[UTA Magazine]



Campus Buzz

Brain power surge
Some of the state’s brightest freshmen enrolled at UTA last fall, including National Merit Scholars Dave Nielsen and Kacie Landrum. And what was the University’s biggest draw for both students? Personal attention.
Not the same old song and dance
The Russians are not only coming—thanks to Ballet Arlington, they’re already here. And they’re dancing across the stage at UTA’s Texas Hall.
Population explosion
UTA became the fastest-growing four-year university in the state last fall with a gain of 2,641 students.
The ABCs of success
The importance of an education came early to Diana Wisell. Growing up in rural West Virginia, she would drop by her grandfather’s after school and read to him, because he never learned to read.
Not bound by borders
Not long from now, graduate student Kristen Ferguson will have "Ph.D." after her name. Along with lofty academic credentials—not one doctorate but two—she'll also possess an above-average quantity of true street smarts.

At play with Keith McDowell
Above 12,000 feet, mountain climbers share a common experience, says avid climber Keith McDowell, UTA vice president for research and information technology. They stop talking.

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