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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Having it your way

A paper in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Retailing explains why people decide to customize their food orders and the implications for retailers and customers alike, Science Newsline reported. Adwait Khare, a UT Arlington assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business, is part of the team that wrote "To Choose or to Reject: The Effect of Decision Frame on Food Customization Decisions." 

Mind for engineering

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Andi Scott, assistant director for Undergraduate Recruitment at UT Arlington, about a Make-A-Wish recipient whose dream is to major in computer engineering at UT Arlington. Tane Johnson suffers from a life-threatening neurological condition. His grade point average dropped after he missed school to receive treatment. He later brought his grades up and gained admission to UT Arlington. “How often do you hear about Make-A-Wish events where someone is saying ‘I want to go this school because I want to be an engineer,’” said Scott. “We obviously want that student at UT Arlington.” Make-A-Wish will cover Johnson’s tuition and expenses for the first year.

Champion of Change

Doug Garner, head coach of the UT Arlington Movin' Mavs, was honored at the White House yesterday morning as a Champion of Change: Disability Advocate, KRLD/1080 AM (CBS Radio) reported.

Teacher excellence

Austin Aeschbacher, who is pursuing his UT Arlington master’s in education degree, was named Texas PTA Elementary Teacher of the Year, The Dallas Morning News and the Texas PTA website reported. Aeschbacher is currently the Elementary Music Specialist at Skyview Elementary in the Richardson Independent School District.

Inside politics

The battle for Texas House District 99 already is turning into a marquee fight that could end up being one of the most expensive legislative races on the ballot next year, the Herald Democrat reported. Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, said the early campaigning will take a lot of money especially in taking on a prominent incumbent like Charlie Geren. The story originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Making a difference in the community

The Mid-Cities Chapter of The Links Inc. will commemorate its 30th anniversary with a civic luncheon Aug. 14 at Dallas’ Fairmont Hotel, Dallas Weekly reported. UT Arlington is a co-sponsor of the luncheon, which provides an opportunity to publically recognize and reward key organizations in the community.