Changing the schedule to cancel classes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one thing, but changing the weekly schedule to a four-day week will not happen, said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic AffairsNowell Donovan."There are too many scheduling issues," Donovan said. "There's not enough time in one week and not enough room for that to be possible."
For the 2006 spring semester, there are approximately 460 classes held Fridays that would have to be rescheduled and incorporated into 80-minute Monday and Wednesday classes.
You walk into The Main, get your food in a to-go container and later throw the container away. You read a newspaper and toss it in the wastebasket when you're done. When you finish your bottled water, where will the bottle go? In the trash?The average American throws away nearly 8 pounds of garbage every day, according to the America Recycles Web site.
The city of Fort Worth recycles 20 percent of its collected trash, up from 6 percent in 2003, according to its Web site.
So, what does TCU do to recycle?
Whether it was cooking up 65 pounds of fajitas, roasting a pig or simply grilling hamburgers, students and alumni this past football season showed that the way to a good tailgate party was with pounds of food and the company of good friends.TCU alumni Tod and Laura Miller and Frank and Kathy Kyle have been tailgating in the same parking spot at TCU football games for 20 years, and Tod Miller said the spot will remain in the family for years.
"The children are already fighting over who gets the spot when I die," Tod Miller said.
Instead of raising money for the university or erecting a monument, the class of 2007 is building a home for Habitat for Humanity.The class of 2007's project is FrogHouse, for which they are fundraising, organizing and will build a house for Habitat for Humanity, said Matt Owens, FrogHouse fundraising director.
Luda Chuba, director of FrogHouse recruitment and retention, said FrogHouse will become a lasting tradition at TCU.
"It's so fascinating to be a part of something so wonderful," said Chuba, a junior political science and history major.
The TCU men's golf team finished its fall season with a 12th-place finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga., this weekend, a tournament that the head coach said was one of the most difficult of the season.The tournament featured 18 teams, some of which are the best in the nation, said head coach Bill Montigel.
"But I would have liked to finish higher," he said. "We could have done better."
The greens were perfect, but the team had a terrible first round and Sunday was breezy, Montigel said.
The No. 21 TCU men's golf team heads to Georgia this weekend to play at one of this fall's most prestigious tournaments, the head coach said.The Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga., will feature 18 teams, 13 of which are ranked in the NCAA's top 20, head coach Bill Montigel said.
The team will face tough competition against No. 6 Florida, No. 2 Georgia Tech and No. 1 Georgia, which won the NCAA in 2004, Montigel said.
Drew Laning, Jon McLean, Franklin Corpening, Jesse Speirs and Robby Ormand will tee off for TCU this weekend.
TCU's season came to an end Wednesday against Nevada-Las Vegas in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament when the Frogs fell to the Rebels 3-0.Head coach Dan Abdalla said he was proud of his team despite the outcome of the game.
"I was very happy with the effort they gave," he said. "They left everything on the field, kept battling until the end."
Neither team scored in the first half, but UNLV's Katie Carney broke the tie early in the second half.
TCU students, staff and faculty raised more than $10,500 for the American Red Cross, collected more than 1,000 pounds of food and filled two rooms full of clothing to aid in Hurricane Katrina relief, according to a University Ministries record.Red Cross donation cans were located in the Brown-Lupton Student Center, department offices and the TCU Bookstore. Resident assistants also had collection jars.
"I think we did really well," said the Rev. Angela Kaufman, minister to the university.
Gay-Straight Alliance praised University Ministries for supporting gay students on the TCU campus during its celebration of National Coming Out Day on Tuesday."I've never seen a ministry as supportive as University Ministries," said Talia Sampson, co-public relations chairman for GSA. "If you're looking for a supportive network, there are people there to talk to."
The social implications of being gay in society was the topic of discussion at the forum, said Jessica Fleming, secretary for GSA.
A student-activist group is mounting a campaign to pressure TCU to serve 100 percent fair-trade coffee across the university from department offices to dining services.Later this month, Frogs for Fair Trade plans to deliver a petition of more than 360 names to Chancellor Victor Boschini and will write letters asking him to make TCU a 100 percent fair-trade campus, said Sean Blackwell, a sophomore criminal justice major.