Urban Farm goes off the grid with new solar panels

By Christy Ulmet

Two large black panels hang above the door on the south side of the barn at the Urban Farm. With just these two panels, the farm is able to sustain its own electricity.

In an effort to be energy independent, the Urban Farm hung the two 100-watt solar panels to power outlets and lights in the recently built barn facility. Continue reading

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Ice dam causes ceiling to collapse in mens’ apartment

Photo by Craig White.

Photo by Craig White.

By Christy Ulmet

Craig White, Sean Kilpatrick and Caleb Willis were gifted with a skylight in their apartment, or rather, a giant hole in the ceiling and tons of insulation scattered all through their living room.

Last week’s winter weather caused the ceiling to collapse Sunday morning in the three mens’ living room, leaving them with a gaping hole above them covered by a tarp until further notice. Continue reading

Rachel Held Evans speaks at Trevecca

rheBy Christy Ulmet

Thursday morning, Trevecca brought in a special guest named Rachel Held Evans to lead the weekly chapel service. She told a story about a yearlong experiment she tried, which led her to the conclusion that, “It’s not about what you do, it’s about how you do it.”
Evans, New York Times bestselling author of “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” and blogger, spoke Thursday morning in chapel, and she will be back tonight as a part of the Common Ground series.

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Students hoping for a big snowfall and a day off

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From NashSevereWX

By Christy Ulmet

Nashville is bracing for what may be the biggest snowfall in 10 years and Trevecca students are hoping–and tweeting–for a day off.

The National Weather Service is forecasting that snow will begin falling in the early hours of the morning and continuing on through the day. An upwards of 3-7 inches is expected throughout the day. The forecast has students resurrecting a twitter hashtag from last year: #cancelclasstrevecca. Continue reading

Reba makes an appearance at Trevecca

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetBy Christy Ulmet

“A single mom who works two jobs, who loves her kids and never stops. With gentle hands and the heart of a fighter. I’m a survivor.”

Those words sound familiar? You might have heard the theme song from the TV show “Reba” if you were anywhere near the Boone Convocation Center Saturday afternoon.

More than 200 women from the Nashville Rescue Mission dressed in their Sunday best, loaded a few coach buses, and made their way to the Boone building for a luncheon fundraiser, hosted by the Rescue Mission. They were joined by an additional large group of women who came to the event in support of the nonprofit. Continue reading

Urban farm loses four pigs, ramps up security measures

Photo c/o Jason Adkins.

Photo c/o Jason Adkins.

By Christy Ulmet

A recent attack on some of Trevecca’s urban farm animals forced Jason Adkins, environmental projects coordinator and farm operator, to reinforce some security measures on the farm.

On Tuesday, January 6, a pack of four stray dogs made their way into the pigpen and attacked some Juliana miniature pigs. While one pig managed to escape the attack and make its way to a nearby business, four of the pigs did not survive. Continue reading

Trevecca approved as NCAA Division II school

By Christy Ulmet

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Photo c/o Trevecca.

After three years of candidacy, Trevecca Nazarene University is now officially the first university in Middle Tennessee to be NCAA Division II.

Trevecca began the admittance process for NCAA Division II in 2011, and shortly after that joined the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), which would eventually become a Division II conference.

Beginning September 1, 2014, Trevecca’s 15 intercollegiate teams will be eligible for post-season play, and the university can now display the NCAA logo. Continue reading

TNU admissions under pressure to recruit more students

admissionsBy 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.

The announcement of a $1.2 million budget cut for Trevecca put a spotlight on the university’s sales team. Continue reading