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UA Nurse Practitioner Finds Joy in Volunteering

UANews | September 27, 2013
Lisette LeCorgne, a nurse practitioner with the UA Campus Health Service, began volunteering years ago, giving free health care to children in Baja, Mexico. She now provides free physicals to students who want to participate in Special Olympics competitions, a requirement that makes sure the children's hearts and lungs will be in no way compromised by the athletic activity.

UA President Hart Part of National Discussion on Dropout Crisis

UANews | September 25, 2013
On Saturday, UA President Ann Weaver Hart will introduce the local television broadcast of "American Graduate Day," a call to action to end the national high school dropout crisis. "American Graduate Day" is the centerpiece of "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen," a national public media initiative that leverages the power and reach of public television to help communities across America address the high school dropout crisis and keep students on the path to graduation.

U.S. Reps. Barber, Duckworth Applaud UA VETS Center

UANews | September 24, 2013
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth toured the UA Student VETS Center and learned about the University's nationally recognized efforts to provide services to student veterans. Barber and Duckworth emphasized the critical need to support veterans and said the University community and the nation should be proud of the ways in which the UA and its partners are serving student veterans.

UA's McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

UANews | September 18, 2013
The UA's renowned McGuire Entrepreneurship Program has again been recognized as one of the best programs in the country. Among the nation's public institutions, the UA's entrepreneurship program is ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 10 by The Princeton Review.

UA President Hart Launches New, Informative Blog

UANews | September 18, 2013
UA President Ann Weaver Hart has launched a new blog where she will write about contemporary issues in higher education and ways the University is aligning itself to be even more responsive to state and national needs. Hart is personally crafting each blog post. In particular, she will use the public platform to discuss major tenets of the UA's strategic plan, "Never Settle," which emphasizes outcomes rather than activities.

Two UA Leaders Chosen for Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

UANews | September 11, 2013
The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has announced the 25 Arizonans selected for the sixth Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, which aims to prepare and support the state's future civic leaders. Among this year's fellows are two UA leaders – Karen Francis-Begay, assistant vice president for tribal relations, and Tannya Gaxiola, special adviser to the president on public outreach.