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LiiNK Project Brings Recess Four Times a Day to Little Elm ISD

Recess 4 times a day? Little Elm ISD says it helps in the classroom (This story originally aired on WFAA.) If your child’s favorite subject is recess, they might be on to something. A growing number of school districts are adopting a program that expands recess, with surprising results. The program is called LiiNK, or… Read more »

Head Trauma

TCU researchers use football program to examine the potential neurological protection of omega-3.  (This story by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Endeavors magazine.) Long after the Horned Frogs trounced Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl, the legacy of that storied season continued with groundbreaking research into head trauma. In fact,… Read more »

Helping Teachers Become Literacy Leaders

(This story originally appeared in TCU This Week.) Chances are you’ve heard the term “train the trainer”—a type of education model that allows the participants to learn a subject and simultaneously learn how to teach it to others. Robin Griffith, associate professor in TCU’s College of Education, has taken the same approach to literacy and… Read more »

Student-run Food Recovery Network delivers

Up to 1,000 pounds of leftovers are delivered to the Union Gospel Mission each Monday following a home Horned Frogs football game, enough to provide meals for a week at the homeless shelter. The Food Recovery Network, a student organization advised by Gina Hill, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences, was established to eliminate food waste… Read more »

Jonathan Oliver Takes the Lead On Sports Injury Prevention, Recovery

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 »

Alumnus Bill Morse Helps Cambodians Remove Landmines

After decades of war, alumnus works to clear the field and build schools. This article by Robyn Ross previously appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” In 2003, William “Bill” Morse ’71 was working as a business consultant when a colleague asked him for a $100 donation for Aki Ra. “What’s an Aki… Read more »

Richard Gipson to Receive Lifetime Achievement in Education Award

This month Richard Gipson will receive the Percussive Arts Society’s highest honor awarded to an educator—the Percussive Arts Society Lifetime Achievement in Education Award. The award, established in 2002, recognizes the contributions of the most highly regarded leaders in percussion education. Recipients of the award have demonstrated the highest ideals and professional integrity in percussion… Read more »

Eclipsing Research

TCU astronomer Kat Barger shines a light on the Milky Way’s origins (This article by Rebecca Boyle previously appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” 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… Read more »

Preparing Teachers for Urban Settings

Michelle Bauml helps lead the way in best practices for multicultural education (This article by Rachel Stowe Master ’91 originally appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) While many beginning teachers have concerns about teaching in urban schools, the available jobs are often in large metropolitan cities. If the fears of young educators… Read more »