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 Newsweek.com. When asked which Jewish holidays they know, my students frequently… Read more »

Nursing Student Represents TCU During WHO Internship

By Holly Farason Senior nursing student Crysta Coomer always knew she wanted to make an impact on the lives of others. It all began on a mission trip to the Bahamas where she worked with an organization called the All Saints Aids Camp, helping those suffering from AIDS. “I had never been so happy in my entire… Read more »

TCU Nursing Students Propose Trail Extension

By Laine Zizka What can a small army of nursing students do to impact public health in Fort Worth? The answer is, quite a lot. Armed with the TCU name and a lot of passion, 12 public health nursing students have been collaborating since August to get a proposal for a walking trail extension added… Read more »

TCU Nursing Student Finds Success in Mayo Clinic Internship

By Laine Zizka It’s not often a student can say they have a post-graduation job lined up before their senior year, much less one at Mayo Clinic. In this case, after completing a summer externship with the clinic, graduating senior nursing student Laura Sassos can say both. Sassos, not one to shy away from a… Read more »

LiiNK Project Brings Recess Four Times a Day to Little Elm ISD

Recess 4 times a day? Little Elm ISD says it helps in the classroom (This story originally aired on WFAA.) If your child’s favorite subject is recess, they might be on to something. A growing number of school districts are adopting a program that expands recess, with surprising results. The program is called LiiNK, or… Read more »

Head Trauma

TCU researchers use football program to examine the potential neurological protection of omega-3.  (This story by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Endeavors magazine.) Long after the Horned Frogs trounced Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl, the legacy of that storied season continued with groundbreaking research into head trauma. In fact,… Read more »

Be Our Guest

By Katie Kassler “Have you ever seen Oprah’s Legends Ball?” I hadn’t, but after watching a few YouTube videos, I understood exactly what one guest of True Worth Place was talking about. In 2005, Oprah invited 25 outstanding women, like Tina Turner, Maya Angelou, and Coretta Scott King, to her home in California to celebrate… Read more »

Theatre TCU Earns Rave Reviews

Theatre TCU’s studio season in Fall 2017 featured three successful productions, including the sold-out classic Fiddler On the Roof (book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick). Read more in Broadway World.

Davies School Alumna Reaches People in Need

“The first 72 hours felt very unreal,” said TCU graduate Sofia Tilton, recalling scenes of friends, family, and strangers having to escape flooded homes by any means necessary – from canoes to helicopters to simply wading through Hurricane Harvey’s rising floodwaters. Tilton lives in Houston and received her master’s degree in 2008 at TCU’s Davies… Read more »

Helping Teachers Become Literacy Leaders

(This story originally appeared in TCU This Week.) Chances are you’ve heard the term “train the trainer”—a type of education model that allows the participants to learn a subject and simultaneously learn how to teach it to others. Robin Griffith, associate professor in TCU’s College of Education, has taken the same approach to literacy and… Read more »