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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Job Fair

Workshops lead up to Job Fair

September is filled with job-searching tips from résumé critiques to how to find a federal job for Career Month, culminating in the annual Job Fair. The fair is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Maverick Activities Center, sponsored by the Career Center, formerly called Career Services.

The Career Center offers workshops to help students, recent graduates, and other alumni put their best foot forward for their job search. That includes everything from how to write a résumé and dress for a job interview to networking and being prepared for recruiters' questions.

The programs are free. Find them listed in the Learn More section below or the University events calendar.

For more details on the programs or the Job Fair, go to the Career Center website, e-mail careers@uta.edu or call 817-272-2932.

Read the Hire A Maverick blog for more job-search tips.

Park early to take advantage of shuttle service

Arrive a few minutes early to take advantage of the new shuttle routes across campus. The shuttles stop every 10 minutes.

The free service runs 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. beginning with the fall semester. Check out the routes and schedules at uta.edu/shuttle.

When on campus in the evenings, consider using Maverick Ride, an escort service available from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Sundays-Thursdays. UT Arlington police encourage students to avoid walking alone after dark. To request a security escort, call 817-272-3381.

For the most current information about parking, parking permits, and campus shuttle service, visit uta.edu/parking and uta.edu/shuttle.

Connect by Hertz

Sustainability office, Hertz offer transportation options on campus

The Office of Sustainability and Hertz are providing an Earth-friendly option for getting around this fall by becoming part of a unique nationwide car-sharing program.

Connect by Hertz is a pay-as-you-go car membership club. Students will pay as little as $8 an hour or $62 a day to use one of two cars parked at conveniently located lots on campus. The cost includes gas, insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, GPS navigation, and other features.

The result will be less pressure on students to have cars on campus, says Meghna Tare, director of the Office of Sustainability. Fewer cars on the road means less carbon dioxide emissions.

Students can join free until Oct. 31. After that, there is a $25 membership fee. After joining, go online at connectbyhertz.com or call 1-877-654-4400 to reserve a time to use a vehicle.

See more about the Connect by Hertz program.

  Fresh Pix UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa

Chatting with the chancellor

Michael Moore, left, senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies, talks with UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Rhema Pollone, a pre-nursing student, after the University College dedication on Thursday. "Offering so many services in one location simplifies the process and sends the message that if assistance is needed—even if you're not really sure what kind you need—this is the place to ask," Dr. Cigarroa said. "The support services offered here will make a very real difference in the college experience for many students, and it speaks volumes about UTA's commitment to its students."

Choose privacy setting by Monday

Students have until Monday, Sept. 13, to set or change their privacy settings concerning their contact information, such as phone number and e-mail address.

E-mails have been sent to students concerning UT Arlington's privacy policy.

Without a record of restriction in your MyMav account, UT Arlington will disclose your directory information to public or external sources requesting it. Directory information includes your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent education institution attended.

When you choose to restrict any aspect of your directory information, none of your directory information will be released.

Choosing to restrict your directory information includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Your name will not be included in the commencement program.

  • Your e-mail address will not be viewable in the address book by other students in UT Arlington's Microsoft-hosted student e-mail system. However, your e-mail address will be viewable to faculty and staff who require access to educational records to perform educational duties.

  • You will not be listed in the UT Arlington Find People web application.

  • You will not be listed in UT Arlington printed campus directory Maverick Connection.

  • You will not be included in a records request from external entities seeking directory information on students whose requests are approved by the custodian of records for UT Arlington.

Off Campus Mavericks Center opens at MAC's third birthday party

Off-campus students have a place to call their own with the grand opening of the Off Campus Mavericks Center at the Mavericks Activities Center.

The celebration coincides with the MAC's third birthday at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, at the MAC, of course.

The Off Campus Mavericks Center, located in the MAC lobby, features wireless Internet, 26 desktop computers, a large monitor for group projects of up to six people, 49 laptop seating spaces, a refreshment bar with cafe-style seating, a renovated Market, and a new four-person office suite. The social space serves the needs of mobile students and also give students a technologically advanced, stationary work environment on campus.

The MAC has become a UT Arlington landmark, welcoming 3,000-3,500 students per day.

The celebration includes remarks by Frank Lamas, vice president for student affairs, along with cake, refreshments, giveaways, and a performance by the dance team.

Fresh Pix Maverick Cookout-Activities Fair 2010

Fishin' for members

Biology senior Travis Ice, a member of the University Scuba Club, brought a friend to the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair on Wednesday. About 190 clubs, organizations, and programs lined the E.H. Hereford University Center mall to share information. Click on the photo to see the slideshow.

 

File and print services unavailable early Sunday, Sept. 12

File and print services will be unavailable 1-7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, because of system maintenance. This will affect network printing, student J: drives, as well as MavSpace for all students, faculty, and staff.

'A Journal for Jordan' is monthly book club selection, meeting Thursday

A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor, this year 's OneBook choice, is the Mavs Book Club selection for September. The club, sponsored by the UT Arlington Library, meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in the basement of the Central Library. Meet and greet begins at 5 p.m.

To learn more about the book, visit the J4J reader's guide and the J4J LibGuide, with many library resources, including videos of author Dana Canedy discussing the book. Also, see the Mavs Book Club blog.

Mavs Book Club is open to students, faculty, and staff, and meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information, contact Diane Shepelwich, dianec@uta.edu or 817-272-7521.

Volunteers needed for job fair

Volunteers are needed for the Fall 2010 Job Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The fair, hosted by the Career Center, will be at the Maverick Activities Center.

Individuals or student organizations may volunteer. Shifts are available in one-hour increments from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer duties include set up, clean up, loading dock, and check-in tables.

To volunteer, contact Elizabeth Heyerdahl at 2-3267 or heyerdahl@uta.edu.

Plaza Food Court hours extended

Dining Services has extended the hours of the Plaza Food Court in the E.H. Hereford University Center. The food court will be open 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays.

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.

  Fresh Pix Commuter breakfast

Morning appreciation

Meagan Deal, left, university studies senior, waits for a coffee from Meighan Burke, special projects coordinator for Student Affairs, for a Commuter Student Appreciation Breakfast, sponsored by the Off Campus Mavs. Deal drives from south Arlington for classes.

Get the dirt on Oozeball; sign up now

Mavericks who like to get down and dirty need to register for the annual Oozeball tournament, set for Friday, Sept. 17. Teams 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.

Register as a team or free agents and pay online. Entry forms should be returned to the Alumni Association at 841 W. Mitchell St. or faxed to 817-272-2597.

Oozeball benefits the Student Alumni Association Sophomore Scholarship Fund. Oozeball is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and Campus Recreation.

Mental Health Services program stresses less stress

Mental Health Services is now offering the Mindful Awareness Program (MAP), an eight-week program on ways to reduce stress.

Mindfulness is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body. Learn how unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine health and how you can learn to respond to them instead of reacting.

Register for MAP through Wednesday, Sept. 15. Call 817-272-2771 or e-mail bannister@uta.edu for more information.

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. Register by Friday, Sept. 10, by contacting Claudia Thompson or Amy Zavada at 817-272-3671.

Direct Deposit is simple, safe, green

Students who work for the University can save themselves some time, have peace of mind, and help the campus in its sustainability efforts by using Direct Deposit.

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.

Sandy Dasgupta

Dr. Sandy Dasgupta

Professor wins top chemistry award for research

Purnendu "Sandy" Dasgupta, the Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry, is being honored by the world's largest scientific society for pioneering advances in the field of chromatography, a process used in water quality studies, air pollution monitoring, drug development, and more.

The American Chemical Society named Dr. Dasgupta the recipient of its 2011 Award for Chromatography. Winners are chosen based on nominations from peers and expert reviewers in their field. Dasgupta will receive a cash reward along with the chromatography award, which is sponsored by Supelco Inc.

His work has greatly strengthened methods of ion chromatography, which is the process of separating and detecting ions—molecules bearing a net electrical charge—for analysis.

"I've never really thought of myself as a chromatographer, so I'm really just tickled and honored by this award," Dasgupta says. "My attitude has always been to look at a problem and see what solution you can bring to that problem."

See more information on the ACS award.

Check List

 

September 10

Deadline for undergraduate students to file application for fall term graduation

September 13

Census date

Final day to reserve graduate courses for graduate credit

September 27

Last date for graduate students to file application for fall term graduation

Fall graduation deadline Friday for undergrads

Undergraduate students must apply for fall graduation by Friday, Sept. 10. While the graduation application may be accepted after this date, the candidate's name will not appear in the program nor will the candidate receive commencement ceremony tickets from the respective college or school. Download an undergraduate graduation application online.

Dropping or withdrawing after late registration

To drop or withdraw from classes, students must meet with an academic adviser in their major department. The adviser will require completion of an Undergraduate Course Drop or Withdrawal Request, which is available in the advising center or office. The request form must have signatures from the faculty member teaching the courses being dropped.

Check the list of advising offices.

If you drop or withdraw on or before the Census Date (Sept. 13), no grade will be recorded on your transcript to reflect the drop. Courses dropped by the Census Date also will not be counted toward the six-course drop limit, which affects students who entered a Texas public college or university in fall 2007 or later, or the excessive hours tuition laws, which affect students who have more than 45 hours in excess of the hours required for a degree plan.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Adonis Rose performs for scholarships

Adonis Rose

Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Adonis Rose will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 9, at the Lone Star Auditorium in the Maverick Activities Center to raise money for two scholarship funds.

Rose, an artist-in-residence at UT Arlington, is a third-generation drummer who began touring at age 17 and has performed with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, and others. He played on a New Orleans Jazz Orchestra album that won a 2010 Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

Rose moved to North Texas from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and established the Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra.

Thursday's concert, where Rose will perform with the Adonis Rose Quintet, is hosted by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 300 at UT Arlington. Proceeds will benefit the honor society's scholarship fund and the Adonis Rose Scholarship, which supports music students. Rose is also the Phi Kappa Phi chapter's first honorary member.

The concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at utatickets.com. Donations also may be made at that site.

Suggested donations for this special scholarship fundraiser are $50 per guest and $15 for students. Donations in amounts other than $50 or $15 increments may be made by visiting uta.edu/giving/sub/adonis.php.

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, music@uta.edu, 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, greeklife@uta.edu, 817-272-9234.

$2 Movie: Clash of the Titans Zeus' mortal son has it out for those underworld 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 and Harpsichord Concert 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, music@uta.edu, 817-272-3471.

Friday, Sept. 10

MavCamp 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, mavorgs@uta.edu, 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, relay races in the pool, and for the best cannonball trophy. $3. 7 p.m., outdoor pool, Physical Education Building. Greek Life, greeklife@uta.edu, 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, excel-traditions@uta.edu, 817-272-2963.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Invictus

Music Honors Recital Music faculty members and outstanding students perform solo and chamber music. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music Department, music@uta.edu, 817-272-3471.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

$2 Movie: Invictus Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, enlists the national rugby team to unite the apartheid-torn country. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Mudstomp Stomp dirt into mud for Oozeball. Free pizza. Free. 6 p.m., Summit Avenue between Greek Row Drive and Fourth Street. Student Alumni Association, saa@uta.edu, 817-272-1367.

Jazz on the Lawn A outdoor performance of UTA jazz bands and ensembles. 7-9 p.m., Architecture Building courtyard. Music Department, music@uta.edu, 817-272-3471.

MAC 3rd Birthday and Off Campus Mavericks Center Grand Opening Celebrate the third birthday of the campus' fittest facility and its newest center. Free. 4-5 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Student Affairs, studentaffairs@uta.edu, 817-272-6080.

Friday, Sept. 17

21st annual Oozeball Tournament Oozeball is a mud volleyball tournament that benefits the Student Alumni Association's Sophomore Scholarship Fund. Free to spectators. Noon-5 p.m., Summit Avenue between Greek Row Drive and Fourth Street. Student Alumni Association, saa@uta.edu, 817-272-1367.

Opening Reception: Private Collections, Part II Opening reception for exhibit from four private collections in the Metroplex. Free. 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. gallery talk, The Gallery at UTA. Patricia Healy, phealy@uta.edu, 817-272-5658.

Guest Recital Pianist Denise Parr-Scanlin of from West Texas A&M University and soprano Kerry Walters of Bradley University perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music Department, music@uta.edu, 817-272-3471.

Ongoing

Wonders of the Universe

Planetarium Programs This month see Stars of the Pharaohs; Wonders of the Universe; One Sky, One World: Big Bird's Adventure; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame; and the $2 Movie. Spacepark 360 is coming in October. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.

Levitt Pavilion Concert Series This week at the Levitt Pavilion Arlington are Navana NRG, Nelo, Kelly Willis, and The Texas Gypsies. 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.)

Learn More

 

Tuesday, Sept. 7

How to Find a Federal Job Learn from federal agency reps how to get jobs in the many different types of government agencies, as well as how to write a federal resume. Free. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Red River/Concho rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Cabaret lecture: It's all in the script Dr. Dennis Maher, associate professor of theatre arts, reviews the transformation of Christopher Isherwood's The Berlin Stories in to the play I Am A Camera, then into the iconic musical and film Cabaret. Free. 6 p.m., Studio Theatre, Room 137, Fine Arts Building. Theatre Arts, Natalie Gaupp, ngaupp@uta.edu.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 7-8

Link International Friendship Info Session The Link International Friendship program pairs an international student with an American community member who is interested in having a deeper understanding of another culture and creating a lasting friendship. This will be a brief information session about the program and its activities. Applications are online. 6 p.m., Swift Center. International Education, Lauren Cutcher, lcutcher@uta.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

How to be Successful at the Job Fair for Student Athletes Student athletes can learn how to network a job fair, what to say, as well as resume tips, advice on what to wear, and other information. Free. 6-8 p.m., Maverick Stadium. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Thursday, Sept. 9

Interview Prep Day Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Red River/Concho rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Managing the Time Trap: Organizational Skills Graduate students can learn effective time management strategies. Free. 1-2 p.m., online. Graduate Studies, Michael Saenz, saenz@uta.edu.

Internship Workshop Hear from job recruiters on their internship programs and how you can benefit from them. 2-3:30 p.m., San Jacinto, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Biology Colloquium Series Dr. Patrick Danley of Baylor University discusses "The Sound, (The Color), and The Fury: Axis of Differentiation in Lake Malawi's Cichlid Fish." Free. 4-5 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building, Biology, Linda Taylor, lktaylor@uta.edu, 817-272-2872.

Friday, Sept. 10

Career Center International Students Workshop This workshop is specialized for international students with career-related topics specific to them. Free. 2-3:30 p.m., Swift Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Monday, Sept. 13

Resume Critiques Résumé critiques available to help you make the best impression at the job fair. No appointment needed. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Study Abroad Drop-in Advising and Info Table Learn about all the study abroad options and study abroad scholarships. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Trimble Hall breezeway. International Education, studyabroad@uta.edu, 817-272-1120.

Recruiter's Guide to Getting the Job Learn what potential employers are looking for in your resumé, during your interview, and when talking to your references. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Resume Critiques Résumé critiques available to help you make the best impression at the job fair. No appointment needed. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Recycling Training UT Arlington's recycling coordinator discusses the campus recycling program and how our material is processed. 1:30-3 p.m., San Saba Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Becky Valentich, becky@uta.edu, 817-272-0199.

How to be Successful at the Job Fair Discover how to network a job fair, what to say, what to wear, and more. 1:30-3 p.m., Red River and Concho rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Writing in Graduate School: An Introduction Define general graduate school writing expectation and review basic tenets of good academic writing and editing. Free. 4:30-6 p.m., Writer's Studio, Room 411, Central Library. Graduate Studies, Michael Saenz, saenz@uta.edu.

Caberet lectures

'Cabaret' Lecture: Germany In The 1920s Dr. Thomas Adam, associate professor of history, gives an overview of the major political, economic, and social events from the founding of the first German republic at the end of World War I to the end of democracy in 1933. Free. 6 p.m., Studio Theatre, Room 137, Fine Arts Building. Theatre Arts, Natalie Gaupp, ngaupp@uta.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Resume Critiques Résumé critiques available to help you make the best impression at the job fair. No appointment needed. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nedderman Hall. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Study Abroad Fair Meet representatives from our institutions abroad, talk to faculty members who lead international programs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Education, studyabroad@uta.edu, 817-272-1120.

Speed Networking Learn from company recruiters how to put your best foot forward. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Red River/Concho rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

How to be Successful at the Job Fair Discover how to network a job fair, what to say, what to wear, and more. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., second floor lounge, Maverick Activities Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Resume Critiques Résumé critiques available to help you make the best impression at the job fair. No appointment needed. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Learn the Graduate School requirements for formatting and submitting your document electronically. Bring a section of your thesis or dissertation if you have specific formatting questions. 4-6 p.m., Room 04, University Hall. Graduate Studies, Michael Saenz, saenz@uta.edu.

Friday, Sept. 17

Resume Critique Résumé critiques available to help you make the best impression at the job fair. No appointment needed. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., first floor, Business Building. Career Center, careers@uta.edu, 817-272-2932.

Energy in the 21st Century David Levy, an affiliate finance manager with ExxonMobil, tackles many of the hot-button issues on the minds of people across the globe. Free. 11 a.m.-noon, Room 109, Nedderman Hall. Materials Science and Engineering, Stathis Meletis, meletis@uta.edu, 817-272-2398.

J. Frank Dobie

Friends of the Library: Steven Davis on J. Frank Dobie Steven L. Davis, author of J. Frank Dobie, takes a fresh look at Dobie whose intellectual journey culminated in fighting for labor, free speech, and civil rights before they became acceptable for most Anglo Texans. Copies will be available. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Betty Wood, bwood@uta.edu, 817-272-7421.

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

Sports Notes
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Mavs win three of four in volleyball invitational

The Mavericks won three of four matches in the UT Arlington Maverick Classic volleyball tournament last weekend at Texas Hall.

Coach Diane Seymour's squad notched wins over Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana Tech, and UT Pan American before losing to Mississippi State.

The Mavericks travel to the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic this weekend at Laramie, Wyo. Opponents in the classic include Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Boise State, and Portland.

Cross country teams to run Saturday at Vandergriff Park

Following a strong finish in last week's meet at Wichita Falls, the women's and men's cross country teams will host the UT Arlington Season Opener at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Vandergriff Park in Arlington.

Freshman Emily Koenig finished first as the Maverick women placed third at the Midwestern State University Cross Country Stampede in Wichita Falls on Thursday.

Senior Heinz Schwartzkopf was the top finisher for the Maverick men in the MSU meet as he placed 13th while the team was fourth overall.

Sign up for Bootcamp at MAC by Friday

Bootcamp is a fun way to reach your fitness goals and get in shape. This indoor/outdoor class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to challenge your body and help you reach your goals.

Fitness assessments are performed at the beginning and end of the six-week program to gauge each person's strength and speed improvement.

Sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, Sept. 13. Sign up by Friday, Sept. 10, at the service and information desk in the Maverick Activities Center.

Intramural flag football entries due this week

Team entries for the pre-season intramural flag football tournament are due by 11 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the service and information desk in the Maverick Activities Center.

Entries for the flag football season are due by 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Men's, women's, and co-rec leagues are available.

Next week, entries are due for softball and racquetball. See Campus Recreation for more information.

(For more sports news, go to utamavs.com, uta.edu/movinmavs, or uta.edu/campusrec.)

In Quotes

Graduate students assist in Oak Cliff redevelopment

Exoneree Project continues to help the innocent

New teacher reflects on first week

"This gives them (students) an opportunity to work on real problems that affect communities."

"These guys couldn't disappear if they wanted to because their stories have been splashed across the news."

"I tried to get hired, but the economy fell out so I went back to UTA and got my official teaching certificate."

— Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, provost and vice president for academic affairs, on the University's collaboration with the city of Dallas on Oak Cliff redevelopment.
The Dallas Morning News

— Dr. Jaimie Page, an assistant professor of social work and founder of the Exoneree Project.
Southwest Airlines Spirit

— Brandon Spurgin ('07 BA), English teacher at Taylor High School, concerning getting prepared for teaching.
Taylor Daily Press

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