The University of Texas at Arlington
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
MavConnect Newsletter - September 2011
UTA Recruitment Office Welcomes Community College Counselors with Newsletter
UT Arlington's Office of Undergraduate Recruitment welcomes community college counselors back to school with the launch of the first issue of the MavConnect newsletter.
This newsletter serves as a virtual link to UTA – summarizing important events, and keeping you aware of updates and impending deadlines.
UT Arlington made significant advancements and improvements last year. The University broke another enrollment record this fall with 33,449 students. Additionally, the incoming freshmen and transfer classes represent the most academically lauded classes in history. As a result, more than $13.4 million in scholarships were awarded to new and returning students for 2011-12.
Physical changes are also underway on campus. The new Engineering Research Building opened last spring, and construction on the College Park Center continues. The CPC will open in January as work continues in the College Park District to open Vandergriff Hall, a new Student Welcome Center, retail stores, and apartments in the summer of 2012.
If you have received this newsletter in your email, you are already subscribed and will receive our next issue in November. You can choose to unsubscribe online, or you can also recommend a subscription to your colleagues online. For more information about the University, please contact your admissions counselor or visit the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment’s website at www.uta.edu/admissions.
Maverick Speakers Series Announces Lineup for 2011-12
UT Arlington recently announced the lineup for the 2011-12 Maverick Speakers Series, a program that exposes students and the community to big ideas about innovation and societal change from the leading voices of our time.
Emmitt Smith, the National Football League’s all-time leading rusher, opens the series on October 20, 2011. He’ll bring his insights about football and life in a lecture titled, “A Championship Vision.”
The founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, mark the second event on November 17. They will speak about entrepreneurism, social responsibility and their radical business philosophy.
The spring semester will feature CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, oceanographer and discoverer of the Titanic wreck Robert Ballard, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Previous speakers included Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Sally Ride, David Gergen, Ken Burns, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Cal Ripken, Jr. The series began in 2008.
Tickets to the Maverick Speakers Series are free and available at utatickets.com
New Admissions Counselor for TCC Northeast Joins the Team
Karen Moser joined the staff this month to work with students from Tarrant County College's Northeast campus.
Moser will work in the Transfer Center at TCC Northeast every Tuesday through Thursday. Moser will also serve as the contact person for the MavTrack Program at TCC Northeast. UT Arlington counselors work at all five TCC campuses to help students ensure a smooth transition to UT Arlington.
Moser, a Texas native, came to UT Arlington from Arizona State University where she completed her Master's in Higher Education and worked with their visit programs. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2000 with a BS in Recreation Park and Tourism Sciences.
Preview Day Registration Opened Sep. 5
The Office of Undergraduate Recruitment opened registration for Preview Day, UT Arlington's open house event, on September 5.
Preview Day allows students to discover what life at UT Arlington is like, including the different academic and student life opportunities available at the University. The half-day events are held four times each year. The fall semester Preview Days will be held on October 29 and November 19.
The event offers a flexible schedule so that prospective students and their families can choose the sessions that are most important to them. After the welcome session, students have the oppportunity to take a campus tour, visit housing facilities, listen to sessions about each of the academic colleges, mingle with current UTA students and department representatives at an Academic and Student Life Fair, and attend information sessions relative to the college search process (admission, housing, financial aid and scholarships). A sample schedule can be found online.
Preview Day's regular sessions run from 8am to 1:10pm, with an optional academic tour from 1:15pm to 2:30pm.
Preview Day is free to students and their guests. Counselors can encourage their students to sign up for Preview Day online at www.uta.edu/previewday.
Transfer Counselor VisitsFind out when UT Arlington admission counselors will be visiting area community colleges online.
10/7 31st Annual Bed RacesJoin the fun as teams of students push beds on wheels while decked out in creative costumes at the University's longest running tradition, Bed Races. 7pm Maverick Stadium
10/20 Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith will give a lecture titled "A Championship Vision." Tickets available at utatickets.com. 8pm Texas Hall.
10/29 Preview DayPreview Day will be held in the University Center from 8am-1:15pm. Sign up online.
11/4 TCC Special TourUT Arlington will pick prospective students up from each of the 5 Tarrant County College campuses and bring them to UT Arlington's campus for a small group tour. Pick-ups from TCC begin at 12:30pm and students will be back to their TCC campuses by 5pm. Sign up online.
11/18 North Lake College Special TourUT Arlington will pick prospective students up from the North Lake campus of Dallas County Community College and bring them to UT Arlington's campus for a small group tour. Pick-up from North Lake begins at 12:30pm and students will be back to North Lake by 5pm. Sign up online.
11/19 Preview DayPreview Day will be held in the University Center from 8am-1:15pm. Sign up online.
12/2 Maverick ShowcaseSave the date for Maverick Showcase. This event lets community college counselors discover all the great opportunities available to their students. The day long event includes presentations and demonstrations detailing academic opportunities and campus life.