Sportswriter Frank Deford speaks tonight at Texas Hall
Legendary sportswriter and novelist Frank Deford opens the fifth season of the Maverick Speakers Series today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, with a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Texas Hall.
With a 50-year tenure at Sports Illustrated, Deford is a senior contributing writer. As a commentator, he appears regularly on National Public Radio and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He has authored 17 novels, and his latest is Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter.
General admission tickets are free. A premium seating package is available for $25. The package includes a front-of-the-house seat, reserved parking near the venue, front-of-the-line access to book signings, and more. All tickets are available at utatickets.com.
Tickets are also available online for ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts, who speaks Thursday, Oct. 4, at Texas Hall.
MavAlert Emergency Notification System test Oct. 3; update your contact information
To ensure timely communications in the event of an emergency, UT Arlington plans a system-wide test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.
The MavAlert system is designed to rapidly notify students, faculty, and staff in the event of a campus emergency. The system sends emergency notifications via registered email addresses and text message devices when a life-threatening situation arises.
To enable MavAlert text messages, you must add your mobile phone number or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington emergency contact information. To add or verify your mobile phone, log in to MyMav at uta.edu/mymav, then click on the "Sign up for MavAlerts" link in the right column.
During the Oct. 3 test, students, faculty, and staff will receive the following message via the email addresses and mobile devices designated in their MavAlert profile: “This is a test of the UT Arlington MavAlert Emergency Notification System. In an actual emergency, you would be instructed as to what actions to take.”
The MavAlert test will coincide with the regular monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System, also at 12:30 p.m. The University’s voice annunciation system will be activated inside campus buildings. The City of Arlington's monthly weather warning test will follow at 1 p.m.
Help make the MavAlert system test a success by confirming and updating your information prior to Oct. 3.
Smiling Moose Deli brings sandwich, breakfast fare to College Park District
Colorado-based Smiling Moose Deli is bringing its mix of hearty sandwiches and salads, fresh-made soups, and specialty coffees to the College Park District.
The fast-casual restaurant that includes former Dallas Cowboy Daryl “Moose” Johnston as a partner is expected to open in November.
Smiling Moose Deli will occupy 2,100 square feet off South Pecan Street and becomes the seventh College Park District restaurant. Coolberry Frozen Yogurt is expected to open this month immediately north of the deli. Digg’s Taco Shop is scheduled to open to the south, also in November.
Pie Five Pizza Co. opened at Pecan and West First Street last month. Other College Park District restaurants will open throughout the fall and include Mavs Sports Grill, GRIP Mediterranean Grill, and Pho Xpress.
Register for 32nd annual Bed Races
Wake up and enter the 32nd annual Bed Races with your best and fastest friends. The race—one of the University 's longest running traditions—begins 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 fees go to the Student Life Fund. Sign up by today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, to receive Bed Races T-shirts for your team
Deadline to enter is noon, Tuesday, Oct. 9. Entry fee is $40 per team. Register online. For more details, call Student Activities at 817-272-2963 or Campus Recreation at 817-272-3277.
Register the folks for Parent and Family Weekend
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.
Participate in events for National Hazing Prevention Week
Show your awareness of hazing prevention and learn a few new things during National Hazing Prevention Week through Friday, Sept. 28.
Tweet all week for a chance to win a Kindle Reader. If at least 100 students tweet about hazing prevention, one will be selected to win a reader. Use the hashtag #MavericksAgainstHazing.
Sign the commitment banner noon-1 p.m. each day on the University Center mall. The first 150 to sign will receive a free Hazing Prevention Week T-shirt.
Lunch and Learn at the bystander intervention discussion noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Free pizza, soft drinks, and T-shirts are for the first 50 in attendance. The event is hosted by the Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention peer educators.
Mavericks Against Hazing Volleyball Night is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Maverick Activities Center. Free T-shirts are for the first 100 into the game. Student organizations will compete to have the most members in attendance. The winner will receive a prize from the Office of Student Governance and Organizations. Student admission is $3.
For more information, contact Cheyenne Hernandez at 817-272-0768.
Group counseling sessions offered
Counseling Services offers two types of counseling groups aimed at helping students learn about relationships and coping with college life.
Let's Talk Interpersonal Therapy has two groups. One meets 2-3 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 1, and the other 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 2. Contacts are Bruce Bower for the Monday group and Anita Varghese for the Tuesday one.
A five-week group to gain coping strategies to navigate college life meets 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 3. Contact Yolanda Fraser.
To register or for questions, call 817-272-3671.
View 'Half the Sky' documentary on global gender oppression
The documentary Half the Sky, which looks at the oppression of women and girls across the world, will show at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Lone Star Auditorium in the Maverick Activities Center.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a movement to confront gender oppression. Inspired by the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the Half the Sky movement is a call to action to empower women to increase prosperity and stability around the globe.
Concessions will be available. Donations are encouraged for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation.
Three Muskie Fellows join campus
Three new international scholars are on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program. Joining the University community are Otabek Abdukodirov from Uzbekistan, Konstantine Chanturia from Georgia, and Dariya Kudabaeva from Uzbekistan.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and democratic growth, the Muskie Program selects emerging leaders from 12 countries of the former Soviet Union to promote mutual understanding, build democracy, and foster the transition to market economies in Eurasia and Central Asia through intensive academic study and professional training.
The 20-year-old program has nearly 5,000 alumni, including Mikhail Saakashvili, president of Georgia, and others working in their country’s government, business, and nonprofit sectors.
Submit your nominations for Outstanding Academic Adviser
Nominations are being accepted for Outstanding Academic Adviser in the following categories: professional staff adviser, undergraduate faculty adviser, and graduate faculty adviser. Submit nominations online by Jan. 28, 2013.
For 25 years, UT Arlington has recognized academic advisers who have made a difference in the lives of their students. Many advisers have been recognized nationally by the National Academic Advising Association for their commitment to helping students succeed. See the complete list of award winners.
For information about the nomination process, contact Delene Remmers in the Office of the Provost at 817-272-2737.
Freshman progress reports online
Early progress reports are available through My Mav as soon as they are entered through Thursday, Sept. 27.
Midterm progress reports will be available in your Student Center beginning Friday, Sept. 28. Faculty will continue to enter midterm grades through mid-October. Once you have reviewed your progress, meet with your academic adviser to explore campus resources and make registration plans for the spring term.
Final deadlines near for December graduation
Late applications for December graduation will be accepted from undergraduates through Friday, Oct. 5, and from graduate students through Wednesday, Oct. 10. Additional fees and procedures may apply. Read more about undergraduate graduation and 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, Sept. 25
Maverick Speakers Series Sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford speaks on “Journalism: Sports and Beyond.” Free, but tickets required. Premium seating $25. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Maverick Speakers Series.
Faculty Piano Recital Young-Hyun Cho, assistant professor of music, will play Beethoven's Op. 109, Brahms' Op. 119, and pieces from Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus by Massiaen. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Carnaval: Dancing with Mavericks Dance the night away at a street jam featuring a live DJ. Join the masquerade with stilt-walkers, dancers, interactive booths, crafts, and giveaways. Part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free. 6:30 p.m. University Center Mall; rainsite is Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Volleyball Mavericks vs. San Jose State in the first home Western Athletic Conference match. Student Organization Night. Prize for student organization with most in attendance. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.
Levitt Pavilion Final weekend of fall series. Thursday's concert features the Honey Island Swamp Band. Also Leroy Bell, Friday, Sept. 28; and The Quebe Sisters Band, Saturday, Sept. 29. Free. 7:30 p.m. Abram at Pecan streets, downtown Arlington. Levitt Pavilion.
Friday, Sept. 28
Maverick Spirit Friday Pep Rally Maverick Spirit Fridays include a pep rally every Friday, Sept. 28-Nov. 16. Participating mall stores offer discounts to shoppers wearing UT Arlington blue, orange, or logo gear. UT Arlington athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, musicians, and mascot Blaze are on hand for autographs, photos, and giveaways. Free. 7 p.m., center court, The Parks at Arlington. College Town UTA.
Friends of the Library Guest speaker is Jim Bevill, author of The Paper Republic: The Struggle for Money, Credit and Independence in the Republic of Texas. Copies of the book will be available. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. LibraryFriends@uta.edu.
Friday Night Films: The Amazing Spider-Man Rated PG-13. Free popcorn. Concessions available. Admission $1. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Saturday, Sept. 29
ATO Car Show Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity hosts a car show. 1-5 p.m., Lot 49, at Cooper and Mitchell streets.
Fort Worth Music Festival The UT Arlington Jazz Combo performs at the festival, sponsored in part by UT Arlington. 5-6 p.m., Main Stage, downtown Fort Worth. Fort Worth Music Festival.
Sunday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 6
Monday, Oct. 1
Voice Division Recital Concert by vocal students. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Hispanic Heritage Movie: Stand and Deliver True-life story of East Los Angeles calculus high school teacher Jaime Escalante who surmounted overwhelming odds to inspire and educate. Part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free popcorn. Free. 6:30 p.m., Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
National Night Out Join the UT Arlington Police for information and free food, T-shirts, and more. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., University Center mall; rainsite is Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Herford University Center.
Guest Piano Recital Gustavo Romero of the piano faculty of the University of North Texas performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Maverick Speakers Series: Cokie Roberts ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts, right, speaks on "An Insider's View of Washington, D.C." Free, but tickets required. Premium seating $25. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 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 Thursday, Sept. 27.
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 by artists living and working in Texas. At right, The Puppy Song by Michael Bise. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, Fine Arts Building. Through Saturday, Oct. 6. The Gallery at UTA.
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 Learn how mammoth stars make a black hole and help figure out where they might lead in Black Holes. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Volleyball hosts WAC matches this week
The Maverick volleyball team will play its first home Western Athletic Conference volleyball matches against San Jose State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, and Utah State at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in College Park Center.
Thursday is Student Organization Night with a prize awarded to the organization with the most in attendance. On Saturday, the semester books giveaway contest continues with free posters.
Coach Diane Seymour's squad is 1-2 in the WAC, opening with a win over Louisiana Tech before losing to Denver and New Mexico State last week. The Mavericks are 5-10 overall.
Cross country travels to Notre Dame
Men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, Sept. 28, in Notre Dame, Ind.
The men took the top five spots in both their own season opener and the Louisiana Tech meet, while the women also finished first at Louisiana Tech.
Freshman Virgilio Martinez leads the men with two first-place finishes while sophomore Hannah Nilsson leads the women as she was the runnerup at Louisiana Tech.
Ultimate disc tournament entries due Wednesday
Entries for the intramural ultimate disc tournament are due at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Competition begins at 7 p.m. at the Campus Recreation Fields Complex.
Upcoming entry deadlines are Wednesday, Oct. 3, for indoor soccer and Wednesday, Oct. 10, for volleyball.
For more information, see Intramural Sports.