MavWire

For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Super Bowl host logo

Some campus parking and streets to close on Super Bowl Sunday

UT Arlington classes will be held as scheduled during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6. A rumor of any class cancellations is, perhaps, wishful thinking for students, but in fact pure fiction.

Here are the most recent details about the relatively minimal impact the national event will have on the campus during Super Bowl weekend.

NFL Charities will stage a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Maverick Activities Center to officially announce the newest location of a Youth Education Town sports center at the Salvation Army headquarters just north of UT Arlington (see story below).

The Maverick Activities Center will be closed Sunday, Feb. 6.

Also on that Sunday, some parking lots on the west side of campus will be closed as UT Arlington accommodates personnel for the Super Bowl event. Texas Hall is the check-in site for approximately 2,000 volunteers.

Parking lot closures that start at 7 a.m. Sunday are:

  • Lot 33 east and west, on UTA Boulevard, north of the Maverick Activities Center
  • Lot 30 on Greek Row Drive
  • Lot F-9 at Davis Hall

Additionally, Nedderman Drive between UTA Boulevard and Cooper Street will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. that Sunday.

  • Vehicles parked in or adjacent to Nedderman Drive after 9 a.m. will be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Residents of Cooper Chase and Forest Glen apartments will be permitted to exit, but upon return will have to enter Lot F-7 off of Cooper Street.
  • Trinity House access is allowed from Summit Avenue or Davis Drive at Greek Row Drive.
  • Access will not be granted to Architecture Building metered parking; Fine Arts Building turnaround; and Texas Hall fire lane, metered parking, and turnaround.

For information on road closures in and around the city of Arlington on Super Bowl Sunday, go online to northtexassuperbowl.com and arlingtontx.gov/superbowl.

Identity Theft

Scan your computer by Monday to protect confidential information

If you have not scanned your computer with Identity Finder, you should do so by Monday, Jan. 31. All computers should be scanned and individuals assigned to more than one computer must scan all their computers.

All faculty and staff members are responsible for preventing the disclosure of sensitive or confidential information and, therefore, are requested to use Identity Finder as soon as possible to locate possible sensitive or confidential information.

For instructions on how to access the software and scan a PC or Mac computer, review the information on the Identity Finder webpage.

If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact the OIT Help Desk at 2-2208 or e-mail helpdesk@uta.edu.

UTARadio.com, communication students join Super Bowl media

The Arlington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has invited student-run UTARadio.com to broadcast from the bureau’s satellite center during Super Bowl Week, Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

Radio students will be at The 50 Yard Line, located at Richard Greene Linear Park, which will host broadcast media from around the country.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity,” says Andrew Clark, broadcast sequence coordinator in the Department of Communication. “Our students will gain experience working alongside other media professionals and outlets from around the country.”

In addition to the student broadcasts, a dozen more students from the broadcast sequence will serve as volunteers in the satellite center and at special events sponsored by the CVB.

Two broadcast majors have been hired by ESPN to serve as runners for the week leading up to the game.

NFL YET

NFL Youth Education Town news conference set for Maverick Activities Center on Feb. 3

NFL Charities will stage an invitation-only news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Maverick Activities Center to announce the newest location of a Youth Education Town sports center. The center will be at the Salvation Army headquarters on Abram Street, north of UT Arlington.

The YET center is designed to serve 2,000 underprivileged youth who live west of Cowboys Stadium. The 2011 Super Bowl Host Committee, the National Football League, and the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation have each donated $1 million toward the Arlington YET center.

Maverick Bike Program, RecycleMania set to roll Monday

Start this year's RecycleMania competition by rolling out with the Maverick Bike Program 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the E.H. Hereford University Center mall.

Free bike repair is available at Monday's event for those bringing their own bikes. Pick up a map of the bike racks across campus and tips on safety regulations while biking.

The day's events include Goldsprint racing, a bicycle rollers racing and social event featuring riders on stationary bikes competing against each other in front of spectators. Live music and free food are part of the event.

A bike shop has been set up at Cooper Chase apartment #109 for the semester to provide free repairs with cost only for replacement parts. This service is available to faculty, staff, and students.

Bring paper, plastic, or cans to recycle for RecycleMania, a friendly competition among colleges and universities.

Mav Pic Erin O'Malley

Veteran displays

Erin O'Malley, library exhibits assistant, adjusts a frame for the exhibit "Exposure: Photos from the Second Battle of Fallujah." The photos, taken by UT Arlington student and Marine Corps veteran Joel Chaverri, are on display with a second war-related exhibit, "Combat Narratives: Stories and Artifacts from UT Arlington Veterans " starting Monday, Jan. 31, on the sixth floor of the Central Library. The displays are in conjunction with the OneBook program.

 

Volunteers needed for spring job fair

The Career Center needs volunteers for the Spring 2011 Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Maverick Activities Center. Shifts are available in one-hour increments 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

Faculty and staff volunteers are especially needed 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to allow lunch breaks for the Career Center staff. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up, loading dock crew, and staffing the student and employer check-in tables.

If you are available to volunteer, contact Ayanna Parker at ayannap@uta.edu. In your e-mail, include name, department/organization, e-mail address, phone number, box number, T-shirt size, and the time you would like to volunteer.

If you have questions about the job fair or volunteering, call Parker at 2-1147. Also, if you are involved with any student, faculty or staff clubs, groups, and/or organizations that might like to volunteer, please share this information.

Open house today at Davis Hall for Weight Watchers At Work

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Weight Watchers open house at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 27, in Room 401 in Davis Hall.

Learn about the Weight Watchers At Work meetings on campus. The At Work meeting series will begin once 20 people have committed to attend. The 17-week series is projected to begin Thursday, Feb. 10.

For more information, contact Sandra Golightly at sgolightly@uta.edu or 2-9082.

Flu vaccine outreach today in Palo Duro

A flu vaccine outreach is 9-11 a.m. today, Thursday, January 27, in the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Influenza immunizations cost $15 for faculty, staff, and students.

Can’t make it to the outreach? Come to the Health Center any time during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, see Health Services or call 2-2771.

Bax book

Author of Reconstruction novel visits library Friends

Attorney-turned-rancher-and-writer Joe G. Bax will speak to the Friends of the Library about his novel The General and Monaville, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

The powerful tale of secrets, politics, and discord in the Reconstruction—and the coming of age of a boy and a town—won The General top honor in the general trade book/fiction category at the North Texas Book Festival in May 2010 and was a finalist for the National Best Book Awards in historical fiction.

Bax is an author and rancher from Richards, near Huntsville. He earned a law degree from the University of Houston and practiced law for 25 years in Houston.

A reception and book signing follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Betty Wood at bwood@uta.edu or 2-7421.

Sign up for boot camp at the MAC

Boot camp at the MAC offers an early-morning challenge to meet your fitness goals. The class meets 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 7-March 9. The first session meets in Room 102A at the Maverick Activities Center.

This indoor/outdoor class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to challenge your body and help you reach your goals. Fitness assessments are performed at the beginning and end of the five-week program to gauge each person's strength and speed improvement.

Register at the MAC front desk. Cost is $25 for faculty, staff, and students, or $35 for others. Space is limited.

Dallas Stars logo

Get discount tickets for Dallas Stars game

Discount tickets are available for faculty, staff, students, and friends of UT Arlington to see the Dallas Stars take on the Phoenix Coyotes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Terrace seating tickets that regularly sell for $30 are available for $15, and lower level seating normally priced at $99 is available for $45. Order tickets online and use the promotion code stars.

Donate your jeans for homeless youth

New and gently worn jeans are being collected for homeless youth by the Upward Bound program and the Student Advisory Council. The goal is to collect at least 1,000 pairs of jeans.

Jeans can be dropped off at the Upward Bound office on the seventh floor of Carlisle Hall. The drive continues through Friday, Feb. 11.

For more information, watch the Teens for Jeans video or contact Deon Newsom at 2-2610.

Dining Services opens convenience store in Engineering Research Building

Dining Services has opened The Market Express, located on the ground floor of the Engineering Research Building.

The store, open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, features a variety of snacks and beverages, including granola bars, crackers, sodas, sandwiches, and sushi, as well as a full self-serve coffee bar.

Announcements issued if bad weather causes delays, closure

Winter weather can change drastically, and the University is prepared to communicate any campus delays or closures.

All announcements will be communicated via University e-mail in MavWire EXTRA (faculty and staff) and TrailBlazer EXTRA (students). Notices will be posted on the University's home page, as well as Twitter and Facebook pages. Recorded information will be available on the University's Emergency Information Hotline at 1-866-258-4913. Announcements will be sent to local media outlets.

UT Arlington is open and operating on normal schedules unless faculty, staff, and students are notified otherwise.

Benefit Yourself

Building Financial Wellness

The Wellness Committee and the Office of Human Resources have developed a Building Financial Wellness program to assist faculty and staff with matters of personal financial wellness.

The program includes web-based education, recurring live seminars/workshops, and one-on-one onsite financial coaching to accommodate varied financial issues, learning styles, and levels of employee commitment. Additional program details and resources can be found on the Wellness Program webpage.

An inaugural workshop, “Retirement and Financial Planning for Women,” is scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Rosebud Theatre at the E.H. Hereford University Center. Register online for the workshop.

Send your comments, suggestions, and ideas to the Wellness Committee at wellness@uta.edu.

Pet Care

Pet First Aid

Help your pet avoid or survive life-threatening emergencies with a pet first aid course.

Learn restraining and muzzling, primary assessment, rescue breathing, canine and feline CPR, choking management, bleeding and shock management, snout-to-tail assessment for injury and wellness, assessing pet’s vitals, creating a pet first aid kit, and much more. Demonstrations are done with stuffed animals. Tuition includes handbook. Instructor Danielle Chonody is a certified pet first aid instructor.

For the faculty/staff discount rate of $49.50, call 2-2581. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, Room F200D, Continuing Education Workforce Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Continuing Education.

Employment Information

Check out employment opportunities at uta.edu/jobs. Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or e-mail employment@uta.edu. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

In Quotes

Glass beats paint, according to artist

Getting fit doesn't mean perfection

Transportation gets Super Bowl test

"The way glass transmits color, transparency, opacity-all of those things-glass does those things the way no painting medium does."

"Get enough sleep; use common sense; don't be afraid to ask. If you mess up, it's OK. Working out is not an all-or-nothing type mentality."

"If we had a perfectly coordinated, integrated system, that would be ideal. But, we don't, so there will be a lot heavier reliance on the automobile."

— David Keens, professor of art who directs the glass program, on his preferred medium.
Denton Record-Chronicle

— Lindsay Lookingbill, membership services coordinator for campus recreation, on her fitness advice.
Seattle Times

— Dr. Barbara Becker, dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs, on area transportation leading up to the Super Bowl.
KTVT/CBS 11

Sports Notes
  Cordero Gray

Fast first: Cordero Gray raced to first in the 60-meter dash, helping the Mavericks win six top spots at the Oklahoma Sooner Open indoor track and field meet Saturday.

Tracksters produce winners at Sooner meet

Cordero Gray won the 60-meter dash, Renan Palma won the 60-meter hurdles, and Clayton Vaughn picked up a victory in the 200 meters for the men’s track team at the Oklahoma Sooner Open indoor track and field meet Saturday.

For the women, Pamela Vinson won the 200 meters, Lindsey Putman was first in the 800 meters, and the Mavericks won the 4x400-relay.

Men's and women’s teams compete in the Houston Invitational Friday-Saturday, Jan. 28-29.

Movin' Mavs win three of four, top Illinois

The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team won three of four games, including a victory over defending national champion University of Illinois at the Illinois Intercollegiate Tournament last weekend.

Things started slowly with a loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater, but the team came back to win the next three games over Southwest Minnesota, Edinboro, and Illinois.

The team's next action will be at the Alabama Intercollegiate Tournament on Feb. 4-5.

Seven Mavericks earn 4.0 GPAs during fall semester

Seven UT Arlington scholar-athletes who compiled 4.0 GPAs were among 25 Mavericks named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the fall semester.

Recording perfect 4.0 GPAs were Christy Driscoll, Tara Frantz, Bianca Sauls, and Alicia Shaffer from the volleyball team, and Anthony Groom, Amanda McMahon, and Garrett Yuen from the cross country team. The SLC Honor Roll includes 10 volleyball players, nine men's cross country runners, and six women's cross country runners from UT Arlington.

The honor roll recognizes student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA and is announced following both the fall and spring semesters.

Mav men top SFA, host Texas State on Saturday

For the second straight game, the men's basketball team displayed outstanding defense in a 62-52 win over Stephen F. Austin at Nacogdoches on Saturday. Earlier last week, the Mavericks whipped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 70-49 in Texas Hall.

Coach Scott Cross’s club is now 3-2 in the Southland Conference and will host Texas State at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in Texas Hall.

Women fall to SFA, go on the road this week

The women’s basketball team dropped a 67-63 decision to Stephen F. Austin in a Southland Conference game at Texas Hall on Saturday.

The Mavericks, now 2-3 in the SLC, face Texas State on Saturday, Jan. 29, in San Marcos. The next home contest is the Pink Zone game, supporting breast cancer awareness, Wednesday, Feb. 2, against UT San Antonio.

(For more sports news, go to utamavs.com, uta.edu/movinmavs, or uta.edu/campusrec.)

Going Out

Thursday, Jan. 27

Gallery 76102

Exhibiting Artist Talk: John Hitchcock In conjunction with his exhibition "Epicenter," artist John Hitchcock gives an illustrated presentation about his work and creative process. Free. 12:30 p.m., Room 148, Fine Arts Building. The Gallery at UTA, 2-5658.

Gallery 76102 Opening Reception "A Certain Shade of the Aftermath," an exhibit by Timothy Harding, deals with U.S. history, corporate infrastructure, heavy metal music, terrorism, and popular culture. One of his works using graphite, charcoal, and an extension cord is shown at right. Exhibit through March 31. Reception 6-8 p.m., Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Friday, Jan. 28

Cervical Cancer Awareness Information on cervical cancer, prevention, and more. Wear teal for the cure. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Green Team Early Spring Education Session Tom Kemper, president of Dallas-based Dolphin Blue, supplier of recycled office supplies and related environmentally responsible products, speaks on his involvement in environmental and sustainable issues. Green Team bronze and silver winners announced. Free. 2 p.m., Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Office of Sustainability, 2-9299.

$2 Movie: Twilight Saga: Eclipse Bella is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob. Rated PG-13. Free. 5:30 p.m. Also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Opening Reception for The Gallery at UTA Exhibition Reception for exhibitions "John Hitchcock: Epicenter" and "Impressions: Prints Made in Texas." Free. 6-8:30 p.m., gallery talk at 6:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

Saturday, Jan. 29

Flute Day Recitals Performances devoted to the flute. Free. 10:15 a.m., 3 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Texas State. Tickets $8. 7 p.m., Texas Hall. Athletics, 2-2261.

Monday, Jan. 31

Combat Narratives: Stories and Artifacts from UT Arlington Veterans Artifacts, memorabilia, and gear on loan from UT Arlington military veterans and objects carried, used, or found by U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor, Central Library. Library and OneBook program.

Exposure: Photos from the Second Battle of Fallujah Photographs from the Second Battle of Fallujah taken by UT Arlington student and Marine Corps veteran Joel Chaverri. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor, Central Library. Library and the OneBook program.

Faculty Percussion Recital Features Michael Varner, associate professor of percussion. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, Music, 2-3471.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Faculty Jazz Recital Music Professor Dan Cavanagh performs original jazz musical pieces. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.

Ongoing

Planetarium Spring schedule includes Violent Universe, Magnificent Sun, Astronaut, Spacepark 360, Pink Floyd shows, and $2 Movies. Planetarium, 2-1183.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

MavWire

 

Editors: Jim Patterson, Teresa Newton

Executive Director for University Publications: Mark Permenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing: David Johnson

Vice President for Communications: Jerry Lewis

Published by University Communications. Photography, video, design, and online services provided by the Department of Communications and Marketing.

© 2011 The University of Texas at Arlington

 

MavWire is published on Mondays and Thursdays (except for holidays) during the fall and spring semesters and on Thursdays during the summer. To submit items for possible inclusion in MavWire, email mavwire@uta.edu. Items must be received three working days before distribution. Inclusion of events and activities in MavWire does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by the University. Read the MavWire Guidelines.

MavWire welcomes any non-employees of UT Arlington who would like to subscribe.

The University of Texas at Arlington

UT Arlington News Center UT Arlington Magazine Research Magazine Maverick Calendar MavWire Archives

 

Mavericks Go Green