Christian Curriculum

Horned frogs in the news, January 12-23

January 25, 2022

From China to Walsh Ranch, TCU horned frogs are making headlines.

INSTITUTIONAL

Seizing an opportunity to make higher education fairer
January 18, 2022
Academic business magazine
COVID has highlighted the inequalities of higher education, but it has also provided an unmissable opportunity to address the current problem. TOSs Rees-Jones Hall features environmental graphics to engage students and communicate the “why” behind all of the important interdisciplinary programs housed at the institution.

TCU moves to single governance of TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
January 12, 2022
KXAS-TV
UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and Texas Christian University announced that after a successful collaboration between the universities establishing an allopathic medical school, the governance of the medical school will pass solely to its degree-granting institution, TOS. Chancellor Michael R. Williams and Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. released a joint statement regarding the School of Medicine.

Launch of the Texas Geothermal Consortium to Roadmap Technology Capabilities and Gaps
January 12, 2022
Think Geo Energy
The launch of the Texas Geothermal Institute includes the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Southern Methodist University, Rice University and Texas Christian University, with more than a dozen oil and gas industry entities participating as partners. TGI will take GEO’s successful demand-led innovation model for geothermal energy and extend it to all Texas research institutes with deep expertise in geosciences, wells and subsurface engineering.

FACULTY STAFF

The beating soul of music
January 23, 2022
China Daily
Chinese revolutionary bassist Zheng Deren turned 100 this week, according to traditional Chinese custom, which gives a newborn baby one year. “We are all fruits that fell from the same tree,” says Lu Yuanxiong, double bass teacher. A winner of numerous international competitions and artistic director of the TCU International Double Bass Festival, Lu studied with Zheng for seven years, from 1977 when he was admitted to the college attached to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music until his graduation. of the institution. “You can hardly find another musician like Mr. Zheng in the world. He has contributed so much to the performance, education and musical creation of an instrument,” Lu said.

Millions flow early in Texas gubernatorial race
January 18, 2022
KXAS-TV
The race for governor is not won by donations alone. While the amount of money a candidate has raised is significant, they just need to raise enough money to mount a successful campaign. “While it’s true that people with more money have advantages over people with less money, at some point money becomes enough and enough is really the important issue here,” he said. declared James Riddlespergerprofessor of political science.

Voters will decide how much Tarrant County Commissioners Court will change under new leadership
January 18, 2022
Fort Worth Report
The Court of Commissioners will see a massive change as nearly 64 years of experience depart and three new faces join. When transitioning from former Precinct 2 commissioner Marti VanRavenswaay, she said she relied heavily on staff to help her make informed decisions about County business. Professor of political science Matthew Montgomery says that’s typical for new government leadership. “It’s usually the transitioning career civil servants who are quite critical in keeping institutional knowledge intact,” he said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott campaigns at the Fort Worth Zoo
January 15, 2022
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Dallas-Fort Worth is among the urban areas in the state where the political science professor Jim Riddlesperger expects Abbott to have plenty of time before the March 1 primary. That’s where the votes are, he said. “Dallas-Fort Worth is extremely important and Tarrant County is important, of course, because proportionally there are more Republican voters in Tarrant County. So both sides are going to put a huge effort into Tarrant County, as it is potentially a swing county in Texas compared to other urban areas that are relatively strong Democratic territory.

As Colleyville Synagogue hostage crisis unfolds, Jews turn to prayers designed for times of danger
January 15, 2022
Jewish Telegraph Agency
A number of Jewish worshipers were taken hostage during Shabbat services at their Texas synagogue on January 15. And as the afternoon stretched into evening, Jews and Jewish communities across the country gathered online to pray for the release of captives. Adam McKinney, a dance instructor at TCU, hosted an online vigil attended by hundreds of people from across the country. (This story has appeared in numerous publications across the country.)

It has been two years since the pandemic began. How are we?
January 12, 2022
Fort Worth Report
The novel coronavirus, and who and how it affects, and what can be done about it, is no longer the conundrum it once was. “Everyone wanted certainty where there was none, myself included,” said Dr Jo Anna Leuckemergency physician and Assistant Dean of Curriculum at TCU School of Medicine. Now, as a new year brings caseloads that far eclipse previous peaks, and as COVID-19 deaths in the United States approach 850,000, Leuck said she felt a sense of deja vu. “It’s kind of like that (in 2020), isn’t it? We went on spring break and then never came back.

Can the Horned Toad bounce?
January 12, 2022
DFW Green Source
Because about 50 years ago, the Texas Horned Lizard began to disappear from areas of Texas where we used to see them in backyards and parks. Because the “horny toad” had disappeared from so many places, there began to be a lot of interest in bringing them back. The Fort Worth Zoo has begun working on this possibility, with support from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Genetics specialist Dean Williams at TCU began sorting out three different populations of Texas horned lizards.

Boards/Commissions: Are you ready to serve? Appointment of black women to management
January 12, 2022
Fort Worth Report
The Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a 501(c)7 organization, along with the NAACP Fort Worth/Tarrant County branch, both nonpartisan organizations, will host a public forum, “Board/Commissions: Are You Ready to Serve? Nominating Black Women to Leadership. This forum will provide interested voters with information on how to seek a board or commission nomination. The program will feature accomplished professionals as panelists, including Ebony RoseSenior Learning and Development Consultant of TCU.

‘Poetry for commitment and overcoming’
January 12, 2022
Transportation City News
New Hampshire’s Black Heritage Trail is hosting a third and final online poetry event, “The Black Matter Is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming,” on January 20.
Reginald WilburnDean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at TCU, will co-facilitate the program.

Nonprofits plan bright future for former KKK building in Fort Worth
January 12, 2022
KXAS-TV
A group of nonprofits that bought a Fort Worth building built by the Ku Klux Klan plans to turn it into a cultural and arts center — and name it after a black man who was lynched a century ago. Adam W. McKinneyTCU’s assistant dance teacher, said, “This moment heralds an opportunity to get it right as a community where we stand firm in our commitment to remembering our past.”

Juried Stars of Texas Art Exhibit Adds $500 Digital Art Prize
January 12, 2022
Brownwood Newsletter
The Juried Stars of Texas art exhibition recently announced a new addition to its awards roster with a digital media award sponsored by ASAP Creative Arts. The new prize will provide $500 to a selected work in the computer-generated digital art category. This year’s juror is Amanda Allisonassociate professor of artistic education.

STUDENTS

Bryn Carden shares her experience as an undergraduate entrepreneur
January 19, 2022
EIN Presswire
Bryn Carden is currently a student at TCU, working toward a major in finance with a concentration in real estate from the Neeley School of Business while running two organizations, Styles for Smiles and BF Hats. “I’ve always had a passion for multiple things, including design, real estate, business, and helping others. I love being a young entrepreneur during my college years because I get to put all my passions to work at once during a critical learning and growth stage of my life,” Carden said.

OLD

Where I Live: Walsh blends small-town feeling and high-tech resources in Metroplex
January 23, 2022
Fort Worth Report
Christine Gores ’06 is a Fort Worth native who graduated from TCU with a bachelor’s degree in advertising/public relations. She shares where she lives in the latest “Where I Live” feature. “In April 2018, our family moved to Walsh. Our house was one of the first to be built. When we moved in, there were still more model homes than permanent homes. We embraced the pioneering spirit with a strong belief in the Walsh vision of what was to come,” she wrote.

ATHLETICS

Frogs in the NFL: Super Wild Card Weekend
January 14, 2022
Sports Illustrated
Eight TCU Horned Frogs are on NFL rosters that are in the playoffs heading into Wild Card weekend: Jerry HughesBuffalo Bills; Trevon Moehrigadventurers from Las Vegas; Jalen ReagorPhiladelphia Eagles; Lucas Niang, Kansas City Chiefs; Joseph NoteboomLos Angeles Rams; Vernon ScottGreen Bay Packers; Ty summers, Green Bay Packers; and Travin HowardLos Angeles Rams.