It's not every day that music students get to have class with Thomas Hampson, a great modern baritone voice known all over the world, but they got their chance to take notes Wednesday when he taught a master class in Ed Landreth Hall Auditorium.Hampson, an internationally acclaimed baritone singer, is currently leading the tour "Song of America," across 11 cities and performed Tuesday at Bass Hall.
The tour is sponsored by the Library of Congress and intends to promote creativity across America.
Forget about the impossible advanced organic chemistry lab. For most new college students, adjusting to a roommate is one of the hardest issues they will face in their collegiate career. Whether a student goes potluck or arranges a roommate before arriving on campus, the adjustment is time-consuming for someone who has never had to share such a small living space.
Barbara Hawkins, the associate director for residential services, said she has been dealing with roommate situations for many years - both good and bad.
Internet users beware.A crime prevention talk was held on campus Wednesday to address the issues of Internet safety of students.
Jim Mayne, TCU's network security engineer, and Dick Rinewalt, an associate professor of computer science, were both on hand to offer guidelines for students to avoid dangers on the Internet.
"With the rise of fraud, identity theft and other threats on the Internet, TCU wants to make sure students are aware of the amount of information they make available to the public," Rinewalt said.
Students no longer have to wait for a lazy Sunday afternoon to make it out to the lake.They can join the new wakeboarding organization that will compete against other colleges like Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M and Stephen F. Austin.
Wakeboarding as a sport has been gaining popularity, especially among college students. The sport involves a single wakeboard, like a shorter, broader surfboard, in which the person rides and performs stunts while being towed behind a boat.
The "College Student for a Day" program Wednesday hosted its highest number of participants with 90 high school students attending.Shelley Marshall, a coordinator for the program, said "College Student for a Day" is run in coordination with the other high school program called Communities in Schools.
Members of the TCU Multi-Cultural Greek Council and the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning at TCU hosted the program.
Ghosts, goblins, popcorn, haunted houses and enough candy to feed a small country. All this can mean only one thing at TCU - Colby Halloween. "It's the 33rd year to hold Colby Halloween, and we are expecting at least 600 people to go through," said Missy Nauman, hall director for Colby Hall.
The Halloween festivities are held once a year by residents in Colby Hall, and this year residents from Clark Hall pitched in to create a haunted house in Colby's basement.
This past Homecoming Programming Council sponsored a dorm room window-decorating contest to promote Horned Frog spirit.Windows were decorated during Homecoming week, and winners were announced Friday. There were two categories in the contest. One for the most creative window, and one for the window that showed the most TCU spirit. Students with the best decorating skills in these categories were awarded $100.
Meet Marshawn Evans: a Miss America finalist, a litigator with a passion for the courtroom, a contestant on Donald Trump's "The Apprentice," "One of America's Top Ten College Women" as named by Glamour magazine and - of course - always a Horned Frog at heart.This 26-year-old woman has led a life full of accomplishments, and shown a true passion to change the world.
Her mottwo, she says, is: "Successful people are those who see past today and dream of a greater tomorrow."
It's true. Those pennies really do add up.Residence halls across campus participated in a donation drive to raise money for hurricane victims and received approximately $2,050.
Barbara Hawkins, associate director of Residential Services, said the amount included $921.67 in loose change and other donations in the form of paper money and checks.
Resident assistants from every hall set up donation cans in each wing so residents could make contributions.
The menu includes Surf-n-Turf, recipes from home and Saturday steak night, and it is not at a local five-star restaurant. It is at The Main.The Main recently introduced a new twist on the dining choices for students who dine on campus.
Legia Abato, the marketing manager for TCU Dining Services, said the choices are going to alternate every night.
"We have had such a great response to the remodeling restaurant style of Pond Street Grill that we have decided to incorporate some different features at The Main during the week," Abato said.