While standing on a mountaintop surrounded by mountain peaks with no artificial light in view, Tony Burgess experienced a revelation. The environmental scientist still identifies this instant as the moment he found his passion for nature.
"Times like those keep me coming back for more," he says.
Tony Burgess, the self-identified "uber-dork" of TCU, is a nationally known naturalist - an expert in the study and research of nature.
His students, however, simply call him a friend.
Some may want to call them "tree-huggers," but perhaps "tree-savers" is more appropriate.
Adduco Viridis: TCU Environmental Club will kick off Earth Week with a concert on the Sadler Lawn from 3 to 6:30 p.m. to raise money to preserve a Costa Rican tree that could save an endangered bird species.
"We're hoping that this event will really make what we're doing visible," said AV Club secretary Gretchen Wilbrandt.
The attribution in this story was corrected at 2:30 p.m. April 10.
Two physical plant employees suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning in an electrical accident in the basement of Tandy Hall, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman said.
Lt. Kent Worley, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, said one employee suffered a burn on his right arm, and the other employee hurt his knee when he jumped back.
When Danielle Boyd wore a shirt that said "Save Darfur," someone asked her if "Darfur" was a band.
"Times like those just encourage me to keep doing what I'm doing," said Boyd, vice president of a student anti-genocide coalition.
Members of the TCU chapter of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur have organized a camp out on Sadler Lawn to confront what they call a "lack of awareness" about the conflict in Darfur, the sophomore education major said.
The United Nations estimates that by the middle of the century there may be 150 million people displaced because of natural disasters, drought and famine. However, young people have the capability to create positive change, the Environmental Club secretary said.
These issues are discussed in "The 11th Hour," a documentary produced and narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, said Gretchen Wilbrandt, secretary of Adduco Viridis: TCU Environmental Club. The documentary will be shown tonight by the AV Club in Palko Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Take a journey through a tropical rainforest, free fall from a 16-story tower and do the Texas two-step to the country sounds of Cory Morrow and Clay Walker.
Who says you can't have an exhilarating Spring Break right here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area?
If you can't make it to the Venezuelan tropics, make the short drive to The Dallas World Aquarium near the West End entertainment district for a tropical excursion through the jungle and into the ocean.
The country will watch Latinos today, said the national chairman of Lambda Theta Phi, a Latin fraternity on campus.
In a speech titled "Su voto es su voz," or your vote is your voice in Spanish, Agustin Garcia, a nationally-known civil activist, said the Latino vote is important not only to America's future but also to the future of the Latino culture during a speech in the Brown-Lupton Student Center Lounge on Monday.
"Tomorrow you're not voting for Hillary or Obama," he said. "You're voting for your culture.