Get ready for Homecoming
The men's basketball home opener with Oklahoma highlights Homecoming weekend Nov. 15-17, and there are plenty of things you can do to get ready for all the festivities.
Register for the Homecoming parade by Wednesday, Nov. 7. With the theme "Illumination," the parade entries of floats, golf carts, or walking teams will light the way.
Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes. Sign up to help with the Homecoming Chili Bowl, the Party on Pecan, the Afterparty, the 5K walk/run, and other events at Homecoming Volunteers.
Cook up some heat for the Homecoming Chili Bowl, a bracket competition. Deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 2.
Homecoming events include volleyball and a jazz concert on Thursday, Nov. 15.
On Friday, Nov. 16, the men's basketball game against Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in College Park Center highlights the day's activities. The women’s basketball team plays at 2 p.m. followed by the Party on Pecan at 4:30 p.m., and the Homecoming 2012 Parade and Pep Rally at 5:30 p.m. Homecoming king and queen coronation is at halftime of the men's basketball game, and the Afterparty follows the game.
Events on Saturday, Nov. 17, include a golf tournament, a 5K walk/run, reunions, and tours, along with evening events that include a step show, a symphony concert, and The Bash.
MavAlert Emergency Notification System test Wednesday; update your contact information
The next system-wide test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Verify your emergency contact information at uta.edu/mymav.
The MavAlert system rapidly notifies faculty, staff, and students in the event of a campus emergency via registered email addresses and text message devices.
To enable MavAlert text messages, you must add your mobile phone number or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington emergency contact information and label it "mobile phone" via the drop-down menu. Log in to MyMav at uta.edu/mymav, then click on the "Sign up for MavAlerts" link in the right column.
During the Wednesday test, faculty, staff, and students will receive the following message via the email addresses and mobile devices designated in their MavAlert profile: “Attention: This is a test of the UT Arlington MavAlert Emergency Notification System. Update your emergency contact information at uta.edu/mymav.”
The MavAlert test will coincide with the regular monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System, also at 12:30 p.m. The University’s voice annunciation system will be activated inside campus buildings. The City of Arlington's monthly weather warning test will follow at 1 p.m.
Strategic Planning seeks your feedback
A draft University strategic plan and vision statement are available for review and comment by faculty and staff at Strategic Planning.
During the last half of the spring semester, three University planning committees reviewed and gathered input from campus planning forums and the planning website to develop goals and objectives for each planning priority. A draft was created during the summer. Early in the fall semester, academic deans provided feedback that was incorporated into the draft plan.
Review the documents and provide any additional feedback by Tuesday, Nov. 13.
A Celebration of Service recognizes veterans Nov. 7
Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks ('71 BBA) is the keynote speaker for Veterans Day: A Celebration of Service 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, also will provide remarks. The program begins at 4 p.m.
Faculty, staff, and students who have veteran or active military status will be recognized for their dedication and service. The event, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center, includes a flag ceremony, presentations, music, refreshments, and more.
Franks retired from active duty in 2003 as the commander of the United States Central Command. He was the general leading the attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. He also led the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein.
The celebration is sponsored by the Office of the President.
Book profiles 'Architect of the Century'
A New York architect's work is chronicled in Ralph Walker, Architect of the Century by Kathryn Holliday, assistant professor of architecture and director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture.
The book grew out of an exhibition Dr. Holliday prepared for HLW, the New York architecture firm for which Walker worked. The exhibit commemorated the firm’s 125th anniversary in 2010.
“Dr. Holliday’s book reintroduces us to one of our nation’s most significant architects and ensures that Ralph Walker’s influence will not be lost,” says Donald Gatzke, dean of the School of Architecture. “Her work adds important context to the re-assessment of the lasting impact that design of the 1920s and 1930s has had on our cities, and how quickly architectural tastes can shift and be forgotten.”
Read more about the Architect of the Century.
Early voting continues on campus
Early voting for next week's general election continues through Friday Nov. 2, at the Maverick Activities Center. The polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
To vote early on campus, you must be registered to vote in Tarrant County and must present identification—voter registration certificate or alternate ID such as a driver's license, birth certificate, passport, U.S. citizenship papers, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or other government document.
Nominate outstanding Mavericks
Nominate a great employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards by Friday, Nov. 2.
The nomination form can be submitted electronically, faxed to 2-3361, or mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Box 19176.
For more information, contact Eunice Currie at 2-7091.
Display your work at GIS Day
Showcase your geographic information systems research at GIS Day 2012 noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. GIS Day is a global event to educate people about the variety of GIS uses.
Kathryn Holliday, assistant professor of architecture, will speak noon-1 p.m. on "Mapping DFW: Exploring Architectural History Using GIS." Try your hand at geocaching at 4 p.m. on the Library mall. See examples of spatial analysis and maps, and enjoy prizes, food, and a giant GIS Day cake.
To showcase your work register online, or for more information, contact Joshua Been at 2-5826.
Time Management: Keys to Everyday Office Success
Learn how backlogs happen, how to manage paperwork, how to eliminate clutter, and discover the benefits of organization. Free. 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources Training Classes.
Cache, If You Can
Learn how to use GPS receivers and participate in a geocaching exercise. No GPS experience necessary. Open to the public. Part of GIS Day 2012. No registration required. Free. 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, Library mall. Technoscholar Workshops.
Check out employment opportunities at uta.edu/jobs. Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Men's cross country wins WAC title
The UT Arlington men took four of the top 10 spots to win the school’s first Western Athletic Conference championship by taking the cross country title on Saturday in Ruston, La.
Virgilio Martinez was the Mavericks’ top finisher, placing fifth. He was selected WAC Freshman of the Year. Craig Lautenslager, Emil Blomberg, and Ryan Tilotta finished seventh, eighth, and ninth, respectively. Martinez and Lautenslager earned first-team All-WAC honors, while Blomberg and Tilotta were named to the second team.
The women’s team finished fifth with Hannah Nilsson placing 12th. She was named to the All-WAC second team.
The men's and women's teams will compete in the NCAA South Central Regional on Friday, Nov. 9, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Volleyball hosts familiar foes this week
It’s like old home week as the Maverick volleyballers host two teams that moved with them from the Southland Conference to the Western Athletic Conference when they take on UT San Antonio at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, and Texas State at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at College Park Center.
Thursday is Fan Appreciation Night as free posters will be given away. Saturday is Jersey Day as fans are invited to wear their favorite jersey.
The Mavericks lost matches at Utah State and San Jose State last week.
Movin' Mavs win four in Jim Hayes Invitational
The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team won all four games in the Jim Hayes Invitational last weekend, defeating teams from Dallas, Austin, and two from Houston in the community tournament.
Next action for the Movin’ Mavs will be a collegiate tournament at Wisconsin-Whitewater Nov. 16-17.
Golfers second at UT El Paso meet
Paul McConnell led the Maverick golf team to a second-place finish Saturday at the Price's Give 'em Five Invitational hosted by UT El Paso.
McConnell finished tied for fourth with a three-under-par 213 for the tournament.
This concludes the fall season for the Mavericks, who resume competition in February.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Movie Screening: Nefarious See the award-winning movie, Nefarious, based on the real-life events of the international human trafficking trade, and join in a discussion on its impact on the Asian community. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free. 6:30 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Multicultural Affairs, Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program.
Goolsby Leadership Academy Lecture Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, U.S. Army retired and executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, discusses "Honor and Integrity." Free. Reception 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Goolsby Leadership Academy, Maverick Battalion.
Duo Piano Recital Features Dan Cavanagh, right, associate director of jazz studies, and guest artist Dan Haerle, retired jazz studies professor at the University of North Texas. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Friday, Nov. 2
Angel Tree Kickoff Party Sponsor a child or senior citizen in need during the holiday season. Enjoy refreshments and arts and crafts opportunities. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA Volunteers, Leadership Center.
Faculty Violin Recital Features Martha Walvoord, associate professor of violin. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Chili Cook-off Bring the family for prizes, games, competitions, and, of course, chili. Cooking begins at 9 a.m.; judging at noon. Free. The Green at College Park. Department of Accounting, Terra Brown McGhee, email@example.com.
Monday, Nov. 5
Veterans Appreciation Week Morning colors, reveille, flag raising by ROTC to start the week. Free. 8 a.m., flags poles, Library. Student Veterans Advisory Council.
Downtown Arlington Music Monday A lunchtime concert featuring music students. Free lunch served after the concert. Free. 12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 300 S. Center St. Music.
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Book signing Local author Jack Duffy signs copies of his book, The Man from 2063, about a lawyer who travels from the future to prevent a conspiracy from killing John F. Kennedy. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., UT Arlington Bookstore.
Veterans Appreciation Week On-campus resources event. Snacks provided. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Student Veterans Advisory Council.
One Night in Asia Talent Show Enjoy performances by student organizations including the Asian Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Fine Arts Society of India, and more. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.
Veterans Day: A Celebration of Service Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks ('71 BBA), right, is the keynote speaker. Faculty, staff, and students who have veteran or active military status are invited to a celebration recognizing their dedication and service. Refreshments, presentations, flag ceremony, music, and more. 3:30-5 p.m., program 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Office of the President, 2-5300.
Marisol In Jose Rivera's award-winning play, a woman fights for survival in a world turned upside down. $7. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, and Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Maverick Theatre Company, 2-2669.
International Education Week Includes World Trivia Night, which tests teams on their knowledge of various countries and cultures around the world. Each team is allowed one faculty or staff member. Register by Monday, Nov. 5. International Education Week is Nov. 12-16. World Trivia Night is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education, Study Abroad.
Mav Up for Homecoming Join fellow staff members in learning the alma mater, fight song, spirit motions, and more. Meet Blaze and the Wranglers. Win door prizes and enjoy refreshments. 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, Room 245, Business Building. Staff Advisory Council.
Little by Little/Poco a Poquito: How Latinos Are Making the Internet Work for Them Sara Ines Calderon discusses Latino accomplishments and challenges in high technology. She co-founded the websites NewsTaco and Mas Wired and works for the Latino YouTube network MiTu. Free. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Center for Mexican American Studies.
Homecoming 2012 Highlights include men's and women's basketball games, a volleyball match, Homecoming parade, street party, chili cook-off, reunions, tours, games, a 5K run, and more. See the Homecoming schedule. Nov. 15-17, College Park Center and other locations. Student Affairs.
Presidential Campaigns and Memorabilia More than 150 U.S. presidential buttons, from the 1896 election of William McKinley to the current 2012 campaign, are included in the collection of UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo. Free. Through Monday, Nov. 12, first floor lobby, Central Library. An exhibit of political cartoons is on the second floor.
The Gallery at UTA: Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez Works feature bronze castings of Texas and plant life and photographs that explore personal identity and consumer culture. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Nov. 17. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.
Gallery 76102: A Study of Water and What Once Was a Forest Loli Kantor's documentary photography and Hiroko Kubo's sculptural exploration are revealed in this exhibit. Free. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Friday, Nov. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
India Unveiled: The Photography of Robert Arnett A collection of images highlighting the diversity of India and its various regions. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Jan. 5, 2013, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Special Collections.
Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands Maps depict not only the geography of the islands but also reflect many of the themes of Caribbean and American history as well as cartographic history. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Feb. 9, 2013, Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library.
Planetarium Get transported to surreal vistas and experience the most thrilling amusement park rides the solar system has to offer in Spacepark 360. 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)