Dean of Students
Parents and Family Members,
We are pleased to welcome Tanya Johnson-Ruffin, director of Parents Giving
Programs, to Trinity University. She just got here and is already publishing
newsletter items (see below)! This summer, Kealey Malott started in a new
position as Coordinator for Alumni and Parent Recruitment. Tanya, Kealey,
several others, and I will be meeting soon to review our overall parent
relations approach. We have some excellent programs in place, but as we
learned this fall, with the addition of the parent magnets at the August
breakfast, and with the insiders lunch at Fall Family Weekend, there is
always room for new ideas, growth, and creativity. If you have suggestions
or feedback, please e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
Mr. David M. Tuttle
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
to view Thanksgiving Break hours for dining, Health Services, library, Bell
Center and more!
Dean of Students' Social Media
Residence Hall Closing
Residents are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final.
Door locks will be disabled at noon on Saturday, December 21, 2013.
Once the building has been officially closed, keys will not work and
re-entry will not be allowed until halls reopen on Sunday, January
12, 2014 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.
“Just do your best”?
your son or daughter heads into the highly stressful final few weeks of the
semester, you may offer these words of encouragement: “Just do your best.”
Although these words are meant to lessen anxiety, they can be burdensome for
students who are perfectionistic or literal-minded.
your child might hear "Just do your best" as “Give 100% to each class and
assignment.” Yet no one can give 100% to everything. Moreover, not every
academic task deserves a best effort.
So, when your
student is overwhelmed by trying to do their best in every class or on every
assignment, you can do a couple of things. First, you can modify the saying
to “Just do your best under the circumstances” (e.g., in light of how
much time you have available). Second, you can help your student prioritize
how much effort to put into each class or into each assignment.
and I at
Counseling Services are available to help perfectionistic students
adjust their approach to academics. A student can see a counselor for an
initial consultation by appointment or during Walk-In Hours, Monday-Friday,
3 to 4:30 p.m.
--Richard Reams, Ph.D., associate director of Counseling Services
It's not too
late to get a Flu shot!
Flu vaccine is still available for students, No appointment is necessary.
The cost is $12 payable by Tiger Bucks, check or we can bill the student
Trinity Parents Fund
Parents are Trinity University’s best
advocates in the important work of raising support to ensure
that your son or daughter’s experience here is more than an
academic education, but also one that prepares them to be
well-rounded adults. Gifts to Trinity’s Parents Fund sustain
everything from academic scholarships to varsity sports and
clubs. Trinity tuition covers only 64% of the full collegiate
experience. Help assure that 100% of the Trinity experience is
available to 100% of our students. For more information about
the Trinity Parents Program, call or e-mail Tanya
Johnson-Ruffin, director of Parents Giving Programs, at
Congratulations to Lea Watson, the November 2013
Spotlight recipient. Student Leader Spotlight is an opportunity for
students to be recognized for their contributions and achievements
on a monthly basis. Lea was nominated by a peer, Ben Whitehead for
initiating a relationship between Trinity and MEYO. Visit
here to see Lea Watson's video interview and
1098-T Notification for Students
The 2013 1098-T forms will be processed by Student Financial
Services. To grant access to your student’s 1098-T, all students should Authorize
Users (parent, individual claiming them as a dependent) to
view and/or print their 1098-T. Even if the student has
already authorized user to access their account, they
must give consent for them to access the 1098-T online.
Information and steps to authorize user to access the 1098-T
will be e-mailed to the student in late November or early
Payment Plan Notification for Spring 2014
The spring 2014 tuition statement will be posted online on
or about December 9, 2013 and payment plans will be open for
enrollment at that time.
For additional information on Payment Plan enrollment,
billing, and e-refunds
click here or
Upcoming Career Services Events
CBS Radio Dallas internship Orientation
12/6/13 (Friday), 4-5 p.m., Dallas Texas
Students have the opportunity to learn about and apply
for several internships available with the CBS Radio
stations in Dallas and their departments for this
spring. To attend this event students must R.S.V.P. by
December 3 to
Break Making Connections (WBMC) 2014
Students can come meet and mingle with dynamic Trinity students and alumni
from Texas and outside the Texas area! This is a great chance to extend
their professional and personal networks with students and fellow alumni,
learn more about potential career paths, and share words of advice. The goal
of Making Connections is to allow alumni and student an opportunity to
interact with each other, explore career opportunities in various fields of
interest, and share in the common bond they have through Trinity University.
Winter Making Connections Schedule:
Houston - 1/8/2014 (Wednesday), 6 - 8 p.m.
Forth Worth - 1/9/2014 (Thursday), 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Dallas - 1/10/2014 (Friday), 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Austin - 1/11/2014 (Saturday), 3 - 5 p.m.
Outside of Texas Events
St. Louis- 1/5/2014 (Sunday), 3 - 5 p.m.
- 1/6/2014 (Monday), 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Francisco Bay Area - 1/8/2014 (Wednesday),
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Colorado - 1/8/2014 (Wednesday) TBD
San Diego - 1/9/2014 (Thursday), 6 - 8 p.m.
Chicago - 1/11/14 (Saturday), 1 - 3 p.m.
- 1/11/14 (Saturday), 3 - 5 p.m.
Source: University Communications
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
Class of 2017
Important Facts about Grades
from Chi Delta Tau
Current "Point-of-Sale" Server Down
Antonio Symphony Young People's Concert
Re: Current "Point-of-Sale" Server Online
2014 Preregistration Checklist - Important!
International Business Day
in Your Applications for ASR Elections
Maintenance on TigerPAWs/Ellucian (Datatel) - Friday, November 1
Alert: Flood Warning
ASR Funding Deadline
Day for ASR Applications
Reminder - Maintenance on TigerPAWs/Ellucian (Datatel) - Friday, November 1
Abroad Intent Form for 20104-2015
IBD Event November 6
Difficult Dialogues Call for Proposals
has a New Grid Icon for Common Products
Trinity Website to Roll out Friday 11/08/13
for ASR Elections
Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Values Class
Put Trinity on the Map this Sunday!
Another Phishing Scam entitled, "Trinity University Account Alert"
Final Voting Opportunities for ASR
Fwd: R&R Marathon Event
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.
- NCAA Women's Volleyball
- Theatre: Pippin
- NCAA Men's & Women's
- Women's Basketball
- Trinity Experience Marathon
- Women's Basketball
- Clarinet Studio Recital
November 20 - 23
- Theatre: Pippin
- Women's Basketball
- Trinity in Focus
- Violin Studio Recital
November 27 - 29
- Thanksgiving break
(offices closed 28 - 29)
November 30 - December 1
- Women's Basketball
- Men's & Women's
- Christmas Concert
- Christmas Vespers
- Open Houses on Oakmont
- Men's Basketball
December 11 - 12
- Reading Days
December 13 - 19
- Final Exams
- German Christmas
- Winter Commencement
- Residence Halls close at
Residence halls close at
noon for graduating seniors