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Chords for Kids

A group hopes to instill music into the lives of children who look for better times.

A group of students on campus plan to bring music to children at Kinderfrogs and Cook Children's Hospital weekly next semester. J.B. Martin, a sophomore neuroscience major, said Chords for Kids is an organization that is open to everyone at the university.

Two entrepreneurs join board of trustees

Two oil and gas entrepreneurs have joined the university's board of trustees.

The new trustees, Bruce Hunt and Duer Wagner, attended their first board meeting in November. Hunt is president of Dallas-based oil and gas company Petro-Hunt Corp. He is a parent of two TCU graduates and one current undergraduate student. Wagner, who is an alumnus, heads an oil and gas company named Duer Wagner III Inc., with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Council creates ‘Winter Wonderland’ for community

Students and families in the community will have an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season in another way this December, an Interfraternity Council official said.

IFC President Evan Berlin said the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., the National Multicultural Greek Council, Inc. and Programming Council are working together to create an event called "Winter Wonderland."

The event will be a safe and fun alternative way for children in the local community to see holiday lights, Berlin said.

Battle of Bands canceled due to lack of interest

Programming Council canceled this year's Battle of the Bands because of a lack of interest, a Programming Council representative said.

Emily Chan, director of live events and a sophomore strategic communication major, said the event was canceled because the word was not sent out early enough and because bands were not interested.

The event was scheduled to take place Nov. 13, and the final battle was going to be during the tailgate Saturday, Chan said.

Interfraternity Council approves additonal rush day

The Interfraternity Council approved a proposal to add an extra day to the formal recruitment process, which will give potential members more time to learn about each fraternity next fall, the IFC president said.

IFC president Evan Berlin said members voted on Oct. 22 to add an extra day. IFC members discussed the addition of the extra day for a few weeks before voting on it, he said. The new day will be a part of the fall 2010 recruitment schedule, Berlin said. The formal recruitment process will start on a Saturday and Tuesday will be bid day, he said.

Frog Follies to return after three-year absence

The Student Government Association's Programming Council has scheduled Frog Follies as part of the homecoming agenda after a three-year absence, a Programming Council representative said.

Kendal Rader, a junior speech pathology major and Programming Council homecoming director, said Frog Follies is a group skit competition, not a talent show. Group skits ranging from songs to dance routines are expected, she said.

The last time Frog Follies was held on campus was fall 2006. It was an event held every year during homecoming week before it was canceled.

Interfraternity Council to vote on additional rush day

Fraternities on campus might have an extra day to impress potential members during recruitment. On Thursday, the Interfraternity Council plans to vote on the addition of an extra day to the formal recruitment process, an IFC member said.

Grant Gossett, IFC vice president of recruitment, said IFC will add the extra day after the first day of recruitment when potential members visit all 10 chapters.

Gossett, a senior history major, said that this year IFC added an early signing option, which fraternities found very effective.

New Family Weekend event geared toward kids

Younger siblings of students should look forward to a new event the Programming Council planned this year for Family Weekend, a Programming Council representative said.

Family Weekend Student Director and junior strategic communication major McKenzie Zieser said the Programming Council's Family Weekend Committee scheduled a Future Frog Camp event designed for younger siblings of students Saturday during Family Weekend. Children ages 4 to 10 are invited to attend the event.

Vehicle break-ins reported in soccer stadium lot

Two vehicles parked in the soccer stadium parking lot were broken into Monday, a TCU Police official said.

TCU Police Lt. Ramiro Abad said personal items were taken from the cars sometime Monday afternoon.

The owners reported the theft to the TCU Police when they came back to their cars that afternoon, Abad said. They were missing personal property, he said. Abad declined to elaborate on what was stolen.

There are no suspects for the break-ins, Abad said.

Abad said he could not give the names of the victims.

New faculty grievance process awaits trustee approval

The draft for a new faculty tenure appeal policy, designed to resolve grievances in a quicker way, has reached its final stages and is expected to reach the board of trustees for approval later this year, a former Faculty Senate representative said.

Stuart Youngblood, professor of management and former faculty senator who is working on the draft, said the Faculty Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Appeal Policy will speed up and clarify the process of submitting grievances. The document is intended to replace the current Faculty Grievance Policy, which was revised in 1998.

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