Enhanced online program helps former students complete degree
As more working adults seek avenues to earn bachelor’s degrees, UT Arlington is offering a rebranded, innovative program to aid students who have earned college credit and want to complete their degrees.
Finish@UT—previously known as the Bachelor’s Accelerated Completion degree or BAC program—offers a selection of online courses coordinated by the UT System for former students in Texas who have earned at least 60 credit hours toward an undergraduate degree.
“UT Arlington has a longstanding, quality record in distance education,” says Pete Smith, associate vice president for academic affairs and director of the Center for Distance Education. “What makes us so successful is that we invest in our center, which works with faculty to help them design their courses. We also work with our college and school deans to support their high-quality faculty as they teach courses and offer programs online.”
UT Arlington and two other institutions are participating in Finish@UT, with each offering a different degree program. Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in University Studies through UT Arlington. UT El Paso offers a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree, while UT Permian Basin offers a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree.
Read more about the Finish@UT program.
Discover 2011 President's Report
With “discovery” as its theme, the 2011 President’s Report details the many achievements of UT Arlington as it advances toward becoming one of America’s next great research institutions.
Highlights include unprecedented increases in research activity that are fostering breakthroughs in biotechnology, medical diagnostics, and renewable energy, as well as award-winning academic initiatives that are preparing students to thrive in the global marketplace.
You’ll also read about growing philanthropic support and how the opening of the Engineering Research Building and the emergence of the College Park District are creating partnerships that enhance the quality of life locally, nationally, and worldwide. In the student arena, you’ll find coverage of the University’s record enrollment, robust campus life, and commitment to community engagement.
“UT Arlington has been dedicated to a mission of self-discovery and transformation for the past few years,” writes President James D. Spaniolo in the report’s opening message. “Each passion pursued, each accomplishment earned, each dream fulfilled demonstrates the enormous impact and the unlimited potential the University embodies.”
Read the 2011 President's Report online.
Job Fair Wednesday at MAC
The Spring 2012 Job Fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Maverick Activities Center.
Be aware of parking lot closings for College Park Center events
Events at College Park Center will result in partial closings for some parking lots this month.
Beginning at noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Wednesday, Feb. 29, one-third of Lot 47—east of Pickard Hall and south of the Business Building—will close for event parking. One-third of Lot F13, west of College Park Center, also will close at noon on those dates.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the same partial closures of Lot 47 and Lot F13 will begin at 8 a.m. for event parking.
Campus police encourage visitors and members of the UT Arlington community to park in the Park North and Park Central garages at Center Street and UTA Boulevard or in the large lots south of Mitchell Street and east of South Cooper Street.
An additional 700 spaces will open in the southern College Park garage this summer to help accommodate event traffic.
Pack College Park Center for basketball season's last games
Catch the Maverick hoopsters in their final games of the 2011-12 season at College Park Center. Tickets are free.
The men's basketball team ended a 16-game winning streak—second longest in the nation this seaon behind No. 1-ranked Kentucky—with a 72-70 loss to Weber State on Saturday in a BracketBusters game. The men were ranked 18th in the latest collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll.
The Mavericks play at McNeese State on Wednesday, Feb. 22, before playing their final two home games against Northwestern State on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Both games start at 7 p.m. at College Park Center.
The women’s basketball team closes out the home season against McNeese State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in College Park Center following a 71-41 loss at Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday,
Wednesday is Senior Night with Bianca Sauls as the lone senior. She joined the basketball team this year after four years with the Mavericks volleyball team.
Print free tickets online or get them at the box office.
OneBook hosts ethics and health roundtable
Three distinguished panelists discuss the moral and political issues surrounding the future of healthcare.
"Ethics and the Future of Public Health" begins at noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.
The panelists will talk about the moral and political issues surrounding the future of health care, the role of human subjects in medical research, and the very concept of health.
Panelists include Jeffrey Gagne, assistant professor of psychology and a developmental psychologist whose work focuses on quantitative genetics, early child behavior, and behavioral assessment; Adam Briggle of the University of North Texas and author of A Rich Bioethics: Public Policy, Biotechnology, and the Kass Council (2010); and Stephen Inrig of UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a historian and health services researcher.
The program is sponsored by the OneBook Program and the Department of Philosophy.
Get in gear for Engineers Week
Join in the celebration of Engineers Week, through Friday, Feb. 24, which includes a showcase of achievements and activities by faculty and students.
The Glow-in-the-Dark Ping Pong Pallooza at 9 p.m. Tuesday in the atrium is a special feature. Registration is $10 per person and includes a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt.
Other highlights during the week include a career fair, a puzzle challenge, displays, industry tours, lectures, and a movie. For fun, pie-the-professor and pie-eating contests and a carnival are scheduled Friday.
See more Engineers Week events.
Clear cache, cookies before logging into MyMav
Clear your cache and delete those cookies before your next MyMav visit. An upgrade was made to the MyMav system this past weekend. These computer housekeeping tasks will help speed up your MyMav experience.
Deadline Friday to register for Battle for the Block
Bands should register this week for the Battle for the Block, a competition to perform at the annual spring Block Party.
Formerly known as Battle of the Bands, the competition is open to all bands in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Submit entries by 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, to the Department of Student Activities, Suite B140 on the lower lever of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Call 817-272-2963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The battle between four bands starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bowling and Billiards in the University Center. Free food, drinks, and bowling join with the music. The two prizes include crowd favorite and judge favorite. Admission is free with UT Arlingotn ID and $5 for the general public.
The Block Party is Thursday, April 19.
Donate to Worldwide Book Drive
The society is collecting all types of books in any condition, and textbooks are needed. Marked boxes are in the E.H. Hereford University Center, University Hall, Life Science Building, and College Hall.
Bike survey seeks your input
Cyclists and non-cyclists are asked to complete an anonymous bicycle survey by Wednesday, Feb. 29.
The survey is part of a student master's professional report for the City and Regional Planning program. The results and final report will be made available to the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Management, and other relevant departments on campus.
Community groups offer service-learning projects
Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Real School Gardens, and other community organizations offer students a chance to do more than volunteering.
Learn more about these opportunities through the Center for Community Service Learning. Contact Director Shirley Theriot at email@example.com or 817-272-2124.
Student Alumni Association seeks board members
The UT Arlington Alumni Association is recruiting students to join the Maverick Marauders, the governing body of the Student Alumni Association.
Maverick Marauders play an instrumental role in planning the campus’ popular Oozeball tournament, which raises money for student scholarships. They also serve as hosts at Alumni Association events including the Distinguished Alumni Gala and the Official Maverick Ring Ceremony.
Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 29.
Sustainability Speaker Grants available
Sustainability Speaker Grants are available to faculty, staff, and students working to enhance environmental and sustainability studies and programs.
Grants of up to $500 for one speaker will be awarded by the University Sustainability Committee to support engagement of speakers addressing sustainability and environmental stewardship. Priority will be given to events for large and diverse audiences.
Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the proposed event. Application forms are available from Christopher Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, see Sustainability Speaker Grants.
Trash to Treasure design contest seeks creative, practical entries
Make your "green" ideas pay off by entering the Trash to Treasure sustainable design competition hosted by the UT Arlington Fort Worth Center.
Students must restore or repurpose an existing object using sustainable principles. Projects will be judged on creativity, resourcefulness, technical difficulty, its relation to sustainability, and its practicality.
Prizes include an Amazon Kindle Fire, an iPod nano, and a $50 gift certificate.
Registration deadline is Thursday, March 1. For more details, email email@example.com.
Pick up a Library LiNK card for use at Arlington public libraries
Students can pick up a new card to use materials at the Arlington Public Library.
The Arlington Public Library no longer participates in the TexShare program, but has an agreement for UT Arlington patrons. The Library LiNK's borrowing privileges provide access to online learning services, the freedom to download e-books and audiobooks, the right to place holds on items, and the ability to check out up to five items.
TexShare cards are accepted at Fort Worth and other public libraries.
Stop by any UT Arlington Library branch and pick up the Library LiNK card. For more information, contact Heather Scalf at 817-272-7436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students can enter philosophy contest
Students of all majors are encouraged to compete in an essay contest hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Humanities for the conference "19th-20th Century Austrian Thought. A Chapter in Academic Freedom." The department will host the event in fall 2012 on campus.
The central theme is the freedom in any of the subjects developed at this time, such as ethics, economics, value, intentionality, art theory, literary theory, phenomenology, and innovative psychological research such as Gestalt theory, psychoanalysis, and Hayek’s theory of mind.
The top essay winners will receive either $200, $100, or $50.
Deadline to register is Friday, March 30, and for submissions is June 18. Registering does not commit students to writing an essay but will provide students with the basic guidance if they decide to submit an essay.
Information on the contest, references, reading and discussion groups, and other assistance are available in the department's office, Room 305 in Carlisle Hall. For more information, email Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo at email@example.com.
Graduate, grief counseling groups have openings
Two counseling groups have openings for spring sessions that start Thursday, Feb. 23.
A small coed group for graduate students will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. The Grief Process group is a small coed group for students who have experienced a personal loss through death. The group will meet 12:30-2 p.m. Thursdays.
For more information or to schedule a pre-group meeting, contact Counseling Services at 817-272-3671.
Freshman progress reports ready; midterm updates in by March 7
Freshman progress report grades are available through Thursday, Feb. 23. Freshmen should check their grades in MyMav and seek guidance from an academic adviser with any concerns about academic performance. A list of academic advising offices is online.
UT Arlington will begin collecting midterm progress reports Friday, Feb. 24, not only for freshmen but for a number of other students. If you receive midterm progress reports, look for a notice in your UT Arlington email address. The majority of midterm progress report grades will be in your MyMav grade roster by Wednesday, March 7. Unlike final grades, you can see your progress grades as soon as they are entered. Check your MyMav Student Center regularly for the next few weeks to see how you are doing in each course.
Fall 2011 diplomas available today
Undergraduates who graduated in December can pick up their diplomas beginning today, Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration, Room 129, Davis Hall. For students who selected the mail option, diplomas will be mailed to you Feb. 21.
Late spring undergraduate graduation applications accepted through Feb. 27
Undergraduates can still apply for spring graduation through Monday, Feb. 27, but the candidate’s name may not appear in the program and the candidate may not receive commencement ceremony tickets from the respective college or school. The late graduation fee is $60. The undergraduate application for graduation is available online.
Summer, fall schedule of classes
Schedules of classes in MyMav are not final and are for planning purposes only. Validate your course selections when registration opens Monday, April 2.
Through Friday, Feb. 24
Roots of Our History Art work by UTA alumni Tracy Nanthavongsa and Melvin Varughese featuring portraits of Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and other African-American trailblazers. Part of Black History Month. Free. University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Mardi Gras Madness Enjoy Fat Tuesday fun. Live music by the Zydeco Stingrays. 7 p.m., Bowling and Billiards, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Glow-in-the-Dark Ping Pong Pallooza A black-light party with ping pong in the dark. Fee includes glow-in-the-dark T-shirt. Register online. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Part of Engineers Week. $10. 9 p.m., atrium, Nedderman Hall. Engineering.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Sports Club Fair Check out the numerous sports clubs offered through Campus Recreation. A martial arts demonstration is 6-7 p.m. Free. 4-7 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.
$2 Movie: I Don't Know How She Does It Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Planetarium.
Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. McNeese State. Free with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Polar Bear Plunge A cold-weather tradition that's hot in Texas. T-shirt and hot chocolate. Register at MAC info desk. Free. 9 p.m., Maverick Activities Center's outdoor pool. Campus Recreation.
Friday, Feb. 24
Baseball Maverick vs. Houston Baptist. Free with student ID. 2:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
Softball Mavericks vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 3 p.m.; vs. Houston Baptist, 5 p.m. Free with student ID. Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.
Opening reception: Harada and Nieto exhibit A two-person show features works by Kana Harada and Ruben Nieto. Harada's work includes suspended organic forms of foam and wood. Nieto deconstructs comic books and reformats the imagery, shown at right. Exhibit through Saturday, March 31. 6-8:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Softball Mavericks vs. Drake University. Free with student ID. 1 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.
Baseball Mavericks vs. Missouri State. Free with student ID. 3 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Northwestern State. Free with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Baseball Mavericks vs. Stephen F. Austin. Free with student ID. 3 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
Monday, Feb. 27
Voice Division Recital Free. Noon-1 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Evolution of Hip-Hop Learn the history and influence of hip-hop with a live DJ. Part of Black History Month. Free. 7 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.
Percussion Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Clavier Series Piano Recital Piano students perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Wednesday, Feb. 29
MavFest The Diversity Week festival features a Movin' Mavs obstacle course, cultural games, dances, and crafts. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., University Center mall; rain site is Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs, Office for Students with Disabilities.
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Free with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
There's No Sun Shining Through Exhibit by graduate student Corey Gossett ('06 BFA), whose works explore personal disappointment, fear, dread, and despair. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Saturday, March 31. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
Impressions of the West: Works of Art from Special Collections The American West comes alive in more than 30 paintings, sculptures, and prints. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Saturday, April 28. Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library.
India Unveiled A collection of 35 images by photographer and author Robert Arnett. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through May 26. Special Collections, sixth floor parlor, Central Library.
Planetarium We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the universe. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Saturdays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Reed finalist for Player of the Year honor
Senior guard LaMarcus Reed has been named one of 25 finalists for the Lou Henson Player of the Year Award, presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I men's college basketball.
Reed was the only Southland Conference player to make the list of finalists. Fan voting counts for 33 percent of the balloting. The winner will be announced Friday, March 30, in New Orleans at the men's NCAA Final Four.
Baseball, softball open home seasons
The baseball and softball teams both open their home seasons with games Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26. See utamavs.com for the schedules.
The baseball Mavericks, who play at UT Austin today, Tuesday, Feb. 21, started the season last weekend, winning two of three at Louisiana Tech. The softball team is 5-2, winning two games last Friday in a rain-shortened tournament at Texas State.
Track teams point toward SLC meet this weekend
The men’s and women’s Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships are Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at Norman, Okla.
The men’s team geared up for the SLC meet by winning four events at the Oklahoma Invitational last weekend. Winners included Clayton Vaughn, 60-meter dash; Isiah Clements, high jump; Jeff Rodriguez, pole vault; and Emil Blomberg, 800-meter run.
Movin' Mavs at Alabama this weekend
The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team faces intercollegiate competition in the Eagle Collegiate Invitational at the University of Alabama Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25.
Alabama, Illinois, Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Edinboro provide the opposition for the Movin' Mavs, who are 11-3 in intercollegiate play and 25-4 overall.
Men's tennis hosts TCU today
The men’s tennis team takes a 2-3 record into its match against TCU at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the UTA Tennis Center.
The Mavericks, who play at UT Austin on Saturday, Feb. 25, dropped a 6-1 decision to Wichita State on Friday.
Intramural entries due for flag football this week
Intramural entries for four-on-four flag football are due Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Other sports and entry deadlines include table tennis singles and doubles, Tuesday, Feb. 28, and softball, Wednesday, Feb. 29.