Olivia Mulder and Sarah Spence share a hammock on upper-campus as friend
Meredith Goshell looks on.
photo is perfect for the Parent newsletter. It reflects all that can be good
about the college experience: friends hanging out, doing something a little
different (they did hang their own hammock on upper campus), enjoying
the outdoors, and attracting others to come check them out and visit. They
are even doing homework in the hammock.
Maybe these students have stretches that are not so idyllic. Indeed, the
college experience is a roller coaster of experiences and emotions for
everyone. We all know there are stumbles, struggles failures,
disappointments, and frustrations. We know, if we follow the news, that some
students are overly-privileged, that they don't respect others, and
sometimes do things in violation of taste, sense, policy, and the law.
Hopefully for most students, most of the time, things are mostly good and
they are learning, developing, growing, and connecting
In the end, we mostly want what we see in this photo. We want them to
succeed, have fun, and get the most out of college. We want the best for our
Mr. David M. Tuttle
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Please view the Trinity University
2014-2015 Academic Calendar and the
Long Range Planning Calendar (2014-2018). The calendars can
also be found on the
Registrar's web page.
Dean of Students' Social Media
Parent Giving Programs
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to
show the ones you love how much you care, so why not show
the same love to Trinity this Valentine’s season?
Tomorrow is the last day to participate in our
Share the Love campaign, which means that you
can show Trinity how much you appreciate this school’s
unique experience by making a donation to the Parents Fund.
With a gift of $50 or more, you also get the opportunity to
send a Valentine’s e-card to a Trinity staff or faculty
member who has made a difference in your child’s Trinity
The Trinity experience encompasses much more than
just going to class. It includes everything from a variety
of on-campus clubs to athletic events to the overall sense
of community that our students here enjoy. Trinity tuition
only covers 64% of the full college experience, but with
your gift you can ensure that 100% of the Trinity experience
continues to be available to 100% of our students. Every
gift enriches your child’s time here at Trinity. Take it one
step further this month by joining our Share the Love
How to Encourage Your Child to Seek Counseling
At some point
during your child’s college career, you may get the feeling that s/he may
benefit from meeting with a counselor at Counseling Services. Indeed, I
receive several phone calls a semester from parents who want to know how to
make that suggestion without ruffling their child’s feathers. Here is my
your son or daughter know that you are concerned about his or her welfare,
that you want to be supportive, and that there is wisdom in seeking help
from someone with expertise about his/her issue. Indicate that a counselor
may help him or her work through the situation more effectively. Read
--Kristin Eisenhauer, Ph.D., Psychologist
Connecting Your Students with the Outside World
Career Services facilitates relationships for
students with employers, graduate school recruiters and fellow alumni.
Please encourage your student to take advantage of the following
Your student can learn how Trinity alumni carved their career paths with
their Trinity degrees. Spring semester panels will focus on
Economics (March 4), the
Humanities (April 7) and the Health Professions (TBD)
Making Connections: Students from the New England area, or who are
willing to travel there during spring break, have the opportunity to attend
Making Connections event with the alumni chapter in Newton,
Massachusetts on Sunday, March 8.
Trinity Connect: Your student can receive advice, coaching and
prep from Trinity alumni, who have opted into the
Trinity Connect program. These alumni are willing to mentor your student
through career conversations, resume critiques and/or mock interviews.
If your student has any questions about these
events and opportunities, he or she may contact Career Services at
email@example.com or 210-999-8321.
Student Programming Board hosted an all campus Chocolate Festival this
afternoon on the
Coates Esplanade. Students enjoyed eating chocolate, participating in
the student organization
chocolate creation competition, listening to a live musician, and hanging
out with LeeRoy.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
& sorority community welcomed 129 women and 66 men into thirteen
organizations for 2015.
Pictured above are Gamma Chi Delta members Kimi Siu, Anna Butler, and
Gamma Chi Delta new
member Thea Hesson. (Photo courtesy of Ahn-Viet Dinh)
Student Health 101 -
You can read the February issue of the Parent Perspective
You are also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101
issue for our students
February issue includes the following articles:
What Workout Should I do Today?
- How to get Hold of Your Anxiety?
- Up in Smoke: Two experts Debate Marijuana Legislation
- Is this a Toxic Friendship?
- Clarifying Consent
Save the Date
March 27 - 29
link to view the
Parents of Seniors -
Countdown to Commencement
2/17/2015 - 2/18/2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fiesta Room
your senior ordered their cap and gown? Selected graduation announcements?
Scheduled a time for senior portraits? If you answered no to any of these
questions, do not stress. We have a one-stop-shop opportunity for seniors
to complete preparations for commencement, and it will only take them 30
Students will be able to purchase a class ring, order a diploma frame, and
get some fun freebies and prizes along the way. They will also receive
information about their student accounts, financial aid, transcripts, and
more. Encourage your senior to attend the Countdown to Commencement event
in the Fiesta Room on Tuesday or Wednesday, February 17-18 any time between
the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For information on additional senior events
go to trinity.edu/seniors.
Tuesday, February 17 and
Wednesday, February 18 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 Saturday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. 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
Trinity Parents - A Reception with Professor Arturo Madrid on February 26,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Albuquerque chapter of the Trinity University Alumni Association
cordially invites you to a reception with Arturo Madrid, Ph.D. followed by a
reading from his family memoir.
Click here for more information.
Trinity Chamber Singers West Coast Tour
The Trinity University Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Gary Seighman, are
presenting concerts on the West Coast March 6 - 14 during Spring Break. Selections will
include works by Arvo Pärt, Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi,
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, newly-commissioned works, and well-known
arrangements and spirituals.
Trinity University’s premiere choral ensemble as they perform a wide variety
of selections and collaborate with local choirs on their West Coast Tour.
Click here to view dates and locations.
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 2018
Important--your feedback needed
Update on Facilities Projects
Saturday Admissions Open House
Fall Conduct Report and More on Sexual Assault Policy
Kearns Goodwin Lecture
Test of the TrinAlert and VoIP Emergency Notification Systems
Name for New Curriculum
Saturday Admissions Open House
Thomas L. Koppenheffer
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.