Two hundred people in their best suits and dresses began to serve themselves at the buffet lines full of pasta, chicken and steak.It was a typical formal for Sigma Phi Epsilon.
As the formal continued, the fraternity president received word that someone was ill from drinking too much alcohol. In a matter of minutes, a cab was called, university officials were contacted, and the female student was safe and sound in her residence hall.
The TCU volleyball team was defeated in its last two home matches of the season against San Diego State and Nevada-Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday at the University Recreation Center.Head coach Prentice Lewis said the team had four players suspended Friday for breaking team rules but refused to comment on the reason for the suspension.
Lewis said the team used younger players and the freshmen played hard.
Sophomore LeMeita Smith and freshman Nirelle Hampton recorded many kills early against San Diego State.
Four volleyball players were suspended from the team matches last week, but neither the head coach nor the media relations spokesperson would say Monday whom the players are or what they are suspended for. The penalized players did not play in Friday's home game against San Diego State, said TCU volleyball head coach Prentice Lewis.
Neither Timothy Love, athletics media relations graduate assistant, nor media relations director Mark Cohen answered questions on the circumstances or length of the suspensions.
On any given day, Stephanie Parks wakes up at 5 a.m., goes to work as a flight attendant in Atlanta, makes three transfers, has a two-hour layover and, while waiting, sits down with her laptop, goes online and begins to study for her TCU class.Graduate students can live in different parts of the world and get their education without even setting foot on campus.
From fall 2004 to fall 2005, there has been an increasing amount of graduate students talking fully online classes at TCU, said Romana Hughes, coordinator of eLearning.
The TCU men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed this weekend in meets against Air Force and Nevada-Las Vegas at the University Recreation Center.The women's team defeated the Falcons 143-91, but the men's team lost 121-120. The women improved to 2-1 in conference play, and the men dropped to 0-2.
The women won 11 of the 13 events. Senior diver Kelly Seely broke the record in the 3-meter diving event with a 6-score of 322.28.
The sound of Indian and African drums bounce loudly and freely off the front walls of the Brown-Lupton Student Center bringing another flavor to the TCU campus.The rhythms come from a drum circle formed every other Wednesday night by members of the TCU Percussion Club.
"People wanting to get a late-night snack can come, jam and hang out," said Manny Arciniega, senior music education and music theory/composition major.
Darrin Hicks, president of the TCU Percussion Club, said he brings a bag full of shakers, tambourines and cowbells for anyone to play.
As TCU celebrates a half-century of Greek life during homecoming weekend, those who were at TCU 50 years ago remember a time of controversy, change and long-lasting friendships."It was just the most extraordinary period of my life," said Ken Lawrence, a 1958 graduate. "Life on campus is so much more important than you realize."
Lawrence, who was part of the charter class for Phi Kappa Sigma, said the anniversary is a good time to commemorate a landmark in TCU's history and rekindle old friendships.
TCU's kickoff event for its 50th anniversary of Greek life at TCU brings nationally recognized panelists to discuss the ethics and values of Greek life on a college campus today at the Kelly Alumni Center.The panelists include well-known and respected leaders with experience in the field of national Greek organizations and higher education, said Susan Adams, associate vice chancellor for student affairs.
Cyndi Walsh, assistant dean of student development said: "I'm always excited about the lectureship. Every year it's different and brings in a totally new perspective."
Trickles of sweat ran down their faces as the seventh-grade football players, dressed in shoulder pads and blue and white jerseys, huddled around their coaches to receive pats on the back and words of encouragement.The players attend All Saints' Episcopal School, one of two local schools where members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon mentor by coaching sports.
"This is the most satisfying thing I have ever done," said head coach Jeff Broyles, a junior communication studies major.