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Career expo to showcase 80 companies

TCU's Career and Intern Expo will provide students with opportunities to talk to employers and show their skills to obtain a job or internship on Wednesday.

The expo occurs once a semester and will showcase about 80 companies, Ashley Grubbs, associate director of employer development, said. The event is mostly for finding jobs for juniors and seniors, but the intern portion of the expo is available to both freshmen and sophomores, she said.

Dance class will promote Black History Month

Students can step into a new culture and move their feet to the beat of African- and Caribbean-style dances Wednesday in University Recreation Center.

The second annual African dance class will provide students with a different and enjoyable way to work out as well as a way to learn about another culture, Briana Saldana, a junior criminal justice major, said.

Chasity Shorts, a junior sociology major, said the dance class was also a way to incorporate a social event to promote Black History Month.

Busted pipe in Sid Rich causes technological services outages

The TCU computer mainframe located in the Sid W. Richardson Building was affected by a burst pipe in the building's basement Thursday morning due to freezing temperatures, resulting in outages in the university's technological services such as my.tcu.edu, TCU e-mail accounts, servers and the main TCU website.

With eight inches of water under the floorboards where the electrical wires are located, Josh Harmon, director of enterprise application services, said it was surprising the server was recovered by Saturday morning.

IClicker use increasing in classroom

It is not a textbook and it does not use paper, yet students in various courses around campus are required to buy it for class.

At the university, the iClicker is used to test students' knowledge of subject matter as well as take attendance, Mark Dennis, assistant professor of religion, said.

Students register their devices online at the beginning of the semester, then use the five multiple choice buttons to respond to quiz questions, Dennis said. Professors then retrieve the information from a receiver, record the students' responses and then assign grades.

MLK Day of Service doubles participation

About 170 students followed the slogan of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day and decided to "Make it a day on, not a day off."

Melissa Gruver, community engagement coordinator, said that compared to its first year, the amount of service sites and students willing to serve doubled.

Almost 200 students volunteered at 10 different service sites in Tarrant County, Gruver said.

‘Apprentice’ contestant welcomed home

The cafeteria of Castleberry High School was filled with people of all ages to welcome home alumnus Clint RobertsonThursday.

A live band played while the 1988 graduate talked to his former classmates from Castleberry High and TCU as well as his family and the public.

When the chatter stopped, the welcome home reception began. The Castleberry band and cheerleaders performed their fight song and alma mater.

After the band and cheerleaders marched out of the area, Leigh Melton, president of Castleberry High School Exes Association, spoke.

Robertson takes second place on ‘The Apprentice’

For TCU alumnus Clint Robertson, getting second place on "The Apprentice" was not as disappointing as one might think. Instead, he said he received hundreds of offers within hours after the season finale.

"The Apprentice," a TV show hosted by Donald Trump, provides 16 contestants the opportunity to work for Trump himself. Through various challenges, the contestants are assessed by Trump to determine who will be the only one to not hear his famous words, "You're fired."

LEAPS celebrates 10 years of service

TCU LEAPS will celebrate 10 years of service in the Fort Worth community Saturday. Since April 2000, students have dedicated a day of their schedules to volunteer at food banks, parks and other locations around the Metroplex.

However, planning for LEAPS, and the nature of the event, has changed over the past decade, Mary Kathleen Baldwin, assistant director of the Center for Community Involvement and Service-Learning, said.

"I feel like there was a lot more staff involvement then, and it's transitioned into student involvement," Baldwin said.

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