Homecoming's return to fall semester is huge success
Mavericks showed their pride as Homecoming festivities returned to the fall semester last week.
"The fall Homecoming was a spectacular array of new and enhanced activities and events," said Frank Lamas, vice president for student affairs. "It was great to see our community come together and enjoy our beautiful campus and a wonderful opportunity to show our love for UT Arlington and our Maverick spirit and pride."
The Party on Pecan featured live music, food, midway-type games, and barkers who energized the crowd.
The party preceded the expanded Homecoming Parade, which included 85 entries. An opening number in the parade featured the Maverick Dance Team, the marching band color guard, and the Wranglers spirit group.
Garrett Jones, business management senior, and Melisa Gonzalez, interdisciplinary studies junior, were crowned Homecoming king and queen at halftime of the men's basketball game, which drew a record crowd of 6,421 and saw the Mavericks lose a close one to the Oklahoma Sooners 63-59 on Petsche Court in College Park Center. The Maverick volleyball team clinched a spot in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament with a victory over Louisiana Tech, and the women's basketball team lost to Oral Roberts.
An Arlington State College Reunion and an All-Greek Reunion were highlights for the alumni. New events included an Afterparty with fireworks, a 5K Walk/Run, and the Homecoming Golf Tournament. Among the old favorites were the step show, chili cook-off, concerts, and The Bash celebration.
Participate in online feedback surveys
Invitations to fill out Student Feedback Surveys will be sent to student MyMav email accounts starting this week. Your voice is essential in UT Arlington's ongoing mission to bring the best possible academic experience to students.
Invitations will be sent to students’ UT Arlington e-mail address. The sender is UT Arlington Student Feedback Survey (SFS), and the subject is UTA Values Your Input! You will be emailed separate invitations for every course you are enrolled in.
All surveys must be completed during the time frame specified in the invitation emails. Access to this semester's surveys will end at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Student input to the SFS process is anonymous. Faculty members will receive summary reports only after the semester has ended and final grades have been posted.
For more information, see Student Feedback Surveys.
First Street closed beginning Nov. 26
East First Street, from Mesquite Street to Center Street, will be closed for reconstruction from Monday, Nov. 26, to Saturday, Dec. 15.
Night Walk set for tonight
Student Congress senators and University officials will survey the campus and note safety concerns during the annual Night Walk program today, Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Anyone interested in joining the walk should gather at 6 p.m. outside the Starbucks at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
For more information, contact Alex Whitaker at email@example.com.
Adopt an angel for the holiday season
Help a child or senior citizen have a special holiday season this year by giving to the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree, hosted by UTA Volunteers and the Leadership Center.
Angels are available for adoption through Monday, Dec. 3. To pick up an angel, stop by the Leadership Center, Suite B160, on the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Gifts must be returned to the Leadership Center by Wednesday, Dec. 5.
For more information, call 817-272-9220 or contact Loretta Pequeño-Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use Maverick discounts to save money
Watch your budget this holiday season by taking advantage of the Maverick Discount Program.
Students, faculty, staff, and parents can utilize the discounts by simply showing their Maverick ID to local business participants or by using a unique UT Arlington discount code to shop online. Participating businesses provide a minimum 10 percent discount.
Learning Center seeks peer educators
The University College Learning Center is looking for motivated students to become peer educators for spring 2013.
Peer educators are students who are successful in their courses, with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and have completed at least one semester of coursework at UT Arlington.
All students must have earned an A or B in the course for which they are applying.
Positions are open for one-on-one tutors, small group tutors/mentors, and Supplemental Instruction leaders. For more information on these positions, visit uta.edu/tutoringjobs. Deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 26.
Nominate professors for doctoral student mentoring award
The Office of Graduate Studies is accepting nominations for this year's Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring.
The award is for faculty members with a strong record of excellence in mentoring graduate students. Effective mentoring is a crucial determinant of the academic and professional success of a graduate student.
Influenza vaccine offered through Health Services
Flu shots are now available for $20 at Health Services. No appointment is needed. Leave your cash at home and charge to your MyMav account.
Advanced Manufacturing Symposium set for Dec. 3
Students are invited to attend the Advanced Manufacturing Symposium on Monday, Dec. 3, at the UT Arlington Research Institute. The program runs 1-5 p.m. and features talks on manufacturing in micro-nano scales, low- to medium-volume manufacturing, and other topics.
Students can participate in the poster session, which starts at 4 p.m.
Find more information on the Research Institute's website, including details of free transportation for students.
Thanksgiving holiday openings, closings
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 22-24
Sunday, Nov. 25
Maverick Activities Center
Enjoy UT Arlington Day at Christkindl
Do some holiday shopping at the second annual Arlington Christkindl Market on UT Arlington Day, Sunday, Dec. 2.
The market follows in the tradition of German markets during the holiday season with German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, arts, crafts, and gifts for sale. The market is open Nov. 29-Dec. 15 and is located at Road to Six Flags and Ballpark Way.
Pick up Christkindl (Kris-kin-dill) Cash, good for shopping and dining discounts, at the UT Arlington College Town booth.
The UT Arlington Jazz Ensemble performs 3-5 p.m. Dec. 2, and University emcees will appear on stage throughout the day.
Admission and parking are free.
MyEdu new aid for planning class schedule
MyEdu has partnered with UT Arlington to help you plan your schedule for the spring 2013 term. From the University College website, click on Plan My Schedule to get started.
Fall final exam schedule available
The final exam schedule for the fall term is available online. Finals are scheduled Thursday-Wednesday, Dec. 6-12.
Spring registration is open; see your adviser now
Check your Student Center in MyMav to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. A list of advising offices is online. Call to schedule an appointment or check walk-in hours.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Monday, Nov. 26
Voice Division Recital Features vocal students. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Deck the Mall A celebration of the winter season as lights are illuminated. Food, activities, and more. Free. 6-10 p.m., Library mall. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Symphonic Band Concert Conducted by John Zastoupil, associate director of bands. Guest conductor is Jason Baker, graduate teaching assistant. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Lantern Festival Enjoy a lion and dragon dance as you explore a special Silk Road market featuring interactive booths and games. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free. 4 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.
Friday, Nov. 30
Friday Night Movie: Elf Free popcorn; concessions available. Free. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Gallery 76102: A Study of Water and What Once Was a Forest Loli Kantor's documentary photography and Hiroko Kubo's sculptural exploration are revealed in this exhibit. Free. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Friday, Nov. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
African Art Collection Includes works collected by Jonathan Campbell, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, and his wife, Tanya Dowdey. Free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Room 2109, Visual Resources Commons, Fine Arts Building. Through Friday, Dec. 21. African Art Collection.
India Unveiled: The Photography of Robert Arnett A collection of images highlighting the diversity of India and its various regions. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Jan. 5, 2013, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Special Collections.
Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands A look at maps and how they reflect and shaped the histories of Caribbean islands. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Feb. 9, 2013. Special Collections.
Planetarium Spacepark 360 is an out-of-this-world entertainment experience. Get transported to surreal vistas and experience the most thrilling amusement park rides the solar system has to offer. 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Record crowd sees Mavs fall to OU
A school-record basketball crowd of 6,421 saw the Mav men drop a 63-59 decision to the Oklahoma Sooners during Homecoming festivities Friday at College Park Center.
OU led 38-28 at halftime before UT Arlington came back to tie the score at 57 with 2:40 left. However, the Mavericks could not get the lead as the Sooners hit a three-pointer and three of four free throws to seal the win.
Next action for coach Scott Cross’s club is Saturday, Nov. 24, at Samford in the first of four straight games on the road. The Mavericks, now 1-1, visit North Texas, UT Austin, and UT Pan American.
Movin' Mavs win all five in Wisconsin
The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team opened the collegiate season with a flurry last weekend winning all five games at the Wisconsin-Whitewater Tournament.
Following victories over Edinboro, Illinois, Missouri, and Southwest Minnesota State, the Movin’ Mavs trounced defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater 83-42.
The Movin’ Mavs host a community division tournament Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
Mav women host Memphis on Wednesday
Still looking for its first win, the women’s basketball team hosts Memphis at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, in College Park Center.
The Mavericks, 0-3, dropped a 73-41 decision to Oral Roberts on Friday during Homecoming weekend.
Volleyball tops La. Tech to gain tournament berth
The volleyball team clinched a berth in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament with a 3-0 win over Louisiana Tech in College Park Center on Thursday.
The eighth-seeded Mavericks faced top-seeded Utah State in the first round of the tournament late Monday in San Antonio. See utamavs.com for results.