My College Experience: Five things I learned my first year

By Zach Walker | 07/27/2020

I had a great first year at Truett McConnell University, and I also learned a lot. There are several lessons that I would like to share with students entering college this fall. My hope is that you will heed my advice and have an even greater year than I!  Attend student events. I loved going…

We Can Be United in the Midst of Our Diversity

By Javier Chavez | 07/06/2020

Diversity is always a positive experience only if it is accompanied with respect, understanding, gratitude, and hope. It is not a surprise to any of us that the United States has become a highly multicultural and ethnically diverse country. As a nation, America has embraced, through the years, peoples of different languages, ethnicities, colors, and…

Sports Psychology, The Hidden Boost to Athletic Performance

By Dr. Rick Fowler | 06/30/2020

When I was growing up, I never heard from any coach statements like: “From a mental perspective, here are some tips that will help your free throw percentage;” or “I know you are in a batting slump, so I’d like to give you some mental tricks that you can implement when you are two batters…

What I Wish I Could Have Told My Freshman Self

By Jenny Gregory (with the help of TMU seniors) | 06/11/2020

As graduates from the class of 2020 begin their next steps, many will look back on their college experience, thinking, “There are so many things I would have done differently.” While challenges and mistakes shape us, we can often learn from others and avoid making the same mistakes. With the help of several TMU graduates,…

George Floyd’s Death: A statement from one retired Law Enforcement Officer

By J. Marie Griffin-Taylor | 06/05/2020
Unity

“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14 “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” James 4:17 On Monday, May 25, 2020, a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer put his knee on the back of George Floyd’s neck and…

Why Waking up at 5:00 am is Changing My Life

By Zach Walker | 05/28/2020

Yes, you read that right. And no, I am not a psychopath for waking up at an absurd hour in the morning. To start, before waking up this early, I was already a morning person. Now, I’m not one of those morning risers who jumps out of bed singing “Here Comes the Sun” and opens…