Members of the TCU community will be on ABC's news program 20/20 tonight, covering the topic of the growing relationship between parents and college students and how universities can contribute to parental involvement.Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, and Heather Fagan, a sophomore education major, will be on the program at 9 p.m. today on Channel 8.
In recent years, students have been staying in closer contact with their parents, and parents have been more active with their children's education, Mills said.
Every dog has its day, and today Nova, the German Shepherd, enjoyed her blessing and treats at the TCU Blessing of the Animals.Nova was one of the many animals at the blessing, including chickens, cats and rabbits. All the animals mingled for an hour without too much disruption.
The blessing was a gathering of owners and pets to celebrate the lives of animals and creation.
Nova, and her owner, Leah Metzger, a junior biology major, attended the pet blessing at 5:15 p.m. outside Robert Carr Chapel.
Calling all creatures: TCU is holding its first Blessing of the Animals ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.Students, faculty, staff and the Fort Worth community are encouraged to bring their pets or pictures of their pets to be blessed individually, said Ann Smith, TCU Ministries Intern for Worship, Spiritual Life & Pastoral Care.
The Blessing of the Animals is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, a 13th-century monk and patron saint of animals, and will be held outside of Robert Carr Chapel.
While the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina continues, the fourth anniversary of Sept. 11 lingers in the background, TCU students said."The hurricane is all over the TV, but 9/11 should be remembered," said Beverly Peplinski, a senior education major.
Other students agree.
Senior radio-TV-film major Glenton Richard said, "I've thought about 9/11 a little bit, but when the time comes, I'll think about (it) more."
There are not any plans to commemorate Sept. 11 on campus, according to TCU officials.
Fort Worth community churches will be on campus participating in the Annual TCU Church Fair on Monday, according to University Ministries.The fair will be an opportunity for students to meet the staff and members of churches from the Fort Worth Area and will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge, said the Rev. Angela Kaufman, minister to the university.
The fair is a gathering of more than 30 congregations, she said, and it is a chance for students to get connected outside of TCU.
The children of a Brite Divinity School trustee donated $3 million over the summer to build a new academic building at TCU, bringing a long-time goal of a new facility closer to reality.The new building will be constructed behind the Beasley and Moore Buildings on University Drive, and the earliest construction could begin would be fall 2006, said Cathy Neece, director of the capital campaign at Brite.