Author: East Texas Review

UT TYLER Graduate Nursing Ranked Best Again

The University of Texas at Tyler graduate nursing programs once again have been ranked as one of the best by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Nursing Programs, President Rodney H. Mabryannounced. In the 2015 edition, the UT Tyler master’s and doctoral degree programs are ranked in the top 15 nationwide out of all online graduate nursing programs surveyed. UT Tyler is the highest Texas public academic institution ranked, besting University of Pittsburgh, Michigan State University, University of Arizona, UT Arlington and UT El Paso, among others. This is the fourth consecutive year UT Tyler has been recognized...

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What is love?

By Carey Kinsolving think love is being kind, helpful and caring for o t h e r s , ” says Patrick, 7. “I once showed love for my mom when I agreed to go to her favorite restaurant after I tasted their food.” That’s really love. I think I’ve eaten at the same restaurant. “My mom shows love to me by packing my lunch every day and packing my snack,” says Grayson, 7. All those delicious lunches and snacks. The least we can do is to take Mom to her favorite restaurant, even if the place could use...

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A Corporate Coup in College Football

Instead of sponsors bringing the games to us, bowl games now bring us to the sponsors. By  Jim Hightower Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football — well, football was the real religion. So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a radio hypester in Montgomery, Alabama, who declared that the December 20 Camellia Bowl was “going to be the biggest event Montgomery has ever had.” Really — bigger even than Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on one of the city’s buses in 1955, igniting...

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LETU Names Dr. Kristy Morgan New Dean of Students

LeTourneau University has named Dr. Kristy Morgan as the new dean of students, effective January 1. Morgan previously served as LETU’s director of career services and as senior director of retention and career services prior to her recent promotion. Before moving to Longview in 2013, she served in various leadership capacities in student and residential life at Kansas State University, including as assistant director of career and employment services, coordinator of experiential learning and coordinator of residential life. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling and student development in May 2012 from KSU, with her dissertation on the college transition...

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New Year, New Plans

Bramlette Elementary Students discuss New Year Resolutions Story by LaDana Moore New Year Resolution is a common tradition in the Western Hemisphere. However, people all over the world have their own New Year resolution traditions. For example, the ancient Babylonians, at the beginning of each year promised their gods to pay their debts. The Romans made promises to their own god Janus. The month of January is named after him. In contrast, Christians hold night services thanking God of the year that is passing and asking for His grace, mercies and blessings for the upcoming one. New Year resolution...

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