Campus News March 2014
Trevecca senior goes to Washington to learn about immigration reform
Learning about immigration near the seat of government where politicians are debating that same topic was an exciting opportunity for Isaiah Fish, Trevecca senior from Hendersonville, Tenn. When his social justice professor told him that students could apply to attend a conference in Washington, D.C., on the subject of immigration reform, Fish saw an opportunity to expand his classroom learning and applied. The conference, said Fish, added to his understanding of the theological and biblical responses to immigrants and about economic and political reasons for immigration reform.
Editor of Trevecca's student newspaper nominated for honor
Senior Tyler Whetstone, editor-in-chief of Trevecca’s student newspaper, the TrevEchoes, has been named one of three finalists in the Best College Newspaper Reporter of the Year category of the Tennessee Associated Press Media Editors College Contest. “This honor is a huge one for Tyler and the journalism program at Trevecca because the contest includes all colleges in the state, public and private. Tyler and his work for the TrevEchoes is being recognized alongside some of the state's biggest and most prestigious journalism programs and campus newspapers,” explains Trevecca journalism instructor JoEllen Werking Weedman.
Trevecca announces new Turnaround School Leadership Program
For educators who want to close achievement gaps and improve student performance in their schools, the Trevecca School of Education offers a brand-new program and one of a very few in the nation. The Turnaround School Leadership Program is a 30-semester-hour program which can be completed in four semesters, and all hours of this non-licensure program can transfer directly into Trevecca’s Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice Program (EdD) for those educators who want to earn a doctorate. The start date for this new program is fall of 2014.