A former TCU professor of nursing proposed the institution of a new graduate studies program in her lecture Monday, a program the assistant dean of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences said is now being considered.Former TCU professor Jeanette Lancaster spoke about the trends in nursing graduate education and explained why she feels a new program called the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program should be implemented on college campuses nationwide in her lecture at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center.
The sidewalk adjacent to the Mary Couts Burnett Library is bare once again after two students moved out of the car parked there as part of last week's Chevrolet Aveo Challenge.Chris Qualls, a junior communications major, and Cohlby Youtsey, a senior middle school education major, placed third in Chevrolet's Aveo Challenge, where they were required to live in a 2007 Chevy Aveo from 10 a.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 at 11 p.m. central time.
A TCU instructor has been appointed a deputy commander by the U.S. Air Force Reserve.Col. Robert Kelsey, clinical instructor for the School of Nurse Anesthesia, said he was recently appointed as deputy commander of the 701st Medical Squadron at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base of Fort Worth.
Kelsey said the squadron is a unit with about 200 members designed to provide trained medics in case of war.
With six remaining conference matches in the season, the volleyball team preserved its .500 Mountain West Conference record after one of its best performances of the year, said head coach Prentice Lewis.The weekend home contests with the Colorado State Rams and the Air Force Falcons left the Horned Frogs with a split in the standings.
Friday night featured a hard-luck loss to the Rams after the team dropped a one-game lead en route to a 3-1 loss in the match.
TCU's Campaigns Team, which now has Coca-Cola Classic using its new Web site to recruit students and sell atypical TCU shirts to raise funds for competition, the Campaigns Team adviser said.Since the first campaign in 1999, TCU's Campaigns Team, a student-run advertising agency, has been responsible for constructing marketing plans for national clients, said Mike Wood, the adviser and an advertising/public relations instructor.
He said this year presents the biggest client yet, Coca-Cola.
The Muslim Student Association held TCU's first fast-a-thon dinner at Smith Hall on Friday and plans to make this an annual event, said the MSA president. The dinner was held to recognize the end of Ramadan, which is Oct. 23, said Danielle Richter, the MSA president and a senior entrepreneurial management major.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year where Muslims fast for 30 days to observe what they believe is the time the Quran was sent from heaven, said Sanober Lateef, a sophomore biology major.
Even though HIV cases are increasing nationally, the university will not be following a new federal recommendation to routinely test people ages 13 to 64.The federal government now recommends routine HIV-testing for people ages 13 to 64 without requiring pretest counseling or signing a patient consent form, but TCU will continue to give HIV tests only upon request, said Marilyn Hallam, the assistant to the director of Health Services.
A group of students is using a Facebook group, described as a place for Horned Frogs who don't believe in a deity or afterlife, as a segue to implementing an alternative religious organization on campus.Joshua Donnoe, founder of the Facebook group "Secular Humanists are People Too!", said he knows his beliefs are in the minority at TCU, but also knows there are other students who don't follow any religion.
Gov. Rick Perry was planning to answer questions about the National Child Identification Program in a press conference held Tuesday at the Justin Athletic Center, but instead was questioned about the Nov. 7 gubernatorial election.Perry's support continues to drop in the polls according to rasmussenreports.com, an online newsletter that tracks public opinion. Polls showed Perry had 40 percent of the public's support in July and, as of Sept. 13, his support had dropped to only 33 percent.