Students returning to TCU next fall could notice name changes for two schools on campus.As of June 1, the School of Education's name will officially be The College of Education, and the School of Ballet and Modern Dance will be referred to as the School of Classical and Contemporary Dance.
Nowell Donovan, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, made the decision for the name changes.
Donovan said for the School of Education, the title of "college" will bring it into alignment with the rest of the campus.
The idea of a healthy soda may seem like an oxymoron for some, but Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are working to change this perception.The two global companies, whose original formulas were both created in the late 19th century, are now introducing carbonated drinks promoted as "sparkling beverages." These new beverages are fortified with vitamins and minerals, according to an article in the New York Times on March 7.
This month, Coca-Cola is introducing Diet Coke Plus, and PepsiCo will be offering its new beverage, Tava, in Fall 2007, according to the Times article.
The ballet world would be a lot different were it not for Ben Stevenson's impact.Stevenson, who won numerous dance awards and gold medals for his choreography work in England, the United States and China, has also made an impression on the dance faculty and students at TCU.
Stevenson is visiting campus today to speak as part of Conversations on Dance, a question-and-answer session held between professionals and dance students.
Everyone in the ballet world knows Ben Stevenson's name, said Elizabeth Gillaspy, an assistant professor of ballet.
High school students at Fort Worth Country Day School are performing a musical written by the chair of the Radio-TV-Film department.Richard Allen wrote the play, "Return to Planet Zoloft," in Fall 2005 when a local school asked him to write a musical. However, before he was able to finish the work, the school changed its mind.
"Return to Planet Zoloft" is a comedy about high school students putting on a musical, Allen said. The main character, Drummond, writes the musical to center around a kiss with the girl whom he has a huge crush on, Heather, Allen said.
A Hollywood film composer will be conducting a piece he personalized for a music professor at the university's annual jazz festival this weekend. Award-winning composer Patrick Williams will conduct his piece, "The Sun Will Shine Today," in honor of the director of jazz studies Curtis Wilson's 30th anniversary at TCU.
Williams has received two Grammys, four Emmy awards, and an Oscar nomination for his film composition, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for "An American Concerto," according to his Web site.
The theatre department has committed to produce part of a national festival consisting of 365 days worth of plays. It sounds like a daunting task, but the 365 Days/365 Plays play-cycle will last one week at TCU.
In 2002, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks decided to write a play every day of the year.
According to the 365 Days/365 Plays Web site, Parks' play cycle of short works began being performed in cities and at universities all across the country in November 2006.
Students do not have to look far or dig deep into their wallets to be pampered on a routine basis and create a healthy lifestyle at the same time.Prices for massage therapy are now more affordable than ever across the nation, and businesses in the Fort Worth area are a part of that trend.
"Nails, tanning, facials - so many of these services that were once considered luxury items are now becoming affordable, and massage is just one of those," said Frank Stockton, owner of the Fort Worth franchise Massage Envy.