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Hunger and Homelessness


Students stop by to make a PB&J on their way to lunch or class.
TUVAC and HOPE Hall volunteers put on this event to raise awareness about hunger
and homelessness.  The sandwiches are donated to CAM in San Antonio.

Dean of Students' Social Media

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Class Newsletters
Trinity University Newsletter November 2012


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Trinity Parents Fund

Gifts of every size make a difference for current Trinity students. The Trinity Parents Fund supports everything from academic scholarships to intramural sports to residential life, and every gift matters! In fact, last year gifts from parents added up to more than $260,000 in support of the unique Trinity experience. Gifts to the Trinity Parents Fund are more than an investment in your child’s education; these gifts support Trinity’s tradition of excellence and represent an investment in the University, the community, and the future. If you are interested in joining the parents who support Trinity through the Parents Fund, call or e-mail Jennifer McElroy, director of parent giving programs, at 210-999-8438 or jmcelroy@trinity.edu.

Counseling Services

If you will spend Thanksgiving with your student . . .
"The first long weekend of the semester is almost here and both you and your student are likely looking forward to sharing an enjoyable weekend together. Thanksgiving weekend is an excellent opportunity to relax, catch up with each other, and offers the chance to appreciate your college student's continued development into a maturing young adult. Ah . . . this sounds like a perfect weekend so what could possibly go wrong?"

Thus begins an excellent article for parents written by Shari Glaser of Western Michigan University. You can read Ms. Glaser's tips for keeping the Thanksgiving holiday enjoyable here.

Career Services

The Purpose of A Resume
We often ask "What's the purpose of a resume?" The answer of course is to get an interview. In fact, I believe that the best benchmark of an effective resume is whether one is receiving responses and ultimately being invited to interview. For an upcoming college graduate the focus of the resume should be on experience (it's not me saying that, it is what recruiters tell me they spend most of their time reviewing). In essence, can the writer describe for the reader what they have done and answer the question, "How is it relevant to me as your potential employer?" Beyond that, the strongest resumes highlight outcomes: For example, "increased sales by x percent," or "survey results were used to construct a new marketing plan for the organization".

Resumes need to be well organized and have good aesthetics. Recruiters say they are put-off by something that just does not look good at first glance. We never recommend that students have their resumes professionally done - employers can see that immediately and it suggests that the student is not capable, or does not want to take the time to create a well-done document.

So, there's more to writing a resume than just putting some words down on paper. If your student needs help getting to the interview by having a good resume they can setup an appointment at careerservices@trinity.edu.

- Brian Hirsch, Ph.D., director of Career Services

Upcoming Career Services Events

Marketing your Study Abroad Experience
11/9/12 (Friday), 12-1:15 p.m., Storch Lobby
Did your student study abroad? They had a great time, and learned a lot, but do not know how to market their experience. Career Services and International Studies is putting on this workshop to show students how to communicate what they learned to future prospective employers and grad schools. Students can R.S.V.P. in TigerJobs.



Career Panel: Art & Art Management
11/12/12 (Monday), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Woodlawn Room (2nd floor Coates)
Does your student want to make a career out of their passion for art? Students can attend this career panel and hear about the personal experiences of professionals in the art industry! Panelists include: Rachel Mauldin the Assistant Director for US Operations, American Research Center in Egypt, Lyn Belisle a Designer/Artist, Lyn Belisle Designs, Beck Whitehead the Chair of Paper & Book Arts Department, Southwest School of Art, and Bethany Prestigiacomo the Director of Fine Arts, St. Mary’s Hall.  Students can R.S.V.P. in TigerJobs.


Career Panel: Consulting
11/14/12 (Wednesday), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Woodlawn Room (2nd floor Coates)
Is your student interested in a career in consulting? Students can come listen to a panel of consultants from different fields discuss what they do on the job, client problems they try to solve, challenges they face, and advice about how to find a position in consulting.  Students can R.S.V.P. in TigerJobs.




Lunch and Learn about Service Opportunities after Graduation: A Talk with Teach for America, City Year, and Peace Corps
11/16/12 (Friday, 12-1 p.m., Mabee Dining Hall (Conference Room)
Does your student know the importance of service, and are unsure of what to do after graduation? This lunch will have representatives from each service organization discussing their program. Students will learn about the opportunities and benefits of each program. Students will be able to get their questions answered.  Students can R.S.V.P. in TigerJobs.


 Information Session: FutureX
11/26/12 (Monday), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Waxahachie Room (2nd floor Coates)
FutureX is coming to Trinity to recruit computer science and business majors for full-time and paid internship positions. Students can meet with Trinity alumnus Adam Cason ’09 to learn more about the FutureX. Students need to bring their resumes and questions.



Health Services

Student Health 101 - November Edition



You can read the November issue of the Parent Perspective online

You are also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101 issue for our students online.

The November issue has some great articles including:
- Love your Body
- Good, Quick Sex
- Snooze or Lose
- Sweat Out the Storm
- UCookbook: Let's Get Fruity: Cooking With Dried Fruits
- FitnessU: Understanding and Reaching Your Optimal Heart Rate
- And much more…


Dining Services

Click here for Thanksgiving Holiday Hours of Operation.  We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday with loved ones.


Order the famous Thanksgiving To-Go Holiday Dinner Meal from Campus Dining. Relax and let us do the cooking. Don’t wait; last day to place an order is Friday, November 16 at noon. For details and dinner options, please click here, call 210-999-8416 or e-mail dhuff@trinity.edu.

Celebrate your student’s November birthday; surprise them with a birthday cake package from TU Dining!  
Visit our CampusDish website and place your order today.

1.       Review birthday party options

2.       Click ‘login’ button on the top left

3.       Create a free new account to check out


You will be contacted with confirmation of your order via e-mail!


Visit our TU Dining Facebook page and like us today and stay up-to-date on the latest dining news.


December Commencement Regalia
TU Bookstore is currently accepting regalia orders for December graduates.  Anyone that missed the web order deadline can e-mail coriiz@trinity.edu to place their order.

Bookstore Sale
All Champion brand apparel is 25% off; click here for more information.

Residence Hall Closing in December
Residents are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final. Door locks will be disabled at noon on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Once the building has been officially closed, keys will not work and re-entry will not be allowed until halls reopen on Sunday, January 13, 2012 so please remind your student to pack important items (i.e. passports, prescription medicine, contact lenses, etc.). Students may leave belongings in the room over the break and will not need to turn in keys.

1098-T Notification for Students

The 2012 1098-T forms will be processed by the Office of Student Accounts.  All students will need to Authorize Users (parent, individual claiming them as a dependent) to view and/or print their 1098-T.  Even if the student has already authorized users to access their account they must again give consent for them to access the 1098-T online.  Information and steps to authorize users to access the 1098-T will be sent to the student's Trinity e-mail address in late November.


Payment Plan Notification for Spring 2013

You may enroll online on or about November 29, 2012.  An e-mail regarding enrollment will be sent to the student's Trinity e-mail address in mid November.  The spring 2013 tuition statement will be posted online on or about
December 3.


For additional information on Payment Plan enrollment, billing, and e-refunds click here or e-mail studentaccounts@trinity.edu.


Campus Spotlight

Source: University Communications

Student Communication

This section features e-mails that were sent to all students since the last TrinitE newsletter. These are shared with you for your information. By policy, students are responsible for information sent to them through e-mail, which serves as an official Trinity University communication tool -- because all students are assigned accounts. We want you to see what they have been sent.  (Click on each heading to read the full e-mail.)

A Message for the Class of 2014
Code TEAL Invitation

A Message for the Class of 2016
ASR Election

Informational Announcements
Campus Survey - Opportunity to Win a $150 Visa Virtual Gift Card
Quarterly Update - Facilities Services Service Center
Laurie Auditorium Event - San Antonio Symphony "Young People's Concert"
ITS Announcement - Ellucian Colleague Maintenance
ITS Announcement - Trinity Mobile App Now Available

The Difference

The difference between… The Trinity Parent and Family newsletter is an electronic newsletter that is distributed to parents of new students in the summer. The TrinitE Parent and Family electronic newsletter is sent to subscribers about every three weeks during the academic year. ParentTalk is an interactive listserv available to parents and family members. Participants must subscribe to this list, which allows parents to respond to posts submitted by others. It is a valuable list to utilize to pose questions about local services, parental dilemmas, general concerns, and inquiries.


November 9, 2012


November 5 - 20
- Spring Pre-Registration

November 9 - 11

- Alumni Weekend
- Theater: La Tempesta

November 10
- Swimming & Diving
- NCAA Men's & Women's
  Soccer Tournaments
- Football

November 11
- Concert: Symphonic Wind

November 14 - 17
- Theater: La Tempesta

November 17
- Trinity in Focus

November 20
- Men's Basketball

November 21 - 23
- Thanksgiving Break

November 24 - 25
- Women's Basketball
  Thanksgiving Classic

November 26
- Men's Basketball

November 28
- Men's Basketball

November 30
- Christmas Concert

December 2
- Christmas Vespers
- Open Houses on Oakmont

December 5 - 6

- Reading Days

December 7 - 13
- Final Exams

December 9
- German Christmas
  Candlelight Service

December 15
- Winter Commencement
- Residence Halls close at

December 16
Residence halls close at
  noon for graduating seniors




TrinitE Parent Updates

Next TrinitE Parent: 
December 7

Click on bold maroon type as these are links to more specific information.