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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Saluting Military Veterans

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on Veterans Day events taking place around North Texas, including at UTA where a student trumpeter played Reveille at 6:30 this morning in the College Hall courtyard. The military wake-up call was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

Improving the Veteran education experience

In a story about how banks have honored veterans and their families, Community Bank Insight noted that JPMorgan Chase has invested $1 million total to help improve the veteran education experience at UTA and six other schools.

Republican presidential hopefuls debate

KLIF/570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, following last night’s debate among the Republican presidential hopefuls. He called it the best debate so far among the current GOP candidates. KRLD/1080 AM (CBS Radio) and the NYSE Post.com talked to Saxe ahead of the debate.

Literary discussion

The Dallas Morning News Irving blog noted that Kathryn Warren, senior lecturer in the UTA Department of English, led a presentation and discussion about the works of Harper Lee, the classic To Kill a Mockingbird and the recently published Go Set a Watchman Tuesday night at the South Irving Library.

Expressing gratitude

The Suffolk News-Herald (Suffolk, VA) and The New Irmo News (Irmo, S.C.) published a special letter saluting American veterans, their service and individual sacrifices that was written by Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet. Ballance earned a master of business administration degree from UTA.

Alumnus takes on new role

Virtual-Strategy.com, Boston.com and other outlets reported that UTA alumnus Derrick Duke has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. Duke has served with the agency for 11 years. He earned a master of business administration degree from UTA.