Trinity University will be offering a new minor and certification in the fall of 2013 ““ Arts, Letters, and Enterprise. The minor requires the completion of 21 hours of study, while the certification requires 12 hours of study and an internship experience. “It’s my hope that this will give students an opportunity to major in what they want to major in,” said Jacob Tingle, co-chair of the ALE program and associate professor of business administration....

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Trinity campus is set for changes after the City of San Antonio declined the original fire equipment access plan for the Center for the Sciences and Innovation project. After the decline of the original plan, Trinity set up a test of the original plan with the San Antonio Fire Department. On Dec. 18, the San Antonio Fire Department tested Trinity’s fire equipment access plan. The San Antonio Fire Department concluded that the plan did not...

While the recession made employment a challenge for many college graduates, employment rates are trending upwards for 2013 graduates both nationwide and specifically for Trinity. Employment prospects for college graduates are up when compared to other job seekers. Specific to Trinity, job postings on TigerJobs are also up for this year. “It’s starting to bounce back, especially for college students,” said Brian Hirsch, director of career services. “It’s better than it was last year. Employers...

The Association of Student Representatives, Greek Council, Trinity Diversity Connection and Trinity University Volunteer Action Community moved their officer election timelines closer to the calendar year timeline after discussions with Jamie Thompson, director of Campus and Community Involvement. “I meet with the big six organizations on a monthly basis, and we talked about these changes last semester,” Thompson said. “We decided to see what happened after the university-sponsored groups changed their timelines before making any...

The currently sanctioned Greek organizations, the Bengal Lancers, Gamma Chi Delta, SPURS, and Chi Delta Tau turned in their proposals for reinstatement during January. The proposals will be reviewed by Jamie Thompson, director of campus and community involvement; Briana McGlamory, coordinator of fraternity and sorority life and Michael Fischer, vice president of academic affairs. “Dr. Fischer continues to be the main point of contact and the main representative from the administration,” Thompson said. “Briana and...

Earlier this week, a special committee met to begin working out the kinks of the student activity block. “We have only had one meeting and we just went over basics like the purpose of the committee, goals, etc,” said Sal Perdomo, a senior and member of the special committee. “Not everyone knew each other, so the first meeting was a good way to put names to faces.” The University Curriculum Council decided to create the...

After the economic downturn, commercial events at Laurie Auditorium nearly came to a halt, but now more productions are coming to campus. “We saw a significant downturn in commercial bookings during the recession, as did most venues,” said Kevin Hawkins, director of Laurie Auditorium. “We haven’t done as many events since the economic downturn, but it’s starting to come back. I am hopeful that over the next 18 months we see an increase in commercial...

Hildebrand Avenue is now a one-way eastbound street from U.S. 281 to N. New Braunfels Avenue to accommodate a $15.5 million flood control and roadway improvement project initiated by the city of San Antonio. The road will remain a  one-way for the duration of the 18-month project and could pose issues for motorists traveling to and from Broadway Avenue, possibly affecting businesses. “Trinity students and faculty might start to go elsewhere,” said Christine Drennon, director...