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TMU English Professor to Publish Third Novel

By Jenny Gregory | 11/08/2018

Senior Professor of English, Dr. Walton Young has taught at Truett McConnell University for over ten years, and has written and published short stories and novels, both nationally and internationally. Young’s first published novel, A Gathering of Eagles, is set during and after World War I primarily in Bartow County, Georgia, where Young has family…

Walton Young

A Life-changing, 24-day Global Excursion

By Maggie Reeves | 11/05/2018

On May 23, a group of students led by our professor, Dr. Van Sanders, began a 24-day outreach trip to London, Kenya, and a city in the Middle East.Each one of us had different expectations and hopes for this trip. Some were excited to return to Kenya to see familiar faces they had met the…

LKD Trip

Carolyn King Ragan Charitable Foundation Awards TMU $20,000 Grant

By Dr. Gary Jarnagin | 11/05/2018

Dr. Andrew Fabich, Associate Professor of Microbiology in the Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), recently received a grant of $20,000 from the Carolyn King Ragan Charitable Foundation to purchase a DNA Sequencer. The DNA Sequencer will be used to find the exact information found in DNA, as it relates to…

DNA sequencing

TMU Psychology Professor Holds Survivors of Suicide Support Group in Cleveland

By Jenny Gregory | 11/02/2018

By Jenny Gregory Cleveland, Ga. – Truett McConnell University (TMU) Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, Dr. Natalie Ford, will hold a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Group on Thursday, November 15 at The Bridge Church in Cleveland. “Suicide grief is different,” Ford says. “Regret, shame, and guilt are just a few of the struggles that survivors…

Dr. Natalie Ford


Truett McConnell University to Offer Wellness and Nutrition Talk

By Sudi Crouch | 10/29/2018

Truett McConnell University’s Pilgram Marpeck School of STEM will offer a Wellness & Nutrition Talk led by nutritionist Ann Dunaway Teh of Dunaway Dietetics at Woodlands Camp in Cleveland on Thursday, November 15. The first segment will focus on General Wellness and begins at 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.. The second segment, Performance Nutrition, begins…

Nutrition Talk

Truett McConnell to Host String Orchestra and Wind Concert for Community

By Jenny Gregory | 10/29/2018

Truett McConnell University (TMU) and the Felix Manz School of Music will present the String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, November 6th at 7 pm. Guest clarinet soloist Emily Tyndall will perform Cristina Spinei’s Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra, and guest conductor Phillip Arthur Simmons, a TMU alum, will assist during the concert. …

TMU Chorale

Whispers of Love: Changing Lives in Uganda through Psychology Studies

By Jenny Gregory | 10/26/2018

The late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham once said, “Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.” For 2018 TMU graduates Rachel Gregory and Catherine Smith, this famous quote was the foundation of their nonprofit organization—Whispers of Love. Just over 7,500 miles away in Uganda, a small village called Iganga…

Whispers of Love

A Rich Learning Experience: Chris Liberatore

By Bailey Jarnagin | 10/22/2018

In August 2015, Cleveland welcomed the long-awaited Chick-fil-A into its community. Two years later, Truett McConnell University welcomed the Chick-fil-A’s owner and operator, Chris Liberatore, into the Bear family when Liberatore began pursuing a Master of Business Administration. Liberatore grew up in McDonough, GA, but he moved to Athens after graduating high school, where he…

Chris Liberatore

TMU Ranks #6 in the US as Most Affordable Online Theology Program

By Jenny Gregory | 10/18/2018

According to the SR Education Group’s 2019 Most Affordable College list, Truett McConnell University (TMU) ranks as the sixth most affordable Master’s in Theology Online program. The list of 25 featured affordable online master’s degree programs in theology are all under $14,000 per year. TMU’s tuition for the program listed at $5,850. “It is an…

Most Affordable Online Theology Program

Truett McConnell Hosts Second Successful STEM Day

By Jenny Gregory | 10/17/2018

This past week, Truett McConnell University (TMU) hosted its second STEM Day for prospective students from surrounding school districts. The event included hands-on activities and individual demonstrations in an effort to promote STEM-related fields and TMU science facilities and opportunities to future college students. “Hands-on learning is vital to the recruitment process of today’s prospective…

STEM Day

Truett McConnell University Treats at Truett Tradition Continues

By Jenny Gregory | 10/16/2018

Truett McConnell University will host its annual Treats at Truett event on Wednesday, October 31, 6-9 p.m. Families are invited to attend this free event with activities for elementary aged children, including trick-or-treating, carnival games, hay rides, face-painting, magic show, a bon fire, and a fun house! Treats at Truett will be held on the…

Treats at Truett

Truett McConnell University Launches New Publishing House

By Jenny Gregory | 10/15/2018

A university press provides valuable tools and opportunities for the presentation of scholarship from the institution’s faculty, staff, librarians, researchers and other university community members. For Truett McConnell University (TMU), the vision for TMU Press came from President Emir Caner’s vision to expand the university’s academia to the Christian population across the United States. Due…

Peter Lumpkins TMU Press

Truett McConnell Alum Opens Successful Grooming Business

By Jordan Haney | 10/11/2018

“You know, Laurren, there are other ways you can serve and work with animals without being a vet,” said Professor Tom Hennigan, associate biology professor for Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). He was speaking to a young woman who was determined to become a veterinarian. This was the…

Laurren Segraves

TMU Will Begin Offering Biblical Counseling Certificate Spring 2019

By Jenny Gregory | 10/01/2018

Truett McConnell University’s Leonhard Schiemer School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling announces the addition of a Certificate of Biblical Counseling to begin in January. Anyone desiring to learn basic proficiency in the area of biblical counseling, but not seeking a career in counseling, will benefit from this certificate. Some of the course subjects will include:…

Counseling session

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