TCU athletics director Danny Morrison announced Tuesday that head football coach Gary Patterson signed a contract extension to stay at TCU through 2012.The details of the contract were not immediately available.
"We are excited with coach Patterson and with what he's done with the team," Morrison said.
Morrison also announced TCU has accepted a bid to play in the Houston Bowl on Dec. 31. Patterson has led TCU to four bowl games in five years, Morrison said.
Senior Kip Kangogo will compete in the Cross Country National Championships after qualifying Saturday by finishing fourth in the NCAA Cross Country South Central Regional Championships in Waco. Kangogo's time of 30.34.60 led the men's team to a seventh-place finish out of 23 teams.
The top two teams, Arkansas and Texas, qualified for nationals.
"I am happy to set an example for the team, which is very young, and be able to show them that they can go to nationals," Kangogo said.
The TCU campus will be buzzing with high school students that are being mentored by student volunteers for TCU's "College Student for a Day" event today."College Student for a Day" is an event to help students at risk of dropping out of high school find the motivation to go to college, said Terence Kennedy, an Americorps VISTA volunteer at the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning at TCU.
The event, hosted by the office of Community Outreach and Service Learning and the Multi-Cultural Greek Council, expects 100 high school students to attend the all-day program.
Women cannot change their lives with criticism but by acknowledging personal accomplishments, a guest speaker told the all-female audience Tuesday at the Kelly Alumni Center."Acknowledgement is in short demand in our busy culture, and we need to learn to thank ourselves first," Stephanie Marston, author and life quality expert, said.
Women in today's culture are so afraid that if they put their needs first, they will be branded selfish, Marston said.
The University Council voted to make changes to TCU's academic calendar in a meeting Monday based on students' requests.The changes include starting school on a Monday rather than a Wednesday in August, and adding a Thursday to Fall Break and a Wednesday to Thanksgiving Break.
"The students initiated the changes that have been made," said Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs.
England's highest-ranking education official told a classroom of education majors Tuesday they need to have an enthusiasm for reading in order to imbed a love of literature in their students."Teachers must be interested in reading in order to pass that enthusiasm on," said David Bell, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England.
Bell is a friend of Samuel Deitz, the dean of the School of Education, and used it as an opportunity to come speak at TCU.
Bell spoke to a class of seven women who are all interested in how to teach reading to children.
Quinn Donahue landed an internship working for Charles Attal Presents, one of the country's biggest independent promotion companies, and learned the ropes of talent buying for the Austin City Limits music festival, among others.Donahue, a fifth-year senior, took a semester off of school in order to secure a future in the Austin music industry when he graduates in December.
"This is what I want to do in the future and there was no other way to gain the experience," Donahue said.
Inspired by Austin's live music scene in the early 1970s, Austin City Limits, three decades later, still offers the mix of musical styles that has made it a television music program standout. "Austin City Limits seeks a balance of music genres encompassed by regional, national and international performers," Terry Lickona, the series' producer who books the talent, said.
The award-winning TV series showcase is recorded in KRLU studios, located on the University of Texas at Austin campus, and is featured on PBS throughout the country.
Coming off of a three-win, no-loss performance at the Pioneer Classic in Denver, Colo., last weekend, the TCU volleyball team prepares for the Molten/Fort Worth Plaza Invitational today and Saturday at the University Recreation Center."Winning at the Denver tournament has given our team confidence," senior middle blocker Erin Estep said.
The Frogs will need that confidence while facing Minnesota, the No. 5 team in the nation, on Saturday.
One TCU faculty member is setting the bar on how faculty can use career development in the classroom by incorporating the devices offered by University Career Services.Sociology instructor Keith Whitworth features Career Services in his classroom settings and encourages students to take advantage of all Career Services has to offer.
Career Services assists students in developing their careers, and Whitworth takes the initiative to introduce younger students to the program.