Mavs claim regular season title
The men's basketball team clinched the 2011-12 Southland Conference regular season championship Saturday night with a 79-70 victory over Northwestern State at College Park Center.
"This was our goal," says UT Arlington coach Scott Cross, who is the third coach in UT Arlington history with at least 100 career wins. He now has 101. "We wanted to win a conference championship. I'm so proud of our guys for what they accomplished."
The Mavericks improved to 22-6, breaking the school record for wins in a season. More importantly, UT Arlington is 14-0 in conference play and has secured the No. 1 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament.
The men have two regular season games left. Watch the final home game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at College Park Center. Print free tickets online or get them at the box office. The Mavericks play at UT San Antonio on Saturday, March 3, in the regular season finale.
Southland Conference Tournament quarterfinal action starts at noon Wednesday, March 7, at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The semifinals, which will be televised by the Southland Conference Television Network, are Thursday, March 8, and the championship game tips off at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and will be televised by ESPN2.
Reserved all-tournament passes are $75, while general admission passes are $60. Session and championship game tickets go on sale Monday, March 5. Session tickets are $18 for reserved seats and $13 for general admission. Championship game tickets are $15 for reserved and $10 for general admission. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.
Diversity Week lecture looks at hip-hop in America
Hip-hop historian and journalist Jeff Chang kicks off the Fifth Annual Diversity Week with a lecture at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Chang serves as the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.
In his lecture, Chang will explore how street rebels and art renegades changed the way we see America. His book Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation uses hip-hop to radically remix the last 25 years of America's political and social history. His most recent book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, looks at the cultural transformation of the country in the last three decades.
A book signing follows the free event, which is open to the public.
Also part of Diversity Week, MavFest brings challenges and awareness to the University Center mall, such as the Movin' Mavs obstacle course, cultural games, dances, crafts, and more. The festival is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. The rain site is the Palo Duro Lounge in the University Center.
For details, visit the Multicultural Affairs website.
Tickets still available to see oceanographer Robert Ballard for Maverick Speakers Series
Oceanographer Robert Ballard discusses "Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration" in the Maverick Speakers Series presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Texas Hall.
Best known for finding the wreck of the Titanic, Dr. Ballard has made startling undersea discoveries in recent years, both natural and man-made.
He has designed deep-diving submersibles, is the pioneer of the JASON Project that allows schoolchildren to virtually explore the oceans, and has written 16 books.
Most recently he discovered the wreck of John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 and visited Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana, indigenous people of the Solomon Islands who saved the PT boat's crew.
Tickets are free, but required, and are available at utatickets.com. Preferred seating can be purchased for $25.
Update contact information before MavAlert Emergency Notification System test March 7
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, March 7.
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 cellphone or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington emergency contact information. To ensure that your cellphone is registered, verify your contact information by signing in to MyMav.
During the March 7 test, faculty, staff, and students 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 March 7 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 March 7.
Maverick ring sales this week
Order your Official Maverick Ring now so you can take part in the Maverick Ring Ceremony on Thursday, May 3.
The ring is reserved for alumni and qualified undergraduates who have completed 60 credit hours and graduate students who have completed 15 hours.
Orders can be made 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, and Thursday, March 1, in the E.H. Hereford University Center between The Market and the dining area.
Housing has rooms, apartments available for move-in now
University Housing has apartment units and residence hall rooms available in many of the University's communities for immediate move in. Check the Compare Rates and Features page to view amenities and prices. Apply now.
For questions on current vacancies, contact the University Housing office at 817-272-2791 or email@example.com.
Native American Powwow set for Saturday
The UT Arlington Native Student Association hosts the 17th Annual Honors Scholarship Benefit Powwow on Saturday, March 3, at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Returning to the powwow are Albert Old Crow as master of ceremonies and The Fallen Solder Ceremony by Renegade Nation. Gourd Dancing kicks off at 10 a.m. followed by dancing exhibitions and competitions and arts and crafts demonstrations. Supper is at 5 p.m., the Grand Entry at 6 p.m., and tiny tots and silverhair contests follow.
Admission and parking is free. All proceeds go to the Native American Student Association's scholarship fund.
For more information, contact Les Riding In at 817-272-5319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Alternative Spring Break for volunteer experience
Do you like to travel? Do you enjoy helping other people? If so, Alternative Spring Break is for you. For the week of Spring Break—March 11-17—consider heading to Arkansas, Atlanta, or New Orleans to help kids, work in homeless shelters, or help with farm animals.
Costs range from $300 to $450. Deadline for application has been extended to 4 p.m. Friday, March 2. Apply in Room B140 on the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Look for the doughnut sale fundraiser 8 a.m.-noon today, Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 2, on the Central Library mall.
For more information, visit the Alternative Spring Break website.
UT Arlington hosts camp for humanities and technology March 9-10
The intersection of the humanities and technology is explored at THATCamp Texas 2012 Friday-Saturday, March 9-10. The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) starts with technology workshops Friday and an "unconference" Saturday at the Central Library.
Topics include GIS-for-humanities, video creation and editing, teaching and using search tools in the classroom, open-source screencasting, XML and text encoding, and e-book creation.
Volunteers needed for Health Fair
Give some time as a volunteer at the Health Fair on Tuesday, March 6.
The Health Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and volunteers are needed 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will be in the Palo Duro Lounge and the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
To be a volunteer, send your contact information, time available, and T-shirt size to Latoya Oduniyi at email@example.com.
Donate to Worldwide Book Drive
Golden Key International Honour Society is working with Worldwide Book Drive to promote literacy by donating books to organizations and individuals, both locally and globally.
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.
Distinguished Alumni Award nominations needed
Award criteria and the nomination form are on the Alumni Association website. Submit nominations by Friday, April 6. Awards will be presented at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Gala on Saturday, Oct. 20.
For more information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 817-272-2594.
Deadline Wednesday for Student Alumni Association board
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.
Upcoming events to affect parking lots
Events at College Park Center will result in partial closings for some parking lots this month.
• Starting at noon Wednesday, Feb. 29, one-third of Lot 47—east of Pickard Hall and south of the Business Building—and Lot F13 will close for event parking.
• Noon-6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Lots 38 and 39 will be used for valet parking for the 1895 event. Arlington Hall turn-around is the drop-off site.
• Until 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, Lot F11 will be used for valet parking for the Development Board Spring Meeting. Reserved spots will not be affected.
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.
Midterm progress report grades in MyMav through March 7
UT Arlington faculty have begun entering midterm progress report grades and will continue providing progress report grades through Wednesday, March 7. Look for a notice in your UT Arlington email account to see whether you receive midterm progress reports. If so, check your grades in MyMav and seek guidance from an academic adviser with any concerns about your academic performance. A list of academic advising offices is online.
Advising begins for summer and fall 2012
Advising for summer and fall terms opens Monday, March 5. MyMav is your gateway to the Schedule of Classes and the Registration Timetable for making registration plans for the summer and fall terms. Priority registration opens Monday, April 2.
The schedules of classes that are available in MyMav now are not final and are for planning purposes only. You’ll need to validate your course selections when registration opens Monday, April 2.
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.
$2 Movie: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Final home game. Free with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Thursday, March 1
UTA Jazz Festival An all-day competition for middle school and high school jazz bands ends with an evening awards concert. Free. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. The evening concert features Grammy Award-winning drummer, producer, and bandleader Joe McCarthy, the Southlake Carroll High School Jazz Band, the UTA Jazz Orchestra, and the UTA Jazz Ensemble. $5 general; $3 students & seniors. 7:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre. Music.
Exhibiting Artist Talk: Ruben Nieto Ruben Nieto talks about his work in a two-person exhibit. Free. 12:30 p.m., Room 148, Fine Arts Building. The Gallery at UTA.
Screening of 'Miss Representation' Watch this 2011 documentary on the media's representations of women in power. Part of Women’s History Month. Free. 6 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Thursday, March 1-Sunday, March 4
'The Seduction and Deception of Mozart' The departments of Music and Theatre Arts join together for a journey of mistaken identities, surprise revelations, and unlikely interventions. Tickets $9 faculty, staff, students, seniors; $12 public. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Music, Theatre Arts, 817-272-2669.
Friday, March 2
Opening Reception Opening reception for exhibition of works by artists Kana Harada and Ruben Nieto. Free. 6 p.m., The Gallery at UTA.
Drake Concert Sold out. 8 p.m., College Park Center.
Baseball Mavericks vs. Houston Baptist. Free with student ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
Saturday, March 3
Baseball Mavericks vs. Houston Baptist, 1 p.m.; vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi, 6:30 p.m. Free with student ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
Sunday, March 4
Baseball Mavericks vs. Houston Baptist. Free with student ID. 1 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
UTA Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band Concert Join conductor Matthew Luttrell for a special multi-media concert. Free. 3 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Bangladesher Dhol: Rhythm of Our Heart A showcase of Bangladeshi songs, dances, drama, funny acts, and more. Free. 6-10 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Bangladesh Student Organization.
Monday, March 5
Blood Drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pickard Hall. Arlington Nursing Students' Association.
Tuesday, March 6
Fun In The Sun Health Fair A day of fun, food, prizes, and education on the effects of the sun on our skin. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center; University Center mall; Library mall. Health Services.
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 Saturday, 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.)
Movin' Mavs win four, get top seed
The Movin’ Mavs won all four games at the University of Alabama Tournament last weekend to earn the No. 1 seed in the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament March 8-10 in Champaign, Ill.
The closest game for coach Doug Garner’s team was a 22-point win over Alabama. The Movin’ Mavs also defeated defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater, along with Illinois and Edinboro by big margins.
Softball wins own tournament
Bouncing back from two early losses in the UT Arlington Classic, the softball team downed Houston Baptist 4-1 to win the title Sunday at Allan Saxe Field.
The Mavericks avenged an earlier loss to the Huskies to finish 3-2 for the tournament. They now stand 8-4 overall and travel to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Tournament this weekend.
Track teams second at SLC meet
Men’s and women’s track teams both finished second at the Southland Conference Indoor Championships last weekend in Norman, Okla.
For the men, Romain Martin won the heptathlon for the second straight year and earned the High Points Award while Clayton Vaughn was first in the 60-meter dash and Jeff Rodriguez captured the pole vault title.
On the women’s side, Shannon Reynolds won both the 60-meter and 200-meter dash events, while DeAndrea Smith was first in the 400 and Emily Koenig took the 3000.
Baseball wins two of three in Hilton Invitational
A victory over Stephen F. Austin finished the Hilton Invitational on a good note Sunday for the Maverick baseball team, which won two of three games during the weekend.
The Mavericks, who defeated UT Austin earlier last week, are now 5-2 for the season and play at Oklahoma Wednesday, Feb. 29, before hosting Houston Baptist and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this weekend.
Women close out season on the road
After dropping an 86-70 decision at Northwestern State on Saturday, the women’s basketball team finishes the season on the road with games at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and at UT San Antonio on Saturday, March 3.
Tennis hosts Nicholls State in SLC matches
Men’s and women’s tennis teams host Nicholls State in Southland Conference matches today, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the UTA Tennis Center. The men play at 11 a.m. followed by the women at 2 p.m.
Golfers seventh at Desert tournament
The Maverick golf team finished seventh in a field of 24 teams Sunday in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club Golf Course in Palm Desert, Calif.
Intramural entries due for table tennis, softball this week
Intramural entry deadlines for table tennis singles and doubles are today, Tuesday, Feb. 28, and for softball, Wednesday, Feb. 29. Entries are being accepted for sand volleyball starting Wednesday, Feb. 29.