TCU's celebration of Hispanic Heritage month continues this week with two of three scheduled educational series hosted by faculty members. Cecilia Silva, a professor in the School of Education, will lead a discussion at noon Tuesday in the lobby of the Brown-Lupton Student Center on education in the Hispanic community.
Sophomore social work major Daisy Delgado is a member of the Hispanic Heritage month planning committee and helped organize the educational series.
A monthlong celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture is underway to educate the TCU community on the significance of the Hispanic community and to recognize influential Hispanic figures.Friday marked "el dieciseis de septiembre," or Mexican Independence Day, and the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Co-sponsored by the Programming Council, Intercultural Services led the celebration of Mexico's independence from Spain with food and music on the lawn of the Brown-Lupton Student Center.
Sandya Klein is a familiar face to Intercultural Services, but this time around, she's helping to promote diversity through her position as program coordinator.Monday was the first day on the job for Klein in the newly renamed and restructured office of Intercultural Services.
"I think it will be a wonderful opportunity to implement all the things I thought TCU needed to work on when I was there," Klein said.
Walk-on receiver Derek Moore has only two games under his belt this season, but it is hard to argue that he hasn't already had a successful season.Success probably came with one pass - the touchdown reception that first put TCU on the scoreboard against Oklahoma. Moore not only put his name on the forefront of the statistic charts, but he helped put the Horned Frogs in the national spotlight with their victory in Norman, Okla.
"I was just excited," Moore said about his big play against the Sooners. "I never thought my second (career) catch would be for a touchdown."
TCU students who studied abroad at the London Centre this summer experienced firsthand the confusion and fear of the July 7 terrorist attacks on the London transit system."There was always the thought in the back of your mind that it could happen again," said junior English and history major Tyler Brown.
Despite a "sense of paranoia," Brown said the bombings did not ruin his experience in the study abroad program.
The TCU cross country team will begin their season Friday at the Baylor Bear Relays in Waco. Head coach Patrick Cunniff said he is looking forward to the meet.
"It will be a good opportunity to bust the rust off after the summer," Cunniff said.
The cross country men and women will competete in two-person relays, with men running three kilometers each and women running two kilometers each.
Cunniff said the format of the meet will be beneficial as the opener for the team.
"The relay team format is less intense," Cunniff said.
Darron Turner was very busy this summer. Newly appointed as the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, he worked hard to organize the changes within his office. Of the many responsibilities Turner will hold as part of his new position, one includes heading Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services. Over the summer, several departments within the Student Development Services were combined to form IIS.