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Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Health care for women earns failing grade in Texas, study shows

Texas is currently failing in women's health, but getting involved in decision-making and education could raise the grade, a nursing professor said. Melissa Sherrod, assistant professor of nursing, said she has worked in health care for 30 years, specifically in women's health, and was not surprised by the low national and state grades.

The National Women's Law Center and Oregon Health and Science University graded the overall health of women in each state and the District of Columbia and stated there was not one place in the nation that had a satisfactory grade.

Women’s Basketball: Tourney to present early-season challenge

Though the women's basketball team is coming off an exhibition rout, the head coach does not want the team to get too ahead of themselves, a senior guard said.With one victory under their belt, the Lady Frogs will face Radford University in round one of the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament on Friday.

Head coach Jeff Mittie said this will be the second time in his career at TCU to participate in the tournament. He led the Lady Frogs to round two of the tournament in his first year as head coach in 1999.

Second-half surge lifts team in opener

Despite a slow start, the men's basketball team found its rhythm Saturday.After trailing for most of the first half, the Horned Frogs would respond with a strong second-half performance en route to an 89-70 victory on opening night against Angelo State at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

At the beginning of the game, the Rams led by seven points and kept ahead of the Horned Frogs throughout the first half.

Hope Floats

Although this is the season of pumpkins and colored leaves, the color for October is pink. It's the color of ribbons pinned on backpacks; it's the color of 1,000 balloons released into the heavens. For some, it's the color of hope.

TCU's Pink Out football game is not just about turning the stadium pink for one evening, but it is also a time to remember breast cancer patients and celebrate survivors.

Program aims to counter nurse shortage

To combat a nursing shortage that is predicted to increase to more than 1 million nurses by 2020, the College of Health and Human Sciences is focusing on student retention and graduate studies.Donna Tilley, associate professor and director of the Harris College of Nursing, said the college already has a high retention rate ranging from 85 to 100 percent, but she wants to be more aggressive in keeping students in nursing.

About 550 students are declared nursing majors, Tilley said, with about 110 graduates each year.

Students design pumpkin display for annual zoo event

There is a new addition to the Fort Worth Zoo for Halloween that isn't animal or human. Several art and design students showed off their tricks of the trade last week in a colorful pumpkin patch lighting display for the zoo's annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo.

Cameron Schoepp, associate professor of art, said the zoo contacted him with the idea of having students carve the pumpkins for the display. He said this was the first time the College of Fine Arts has partnered with the zoo for the event.

Center to host discussion about South African issues, economy, life

The Center for Civic Literacy will host a discussion on major issues in South Africa for TCU and the Fort Worth community at 7 p.m. tonight at University Christian Church.Eric Cox, associate director of the center, will speak about South Africa's economy, life after the apartheid and the effect of AIDS, and will lead a discussion on how to deal with those issues.

Donald Jackson, director of the center, said the event is part of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program 2007.

Puerto Rican professor stresses Latino church influence

Not only are Latino immigrant churches changing the culture, they are impacting the religious climate of America, said a theology professor from Puerto Rico on Tuesday night."The world of Latino immigrant congregations is diverse, challenging and changing," said Luis Rivera, director of the Center for the Study of Latino/a Theology and Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. "They have changed the face and faith in this country."

Counseling Center hires two new psychologists

After hearing from more than 30 applicants nationwide, the TCU Counseling Center selected the top two candidates to join its staff this fall, the director of the center said. The Counseling Center, located next to the Health Center, hired psychologists Elizabeth Koshy and Eric Wood, to provide more counseling, outreach and education programs to students.

Linda Wolszon, director of mental health services, said she was looking for people with good clinical skills, who are active in outreach and programming and can relate to college students.

Companies should improve reception

Whether we'd care to admit it, a cell phone is a college student's life.It is our connection to family, friends or perhaps the job offer we've been dreaming about.

However, limited or no reception can put a damper on one's lifestyle.

A cell phone is mobile, so we should be able to call, text and e-mail wherever we go.

Therefore, phone carriers should go to more college campuses and work with the schools to provide, as they say, "more bars in more places."

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