#FrogSmarts

Rocking the Vote

Emily Farris, assistant professor of political science, studies social capital and why black women participate more in politics. (This article by Jessica Llanes originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) In an era of historically low participation in American politics, what prompts civic engagement among marginalized groups? What role does community play… Read more »

Framing the Story of Forced Deportations in the 1930s

Melita M. Garza, assistant professor of journalism, recently appeared on KERA’s “Think” to discuss her new book “They Came to Toil” (Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression). Garza analyzed the way three San Antonio daily newspapers covered this story of the forced deportations of Mexicans. Listen to Garza on “Think.”

Food Justice Class Shines Light on Hunger, Nutrition

Community gardening, interviews and delivering nourishment to food deserts are all part of the curriculum. (This article by Shirley Jinkins originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Dave Aftandilian teaches a popular elective each spring. The 23 course slots fill up fast with students in a range of majors, and there is… Read more »

‘Rabble’ Rouses Interest in 1960s Language

English professor combs archives across the country to document 1960s social movements. (This article by Caroline Collier ’98 originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of “TCU 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… Read more »

Kyle Walker Takes the Lead On Broader Perspectives

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 »

Blue Zones Project® Contributes to TCU’s Growing Culture of Well-being

The TCU Horned Frogs are making the leap to better well-being with Blue Zones Project®, the community-led well-being improvement initiative working to make Fort Worth one of the healthiest cities in the nation. This week, Blue Zones Project founder Dan Buettner got an up-close look at how TCU impacts Fort Worth’s well-being. Buettner visited the… Read more »

Economic Development in Fort Worth’s Stop Six

Three EMBA graduates bring business expertise to the neighborhood where they grew up. (This article by Caroline Collier ’98 originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) With crowded Trinity Park at her back, architect R.J. Blair ’05 EMBA wandered around Fort Worth’s redeveloped 7th Street area looking to capture a photo. Spotting… Read more »

Taking the Lead On Business as a Force for Good

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 »

A Comedian’s Advice

Matt Hovde ’96, director at The Second City, finds success by embracing fear, empathy and the word “yes.” (Matt Hovde earned his bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV-Film production. This article, which was told to Rachel Stowe Master ’91, originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) By the time he was 6, Matt Hovde… Read more »

Taking the Lead On Persistence, Civility and Integrity

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 »