For some students, graduating with a second degree within a semester after earning the first degree may seem impossible. For Krista Jennings, it is a reality.
Jennings, a senior working on her second degree, graduated in May with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance and is now graduating again in December with a bachelor of arts degree in writing.
Jennings said dance is her first choice for a career, but she wanted to have another major to give her more opportunities.
The anthropology department's move to Scharbauer Hall next academic year is one of several changes to the department, which is looking to expand after a year of setbacks, professors in the department said.
Miguel Leatham, lecturer and department director, said the department hired professor Dave Aftandilian from the University of Chicago in August, expanding a faculty team that was depleted in 2006 when three anthropology professors left in the span of a year.
Now with a full team of professors, the anthropology program is looking to expand, Leatham said.
The TCU Barnes and Noble Bookstore is facing competition from students offering to sell cheaper books and deliver them for free.
Josh Dennis, founder of Frogbookstore.com, said expensive books at the TCU Bookstore prompted him to start his own business, which launched last week.
"I want to help students and created a business that makes it easier and cheaper for students to buy books for classes," the junior entrepreneurial management and finance and real estate major said. "This way students won't get frustrated."
The office portables in the parking lot behind Beasley Hall will be vacated in December 2009 after more than 20 years, the dean of the college of liberal arts said.
The two portables that house the sociology, criminal justice, anthropology and economics departments have stood there since the mid-1980s, said Andrew Schoolmaster, dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts.
Schoolmaster said the reason the move from the portables took so long is because the university had other priorities that were pursued before building a new facility for the AddRan College.
The sociology, criminal justice and anthropology department is integrating a new study abroad program starting summer 2009 headed by professors Patrick Kinkade, chairman of the sociology, criminal justice and anthropology department and Keith Whitworth, professor of sociology.
During the two-week trip students will travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, the Japanese Alps and more, Kinkade said.
The art and art history department will receive a $95,000 federal grant to support a summer workshop program for art teachers working for the Fort Worth Independent School District, a U.S. congresswoman said.
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said at a press conference Friday that the money is a portion of a $941,570 federal grant for the Fort Worth ISD. The grant is the biggest federal grant for fine arts the school district has ever received, Granger said.