How did we get here? I cannot comprehend the fact that I am about to graduate, even as I’m writing this. I remember reading last year’s seniors’ columns and wanting never to have to do anything so corny and personal in a public forum, but Tommie’s kind of making me, so here I am. That’s the first thing I want to impart to the youngins out there thinking that they’re so far off from graduation””it’s...

The Trinitonian sat down with Jim Worman, director of Trinity’s symphonic wind ensemble, to learn more about the upcoming wind ensemble performance, which is set to take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. The theme of the concert is “People, Places and Events in the History of the United States.” Question: How long have you conducted wind ensemble? Answer: I’m...

Jazz ensemble’s annual second semester performance will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Laurie Auditorium, and it promises to bring eccentricity and entertainment to all those who attend. Chris Magee, who took over as director of the ensemble in Fall 2012, has challenged and requested more from members of the ensemble. “I’m excited to play the songs Dr. Magee is challenging us to play. At the beginning of the semester, everyone thought,...

Edwin Blanton, Trinity’s coordinator for community service and engagement, had the idea of creating a nonprofit organization when he and a fellow Peace Corps volunteer, Jennifer Catron, noticed there were not many international projects that focused on educating people with disabilities. “While I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the West Indian country of Dominica, I had a project where I coached Special Olympics. A fellow volunteer and I noticed that there was a lack...

https://tz5spe4rrwpn7tzx-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Cover.jpg

“1966,” named for the year in which several major works of creative nonfiction were published in “The New Yorker,” “Esquire,” and in authors’ collections, publishes research-based creative nonfiction. The literary magazine went live Feb. 28 of this year, marking a clean and successful launch by its student staff and editor, Kelly Carlisle, assistant professor in the English department. However, the work that went into it was less straightforward than they initially anticipated. “The first issue...

https://tz5spe4rrwpn7tzx-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Beehives-MM.jpg

Richard Reed, director of the environmental studies department, is on sabbatical this semester. Trinity faculty members are given sabbatical leave for the purpose of encouraging them to engage in research in their fields or other activities that relate to their fields of scholarly interest. Reed is taking the semester to work in the field, literally: he is spending portions of the semester at his family farm in Wisconsin, and when he is in San Antonio,...

https://tz5spe4rrwpn7tzx-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Claire-AD.jpg

Last semester, from Nov. 2-4, senior Claire Afflerbach participated in the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration Conference to present research she has worked on with Kelly Lyons, associate professor of biology, Eddy Kwessi, assistant professor of math, and fellow students Katherine Banick, Kara Schoenemann, Erin Tansey and Kristen Schultz over the course of two summers. Afflerbach was excited to share the findings of the research after working with the greenhouse competition study for so long....

https://tz5spe4rrwpn7tzx-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/PartTimeFaculty2-MM.jpg

Out of the 1,700-1,800 courses offered each year at Trinity University, approximately 170 are taught by members of the faculty who were selected to become part of the community because of experience outside of academia. These professors were hired because of their expertise in practical fields beyond the realm of the academic, and each spends their time working and living two different work lives””one at Trinity as professors, and one at the career they originally...