Students will have the opportunity this week to make a real difference in the global community through Pennies for Peace, a fundraiser that seeks to empower remote communities, especially schools, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to the Pennies for Peace website.
The Center for International Studies: TCU Abroad is holding the fundraiser all week in honor of the Pennies for Peace founder, Greg Mortenson, who will visit campus next semester. Members of the Neeley Fellows Program and communication studies classes are also sponsoring the fundraiser.
Honors students now have a new means of accessing technology near the Campus Commons. The Honors College Computer Lab is now open in Scharbauer Hall.
The lab, reserved for use by honors students only, has three computers, a reference library and a printer enabled with the Pharos print system. There are plans to add Adobe Creative Suite 5, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, to the computers.
The lab, located in Scharbauer 1016, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The university Health Center will be making it much easier and cheaper for students, faculty and staff to stay healthy this flu season.
Students, faculty and staff can go to the University Recreation Center to receive a free flu shot as part of an all-day clinic hosted by the Health Center on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A student could be on the road to becoming $10,000 richer when a football-fortress-on-wheels visits the university this weekend.
LG Electronics' football-fortress-on-wheels is a big rig lined with HDTVs and state of the art gaming stations and amenities. The vehicle, sponsored by LG and EA Sports, will stop by Fort Worth on its nationwide tour of some of college football's biggest rivalries. The tour is part of the EA Sports 2010 NCAA Football Challenge, which includes an NCAA Football 11 Tournament, according to a press release.
The annual "Feed Your Pink Side" Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center.|
State senator Wendy Davis will speak at the event, along with a panel of three breast cancer survivors and their children, said Anne Barrett, administrative assistant to Ann Louden, TCU Chancellor's associate for external relations.
One religion professor said he hopes that by educating the student body, he can help the university community take a step toward understanding the Islamic faith.
Religion professor Andy Fort said American misconceptions about the Islamic faith could negatively affect how other countries perceive Americans.
To educate students in the truth about Islam, Fort will lead and moderate a panel discussion from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Palko 130.
The art and history of William Shakespeare's play "Henry IV" will be compared during a podcast this afternoon.
Kathryne McDorman, associate professor of British history, said she planned to discuss the historical accuracy of the production and which aspects were embellished to entice audiences on KERA's daily "Think" podcast.
She will join Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of the Dallas Theater Center, to discuss the play. The discussion will broadcast on the radio show "Think" at noon Thursday on KERA 90.1 FM, according to the KERA website.
The TCU volleyball team kicks off the home portion of its 2010 schedule tonight against the Lady Braves of Alcorn State.
The Frogs are hosting the TCU Molten Invitational, which includes Alcorn State, Central Arkansas and the No. 21 LSU Tigers.
In an effort to pack the house for the tournament at the University Recreation Center, the TCU athletics marketing department is running a promotion for the game against LSU on Friday night. The first 250 fans to come to the game will get a free rally towel.