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Friday, April 16, 2021


Alumni return to campus as staff members

While some alumni can only be seen around campus for football season, charity events and fundraisers, others can be found on campus every day.

Alumnus Jason Eagar, director of student programs and young alumni for TCU Annual Fund, said that after he graduated in 2002 he began work at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He said the job was a good opportunity, but when he was notified of an opening for a position at TCU, he could not turn it down.

Coach: Home meets provides opportunities for Flyin’ Frogs

The Flyin' Frogs will get to run, jump and throw in their own backyard for a change as the season winds ever closer to next month's Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships in Wyoming. The TCU Invitational takes place Friday and Saturday at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex.

Darryl Anderson, the head coach of the men's and women's track and field teams, said his athletes will try to take advantage of the home meet in an effort to garner more NCAA regional qualifying marks.

Lady Frogs to end season against Utes

A Mountain West Conference title is no longer in the picture for the women's basketball team, but head coach Jeff Mittie said ending the season with a win against a first-place University of Utah squad could help set the tone for the upcoming conference tournament.

"Both Utah and us are fighting for an NCAA tournament spot and knowing we could likely face them in the Mountain West Championship makes winning Saturday very important," Mittie said.

Oil mogul: Foreign oil dependency worsening crisis

A billionaire energy tycoon told about 800 people Monday afternoon in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom that if the country does not begin using its own resources, the current crisis will only get worse.

T. Boone Pickens, chairman of hedge fund BP Capital Management and author of "The First Billion is the Hardest," said that in two years the United States could be paying $200 to $300 a barrel for foreign oil if it doesn't cut foreign oil dependency.

Notorious businessman to discuss energy crisis

The creator of a plan to ease the country dependence of foreign oil will speak to the Energy Club as a way to boost the club's membership numbers and give students and the community a better grasp on the current energy crisis.

T. Boone Pickens, chairman of the hedge fund BP Capital Management, is not only one of the richest men in the U.S., but author of the new book "The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future."

Study: Business students cheat more than other majors

Surveys conducted at different universities including TCU show that business school students cheat more than students from any other academic discipline, a Rutgers University professor said.

Donald McCabe, organizational management professor at Rutgers Business School, said that when it comes to academic integrity, faculty and students are letting too much slide.

"Students will put blame on a teacher in saying they have too much of a work load, on the job market being so competitive, or you name it, they can find someone to blame," McCabe said.

Speaker: Working women facing issues home, not overseas

The biggest gender issues women face in the workplace are in the United States, not abroad, a global management consulting firm executive said to about 50 people Tuesday evening in Smith Hall.

Accenture executive Julie Coffman said that when working overseas she felt she wasn't viewed by her gender, but by her business capabilities.

"I think some places abroad who have gone through globalization and emerged as players in the world economy have done a better job sometimes working through gender issues (than the U.S.)," Coffman said.

Men’s tennis team to take on No. 15 Texas A&M

The No. 34-ranked men's tennis team will continue to battle its difficult schedule when they face No. 15 Texas A&M University tonight.

The Horned Frogs are coming off a Saturday match in Norman, Okla., where they suffered a 5-2 loss against the University of Oklahoma.

Head coach Dave Borelli said the team lost Saturday because the team needs to play together and meet its full potential. The team is now 1-3 overall in the spring and has yet to play a conference match.

Horned Frogs seek to end losing streak against BYU

The men's basketball team's losing streak reached five with Tuesday's 71-57 loss on the road against the Universtiy of Nevada, Las Vegas. The team will look to stop the bleeding Saturday night at home against Brigham Young University.

Three weeks ago, the Horned Frogs, with a share of first place in the Mountain West Conference, fell to the University of New Mexico at home, 69-52. The loss against the Lobos marked the beginning a of a slide that has knocked the team down to sixth place in the conference.

Neeley students pitch ideas to save Starbucks

Business students competed in a case study involving ways to improve coffee conglomerate Starbucks as part of the Neeley School of Business' Leadership Week.Greg...
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