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37 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
In this episode, Dr. Brooks reflects on successfully completing the school year, a Commencement ceremony for two years of graduates, and athletic and academic success. He also looks ahead to a return to normal operations and new campus buildings, and talks about vaccination efforts on the Trine University campus.
38 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
In this episode, Dr. Brooks looks back at the fall semester and the decisions that allowed the university to successfully operate in-person through the fall semester. He also looks ahead to the spring semester as well as the long-term impacts the COVID-19 pandemic will have on higher education. Dr. Brooks also talks about David Fraboni, Trine’s new vice president for advancement, and discusses the potential impacts the new Biden administration may have on higher education.
28 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
In this episode, Trine University President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., talks about the university’s recent successful Scholarship Gala, and how the Gala and other efforts help keep student debt low for Trine University students. You’ll also hear how Dr. Brooks would try to solve the national student debt crisis if he were president of the United States, and what he thinks actually will happen on this issue. Dr. Brooks also discusses new majors at Trine and the new Trine Center for Sports Studies.
20 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
In this month’s TrineLine, Dr. Brooks talks about growth in the university’s Franks School of Education and the recently announced Montessori teacher education program. He also discusses national rankings for Trine’s online programs and Zollner Golf Course, looks ahead to the Love, Mom and Dad and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events on campus, and even shares his thoughts on the clash between Tennessee and Indiana in the Gator Bowl.
34 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
As we near the end of 2019, Dr. Earl D. Brooks II talks about some of the Trine University highlights of 2019, including record main campus enrollment, success for athletic and engineering teams, and funds raised through the Invest in Excellence capital campaign. We also look ahead to what’s coming for Trine University and higher education as a whole in 2020.
20 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
In this episode, we welcome Whitney Bandemer, J.D., Trine University’s new vice president for health sciences. Whitney and Dr. Brooks discuss the future plans for the university’s health sciences degree programs in Fort Wayne. Dr. Brooks also talks about Trine’s recent announcement that 99.4 percent of the Class of 2019 is employed or in graduate school.
25 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
In this episode, Dr. Earl D. Brooks II reflects on nearly 20 years as President at Trine University, one of the longest current tenures in the state of Indiana. He also looks back on Homecoming and 25 years of Thunder football, and talks about Trine’s regional economic impact and how the university helps more than 99 percent of its graduates become employed after graduation.
22 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
In the inaugural episode of TrineLine, Dr. Brooks discusses growth at Trine University and the expansion of the university’s health sciences and computer science and information technology curriculum. We also reflect on the university’s 9/11 remembrance and look ahead to Homecoming and the upcoming athletic seasons.
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