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Monday, April 12, 2021


Former soccer player hired to team’s staff

A former TCU soccer player will continue her career with the team, but this time she'll be off the field instead of on.

Angie Nickens was named director of soccer operations by head coach Dan Abdalla. Nickens said she is thrilled to continue working with TCU soccer.

Rifle team on target with Air Force victory

With momentum on its side, the rifle team shot itself to another victory by defeating Air Force on Saturday.

Head coach Karen Monez said TCU set a new team high for the season and a new smallbore rifle team record.

"We had an excellent day," Monez said. "We're winding down with two weeks and two matches left in our regular season, and we have our momentum going in the right direction."

Graduation: December graduates begin hunt for future careers

As the curtain closes on the fall semester and on the college years of winter graduates, the next step in life - a career - begins to unfold for the fresh alumni.Some December graduates are still looking to find a place in the job market after walking across the stage.

Winny Wiszneauckas, a senior marketing/entrepreneurial management major, said she is still in the process of finding a job. Even though she graduates soon, she still isn't sure what the future holds for her.

New language minor awaits approval vote

Italian enthusiasts may soon get what they've asked for.Out of popular demand by students, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is working to have an Italian minor by Spring 2008, said Sharon Fairchild, department chairwoman.

"The creation of an Italian minor was driven by high enrollment and strong demand for the Italian courses," Fairchild said.

Before it is declared a minor, the AddRan Curricular Committee, Undergraduate Council and University Council must approve the subject, Fairchild said.

Fort Worth ranks high in affordability

Fort Worth just got beat out by Muncie, Ind. But Cowtown still finished better than 117 other college towns for housing affordability.The third annual Coldwell Banker College Home Price Comparison Index concluded Fort Worth is the second most affordable college town in the nation, behind Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

Coldwell Banker based their study on cities and towns that are home to 119 Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) schools. The subject home for the study was a 2,200 square-foot home with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Professor: Racial issues apparent on campus

White privilege and racial tension are serious problems on the TCU campus, the social work chairwoman said Wednesday.Linda Moore, professor and chairwoman of the Department of Social Work, spoke at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center as part of the monthly inclusiveness luncheon held by Inclusiveness & Intercultural Services.

"You can feel isolated on this campus as a student of color because a lot of groups are not as welcome as others," Moore said.

Executive: Oil issues stem from dependency

The Shell Oil Co. executive president of supply and distribution said the economy should be twice as efficient as it is now.Mark Williams spoke to students in Sid Richardson Hall on Wednesday night about the issues facing oil in his speech titled, "The Future of Oil: Hard Truths about the Choices."

Throughout his career, Williams has explored and sold oil. Currently, Williams is in charge of the global oil supply for Shell Oil Co.

Team preps for playoffs

With last week's 3-0 victory against Utah, the Horned Frogs clinched a conference tournament spot and a couple of team honors.Sophomore forward Lizzy Karoly was named the Mountain West Conference co-offensive player of the week for her two-goal performance against Utah. Karoly also earned a place on the Soccer America team of the week for the second time this season.

Karoly said the credit she received also belongs to her teammates.

"Being recognized like this is so great, because it finally shows that the hard work of the whole team is paying off," Karoly said.

Dorm renovations to take place

Student dormitories on TCU's campus will soon undergo a major makeover.Sherley Hall will be completely gutted to make way for new entities and features, said Harold Leeman, associate director of the TCU Physical Plant.

"The interior of the building will be gutted in a similar fashion as the College of Education was last spring," Leeman said. "New rooms, laundry rooms, day rooms, study rooms (and) bathrooms will be replaced. An elevator or two will be added, as well."

Police meet technical snags locating harassing KTCU caller

Technical difficulties arose Wednesday when police tried to trace the threatening phone calls made to KTCU FM 88.7 "The Choice" that caused the station to shut down Tuesday night, a source close to the investigation said. The source said police wanted to look at phone records, but the phones at the station don't have caller ID because they are analog. The source said police were looking for other ways to track the call Wednesday.

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