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The Shorthorn Centennial Celebration

Commemorating 100 years of service

The Shorthorn Centennial Celebration

This year, The Shorthorn is celebrating a century of service to the UTA community with a series of events in the spring, including an alumni reunion, a speakers series, and more. As the oldest tradition on campus, The Shorthorn, supported by Student Publications and the Division of Student Affairs, faithfully records and often instigates institutional changes that have a lasting impact on campus life.

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It does so with an unerring eye for excellence. At the 2018 College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, The Shorthorn was named a Pacemaker among college newspapers across the country, marking the fourth consecutive year it has earned the distinction. The Pacemaker is collegiate journalism’s preeminent award, recognizing excellence in coverage and content, quality writing and reporting, leadership, design, photography, and graphics.

The signature event of The Shorthorn’s centennial celebration will be the annual alumni reunion and dinner on April 27. From silent and live auctions benefiting Shorthorn scholarships to a special reunion edition of The Shorthorn, the dinner’s festivities will highlight the many influences Student Publications has had over the years and will energize its existing channels of communication.

“When you work at The Shorthorn, you don’t just get involved with the University,” says Natalie Webster (’14 BA, Journalism), former Shorthorn editor-in-chief and current copy editor at the Houston Chronicle. “You become part of its history, its story, and its service to the students.”

Help The Shorthorn write its future

Support The Shorthorn’s longstanding tradition of excellence and service to the UTA community. All money donated to the giving campaign will be used to cover scholarships, conference travel, and other networking opportunities for the Student Publications team. Make your gift today at

The Shorthorn is also seeking corporate sponsorships for its alumni reunion. As an event sponsor, you illustrate an important partnership between higher education and industry that will help the next generation of journalism professionals thrive. Contact E. Jeff Serrano at

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