TrailBlazer

For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MAX Bus Service

MAX bus service to start Aug. 19

The brightly colored MAX—Metro Arlington Xpress—hits the road starting Monday, Aug. 19. The first day of fall classes is Thursday, Aug. 22.

The Arlington City Council and the board of directors for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority have approved an agreement to provide bus service between the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort station in Fort Worth and the College Park District.

Fares for a bus and rail ride are $2.50 for students and $5 for everyone else.

MavAlert

Check your contact information for MavAlert

Verify your emergency contact information for the MavAlert emergency notification system.

The MavAlert system rapidly notifies students, faculty, and staff in the event of a campus emergency via registered email addresses and text message devices.

To enable MavAlert text messages, add your mobile phone number or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington emergency contact information and label it "mobile phone" via the drop-down menu. Log in to MyMav, then click on the "Sign up for MavAlerts" link in the right column.

The next monthly test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3.

Dr. Vistasp Karbhari

Dr. Vistasp Karbhari

Karbhari a grand marshal for July 4th parade

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari joins two other education leaders as grand marshals for the annual Arlington 4th of July Parade. The parade starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4.

Arlington ISD Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and Tarrant County College Southeast Campus President Bill Coppola round out the trio who represent the parade's dedication to Arlington educators.

Look for UT Arlington participants throughout the parade, which has a theme of “Emblems of the Land I Love.” The parade averages 150 entries with 5,000 to 7,000 spectators.

The parade route begins and ends in Lot 49. Participants will head north on Pecan Street/Spaniolo Drive, west on UTA Boulevard to West Street, then east on Abram Street to the review stand in front of City Hall. The parade then turns south on Center Street to Mitchell Street and back to Lot 49.

An Award Ceremony to recognize excellence within each of several categories is at 1 p.m. at Heritage Park, 201 W. Front St.

Grant helps UT Arlington, UTSA offer less commonly taught critical languages

Students at UT Arlington and UT San Antonio will soon be able to enroll in critical language classes such as Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese thanks to a telecollaboration supported by a new University of Texas System grant.

The Institute for Transformational Learning grant will provide $204,903 for UT Arlington’s Critical Languages and Cultures partnership with UTSA. The money will fund faculty and teaching, instructional and technical support, administrative coordination, and international partnerships between the two UT System institutions and universities abroad.

“We are honored that our project was chosen to receive this grant,” says Pete Smith, vice provost for Digital Teaching and Learning. “The committee that selected us had impressive and innovative proposals from across the UT System to consider.”

Read more about the Critical Languages and Cultures partnership.

Art faculty exhibits

Art faculty members featured in exhibits

Two Art and Art History faculty members have works on display at major museums.

Assistant Professor Tore Terrasi was named one of the “10 To Watch For” by the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Terrasi's work People in Boxes, top, is part of an annual international art competition. The exhibit runs through July 6 at the center.

Assistant Professor Sedrick Huckaby has work featured through Oct. 30 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth.

Huckaby's 18-by-14-foot oil painting Hidden in Plain Site, bottom, is on view in the museum’s atrium in conjunction with the exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey.

Fresh Pix Info Desk

You are here

Shivam Shah, a graduate student in computer science and engineering, checks on directions around campus from Lena El Fakir, early childhood education senior, at the Campus Information Center in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

 

Career Center blog wins online kudos

The UT Arlington Career Center's blog made the Top 10 list of Blogging4Jobs.

About the HireAMaverick blog, Blogging4Jobs said:

"I love that UT Arlington Career Center gets creative with their blog going beyond the standard college career services url. One of my favorite blog posts is 5 Tricks to Working with Millenials. After all, they are now the majority workforce and talent pool we’re recruiting from."

UTA Bookstore hosts July 4th sale

The UTA Bookstore will celebrate the Fourth of July on Wednesday, July 3, with a festival and sale. The fun is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., but the sale is all day.

The day include a bounce house, obstacle course, food, face painting, balloon animals, games, and prizes. UTA Radio will be on hand.

Carter BloodCare will give blood donors a free pint of BlueBell ice cream.

Sun Belt Conference

Mavericks move to Sun Belt Conference on July 1

The UT Arlington Mavericks will join the Sun Belt Conference starting Monday, July 1, after one year in the Western Athletic Conference.

Other teams joining the New Orleans-based conference this summer are Texas State and Georgia State.

Sun Belt member schools include the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, University of Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State University, University of North Texas, University of South Alabama, Troy University, and Western Kentucky University.

The Sun Belt Conference unveiled a new “Together We Rise” logo that will be used starting July 1.

Fresh Pix Bursar-Jeff Wolfskill

Tuition talk

Jeff Wolfskill, assistant director of tuition and fees for Bursar Services, explains payment options to transfer students during Monday's New Maverick Orientation.

 

Buy tickets early for UT Arlington Day at Six Flags Over Texas

Enjoy the rides and thrills at UT Arlington Six Flags Day on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Six Flags Over Texas.

Discount tickets for students are $25 now and $30 after Sunday, Aug. 18. The price includes one ticket for all-day admission to Six Flags Over Texas and parking, plus one Splash Back ticket to Hurricane Harbor valid for one weekend only, Aug. 31-Sept. 15. A $10 meal voucher is available for purchase.

Limit 10 tickets per person. Order tickets at utatickets.com or the College Park Center Box Office, which is open 10 a.m-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays.

Enjoy the fun at the park starting at 10:30 a.m. or come 6-9 p.m. when it's the UT Arlington-only crowd. Remember to wear a UT Arlington shirt to show your Maverick Pride.

The event is open to the UT Arlington community and is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. Tickets can be purchased through UT Arlington only and not at the Six Flags Over Texas main gate.

Enjoy Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets

UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and alumni can enjoy selected Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets. Visit texasrangers.com/grouptickets, click on University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password MAVS13 to get your discounted tickets.

Check List

 

Tuesday, July 2

Late application deadline for summer graduation

Wednesday, July 3

Last day of classes for summer I term

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day holiday

Monday, July 8

Final exams for summer I term

Regular registration ends for summer II term

Summer II classes dropped for students who have not shown evidence of meningitis vaccination

Tuesday, July 9

First day of classes for summer II term

Late registration for summer II continues through Wednesday, July 10

Thursday, July 11

Summer I grades official

Know the consequences before you drop a class

The last day to drop classes for the 11-week summer session is Wednesday, July 18. You may be considering dropping before then. Always consult your academic adviser before making drop or withdrawal decisions. A list of advising offices is online.

Impact of dropping on undergraduate students: Students who entered college for the first time in fall 2007 are limited to a total of six dropped courses during their undergraduate careers. Read more about this state law and procedures for its implementation at UT Arlington.

Impact of dropping if you receive financial aid: Students receiving financial aid must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements established by UT Arlington. Refer to the SAP policy on the Office of Financial Aid website, uta.edu/fao, to ensure you are meeting the requirements. Students who do not meet the minimum standards outlined will lose eligibility to receive financial aid. For questions, make an appointment to see a financial aid counselor by calling 817-272-3561 or sending an email to fao@uta.edu.

Grades

Summer I grades due July 11

Summer I grades are scheduled to be available after noon Thursday, July 11. View grades by logging in at uta.edu/mymav. Click on Student Center and then click on the drop-down box under Other Academic. Many grades can be viewed before they are official, so check Records and Registration to ensure that your grades are official before ordering your transcript.

Plan now for summer II session

Summer II classes begin Tuesday, July 9. Late registration for summer II is July 9-10. For summer II session classes, the last day to drop is Tuesday, July 30.

Grade exclusion requests

On Tuesday, July 30, the grade exclusion site will close for any further submissions for the summer term. All grade exclusion requests submitted in the summer term must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. The grade exclusion site will be reopened on Sept. 10 for fall submissions.

Registration continues for summer and fall classes

Regular registration for the fall term continues through Aug. 21. Late registration is Aug. 22-28. Registration timetables are online.

To determine if you need adviser clearance, check your portal page at MyMav and click on Student Center. You will see a section on the right titled Holds. Click the details link for specific hold information. If your academic department requires advising, you will see an academic department service indicator (hold).

A list of advising offices and the schedule of classes are online.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Fort Worth 'Evolution' photo exhibit online

Evolution

An online photo exhibit, Evolution, takes a modern look at sites featured in photographs in the Special Collections of the UT Arlington Library.

Evolution is a digital collection of modern photos taken from the same locations and perspectives as photos from the library’s W. D. Smith Photo Collection. Smith (1907-1988) was a professional photographer in Fort Worth since 1941. In 1998, approximately 190,00 of his negatives were acquired by the UT Arlington Library.

The exhibit is the brainchild of Scott Holmes, library digital production specialist who works with historic photos of Fort Worth and Tarrant County from the collection. Kris Swenson, library audio/video specialist, served as photographer and site designer.

Wednesday, June 26

Movie Matinee Getaway: 'Monsoon Wedding' Monsoon Wedding (India, rated R) is the first of four foreign films this summer that include free admission, popcorn, and water. Other films are: Children of Heaven (Iran, rated PG), Wednesday, July 10; Sin Nombre (Honduras, rated R), Tuesday, July 23; In the Mood for Love (China, rated PG), Wednesday, Aug. 7. 5:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. UT Arlington Library.

Thursday, June 27

Summer Movies Series: 'Admission' Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. Upcoming movies are: GI Joe, July 11; The Croods, July 18; Big Wedding, July 25; Iron Man 3, Aug. 1; Scary Movie V, Aug. 8. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Ongoing

897 Square Juried art exhibit featuring 15 artists who live or work in Tarrant County. Artists include Carol Benson, Elena Chudoba, Joy Ellis, Braydon Gold, Ryan Goolsby, Kelly Ingleright-Telfenhoff, James Lassen, Rosa Mendez, Janet Morrow, Maria Orrostieta, Martha Peters, Chuck Pratt, Amy Schultz, Barbara Tyler, and Midori Urbe. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Free. 6-8 p.m., Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Through Wednesday, July 31. Gallery 76102.

Planetarium The summer schedule features a lineup of family-friendly shows. Planetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Learn More

 

July 16-17

Fresh Start from Tobacco A four-part tobacco cessation program. Free. 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Room 219, Health Services Center. Also Aug. 20-21. Health Services.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Sports Notes
Beck and Walker sign MLB contracts

MLB draftees: John Beck, left, and Ryan Walker accepted offers in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Beck heads to the Colorado Rockies while Walker goes to the Minnesota Twins.

 

Beck and Walker sign MLB contracts

John Beck and Ryan Walker have signed professional contracts after being chosen in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft after their junior seasons. Beck, a right-handed pitcher, was picked in the 15th round by the Colorado Rockies, while the Minnesota Twins took Walker in the 18th round.

Beck, a shortstop taken 439th overall, is a Temple native with a 5.11 ERA in 68.2 innings, striking out 38 and walking 22. Beck went 7-10 in three years at UT Arlington.

Walker, the 530th selection, hit .304 and was the only Maverick to play and start in all 58 games this past season. The Arlington Martin graduate was named second-team All-Southland Conference as a sophomore in 2012 after leading UTA in batting average (.360), runs (56), and hits (90). He was a member of the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team in 2011.

Shortall named to South Central All-Region team

Junior Matt Shortall was named to the NCAA South Central All-Region team by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Shortall is a second-team selection as a designated hitter.

Shortall's honors include being College Sports Madness fourth-team All-American, WAC Field Player of the Year, first-team All-WAC, a semifinalist for the Olson Award, and a Louisville Slugger third-team All-American.

3-on-3, racquetball entries due this week

Entries for 3-on-3 basketball and racquetball are due Wednesday, June 26.

The poker tournament entries are available starting Wednesday, July 10, and due Thursday, July 25. Battleship team entries are available starting Wednesday, July 24, with a Tuesday, Aug. 6, deadline.

Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email imsports@uta.edu.

(For more sports news, go to utamavs.com, uta.edu/movinmavs, or uta.edu/campusrec.)

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