Honors college announces new distinguishment award

first_imgFort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor Facebook Linkedin Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Twitter printThe John V. Roach Honors College Board hopes to increase the visibility of its program by honoring a distinguished individual with a new award.The new Board of Visitors Founders Award will highlight an individual whose achievements exemplify the mission and values of the honors college.The honors college is encouraging members of the TCU community to submit nominations for the award.“It’s an open process. We need the help of faculty, students, and alumni to do this,” said George Henderson, a TCU graduate who is serving on the 2015-2016 award committee. The committee will select the winner of the award.The award is open to an individual in any field or enterprise who inspires, challenges and exemplifies critical thinking skills, according to an announcement from the honors college.Although the nominee does not need to be a TCU graduate, he or she should demonstrate a continuing connection and commitment to the Honors College and TCU, according to the announcement.“In our minds, it represents the highest ideals of the honors college and our greater campus community.” said Dr. Dan Williams, a faculty member on the award committee.Williams, an honors professor of humanities and director of the TCU Press, said picking a winner among the nominees will be a “difficult process because there are so many splendid candidates.”Williams said he hopes the winner, who will be invited to visit campus next fall, will have the opportunity to meet and mentor current students.“I hope students are inspired and motivated by the people they meet,” Williams said. “This is a real opportunity to celebrate people who have achieved wonderful things in their lives in various ways and to get them more involved on campus.”Landon Hendrickson, a sophomore honors college student who is on the award committee, said although he hopes the award will bring publicity to the honors college, its main purpose is to inspire and help current TCU students.“We wanted to provide students with someone who was visible and someone who could be used as an example,” Hendrickson said. “It’ll be really neat to see how this first winner takes it and runs with it.”Nominations are open until Feb. 26. The winner of the award will be announced in April. Previous articleThe109: Former President George W. Bush’s visit may cause traffic disruptionsNext articleFirst phase of construction begins on new multipurpose arena Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Twittercenter_img Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook The new Board of Visitors Founders Award will honor an individual who exemplifies the values of the John V. Roach Honors College. Rising number of students reporting mental health issues Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Abbey Block + posts Ballet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performancelast_img read more

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New York gyms can reopen at 33% capacity, but not yet in NYC

first_imgrecep-bg/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that gyms could reopen in the state at limited capacities as early as Aug. 24.However, fitness junkies in New York City will have to wait a little longer, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office. Fitness centers across the state will have a 33% capacity limit, and masks will be required at all times. Facilities will also have to undergo inspection to stay open.City authorities will be tasked with inspecting fitness centers at least two weeks ahead of scheduled reopenings. Localities will also have to determine if gyms in their area are permitted to host classes, Cuomo said.There will also be other health and air filtration requirements in place.“The localities have a role here. They have to inspect the gyms before they open or within two weeks of their opening to make sure they’re meeting all the requirements,” Cuomo said. “The local elected officials will make the decision in a jurisdiction and the local health departments must inspect before or within two weeks to make sure all the guidelines are in place.”But New York City, which health data says still has the highest number of new daily cases in the state, will not reopen its indoor gyms or fitness classes on Aug. 24. De Blasio told NY1 News that he had not read the executive order.“While indoor fitness classes and indoor pools will not be opening at this time, we’ll be developing a fair and rigorous inspection system for other gym setups in the coming weeks,” a spokesman for the mayor’s office said in a statement to ABC News.The long-awaited announcement came days after the governor declined to offer a timeline on fitness center reopenings, saying, “Now is not the time,” citing surging COVID-19 infection rates in states that reopened gyms without proper protocols in place. Many states, including neighboring New Jersey, have been exploring ways to safely reopen gyms and other recreational facilities in recent weeks with most areas entering the final phases of their respective reopening plans.Some experts have recommended opening gyms in limited capacities, with strict restrictions on machine usage.Several reopened states, including Arizona, have moved to re-close gyms.“We know gyms are highly problematic from the other states. They opened them and they had to close them,” Cuomo told reporters earlier this month. “We’re here, poised delicately on this island of New York state with this sea of spread all around us, so we know we have this storm and we have to be very, very careful.”The governor’s office recently said that it was monitoring daily test results from across the states in an effort to pinpoint potential hotspots ahead of time.ABC News’ Aaron Katersky and Ivan Pereira contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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