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.
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).
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.
As we all grapple with the effects of COVID-19 on our world, it’s easy to let worry and fear creep in. What if I lose my job? What if I—or my spouse, my child or my parent—get(s) sick? What if my job responsibilities become so overwhelming that I don’t have time for my family, my faith or anything else I was planning to do, like going back to school?
In times of uncertainty, it’s normal to struggle with fear, doubt and worry. With the threat of COVID-19 hanging overhead, it may be difficult to think about the future or next steps. But now’s the time to invest in what’s next for you, and you can trust Trevecca to help you along the way. Here are a few tips to help you navigate this season of uncertainty.