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Chancellor: No need for commencement keynote

Many graduates will bid farewell to their alma mater on May 9, but not before a few final remarks from the man upstairs ---...

Campus recreation alumni memberships on hold

ampus Recreation is not accepting any new applications or renewing alumni or community memberships put in effect on or after Jan. 1 of this year, according to a university official.

Steve Kintigh, director of Campus Recreation, said he has believed for some time that students would one day begin to drive out community and alumni members.

"The student body is growing and will continue to grow," Kintigh said. "It was time to put guidelines in place."

Seniors launch T-shirt company

Two students have launched a T-shirt company and are gaining entrepreneurial experience even before they graduate.John Hallman, a senior accounting major, and Scott Meyer,...

Run, Glen, Run!

What does it take to run for the position of city councilman?

Well, you must: be 21 years of age or older, be a registered voter, pay a $100 application fee or obtain 250 signatures, be a one-year resident in your district and own a comfortable pair of sneakers.

OK, so the last requirement isn't mandatory, but for Glen Bucy, a junior political science major and candidate for the Fort Worth City Council, it has been an extra little kick on the campaign trail.

Baylor defeats women’s tennis team in regular season finale

The women's tennis team left the indoor courts Friday with a little better idea of what it will need to work on before this week's Mountain West Conference Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., after a 4-1 loss to a No. 5-ranked Baylor squad.

The Horned Frogs, ranked No. 28, were on a six-match winning streak before suffering the loss.

The team got off to a good start when it claimed the doubles point but was unable to win any of the singles matches that followed. The team closed the season with a 7-1 record in the MWCand a 13-10 record overall.

Campus-wide reading club to debut in the fall

Editor's note: This story was revised for accuracy at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday.

Advances in the development of a university-wide reading club hosted by Project Junior Giveback keeps turning its pages, planning to increase community morale on campus, a student body official said.

"One Book, One TCU" is a learning project to foster a greater sense of community on campus, revive the lost art of recreational reading and provide a good read to students, faculty and staff, said Matt Dietrichson, a sophomore political science major and student body vice president.

Campus Voices: What should the university do with money from sale...

"I would say improve the food in the BLUU. The service is great but the quality of the food needs work."

Monika Sadarangani, freshman business major from Dallas

"Use it to get better computers. There are few Macs and they seem to work the best. They could also donate it to a charity in the area."

Corey Bennett, freshman computer science major from Fort Worth

"Toward a parking garage or some extension of parking."

Blake Pierce, junior supply chain management major from Dallas

Campus Voices: Do the crime rates around campus make you feel...

No, I have always felt safe. Campus security has definitely increased since I have been on campus. Still, always being aware of your surroundings is the best way to avoid putting yourself into a bad situation.

Will Leahy, junior psychology major from Carrollton

I feel safe walking on campus when I see emergency phones and campus police in the area. I always take advantage of Froggie 5-0.

Addie Leins, freshman nursing major from Irving

Campus demand for mental health services increases

Worries about finding a job after graduation and the economic crisis are just a few of the reasons why more students are seeking help from the university's mental health center, a university official said.

Linda Wolszon, director of Counseling, Testing, and Mental Health services at the counseling center, said the number of counseling appointments has increased about 8 percent since this time last year, and the number of walk-in appointments is up about 16 percent from this time last year.

Tennis team to play Oklahoma this weekend

The No. 34-ranked men's tennis team will pack its bags and head to Norman to face the University of Oklahoma on Saturday.

Dave Borelli, the team's head coach, said the Sooners retooled this year and are probably better than they were last season.

"Even though they are only No. 73, I actually think they are a top-30 team," he said.

Borelli said he doesn't care as much about rankings as he does a team's overall performance.

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