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The Ebb and Flow of Influence

By Nan Allen | 03/28/2019

It’s hard to say which was the most traumatic—when my first son left for college or when the last son flew the nest. Since I only have two children, I didn’t get the comparison of middle child attrition. When number one son left, I grieved for weeks. Part of the sadness was because, well, he…

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Three Ways You Can Be a Part of Fulfilling the Great Commission

By By Rachel Durham | 03/15/2019

“… And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;…


Finding Your Niche: Taking Advantage of Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Biology

By Dr. Robert Bowen | 03/11/2019

As I stood quietly in the animal housing facility in the Cellular and Molecular Research Center at Truett McConnell University (TMU), a few students from my research methodology course looked over my shoulder as I trained them on injection techniques for rodents. Their jaws were wide open, and their faces were roiled with a wonderful…


Making the Most of Dual Enrollment as a Homeschool Student

By Jerry Yandell | 02/07/2019

Two weeks ago, while walking down a hall at Truett McConnell University (TMU), I was asked if I would be willing to write a blog on the value of dual enrollment (DE) for homeschooled students. I quickly responded with, “You bet, no problem, my pleasure!” For the next few days, I pondered some ideas. I…


Having Gone: Advice from TMU’s Dean of Theology & Missions

By Dr. Maël Disseau | 02/07/2019

The great commission calls us to make disciples (Matt 28) and proclaim the gospel (Mark 16) having gone (Aorist Participle supporting an Aorist Active Imperative). For some, having gone means that God has called them to leave their homeland to go to another country. With Christmas behind us, you probably heard of or contributed to…


Avoid Being a Statistic: 3 Things Every Christian Student Should Do

By Alexa Miller | 02/04/2019

If you are a student reading this, I have no doubt you are able to testify that college gets busy and there are many days when you wish there was more than 24 hours in a day. Unfortunately, it’s during this time of “busyness” that the urgent gets placed above the important. Meaning, our spiritual…


Once Upon a Hill: How the Cross Came to Stand on the Hill of TMU

By Rev. Michael E. Holdredge | 01/24/2019

The following includes a written account of the events supplied by Rev. Michael E. Holdredge (class of 1967). The entire document may be found in the Cofer Library of Truett McConnell University. “For most youth, the transition from high school to college is both exciting and fearful. It was not different for me during the…

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Is it Worth it? The Value of Christian Education

By Chris Eppling, Vice President of Student Services | 01/17/2019

The value proposition of higher education by and large is under question in many circles. Within the biblical worldview, there seem to be two competing ideas: an aversion to debt and a hope that we can better our lives through learning and education according to biblical principles. In today’s culture, these seem conflicting. Is Christian…

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Don’t Fret: Six Ways to Overcome Anxiety

By Dr. Rick Fowler | 01/03/2019

We live in troubled times. Since life is so uncertain, how do we work thorough the anxiety created by the economy, a relationship breakdown, or a sudden health concern? To answer this question, we need to address three questions. First, what is worry? Second, how does worry affect us? And third, how can one overcome…

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10 Tips to Help Hoarders

By Jenny Gregory and Dr. Fowler | 12/13/2018

I don’t know about you, but with the holidays among us, there seems to be more “stuff” accumulating in our house. Perhaps you too may feel overwhelmed with all the clutter. Dr. Rick Fowler, Professor of Psychology for the Leonhard Schiemer School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling, provides ten helpful tips for those who may…

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Seven Ways to Make Your Senior Year Count

By Jordan Haney | 08/14/2018

YOU did it! This is your last year as an undergrad college student! The past three years have helped to mold and shape you into who you are today. Now that you are a senior, how will you make this year count? There are so many opportunities to better yourself and make a difference in…


Advice from Parents: Preparing for the College Goodbye

By Jenny Gregory | 08/01/2018

By Jenny Gregory (with the help of some veteran moms and dads) It seems like yesterday your son or daughter was saying their first words and taking those first steps. Fast forward what feels like a few hours, and he is embarking on one of the biggest journeys – college. As a mom, the thought…


Nine Things I Learned from College That Were Not Taught in a Textbook

By Jenny Gregory | 03/05/2018

by Jordan Haney College. A word which brings feelings of nostalgia for alumni and anticipation of new beginnings for high school seniors. For me, the more I think about it, the harder it is to believe that in just a few months, I will be finishing college and walking across the stage to receive my…


Freshman Fitness 101: Six Ways to Stay Fit in College

By Jenny Gregory | 11/28/2017

By Jenny Gregory Now that you’re settled into your first semester of college, you’ve probably realized just how easy it is for stress to creep into your life — especially if you have all-night study sessions. Skipping meals or eating unhealthy foods is often a result of the busyness and stress. Those witty Snickers’ commercials…


The Top 10 Things You DO NOT Want to Forget When Packing for College

By Jenny Gregory | 07/24/2017

By: Jenny Gregory (with some helpful advice from Truett McConnell University upperclassmen) Packing for college can be pretty overwhelming, especially if this is your first time. It requires a lot of foresight to get everything you need for a year away from home! Aside from the usual suspects (sheets, shower shoes, fridge, etc.), our college…

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