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 []

Professor’s art wins in national competition

Randy Carden, professor of psychology, won second place place in the Still Life/Floral Category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition (sponsored by Pastel Journal) for his still life “Jingle Bello.” Carden’s painting was one of 2,200 entries in the competition.  In addition to winning some prizes, Carden was informed []

New issue of literary review released

Issue 3.4 of The Cumberland River Review, Trevecca's national literary quarterly, has been released. This issue marks the conclusion of this journal’s third year of publication. Graham Hillard, associate professor of English and the faculty editor of this journal, identified some of the contributors to this issue: Erin Rodoni, a []

Trevecca’s New Center for Innovative Instruction targets student engagement

Trevecca has announced the establishment of the Center for Innovative Instruction (CII). This new service to faculty and students is responsible for leading Trevecca’s expanding effort to employ the latest technology to enhance instruction. For faculty, the Center will provide technology and training for the delivery of course content in []

Student Life

Lab Band 1 to perform at national music conference

Trevecca’s Lab Band 1 has been selected to perform during the national in-service conference of the National Association of Music Educators (NAfME), held at the Opryland Hotel next week, October 26-29. Lab Band 1 was one of only 10 groups from all over the United States selected for this honor. []


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 []

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