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UTA In The News — Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

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Duly noted

Fort Worth Business reported on several UTA accomplishments including the installment of College of Nursing and Health Innovation Dean Anne Bavier as president of the National League for Nursing, the College of Business annual Alumni and Service Awards and UTA's distinction as a top university for ethnic diversity.

Cultural significance

Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez, assistant director of the UTA Center for Mexican American Studies and associate professor of Spanish, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about Day of the Dead — the Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones — spreading into mainstream America. “Normally, Mexican people complain about the idea of Halloween penetrating the culture,” he said. “Now we are watching something that is the opposite in the U.S. in how the celebration of Día de Muertos is penetrating even Halloween.”

Endowed Scholarship established

Jimmy Campbell, a UTA College of Business alumnus and banking executive, has donated money to establish the $500,000 Jimmy and Cathy Campbell Endowed Scholarship Fund for Cleburne High School students attending UTA, the Cleburne Times-Review reported. The academic award will provide a four-year, half-tuition scholarship to a member of the CHS top 10 percent wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in any business major within the UTA College of Business.

Getting to the heart of the matter

North Dallas Gazette reported Beth Mancini, senior associate dean in the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, played a chief role in developing the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, which among other things, calls for quick action on the part of bystanders.

New WNBA team

KTVT/CBS 11 reported that the WNBA will unveil the new team logo and name of the Dallas-Fort Worth franchise today at UTA. The WNBA team will play their home games at UTA’s College Park Center.

Special award for alumnus

ProfitQuotes.com and FreshNews.com reported that AHS International has announced the selection of Mr. Tom L. Wood, Chief Technologist at Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., for the prestigious 2016 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship, awarded to "an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development.” He earned both his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UTA.

Alumna in the spotlight

Alumna Meredith Ray was interviewed by Fort Worth, TX Magazine about her “Cowboys and Culture” lifestyle and her business, Meredith Ray Handbags. Ray earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from UTA.