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Nutrition department gets updated kitchens

Updated kitchens in Annie Richardson Bass Hall brought a refreshing shift to the nutrition department.

Renovations this summer transformed the outdated kitchens in Bass into improved working and teaching spaces, said Anne VanBeber, nutritional sciences department chair. The kitchen renovations had been in the works for about three years, she said.

"The whole area looks like it belongs in the 21st century, instead of in 1970," VanBeber said.

Nursing students to help administer free flu vaccines

Nursing students will be helping to ward off the seasonal flu by administering free vaccinations today in the University Recreation Center - one of...

H1N1 flu vaccines to be available on campus soon

While concern about the H1N1 flu remains, vaccines for the disease are scarce but should be available on campus soon, a university official said.

Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, said Texas has not received the vaccines the state requested.

"The state of Texas had originally asked for 8 million doses and right now they've been granted 142,000," Mills said. "Those are being allocated to people at risk and health care workers. We expect to get some vaccine towards the end of the month, but we don't know how much or exactly when."

Median construction to improve landscape of campus

  Trucks, traffic cones and dirt piles make up the landscape on the median that is under construction on South University Drive. Harold Leeman, associate director...

Health department halts distribution of free sandwiches

The free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches supplied by the Disciples on Campus every Monday were temporarily suspended because of a surprise visit from a Fort Worth health inspector on Sept. 28.

Whitney Peters, a junior middle school education major, was working at the table run by the DOC when the health inspector came and forced her to stop distributing the sandwiches.

"A lot of people had to miss out on lunch that day," Peters said.

Volleyball carries winning streak to Colorado State

The Horned Frogs women's volleyball team will take on the Colorado State University Rams Saturday at 12 p.m.

TCU will travel to Fort Collins, Colorado for the game. TCU has not won a game against Colorado State in Fort Collins.

The Rams have won eight of their eleven games this season. Senior Tessa Nelson leads Colorado State in blocks with 45 total blocks and assists.

Junior Danielle Minch leads the Rams with 140 kills this season. Minch is followed by junior Jacque Davisson with 108 kills so far.

Professor completes research on benefits of resistance training

A study completed by a professor in kinesiology department showed resistance training possibly provided more benefits than aerobics or mild exercise, especially in the...

Attendance expected to double at annual cancer discussion

The attendance at today's second annual "Smart Women: Discussions on Women's Cancer Prevention" event could be double what it was a year ago, a campus official said.

"Last year we had about 75 to 100 people attend, and this year we already have close to 150 people registered," said Dr. Suzy Lockwood, director of the university's Oncology Education and Research Center and event chair.

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and the university is responding by holding the event at 6 p.m. in the Kelly Alumni Center.

Week of rainfall won’t affect field for game

The amount of rainfall in the area over the past week will not greatly affect Saturday's football game against Texas State, an athletics official said.

Mark Cohen, director of athletic media relations, said the field will be ready for the game. The crew that takes care of the field has had no problem painting and working on the field, he said.

According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be partly sunny with a high of 84 degrees.

Volleyball heads to Albuquerque to face Lobos

Coming off of a three game winning-streak, the women's volleyball team will play the Lobos of the University of New Mexico on Wednesday in Albuquerque.

Head coach Prentice Lewis said that although the team played well in Ohio and won all three tournament games, it faces the same obstacle in Wednesday's game: not having home court advantage. And the Lobos, she said, typically have a lot of supporters at their games.

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