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Friday, April 23, 2021


Business school interview no longer screening process

Beginning next fall, freshmen won't have to worry so much about the interview to get into the business school.Currently, TCU students are required to have 60 hours, including business prerequisites, and pass tests over Microsoft Office programs to be able to apply. Then, the students go through a formal interview process, said Dan Short, dean of the business school.

Next fall, freshmen will be admitted directly into the business school, Short said. The business school will give the TCU admissions office a target number of freshmen to base admissions quota on.

Professor uses Facebook, AIM to talk with students

You can find her at 8.0 enjoying the music, sipping on cocktails at the Reata, walking through Sundance Square on the way to Bass Hall and cheering on the Horned Frog football team. And her profile is on Facebook if you want to know more.Sorry guys, she's taken.

Beata Jones, an associate professor of professional practice in e-business and Neeley Fellows director, has a husband and a son with whom she spends most of her free time. But her students also require her attention.

Jones started teaching at TCU in 1995, but she left in 1999 and returned in January 2002.

Facebook for faculty, too

"How cool are you? You're on Facebook!" a TCU professor's stepson told her after he found her profile on the popular Web site.Almost 7,500 TCU accounts are registered on Facebook, a Web site students check as often as their e-mail.

But the Facebook is not reserved for students only.

Fourteen faculty members are registered on Facebook; Nine joined this semester.

Carol Thompson, an associate professor of sociology, is a TCU faculty member on Facebook and is seen as "cool" by her stepson at the University of California, Berkeley.

Neeley school talks business

All students can paint pumpkins with preschoolers, listen to business professionals speak and eat free food during Neeley Week, planned by business school organizations.This is a week for business clubs and organizations to attract speakers onto campus and spread the word about themselves and what they have to offer and each club has a day to advertise, said Aisha Torrey-Sawyer, assistant director for the Neeley Student Resource Center.

"They're always excited to get their name out to students," Sawyer said.

Sports Brief

The men's club soccer team's first season came to an end this weekend at the Region IV Tournament in Lubbock.The team advanced to the tournament after winning the Lone Star Men North region, part of the Texas Collegiate Soccer League.

The team lost 2-0 to Texas Tech on Friday, said defender Smith Ferguson.

Ferguson said traveling for five hours before the game was a factor.

Midfielder Trey Ordonez said, "The Texas Tech team controlled the game, but we were able to keep up with them."

The club tied Stephen F. Austin 1-1 Saturday.

MBA program ranked in top 10

The Princeton Review ranked The M.J. Neeley School of Business' MBA program among the top 10 schools for campus facilities and opportunities for women, based largely upon TCU students' perceptions.The Princeton Review's 2006 edition of "Best 237 Business Schools" features 11 categories, with results based on institutional data and 16,000 MBA student surveys, said Jeanne Krier, publicist for Princeton Review Books.

All MBA students have the opportunity to fill out the survey, sent through an e-mail by a campus administrator.

Region win to take men to tournament

The TCU men's club soccer team won its region in the regular season and advanced to the Region IV Tournament, where play will start today in Lubbock.The team's first regular season ended at 6-1-1 to win the Lone Star North Men's region, part of the Texas Collegiate Soccer League, said team president Micah Munekata.

Twelve teams will play in the tournament, including three teams from Louisiana, Munekata said, a junior political science major.

TCU's first opponent will be Texas Tech, the tournament host, at 6 p.m. today.

Neeley School of Business MBA program ranks No. 18

The M.J. Neeley School of Business' MBA program was ranked No. 18 among regional programs in the nation and was the highest ranked Texas school in The Wall Street Journal Guide to Top Business Schools.The Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive conducted a survey that asked corporate recruiters and any other people who are familiar with the students and have an objective opinion to evaluate MBA programs, said Shirley Rasberry, director of graduate career services.

Club soccer gives male students chance to compete

Male soccer players at TCU have the opportunity this year to compete against other colleges and universities, despite the lack of a men's varsity soccer team.After five games, the men's club soccer team, which began playing this semester, is 4-1, said team president Micah Munekata.

The team plays in the Texas Collegiate Soccer League, which is divided into regions, Munekata, a junoir political science major, said. TCU plays in the Lone Star Men North region, along with two Texas-Arlington teams, Abilene Christian and Tarleton State. Every team plays each other twice.

Steps of faith

Singing and dancing in the Brown-Lupton Student Center Lounge attracted more than 60 students Wednesday night.Word of Truth Ministries, Calling In Action and the Soul Steppers all contributed to the praise and worship service, Calling Your Souls to Truth. In the midst of song and dance, TCU alumnus Brad Thompson spoke.

Feleceia Benton, manager of the CIA Christian dance ministry and vocal director for Word of Truth Ministries, said the night was centered on one purpose.

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