Two recent TCU graduates' documentary films have gone to the Emmys - the Lone Star Emmys that is.The Lone Star Emmys are the regional Texas version of the Emmys, said Greg Mansur, the radio-TV-film instructor who taught the students' documentary film class.
This was the first time TCU entered the contest, Mansur said.
"It's a big deal because we beat out other Texas universities across the state with strong film and news programs," Mansur said.
Former radio-TV-film student Chris St. Pierre produced "Detached," one of the films that won an award.
Anxiety is a great motivator, but becomes a problem when it inhibits performance, said an associate dean of student development.Angela Taylor, an associate dean for student development, was asked to speak at Academic Services' anxiety workshop Tuesday, academic services staff members said.
Taylor asked students to imagine a time when they were anxious before a test, and compare it to a time when they were confident.
The Student Government Association voted to approve two resolutions and two bills at its weekly meeting Tuesday evening, including one bill that would extend the amount of time students have to elect the pass/no credit option for a class.The majority of SGA members voted to support the extension of the pass/no credit resolution, said Justin Brown, Student Relations chairman.
The current pass/no credit resolution allows students 20 academic days to decide if they don't want to receive academic credit for a class, Brown said.
The TCU community took part in the ranch management program's 50th anniversary ceremony Friday and had the opportunity to witness the first showing of a painting given to the program as a token of appreciation.About 80 students, faculty, staff and members from the board of trustees viewed artist Karen Holt's painting, "Nearby ... there is peace," at the ceremony.
Holt's painting was a gift from TCU to congratulate the program for its accomplishments, said Bonnie Melhart, associate provost for academic affairs.
In one month, Paxton Motheral will become the first student to receive a bachelor's degree from TCU's ranch management program.Motheral first enrolled at TCU as a finance major and planned to receive certification from the ranch management program because his family is involved in the ranching industry.
TCU began offering a degree in ranch management in 2004, but before applying for the degree, students must first complete TCU's university core curriculum requirements, said Kerry Cornelius, director of the ranch management program.
Students are encouraged to attend the 12th annual Major/Minor Fair on Monday, organizers from the Center for Academic Services say.Students of any major and classification can benefit by attending, said Donna Schonerstedt, an academic adviser for Academic Services.
Freshmen and sophomores can learn about all the majors TCU offers, and juniors and seniors can benefit if they want to add a minor to their degree plan, Schonerstedt said.
Members of TCU's Athletics Academic Center staff said they want to ensure student-athletes are assimilated into the academic community.The staff's goal is to oversee that all athletes earn a degree, said Chris Uchacz, athletics academic director.
"We make sure athletes are enrolled in the right classes, passing and taking enough hours for their degree plans," Uchacz said.
Student-athletes have the same responsibilities as any other student, men's basketball coach Neil Dougherty said.
"They are just asked to play a sport as well," Dougherty said.
After assessing student and alumni surveys about Career Services' most recent Career Expo, staff members say they will try to host companies relating to a wider variety of student majors in the future.Many students commented on their surveys that there was too much of a focus on jobs relating to the School of Business.
"A strong business focus is common at most career events," said Abby Hicks, assistant director of Career Services. Hicks said Career Services is trying to recruit more employers targeted at health and liberal arts majors to sign up for the next expo.
When TCU's Ranch Management program needed a new director, Kerry Cornelius became the man for the job.Cornelius, who has been a part of the Ranch Management program for more than 11 years, received the news he had become the director Aug. 21.
After he was chosen for the job, Cornelius met with the board of trustees about the director position.
"After the meeting, I wasn't sure if I had gotten the position," Cornelius said. "Luther King, chairman of the board of trustees, then walked over to congratulate me."
For the first time, students are evaluating Career Services' biannual Career Expo, said the assistant director for career advising. Students were handed evaluation sheets upon entrance to yesterday's Career Expo, an event that gave students a chance to meet with up to 107 potential employers.
"We value students' input and want to know how we can improve future expos," said Jenny Cureton, assistant director for career advising.