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More Recess Improves Students’ Focus

While that seems impossible, that’s what Debbie Rhea, professor of kinesiology and associate dean for Health Sciences and Research, has found in her research with the LiiNK Project.The mission of the LiiNK (Let’s inspire innovation ‘N Kids) Project is to bridge the gap between academics and social, emotional and healthy well-being for children, parents, educators… Read more »

TCU renews Transfer Chancellor’s Scholarships

Texas Christian University has announced the renewal of the Transfer Chancellor’s Scholarship that will cover full tuition for up to three years. Last available in Fall 2009, the scholarship will be for students with at least 60 transferrable hours and applying to enroll at TCU beginning in Fall 2017. Up to four Chancellor’s awards will… Read more »

Caylin Moore named 2017 Rhodes Scholar

Texas Christian University senior Caylin Moore is one of 32 recipients across the United States to receive the opportunity to study next fall at Oxford University, where he will complete his graduate studies in public policy and business administration. Moore overcame a number of obstacles to earn an academic scholarship at TCU. His life story… Read more »

Six years running as a “Great College to Work For”

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Chronicle of Higher Education has again selected Texas Christian University as one of the top universities honored in its 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” list. This is TCU’s sixth year to be recognized, and the university again earned recognition in all 12 areas of distinction, a feat no other… Read more »

The 5 lessons we can all learn from dumpster diving

For as long as he can remember, Jeff Ferrell has had a hunter-gatherer approach to life, exploring the path not taken to see what he could find. Riding around on a scrounged mountain bicycle, Ferrell investigates people’s trash, finding an endless array of discarded items, from scrap metal and new clothes to unopened presents. “I grew… Read more »

Texas leads the nation in wind energy – here’s how they did it

Texas has long been the country’s petroleum capital. But the Lone Star State is experiencing another energy boom that has nothing to do with oil. “People think Texas is all about oil and gas and drill baby drill,” said Michael Slattery, director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth…. Read more »

Why a Texas professor encourages more play for better learners

If you ask American kids what their favorite subject in school is, their excited reply is often “recess!” And that isn’t a bad thing — physical activity boosts brain function, improving development, academic performance and creativity in the classroom. So why do students in this country get so little playtime? Debbie Rhea, associate dean of… Read more »

TCU graduated 1,873 at Spring Commencement

Texas Christian University bestowed degrees on 1,873 students at its spring Commencement in a formal ceremony held in the Fort Worth Convention Center May 9. The number of graduates is significant, as TCU was founded in 1873. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. Of the total number of degree candidates, 1,498 received bachelor’s degrees… Read more »