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Rise and Shine




The final phase of the Center for Sciences and Innovation is gaining momentum as the
new structure takes shape. The Cowles renovation is scheduled for availability for next fall and
the entire complex,  including the new portion, shown above, should be completed by spring 2014.


Dean of Students




Last week I addressed the new members of the fraternities and sororities on the night before bid day. I shared with them conditions I set-up with my son when he joined a fraternity elsewhere this year. (As an aside, I commented that having a dean of students as a parent has some downsides.) Maybe some of this will resonate with you, and you might consider sharing some of your own expectations with your son or daughter).

On a different note, I want to direct you to this list of leadership opportunities for students for next year. Though it is only February, ASR elections and Residential Life student staff selection are already underway. In case your students missed these, maybe you can give them a nudge!

Finally, I want to recognize the spirit of our ParentTalk parents, who continued the annual Dia del Tigre tradition by gathering on January 26 across the globe! It says so much about our parents that they want to connect with other neighboring parents whose common bond is Trinity University!



Mr. David M. Tuttle
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

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Trinity Parents Council

The Trinity University Parents Council will have its next meeting on Saturday, April 6 during Spring Family Weekend. Council members have the opportunity to meet other parents and learn more about Trinity during these meetings. In addition, members participate in the tradition of parent giving by making an annual Associates-level leadership gift to the Trinity Parents Fund. If you are interested in joining the Council, speak with Jennifer McElroy, director of parent giving, at 210-999-8438 or jmcelroy@trinity.edu.

Counseling Services

Your Dieting Daughter: A Few Notes for Parents
It is no surprise that many women diet or ‘watch their weight’ during their college years. Pressures to be thin can be found among friends and family members, in the press, and even in the specter of the “Freshman 15.” As the birthplace of the Reflections Body Image Program, Trinity works hard to educate female students about societal pressures to be thin as well as the physical and emotional costs of striving to achieve the impossible thin ideal. We are hoping for culture change among our students, wherein ‘fat talk’ will one day be unacceptable among friends. Still, we know that there are many women on our campus for whom body image dissatisfaction, dieting, and eating disorders are part of daily life.

So what should parents make of their daughter’s dieting behavior? [Click here to read more.]

--Kristin E. Eisenhauer, Ph.D.

Career Services


Business Attire? Business Casual? Business Social?

Even seasoned professionals get confused by the different classifications of professional dress these days. to make it worse the definition may even vary from business to business. Every year Career Services sponsors a program called "Dress To Impress." It is a kind of business fashion show which in a fun way demonstrates to students appropriate dress for interviews and other professional situations. We have live models including some faculty and staff model the differences between business attire, business casual, and business social dress. We also have models show what not to do. The program is facilitated by an HR person from one of the organizations that recruits at Trinity.


One of the things about college life is that students strive to maximize their relaxation -- that includes how they dress. Sometimes the result is they do not realize the negative impression they may be making when they are meeting alumni, participating in career fairs, and even job interviewing by the way they dress. Career Services is working with faculty and other staff to make sure that students hear the message of when meeting people who can help your career, it's important to look the part. "Dress to Impress" will take place on February 13 the week before our Spring Career Fair and students can get more information in the events section of TigerJobs.


If students need assistance and consultation on professional image encourage them to make an appointment with the Career Services Office.


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


Health Services

Student Health 101 - February Edition



You can read the February issue of the Parent Perspective online

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

The February issue includes:
- Solo & Satisfied: Being single in a relationship world.
- Capturing Your Creativity
- Get More From Your Core: Why it's important and how to work it.
- Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: 5 tips for successful group projects.
- UCookbook: Healthy Chocolate Recipes
- FitnessU: Developing Flexibility
- And much more…


Dining Services


Let us do the cooking for you!  Early meal plan sign up for commuter meal plans here.

On February 27 at 10 a.m., Dining Services will participate in Health & Fitness Day at the Bell Center.  Let your student know to visit us for information about eating healthy on a meal plan!

Before their friends dunk them in the fountain as tradition, order your student a birthday cake to enjoy afterwards; surprise them with a birthday cake package from TU Dining! Order today and have all your spring birthdays covered! 
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!


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Countdown to Commencement
If your student is a graduating senior, they will need to start thinking about preparations for commencement.  With coursework and extracurricular activities keeping them busy, May 18 will sneak up on them in a hurry.  Your student will need to order a cap and gown, check with the Office of the Registrar to make sure they've completed the necessary requirements to graduate, and it wouldn't hurt for them to meet with their Financial Aid counselor to discuss the loan repayment.  You might also want to talk with your student about whether or not they would like to order graduation announcements or take senior portraits.


This list may seem daunting, but don't worry.  If your student needs to complete any or all of these tasks, urge them to attend Countdown to Commencement on February 13 and 14 in the Fiesta Room (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days).  Representatives from various campus offices will be present to prepare graduating seniors for commencement.  If they have done all of these things already, kudos to them!  But they should still stop by.  They can pick up their alumni card, talk with Career Services, enter for a chance to win a free Trinity diploma frame, and more.

Ring Sales

Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

By having at least 73 credit hours students are eligible to participate in a Trinity Tradition - the Trinity Ring Ceremony being held during Spring Family Weekend on April 6. An official ring sales representative will be attending Countdown to Commencement in the Fiesta Room to assist with the ring selection, sizing and any additional questions.


Jansport Sale at the Bookstore

February 18 - 22 Jansport Tees, Ladies' V-necks, Full-zip Hoodies, 1/4 Zip pullovers are 25% off.

Spring Family Weekend
Start planning now for Spring Family Weekend! Join the campus community for a variety of events Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 2013. The schedule can be found online. Pre-registration is available through Sunday, March 31, 2013. If you are unable to register prior to this day, on-site registration is available at the Coates University Center Information Desk from 8-5 pm on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. We look forward to seeing you on campus in April! Please contact jamie.thompson@trinity.edu for questions.

Upcoming Career Services Events

GoingGlobal Student Training Session

2/8/2013, 1-2 p.m., Online

This webinar is designed to help students understand and utilize the GoingGlobal system more efficiently. GoingGlobal is a database that provides information on working abroad for American students and possible H1B sponsoring employers for international students. It provides guidelines for job applications in various countries, and information about possible job and internship opportunities. Students can learn more on TigerJobs.


Kaplan Test Prep

GMAT Strategy Session  2/11/2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Waxahachie Room

MCAT Strategy Session  2/11/2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tehuacana

GRE Strategy Session     2/12/2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Location Northrup 114

LSAT Strategy Session   2/12/2013, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Location Northrup 114

This is a free event. To R.S.V.P. students can visit TigerJobs


Countdown to Commencement

2/13/2013-2/14/2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fiesta Room

A one-stop opportunity for seniors to complete preparations for graduation! As your senior begins to prepare for graduation, they should stop by the Fiesta Room on Wednesday or Thursday, February 13-14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to finalize their plans for graduation! They can order their cap & gown, class ring, senior photos, graduation announcements, diploma frame, etc. Get information about student account, financial aid, transcripts, and more. Plus freebies & fun stuff - Their Countdown doesn't have to be all work and no play...  they should checkout our great giveaways and ensure the commencement experience is as memorable as the years leading up to it. Students can learn more on TigerJobs


Dress to Impress 2013

2/13/2013, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Waxahachie Room

Students should come out and support their favorite staff, faculty, and students as they model appropriate professional attire for the work world! They can get detailed information from a professional recruiter about how to succeed in interviews! Light finger foods will be served. Sponsored by Career Services. Students can R.S.V.P. via TigerJobs


Advise Texas College Advising Corps Information Session

2/15/2013, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Storch Memorial Library Room 110

Recruitment begins for the 2013-2014 Advise Texas College Corps. Students can meet with representatives to learn more about the organization’s mission, application process and the attributes that distinguish the Advise Texas model. Students can R.S.V.P. via TigerJobs




2013 Supreme Court Summer Internship

2/15/2013, 5 p.m., TigerJobs

Career Services is accepting applications for students interested in being considered for a summer internship with the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States.  As an intern they will have responsibilities including fielding questions about filing guidelines, preparing petitions for the cert pool, organizing evidence for original cases, sorting through briefs and cert petitions as part of documents control and handling various matters with the Supreme Court Bar. This is an unpaid internship and is for the entire summer in Washington, D.C. Students can learn more about applying and the qualifications needed on TigerJobs Job ID 21265.


2013 Internship in the Office of Senator John Cornyn

2/18/2013, 5 p.m., TigerJobs

Career Services is accepting applications from students interested in being considered for a summer internship with the Office of Senator John Cornyn. As an intern they would provide a valuable service that not only renders substantial assistance to Senators and staff, but often enables them to personally assist the citizens of their state in a variety of ways. Interns process mail, run errands, and work on research projects.  They will sit in on hearings, press conferences, conduct tours of the U.S. Capitol, and personally respond to constituent inquiries. This is an unpaid internship for the summer in Washington D.C. and housing will not be provided. Students can learn more about applying and the qualifications needed on TigerJobs Job ID 21265.




2013 Internship in the Office of Congressman Michael McCaul ‘84

2/18/2013, 5 p.m., TigerJobs

Career Services is accepting applications from students interested in being considered for a summer internship with the Office of Congressman Michael McCaul. This internship program is designed to give students a hands-on experience in a Congressional office. The program enables participants to experience first-hand the operations and gain a unique perspective on the legislative process. During the internship students will perform a host of duties associated with the day-to-day operations of the office. Interns are encouraged to attend briefings, committee hearings, press conferences, and other relevant events on Capital Hill. This is an unpaid internship for the summer in Washington D.C., and housing will not be provided. Students can learn more about applying and the qualifications needed on TigerJobs  Job ID 21387.


Camp Ozark Information Session

2/19/2013, 6-9 p.m., Tehuacana Room

Does your student want to make an impact with their summer job? Students can come learn about what it takes to become a member of the Camp Ozark Summer Staff. Students can R.S.V.P. via TigerJobs





Spring 2013 Career Fair

2/20/2013, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Laurie Auditorium

Students can come meet with representatives and recruiters from a variety of employers! Whether they are interested in an internship or a full-time job, we encourage them to come by.  The event is open to all students, and registration is not required.  For a complete list of attending employers, visit TigerJobs. They need to dress professionally, as well as bring copies of their resume and Tiger Card.


Consolidated Graphics on Campus Interviews

2/21/2013, by appointment, Career Services

A representative from Consolidated Graphics will be on Trinity’s campus to interview students for a leadership development program associate position. Consolidated Graphics is the world’s leading provider of high-end digital printing solutions. Students need to have their resume turned into TigerJobs by 5 p.m. on February 20 to be considered for an interview. Qualified students will be contacted to set up an interview time for Feb 21.  Students can learn more and apply on TigerJobs interview schedule ID #292




Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT)

2/22/2013, 1-5 p.m., MMS 104

Students considering a career in finance? The Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) is a way to show thousands of employers their skills and knowledge. The BAT is a three-hour online exam designed to uncover knowledge and skills relevant for a financial career. Scores will be anonymous unless students agree to release personal information to employers. Students must bring university ID to the test. Students can visit TigerJobs to learn more and register here.


 Immigration and Career Planning Seminar

2/25/2013, 12-1:30 p.m., Fiesta Room

Is your student an international student planning on staying in the U.S. after graduation? This workshop will help students develop an effective strategy for immigration and career planning. Students will learn about job searching, business culture, and work ethics in the U.S. The workshop will also review employment-related immigration laws, and procedures, and how to work legally in the U.S. Students can R.S.V.P. in TigerJobs




Peace Corps Information Session

2/27/2013, 4-5 p.m., Woodlawn Room (2nd floor Coates)

Kyle Johnson a Peace Corps recruiter will be coming to talk about how the Peace Corps is more vital than ever. They work in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief.  Students can R.S.V.P. via TigerJobs



Capgemini on Campus Interviews
3/1/2013, by appointment, Career Services
A Capgemini representative will be coming to Trinity to interview students for a staff consulting position. Capgemini operates in more than 30 countries and is one of the world’s largest consulting, outsourcing, and professional services companies. The deadline for students to apply for an interview is February 22nd. After students submit their resumes on TigerJobs qualified students will be contacted to set up an interview time. Students can learn more and apply on
TigerJobs interview schedule ID #287



SACUCCA Scholarship Award

3/1/2013, 5 p.m., Career Services (CCU 215)

Students can start applying for the 2013 SUCUCCA Scholarship Award of $500. Students can obtain the applications via Career Services or by e-mailing careerservices@trinity.edu . The deadline for the complete application is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.


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.)


Class of 2013

Commencement Speaker and Selection Committee Members Sought

Informational Announcements
Spring Cameron Lecture Series presents Felipe Calderon

Facilities Service - Service Center for Placing Service Requests

Colleague Maintenance - Tonight

TrinAlert and VoIP Test

Trinity in Focus Tomorrow

Naturalization Ceremony

TrinAlert/Emergency Test

White Boards

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.


February 8, 2013


February 8
- Chocolate Festival

February 9
- BSU presents Mocha Life

February 12
- SOLI Chamber Ensemble
  and Ballet San Antonio:
   Love Triangle

February 13
- Ash Wednesday Service
  and Lunch
- Dress to Impress 2013
- Countdown to
- Baseball

February 14
- Countdown to
- Women's Tennis

February 15
- Men's and Women's
- Lunar New Year

February 15 - 17
- Theatre: Arcadia 

February 16
- Trinity in Focus
- Men's and Women's
- Men's and Women's Tennis
- Baseball

February 20

- Spring 2013 Career Fair

February 20 - 23
- Theatre: Arcadia

February 23
- Men's and Women's Track
  & Field

- Baseball

February 24
- Baseball

February 27
- Health and Fitness Day
- San Antonio Symphony
   Youth Concert
- Softball

February 28
- Stieren Arts  Series:
  Mark Allen: Machine Project


March 9 - 17
- Spring break; offices open

March 29
- Good Friday holiday;
   offices closed

April 5 - 7
- Spring Family Weekend




TrinitE Parent Updates

Next TrinitE Parent: 
March 1

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