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UTA News Spring 2018 2nd Edition

In the second edition of UTA News, we dive deeper into the Davis Drive construction and talk to a project manager about what exactly is being updated. In sports, we catch up with softball player Sandra Mendoza before her and the team head to their first tournament of the season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Finally, our weather anchor Nick Tarrant prepares you for the week with his seven day forecast.

Producer: Marangeli Lopez

Broadcast student animates his way to $5K

Broadcast senior Casey Moore won the Texas Bullet Train student short film animation excellence competition. He entered the competition after encouragement from his mother and broadcast lecturers.

Moore said he began creating cartoons at the age of 10 and animating at the age of 16. His quality is clean and professional, broadcast lecturer and mother LaDonna Aiken said.

She said she is proud of him for his work and for winning the competition. Five thousand dollars will go to Moore and he said he will be spending the money on adult things like his newly purchased home and saving up for his upcoming wedding.

Two thousand dollars will go to the Department of Communication. Aiken said the money will be used toward equipment costs and helping fund students’ conference costs.

Mara Lopez, UTA News

UTA Volleyball hosts dig pink match

The UTA Volleyball hosted its annual Dig Pink match Oct. 21 at the College Park Center.

The annual Dig Pink match is held to raise breast cancer awareness. Team members deck out in pink attire including socks and ribbons.

The Mavericks were victorious against Georgia Southern University winning the match 3-1.

Mara Lopez, UTA News

Professor celebrates 50th anniversary with college

The College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs are displaying a joint exhibition in the Gallery at the Architecture Building.

The two colleges began planning for the exhibition over a year ago. They contacted old students, deans and faculty to gather books, display materials and uncover the histories of the colleges.

Professor emeritus Lee Wright started working at UTA forty nine years ago. Wright is the only living professor of three who worked to change the UTA Architecture program from a two year to a four year program.

The exhibition will be on display until Nov. 17.

Mara Lopez, UTA News

Freshman feature

Freshman feature


The fall 2017 semester marks the largest freshman class at UTA, with 3,346 enrolled. Many of the freshman enrolled are also academically accomplished, as 65 percent of them graduated within the top 25 percent of their class.

One freshman, Sabrina Zahir says she hopes to make the best out of her time at UTA before transferring to UT Austin. Zahir is a Coordinated Admissions Program student, member of the Freshmen Leaders on Campus and intended computer science major.