Featuring the latest news and events on your campus, this week's newsletter is sure to keep you up to date on all things UTA. If you have a story or event you would like to be considered for the newsletter, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Mavs!
Members of the UTA alumni family were out in full swing this past weekend. On Friday, more than 100 alumni gathered to take in a baseball game at Clay Gould Ballpark. The following Monday, many Dallas area alumni listened to President Karbhari give remarks during breakfast at The City Club. Make sure to stay connected with Alumni Relations by registering on our homepage and through LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you don’t miss the next opportunity to attend one of the many great events happening throughout the year.
Thanks to the generosity of UTA alumni working at ExxonMobil, President Karbhari received a check for $61,200 as part of the company’s three-to-one match program on Monday. For every dollar an ExxonMobil employee donates to UTA, the company gives an additional three dollars, making it one of the most generous corporate philanthropy programs. If you work for ExxonMobil and are reading this, don’t forget to designate your alma mater as the recipient of your charitable contributions.
Many first-generation students at UTA are able to accomplish the dream of attending and graduating college because of the help they receive from the University Crossroads program. The GM Foundation recognized the importance of this unique center of excellence and awarded it a $10,000 grant as part of its commitment to build a stronger community through key partnerships. Watch as alumna, Giselly Cobas-Rincon, explains the impact University Crossroads has had on her life.
Mark Lamster, associate professor in practice of architecture at UTA, was selected as a prestigious Loeb Fellow from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Lamster is one of nine 2017 Loeb Fellows and will spend a year at Harvard to support equity and social justice through the built and natural environment. He is also an architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News and will continue to write about his experience as a fellow while participating in the program.
EXCEL Campus Activities will host its annual Summer Movie Series beginning on the first Thursday in June. The free outdoor movies will take place every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. on the West Lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. When the schedule is available, visit their website for a complete listing of movies.
UTA is a sponsor for this year's Arlington 4th of July Parade and will have two floats in the annual event. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of S West St and W Mitchell St. Dr. and Mrs. Karbhari, Mr. and Ms. UTA, the Spirit Teams, as well as the band will be a part of the UTA contingency in the parade.
Previous team members of UTA’s Formula SAE Racing Team will return to campus for the annual Alumni and Sponsors Weekend. Free and open-to-the-public races will take place on Saturday in Parking Lot 49 at the intersection of Cooper and Mitchell. Races will be held throughout the day.
As part of the Texas Rangers University Days, UTA students, alumni, and faculty and staff are invited to take in a baseball game at Globe Life Park. More details about game time and other UTA-specific information will be determined later this summer.