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Alumna gives back to university

When students need help landing a job, building a resume or finding other career advice, many turn to the University Career Services office, especially to Mary Kathleen Baldwin.


Baldwin, a TCU alumna, is the assistant director of marketing and events for Career Services, but does so much more, said her coworker Darin Ford, an associate director of Career Services.

Starting early crucial for job search, Career Services employee says

With the May 10 graduation fast approaching, getting a job is on the minds of many outgoing seniors. Although it may be competitive for those getting ready to graduate, it could be even worse for December graduates, said a member of University Career Services.


Kimshi Hickman, associate director of University Career Services, said this stems from the fact that many companies will have already set their budgets for hiring well before December.

Boxer’s pro wrestling good for both sports

Wrestling. The laughing stock of "sports," right? Just ask Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. and he may tell you a different story.


Mayweather, considered by many boxing critics to be one of the best boxers in recent history, and possibly even up there with some of the all-time greats, recently took his professional record of 39-0 and set foot in a slightly different ring than he is used to.

Ranch program adds two new scholarships

The Ranch Management program announced two new endowed scholarships at the Annual Scholarship Dinner and will be giving five more scholarships in the 2008-2009 school year, said the Clark Society liaison and event planner for University Advancement.


The program now has 34 scholarships from living donors valued at $203,510. The program also has two scholarships from donors who are no longer living, valued at $11,000.

Traveling students could face icy roads

A late-season cold front carrying a frozen wintry mix blew through the Metroplex area causing the campus to close, and the front is expected to finish passing through by this afternoon. The National Weather Service predicted 3 to 5 inches of snowfall from Thursday afternoon through this morning. This was the second time this week at least an inch of snowfall came down in Fort Worth. The last time there were two March days with that much accumulation of snow was in 1942.

Law enforcement prepares for underage drinking during Spring Break

With Spring Break days away, some minors may be hoping to have lady luck on their side as they partake in underage drinking.


Some students under 21 still drink - many by using fake IDs.


A 20-year-old sophomore communication studies major, who wished to remain anonymous, said she has been using a fake ID for more than three years and has only had trouble with it twice. She said it's all about being careful.


"A lot of the times when I use it, I'm with people who are 21, so it doesn't seem like I'm underage or with others who have fake IDs," she said.

Movie review: U2 gets up close and personal with 3D concert...

It's a beautiful day for U2 fans everywhere as their long-awaited 3D concert movie opened in theaters nationwide this past weekend, and what a great movie it was. For a much cheaper price than one would pay for a terrible ticket in the back row of some arena, fans are given a front row seat that literally puts U2 front man and longtime political activist Bono in their laps for a fraction of the cost.

Teacher shortage feeds demand for education graduates

As the demand for secondary math, science and bilingual elementary school teachers continues to grow, TCU education graduates are apparently hot commodities.

TCU students get picked up right away by area school districts, said Molly H. Weinburgh, director of the Institute of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education for the College of Education.



"There are principals around the Metroplex who say they would take a less-than-stellar TCU graduate over a stellar someone else," Weinburgh said.

Career Expo provides networking, tentative job opportunities

With a record number of companies and internships available, the University Career Services' Career Expo looks to trump those before it.


Career Services has more than 100 companies coming to the expo Wednesday. Among them will be returning companies such as Accenture, Aldi Inc., American Airlines, Dillard's Inc. and JCPenney. Companies such as VHA Inc., GolinHarris and Hedgemetrix LLC will make their debut, said Kimshi Hickman, interim director of the Alcon Career Center at TCU.

Aggressive play key in conference win

The women's basketball team will enter the second half of Mountain West Conference play tied for second in the conference after knocking off the Brigham Young Cougars on Tuesday.


The two teams came into the game tied for third place in the MWC with identical conference records of 5-2. Both teams have had success as of late, with TCU winning four of its last five games and BYU coming in on a three-game winning streak after knocking off nationally ranked No. 22 University of Wyoming.

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