Due to poor attendance at the Michael Ratner’s Maverick Lecture on April 9, Dennis Ahlburg, president of the university, sent an email out to faculty about the poor attendance. “This applies on two levels, for both faculty and students. An education is more than just going to class,” Ahlburg said. “We have lectures at Trinity by people of international stature… who have made a contribution internationally. They are on campus and people can’t be bothered...

Michael Fischer, vice president for academic affairs and co-chair of Trinity Tomorrow, sent the most recent version of the Strategic Plan to the Trinity community via email on April 1. The updated plan calls for the creation of the Center for Engaged and Experiential Learning, the Center for International Citizenship and the Student Success Center. The plan also calls for the construction of a new welcome center and formal entrance on upper campus. While Fischer...

Trinity University Health Services set up a sexually transmitted disease awareness table in Mabee Dining Hall on April 10, in recognition of STD awareness month. “The nurses at the table were there to dispel myths about STDs,” said Jackie Bevilacqua, coordinator of Health Services. “The nurses also gave away something in order to encourage awareness.” Health Services also coordinated with the San Antonio AIDS Foundation to offer free HIV testing outside Mabee on the same...

Trinity University Outdoor Recreation (O-Rec) halved the price of their trips after receiving funding from the Association of Student Representatives (ASR). O-Rec approached ASR in an effort to alleviate the amount of money students were paying for trips and to reach parity with other institutions. “Outdoor recreation clubs at Stephen F. Austin and Southwestern receive funding for their trips,” said Mitch Hagney, O-Rec trip leader. “We also wanted to help out the students, because some...

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On March 15, Brandon Spencer, Residential Life coordinator, sent an e-mail to the residents of North and South saying that residents could be fined for missing communal furniture. If the items are not returned by today, Residential Life may subject the residents to community billing. During every break, Res Life conducts a furniture inspection to take account of all university furniture in residential areas.  When Res Life noticed several items missing in the North/South foyer,...

Admissions hosted the first Tower Scholarship day on Saturday, Mar. 2. The Tower Scholarship program is a scholarship competition for prospective students in which they can win one of 13 full-tuition scholarships offered by the university. One hundred and fifty eight prospective students attended the event. “The whole drive of the scholarship program is to drive more top students to campus,” said Chris Ellertson, associate vice president for enrollment and student retention. “The turnout was...

On Friday, March 8, Dennis Ahlburg, president of the university, and Gary Logan, vice president for finance and administration, presented the 2013-14 budget to faculty and staff. The presentation covered financial health, risk assessment, revenue estimates and capital projects as well as a question and answer session. The goal of the presentation was to promote transparency in the financial affairs of the university. “This is a continuation of our feeling that in order to better...

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Campus and Community Involvement staff decided not to host the Men’s Conference this year. Before his leave in August 2013, Raphael Moffett, former director of CCI, led the planning of the Men’s Conference. Due to the departure of Moffett and Ben Newhouse, former assistant director and director of CCI, the department found themselves down two staff members. Forced to prioritize their efforts, the office of Campus and Community Involvement decided not to hold the Men’s...