Wednesday's Job Fair for Mavericks only
More than 100 companies—from A to X—are registered to attend this week's Fall Job Fair for UT Arlington students and graduates only.
The fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Maverick Activities Center. No registration is required for the free fair. Bring a student ID and plenty of résumés.
Employers from AAFES To XTO Energy will be on hand to talk with students, take résumés, and discuss job possibilities. See the list of attending employers online.
At the spring job fair, 2,300 students and 300 alumni attended, says Cheri Butler, associate director of the Career Center, formerly known as Career Services. The fall job fair should be popular, too, if attendance at September's job workshops are an indicator, she adds.
"We critiqued hundreds of résumés," Butler says. "We did 85 in one day."
More students are becoming aware of the job fair and taking advantage of the on-campus chance to meet with potential employers, she says.
For more information on the job fair and job hunting, contact the Career Center online or at 817-272-2932.
Fall enrollment sets record with nearly 33,000 students
UT Arlington has announced an all-time record enrollment of 32,956 students this fall and a larger freshman class with a stronger academic profile than ever before.
Preliminary fall census reports show striking growth—enrollment is up 31 percent from fall 2008, when the University was home to 25,085 students. UT Arlington is now the second-largest university in the UT System and the fastest growing among Texas' seven emerging research institutions.
President James D. Spaniolo says the dramatic enrollment numbers demonstrate a growing awareness among students and their families that the University is "a vibrant community where you can earn a first-rate education."
"We've been planning for this growth, and we're adding facilities and faculty to provide for our students," Spaniolo says. "This is a direct result of our extensive efforts to recruit top-quality students and faculty and of our commitment to help more students achieve their dream of a college education."
Read more about UT Arlington's record enrollment.
Limited number of tickets available for Maverick Speakers Series Friday
Noted filmmaker Ken Burns launches the 2010-11 Maverick Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in a conversation moderated by Krys Boyd, host of KERA's Think talk show.
A limited number of tickets are available for "An Evening with Ken Burns," which will be held at Texas Hall. The Burns event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. They may be reserved online at utatickets.com. The lecture will conclude with a book and DVD signing at 8:30 p.m.
Burns has made documentaries for more than 30 years. His films have won seven Emmy awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards.
Burns' latest film is The Tenth Inning, a two-part continuation of the Baseball series that aired in 1994 to an audience of 48 million. It is scheduled to air on PBS stations, including local affiliate KERA Channel 13, Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 28-29, just before the Major League Baseball playoffs begin.
Other works by Burns include The Civil War, Jazz, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, The War, and The National Parks.
Boyd has been host and managing editor of KERA-90.1 FM's flagship midday talk show since 2006 and host of a weekly television edition of Think since 2007.
See more about the Maverick Speakers Series.
Flu shots available starting Monday
Influenza immunizations are available at Health Services beginning Monday, Sept. 27. Cost is $15 for students, faculty, and staff.
The all-in-one shot includes vaccine for two type A influenza strains, including H1N1, and one type B influenza, or seasonal flu, says Bob Blum, Health Services director.
Hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Health Services Center. Walk-ins are welcome.
Immunizations are available on the following dates at these locations.
For more information, contact Health Services online or at 817-272-2771.
Health Services hosts World Heart Day and Open House next week
Nutrition and education on maintaining a healthy heart are part of World Heart Day, along with hand-outs, snacks, and giveaways from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Palo Duro Lounge at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Meet Health Services staff, tour the Health Center, and learn about services at the Health Services Open House from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. Giveaways, snacks, health info, and a drawing for a $100 Wal-Mart gift card are planned.
For more information, contact Donielle Smith at Health Services at 817-272-2771.
Hey, batter, batter! Sept. 27 is UT Arlington Night at the Rangers
Batter up, Mavericks! On Monday, Sept. 27, you, your friends, and family are invited to UT Arlington Night at the Rangers. Game time is 7:05 p.m. as the Texas Rangers play the Seattle Mariners at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Get tickets at utatickets.com for only $6 (a $30 value) and sit in the UT Arlington block, or you can use your UT Arlington discount and buy tickets online at texasrangers.com/uta (use the password rangers). Sponsored by the Office of the President, University Events, and EXCEL.
Sign up soon for Cyclethon, Bed Races
Sign up soon for the World Health Day Cyclethon and the 20th annual Bed Races.
World Heart Day Cyclethon is a road race in one place noon to midnight Monday, Sept. 27, at the Maverick Activities Center. Teams of five to 25 must keep the team's bike pedaling from noon to midnight. Teams that complete the task receive World Heart Day T-shirts. Individuals are welcome to sign up, too. Proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Registration packets are at the MAC services and information desk.
It's back to the eighties for the 30th annual Bed Races 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Maverick Stadium. The 1980s Remix theme features teams of five students—four pushing and one on the bed—competing in three categories: women's, men's, and co-ed. Costumes are encouraged. Entry fees go to the Student Life Fund. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, Oct. 5. Register online. EXCEL Campus Activities and the Department of Campus Recreation sponsor the event. For more details, call Student Activities at 817-272-2963 or Campus Recreation at 817-272-3277.
Recording Studio 301 still top notch one year after opening
Designed as a proving ground for students and a resource for faculty, Studio 301 will celebrate its first anniversary next month.
Installed in the south end of the Fine Arts Building with the help of nearly a half-million dollars in grant money, the fully functional recording studio is a foundational tool for the music media/music business program. Studio 301 has a large inventory of top-flight recording equipment and is versatile enough for any genre of music. It was designed by Mark Genfan of Acoustic Spaces in Austin.
Studio 301 was converted from two large classrooms and includes a spacious control room as well as a large tracking room. The tracking room houses the studio's Steinway grand piano and movable sound panels and is large enough for the UT Arlington band's horn section. A smaller isolation room—larger enough for a full-size drum kit—and a roomy storage closet round out the facilities.
Learn more about Studio 301.
Foundation grant award helps provide for Social Work Innovation Incubator
The Amon G. Carter Foundation of Fort Worth has awarded the School of Social Work $350,000 to link academic research with community partners who meet the needs of people on a daily basis.
The award is the largest gift to the School of Social Work in its 42-year history. It will help establish the Social Work Innovation Incubator, which will conduct research with community partners focused on developing solutions to Tarrant County problems. The project's overall aim is to improve the standard of living for Tarrant County's most vulnerable families.
Learn more about the grant and the Social Work Innovation Incubator.
Bobadilla to receive Ultimate Latina award from Hispanic chamber
Michele Bobadilla, assistant provost for Hispanic Student Success, will be recognized as an Ultimate Latina in education at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce national convention Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Bobadilla, who also serves as senior associate vice president for outreach services and community engagement, was nominated by the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for making higher education attainable through access and equity.
Bobadilla and nine other women will be honored at the Ultimate Latina Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Thursday during the 31st annual USHCC national convention.
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Still time for undergrads to apply for fall graduation
If you missed the undergraduate deadline to apply for fall graduation, you can still submit an application through Friday, Oct. 8. The late application fee is $50. Read more about undergraduate graduation requirements.
Early progress reports available for freshmen
Fourth-week progress report grades are available to freshmen in their MyMav Student Center. You can see your progress report grades as soon as they are entered. Progress reports are intended to give realistic feedback from instructors. Midterm progress reports will be posted in October.
Six-course-drop alert, check out the implications before you drop a class
All students who entered a Texas public college or university in fall 2007 or later are limited to dropping six courses in the span of their undergraduate career. Link to policies and procedures for UT Arlington's implementation of this statute. You will need to meet with an academic adviser in your major department to drop or withdraw from classes. The last drop day this fall is Friday, Nov. 5.
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Wednesday, Sept. 22
$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. 23
Poetry Slam Jam Poet and author Michael Guinn ('01 MSW) and friends bring their award-winning performances to campus. The first five groups to register will be invited to perform. A book signing follows. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Helen Hilson at email@example.com. Free. 6-9 p.m., sixth floor atrium, Central Library. African American Faculty and Staff Association.
Friday, Sept. 24
Sunday, Sept. 26
Bob Mintzer and the UTA Jazz Orchestra World-renowned saxophonist Bob Mintzer and the UTA Jazz Orchestra perform in an outdoor concert. Free. 7:30 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. Levitt Pavilion, 817-543-4301.
Wednesday, Sept. 29
$2 Movie: Prince of Persia Prince, princess, villain, special dagger, magic sand, time travel. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Planetarium. 817-272-1183.
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. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Levitt Pavilion Concert Series The free concert series features saxophonist Bob Mintzer and the UTA Jazz Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Also performing this week are Spoonfed Tribe, Marcia Ball, and Cadillac Sky. The series continues each Thursday through Sunday until Oct. 2. Free. Levitt Pavilion Arlington, 100 W. Abram St.
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 team captures title in home tournament
Powering their way to wins over UT El Paso, Prairie View A&M, and North Texas, the Maverick volleyball team won the UT Arlington Hilton Invitational at Texas Hall on Saturday.
Senior Bianca Sauls was named tournament MVP as her all-around effort accounted for 25 kills, 40 digs, 7 aces, 11 blocks, and 19 assists. Junior Amanda Aguilera, who had 45 kills in the three matches, was named to the all-tournament team for the Mavericks.
UT Arlington opens Southland Conference play with matches at UT San Antonio on Thursday, Sept. 23, and at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Basketball schedules include some of nation's top teams
Men's basketball coach Scott Cross and women's basketball coach Samantha Morrow have announced their teams' 2010-11 schedules.
Both teams begin Nov. 12, and each schedule includes some of the top teams in the nation before Southland Conference play starts Jan. 8. The men travel to Kansas, Arkansas, Oregon State, and Texas Tech while the women play Arkansas at home and face road games at Oklahoma State, TCU, and Kansas.
Intramural basketball, frisbee entries due this week
Intramural 3-on-3 basketball and ultimate frisbee tournament entries are due Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Frisbee entries are due by 3 p.m. at the services and information desk at the Maverick Activities Center. There will be a meeting for basketball managers at 6 p.m. in the Lone Star Auditorium at the MAC.
Entries are due for foosball singles and doubles Monday, Sept. 27. On-site registration is from 6-6:50 p.m. at Bowling and Billiards in the E.H. Hereford University Center.