Faculty/Staff Holiday Reception features food, music, festivities
The annual Faculty/Staff Holiday Reception celebrates the season from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
All faculty and staff are invited to enjoy songs of the season performed by faculty and students from the Department of Music. A festive buffet with a variety of food and drinks is planned.
The University's recently unveiled video holiday greeting will be played outside the ballroom.
President James D. Spaniolo is the host and featured speaker, delivering his Maverick interpretation of a traditional holiday reading.
Free H1N1 influenza vaccination available
Tarrant and Dallas county health officials have begun making free H1N1 shots available at area public health clinics. The Arlington Public Health Center, 536 W. Randol Mill Road, near North Cooper Street, is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A store-front clinic at 5415 S. Cooper St. #125, south of campus, is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
UT Arlington Health Services Center is offering free H1N1 flu shots to students at the campus clinic, 605 S. West St. Faculty and staff will be notified as soon as doses are available for them.
The University encourages students, faculty and staff to remain vigilant in taking precautions to fight the spread of flu, including frequent hand-washing, staying home or getting a ride home from campus if you are ill and considering getting the H1N1 vaccine.
Health officials have said that pregnant women, very young children, those with chronic health conditions and those 24 and younger are particularly at risk of contracting the H1N1 flu strain.
For other locations, call 2-1-1 or go online to:
More information is available on the University's H1N1 Web site.
Office holiday decoration sign-up deadline Wednesday
Awards will be given for top tree, best theme, most creative, tastiest treats and overall winner. All departments will receive a list of judging times Thursday, Dec. 10.
Winners will be announced at a holiday reception at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Maverick Activities Center. Refreshments will be provided along with a visual presentation of all entries.
Commencement ceremonies begin Thursday
Graduates cross the stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas at commencement exercises, which start Thursday at Texas Hall. More commencement details are at www.uta.edu/commencement. The ceremony schedule is:
Thursday, December 10
Friday, December 11
Saturday, December 12
Sunday, December 13
Monday, December 14
Mission Arlington needs toys, volunteers
Toys and volunteers are on the gift list for Mission Arlington during the holiday season.
New and unwrapped toys are being collected by the Staff Advisory Council Outreach Committee through Friday, Dec. 18. The Christmas Store at Mission Arlington assists families in providing toys for their children. Visit www.uta.edu/sac for a list of secure collection locations on campus.
Volunteers would assist families in the store and wrap gifts beginning Saturday, Dec. 12. Teenagers and children who do not require supervision can volunteer.
E-mail questions to Staff_Advisory_Council@uta.edu.
Food donations result in ticket
A few more training classes are scheduled this semester with the Office of Information Technology.
Web Development I: Introduction to HTML The first of a two-part introduction to Web design and publishing covers basic HTML. 2-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, Room 311A, Ransom Hall.
Web Development II: Style Sheets This second of a two-part introduction to Web design and publishing covers more advanced HTML by incorporating tables, style sheets and more. 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Room 311A, Ransom Hall.
Introduction to MavSpace You will learn how to use MavSpace to manage your documents and grant permission for others to view or update your documents. You will learn how MavSpace can allow you to collaborate with others, including how to use versioning and comments. 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, Room 311A, Ransom Hall.
Register online for these classes.
Take a break from the stress of your day with Mindful Moments at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 235 of the Business Building. Free. Health Services, 2‑2626.
Check out UT Arlington employment opportunities at www.uta.edu/jobs. Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2‑3461 or TDD 2‑8139 or e-mail email@example.com. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Friday, Dec. 11 Engineering Lecture Series Peter C. Searson, professor of materials science and engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and J.W. Morris, professor of metallurgy, materials science and mineral engineering at the University of California-Berkeley, are guest speakers. Reservations required. Free. 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Amber DeGelia, 2‑0074, firstname.lastname@example.org.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar)
Wednesday, Dec. 9 UT Arlington Bookstore Holiday Open House Refreshments, discounts and more are planned. 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. open house, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. refreshments. UT Arlington Bookstore, 400 S. Pecan St., 2‑2785.
Through Dec. 12 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Showcase for recent work created by the graduating seniors of Art and Art History. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.
Through Dec. 22 Selected 2D Works Five accomplished artists from the Fort Worth area share their works. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
Through Dec. 31 Planetarium programs Check the Planetarium Web site for the schedule, which includes Season of Light and Holiday Music Magic. Contact the Planetarium at 2‑1183 or email@example.com for tickets.
Through Jan. 9 Everything Is Interrelated Special Collections' fall exhibit features "Alexander von Humboldt and Our Nineteenth-Century German Connections." Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. See Special Collections.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar)
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