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Dr. Washington Talks TIU Football Beginnings on WGN

Having spent his first nine years as a coach here at Trinity, Leslie Frazier–the new head coach for the Minnesota Vikings–has had a profound impact on the school. A successful football program and a field named after him are just two examples. He did more than coach players. Frazier formed students who were good athletes, who grew into a deeper love for God, and who studied hard. Frazier’s impact on campus and in the lives of his players is evidence of the tremendous ability he possesses. But when he arrived on campus as a 27-year-old, without any experience or even a football team, his leadership was yet to be seen.

Dr. William Washington

In this radio interview, Dr. William Washington, Trinity’s Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, talks about developing a football program with Leslie Frazier and the tremendous ability he showed in his first ever coaching job.

Courtesy of 720 WGN, Jan. 21, 2011
Dr. Washington Interviewed on WGN (Duration: 2:04)

New Student Orientation 2010

New Student Orientation started on Saturday. Incoming students filed through Melton Hall in the Waybright Center. We’ve got coverage from across campus happening on Twitter, Facebook and Trinity Blogs.

Video Contest for New Students [Updated]

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Trinity College has launched a video contest for incoming freshman students. You’re in. You’re excited. Tell us about it!

In a few months you’ll be walking across the Trinity campus, headed to your first classes. You’ll be setting up your dorm room and making new friends. Through classes, worship in chapel, and amazing events across campus, God will be shaping your mind and inspiring you to dream big. Are you excited?

Make a movie, win a prize.

We want to know what excites you most about starting college at Trinity. So get out your camera (or your parents’ camera) and show us in 3 minutes or less what you are excited most about. The best video wins a $250 Visa gift card to spend on books, dorm room supplies, candy, cheeseburgers… anything you want.

Here are the details:

  • Videos need to be 3 minutes or less
  • Submit your movie to the TIU Facebook page!
  • Only new students entering Fall of 2010 are eligible
  • Post your movie by July 15, 2010 August 1, 2010
  • TIU Admissions will select the best video based on creativity and originality
  • Winner gets a $250 Visa Gift Card

If you have any questions about the competition, contact the Admissions Office, [email protected]

Alum Manuel V. Scott Speaking at NEA Leadership Conference

Manuel V. Scott speaking before a crowd.

Manuel Scott (MDiv ’07), a TEDS alum and an Original Freedom Writer, will be the keynote speaker at the National Education Association Leadership Conference in New Orleans this month.

The Sun Herald reports,

“When I speak, I am absolutely committed to make sure that audiences are crystal clear about how to transform their classrooms, departments, or organizations.” Scott’s presentation, Leadership in the Face of Adversity—We Can Overcome Anything With the Right Support, will light a big fire under aspiring future teachers after the recent explosive debates over reforming America’s worst-performing schools ignited in Rhode Island where the Central Falls High School staff was fired for failing to do their jobs.

Manuel has appeared on “The View” with Barbara Walters and on “Nightline” and delivered the keynote address for the Lions Clubs International Convention in Hong Kong, and inspired a coliseum of twelve thousand delegates from 192 countries. He also delivered the keynote address to 100,000 people for San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. His story as an Original Freedom Writer was portrayed in the 2007 film Freedom Writers.

Check out Manuel Scott’s website →

History Prof In The News

509th In Rockford Memorial Day Parade

Dr. Steve Fratt, chair of the History department at Trinity, was featured on WIFR TV this week as he marched in the Rockford Memorial Day parade with the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion Historical Reenactment Group.

The group “strives to accurately present the history and culture of the World War II era airborne soldiers of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, through educational programs, living history events, and public ceremonies.”

Dr. Fratt is an expert in military history and tactics. He conducts wargames on campus throughout the year and actively participate in battle reenactments across the country.

Check out the video →
509th Parachute Infantry Battalion →
History programs at TIU →

Going to be in the Honors Program?

If you’re considering being in the Honors Program at Trinity this fall, here are some things you need to know:

  1. If you are eligible for the honors program, you will be invited to the honors retreat, which is Friday August 20th – noon on Saturday, August 21st. Invitations are going out starting the first week in June and continuing throughout the summer. By committing to attend the retreat, you are also committing to participate in the honors program.
  2. When you register for classes, make sure to sign up for an honors course. Those will be clearly denoted with an “H” after the course number. For example, Honors Critical Thinking and Writing is “EGN 111H.” Registration opens online the week of June 15th.