Diversity Week challenges attitudes, stereotypes with lectures, games, obstacle course, workshop
Students can learn more about diversity through lectures, physical challenges and a little 3-on-3 basketball during Diversity Week on campus.
"Maversity: Why GI Joe Enlisted Barbie" is a workshop for students at 12:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 2, in the San Saba Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
MavFest starts at noon Wednesday, March 3, on the University Center mall and features the Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team obstacle course and cultural games. International lecturer Maura Cullen reveals "Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say" at 7 p.m. at the Rosebud Theatre of the UC.
Thursday events include Safe Zone Ally Training and the 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament, with the week's activities winding up Friday with the Maversity workshop "Disability Is Part of Diversity."
Check the complete schedule for Diversity Week, which is sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, the Office for Students with Disabilities, and the Division of Student Affairs.
Campus police advise caution after recent vehicle burglaries
University police are asking students who park vehicles on campus to take valuables with them, put them in the trunk or locked glove compartment, or simply leave them at home after several daytime vehicle burglaries in parking lots east of Pecan Street.
Windshield-mounted GPS units have recently been stolen between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
"Simply throwing a coat over an item is not enough to deter thieves," Assistant Chief Rick Gomez of the UT Arlington Police Department says.
Also, SUVs and pickups don't have a trunk to hold valuables, so thieves check unlocked glove compartments, behind seats and under seats.
Chief Gomez offers these tips:
If you are a victim of a vehicle burglary—Do not touch or adjust anything in, on or around the car. Do not confront anyone. Call the police to report the incident as soon as possible.
Assistance call boxes—More than 60 outdoor assistance call boxes around campus provide a direct connection with the UTA Police Department and automatically pinpoint the caller's location.
Report suspicious activity—Contact the UTA Police Department for suspicious activities such as:
Report a crime in progress—Call 817-272-3003 or 911.
Non-emergency reports—Call 817-272-3381. Add this number to your cell phone contact list.
Special Events Center begins with groundbreaking ceremony Friday
Groundbreaking for the Special Events Center is set for Friday, March 5, on the eastern edge of the campus. A reception is at 2 p.m. with the groundbreaking program at 2:30 p.m.
The final design for the center emphasizes energy efficiency, natural light and materials, and flexible seating in a new venue for convocations, concerts and athletics. The center is expected to open by December 2011.
The center will open onto a new pedestrian mall on what is now Second Street between Center and Pecan streets. A four-story, mixed-use residence hall and parking garage will be built immediately north of the events center. UT Arlington is partnering with the city of Arlington to develop a pedestrian trail along Center Street and a green space on the building's south side.
Collectively, the projects will reframe what is rapidly becoming known as "East Campus," the University's growing corridor east of Cooper Street. The multi-purpose venue will contribute significantly to the goal of making downtown Arlington a college town.
Intersections, parking lot closings planned for SEC groundbreaking
In preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Special Events Center, some intersections and parking lots will be closed.
On Friday, March 5, the intersections of Pecan Street at UTA Boulevard and Third Street will be closed 12:30-5 p.m. Traffic will be diverted to Center Street.
Students may use Lot 40 instead of lots 42 and 43 from 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, through 5 p.m. Friday, March 5.
Women's History Month boasts top lecturers, conferences, fashion show
Women's History Month on campus includes lectures on contemporary issues, healthy lifestyle choices, leadership training, fashion and even karaoke.
The 24th Annual Women's History Month Lecture Series, sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, features three speakers, all at noon in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. The free lectures are:
Other Women's History Month events include:
Campaign College This American Association of University Women's program prepares female students for campus leadership roles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 6, Carlisle Suites, E.H. Hereford University Center. Applications have closed.
Living a Healthy Lifestyle Conquer the challenge of living a healthy lifestyle with practical tips from guest presenters. Free refreshments and door prizes. Free. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center. firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-2099.
‘Women Behaving Badly' Karaoke Night Open karaoke adds a "Women Behaving Badly" Karaoke Contest for student organizations. Free. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, Bowling & Billiards, University Center. email@example.com, 817-272-2099.
Success: A Woman's Leadership Conference This conference is dedicated to working women and the enhancement of their leadership skills. $95. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, March 11, Sheraton Fort Worth, 701 Commerce St., Fort Worth. Megan Topham, 817-272-5988.
RAD- Self Defense Course Female students, faculty and staff can learn self defense. Registration required; go to www.uta.edu/police and scroll down to crime prevention. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, March 13, Maverick Activities Center. Ron Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-3902.
Women of Excellence Fashion Show Female student leaders model in this business fashion show. Free. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, Rio Grande Room, University Center. email@example.com, 817-272-2099.
Third Annual Women in Leadership Retreat Participants learn personal leadership style and discuss critical issues facing female leaders today. Admission limited. Free. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 27, Carlisle Suites, University Center. firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-2099.
Mind/Emotion Wellness Day offers relaxation tips, health screenings
Mav Talk: Mind/Emotion Wellness Day lets students take part in activities to support their emotional health and wellness. The free event is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 2, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Participate in a relaxation exercise, create your own stress ball and learn about campus and community resources. Complete anonymous screenings for stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcohol, relationship concerns, and eating and sleeping problems.
Fun in the Sun Health Fair has free screenings, massages, information
Jam-packed with activities, the Fun in the Sun Health Fair will feature more than 30 health care providers, health care experts and businesses as well as fun activities, door prizes and giveaways. The fair runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Free health screenings and education will be offered on vision, blood pressure, diabetes, dental, chiropractic, nutrition and more. Free massages, manicures, pedicures and temporary tattoos are planned, along with free hot dogs and cotton candy. The first 100 attendees receive a free bag filled with gift cards, coupons and discounts to area restaurants and businesses.
For more information, call Health Services, 817-272-2771.
Social today gives volunteers more info on The Big Event service day
The Big Event Spring Fever Social, 3-4 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 2, invites students to learn how they can be part of one of the largest one-day community improvement and outreach efforts in the history of North Texas. The informational event is the Concho Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
The Big Event partners student volunteers with service projects for area non-profit organizations. UT Arlington joins with the Arlington Alliance For Youth on Saturday, April 24, for Global Youth Services Day. UTA Volunteers hosts The Big Event.
Other projects this month sponsored by the UTA Volunteers include lending a hand to the Boys & Girls Club on Thursday, March 4, and the Arlington Native Plant Life Preserve (or The Wildscape) and Mission Arlington on Saturday, March 6.
Lose that long hair at Locks of Love on Wednesday, March 10. Late March events include an animal shelter visit and a blood drive.
More restaurants accepting Mav Money
Several local restaurants and two CVS Pharmacy locations near campus now accept Mav Money, a debit card offered through the Mav Express in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Learn more at the Mav Express or go online to www.uta.edu/mavexpress.
OneBook author discusses 'Deep Economy'
Bill McKibben, the author of this year's OneBook selection, will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the Rosebud Theatre at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and Our Durable Future asserts that what we eat, what we drive, where we live and what we feel are all related to how we use or misuse the earth's resources. He shows how our globalized economy has become addicted to the ideas of limitless economic growth and endless consumption of goods.
The lecture is sponsored by the UT Arlington OneBook program, a common reading experience for incoming freshmen.
McKibben, an environmental activist, led two of the largest protests against global warming in 2006 and 2007. He also founded www.Stepitup07.org, a Web site designed to pressure the U.S. government toward more sustainable policies on carbon emissions.
Advising open for summer and fall registration
Advising for summer and fall terms has begun. The home page for the MyMav portal is your gateway to the Schedule of Classes and the Registration Timetable as you make your registration plans for the summer and fall terms. Priority registration opens Monday, April 5.
Check to see if you will need to see your academic adviser before you register. If your academic department requires that you be advised, you will see a service indicator ("DEP" hold) under the "Holds" section of your Student Center in MyMav.
Progress report grades available
Through Friday, March 12, instructors are entering progress report grades for many students. Check your UT Arlington e-mail account to see if you are in the group to receive progress reports. Unlike final grades, you can see your progress report grades as soon as they are entered. Check your MyMav Student Center regularly for the next few weeks to see how you are doing in each course.
Tuesday, March 2
Percussion Ensemble Recital UT Arlington Percussion Ensemble performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. email@example.com, 817-272‑3471.
Wednesday, March 3
Fun in the Sun Health Fair Health Services is sponsoring a day of fun, food, prizes and education on the effects of the sun on our skin. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center mall, Central Library mall. 817-272‑2716.
$2 Movie: Casablanca Bogie, Bergman and the Resistance. 5:30 p.m., Planetarium. 817-272‑1183. Also showing at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 5.
Men's Basketball UT Arlington vs. Nicholls State. Senior night. Track team recognized at halftime, while the UT Arlington Dance Team and Hooters' halfcourt shot will be featured. Free with student ID. 7 p.m., Texas Hall. 817-272‑2261.
Thursday, March 4
Baseball UT Arlington vs. Brigham Young. Free with student ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. 817-272-2261.
Symphony Orchestra Concert The UT Arlington Symphony Orchestra performs. $5 adults, $3 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 817-272-3471.
Thursday-Sunday, March 4-7
Dead Man Walking A play based on Sister Helen Prejean's novel is part of the national Death Penalty Play Project and a collaboration of the departments of criminology and criminal justice, political science, art and art history, communication and theatre arts. An after-show talk follows the March 5 performance. $7 with student ID. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building.
Friday, March 5
Faculty Flute Recital Featuring Sarah Frisof of the UT Arlington music faculty. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. 817-272-3471.
Baseball UT Arlington vs. Brigham Young. Free with student ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. 817-272-2261.
Friday Night Movie: The Princess and the Frog A modern twist on a classic tale set in the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Rated G. Free. 8 p.m. Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center.
Saturday, March 6
Women's Basketball UT Arlington vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Senior day. Volleyball team recognized at halftime. UT Arlington Dance Team will perform. Free with student ID. 1 p.m., Texas Hall. 817-272-2261.
Baseball UT Arlington vs. Brigham Young. Free with student ID. 1 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. 817-272-2261.
Softball UT Arlington vs. Southeastern Louisiana. Free with student ID. 2 and 4 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. 817-272-2261.
Through March 6
Prime Perception Visual communication professors and active designers and artists Robert Grame and Robert Hower exhibit their work. Free. 10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. The Gallery at UTA, Room 169, Fine Arts Building. 817-272‑5658.
Saturday, March 7
Softball UT Arlington vs. Southeastern Louisiana. Free with student ID. Noon, Allan Saxe Field. 817-272-2261.
Monday, March 8
Downtown Arlington Music Mondays A 30-minute lunchtime concert featuring Music Department faculty and students is followed by a free lunch. Free. 12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 300 S. Center St. Martha Walvoord, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-2439.
Vocal Division Recital A recital with UTA vocal students. Free. 4:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. email@example.com, 817- 272-3471.
Faculty Cello Recital Elizabeth Morrow of the music faculty performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-3471.
Tuesday, March 9
Baseball UT Arlington vs. TCU. Free with student ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. 817-272-2261.
Wednesday, March 10
Baseball UT Arlington vs. Creighton. Free with student ID. 3 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. 817-272-2261.
$2 Movie: Little Shop of Horrors A dentist and his plant have a complicated relationship. 5:30 p.m., Planetarium. 817-272-1183. Also showing 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 13.
Open Mic Coffeehouse Night Free. 7 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. email@example.com, 817-272-2963.
Through March 31
The Mexican Revolution and Beyond A collection of 52 works by renowned photographer Agustin Vicente Casasola, on loan from the Mexican government, provides a unique and compelling visual chronicle of Mexican life in the early decades of the 20th century. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. 817-272-3997.
Creativity Test Artists Marilyn Jolly and Maraya Lopez bring a new perspective to paint-by-the-numbers. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center. 817-272‑5988.
UT Arlington Planetarium programs See the complete Planetarium schedule. $2 with student ID. 817-272‑1183, firstname.lastname@example.org.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Women finish second in conference indoor track
Jasmine Walls won the 60-meter and 200-meter events for the second straight year at the Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in Norman, Okla., as the UT Arlington women's team finished second behind Stephen F. Austin. Antonia Hopkins was also an individual winner for the women, winning the 400-meter event.
The men's team finished fourth and had three individual champions: Adolphus Jones in the heptathlon, Wade Hayes in the pole vault and Dwight Robinson in the 800-meter run.
UT Arlington will host the Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 14-16 at Maverick Stadium.
Basketball teams play final home games this week
The men's basketball team will play its final home game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, against Nicholls State while the women close out the home season at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Both games will be played at Texas Hall.
The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team will close out its home season Saturday, March 6, with games against the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks at noon and URO Sport Texas at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. All games will be played in the Physical Education Building.
Both men's and women's teams have clinched a berth in the Southland Conference Tournament, which begins next week in Katy, Texas. The Movin' Mavs will play in the national intercollegiate tournament March 19-20 at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Intramural entries due for softball, table tennis
Entries for intramural softball are due Wednesday, March 3, at the Maverick Activities Center service and information desk. Play begins Monday, March 8.
Table tennis entries for both individual and dual competition are due Thursday, March 4. Entries for table tennis, wheelchair division, are due Friday, March 5. For more information, see intramural sports and utamovinmavs.com.
Cara Hulme pitched a perfect game against Prairie View A&M in the UTA Invitational Saturday, but the softball team lost three out of five as their record slipped to 9-6. ... Jason Mitchell struck out a school- and Southland Conference-record 18 batters Friday night, and the baseball team went on to take two out of three from Missouri State over the weekend. The Mavericks will host Brigham Young for a three-game series starting Thursday. ... The women's tennis team opened SLC play with wins over Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls State over the weekend. The men's tennis team will host UT Dallas at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Tennis Center.