TCC powers up new program, needs volunteers

By Shadaye Hunnicutt

Catherine Beck, a former King's Kids volunteer with a few of the Children from KingKids

A lack of volunteers for the long-running Kings Kids ministry has prompted TCC staff to reevaluate and change its after school programming for local elementary students.

“Years ago, God woke me up in the middle of the night and gave me this vision…dream. I have waited for his time, and I believe this is it,” said Tina Mitchell, pastor of compassionate, and evangelical ministries at TCC. “We still have a lot of money to raise and I‘m trusting what someone told me a long time ago ‘When God gives the vision, he will give the provision.’”

Kings Kids, an after school VBS-type program for local elementary school kids, was started by Trevecca Community Church (TCC) in the 1980s and over the years came to rely heavily on college students as volunteers. Continue reading TCC powers up new program, needs volunteers

Trevecca students debut in reality show

By Adam Wadding

Two Trevecca students and their lives on campus débuted on a FOX 17 reality segment called, “College Experience,” on March 24 as a part of FOX’s Tennessee Mornings show.

Juniors Meredith Fitzsimons and Zach Sutton will be armed with flip cameras to record their life as a Trevecca student.

The five minute segment, which airs at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, will highlight daily life on campus in hopes of showing an inside glimpse of what the Trevecca experience is all about. Continue reading Trevecca students debut in reality show

Cafeteria face-lift starts surprises for campus changes

By Rachel Swann

Students enjoy dinner on outdoor patio of cafeteria. (Photo by Rachel Swann.)

While students were lying on the beach and traveling Europe for spring break, administrators made a few changes to campus to surprise them when they got back.

The most apparent: the addition of 90 seats, 20 tables and six outdoors heaters to the cafeteria’s patio area.

New university executive vice president for finance and administration, David Caldwell, came into his position this semester with plans to make Trevecca’s campus a place for students to have a nice living space. Continue reading Cafeteria face-lift starts surprises for campus changes

Expansion of Benson Brew gains popularity among students

(L-R) Jake Hagood, Todd Osborne and Corey Kenerly perform at the Valentine's Benson Brew in February. (Photo by Erin Gardner)

By Jacob Perry

What started as a small coffee shop-like venue for musicians on campus nearly four years ago has now turned into an all-out concert performance.

Benson Brew, a student music showcase at Trevecca, has more than doubled its audience since its expansion two years ago thanks to a new format.

James Thurman, current freshman and Residence Hall Association Student Advisor at TNU, attributes some of the Brew’s growth to changes in its location. Continue reading Expansion of Benson Brew gains popularity among students

New club reels in student interest

Blake Walters measuring his fish during the Tournament on Lake Okeechobee on Feb. 27, 2010 (Photo Courtesy of FLW Outdoors)

By Adam Wadding

Grippie Lawson and Blake Walters packed their bags and their bait and drove south to fish for bass as Trevecca’s first participants in a college fishing tournament.

Lawson and Walters are among 10 other interested students who are in the processes of forming the first fishing club at Trevecca. Continue reading New club reels in student interest

‘Coffee with a cause’ now brewing on campus

By Morgan Daniels

Final decorations being added to the seating area of Abba Java. (Photo by Morgan Daniels)

When Scott Hord and his wife went to visit his adopted daughter in Zambia, Africa, he had no idea the experience would lead to opening a coffee shop on a college campus.

But after two weeks of living in the orphanage, and leaving his daughter Gracie in Africa during the adoption process, Hord’s heart became convicted.

“These children deal with malnutrition, educational needs, and simple medical needs that without medicine, they can die from,” Hord said. “I saw enough of those situations that I finally realized that the process was going to go beyond adoption—it had to be more.”

Continue reading ‘Coffee with a cause’ now brewing on campus

Trevecca to host leadership conference

2010 Nazarene Student Leadership Conference logo.

By Shadaye Hunnicutt

The top student leaders of all the Nazarene colleges will be on campus next month for an annual meeting.

More than 100 visitors will spend the week of April 8th eating, hanging out and sharing rooms with Trevecca students as part of the Nazarene Student Leadership Conference.

Since the first NSLC at Olivet Nazarene University in 1964, each group of executive student officers from the nine Nazarene universities come together for a leadership conference every spring.

This year’s conference is April 8th – 11th, the theme will be ‘Amplify’. Continue reading Trevecca to host leadership conference

First spelling bee causes buzz at Trevecca

By Katie Schimmelpfennig

Heather Millington has $25 to spend on iTunes after being crowned Trevecca Nazarene University’s first spelling bee champion. 

Millington, a junior commercial music major, won the spelling bee after out spelling 11 other contestants with the word “entrepreneur” at the hour-long competition held in Tarter Student Activity Center on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.  Continue reading First spelling bee causes buzz at Trevecca

Top 10 things to do over spring break

By Amy Taylor

It’s spring break, and you’re stuck in Nashville.

Well, stuck isn’t exactly the best word. So what if you’re not able to make it home during this week of no classes? Nashville is an overflowing gauntlet of places to go and people to meet. There is always something to do. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the potential choices to be made, here are ten of the best to get you started. Whatever you do, don’t just sit there. Go. Continue reading Top 10 things to do over spring break

Marketing made emergency move

Unpacked boxes piled in makeshift conference room. (Photo by Rachel Swann.)

By Rachel Swann

Jan Greathouse, Director of University Communication and her staff were told at noon Feb. 11 to start packing and in four days they were surrounded by boxes, empty filing cabinets, and cleared bookshelves ready for the movers.

The Office of External Relations and Marketing is camping out on the main floor of the Adams Administration Building until Apr. 1 when university administrators make decisions about where the department will be located until their move to a permanent location.

The offices made an emergency move on Feb. 16 after engineering inspectors deemed the third floor, where they were, structurally unstable.

Continue reading Marketing made emergency move