News Briefs

UTD, Richland to collaborate

UTD and Richland Community College signed an agreement Feb. 11 to make the transfer of Richland engineering students to UTD a smoother process.

Richland students who complete an associate degree in science with an engineering emphasis are now automatically eligible to transfer to UTD’s four-year engineering program. They also have the option of concurrent attendance at both institutions.

Richland’s pre-engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. and the college has agreed to equip two labs to match the quality of UTD’s in the current fiscal year.

Jenifer to be honored at dinner

President Franklyn Jenifer and others will be recognized for their contributions to UTD at the fifth annual Partners Recognition Dinner on Feb. 23 sponsored by the School of General Studies.

Elizabeth Salter, associate dean of the school, outstanding alumnae Jean Stuart and Suzanne Anderson, graduates of the Academic Bridge Program and students with 4.0 grade point averages will also be honored.

The event, taking place in the Preston Ballroom of the Westin Galleria Hotel with doors opening at 6:45 p.m., is a fundraising event for need-based scholarships and is open to the public. Tickets are $75 each or table sponsorships of eight seats can be purchased for $1,000.

Reservations can be made by phone at 972-883-2354 or email at until Feb. 16.

UMOC returns to raise money

Alpha Pi Omega will host the Ugly Man On Campus (UMOC) contest Feb. 23-27 as a charity fundraiser.

Eight candidates from various organizations such as Zeta Beta Tau, Student Ambassadors, Orientation Team Mentors as well as professors, peer advisors and others will contend for the most points. Jars will be set up from 10:30 a.m. Р2 p.m. in the Comet Caf̩ and from 4 Р6 p.m. in Green Pit.

Pennies and bills add points to a candidate’s score with all other change subtracting points. The candidate with the most points at the end of the week wins UMOC with all money collected going to his or her charity of choice.

Film to celebrate Paul Robeson

“Here I Stand,” a film about the multi-talented and controversial African-American Paul Robeson, will be shown from 8 – 10 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410).

The documentary profiles his life as an athlete, vocalist, Phi Beta Kappa member, actor, civil rights activist and his admiration for the communist ideal.

Radio station WRR 101.1 and The Russian American Center are sponsoring the screening as part of the 8th Annual Russian Winter Festival. Only 100 seats are available at the free screening on a first come, first serve basis.

The United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of Robeson Jan. 20.

Thomsen Fund tickets available

The Thomsen Fund continues to provide students with free tickets to area performances.

Upcoming concerts include “Berlioz: Symphonic Fantastique” and The Righteous Brothers from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as well as “Top Dog/Underdog” from the Dallas Theater Center.

Students can obtain tickets up to a month in advance in MP 3.214 with a student ID. Contact Ginny Witt at (972) 883-4610 for more information.

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