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Taylor Moser, senior business and communication major: “Last year I went to NIOSA, and it was really fun and was really expressive of the San Antonio culture. I got to eat traditional food. That was definitely my favorite part.”   Addison Keller, junior political science major: “I’m really looking forward to NIOSA; I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. I think [I’m most looking forward to] experiencing the culture and being with people celebrating...

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After the seed round of the Louis H. Stumberg Venture Plan Competition ended, the finalists stood smiling and laughing, knowing they had qualified to move onto the next round. All the finalist leadership teams — Mona, InterSourcing, Patch, Complete Chess and Quick Sip — posed for a picture holding giant $5,000 checks.  Among the five teams considered finalists, products were diverse, ranging from cold brew coffee to high tech pill bottles. The teams were, however, less diverse in...

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Spring family weekend is going to look a little different this year. Instead of encouraging families and students to get off campus for a volunteer project, Jolie Nyamarembo, AmeriCorps public ally for Trinity University Volunteer Action Committee (TUVAC), is bringing the volunteering to Trinity. All semester long, Nyamarembo has coordinated with Meals on Wheels to create a service project on campus, making it more accessible to students and their families. Nyamarembo envisions students and families gathered...

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Normally, spring break does not invoke images of cleaning, recycling or sleeping on church floors. But some Trinity students participated in spring break trips that had them do exactly that. These students spent their week working with local, national and international organizations to learn more about the issues various communities are facing, and to work toward possible solutions. SAN ANTONIO URBAN PLUNGE Intervarsity is an international and interdenominational Christian campus ministry. This spring break, chapters of...

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Before 1980, Trinity was known for its tennis team, not its academic programs, like it is today. The future for Trinity looked bleak. Enrollment for many programs was down, and the university was struggling to keep up with the financial needs of struggling programs. Then, about 35 years ago, Trinity did some rebranding. Ron Calgaard, former Trinity president, changed the university’s unpromising trajectory by eliminating several majors and programs. Today, we make a tribute not...

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This summer, the waters of Tacoma, Washington, situated on the banks of Puget Sound, will become a little bit richer with the arrival of Stephen Nickle and Catherine Morell-Nickle. Stephen Nickle, Trinity chaplain, and Catherine Morell-Nickle, assistant director for Student Accessibility Services, have been faithful and passionate supporters of the Trinity community since Nickle was hired in 2000.  Nickle has served as Trinity’s chaplain for 18 years. After this semester, Nickle will begin a year-long...

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As an undergraduate, David Macpherson was determined to become an engineer. In his first year, he took engineering courses. Macpherson sat through calculus, physics, more calculus and more physics. Classes seemed to take forever, tests were excruciating and the projects exasperating. It wasn’t until Macpherson took his first economics class, and earned his first A, that he found his calling. Now head of the economics department, Macpherson works as a labor economist. He studies wages,...

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What do you want your life to look like in five years? In 10 years? Thirty years? Graduating communication seniors got a glimpse of some of the career paths they might take last Friday at Communication Day. The communication department held three different panels with alumni who discussed their careers and the versatility of a communication degree.  Communication Day began with a luncheon with the keynote speaker, NBC News producer John Bentley. Following the luncheon,...