Homecoming 2012 packed with basketball, parade, street party
Homecoming returns to the fall this year and features a parade and party on Pecan Street, basketball, volleyball, reunions, and a lecture by Saturday Night Live favorite Seth Meyers.
The volleyball team plays Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, and the women’s basketball team takes on Oral Roberts University at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Both games are at College Park Center.
Other festivities Friday include The Party on Pecan at 4:30 p.m., with the Homecoming 2012 Parade and Pep Rally beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tipoff for the men’s basketball game against the University of Oklahoma is at 7 p.m. at College Park Center. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime.
Reunions and other events are planned Saturday, Nov. 17.
The Maverick Speakers Series lecture by SNL "Weekend Update" anchor Meyers is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at College Park Center. Tickets are free and available beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at utatickets.com. Preferred seating with reserved parking is available for $25 per person.
Tickets still available for Fall Concert Friday with hip-hop artist Flo Rida
Tickets are still available to see hip-hop artist Flo Rida in the Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at College Park Center.
The 32-year-old Flo Rida—aka Tramar Dillard from Carol City, Fla.—hit No. 1 for 10 weeks in early 2008 with his debut single “Low” featuring T-Pain. The rapper and singer-songwriter’s latest chart-topper, “Whistle,” sits near the top of the iTunes and Billboard Hot 100 singles charts, with global digital sales surpassing 4 million.
As for his embrace of electronic and dance music, Flo Rida says he grew up listening to all kinds of music, including the church songs his seven sisters sang in a local gospel group. “I like to take music from everywhere and put it in my style and let it be accepted,” he told MTV.com.
The Flo Rida performance serves as this year’s Fall Concert, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs.
UT Arlington students are eligible for a $15 discount on one ticket each for online sales only. Other tickets range from $35-$80 and are available at utatickets.com.
GradFest activities set for Wednesday
Anyone considering graduate and professional school should check out GradFest, a free one-day event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Grad Fest begins with a graduate and professional school fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Palo Duro Lounge and the Concho Room of the University Center. Roundtable discussions about admissions, financial assistance, and career services are 11-11:45 a.m.
Panel discussions on the graduate school experience, research, and balancing school, work, and family are available via live video stream.
In the Business Building, a free GRE computer practice test and a GRE strategy workshop are 2-5 p.m. in Room 349. A free GMAT Computer Based Test Workshop is 2-6 p.m. in Room 336.
Submit your 'illuminated' Homecoming parade entry by Nov. 7
Light up the night at this fall's Homecoming parade with "illumination" as the theme. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.
Faculty, staff, and student groups are invited to light up their floats, golf carts, or walking entries for the parade. Entries are due Wednesday, Nov. 7. There will be prizes of $300, $200, and $100 for the top entries.
For more information, see Homecoming parade or contact University Events at 817-272-2963.
Campus Sustainability Day provides several 'green' events
A terrarium sale, $1 lunches, and an e-waste education session highlight Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Bicycle tuneups will be available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the University Center mall with a drawing for gear and accessories. The terrarium sale and a food day event will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the UC mall. Lunches that include all compostable items are available while they last 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for $1, also on the UC mall.
Meet Gracie Green and the other glamakins, custom-crafted art pieces in human form that encourage recycling, at the e-waste education session 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall. Bring your lunch, and take a chance to win a refurbished Dell laptop from Techway Services.
Tours of The Green at College Park are scheduled. A campus food drive runs throughout the week of Oct. 22-26 with drop-off boxes at the E.H. Hereford University Center, Library, and Maverick Activities Center. There is also a campus book drive during the week at the Library.
Lot 30 closes Friday evening; move your car
Lot 30 closes at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, for Saturday's Buddy Walk event on the west lawn of the Maverick Activities Center. Lot 30 is on Greek Row Drive by University Village and Meadow Run apartments and west of the Physical Education Building.
Cars must be moved before 7 p.m. or they will be towed at owner’s expense.
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.
Applicants needed for Maverick Orientation Leaders
Candidates should have great communication skills, excellent leadership qualities, display Maverick pride, and have a positive attitude. Applicants are required to be a full-time undergraduate student, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be in good standing with the University. Applications deadline is Saturday, Nov. 3.
Library needs your opinions and ideas
The Library is conducting research to examine better ways for students and faculty to find books, journal articles, and other materials needed for coursework and research.
Sign up to participate in the research. Participants receive a $5 printing card.
President Spaniolo's campaign buttons on display
"Presidential Campaigns and Memorabilia," the U.S. presidential button collection of UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo, is on display in the first-floor lobby of the Central Library.
The exhibit case houses more than 150 of Spaniolo’s campaign buttons ranging from the 1896 election of William McKinley to the current 2012 campaign. The exhibit continues through Monday, Nov. 12.
An exhibit of political cartoons can be found on the second floor of the Central Library.
Grants for doctoral students targeted for areas of national need
Nearly $1.47 million in federal grants will help qualified graduate students earn their doctoral degrees in areas of national need.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need, or GAANN, grants of $533,064 to the UT Arlington College of Science’s Mathematics Department and the College of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering Department. The College of Engineering’s Bioengineering Department also received a $399,798 GAANN grant.
Each grant can potentially benefit 20 students during the next three years.
Call Alisa Johnson in the Office of Graduate Studies at 817-272-2708 for more information.
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.
Sixth Annual Fall Festival is family friendly and free
Bring the family to the Sixth Annual Fall Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on the E.H. Hereford University Center mall.
The event is family friendly and includes a petting zoo, pony rides, caricatures, bounce houses, wax hands, magicians, jugglers, pumpkin painting, live music, games, a photo booth, and many more fun activities.
The annual festival coincides with Parent and Family Weekend and is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. There is no cost to attend or participate in the festival or concert.
For more information, see Parent and Family Weekend.
Parent and Family Weekend set for last weekend in October; register soon
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.
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.
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 today, Tuesday, Oct. 16.
You can see the grades as soon as they are entered, so check your MyMav Student Center often.
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.
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. 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.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Lunafest 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 with student ID. 7 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Women's and Gender Studies, Lunafest.
Volleyball Mavericks vs. New Mexico State on Dig Pink Night. Help the team fight breast cancer by donating to the Side-Out Foundation. Free pink leis, sponsored by the UTA Bookstore. Come early to meet the women's basketball team. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Friday, Oct. 19
Saturday, Oct. 20
Volleyball Mavericks vs. Denver on Halloween Day and Kids Day. Free candy to all children who dress in Halloween costumes. Prize for best costume. Tickets $3 with student ID. 2 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Monday, Oct. 22
Doughnut, Coffee Fundraiser Alternative Spring Break fundraiser for trips to Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Utah. 8-11 a.m., Library mall. Also, Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 24-26. Alternative Spring Breaks.
Campus Sustainability Day Come out for the terrarium sale, $1 lunches, bicycle tuneups, gear/accessories drawing, e-waste education session, The Green at College Park tours, campus book drive, campus food drive. Various times, Wednesday, Oct. 24, University Center mall and other locations. Campus Sustainability.
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 Gallery at UTA: Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez Works by Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez feature bronze castings and photographs. At right is Geffer's Switchback. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. 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 The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe in Violent Universe. 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Men's cross country finishes sixth
The men's cross country team placed sixth, while the women's team took 17th, at the prestigious Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday.
Sophomore Ryan Tilotta led the Maverick men as he placed 40th in a field that included 34 teams and more than 300 runners.
Sophomore Hannah Nilsson was the top women’s finisher for the Mavs for the fourth straight meet. She was 49th.
Next competition is the Western Athletic Conference championships Saturday, Oct. 27, in Ruston, La.
Volleyball hosts Dig Pink Night
The Maverick volleyball team continues a four-match homestand as they take on New Mexico State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and the University of Denver at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at College Park Center. Tickets are $3 with your student ID. Admission is free with your All-Sports Pass.
Thursday is Dig Pink Night. You can help the team fight breast cancer by donating to the Side-Out Foundation and receive free pink leis, sponsored by the UTA Bookstore. Come early to meet the women's basketball team.
Saturday is Halloween Day and Kids Day. All children who dress in Halloween costumes receive free candy, and there will be prizes for the best costumes.
The Mavericks split a pair of home matches last week, losing to Idaho 3-1 before downing Seattle 3-0.
Golfers fifth at Notre Dame tournament
The Mavericks finished fifth at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic last week in Notre Dame, Ind. Senior Hunter Brown tied for second in the individual standings with a even-par 213 in the 54-hole, three-day tournament.
The Mavericks are competing in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate this week at Los Cabos in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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.
Fantasy basketball deadline Friday
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.