Bed Races unfold Thursday
Don't bother making the bed for the 32nd annual Bed Races. It's already made for racing teams that take off in one of the University's longest-running traditions, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Maverick Stadium.
Teams of students push beds on wheels while decked out in creative costumes and compete in three categories: women's, men's, and co-ed. Entry fee is $40 per team. Fees go to the Student Life Fund.
Deadline to enter is noon, today, Tuesday, Oct. 9. Register online. For more details, call Student Activities at 817-272-2963 or Campus Recreation at 817-272-3277.
First Pride Week includes coming out event
The inaugural Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate and educate the campus on important issues facing the LGBTQA community. The week runs through Friday Oct. 12.
Speaking at two events is Shane Windmeyer, a leading author on gay campus issues, national leader in gay and lesbian civil rights, and a champion for LGBT issues on college campuses. He is a co-founder and executive director of Campus Pride, a national organization for campus leaders working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.
Windmeyer speaks on "What's Your Gay Point Average" at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Lone Star Auditorium in the Maverick Activities Center. This interactive, high-impact program destroys stereotypes and deepens understanding of the LGBT community.
He also will talk with faculty and staff about the 2010 State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People national study and how campus leaders can address the needs of LGBTQ students and employees.
For National Coming Out Day, students can have their photo taken as they walk through a large pink door to symbolize the act of coming out of the closet. The door is available to the UT Arlington community 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, on the Library mall.
See more events in Going Out and Learn More sections.
Voter registration deadline is today
Have your say in this year's election on both state and national levels by registering to vote. Forms are available in the Student Congress office, Suite B150 in the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Voter registration applications must be postmarked by today, Tuesday, Oct. 9, to vote in the general election, set for Tuesday, Nov. 6.
UT Arlington is an early voting polling site, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, in the Maverick Activities Center.
Student Money Management Center helps with budgets, savings
The Student Money Management Center assists students with their financial needs through online resources, one-on-one counseling sessions, seminars, and presentations. The center offers help with budgeting, savings, and credit awareness.
Located in Room 241 in Davis Hall, the center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Students can make an appointment online for a one-on-one counseling session at uta.edu/money. Walk-ins are also welcome.
An open house is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Attend and receive a free piggy bank and T-shirt as well as refreshments.
All-Sports Pass adds great deals
Maverick athletics has a sweet deal on the All-Sports Pass through Monday, Oct. 15. The pass is $50 and offers a $140 value. Enjoy benefits, such as:
Grab your All-Sports Pass through MyMav, at the Campus Information Desk in the University Center, or at the Service and Information Desk in the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-6080.
Tickets on sale for Theatre Arts opener
Ah, Wilderness!, Nobel Prize-winner Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy, is the first production of the Maverick Theatre Company’s 2012-13 Season.
Directed by Dennis Maher, associate professor of theatre arts, the play presents a romantic, sentimental tale of youthful indiscretion in a New England town on Independence Day 1906.
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.
Don’t have time to visit the health center? Stop by one of the flu shot outreach clinics 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Homecoming moves to fall; court nominations needed
Homecoming moves to the fall semester with activities, reunions, sports, and more Nov. 15-17.
Individuals wishing to run for Homecoming Court must file by Friday, Oct. 12, in the Office of Student Governance and Organizations, Suite B120, E.H. Hereford University Center.
Homecoming King and Queen elections are Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 29-30.
See the Homecoming schedule for details on events.
Parent and Family Weekend set for last weekend in October; register soon
Invite the family to come to Maverick Country for Parent and Family Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28.
The weekend features a long list of events that allow students to show their families what it's like to be a Maverick. Activities include faculty spotlights, a fall festival with live music and a petting zoo, glass-blowing demonstrations, a theater production, Movin’ Mavs basketball, and more.
Students and children under 10 are free. All others are $30 per person. Everyone who attends will receive a free T-shirt, breakfast, and dinner, as well as participate in most activities at no extra cost.
Online registration continues through Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Grants available from University Sustainability Committee
The University Sustainability Committee offers two grants for student projects related to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Travel Support Grants of up to $500 for one event will be awarded to students for conferences, seminars, or workshops that take place Sept. 1-Oct. 15, 2012. Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 15.
Sustainability Speaker Grants of up to $500 for one speaker support speakers who address sustainability and environmental stewardship. Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the event.
Dining survey has gift card drawing
Dining Services' fall 2012 Dining Styles Survey includes a drawing for a $150 virtual gift card and three $50 virtual gift cards. Take the survey online. All responses will remain confidential.
Advising for winter intersession and spring 2013 term
Advising for the spring 2013 term has begun. The MyMav portal is your gateway to the schedule of classes and the registration timetable for the spring term. Priority registration opens Monday, Nov. 5.
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.
Six-course-drop alert, check implications before you drop
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.
The last drop day this fall is Wednesday, Oct. 31. You must meet with an academic adviser in your major department to drop or withdraw from classes. You also are encouraged to talk to a financial aid counselor.
Progress reports available as soon as entered
Progress reports are available to many undergraduate students through their MyMav Student Center. Progress reports are intended to give realistic feedback from instructors who have been asked to enter a midterm grade by Monday, Oct. 15.
You can see the grades as soon as they are entered, so check your MyMav Student Center often.
Final deadlines near for December graduation
Late applications for December graduation will be accepted from graduate students through Wednesday, Oct. 10. Additional fees and procedures may apply. Read more about graduate student graduation requirements.
Depending on the publishing deadlines, late-applying students may not have their name included in the Commencement program. Follow instructions on Inclusion in the Commencement Booklet.
Print your own enrollment verification
Enrollment verification for the fall semester is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Pride Week: What's Your Gay Point Average Shane Windmeyer, an author on gay campus issues and co-founder and executive director of Campus Pride, discusses challenges confronting LGBT youth and ways to create safer communities. Free, 6-7 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. LGBTQA Program.
Music Honors Recital A recital featuring performances by music faculty members and outstanding students in solo and chamber music settings. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Meet the Ambassadors Mixer Meet your UTA Ambassadors and find out how you can become one. Enjoy free food, door prizes, and fun. Free. 7-9 p.m., Bowling and Billiards, E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA Ambassadors.
Thursday, Oct. 11
32nd annual Bed Races Teams of students push beds on wheels while decked out in creative costumes. Entry fee is $40 per team. Register by noon, today, Tuesday, Oct. 9. Free admission. Races 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Maverick Stadium. EXCEL Campus Activities, Campus Recreation.
Volleyball Mavericks vs. Idaho in a Western Athletic Conference match. Military veterans, police, and fire personnel recognized on Salute to Heroes Night. First 50 fans receive a UT Arlington rally pom. Have your picture taken with the cheer/dance team. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Choir Festival Concert The UTA A Cappella Choir and the University Singers perform with guest choirs from Martin High School, Mansfield High School, and Colleyville Heritage High School. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
National Coming Out Day Have your photo taken as you walk through a large pink door to symbolize the act of coming out of the closet for National Coming Out Day. Free. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Library mall. LGBTQA Program.
Friday, Oct. 12
Mavs Book Club Discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, along with the film by the same name. New members welcome. Free. Noon, University Club, Davis Hall. Mavs Book Club.
Movie Night and House Party View the documentary Precious Knowledge: Ethnic Studies Under Attack, a film about revolutionary education. Part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Pizza, salad, and drinks provided. Free. 4 p.m., Room 225, E.H. Hereford University Center. Center for Mexican American Studies.
Show Your Maverick Pride T-Shirt Day Wear your "Maverick Pride" T-shirt or any UTA gear and show your Maverick Pride. All day throughout campus. LGBTQA Program.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Reptile and Amphibian Day Features species and displays from Dallas-Fort Worth Herpetological Society and UT Arlington's Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center. $10 adults, $7 children. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. DFW Herpetological Society.
Volleyball Mavericks vs. Seattle in a Western Athletic Conference match. Ex-volleyball players will be recognized during Alumni Day. Tickets $3 with student ID. 2 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Monday, Oct. 15
Downtown Arlington Music Monday A lunchtime concert featuring music students. Free lunch served after the concert. Free. 12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 300 S. Center St. Music.
Faculty and Friends Chamber Orchestra Concert A chamber orchestra concert featuring performances by both students and faculty. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
UT Arlington Symphonic Band Concert A concert of band classics and new works. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Lunafest Film Festival Festival of short films by, for, and about women. The nine films celebrate the unique roles of women in local, national, and international communities. Tickets $5. 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Women's and Gender Studies, Lunafest.
Flo Rida Tramar Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. Tickets $35-$80; four ticket limit. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, College Park Center, 817-272-9595.
Halloween Casino Night Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy games, music, food, dancing, and casino games. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight, Thursday, Oct. 25, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Campus Recreation.
Mindful Moments Take a break with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 205, Health Services Center. Health Services.
The Art of Sport A collection of Movin' Mavs photography by Jeremy Schack and Movin' Mavs athletes. Exhibit open through Friday, Oct. 12, with closing reception 6-8 p.m., Oct. 12. Free. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., University Center Art Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Movin' Mavs.
The Gallery at UTA: Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez Works by Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez feature bronze castings of Texas and plant life and photographs that explore personal identity and consumer culture. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Opens Monday, Oct. 15, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 17. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.
India Unveiled: The Photography of Robert Arnett A collection of images highlighting the diversity of India and its various regions. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Jan. 5, 2013. 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 Enjoy a '60s style laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd. 7 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Pick up Homecoming game tickets early
In advance of the Homecoming men's basketball game against Oklahoma on Friday, Nov. 16, the Athletics Department is allowing students to pick up tickets early.
Students who have purchased All-Sports Passes can visit the College Park Center box office to pick up tickets through Friday, Oct. 19.
For more information, see Homecoming basketball tickets.
Volleyball splits pair of WAC matches
The Maverick hosts a pair of Western Athletic Conference volleyball matches this week as they take on the University of Idaho at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and Seattle University at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at College Park Center. Tickets are $3 with your student ID.
Thursday is Salute to Heroes Night as military veterans, police, and fire personnel will be recognized. The first 50 fans receive a UT Arlington rally pom. Fans also can have a picture taken with the cheer/dance team. Saturday is Alumni Day when ex-volleyball players will be honored.
The Mavericks lost on the road last week to Texas State and UT San Antonio. They are now 2-5 in the WAC and 6-13 overall.
Baseball schedule sets game at Rangers Ballpark
The 2013 Maverick baseball schedule is highlighted by a game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington against TCU on March 19. It will be the first time that UT Arlington has played at Rangers Ballpark.
The schedule features 11 nonconference games against members of the Big 12 Conference, and 27 games in the Western Athletic Conference. The WAC post-season tournament will be played May 22-26 at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie.
The Mavericks are coming off a 36-25 season that included the Southland Conference championship and trip to the NCAA regionals.
Two Movin' Mavs invited to junior national tryouts
Senior Jorge Sanchez and sophomore Kris Shannon of the Movin' Mavs have been invited to the USA junior national wheelchair basketball team tryouts Oct. 18-21 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Thirty athletes were invited to the tryouts. The top 12 will be selected for the USA national junior (under age 23) team, which will go to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Junior World Championships in September 2013 in Turkey.
Doug Garner, head coach of the Movin’ Mavs, was selected as first assistant for the team and will work with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association high-performance committee to develop team training standards and protocol for the upcoming year.
Intramural volleyball entries due Wednesday
Intramural entries for volleyball are due Wednesday, Oct. 10. Entry fee is $20 as play begins Monday, Oct. 15.
Deadline to sign up for fantasy basketball is Friday, Oct. 19. To join, go to fantasy basketball, and click on Join League. League ID is 24124 and password is uta.
For more information, see Intramural Sports.