Every hour, 330 American adults turn 60, said an alumna at a symposium Thursday.Janice Knebl, the chief of the geriatrics division at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, spoke about the growing senior-American demographic and brought attention to their medical, legal and financial issues.
Knebl's speech, "Understanding the Older Adult," was held at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center and was hosted by the Center for Healthy Aging and the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. There were about 60 people in attendance.
The College of Education will dedicate a much-needed expanded facility Saturday, the dean said.Samuel Deitz, dean of the College of Education, said few building adjustments have taken place over the past 50 years, leaving a need for additional space for the growing school.
"Our college has grown immensely over the past years," Deitz said. "This new complex ensures that teachers from TCU are prepared in facilities equal to or better than those in which they will teach."
No sun, no problem. Despite overcast skies and an opposing team that did not show up, the members of the TCU chapter of the Asian Student Association made the best of a water balloon fight outside the University Recreation Center.
Thuy Nguyen, a sophomore mathematics and education major, said the purpose of the water balloon fight was to bring cultural awareness to TCU's campus. The opposing team, made up of members of the TCU Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, were scheduled to appear.
For students who want a future in writing, a new major has been added in the AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences.Writing is available as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree and as a minor for both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
There are only 60 to 70 universities in the nation that offer the major, said Brad Lucas, director of undergraduate studies in the English department. In Texas, the University of Texas at El Paso is one of the schools that has a program very similar to the one offered by TCU.
Just in time for Real World Integrated Marketing Communications' first anniversary, a new hire will bring years of expertise to the agency. TCU's student-managed marketing communications and public relations agency has hired a 13-year veteran as copy chief.
Real World now has Margaret Ritsch as one of two advisers to the agency. The agency provides students the opportunity to work on promotional campaigns for nonprofit organizations.
The once-dominant figure of Frog pride on campus, Frog Fountain, will return to campus this fall sporting a new design, said the vice chancellor for finance and administration. A specific date for its return to campus will probably be available in the next month, said Harold Leeman, associate director of Physical Plant Administration.
The fountain, dismantled in May 2006, was in need of minor repairs, said Brian Gutierrez, vice chancellor for finance and administration.
The newest addition to the College of Education, the Steve and Betsy Palko Building, was named after a current graduate student who donated to the project, marking the largest donation TCU has ever received from an enrolled student. Steffen Palko, 55, graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1971. Now, Palko is a third-year TCU student pursuing his doctorate degree in education.
The decisions to contribute to the College of Education and enroll at TCU were independently made, Palko said.