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UTA In The News — Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

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UTA alum appointed to commission

Gov. Abbott has appointed Kelcy Warren, chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners and a UTA alumnus, to serve on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, The Police News.net reported. Warren serves on the UTA Board of Directors and earned his bachelor’s of science degree from UTA.

Former professor inducted

Wayne D. Duehn, professor emeritus at the UTA School of Social Work, has been inducted into the National Association of Social Workers’ Pioneers Program, Social Work Helper.com reported. Duehn is known for research on issues such as sexuality and trauma and innovations in adoption and foster care and standards of assessment for child abuse offenders and treatment of victims.

Alum named case manager

The McKinney Courier-Gazette reported that UTA alumna Karen Derr has been named the new case manager at Community Lifeline Center, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to individuals and families in crisis in Collin County. Derr earned her master’s degree from the UTA School of Social Work.

Wrestling memorabilia

Slam! Sports reported that the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame will relocate from Amsterdam, New York to Wichita Falls. A big part of the decision was that The University of Texas at Arlington "has pledged to take all memorabilia that can be archived and will have the students work on that as school projects and community service," said Tony Vellano, president of the PWHF Board of Directors.

Planetarium shows

KERA’s Art and Seek.org noted “Apollo’s Flight,” a multi-media show with spacey film footage set to original electronic music at the Planetarium at UTA.