Cheerleaders claim national championship
UT Arlington's cheer squad won the national title for its division at the National Collegiate Cheerleading Association's competition April 7-11 at Daytona Beach, Fla.
The squad came in first out of 12 teams in Division I for small coed schools. Stephen F. Austin was second and Long Beach State was third. In preliminary competition, the Maverick team wrangled the No. 1 spot for crowd involvement.
Will Strother, spirit groups coordinator and head coach, says the 18-member cheer squad has steadily improved to claim the top title. The team came in second last year and fifth the year before.
Squad tryouts are May 22-23.
Candidates' forum Wednesday for next week's campus elections
Campus elections for Student Congress president, Mr. and Ms. UTA, and a variety of positions will soon be here. Candidates' forums are at noon Wednesday, April 14, on the malls of the Central Library and the E.H. Hereford University Center. Voting is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, April 19-20, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the University Center and in the Maverick Activities Center. The slate of candidates is online.
The Big Event needs 100+ more volunteers for record event
Volunteer this week for community service and receive a The Big Event free stadium cup or pen. UTA Volunteers will be at various campus locations during the week to register volunteers for the biggest day of community service in North Texas.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to be part of The Big Event on Saturday, April 24. For its 10th year, The Big Event has joined with the Arlington Alliance for Youth for Global Youth Service Day.
Registration times and locations are:
Look for The Big Event sidewalk chalk artists 2-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, library mall; Wednesday, Business Building main entrance; Thursday, Fine Arts; and Friday, Maverick Activities Center main entrance.
More than 700 people have registered to lend a helping hand for 970 opportunities at 56 sites. Academic departments, campus offices, and student organizations are invited to join in for team efforts.
Go to www.uta.edu/thebigevent to find a project that's just right for you and your group.
For more details, contact Tiffany Kaminski, The Big Event director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call UTA Volunteers at 817-272-2963. The Big Event is sponsored by UTA Volunteers, Student Activities, and the Division of Student Affairs.
Housing Fair helps students find a home, sweet home
The Second Annual Housing Fair offers one-stop shopping for a place to live in Arlington and surrounding areas. The fair, sponsored by The Shorthorn, is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday April 14, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Approximately 30 apartment complexes and University Housing will share information on housing options as well as how to live successfully on and off-campus.
UTA Radio hosts first Spring Jam
UTA Radio hosts its inaugural Mavs Spring Jam '10 at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The live remote broadcast and concert features local bands.
Check out the station's new website at http://radio.uta.edu. The Internet radio station also broadcasts on Time Warner channel 99.
New library video on YouTube
The fun folks at the UT Arlington Library have created another informative video. Watch it on YouTube.
Beer Goggle Bonanza lets students see alcohol's effects
Put on a pair of beer goggles and see how alcohol can affect your skills. The MavsACT Program presents an evening on alcohol awareness at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center.
Stop by for free food and hands-on activities including beer goggle bowling, beer goggle Barbie, and a drunk-driving simulation course. Co-sponsors include the Leadership Center, MGC Council, PHC Council, Counseling Services, and Health Services.
Contact Candice Freeman at email@example.com or 817-272-9220.
ARAMARK named one of the world's most admired and ethical companies
The dining service provider for UT Arlington, ARAMARK, has been ranked No. 1 in its industry on Fortune magazine's list of World's Most Admired Companies for 2010. This marks the third straight year in which ARAMARK has ranked No. 1 and the sixth time in the past nine years.
The Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank, named ARAMARK as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies.
Also in the past year, ARAMARK has been named among the country's Best Places to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek magazine; the Global Outsourcing 100, which recognizes companies that provide the best service worldwide; and America's largest private companies by both Forbes and Fortune magazines.
Nanotechnology part of Business Week focus; Lockheed CFO to speak
Business Week brings a capitalist who's who to campus for insight on this year's theme, "Innovations Transforming Business in North Texas and Beyond." Guest speakers will discuss the business case for nanotechnology and its applications in various product and service markets, including transportation and logistics, construction, medicine and health care, energy, and sports and entertainment.
Bruce Tanner ('90 MBA), chief financial officer at Lockheed Martin, will be the keynote speaker at the Business Week Executive Dinner at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 13, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. There are no tickets remaining for the dinner.
Former Mexico foreign minister to address immigration issues at Wednesday talk
Immigration solutions must include legalizing Mexican residents living in the United States without papers and providing an orderly process for future immigrants, according to Jorge G. Castañeda, foreign minister of the Republic of Mexico from 2000 to 2003.
Dr. Castañeda is the Center for Mexican American Studies Distinguished Lecture 2010 speaker. The free event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.
Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants is Castañeda's topic and the title of his book, which draws on his experience as foreign minister and as a well-known scholar on immigration issues.
Wind Symphony plays for All-American Tax Day Concert
Relax on Tax Day with some premiere music by the Wind Symphony. The All-American Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Irons Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building.
The music of composer-in-residence Joel Puckett is featured along with works by American composers Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, and Aaron Copland. The Wind Symphony will present a premiere performance of Puckett's newest work, The Shadow of Sirius for flute and wind symphony. Puckett serves on the composition faculty of the Peabody Conservatory.
Soloist is assistant professor of flute Sarah Frisof, and Douglas Stotter conducts the symphony.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and free for children younger than 10.
Business reps answer food questions concerning sustainability
Area business representatives will discuss "Why We Do What We Do!" concerning food sustainability at noon Friday, April 16, in the Rio Grande Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
The discussion is the final event of the Freshmen Leaders on Campus campaign on food sustainability. Each business relates to local, organic, and community themes as part of this year's OneBook, Deep Economy by Bill McKibben.
A display on food and food-related issues runs through Friday in the Palo Duro Lounge of the University Center. Topics include the benefits of eating local and organic foods, healthy choices for college students, and Arlington being named by Mens' Health as America's Fast Food Capital. The display also includes "Frenchie," the french fries-covered mannequin.
Recycle to help create small businesses
Recycle and fight poverty at the same time through a campus sustainability program.
The Office of Campus Sustainability has accepted the challenge to join with other 11 universities to recycle cell phones, PDAs, and inkjet cartridges and to help change the lives of the less fortunate. Proceeds benefit the Chiapas Project, a nonprofit organization founded by prominent Dallas business and civic leaders to support programs for women in poverty.
"The proceeds from those recycling efforts are used by Chiapas International to provide micro-finance loans as small as $50 to women entrepreneurs to create a small business, which can eventually sustain her family," says Meghna Tare, sustainability director.
Tare's office will provide envelopes to those who would like to mail phones and other items to Chiapas International.
"Anyone can request the envelopes," she explains. "No postage is necessary. Simply drop the phone in the envelope and mail it. Since the envelopes will have UT Arlington's zip code, we can track how many cell phones were recycled."
Donations boxes are at the Central Library, Maverick Activities Center, and Davis Hall, with two boxes in the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Take me out to the ballgame for UT Arlington Night
Batter up, Mavericks! On Monday, April 26, you, your friends, and family are invited to UT Arlington Night at the Ballpark as the Texas Rangers take on the Detroit Tigers. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Come early and watch the UT Arlington pre-game presentation, national anthem, color guard, and the first pitch by President James D. Spaniolo.
Get tickets at www.utatickets.com. Tickets are subject to availability, must be purchased in advance, and will not be available at the ticket windows for purchase on the day of the game. Orders placed after Monday, April 19, will be left at the West Box Office's Will-Call window at the Ballpark.
Health Services seeks input for patient satisfaction survey through Friday
Health Services is conducting a patient satisfaction survey through Friday, April 16. If you have been treated at the Health Center, take a moment to complete the Patient Satisfaction Survey. Your responses will help improve the delivery of health services. Comments and suggestions also are encouraged. Contact Health Services at 817-272-2771.
Order MavPacks for finals
MavPack Finals Goody Bags are back. Order one for yourself or your favorite UT Arlington student by Friday, April 23, at www.uta.edu/alumni/saa. The kits, $25 each, are packed with office and school supplies, spirit items, snacks, and study tips.
Alumni Association offers scholarships
The Alumni Association offers 13 different scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. Application forms are available in the Financial Aid Office in Davis Hall and online at www.uta.edu/alumni/scholarships. Return applications to the Alumni Association, 841 W. Mitchell St, or to P.O. Box 19457, Arlington, TX 76019. Call 817-272-2594 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Deadline to apply is June 4.
Professor's book on procrastination topic for library Friends
Monica Ramirez Basco, assistant professor of psychology, presents "Overcoming Procrastination" at the Friends of the UT Arlington Library meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, on the sixth floor of the Central Library.
Basco, author of The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Things Done, is an internationally recognized expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy, a clinical psychologist, and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
The free meeting is open to the public. A book signing follows the lecture. RSVP to Betty Wood at 817-272-7421 or email@example.com.
Summer camps listing now online
UT Arlington provides a variety of summer camps for youth and young adults. Go online to www.uta.edu/summercamps to find out more.
Late drop possible for undergraduate classes
The last day to drop a class has passed. The Withdrawal and Drop Policy Exception Form is available online. This form is only for undergraduate student drops and should be used when seeking a non-academic drop of a course after the last drop date. The Office of the Provost will determine the final outcome of the appeal.
Tuesday, April 13
Baseball Baylor. Free with student ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. www.utamavs.com, 817-272-2261.
One Mic Stand Comedy Series: Eric O'Shea Free. 7:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL-Entertainment@uta.edu, 817-272-2963.
Wednesday, April 14
$2 Movie: Twilight Saga: New Moon Team Edward or Team Jacob? Planetarium. 817-272-1183, www.uta.edu/planetarium. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17.
Thursday, April 15
All-American Tax Day Concert An All-American concert features composer-in-residence Joel Puckett and soloist Sarah Frisof, assistant professor of flute. Douglas Stotter conducts the UT Arlington Wind Symphony. $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-2533.
Friday, April 16
Men's Tennis Nicholls State. Free. 2 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. www.utamavs.com, 817-272-2261.
Friday Night Movie: The Book of Eli A warrior by necessity, Eli seeks only peace. Free. 8 p.m. Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. EXCELemail@example.com, 817-272-2963.
Saturday, April 17
Mavs Spring Jam UTA Radio.com presents local bands in concert. Free. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center.
Sunday, April 18
Monday, April 19
Wednesday, April 21
$2 Movie: An American in Paris Gene Kelly sings, dances, and jokes around Paris. Planetarium. 817-272-1183, www.uta.edu/planetarium. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24.
Through April 23
Master of Fine Arts Exhibition Iris Bechtol's intermedia works are through April 16, with Clinton Rawls' film/video exhibit April 19-23. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. 817-272-5658.
Through April 24
Outside Influences Works by American artists Michael Noland and Fred Stonehouse, along with pieces from their outsider/folk art collections. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. 817-272-5658.
Through May 31
Timpani: New Works Consider the sound of a timpani, building from a faint rumble to a rich riot of sound. "Timpani" artists Carol Benson, Susan Harrington, and Chris Powell use disparate media but approach inspiration in a similar manner by allowing ideas to rise intuitively to conscious form in this art exhibit. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center. 817-272-5988.
Downtown Farmers Market Arlington's downtown farmers market features locally grown produce and locally made baked goods, arts, and crafts. Co-sponsored by UT Arlington Dining Services. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, 215 E. Front St.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Shutouts provide softball sweep against Ladyjacks
Maverick pitchers did not allow a run in three games, sweeping the Southland Conference softball series from league-leading Stephen F. Austin over the weekend. Freshman Teri Lyles hurled two shutouts, and senior Cara Hulme pitched the other as the Mavericks improved to 13-7 in conference play.
Now in a virtual tie with Nicholls State for third place in the conference, UT Arlington will travel to Sam Houston State for three games this weekend.
Tracksters excel, break record at North Texas Classic
Women's and men's track teams won seven events and broke a meet record Saturday at the North Texas Classic in Denton.
For the women, first-place finishers were Kisha Gaspard in the 800, Jerono Patrober in the 1500, Kimberly Strong in the heptathlon, and the 4x100-meter relay team.
Heinz Schwarzkopf set a meet record for the men in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Cordero Gray in the 200 and Isiah Clements in the high jump were also winners.
The latest NCAA rankings list Gray with the third best time in the West Region in the 100-meter dash with a mark of 10.28, which is also eighth best in the nation.
Winning streak ends for women's tennis in loss to Northwestern State
Northwestern State downed the Mavericks 6-1 Saturday in a battle of Southland Conference women's tennis unbeatens. The Lady Demons finished the conference season with an 11-0 mark while UT Arlington is 10-1. The conference tournament begins Friday, April 23, in Corpus Christi.
The men's tennis team is 1-1 in SLC play and has three league matches this week. The Mavericks play at UT Pan American in a designated conference match today, then will play UT San Antonio on Wednesday before closing out the conference season Friday against Nicholls State at the UTA Tennis Center.
The baseball team dropped two out of three games to No. 22 Southeastern Louisiana over the weekend and is 8-7 in conference play. The Mavericks will host Baylor at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 13, at Clay Gould Ballpark. ... Outfielder Michael Choice has been named a mid-season All-American by Baseball America. One of only three outfielders selected to the 11-man national squad, Choice is batting .398 with 11 home runs and 31 runs batted in. ... The golf team finished second at the Shocker Classic last week and is playing in the Jim West Intercollegiate this week in Victoria.