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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.