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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Classes offered at 10 a.m. next semester to accomodate growth

By Blake Stewart

A new class slot will be available at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays next year because of an increase in enrollment.

The 10 a.m. slot has been open for staff meetings and other events on campus, but because the student body continues to grow, administrators made the move to add 10 a.m. classes after the undergraduate enrollment increased 36 percent in the past three years, said Steve Pusey, University Provost.


This change in schedule will not affect the students as much, said Pusey. It will primarily affect faculty as professors and university staff will now have to shift their meetings to later in the afternoon.

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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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Nonprofit marrow registry to visit campus tomorrow

by Bailey Basham

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Photo provided by Be the Match.

When Sam Green was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in Sept. 2009, he was told his chances of survival were slim.

Nearly eight years later, Green is working as director of the center of worship arts because of a stem cell transplant from a match in his family.

Be the Match, a nonprofit operated by the National Marrow Donor Program to provide transplants to those diagnosed with blood cancers, will host a marrow drive in Jernigan lobby tomorrow.

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Staff wins 10 Associated Press awards

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(l-r) Back row: Blake Stewart, Andrew Preston, Jess Plyler and Alexis Garcia; Front row: Olivia Kelley, Bailey Basham, Princess Jones and Jo Ellen Werking Weedman. Not pictured: Brooklyn Dance.

Five Trevecca students were awarded 10 awards at the annual Associated Press College Career Day and Awards Luncheon.

Bailey Basham, TrevEchoes Editor-In-Chief was named the best college newspaper reporter in Tennessee and also received an award for “Best in Show.”

Andrew Preston, TrevEchoes Sports Editor, received four awards for his coverage of Trevecca sports for the print and online paper.

AP Awards awarded to Trevecca students:

Best online spot coverage: Olivia Kelley, 3rd place and Andrew Preston, 2nd place

Best newspaper feature story: Jess Plyer,  3rd place

Best online sports reporting: Andrew Preston, 3rd place

Best online sports coverage: Andrew Preston,  2nd place

Best newspaper/specialized topic: Jess Plyer and Brooklyn Dance 1st place

Best online investigative reporting: Bailey Basham, 3rd place

Best newspaper reporter: Bailey Basham,  1st place

Best in show: Bailey Basham

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…]

Holy week services planned on campus

by Hannah Pollok

Though campus will shut down for Easter Break late this week, there will be several opportunities for students to participate in Holy Week activities before leaving for break.

Holy Week, which beings Sunday with Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday, includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

The chaplain’s office has several events and services planned for the first part of the week.

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