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New Mary Wright Admission Center Announced

FORTWORTH, Texas -- Although construction has become a part of everyday life at the university, two projects on the drawing board could further change the face of the campus.

Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, said the university plans to build two new buildings on the campus within the next few years.

Mills said the locations for a new admissions building and a new College of Fine Arts building have already been designated.

Students living in lounge spaces can now request room change

Relief could be on the way for students who have lived in converted lounge spaces or tripled rooms this semester.

Housing and Residence Life began accepting room change requests for the spring 2010 semester on Nov. 9. Because of a lack of vacancies on campus, students who lived in lounge spaces and tripled rooms will receive first pick of available dorm rooms.



Craig Allen, director of Housing and Residence Life, said that in previous years students searched available spaces and made room changes themselves on my.tcu.edu.

Students violate campus apartment standards

The university's Tom Brown-Pete Wright apartments have experienced a recent increase in student misconduct.

The incidents included students removing trash cans from the trash rooms, stealing toilet paper from the Tom Brown-Pete Wright common bathrooms, stealing cleaning supplies from housekeeping and urinating in the laundry room.



An e-mail sent by Rony Die, Tom Brown-Pete Wright hall director, to students living in the apartments addressed the incidents. He wrote in the e-mail that it had been hard to find pride in the current actions of the community.

Gubernatorial candidates to debate on campus

Four Democratic primary candidates for Texas governor will kick off their 2010 campaigns today with a debate at the university.

The TCU Democrats and the Tarrant County Young Democrats worked together to present the first Gubernatorial Candidates Forum for the election. The featured candidates include Tom Schieffer, Kinky Friedman, Felix Alvarado and Hank Gilbert. In addition, Barbara Ann Radnofsky, candidate for Texas attorney general, agreed to attend as a guest speaker for the event.

Residential Services changes name to ease confusion

Residential Services is no more - by name anyway.

Heather Miller, associate director of Residential Services, said the department has changed its name to Housing and Residence Life in order to make it easier for students to understand the purpose of the office.



"People always called us housing anyway," Miller said. "We felt it was a little more representative of what we actually did."

Colby Hall opens its doors for trick-or-treaters

Princesses, ghouls and superheroes lined the university sidewalks in search of candy and Halloween fun Tuesday. It could only mean it was the time of year when the residents of Colby Hall opened their doors for the 37th Annual Colby Halloween.

University faculty and staff brought their children and grandchildren to trick-or-treat through the halls of Colby, where candy was not the only thing given away and some familiar faces waited to greet visitors.

Engineering professor dies from prostate cancer

Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:25 p.m. Oct. 9.

Edward Kolesar, a long-tenured engineering professor at the university, died Wednesday following a battle with prostate cancer.



Senior Dipil Shrestha, an engineering major who had Kolesar as a professor for three classes, including one this semester, said the professor was one of the nicest people at the university.



"He was always eager to teach," Shrestha said.

New housing plan to meet enrollment hike

Between the years 1989 and 2005, the university's enrollment grew by about 28 percent.In contrast, the university's housing only grew by 15 beds, a...

Text messaging could hurt ability to read nonverbal cues

Junior marketing and entrepreneurial management major Travis Kettle finds texting to be distracting, especially when he's studying.

"The constant text messaging is taking your mind off what you're doing," he said.



Yet it's so simple, it's difficult to give up.



"It's kind of a chore nowadays to call people," Kettle said. "Texting lets you send quick, easy statements."

New admissions, fine arts building projects in the works

Although construction has become a part of everyday life at the university, two projects on the drawing board could further change the face of the campus.

Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, said the university plans to build two new buildings on the campus within the next few years.



Mills said the locations for a new admissions building and a new College of Fine Arts building have already been designated.

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