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Frogs Feed the Fort Food Drive Generates 19,290 Pounds of Food

(This article by Shelley Hulme was originally published in TCU This Week on Nov. 26.) The Center for Connection Culture’s inaugural food drive, Frogs Feed the Fort, has set a high bar for future events as faculty and staff donated 26,477 canned goods and other non-perishable items to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank. That… Read more »

TCU Biologists Helping to Protect the Horned Frog

Once seen scrambling in many Texas backyards, horned lizard numbers have been dwindling in recent years and are currently listed as “threatened” in the state. A partnership between TCU’s biologists, the Fort Worth Zoo and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials are working together to save the lizard that is TCU’s official mascot. Through an elaborate… Read more »

Five Decades of Lifelong Learning

Montessori School of Fort Worth Brings Success (This story by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) As the school in southwest Fort Worth prepares to mark its 50th anniversary, generations of former students, their parents and even some grandparents are poised to celebrate its effect on their lives and… Read more »

Innovation: Reaching Out Across Campus

The Neeley School of Business and the College of Science & Engineering are next door on campus, but it can seem like light years separate them. Until one innovative, interdisciplinary project brought them together. (This story by Elaine Cole and Andrea Stafford originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of Neeley Magazine.) The Art Deco… Read more »

Annihilating Anthrax With Antibiotics

ClpXP mutation may be key to stopping tough bacterial infections. (This article by Jenny Blair was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Endeavors.) Anthrax has an Achilles’ heel — one that could help researchers create a new antibiotic to defeat the deadly bacteria as well as more common infections. Shauna McGillivray, associate professor of… Read more »

The Tough Talk You Need to Have With Your Parents Before College

Based on surveys from the JED Foundation and the American College Health Association, it’s unlikely that a student will graduate from college without at least knowing another student who has a mental health disorder, has attempted suicide, abuses drugs or has experienced an unwanted sexual contact. Eric Wood, associate director of counseling and mental health… Read more »

Community Scholars Bring New Perspectives

Scholarship program opens up a world of possibilities to North Texas’s underserved elite students. This article by Caroline Collier ’98 (MLA ’17) is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Learning to play golf doesn’t often lead to an academic scholarship, but that’s what happened for Courtland MacQueenette ’16. One afternoon in 2003, the then-10-year-old… Read more »

The Davies School Will Offer a Free Summer Speech & Language Clinic

The clinic will focus on improving language and literacy skills. A recent gift from Fort Worth Scottish Rite recently the Davies School will allow up to 20 children (pre-school children through those who will enter third grade) to receive free services during a three-week clinic at TCU’s Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders in… Read more »

TCU Graduated 1,957 at Spring Commencement

Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School today bestowed degrees on 1,957 students from 44 states, including Texas, and from 31 foreign countries in three formal ceremonies held in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr., who also delivered the commencement address…. Read more »

Keeping Schools Safe

The following is an opinion piece by Eric Wood, Ph.D., LPC, associate director of counseling and mental health at Texas Christian University. The recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – one of the deadliest such attacks in American history – has renewed the debate over how best to keep our schools safe…. Read more »