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Executives: College graduates lack non-classroom skills

Poor communication and non-classroom skills continue to hurt new college graduates in the workplace, a university official was told by local business leaders.

Bill Moncrief, senior associate dean of undergraduate studies at the Neeley School of Business, conducted a focus group with 10 Dallas-Fort Worth business executives to discuss what college graduates are lacking upon entering the workforce. Moncrief said he and members of a "curriculum task force" were told that interviewing, critical thinking, and teamwork were areas where college graduates need the most improvement.

Study: More students paying college expenses with credit card

Charge it. That's often a term you'd expect to hear at the mall, but what about at the Office of Financial Services?

As studies show an increase in the number of college students using credit cards to pay for college expenses, the university has seen the opposite, following the implementation of a 2.75 percent convenience fee last summer, said Brad Davis, business systems analyst for Financial Services.

Event will give students interactive look at oppression

The Office of Residential Services, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services, and Fraternity and Sorority Life will co-host an interactive event that will give students a...

KinderFrogs receives $25,000 grant

Little Horned Frogs at one of the university's laboratory schools will experience a more enhanced learning environment thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus' foundation, the school's director said.

Marilyn Tolbert, director of Laboratory Schools, said a $25,000 grant from the Henry House Foundation will fund new therapeutic equipment for students at KinderFrogs, a laboratory school in the College of Education that works with children with Down syndrome and other developmental delays.

Last spring game involves wild finish for women’s soccer team

The women's soccer team closed out its spring schedule in exciting fashion with a 4-4 tie against the Texas Tech University Red Raiders at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium on Saturday night.

The Horned Frogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals from freshman forward Jordan Calhoun and freshman defender Kaitlyn Shelledy.



After a sluggish start, Texas Tech responded with three unanswered goals, including one with a minute remaining in the first half. The Red Raiders led 3-2 with just under 20 minutes left to play in the game.

Weather update: Area under freeze warning

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has been placed under a freeze warning until Tuesday morning as temperatures continue to drop, said Jennifer Dunn, a forecaster...

LGBT-themed campus living community to debut in the fall

The Office of Residential Services and Living Learning Communities will start a new program this fall designed by a group of students to help...

Mentoring program pays homage to civil rights activist

A concept from a historic civil rights activist has inspired a group of students to reach out to local youth through a new mentoring program, the program's coordinator said.

Jamarri Aikins, a junior psychology major, said that W.E.B. Du Bois' idea that if one in 10 black men becomes a leader then he can institute social change motivated him to start the Talented Tenth Mentoring Program.

Lady Frogs stretch winning streak with Lobos

The women's basketball team extended its win streak to six games in exciting fashion, edging out the University of New Mexico Lobos 41-38 in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Wednesday night. The 41 points marks the lowest point total in a win in team history. The previous low was a 49-47 victory against Southwestern University in 1982.

The game ended with an off-balance shot by New Mexico junior guard Amy Beggin that failed to go down.

SGA to urge advertisers to sever ties with gossip site

The Student Government Association plans on contacting the advertisers featured on CollegeACB.com in an attempt to get them to cut ties with the anonymous college gossip site, the SGA president said.

Advertisements on CollegeACB are run through AdBrite, the same advertising network that pulled its ads from JuicyCampus last year after declaring that the gossip site violated its acceptable-use policy.

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