Many TCU fans plan on traveling to Glendale, Ariz. to watch TCU play Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4.
Seniors Melissa Mackey and Brittany Moore plan to fly to Arizona with a group of about 20 friends and family members and tailgate before the game. Makey and Moore had reserved airline tickets even before they knew the bowl game in which TCU would play.
Mackey said she and Moore are looking forward to the game.
Students can expect a raise in housing prices in addition to the recently announced surge in tuition for the next school year.
Craig Allen, director of Housing and Residence Life, announced two possible campus housing rates for the 2010-2011 school year during a Residence Hall Association meeting Wednesday. Allen said both options are financially sound and will be presented to the budget office Friday. Allen will consider recommendations from RHA and the budget office when making the final decision.
Out of more than 400 students that submitted ideas for change on campus during Improve TCU Day, only one suggested floating the Brown-Lupton University Union above the ground using helium balloons.
This, and many other more practical ideas, were submitted to the Student Relations Committee of the Student Government Association by students writing on graffiti boards around campus or talking to representatives at booths stationed around campus two weeks ago.
Eight AddRan College of Liberal Arts departments, along with the AddRan dean's office, will be moving into the new Scharbauer Hall in late December.
Andrew Schoolmaster, the dean of AddRan College, said the John V. Roach Honors College and the departments of political science, modern languages and literatures, Spanish and Hispanic studies, philosophy, economics, sociology and anthropology and criminal justice will move into Scharbauer Hall Dec. 28 and 29.
An emergency "blue light" phone that is taller than average has been installed in the main Worth Hills parking lot so that students can spot it more easily, a Physical Plant official said.
Harold Leeman, associate director of major projects, said the emergency phone in the main Worth Hills parking lot was made taller than the others because of the large number of SUVs parked in the lot.
"We were afraid that the normal phone might get hidden behind a car," Leeman said.
Students and faculty ate spicy food, dressed in saris and danced to Indian music at the Students for Asian Indian Cultural Awareness Mela carnival on Saturday.
More than 110 students and faculty members attended the carnival, said Nitesh Kalwar, the organization's president.
Kalwar said the booths with henna tattoos and authentic South Asian dress were the most popular attractions.
The carnival also had booths with foods from different cultures, cricket demonstrations and rangoli, a popular Indian art form, he said.
The Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium will be filled with sounds of Bollywood music and the smell of South Asian foods this Saturday evening.
The Students for Asian Intercultural Awareness plans to hold a Mela carnival Saturday to educate students about South Asian customs. The Mela will feature booths with demonstrations of henna tattoos, ethnic clothing, cricket presentations, traditional board games and more. Students from TCU's Bollywood dance class will perform cultural songs and dances. Traditional snacks from various South Asian cultures will also be provided.
Decked out in disguises, freshmen can dance the night away at Brachman Hall Council's Halloween dance party tonight at Pond Street Grill.
"The dance party is a chance for the freshman class to bond with each other and relieve stress from all their classes," said Blake Cluck, freshman representative from the Brachman Hall Council. The party is geared toward freshmen, but all students are welcome to attend.
Students and staff members are working together to bring the Meals on Wheels program to campus, expecting to establish an official student organization by this spring.
University faculty and staff have had a Meals on Wheels program for some time, said Melissa Gruver, coordinator for Community Involvement and a member of AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program to fight poverty. When students expressed interest in participating, Gruver said she jumped at the chance to involve students.