The TCU Dining Services catering department is getting ready for the holiday season and preparing for more orders.Kathryn Carter, catering director, said the number of orders can pick up during the holiday season, especially when specials are offered.
"During Thanksgiving this year, we had around 40 pick-up orders for all of the fixings in a Thanksgiving meal," Carter said. "Lots of people ordered just a turkey or gravy."
Along with the Thanksgiving staples, desserts were ordered as well, Carter said.
Students do care about their physical health and diet, but some are not taking advantage of the healthier options provided by TCU Dining Services, said the general manager."The weight-loss and healthy diet trend is not just happening here at TCU," said Rick Flores, general manager for TCU Dining Services. "Sodexho, the company in charge of Dining Services, is nationally and globally giving out information about what is healthy and what is not."
The women's rifle team is in Colorado Springs, Colo., today to compete against Nebraska and the Air Force Academy, as well as participate in an air rifle competition at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.Head coach Karen Monez said the team is looking to walk away with a great overall team score and higher individual scores.
"I think that right now, we are on an equal playing field with Air Force," Monez said. "Nebraska will be the challenge."
The Horned Frogs rifle team will head to West Point, N.Y., to compete against the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Saturday. "West Point has one of the top college rifle teams, and it will be a tough competition for us," said head coach Karen Monez. "However, we have a team aggregated score that is very competitive with West Point's."
The Frogs have not shot a shoulder-to-shoulder competition against either West Point or USP in several years, Monez said.
Reformed University Fellowship's former leader is in critical condition after he fell off his bicycle Wednesday evening, said RUF's current leader.Dustin Salter, the previous RUF leader, started the RUF program at TCU eight years ago, said the Rev. Rob Hamby, the current leader for RUF.
Salter was riding his bike, without a helmet, with his two sons, Jacob, 9, and Nathan, 7, when he fell off his bike one block away from his house, Hamby said.
"His sons ran home to tell their mother," Hamby said. "He was immediately life-flighted to Greenville Memorial Hospital."
Born in 1986, the head baker for TCU Dining Services is the same age as many students attending TCU.Twenty-year-old Kelli Ginther has been in charge of baking for Dining Services since August - a role that, despite her young age, she is more than ready to fill, said Dining Services staff members.
"For me, this is a really exciting chance to prove that people our age can be capable of doing the work and gaining respect in the workforce," Ginther said.
Students were asked to badger, question, criticize or compliment the College Republicans and Young Democrats during yesterdays debate about the views of each party concerning high-priority issues for the upcoming gubernatorial elections, said the debate's moderator."We are here to talk about the things each party thinks is important for students to know before voting in the upcoming governor elections," said Amanda Edmiston, a sophomore political science and history major who was the moderator during the debate. "We want this debate to be led by the audience and their questions."
The rifle team took first place in its competition Saturday against UTEP and Nevada-Reno, giving the team its third first-place finish of the season. TCU finished first in both air rifle and smallbore, junior Rebecca Upjohn said.
"There weren't any setbacks for our team," Upjohn said. "The weekend went very smoothly for the TCU shooters."
Upjohn is a member of the white team, where members don't travel unless they qualify, but was able to travel with the purple team this weekend because she has been shooting well, said Karen Monez, head coach of the rifle team.
The rifle team will head to Austin today to face the Nevada-Reno and UTEP on Saturday.The team has already competed against both Nevada-Reno and UTEP, said Karen Monez, head coach for the rifle team.
The team came in second at its last tournament in Nevada on Oct. 15.
"All shots will be fired on paper targets this weekend," Monez said. "Our tournament a week and a half ago, shots were fired on electronic targets, so that has been a change in our training this week."
Shoes, purses and jewelry, oh my! Students of all ages are competing for an opportunity to showcase these items in a local boutique's window display competition, said the store's manager.Ruby, an accessory store in University Park Village, is offering Fort Worth-area students a chance fill four spots in a competition for $500 and an opportunity to work with the store's designer, Larry Leathers, said Jen Shults, manager at the University Park Village location.
The theme of the window is "Making an Entrance."