By:  Shapiro                                           S.R. No. 715
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
    1-3  extend a warm welcome to the students of The University of Texas at
    1-4  Dallas who are visiting the Senate chambers on April 18, 1995; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, The University of Texas at Dallas was created in
    1-6  1969 on the foundation of the Graduate Research Center of the
    1-7  Southwest, a center for advanced students established in 1961 by
    1-8  the founders of Texas Instruments; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, Originally offering doctorate and master's degrees,
   1-10  the young institution began accepting junior and senior
   1-11  undergraduate students in 1976 and sophomore and freshman students
   1-12  in 1989; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, The university has a challenging future, and its
   1-14  mission is to achieve preeminence in undergraduate math, science,
   1-15  and engineering education in the North Texas region as well as
   1-16  continuing its traditional role of providing ongoing, professional
   1-17  education to adult students and students transferring from local
   1-18  community colleges; and
   1-19        WHEREAS, The University of Texas at Dallas is the primary
   1-20  upper division institution in the eastern half of the metroplex;
   1-21  the university is understandably proud of the educational
   1-22  excellence it offers junior college transfers and of its success
   1-23  with lower division students; and
    2-1        WHEREAS, During the past five years, the university has
    2-2  created a tremendous academic resource for the state; the freshman
    2-3  classes have consistently ranked among the best of any public
    2-4  university in the country; approximately one-half of the 1993 and
    2-5  1994 freshman classes are national merit scholarship finalists
    2-6  or semifinalists; and
    2-7        WHEREAS, The university's first college bowl team in 1994
    2-8  was a finalist in national competition, and the 1995 team as
    2-9  regional champion will compete in the nationals in April of this
   2-10  year; and
   2-11        WHEREAS, The University of Texas at Dallas offers courses
   2-12  of study in seven schools and its high quality academic research
   2-13  is an integral part of the institution's heritage; it features a
   2-14  diverse student body with many international students from around
   2-15  the world who are drawn to the excellent curricula offered; now,
   2-16  therefore, be it
   2-17        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-18  74th Legislature, hereby recognize and welcome the students from
   2-19  The University of Texas at Dallas and extend best wishes to them
   2-20  for a most enjoyable and informative visit to the State Capitol;
   2-21  and, be it further
   2-22        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
   2-23  them as an expression of the high regard of the Texas Senate.
   2-24                               ______________________________________
   2-25                                       President of the Senate
    3-1                                    I hereby certify that the above
    3-2                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
    3-3                               on April 12, 1995.
    3-4                               ______________________________________
    3-5                                       Secretary of the Senate
    3-6                               ______________________________________
    3-7                                        Member, Texas Senate