Tour models of College Park housing
Experience the newest apartment community and residence hall 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, by the Connection Café at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Ben & Jerry tickets go on sale today for Maverick Speakers Series
Tickets to see the founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., in the second installment of the Maverick Speakers Series, are on sale at utatickets.com.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the men behind one of the most talked about and least conventional success stories in American business. They built a storefront venture into a $300 million ice cream empire by harnessing the power of social responsibility and creative management.
Their presentation "Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility, and Radical Business Philosophy" is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Texas Hall.
Free general admission tickets are available, as well as a $25 preferred package while supplies last. The package includes reserved parking, reserved entrance to avoid long lines, reserved seating near the stage, and front-of-the-line access to book signings (participating speakers only).
For more information, see Maverick Speakers Series.
Prominent Cuba democracy advocate to speak at Diversity Lecture Series
Mauricio Claver-Carone discusses “U.S.-Cuba Policy: From the Streets of Havana to the Halls of Capitol Hill” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Carlisle Suite at the E.H. Hereford University Center as part of the Diversity Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.
Claver-Carone is executive director of Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C., and is a former U.S. Department of Treasury attorney. Prior to his work in government, he served on the full-time faculty of the Catholic University of America's School of Law and as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's National Law Center.
"We are thrilled to have Mauricio Claver-Carone visit our campus,” says Frank Lamas, vice president of the Division of Student Affairs, which hosts the event with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “His lecture will be a great learning opportunity for our students, broadening their understanding of economic, social, and political issues in Cuba. Experiences such as these expand our students' ability to comprehend world issues.”
Read more about the Diversity Lecture Series.
Halloween starts early with Casino Night
Halloween starts early with Casino Night 8 p.m.-midnight Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center. Play blackjack, bingo, poker, roulette, and more. The event is sponsored by Campus Recreation, Apartment and Residence Life, Housing and University Center, and EXCEL Campus Activities.
On Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, start with pumpkin carving 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the Central Library mall. Carve a pumpkin for the competition; entry is $5 each. Or vote for your favorite pumpkin with cash. The winner receives a cash prize. Entry forms are in Room 217 of Nedderman Hall and online.
Later, head to Greek Row between Davis and Summit for the Greek Halloween Carnival with fun and games for all ages. The free family-friendly event is 5-8 p.m.
Asian Heritage Month features performances, extreme challenge
Jump into Asian Heritage Month with the second annual One Night in Asia at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Cultural dances, fashion shows, and talent are part of the free evening.
Register to compete in the popular Most Awesome Extreme Challenge. This unique competitive event starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Sign up by noon Monday, Nov. 7.
"Thoughts of Now and Then" is an open forum to discuss Asian traditions and identity at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activities Center.
The Silk Road comes to life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom, with interactive booths hosted by student organizations. Enjoy local performers who highlight Asian music, dance, and culture.
Check the calendar for Asian Heritage Month, which is sponsored by Multicultural Affairs.
Represent UT Arlington at higher education boards
Student Congress is looking for applicants for student representatives to the UT System Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. These positions voice the student perspective on major issues concerning higher education.
Applications are online and are due by Friday, Nov. 4, to the Student Congress office in Room B150 of the E.H. Hereford University Center. For more information, email email@example.com or call 817-272-0556.
National Bullying Prevention Month
Make a statement about bullying Wednesday, Oct. 26, when the Mavs ACT of The Leadership Center hosts a banner signing for National Bullying Prevention Month. Sign the poster on the Central Library mall and pick up an orange ribbon to attach to your shirt, bag, or backpack. A presentation is at noon.
MavAlert Emergency Notification System test Nov. 2; update contact info
To ensure timely communications in the event of an emergency, UT Arlington plans a system-wide test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.
The MavAlert system is designed to rapidly notify students, faculty, and staff in the event of a campus emergency. The multi-tiered communications system sends emergency notifications via registered email addresses, telephone numbers, and mobile devices when an urgent situation arises.
To receive a MavAlert text message notification, you must add your cell phone or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington emergency contact information. To ensure that your cell phone is registered, verify your contact information by signing in to MyMav.
During the test on Nov. 2, students, faculty, and staff, will receive the following message via the email addresses, phone numbers, and mobile devices designated in their MavAlert profile: “TEST: This is a test of the UT Arlington MavAlert Emergency Notification System. In an actual emergency, you would be instructed as to what actions to take. Thank you.”
Since this is the first Wednesday of the month, a routine test of the Outdoor Warning System also will occur at 12:30 p.m. The University’s voice annunciation system will be activated inside campus buildings. The City of Arlington's monthly weather warning test will follow at 1 p.m.
Help make the MavAlert system test a success by confirming and updating your information prior to Nov. 2.
Language, film highlights of Native American History Month
Discover efforts to save endangered languages and how Hollywood has portayed native people during Native American History Month in November.
Endangered Languages Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, features the plight of languages in danger of extinction from nearby Oklahoma to the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Enter to win a T-shirt designed by a Chickasaw artist, or attend a screening of "The Linguists" followed by a panel discussion. The week is hosted by the Department of Linguistics and TESOL.
Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond will screen his film Reel Injun at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Room 101 of College Hall. The film is illustrated with excerpts from classic and contemporary portrayals of native people in Hollywood movies and interviews with filmmakers, actors, and film historians.
Sponsors include the Native American Student Association, Honors College, Department of Linguistics, Multicultural Affairs, and the Division of Student Affairs.
File by Friday for campus elections
File for campus elections for Homecoming Court, UTA Ambassador, and Student Congress senator by Friday, Oct. 28. Applications are available at the Student Governance and Organizations Office in Room B120 in the E.H. Hereford University Center. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-272-0556.
Disaster simulation set for Friday
A disaster simulation is set for 1-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, on the Campus Recreation Fields Complex between West Park Row Drive and West Mitchell Street behind Swift Elementary School on South Fielder Road.
The simulation includes approximately 102 senior nursing students, Arlington police and fire departments, emergency medical services, special weapons and tactics armored vehicle, medical helicopter, decontamination tent, and triage.
For more information, contact Susan Cherry, clinical instructor in the College of Nursing, at email@example.com.
Law school info session set
Learn about getting into law school from representatives of the Texas Tech University law school and UT Arlington pre-law advisers. Students of all majors are invited.
An info session is noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Room 104, University Hall. A questions and answer session is 1-2 p.m. in Room 334.
Flu vaccine comes to students
Avoid the flu this year with an immunization shot at Health Services. The vaccine is available 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. at the center. No appointment is needed.
Can’t make it to Health Services? Get a flu shot at one of the outreach locations:
Wednesday, October 26
Thursday, October 27
Wednesday, November 2
For more details, go online to Health Services or call 817-272-2771.
Newy Scruggs speaks at Comm Day 3.0
Newy Scruggs, sports director for the local NBC-TV affiliate, is the keynote speaker at the third annual Communication Day on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Scruggs speaks at 9 a.m. to begin "Comm Day 3.0: Communication Careers in a High-Tech World," presented by the Department of Communication.
Panel discussions include communications professionals and alumni sharing information about advertising, business, broadcast journalism, investigative reporting, web design, and online marketing.
The final session showcases the work of students who have participated in a social media campaign.
Concert, silent auction, art exhibit seek to educate about domestic violence
“Breaking Silence: A Stage for the Courageous” features a benefit concert, a silent auction, and an art exhibit to educate participants about domestic violence and demonstrate the techniques available to prevent it Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Rio Grande Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
The art exhibit, "You Call This Love," opens at 5:30 p.m., followed by a fajita dinner and concessions at 6 p.m., and a concert at 8 p.m. The event is hosted by the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. Tickets are available at utatickets.com.
The event benefits SOS at Zac’s Ridge, a local non-profit organization.
Dining survey includes prize drawing
Dining Services needs your feedback for its fall DiningStyles Survey. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and responses are confidential.
At the end of the survey, you can choose to enter a drawing for one of four prizes: one $150 Ticketmaster gift card grand prize or one of three $50 VISA gift cards.
Don't lose your ID; secure your data
For National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Information Security Office will share details of cyber safety on Wednesdays in October in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Learn how to protect your identity, defend your computer against malware, and secure your data.
Also, look on ISO's Facebook page for information on how you could win a Wii on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Display your work at GIS Day
Showcase your Geographic Information Systems research at GIS Day 2011 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.
GIS Day is a global event to educate millions of people about the variety of GIS uses.
Andrew Milson, professor of curriculum and instruction and geography, will speak on using GIS in secondary education. Participate in an ArchGIS hands-on workshop or try your hand at geocaching on the Central Library mall. See examples of spatial analysis and maps, and enjoy prizes, food, and a giant GIS Day cake.
Register online, or for more information, contact Joshua Been at 817-272-5826.
University hosting Civil Rights Conference in November
UT Arlington is hosting a major Civil Rights Conference next month focused on the landmark 2009 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
The conference is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The event is geared toward law enforcement professionals, but is open to the public. Seating is limited. Register online by Friday, Nov. 4.
The agenda features an address by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C.
The event is a “unique opportunity for both practitioners and academics to come together and discuss different aspects of the civil rights issue in a unique academic setting,” says Alex del Carmen, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Read more about the Civil Rights Conference.
Progress report grades available
Midterm progress report grades are available for many undergraduate students this week. Check your UT Arlington email account to see if you are in the group to receive progress reports. Unlike final grades, you can see progress report grades as soon as they are entered.
Check your MyMav Student Center to see how you are doing in each course. If you are not doing as well as you'd like, seek the counsel of your academic adviser or talk with your instructor.
Registration now open for winter intersession and spring terms
View the registration timetable for your priority registration date for the winter intersession and spring terms.
To determine if you need adviser clearance, check your MyMav and click on Student Center, then Holds and Details. If your academic department requires advising, you will see an academic department service indicator (hold).
Last day to drop is Nov. 4
The last day to drop courses for both undergraduate and graduate students is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. After this date, students may not drop a course except with special permission. All students must meet with their academic adviser or designated representative in the major academic unit to drop one or more courses or to withdraw (resign) from all courses. A list of advising offices is online.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
$2 Movie: Insidious A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Thursday, Oct. 27
Halloween Casino Night Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy games, music, food, dancing, and casino games. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Jeremy Roden, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 28
Opening Reception for The Gallery at UTA Art Exhibition Celebrate the opening of Faculty Biennial XIII exhibit. Free and open to the public. 6-8:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29
Jim Hayes Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Features top men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams. See schedule. Free. Physical Education Building, Maverick Activities Center, Texas Hall. Student Affairs, Movin' Mavs, email@example.com.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Volleyball Mavericks vs. Stephen F. Austin. Free with student ID. 2 p.m., Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Clifton Evans, assistant professor of music and director of orchestras, conducts. Tickets $3. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-3471.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Arlington Community Band Concert The Arlington Community Band will perform works by John Williams, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Percy Grainger, and others. Free. 7 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, email@example.com, 817-272-3471.
Monday, Oct. 31
Guest Cello Recital Yuri Anshelevic, associate principal cello of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performs on a rare Andreas Guarnerius cello. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-3471.
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Free Movie: Never Let Me Go After a childhood in an idyllic English boarding school, three young adults come to terms with love and a haunting reality. Includes ethical issues related to cloning and relationships. Rated R. Free. 7:30 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities, Freshmen Leaders On Campus.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
$2 Movie: Captain America After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into a superhero. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Searching from Memory Photography exhibit features artists Caleb Dulock and Jessica Fuentes. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Nov. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
Life and Death in the Northern Pass Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II ('08 BA) provides a view of drug violence in Ciudad Juarez. Free. Through Jan. 14. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library.
Impressions of the West: Works of Art from Special Collections More than 30 paintings, sculptures, and prints of the southwest and west. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Jan. 14. UT Arlington Library, 817-272-3393.
Planetarium Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity explores life-forms invisible to the human eye that contribute to understanding the world. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Movin' Mavs host annual tournament
The Movin’ Mavs host the Jim Hayes Memorial Tournament Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, featuring some of the top men's and womens' wheelchair basketball teams in the nation.
Friday games for the Movin' Mavs include Alabama at 1 p.m. in the Physical Education Building, and Wisconsin-Whitewater at 5 p.m. in the Maverick Activities Center.
On Saturday, the Movin Mavs face the Austin Wreckers at 3 p.m. in the PE Building. At 7:30 p.m., the team takes on Wisconsin-Whitewater in the last game in Texas Hall for the Movin' Mavs, who will play featured games in the College Park Center next year.
For more information, see www.uta.edu/movinmavs.
Jean Driscoll to speak at Anderson Sport Performance Lecture
Jean Driscoll, associate director of development for the College of Applied Health Science at the University of Illinois, discusses “The Ghana Athlete Project” for the 31st Anderson Sport Performance Lecture at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activities Center.
Driscoll is an author, award-winning athlete, and advocate worldwide for persons with disabilities. She has won the Boston Marathon eight times and won silver medals in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine recognized her as one of the top 25 female athletes of the 20th century.
Volleyballers host Dig Pink match
The volleyball Mavericks host the annual Dig Pink match against Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Texas Hall.
The Mavericks will wear pink uniforms in cooperation with the Southland Conference to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. Make donations online to the Side-Out Foundation.
The Mavericks close out the home portion of their schedule against Stephen F. Austin at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29, at Texas Hall.
Home games for the volleyball team are broadcast on UTARadio.com and Time Warner Channel 99.
Cross country teams point toward conference meet
Men’s and women’s cross country teams compete in the Southland Conference Meet in Nacogdoches on Monday, Oct. 31.
Sophomore Emily Koenig returns to defend her title in the women's division. Junior Cody Widener was the top finisher for the men's team last year, placing 24th. The women finished fourth last year and the men were seventh.
Golfers seventh at Lone Star Invite
The UT Arlington golf team finished seventh among 15 teams in the Lone Star Invite at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course in San Antonio last week. Junior Paul McConnell tied for 12th in the individual standings, shooting two-over-par 218.
The tournament concluded the fall season for the Mavericks, who return to the links Feb. 13-14 at the San Diego Intercollegiate.