Trinity's faculty and staff monthly e-newsletter


October 2005

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Mellon Grant to Benefit First-Year Focus Program and More
The College has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support the newly expanded, multi-disciplinary First-Year Focus Program as well as enhance curricular integration efforts in both global and urban areas. ... read more

  College Hosts “Women Making History”
An overflow crowd of more than 150 scholars and historians gathered in Mather Hall on Saturday, September 24, to pay tribute to a longtime Trinity faculty member who knocked down barriers for female academics who are still following in her path. ... read more

Campus Community Pitches in for Hurricane Relief
As heart-wrenching images of Katrina’s destructive aftermath flooded America’s television screens, Trinity students stepped back onto campus with a sense of urgency to aid in the relief efforts. ...  read more

  Trinity Hosts School Choice Conference as part of Educational Studies Fall Program
A group of educators, parents, and policy makers gathered recently in Mather Hall to take part in the “Who Chooses Schools and Why?” conference.
... read more

  Barcelona Faculty Members Offer Exhibit at Widener
The Widener Gallery in the Austin Arts Center hosted “Between Two Worlds,” an exhibition featuring works by two studio arts faculty members from the Trinity-in-Barcelona Global Learning Site. ... read more

Awards and Honors ... read more

  Sports Highlights

Football Streak Continues as Trinity Rolls Over Hamilton

Bantams Swim for Cancer Research
... read more

In the News
... click here for recent media coverage of Trinity College.

Recognizing members of the campus community for their years of service to Trinity ... click here

Professor of English Hugh Ogden chats with a standing-room-only
crowd in the Reese Room before reading from his poetry collection,
Bringing a Fir Straight Down
, as part of TCCTR’s Trinity Authors’ Series. Ogden’s latest book, his sixth, has been nominated for the Kingsley-Tuft prize as the best book of poems in 2005.

Tito Victoriano  

Tito Victoriano

“Creativity isn’t tied to the end product,” says Tito Victoriano, the College’s Webmaster. “It’s in the process. It doesn’t really matter what it is you are creating. The process is the same—the key is to make something worthwhile at the same time you’re discovering new things.”

Victoriano should know. He has been working in information technology at Trinity for 10 years, starting with a temporary position in the summer of 1995, but prior to that he pursued an almost exhaustive series of careers that, while seemingly very different from each other, all involved one key ingredient: creative expression. As for his current work with computers, he says with a smile, “I just had a knack for it.”

Originally from southern Chile, Victoriano was a first-year college student planning to major in either chemical engineering or electronics  read more ...

Mel McCombie  

What they’re reading…

Mel McCombie
Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies

Some readers are serial monogamists; I am the other kind, albeit with a system. I always have a recorded book in the car (currently, Jeffrey Eugenides’s brilliant Middlesex); a print fiction book going (just finished Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America); and a print non-fiction.  read more ...

Trinity played its first football game on November 22, 1877, losing to Yale University 13-0. The College played sporadically over the next decade, losing each contest. The team’s first victory came against Massachusetts Agricultural College (later the University of Massachusetts) on October 15, 1887 by a score of 32-4. In 1911, the football team completed its first undefeated season.

Campus Survey: What is your opinion of same-sex marriage?
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