Presidential finalist speaks at campus town hall meeting
Vistasp M. Karbhari, the sole finalist for UT Arlington’s presidency, got to know the campus and University community when he visited last week, headlining a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon at Texas Hall.
During the two-day visit, Dr. Karbhari met with deans, senior administrators, faculty, student leaders, staff, alumni, and members of the community.
At the Texas Hall meeting, he shared some of his initial impressions of UT Arlington and answered audience questions. Watch a video of the town hall meeting.
The UT System Board of Regents named Karbhari the sole finalist for the presidency Feb. 14. Additional information about Karbhari may be found in the news release issued earlier this month, as well as in his curriculum vitae.
He is the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Prior to his current position, he served as professor and vice chairman of the Structural Engineering Department at the University of California-San Diego. He is a noted researcher and scholar and a published author or co-author of more than 200 scientific papers.
Karbhari would succeed President James D. Spaniolo, who announced last June his intention to step down from the top post once a search for a new president is complete. Spaniolo has served as UT Arlington president since February 2004.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments donates record $7.5 million
A $7.5 million gift from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will support one of the most significant installments of advanced scientific equipment in the United States, propelling UT Arlington to new heights of discovery and innovation.
The Shimadzu commitment is the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the University. In honor of the gift, the Institute for Research Technologies at UT Arlington will be renamed the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, which will house $25.2 million in equipment from Shimadzu, a world leader in scientific technology.
The partnership between Shimadzu and the University will bring the most advanced scientific equipment to Texas, including some instruments that will debut in the U.S. for the first time at UT Arlington.
Nationals this week for tracksters, Movin' Mavs
While the Movin’ Mavs seek a national wheelchair basketball title this week in Alabama, three representatives from the Maverick track team will pursue titles at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Movin’ Mavs are the top-seeded team in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Intercollegiate Championship at Birmingham, Ala. Going after their eighth national title, the Movin’ Mavs face eighth-seeded Auburn at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Semifinals are Friday, March 8, and the championship Saturday, March 9. Follow the Movin’ Mavs on ustream.
In the NCAA track and field competition, Romain Martin goes after the heptathlon title after winning the event at the Western Athletic Conference championships. Bozidar Antunovic will be among the top contenders in the shot put after setting a school record and finishing second in the WAC. One of the nation's top sprinters, Clayton Vaughn rounds out the Maverick contingent. He won both the 60- and 200-meter events in the WAC.
The NCAA Indoor Championships are Friday-Saturday, March 8-9.
Submit images for the Library's Maverick Lens series
Images are needed for a new annual photo exhibit that reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington.
Each year The Maverick Lens series will have a different theme and solicit photographs from students, staff, and faculty for a framed art exhibit at the Central Library. Submissions will be juried by a committee of staff, faculty, and students.
Sponsored by the UT Arlington Library and the Department of Modern Languages, The Maverick Lens is an invitation to create a dialogue across campus about life at UT Arlington and to celebrate student creativity and engagement.
"Views From the Library" is the inaugural theme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UT Arlington Library. Submission deadline is Sunday, April 21. The exhibit will run Sept. 3, 2013-April 26, 2014.
Read more about The Maverick Lens.
Next MavAlert test is Wednesday
The next monthly test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Verify your emergency contact information at uta.edu/mymav.
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 or log in to MyMav, then click on the "Sign up for MavAlerts" link in the right column.
MAVfest celebrates diversity
Celebrate UT Arlington's melting pot during Diversity Week '13, through Friday, March 8.
MAVfest is an 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.
Challenge yourself to complete the Movin’ Mavs' wheelchair obstacle course. Stop by a booth to get a henna tattoo, play the “Bead Who You Are” game, or pick up a game of dominoes. Enjoy performances such as traditional African dance, Salsa, fashion show, tango, Filipino dance, and more.
Kansas scheduled to perform June 1 concert at College Park Center
Legendary rock group Kansas will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at College Park Center.
Tickets will be available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, through the College Park Center website, utatickets.com, or at the College Park Center Box Office, 601 Spaniolo Drive (formerly South Pecan Street).
Kansas fan club members and venue premium seat holders will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, online at utatickets.com. Kansas VIP and premium ticket package information will be available at kansasband.com.
Kansas achieved success by playing only original music. This one-time garage band from Topeka, Kan., released its first album in 1974. Popular songs include “Carry on Wayward Son," “Dust in the Wind,” and “Point of Know Return.”
Read more about the Kansas concert.
Transfers must attend orientation
Beginning this summer, all new transfer students will be required to attend an on-campus New Maverick Transfer Orientation Session.
While transfer students have experience in a college setting, they need transition assistance with navigating a new campus. New Maverick Transfer Orientation is designed to help transfer students become familiar with their new surroundings and UT Arlington’s academic resources, student services, and policies and procedures.
Upcoming transfer student orientations are Thursday, April 11, and Tuesday, May 21.
Read more about the New Maverick Transfer Orientation.
For more details, contact David Duvall, director of New Maverick Orientation and Off-Campus Mavericks, at 817-272-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramp replacement set for Davis Hall
The accessible ramp at the south basement entrance of Davis Hall is being replaced. 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.
Income reporting procedures change for student organizations
The Handbook of Operating Procedures STU 3-603 Accounting Procedures has been amended regarding reporting of income raised on campus by student organizations. For questions, call the Student Governance and Organizations office at 817-272-2293.
Panel discussion set on new health care laws for Women's History Month
Listen to a panel discussion about changes in health care legislation and provisions with Ken Lambrecht, COO of Planned Parenthood Texas Region, and three prominent figures from the North Texas health care and public policy fields.
Part of Women's History Month, the panel talks noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.
Other Women's History Month 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.
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.
Campus network upgrade due Sunday
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.
TrailBlazer goes on Spring Break, returns March 19
TrailBlazer joins students in taking time off for Spring Break next week. There will be no issue March 12. TrailBlazer returns Tuesday, March 19.
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.
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.
Think before you drop
The last day to drop courses for both undergraduate and graduate students is 5 p.m. Friday, March 29. Undergraduate students who entered college for the first time in fall 2007 are limited to a total of six dropped courses during their undergraduate career. Discuss the impact of this when you meet with your adviser to discuss dropping a course. Read more about this state law and procedures for its implementation at UT Arlington.
A list of academic advising offices is online. Most advising offices will be open during Spring Break.
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, 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.
Baseball Mavericks vs. Oklahoma. Tickets $3 with student ID. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also vs. McNeese State, 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 15; 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16; 1 p.m., Sunday, March 17. Athletics.
Women on the Rise exhibit An exhibit highlighting iconic events, movements, and personalities of women throughout history and at UT Arlington. Share your favorite moment in history on an interactive wall. Free. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Through Friday, March 8. Diversity Week and Women’s History Month.
Wednesday, March 6
Business Dean Meet-and-Greet Meet College of Business Dean Rachel Croson. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., first floor lobby, Business Building. Business.
Women's Tennis Mavericks vs. TCU. Free. 3 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. Also, vs. Wichita State, 2 p.m., Thursday, March 7; vs. Columbia, 1 p.m., Monday, March 18. Athletics.
Thursday, March 7
Women's basketball Mavericks vs. Denver. Free. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Also vs. New Mexico State, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 9. Athletics.
Friday, March 8
Women's Appreciation Power Hour Review outstanding moments in women's history while sharing your own. Share your favorite woman in history on the interactivce wall and receive a flower. Free. Noon-1 p.m., University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Diversity Week and Women’s History Month.
Wednesday, March 13
Men's Tennis Mavericks vs. Radford. Free. 11 a.m., UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.
A Night of Stand-Up Comedy with Andrew Schulz Andrew Schulz, right, writes for MTV2’s hit Guy Code and has appeared on Hip Hop Squares and Epic Fail. Come early for a pre-show audience joke competition. Free. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Friday Night Film: Lincoln Free popcorn; other concessions available. $1 cash, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Friday, March 22, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Maverick Speakers Series Conservationist Jeff Corwin speaks on "100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, College Park Center. Also Aaron Neville and Ellis Marsalis, "A Night with New Orleans Music Legends," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, College Park Center. Free, but tickets required. Premium reserved seating $25. utatickets.com. Maverick Speakers Series.
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.
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 See what it takes to become an astronaut and the effect space has on the human body in Astronaut. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Women close out home slate
Hoping to finish the regular season on a winning note, the women’s basketball team hosts Denver at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and New Mexico State at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at College Park Center. Free tickets are available at the Maverick Activities Center or at the College Park Center box office.
The Mavericks lost at San Jose State and Utah State last week and will open play in the Western Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday, March 12, in Las Vegas.
Men end WAC schedule on road
Boasting a six-game Western Athletic Conference winning streak, the men’s basketball team closes regular season play at Denver on Thursday, March 7, and New Mexico State on Saturday, March 9.
Victories in the final home games over San Jose State and Utah State last week gave the Mavericks a 10-5 WAC record and a 17-10 mark overall. They begin play in the WAC tournament Thursday, March 14, in Las Vegas.
Lyles hurls softball no-hitter
Teri Lyles pitched a no-hitter as the softball team downed Creighton 3-0 in its final game of the UTA/Hilton Classic on Sunday at Allan Saxe Field.
The Mavericks won two and lost three in the tournament and are now 8-7 for the season. They play in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic in Lubbock Saturday-Monday, March 9-11, before playing in the San Diego State Classic Thursday-Sunday, March 14-17.
Baseball splits in own invitational, hosts OU tonight
After winning two and losing two in the UTA/Hilton Invitational last weekend, the baseball team hosts Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 5, at Clay Gould Ballpark.
The Mavericks are 7-4 after splitting with both Houston Baptist and Illinois. They play Texas Tech in Lubbock Friday-Sunday, March 8-10, before traveling to Arkansas-Little Rock Tuesday, March 12. They return home to face McNeese State Friday-Sunday, March 15-17, before taking on TCU at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Men's tennis loses conference opener
The men’s tennis team won two of three matches last weekend, but lost its Western Athletic Conference opener to New Mexico State 4-3. The men, now 3-4, play in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday-Monday, March 9-11, before hosting Radford at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13.
The women’s team lost 5-2 to UC Santa Barbara on Sunday and are now 1-4. The women face TCU at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and Wichita State at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the UTA Tennis Center.
Golfers travel during Spring Break
The golf team competes in the San Diego Intercollegiate Tournament Monday-Tuesday, March 11-12, and at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas, Friday-Saturday, March 15-16.