown, senior religion major, spent her summer interning out of the country without access to her email. She had no idea some of her books for this fall were digital until she returned and saw an email from the bookstore. For Brown, physical textbooks are an important part of her college experience. “I’ve kept all my textbooks for my major since freshman year,” Brown said. “Highlights, notes and all, those are the books that started my personal library and have helped form my theological understanding and language. Online books take away the tangible book, which is something very important to me.” (more…)
Fall Play: ‘Seussical’ opens Oct. 25
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Fall Play: ‘Seussical’ opens Oct. 25

By: Matthew Parris Theater students at Trevecca are hoping to connect with the inner child of their audience with this year’s fall play, “Seussical.” The Trevecca Communication Studies Department will present the musical Oct. 25-Nov. 3. The musical is a compilation of the many characters and stories of Dr. Seuss. Specifically, it follows Horton and Jojo, from “Horton Hears a Who,” on their journey to better understand themselves, to better understand what love and sacrifice means and to see the world differently from how they are used to seeing it, said Jeff Frame, professor of communication studies and director of the show. “I think students who come to see the show are going to enjoy it because it kind of brings out the kid in you,” said Frame. “It gets you back in touch with that ch...
Student Development: new name, new faces, new location
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Student Development: new name, new faces, new location

By: Brooklyn Dance Last year, when a student needed to speak to Rhonda Lilienthal about housing and later speak with Becky Headrick about CLEP tests, it required visiting two offices in two different buildings. Over the summer, officials restructured student development, housing it with all other student services in the newly named Center for Student Development in the Bud Robinson Building. Tom Middendorf, associate provost and dean of student affairs, said combining the departments always made sense, and university officials’ goal was to offer better service to students and become more efficient. “In the midst of those conversations, we recognized that there was value in both a philosophical and physical combination of these initiatives,” Middendorf said. “We don’t want our student s...
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Overall enrollment increases, thanks to record number of new transfers

By: Maria Monteros Overall undergraduate enrollment at Trevecca is the largest in university history, despite fewer freshman than past years, thanks to a record number of transfer students. For the first time in four years, Trevecca’s freshman class didn't break enrollment records, dropping 41 students from last year’s record high. A total of 365 freshmen are enrolled this fall. Despite the smaller freshman class, Trevecca now has total of 1,463 traditional undergraduate students— 36 more than last year. (more…)