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Saturday, January 16, 2021


SGA president vetoes resolution requesting return of KTCU jazz

The Student Government Association resolution to bring jazz programming back to KTCU FM 88.7 "The Choice" was vetoed Wednesday by the SGA president. Jace Thompson, SGA president, said he vetoed the resolution because it did not represent the interests of the entire student body.

Thompson said he talked to Russell Scott, KTCU station manager, and another student who informed him that no one had consulted them before building the resolution. Thompson said the resolution's author should have researched KTCU's perspective to validate the resolutions' necessity.

Residents prepare for area gas drilling

The voices of Horned Frogs cheering for the home team will soon be silent around Amon Carter Stadium, only to be followed shortly by the sound of natural gas drilling.Brian Gutierrez, vice chancellor for finance and administration, said meetings were held last spring with the neighborhood association leaders around the TCU campus to address their concerns and suggestions about the drilling, which is set to begin next semester in the stadium's remote parking lot.

Keynote speaker: Passion key to success

The most successful people are not the smartest people in the world, but they are men and women who are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful, a motivational speaker said Tuesday.Jim Jacobus, president of Champion Education Resources, wore a button that said "I love my wife" and a smile as he spoke about living a compelling life during the Martin Delta Gamma Memorial Lectureship in Values and Ethics.

Jacobus said rights and responsibilities are like the two sides of a coin and are valued only when both sides are intact.

Motivational speaker to discuss ethical living, R-rated theme

A motivational speaker will be speaking on living a compelling and ethical life today during the Martin Delta Gamma Memorial Lecture in Values and Ethics, a faculty member said.Natasha Chapman, associate director of the TCU Leadership Center, said the lecture is an endowed biennial event that bring speakers from disparate fields to speak on campus.

This year's speaker Jim Jacobus, president of Champion Education Resources, will be relating his talk to TCU's theme semester, "Rights, Respect and Responsibilities," Chapman said.

Grading the Graders

Beating almost 6,000 schools and more than 1 million professors, TCU secured sixth place for having the highest-rated professors in the nation on RateMyProfessors.com, the largest professor-rating Web site."It is certainly a testament to what great professors you have at TCU, and how much students value them and think of them," said mtvU General Manager Stephen Friedman. MtvU bought RateMyProfessors.com in January.

Professor: Foreign policy undermines values

The United States is the most powerful nation in the world, yet Americans are encouraged to live in fear, a professor said during the...

Symposium to discuss education’s role in citizen’s development

Faculty and students will share a platform tonight to understand what it means to be responsible citizens during the Searchlight Symposium.At the symposium, Mike Sacken, a professor in the College of Education, and Michael Dodson, a political science professor, will discuss how education and international politics relate to being a responsible citizen.

Sacken said the topic of the event will relate to rights, respect and responsibilities.

Two improv performers join Four Day Weekend

Two Horned Frogs light up the stage with humor when they perform with Four Day Weekend, an improvisational comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth.Steve Rupp and Carla Stoltenberg are part of Four Day Weekend's masters class, which makes them eligible to perform on Thursdays, Stoltenberg said.

"The first thought was, 'Wow, this is awesome,'" Rupp, a senior psychology major, said regarding his first performance at Four Day Weekend. "To look out and see a crowd full of people just there to watch you is an awe-inspiring experience. Just wow."

Students interested in courses incorporating community service

About 80 percent of students surveyed said they would take an Academic Service-Learning integrated course again.The course would allow students to be involved in community service, according to a survey in spring 2007.

The survey was sent out to 69 students in four Service-Learning courses and had a response rate of 40.6 percent.

Rosangela Boyd, director of community involvement and service-learning, said the Academic Service-Learning program intends to give students an opportunity to get involved in community service while learning about their profession.

CEO: Risk management affects student leaders

No one has a more difficult job than elected leaders, and it is up to them to make responsible decisions for their organizations, a speaker said Thursday.Dave Westol, owner and CEO of Limberlost Consulting in Carmel, Ind., discussed risk management for student-organized social events as well as the role of student leaders and faculty advisers. This event at the Brown-Lupton Student Center was a joint venture of the Office of Student Organizations and Campus Life and about 80 faculty and students attended.

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