Trevecca breaks 113-year enrollment record

When traditional undergraduate students completed registration on September 1, Trevecca Nazarene University broke an all-time 113-year record in traditional undergraduate students. Total traditional undergraduate students grew by 100 students to 1,115. Critical to this success were two components: a 27% increase in enrollment of new students (freshman and transfers) and []


Alumna co-authors book to help youth leaders

Susan Ragsdale ’91 has co-authored a new book with Ann Saylor. Groups, Troops, Clubs, and Classrooms: The Essential Handbook for Working with Youth provides basic information to help anyone who works with young people. This book explains the minds of young people work, ways to make classrooms and meeting spaces []

Student Life

BIG FISH: THE MUSICAL is really BIG for Trevecca

If you need reasons to attend Trevecca’s production of BIG FISH: THE MUSICAL, based on the Daniel Wallace novel and the movie directed by Tim Burton, here’s why this production is a BIG DEAL for Trevecca:The musical is brand new and fresh off its inaugural Broadway run last year. Even []

In memory of the life of Gerald Skinner

Gerald D. Skinner, a longtime member of Trevecca’s business faculty (1969-1986), Trevecca Board of Trustees member, trusted friend, leadership volunteer, and generous supporter of the university passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014.Dr. Skinner served as chair of the $28.5 million capital campaign for the construction of Waggoner Library and []

Alumna is making her mark in American art world

Laci S. Coppins, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Trevecca’s EdD Program in Leadership and Professional Practice (2000), is earning recognition for her artistic endeavors—and showing her leadership skills. From October 26 to November 8, she will serve as the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence at the Taft Museum of Art in []

Spiritual Life

Trevecca’s chapel emphasizes faith practices

Among the many changes at Trevecca this fall is chapel. A new approach and a new location are two of the main changes.That new approach is based on recent research in spiritual formation that advocates giving students opportunities to live out their faith—as opposed to simply talking at students about []


Three alumni in Legally Blond the Musical

Three recent Trevecca alumni are part of Boiler Room Theatre’s production of Legally Blond the Musical, which starts on September 30, to a sold-out audience. Tyler Evick ’08 and Zach Shockley ’14 are part of the show’s ensemble, and T. J. Adams ’13 plays the role of Warner Huntington III. []

First Pastors’ Classes meet a need

Last week Trevecca welcomed 81 Church of the Nazarene pastors to the University’s first-ever Pastors’ Classes. Representing all eight states in the Southeast, these pastors accepted Trevecca’s offer of a class to help them meet one of three goals: to earn hours toward a bachelor’s degree, to earn graduate hours []

Psychology professor gains recognition as artist

 Randy Carden, professor of psychology, has been working to add a new accomplishment to his résumé: artist. His professional career has been devoted to teaching psychology, conducting research in that field, and teaching students how to conduct quantitative research. But his avocation as a painter allows him to view life []

Audit completed: 2014 was a strong financial year

Trevecca’s annual audit of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, provided a positive report: Trevecca’s net results from unrestricted net operations were $993,000, and its total net earnings from all sources (which include endow­ment earnings) was $4,953,000.“This report from the auditors is en­couraging news for Trevecca. It tells University []

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