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Six Alumni Named Teaching Excellence Chairs

The Fort Worth Independent School District’s Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence program recognizes outstanding classroom teachers in a public secondary school setting. This year, six TCU graduates are chairs for 2017-18 and will each receive a $5,000 honorarium. The selection process to become an academic chair includes an extensive application, recommendations from peers and administrators, […]

Bridging Scientific Expertise with K-12 Education

By Andrea Stafford for TCU’s College of Science & Engineering newsletter At TCU, science and education reside in different colleges, yet a unique connection allows the two units to work together and to complement one other. The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education provides competitive grant funding for science and engineering faculty in an […]

The Business of Philanthropy

Janet and Hugh Thompson III ‘68 have spent their careers in business, and much of their philanthropic gifts in education. Hugh received a BBA in Accounting from TCU and worked at Coca-Cola for 27 years. For nearly 20 years he was president of Cutrale Citrus Juices, the largest orange juice processor in the United States. […]

Tenure Granted for Switzer

By Shelley Hulme, TCU This Week At last week’s meeting, TCU’s Board of Trustees approved the promotion to associate professor and tenure for Dr. Matt Switzer in the College of Education. Switzer, who specializes in preservice mathematics teacher education and improving learning opportunities for students who struggle in school mathematics, earned a bachelor’s degree from […]

Bauml Engaging Young Citizens

Associate Professor Michelle Bauml will present findings from her research on civics education at the College and University Faculty assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies on Nov. 16. She will present “Preparing our Youth to Be Active and Informed Citizens in Tumultuous Times” with Baylor University professors Brooke Blevins and Karon LeCompte in San […]

Griffith Helping Teachers Become Literacy Leaders

By Shelley Hulme for 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. Dr. Robin Griffith has taken the same approach to literacy and is working with teachers in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw […]

Morse ’71 Helps Cambodians Remove Landmines

By Robyn Ross for TCU Magazine In 2003, William “Bill” Morse ’71 was working as a business consultant when a colleague asked him for a $100 donation for Aki Ra. “What’s an Aki Ra?” Morse asked. “Who, not what,” Morse’s colleague said. “Aki Ra is a Cambodian man who’s clearing landmines in his country with […]

Block Encourages Scholars to Lead On

Cathy Collins Block, Ph.D. met with six of her former and current scholarship recipients to encourage them to share experiences and give back to TCU. She started the Cathy Collins Block Endowed Scholarship in 2010 after retiring as a professor in the College of Education. “I have been supported all my life by my family […]

Yoga Benefits Littlest Horned Frogs

October is Down syndrome awareness month. Fittingly, an article on the benefits of yoga for children with Down syndrome, written by KinderFrogs Adapted Physical Education teacher Amanda Young, TCU College of Education professor Lindy Crawford and Texas Women’s University (TWU) Kinesiology professor Lisa Silliman-French has been published in the journal Palaestra. Read the article The […]

Jim Chadwell is taking the lead on creating tomorrow’s leaders

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters—we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands don’t […]

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