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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

'The Shorthorn' earns top honors


The Shorthorn, UTA’s student-run news agency, has been recognized with 97 awards from four organizations for excellence in reporting, editing, photography, design, marketing, sales, and more. The accolades represent achievement at the state, regional, and national levels. LEARN MORE.

State budget will affect higher education funding

  85th Texas Legislature  

Texas Monthly’s BurkaBlog on Friday, April 7, looked at the Texas Senate’s budget plans for higher education. The plan, according to author R.G. Ratcliffe, includes a $15 million cut to UTA’s state funding.

The Texas Senate passed a $106.3 billion budget in late March, and then the Texas House adopted a $106.8 billion budget on Friday, April 7. The budget bill now heads to Conference Committee where the House and the Senate will work out their differences in the budget prior to the end of the 85th Legislative Session on Monday, May 29.

An Austin American-Statesman article explains the higher education differences between the budgets.

Learn more about the issues before the 85th Legislative Session at or at the Legislative Reference Library of Texas. The House Journal and Senate Journal report daily actions, including votes on bills.

UTA wins Heroes of the Dorm national championship

  Heroes of the Dorm  

A 3-0 victory over LSU in the grand finale gave UTA an undefeated season and the title in the esport Heroes of the Dorm national championship. UTA came in second last year in the collegiate competition where teams play the video game Heroes of the Storm. The UTAHOTD team totaled a 29-0 game season with a 14:25 average game time. All five members of the team won free tuition for their remaining collegiate years. LEARN MORE.

Coming Up


Through Friday, April 21—MFA Thesis Exhibition

Wednesday, April 12—Faculty Artist Recital: Terri Sanchez, Flute

Wednesday, April 12—Yuri’s Night at UTA Planetarium

Wednesday-Thursday, April 12-13—UTA Music International Jazz Week Performances

Thursday, April 13—TEDxUTA

Thursday, April 13-Sunday, April 23—MavPlays

Saturday, April 15—UTA Music Clarinet Day

Wednesday, April 19—Earth Day: Celebrating People and Planet

Wednesday, April 19—CMAS Distinguished Speaker: Maria Hinojosa

See more on the UTA events calendar.

CMAS Distinguished Lecture—Maria Hinojosa

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