Gun bill passes
reported live from the UT Arlington campus this morning on Texas House
approval of a bill that would allow concealed handguns in college
buildings. The Dallas Morning News
and several other outlets reported on the measure. Under the bill,
school presidents could determine — after soliciting student, faculty
and staff input — whether to ban guns on campus. The bill’s author said
he hopes the flexibility will win over key senators.
Nursing education going online
Elizabeth Poster, dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News
special advertising section on careers in nursing. She said for RNs to
pursue their BSN, “it must be both affordable and convenient.” So,
universities are increasingly offering more online programs to address
demands for nurses with bachelor’s degrees.
Grad is Maverick again
The Dallas Mavericks have announced that veteran assistant Jim
O’Brien is retiring from the NBA and is being replaced by Kaleb Canales,
34, a native of Laredo and UT Arlington graduate, according to The Dallas Morning News and websites such as Scout.com. Canales has worked for the Portland Trailblazers organization in multiple capacities for the last nine years.
Recognized for distance learning
A faculty member and administrator from UT Arlington have received
awards from the U.S. Distance Learning Association, the Dallas Business
Journal reported. Pete Smith,
vice provost for digital teaching and learning, received the
Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the field of Distance
Learning Award. Peggy Semingson,
assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, received the
association's Platinum-level Best Practices Award for Excellence in
Distance Learning Teaching.