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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

NAACP president to speak at annual MLK banquet

Cornell Brooks

Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will address the theme “A Nation of Freedom and Justice” at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet, which begins at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

Banquet tickets are $45 and may be purchased at utatickets.com. Complimentary valet parking is available.

The Bluebonnet Ballroom also will serve as the backdrop for An Evening of Spoken Word Poetry Slam at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. Participants will read or recite original work for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize. Poetry Slam tickets are $20 and available at utatickets.com. LEARN MORE.


4 ticket $40 basketball deal

Don't miss Maverick basketball action

Watch the Maverick men's basketball team play Troy at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, on ESPN3 television and KEXB 620 AM radio. Then tune in again at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, for the game against South Alabama. The team is 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Lady Mavs face South Alabama at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, and Troy at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The Troy game will be broadcast on ESPN3. The team is 10-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

Do the math for a family-friendly doubleheader deal for upcoming home games at College Park Center. Four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks, and four wrist bands for $40. Plus the deal is good for four home games. Buy tickets at utatickets.com.

Keep up with Maverick basketball action at utamavs.com

Partner Breakfast great for service learning networking

Mark your calendar for the annual Partner Breakfast hosted by the Center for Community Service Learning. The networking event is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Hospitality Suite of College Park Center. Faculty, staff, student leaders, and representatives of community agencies have an opportunity to network and build partnerships. Register online. LEARN MORE.


Tackle hunger in Arlington at Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Hunger

The Souper Bowl of Caring kicks off with a canned food drive 6 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Maverick Activities Center. All donated items will benefit Mission Arlington's food pantry. Stay for the program 9:30-11 a.m. Meet former Dallas Cowboy Drew Pearson and watch high school students compete for the best can-struction design.


Buffet Week continues at University Club

The University Club in Davis Hall continues with daily buffets this week. The meals are $7 and include barbecue today, Asian fare Thursday, and Italian food Friday. See the menus online. The regular menu will not be available during this week.


Papers wanted for spring conference on culture, society

The Department of Modern Languages and UTA Libraries have issued a call for papers for the Culture and Society: Bridging the Gap Conference set for Monday-Tuesday, April 10-11. The event brings together students, faculty, and professionals for engaging, multidisciplinary conversations. Submissions are due by Thursday, Feb. 9.


Space heater use must be approved

space heater approval

The Office of Facilities Management reminds employees that space heaters are generally prohibited on campus and using them requires written permission. For details, see UTA’s Handbook of Operating Procedures, Policy 5-310, Space Heaters and High-Current Small Appliances Use in UTA Facilities. For questions, contact Patty Goodloe at patty@uta.edu.

Coming Up

Friday, Jan. 13—Friends of the UTA Libraries: Terry Stickels, The Big Brain Puzzle Book.

Monday, Jan. 16—Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; University closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 17—First day of class for spring semester.

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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