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Saturday, May 15, 2021


Swimming and Diving: Texas Invitational to provide challenge for team

TCU's swimming and diving team will compete in its first big meet of the season, the Texas Invitational, Thursday through Saturday in Austin."This tournament really gives the kids a chance to swim in one of the fastest pools," said head coach Richard Sybesma. "We really use this tournament as a chance to compete against some to the best teams in the country."

Sybesma said about 30 teams will be at the invitational, including Southern California, which is one of the best.

News Brief – Shipment of vaccine arrives at Health Center

TCU's Brown-Lupton Health Center has received an additional 100 flu vaccines to be available to students."We are encouraging students to get their flu shots...

Campus renovation generates excitement

Chancellor Victor Boschini's announcement of a $100 million construction plan last week has gained much attention among the TCU community.The proposal, which includes the addition of four residence halls, a new university union, and the renovation and expansion of the School of Education, are all part of Boschini's Vision In Action plan.

VIA's main goal is to help further TCU as a university and improve the quality of the school for everyone, Boschini said.

The campus renovations have also received much attention from other administrative members.

Women’s Tennis – Horned Frogs look to strengthen game

The women's tennis team is back in Fort Worth after a tough weekend in Columbus, Ohio, at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship.The Horned Frogs had three players, an all-time team best, competing in the grand slam tournament.

Sophomore Nicole Leimbach, who was seeded No. 1 heading into the tournament, won her first-round singles match Thursday against No. 16 Natalie Frazier of Georgia.

Team members head to ITA final

Sophomore tennis player Nicole Leimbach, senior Helena Besovic and freshman Anna Sydorska will compete this weekend in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship in Columbus, Ohio.The indoors begin today and Leimbach, who is ranked No. 1, is scheduled to face Natalie Frazier from Georgia in the first round.

"I feel prepared for this tournament," Leimbach said. "I have been practicing a lot, and I am pretty confident going into the weekend."

Students build clay sculptures

One clay pot at a time, Chris Powell's advanced ceramics class is decorating the campus with its sculptures outside Moudy Building North.The tall, stackable sculptures went up in early October and will remain up until the end of the semester.

"This is the second semester that students have built sculptures to be displayed on campus," Powell said. "The sculptures allow the class to present what they have been working on for six weeks."

The students, who each individually designed a sculpture, say they agree that they like having their work on display.

Mass e-mails send mixed messages

"Re: use bcc next time" will forever hold a different meaning after a mass business e-mail went out Wednesday.The e-mail was originally used to inform business students about a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Stan. It took a different turn when a student responded to all and initiated the first of 91 e-mails sent to all recipients.

"There is usually a reply-to-all restriction on mass e-mails," said Lynn Cole, director of the Neeley Student Resource Center. "For some reason the restriction was not in place, so students were able to reply to the whole business school."

Lady Frogs preparing for two-game road stretch

After knocking off Wyoming, the Horned Frog volleyball team travels west to face two conference teams.The Frogs head to Nevada-Las Vegas on Friday night to take on the Rebels and San Diego State on Sunday for a matchup against the Aztecs.

Head coach Prentice Lewis said all the teams in the conference are evenly matched.

"We have to come ready to play," Lewis said. "On any given night, it can be anybody's match."

The Frogs are currently 12-7 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.

Devoted to TCU

The face of TCU may not be as obvious as one thinks. It is not the students, the staff or even Chancellor Victor Boschini.Often dressed in purple, Boschini's executive assistant, Mary Nell Kirk, is very much the face of TCU and frequently greets people when they visit.

"Mary is often the first person people see when they walk into my office," Boschini said. "She possesses the great gift of making everyone that comes into the office feel comfortable."

Are we, or aren’t we?

Dating becomes an issue about the time boys and girls stop having cooties and start becoming attractive to each other.It can be divided into phases:

Elementary school: Boys chase girls around the playground or pull their hair in class.

Middle school: Dating, or "going out," consists of sitting next to each other at lunch and meeting at the movies for a group date.

High school: Serious boyfriends or girlfriends who do everything with you from high school proms to family dinners.

TCU: Dating, huh?

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