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Skyline Views




Members of the Black Student Union (above) enjoy one another and the view of San Antonio from the recently renovated Skyline Room. This month the University began hosting TUesday Happy hours once a week from 5 - 7 p.m. (on Tuesdays, naturally). Hopefully this will be a new tradition that fosters student, faculty, and staff interaction over beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Other campus weekday traditions include Wednesday Nacho Hour, Thursday Milk and Cookies with Campus & Community Involvement, and Trinitone and Acabella performances on Fridays, all in the Coates Center.

If you are visiting campus stop in for lunch at the Skyline Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Dean of Students



This week our class newsletters are being published the same day as our parent newsletter.  Please click on the link below to see what was sent to students in the class newsletters.



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

Dean of Students' Social Media

New to the Dean's Blog
You Belong Here

Is it just me?

Other New Information
Class Newsletters
Trinity University Newsletter March 2013


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Trinity Parents Council

HONOR THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! As the end of the school year approaches, we find ourselves being thankful for those who make a difference in the daily lives of our students. Perhaps it is the professor who encourages intellectual curiosity, the housekeeper who cleans with care, the coach who inspires record athletic performances, the dining hall staff member who provides meals with a smile, the roommate who has become like family, or even your own student! There are many faculty, staff, and students who make a difference at Trinity. One way to show your appreciation is to make a gift to the Trinity Parents Fund in honor of that special person. It is easy to do! When you make your gift online at trinity.edu/give, add the name of the person you are honoring in the "Comments" section. Trinity will notify the person of your thoughtfulness. If you have questions or prefer to make your gift over the telephone, call Jennifer McElroy, director of parent giving programs, at 210-999-8438 . She can also be reached via e-mail jmcelroy@trinity.edu.


Counseling Services

Mom! I’ve Gained Weight!”: Understanding and Responding to the "Freshman 15”
Many parents are likely to hear their son or daughter lament their college weight gain. It is no secret that many college students gain 10 or more pounds during their first year of college. But what is a parent to think—or say—when their child expresses concern over a recent weight gain? Read more.

--Kristin E. Eisenhauer, Ph.D.

Career Services

Resume Writing for College Students
Is it important for college students, even first-years, to have a resume? I believe that it is but most students were not required to write one in high school and many wait until their last semester of senior year to get one started. This is problematic for several reasons. First, even for part-time or volunteer jobs a resume gives one an edge. When I talk with recruiters for these types of jobs they tell me most applicants do not supply a resume so when they get one, it immediately sets the applicant apart. Secondly, it is a record of achievement that can be used for a number of other purposes when communicating and networking. Finally, everyone will need a resume at some point including students who choose to go to graduate school first, so why not develop something as soon as possible, and just update it as necessary. As students prepare for the rush to obtain a summer job or internship now would be a good time to draft a resume and upload it to our TigerJobs system.

Students needing assistance with
resume writing can make an appointment with Career Services and we will be happy to help.

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


Health Services

Student Health 101 - March Edition



You can read the March issue of the Parent Perspective online

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

The March issue includes:
- The Five Elements of Fitness: Incorporate new strategies
- Feed Your Body, Nourish Your Mind
- What's Your Learning Style?: Ways to apply what works for you.
- The 8 Hour Advantage: Discover the science behind shut-eye.
- UCookbook: Comfort Food Makeovers
- FitnessU: Gym-Free Routines
- And much more…

Hours for Spring break and Easter
Health Services does not have physician hours over Spring break.  Nurses are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 11 - 15.  Health Services is closed March 29 - 31 in observance of Easter.

Registration Requirements for all Continuing Students
Immediately following Spring Break, on March 18 students will be required to either complete an online waiver, providing proof of personal health insurance, or complete an online enrollment for the Student Health Insurance Plan before registering for next fall’s classes in April.   The links for these pages will be available to students on the Tiger’s Lair Portal and the Health Services Web page, beginning March 18.  This is a university requirement for all students enrolling for more than 9 hours or participating in a full time graduate program.  On April 1 holds will be placed for students who have not completed either an online waiver or enrollment, preventing them from registering for classes until this requirement has been met.  For more information about this requirement and how the Affordable Care Act has affected the student health insurance plan click here


Residential Life

Rising Juniors Interested in Living Off Campus

Because being a residential campus is central to the mission of Trinity University, all unmarried undergraduate students are required to live on campus for three years (six fall and spring semesters). In past years, in order to help relieve overcrowding in the upper-class residence halls, it was necessary to allow juniors to petition to live off campus. Considering that the residence halls were not filled to capacity in the Fall 2012 semester or in the Spring 2013 semester, it is highly unlikely that overcrowding will occur in the upcoming years. Therefore, our office does not anticipate the need to exempt students from the University's residency policy.

In the event it is necessary to release students, there is a process by which students may apply to be released from the three year residency requirement. Please see the Residential Life Web page  for more details.

Dining Services

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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Maria from Mabee Dining Hall's Bakery displays her station's
decorative desserts on the Valentine's Day theme night.



Spring Family Weekend 2013
Join the campus community for spring family weekend Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7. A full schedule of events can be found online. Preregistration can be completed through March 31 or on-site when you arrive (thank you for assisting us with a headcount!).

Student Care Packages for Spring 2013 Finals

  Want to send your student a care package without doing any of the work yourself? The Concert for the Cure Foundation is hosting a Care Package Fundraiser for Spring 2013 Finals. All proceeds go towards the American Cancer Society’s Camp Discovery, a weeklong summer camp in Kerrville, Texas that is open to children 7-16 years old who are currently diagnosed with or in remission from cancer.

The Concert for the Cure Foundation’s contribution helps finance the camp so that the American Cancer Society is able to provide this experience for the children at no cost to their families. The Concert for the Cure Foundation hosted its 8th annual event at Cowboy’s Dance Hall in San Antonio this past January and already raised $20,000 but would like to continue raising money throughout the year.


Look out for a form in the mail to purchase a care package. Each care package will consist of various fruits, snacks, and miscellaneous items for only $15. Further instructions on pick up will be sent to your student via e-mail.


E-mail Kimi Siu at ksiu@trinity.edu for more information on the fundraiser and visit www.concertforthecuresa.org for more information about the Concert for the Cure Foundation.


Upcoming Career Services Events

Wine, Dine, Act Fine

3/4/13 (Monday), 6-8:30 p.m., Skyline Room, CUC

Seniors can enjoy a 4-course meal with hostess Ms. Diane Gottsman of The Protocol School of Texas. Students will learn how to make a great first impression and navigate through a formal dinner. Tickets are $15 per student and are payable by Tiger Card or check. Space is limited so students should R.S.V.P. today! Students can stop by Career Services or call the office 210-999-8321 to R.S.V.P.

Hiring Heroes Career Fair

3/5/13 (Tuesday), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sam Houston Community Center (Fort Sam Houston)

Career opportunities for wounded, ill, injured, and transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, and primary care. Come talk with DoD, other federal agencies and private sector recruiters about future opportunities in civilian career fields. Even if you are not getting out of the military for another 6 months or longer-come talk with recruiters and start networking! For more information contact Ty Redmon at 571-372-2123.


San Antonio Spurs Networking Event

3/6/13 (Wednesday), 5:15-6:30 p.m., AT&T Center (San Antonio)

Students can get the chance to network with several senior executives from the Spurs including Tim Salier and Frank Miceli, who are both VP’s of the company, as well as upper level managers who are eager to meet potential interns and employees. The Spurs Organization has a wide range of departments that make us a great place for individuals with many different majors to seek employment. In order to come to the event students must purchase tickets for $35 which will allow them to attend the mixer, watch the Spurs warm up for the game, and have a seat for the Spurs vs. Bulls game later that night. Students can visit ticket master to  register for this event.


CRCC Asia Information Session

3/6/13 (Wednesday), 6-7 p.m., Woodlawn Room

For many students the opportunity to gain experience on an internship in China is often the distinguishing advantage they need to become a competitive applicant in an increasingly saturated graduate job market. This information session will provide students with information about the China internship program. Internships are great ways for students to display an ability to demonstrate skills needed in a practical workplace environment. Students can visit TigerJobs to learn more and R.S.V.P.


Camp Balcones Springs Information Table

3/7/13 (Thursday), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coates Lobby

Representatives from Camp Balcones Springs will be on-campus recruiting students interested in being a counselor for their summer 2013 season. Camp Balcones Springs is committed to finding enthusiastic, fun-loving, and caring counselors! Camp Balcones Springs recruits from over 25 college campuses across the country to find young men and women who are passionate about working with campers and serving as a positive role model. Students can learn more about this organization and their hiring process by stopping by the table to visit with the recruiter!




AbilityLinks.org Virtual Job Fair

3/11-3/15/13 (Monday-Friday), Online

AbilityLinks, the job opportunity website for persons with disabilities, is hosting a virtual job fair. All job seekers with disabilities and employers that value disability diversity are invited. Registration is easy, students just need to post a resume on AbilityLinks and complete a brief sign up form. Students interested should visit www.abilitylinks.org to sign up or contact Ken Skord at kskord@abilitylinks.org to learn more.

Spring Break Making Connections 2013

Students can come meet and mingle in a welcoming setting with dynamic and engaging Trinity students and alumni who can answer questions about student’s career fields, internships, and graduate schools. This is a great opportunity for students to network and make lasting connections. Learn more about networking and the Making Connections events here.



Spring Making Connections Schedule:
Bay Area - 3/13/2013 (Wednesday), 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
New York City - 3/14/2013 (Thursday), 6:30 - 9 p.m.
New England - 3/16/2013 (Saturday), 12:30 - 2 p.m.




Crest Industries Information Session

3/19/13 (Tuesday), 6-7 p.m., NH 312

Students can learn about employment opportunities with Crest Industries a holding company for a family of world-class project-oriented companies serving the electric utility, commercial and industrial electrical contractor and forestry industries. Students can learn more and R.S.V.P. for this event in TigerJobs.




Kerrville Independent School District Job Fair

3/23/13 (Saturday), 8-11:30 a.m., Kerrville, TX

Kerrville Independent School District is hosting its 8th annual job fair! Kerrville ISD is looking for future teachers! Registration and meet/greet starts at 8 a.m., interviews begin at 8:30 a.m. and an interview is guaranteed. The afternoon is for callbacks for selected candidates. Students should bring three copies of their resume and dress professionally. For more information students can call 830-257-2200.


Energy Future Holdings On Campus Interview

3/27/13 (Wednesday), Scheduled, Career Services

Energy Future Holdings in coming to Trinity to interview students for a Risk Analyst position. In this position the employee will be doing risk reporting, credit risk, risk control, and market risk and analytics. They are looking for students with a degree in finance, economics, engineering, physics, mathematics, or related quantitative disciplines. Students must submit their resume on TigerJobs by March 11th to be considered, qualified students will be contacted to set up and interview. To learn more about the job and to apply visit TigerJobs.


Medical Science Liaison Information Session (Lilly)

3/27/13 (Wednesday), 6-8 p.m., CSI 437

Lilly was founded by Eli Lilly in 1876 and is now the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are field-based employees of pharmaceutical companies who meet with PhD researchers and MD clinicians. MSLs share scientific/medical information and provide connections to scientists and resources within the pharmaceutical company. Lilly MSLs must be self-motivated and skilled in negotiation, problem solving, and relationship building. Lilly MSLs who live and work in Texas will be giving an overview of the MSLs career and will talk about their training and experiences. There will be an opportunity for students to ask questions. Students can learn more and register by visiting TigerJobs.



Carnegie Mellon University’s IT LAB Summer Internship

3/31/13 (Sunday), Online

Students can apply for Carnegie Mellon University’s IT LAB paid summer internship. The program is designed for students pursuing technical undergraduate degrees such as computer science, engineering, math, physics, information technology, and business information systems. Students will work with CMU faculty on research projects in urban systems, digital entertainment analytics, healthcare IT, and data privacy. Along with their research activities, interns will take two summer courses at CMU, one in empirical methods and one in innovation. Students can apply at www.heinz.cmu.edu/itlab; the application deadline is Sunday, March 31.


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.)

Informational Announcements
Trinity in Focus

San Antonio Symphony Young People's Concert
Trinity Tower Scholars Day: March 2
Laurie Auditorium Event

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.


March 1, 2013


March 2
- Baseball
- NCAA Men's Basketball
- NCAA Diving

- Lecture:Vagina

March 3
- Concert: Trinity Symphonic
   Wind Ensemble

March 4
- Baseball
- Organ Recital: James

March 5
- Concert: Trinity Percussion
- Baseball

March 7
- Baseball
- Concert: Trinity Symphony

March 8
- Softball
- Baseball

March 9 - 17
- Spring break; offices open

March 12
- Softball
- Baseball

March 13
- Baseball

March 17
- Baseball

March 19
- Mid-term grades submitted
  to Registrar

March 20
- Men's & Women's Tennis

March 28
- Last day for undergraduate

March 29
- Good Friday holiday;
   offices closed

April 5 - 7
- Spring Family Weekend




TrinitE Parent Updates

Next TrinitE Parent: 
March 22

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