It's amazing how much you can learn about a person by visiting the "reveal all" Web site - Facebook.So it should come as no surprise that employers are looking for job candidates' revealing information on networking sites. What they are finding is that the profiles don't emphasize skills students learned in the classroom, but those they learned after hours.
Some who post on sites such as Facebook and MySpace are offended at the idea, but employers are now thinking twice about who they hire to represent their companies.
Although some students may still be stuffed from Thanksgiving, they can still grab some hot cocoa and cookies and join the TCU community for the annual holiday tree lighting at 9 p.m. today in front of Sadler Hall.At the tree lighting, there will be Christmas carols, refreshments, candles and a gift drive - the Spirit of Christmas Campaign - to benefit Tarrant County Child Protective Services, said Lauren Nixon, a sophomore advertising/public relations major.
He has traveled foreign lands, learned foreign languages and witnessed what most people thought was ancient history. Now Spanish professor Donald Frischmann unveils what he calls the truths behind the indigenous Mexican cultures, which he says are still very much alive today.Frischmann's anthology, "Words of the True Peoples," is being published in a three-volume format covering poetry, prose and theater of contemporary Mexican indigenous writers. The multilingual books contain works by 33 authors who represent 13 different Mexican indigenous, or native, languages.
With props such as a 55-gallon drum, a jack hammer and a drum set, the group Recycled Percussion will be stopping by TCU to perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Frog Fountain as a part of its "Rock Your Junk" tour.The young group, made up of three "extreme" drummers and a DJ, turns what it calls "junk" into a phenomenal transformation of power percussion.
"There's no band that does what we do," band founder Justin Spencer said. "We're the first of the pioneers."
Dream catchers and crystal balls may be a thing of the past, but students can still get a look into what their dreams mean at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Brown-Lupton Student Center Lounge.Programming Council is hosting a presentation about dreams with speaker and dream interpreter Greg Hoeflicker.
"A lot of people are really bothered about their dreams," Hoeflicker said. "It's a pleasure of mine to help interpret these dreams and explain why they are having them."
Five contestants, five minutes and $500.In the spirit of National Sandwich Day on Thursday, Potbelly Sandwich Works is hosting the "Belly Buster" sandwich eating contest in nine of its college-town stores across the country, including the store next to the TCU campus.
With a grand prize of $500 cash, contestants will have to eat as many sandwiches as possible in five minutes to win.
Brad Kane, manager of the Potbelly store on University Drive, said it is a fun contest geared toward showing appreciation to its customers.
Back from the Texas-Pan American Tournament this weekend, the volleyball team not only brought home two victories, but also a new school record for blocks and a new individual record for digs.The Horned Frogs defeated Prairie View A&M and Texas-Pan American during Saturday's doubleheader in Edinburg.
In defeating the host Lady Broncs (30-20, 30-20, 30-32, 31-29) in the second match, the Frogs recorded 19 blocks, an all-time high for TCU in a four-game match.
Sophomore outside hitter Talaya Whitfield also set a TCU record with 35 digs in the match.
The Horned Frog volleyball team said it is ready for the break from the conference circuit that will come this weekend when it plays in the UT-Pan American Tournament. "I think it will help us in the long run because it will give us a break from the pressure of conference," said senior middle blocker Erin Estep.
The team has already played each conference team once, except Colorado State, and head coach Prentice Lewis said the tournament is a great break to divide the two rounds of conference play.
First came poodle skirts and sock-hops. Now it's tailgates and skydiving, and all are part of TCU's Homecoming evolution, 50 years in the making.Regardless of the era, alumni and students say Homecoming, a long-standing tradition at TCU, brings the community together.
"Homecoming is a way to renew old friendships and bring out good memories," said Mary Ruth Jones, Sherley Hall office assistant and 1958 graduate from TCU.
Jones said that although nearly 50 years have passed since she attended TCU, many of the traditions still carry on.