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Horned Frogs in the News, June 2-10


June 16, 2021

From elections in Fort Worth to elections in South Korea, and from raising a family to ranch animals, TCU and its teachers, alumni and students are featured in the news. Check out the latest roundup of horned frogs of interest.


Wayne County Cares event addresses trauma and community efforts to help
June 9, 2021

“[Trust-Based Relational Intervention®] is a trauma-based, attachment-based intervention framework based on the work of Texas Christian University. It was designed for children from difficult backgrounds or who have been through difficult things, ”said one of the presenters. “The pillars of building resilience with TBRI are perceived security, connection and self-regulation.

The program provides opportunities for young people interested in agricultural careers
June 4, 2021
Wyoming Cattle Rally

Today there are many programs to help young people who hope to find work or a career in agriculture. Many colleges and universities offer courses in agriculture, animal science, and ranch management. A unique program at TCU prepares young people for careers in ranching.


Organizations help Tarrant Co. seniors during pandemic
June 10, 2021
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Organizations in Tarrant County saw how the pandemic was impacting older people in the area and resulted in reaching out to customers. Marie Twis, director of the master’s program in social work and assistant professor, said there are many factors that can lead to mental health issues, including social isolation. A person’s environment, experiences, and confidence in social institutions can also contribute to their overall mental health.

Foster Confidence
June 9, 2021
City newspaper

The story of Relational Trust Based Intervention® began about 20 years ago, when David cross, professor of psychology, worked out a plan with his late colleague Karyn purvis to help families dealing with children they adopted abroad. Children adopted from orphanages in Eastern Europe, China and South America had varied histories, but many shared an almost complete lack of early attachment, as well as developmental issues associated with sensory deprivation. important.

New report from nonprofit on education reveals inequalities in access to schools across city
June 8, 2021
Fort Worth Report

A student’s place of residence in Fort Worth can determine whether they have access to some of the best or worst performing schools in the city, according to a new report from a new nonprofit in the field of education. ‘education. Inequalities in education often break along socio-economic lines, which are drawn along existing geographic boundaries, said Gabriel Huddleston, associate professor and director of the TCU Public Education Center.

Fort Worth TX voters approve Price’s term by electing Parker
June 6, 2021
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Voters in Fort Worth appear happy with the trajectory Mayor Betsy Price has set over the past decade when they chose his former chief of staff, Mattie Parker, to lead the city. “A vote for Mattie would clearly be a vote for the continuity of this election,” said the political science professor. James riddlesperger. “One of the elements of that would be happiness with Betsy Price’s tenure as mayor.” However, the growing voter turnout – more than 88,000 people voted – and the ousting of two incumbents from the board show that attitudes are changing, said Emilie Farris, Associate Professor. “These two signals signal to me a change of voters,” she said. “They are more and more interested and are looking for alternatives to the functioning of the city. ”

Trial of ex-policeman will test new mayor in early days
June 5, 2021
Fort Worth Report

During her first days in office, Fort Worth mayor-elect Mattie Parker said she would prepare for a high-stakes trial and familiarize herself with the city’s budget. Emilie Farris, associate professor of political science, sees Parker as a continuation of the town hall run by Price. “Parker, obviously, would be, unless the council drastically changed, a lot more the same,” said Farris, who studies local politics. “She doesn’t exactly come with this mandate of needing to have new ideas because she’s seen as an extension of the status quo.”

Fort Worth highest advance poll for mayoral race in a decade
June 4, 2021
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The early turnout in Fort Worth rose 45% from the run-up to the May election and the highest for the mayoral race in at least 10 years, with 48,082 voters voting. Emilie Farris, associate professor of political science, said interest in Fort Worth potentially electing its first black mayor and attention to city politics and policing could lead to higher than expected turnout.

South Korean army shrinking, some say women must answer the call of duty
June 3, 2021
The Wall Street Journal

South Korea’s presidential hopeful is proposing a cut in service for both men and women, sparking national debate as military needs evolve. “We believe that all is courage and glory and it is not,” said Kara Dixon Vuic, LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflicts and Society in 20e-Century America, who is writing a book called Women drawing.

The best and worst places to raise a family in 2021
June 2, 2021

Personal finance site WalletHub published its report on the best and worst places to raise a family. “The city in which a family lives has an impact on the development of a child,” said Melodi Faris, senior lecturer in early childhood education. “If you look at the factors that influence a child’s development in the form of concentric circles, with the child being the center, the family being the next circle, and the community being the outer circle, the city in which the family lives will affect the child development. ”


SCHOLARSHIP: Distracted Driving Essay Contest 2021
June 10, 2021
Legal reader

New Braunfels Personal Injury Lawyer Troy Burch ’87 appreciates the value of higher education, and knows from personal experience that many students need financial assistance to give themselves the boost they need in life. Troy was able to attend TCU and Baylor University School of Law in part thanks to the generosity of local community scholarships. Now he wants to pay it forward for the next generation and is launching a scholarship essay competition.

Hutto Hat Store Owner Creates Custom Pieces Inspired By Classic Movies
June 10, 2021
Community impact journal

In a blue house along East Live Oak Street in Hutto, a white garden sign with the words “Custom hat shop” sits outside Jimmy Pierce Designs. Owner Jimmy Pierce ’03 established a physical location for his store in April 2020, but said he has had his own hat business since 2004 and has been making hats since 1998. While a freshman at TCU, Pierce said he walked into Peter Brothers Hats in Fort Worth looking for a hat to go with his three-piece suit and wing tips for an evening of swing dancing.

Behind the deal that turned Roy Pope from dying grocer into a foodie hotspot
June 8, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine

It’s a friendly, family-friendly, upscale atmosphere that the West Fort Worth neighborhood has quickly embraced since the store reopened in May. Same owner-operator Chris Reale ’17 is surprised how few – if any – purists have come in and turned their noses into the redesigned space.

How Life’s Unpredictability Led to Katherine Morris’ Next Adventure, Cherry Coffee Shop
June 8, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine

Life has a way of never going the way you planned. Take it from Katherine Morris ’07, whose trip to open the new Cherry Coffee Shop on Magnolia Avenue was anything but premeditated. Morris, a self-proclaimed former “Starbucks drinker”, initially decided to pursue a career in corporate philanthropy. So the wide-eyed dreamer of Argyle came to Fort Worth, got a Graduated in finance from TCU and then landed at nonprofit Lena Pope, where she held a position of Donor Relations Manager.

Avery Kelly’s message to you
Dallas style and design

A visit through the work of Avery kelly ’11 illuminates the artist’s passion for animals, nature and vibrant expression. “My work centers on the beauty and energy of the natural world,” reads her artist statement. “I strive to convey a sense of joy and mystery and to portray each animal as a distinct individual.” The native and resident of Fort Worth received, among other degrees, her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from TCU.

Two outgoing Fort Worth council members defeated
June 7, 2021

Two incumbents lost their seats in the second round of the Fort Worth municipal elections. In the District 6 race, Jared Williams MS ’14, a science professor, defeated incumbent Jungus Jordan – the longest-serving member of the Fort Worth board – by 273 votes. Jordan took office in 2005.


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