A business perspective on athletics
Elten Briggs, assistant professor of marketing at UT Arlington, was interviewed as part of a KTVT/CBS 11
report about Texas Christian University's possible move to the Big 12
athletic conference. Briggs said the move would bring prestige to TCU
and makes sense economically.
Perry still a contender
interviewed UT Arlington’s Rebecca Deen, a political science associate
professor, on the narrowing of the field of candidates for the
Republican nomination for president in 2012. Deen, chairwoman of the UT
Arlington political science department, said Gov. Rick Perry needs a
strong debate next week to keep his campaign going, but anyone
discounting him at this stage is making a big mistake.
A prize for UTA Radio
UTA Radio has been named a student entry winner of a Radio Mercury Award for a public service announcement, the organization's website reported.
"Get Tested" encourages listeners to get tested for sexually
transmitted diseases. In addition to an award plaque, UT Arlington's
Department of Communication received a $2,500 prize.
Graduate gets prestigious accounting post
Jeanne A. Smith, tax and strategic business services partner at
Southwest CPA firm Weaver, has been appointed to a two-year term as a
national regional director of the American Society of Women Accountants,
according to Accounting Today.
Smith graduated magna cum laude as a bachelor of business
administration in accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington
and is a frequent speaker on local and state tax matters.