Flo Rida to headline annual Fall Concert; tickets go on sale Thursday
Hip-hop artist Flo Rida brings his “Good Feeling” to UT Arlington when he performs in the Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at College Park Center.
Tickets will be available to UT Arlington students, faculty, and staff only beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, only through utacollegepark.com. The public will be able to purchase any remaining tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, either online; at the College Park Center Box Office, 601 S. Pecan St.; or by calling 817-272-9595.
There is a four-ticket limit per person, including one ticket at discounted rate for UT Arlington students, faculty and staff only.
The UT Arlington Division of Student Affairs traditionally brings an annual concert to campus at a discount to students. The Flo Rida concert serves as this year’s Fall Concert.
As for his embrace of electronic and dance music, Flo Rida said 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.
Read more about the Flo Rida, the concert, and ticket details.
Pre-Law Center offers support, mentoring from AT&T legal staff
UT Arlington’s new Pre-Law and Legal Studies Center has partnered with worldwide communications giant AT&T to help prepare students for law school and the practice of law.
The center launches this fall and will offer students help with course planning, preparation for the Law School Admission Test, application to law school, mock trial experience, and one-on-one mentoring from practicing attorneys.
The new center is open to all UT Arlington students, with the departments of Political Science, History, Criminology and Criminal Justice and Philosophy each offering a pre-law concentration within the College of Liberal Arts.
A meet-and-greet event with the AT&T legal staff is at noon Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Room 002 of University Hall.
Missing your Shorthorn?
The Shorthorn began a new publication strategy and schedule this semester that provides coverage of UT Arlington in a variety of formats. Among the new features: an iPhone app, a redeveloped website for easy reading on mobile devices, and a daily summary of The Shorthorn content to your email inbox.
The Shorthorn’s expanded print edition includes news, opinion, sports, and life sections, plus Pulse for entertainment. A new print edition is distributed every Wednesday, available at more than 80 racks on and near campus, instead of four days a week as in previous years.
This is The Shorthorn’s biggest change since the 1970s and is intended to provide experience for students preparing for careers in media-related professions as well as provide news and information in ways favored by current readers.
Read more information at The Shorthorn.
Students, alumni find job search help during Career Month, fair
Career Month is filled with workshops for job-seeking students and alumni and wraps up with the fall Job Fair Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Maverick Activities Center.
Check the Career Center website for details on workshops and the Job Fair.
Volunteers are needed for one-hour shifts 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Student groups are encouraged to assist. To volunteer, visit the Career Center in Room 216 of Davis Hall and fill out a form or contact the Career Center at 817-272-2932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Leadership Retreat applications due
Discover how to be a leader at the 2012 Fall Leadership Retreat Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16.
This University tradition shapes student leaders, allowing them to meet new people across campus, network with faculty and staff, and try a variety of seminar-based leadership topics throughout the weekend.
The retreat is open for all students, both undergraduate and graduate, with no previous leadership experience required. There is a cost of $60 to attend with scholarships available. Register online by Wednesday, Sept. 5.
All-Sports Pass a bargain for Maverick fans and home games
With a Maverick All-Sports Pass, students are admitted to Western Athletic Conference games as fast as a Maverick athlete on the court or field.
Only $50, the pass includes admission to all home sports events and a T-shirt, too.
"The All-Sports Pass is a great way for UT Arlington students to see Maverick Athletics," says Gregg Elkin, senior associate athletic director. "We have close to 100 events a season, and that breaks down to 50 cents per event. That is a great value for students to enjoy all the action in College Park Center and our other sports as well."
Without the pass, individual student tickets are $3 each to all athletic events.
Purchase a pass through your MyMav account by following this online map: Student Center>Finance Section>purchase items>Athletics>Maverick All-Sport Pass or write a check to UT Arlington Athletics, note that it is for the Maverick Sports Pass, and send it to Box 19950, Arlington, TX 76019-9950. To buy in person, drop by Suite 1102 of College Park Center. To purchase over the phone, contact Leigh Coggiola at 817-272-0694.
Find schedules and news about Maverick sports online at utamavs.com.
Register for annual Oozeball tournament
The mud starts flying for the 23rd Annual Oozeball Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Register your team online through Tuesday, Sept 18.
Oozeball is a friendly and sloppy competition of volleyball on dirt courts turned into muddy swamps from thousands of gallons of water. Teams of five or six members, including at least two females, battle it out to be the last team standing.
The action takes place at the corner of Summit Avenue and West Fourth Street, just south of Greek Row.
Oozeball benefits the Student Alumni Association Sophomore Scholarship and is sponsored by the Alumni Association’s Maverick Marauders and Campus Recreation. Call 817-272-2594 for more details.
Multimedia training offered by Library
The Digital Media Studio offers free introductory software workshops for popular titles such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere and more. Sessions are offered throughout the semester.
International Friendship Program applications online
International students and faculty members can link up with Arlington community members through The Link’s friendship program, sponsored by the Office of International Education. The purpose is to foster an appreciation for how others live and view the world. This is achieved by matching international students and scholars with families and individuals from the Arlington Community.
Apply online by Friday, Sept. 14.
Register now for nonstop action at Cyclethon for World Heart Day
Put the pedal to the metal—and the mettle—for the Cyclethon for World Heart Day. Together with your teammates you must keep your bike pedaling noon-midnight Monday, Sept. 24, at the Maverick Activities Center.
Teams of five to 20 members must have someone riding the entire 12 hours. Don't have a team? Sign up as a free agent. Cost is $25 per team with funds donated to the American Heart Association.
Registration packets are available at the MAC Information and Services Desk. For more information, contact call 817-272-3277 or email email@example.com.
MAC offers non-credit classes
Interested in taking a non-credit instructional class? Bootcamp, Walking to a 5K, Women on Weights, weight training, CPR, and more are offered at the Maverick Activities Center this fall. Check the schedule. Sign up at the MAC services and information desk or contact Jeremy Roden at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Mark calendars for Food for Thought lecture series at MAC
The monthly "Food for Thought" lecture series is back, hosted by Campus Recreation and the Division of Student Affairs.
The free program meets noon-1 p.m. on designated Wednesdays in Room 213 of the Maverick Activities Center. Bring a lunch and attend as many classes as you like.
Topics this semester are:
Sept. 26—"Managing Your Time and Your Life" with Vickie Goins, coordinator of Outreach Services for Counseling Services
Oct. 17—"Exploring the Health Benefits of Massage Therapy" with Tiffany Harper, a licensed massage therapist at the MAC
Nov. 14—"Holiday Food Hangovers?" with Becky Garner, clinical assistant professor of kinesiology
Dec. 5—"Healthy Lifestyle Goals" with Latoya Oduniyi, health promotions and substance abuse educator with Health Services
Schedule changes before Census Date not on transcript
Class drops made on or before Census Date, Monday, Sept. 10, will not be recorded on academic transcripts. Undergraduate students considering dropping one or more classes must meet with an academic adviser, who will process the drop or withdrawal transaction. In some cases, the signature of the faculty teaching the course will be required. Read more about schedule changes.
Graduation information for fall graduates
Fall undergraduates must apply for graduation by Friday, Sept. 7. A $40 filing fee is billed each semester that you file and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Read more about undergraduate graduation procedures.
Graduate students must apply for graduation by Monday, Sept. 10.
Make sure you're included in the campus directory, if you want to be
Monday, Sept. 10, is the deadline to specify whether you want to be included in the Maverick Connection campus directory. All enrolled students will receive an email at their UT Arlington email address with procedures for setting your privacy preferences in MyMav, as well as the notification of your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Freshman tutoring program deadline Sept. 14
Freshmen can receive up to six hours of free tutoring in selected courses in the fall semester through the Start Strong Freshman Tutoring Program. Students must register for and complete their first hour of tutoring by Friday, Sept. 14. Register at University Tutorial and Supplemental Instruction in Suite 205 of Ransom Hall. Additional tutoring is available for $6.50 per hour.
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, Sept. 4
Truck Smash Fundraising event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Library Mall. Through Thursday, Sept. 6. Delta Upsilon.
Poster Sale A diverse assortment of stylish options for your walls. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Library Mall; Rainsite is University Center Gallery. Through Friday, Sept. 7. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Explore The Shorthorn's News Frontier Enjoy live music, snacks, and giveaways while learning about The Shorthorn's new publishing strategy and digital options. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Mall. Student Publications.
Open Mic Coffeehouse with Mike Guinn Share anything on the mic you desire, whether that be a song, a poem, an instrumental piece, or any other unique talent. Poet, spoken word artist, and author Mike Guinn emcees. Sign up for mic time. Enjoy free refreshments. Emcee is alumnus Mike Guinn, a spoken word artist, founder of the Fort Worth Poetry Slam Team, and author. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Thursday, Sept. 6
Linton Powell Organ and Harpsichord Recital Linton Powell, professor of music, performs his 37th annual recital to open the season for the Department of Music. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building.
Friday, Sept. 7
$1 Movie: Men in Black 3 Rated PG-13. Free fresh-popped popcorn with admission; other concessions for sale. $1. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Monday, Sept. 10
Voice Division Recital Performances by vocal students. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Music Honors Recital Performances by music faculty members and outstanding students. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Maverick Speakers Series: Frank DeFord Sportswriter and commentator Frank DeFord, right, speaks on “Journalism: Sports and Beyond.” Free, but tickets required. Premium seating $25. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Maverick Speakers Series.
TobyMac Christian recording artist with special guests Chris August and Jamie Grace, along with the Diverse City Band. Tickets $15-$40. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, College Park Center. College Park Center, 817-272-9595.
Mindful Moments Take a break with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 205, Health Services Center. Health Services.
Texas Rangers Baseball Get discount tickets for students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends. Access texasrangers.com/uta and use the password MAVS12 for designated games through Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Gallery 76102: Power Grid Greg Bahr and Josh Fletcher offer critical scrutiny of power structures in their art exhibit. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Gallery 76102. Through Saturday, Sept. 29. Fort Worth Center.
The Gallery at UTA: The State of Drawing Group exhibition showcasing drawing. Comprised of artists living and working in Texas. Opens Tuesday, Sept. 4. Opening reception 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Oct. 6. 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.
Planetarium For seven months in the Arctic Circle, crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high-resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular in Experience the Aurora. 6 p.m. Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Cross tabbed as 'elite' by ESPN
Head men’s basketball coach Scott Cross has been tabbed as one of the nation’s “coaches on the verge of elite status” in an article on ESPN.com.
The article, which listed 11 coaches nationwide, says “... armed with a new arena, an NCAA appearance last season and an invitation to the Sun Belt Conference, the Mavericks are a hot commodity in the state of Texas, and Cross is largely responsible for that.”
Cross, who guided the Mavericks to a school-record 24 wins last year, will enter his seventh season as head coach when the season begins in November.
Volleyball hosts weekend tourney
Competing in its third straight weekend tournament, UT Arlington's volleyball team hosts the Hilton Classic Friday-Saturday, Sept. 7-8, at College Park Center.
The Mavericks face Marist at 7 p.m. Friday, which is Orange Out Night with fans urged to wear orange. The first 50 fans receive a UTA Mavericks wristband.
On Saturday, the Mavericks play Northwestern State at 1:30 p.m. and Southern Mississippi at 7 p.m.
UT Arlington is 3-5 for the season, losing two of three at the Illinois-Chicago Invitational last weekend before falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Monday.
Cross country opens season Saturday
UT Arlington men’s and women’s cross country teams begin the year with the UTA Season Opener on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Vandergriff Park. Competition starts at 8 a.m.
Intramural entries due today
Intramural entries are due today, Tuesday, Sept. 4, for pre-season flag football, 4-on-4 outdoor basketball, and 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball.
Entries for regular season flag football are due Wednesday, Sept. 5, and bowling entries are due Friday, Sept. 7.
For more information, see Intramural Sports.