MavWire

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

Monday, March 18, 2013

Basketball

Mavericks at home Wednesday in CollegeInsider.com Tournament

UT Arlington hosts Oral Roberts University in the CollegeInsider.com men’s basketball postseason tournament at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at College Park Center.

The CollegeInsider bid is the first for the Mavericks and also marks the first post-season game at College Park Center.

The Mavericks reached the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, falling Saturday night 64-55 to New Mexico State.

"We're excited to be in the postseason for the second straight year," coach Scott Cross says. "We came up a little bit short in our goal to win the WAC Tournament, but to keep our season alive in the CIT and go for 20 wins is a great opportunity and reward for our players.

"We need the support of Mavericks everywhere on Wednesday at College Park Center to give us a real home-court advantage against a very talented Oral Roberts team," he added.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today, Monday, March 18, and can be purchased online at utatickets.com or by calling 2-9595.

Read more about post-season basketball.

Business Week 2013

Business Week 2013 brings top entrepreneurs to campus

For Business Week 2013, the College of Business showcases the true daredevil of the marketplace, the entrepreneur. Scheduled Monday-Friday, March 18-22, the weeklong event will gather executives who are founders, owners, investors, and risk-takers from a wide spectrum of enterprises and industries.

The week features executive leaders, innovators, and professionals from a spectrum of enterprises and industries. For students, Business Week is an opportunity to meld theory with application. Executive speakers will present during regularly scheduled undergraduate and graduate classes.

The speaker schedule includes speakers from Lockheed-Martin executives to the founders of Barefoot Wine.

Jeff Corwin/Aaron Neville

Jeff Corwin and Aaron Neville

Tickets, premium seats still available to see Jeff Corwin, Aaron Neville

Tickets are still available to see the last two installments of the 2012-13 Maverick Speakers Series. Go to utatickets.com to reserve your seat.

Jeff Corwin, Emmy-winning star of The Jeff Corwin Experience, will speak on "100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at College Park Center. A question-and-answer session and book signing follow the lecture.

Music legends Aaron Neville and Ellis Marsalis appear in "A Night with New Orleans Music Legends" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at College Park Center. A question-and-answer session follows their performance.

Learn more about the programs at the Maverick Speakers Series website.

Volunteer registration open for The Big Event

Sign up soon to nab your pick of good deeds for The Big Event, set for Saturday, April 27.

The Big Event is a day of community service and outreach involving students, faculty, staff, and community members. Numerous community-based and non-profit organizations and agencies benefit from volunteer efforts.

Discover more about how The Big Event impacts North Texas at uta.edu/thebigevent. Learn how to participate and see a list of project sites.

For questions, call 2-2963 or email thebigevent@uta.edu.

Alan C. Lowe

Presidential librarian: Alan C. Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, right, speaks at the Friends of the Library meeting Friday.

Director of new Bush Presidential Library to speak Friday

The director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas will speak at the Friends of the Library meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Alan C. Lowe earned bachelor's and master's degrees in history at the University of Kentucky. In 1989, he became an archivist at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. In 1992, he joined the Office of Presidential Libraries at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. He served as interim director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, N.Y.

Friends of the Library meetings are free and open to the public. RSVP to 2-1413 or email LibraryFriends@uta.edu.

Mavericks play at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday

See the Maverick baseball team take the field for the first time at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington when it faces the TCU Horned Frogs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.

Tickets for the game are $6 at utatickets.com or by calling 2-9595. Pay $10 at the gate. Seating is general admission.

Mav Pic benefits fair

Open wide

Jacorey Mosely, an adviser with the University Advising Center, has his teeth checked at Wednesday's Benefits Fair by dental hygienist Deborah Gay of Grand Prairie Family Dental. The fair was sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

 

Women's History Month programs tackle tough topics Wednesday

HIV, incarceration, and domestic violence are discussed Wednesday, March 20, for Women's History Month.

Becky White, a visiting lecturer, will discuss “HIV and Women: The Impact of Incarceration on HIV and Women” noon-1 p.m. in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

An interactive forum on domestic violence is 6:30-8 p.m. in the Concho Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center. A presentation on trends and prevention awareness is planned.

The month wraps up with a health fair noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, on the University Center mall.

Registration due by Tuesday for Community Partner Breakfast

Faculty and staff can connect with nonprofit directors interested in collaborative projects at the spring Community Partner Breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Carlisle Suite of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Register online by Tuesday, March 19.

Many faculty members have begun incorporating community service and service learning as a result of these breakfast events.

Keynote speaker is Dana Dunn, associate professor of sociology and a member of the Community Service Learning Advisory Board. Dr. Dunn teaches courses and conducts research on gender issues and social inequality.

The Center for Community Service Learning hosts the breakfast. For questions, call 2-2124 or email dequeant@uta.edu.

Benefit Yourself

PeopleSoft Open Forums

This fall, PeopleSoft will become the new University-wide Human Resources and Financial Management system, replacing DEFINE, HRMS, PointPlus, and UTDirect. Pre-training online resources and live open forum sessions will be followed by more in-depth and formal group training, starting in June.

Begin learning about the new system with the online training module that provides an overview and introduction to the basics of the PeopleSoft environment.

A series of open forum sessions will provide users a chance to hear from PeopleSoft team experts in a group setting. Each forum includes a question-and-answer session. There are eight different sessions, and users may attend all or only the ones of particular interest. Open forum sessions will be available online on the PeopleSoft website following each event.

A list of upcoming open forum sessions is available online.

Workers' Compensation joins health care network

In accordance with the Texas Labor Code, all UT System employees who are injured in the course and scope of their employment are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical care to treat their work-related injury or illness. The UT System is self-insured for workers' compensation insurance and the program is administered by the Office of Risk Management.

The Office of Risk Management contracted with the IMO Med-Select Network (IMO) to provide medical treatment for UT System employees with work-related injuries or illnesses.

Beginning Monday, April 1, employees injured on the job will be required to obtain medical care from an IMO network provider unless it is an emergency. Employees who have a medical emergency should go to the closest urgent care center or emergency room.

Employees must go to a network treating doctor for all health care relating to their injury. If health care is received from someone other than a network doctor without network approval, employees may have to pay the bill.

This network only applies for work-related injuries and has no impact on health insurance benefits offered by the UT System.

For more information, visit the UT System workers' compensation health care network webpage or contact the UT Arlington Workers’ Compensation Program within The Environmental Health and Safety Office at 2-5563.

Use LOK-IT encrypted USB drives to secure data

LOK-IT encrypted USB drives are provided free to executive management, faculty, and staff. Drives are protected by PIN that the user creates and must input before it is plugged into a computer. The total capacity is 4 GB. To request a drive or for more details, visit uta.edu/security/lok-it.

Performance Review Training for Supervisors

Performance Management Forms and Procedures for supervisors is offered 10-11 a.m. Monday, March 25, in Room 200 of the Wetsel Service Center. Annual performance reviews for all employees—except faculty, GTAs, and GRAs—must be completed by Friday, March 29. Evaluation forms can be accessed online. For questions, call 2-5554.

Mindful Moments

Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 219, Health Services Center. Health Services.

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 email employment@uta.edu. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Extra Credit

Wednesday, March 20

College of Business Executive Dinner John Goff, a Fort Worth-based real estate investor, is the keynote speaker for the annual event, which is part of Business Week. Tickets $35-$45. 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University. Business.

A Multimodal Approach to Literacy Learning Simone Smala will present a model of literacy learning that is widely used in teacher education programs in Australia. The Four Resources Model was developed as a response to the changing nature of texts in society, and understands literacy as a social and cultural practice. Dr. Smala is an assistant professor at the School of Education, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Noon-1 p.m., Room 332, Science Hall. College of Education and Health Professions.

The Impact of Incarceration on Women and HIV Becky White, clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, speaks for Women's History Month. Noon-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Women's and Gender Studies, Women in Leadership, Multicultural Affairs.

Thursday, March 21

Commissioner Andy Nguyen's Social Hour Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen hosts a social hour. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., Digg’s Tacos, College Park District. Student Congress.

Friday, March 22

Biomedical Technologies Symposium Experts from industry, clinical, and academic settings will address University faculty and students, plus medical practitioners and industry professionals. Features national and regional speakers, including Col. Robert G. Hale, director of craniomaxillofacial research for the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, and Mario Romero-Ortega, associate professor of bioengineering. Register. 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. South, Fort Worth.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

A Night of Stand-Up Comedy with Andrew Schulz

Andrew Schulz

Andrew Schulz brings his "logical masculinism," the male experience from an informed and rational perspective, to campus at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Admission is free.

Schulz discusses gender issues and identity politics and questions the world by prying people’s values and desires. He writes for MTV2’s hit Guy Code and has appeared on Hip Hop Squares and Epic Fail.

Come early for a pre-show audience joke competition.

EXCEL Campus Activities sponsors Schulz's appearance.

Monday, March 18

Women's Tennis Mavericks vs. Columbia. Free. 1 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

A Night in Mesoamerica The Nicolas Miranda composition recital features the world premiere of Suite Mesoamericana for cello and piano. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, March 19

Baseball Mavericks vs. TCU. Tickets $6 in advance; $10 at the gate. 7 p.m., Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Athletics.

Music Honors Recital Music faculty members and outstanding students play in solo and chamber music settings. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, March 20

Softball Mavericks vs. Baylor. Tickets $6. 5 p.m., Allan Saxe Field, Athletics.

Friday, March 22

Friday Night Film: Lincoln Free popcorn; other concessions available. $1 cash, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Coming up

ACES Symposium Ashanti Johnson, executive director of the Institute for Broadening Participation, is the keynote speaker for the symposium, which showcases undergraduate and graduate students' research and creativity. Free. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, E.H. Hereford University Center. Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES).

Maverick Speakers Series Conservationist Jeff Corwin speaks on "100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, College Park Center. Also Aaron Neville and Ellis Marsalis, "A Night with New Orleans Music Legends," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, College Park Center. Free, but tickets required. Premium reserved seating $25. utatickets.com. Maverick Speakers Series.

Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture Wenda Trevathan, professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University, presents "Redefining the Normal in Women's Health: The View from Evolutionary Medicine." Free. 7 p.m., Thursday, March 28, Room 204, Architecture Building. Anthropology.

Glass Art Show and Sale Intricately crafted works of glass art go on sale to the public. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., silent auction 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, March 29, Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis. Glass Art, Art and Art History.

Ongoing

Exhibit: Kim Cadmus Owens/Allison V. Smith Dallas-based artists Kim Cadmus Owens and Allison V. Smith portray vividly colored landscapes in paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Closed for Spring Break. Through Saturday, March 30. Art and Art History.

Self-congratulatory Nonsense A solo installation by Joshua Elliott. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Saturday, March 30. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.

Planetarium Take a trip in the universe to discover how scientists use the entire electromagnetic spectrum to view the universe in Cosmic Colors. 1 p.m. Saturday. Planetarium.

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

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