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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com, 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.
$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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 817-272-2963.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-3471.
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.)
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.