Monday, April 13, 2015

Today is Trevecca Author's Day!

Today we celebrated the scholarly works of our faculty and administrators for the 2014-15 school year. A recognition is held during a Faculty Administrator meeting to honor research which models quality and scholarly research at its best. 
Our authors have written in their subject areas, reflecting many disciplines and interests as well as modeling scholarly research for our students and Trevecca community.  Types of works include original poetry; online scholarly collaborations; corporate consulting; student workbooks and textbooks; reviews; collaborative research with students; and sharing expertise and experiences.

Trevecca Authors for 2014-15 are James Agee, Dan Boone, Randy Carden, Tim Green, Erica Hayden, Graham Hillard, Erin Martinez, Richard Parrott, Leroy Pepper, and Tony Peterson. One must be a current faculty member or administrator to be recognized at the annual celebration.  Trevecca alumni published works are included in the comprehensive listing. 

View photos of past Trevecca Author celebrations from the Waggoner Library flickr page.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The Center for Disease Control states that among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.

How Can You Reduce Your Risk?

The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. It is one of the most detectable and treatable forms of cancer, and more than 90 percent of all cases can be prevented with recommended screening. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but many people are not being screened according to national guidelines.
If you're 50 years old or older or have a family history of colon cancer, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life. Here's how—
  • Colorectal cancer screening helps find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal cancer is prevented.

  • Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment often leads to a cure.
Read more about prevention, symptoms, and treatment from these sites:
Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.