Seth Meyers tickets available Thursday
Tickets to see Saturday Night Live favorite Seth Meyers roll out at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, through utatickets.com. Meyers' appearance Monday, Nov. 19, at College Park Center is part of the Maverick Speakers Series.
General admission tickets are free. A premium seating package for $25 includes a front-of-the-house seat, reserved parking near the venue, and more.
Meyers is in his sixth season as head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor on Saturday Night Live. This year marks his 11th season as part of the SNL cast. Before “Update,” Meyers was a regular player in SNL sketches and performed numerous characters and impressions.
He has hosted the Webby Awards twice. Most recently, he hosted the 2011 ESPY Awards and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. He co-created The Awesomes with Mike Shoemaker of SNL. The half-hour series was picked up by Hulu.com and will premiere in 2013.
An audience question-and-answer session follows the presentation.
Glam-a-kins make a statement about recycling at Campus Sustainability Day
Gracie Green, Haven Hope, and Abigail Gold bring some glamour to recycling at the Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The three Glam-a-kins are specialized mannequins with a message about how to safely recycle your electronic waste in an e-waste education session 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall. Bring a brown bag lunch; lemonade and dessert are provided. Enter to win a refurbished Dell laptop.
Enjoy a terrarium sale and food day event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the University Center mall. The $1 lunch, made of compostable materials, will be available 11 a.m.-1 p.m. while supplies last.
Bring a food drive item or an e-waste item in exchange for a bicycle tuneup 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the UC mall. Put your name in for a drawing for bicycle gear and accessories.
A campus book drive is at the Library and a campus food drive is at the Maverick Activities Center, UC mall, and Library mall Monday-Friday, Oct. 22-26.
At 8 a.m. Friday, Campus Sustainability hosts a 5K walk/run starting in the UC mall area. A pancake brunch follows.
University, Shimadzu forge $25.2 million research partnership
The UT System Board of Regents has allocated $7.5 million from the Permanent University Fund toward the formation of the Institute for Research Technologies at UT Arlington, a $25.2 million endeavor that will transform research capabilities and STEM education throughout the UT System and Texas.
The institute is a collaboration of UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a world leader in the analytical instruments industry. It will include three centers: the existing Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, the new Center for Imaging, and the new Center for Environmental, Forensic, and Material Analysis.
“The institute will provide unlimited opportunities for scientific discovery for students, faculty members, and private sector partners, not only at UT Arlington, but also nearby UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center,” says UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa.
UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo says the commitment by the UT System Regents and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will dramatically enhance research opportunities and experiences for faculty and students. The institute also is intended to promote and advance additional collaboration between UT Arlington faculty and their UT System colleagues, who will have access to the equipment and instrumentation.
Read more about the Institute for Research Technologies.
Parents, families converge on campus for variety of weekend events
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.
Early voting on campus Oct. 29-Nov. 2
UT Arlington is an early voting site 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election.
The polling site is just inside the entrance at the Maverick Activities Center. To vote early on campus, you must be registered to vote in Tarrant County and must present either your voter registration card or driver's license.
Carolyn Cason named VP for research
Carolyn L. Cason, a former associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, has been appointed vice president for research.
In her new role, Dr. Cason will have administrative oversight for all University research—now valued at more than $71 million annually—and will lead divisions that manage technology development, intellectual property, and the University’s rapidly expanding centers for research excellence. She also will oversee compliance with federal funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Cason succeeds Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, who was named provost and vice president for academic affairs last fall.
Read more about the vice president for research.
Sixth Annual Fall Festival and Concert a family friendly event Saturday
Bring the family to the Sixth Annual Fall Festival and Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on the E.H. Hereford University Center mall.
The event is family friendly and includes the band Incognito, 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. There is no cost to attend or participate in the festival or concert.
For more information, see Parent and Family Weekend.
Texas justice topic of Wednesday's Focus on Faculty lecture
Michael K. Moore discusses "Reflections on the Texas Brand of Justice: The Struggle to Adopt and Implement the Fair Defense Act (and a Few Remaining Challenges)" at the Focus on Faculty presentation at noon Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. Dr. Moore is an associate professor of political science, senior vice provost, and dean of Undergraduate Studies.
His talk reflects on the struggle to adopt the Fair Defense Act, the impact the act has had on justice in Texas, and the work that remains to ensure justice is done in criminal matters.
The free program will be followed by a reception.
Display your work at GIS Day
Showcase your Geographic Information Systems research at GIS Day 2012 noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. GIS Day is a global event to educate people about the variety of GIS uses.
Kate Holliday, assistant professor of architecture, will speak noon-1 p.m. on "Mapping DFW: Exploring Architectural History Using GIS." Try your hand at geocaching at 4 p.m. on the Library mall. See examples of spatial analysis and maps, and enjoy prizes, food, and a giant GIS Day cake.
To showcase your work register online, or for more information, contact Joshua Been at 817-272-5826.
Applicants needed by Nov. 3 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.
Service to honor Truman Black, physics department pioneer
Physics Professor Emeritus Truman Black will be remembered in a memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Planetarium at the Chemistry and Physics Building.
Dr. Black, who passed away Sept. 12, was a research pioneer in the Department of Physics. He retired in 2011 after 45 years as a member of the faculty.
For more information, see memorial service.
Homecoming volunteers wanted
Homecoming 2012 needs committed, engaged volunteers to work behind the scenes and ensure the Maverick spirit is at an all-time high during the events.
Register to help with the Homecoming Chili Bracket Bowl, the Party on Pecan, the Afterparty, the 5K walk/run, and other events at Homecoming Volunteers.
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.
Lighten up Homecoming with parade entry; deadline 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.
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.
Peer Academic Leaders positions open
University College Programs needs undergraduate students to become Peer Academic Leaders (PALs). Positions are available in nursing, engineering, and science.
The PAL position offers students the opportunity to teach in one of the University’s first-year seminars and to serve as a mentor to first-year students to aid in their transition into college.
This paid position offers students excellent resume-building experience as well as the opportunity to work closely with faculty in their major.
Read more about PAL positions.
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.
Bookstore provides essentials for graduation
Find what you need for graduation during the Grad Finale at the UTA Bookstore through Thursday, Oct. 25.
Meet with representatives from these companies 3-7 p.m. today, Tuesday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday:
Spring registration opens Nov. 5; 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.
Six-course-drop alert, check implications before you drop
The last drop date for the fall 2012 term is Wednesday, Oct. 31. If you entered a Texas public college or university in fall 2007 or later, you are limited to dropping six courses in the span of your undergraduate career. For exceptions to this policy and more information, go to the undergraduate catalog and the Six Course Drop Limit procedures page.
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. 23
Clavier Series Piano Recital Features UT Arlington piano students. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Campus Sustainability Day Come out for bicycle tuneups, gear/accessories drawing, terrarium sale, e-waste education session, The Green at College Park tours, campus book drive, campus food drive. University Center mall and other locations. Campus Sustainability.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Faculty Voice Recital Features lyric soprano Soo Hong Kim, associate professor of voice. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
'Ah Wilderness!' The Maverick Theatre Company presents Nobel Prize-winner Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy Ah, Wilderness!. $7. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Theatre Arts.
Halloween Casino Night Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy games, music, food, dancing, and casino games. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Campus Recreation.
Friday, Oct. 26
Friday Night Films: The Dark Knight Rises Rated PG-13. Free popcorn. Other concessions available. Admission $1. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Jim Hayes Memorial Tournament The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team hosts this annual tournament in honor of late coach Jim Hayes. Movin' Mavs vs. Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., Physical Education Building. Also 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Maverick Activities Center and P.E. Building. Movin' Mavs.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Astronomy Day at Planetarium Meet members of the National Space Society of North Texas, the Texas Astronomical Society, and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up to look at the sun, moon, and other celestial objects throughout the day. The regular Saturday schedule will be replaced with a special discounted show schedule. Free demonstrations, handouts, lectures, raffles, and more. 4:30-10 p.m., Planetarium.
Fall Festival and Concert Features the band Incognito, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, and more. Open to all faculty and staff and their families. Part of Parent and Family Weekend. Free. 7-9 p.m., University Center mall. Parent and Family Center.
Goolsby Leadership Academy Lecture Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, U.S. Army retired and executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, discusses how UTARI is strengthening links between University research and the commercialization of technology and innovation. Free. Reception 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Goolsby Leadership Academy, Maverick Battalion.
Veterans Day: A Celebration of Service Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks ('71 BBA), right, is the keynote speaker with more than 1,500 students, faculty, and staff who have veteran or active military status honored. RSVP by email or call 817-272-5300. Watch your email for invitations sent directly to veterans and active duty personnel. 3:30-5 p.m., program 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Office of the President.
Pink Ribbon Run Run on the pink treadmill at the Maverick Activities Center, and for each mile 10 cents will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Through Wednesday, Oct. 31. 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 Ramirez's Godiva. 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.
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.
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.)
Movin' Mavs open season this weekend
The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team opens the season with the Jim Hayes Memorial Tournament Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, in the Maverick Activities Center and the Physical Education Building.
The tournament, named for the late coach who began UT Arlington's wheelchair basketball program, starts at 6 p.m. Friday when the Movin’ Mavs face Oklahoma State University in the P.E. Building.
Feature game Saturday has the Movin’ Mavs taking on the Houston Challengers at 4 p.m. in the MAC.
Admission is free for all games. See the schedule at uta.edu/movinmavs.
Cross country teams seek WAC titles
Men’s and women’s cross country teams compete for UT Arlington's first Western Athletic Conference title in the league championships at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Ruston, La.
Moving to the WAC this year after 49 years in the Southland Conference, the Mavericks face nine other schools in the cross country championships hosted by Louisiana Tech University.
Freshman Virgilio Martinez has paced the men’s team this year with first-place finishes in two meets while sophomore Hannah Nilsson has been the team’s top finisher for the women in all four meets this year.
Volleyball splits pair, hits the road
After splitting a pair of home volleyball matches last week, the Mavericks travel to Utah State on Thursday, Oct. 25, and San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Last week the Mavericks downed New Mexico State 3-1 on Thursday before losing to Denver 3-1 on Saturday.
Intramural badminton entries due Nov. 4
Intramural badminton entries are due 6-6:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Maverick Activities Center gym. Play begins at 7 p.m.
There will be competition in men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. An adaptive wheelchair division is also available with advanced request through Doug Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, see Intramural Sports.