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School of Music to Perform Handel’s Messiah

By Jenny Gregory | 11/13/2019

The Truett McConnell Felix Manz School of Music, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Gabrielse, will perform Handel’s Messiah Tuesday, November 19, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Cleveland. Truett McConnell University chorale, community choir, soloists, and string orchestra will perform portions of Messiah by George Frideric Handel, one of the most performed choral…


Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Speak at Todd Starnes Faith & Freedom Event at TMU

By Jenny Gregory | 11/12/2019

The Todd Starnes Faith & Freedom Celebration hosted by Truett McConnell University with guest keynote speaker Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 18, 2020 in the Truett McConnell University George Blaurock Student Wellness Center. Sanders, former White House Press Secretary, served in the administration of President Donald Trump from…

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Called to Teach: Jose Santana

By Maggie Reeves | 11/11/2019

Jose Santana, Junior Early Childhood Education Major, has been inspired to become a teacher by his own teachers throughout the years. Growing up, the Hall County native says he always enjoyed school and had some amazing teachers who made him want to pursue teaching as his vocation. “Mrs. Leslie Frierson, my fourth grade English and…

Jose Santana

“Readin’ Writin’ and no Rithmetic”

By Jenny Gregory | 11/05/2019

(A celebration of the written word featuring TMU English and Creative Writing Faculty) On Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Odell Hall, Truett McConnell University English professors Cierra Winkler, Nan Allen, Dr. Connie Nunley, and Dr. Walton Young will read from their published works. Professor Winkler is working on her Master of Fine Arts degree in…

Walton Young

TMU Graduate Student Releases First Music Single

By Jenny Gregory | 09/25/2019

A Truett McConnell University (TMU) master’s student is using her time between classes to pursue a lifelong passion for music with her first released single, “Even Here.” Melanie Beeman, a 2018 graduate of TMU, and current Master of Arts in Professional Counseling student, said this song stems from the “many seasons of unknowns and waiting…

Melanie Beeman

TMU Alumna and Lady Bear Equipped for Ministry in East Africa

By Maggie Reeves | 09/23/2019

Christina Charles, a former Truett McConnell University (TMU) women’s soccer player, and 2018 Bachelor of Arts in World Missions graduate, has been serving in East Africa since September of her graduation year. Looking back on her time at TMU, the former Lady Bear attributes much of her growth to Women’s Head Soccer Coach David McDowell,…

Christina Charles

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…

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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…

Israel Expedition

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…

Great Value Colleges Most Affordable Badge

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…

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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…

Karli Greenfield

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…

Harris Anne Walker

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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