‘Amp It Up’ team wants more women to join the squadThe TCU Amp It Up team is searching for more women to join its crew. Amp It Up’ers stand on ladders in the aisles of the student sections and lead fans in cheers at home football games. “Adding women to the program has always been on our agenda since day one,” said junior Isuru Perera. Last year two women were among the Amp It Up’ers, electrifying the crowd in their signature purple and white striped overalls.
Elite Dance focuses on competitionTCU Elite Dance hosted a showcase last Friday night at 7:30 in the Campus Recreation Center. Now, the team will focus on an upcoming national competition in April.
Hang Up to Hang Out campaign encourages face-to-face interactionsA new Student Government Association campaign has students ditching their phones for face-to-face conversations. Hang Up to Hang Out urges students to stay off their phones when walking around campus and instead engage in more active community building. Rachel Hoffman, co-chair of the campaign, said she thinks it sends a great message to the student body.
Intensive English Program Women’s Club gives back to local communityThe Intensive English Program (IEP) Women’s Club is a new club this school year that consists of female international students who meet once a week to foster friendships, serve the community and try new things. The students in the club volunteered at Catholic Charities Fort Worth on Thursday and helped organize the establishment’s donation center. The club volunteered with Catholic Charities once last semester.
Search for Dean of Fine Arts narrows down to two candidatesThe search for a new dean for the College of Fine Arts has been narrowed to two candidates: Dr. Anne Hogan and Dr. Anne Helmreich. Helmreich taught as an assistant professor of art history at TCU in the 1990s. After leaving TCU, Helmreich went to teach at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. For the last few years, Helmreich has been a senior program officer at the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles
Neeley takes their business from the classroom to the courtsThree-pointers, free throws and layups were all the rave this Friday afternoon as the Neeley School of Business held a student, faculty and staff basketball tournament. The Next Generation Leadership Program hosted the Neeley Basketball Tournament. Players had to be either business majors or minors or faculty and staff of the business school. But anyone could come out and cheer on the teams.
Students head abroad for Spring BreakFor three different student groups, this year's Spring Break offers a chance to become members of the global community. The TCU Leadership Center is taking 24 students to British Columbia, Canada for leadership skills and development. Students with TCU QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) are headed to Panama, where they will design and implement projects alongside the local communities.
Friends can be Frogs tooA new mentorship program started by three TCU students is making a difference at R.L. Paschal High School. The FroggieFriends program allows TCU students to partner with a special needs student from Paschal to help them build social skills by playing sports. Juniors Sarah Doherty, Matt Sprunger and Carly Hirvela started the program with the help of the BNSF Next Generation Leadership Program.
Blue Zones Project looks to Fort WorthUnder the tag ‘Long Live, Fort Worth,’ the Fort Worth community is about to get a facelift. The Blue Zones Project, a community wide well-being initiative, is working to better Fort Worth for years to come.
Organization hosts 'Girls' Night Out' for female studentsA spiritual organization on campus offers more than prayer and scripture for female students at TCU. Girls’ Night Out is an event by author and founder of Redeemed Girl MinistriesMarian Ellis Jordan. Other colleges that have participated include Virginia Tech University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Texas Tech University.