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UTA In The News — Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

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A business perspective on athletics

Elten Briggs, assistant professor of marketing at UT Arlington, was interviewed as part of a KTVT/CBS 11 report about Texas Christian University's possible move to the Big 12 athletic conference. Briggs said the move would bring prestige to TCU and makes sense economically.

Perry still a contender

KXAS/NBC 5 interviewed UT Arlington’s Rebecca Deen, a political science associate professor, on the narrowing of the field of candidates for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Deen, chairwoman of the UT Arlington political science department, said Gov. Rick Perry needs a strong debate next week to keep his campaign going, but anyone discounting him at this stage is making a big mistake.

A prize for UTA Radio

UTA Radio has been named a student entry winner of a Radio Mercury Award for a public service announcement, the organization's website reported. "Get Tested" encourages listeners to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. In addition to an award plaque, UT Arlington's Department of Communication received a $2,500 prize. 

Graduate gets prestigious accounting post

Jeanne A. Smith, tax and strategic business services partner at Southwest CPA firm Weaver, has been appointed to a two-year term as a national regional director of the American Society of Women Accountants, according to Accounting Today. Smith graduated magna cum laude as a bachelor of business administration in accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a frequent speaker on local and state tax matters.