Holiday sales tactic explained
interviewed Elten Briggs, UT Arlington associate professor of
marketing, for a story about the strategy behind the many ‘one day only’
sales targeting holiday shoppers. “Sometimes stores will make a little
bit of money off those [Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals], sometimes
break even or even have a little loss on some of those items, but the
retailer is in your mind for the rest of the entire season,” Briggs
said. The story is also posted online at WFAA.com.
Christkindl Market includes UTA theme
The Arlington Citizen-Journal
mentioned that the 17-day Christkindl Market at Rangers Ballpark in
Arlington will include a UT Arlington themed day on Sunday. The school
will have displays touting campus highlights and feature talent from
their music and drama departments.
Local glassblowing artist has UTA ties
A Grapevine Courier
story about David Gappa, a local glassblowing artist, noted that Gappa
began his glassblowing adventure while pursuing a master’s degree in
architecture at UT Arlington.
Behind all the sales
interviewed Traci Freling, UT Arlington assistant professor of
marketing, about sales targeting holiday shoppers online earlier and
more aggressively. “It’s not even just Cyber Monday any more, it’s Cyber
Week,” Freling said. “If you look at the statistics from just this
weekend, about half of the shopping beginning on Thanksgiving Day this
year was online.”
Sasley work highlighted
The Institute for National Security Studies
in Israel cited an Open Zion piece by Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington
assistant political science professor, on whether “targeted killings”
Earning a bachelor's degree for $10k
The Atlantic published a National Journal article about Texas schools that have developed an affordable bachelor’s degree plan for $10,000, including UT Arlington.
Higher Education reforms
In its story about politicians and higher education reforms in Texas, The Washington Independent noted that Higher Ed Holdings specializes in distance learning at colleges including UT Arlington and Lamar University.
The Week’s Editorial Staff
quoted Jack Simmons, a columnist at UT Arlington’s student newspaper,
The Shorthorn, in its article about secession fever, which has hit much
of red America. Texas and other newly minted nations would have to pay
for their own militaries, Simmons wrote. “We would also need some form
of health care, some sort of disaster relief, a postal service, welfare,
social security, FDA, CIA, FBI – the list goes on,” totaling well over a
trillion dollars. “And that’s just start-up costs.” This story was also
carried by Yahoo! News.
Epidemiologist trained at UTA
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported on a University of Texas at Arlington alum who is playing a
key role in the war on diseases. Joel Montgomery was recently named
director of the Global Disease Detection center and the International
Emerging Infections Program in Nairobi, Kenya.