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Minister’s sermon before accident gives hope, students say

Just three days before a bicycle accident left him in a medically-induced coma, Dustin Salter, former minister for Reformed University Fellowship at TCU, preached to students at Furman University about providence.In his sermon, posted on Redeemer Presbyterian Church's Web site, Salter encouraged students to put their trust in God's hands.

"There is a God who is infinite and personal, who controls and directs all things for his glory and for our good," he said.

Hall director balances family, responsibilities

Christy Lehew, the hall director for Brachman Hall, gently asks her 2-year-old daughter to sit at the kitchen table. Kara hesitates but then obeys.She hops into the seat next to her 4-year-old brother, Kyle, and her big sister, Kayla, 6, springs to action, taking charge of preparing an afternoon snack for her younger siblings.

A chorus of chattering and singing follows Lehew as she walks into her living room from the kitchen just as one of her residents pops his head in to discuss a meeting scheduled for that evening.

Students follow trends, lack initiative for individuality

At freshman orientation, students are encouraged to get involved and be part of something they love - sports teams, fraternities, sororities - the possibilities are endless.Students are told that every person can find a place to fit in. But when does the desire to find that place overlap a need for self-expression?

Erica Bensik, a senior English major, said in an effort to belong, some students are giving up the things that set them apart.

Bensik came to TCU with a picture of what college would be like. But after four years, she said TCU isn't what she expected.

Faith lessons added to team’s playbook

The football team chaplain said he is committed to being a friend to the Horned Frog athletes, a commitment the head coach and players say he more than fulfills.Pastor Ken Horton has been working with the Frogs for 10 seasons, and, during that time, he has become a confidant and mentor to many of the players, head coach Gary Patterson said.

Patterson said the players respect and trust Horton.

"He has always taken the time to be here," Patterson said. "He's available for the guys to talk to him and get his advice and guidance."

Health Fair kicks off to make wellness priority, director says

Today's first-ever TCU Health Fair is a way for students, faculty, staff and community members to become healthier, more informed individuals, said the assistant dean of campus life for health promotion.Research shows healthier students have higher grades and a better overall experience at college, said Laura Crawley, assistant dean of campus life for health promotion.

"It's better by far to prevent illness than to have it treated," she said.

Panhellenic decides to add new sorority

Panhellenic Council decided another sorority will be joining the Greek community next fall by a 9-to-1 closed vote at last night's meeting.Sixteen national chapters will be invited to TCU and those who express an interest in coming to campus will have to make a presentation to the Panhellenic Council about why they want to become part of Greek life at TCU, said Clare Edwards, Panhellenic Council president.

Graduation bittersweet with loans, student says

Books and supplies: $810.Dining plan: $2,800.

Degree from TCU: $116,440.

Getting out of debt before retirement: priceless.

December is a month away and graduation for some seniors is in the not-so-distant future - followed closely by a bill for their education at TCU.

With the increasing cost of tuition, students are requesting more and more loans to help pay for their education, said Mike Scott, director of financial aid.

Ambassador, counselor to lecture about state of Israel, Middle East peace...

The realities of pursuing peace in the Middle East will be affecting today's generation of young people in a big way, and students should stay informed of the issues, said a TCU director of special projects for marketing and communication. The Jewish Studies Program at the Brite Divinity School is facilitating a place for students to do just that at the ninth annual Gates of Chai Lectureship tonight, said Margaret Kelly, director of special projects.

Say thanks to pets with blessing

Dog bones, catnip and fish food aren't the only ways to say thank you to your pets.The second annual Blessing of the Animals, starting at 5:15 p.m. today at the Robert Carr Chapel, will give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to do something special for their pets, said the Rev. Angela Kaufman, minister to the university.

The service will include songs, prayers, a message, snacks - for humans and pets - and blessings performed by campus ministers.

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