University News

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 »

‘Think Global’ Discussion Addresses Personal Responsibilities Regarding Climate and Sustainability

Discovering Global Citizenship and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication are pleased to announce the Fall 2017 topic in our Think Global series, a program of recurring events aimed at addressing urgent global issues. The topic for this fall’s event is “Think Global: Weathering Climate Conversations.” Nov. 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom [map] This event is… 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 »

AddRan Alumna Honored with Milken Educator Award

TCU alumna Jennifer Fuller was awarded a Milken Educator Award and $25,000 cash prize last week during the Milken Family Foundation’s national tour, which honors outstanding educators each year. Fuller earned a bachelor’s degree in English from TCU in 2001, followed by a Master of Education from the University of Texas at Arlington, and currently teaches… Read more »

Altering Antibiotics

Student in TCU high school program works on medicines of tomorrow. (This article by Nicholas J. Ferrandino originally appeared in the 2017 issue of “Endeavors” magazine.) Fascinated by medicine and eager to take part in her elementary school’s science fair, Afeefah Khazi-Syed designed a project on the health benefits of proper etiquette. “My first science… Read more »

KinderFrogs Overcome Developmental Delays

Preschoolers with Down syndrome prep for traditional classrooms. (October is Down syndrome awareness month. This article by Caroline Collier originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Nya Johnson’s parents did not pursue genetic testing before her birth in 2011. In the delivery room, her mother noticed right away that their child had… Read more »