University News

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 »

University to test TCU Alert July 11

On July 11, 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 »

TCU Executive MBA is No. 18 in the World

TCU EMBA also ranks No. 3 in the world for faculty quality, No. 5 for program quality and No. 15 for student quality. The Economist has ranked executive MBA programs, and the TCU EMBA has achieved the position of No. 18 in the world, making it No. 8 among U.S. schools. Yale is No. 1,… Read more »

TCU Partnerships Shape the Future of Medicine

Leadership programs at two Fort Worth hospitals take physicians into uncharted territory. (This story by Trisha Spence was originally in the Winter 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) Peaks the Dragon sat among dozens of furry friends inside a Build-A-Bear Workshop. The mythical blue and lime green creature is the mascot of Cook Children’s Health Care… Read more »

KTCU Celebrates 70 Years

The campus radio station offers students a chance for real-world experience. (This story by Trisha Spence is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Spiral cords trail beige phones with gray cube buttons in the radio studio for KTCU. One is the “bat phone,” a sticker indicates. A soundboard lined with buttons, knobs and sliders… Read more »

Smithsonian Curator Chronicles Remarkable Life of Sally Ride

The collection highlights the achievements of the first American woman in space. This article by Mary Ann Kurker is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Sally Ride asked her parents for a telescope when she was a girl. Gazing up at the heavens from her front yard in California, she likely missed the spot… Read more »

Katherine Spillar ’75 Fights for Feminism

Activist helps lead the charge for gender equality. This article by Lisa Martin is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Feminism is enjoying a moment. Katherine “Kathy” Spillar ’75 could say the same. As executive editor of Ms. magazine and executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Spillar has spent her entire career advocating… 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 »

Ronald C. Parker Awarded TCU Neeley’s Bob Bolen Civic Leadership Award

Parker, former president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council and retired senior vice president for PepsiCo, is honored for his service to the community. For his esteemed legacy of business acumen and community service, Ronald C. Parker was awarded the Bob Bolen Civic Leadership Award by the TCU Neeley School of Business. “Ron has… Read more »