End of Spring 2020
Cecilia Hill, CRES Graduate Assistant
Dr. Jane Mantey, Associate Director of CRES
Additionally, we want to extend our congratulations, again, to the CRES & IIS awardees during this year’s Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services (IIS) Unity Ball:
Congratulations to Dr. Max Krochmal, who has been selected as the Fulbright-García Robles U.S. Studies Chair at the Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) for the Spring 2021 semester!
Scholarship Spotlight: Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
Deadline: May 22, 2020
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students, from low-income houses and with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.
At TCU, to be eligible to be a McNair Scholar, you must be entering your junior or senior year with a 3.0+ GPA, interested in attending graduate school to earn your doctorate degree (field is open), and be either from a low-income household, a first-generation college student, and/or a student who is a member of a racial/ethnic group currently underrepresented in graduate education, including, but not limited to, Black/African American, Latino/a/x, Native American/ Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Robin Melton, Director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. Click the image for full flyer.
The application deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020.
- Opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on research for which a stipend of up to $1400 is paid each long semester
- Graduate test/GRE preparation
- Ongoing academic assistance
- Graduate application assistance
- Waiver of graduate school application fees
- Assistance with exploration of graduate opportunities
- Admission to cultural enrichment activities
If you or a student you know would be a good candidate for the McNair Scholars program, please apply or encourage them to apply before the deadline. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 257-5859. Click the image for full flyer.
Open Summer Courses
Click on each image to see the full flyers and read about each of these courses that carry a CRES attribute and fulfill core requirements.
Enrollment is open. Per TCU policy, meeting with your major advisor is REQUIRED to have the hold lifted before you may enroll in classes or file to graduate. Advising holds will not be removed until you have been advised, regardless of circumstance or enrollment appointment. Be sure to email Dr. Jane Mantey if you still have a hold or if you just have questions about CRES classes. Click on the flyers below for more information about our course offerings, our AAAS minor and emphasis, or our LTNX minor. Additionally, check out the flyers for some of the exciting courses being offered next semester, such as our two sections of CRES 30993: CRES Special Topics (Asian-American Anti-Racism; The Color of Money), CRES 30203: Social Justice Organizing and Activism, and WGST 30193: Queer Theories, which carries a CRES attribute.
CRES Recommended Reads
Click the link above to read an article from Ph.D. History Candidate and SIS Graduate Assistant Leah LaGrone Ochoa where she discusses the history of the US government making moral judgments about women’s jobs and how it has reduced their choices further.
“Whenever I’m overwhelmed by life, I turn to reading. I’ve rediscovered several “old favorite” verbal portraits of journeys; rereading them in today’s context has been illuminating. If such lyrics don’t always bring solace, they at least support reflection that, for a time, can take me somewhere beyond where we all are now, cut off from so many friends and affirming social interactions.”
Click the link above to read, Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature and CRES affiliated faculty Dr. Sarah Robbins’s most recent blog.
Not registered to vote yet? It’s okay; although you can’t vote in the primary election, you can still register to vote in the presidential general election on November 3, 2020. To register to vote, please visit the Tarrant County Voter Information webpage.
Public Service Corps Internship Program provides students with opportunities to acquire hands-on professional experience while contributing to local non-profits addressing social issues. Faculty and staff can send nominate students or students may apply for this program as a co-curricular activity or enroll in academic credit from their discipline. If accepted into this program, they become eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Office of Career and Professional Services. Examples of job descriptions, is available on our website here. Click the image for full flyer.
Attention TCU Undergraduates :
The TCU College Advising Corps is now hiring for the 2020-21 school year! We are looking for smart, outgoing, and organized TCU graduates who have a passion for service and helping others.
TCU College Advising Corps, housed in the TCU College of Education’s Center for Public Education, works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education. We work in partnership with 24 Tarrant County high schools in Arlington, Birdville, Crowley, Everman, Fort Worth, Lake Worth, and White Settlement ISD’s. We place recent TCU graduates as full-time, near-peer college advisers in local high schools. The TCU College Advising Corps works in our community to provide the advising and encouragement students need to successfully navigate college admissions. 2020-21, will be TCU’s tenth year of serving Texas students through this program, and we have helped tens of thousands of students achieve their dreams. We are very proud of the success of our college advisers, and what they are accomplishing in the local community. This is your chance to do something – BIG – post-graduation!
We accept TCU graduates from ALL majors and fields of study. Our program is expanding this summer. We have more than 30 openings, but you MUST apply now. We will start interviewing prospective candidates the first week of May.
This is an opportunity to serve local high school students and make a meaningful difference in our community while working full-time for TCU.
- Our application is on the TCU HR Web site, which is where all TCU employment opportunities are posted. Simply create a profile and apply.
- Web site link: Click here to apply!
- How to find the posting:
- Job title: High School College Adviser
- Job number: 2020-074
- Department: College Advising Corps
Please note: Though commencement for May graduates has moved to August, you are still considered a May graduate if you have completed all of your course requirements by May 11, 2020.Please contact us if you have any questions.
Learn more about the Advising Corps:
- TCU College Advising Corps Web site: http://coe.tcu.edu/centers-institutes/college-advising-corps/
- TCU College Advising Corps on Twitter (@TCU_CAC): https://twitter.com/TCU_CAC
- National College Advising Corps: http://advisingcorps.org/