Register your cellphone for MavAlert
It is critical that you keep your UT Arlington contact information current at all times to ensure that you may be reached quickly during an emergency.
Faculty and staff should update their contact information by signing in to MyMav and clicking on Student Center under the left Enterprise Menu. From there, fill in the emergency contact form.
You must enter a cellphone number to receive MavAlert emergency notification system alerts via text message. MavAlert notifications are sent by text, email, and voice messages only in the event of a life-threatening emergency.
For more information, see emergency communication.
President Spaniolo featured on KERA's 'CEO' on Friday
President James D. Spaniolo discusses challenges facing both students and administrators in higher education on the CEO program with host Lee Cullum on KERA TV at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
He updates UT Arlington’s progress toward becoming a nationally recognized research university and details plans for the 22-acre multi-use development currently under construction.
Spaniolo also discusses how the University looks for alternative sources of revenue to educate a record number of students as state funding shrinks.
CEO features chief executives from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. The show explores what it takes to make a company successful in today's global marketplace, asking questions about leadership style and ethics.
Brave Combo opens fall season of free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion
The Levitt Pavilion continues its tradition of opening its fall concert season with the mosh-pit polka music of Brave Combo on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Labor Day weekend continues with rockin' "pianimal," Jason D. Williams, who channels Jerry Lee Lewis on Friday, Sept. 2. Arlington's favorite country music star, Melissa Lawson, returns to the stage Saturday, Sept. 3, and the holiday weekend concludes with blues from a down-home diva, Ruthie Foster, on Sunday, Sept. 4.
The UTA Jazz Orchestra performs with Jeff Coffin, an internationally recognized saxophonist and bandleader, Sunday, Sept. 25.
The free concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and continue through Oct. 1 at the pavilion, 100 W. Abram. See the schedule.
Parking permits still available online
If you haven't ordered your parking permit for the 2011-12 academic year, you can order online from the MyMav page by clicking on the blue P at Order Permits Now for Fall 2011. Print the confirmation page of your order and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle until you receive your permit in the mail.
Reduced pricing on remote parking is available, allowing faculty and staff to park at Maverick Stadium and ride the University shuttles to all parts of the campus.
Reserved space permits and permit upgrades are available at the Parking Office in the Wetsel Service Center, 1225 W. Mitchell. Reserved permits are not offered online.
The new 1,100-space College Park garage, which opened Monday, has entrances on both UTA Boulevard and Center Street.
All faculty and staff members parking on campus must have a permit. For more information, call the Parking Office at 2-3907.
Information on travel cards, ProCards
All corporate travel cards issued to University personnel by JP Morgan Chase will be deactivated effective Wednesday, Aug. 31. The University will no longer have individually billed, state-issued travel cards.
Visit the travel page for questions about travel reimbursements or call the travel desk at 2-2194. For more information, contact Paul Goyne, director of accounts payable, at 2-3404.
If you haven't received your new CitiBank ProCard, go to the Finance and Administration Annex, 219 W. Main St., in downtown Arlington. Cardholders must bring their Chase cards, which expired July 31, for the exchange. For more information, call the Office of Procurement Services at 2-2194.
Renew your Campus Rec membership
Faculty and staff can renew or sign up for new Campus Recreation memberships for the 2011-12 academic year using payroll deduction.
Current payroll deduction memberships expire Wednesday, Aug. 31. Visit the Services and Information Desk at the Maverick Activities Center to renew or sign up.
Be ready for emergencies with preparedness information
September marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and UT Arlington has committed to participate in National Preparedness Month.
In its eighth year, the event is a month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps that encourages households, businesses, communities, and campuses to prepare and plan for emergencies. UT Arlington's participation includes a booth at the Maverick Cookout on Wednesday, Aug. 31, giving preparedness workshops by requests, and having drills with the UT Arlington Police Department.
For more information, contact Cindy Mohat, emergency management coordinator, at 2-0117.
Free group exercise classes at MAC
Group exercise classes are free for one week at the Maverick Activities Center. Find a class that fits your needs for free today, Thursday Aug. 25, through Thursday, Sept. 1. More than 40 classes are offered weekly.
For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 2-3277.
Partner Breakfast brings faculty, community together for service
Faculty members are invited to meet directors of nonprofit community organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex interested in forming partnerships with faculty and students at the Partner Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Carlisle Suite of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Victoria Farrar-Myers, professor of political science, will speak on "Service Learning: Bridging Our University and Community." The Center for Community Service Learning presents the complimentary breakfast.
The attending community partners want to collaborate with faculty members for service or service-learning opportunities. Community partners will participate in a poster session and conversations on their organizations' needs and missions. Come ready to select the agency that best fits the needs of your students' learning outcomes and content areas.
To attend, RSVP by Monday, Sept. 12, to Sharon Hughlett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2-2124.
Job Fair volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed for the Fall Job Fair Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Maverick Activities Center. The fair, hosted by the Career Center, has shifts available in one-hour increments 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Faculty and staff are needed most 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This will allow a lunch break for the Career Center staff, while ensuring the job fair is still supervised. Volunteer duties include set up, clean up, loading dock, and check-in tables.
Organizations may volunteer, also. To volunteer, visit the Career Center in Room 216 of Davis Hall and fill out a form or contact the Career Center at 2-2932 or email@example.com.
Buy a Maverick license plate online, receive a free tumbler
Get ready for the fall semester by purchasing a 10-year personalized license plate from myplates.com during August and receive a My Plates tumbler.
Go to myplates.com/go/uta and enter the promo code tumbler during checkout.
For more information, call 1-888-7MY-PLATES.
Martial Arts and Women's Self-Defense
These 16-week courses are limited to 40 participants. Martial arts meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Cost is $150. Self-defense for women meets 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $80. Room 135, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation, Jeremy Roden, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 150, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 2-2771.
Check out employment opportunities at uta.edu/jobs. Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or email email@example.com. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Volleyball opener Friday at El Paso
Five seniors provide plenty of experience as the Maverick volleyball team opens the season at the El Paso Sports Commission Volleyball Invitational Friday, Aug. 26.
The first match for UT Arlington is against Southern University at 5 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Mavericks face Portland State at noon and UT El Paso at 7:30 p.m.
Men's basketball wins five in Canada
UT Arlington won all five games on its tour of Canada last week, defeating teams from Trinity Western University, Quest University, the University of British Columbia, Douglas College, and the University of Fraser Valley.
This was the first international summer tour for the men’s basketball team, with all games played in the Vancouver, B.C., area.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Free Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with an old love, but should he fear her or Blackbeard? Rated PG-13. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments at the concession stand. Free admission. Beginning after dusk, approximately 9 p.m., lawn west of Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities., 2-2963.
Friday, Aug. 26
$2 Movie: Source Code A soldier wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find a commuter train bomber. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Planetarium, 2-1183.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Movin' Mavs Blue/White Game Movin' Mavs alumni will coach the Blue/White instrasquad wheelchair basketball game. Jerseys will be thrown to the crowd. Free. 1 p.m., Texas Hall. utamovinmavs.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activities Fair Day Learn what student organizations and campus departments have to offer and enjoy a discounted hamburger lunch (vegetarian option available). Pep rally at 12:15 p.m. Free; $2 lunch. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Campus Recreation, Student Governance and Organizations, 2-3277.
Influence Exhibit Three members of the Department of Art and Art History faculty—Marilyn Jolly, Sedrick Huckaby, and Carlos Donjuan—have combined their talents for this painting exhibit. 3-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Through Friday, Sept. 9. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas.
Texas Rangers Baseball Get tickets for faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends. Access texasrangers.com/uta and use the password rangers for designated games through Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Broken Sugar An exhibition of 22 mixed-media sculptures and two-dimensional works by Melba Northum. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Friday, Sept. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
Life and Death in the Northern Passage Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II ('08 BA) provides a view of drug violence in Ciudad Juarez. Free. Through Jan. 14. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)