Tickets available Wednesday for Ken Burns' Maverick Speakers Series appearance
Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, to see filmmaker Ken Burns in the first segment of the 2010-11 Maverick Speakers Series on Friday, Sept. 24, in Texas Hall. Tickets can obtained at utatickets.com. The tickets are free, but required for admission.
Burns is a noted historian whose documentaries have won seven Emmy awards and have been nominated for two Academy Awards. His latest film is The Tenth Inning, a two-part continuation of his baseball series. The documentary tells the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day, including players' use of performance-enhancing drugs, the influence of Asian and Latino players on the sports, the new Yankees dynasty, and the breakthrough of the Boston Red Sox. The Tenth Inning is scheduled to air on PBS stations Sept. 28-29.
Among Burns' other noted works are The Civil War, Jazz, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, The War, and National Parks: America's Best Idea, which won for an Emmy.
The Maverick Speakers Series also includes:
• Celebrity chef Rick Bayless on Oct. 14 at Lone Star Auditorium in the Maverick Activities Center. Bayless has won two James Beard Awards, including the group's International Humanitarian of the Year award. He won the Bravo Channel's Top Chef Masters, a reality show contest among high-profile chefs, in 2009. Bayless is credited with doing much to further authentic Mexican cuisine. His best-selling cookbook, Mexico: One Plate at a Time, inspired a PBS cooking show, now in its fifth season.
• Lisa Ling, a television host, journalist, and activist, Nov. 23. Ling is host of National Geographic's Explorer. She has covered a host of international stories and issues, including China's one-child policy, the Columbian drug war, and the looting of Iraq's antiquities. Ling serves as a contributing editor for USA Weekend and has produced eight documentaries for PBS, several of which have won awards.
• Cal Ripken Jr., Major League Baseball's noted iron man, Feb. 17. Ripken played 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. His Hall-of-Fame career includes being one of only eight players to hit 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. Ripken is most noted for playing in 2,632 consecutive games, breaking Lou Gehrig's string of 2,130. In 2001 he and his family established the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation in memory of the family's patriarch. The foundation helps teach life lessons through baseball to disadvantaged youth.
• Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, March 23. The television show host has worked to foster an understanding about science among viewers. Bill Nye, The Science Guy has won seven Emmy Awards for writing, performing, and producing. Nye also hosts The 100 Greatest Discoveries and The Eyes of Nye.
For more information, see Maverick Speakers Series.
Shuttle routes provide convenient ride from parking lots
Getting to class got a lot easier this year with more than 300 new parking spaces, new and improved shuttle routes, and a special parking permit rate for students who choose to park in the remote lot.
First and foremost, purchase a parking permit to avoid citations when parking on campus.
• Order your parking permit online at uta.edu/mymav. Decals will be mailed directly from the printing company, not UT Arlington Parking Services.
• Remote decals are less than half the price. Student permits allowing access to all student lots are $112.50 for the fall and spring semesters. Students who choose to park in Lot 26 at Maverick Stadium may purchase an "R" remote lot permit for $45.
Several options exist for parking and shuttles.
• UT Arlington has increased capacity in some existing lots and added new lots since spring.
• Students may park in the new Lot 38, south of the UTA Bookstore at South Oak and West First streets.
• Overflow parking is available at the new Lot 45, near St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Enter from West Mitchell Street, east of South Davis Drive.
• Ample spaces are typically available even at peak times in Lots 49, 50, and 51, south of West Mitchell Street and east of South Cooper Street.
• New shuttle routes will serve stops across campus every 10 minutes. The free service runs 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning with the fall semester. Patrons should arrive on campus early enough to allow for wait times. Routes and schedules are available at uta.edu/shuttle.
• Maverick Ride escort service is available from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. UT Arlington police encourage faculty, staff, and students to avoid walking alone after dark. To request a security escort, call 817-272-3381.
Food, facts, and some fun found at Maverick Cookout, Activities Fair
Grab a burger while learning about clubs, groups, and other ways to be involved on campus at the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, on the E.H. Hereford University Center mall.
About 150 to 200 campus organizations share details on how students can be involved on campus. Look for booths representing professional and social societies, fraternities, and sororities as well as some campus groups, such as the Multicultural Mavericks and the UTA Volunteers.
Burgers, veggie burgers, chips, and drinks are $2, served up for faculty and staff volunteer "flippers and servers." The UTA Marching Band and "Passing Strangers" provide music to munch by.
UT System chancellor to dedicate University College
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa is the guest speaker for the dedication ceremony for University College at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the north entrance to Ransom Hall.
Services critical to student success have been consolidated in University College, housed in historical Ransom Hall, which has been updated with bright, modern interiors and private tutorial and counseling space.
University College serves as a focal point for campus programming that helps first-year students successfully transition to college life and meet the academic challenges set by faculty.
While University College focuses on assisting freshman students as they transition to college, the programs and services are available to all students who seek academic support during their career at UT Arlington.
In case of rain, the dedication will be held in the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Plaza Food Court hours extended
The Plaza Food Court features brands such as Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Sushic. Cash, credit, and meal plan dining dollars are accepted. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Textbook rentals have doubled, but don't forget this important step
The popular textbook rental program at the UT Arlington Bookstore has doubled the number of books rented since last fall, but renters should complete a sometimes-forgotten step.
"We have a very quick way to enroll students at the cash register, but they need to complete the agreement online," Bill Coulter, bookstore manager, says. "If you don't, you can't rent another book until you do."
Students can go to uta.bkstr.com to electronically sign the rental agreement before or after their bookstore visit.
Textbook rentals for the fall semester, so far, has reached 8,000, resulting in about $300,000 savings compared to the price of new textbooks.
For students who have waited to get their books, it's never too late to rent, Coulter adds.
Wear your college apparel this week
Show your Maverick pride by dressing the part for the Student Alumni Association T-shirt Day on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and for College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 3.
Receive a free gift Wednesday when you wear a Mavericks Forever shirt and stop by the SAA table during the Activities Fair. To join the Student Alumni Association and to receive your Mavericks Forever shirt, apply online, then stop by the Alumni Association office at 841 W. Mitchell Street to pick up your shirt and other goodies.
Wear your fave UT Arlington blue or orange T-shirt, hat, colors, and other collegiate gear on Friday for College Colors Day. This national holiday encourages students, employees, parents, siblings, fans and friends unite to support their favorite university. Find gear at the Bookstore or shop online.
Register soon for Oozeball 2010
Mavericks who like to get down and dirty need to register for the annual Oozeball tournament set for Friday, Sept. 17. Teams of five compete in mud volleyball until only one team remains.
The first game starts at noon at the Oozeball lot at the corner of Summit Avenue and Fourth Street, just south of Greek Row Drive.
Oozeball benefits the Student Alumni Association Sophomore Scholarship Fund. Oozeball is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and Campus Recreation.
Small counseling groups available to students
Two counseling groups aim to help students learn about relationships and themselves.
Let's Talk: Interpersonal Therapy Group is a small, co-ed group for six to 10 students that will meet weekly to enhance interpersonal skills and general well-being. The group provides opportunities to gain self-awareness, explore personal and relationship issues, give and receive feedback in a safe environment, and practice new skills.
The group meets 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 23. To register, contact Bruce Bower at 817-272-3671.
Love, Sex, and Relationship counseling group is for eight to 12 women. The women and two professional therapists will explore the role of sex, relationships, and love in life. Group members will be encouraged to reflect on and to share personal life experiences. The goal of engaging in these activities is to increase self-awareness and build new relational skills. The group meets 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17. To register, contact Claudia Thompson or Amy Zavada at 817-272-3671.
Adonis Rose Quintet concert supports scholarships through donations
The Adonis Rose Quintet will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center.
An Evening with Adonis Rose, jazz artist-in-residence at UT Arlington, will benefit the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Adonis Rose Scholarship Endowments.
The jazz performance is free, but a ticket is required and can be obtained at utatickets.com.
Suggested donations for the scholarship fundraiser are $50 per attendee or $15 for students. Donations in amounts other than $50 or $15 increments can be made online.
If you prefer to make your credit card gift by phone, call the Development Office at 817-272-2584.
Free financial counseling available
University College now has a financial counselor available to faculty, staff, alumni, and students. Lori Gunn, a certified consumer credit counselor from Money Management International, is available to help individuals analyze their financial situations and provide them with multiple options to better manage their finances.
Gunn will provide financial counseling on debt and budget, pre-filing bankruptcy, reverse mortgage, first-time homebuyer issues, understanding and building credit, loans, and credit cards.
The sessions will be in Room 206H in Ransom Hall. Gunn will be available for appointments 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, call 2-3684 or visit Suite 206 in Ransom Hall.
Direct Deposit is simple, safe, green
According to the PayItGreen Calculator, the number of printed checks and earning statements that UT Arlington issues for one year uses 840 pounds of paper and amounts to 171 trees.
Direct Deposit is secure, convenient, and fast. Create a Direct Deposit account online or at the payroll office in the Wetsel Service Center.
Mindful Moments gives 30-minute break
Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Mindfulness draws on one's internal resources to cultivate awareness and to practice being present in each moment of our lives. The fall session begins Sept. 1 and ends Dec. 15. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 235, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 817-272-2771.
Hike and bike open house set for Wednesday
Students are invited to attend a public open house concerning the Arlington Hike and Bike System Master Plan from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., in Vandergriff Park. See the latest draft of the proposed hike and bike network maps.
Brave Combo opens fall season of free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion
The fall Levitt Pavilion Arlington concert series begins Thursday, Sept. 2, featuring Brave Combo, a nuclear, mosh-pit polka band. The pavilion is located in downtown Arlington at 100 W. Abram St.
Ray Wylie Hubbard, the legendary Texas troubadour and master storyteller, will perform Saturday, Sept. 4. The month-long series wraps up with the nine-time Grammy-winning group Asleep at the Wheel on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Bob Mintzer and the UTA Jazz Orchestra play Sunday, Sept. 26. Other artists include Arlington native and rising star Bobby Duncan, Texas' own Marcia Ball, electrified rocker Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, tribal funk musicians Katsuk, flamenco jazz fusion band Incendio, and Big Sam's Funk Nation.
All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m., except for two shows for EcoFest on Saturday, Sept. 18. See the Levitt Pavilion Arlington fall schedule online.
Super Bowl volunteers needed, register online
If you have not registered yet as a Super Bowl volunteer, don't miss your chance. Volunteers will be the faces of North Texas during the weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6, 2011, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
All volunteers will be issued a limited edition and official volunteer uniform and will be invited to a volunteer appreciation event in the weeks following Super Bowl XLV.
The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee is looking to recruit and train volunteers who will welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to North Texas to enjoy the Super Bowl experience. Volunteers will staff numerous activities and venues throughout the region, including the area's airports, major hotels, and the NFL Experience.
Volunteers registered by today, Tuesday, Aug. 31, are automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the XLV Countdown Live From Cowboys Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Print your own enrollment verification
If you are enrolled as a student at UT Arlington, you may print your own enrollment verification. Log into MyMav and click on Request Enrollment Verification in the Academics section of your Student Center to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse (NSLC) website.
Preorder official transcripts
You can order transcripts online and request to hold for grades or, if you are graduating this summer, request to hold for degree posting.
Enrollment loans available
Enrollment loans for the fall 2010 term are now available at the Bursar's Office. More information on enrollment loans is online.
Late registration for fall 2010 continues
Late registration for the fall semester continues through Wednesday, Sept. 1. Check the registration timetables online.
To determine if you need adviser clearance, check your portal page at www.uta.edu/mymav and click on Student Center. You will see a section on the right titled Holds. Click the details link for specific hold information. If your academic department requires advising, you will see an academic department service indicator (hold). A list of advising offices is online.
Students who want to register for fall must have their summer and fall academic department service indicators released by their adviser.
Tuesday, Aug. 31
Carter BloodCare Blood Drive Representatives from Carter BloodCare will answer questions inside the southwest entrance of the E.H. Hereford University Center. No reservations necessary. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, Central Library mall; Monday, Thursday, and Friday, E.H. Hereford University Center mall. UTA Volunteers. 817-272-2963.
Carnival Knowledge: UT Arlington's Library Fun House Learn more about the library's resources and services. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Central Library mall. UT Arlington Library, Kevin Schuck, 817-272-3313.
MFA Summer Exhibition Reception Closing reception for the third annual summer exhibition by 16 Master of Fine Arts students, representing the Department of Art and Art History graduate program in intermedia studio, glass, visual communication, and film and video. Free. 1:30 p.m. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. 817-272-2891.
Intramurals: Madden NFL '10 Tournament Entries due by 5 p.m. at Maverick Activities Center Services and Information Desk. Intramural Sports, 817-272-3277.
UTA HOSTS! Welcome Back Mixer 7-9 p.m., Bowling and Billiards, E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA HOSTS!, Molly Alfers, 817-272-2293.
Alumni Association Scholarship Dinner More than 40 Mavericks will receive more than $50,000 in scholarships. 6 p.m., Carlisle Suite, E.H. Hereford University Center. UT Arlington Alumni Association, 817-272-2594.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair Day Learn about student activities and organizations while munching on a free burger. Free. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Office of Student Affairs, 817-272-6080.
College of Science Welcome Back Ice Cream Social Enjoy a sweet treat with fellow scientists. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Life Science Building. College of Science, Lori Norris, 817-272-3491.
Intramurals: Tennis Singles and doubles. Entries due by 5 p.m. at Maverick Activities Center Services and Information Desk. Intramural Sports, 817-272-3277.
$2 Movie: The Blind Side A true story of love, acceptance, and football. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Thursday, Sept. 2
College of Nursing Floats 'n' Quotes Cool off with fellow nursing students. 2:45-4 p.m., Room 549, Pickard Hall. College of Nursing, Mary Jane Ashe, 817-272-2776.
Honors College Game Night New Honors College students can meet fellow students, faculty, and staff and enjoy pizza, bowling, billiards, and more. 5-8 p.m., Bowling and Billiards, E.H. Hereford University Center. Honors College, Cathy Pritchett, 817-272-7215.
Study Abroad Fall Fiesta Welcome globetrottin' Mavs who are returning from studying abroad and meet new exchange students. Free. 5 p.m., Swift Center lawn. Office of International Education, email@example.com, 817-272-1120.
Multicultural Mavericks Kick-Off Social Learn how you can be part of change in the world. 7-8 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs, Leticia Martinez, 817-272-2099.
Friday, Sept. 3
Intramurals: Bowling, Fantasy Football, College Football Pick 'Em Entries due by 5 p.m. at Maverick Activities Center Services and Information Desk. Intramural Sports, 817-272-3277.
Lunch with the Mavericks Bring your Maverick spirit for a free lunch as the Maverick volleyball team takes on the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Free. 1 p.m., Texas Hall. Division of Student Affairs and Athletics.
Volleyball: UT Arlington Maverick Classic UT Pan American vs. Louisiana Tech, 10 a.m.; UT Arlington vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 1 p.m.; Mississippi State vs. UT Pan American, 4 p.m.; UT Arlington vs. Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Free with student ID. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Saturday, Sept. 4
Volleyball: UT Arlington Maverick Classic Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Louisiana Tech, 10 a.m.; UT Arlington vs. UT Pan American, noon; Mississippi State vs. Louisiana Tech, 2:30 p.m.; Arkansas-Little Rock vs. UT Pan American, 5 p.m.; UT Arlington vs. Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Free with student ID. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Monday, Sept. 6
Labor Day No classes and offices closed for Labor Day holiday.
Tuesday, Sept. 7
Guest Artist Recital Pianist Ana Benavides performs. She is a leading interpreter of Spanish music and a piano professor at the Joaquin Turina Conservatory in Madrid. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music Department, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-3471.
Wednesday, Sept. 8
College of Engineering Welcome Bash Cookout The College of Engineering's annual cookout is for current Engineering faculty, advisers, and students. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Engineering mall. Tracey Kocher, 817-272-3679.
Greek Wednesday Information event for the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Noon, E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Greek Life, 817-272-9234.
$2 Movie: Clash of the Titans Zeus' mortal son tries to stop the underworld and its minions. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Thursday, Sept. 9
Linton Powell Organ & Harpsichord Recital Linton Powell, professor of music, will perform compositions on the organ and harpsichord for his 35th annual fall recital. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music Department, email@example.com, 817-272-3471.
An Evening with Adonis Rose The Adonis Rose Quintet performs a benefit for the Adonis Rose Scholarship Endowments and Phi Kappa Phi honor society . Free; suggested donations $15 for students, $50 general public. Online donations accepted. Tickets required. 7:30 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center.
Friday, Sept. 10
Mav Camp Learn the history and campus traditions of UT Arlington in a fun environment. Meet new friends and participate in spirit games. 6 p.m.-midnight, Bowling and Billiards, E.H. Hereford University Center. Student Governance and Organizations, 817-272-2293.
Greek Splash Watch some fraternity men participate in one of the silliest Greek events of the year. Watch them compete in synchronized swimming, in relay races in the pool, and for the best cannonball trophy. $3. 7 p.m., outdoor pool, P.E. Building. Greek Life, 817-272-9234.
Free Movie: Toy Story 3 Andy prepares to depart for college. Rated G. Pull up your car to the parking lot northwest of the MAC. Concession for drinks, candy. Free popcorn. 8 p.m., west lawn, Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-2963.
Planetarium programs Stars of the Pharaohs is one of the featured shows this fall. Also see Wonders of the Universe; One World, One Sky; Time Space; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; and the $2 Movie. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Levitt Pavilion Concert Series The fall Levitt Pavilion Arlington concert series begins Thursday, Sept. 2, featuring Brave Combo, a nuclear, mosh-pit polka band. Ray Wylie Hubbard, the legendary Texas troubadour and master storyteller, will perform Saturday, Sept. 4. The month-long series continues each Thursday through Sunday until Oct. 2. Free. Levitt Pavilion Arlington, 100 W. Abram St.
Texas Rangers baseball The Texas Rangers offer discounted tickets to selected games for faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends. Access texasrangers.com/uta and use the password rangers to purchase tickets for designated games through Oct. 3.
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.)
Volleyball Mavs open home season Friday at Texas Hall
Five schools are entered in the UT Arlington Maverick Invitational volleyball tournament that begins Friday, Sept. 3, at Texas Hall.
The Mavericks square off against Arkansas-Little Rock at 1 p.m. and students can enjoy Lunch with the Mavericks free, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Athletics Department.
Louisiana Tech, UT Pan American, and Mississippi State round out the field. See the Going Out section above for the complete schedule, as the tournament continues through Saturday.
UT Arlington opened the season last weekend at the Nike Invitational at Norman, Okla. After taking a two-set lead against Miami, the Mavericks lost in five sets and then dropped matches to Oklahoma and Wichita State.
Madden NFL 11 Tournament kicks off intramural season
The Fall 2010 Madden NFL 11 Tournament is set for 8 pm. today, Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the Maverick Activities Center game lounge. On-site registration begins at 7 p.m.
Entries for tennis, fantasy football, college football pick ‘em, and bowling are due this week. See Campus Recreation for the exact dates and more information.
Next week, entries are due for the pre-season flag football tournament and the flag football regular season.
Cross country teams open season Thursday at Wichita Falls
Maverick women's and men's teams open the season Thursday in the Midwestern State University Cross Country Stampede at Wichita Falls.
The women return eight runners from last year's team, which finished third in the Southland Conference. The men had a young team last year and return 14 from the squad that finished seventh in the SLC.