Annual Taste the Nations this Friday

Thirty students from 30 different countries on Friday will host the 10th annual Taste the Nations.
 Trevecca’s international Students’ Club hosts the event each year.  The evening includes dinner from each culture represented and a program that includes songs, dances, skits and scripture reading.
The club will end the event by reading scripture in the 22 different languages represented, as well as singing Amazing Grace in four different languages.

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FOX 17’s Town Hall Meeting to be held in TSAC

by Brooklyn Dance

FOX17 is holding a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in Trevecca’s Tarter Student Activity Center.

The meeting will discuss Nashville’s future in relation to the city’s rapid growth and worsening traffic, moderated by FOX 17’s Scott Couch and ‘Traffic Jam’ Sam.

Officials from Nashville’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, (MTA) Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Tennessee Department of Transportation, (TDOT) the Metro Nashville Transportation director and Metro Planing Organization (MPO) will discuss ideas to alleviate the traffic congestion.

Trevecca has been hosting town hall meetings for two years now.

Matt Toy, director of marketing and communications, said that FOX originally reached out to Trevecca, looking for a good venue close to Nashville.

“FOX really loves TSAC,” Toy said,  “It’s a room you can do a lot with.  It’s easy to get to, [it has] easy parking, they love the set up.”

Toy said Trevecca appreciates hosting the town hall meetings because it is great exposure for the school, and it really gets people on campus.

To read FOX’s story on tonight’s event click here.


WHO: FOX 17 News

WHAT: STEER CLEAR Town hall meeting

WHEN: Tonight, March 30th, 6 p.m.


WHY: discussing traffic and Nashville’s growth


Trevecca songwriter’s organize to form the Trevecca Songwriter’s Association

By Zach Farnum

Songwriters who attend Trevecca are organizing themselves to make their mark on the music industry.

Around 20 students have joined the Trevecca Songwriter’s Association (TSA), an organization aimed at supporting songwriters.

L to R: Trevecca senior Hamil Rich, Lisa Brokop, Kim McLean, and Trevecca junior, Jake Neumar perform at the Bluebird Cafe

Songwriting has always been one of the most integral parts of the music industry. Over the years, Trevecca has increasingly encouraged these artists on campus to hone their skills by providing more classes geared towards educating on industry standards and best practices, club members said.

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Friday Night Live returns to campus

by Zach Farnum

FNL cast dances to popular songs

Trevecca students packed Benson Auditorium Friday night for two consecutive showings of “Friday Night Live.”

The annual SGA sponsored event is one of the most anticipated student events of the school year.

“[FNL] has developed a reputation for being extremely entertaining and funny with great production, while gently poking fun of ourselves,” said Matt Spraker, associate dean of students for community life.

The night, hosted by fiancées Amanda Grieme and CJ Bradley, included a plethora of skits and videos put together and performed by students and echoing well-known sketches from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

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TNU admissions under pressure to recruit more students

Admissions counselors meeting

By Maci Shingleton and Christy Ulmet

It isn’t unusual for Trevecca’s admissions counselors to have 12-hour workdays. They spend 25 hours or more a week of their time at work getting in contact with potential applicants. And in the world of recruiting, their job never stops.

The university’s six full-time admissions counselors are under pressure with the university’s budget cuts, recruiting strategy changes, and department restructuring.

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Trevecca student-led band advances to round two in local music contest


By Christy Ulmet

Phin, a band of Trevecca students, alumni, and a sibling of a student, advanced to the second round in Lightning 100’s Sixth Annual Music City Mayhem.

Music City Mayhem is an annual contest hosted by Lightning 100 in which over 340 bands auditioned for this year. The contest is set up in a bracket system, like March Madness, and begins with 32 bands. Bands are paired together randomly to run up against one another, and the contest goes on until four bands are left. Continue reading Trevecca student-led band advances to round two in local music contest

Trevecca’s annual Friday Night Live takes the stage

By Christy Ulmet

Students dance at the finale of FNL with Michael Jackson center stage. (By Kaleena Vaughn)

After nearly three months of preparation, more than 30 students helped put on the two back to back sold out shows of this year’s Friday Night Live. Keeping the noise going for the evening was the FNL band, made up of students. Hosted by Trevecca’s very own Dr. Mike Jackson, FNL drew nearly 500 people. Continue reading Trevecca’s annual Friday Night Live takes the stage

Trevecca to host film week leading up to annual film festival

By: Christy Ulmet

ImageTrevecca is kicking off its annual 72-Hour Film Festival with Film Week, a full week of activities leading up to the festival this year.

“White Like Me,” a documentary about racism will screen tonight, a communication professor will offer a film-making boot camp tomorrow night and short films produced by Trevecca students will screen Friday night.

 “I really would like to develop this full-fledged and make it a yearly thing. We’d have a week with films, discussions, boot camp, and contests and hopefully more and more students will get involved,” said Jamey Durham, associate professor of communication.

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