Monday, April 25, 2011

Shorthorn Shots 4/25

Things seem to get busier and busier as the semester starts to wind down in the final two weeks. I'll make this short and sweet since my mind is fried after writing an eight page critical analysis of Full Metal Jacket. First, I did a short chess video of the two-time UTA chess champion playing 11 players at once to help attract players to the UTA Chess Club. Next up is a group of students, faculty and alumni that went to the WFAA studio in Dallas to promote the Big Event on the Daybreak Morning show. Then we have a little sports action leading into the Koi Koi House orphanage project as part of the Big Event philanthropy event at UTA. Volunteers painted shirts for the Ugandan children at the orphanage and learned more about its mission. Overall, it was an interesting series of assignments that challenged me adapt to various story angles. Enjoy.
Maverick Chess Club Tournament
A group of around 40 UTA students cheer for the camera during WFAA’s Daybreak morning program outside of the Channel 8 studio in Victory Plaza. According to associate vice president of communications Amy Schultz, this was the first time UTA has appeared as a featured organization on the morning show. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
WFAA News 8 anchors Cynthia Izaguirra, left, and Chris Flanagan interview Tiffany Kaminski, marketing senior and UTA Volunteers Big Event director, on Friday during WFAA’s Daybreak morning show at Victory Plaza. Kaminski was promoting the Big Event day of service that took place in a variety of locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Saturday. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Senior baserunner Jesse Payne slides into second base during the Mavericks’ 13-3 win over the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on Wednesday at Clay Gould Ballpark. Payne went 4-for-5 at bat bringing in two RBI’s in the victory. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Biology senior Jennifer Nassanga paints a shirt for the Koi Koi House orphanage in Uganda as part of the Freshman Leaders on Campus’ Big Event project Saturday outside of the University Center. Volunteers that attended FLOC’s community service project painted shirts for the children, wrote letters of encouragement and had the opportunity to buy beaded jewelry with the proceeds going to the Koi Koi House. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
The beginning of a peace sign design is reflected in accounting senior Channa Ranatunga’s glasses as he paints a shirt Saturday on the University Center Mall. Ranatunga said the event was a great way to reach out to people and painted the peace sign because he believes in world peace. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Volunteers created 150 shirts for the Koi Koi House featuring encouraging words and creative designs. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
This tie-die shirt is one of 150 unique shirts that will be given to the children at the Koi Koi House in Uganda. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
One of FLOC’s projects at the event was to write letters or create greetings cards for the children who live at the Koi Koi House. Victoria Farrar-Myers, FLOC faculty advisor, will be traveling to Uganda this summer and will hand deliver them to the children. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

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