Faculty Senate holds first All-Faculty Picnic

The Faculty Senate hopes to strengthen community among staff, faculty and students with its first All-Faculty Picnic on Saturday through live music, a Faculty Senate official said.

The picnic for faculty will feature Dallas celtic rock band the Killdares from 2 to 4 p.m., which all students and staff are welcome to attend, Faculty Senate Chair Art Busbey said.

“Music is a good way to build community and so by inviting the staff and students to come to the band too,” Busbey said. “It’s a way for staff, faculty and students to kind of mingle in a non-classroom setting.”

The Faculty Senate members felt there could be more interaction among faculty and opted to include students in the concert portion of the gathering, Busbey said.

Bre Akers, junior strategic communication major, said she plans to attend the free concert because of the uniqueness of the band and experience.

“(Celtic rock) is a musical genre that’s out of the ordinary that I think would be something to witness live,” Akers said. “Not only is TCU making it easy to attend but it is free as well.”

The concert will be on the stadium side of Frog Alley. Chairs will not be available so attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets to sit on.

Faculty Picnic

When: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Frog Alley

The Killdares Concert

When: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Frog Alley

Faculty are invited to the picnic. Faculty, staff and students are invited to the concert.