Horned Frog in the News Roundup, July 20-Aug. 1

From talking cooking on a budget in Time Magazine to discussing the portrayal of the CIA in movies with U.S. News & World Report, Horned Frogs are being featured in the news.


Fort Worth Writer/Director Taylor Sheridan To Be Honored By Lone Star Film Festival At Annual Gala
July, 28, 2022
Irish Film Critic
Community leader and board chair of the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, Kit Moncrief, will serve as chair of the Lone Star Film Festival Gala. “The festival provides a great opportunity to celebrate films and filmmakers worldwide and showcase all that Fort Worth has to offer,” Moncrief said. She is the first woman to serve as the vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Texas Christian University and will become chair in fall 2022.

TCU School of Medicine named in honor of Anne Burnett Marion 
July 26, 2022 
The Dallas Morning News (picked up by multiple outlets)
Texas Christian University announced that its medical school will be named the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine, honoring the late Fort Worth native and philanthropist who was committed to supporting the future of medical education. “I couldn’t ask for a better individual to name our school, a very impressive woman, needless to say,” said Dr. Stuart D. Flynn, the founding dean of the medical school.


'Truth will set us free': Texas activists to transform vestiges of KKK terror into cultural hub -instead of tearing it down
Aug. 1, 2022
At 22,000 square feet, the yellow brick Ku Klux Klan city headquarters was as big as a plane hangar. The building has new owners — artists, dancers and musicians who plan to transform it into a showcase for visual art, concerts, a Juneteenth museum and a stage for performers. Assistant Dance Professor Adam McKinney has helped create an augmented reality app called the Fort Worth Lynching Tour. Despite the grim name, McKinney said, “People end the tour feeling hopeful. Group tours deploy bikes and buses to retrace Rouse’s final days.” In a YouTube presentation, McKinney explained that, as a Black, openly gay man who often feels targeted and unsafe, Rouse’s death resonated with him.

TCU summer camp teaches Fort Worth students how to be informed, active citizens
Aug. 1, 2022
Fort Worth Report 
More than 50 students participated in a summer camp called iEngage, a free weeklong program that teaches rising sixth- through ninth-graders the importance of getting involved in their community and other civics-related skills. Michelle Bauml is a professor at Texas Christian University’s College of Education and also leads iEngage, which she started at TCU in 2016. Students learn more about their community, how to advocate for themselves and how to build consensus. “It teaches them about becoming informed, active citizens in a democracy,” she said. 

After 'The Great Resignation' is the 'The Great Negotiation' 
July 28, 2022
Yahoo News
It’s been a year since we were introduced to the Great Resignation, an economic trend used to describe the mass exit of workers voluntarily quitting their jobs. Now, we are seeing a new trend. “In just pure simple form, we had about 50 million workers quit their jobs during the course of the pandemic, which is what gave rise to the Great Resignation, but then on the back end of that, less than half of them have come back into the workforce. If you take that 50 percent, only about a third have returned to traditional jobs,” said Daniel Pullin, John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business.

The Delaware Art Museum presents In Conversation: Will Wilson 
July 26, 2022
Broad Street Review
In the Will Wilson exhibition at Delaware Art Museum, multiple dialogues ricochet around the gallery: the artist with the viewer, Wilson with his history, the artist with his chosen process, and (clearly of great import) Wilson’s communication with his subjects as they both explore what it means to make a portrait. There is also a small section of recent work that explores the 1921 lynching of Mr. Fred Rouse that features Adam W. McKinney, dance professor at Texas Christian University.

The Future of Texas Energy Is More Expensive 
July 25, 2022
D Magazine
The state set two new records for energy demand last week: 79,621 megawatts one day and just over 80,000 another. As temperatures sail past 100 across most of Texas this summer, the state’s power grid has bent but did not break. But experts say it’s a glimpse into, and a warning about, future Texas summers. “This is a spike and is certainly the outcome, or the consequence, of what we get to enjoy here in Texas, which typically is lower energy prices,” said Ann Bluntzer, executive director of the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute at TCU. “We’ve chosen to be a part of a generating market where we don’t overproduce.”

2022's States with the Highest & Lowest Credit-Card Debts 
July 25, 2022
Americans are known for racking up credit-card debt, but just how much we have in total is shocking. Mauricio Rodriguez, finance professor in the TCU Neeley School of Business, sheds light on the unsustainable credit behavior that leads to such negative results and their effects on the economy. “Going into debt for necessary assets (such as a reasonable car to get to work) can be worth it. Purchasing a home in an appreciating area can also make getting into debt worthwhile,” Rodriguez says.

CNN Special Report: Deep in the Pockets of Texas 
July 25, 2022
Texas is one of only 10 states with no limitations on campaign donations to candidates. This documentary claims that, because of that, a few wealthy religious donors have an outsized influence on the government. “Dominion is a much broader agenda than Christian nationalism,” said David Brockman, adjunct professor of religion. “Christian nationalism is a religious and political ideology that believes that America’s founders intended for the United States to be an explicitly Christian nation, governed and guided by biblical Christian principals.”

15 fun ways to embrace Mexican comfort food 
July 21, 2022  
Food Management
Chef Michael Smith, director of culinary operations at TCU, discusses ways to embrace Mexican food. “Just the sound of the words ‘comfort food’ makes you happy,” Smith said. TCU was one of the first campuses in the country to dip into the birria trend as a Tex-Mex concept. “I have a specific philosophy of it being our job to satisfy people’s emotional needs. Chefs will say, ‘Is it cooked correctly, is it served correctly? Then we did our job.’ But we have one job and that’s to make people happy. You can follow the recipe but that’s only the beginning of the journey.”

21 Cheap Foods to Buy When You're Broke
July 20, 2018  
U.S. News & World Report
When money is tight, as it has been for a lot of people in these pandemic-charged and inflationary times, it makes sense to cut back on what you're spending at the grocery store. “You can’t go wrong with beans,” according to Anne VanBeber, professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. It’s worth noting that VanBeber has been talking to students in one of her classes about how to plan a delicious and healthy meal for four people for under $10. Even at today’s prices, “It really can be done,” she said.

The Gray Man: Story Behind Adapting the CIA Thriller
July 20, 2022
Time Magazine
The evolution of the CIA on film and TV began with Tricia Jenkins, professor of film, TV and digital media. Jenkins has researched the symbiotic relationship between the CIA and the film industry, publishing a book on the subject, The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television, in 2016. In contemporary movies like The Gray Man, “It seems like perhaps that pendulum is starting to come back somewhere in the center,” Jenkins said, “where the CIA is not the total bad guy, but they are also neither lionized nor vilified.” 

D.R. Horton CEO David Auld’s $30 million package makes him D-FW’s highest paid leader
July 21, 2022
The Dallas Morning News 
The real estate market boomed nationwide in 2021 and so did the compensation package of David Auld, the chief executive officer of Arlington-based D.R. Horton. After years of flirting with the No. 1 spot, Auld claimed the title of highest-paid CEO in Dallas-Fort Worth. “The No. 1 predictor of CEO compensation is just the size of the company,” said Ryan Krause, associate professor of strategy and Robert and Edith Schumacher Junior Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at TCU’s Neeley School of Business. “Giving CEOs too much in stock and options can put inordinate focus on short-term growth, which is why non-equity incentives such as D.R. Horton’s bonus program are often included.”


Randy Parker Named Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor America 
July 28, 2022
PR Newswire 
Randy Parker ’88 is one of the first Blacks to be named CEO of Hyundai Motor America. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University. “I was raised in a military family that valued hard work, servant leadership and esprit de corps,” Parker said. “I am a firm believer in the maxim, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’”

Sanders Named New Dean of Medical School 
July 26, 2022
Mark A. Sanders ’93 has been named the new dean for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Louisiana campus. Sanders has served as the interim dean for VCOM-Louisiana since July 1, 2021. Sanders received a BA in biology/chemistry from Texas Christian University. “I have been part of the VCOM-Louisiana family since the beginning and am excited to step into this role,” said Sanders.

The Sightlines Questionnaire: Patrick Kelly, director and curator of the Old Jail Art Center — Sightlines
July 23, 2022
Sightlines Magazine 
The Old Jail Art Center remains the anchor of what is now a 17,000-square-foot modern museum complex with two additions and a sculpture courtyard. Artists are invited to devise site-specific exhibitions of the work in the historic jail building. Patrick Kelly (MFA ’87) is the museum’s executive director and curator of exhibitions. In 2008, he launched the Cell Series, an exhibition program that spotlights contemporary Texas artists. Artists are invited to devise site-specific exhibitions of work in the historic jail building. “I think visitors come here and expect to see only western or cowboy art, and then are surprised when they see what we have,” said Kelly.

House of Candy wants everyone to feel like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory 
July 21, 2022
When the wife-husband duo Kanu Priya Sharma and Sameer Bhatia ’04 were living in Bahrain in 2011, they befriended a sweets importer whose business was booming in the country. Today, the Delhi-based startup is a major chain of confectionery stores, with more than 200 kiosks and stores in different malls, airports, highways and other public places across India. Kanu Priya and Sameer met at Texas Christian University during their undergraduate studies. Sameer got his bachelor’s degree in finance – laying the groundwork for him to manage the finances of House of Candy. Meanwhile, Kanu pursued a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She manages marketing, public relations and social media for the startup.


Five storylines to watch during fall camp for TCU
Aug. 1, 2022
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
The start of first-year head coach Sonny Dykes’ inaugural fall camp with TCU is finally here. From position battles to cementing the culture around the program, Dykes said this is a crucial moment for him as a new head coach. “To me, it’s the most important time of the year in so many ways. There are so many things that can happen. You take almost a season’s worth of practices and you cram them into four weeks,” Dykes said.

NIL started a new era in college sports. Where do SMU, TCU collectives fit in? 
July 25, 2022
The Dallas Morning News 
The advent of lucrative name, image and likeness sponsorship deals a year ago set off an eventful year in college sports as athletes, companies, boosters and universities scrambled to gain an advantage. Collectives, which are independent of a university, can serve a variety of purposes. Most often, they pool funds from donors and businesses, help facilitate NIL deals for athletes and also create their own ways for athletes to monetize their brands. Think NIL primarily works with TCU college athletes. It recently merged with KF, another TCU collective, and operates alongside The Flying T Club, a third collective. “It’s been helpful for a lot of us. We don’t have to worry about expenses,” said TCU basketball player Mike Miles, who is ranked as one of the best returning players in the nation heading into next season. “It’s helped me a lot, buying things that maybe we couldn’t afford.”

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