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UTA In The News — Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Maverick Speakers Series features Ben & Jerry

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured a story about Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield’s visit to North Texas to take part in the Maverick Speaker Series Thursday night at UT Arlington. Before they visited campus, the two ice cream entrepreneurs visited a Ben & Jerry’s franchise in Highland Village and talked with reporters about the Occupy Wall Street movement and their own business’s evolution.

Online nursing program profiled

The November issue of Healthcare Traveler magazine featured an informational piece about UT Arlington and its College of Nursing. The story said online distance-learning platforms now allow working and traveling professionals the ability to earn a degree, based on a flexible timetable that complements nursing students' work and family responsibilities.

Alumnus Franks honored in Oklahoma

UT Arlington Development Board member Gen. Tommy Franks was one of seven Oklahomans inducted into the 84th class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Thursday in Oklahoma City, KWTV/CBS 9 (Oklahoma City) and the Oklahoman reported. Franks was born in Wynnewood, Okla. He graduated from UT Arlington in 1971.

Movin' Mavs recruiting

Logan Shaw, an Oklahoma high school senior who recently signed a letter-of-intent to play with UT Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs, was profiled on KOTV/CBS 6 (Tulsa). Shaw was nearly killed in a go-cart accident, but his perseverance and positive attitude have helped him excel. Shaw said: “As soon as I found basketball I realized that I can still be just as active as I was before.”

Grant funds summer program for teachers

AlphaTrade Finance and the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, reported that Luminant recently donated $60,000 to fund two environmentally focused teacher workshops in the summer of 2012. Half of the money went to support The University of Texas at Arlington’s “Environmental Education Summer Institute” program, to be held June 24-29. Through field workshops, classroom seminars and power plant and mine tours, educators will gain insight into the energy industry and best reclamation practices to take back to their communities.