As the journalism industry changes over time so does the need to prepare students for those changes, the Schieffer School of Journalism's namesake said at Tuesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the renovation and expansion of Moudy Building South, home of the College of Communication.
Bob Schieffer, university alumnus and chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, said that as long as there's a need for accurate information, there will always be a need for trained journalists to provide the information.
His high school friends called him foolish for skipping his high school senior year, but senior finance and entrepreneurial management major Ian Magladry has no regrets.
He enrolled at TCU as a freshman his senior year of high school at 16 years old with only one thing in mind: getting ahead. This December, he graduates at 20 with a 3.6 GPA from the Neeley School of Business.
"The real source of motivation is getting things accomplished," Magladrysaid.
In 2006, Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for starting the first world movement to abolish poverty through micro-lending, a practice of giving small loans to the poor to help them financially support themselves.
Today, the Financial Management Association used his vision to create a microfinance committee of four to five students to provide financial assistance to the world's working poor.
The idea for the microfinance fund began from a class project, said Travis Gallatin, president of Financial Management Association.
Paige Zinsou, a sophomore premajor, checked the box for Black/African-American when applying to college, but she feels that if she would've checked the box as white, she would still have all the qualifications to be admitted at TCU.
Zinsou has checked black most of her life since middle school, but occasionally she changes it up. Zinzou's mother is Caucasian and her father is of African descent. When Zinzou asked her mother about what she should choose, her mother told her about a pre-kindergarten application she filled out on Paige's behalf.
In response to the growing economic crisis, the Neeley School of Business, along with the Luther King Capital Management Center for financial studies and the Fort Worth Business Press, will host an economic summit for the local business community today at the Brown-Lupton University Union.
Robert Francis, editor of the Fort Worth Business Press, said the idea for the summit came from the number of Fort Worth Business Press readers who focused on articles written on economic issues and questions that bankers have received from customers.
Successful leadership in business includes motivating others into giving their best to the organization and embracing employees' different cultural backgrounds, an American Airlines executive told MBA students Tuesday at a Neeley Speaker Series event.
Denise Lynn, vice president for global human resources services at American Airlines, said one thing all people have in common, regardless of their background, is the desire to be appreciated.
"Diversity starts with the point that a person has a different life story," Lynn said.
Business students can count on a top notch education at the Neeley School of Business, according to The Princeton Review.
The Princeton Review ranked the Neeley School of Business as one of the top business schools in the nation in the 2009 edition guidebook released in October.
The 2009 guidebook features 296 of the nation's top business schools. Princeton Review doesn't rank schools in numerical order. Instead, the guidebook features a two-page profile with detailed information on tuition, admissions and other information.
Financial companies are shedding jobs across the nation, but the Neeley School of Business expects MBA applications to continue to increase, a Neeley official said.
Bill Cron, associate dean for graduate programs, said it's too early in the application cycle at the Neeley school to determine any increases, but he feels confident that applications will increase as they have in the past.
The Neeley School of Business honors and leadership programs will host an event on social entrepreneurship today in hopes of teaching students and the community about using their business sense to make their world a better place, an event organizer said.
Beata Jones, director of the Neeley Fellows Program, said the event originated from the junior Neeley Fellows class because of its interest in social entrepreneurship.
"We have gotten the Neeley School on board to really promote the whole topic of social entrepreneurship to the Neeley community," Jones said.
Three cancer specialists will provide information to women on how to reduce their risk for developing cancer Saturday when the university hosts its first Smart Women: Discussions on Women's Cancer Prevention seminar.
With Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month in September and Breast Cancer Month in October, the event will be held annually in September and will focus on various forms of cancer, said Suzy Lockwood, associate professor and director of the TCU center for Oncology Research and Education.