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Jul 02 2014

Push to rein in predatory payday and auto title lending gains momentum

In an effort to rein in abusive practices by payday and auto title loan businesses, Midland is the latest municipality to pass Texas’ unified ordinance, which sets basic affordability standards for payday and auto title loans and helps borrowers avoid a never-ending cycle of debt. “Our state has some of the most lax oversight of payday and auto title …

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May 24 2014

Orientations: UT Tyler Announces 2014 New Patriot Orientations

The University of Texas at Tyler offers four New Patriot Orientation sessions this summer, Ona Tolliver, assistant vice president and dean of students, announced. This year’s on-campus Patriot orientation sessions will be June 12-13, June 26-27, July 10-11 and July 24-25. Cost is $75 per student, $40 per adult guest and $20 per guest age …

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May 13 2014

Schools’ testing questioned

The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT,) Linda Bridges, has commented on the Texas Education Agency’s guidelines for evaluating teachers. These evaluations are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. “The commissioner is relying on a defective value-added model to measure teacher performance based on standardized test scores, …

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Apr 29 2014

Technology takes root

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to beat the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online. The summer months are typically one of the busiest times of year at driver license offices, and many eligible Texans can skip the …

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Apr 14 2014

Study abroad

The University of Texas at Tyler is presenting an opportunity for one UT Tyler student to study for a semester at St. John International University in Italy, Dr. Teresa Kennedy, UT Tyler Office of International Programs executive director, announced. Offered by St. John International, the scholarship is in the amount of $9,000. The student will …

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Mar 24 2014

Exposition: UT Tyler presents Bosnian Genocide Exhibit

The University of Texas at Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library currently features the exhibit “The Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide,” Jeanne Standley, library director, announced. The public exhibit, continuing through Monday, April 7, tells the story of genocide in the Bosnian city of Prijedor between 1992 and 1995. Thirty-two panels and a 40-minute video …

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Jan 29 2014

Heritage scholarship competition to break record Saturday

   LeTourneau University expects a record number of top high school students to compete for full-tuition scholarships in its annual Heritage Scholarship Competition Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25, on the university’s Longview campus.    Approximately 126 of the best and brightest high school students spanning the globe will compete in the invitation-only event.  Ten full-tuition …

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Jan 26 2014

UT Tyler to hold showcase week

   The University of Texas at Tyler will hold “College Showcase Week” for prospective students and their families Feb. 10 – 13, Sarah Bowdin, interim assistant vice president for enrollment management, announced.    The event features four of the six UT Tyler colleges: ·      Monday, Feb. 10 – College of Engineering and Computer Science ·      …

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