A fellow UTA alumna shares her story on how she made her dreams into a reality despite graduating with an interdisciplinary studies degree. Recently she was asked to be part of a brochure which will showcase UTA’s most successful alumni.
Janet Morrow used over 250 pounds of sugar to create all over her pieces for the Sweetie Pie Exhibit. Morrow’s art show was inspired by her very own life experiences. She says that despite the fact that sugar tends to have the notion of being fragile it is anything but that. Morrow believes that true strength comes from not allowing our circumstances to change us but rather to make us better as a person. Her exhibit will be showing in Gallery 76102 in Fort Worth, TX.
UTA’s students were asked who they think should be UTA’s next President. While some had a clue of who they wanted for president, others didn’t even know that UTA is actively searching for a new president. James Spaniolo our current president is retiring this year.
UTA’s Music Department held their annual Jazz Alumni Concert, to raise money for scholarships to benefit current Jazz students. Every year alumni come together to not only raise money but to remember their years as UTA students. Many of the alumni shared their personal stories with the students.
Alpha Chi Omega is one of four sororities in the Pan-Hellenic Council. The Alpha Chi Omega house is located on Greek Row and UTA News was able to get a tour of the house. Kaitlin Suttles an active member talked about what it is like to live in the house, previously she lived on her own in an apartment. Out of the 60 plus members there is only space for 10 girls to live at the house for a year and if they choose to stay longer they can. In comparison to the other sororities on campus any active member is allowed to live in the house regardless of when they were first initiated into the sorority.
The Alpha Chi Omega sorority had their annual casino night at the Texas Rangers Ball Park, the event raises domestic violance awareness as well as money for a local shelter in Arlington. An alumna of Alpha Chi Omega who first joined in 1976 still attends the event each year to show her support towards women. Last year Alpha Chi Omega raised $13,000, the money is donated to SafeHaven which is a local shelter that helps out women and children.
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In recent years new businesses are becoming part of the downtown Arlington area. Nonetheless UTA’s growth has had an influence, with more than 30,000 students, UTA is looking to better their experience as a UTA college student. If you want to learn more about what is going on around our community you can simply go to uta.edu or visit arlingtontx.gov.
In the technology world, Apple has finally unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 5. The newest version of the iPhone is taller which allows for a larger display however it is thinner and lighter. It has a faster chip giving way for an even smoother connection to any online network. The iPhone 5 was introduced during an Apple conference in California. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering their iPhone 5 they can by visiting Apple.com.
Sustainability is an ongoing effort by the University of Texas at Arlington to promote an eco-friendly growth. There are several services that UTA students can benefit from as well as activities they can participate so they can become better informed. President Spaniolo launched the sustainability committee in October 2007 and then in 2010 the Sustainability Office was established. The office is commited to find different ways to promote energy efficient construction, innovative research, and support and encourage student initiatives. Recently College Park and the Engineering Research Building are being recognized for their energy efficiency.