Construction continues on Scharbauer Hall, with an anticipated move-in date of January 2010. Scharbauer Hall, located just west of Reed Hall on the site of the old Brown-Lupton Student Center, will house the AddRan College Dean’s office, faculty offices, classrooms, and the Honors College. The Departments of Economics, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology, and Spanish will all call Scharbauer home. The Departments of English and History will remain in a remodeled Reed Hall, while the Department of Religion will continue to be housed in Beasley Hall.
Congratulations to Professor Rich Enos of the Department of English. Professor Enos was the recipient of the 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar. Professor Enos’s award was announced by Chancellor Boschini at TCU’s Fall Convocation in September.
Professor Jeff Ferrell of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology was selected as the second recipient of the AddRan Lecture Award. The award consisted of $2,000 to support both the presentation and continued scholarly activity. Professor Ferrell’s lecture took place in April 2009.
Congratulations are also in order for Professor Carol Thompson of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology. Dr. Thompson was selected as one of the recipients of the Deans’ Teaching Award. The announcement was made at TCU’s Fall Commencement in December.
Leading presidential historian Michael Beschloss will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Paul F. Boller Jr. Symposium on the American Presidency, set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in TCU’s Brown-Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Drive. The event is sponsored by the AddRan College of Liberal Arts at TCU.
The Sandra Brown Excellence in Literary Fiction Scholarship (ELF) provides a full tuition scholarship to a Writing or English major who demonstrates significant potential as a fiction writer. The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior with 54 or more credit hours. The deadline for portfolio submission is December 4.