Free tickets to remaining Mavs' games at College Park Center
Need another reason to cheer on the Maverick basketball teams? Students, faculty, and staff receive free admission to the last four home games at College Park Center.
Tickets are limited to two per person and can be picked up at the College Park Center box office or at the services and information desk in the Maverick Activities Center.
The men's team is home this week, facing San Jose State Thursday, Feb. 28, and Utah State Saturday, March 2. Thursday is Family Night with Dorrough performing at halftime. Saturday is Senior Night. The last scheduled Western Athletic Conference games are at Denver Thursday, March 7, and at New Mexico State Saturday, March 9.
The women's team plays at San Jose State on Thursday and at Utah State on Saturday. They wrap up their season at home against Denver Thursday, March 7, and New Mexico State Saturday, March 9.
Get tickets for the 2013 WAC Tournament March 12-16 in Las Vegas. All-session tickets, which are good for both men's and women's games, are $165 and are available at utatickets.com, by calling 817-272-9595, or at the College Park Center box office. All WAC men’s and women’s teams qualify for the postseason event.
Tickets available this week to see Jeff Corwin, Aaron Neville
Tickets become available this week to see the last two installments of the 2012-13 Maverick Speakers Series.
Tickets for conservationist Jeff Corwin's appearance are available starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Those to see music legend Aaron Neville with Ellis Marsalis are available at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1. Go to utatickets.com to reserve your seat.
Corwin, Emmy-winning star of The Jeff Corwin Experience, will speak on "100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at College Park Center. A question-and-answer session and book signing follow the lecture.
Neville and Marsalis appear in "A Night with New Orleans Music Legends" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at College Park Center. A question-and-answer session follows their performance.
Learn more about the programs at the Maverick Speakers Series website.
Project to document oral history of veterans, their families
UT Arlington will highlight the experiences of veterans and their loved ones through a new digital humanities project called Maverick Veterans’ Voices.
“There isn’t a lot of attention given to veterans’ family members as a primary source of documentation,” says Kimberly van Noort, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and architect of the oral history project. “But if we can get a soldier’s wife, widow, or adult children to talk to us about the challenges they’ve faced, then this can really be something special.”
Dr. Van Noort adds: “Eventually, we want to create a repository that will not only allow people to go online and listen to these oral histories and celebrations of military service, but they also will be transcribed and accessible to scholars doing research.”
Read more about the Maverick Veterans' Voices project.
'Wolf' campus premiere tonight
Ya'ke Smith, assistant professor of film and the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor, talks about his feature film, Wolf, after its campus premiere at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Planetarium. The screening is part of Black History Month.
Wolf tells the story of how a family is shaken to the core when the parents discover their son has been molested by someone who he loves deeply. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads toward a total mental collapse, while his abuser attempts to exorcise his own past demons.
After the screening, Smith and cast members will share their insights and experiences in making the movie.
Smith, who wrote and directed the film, recently won the award for Best Director, First Feature at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, the sixth award for Wolf. He has received more than 30 awards at film festivals, including the Cannes International Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival.
Women's History Month looks at health
Start Women's History Month this week with a controversial film that looks at pink ribbon events for breast cancer.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Room 108 of University Hall. The documentary is sponsored in part by the Dallas Women's Foundation.
Women's health is the theme for Women's History Month, sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and Multicultural Affairs.
A panel discussion on Texas women's health runs noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. Ken Lambrecht, COO of Planned Parenthood Texas Region, and three prominent figures from the North Texas health care and public policy fields discuss recent changes in health care legislation and provision.
Other events include a lecture on HIV and incarcerated women Wednesday, March 20, a student symposium Wednesday, March 27, a talk on the evolution of medicine and women's health Thursday, March 28, and The Vagina Monologues in April.
Read more about Women's History Month.
Bookstore sale Thursday-Friday
The UT Arlington Bookstore offers 20 percent off clearance items, hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, and backpacks Thursday-Friday, Feb. 28-March 1.
Sign up to audition for Mavs Got Talent
Got talent? Audition for the Mavs Got Talent show 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Individuals or groups (up to five people) in song, dance, or other performances can perform live in front of a panel of judges or submit a two-minute recorded video of their performance. Walk-up auditions will be allowed as time permits.
The top 10 acts will compete at the Mavs Got Talent show Tuesday, March 26, in the Rosebud Theatre for a chance to win a Visa gift card valued at $150, $100, or $50.
Focus on Faculty tunes in to jazz
Music Associate Professor Tim Ishii talks about the International Jazz and Youth Exchange and "Jazz: The Perfect Cultural Exchange Model" for the Focus on Faculty lecture series.
He and Dan Cavanagh, associate professor of jazz studies, will perform jazz classics.
Ishii is also director of jazz studies and associate chair of the Music Department.
The free program is noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.
Apply now for Women in Leadership
Network with aspiring and current student leaders and discuss trends and critical issues facing women today at the Women in Leadership Summit 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
The summit is an opportunity for aspiring and current female student leaders to enhance their practical skills while fostering a positive self-image.
All students can attend. Attire is business casual.
Dr. Seuss birthday party Saturday celebrates reading
Observe Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a Blaze Through Reading event to celebrate the importance of reading and education in conjunction with Read Across America.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their families. Activities will include reading books to children, crafts, a showing of the Dr. Seuss film The Sneetches, a puppet show, cupcake decorating, a photo booth, and a library card application table.
The fun runs 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 2, in the Chemistry and Physics Building.
Freshmen Leaders on Campus, the Leadership Center, UTA Volunteers, and the Arlington Public Library host the celebration. For more information, contact Molly Alfers at 817-272-2293 or the Leadership Center at 817-272-9220.
Ramp replacement set for Davis Hall
The accessible ramp at the south basement entrance of Davis Hall will be replaced next month. The south entrance to the building will be closed Saturday, March 9-Friday, March 22.
All other building entry and exit points will remain open. Temporary signage will direct visitors to the north entrances of the building.
Elect Her deadline Friday
Applications are due Friday, March 1, for the free student leadership training, Elect Her: UT Arlington Women Win. The program is 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Concho Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Elect Her encourages and trains young women to run for student government on campus, but men are welcome to apply.
MAVfest is highlight of Diversity Week
Celebrate UT Arlington's melting pot during Diversity Week '13, Monday-Friday, March 4-8.
MAVfest is the annual outdoor diversity festival featuring cultural booths, games, refreshments, music, and performances by student organizations. Look for activities 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, on the University Center mall.
Stop by a booth to get a henna tattoo, play the “Bead Who You Are” game with the Leaders Educating About Diversity, or pick up a game of dominos. Challenge yourself to complete the Movin’ Mavs' wheelchair obstacle course. Enjoy performances such as traditional African dance, Salsa, fashion show, tango, Filipino dance, and more.
Register your group to participate in MAVfest by noon Friday, March 1.
Meet UTA Transfer Ambassadors
Meet the newest mentors on campus, the UTA Transfer Ambassadors, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Room 303 of the Chemistry and Physics Building.
The new mentoring program focuses on transfer students and helping them navigate new territory.
For more information or to sign up for the program, visit the Transfer Ambassadors' website.
Find first-year help through In Reach Maverick Mentors
Looking for a mentor? The In Reach Maverick Mentor Program is seeking students starting their college career.
The program encourages academic excellence, enhances self-awareness, and promotes personal growth by providing caring guidance from qualified faculty and staff, tools and opportunities to develop academically, and awareness of the University’s student support services and resources.
First-year students can apply at uta.edu/diversity.
For more information, contact Zeb Strong in the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extended MyMav maintenance scheduled March 2-3
The regular MyMav maintenance schedule will be extended Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3. Maintenance will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2, and is expected to be completed by 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Additional information on this maintenance event and the status of maintenance and outages on other systems can be found on the OIT System Status page.
Campus network upgrade due March 10
The Office of Information Technology will conduct maintenance on network equipment connecting the main UTA campus and the Arlington Regional Data Center (ARDC) between 2-7 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Any service interruption should last between five and 15 minutes.
Campus Internet connections and student email will not be impacted.
Connectivity to resources housed at ARDC—MyMav, access to campus web pages, faculty/staff exchange email, and file servers—will be affected.
Police escort service available any time
The UT Arlington Police Department offers escort service at any time requested. To request a security escort, call 817-272-3381.
Maverick Ride is available to students, faculty, and staff from 7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays until 3 a.m. and is operated by students working with the campus police. The escort will take you to your car, residence hall, or nearby apartment complex. Off-campus complexes served include Campus Edge, Maverick Place, and Midtown.
Midterm progress report grades in MyMav through March 6
Faculty members have begun entering midterm progress report grades and will continue through Wednesday, March 6. Look for a notice in your UT Arlington email account to see whether you receive midterm progress reports. If so, check your grades in MyMav and seek guidance from an academic adviser with any concerns about your academic performance. A list of academic advising offices is online.
Graduate students can still apply for commencement through Thursday
Master's and doctoral candidates for graduation can apply late through Thursday, Feb. 28, with an additional $60 late fee. The application for graduation for master's and doctoral students is online. Learn more about graduation requirements.
Before students apply to graduate, they should verify with their academic adviser that they are eligible to graduate at the end of the graduation application term. The fee is not refundable or transferable to a future term if a student applies and is then found to be ineligible to graduate.
Advising begins for summer and fall 2013
Advising for summer and fall terms has started. MyMav is your gateway to the Schedule of Classes and the Registration Timetable for making registration plans for the summer and fall terms. Priority registration opens Monday, April 1.
The schedules of classes that are available in MyMav now are not final and are for planning purposes only. You’ll need to validate your course selections when registration opens Monday, April 1.
Print your own enrollment verification
Enrollment verification for the spring 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, Feb. 26
'Wolf' screening Award-winning feature film by Ya'ke Smith, assistant professor of film. Free. 7 p.m., Planetarium. Black History Month.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Focus on Faculty Tim Ishii, associate professor of music and director of jazz studies, discusses "Jazz: The Perfect Cultural Exchange Model." Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Focus on Faculty.
UTA Transfer Ambassadors Meet-and-Greet Meet the newest mentors on campus. Free. 3 p.m., Room 303, Chemistry and Physics Building.
Exploring Our Legacy Explore the African diaspora through dance and music with Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Free. 7:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Black History Month.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. San Jose State. Dorrough performs at halftime. Free. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Utah State, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Athletics.
Friday, March 1
Opening Reception: Kim Cadmus Owens/Allison V. Smith Artists Kim Cadmus Owens and Allison V. Smith talk about their work. Free. 5:30-8 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.
Baseball: UTA/Hilton Invitational Mavericks vs. Houston Baptist, 3 p.m. Also Saturday, March 2, vs Illinois, 3 p.m.; Sunday, March 3, vs Illinois, 11 a.m., and Houston Baptist, 3 p.m. Tickets $3 with student ID. Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
Softball: UTA/Hilton Classic Mavericks vs. Tulsa, 5 p.m.; vs. Creighton, 7 p.m. Also Saturday, March 2, vs. Lamar, 1 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, game times and opponents TBD. Tickets $3 with student ID. Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.
Women's tennis Mavericks vs. Stephen F. Austin. Free. 2 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.
Saturday, March 2
Blaze Through Reading/Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bring the family for reading books to children, crafts, a showing of the Dr. Seuss film The Sneetches, a puppet show, cupcake decorating, a photo booth, and a library card application table. Free. 9 a.m.-noon, Chemistry and Physics Building. Freshmen Leaders on Campus, Leadership Center, UTA Volunteers.
Monday, March 4
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.
Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band Concert Performance by Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Tuesday, March 5
Fun in the Sun Health Fair Learn about healthy exposure, giveaways including a tablet, food, temporary tattoos, free screenings, and safe Spring Break information. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.
Business Dean Meet-and-Greet Meet College of Business Dean Rachel Croson. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, first floor lobby, Business Building. Business.
Women's basketball Mavericks vs. Denver, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Also vs. New Mexico State, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 9. Free. College Park Center. Athletics.
Exhibit: Kim Cadmus Owens/Allison V. Smith Dallas-based artists Kim Cadmus Owens and Allison V. Smith portray vividly colored landscapes in paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Closed for Spring Break. Through Saturday, March 30. Art and Art History.
Planetarium Visit the classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future in Mayan Prophecies. 6 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.
Self-congratulatory Nonsense A solo installation by Joshua Elliott. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Saturday, March 30. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Men second, women fifth in WAC track
Romain Martin won the heptathlon and Clayton Vaughn earned High Point honors, taking first place in the 60- and 200-meter events, at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in Albuquerque, N.M. as the UT Arlington men finished second.
Katelyn Hayward won the mile and earned Freshman of the Year honors as the Maverick women’s team finished fifth.
Softball opens home season this weekend
After posting a 6-4 record in two tournaments, the softball team opens the home season with the UTA/Hilton Classic Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, at Allan Saxe Field. Tulsa, Creighton, and Lamar are included in the field.
The Mavericks picked up wins over Sam Houston State and Texas State while losing to Baylor, North Texas, and Texas Tech in the Texas Shootout at San Marcos last weekend.
Baseball hosts weekend invitational
Illinois and Houston Baptist come to town as the baseball team hosts the UTA/Hilton Invitational Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, at Clay Gould Ballpark.
After losing 2-1 at UT Austin last Tuesday, the Mavericks took two of three from Northeastern over the weekend to improve their season record to 5-2.
Movin' Mavs win three at Alabama
The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team split with Alabama and posted wins over Wisconsin-Whitewater and Auburn at the Alabama Tournament last weekend.
Coach Doug Garner’s squad earned the top seed for the national tournament March 7-10 in Birmingham, Ala. The Movin' Mavs are 14-2 in the college division and 24-6 overall.
Team up for intramural softball
Intramural entries for softball teams are due Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Entries are now open for sand volleyball teams.