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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 »

University to Test TCU Alert Jan. 30

On Jan. 30, TCU will test the TCU Alert emergency mass communication system, which includes phone, text and email communication, as well as indoor and outdoor loudspeakers and emergency lighting on campus. These tests are routinely conducted to ensure the system functions as intended and that all audiences are familiar with it. The test message… Read more »

Coping Through Communication

A sympathetic ear can support healing after a stressful event. (This article by Rachel Stowe Master ’91 originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Following a traumatic situation, how best to cope? Consider talking it out. It isn’t just good advice, said Kristen Carr, assistant professor of communication studies. She conducted a… Read more »

Deborah Ferguson ’87 on Anchoring the NBC 5 News Team

After 25 years on the air, she still loves the newsroom. (This story by Rachel Stowe Master ’91 originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Growing up reading the morning newspaper with her father, NBC5 Today anchor Deborah Ferguson ’87 knew she wanted to be a news reporter by third or fourth… Read more »

TCU Campus Open Tuesday, Jan. 16

The Texas Christian University campus is open Tuesday, Jan. 16, and operating on a regular schedule. Please bundle up and be careful as you make your way to campus. Weather conditions can change quickly, so please monitor and TCU’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for any updates. Employees who are delayed by road conditions should contact… Read more »

Inclement Winter Weather: What You Should Know

The National Weather Service currently predicts that a strong cold front will move through our area late Monday afternoon and evening, bringing with it light rain that is expected to change to freezing rain and sleet as temperatures fall below freezing. Some light snow also is possible before all precipitation ends Tuesday morning. Due to… Read more »

Your Inner Child May Spoil Your Diet

Kids who went hungry may overeat as adults, TCU psychology professor finds This story by Shirley Jinkins originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Endeavors magazine. A childhood marred by poverty and food insecurity can stay with people as they age, even manifesting as adult obesity. Sarah Hill, associate professor of psychology, published two… Read more »