Proud Horned Frog football fans should take advantage of the new video contest sponsored by the athletics department. The contest allows students to show their appreciation for and pride in the Horned Frogs by highlighting the team's achievements from the 2009 season with videos and photos. The winning video will be featured at the 2010 season opener against Oregon State on Sept. 4 at Cowboys Stadium.
The implementation of a Campus Kitchens program at the university appears to be a win-win idea, but the administration should use caution before committing to the program.
Completely student-run, Campus Kitchens will allow students to take an active role in the local community by donating leftover food from Market Square to Tarrant County's hungry. Students are trained in food preparation and are in charge of taking the leftover food to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. They are also given the opportunity to teach low-income community members how to prepare the donated food.
The post-9/11 GI Bill has continued to increase the university's student veteran population this spring with 37 new student veterans using the bill, almost matching the 40 who started using the bill at the beginning of fall 2009, a university veteran affairs official said.
Stephanie Hules, veteran affairs officer, said university officials anticipated the increase this spring because the applications for the new GI Bill were available May 2009, but some veterans could not finish the paperwork in time to start in the fall.
The university's Mexican sister school, Universidad de Las Americas-Puebla, will no longer be an option for students seeking a dual degree from both universities, a university official said.
Jane Kucko, director of the Center for International Studies, said UDLA sent a request to the university on March 12, 2009, to terminate the agreement between the two universities. Kucko said the agreement required each university to provide notice a year prior to termination, which she said is standard practice. The termination will be effective March 12, 2010.