Vote today in student elections
Campus elections continue today, Tuesday, Nov. 16, for Student Congress senators, UTA Ambassadors, and Homecoming king and queen.
Voting for fall campus elections is at the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center and at the Maverick Activities Center.
Students who do not attend classes on the main campus must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and give their name and MAV ID to receive a ballot by 2 p.m. today.
Student Congress positions are for one representative each from the colleges or schools. UTA Ambassadors, who promote campus pride and traditions, are all at-large positions. The top three candidates for the Homecoming positions will be announced, with the winners named at Homecoming in the spring.
Richard Florida brings Creative Class project to campus as visiting scholar
Two world-renowned economic development experts are coming to UT Arlington with plans to make North Texas their urban and economic development laboratory.
Richard Florida and Steve Pedigo join UT Arlington as visiting scholars in the School of Urban and Public Affairs during the next two years. Florida is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and founder of the Creative Class Group, a global advisory services firm. Pedigo is director of Research and Communities for the Creative Class Group.
“North Texas is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, and it’s been left relatively unscathed from the economic turmoil that much of the rest of the country has endured,” Florida says. “UT Arlington has played a significant role in helping the region sidestep some of those economic pitfalls.”
Florida and Pedigo plan to collaborate with UT Arlington faculty, researchers, and students, as well as regional leaders, to identify a series of research initiatives that the local community can launch. The goal of the selected initiatives will be to leverage the existing assets and talents in North Texas to move the community forward.
Read more about Florida and Pedigo.
Great American Smokeout shares info on tobacco cessation programs, options
Tobacco use, cancer, and how to quit smoking or dipping are covered in the Great American Smokeout 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
A Relay for Life mini-walk starts at 2 p.m. at the Health Services Center. To sign up, contact Donielle Smith at email@example.com or 2-2619.
Following the walk, a candlelight vigil honors cancer survivors and the memory of lost loved ones.
In preparation for the UT Arlington campus to become smoke-free in August 2011, smoking cessation classes are offered to students. The Fresh Start From Tobacco program offers four classes every other Tuesday and Wednesday at the Health Services Center. Participants are encouraged to attend all four classes. For more details on free tobacco-cessation programs, contact Latoya Oduniyi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-272-2716.
One Night Without A Home educates about homelessness on Central Library mall
A night on the town takes on a different meaning when you don't have a home. That's what students can experience during the One Night Without A Home event, which starts at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 16, on the Central Library mall.
Students will camp outside in cardboard boxes and participate in educational discussions about homelessness. Speakers include Lylette Pharr of the Tarrant Area Food Bank and a representative of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.
Sign up at the Student Activities office in the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. For more details, contact the UTA Volunteers at email@example.com or 817-272-2963.
Adopt an angel, deck the mall, and have a very merry Holiday Extravaganza
Deck the Mall lights the way at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, on the Central Library mall. Join carolers in songs and indulge in free hot chocolate and treats while Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science, turns on the lights decorating the tree and mall. Sing more holiday tunes with karaoke. EXCEL Campus Activities sponsors the event.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their children to the annual Holiday Extravaganza for crafts, cookie decorating, and a visit from Santa Claus. The event is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Freshman Leaders On Campus provides the day's fun.
Be an angel to a child in need for the Salvation Army Angel Tree project. To choose a child to sponsor, go to the Student Activities office in the lower level of the University Center. Gifts should be returned on Thursday, Dec. 2, to the UTA Volunteers office in Student Activities.
Pecan Street detour set for Wednesday night, Thursday morning
If you’re out late Wednesday night or have an early class Thursday, avoid Pecan Street between Second and Third streets. New concrete hits the pavement starting at midnight. The west lane of Pecan should be open by 8 a.m. Thursday.
Oh, say, can you sing the national anthem?
Be a part of the UT Arlington game experience by performing The Star-Spangled Banner one of the Mavericks home athletic events. Interested performers should be:
Send an e-mail with contact information to Travis Boren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decorators' challenge: departments, groups urged to brighten trees
Trim your own tree for the University Center Tree Lounge, a holiday tradition Nov. 30-Dec. 21 in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Departments or groups can purchase a potted artificial 6-foot pre-lit tree for $105. Submit requests by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, so trees can be ordered in time.
The trees will be stored by the University Center and available to reuse every year at no additional charge.
Decorate the tree to represent your group or department or UT Arlington in general. The trees will be ready to decorate Tuesday, Nov. 23, and the official tree lighting is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.
To participate, contact Lauren Miller at email@example.com.
Documentary filmmaker answers questions on contributions of Mexican-American veterans
San Antonio-based filmmaker Laura Varela shows her documentary As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
The event, sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies, includes a question-and-answer session with Valera, moderated by William Arce, assistant professor of English.
The film looks at the contribution Mexican Americans made during the Vietnam War through archival footage and three veteran profiles. The film also explores the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder, activism, and the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
'Tragedy' in last weekend; watch video roundup of remaining season shows
Get tickets now for the final weekend run of Tragedy: a tragedy in the Mainstage Theatre of the Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $7 for students. Showtime is 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call the box office at 817-272-2669 for tickets, which are $7 for students.
Check out the rest of Theatre Arts’ season lineup and scenes from last month’s Cabaret.
Editors discuss Mexican independence, revolution role in literature, culture
Co-editors of Mexico’s independence and revolution in literature and culture discuss their new book Independences, Revolutions and Revelations in a colloquium at 2 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 17, in Room 200 at Trimble Hall.
Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez and Alicia Rueda-Acedo, assistant professors of modern languages in the College of Liberal Arts, along with Rodolfo Rosendo Mendoza of the University of Veracrus, co-edited the project.
The book contains chapters by experts in Mexican literary and cultural studies on both the bicentennial of Mexican Independence (1810-2010) and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution (1910-2010).
A panel discussion starts at 3 p.m. Panel members include Christopher Conway, associate professor of modern languages; Wendy Faris, professor of English and comparative literature; Dr. Rueda-Acedo; and Dr. Ruiz-Pérez.
The 1936 Mexican film Let’s Go with Pancho Villa shows at 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 18, also in Room 200 of Trimble Hall. The events are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages.
Anthropology prof named Hunt Postdoctoral Fellow
A look at newspaper cartoons and their socio-political impact has earned an anthropology professor high praise and a prestigious fellowship.
Ritu Khanduri, assistant professor of anthropology, was awarded the Richard Carley Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The highly competitive grant was issued based on the professor’s research into newspaper cartoons and the formation of social knowledge in colonial and postcolonial India.
Dr. Khanduri says the fellowship will support her book, Caricaturing Culture. India has one of the largest newspaper readerships in the world, and cartoons have historically played an important political role.
Read more about the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Get your Lisa Ling tickets now
Tickets are moving steadily for the appearance of international journalist and TV show host Lisa Ling for the Maverick Speakers Series lecture Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Texas Hall. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing.
Ling's message is about positive social change as she discusses "Open Heart, Open Mind." She has covered timely topics around the world as a host for the National Geographic Explorer series. The former co-host of The View is the co-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood, and Somewhere Inside.
Tickets are free and required. Download tickets from utatickets.com.
Applicants sought for UT System student regent position
The University of Texas System is seeking applicants for the student regent position on the UT System Board of Regents. The term for the position runs from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012.
The nonvoting student regent is an ex-officio member on each board committee. The student regent will participate in approximately a dozen official board meetings and frequently visit with student leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff at the 15 UT System institutions across the state.
Submit applications by Wednesday, Nov. 24, to the Office of Student Governance in the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Call 817-272-2293 for more details.
Student regent application forms and details are available online.
Outstanding Maverick Awards seek nominations of top employees
Students can nominate a great UT Arlington employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards, formerly known as the Outstanding Employee Awards.
Awards are based on criteria representative of the University’s mission and reflect characteristics of outstanding service and performance by individuals and teams.
Regular full-time and part-time employees who have been employed for a minimum of two years are eligible for nomination. Each Outstanding Maverick selected will receive $1,000 and a plaque at a dinner honoring the recipients.
Deadline for nominations is Monday, Dec. 6. The form may be submitted electronically, mailed to Box 19176, or faxed to 817-272-3361.
For questions or comments, call Linda Snowden or Ligia Munoz in Human Resources at 817-272-7091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open registration continues
Open registration continues for the winter intersession and spring term for all new and returning students. Register early. The schedules of classes are online.
To determine if you need adviser clearance, check your portal page at uta.edu/mymav and click on Student Center, then Holds and Details. If your academic department requires advising, you will see an academic department services indicator, or hold. Check the list of academic advising offices.
MyMav system outage scheduled for Nov. 23
MyMav will be unavailable Tuesday, Nov. 23, for a system upgrade. Be sure to register and plan to take care of all business that requires access to MyMav on days other than Nov. 23.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. UT Tyler. Free with student ID. 7 p.m. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Mindful Moments Take a break from stress of classes. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 235, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 817-272-2771.
$2 Movie: Clash of the Titans Zeus' mortal son tries to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Planetarium. 817-272-1183.
Alumni Mixer Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University are invited to mix and mingle. Appetizers and alumni giveaways available. Register online. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 6 p.m., BlackFinn American Saloon, Arlington Highlands. UT Arlington Alumni Association.
Most Awesome Extreme Challenge See teams take the challenge of sumo wrestling, an inflatable obstacle course, and tag-team joust. Proceeds benefit Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free for spectators. 6:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs, email@example.com.
This Is Not a Costume Learn the significance of tribal regalia for Native American Heritage Month. Free, 7 p.m., Room 106, College Hall. Native American Student Association, 817-272-5319.
'As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos' Filmmaker Laura Varela discusses her film after screening. Free. 7 p.m. Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Center for Mexican American Studies. 817-272-2933.
Thursday, Nov. 18
Exhibiting Artist Talk: Seiji Ikeda Seiji Ikeda discusses his work on exhibit at The Gallery at UTA. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 148, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-5658.
'Let's Go With Pancho Villa' A 1936 Mexican movie, shown in conjunction with modern languages colloquium. Free. 6 p.m., Room 200, Trimble Hall. Modern Languages.
Deck the Mall Enjoy hot chocolate, caroling, and the lighting of the tree and mall. Free. 6:30 p.m., Central Library mall. EXCEL Campus Activities, email@example.com, 817-272-2963.
Fall Jazz Concert A night of jazz by the Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Brian Mulholland on bass. Tickets $3 students; $5 general public. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-3471.
Thursday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 21
'Tragedy: a tragedy' This lively play satirizes modern American life as seen through television news. Students $7. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Theatre Arts, 817-272-2669.
Saturday, Nov. 20
Brass Night Listen to performances by several student brass groups including two brass quintets, one horn ensemble, and a trumpet ensemble. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall. Music, email@example.com, 817-272-3471.
Holiday Extravaganza Crafts, cookie decorating, and a visit from Santa Claus for children of students, faculty, and staff. Free. 10 a.m.-noon, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Freshman Leaders On Campus.
Monday, Nov. 22
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Hardin-Simmons. Free with student ID. 7 p.m. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Wednesday, Nov. 24
$2 Movie: Toy Story 3 Woody, Buzz, and the gang prepare for a day-care adventure. Rated G. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Planetarium. 817-272-1183.
Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Arkansas State. Free with student ID. 7 p.m. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
The Gallery at UTA: Introductions Features the work of assistant professors of art Seiji Ikeda, Ya'Ke Smith, and Tore Terrasi, who are active exhibiting artists, designers, and filmmakers. Through Nov. 20. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.
Gallery 76102: flats and rounds Artist Nicholas Wood works in hybrid forms of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Through Nov. 30. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth.
Charting Chartered Companies The exhibition Concessions to Companies as Mirrored in Maps, 1600-1900 focuses on maps and how they shaped the histories of chartered companies. Through Jan. 8. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library. 817-272-2179.
Planetarium programs Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings in Stars of the Pharaohs. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
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 Mavericks continue winning streak
After closing the regular season with a seven-match winning streak, the UT Arlington volleyball team captured the No. 4 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament, which opens Friday, Nov. 19, in Huntsville.
The Mavericks will face tournament host and No. 5 seed Sam Houston State in the first round at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The tourney continues through Sunday. See the tournament schedule.
Coach Diane Seymour’s squad closed out the home season Saturday with a 3-0 win over UT San Antonio, which is seeded second in the tourney.
Movin' Mavs win three of four in Jim Hayes tourney
The Movin’ Mavs went 3-1 for the weekend in the Jim Hayes Memorial Tournament, winning two games over the University of Alabama and splitting a pair with defending national champion and top rival, University of Illinois.
Senior David Wilkes and sophomore Jorge Sanchez each averaged 17 points per game in the four contests.
The Movin’ Mavs will host another tournament Dec. 11-12.
Men's basketball opens with split, at home against UT Tyler
Freshman Brandon Edwards scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the UT Arlington men’s basketball team opened the season with an 88-45 win over Texas Lutheran on Friday at Texas Hall. The Mavericks dropped a 71-56 decision at Oregon State on Sunday.
The team returns home for a 7 p.m. game against UT Tyler today, Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Texas Hall. Students are admitted free with ID.
Koenig finishes 21st at cross country regional
Freshman Emily Koenig finished 21st in a field of more than 100 runners at the NCAA South Central Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Waco. The regional closes out the season for the Maverick cross country squad.
Women's basketball loses two, plays at UMKC on Saturday
The women’s basketball team opened the season last week with road losses to Oral Roberts and Houston.
The Mavericks continue their road trip with games at Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday, Nov. 20, and Oklahoma State on Monday, Nov. 22, before facing Arkansas State in their home opener Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Entries for table tennis, wheelchair basketball due this week
Entries for intramural table tennis are due Wednesday, Nov. 17, with the tournament played Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Maverick Activities Center Game Lounge.
Entries for 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball are due at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, and play begins at 7 p.m.
Go online to learn more about intramural sports events, rules, and deadlines.