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TCU student lives ‘Karate Kid’ dream

Karate Champion, Tom Scott, teaches TCU News Now Reporter, Ashley Iovine, some karate moves.

Brite Divinity School expands

The sounds of bulldozers and cranes are beginning to sound like permanent fixtures on the TCU campus, the latest project being the building of...

Inclusivness goes past one month of awareness

Freshman Nick Standerfer loves movies, works out at the University Recreation Center regularly and enjoys making friends. Though Standerfer has Down syndrome, he said he is more similar to other students than some may think.

This October, the university promoted inclusiveness for those with the condition by celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In support, many students volunteered at KinderFrogs School, a school for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students with Down syndrome, KinderFrogs administrative assistant Vivian Unger said.

Tips for a stress-free finals week

Finals are fast-approaching and many students know that when faced with such an important time, anything that can go wrong, will. But mastering skills like pre-planning, time management and list making will help students cope with the stress of finals week, a psychology professor said.

Psychology professor Mauricio Papini said pre-finals nerves come from several factors.

"A major source of stress is the overlap of exams and uncertainty about how grades are determined in each course," Papini said.

Tips for a stress-free finals week

Finals are fast-approaching and many students know that when faced with such an important time, anything that can go wrong, will. But mastering skills like pre-planning, time management and list making will help students cope with the stress of finals week, a psychology professor said.

Psychology professor Mauricio Papini said pre-finals nerves come from several factors.



"A major source of stress is the overlap of exams and uncertainty about how grades are determined in each course," Papini said.

Student organization to honor retired professor

The university's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is in the process of re-naming the campus organization to honor a retired professor for the notable work she did both locally and nationally for public relations education, a PRSSA representative said.

Amiso George, the PRSSA head faculty adviser, said Doug Newsom deserves to be a part of the student organization's title. Newsom taught at the university and was also actively involved with the Public Relations Society of America.

Students unaware of tornado safety instructions

The university is preparing for this tornado season with informative magnets, but many on campus either don't have the magnets or haven't taken the time to read them, some students said.

Director of Housing and Residence Life Craig Allen said resident assistants put tornado safety magnets on every campus refrigerator at the beginning of each semester, but it's up to students to heed their warnings. The magnets define what constitutes a tornado warning versus a tornado watch and lists the best places to seek shelter.

Student creates activity event for KinderFrogs students

A student is recruiting volunteers to conduct the first-ever Froggie Day, an event for the on-campus KinderFrogs School, where students with Down syndrome can participate in games and activities with university student volunteers.

Mallory Walther, a junior special education major, said the university awarded her one of the Project Junior Give Back Grants to fund Froggie Day and to encourage other students to give back to the Fort Worth community through their own interests and passions.

Knowledge of online safety essential to combat e-mail phising

Following a pair of e-mail hacking attempts in January and February, knowledge of possible scamming tactics could help prevent students from becoming bait for online phishers, a representative for Information Security Services said.

University Technology Resources detected the phishing attacks on faculty, staff and students via the university e-mail system within two months of one another, said Barbara McClellan, an information security engineer. The close timing of these attacks means students should be more aware of how to prevent this problem, she said.

Cheating scandal shouldn’t alter Tiger Woods’ golf performance

Tiger Woods came back to the sport that made him famous yesterday, four months after his incident involving a car crash, a string of...
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