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Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Council to put on Spa Day for students before finals

Massages, manicures and pedicures ... What could be better than a day at the spa? Thanks to Programming Council, you may not have to go far to experience one.PC is hosting its last event of the semester on May 2.

The 2nd Annual Spa Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge and will include an oxygen bar, free manicures, pedicures and chair massages.

"Spa Day was pioneered last by the Special Events and Spirit Traditions committee last year and we wanted to make it a campus tradition," said Aaron Wolfe, PC Vice Chair.

SuperFrog to celebrate with live band

In honor of TCU mascot SuperFrog's birthday, Programming Council is hosting a concert tonight with pizza, music and fun, said PC members.At 6:45 p.m. on Sadler Lawn, the Andy Davis band will perform to celebrate the mascot's birthday.

"Its good to have stuff like this at the end of the year, so the students can de-stress before finals week starts," said Kristen Chapman, PC chair.

Chapman and other members of PC went to see the Andy Davis band one weekend in February.

Students try to beat gravity in challenge

Red Bull gives you wings ... and possibly a free trip to Red Bull Flugtag in Nashville, Tenn., if you win the Red Bull Gravity Challenge on campus today.Programming Council is co-sponsoring the Red Bull Gravity Challenge today on the Sadler Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The challenge will consist of an egg drop from 50 feet and the winning team will get to go to the Red Bull Flugtag on June 23.

Programming Council hosts Austin folk band

Students will have the chance to catch an Austin folk band on campus tonight in a special Programming Council concert.PC is hosting a concert that will feature Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays.

"The purpose of this concert is to just have fun," said Kristen Chapman, PC president. "The school year is wrapping up, and we just want everyone to come to the concert, hang out with friends and have a good time."

Whirlwind Economics

Stock prices, floor trading and the bonds market are not the only things that affect the stock market these days.Research done by an associate professor in the Neeley School of Business shows that the temperament of the weather affects stock traders.

Peter Locke, associate professor of finance, and two colleagues, Piman Limpaphayom and Pattarake Sarajoti, both of Sasin GIBA of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, conducted research they say proves that the weather in certain locations has an affect on the floor traders' behavior.

The Dating Game

Going out on Valentine's Day with a complete stranger and not having to pay for the meal? Four couples will be experiencing a very different Valentine's Day this year. The Programming Council held its first event of the semester Tuesday night called The Dating Game. In honor of Valentine's Day, PC was looking for a way to put a different twist on the most romantic day of the year.

Jodi Settle, director of the event, said the purpose of the game was to get students involved in a fun activity on campus.

SuperFrog to appear on Animal Planet

Appearing on the same stage as ESPN's Lee Corso and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin, SuperFrog will get his 15 minutes of fame this April, along with some of the nation's other animal mascots.In honor of March Madness, SuperFrog will be appearing in an episode of "Mascot Madness" on Animal Planet.

Communications specialist and cheer coach Lisa Albert got to show her school spirit when she was flown to Los Angeles to represent TCU as SuperFrog on the Jan. 10 taping of the show.

The purpose of the show is to focus on mascots that are animals, Albert said.

Language classes look to close gaps

TCU is now offering a Spanish in the Workplace series that teaches faculty and staff to speak Spanish in their everyday working environment.The Staff Assembly and Human Resources are co-sponsoring two eight-week series of classes by Command Spanish, the largest provider of workplace Spanish in the nation, said Julie Lovett, assistant director of extended education.

Lovett, who brought the program to TCU, said her main goals for the program are to bridge the communication gaps in the workplace and also between staff and the community.

Flying Frogs soar, despite lack of practice

The Flying Frogs had a soaring performance at the Razorback Invitational indoor track meet last weekend in Arkansas.Returning to Fayetteville, Ark., for the second weekend in a row, individual athletes of the Frogs performed at their best.

Training for the meet was minimal due to last week's weather, but even with a sparse practice schedule, the Frogs were able to get light workouts in, head coach Darryl Anderson said.

"During the bad weather, we had the little things to look forward to in practice," Anderson said.

Director appears on PBS show

A star emerged from TCU's Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery when the director of the gallery appeared on the pilot episode of a new science TV show. Teresa Moss, director of the Monnig Meteorite Gallery, appeared on the first episode of "Wired Science," a PBS series that debuted nationally Jan. 3.

"Wired Science" is "a new show about science, technology, adventure and innovation," according to a PBS press release.

Moss appeared in the "Meteorite Hunters" segment of the show.

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