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Guest speakers at the Fall in Love with Tech event. (Ella Schamberger/Staff Writer)
TCU students reshape the narrative for aspiring female technologists
By Ella Schamberger, Staff Writer
Published Mar 3, 2024
Guest speakers spoke to women in computer science in the hopes of inspiring their ambitions in the male-dominated major.

Hall of Fame disc golfer to oversee campus course design

Lace up your walking shoes and polish your Frisbees because a disc golf course on campus has already been staked. Student Government Association President Jace Thompson said the course is waiting on approval from the Physical Plant and administration, but after that he hopes the course will be ready.

“The course has been staked out and played so the only issue now is approval,” Thompson said. “The students might have to take it to the Board of Trustees but they’re willing to do that to get this course running.”

Activities coordinator Kim Appel said the nine-hole course will begin at Stadium and Bellaire North drives and loop around Worth Hills.

Jay Iorizzo, associate director of campus recreation, said campus recreation has been working with course designer John Houck. Houck is a 1998-inductee into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame.

Appel said SGA wrote and passed the bill to build the course last fall. She said when the bill was originally passed it called for the relocation of $5,000 to finance building the course. The project will come out of the Campus Advancement Committee, a committee under the House of Representatives, Appel said.

Thompson said campus recreation is funding some aspects of the project and is providing money for annual maintenance and for a designer. However, SGA will fund the final project bid, he said.

“The bid was more than SGA originally allocated so for more money to be spent SGA must pass another bill,” Thompson said.

Thompson said he doesn’t think it will be a problem for SGA to allocate a little more money to bring the course to campus because he thinks the course will benefit the school.

“I think it is one way to develop on-campus environment, expand intramurals and promote residentiality on campus,” Thompson said.

Appel agreed.

“This course is a chance for TCU to do something different and yet still promote healthy lifestyles,” she said.

Iorizzo said he has no doubt the course is a good investment for TCU and will draw in lots of people.

“The sport is different but once you get into it, it’s addicting,” Iorizzo said. “Anyone can do it.”

When the course is finished, campus recreation will be ready with discs to check out and maps of the course.

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