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TMU Athletics Announces Addition of Competitive Gaming

By Joan Suggs | 09/19/2019

Truett McConnell University announced the addition of Competitive Gaming, beginning the fall of 2020, as its’ second Life Sport within the TMU athletic department on Thursday. Competitive gaming, also referred to as Esports, has grown rapidly over the past few years due to the increased availability of media streaming platforms. TMU will seek membership within the…


School of Theology and Missions Hosts Archaeological Lecture Night

By Jenny Gregory | 09/16/2019

Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions will host a lecture event entitled Archaeological Lectures: Expedition Israel this Thursday, September 19th in Room 121 of Miller Hall. Speakers for the event will include Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Dr. Jeremy Lyon, Professor of Biblical Languages Dr. Sam Pelletier, and…

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TMU Ranked Among Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Religious Studies and Theology

By Jenny Gregory | 09/11/2019

Truett McConnell University (TMU) was recently ranked among the most affordable online bachelor’s degree programs in both religious studies and theology for 2019 by Great Value Colleges. “Theological education is not simply the impartation of knowledge,” said Dr. Maël Disseau, Dean of The Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions. “It’s not about a grade or…

President Caner Shares Recent and Upcoming Campus Improvements

By Jenny Gregory | 09/11/2019

With the new fall semester underway, students and visitors have enjoyed campus improvements made over the summer. Before the semester began, President Emir Caner and Director of Facilities Management Justin Coalley announced these additions as well as plans for the coming year. Dorm upgrades Merritt and Otwell Halls, both female dorms, received new faux wood…

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TMU Receives Ranking in Best Regional Colleges in the South

By Jenny Gregory | 09/09/2019

According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report education rankings, Truett McConnell University (TMU) ranks as #51 in Best Regional Colleges in the South and #36 in Top Performers of Social Mobility for Regional Colleges in the South. Best Regional Colleges To be considered for the Best Regional Colleges ranking, schools are ranked according to their…

Truett McConnell Alumnus Starts Filmmaking Company

By Maggie Reeves | 09/09/2019

Eric Robbins, a 2013 Felix Manz School of Music graduate, learned considerably both during and after his time at Truett McConnell University (then College) as he planned now to start his own business. Robbins, who earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, says he attained his dream job as Associate Production Director at Ingleside…

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How a TMU Professor’s Journey of Grief Led Her to the Field of Psychology

By Jenny Gregory | 09/04/2019

“There are stretches in life where you feel like all of your dreams are coming true,” said Dr. Natalie Ford in her book Tears of Joy: Finding Hope in the Presence of Bipolar Disorder and Suicide. “Then there are times when life throws you a vicious curveball.” As Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, with a…

Greenfield Named New Director of Financial Aid

By Jenny Gregory | 08/28/2019

Mr. Chris Eppling, Vice President for Student Services recently announced that Karli Greenfield has accepted the role of Director of Financial Aid for Truett McConnell University (TMU). In this role, Greenfield will manage the Financial Aid office, assist students and parents with financial aid questions, generate new ideas for assisting with the financial aid process, and…

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Truett McConnell Business Major Receives Summer Internship Award

By Jenny Gregory | 08/27/2019

During a two-month summer internship, Harris Anne Walker, a senior general business major, was awarded Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s top intern honor for the southeastern region. “Throughout the two months,” said Walker, “I did what normal Enterprise employees would do. I answered phones, sold insurance, and helped customers get rental cars.” Enterprise Holdings, Inc., the parent company…

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TMU’s Dean of STEM to Serve on the American Physiological Society’s Education Committee

By Jenny Gregory | 08/19/2019

Dr. Robert S. Bowen, Dean of The Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been appointed to serve on the Education Committee for the American Physiological Society. Bowen, who is also an Associate Professor of Physiology for The School of STEM, will begin his three-year term this fall with twelve other physiologists…

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TMU Director of Church Relations Accepts Additional Role of Director of Alumni Relations

By Jenny Gregory | 07/29/2019

Truett McConnell University has hired a new Director of Alumni Relations within the TMU family. Dr. David Drake, Director of Church Relations accepted the position as an addition to his existing role. “My goal is to help the alumni association understand the importance of their role as alumni for the sake of Truett McConnell University…

TMU Welcomes New Director of Student Success

By Jenny Gregory | 07/22/2019

The Director of Student Success position is getting a refresh along with a familiar face. Andrew Gailey, former Truett McConnell University (TMU) Director of Admissions, began early July as the Director of Student Success for the university. For many years, Gailey has been a part of helping students find their place within the school. Now,…

Remembering the Apollo 11 Mission: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

By John Thomas Justus | 07/20/2019

July 20, 1969. The world held its breath as two astronauts made the perilous journey to the lunar surface. No doubt Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were about to make the history. The question was how. Being the first time that humans had ever stepped on another world, the task of landing on the…

“You’ll hear it here,” says Dean of Humanities

By Jenny Gregory | 06/25/2019

“The fact that they (Congress) would authorize the publication of the Bible…you don’t hear that in other schools, but you’ll hear it here,” said Dr. Michael Justus, Dean and Professor of History for The Conrad Grebel School of The Humanities.

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