TCU Rhino Initiative charges forward to stop poaching

first_imgStudents organize concert benefiting Cook Children’s Twitter Linkedin ReddIt printThe TCU Rhino Initiative is raising awareness for rhinoceros poaching in Africa by organizing a 5k walk/run.Dr. Will Fowlds, a South African wildlife veterinarian and rhino conservationist, gave a lecture on Wednesday about record-high rhino poaching in Africa.“Statistically, we are now losing over a thousand rhinos a year,” Fowlds said. “It’s so important for us to know that there are people on the other side of the world that care.”Dr. Michael Slattery, director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, launched the Rhino Initiative in 2014 as part of TCU’s Global Innovator program.“Even though it seems like [rhino poaching] is a problem in another country so far away and we’re not touched by it, it is a global problem,” Slattery said. “If we lose this species, then what’s the next species?”Slattery and Fowlds took 15 TCU students on a study abroad trip to South Africa last summer as part of a wildlife conservation course.Students in attendance on the trip were able to watch Fowlds perform surgeries and procedures on both rhinos and wildebeests.“Personally, it was the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done at TCU,” Slattery said. “I’m a big believer in study abroad and immersive experiences, and to be able to do that in my home country with Horned Frogs was pretty special.”The first annual Rhino Run will take place on March 20, 2016.Katie Smith and Jimmy Greene, environmental science majors and organizers of the 5k, said they hope the run will help bring awareness to the cause.“I think it’s a great opportunity for TCU students and the community to see the negative impacts that are taking place,” said Greene. “But also, learn about some of the individuals who are taking positive initiatives to make a change.”Smith said proceeds from the walk will provide a fundraising opportunity for rhino surgeries.Slattery said his goal is to raise $10,000, but every cent would make a difference.“I think it costs $4 to give a rhino an injection when they’re being treated during surgery,” he said. “So it may not sound like a lot to donate $30, but that actually would take care of one surgical procedure’s antibiotic treatment.”The Rhino Run will take place on March 20 at 8:30 a.m. Children can also participate in a 1K run/walk.Winners of the 5K will receive hand-made medals from South Africa, and all children will get a Rhino Force bracelet.To sign up for the Rhino Run, click here. Dr. Mike Slattery was awarded a $25,000 grant in 2013 to start the TCU Rhino initiative. Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Taylor Wirtz Twitter Fashion merchandising’s hidden asset TCU junior markets jewelry line through Instagram Taylor Wirtz Melt Ice Creams lets customers do the advertising Taylor Wirtz Taylor Wirtz ReddIt + posts Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Facebook Previous articlePanel encourages limiting student loansNext articleBram Kohlhausen: moving forward Taylor Wirtz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Wirtz Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Linkedinlast_img read more

Black Tie & Burgers A Great Success!

first_img Business News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The sixth annual Black Tie & Burgers gala on Saturday, September 27, was a resounding success! The event, held at a private home in San Marino, drew 300 guests and helped raise more than $250,000 for our year-round programs. The gala featured a live auction and raise the paddle opportunity, live music by jazz combo Night Shift, and delicious food from The Spot Gourmet and Pie’n Burger. Flowers were sponsored by Craig and Sandy Russell; the event’s emcee and auctioneer was Simon Waters, and wine was provided by Craig Stewart and Trinchero Family Estates. A corps of Disney VoluntEARS was also on hand to help out.The highlight of the evening were addresses by Club alumni (and current board member) Jorge Montanez and the Club’s current Youth of the Year, Ivonne Gonzalez, a freshman at Pasadena High School.Event sponsors were Capital Group, the Clayton Family, Edison International,, Tori and Mike McCullough, Michelle and Jorge Montanez, Nestle USA, Debra and Brian Spaulding, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo-The Private Bank, Community Bank, Berne Evans III, Great Minds in STEM, Hahn & Hahn LLP, A.J. Longo & Associates, the Chapman Family Foundation, Bruce Conway, Leslie Cross, Georgianna Erskine, Rachel and Raul Estrada, Rick Lieber, Robert Lieber, the Pyle Family, Gretchen M. Seager, Stonegate Mortgage, Mary and Bill Urquhart, Richard B. Wood, John and Kathleen Barrett, Bryn Burke, Janice Corey, Carmen Farmer, John Heffernan, Adelaide Hixon, Joanne and Gene Masuda, Dorothy and John Matthiessen, D. Harry Montgomery, Melina and Phil Montoya, Jr., Peggy and Joel Pena, Choice Pest Control; Schnieders Capital Management, and Rosemary Simmons. Outlook Newspapers was the media sponsor. More Cool Stuff Subscribe HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Benefits Black Tie & Burgers A Great Success! STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 9:10 pm Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more