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KinderFrogs Overcome Developmental Delays

Preschoolers with Down syndrome prep for traditional classrooms. (October is Down syndrome awareness month. This article by Caroline Collier originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Nya Johnson’s parents did not pursue genetic testing before her birth in 2011. In the delivery room, her mother noticed right away that their child had… Read more »

Jim Chadwell is Taking the Lead on Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters—we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands don’t… Read more »

Power and Protests

Rhetoric scholar revisits the militant revolutions of the 1960s (This article by Caroline Collier originally appeared in the 2017 issue of “Endeavors” magazine.) Brad Lucas was born right after the Days of Rage, a 1969 spectacle in Chicago where frustrated protesters from the hippie counterculture staged a violent confrontation with police. Even though the associate… Read more »

Straight From the Heart

Therapeutic art programs help people transform their lives. (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the 2017 issue of “Endeavors” magazine.) As a first-year elementary school art teacher in Shreveport, La., Amanda Allison struggled to connect with her students who had disabilities. But that ongoing challenge shaped her professional journey. While teaching future art… Read more »

Mike Slattery is Taking the Lead On Discovery

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters, we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands… Read more »

Professor Patrick Flynn Named Research Exemplar

Patrick M. Flynn, Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology, director of the Institute of Behavioral Research and professor of psychology, was recently selected as a research exemplars in the STEM sector by the Professionalism & Integrity in Research program. Flynn’s research has included studies of national treatment outcomes, intervention trials, treatment costs, organizational functioning, implementation… Read more »

Saving Premature Babies

A doctor’s invention saves babies in the developing world (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” By anyone’s reckoning, Thomas Hansen ’70 has earned a retirement filled with long walks along the shore, late nights at the theater and invigorating travel. Yet upon stepping down as Seattle… Read more »

Exhibiting Talent

Andrea Karnes ’01 MA found her calling – and the rest is art history. (This article by Melody McDonald Lanier originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Fresh out of college with a degree in art history, Andrea Karnes landed a receptionist job at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It… Read more »

Diverted on 9/11, TCU Alumna Beverley Bass’s Story Landed on Broadway

(This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) A lifetime of pursuing her passions put Beverley Bass ’74 on course for breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and making history, even though she never set out to do any of those things. The retired pilot instead credits the significant events… Read more »

Eclipsing Research

TCU astronomer Kat Barger shines a light on the Milky Way’s origins About 4 1/2 billion years ago, at cosmic distances that are difficult to fathom, a star collapsed in on itself and exploded. Within 20 minutes of the core’s collapse, a shockwave streamed through the star’s surface in a burst of light that shone… Read more »