University News

Mary Uhl-Bien Honored with Leadership Quarterly’s Decennial Award

You could call it the research of the decade. Uhl-Bien’s work on complexity leadership has earned accolades for having a substantial impact for 10 years and counting.  When research makes an impact that lasts 10 years, it deserves an award. Leadership Quarterly announces the first Decennial Award for an article that has had and continues… Read more »

College Athletics and Fashion Merchandising – An Odd Couple that Works

This spring, TCU Athletics, through its trademark licensing program, partnered with the university’s Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising on a design competition that awarded a TCU student a VIP experience at New York Fashion Week: The Shows. TCU senior Anna Kindred from Olathe, Kansas, put together three winning looks that earned her the VIP experience at… Read more »

Saving Premature Babies

A doctor’s invention saves babies in the developing world (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” By anyone’s reckoning, Thomas Hansen ’70 has earned a retirement filled with long walks along the shore, late nights at the theater and invigorating travel. Yet upon stepping down as Seattle… Read more »

Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium: Matika Wilbur

Photographer who works to remedy Native American stereotypes to speak at TCU Matika Wilbur, a Swinomish and Tulalip photographer from Seattle, Washington, who is working to photograph citizens from every federally-recognized tribe in the United States, will work with students at the second annual Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium Oct. 2. She will… Read more »

Exhibiting Talent

Andrea Karnes ’01 MA found her calling – and the rest is art history. (This article by Melody McDonald Lanier originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Fresh out of college with a degree in art history, Andrea Karnes landed a receptionist job at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It… Read more »

Diverted on 9/11, TCU Alumna Beverley Bass’s Story Landed on Broadway

(This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) A lifetime of pursuing her passions put Beverley Bass ’74 on course for breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and making history, even though she never set out to do any of those things. The retired pilot instead credits the significant events… Read more »

TCU’s Interior Designers Set the Tone

In-house interior designers are décor-minded gatekeepers of the TCU look. (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) From shared office space at the Physical Plant, Lisa Murrell Aven ’79 and Stephanie McPeak ’03 use wood, metal, carpet, upholstery, paint and lighting to tell the story of TCU…. Read more »

Message from the Chancellor regarding DACA

Dear Campus Community – Yesterday’s announcement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created a great deal of uncertainty for members of the higher education community, including Texas Christian University. TCU has a longstanding history of encouraging global awareness and cultural understanding – with programs designed to advance knowledge, broaden perspectives and make a… Read more »

Hurricane Harvey Update: Mobilizing Horned Frogs

Dear Campus Community: Over the past few days, we have watched Hurricane Harvey devastate large parts of our state on an unprecedented scale. As ethical leaders and responsible citizens, we feel a sense of duty to help those affected by the storm. To all Horned Frogs and their families who have been directly affected by… Read more »

Message from the Chancellor: Hurricane Harvey Response

Dear Campus Community: Over the past few days, devastation from Hurricane Harvey has left thousands homeless, businesses destroyed and livelihoods uncertain along the Texas coast. At this point, no one can predict the full magnitude of the damage the storm will leave in its wake. We continue to closely monitor developments and stand ready to… Read more »