UT Arlington’s new mace debuted at the MavsMeet New Student Convocation in August. A traditional element in academic processions, the mace was designed and created by glass art Professor David Keens, with assistance from metal art Adjunct Professor Fred Miller. The design includes the school colors in glass below an etched-metal University seal. Surrounding the seal, a wreath in transparent glass symbolizes the pursuit of higher education. Below the seal, wreath and colored glass is a forged metal nest. Under the nest, the mace transitions to the past with etched transparent glass depictions of the University’s former names. All sections rest on a long, swirled-glass, undulating tendril that reflects the linear flow of time.
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