first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleALL IN to Vote: How TCU students can register to voteNext articleNeeley School of Business appoints director for inclusive excellence Haley Cabrera RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printTCU faculty and staff celebrated convocation on Tuesday with an address from Chancellor Victor Boschini and the presentation of several awards to members of the TCU community.Convocation took a virtual approach due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Boschini said this moment is still “a moment to commemorate important milestones in the history of Texas Christian University.”The convocation began with an invocation by Rev. Todd Boling, the senior associate chaplain for the university, and a song performed by the TCU Concert Chorale.Provost Teresa Dahlberg welcomed the 38 new full-time faculty members to TCU and introduced the new deans of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education and the Mary Couts Burnett Library. “Our academic learning environment thrives with the addition of new ideas, new scholarship and new people that inspire our students and all of us at TCU,” Dahlberg said.The convocation continued with a remark from Paige Shiring, the student body president of the Student Government Association. Shiring recalled a story from her first year at TCU, when she was struggling in her first accounting course. She said she overcame this struggle with the help of her professors and peers.“To know that my professors truly cared about me drives me to put forward my best work.”Paige ShiringShe concluded by saying that TCU faculty and administrators “invest, believe and push us to reach our greatest potential. We are not a number, we are a student.”The Chancellor’s Address, a time for Boschini to share his visions and aspirations on the upcoming school year, followed. “This year, a year unlike any other, requires that we pause and reflect on who we are today, and who we strive to become tomorrow,” said the Chancellor. “How we get there will define us as a community.”He encouraged the TCU community to address issues of social injustice, work to navigate the pandemic and ensure that TCU remains a vital and sustainable university for the next 150 years.Chancellor Boschini continued by highlighting the efforts of several TCU faculty who exemplify top leadership qualities, including Dr. Miriam Ezzani, an assistant professor of educational leadership for the College of Education, and Dr. David Cross, the Rees-Jones director of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Recently, the late Anne Marion’s Burnett Foundation, based in Fort Worth, made a $25 million gift intended to support the TCU and UNT Health Science Center School of Medicine.This year’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award was presented to Adam McKinney, an assistant professor of dance for the College of Fine Arts.McKinney spoke on the importance of looking back on history to make meaning in the present. “We as Horned Frogs…have an opportunity and responsibility to get it right,” he said. The celebration concluded with a parting message from the chancellor, who told the TCU community that this year’s convocation is a “celebration of our culture, our traditions and of our academic community.”Convocation can be viewed on TCU’s Youtube Channel and can also be found on the Fall Convocation Experience website. Leveling the playing field: TCU’s new way to admit fine arts students Facebook + posts ReddIt Student Development Services helps transfers adjust during pandemic Facebook Haley Cabrera Haley Cabrera Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Teresa Dahlberg speaks at TCU’s 148th Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Photo courtesy of TCU’s Youtube channel) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Haley Cabrera Haley Cabrera Linkedin What we’re reading: Vice presidential debate tonight, Tanglewood schools move to in-person learning Fine arts students struggle with the hidden costs behind their degree Haley Cabrera ReddIt Twitterlast_img read more

first_img More Cool Stuff Gatherings Young & Healthy Supporters Prowled the Serengeti at the Natural History Museum Honoring Dr. Allen Mathies and Chris and John Bicos for their dedication to Young & Healthy STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 | 7:12 pm Young and Healthy celebrated 25 years of serving children in the Pasadena area with a Safari-themed bash that saw hundreds of couples in pith helmets and animal prints prowl the African Mammal Hall at the Natural History Museum in search of great auction items to support a cause they love.Honored were Dr. Allen W. Mathies, Jr., MD with the J. Donald Thomas Award and Chris and John Bicos with the inaugural Alliance Award.For more about Young & Healthy, see Make a comment Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Educational Testing Service’s Graduate Record Examination will now be four hours long, and there will be changes in each section to increase the accuracy of percentile rankings. The changes will affect anyone who takes the test after Aug. 1.The current test, which is three hours long, will be changed to a four hour long test to assess one’s endurance and stamina. The types of questions on the verbal and quantitative sections have changed.Lee Weiss, director of graduate programs for Kaplan Test Prep, said the new test corrects many flaws with the current version.Weiss said the biggest reason for the changes is an issue with the scoring scale. Currently, a perfect score on the math section only puts a student in the 94th percentile, while a 730 out of 800 on the verbal section puts a student in the 99th percentile.Weiss said students should sign up for the GRE soon if they wish to take the current version before the test changes.“This is the only time in the history of the test where you have an option between which version you want to take, so we want to make sure students know about that,” Weiss said. “If they want to take the current test, time is running out to do so.”The verbal section will include in-context vocabulary questions to test reasoning as opposed to questions on analogies and antonyms. The quantitative section will include less geometry, but more data analysis and a short answer section.Students will also be allowed to skip questions and return to them later on during the test. Cara Murayama, a senior majoring in public policy, planning and management who took the GREs in November 2010, said she wished she had this option.“Sometimes I would just guess because I would think I didn’t have enough time,” Murayama said.  “You never know if the next ones were going to be harder and if I needed to spend more time on them.”Currently, the test is set on a 200- to 800-point scoring scale in 10-point increments. The revised test will be on a 130- to 170-point scale in one-point increments.According to Shayna Kessel, a pre-graduate school adviser at the USC Office of College Advising, graduate schools are relying on test scores for admission more than ever.“It concerns me that the days of being able to seriously consider and admit the total student seem to be coming to an end in many programs,” Kessel wrote in an e-mail. “I’m also concerned that genuinely talented, qualified students will find themselves essentially locked out of good graduate programs if they can’t manage to do very well on the GRE.”Robert Rueda, a professor at the Rossier School of Education, said he does not think standardized tests evaluate everyone fairly.“We get some people whose first language isn’t English that are otherwise competent students, and they tend not to do as well on standardized tests,” Rueda said. “In general, it’s just not predictive.”Instead, Rueda said he would be in favor of tests that evaluate writing ability like reacting to research articles.According to Weiss, many schools do not yet have a transition plan for comparing scores of the new test to the old one. When the new test scores are released in November 2011, ETS will provide a concordance table to compare the scores between both versions.There will be a free version of the current GRE offered online at today at 4 p.m. Anyone who takes this will be e-mailed links to practice for the new GRE.last_img read more