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Wiess College Resident Associate Christa Leimbach will be leaving Wiess and Rice after this year to get her master's degree in higher education. On her third year as an RA, Leimbach said that she is sad to leave Wiess but is excited for the future as well."Being an RA has been an absolutely amazing experience," Leimbach said. "I've gotten to share my life with the Wiess students and it's been a lot of fun."
Jones College has joined Wiess College and Will Rice College in the hunt for new college masters, as their masters Rudy Guerra, a statistics professor, and his wife, Nancy, will be leaving at the end of this year. All faculty members interested in becoming masters will attend a reception at President David Leebron's house on Sept. 29. The reception will allow members from all three of the respective college master search committees to meet and evaluate potentials, Master Search Committee member Chance Marshall said."Right now we're trying to get a pool of faculty to search from, so then we can narrow it down," Marshall, a Jones sophomore, said. "It's a little bit challenging because Will Rice and Wiess are looking for masters . the pool is shared."
Forget Step Up 3-D. The Fresh Rice Breakers are the real deal. The Thresher gets the scoop by chatting with three of the five guys that keep this reviving dance group strong.
Add the Rice Gallery to the long list of recession casualties piling up this fall. In the midst of the KTRU sale controversy and the reality of budget limitations in various academic departments, the Rice Gallery is experiencing a 27 percent decrease in university funding for the Fiscal Year 2011. Gallery Manager Jaye Anderton said that steps have already been taken in an attempt to offset some of the budget cuts. The Gallery has asked for and subsequently received an undisclosed amount in donations from Gallery members and patrons.