Dee J. Kelly Center offers alternative study space for students

first_imgAdam Kelley Twitter Adam Kelley TCU implements new writing contest Facebook Linkedin + posts TCU students react to an increase in drug violations Twitter Bridging the divide: TCU promotes dialogue between Christianity and Islam Adam is a senior writing major, journalism and religion double minor. He covers crime and public safety for TCU360. TCU students speak out on civil rights issues ReddItcenter_img ReddIt Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Adam Kelley Adam Kelley printAlumni Relations will be offering free food and study materials in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center during dead days in an effort to provide an alternative study space to the often-crowded library.“We know that finals week is a stressful time for students, so if we can do anything to make it a little bit easier, we’re happy to do that,” said Laura Gore, assistant director of alumni relations.Free blue books, pencils, highlighters, scantrons, and other materials will be provided from noon until 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday for students to take as they please.In addition, a table will be prepared with bagels, fresh fruit, granola bars and chips further down the main hall.The Dee J. Kelly alumni center is just one of several places on campus students might not think to go to study during dead days.“I think studying on the third floor of the [Brown-Lupton University Union] is one of the best-kept study secrets on campus,” said Bernie Garces, a senior kinesiology major.“There aren’t many people to deal with, and it’s normally pretty quiet.”Senior music performance major Spiro Nicolas shared the same opinion. He said that aside from his own house, it was his favorite place to go before finals.“I like to study in the one of the meeting rooms on the third floor of the BLUU. It’s quiet and I am really able to focus,” he said.Senior nursing major Steffi Loe mentioned a small area on the second floor of the TCU Barnes & Noble as one of her favorites, as it was never crowded like the library.Other students suggested empty classrooms in the Sid W. Richardson building, the bottom floor of the University Recreation Center, and the hall connecting Beasley House to the Robert Carr Chapel. Facebook Linkedin Previous articleFrogs cruise to 73-55 victory over Prairie View A&MNext articleTCU falls to No. 3 Notre Dame, 88-72 Adam Kelley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Adam Kelley Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Toffees lose unbeaten home record

first_img A 25th-minute penalty from on-loan Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng steered the Black Cats to what was their first victory in seven top-flight matches. The spot-kick was awarded after Leon Osman miscontrolled a goal-kick from Tim Howard. Sunderland gave their Barclays Premier League survival hopes a much-needed boost with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Everton at Goodison Park. Ki latched onto the ball and darted into the box, where he hit the turf when tackled by Howard, who was shown a straight red card. Everton, with Ross Barkley on as a substitute, piled on the pressure after the break but could not find an equaliser, with Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone pulling off several impressive saves. Gus Poyet’s men remain bottom of the table, but have cut the gap between them and safety to three points. The Toffees, meanwhile, remain fifth after what was only their second league defeat of the season. There was a nervous moment at the back for Everton early on when their skipper Phil Jagielka misjudged a header and Steven Fletcher looked to take advantage, but they survived as Howard rushed out to clear. There were then optimistic efforts struck from distance at both ends, with Fabio Borini sending one over Howard’s bar before Bryan Ovideo cut inside and cracked the other towards Mannone, who got behind it. Moments later, the Toffees won a corner, via an Oviedo cross, which Gareth Barry met with a header but could not guide on-target. James McCarthy scuffed a shot into the stand and when his fellow Everton midfielder Barry then gave away possession, Sunderland worked the ball to Jack Colback, whose low strike was saved by Howard. It was not long after that when the goalkeeper received his marching orders having opted to play a goal-kick short to Osman. Osman made a hash of attempting to control it and Ki claimed possession, looked to go around Howard and went to ground in the area when the United States international came out to meet him. Referee Lee Probert had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and sending off Howard, who was replaced in goal by Joel Robles – brought on by Toffees boss Roberto Martinez for Osman. And Ki, scorer of Sunderland’s winning goal in their recent Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Chelsea, then made no mistake in firing the penalty in past Robles, who was on his Everton Premier League debut. Robles looked shaky as he fumbled an Ondrej Celustka drive in the 36th minute but did well to block the follow-up by Sebastian Larsson and from the resulting corner, Ki miscued wildly when trying to shoot. Everton then found themselves down to nine men for a few minutes, with Kevin Mirallas having headed down the tunnel, and when the Belgium forward returned to the pitch, Barry picked up a booking – meaning he will be suspended for the next match – for a tackle on Colback, with Larsson then curling the subsequent free-kick over. Mirallas was substituted at the interval for Barkley, and after coming through a spell in which Modibo Diakite scooped a deflected effort over and Fletcher’s header was saved by Robles, Everton began to apply some pressure of their own. Mannone made a decent parry to keep out a Jagielka header and got his hands on Romelu Lukaku’s attempt at a rebound shot. Lukaku then saw Mannone get down to claim his drilled shot from outside the box, before Barkley – who netted so spectacularly in the previous game against Swansea – sent another ambitious effort too high. Fletcher brought a save out of Robles, but Everton kept pressing, with Barkley looking in increasingly confident mood as he drew a parry out of Mannone and then struck narrowly wide. Mannone comfortably dealt with further shots from Lukaku and Barkley, then produced a delightful save to push behind a rising drive from Oviedo. There was a brief respite for the visitors and Fletcher dragged an attempt the wrong side of the post having been put through. But Everton were soon pressing again, and Mannone did superbly to palm away Barkley’s free-kick as the England international tried to repeat his match-winning trick from the Swansea contest. The Toffees came close again as the end of the game drew ever nearer, with Borini clearing an effort from substitute Nikica Jelavic off the line, before the final whistle confirmed Sunderland had held on for all three points. Press Associationlast_img read more