13 Jun

The English department kicks off spring Live Oak Reading series

first_img + posts Facebook Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Previous articleMen’s golf brings home first win of seasonNext articleBaseball adjusts to losing numerous key players from previous seasons Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Maya Bulger Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Facebook Early action option removed from admission process ReddIt Linkedin Turchi speaks to students about the virtue of getting lost. Get to know the TCU admission counselors Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record ReddIt printThe TCU English department is hoping to inspire creativity and thoughtful dialogue through their annual Live Oak Reading series.“One major goal of bringing in these visitors is to give TCU students as many perspectives of writing as possible, and give them a sense of the rigors, and the pleasures, of making art,” assistant professor of English Matthew Pitt said. “As a professor, it’s so gratifying to have students walk out of the event inspired by what they’ve heard, and eager to make art of their own.”The series runs from February to April and includes such authors as Peter Turchi, Sidney Thompson and John Patrick Bray.The first author of the season shared his tips and tricks on how to become a successful writer at the annual Live Oak Reading series Feb. 21. “It was eye-opening for me when he said maps offer a different point of view of life,” senior George Maalouf said.Peter Turchi is a six-time author and co-editor of three books.“The Houston Chronicle singled him out as ‘One of the country’s foremost thinkers on the art of writing,’” assistant professor of English Matthew Pitt said.Turchi has not only found profit in writing but also in connecting writing to maps and puzzles.Turchi said it is important to imagine the world from a mapmaker’s viewpoint because it will allow you “to imagine fully, to inhabit the space and the place and not just know the part that you’re writing or the part of it that you put on the page.”Copies of Turchi’s books were sold at the event.Turchi made connections between writing and maps such as the United States relief map and Treasure Island map.“If you’re trying to create something new, what you’re trying to do is get yourself away from the way something is already being seen, the way it has already been assembled, the way it has already been presented, and find some new avenue,” Turchi said.The Live Oak Reading series is a series of readings that help foster a community focused on intellectual creativity. The second Live Oak Reading is March 21. Visit the AddRan College of Liberal Arts calendar for more information. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

18 Jan

Jessie Fisher is the New ‘Girl’ of Once

first_img Once Related Shows Fisher makes her Broadway debut with Once. She has previously worked in Chicago with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company. She is half of the folk duo Erik and Jessie. In addition to Fisher and Nolan, the current cast features Adam Wesley Brown, Laurel Griggs, David Patrick Kelly, Katrina Lenk, Brandon McGibbon, Anne L. Nathan, Madeleine Pace, Andy Taylor, Ryan Vona, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty and J. Michael Zygo. Based on the award-winning 2006 indie film, Once tells the story of a whirlwind romance between an Irish street musician (known as “Guy”) and a Czech immigrant (known as “Girl”). Directed by John Tiffany and featuring music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova with a book by Enda Walsh, Once is the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Jessie Fisher goes from Broadway standby to leading lady when she assumes the role of Girl in Once beginning June 17. She steps in full time for Joanna Christie, who played her final performance on June 15. Fisher stars opposite Paul Alexander Nolan as Guy. View Commentslast_img read more

23 Sep

Arrest warrant issued for driver from high speed chase

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN — Jeffery W. Fuqua, 34, of Louisville has been formally charged on allegations of Resisting Law Enforcement, Fleeing Resulting in Catastrophic Injury, Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness Resulting in Catastrophic Injury, and Theft. The charges stem from a high-speed chase that occurred on Monday, August 17th at 5:30 p.m. on US 50.On Monday, an on-duty Aurora Police officer was in the parking lot of Walmart. The officer observed a black, Chevrolet Impala driving recklessly in the parking lot. Shortly thereafter, the officer heard a county-wide dispatch that was placed concerning an alleged theft of bedding items from Walmart where the occupants were in a black, Chevrolet Impala. The officer observed a male driver and a female passenger in the Impala.Upon exiting the Walmart parking lot/US 50 intersection, the officer activated his lights and siren. Once this occurred, the driver of the Impala accelerated and a high-speed chase ensued with the Impala operating at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. An officer with the Lawrenceburg Police Department was able to stop eastbound traffic on US 50 near Short Street and placed a Stop Stick device in the roadway. The Impala, still driving at a high rate of speed, hit the Stop Stick, and then rear-ended an F-350 pickup truck which was pushed by the Impala before the Impala crashed into a grassy area behind Central Elementary. Emergency medical personnel responded and transported both the driver and the passenger of the Impala via air care to University Medical Center for treatment.A detective from the Aurora Police Department responded to the hospital to speak with the driver of the Impala. Initially, the driver identified himself as Jesse M. Fuqua and he stated that his passenger was his girlfriend, Jessica Carmon. Carmon sustained numerous injuries including numerous broken bones, collapsed lung, and a head injury. She remains in serious, but stable condition. In the course of the investigation, the detective learned that Fuqua had assumed the identity of his brother and that he was actually Jeffery W. Fuqua. Fuqua had an active parole violation warrant out for his arrest.last_img read more