The University of Texas at Arlington
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
MavLink Newsletter - September 2010
Discover UT Arlington First-hand
The highly successful Maverick Showcase event will be returning on December 3, 2010 to highlight current programs at UT Arlington. For Maverick Showcase 2010, high school counselors and transfer counselors will both be invited to attend. Counselors will have the opportunity to tour the unique aspects of campus, speak with popular academic departments, and learn why UT Arlington may be a perfect fit for their students. By combining the freshman and transfer Maverick Showcase events, there will be enhanced networking opportunities for counselors in attendance.
Each year, counselors from across the State of Texas visit the UT Arlington campus for Maverick Showcase. This year, counselors will have the opportunity to learn about the new College Park development, Special Event Center, UT Arlington’s pursuit of Tier One status, and unique learning facilities. Learn more at www.uta.edu/showcase.
The 2010-2011 Maverick Speaker Series Begins
Television personality Bill Nye, baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr, and journalist Lisa Ling are a few of the big names on the docket for this year’s Maverick Speakers Series. Every year the Office of the President invites interesting people to come to the university to share their experiences with students, faculty, staff, and the Arlington community. This year’s series kicked off on September 24 with "An Evening with Ken Burns." Tickets to Maverick Speaker Series events are free, but must be ordered online at utatickets.com. For dates and a full schedule, check out the Maverick Speakers Series online.
New Minor in Sustainability
As nearly every industry is searching for ways to be more environmentally sustainable, UT Arlington has made a commitment to ensure our students will be leaders in finding “green” solutions. For the fall 2010 semester, the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs will begin to offer a Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. The new minor, comprised of 18 credit hours, will provide undergraduate students a set of skills for understanding the social, political, humanistic, and scientific dimensions of climate change and other environmental problems. This program will be specifically beneficial for a student who wants to work in environmental science, regulatory agencies, or a various areas of public policy. Students pursuing the minor in sustainability will take one introductory core class, which will provide a broad overview of issues and perspectives of environmental studies, while also directly involving them in North Texas environmental projects. In addition to the core class, students will take 15 hours of coursework from three different areas including liberal arts, natural sciences and engineering, and urban and public affairs and architecture.
New eBrochure Provides Individualized Attention to Students
UT Arlington’s commitment to going green and offering unique student experiences is embodied in a new online resource for prospective students. The UT Arlington Office of Undergraduate Recruitment recently launched a new “eBrochure” to help prospective students receive individualized information regarding their academic and student life interests. Students can visit www.uta.edu/admissions/ebrochure, where they will be able select their prospective major and two different extracurricular interests. After selecting the individualized options, an eBrochure is emailed to the student within seconds. In addition to the customized content, each eBrochure will also provide thorough information on housing, financial aid, and the application process. Since it is entirely web-based, the eBrochure will be an environmentally friendly tool that can be accessed by any internet-capable device.
UT Arlington Students Win Races in Autocross Competition
Hosting the 10th Annual Autocross Weekend, a racing competition for collegiate teams from around North America, the UT Arlington Formula SAE Team finished first in three races. Held in Lot 49 on the UT Arlington campus, over thirty-nine cars from more than fourteen different universities competed in the event. All cars in the event were designed, built, and driven by students participating in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Formula One program.
The UT Arlington FSAE team is one of the most successful in the world. UT Arlington has competed in FSAE competitions for over twenty years, carrying an impressive record of eight FSAE championships, three second-place finishes, and four third-place finishes. The all-volunteer UT Arlington FSAE team consists of fifteen to twenty undergraduate and graduate students, who gain tremendous hands-on experience in automotive and mechanical engineering. For more information on the UT Arlington Formula SAE team, please visit fsae.uta.edu.
October 22 & 23 - Parents Weekend
UT Arlington hosts Parents Weekend for families of current students. www.uta.edu/parentsweekend.
October 22 - $2 Movies
The Planetarium hosts popular movies on their 60 foot screen. www.uta.edu/planetarium.
November 12 - Men's Basketball Home Opener
The men's basketball team opens their season against Texas Lutheran at 7 pm in Texas Hall.
November 13 - Fall Preview Day
Preview Day is an open house hosted by Undergraduate Recruitment for prospective students and families. Visit Preview Day online for more information.
December 3 - Maverick Showcase
This event showcases campus and what life is like for our students. For more information visit www.uta.edu/showcase.
December 14 - Scholarship Night
Scholarship Night is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about scholarship opportunities at UT Arlington. For more information visit www.uta.edu/admissions/fa-night.
February 15 - Scholarship Deadline
Students who wish to be considered for scholarships must be admitted before February 15, 2011. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis; admission prior to the deadline does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.