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Marathon running gaining popularity around campus

Statistics show a growing national participation in marathon and half marathon running, and university students are no exception to the craze.Marathon directory Marathonguide.com reported...

Brite to offer Episcopal Studies program

Editor's note: This story and its headline were revised for accuracy at 7:39 p.m. Monday.

The Brite Divinity School will launch a program this fall will allow students of the Episcopal Church to prepare for ministry, the president of Brite said.

Newell Williams, president of Brite Divinity School, said the program will be beneficial for people in the area who want to prepare for ministry in the Episcopal Church, but for whatever reason cannot go to seminary in Austin or out of state.

Disney competition summons students’ creativity

How would you like karaoke with the Jonas Brothers and have Simba from "The Lion King" in the audience? That is exactly what some...

Scholar: Women in border towns risk lives for pay

Latina women living on the border between the U.S. and Mexico are facing tough conditions that put their lives in danger, a visiting scholar said Tuesday.

About 95 people gathered at the Kelly Alumni Center to hear Milagros Pena, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida, speak at the lecture titled, "A Question of Justice: the U.S.-Mexico Border, Migration, and Women's Mobilization." The lecture was put on by the Brite Center for Latino/a Church Studies.

Equestrian team to take on Aggies

The equestrian team hopes to bounce back from a weekend loss against Southern Methodist University and gain some momentum for the National Championships as they take on the New Mexico State University Aggies this Saturday in Mansfield.

It will be the first time the team has faced the Aggies, and head coach Gary Reynolds said his riders are looking forward to competing against them because they have a great team and could be a great rival for TCU.

Scholar: Chinese economy role model despite slumping growth rate

While China's economy was once booming, it has now hit a great wall.

About 50 students and members of the community gathered in Palko Hall to listen to the lecture, "China Succeeding: Who Does the Chinese Development Model Challenge?"

Barry Naughton, a graduate school professor of Chinese and international affairs at the University of California at San Diego, said China's successful economy has led developing countries to look more to the country as a model, even though the country's growth has decreased over the last several months.

Equestrian team takes on SMU this weekend

The equestrian team, who will face off against rival Southern Methodist University this weekend on their home field in Mansfield, is hoping that a win will give the team momentum to finish off the season strong.

Head coach Gary Reynolds said the hunt seat team has been on a roll the past several competitions and is finally beginning to perform well. He said there has been leadership on the team from sophomore Milana Trimino, who is 7-1 on position on the flat this year.

Athletics tightening belt in response to budget cuts

The athletics department, feeling the pressure of campus-wide budget cuts, is making adjustments with frugality in mind. But a university official said the budget cuts won't affect the performance of the department.

Jack Hesselbrock, associate athletics director for internal relations, said the athletics department will experience the budget cuts starting in June as part of a campus-wide effort to slash 8 percent from the budget. The department is working on minimizing the effects on its teams, Hesselbrock said.

Scholar: Bible links male and female images to God

Is the image of God something tangible, like a mother figure, or an abstract concept, like wisdom?About twenty students and members of the Fort...

Panel to discuss God imagery in the Bible

Students can explore various interpretations of the imagery of the Bible at a discussion Tuesday about the personification of God, a university professor said.

Claudia Camp, professor of religion, said the presentation, put on by the Jewish Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, will appeal to students with basic theological knowledge and will include a question-and-answer session.

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