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UTA NEWS

Pia Orrenius explains E-verify

Senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Pia Orrenius, came to UTA for the CMAS Speaker Series for 2017-2018. Orrenius gave a presentation on a report about the impact that the workforce verification system, E-verify has had on several states across the country. She also mentions her opinion on whether E-verify is effective or not when using it to decrease unauthorized immigration in the U.S.

UTA Rangers Night

UTA students gather at Globe Life Park to celebrate the Rangers and demonstrate their school spirit during UTA Night at the park. The Rangers played the Seattle Mariners. While the final score was 8-1, students still had a great time and enjoyed the night. The first 1,750 UTA students were given special hats that were both Rangers, and UTA themed. Students sang songs, including Deep in the Heart of Texas and the UTA Fight Song. Other attendants said the students’ energy was contagious, and that they showed great pride in their school while managing to cheer the Rangers on, too.

Levitt Pavilion Concert

Deryl Dodd performs at the Levitt Pavilion as part of the Free Music Under the Stars campaign. Dodd is originally from North Texas and made it clear he enjoyed being back home. At the event, concessions were available, as were drinks. Attendees also got to take home lawn chairs that were set out for the evening. About 2,000 fans were in attendance. The evening included Dodd paying tribute to Troy Gentry, a fellow country music singer who died the day before the concert was held. Concert goers talk about their experience and why they enjoyed the show, along with the Levitt Pavilions Free Music Under the Stars campaign.

BBQ Cookout

The Biomedical Engineering Student Society held their annual cookout.  Attendance was a record and students were able to hang out and play games.  They served hamburgers and drinks and chips to the students and faculty.  The Biomedical Engineering Student Society hopes to increase membership and develop community outreach.  They are collecting donations for Hurricane victims in the Engineering Research Building.  They are hosting an event at Old School Pizza and Subs where the proceeds will go to help the Biomedical Engineering Student Society.  They meet once a month in the Engineering Research Building Room 344.

  • Andrea Ayers

Maverick Dance Company

The semester is in full swing for Maverick Dance Company members. As auditions are occurring for their fall show, titled Via Dance, dancers are preparing through practices with the company’s choreographers. For the show, dancers are split into teams and are assigned to different pieces within the show when selected after auditions. Company Choreographers Natalie Thomas and Niki Davis are some of the members taking the reigns for the biannual event, and UTA public relations junior Ariana Vera talk about their experiences with the company and about their excitement for what to come with the next installment of the company’s production.

AMAS at UTA

The Association of Mexican American Students, commonly known as AMAS,  had its second meeting of the semester last Friday, which included important announcements from Executive members and icebreakers to commemorate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. From mid September to mid October, the organization will be celebrating the month in different ways. At the start of the meeting, an icebreaker, known as “El Grito,” or the shout, was introduced, with the goal of who had the most creative and different yell. Throughout the meeting, many executive members, including Vice President Miguel Soto and Nathalie Palacios discussed their events coming up throughout the month, and the semester.

Smart Hospital at UTA

Inaugurated in 2007 and unknown to many students at UTA is the state-of-the-art Smart Hospital, located right across the CAPPA building.

Inside, nursing and kinesiology students have the opportunity for a one of a kind experience where they work with human patient simulators. These simulator patients range from children to even adults laying in hospital beds, some producing actual pulses. Supervised by the hospital technicians and professors, the ultimate goal is for students to be exposed to the many situations that may arise in their working field upon graduating from UTA.

To gain access you must be a UTA student with a class scheduled inside, otherwise you will need to schedule a tour.

-Benjamin Diez

Bike Share Program

The new bike share program on campus hopes to bring new sustainability to UTA.  Forty Zagster bikes have been placed at seven stations across campus to allow students to have easy access to transportation.  You can use the bikes by downloading the Zagster app and registering.  The is a twenty-five dollar fee and the first two hours of use are free before there is a one dollar up-charge.  Many students have used the bikes and at least two hundred students have signed up.  There are more plans to add other features of sustainability to campus and too also add more bikes.

  • Andrea Ayers