Remembering Jim Foglesong

Posted by Trevecca News on Jul 15, 2013 2:15:03 PM

Trevecca lost a beloved former professor when Jim Foglesong, the founding director of Trevecca’s Music Business Program, died Tuesday, July 9. Foglesong is known around the world as a Country Music Hall of Famer and groundbreaking music executive who signed Garth Brooks, George Strait, The Oak Ridge Boys and others. Below are just a few of the words shared on Facebook by the Trevecca community in remembrance of Jim.

Tammi Weed
I owe so much to James S. Foglesong. At first he was my professor, then he became my mentor and after I left Trevecca Nazarene University, he became my dear friend. He was the one who convinced my parents that Nashville was the place for me to be... He got me my first job in the music business and taught me much of what I know today. I'm deeply saddened by our loss but will be forever grateful to him and forever inspired by his legacy. Professor Foglesong, the honor was all mine...

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Topics: Academics, music business, Nashville, News, Media, Miscellaneous, jim foglesong

Trojans featured in THE CITY PAPER

Posted by Trevecca News on May 29, 2013 2:13:08 PM

The Trojans were featured in The City Paper, a Nashville publication, regarding the transition into the NCAA Division-II and for their success in competing in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Read the article >>

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Topics: G-MAC, News, NCAA, trojans, the city paper, Media, Great Midwest Athletic Conference

FOX 17 Featuring Jennifer Neely

Posted by Trevecca News on Apr 10, 2013 10:54:05 AM

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Topics: End It Movement, Raising Awareness, Nashville, Human Trafficking, News, Jennifer Neely, End It, Campus Events, Media

Follow us online!

Posted by Trevecca News on Mar 1, 2013 4:06:46 PM

Trevecca Nazarene University shares information, ideas, upcoming events and the latest news on social media.

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Topics: News, Media

Trevecca Launches New Mobile App

Posted by Trevecca News on Feb 21, 2013 1:32:37 PM

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Topics: Mobile App, TNU Mobile App, News

“Four C’s Determine Value”

Posted by Trevecca News on Feb 19, 2013 10:22:07 PM

When I was a student at Nazarene Theological Seminary, I worked in a jewelry store and learned about the “4 C’s,” the standards for determining the value of a precious stone. As an alumnus of Trevecca, I realize that Trevecca also utilized a 4-C standard to bring out the very best in its students.

C #1Christ-centered focus. Christ has been at the center of Trevecca from its founding days—in programs, chapel services, outreach ministries, planning, etc.

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Topics: News, TNU Alumni Association, Alumni

New Alumni Referral Scholarship

Posted by Trevecca News on Feb 5, 2013 3:28:46 PM

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Topics: Alumni Referral Scholarship, CLL, MHR, Scholarships, News, Trevecca, Alumni

Teachers with weapons? A conflict of mindsets

Posted by Trevecca News on Feb 5, 2013 9:13:15 AM

In the aftermath of recent school shootings, some have questioned whether or not teachers in schools should be armed. The argument for teachers carrying handguns relies on the belief that educators are the first line of protection for students in their care. Those who advocate for gun-toting teachers argue that—with the right training in operation and weapons safety—the men and women whom we pay to enrich the lives of our children might also save their lives one day.
Most police chiefs and sheriffs disagree with arming teachers, and as the experts in lethal force, they have valid reasons for doing so. Police officers, who must qualify at a pistol range on a regular basis, still hit their human targets only about 17% of the time, a nationwide statistic that does not vary much from year to year.
I believe I am one of only a few college professors who have shot another human being. As a narcotics agent with the California Department of Justice in my previous life, I had the occasion to shoot a suspect who was trying to kill my partner and me. The suspect missed—I did not. I later taught handgun training at a pistol range, and despite my 21 years of law enforcement and my so-called expertise with handguns, I still do not want to carry a gun as a professor.
What pro-gun advocates fail to consider is the role of mindset—the kind of mindset that is required for one to be proficient with a weapon. As an on-duty cop I was able to fire my weapon almost without thinking. My actions were a result of years of training and a state of mind that put me on alert. That mindset is not the mindset of a teacher and never should be. We ask our children’s educators to enrich their minds and help them find their way in the world. I, for one, think that doing that job well requires a mindset of a very different focus. My own experiences as a cop convince me that most Americans prefer to give teachers the freedom to teach—without their having to worry about being ready to kill.

Laurie Woods, PhD, teaches criminal justice at Trevecca Nazarene University.

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Tampa Bay Rays All-Star Finds Spot with TNU

Posted by Trevecca News on Feb 4, 2013 3:25:01 PM

Rudy Kalis of WSMV TV recently spent part of a day visiting with Tampa Bay Rays All Star Ben Zobrist and the Trevecca baseball team. Zobrist, who is friends with Trevecca baseball coach Ryan Schmalz, has taken to the Trojans and practiced with them all winter. Check out the story Kalis did on Zobrist and the Trevecca baseball team.

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Topics: Nashville, baseball, News, Trevecca, Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays, Media

Aftermath of violence: Helping children cope

Posted by Trevecca News on Jan 31, 2013 2:14:26 PM

The nation and the world were impacted last month by the events in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults lost their lives in a terrible mass shooting. While events of this kind are occurring too frequently in our world, this particular incident especially touched our lives by virtue of the number of innocent children whose lives were cut short. As parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts, we all identify in various ways with the pain experienced by those who lost their children on that day.

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Topics: Family Matters, News

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