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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Remnant found

The Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and many other outlets reported on the return of a historic marble stone to the UTA campus. The stone, discovered in a Fort Worth home, is believed to be a piece of a cadet barracks built in 1906 on the campus of Carlisle Military Academy, a private school that eventually became UTA. The Dallas Morning News originally covered the story, which was picked up by the Associated Press.

Veterans business fair

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at UTA will host a symposium and resource fair for veteran entrepreneurs, according to The symposium on Saturday, Nov. 18, will feature a free keynote lunch with Ashley and Andy Williams, the stars of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop Fort Worth.” The Williams are veterans-turned-entrepreneurs themselves.

Dance event

UTA’s Maverick Dance Company was featured in a city of Arlington Culture Buzz segment. The company’s formal concert, Via Dance, is scheduled for Dec. 8–10 at the UTA Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St., and will feature many different dance styles. 

Disney presentation

Ana Ramirez, a Disney Pixar sketch artist who worked on the new film “Coco,” shared some behind the scenes knowledge in a presentation on the UTA campus Tuesday. She spoke with WFAA ABC 8 about her journey from a child growing up in Guanajuato, Mexico, to landing a job at one of the world’s leading animation companies.

Future top student

The KRGV ABC 5 Student of the Week plans to attend UTA to major in nursing, the television station located in the Rio Grande Valley reported. Esmeralda Saldana is a top-ranked senior at Brownsville Lopez High School.

Alumnus joins real estate group

Kevin Douglas recently joined Southern Shores Real Estate Group, The Sommerville Journal Scene reported. Douglas earned his MBA from UTA.