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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kim Lemaux

Kim Lemaux

UT Arlington names Kim Lemaux as police chief

Kim Lemaux, an Arlington deputy police chief with more than three decades of law enforcement experience and expertise in training, operations, and event safety management, has been named chief of the UT Arlington Police Department.

Lemaux is a UT Arlington alumna who earned her undergraduate degree in business management. She is working toward a master’s degree in security management through American Public University.

At UT Arlington, Lemaux will lead a department that includes 38 sworn officers, 56 guards, and police communications and emergency management staff, and she will oversee a $6.7 million annual budget. Her first day will be July 1.

“Chief Lemaux has a deep and diverse law enforcement background in all facets of law enforcement,” says President James D. Spaniolo. “She is a consummate professional and a leader who is deeply invested in our community and our University. We could not be more pleased that she is joining the UT Arlington team.”

Read more about Chief Lemaux's appointment.

Beneath by Bryce Bennett

Going Beneath: Bryce Bennett's photo series Beneath gives the viewer a unique perspective of the highway overpass underworld that is rarely experienced by driver or pedestrian.

UT Regents award student for exceptional work in visual arts

Recent photography graduate Bryce Bennett has received the UT System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Student Award in Arts and Humanities for his exceptional work in the visual arts.

Bennett was recognized for outstanding two-dimensional work for his photographic series, Beneath and Inside Out. He is a photo lab technician and teaches several photo workshops on behalf of the University.

“My time at UT Arlington has been marked by much growth not only as an artist, but also as an individual,” he says.

Read more about Bennett's award.

UT Arlington named 'Next Generation University'

UT Arlington was one of six universities named as a "Next Generation University" by the Washington D.C.-based New America Foundation.

The foundation based its findings on a statistical analysis of student outcomes, research productivity, and enrollment trends.

UT Arlington was recognized for its online courses and degree programs, enrollment growth, and position as an emerging research institution.

Other colleges highlighted in the report are Arizona State University, Georgia State University, the University of Buffalo, the University of California at Riverside, and the University of Central Florida.

Fresh Clip Commencement videoVideo Extra

New beginnings

Commencement weekend started with inspiring words at Graduation Celebration and ended with students celebrating their achievements as they crossed the stage at College Park Center. Watch the video.

 

Hot Rod Power Tour claims south parking lots for weekend

The Hot Rod Power Tour will affect parking on the south side of campus Thursday-Saturday, May 30-June 1.

Lot 49's northwest corner will close Thursday, the west half Friday, and the entire lot Saturday. The lot is bounded by Mitchell, Cooper, and West streets, and Doug Russell Road.

Lots 50 and 51, which are south of Lot 49, will be closed until 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Paid parking, $10, will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in Lot F10, south of University Hall and the Life Science Building, and Lot 47, bordered by Mitchell, West, Fourth, and Oak streets. However, vehicles with a valid UT Arlington parking permit can park for free. Departments hosting events that date should coordinate with Parking Services.

Enjoy Maverick discounts

The Maverick Discount Program offers a minimum 10 percent discount on products and services categories—from automotive to entertainment, from personal care to restaurants and retail—to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Parent and Family Association.

Discounts are added regularly, so visit the Maverick Discount Program website often for new businesses and limited-time offers.

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

 

Thursday, May 30

Deadline to submit meningitis vaccination documentation for summer 11-week and summer I sessions (new and returning students)

Last day of summer intersession classes

Friday, May 31

Final exams for summer intersession

New and returning students without meningitis documentation will be dropped from summer I and 11-week classes

Monday, June 3

First day of classes for summer I and summer 11-week terms

Late registration for summer I and 11-week sessions; also Tuesday, June 4

Final deadline to submit evidence of meningitis vaccination for Summer I and 11-week sessions (new and returning students)

Thursday, June 6

Census Date for summer I term

Meningitis vaccination documentation required

All new students and those who were not enrolled in the spring term will not be able to register for summer sessions until they file proof of meningitis vaccination. As of Jan. 1, 2012, incoming Texas college students and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under 30 years old must submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis.

You must have received the vaccine within the past five years and no later than the first day of your first session at UT Arlington. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from courses.

UT Arlington has contracted with Magnus Health SMR to collect student vaccination records, verify the documents, and maintain the records in compliance with federal privacy laws. You will receive your Magnus Health SMR username and password via your UT Arlington email address. To be able to register, send vaccination documentation to Magnus at service@magnushealthportal.com or call 1-877-461-6831. A hold on registration will be released approximately one day later.

Summer sessions, deadlines to submit vaccination documents, and dates a student will be dropped for failing to submit documents are:

Summer 11 Weeks and Summer I—5 p.m. Thursday, May 30—Friday, May 31

Summer II—5 p.m. Friday, July 5—Tuesday, July 9

Registration continues; summer I classes start June 3

Registration timetables are online for summer terms. Late registration for the 11-week and the first five-week session is Monday-Tuesday, June 3-4. The first day of class is Monday, June 3.

To determine if you need advisor 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

Kansas performs Saturday at College Park Center

Kansas

The legendary rock group Kansas breezes into College Park Center on Saturday, June 1.

Kansas, which released its first album in 1974, went from a Topeka, Kan., garage band to a fixture of classic rock with hits such as Carry on Wayward Son, Two for the Show, Dust in the Wind, and Point of Know Return.

With the introduction of popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, Kansas reached a whole new audience. The increased exposure continued with the TV shows Supernatural and South Park and with films Old School and Anchorman.

Ticket prices are $29, $35, and $50 and are available online at utatickets.com or at the College Park Center box office. A $7 service fee will be added to each ticket. Parking is $10.

Friday, May 31

World No Tobacco Day Learn about tobacco's negative effects and how to quit. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Thursday, June 6

Summer Movie Series: Oz the Great and Powerful Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. Upcoming movies are June 13, Jack the Giant Slayer; June 20, Olympus Has Fallen; June 27, Admission. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Ongoing

Fine Lines An exhibition of hand-drawn images by Anne Allen, Amy Herzel, and Angela Kallus using graphite, ink, silverpoint, and carbon pencil. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Friday, May 31. Fort Worth Center. Gallery 76102.

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

Sports Notes
Brad Vachon

Here's the pitch: Brad Vachon and fellow juniors Matt Shortall and Greg McCall were named to the 2013 all-Western Athletic Conference baseball teams. The Mavericks posted a 31-27 record and were WAC co-champions during the regular season.

 

Mavericks' season ends at WAC Baseball Tournament

The baseball team's season ended with Saturday night's 11-2 loss to Texas State in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie.

The Mavericks came into the game with the opportunity to advance to the tournament final, but the Bobcats took control early and handed the team its second straight defeat in pool play. UT Arlington shut out Dallas Baptist 2-0 Wednesday night before falling 4-3 to New Mexico State on Friday.

The Mavericks were WAC co-champions during the regular season and finished 2013 with a 31-27 record.

UT Arlington is 67-52 with two conference titles over the last two seasons. In addition to the regular-season WAC crown, the Mavericks won the Southland Conference Tournament championship in 2012.

Three Mavs receive All-WAC baseball honors

Juniors Matt Shortall, Greg McCall, and Brad Vachon were named to the 2013 all-Western Athletic Conference baseball teams last week, as selected by the league's head coaches.

Shortall made the first team and was named WAC Field Player of the Year by College Sports Madness. Vachon and McCall were named to the second team.

Antunovic, Wright join Martin as NCAA track and field qualifiers

Shot putter Bozidar Antunovic and middle distance runner Ashly Wright advanced to the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Friday at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin.

Antunovic's throw of 18.93 meters (62 feet, 1.25 inches) was good for one of the 12 qualifying spots and was just one inch shy of his school record. Wright posted an 800-meter time of 2:06.04, which placed her third in her heat, thereby earning her a trip to Eugene, Ore., next month.

Two-time All-American Romain Martin, who ranks sixth nationally in the decathlon, earlier had earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.

McConnell ties for 10th at regionals

Paul McConnell shot a 1-over 73 in the final round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional, which left him tied for 10th place.

The senior from Garland completed the three-day tournament, held May 16-18, with an overall score of 3-over 219. He had 11 birdies for the week.

McConnell is the only Maverick golfer with two championships during his college campaign. He was a member of the 2011 Southland Conference championship team, as well as the 2013 Western Athletic Conference medalist.

Summer intramurals include sports, games

Stay active this summer with team and individual sports and games offered through Campus Recreation.

Entries for softball, sand volleyball, innertube water polo, and tennis are available Wednesday May 29. Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 12, except for water polo, which is due Tuesday, June 18.

Other summer intramurals are 3-on-3 basketball, racquetball, and Battleship and poker tournaments.

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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Editor: Teresa Newton

Executive Director for University Publications: Mark Permenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing: David Johnson

Vice President for Communications: Jerry Lewis

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