Family Weekend and homecoming combined this year

first_imgReddIt Brandon Kitchin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Previous articleWomen’s soccer preview: Will the streak continue?Next articleTCU VGP (Ep. 01 – Consoles, Remasters and Basics) Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Facebook Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printTCU Frogfest in the Commons. Friday, Oct.2, 2015This year’s football schedule and the Horned Frogs’ growing popularity with sports fans prompted university officials to combine Family Weekend and homecoming.Unlike most years, when there are a Family Weekend and another for homecoming, both will be held Sept. 16-18. The decision to combine came after Student Activities, which plans Family Weekend, and Alumni Relations, which handles homecoming, found their options limited.There were only two possible game choices: the Iowa State University game in September and the University of Oklahoma game in October. The OU game was ruled out. Officials worried that tickets would be scarce because of the rivalry and proximity between Fort Worth and Norman, Oklahoma.That left the Iowa State game and meant Student Activities and Alumni Relations had to create a comprehensive weekend benefiting the university and all of its visitors.Tickets are still available for the Iowa State game, but seating is limited. The Oklahoma game that takes place on Oct. 1, only has standing room only tickets available for purchase, and those tickets will go on sale at the start of that game week.“Combining homecoming and Family Weekend this year does not mean we will combine them in the future,” Kim Turner, director of Student Activities said. “We will continue to look at each year and make the decision that we feel is best for students, alumni, families, and the rest of the Horned Frog family.”Turner said that she expects 5,000 to 6,000 family members to sign up online and plan a campus visit.“That number does not include alumni or the countless other families that come to see their students without officially registering for the weekend.”TCU’s Family Weekend and homecoming will take place the weekend of Sept. 16-18. Events begin Friday afternoon and last until Sunday evening. TAGSphotos Twitter Students walk alongside the float built by Beta Theta Pi, Chi Omega and Alpha Delta Pi in the 2014 Homecoming Parade. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU)center_img Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Linkedin ReddIt Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/last_img read more

USS Carney enters Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa

first_img Authorities View post tag: Odessa View post tag: Black Sea US destroyer USS Carney enters Ukrainian port of Odessa US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney (DDG64) arrived at the Ukrainian Port of Odessa on December 8, three days after entering the Black Sea.This is the destroyer’s second Odessa visit within a year.In July last year, Carney pulled into Odessa before taking part in the international exercise Sea Breeze 2017.The destroyer is set to stay in Odessa until January 11 and will continue its Black Sea tour with port visits to Bulgaria, Romania and Georgia.As stated by the US 6th Fleet, the forward-deployed USS Carney is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the 6th Fleet area of operations to advance security and stability in the European region.In 2017, Odessa hosted a number of NATO warships including US destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan and French La Fayette-class frigate FS Guepratte (F-714) Back to overview,Home naval-today US destroyer USS Carney enters Ukrainian port of Odessa Share this article January 8, 2018 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Ukraine View post tag: USS Carneylast_img read more