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UTA In The News — Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

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State buildings in need of repair

Many state buildings are in need of long-deferred repairs with a collective price tag of about $1 billion, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, said he has a plan to fix the buildings — by drawing money from the state’s rainy-day fund, which could grow to $11.1 billion by 2017. UT Arlington is mentioned as needing more than $7 million in repairs this year. The work would include repairing roofs, replacing air-conditioning systems and lights, and fixing plumbing systems.

Bavier honored

Anne Bavier, founding dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, received the Legion of Honor Gold Medallion from the Chapel of Four Chaplains, the Fort Worth Business Press reported.

Glass art show and sale

CBS 11 reported on UT Arlington's annual glass art show and sale. Proceeds benefit the program and the artists. 

Book signing for librarians

UT Arlington Librarians and local authors Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester are signing copies of their book, University of Texas at Arlington, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the Arlington Costco, 600 W. Arbrook Blvd., reported. The book probes into the history of UT Arlington.

Hitting a high note

Baritone David Grogan of the UT Arlington faculty joined Fort Worth’s Wyeth String Quartet in a Cliburn Foundation concert entirely dedicated to chamber music, D Magazine reported. The concert was at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Student newspaper honored

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington's student newspaper, took home second place as best college student newspaper in Texas in the Associated Press Managing Editors competition, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and many other websites reported.

Immigrants and college tuition

A state Senate subcommittee should reject a bill it will consider today that would repeal a law overwhelmingly approved 14 years ago that allows undocumented immigrants who graduate from Texas high schools to pay in-state tuition rates in college, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial reported. The editorial said if the Senate approves the measure, the House should reject it.