On Friday, February 14th the students gathered for chocolate tasting,
chocolate competitions, and live music.
The event was sponsored by the Student Programming Board.
Dean of Students
Parents and Family Members,
What a week. Last Saturday the University hosted students for Trinity in
Focus and will again host prospective students for Tower Scholars day
Saturday. I have spent the last two days listening to seniors
audition to be the student commencement speakers. How exciting: The
anticipation of college and the thrill of moving on from it! For seniors in
high school and college, new horizons await. What has been most gratifying
in the auditions, for me, is to hear the student selection committee and the
speaker candidates talk about how much the Trinity experience has meant to
them. They hardly recognize themselves from the first-year students who
arrived here four years ago. Whether past (almost), present, or future - our
students are Trinity University!
Mr. David M. Tuttle
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Dean of Students' Social Media
Trinity Parent Giving Programs
Save The Date! The Trinity University Parent Giving
Circle (Parents Council) will have its next meeting on
Saturday, March 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Coates University
Center Skyline Room during Spring Family Weekend.
Parent Giving Circle members please join Director of Career Services,
Twyla Hough for an insiders conversation about helping students
prepare for life after Trinity. We’ll discuss the role of Career
Services & show ways to be a positive contributor to your
student’s future. Student Ambassadors Ben Whitehead ’15 &
Federica Earl ‘16 will also share their experiences.
In addition to gaining personal
satisfaction of knowing your investment enriches the student
life experience for all Trinity students, joining the Parent
Giving Circle deepens your connection with the Trinity
philanthropic community. For more information about joining the
Parent Giving Circle, call or e-mail Tanya Johnson-Ruffin,
director of Parents Giving Programs, at 210-999-8438 or
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.
encourages you to prompt your student
to attend several of the programs and events offered throughout the year.
Click here to view the upcoming
that may benefit your student.
Peace Corps Information Session
2014 (Monday), 6 – 7 p.m., Tehuacana Room
Internships, and Research
Kerrville ISD 9thAnnual Job Fair
2014 (Saturday), 8 - 11:30 a.m., Kerrville, TX
2014 Texas Ski Ranch Career Fair
2014 (Saturday), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., New Braunfels, TX
On-Campus Interviews, Due
2014 (Friday), 5 p.m., Online
Young On-Campus Interviews
14, 2014 (Friday), 5 p.m., Online
Internships Summer 2014 Live. Learn. Intern.
due March 18, 2014 (Tuesday), 11:59 p.m., Online
Antonio Military Job Fair and Veterans Information Village
2014 (Thursday), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Freeman Auditorium Expo Hall A
ISD Job Fair
2014 (Saturday), 8:30 - 11 a.m., Midway High School, Waco, TX
ISD Teacher Job Fair
2014 (Saturday), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Crandall, TX
2-Year J.D. Degree
15, 2014 (Saturday), 11:59 p.m., Online
James Madison Fellowship
due March 29, 2014(Saturday), 5 p.m., Online
Occupational Therapy Pre-Application Workshop
2014 (Friday), 2 - 5:30 p.m., U.T.S.A. Health Science Center
Career Services Team /
Student Health 101 -
You can read the March issue of the Parent Perspective
You are also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101
issue for our students
March issue includes the following articles:
-The 10-Dollar Challenge: How to Eat Healthfully on a
-Creating Your Own Happiness: Realize the Joys of Being
-5 Questions to Answer in Your Cover Letter
-What is Consent? How to Understand and Talk About
-Take Control of Your To-Do List: Find the
Tactics That Fit Your Personality
-Tone Up with Tech: Innovative Tools to Help You Hit Your
-Failure is a Part of Success: How to Feel Empowered and
-UCookbook: Quick & Healthy Pizzas
-FitnessU: Dumbbells 101
Spring Break March 8 - 16
Residence halls will remain open during Spring Break.
View hours for dining, Health Services, library, Bell Center and
ELERTS has Arrived
Trinity University Police Department (TUPD) announces ELERTS --
the latest and greatest innovation in reporting real time
alerts, online interfacing, GPS tracking and immediate response.
Once the app is downloaded on a smartphone, students can
instantly report any unusual activity on campus, include a photo
and send a message directly to the TUPD Communication Center.
ELERTS also provides a “Virtual Escort” identifying your
location in case of an emergency. Please remind your students to
take advantage of this "free" service and remember if you "See
Something, Say Something."
Click to view
Spring Family Weekend
March 28-30, 2014
Spring Family Weekend is an exciting time to see the
achievements of your student at Trinity after a year's worth of
hard effort. The schedule of events during Spring Family Weekend
spotlights our students' talents and successes. Program
highlights include: Friday Student Leadership Awards, Saturday
Honor Awards Convocation and Trinity Spotlight Talent Showcase.
Click here for a full list of events.
to pre-register. (Note: Pre-registration is not required for
attendance. Registration will also occur on-site.)
You’re in the home stretch! Trinity University will hold its
spring 2014 undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May
17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Laurie Auditorium. Go to the
Trinity Commencement web page
for additional information.
Senior Year Experience committee recently put on a Countdown to
Commencement event where students could order their cap and gown,
purchase their class ring, sign up for graduation announcements, and
more. If your student missed that event, it’s not too late! Go to
Countdown to Commencement Resources page for a list of resources
and links to various departments and organizations that were present
at that event. Brought to you by the
Senior Year Experience.
Hey parents, don’t forget to like Trinity University Dining on
Facebook! You’ll receive updates on location closings,
special deals for your students, and more!
Not in town for your student’s birthday? Get them a cake
Click here to buy a birthday cake through
worried your student doesn’t have anything to eat?
TrinityUDining.com has daily and weekly menus so
your student never goes hungry.
We are excited to announce our new partnership with the
MyFitnessPal App! This app now allows students to keep track of
their calories consumed at Mabee Dining Hall by adding the
phrase “ARAMARK on Campus” to the end of their searches.
campus? Not a problem! There’s still time to get your student a
commuter meal plan so they can eat on campus! Purchase one now!
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
Design Contest and Sexual Assault Town Hall Meeting Updates
Invitation to Conversation with Alice Walton
TUgether Book Selection for 2014
Community - February 22 Trinity in Focus
Trinity's Agreement for Adobe's Creative Cloud
Faculty/Staff Performance Tomorrow Night
Video and Earn a Minimum $1,500
ELERTS has arrived!
Campus Community - March 1 Trinity Tower Scholars Day
Newsletters March 2014
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.