Author: East Texas Review

SB 6: Bathroom Bill Passes

Houston Senator Sylvia Garcia says is discriminatory, targets transgender children. By Richard Lee The Senate State Affairs committee approved a bill proponents say is intended to protect privacy and provide security in public restrooms. Widely known as the “bathroom bill”, SB 6 would require a person to use restrooms, changing rooms, locker facilities and other areas correlated to the gender listed on a person’s birth certificate in public buildings. Supporters argue that such a measure is needed to keep men from entering women’s restrooms and other facilities. Author Senator Lois Kolkhorst said the bill is the result of hard...

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Pine Tree Students nab Awards

Pine Tree High School art students brought home seven awards at the 57th Annual Student Art Invitational. Pine Tree won more awards than any other high school in East Texas which included the Student Choice Award. This year’s judge was East Texas artist, Sharon Grimes, whose work is also on exhibit.  The show will be displayed at the LMFA until March 25. The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is located at: 215 East Tyler Ave in downtown Longview.    Congratulations to the following Pine Tree students:  ·         Ramon Rubio, Photography/Computer Graphics, Student Board Choice Award, $50 ·         Jonathan Garcia, 1st Place Printmaking, $100 ·         Cruz Montanez, 2nd Place Printmaking, $50 ·         Azura Mayhall, Honorable Mention Printmaking ·         Ka’Deshia Wells, 1st Place Photography/Computer Graphics, $100 ·         Vashayla Charvis, 3rd Place Photography/Computer Graphics, $25 ·         Leah Martinez, Honorable Mention Photography/Computer Graphics  ...

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UTT Professor to Serve on United Nations Committee

     Dr. Teresa Kennedy will serve on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO] Non-Governmental Organization Liaison Committee for a two-year term representing the International Council of Associations for Science Education, Dr. Howard Patterson, The University of Texas at Tyler vice president for student affairs, announced. Kennedy joined The University of Texas at Tyler in 2009 and holds a joint professorship appointment in the Colleges of Education and Psychology and Engineering. She also serves as the assistant vice president for international programs and senior international officer, leading all activities conducted by the university’s Office of International Programs. “It is...

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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces ‘Crystal Talon’ Award Recipients

The University of Texas at Tyler awarded notable faculty members the inaugural Crystal Talon Award, sponsored by the Robert R. Muntz Library, provost and vice president for academic affairs Amir Mirmiran announced. The library’s Crystal Talon Award recognizes outstanding scholarship and creativity of faculty from each college as determined by their dean. Award recipients are listed by college. BEN AND MAYTEE FISCH COLLEGE OF PHARMACY – Dr. Jonathan Cho, clinical assistant professor of clinical sciences and Dr. Simi Gunaseelan, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences Cho has a strong passion for research and received travel grants to present his research related to rapid diagnostics and Clostridium difficile infections at national meetings. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and plans to continue his active involvement in professional pharmacy organizations and research. Gunaseelan has extensive research experience, and her work has resulted in several patents. She was honored with a Certificate of Recognition for her presentation on “Novel Intravaginal Delivery of Antiretroviral-based Microbicides for HIV Prevention” at the 2015 World Drug Delivery Summit in Houston. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES – Alexis Hughes, professor of painting and Dr. Joshua Banta, assistant professor of biology Hughes serves as art editor for The Wallace Stevens Journal, an international scholarly publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press. She has an extensive national exhibition record and participated in an international group exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan...

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Kathy Mattea brings her “Acoustic Living Room” to Liberty Hall

On Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m., Liberty Hall will present Kathy Mattea in concert. Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic and traditional country sounds to her music. Active since 1983 as a recording artist, she has recorded seventeen albums and has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. This total includes the number one hits “Goin’ Gone,” “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Come from the Heart” and “Burnin’ Old Memories.”  For tickets, visit www.LibertyTyler.com. Tickets are $25 to $40. For more information about upcoming...

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