University News

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 »

School of Music to Build State-of-the-Art Concert Hall

As other institutions across the nation are cutting funding to the arts, TCU is taking the lead on investing in the arts, on campus and in Fort Worth. The TCU School of Music is an internationally recognized and award-winning community featuring distinguished faculty and a talented, diverse student body. Driven by its mission to foster… Read more »

TCU Graduated 722 at Fall Commencement

August and December degree candidates participated in ceremony Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School today bestowed degrees on 722 students from 38 states, including Texas, and from 20 foreign countries in two formal ceremonies held in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J…. Read more »

Why Do Jews Celebrate Hanukkah?

(This article by Ariel Feldman, associate professor of religion in AddRan College of Liberal Arts, and Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal associate professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, first appeared on the History News Network and When asked which Jewish holidays they know, my students frequently… Read more »