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3 graduates join organization to teach at low-income schools

Students are accepted to college on the basis of elementary and secondary education. Three TCU graduates feel it is necessary to give less fortunate children the same opportunity.Teach for America is a national organization consisting of recent college graduates from all academic fields who commit two years to teaching students in less progressive and lower income public schools.

Megan Maestri, Chelsy Hall and T.J. Jordan, all 22, will join Teach for America and relocate after graduation to help educate the nation's children.

Studio to perform ‘Carmen’ opera

The TCU Opera Studio will be performing "La Tragedie de Carmen," a classic tale of love, jealousy and revenge performed entirely in French this weekend at the Music Building South. Adapted from British director Peter Brook, the long production has been condensed into 90 minutes.

"It is concise yet dramatically powerful," said Richard Estes, the director of the TCU Opera Studio.

Don Jose, a Spanish officer, falls for a gypsy girl, Carmen, who falls for a bullfighter, Escamillo. Don Jose's downward spiral into an obsessive, jealous spell leads to murder and shame.

Build-A-Bear founder discusses business appeal at Neeley breakfast

There might not be anyone having as much fun as Maxine Clark.Clark, the founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, spoke at a breakfast Thursday morning for the Neeley Tandy Executive Speaker Series.

"The more you love what you do and do what you love, the more successful you will be," Clark said. And her story confirms it.

She said Build-A-Bear Workshop is a "theme park within a mall," a store where children ages 3 to 93 create their own custom bears and other plush animals.

Minor in child development to be offered

Students now have the option to minor in child development, a new addition to the curriculum that educates undergraduates on the well-being of children.The...

Conference to focus on emerging markets

Like any good Fort Worth host knows, the first thing on the agenda for international visitors is an evening at Billy Bob's.The M.J. Neeley School of Business will play host to entrepreneurial experts from around the world attending a first-ever conference held on campus.

Garry Bruton, professor and academic director for the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, is coordinating the conference, which will focus on entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Senior competes at Indy hoping to win $10,000

On Friday, a 21-year-old TCU student, who is also the owner of a thriving real estate business, will have slightly more than eight minutes to promote his idea for a new business while riding in a limousine.Entrepreneurial management senior Adam Blake left Thursday for Indiana to compete in the Nascent 500 Business Challenge to win $10,000.

The Nascent 500 is a competition for undergraduate entrepreneurs to pitch their original business ideas to a panel of judges at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Brite student discusses God’s female image

A Brite Divinity School student presented an interpretation on International Women's Day of a passage from the Hebrew bible that reveals God describing God's self in male and female terms.Teresa Ellis spoke Thursday at a luncheon hosted by the TCU Institute on Women and Gender about research she had done regarding female references of God.

"I think it could be meaningful to women from various religious traditions to give them another way to see a female image of God in the text," she said. "This is just fun for me."

Project to provide professional attire for underprivileged women

Without a job, how can one afford a suit? Without a suit, how can one interview for a job?The TCU chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs is helping to solve this problem by hosting a suit drive to benefit Dress for Success Dallas.

NAWMBA is a nonprofit organization for graduate students in business that focuses on mentoring and community service projects, said Julie Baker, faculty adviser of the TCU chapter of NAWMBA. This year's project is Dress for Success.

Program begins to research women-, gender-related issues

A new program supporting the research of women-related and gender-related issues opens its doors to campus and the community today. Religion professor Claudia Camp said she thinks the Institute on Women and Gender will be an asset to the university.

"I think (the institute) will benefit TCU in terms of national recognition," Camp said. "It creates a structure where students and faculty can work together to do research."

To Catch a Thief

Don't mess with Beata Jones.Dan Rogers Hall is decorated with posters that read, "This property is protected by Beata Jones" with a photo of the Neeley associate professor of Professional Practice in eBusiness.

Jones is receiving praise from her colleagues after her attempt to retrieve her wallet when it disappeared from her office Wednesday morning.

"Everyone was impressed with her tenacity, even though it may not have been the wisest thing to do," said Mark Muller, assistant dean of the Neeley School of Business.

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