As a traditional undergraduate, your senior year is significant. After years of working hard in the classroom, the final semester serves as a time to prepare for the next step with senior projects, final papers, end-of-the-year events, internships and practicums. It’s fair to say that a student’s senior year is challenging—and that’s in a non-COVID-19 world.
This post is part of an ongoing blog series from Trevecca’s SWEET (Student Wellness Education and Engagement at Trevecca) team. Every other Wednesday for the next few months, they’ll be offering up wellness tips to help our students navigate life in a COVID-19 world.During this social distancing season we find ourselves in, it’s easy to forget to invest in our own mental health. It could be any number of factors: worrying about friends or family who live far away, dealing with difficult people at the grocery store or the constant barrage of heavy news we get inundated with—to say life sometimes feels overwhelming right now is an understatement.
As an associate professor of English, Graham Hillard nurtures budding writers in creative writing, contemporary literature and composition at Trevecca. He is the founding editor of Trevecca’s national literary quarterly, The Cumberland River Review. In addition, Hillard has written for The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Oxford American, The Weekly Standard and other magazines. He has contributed poetry and fiction to The Believer, Image, Notre Dame Review and numerous other journals.
While it may feel like the world has changed a lot in the past few months, some things haven’t. Even as the world and the American economy grapples with the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s clear that a college degree still matters.
At Trevecca, we’re aware that every student’s situation is unique. That’s why we offer our MBA program in a variety of formats that allow our students the flexibility they need to complete their master’s degree in a format that fits their lives and allows them to achieve their professional goals.
This post is part of an ongoing blog series from Trevecca’s SWEET (Student Wellness Education and Engagement at Trevecca) team. Every other Wednesday for the next few months, they’ll be offering up wellness tips to help our students navigate life in a COVID-19 world.
Spending time with our families can be comforting, safe and even fun. At the same time, being with our families can be complicated, confusing and downright stressful. These days, however, things at home might be even more challenging. With a global crisis that has flipped our lives upside down, what seemed like annoying, pesky issues at home before may now feel heavy and unbearable.
While a student at Trevecca, Katerine Hernandez Albert (’15) began honing her leadership skills, serving as a peer mentor, president of Trevecca’s FUTURO chapter and director of the University’s chapter of Best Buddies International. After graduation, she served as program coordinator, then program director for YMCA Latino Achievers before moving to Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management. Albert currently serves as a human resources generalist for the Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC).
Considering earning a degree online? Even as the number of students taking online courses continues to increase, misconceptions about online education still exist. At Trevecca, we’ve been offering online degrees longer than any other Nashville-area institution and know how rich an experience it can be—plus it offers flexibility and affordability.
This post kicks off an ongoing blog series from Trevecca’s SWEET (Student Wellness Education and Engagement at Trevecca) team. Every other Wednesday for the next few months, they’ll be offering up wellness tips to help our students navigate life in a COVID-19 world.
We know that social distancing can be very difficult, but don’t worry! Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation. Now more than ever, it’s important to connect with others and help ease some of the lonely feelings that come from being physically apart from friends and loved ones.
The author of several books, including Following Jesus: Prophet, Priest, King and Kings and Presidents: Politics and the Kingdom of God, Dr. Tim Gaines is an associate professor in Trevecca’s Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Gaines has served in various pastoral capacities in Kansas City, Chicago and California, and presently serves on the pastoral staff at Trevecca Community Church. As a research fellow at the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, he conducted research in the areas of energy, economics, and bioethics. He has published articles in several academic journals and contributed chapters to several books on various topics related to theology, ethics and technology.
For the last few years—and especially now as you approach the end of your coursework, you’ve probably imagined walking across the stage to receive your diploma and celebrating with family and friends as you depart the Hill.
Unfortunately, many of the festivities that come along this special milestone are currently postponed as a result of COVID-19. As we approach graduation, Miller Folk, a counselor in the Trevecca Counseling Center, shares some advice on how to deal with a few common myths about grief.
May 1 is College Decision Day, and this year, nothing feels the same. In a season that would be filled with college visits, prom and the celebrations that mark your senior year of high school, you’re finishing up your classes at home and talking to your friends on FaceTime and Zoom.
Getting a degree—whether it’s a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate—can be intimidating. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80; earning a degree takes you out of your comfort zone and thrusts you into a world of new experiences, new relationships and new demands.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s a Trevecca graduate, Director Chief William Swann, who is leading the charge within Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
You’re ready to finish the college degree you started years ago, or you’re finally committed to pursuing the bachelor’s degree you put off. Maybe you’re looking at a master’s or doctoral degree. Regardless of what degree you hope to earn, one thing is certain: you’re not so sure how it’s going to happen.
Maybe you have a full-time job, a spouse who travels for work, or three busy kids with extracurricular activities that fill many afternoons and weekends.
Getting your degree online seems like the most practical and doable way to go—but how do you choose the right program? How do you find a university that delivers a quality experience and offers a valuable return on your investment of time, effort and resources? You want to make sure the degree you earn is worth far more than the paper it’s printed on.
Choosing a college can be a bit stressful. As a high school senior, you’re likely full of questions. What are the professors like? What do the dorms look like? How will I pay for college? What will it be like? And of course, one of the most important questions of all: are there any good coffee shops on campus? (The answer of course, is yes.)
If you’ve been thinking about finishing your bachelor’s degree but haven’t yet committed to going back to school, maybe these concerns sound familiar:
I’m too old and out of touch to go back to college.
There’s no way I have time to squeeze school into my busy schedule with work and family activities.
Our budget is stretched right now; how could I afford to take classes?
Is finishing my bachelor’s degree even worth it?
Technology runs our world, and forward-thinking business leaders understand that. To be successful, today’s businesses need creative team members who understand the intricacies of technology and can use that knowledge to find creative solutions to current and future problems.
That’s just one reason to consider earning a bachelor’s degree in computer information technology at Trevecca. Here are a few more.